Thursday, January 17, 2013

Black...

Happy soon to be Friday. I just had to do this post because, the other day I had a rather frustrating day at work and I knew the only thing that would make it better would be to play a little dress when I got home. So before I left the showroom, I pulled this really great Henrik Vibskov dress/tunic thingy lol. I knew immediately what I wanted to wear with it. I have't done an all black ensemble in quite awhile so I thought what the hell, lets do it.
I paired it with my suspender tights...clearly you all know I love them, and my new favorite booties from JustFab.com. I'm actually totally in love with them. I threw on some jewelry from some of the other clients in our showroom and here's what I got.

Outfit Details:
Dress/Tunic: Henril Vibskov
Suspender tights: Yoursclothing.com
Booties: Justfab.com
Jewelry: Bjorg, Priestess, Maria Black









Friday, January 11, 2013

Black & Red & Vintage

Hey loves, It's friday and I felt it was so imperative that I look cute lol I just thought it was appropriate. And I wanted a reason to wear this really awesome skirt I got from Unique thrift. I've been noticing lately that I'm really into printed vintage skirts. And to be honest I almost didn't buy this skirt, my besties talked me into it. And thank god they did cause I love it.

The top is a DIY idea. I really wanted a sleeveless turtleneck top (imagine that right lol) so when I couldn't find one I made one. and my shoes I got from Goodwill. The one I like to go to is like a mile away from a Target. And I noticed that a lot of old things that Target doesn't they give to the good will. Total win!

Outfit Details:
Skirt: Unique Thrift
Top: DIY from Target
Shoes: Goodwill by way of Target
Bag: Gucci (Christmas gift)






 For real though can we get into how fantastic the print is on this skirt!

I'm gone with the wind fabulous lol 

Yea I was kinda cold taking this pics. but I do it for yall!


Until next time loves!

xoxo
Shay

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Dots...

ha Dots (dot dot dot) Hey loves. So it's about time that I do this post. I have been a huge fan of Dots. I am in there ALL the time. And that is mostly where I get my boots from. A that seems to always be a common question I get on instagram when I where them. Dots has come a loooooooong way over the years. They have put thought into the quality of their clothing. And also offer an extensive option of plus size clothing.




They offer everything from skinny jeans, to leggings, to sweaters, to blazers to bras and panties. For it's usually a one stop shop, if I know I need something cute really quick. And of course because they reasonably priced I rock with it. And they are always having great sales. I get the text messages and I go HAM. What I enjoy most is that they not only give us boring sweaters and tops. I have purchased sheer tops, body-con dresses, my favorite black skinny jeans that I wore to death and majority of my boots.

Recently in 2012 they have open e-commerce. So you can now buy their clothing online. Which in the past customers have been begging for. But of course like most stores their options are always better in store. And recently in 2012 as well, they launched their credit card. Now I know in this economy the last thing you want is another credit card. But if you're there often it pays off. (no I don't have it lol)

Dots is the fast fashion party place for women's apparel and accessories at exceptional prices. The brand caters to women ages 25 to 35 who are both fashion- and price- conscious.
Our buyers shop NYC, LA and Europe to bring its customers the latest high-fashion runway trends interpreted for real people. Stores receive new shipments twice a week, to keep the fashions fresh and fun. With a unique fast fashion sourcing model to deliver the latest trends, it is a balance of speed and fashion that has helped us emerge as a force in a highly competitive retail landscape.
Our growth and success was founded on a passion for retail that stems from a belief that looking good should not be expensive. With over 20 years of offering a distinct fashion at an everyday low price, we offer trend setting styles in sizes 0-24 in casual, active, club, career, intimates, shoes, jewelry and accessories.
Today, Dots operates more than 400 stores within a 28 state footprint in the Midwest, East and Southeast, primarily in high traffic power centers, regional and community shopping centers.
We are a store where you'll "Love the Looks and Love the Prices."
Dots.com 

So Implore you to check out Dots' and see what they have to offer.

The second I saw this dress I knew it had to be mine. I got this from their main line!

Everything I have on this outfit is from Dots.

You always ask me about these boots on instagram. Dots goes up to a size 12 in some styles and a majority of their boots are wide calf.

 These pants which I love, and apparently you all did too lol

The lace top neck lace and earrings

And how could I forget one of my favorite dresses of the summer. May have to wear this again!

Check their website for a location near you. If not you can shop 24/7 online. Until next time loves.

xoxo
Shay

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Real Life Runway: Crystal Marston

ayyyyyyye *hittin my dougie* hey loves. Happy new year again, and I am quite excited because I have my 1st Real Life Runway series addition on 2013! Woot. So this young lady, I have been following for some time. I think her style is adorable. And it works for her. Ladies meet Ms. Crystal Marston

Where did you wear this outfit?
I wore my outfit to class.

Where did you get each item?

Top: ASOS Curve
Bottoms: Forever 21 
Shoes: Steve Madden
Watch: Michael Kors

So if you like what you see of Crystal, be sure to head over to her blog and follow!

Beauty Luxurious Designs Beauty offered through luxurious designs!

