Cherish The Day

I'm an 80's baby, so that means I love me some R&B. Quiet Storm was a must listen when I was growing up. One of those singers that was always played was Sade. I loved her smooth voice and when I got the chance to see her videos her style was always on point. She rocked a ponytail and bold lip like it was nothing. She was the epitome of sexy meets cool, and she was one of my style icons in my tweens (In my youngun days- I was all about emulating my Mom & Miss Piggy). 

As the music loving stylish shopaholic that I am, when I saw this oversized Sade tee in Zara I had to have it. I have been feeling nostalgic these days listening to R&B from the 80's and 90's and most of that music comes from her. Since it is oversized I was able to wear a size L, and it fit perfectly. That is the upside to the oversized trend this season, you can easily wear items from straight sized stores and they fit well. Unfortunately, the tee is sold out, but there is a sweatshirt now available. 

Though I love color, most people are shocked when I tell them that grey is my favorite color. Let my boo The Real Sample Size tell it, grey is not a color...lol. Even though most don't' look at it as such, it is a great color that works with everything. While I am on the quest to own a moto in every color imaginable I found this cute one from Mango via Fullbeauty. It's muted palette makes it just as versatile as black. I am wearing a XL, which is equivalent to a 18/20. Besides the color, I love the cute studs. I went with some light grey denim jeans from Melissa McCarthy. Her jeans are great because they have a good amount of stretch and don't stretch out once you start wearing them. I found these as well on Fullbeauty and lovers you are in luck because they are one sale!! Yes that's right, you can get a pair of great quality denim for less than $50. Definitely hurry, so won't miss out. 

I ended out the look with some statement flats. Though I love the look of heels, when it comes to my day to day running around, I wear flats or block heels. I picked these up during the summer and was waiting for the right time to break them out. Sam Edelman is my go to for a great on trend shoes, so if you are looking for something a little out of the ordinary, check them out. 

Taking a cue from Sade's classic Cherish The Day, I make sure I do all the things that bring a smile to my face. Wearing what makes me feel my best, spending time with my friends, eating the burger, just doing what comes naturally to me. Enjoy yourself, enjoy those that mean the most to you, and value the little things as well as the big things. Trust me, everything else will fall into place. 

Olive You

Though I am not the biggest fan of the color green, there is something about olive that I just can not stay away from. It started when I had my first pair of Timberland field boots in cognac and olive that really had me hooked on the color. Throughout the years, olive is definitely a color that is a fall go to for me. I have jackets, pants, skirts, and even dresses all in olive. So when I spotted this sporty little number at the Addition Elle Pop Up during NYFW, I ordered her immediately.

This cutie of a dress went down the runway for Addition Elle this past September. It's a part of their collaboration with plus size model Jordyn Woods for their Love & Legend line. The dress definitely speaks to my athleisure side with the stripes, but it has the girly vibe with the ruffles on the sleeves. I'm wearing a 2X and it's soft and stretchy. The zipper detail gives you the option to show as much or as little as you would like. 

Now this is described as a tunic, but since I'm on the short side, I was able to wear it as a mini dress. Now if you don't feel comfortable wearing something this short, definitely throw this on with your favorite skinnies, or a cute pair of leggings. 

With the ruffles on the sleeve of the dress, I thought it would be a good idea to pair the dress with my Fenty by Rihanna bow sneakers. The sneakers definitely play on the fun and cutesy vibe of the dress being that they are made of satin and have bows. I've owned these sneakers since they dropped earlier this year and every time I wear them I receive tons of compliments. These sneakers are my go to when I rock anything olive, so you will be seeing these a lot this fall. I ended out my look with a green lippie and my favorite go to handbag, the Quilted Affair crossbody from Rebecca Minkoff. 

Question of the day to my lovers is what's your favorite olive item? Share in the comments!!!

Plaid About You

I remember when I hated suits. I felt they were just a contraption made to have you look boring. Suits were something drab that I would wear when I need to go on an interview. Remember those days when suits in plus size were just ill fitting and only in black, beige or the occasional charcoal? I must say that plus size suits have come a loooooonnnnnngggggg way. Once something that I would just avoid in stores, now it is something that I not only want to wear, but I look amazing in. 

I love plaid, it a definitely a mainstay in my wardrobe, so when I saw this plaid suit from Eloquii, I was immediately drawn to it. I have tons of blazers, but this double breasted version is super chic. For an added little surprise the pockets have ruffle details and on the sleeves. I am wearing a size 20 in the blazer, and it had plenty of room in the arms. My biggest concern with jackets is having enough room along the back to ensure that I don't feel restricted. This was a perfect fit for me. All that was needed was to push up the sleeves and I was ready to go.

The pants are Eloquii's Kady pants (which I love), and the length on these were perfect. When it comes to my dress pants, I favor ones that hit at my ankle or slightly below. I wear a 16 in the Kady, and these had plenty of room in the thigh without feeling tight. What I also love about the Kady is that I can wear these high up on my waist so that I can wear a cute crop top like the one here and not feel overly exposed. 

