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!
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!!!
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
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!
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!
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!
Hi Luxe Babes!
One of Fall’s Biggest trends is plaid! Now…I will say that I am not surprised! In the south, we are certainly not a stranger to this print! It’s a fall staple and I love how this print can be dressed up and down! Note: I wanted to do a office look, but I didn’t bring the correct shoes to the shoot, So it ended up being more of a casual Friday look! BUT you will see that look at a later date! If you follow my Instagram, I posted a Metallic skirt by GAP that I’m so in love with, and I plan to style it with this plaid!
The Shirt I chose to use is a Soft Yoke neckline Plaid top by Max Studio. I purchased this from Marshalls 2 Seasons ago, but usually you can find a variation of this shirt every year. It has rolled-Tab sleeves which allows it to be a super transitional piece. It runs between $19.99 to $29.99 at Marshalls. Of course, you can use any regular shmegular plaid top of your choice to complete these looks!
Look #1: Urban Chic
The first look I ended up doing was a Urban Chic look, which is simple, yet a younger approach. I Pulled my hair up in a youthful half-Up/Half-Down look. I Tied up the top at the waist and paired it with a very distressed pair of skinny jeans (Random pair from ROSS) and a clean Lace-up pair of Suede wedges (Click here for a Similar pair) I love this look because its not doing too much ans the Tan color of the booties gives me that “Tims” vibe!
Look #2: Bonfire Cozy
Ok…this look was my favorite look of them! This look screams southern girl ready for spiked Hot Chocolate and smores by a bonfire! I let my hair loose so it could literally Blow in the fall wind! I unrolled the sleeves and Layered over a Faux Sherpa Vest from Target (Past Season). I chose a medium Blue pair of denim by the brand Curve Appeal I Purchased at Marshall’s, But I Got yall! I found them in HSN for $19.99! Click Here to purchase?! The boots are past Season too…But they are from JustFab, I Found a Wide-Calf pair that are similar, but there are many variations for this outdoorsy boot! (Click Here)
Look #3: Casual Friday
This look, with the same jeans from the 2nd look, I tucked in this shirt and layered this awesome Faux Suede Drape coat from JustFab! It’s very Chic and fairly warm! It has stretch in the fabric (Similar to a heavier scuba weight) so Its very comfy when layering! I HATE wearing coats in the winter because I feel constricted, but this overcoat is very easy to wear! The Boots….THE BOOTS!!! They were purchases on QVC (I Believe) but I found them here on google for your purchasing pleasure! They are in the color “Deep Sugar Plum” and are a pretty Suede with fringe detail to die for! AND they come in Wide Width!!! Whaaaaattt!?!?!? They feel luxe on your feet hunny! The Bag is Italian and was purchased from Marshall’s.
Well, that’s it for now! Im super excited it is FINALLY starting to feel like fall here in Georgia! The temperature is dropping and nights are definitely cooler! What was your Favorite Outfit? Is Plaid a staple in your Fall wardrobe? Comment below!
Till next time Luxe Babes!
Photo Credit: Russell Gilliam of www.ingeniousImages.com
Hey Luxe Babes!
I wanted to share with you a couple of items that I purchased from from Rainbow Apparel, as well as 3 tips on how to choose what to order! I will be honest…I have for a long time, ruled out Rainbow because I felt that the clothing was basically disposable clothing, which tends not to look good on what I call a “Perfect Plus Size” Body Types.
Let me explain. I feel like if you are not a “Perfect Plus” size person, its hard not to look sloppy in clothing. I define “Perfect Plus” as someone who has a smooth curvy frame, most of the time your an hourglass in shape. This person has very few prominent rolls, lumps and bumps. Now I AM IN NO WAY SAYING what I call a “Perfect Plus” frame is better then, well, any other frame. I coined that phrase/description for the average model that you see in Ads and on websites. Sadly…a lot of fit models are that perfect plus shape as well, and thats IF that brand even has a Fit Model! I know i’m still going to get some backlash about using the term “Perfect” but…well…ummmm…FIGHT ME! lol!
Anywho!!!! Let’s get back to the point. Rainbow came through for your sis!! I ordered only 3 items (Ya girl is on a tight budget!) and 2 out of 3 were perfect! Not Bad huh?
BONUS TIP RIGHT OFF THE RIP!!!
Know the difference between JUNIOR PLUS and REGULAR Plus BEFORE Before you even start adding to the cart! I would definitely say the Rainbow leans more to Junior Plus…SO Size Up babes!!
Ok… (Steps off of soap box…) LegGO!
Tip 1: Try to choose a great basic!
If you purchase a pair of cheaper denim, in a lot of cases, the more distressing, whickering, embellishments it had, the cheaper it look! Now, I will say, Rainbow has some super cute distressed Jeans, but PLEASE, I beg of you, be carefull! I got a basic pair of jeans that I have already got sooooooo much use out of! They fit so well (Size 20) and I like the medium weight of them. They are made by Almost Famous ($22.99). They have just enough stretch to accommodate my fluffy waist as well as my very curvy thighs and legs. The length is perfect for a simple small roll of the cuff to show off a sandal or a bootie or you can wear it full length. The color is a medium Blue with a flattering grained denim finish (Makes them look more Luxe) and does not have a whole lot of unnecessary over-the-top shading and whiskering! Ill create another post talking about what I look for in jeans…but there are my new favorite Jean!
Tip #2: Pay Attention to Fabric.
The 2nd Item I purchased was this super cute cotton wrap top! I purchased a Size 3x because my upper arms are usually a trouble area to fit, and I felt like I could always tighten the wrap feature. I’m so glad I did because it was a perfect fit (With no room for error! LOL!)! I feel like because this was a cotton fabric, it looked and felt more expensive then it was. Some polyester fabrics tend to look a little cheezy, specially if its that shiny poly! SO please pay attention to Finishes of the fabric. Read the description and zoom in honey!!
A Few Full Body Photos! (Shoes: Vince Camuto)Tip #3: Know that everything might not work!The 3rd item I ordered is this cute Duster! I saw another Youtuber (Shainna from A Thick Girls Closet! Subscribe to her, shes awesome!). She looked super cute in it! But she is smaller in her arm region, that’s why I Sized up (Purchased a 3x). NOPE! Did Not work! So ill just either sell it (Its sold out online) Or hold on to it to see if I could fit in in at a later date. I’m SO trying not to do that because I am a “Ill get into it soon” hoarder! LOL! but I’ll insert a stock photo of it. Its too cute!Understand that shopping online can be a gamble sometimes BUT if you only shop brick and Mortar (Whats in stores) you are seriously limiting your self!Don’t say I didn’t tell you… Momma told you…(Insert Cardi. B Child Meme)I Hope these 3 tips (Specially the Bonus tip) help you navigate and choose wisely pertaining Rainbows Plus Size section. Of course you can ventur in store to shop, but I will say online carries a Waaaaayyyyy more vast Plus Size collection! When you get a good feel about sizing and material that a site carries, you will feel better about taking more shopping risks the 2nd or 3rd time around! You can use these tips at any other lower priced retailer! Let me know what you think about the items I chose! Should I do another Rainbow Haul?? I would love to hear your thoughts so comment below!Till Next Time Luxe Babes!xoxo~StephaniePhoto Credit: Russell Gilliam of Ingenious Images Photography