• Luxe Style

    Let’s get V-Day Ready With Curvy Sense!

    Hey Luxe Dolls! !!! Valentines Day is right around the corner and if you want to look good for yourself of your significant other, I GOT YOU COVERED!!! I am honored to be able to work with Curvy Sense and who sent a few Items to show you!  I’ve prepared 3 Looks that will Take you from a Valentines Brunch to a night out on the town! Curvy Sense has a variety of Items, but they seriously ROCK in the Dress Dept! We will get there…I Promise! But First, let me show you my casual and Cute Brunch look!   “Marilyn” Off the Shoulder Sweater I chose the Dusty Pink “Marilyn” off the shoulder Sweater. It is soft and very light weight (More like a knit). Is is nice quality. its lightly ribbed and has a simple, yet romantic quality about it. I paired Marilyn with a edgy destroyed Lace-up bottom jeans for the perfect contrast! I topped off this look with a pair of Leather pumps from Lane Bryant and a tassel Clutch from JustFab.  PLUS SIZE DESTROYED LACE UP BOTTOM JEANS – DARK WASH  Lace up detail is FIRE!    ACCESORIZE!!! Leather Heals- Lane Bryant Collection (Past Season)  Pink Hat- Wal-Mart.com Suede Fringe Handbag- Vince Camuto (Past Season)   Ok…Some of us ladies might have a Dinner date! I have the Perfect dress for you! This Bandage Mesh Cut-out Dress is sleeveless and has a sexy peek-a-boo cutout under the bust line that shows the perfect amount of skin! It’s above the knee so you can choose to show off those legs (Like I did) or wear a pair of Thigh-high boots for those chilly evenings. The dress features a shadow-like horizontal texture. The burgundy color is the perfect in-between hue if you don’t want to wear pink or red!  I paired this dress with the same clutch as the outfit above from JustFab, and a pair of Faux-Suede tie up platform heals (Ailani) from JustFab as well!  Burgundy Bandage Mesh Cut-out Dress  Ok…my last look is perfect for that “I don’t need a man and me and my girls are going to turn up! This Mixed Media faux leather bodycon dress! Its is very lightweight, but the tailoring is perfect! the seaming is very slimming and the design is edgy, yet sexy!  I paired this dress with a fuchia pair of Fuchsia JustFab  “Venezia” Pump and a thin black choker. Add a black clutch and your good to go!PLUS SIZE FAUX LEATHER BODYCON DRESS – BLACK SO!!! How do you like my looks???  I swear Curvy Sense is one of the best places for cute clothes and HOT dresses! They have so many to choose from you might just get in trouble! But once again…I GOT YOU!! Use my special code LUXE15 for my Luxe Dolls and save 15% off your entire purchase! Hurry! Get your Valentines looks in check girl! I gave you a code so what are you waiting for!  Till next time Luxe Dolls! xoxo~Stephanie 

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    Were you Naughty or "Bryce" in 2017?

    Hi Dolls! Question: Were you a plain black pump last year? Were you that go-to flat or your old faithful sneaker? Well, if you said yes, thats ok! That dosent put you on the naughty list! Most of us, as human beings, gravitate towards a safe life and safe options that feel comfortable. Its completely normal! But sometimes, I advise you to tuck your conservative black pump mentality away and be the shoe with shine…With texture…with PERSONALITY! Speaking of personality, meet Shoedazzle’s “Bryce”  This shoe reminded me to step out of my comfort zone (I mean…they are comphy! I promise!) and walk into 2018 taking more risks. I need to mix it up a bit! Show the world that im not just another black pump!  So let’s all learn from Bryce! Kick back, be EXTRA, and 2018 won’t be ready for us!!  Join me on ShoeDazzle  and get Bryce or choose from many other fabulous styles for a STEAL!! Live a Luxe Life! Xoxo-Stephanie 

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    Raising the Bar!

