Friday, August 1, 2014

30PlusStyle: Celebrity Inspired, Plus Edition


Hello Style Lovers! Can you believe that today marks the first day of August?! Where, oh where, has the time gone? Summer is just about up, as if, in the blink of an eye! Never fear, #30PlusStyle has returned, and we are taking full advantage of the fleeting days of the season! We welcome you to the "Celebrity Inspired, Plus Edition":
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On to today's post: This was one of the most difficult #30PlusStyle challenges for me to work with thus far! 
I sat down and thought about why. There were a number of reasons, but basically they all can be summed up as follows:
  • I don't really follow celebrity fashion and or trends so it was hard to pick a person and a style. (I do watch the runways, select designers, and style icons - they are in another ballgame in my opinion!)
  • It's been a rough week, I struggled with multiple deadlines and an indecisive attitude. For every one idea I came up with, there seemed to be multiple reasons as to why it didn't truly resonate with me.
  • I simply did not feel like taking pictures, i.e, posing, passerbys staring at me, etc.,.(Being photographed is usually a personal struggle for me.)
Nonetheless, as the saying goes: 'The show must go on'. Yes, because of my personal belief in the immense value that the plus-size blogging community has on women (young and old alike), I pulled myself together and got to work. My loyal supporter, my husband was completely on board as Motivational Speaker and Creative Director, thank you Honey!!!
Whenever I feel doubtful and or indecisive with choosing a look, I go with classic and timeless pieces.
Every woman needs a classic dress, that can be dressed up, or dressed down.
This classic tube style dress was purchased in 1999 for my one year anniversary. Does that make it a vintage number? LOL!
Which celebrity exactly, inspired this look?
The answer is here: www.pinterest.com/inmyjoi/im-inspired/
See how the #30PlusStyle Dolls were Celebrity Inspired today:
www.prettypluspep.blogspot.com
www.pumpsandstudz.blogspot.com
www.mode-plus.com

www.thejenesaisquoi.blogspot.com

www.grownandcurvywoman.com

FYI: We are looking for guest bloggers to join us for a future #30plusstyle post. If you're interested, contact us at 30plusstylecollab@gmail.com. Please be sure to include your blog's URL!

Dress: Express
Gloves: Vintage
Scarf: Liz Claiborne
Handbag: Vintage
Shoes: Nine West & Sam Edelman (worn here too)

Until next time! Thank you very much for stopping by and commenting below =)

13 comments:

  1. Stunning look! Keep werking!

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  2. You look AWESOME in this black number and you have the Sophia Loren look going on. The side eye with the hair in your face is such a beautiful look. Thanks to the Hubs for all he does. . . .LOL!!

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    1. Thank you Neti!! Sophia Loren is such a Style Icon, simply classic, elegant, and timeless. :) I'm ever so thankful to my Hubs for it all-LOL!

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  3. oh wow u look amazing jeeze!!

    http://www.islandchic77.com/

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  4. Joi, you look amazing. I am glad you put yourself together and took these photos.

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    1. It was so necessary to get myself together- thanks Assa!!

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  5. Ooooooh, girl! This is fabulous! I love you in your hot little outfit set against the barbed wire fence. It makes you look even more fierce and that much more of a vixen! Love it!

    <3 Liz
    www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

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  7. Vintage Hollywood Glamour. Fab shoot, my favorite is pic #4.

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    1. Thanks D! I can't resist 'vintage'!

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