With these being separates, I can easily wear the blazer alone with one of my favorite dresses, and pair the pants with a tee and sneakers. Not only are plaid suits big on the runway this season, but it's always a versatile piece that will never go out of style. Since I was running around attending events that day, I went with my slides from Aldo that I love so much. They pair well with the suit and just make the entire look effortlessly chic and comfortable. If you are in the market for a great statement flat mule, check out these from Aldo. 

What do you think lovers? Would you rock a plaid suit just because? Share in the comments. Muah!!!

Twinkle Twinkle

When asked how do I describe my style it's mix of classics with streetwear. I love having he classics in my closet, but I still need fun statement pieces that just take my look to the next level. My last post shared a faux leather top, now I'm back with the classic moto jacket & for a bit of fun, a crop top!

Now this jacket is no stranger to the blog. This moto jacket from Who What Wear was the best $45 I ever spent. Even though it is faux leather, it's good quality faux leather. This jacket is probably a year old, and it shows no signs of cracking. Two sad moments, when your jeans get holes in the thigh from chub rub, and when your faux leather jacket starts to crack and peel. This jacket is still going strong. Even though this one no longer available, I have linked some other great options below. 

Now for a little edge, I wore Eloquii's faux leather crop top. I went with the top in a size 18 to make sure I had coverage, but since the back panel is made of a stretch ponte material, I think I could have sized down so it can be a bit more fitted. Knowing this, I can make some tweaks and adjustments to make the top even better. Another great thing I like about this top is that now that the temps are dropping I can wear this as a layering piece. I have a great white tunic blouse that would look cool with this on top. While some may not be comfortable baring their stomach, the great thing about this look is that with the right skirt or pants you will be covered. 

My boo Sometimes Glam let me rock her beautiful wrap skirt from her upcoming Spring collection for Astra Signature. I love that it is a wrap skirt, so you can tie it to bare as much or as little as you like. I like the fact that I can show a little leg. I always find it sexy when a woman is walking down the street and a slight breeze is blowing showing a nice amount of leg. The skirt itself is amazing. The quality of this skirt is really good. It's lightweight, but in no way sheer. The print is a stand out all in its own, but with my moto and crop top, it looks like an edgy fun dress. If you love maxi skirts, then you have to check this one out. 

I will admit, these days I have been not about wearing heels. With all the great flats and sneakers, why wear heels if I don't have to? The 90's may have been big on the mule, but in 2017, the flat statement mule or slide is definitely the move. I saw these cuties online, and said ok, those are fun. It wasn't until I saw these in person did I say ok, you must come home with me. The Aldo Dorriety comes in pink as well as black. I wish it came in a taupe or grey, that would be a nice alternative to black. Don't get me wrong, the pink is nice, but wearing a light pink suede shoe in NYC is a no no. These NY streets aint loyal and that shoe would get soo dirty. 

I had a twirltastic twinkle day. So lovers, what do you think???

Leather Lover

I am a big fan of leather. Option in plus were limited to just a jacket here and there, but the times have definitely changed. Besides great jackets, there are pants, tops, and skirts in real or faux leather that can make you look like a total sexy badass. 

For the second day of Curvy Con, I wanted to wear something sexy, but still be comfortable. Conventions call for tons of walking and talking, so I wanted to wear something that was easy to move in and can be a conversation starter. Cue this faux leather top from Eloquii. One shoulder tops have been HUGE this year, and as we shift gears into Fall, it completely make sense to start seeing them in other materials such as leather and suede. I am wearing a size 18, and the fit was spot on. The back panel is made of ponte, so you won't have to worry about overheating while slaying. 

When comfort comes to mind, I think about my pj's. There is no greater feeling than slipping on my favorite pj's after a long day. Now that pj's have been taken out of the bedroom and and now are a part of streetstyle you can enjoy the comfort of pj's while making the street's your runway. When I saw these pants in my daily email's from Lane Bryant, I just had to make them mine. The September capsule collaboration with Glamour's Magazine Lauren Chan is an ode to to the pijama trend. Tons of sliky based goodness in rich tones of burgandy and black. These wide leg pants were the standout in the collection in my opinion. Wide leg pants can be quite tricky when you are a member of team thick thighs, but my solution- I just size up. I want the pants to truly look flowy and oversized, so a size 18 accomplished my goal. The pants come with a tie belt so you can define your waist. Trust me when I say, the amount of compliments I received made this blogger smile from ear to ear (Especially from the beautiful Nia Jaxx from WWE).

As a native NY, wearing the right shoe makes the difference between enjoying the day out, or rushing to next available seat in order to relieve tired feet. These days, I limit my time in heels, but even though I may not be sky high, I'm not sacrificing style for comfort. Zara has been a great resource for the cutest accessories and shoes, and in some cases clothes (I need them to expand more of their assortment to XXL), but their shoes are still a favorite. Check these out because for $40 they are going to go quick. 

I spent Day 2 of Curvy Con listening in to great panels such as Dear Retailer, and listening to Lane Bryan't new designer talk about taking classic staples and amping them up for us plus size women. I also got a chance to check out some new lingerie from UK brand Curvy Kate. They had such sexy bras that go up to a K cup. Trust me when you are busty, trying to find a great bra that is still supportive is important. I checked out new fall arrivals from Macy's, Simply Be, Modcloth, and newcomer Premme. I'm pumped for Fall, and so ready for what's in store. What do you think of my Day 2 look?