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!!!

May Flowers

When it comes to designer collaborations, 2017 has been cranking out some hits. One of the most anticipated was Target's collab with Victoria Beckham. When she first launched her line in 2008, no one suspected that she would end up being at Fashion Week, and now almost ten years later launching a line with Target. 

Like many other fashionistas, I was up at 3am to get my hands on this must have collection. Unfortunately none of the Target's in my borough had the plus size collection in store for me to try on, but the fact that I was able to order all the pieces I wanted was fine for me. One of the dresses I had to have was this Tulip Applique Shift Dress. I loved the 60's vibe of the dress, and the faux leather tulips were an added bonus. For it's price, the quality is amazing. When it comes to collabs, the first thing that most expect is a cheaper quality garment. All you are paying for essentially is the name. This collection is not that at all. The material used in this collection are great for the price. For those that didn't partake you are in luck because this dress is now on sale for $28 versus it's original price of $40. 

I wanted to keep the mod vibes going, so instead of wearing heels, I went with my favorite loafers from Sam Edelman. These are pretty old, but there are two new versions currently out called the Loraine and the Talia. There is also the Perri, which is a loafer/mule hybrid which is super on trend. Since it was chilly out here in these NYC streets, I went with my Jessica London moto to keep me warm and cute.

Target Plus Size

I received so many compliments on my dress. No matter what size you wear, having great fashion is something that should be for all of us. Give the girl the right dress and she can take over the world. Even better when it's on sale. Enjoy lovers. 

An Afternoon In Harlem

Earlier this week, I wrote about Vinateria and their brunch menu (if you missed that post, click here). Now it's all about brunch fashion. Depending on my mood, I will either go casual or dress it up. The nice weather called for a dress, so I went ahead and pulled out the latest from my go to brand Eloquii. 

When I first saw the Block Print Fit & Flare dress, I just knew it would be the perfect brunch dress. Dressing up can be a chore, and even though I want to keep it cute, I do not want to feel constricted. Fit & flare dresses for me are a great go to. You can still look fabulous, but not have to worry about wearing tons of shapewear (I know when I am enjoying a meal, there is nothing worse than tight shapewear and a full belly). Fit & Flare dresses hide a lot of sins, so when it comes to keeping it easy- especially now that summer is coming, I will throw on a dress like this and I am out the door. What I love about this dress is the colorful 60's inspired print. It grabs your attention and all you need is a great shoe and bag, and you are ready to enjoy your day. 

For my accessories, I went with the Irenee block heel from Steve Madden. This is a great shoe to have ladies. It comes in a myriad of colors, and the heel is perfect to wear all day. I have two pairs of these shoes, and they easily can dress up a simple outfit without sacrificing comfort. My purse is an oldie but goodie from Aldo that is no longer available, but I suggest checking out their site because they have a lot of fun new purses for Spring. 

While my brunch look was full on girly, Leigh-Ann went with the classic shirtdress with a fun twist. This season, menswear inspired items with fun embellishment and embroidery are huge this season. Leigh-Ann went with Embroidered Shirtdress from Eloquii. She loved the dress and the ease of wear. For her, she needs pieces that can be worn on the weekends as well as to the office. With this dress, she can swap the sandals with pumps and add a blazer. For details, definitely head to her blog Gasparillo Junction

Leigh-Ann and I had a blast at brunch. It was a great day for walking around and taking pictures. We also found another restaurant we want to try, so definitely stay tuned for the next installment of Food Meets Fashion.