Denim Jeans + Blazers

In Fashion, Personal Style

Plus Size Blogger Wearing Lane Bryant Skinny Jeans

 

There was once a time where I had one permanent look: Denim jeans and blazers. Celebs like Rihanna and Beyonce would always be photographed wearing this look. Whether they were on the go or lounging around the City, this look was a staple in their day to day activities! So guess what, I am bringing this look back with the help of Lane Bryant!

You would think Denim is generic and that most brands can make a jean that satisfies all the ebb and flows of a plus size body. While we know that’s not EVER THE FACT; we find solace in brands that do go above and beyond to perfect denim for hips and curves. A good pair of denim jeans can go a long way, and while Fall is usually the debut of most denim, we all know they are here to stick around throughout the year. Picking a good pair of denim jeans is hard, though. While fast fashion jeans might flatten your belly and flatten your butt (if that’s your thing), investing in high quality will give you a bigger bang for your buck!

So when I saw Kelly Augustine post about her participation in Lane Bryant’s #TheNewSkinny campaign, I already knew where I should start looking to replenish my denim collection. Lane Bryant has over ten pairs of skinny jeans that I can’t seem to stop staring at. The jeans I am wearing are called the SUPER STRETCH SKINNY JEAN WITH RELEASED HEM! It truly is a super stretch so that I would size down from your normal size.

Also, Lane Bryant recently put out a campaign for their latest Blazers! The fashion gawds must’ve picked up on my vibes because I needed a new blazer to wear for dates and work! The PEPLUM-BACK BLAZER is the PERFECT blazer that transitions day to night. Pairing my outfit with a pop of off-white and shades of brown, now I actually look like a celeb that is on the go!!

Plus Size Blogger Wearing Lane Bryant Skinny Jeans

Plus Size Blogger Wearing Lane Bryant Skinny Jeans

Plus Size Blogger Wearing Lane Bryant Skinny Jeans

Outfit Details

Blazer: Lane Bryant

Jeans: Lane Bryant

Top: Calvin Klein, similar from Amazon

Shoes: Amazon

Bag: Louis Vuitton

 

 

A huge thank you to my photographer Jessica of JMP Image!!

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Plus Size Maxi Skirt by Society +

Maximize Your Maxi

In Fashion, Personal Style

Plus Size Maxi Skirt by Society +

There’s something about a plus size maxi skirt that just does it for me. I don’t know if it’s because I don’t have to wear undergarments with them ( sue me, I like boy shorts or nothing at all) or because they are flowy–without a care in the world. Either way, when you find a good maxi, you have show out! Society + put a new spin on their maxi skirts. This isn’t your everyday maxi skirt that’s entirely made up of cotton and spandex. The polyester fabric brings up the quality and masks the occasional panty line that guys gawk at during maxi season!

The Twirl Maxi Skirt can transition from morning to night! AND YES, IT HAS POCKETS!!! What more can you ask for in this life of sin? Now, I only wore it one way, but my blogger babes found four ways to wear it! Make sure you check out their posts and show them some Maxi love!! This skirt comes in 7 colors…so if you’re into that whole seasonal palette thing, you have enough to choose from. What are you waiting for? GET TO SOCIETY + AND GET YOURS TODAY!  Please tag me in your picture so I can repost!!

Plus Size Maxi Skirt by Society+

Plus Size Maxi Skirt by Society+

Plus Size Maxi Skirt by Society+

Plus Size Maxi Skirt by Society+

A huge thank you to my photographer Jessica of JMP Image!!

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Yellow Mellow feat. Universal Standard

In Fashion, Personal Style

Nothing brings me more joy than finding clothes that work in the boardroom and transition well for a night on the town. When I first started my job in the Mayor’s Office, I had no idea how I could look professional and be stylish. My outfits were pretty bland, and most days I looked like a bag lady. Fast forward to 2017; some brands are bridging that gap, and I no longer feel like I have to sacrifice my style for the sake of looking “professional.” Also, the times are finally changing. No one is expecting women to dress like militant drones…my colleagues appreciate my pops of color here and there!

HUGE SHOUT OUT TO ALEXIS—SHE GETS ME!

Universal Standard is one of the standout brands that cater to the fashion-forward minimalist! With clothing from sizes 10-28, Universal Standard provides high-quality clothing for mid-range prices. For instance, the Geneva Dress comes in five colors and can easily be turned from a cute work dress to a night on the town dress. Depending on the color, you can pair with a blazer, long cardigan, belt, booties, etc.

Universal Standard Plus Size Blogger

I styled the Geneva Dress to show the versatility it provides. When belted with Universal Standard’s Obi Belt, it enhances my shape gives it a little sex appeal. This is perfect for a night on the town. When paired with summer brights, it gives my look a low-key look that is appropriate to wear to work. You may even find a new work bae or two—when no one is looking of course!

Universal Standard Plus Size Blogger

Universal Standard Plus Size Blogger

Universal Standard Plus Size Blogger

Universal Standard Plus Size Blogger

So how would you style the Geneva Dress? I would love to see some ideas!!

Outfit Details

DressUniversal Standard
BeltUniversal Standard

Striped Shoes: Sold out, Similar on Amazon Fashion

Option One

Option Two

Option Three

Suede Green ShoesSold out; Similar on Amazon Fashion

Option One

Option Two

Option Three

So how would you style the Geneva Dress? I would love to see some ideas!!

