Sporty Contradiction



What I'm Wearing
Dress (here, love these other tropical prints here and here) ~ Sneakers (here, cheaper options here and  here) ~ Sunglasses (here

Sporty looks are a fave of mine even though I'll pick heels over sneakers anyday. But I am realizing that sneakers also have their appeal as well. Especially chic, minimal ones like the Adidas superstar which I love so much it has been on heavy rotation since I picked it up recently especially with the rainy weather in the DMV area lately. I love wearing this particular sneaker with dresses both short and maxi. It makes every look effortless and chic. 
I styled it with this equally sporty, tropical print skater dress and since skater dresses are usually very girlie, the sneakers give it a contrast but also balances out the feminine look of the dress. This look is so chic and definitely a warmer weather staple for me.

Festival Inspired

What I'm Wearing
Crop top (here) ~ Pants (here) ~ Shoes & Necklace (not new)

I have been loving all the festival inspired looks on social media recently so I decided to do one myself even though this look is not very festival lol. I love the bohemian vibes of this crop top with the bell lace sleeves and also this lace pants hit the right spot. 

Floral Bomber



What I'm Wearing
Jacket (here, love this here) ~ Jeans (here, great options here and here) ~ Basic tee (here) ~ Shoes (here)

When I was younger, you would not catch me dead in this outfit out of fear that I would end up with dirt and food stains all over by the end of the day. But I don't know how it is that these days I can very easily pull off a white look without incident and that is a miracle in my book. Does that mean I have become less accident prone as I've gotten older? God i hope so!

I caved and bought this floral bomber jacket despite my resolve earlier in the year to not buy any more bomber jackets but I don't think I need to explain why I broke my stand, I mean look at it.

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CAROUSEL.

 What I'm Wearing
Jeans (here, lots of affordable options here) ~ Bodysuit (here, love this herehere and here) ~ Jacket (sold out, similar here) ~ Shoes (not new, up to size 15 here)   

As you know if you follow my blog regularly, I have a love/hate relationship with jeans. I love how they look on other people but not so much on me, now before you give me that eyebrow let me explain why. I have a bit of a difficult body proportion. My upper waist is a size 12/14 and my hips and thighs are a size 16/18. That sounds very nice right? Until it comes to finding jeans! if it fits my waist, it's too small for my hips and thighs and if it fits my hip and thighs, it's too big for my waist! It is an ongoing battle for me. That has honestly deterred me away from jeans so far but the older I get, the more I have days when I just want to pull on some jeans and a tee and keep it moving. So began my journey of finding jeans for my body type. Good thing I know how to sew, so I've started taking in the waist of my jeans. 

I found these distressed ones that I love just for the fact that they're skinny but not too skinny and some light wash jeans tend to be very flimsy but not this one, its very substantial especially for the price. I also picked up this mesh bodysuit that I am just drooling over right now, the holes are very tiny and unless you came really closer, you would just think it was see through. I threw on a distressed jacket to complete the look.


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Boxed Floral



 What I'm Wearing
Skirt (here, love this here and here) ~ Top (not new, love this here and here) ~ Heels (Up to size 15 here)

You already know all about my love for midi skirts and as a result, I find that this "kind" of look is one that I have on rotation. Just a different crop top on a different skirt and it's turned into a staple for me. Here, I am rocking my ancient but favorite high neck crop top with another fave a floral, box pleat midi skirt for an easy and comfy look.

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Voluminous

What I'm Wearing
Top (here) ~ Skirt (not new, love this here)

Statement pieces always grab my attention and I am constantly adding to my collection. My latest obsession is this amazing top. Although I am wearing it in a size 14, good news is that it will accommodate up to a size 18. It is cut very free and away from the body which will be great in the coming hot months. I originally wanted to wear this top with pants and I probably will next time, but I ended p pulling out this old striped midi skirt form Lane Bryant some years ago. 

Colorful Stipes

 What I'm Wearing
Dress (here, similar here and here)

Happy belated Easter everyone! Hope you had a day of fun and festivities planned with family and friends. For me, Easter is the official start of a new season and it marks the end of tribulations that came with winter and symbolizes the birth and hope of Spring which has come as our Lord has risen from the grave!
To celebrate Easter, I picked out this amazingly bright and bold bardot, midi dress with a hi lo hem from Asos which is ridiculously comfortable, I cannot wait to wear it casually. The little details of this dress were the selling points for me. Although it is a bit basic except for the stripes and color, I also love the gathered, hi lo hem and the flutter sleeves. I am wearing a size 14 here, but I could have easily pulled off a 12 because it is very roomy. i paired it with my hot pink pumps to finish off tis bright look.

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Patchwork.



What I'm Wearing
Jeans (not new, similar here, love this here) ~ Top (not new, love this here, and here) ~ Shoes (Up to size 15 here!

Contrary to what you might see on this blog, I love casual chic looks. Maybe not so much on me, but I definitely love casual looks on other people lol. So in an effort to incorporate more casual looks into my life, I have been on a denim frenzy, so be expecting more denim looks on here. I am usually not a denim girl cos I have these huge ginormous legs and emphasizing them is not really my first choice but I am stepping out of my comfort zone. And to kick it off, I pulled out this patchwork jean that has been in the bottom of my closet since a few years ago but still manages to look very in trend. I paired it with this scrappy faux denim top which is another old item. Yes I have on heels, but baby steps right?