Want to be a part of the RLR Series Click here

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Blue Aztec

Happy New Year loves! I hope you all had an awesome new years and rang in the new year over the top but safe and responsible! So now that we got that out the way, let's hope into the 1st look of 2013 *dancing around the room!* lol
I did a little shopping over the holiday time, and couldn't wait to wear my new stuff. I am proud to say that I actually planned out this outfit, and it actually worked lol.

Yes I had to rock it with my new coat.My mommy got it for me for Christmas. Moms always knows things, cause I was in need a new coat. It is super comfortable and great length and I feel all warm and cozy in it.

Outfit Details:
Dress: Asos
Shoes: Justfab
Belt/Earrings: Dots
Bag: Call it Spring
Coat: Cathrine's (christmas gift)



 I thought this Aztec dress from Asos was great for this time of the year. It is freezing up here in Jersey, as it should be (it is ALL THE WAY January lol) The length is great, I love the sleeves and super comfortable. I typically wear a size 18 but i got this dress in 16 and it fits great.

 As for my shoes, I think they are one of the bigger surprises. I got them from Just Fab, and in the past I haven't been to excited with their shoes. They would have some great styles but the fit would suck. But these booties and AWESOME! And they are relatively comfortable. the small studded spikes are just perfect to go from a dress like this, to a more edgy outfit.

 I punched up the black and white look with a few pops blue and one of my favorite bags from Call it Spring.

Until next time loves.
xoxo
Shay

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Model SpotLight; Essie Golden

One new segment on the blog to kick off the new year is something I'm excited to introduce. MODEL SPOTLIGHT!! This segment on the blog is really about showcasing plus size/curvy/thick models who are really out there working and making a name in the modeling world. It is so important for young ladies and women out there know that beauty has nothing to do with your size. It’s not just about being a model, but about being a strong young woman.
 
So our inaugural model is my homegirl and new bestie, the beautiful Essie Golden



Age: 26
Clothing Size: 16
Agency (if applicable): One day
Blog name (if applicable):

1. What made you want to become a model? 
I wanted to become a model after seeing the beautiful Mia Amber in a clothing ad. I never seen a woman with a body type like mine look so amazing. She truly inspired me to purse modeling.

2. What are some of the brands that you have worked with? 



3. How long have you been working? 
I've been working as a model seriously for about a year.

4. So many girls want to become a model what advice would give them? 
Be confident in your look, find your niche, and don't let the word "no" stop you if this is your dream. 
What should they expect? Some days the only thing glamorous about modeling will be the picture. Always be on time, take direction well and practice poses in the mirror. Expect to hear the word no sometimes and jobs will not be handed to you, you'll have to hustle for them.
 
5. A common misconception is that plus size/curvy/thick models live unhealthy life styles. What do you say to people who think like that? 
Have a seat in a dark corner and let us live! Most of the plus size models in the industry work out and eat very healthy.


 
6. Was this your dream career?Yes, this is my dream career 
How did you get to this point in your career? 
I was always so scared of failure. It's crazy how comfortable you can get because of fear of failing, but how uncomfortable you are because this is your dream. I didn't think I was pretty enough or small enough to model. Eventually, with the push of my friends I took some professional photos and sent them to designers looking for models and it just took off from there.
 
7. If you could be doing anything else other than modeling, what would it be?
I would be a concert coordinator planning music tours around the world or I would love to have a graphic t-shirt line which is in the works now.
 


8. Where do you get your confidence from? 
I stopped letting other peoples opinions of MY body rule my whole life. I can wear what I want and look just as good even better then the stereotypical beauty. When you go through so much in life you have no choice but to love you. I had to learn to love the flaws society encouraged me to hate. I wake up some days and force myself to say nice things to myself in the mirror until I believe it.
How do you stay in a positive frame of mind? I make the CHOICE every single day to be positive. I surround myself with like minded people and I find pleasure in simple things not simple people.
 


9. Why do you think it so important for plus size/curvy/thick models to have the same respect as straight size models? 
We deserve the same respect because we represent the average woman and we are role models to children. Not respecting us sends out the message to the average woman and young woman growing up that they don't matter unless they are this unattainable standard of beauty.
 
10. So many girls grow with such low self esteem. Were you ever like that? 
Of course! I went to a school where most of the girls were single digits sizes and I as a size 14/16. I constantly worried about other peoples feelings of me and I weighed over 200 plus lbs practically my whole life.
If so what advice would you give young girls struggling with her self esteem? I would say don't let your weight or other peoples opinions of you stop you from living. I was made fun of by people but that never stopped me from making friends, participating in school activities, going to dances, and even becoming a homecoming princess. I think sometimes we feel everyone hates us and that's not the case. Stop putting so much pressure on yourself to fit in or be perfect, the people that matter will stick around. Just live your life.



The last couple questions are just to have fun with….
1. Hagen Daz or Ben & Jerry? Ben & Jerry's Red Velvet Ice Cream is so amazing. I would give a body part for it.
2. Favorite tv show growing up? Too many to choose from but It's between, "My So Called Life." and "Martin"
3. Favorite Halloween costume? Missy Elliot from the, “I can’t stand the rain video.” (Don’t judge me lol)
4. Louis Vitton or Hermes? Neither Chanel
5. Buying your boyfriend his favorite video game or those new pair of shoes? Favorite video game. I’m a giver. 


Until next time loves

xoxo
Shay