    Ok you guys…imma keep this post sweet and simple…because i know your going to want to fix a cocktail afterwards. (Or…go grab one right now…go ahead! I’ll wait…????????????????????????????????????????) One of my best friends (and my photographer) Russell Gilliam from   Ingenious Images Photography ) has a bar. And when I say bar… I mean a black metal bookshelf with his bottles and bitters sitting in it! Lol!  Yeah…I had a rough draft to begin with…Wanna see what it looked like? Here you go!Yup…bottles on a shelf. Just like that. Soooo….step one,  clear off the shelves! My goal was to convert this bookshelf to a polished, yet rustic manly bar for my friend! He hustles super hard and deserves to come home to a nice space to relax!Step 1: Clear it off! Start with a blank surface…clean it, and get rid of any ovious issues….touch up any surface flaws at this point. Step 2: Find your base piece and build around it! I found this rustic metal tray and knew it was perfect! Its copper and matte grat surfaced metal with rustib rope detail! It was $17.99 from AtHome  (Formally Garden Ridge)  Step 3: Add a Seasonal Element. I had a Faux Fur wine holder of which i inserted a clear vase (At Home)…You will see in later photos i added some seasonal red poinsettias! I will get some other flowers as the season changes. Step#4 Begin to add your choice of Barware! We chose copper tones mixed with clear glass and  crystal textures.Wine Holder: unknownDecantor: At Home – 3pc Copper Shaker Set: Bloomingdales– Stand Up Corkscrew: Target  (Flowers i told you about! Add a few bottles and accent pieces for a cozy Bar esthetic…) – “R” Coasters: At Home Cement and Copper Handle holder: $3.99 from At Home– Wine Glasses (already owned) (Close up of Center)   Step 5: Load up the Liquor!! I organize by type and bottle height. I took all his mixers and tucked them away into a large Box and centered on the bottom shelves anchored by some Antique Beer Mugs he was gifted.(Hide the unnecessary stuff…)(Oraganize by Type/ Bottle Height)(Feature whats important) The top shelve is for featuring his better baller glasses, moscow mule copper mugs and a small basket for extra small accesories (and tea-lights for the candle holder). Step 6: Tie the look into the wall.I felt the space needed dimension! I added these rustic framed mirriors (Set of 3/ $12.99 from At Home) in a staggered pattern. It added a classy look to the whole look! I was super happy with them! Who knew $13 would give such look?!?!  So, here is the final look!! I truly love the finished product?? What do you think?? Thank you for going through the process with me! Russell loved it and so do I!  Cheers to the freekin New Year luvs!! Live your best Luxe Life!Xoxo-Steph

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    Fashion StyleFile: In the Style War Zone…Camo anyone?

    Fashion is one thing that we all will NEVER 100% agree on. Fashion, like art, is subjective. Like a bad (or good) day…emotional. Fashion is as individual as a snowflake. My Sissies and I did a colab that required us to tap into our inner war zone! No fighting her though…we showed the base of fighting a good war. We showed the strength and confidence that is required to perform at our optimal selves. Boots: Full BeautyCamo Pants: MarshallsJacket: HSN Watch: Kate SpadeNecklace: Target Adidas: Marshalls Adidas Hoodie: Amazon  Camo is a strong print…its sexy too???? My sister’s and I showshowed you how to rock this trend, what ever level you are in the fight. Camo or not…keep fighting the good fight!#sscolabs ????Myisha????  ????Danielle????  ????Janelle????  ????Robin????  ????Sara????   How do you feel about Camo? Comment below! Don’t forget to follow ME and my girls on Instagram! (Their links are below each picture????)For more collabs…search #sscolabs on IG! Till next time!Stay Luxe and Fabulous!Xoxo????-Stephanie

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    Home Style File: Paris has a Secret! (Sshhhh!)

    My girl Paris (yes! Mt bathroom is a girl…and has a name! Duh!) has a secret! She is petite with a chic black and white Parisian flair! But…    …Paris has a secret!!! Under her white little trench coat (i.e cabinet) is a HOT MESS CHILE!! I felt Paris needed an intervention (trust me..there was more to this mess then the pic shows…i wasnt going to air out ALL her dirty laundry! Thats not lady like! I will say…she has too much hair stuff…lol! Tip number one empty the entire cabinet and get rid of the extra!  Its easy to throw random stuff under the petticoat…lol! Now…for your guest powder room, keep it simple. Keep extra tissue, lotion, hand soap and other items you would like NOT to have to ask for. Like feminine products for lady guest and baby wipes to freshin up. Now…this isnt my final product, but like me,  you can revamp on yiur budget! My bathroom serves as a powder room and my sometimes master bath (my big master bathroom is upstaires in my Glam Loft) Which brings me to Tip number 2! Use everyday items you already have to organize. A good idea is to use magazine holders to make the unsigtly be unseen! Catorgorize your items in each holder (see photo above) and place in cabinet tall side  faced out. I will end up replacing all of mine with 2 matching boxs for the hair care and beauty items. I used a simple shoe box for combs/Brushes and a black Basket for larger products. Not a huge change…but very simple! Heres the Final (well…till me and Paris go shopping again) product!     Soo….what do you think??? Its not perfect…but a great start!  I will definitely update you guys on what i change! Paris and I have a few things up our sleeve!  Till next time,Be Luxe…be Fabulous!XOXO????-Stephanie 

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    Welcome to LuxePlusLife.com! (Let me introduce myself…;-)

    Hello Ladies and Gents!Allow me to introduce myself…Again. Yes…Again. My name is Stephanie. This is not my first attempt in the blogging world, but I am constantly tring to find myself in this world of social media! So I am re-branding from my Old Blog www.fashionMakeupandADoubleLatte.com.  Why the name change? I honestly used to post primarily about Plus Size fashion… However, I’ve gotten older….and my life has shifted a bit. Beauty ha always been in the Mix, and YESSSS I still lust after all types of makeup, but now i am a little more obsessed with skin care. And I still love fashion with every fiber of my being… but I am also super interested in travel. The traveling bug had bit me, and im slowly getting out there more (Specially as a somewhat newely single chic! LOL!). Basically, yall, I want to talk about LIFE! I want to share what i deep as highlights of my life and if I have a low point…ill share it too! So…welcome to LuxePlusLife.com! I hope you are going to Subscribe and come along for the ride! xoxoStephanie