DIY Polkadot Pleated Skirt

Bring Christmas back! Does anyone else get nostalgic when Christmas is over? I guess for me it's because that marks the beginning of a new year. As much as I am looking forward to that, I already miss this year. 

Moving on, I don't really do new year's resolutions but i have decided to make more of the pieces in my wardrobe. One of the reasons is because I kinda get bored with seeing the same designs over and over again from some of my favorite brands, and I want more originality in my closet as i get older. 

Since i love full skirts so much, I decided to make a pleated midi skirt with this fabric I picked up on sale for barely $15. I freehanded this design since it's pretty straight forward. Only thing is, I skipped out on pockets because I was pressed for time but that won't happen again, because I desperately wished for pockets when I wore this skirt. Kept this look pretty simple, because the skirt does all the talking.

Christmas Ready: The Perfect LBD

Merry Christmas!!! Can you believe it's Christmas already? I can't. I swear this year went by faster than I anticipated but I am definitely ready for a new year to start.
There's really not much to say about this look, it is a no fuss, classy look because the dress does all the work for you. I went the extra mile and paired it with a cascading necklace (that I have been searching high and low for a deep lunge neckline to style with) and a formal belt. But this dress looks just as beautiful and elegant without any accessorization honestly.

Love, Minnie

If there is one thing I know about myself, it is the fact that I will never be too old for Disney. Even when I'm sitting in my rocking chair clutching my pearls, I will still have a thing for Minnie Mouse. So when I saw this Minnie Mouse sweatshirt, I knew it was meant to be.
Animated tees/sweats are not really my thing but every once in awhile, an exception has to be made. Since this sweatshirt is already really super casual, I "dressed it up" with these grommet cutout jeans and grey pumps. Also check out my coat, I love the knit sleeves which gives this coat a casual, chic vibe. You can usually find me running my errands in this coat and some sneakers during my days off.

Above Average: Basic Jogger & Sequin Sweatshirt

You probably already know this but Gabrielle Union has an ongoing collaboration with one of my go to stores, New York & Company (who by the way have acquired one of my other go to's Fashion to Figure). But back to Gabrielle Union, her collection is always chic, stylish and trendy but still affordable. Whenever she releases a new collection, best believe I always own a few pieces. 

One of the pieces I enjoyed from her latest collection is this sequin sweatshirt that is just so extra glam. What I love about it though, is that it is tastefully glamorous, not loud and tasteless as some sequin designs can be. I kept it simple and played to the sporty vibe by pairing it with a basic black jogger and some booties. I was channeling J-Lo in this look with the ponytail and big hoops, can you tell?

Faux Fur & Horizontal Striped Dress

I really truly contemplated posting this outfit, just for the fact that almost every item I am wearing is either sold out or really old. But then I thought to myself, so what? It's still a pretty darn good-looking outfit, maybe someone might be inspired to try something similar someday. 

I love this striped sweater dress so much, it has been on rotation for the past few months. For this look, I paired it with an oversized sleeveless vest and a faux fur scarf that I picked up from Full Beauty about a month ago. Apparently, I am not the only one who fell in love with this scarf as it is already sold out. Now I'm wishing I had gotten the grey version as well. 

Lavender Glory

Lavender is one of those colors that will never go out of style. It's classy, soft and sexy, making it one of those colors that are identified as "feminine" colors. Ever since my decision to wear more colors as opposed to black, I have discovered a love for anything lavender. Here's another lavender look I wore sometime last year. 

This simple, stylish yet casual look is actually pretty easy to pull off. The heels are the difference between a casual vs a dressy look. Swapping out the heels for athletic wear would have given this outfit a complete makeover. This off the shoulder sweater definitely adds to the glam factor of this outfit, I definitely like the fact that I can wear it fully off the shoulder or just over one shoulder, definitely a multitasked.

Not Really a Three Piece

So, an impromptu invite for a Saturday night out had me pulling these velvet goodies out of my closet, unintentionally creating a three piece that I absolutely felt scrumptious in. An added bonus was how comfortable this outfit was, very very sexy without being too revealing. I picked up the crop top and pants from the same store but they were sold as separates. 

Velvet is a pretty hot trend right now but unfortunately, it is also very seasonal. You most definitely cannot wear this three piece velvet ensemble during the summer. Well you could, but you would produce sweat as fast as you could wipe them. So make sure you wear all of those velvet dresses, tops and pants that you've picked up over this holiday period before they have to be retired.