Glam Mix: Scuba Midi & Y-Strap Crop

What I'm Wearing
Skirt (here, similar here, love this pleated faux leather version here) ~ Crop top (old, similar here) ~ Shoes (Up to size 15 here)

The Hi-Lo trend doesn't seem to have slowed down, if anything it seems to be getting more popular with more high end brands coming up with very chic designs and using some more dramatic fabrics. Like this one I'm wearing is made with scuba fabric which has to be one of my favorite fabrics. I opted for this style in a tall cut because I figured that the regular cut would be super duper short in the front and I didn't want that, not for this style. Turns out that was a good idea because this tall fit hit me just right above the knee perfectly. 
I paired this skirt with an old y strap crop top that I picked up sometime last summer from F21, unfortunately, it's sold out. 

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The Power Skirt

What I'm Wearing
Skirt (here, love this dress version here) ~ Bodysuit (old, similar here) ~ Shoes (here

If a power skirt existed just like a power suit did, it would be this skirt. It is the statement skirt of the year for me so far and that is saying a lot because I have had some pretty gorgeous skirts this year so far. I wore this skirt to a wedding and to say I got compliments is an understatement, everyone wanted to know where it was from. 
The story of buying this skirt is a classic tale of how powerful online advertisement really is. I saw this skirt on Asos initially but I held back because of the price but it kept popping up on my Facebook page and I eventually caved in. That, my friends is the power of advertisement because if not for the constant reminder on Facebook of how gorgeous this skirt was, chances are I would have forgotten about eventually. But here we are, I got it and I don't regret it not one bit. 
Looking at these photos, the next time I wear this skirt, I will style it with a light, maybe ivory top. But I really wanted to beautiful florals in this skirt to be the center of attention although I love the overlay hem as well. This skirt did not disappoint from a price range, the fabric, the cut, the style was well worth the price. Now, I'm patiently waiting for more pieces like this for our plus size bodies!

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Gingham Style


What I'm Wearing
Skirt (here, available in red here, love this here) ~ Crop top (here, love this here, love this here) ~ Shoes (Up to size 15 here)

I absolutely freaking love bardot tops, lone sleeve bardot, short sleeve bardot, bell sleeve bardot, you name it and I love it. I think it's because I find that shoulder cleavage is a sexy way to show some skin but still remain covered up. 
As I skirt lover, I also love deconstructed skirts like this one from Asos. I am wearing a size 14 since i find that Asos is a bit forgiving with their sizing. I paired this two together and got tons of compliments that day. 

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Fire Engine Red




Happy Friday! This look is isn't available for purchase unfortunately, but i'm still sharing. My skirt was custom made and the bodysuit is sold out from F21. As for my pumps, you already know! 
Enjoy!

Pink Explosion.

What I'm Wearing
Skirt (here, getting this here, love this here) ~ Top (Sold out, similar here, love this here and here) ~ Bag (Old, alternative here and here) ~ Shoes (Up to size 15 here) ~ Necklace (Handmade, similar here)

As you probably already know, I am not one to shy away from bold colors even though I love black a little more than the average girl. But I always consciously make an effort to include more color in my closet. For example, for a few months, I refused to buy anything black. Regardless of how much I loved it, if it was black it was not purchased and I found that actually helped me increase the colors in my closet.
I actually built this look around my necklace which is a Nigerian handmade beaded necklace. We usually only wear them for formal occasions and only with Nigerian lace or ankara but fashion has evolved so much that there are no rules anymore. You can wear whatever you want, however you want it so I wore mine with a ruffle tee and a pencil skirt.

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Embroidered Lace.


What I'm Wearing
Bodysuit (here, love this black version here) ~ Pants (here, love this floral here and this striped here) ~ Bag (sold out, alternative here) ~ Choker (variety here) ~ Bracelets (Alex and Ani here)

There is something so elegant and classy about lace, it is one of my all time favorite fabrics ever and I didn't stand a chance against this stunning lace bodysuit when I saw it in store. An added bonus is the embroidery over the lace, it is so beautiful and can easily fit in all kinds of atmospheres from the office underneath a jacket, to the dinner party paired with a flirty skirt.
I styled it today with this equally gorgeous and silky wide leg pant for some easy glam. I kept my jewelry simple with a floral choker and my too good to be true Aldo bag.

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Bloom.


What I'm Wearing
Skirt (here, love this herehere and here) ~ Tee (here, similar here, love this here) ~ Shoes (Up to size 15 here)

Happy Monday! It's the beginning of a new week and the weather was so beautiful this weekend, it truly felt like the beginning of Spring. So I decided to pull out this gorgeous, statement print skirt that screams "bloom" to me. 
Ever heard of Chicwish? It's cool if you haven't because it is an online based retailer that caters to "mostly" straight sizes. I say mostly, because most of their clothing stops at a l/xl but I recently found out that their some of their skirts go up to a size xxxl. You can only guess how excited I was because they carry some pretty gorgeous skirts, and you know I am a skirts and dresses kinda gal. So I decided to give them a try and boy oh boy...I usually wear a 14/xl in skirts but because Chicwish is an Asian based retailer, I decided to go up a size and get an xxl but still..I had to squeeze this bad boy on. So next time, I'll be going up one more size to a xxxl! So if you have a small-ish waist like mine, yeah you should definitely try out their skirts.


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