• Luxe Diaries,  Luxe Style,  Uncategorized

    In all Seriousness…you ARE NOT ALONE! (And a cute Fall Walmart Plus Size Dress!…)

    In all Seriousness
    My life has been a tad bit complicated…nothing that I can ever seem to eloquently express.

    I, as many people, paint a smile in my face to deal with the day to day. The more I do this I trick myself into thinking…hoping…praying all will be ok.


    There are days when anguish covers me and im internally fighting. I OFTEN Laugh to keep from crying.


    BOTTOM LINE is that I used to feel bad about feeling my feelings…and very much ashamed to express them. People who don’t know me know me think I have it all together…people whom I allow myself voluranabilty…know that I’m constantly… trying to mend myself.

    They think they know all that is there to know, but I find it hard to express my full self. To know what to disclose and what is not worth it…because they wouldn’t understand anyway…right?
    These things make you feel crazy!
    How dare I struggle with anxiety and stress and OCD AND procrastination/Laziness? And Stephanie…if you know these things are your “issues” …why don’t you just fix them?
    Girl..you have a job…your own home…a car…food to eat (sometimes…too much!)
    The entitlement!!!!

    I dont write these words for sympathy…I write these words AS THERAPY…and so my sisters out here know you are not alone!

    This is my answer to all the “if you ever need to talk girl!!” End of fluffy conversations that a lot of us clichely add when we depart.

    So If you you want to talk…comment below. I’m here with you sis…..NOW!

    Love yall!

    Stay Luxe…while plus.. and Live Life!

    Xoxo Stephanie



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  • Walmart Time And Tru Leopard Print Dress Fall Trend 2019 Plus Size
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    A Walmart Find State of Mind: The Perfect Leopard Print Dress for Fall!

    Hello Dolls and Gents!!

    So! Those who know me, or have scrolled through my Instagram, knows that I have a mild obsession with leopard print! Its funny, I always pick on my girl Rhonda (from www.LifeByRhonda.com ) about her obsession with this print, but secretly I’m celebrating the fact that I have a friend who knows that this print is CLASSIC AND WILL NEVER DIE!!! :::insert hand clapping emogies ::: LOL!

    Anyway! I was in Walmart making a quick purchase before work…and when I mean quick, I mean I was going to be late for work if it took more then 10 mins! As I dashed through the store to grab my item, in the corner of my eye…I saw a dress! I was like OK WALLY WORLD! THIS WILL BE A LOOK!! Dammit Stephanie!!! Focus!! I had to go!

    To soften the look...add a feminie cross-body bag or a tote, a pair a fabric-upper pair of boots and a longer, soft Tan Cardigan!

    Long story short: I went to Walmart after I got off that night and thank God they had my Size! It was late….so all I needed it to do is Fit! Its Did and now here to show you about this dress!

    The Dress is from Time and Tru and is in the iconic leopard print! It has a peasant Boho feel and is super transitional! You can wear this dress now into winter with no problem! So great fro warm days and cool nights!! Let me shut up and show you the dress!!!

    Walmart Time And Tru Leopard Print Dress Fall Trend 2019 Plus Size

    I immediately knew i wanted a Rocker Chic vibe when styling this dress! I paired the dress with the “Jenna” Studded bootie from JustFab, my Suede Fringe bag from Vince Camuto and a simple quilted watch I picked up from Burlington (Listen… I needed a watch I could wear to work and I wouldn’t hurt anyone if it got damaged…IJS) Oh! And bog ole round shades! I have no idea where they are from…Im Assuming Target…cause I have officially forwarded my mail there…lmao! #PostOfficeDeclined

    Walmart Time And Tru Leopard Print Dress Fall Trend 2019 Plus Size

    I love pairing a studded bootie to toughen up a look! It just compliments the leopard print…and the fringe gives it a rock star vibe! A Leather Moto jacket would look BOMB with this look in the colder months! Add some tights and some knee-high or combat boots would look perfect!

    Walmart Time And Tru Leopard Print Dress Fall Trend 2019 Plus Size

    To soften the look…add a feminine cross-body bag or a tote, a pair a fabric-upper pair of Over-the-knee/Thigh High boots and a long, soft Tan Cardigan!
    If you guys want me to do a look-book on ways to style this dress, let me know in the comments below!

    Walmart Time And Tru Leopard Print Dress Fall Trend 2019 Plus Size

    Thank you guys for checking out my new favorite dress! LOL! It’s super versatile and makes an awesome transitional piece for this Fall! I always tell people not to sleep on Walmart! They often have some cute stuff, specially the Time and Tru Line & Terra and Sky! Oh! I purchased a size XXL and I wear a size 18/20 in Plus. This dress didn’t come in plus, but this definitely shows how somethings you just need to try things on! I will say, if you wear a bra larger then a 40H…Issa no for you dawg! LOL! And my arms barely made the cut! Another fact is..I look better then the Model! The right body and accessories make an outfit hunni!!

    Till next time Luxe Babes and Gents!

    xoxo
    Stephanie