Trends To Try: Metallic Pleated Skirt

It's a new week but some old things are new again, like this pleated skirt for instance.
The pleated skirts are back to stay honey! Though I feel like they've always been around, personally I always have a few pleated skirts in my closet at all times just because they are the real MVP when it comes to easy breezy comfort. They rarely require shapewear and a bonus, they give off a certain good girl vibe without being boring, so consider a pleated skirt if you're meeting the in laws for the first time lol.

This particular metallic silver pleated skirt is a new favorite of mine for various reasons. One, the movement is absolutely divine, it just glides across your thighs like silk but the best part is that it does this without loosing the sharp pleats! I have a few pleated skirts that open up while you're moving and I do not like that look. But because this silver fabric is a bit heavier, it moves without loosing the pleats and that makes it a keeper in my book. Add in the knee high split in the front and it stole my heart. I am actually thinking about opening up the split a bit more to make it a thigh high as opposed to the current knee high split. Watch out, the next time you see this skirt, I may be flashing thighs for days!

Embroidered Topper Jacket

Am I old fashioned? Are turtlenecks out of style and dated? If so, I accept my sentence because I love turtleneck sweaters (but I hate the name though) I think high necks would be a better term:) But seriously, I wear turtleneck sweaters all the time during the colder weather and thinking about it, it's because of the warmth they offer since I never button up my coats. I almost always wear my coats unbuttoned regardless of how cold it is and I prefer to keep myself warm with turtlenecks or scarfs so they are not falling off my radar anytime soon.

This topper jacket is so classy and elegant, I can imagine it conquering board meetings or in my case, cruising down the streets of DC. Lucite heels completed the rugged sleekness of this look.

Just in time for the holidays...

Well well well! I cannot believe that it's been four months since my last post! Honestly, all I can say is that I was busy living life! Thank you to all of you guys who sent me emails and DMs just to check in on me to make sure I was alright. I am well, I am blessed and I am ready to get back to blogging, so let's get started shall we?

Faux fur doesn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon so I caved in and picked up this multicolor fur coat recently. It is definitely a statement piece and I absolutely love it because it is very versatile. I can style this coat with a LBD for a formal event, with jeans and a tee for date night and the list can go on. The only thing is, I do wish it was in a longer length but you already know I am a sucker for a midi coat. 

DIY Kimono Duster

Hey loves! Surprise!!! Two things, I got a hair cut (again) and I started making my own clothes. Now for the back story, as for my hair, I recently started working out with a personal trainer and I was constantly finding that my hair was a factor in my workout so I chopped it off and I must say I miss my natural coils but this is for the greater good which is my health. 

As for making my own clothes, I decided to brush the dust off my old sewing machine and try my hand at it again and I must say I am loving it so far because the options are limitless! Right now I am working with patterns but my goal is to be able to free hand and draft my own patterns in the future so that way, I can truly design my own clothing and one day soon, design for you guys too!

On one of my ventures into my local fabric store I came across this bolt of gorgeous royal blue and yellow silk and I lost all sense of practicality and could only think about how gorgeous it was. If I had an ounce of practicality left, I would have realized that sewing with these kind of fabrics is definitely not for the light of  heart or the newbie. It requires a great amount of skill actually hence my uneven seams and hems but I love how it came out regardless lol. I actually made a matching yellow velvet dress specifically for this kimono that I cannot wait to show you guys! So far, I am enjoying this new hobby and learning a lot but in no way am I claiming to be a pro.

I drafted this jacket by hand just because I was feeling very creative and it was pretty simple. I paired i with a basic denim and white bodysuit. I will be wearing this duster everywhere this summer believe me!

Plus size Swimwear Lookbook 2017: The Criss Cross One Piece

Happy weekend y'all! It's the first weekend in Summer and our swimwear lookbook continues with this one piece which Eloquii was gracious enough to send me. I love the versatility of this suit! I think this suit was meant to be worn as a cross over neckline but I loved the one shoulder look so much I stuck with that one. The royal blue and black combination is so stunning and regal in person, I felt like a celebrity in this suit haha!

My cover up is by a designer I found off Etsy who specializes in custom made swim cover ups. I sent her my height and clothing size and I got this sheer beauty. I am going to rock this all summer as a dress, watch me!

Plus Size Swimwear Lookbook 2017: Not Quite Bikini Ready

Hi guys! So, for look three of my plus size swimwear lookbook I really wanted to show off a bikini but...I am not quite bikini ready, thank you very much! But I found an alternative for my fellow not quite bikini ready-ers in this piece from Simply Be. Though a basic black (which I love), the string tie neckline adds a bit of drama to this simple suit. Add in the criss cross detail on the bottoms and you have yourself a killer suit. 

