Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Fuzzy Wuzzy


Sunnies: HERE| Sweater: c/o HERE| OTK boots: Similar HERE & HERE
photography by LETA

It's official, sweater season is upon us Babes. As you may know, I'm totally partial to summer. I LOVE summer! However, even I know when it's time to concede. Instead of resistance, I choose acceptance. One thing that I appreciate about cooler weather is sweaters, sweaters, and sweaters. Oh! And coats, and scarves, and gloves, and boots... What I don't like about cooler weather is any sensation of feeling cold - but that is clearly a topic for another day! 
Today's look is similar to my last one (HERE), the focal point is a sweater styled as a dress. I sized up for this sweater so that the fit would be oversized on my frame, and the length what I desired as a dress. When it arrived in the mail, I was taken in by how incredibly soft it is!!! It is sooooo soft! This is the type of sweater that you want to snuggle up in all day/every day. I love this blush hue, on its next go round, I see myself pairing it with red ๐Ÿ˜‰ Because in my head, red matches everything...
Until next time,
Xx

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

LOVING: Girl With Curves x Lane Bryant

Sunnies: HERE| Sweater, worn as a dress: HERE
Handbag: Vintage, thrifted| Leopard sandals: Old, similar HERE & HERE

I was elated when I first heard about the #GWCxLB design collaboration last month!!! My anticipation continued to grow each week as Tanesha Awasthi/Girl With Curves and Lane Bryant shared glimpses from the collection. Girl With Curves x Lane Bryant launched in stores across the country and online on Sunday, September 9th. Due to a FANTASTICALLY POSITIVE response, a number of pieces from the collection sold out online almost immediately๐Ÿ‘€ I hurriedly headed to a Lane Bryant store location near me the very next day so that I could experience the collection in-person + try on every single item that was available in my size ๐Ÿ˜ (shared on my IG Stories). BABES there were a number of style WINNERS (take this ONE for starters, which appeals to my vintage love), but this mustard belted wrap hem sweater was clearly made for ME!!! It completely swept me off my feet! I absolutely love the design of it, the way it flatters my curves, and how perfect it is for FALL❤ Note: I am wearing a size 14/16. All of the items that I tried on in-store were a size 14. I would say the line is true to size, which may be helpful to know when ordering online.
Babes, Tanesha's collection takes the curvy frame from day to night with ease, class, and S T Y L E! CONGRATULATIONS to her & the Lane Bryant team for a job wonderfully executed ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
Now it's your turn! Please share your favorite pieces from the #GWCxLB collection!
Until next time,
Xx

Friday, September 14, 2018

How to Wear White After Labor Day

dress: c/o HERE & HERE| purse: HERE| shoes: Jessica Simpson, similar HERE
photography by LETA
The best way to wear white after Labor Day? JUST DO IT! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Seriously, there isn't much to it! Over the years I've shared looks here on the blog styled with white time and time again, after Labor Day. If you live in a mild climate, it can be easier to pull off because summer really never ends. If you live in a place where you get full exposure to all four seasons, say for example Michigan (where I am from), after summer think white denim jeans, denim skirts, knit dresses, scarves, and even boots (I love this pair of booties HERE). Long gone are the days where you have to relegate specific colors for wear during specified times of the year to be considered fashionably correct. You don't need permission to wear white after Labor Day, or instructions๐Ÿ™Œ Experiment to see what you like, what exemplifies your sense of style, and most importantly: HAVE FUN WITH IT!!!
Until next time Loves,
Xx

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Wear Me Out

top: c/o HERE| skinny jeans: similar HERE & HERE & HERE| red booties: ZARA
photography by LETA

Hey Babes! With fall on the horizon, I am trying my absolute best to start thinking about fall fashion ๐Ÿ˜Š This top c/o SHEIN makes me think of a mild fall day, plus it is a perfect transitional piece. Here in Southern California, it is easy to enjoy off the shoulder tops all year around. However, if I lived in a cooler climate, I could see it layered with a turtleneck underneath. I paired it with skinny jeans and a pop of color ๐Ÿ˜I actually intended to wear matching statement earrings, but would you believe I totally forgot?! LOL! FYI you can save 20% off original priced items from SHEIN, on an order totaling $59 or more with code "inmyjoi20" ❤ 
Until next time,
Xx

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Crop Status


Sunnies: HERE | Shirt & pants: c/o HERE| Necklace: HERE

Readers poll: Have you ever styled a shirt backward? I have a number of times, today's post features another such example ๐Ÿ˜† I scored this two-piece set c/o SHEIN and although I loved how the top looked on the model, unfortunately it didn't look the same way on me ๐Ÿ˜‰ Improvising is often KEY in the style game, I tried the top on backward and immediately it worked for me! BTW: You can save 20% off original priced items and your total order of $59 or more with code "inmyjoi20" ❤ 
Over to you Babes, what are some ways that you improvise when it comes to style?!
Until next time,
Xx