A huge thank you to my photographer Jessica of JMP Image!!

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A Day in the Life of a Princess

In Fashion, Personal Style

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a princess or a ballerina. After complaining to my mom that I had going to practice, being a princess was my only option. As I got older, I realized that being a princess wasn’t like Beauty and the Beast. In fact, it was more like Michelle Obama, Frida Kahlo or Maya Angelou. Inspiring women to their best selves, regardless of what cards they are dealt. I’d like to think that I am a princess. I may not be as notable as Michelle Obama, but I feel like I overcame a lot and try to inspire others along the way. In fact, I hope everyone looks at themselves as princesses or queens! It may feel like a five-year-old’s depiction of the perfect life–but hear me out: When we were kids, we looked up to some of these Disney Princesses, what’s the harm of looking up to yourself? We get up every day; we put on a game face, (and some of us have to deal with a sexist president by the name of #45) then continue slaying dragons. And even if you feel defeated most days, don’t let that spark die. Let your invisible crown be your guide and may you feel like the best-dressed person where ever you go.

Naturally Nude by Eleven 60 Plus Size Blogger

Speaking of, remember when I had an amazingly detailed lace dress from Eleven 60? Well, I am back it again with their Naturally Nude dress!!  Talk about feeling and looking regal! This dress is giving me ALL THE PROPER VIBES!! I wish I still had more weddings to go to because I feel like stuntin’ a little bit!! I am wearing a size 3x, and it’s a perfect fit. If you have larger breasts or big arms, size up because there’s no stretch.

Naturally Nude by Eleven 60 Plus Size Blogger

Talk about feeling and looking regal! This dress is giving me ALL THE PROPER VIBES!! I wish I still had more weddings to go to because I feel like stuntin’ a little bit!! I am wearing a size 3x, and it’s a perfect fit. If you have larger breasts or big arms, size up because there’s no stretch. Remember, you are a princess in your own rite. You save lives every day, and you probably don’t even notice it. So put on that crown, kiss a few babies and do what you do!

Naturally Nude by Eleven 60 Plus Size Blogger

Dress Details: Eleven 60’s Naturally Nude!

Shoes: Amazon

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Turning a New Leaf feat. Teri Jon

In Body Positive, Fashion, Personal Style

At 28 years old, I feel like I’ve experienced more than I needed to. I’ve had like five near death experiences; I’ve had to make tough decisions that I wake up regretting every day and to make matters worse, I keep finding myself in a lot of the same experiences. I think the greats call this insanity.

One of life’s most challenging aspects is understanding love + partnership with a significant other. I swear, in high school, it was so simple. Love meant holding hands, going to the movies, and the worst thing your significant other can do is cheat on you.

Plus Size Wedding Dress by Teri Jon

As I’m getting older, love is starting to mean tough conversations, holding your tongue for the sake of bruising your partner’s ego, understanding that there is a gray area that isn’t always the prettiest place to hang out in, realizing that sex more than a physical act–it’s 90% mental, knowing that honest and direct communication will make or break a relationship, etc.

Now, there are more nuances to love but–even then, I still welcome it with open arms. Why? Love has the power to transform and heal you. I once had a friend who said, “Sha, you are brave! You go into dating with the hopes of you establishing something long lasting. You don’t seem to be scared of externalities such as hurt, depression, weight fluctuation, internalized views about yourself and men in general, etc.” As endearing as his speculation about me was, he was kind of wrong. I’m terrified of love. It can be horrifying!

Plus Size Wedding Dress by Teri Jon

It’s 2017, and society still dictates where a person should be in their late twenties. If it were up to my family, I would have been married with two kids by now. But, by the grace of God, I’m not even close. Being married isn’t a life goal for me. Being happy and making others happy is a better fit for me. Does that mean I’m going to put a pause on love? NAH! I’m going to love harder than I’ve ever loved before. But not in search of the dream guy—in search of Chardline. I’ve been relationships that have changed me for the worst. I honestly lost more and more of myself with every relationship.

Plus Size Wedding Dress by Teri Jon

While this post is only PART ONE, I hope you guys follow me as I figure out what it means to take the time to and LOVE ME! FINALLY! I’ve identified six things that kept me from loving me. With each layer revealed, I am going to share some of the tips and revelations that led me to this impetus. I’m also low key excited that I’m going to partner with people who’ve watched me grow and break down for the past 10+ years. Visuals, Interviews, and Testimonies!

No fancy production here, but this project means more to me than you all know. And yes, we can talk about this dress! The reason why I had to roll out my “Turning a New Leaf” project with this dress by Teri Jon is that I am still a style blogger and partnering with brands who are turning new leaves of their own is especially near and dear to my heart! Teri Jon just rolled out their #JustMySize campaign. Check out their video to learn more about it.

Even though my dress is sold out, check out these Fall classics that I know you’ll see on the blog again!! I am wearing a size 20 if it helps for reference. Also, I found the same dress on Saks!

My shoes are from Amazon! 

Plus Size Wedding Dress by Teri Jon

Plus Size Wedding Dress by Teri Jon

Do me a favor? Hug yourself every night before you go to sleep. I promise it makes a world of a difference.

-Char.