So, if you love the bikini look but are hesitant on trying one out there are several high waisted options available. 
Tip: This suit is cut on the small side, I am wear a size US14 but I could have done with a size 16 especially if you want a really high waist on your bottoms.
And, I wish this suit had a inner wire for more bust support but it doesn't so you might have to wear a strapless bra underneath if you're very top heavy.

Plus Size Swimwear Lookbook 2017: Fluttering Pineapples

I must admit that i love a good one piece swimsuit. It is definitely one to try before transitioning into the daring two pieces. We started off this lookbook with the perfect statement swimsuit (here), so for look two I wanted to showcase a functional yet sexy piece.
I especially loved this one by Eloquii and they were graceful enough to provide me with this suit for the purpose of this lookbook. I love the flutter sleeves, the off the shoulder detail and the stripes mixed with pineapple print is just so playful yet gorgeous. 
I think what I love most about this suit is the shapewear -like quality it has because it fits so snug and held all my jiggles in place.

Tip: This suit came with detachable straps but I left mine off to show off my shoulders. 
Plus I am wearing a US size 14, and it fits really snug so you might consider going up one size.

Plus Size Swimwear Lookbook 2017: Flaming Red

Surprise! For the first time on this blog, I decided to do a swimwear lookbook! I've never done one but I always love seeing my fellow plus bloggers rocking off in their swimwear. So, I decided to kick it off this year and showcase some of my favorite suits for beach season. 

One of my favorite trends for swimwear this season is the lace up trend. It's very sexy for sure and if you're planning on rocking this trend, be prepared for the stares and the compliments. This trend is not for the lighthearted for sure, but for the belle of the beach.

 I picked this suit for it's affordability and let's be honest, it's just a beautiful suit! I draped an equally affordable kimono as a cover up to complete this look.

City Lights: Kimono Crop Top & Asymmetric Skirt

Top here ~ Old skirt ~ Old heels

Crop tops (when done right) are always a wanted addition to my closet and thankfully, finding conservative and yet chic crop tops are a possibility. This particular one is one of my faves at the moment, the deep plum color is so striking and one of my favorite colors.
This time I paired it with an old but very loved asymmetric mini skirt that I picked up from Curvy Con last year. The plum colors on this skirt stood out when paired with this skirt, I was very pleased with this outfit overall. A pair of simple lemon heels completed this look.

Summer White: Lace & Pleated Maxi Dress

Dress here ~ Belt here ~ Old heels ~ Clutch here

Hi loves! It's been a bit slow around here hasn't it?! Don't worry, things will kick back up soon. 
This dress right here, words cannot express how I feel about it lol. I received this dress from Eloquii for the blogger event that I co hosted alongside ChiChi, Val and Viv last month at the Pentagon City location. I must say this dress was one of the hits of that event for sure. One thing, it was sold out in what seemed like hours! But good news, its back in stock! But I didn't get enough pictures with this dress that day so I decided to reshoot it in downtown DC and I was getting congratulations right, left and center because folks thought I was doing a pre wedding photoshoot lol. 
This dress is pretty remarkable honestly and I paired it with this gold, bow belt for some added glam.

Neon Brights & Flutter Sleeves

What I'm Wearing
Dress (Custom made in Nigeria) ~ Shoes (Smash Shoes) ~ Bag (here)

Hi guys! Happy memorial day and so sorry I've been MIA...let's just say, plans are being made and big things are coming! 
So, today's look is my go to dress of the Summer y'all. Easy, breezy beautiful is my MO right now since it's about to be HOT. I had this dress made in Nigeria and I must say I love it so much, I decided to share.

Textures: Printed Bomber & Striped Skirt

What I'm Wearing
Bomber jacket here, love this here and here
Skirt (sold out) similar here and here
Shoes (goes up to size 15!) here, animal print here
Bag (sold out)

Happy belated mother's day to all the mothers out there! I'll be celebrating with you one day lol. 

So, I have a thing for prints and stripes especially when it's done right and I would like to think that I did it right in this outfit. I picked up this bomber jacket recently despite my inner battle not to, since I already have quite a collection of bomber jackets but obviously I lost that battle since this printed beauty is sitting in my closet as we speak. 

I knew I was going to style it with stripes because of the striped sleeves, hem and neckline and I love the complexity yet simplicity of this outfit.

