Wednesday, August 20, 2014

30PlusStyle: Trending, Dresses Over Pants

#30PlusStyle (www.facebook.com/30plusstyle) returns today and we’re having a ball rocking dresses over pants (-->previous #30PlusStyle posts)!!!
This concept isn’t new, yet it seems to be surging full speed ahead as we enter Fall 2014. I bubbled over with excitement at the thought of trying it out. Sometimes women are apprehensive about trying styles that may “make them look bigger”. I made the choice not to surrender to that fear. May I say: I have no regrets! =)

Check out all the #30PlusStyle Beauties and our special Guest Blogger today to see how they layered dresses over pants:
www.pumpsandstudz.blogspot.com 
www.thejenesaisquoi.blogspot.com 
www.grownandcurvywoman.com
www.prettypluspep.blogspot.com 
www.mode-plus.com 
-->Guest Blogger: www.xlfashionfile.com/

Are you 30PlusStyle's next Guest Blogger? If you’d like to join us for a future #30PlusStyle post, contact us at: 30PlusStyleCollab@gmail.com. Please include your blog's URL!

Now it's your turn! How do you feel about this trend? If you're on board with it, how do you layer dresses/skirts over pants?

Until next time Style Lovers,
Joi
Xx

Sunnies: Betsey Johnson (worn here)/Dress: Calvin Klein/Necklace: Saks Off Fifth/Belt: Kate Spade/Pants: Not Your Daughter’s Jeans (worn here)/Booties: Kelsi Dagger (worn here)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Graphically Joi

Hey there Style Lovers! How are you? I'm doing ok, or shall I say: 'hanging in there'.
Today I’m sharing a fab straight-cut, graphic print dress with you.

I tend not to gravitate to straight-cut dresses because oftentimes it can be challenging for me to find a fit that I am personally comfortable with.

A common problem
The top portion is overwhelmingly too big, while the bottom portion cuts off my circulation in the hip/thigh area.
Suggested solution:
I purchased this dress in a larger size, and found myself surprisingly quite satisfied with the fit! It could be taken in a bit in a spot or two, but I simply decided not to bother with it.
I’ve styled it in numerous ways, for this go round I kept it very simple.

When I wear navy & white it’s so hard for me to resist wearing a red lip! Do you feel the same way?
Well, with a red lip, one must carry a red handbag- right?! LOL! I thought so, after all, I like to follow all the 'rules' =)

This look is very practical and easily transitions from business to pleasure =)
Now in my opinion, my natural colored leather peep-toe booties go with everything. I look forward to any excuse to take them out on the town. Imagine this: They’re comfortable, I can walk for several hours in them with no issues = winning!

Have a great day Beauties, I appreciate you for stopping by and commenting below ;)
Xx

Sunnies: Tod’s
Earrings & bracelet: Kenneth Cole
Dress: Adrianna Papell
Tote: Dooney & Bourke
Booties: Steve Madden

Monday, August 18, 2014

21 JumpStreet

Is it Monday again?! Why are the days of this month going by so fast? As I was preparing to type up this post I was completely astonished that in less than 2 weeks August 2014 will be said and done! I love having a full and busy life, but my goodness, time is moving faster than I am! Nonetheless, on to today’s post =)
I titled this post "21 JumpStreet" after an American television show that was on in the late 80s/early 90s. Holly Robinson-Peete (an actresses) had big hair, and wearing my hair like this totally reminded me of the show and her-LOL!
I looked up images online, and wouldn’t you know it, I actually spotted her in jacket that is similar to the top that I am wearing.
Now this midi skirt has been a favorite of mine for a number of years. Not only is the bright floral print in sync with me, but the practical linen material and attached cotton slip are winners for the summer heat.
Over time the waist seems to have stretched out a bit, and because of that, I notice that I don’t wear it nearly as often as I used to. However, that’s an easy fix, and because it’s in great shape otherwise, it shall continue on with my collective for years to come =)
Usually I pair it with white, orange, or yellow, but I wanted to try something different this time around. I searched through my collective, and decided to go with a touch of trendy by adding this acid wash chambray shirt.
Instead of a statement necklace, I opted for statement earrings.
A small handbag (leaving my bigger tote in the car) and matching acid wash platforms (worn here) finished off the look.
Please share below: Do you rock the acid wash trend, or do you prefer classic mainstream pieces?
Thanks for commenting, have a wonderful day Beauties!

Sunnies: Betsey Johnson
Earrings: Ross Dress for Less
Top: Rubbish
Midi skirt: Liz Claiborne
Platforms: Kenneth Cole (also worn here)
Handbag: Coach