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What I'm Wearing
Dress (here) ~ Clutch (sold out, similar here) ~ Sandals (old, similar here

So, here we are with the final look from the Simply Be formal wear collaboration. For this look, I chose something a bit on the simple side which is great for laid back occasions like a bridal shower for instance. This dress is super cute and sexy at the same time, definitely not an feat to accomplish. But I love the empire waist and the intricate bodice. It really is a very chic but comfortable dress fit to dance the night away in.

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What I'm Wearing
Dress (here) ~ Sandals (old, similar here) ~ Clutch & Jewelry (borrowed from mom)

Look two from the Simply Be formal wear collaboration features this amazingly gorgeous beaded maxi dress. This maxi dress is really unlike any other beaded dress i have ever owned. The detailing is very precise and eye-catching. Plus the blue is very striking so you will definitely stand out at any formal you wear this to. I styled this dress with some gorgeous jewelry which I borrowed from my mom and simple silver heels and clutch. I felt like a million bucks in this dress thus the million buck smiles. The flutter sleeves give some added glam and practicality if you don't want to show your arms.

As for sizing, I went with a US 16 and i will say it is definitely true to size since I am really a size 14 and thus there was some give in the shoulder area which I remedied by styling it as an off shoulder dress instead.  

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Formal Wear With Simply Be Look One

What I'm Wearing:
Dress (here) ~ Shoes (old, love this here

As Summer draws near, so does party season with weddings, prom, dinner parties and so forth and if you're like me, you've been browsing your favorite stores for the perfect dress for a formal event. Well, if you haven't checked out Simply Be, you definitely should. I am collaborating with Simply Be to bring you three of my favorite dresses for formal wear. For this collaboration, I tried to pick items that show variety in terms of something that can be worn for prom, wedding or just for a formal dinner. 

Kicking off this collab is the most glam dress I have ever worn. Honestly, this dress is definitely wedding approved. Whether it be your wedding, vow renewals, rehearsal dinner or reception, this dress will more than live up to your expectation. The sequin detail overlay bodice is so gorgeous, and the long hi-lo hem is such a plus as it hits right at the ankles and then flows behind you perfectly. This dress is lightweight and can definitely be packed with no hassle. I paired mine with a faux pearl collar that was gifted to me by a friend. Everyone around must have thought I was doing an engagement photoshoot because i kept getting the "awwww" smiles lol. Also, this dress is beach wedding approved!

As for sizing, I am wearing a US size 16 though maybe I should have gotten a 14 since I had a little bit of give around my bust area but then again, I am not very busty so take that into consideration when ordering.



Daring Darling

What I'm Wearing:
Duster (not new, similar here) ~ Jeans (here) ~ Bodysuit (here

Following in the theme of the previous post, I am working with both old and new items in this post. My satin duster was from Summer of last and I paired it with a pretty new bodysuit and destroyed jeans to polish off the daring darling look.


Girl Meets Camo

 What I'm Wearing
Dress (Not new, similar look here, love this denim version here) ~ Jacket (very old, love this here and  here) ~ Shoes (not new, love this here)

Hello world! Happy new week!
I came to a decision this week regarding my blog. Whether we bloggers like to admit it or not, we sometimes cave to the blog pressure. I don't mean this in a bad way but the reality is that we sometimes do things just for the sake of our blogs and one of those things is buying clothes. Ok let me make this specific to myself, I have found myself buying somethings that I don't really need just because I want to take pictures with it and post it on my blog. Not that I do this all the time, because the things you see me wearing on my blog definitely make their rotation in my day to day life. But the point I'm making is; if I were not a blogger, would I have bought that? Maybe not. When I started my blog, I started with the intention of documenting what I was wearing to classes in college and it has since evolved from that. Especially since I do not wear street clothes in my career life but wear scrubs all the time. Now my blog is basically a documentary of looks that are meant to inspire anyone visiting this page so maybe one day when you're getting dressed, you'll think about a look you saw here and decide to try something similar out. I remember getting dressed for classes and pulling up Gabifresh's blog just to see what she wore lately just for inspiration before I picked out what to wear. 

So in that note, I have decided to consciously ask myself before making any purchase if I would have  bought it if I wasn't a blogger. I know some of you are like "duh", and like i said, I don't do this often but it does happen. So, from now on my looks might not be available for you to purchase or it might be from eons of years ago but it will be items that I wear all the time and there will be a lot of repetition going on. Just a heads up!




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.



 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.


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.



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.




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. 



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!



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. 



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! 

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.


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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