Happy Monday!

One of the most influential “characters” in my world of style is Cookie Lyons. She’s sassy and her fashion sense is adventurous! Ever since I saw her in a fur jacket on the first episode of Empire, I knew I had to get one!

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My biggest issue in the past was finding a fur jacket (or faux fur) that could get through my 19 inch-in-circumference- arms. This year, Ashley Stewart released about 10+ furs and I couldn’t wait to snag about 4 of them! Paired with a white dress, I seriously thought I was a lost cast member from Empire.  So here’s my rendition of Cookie Lyon: The Fatties Edition!

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Finding a white dress is always a struggle for me. Not that there aren’t offerings out there, but finding a quality white dress is hard to find. Many dresses I tried on left nothing to the imagination. Honestly, you could my birthmarks…so that’s a no-no! But when I found this dress from Fashion to Figure, I was relieved. The material is thick but stretchy enough to allow me to move. I would size up with any bodycon, unless your undergarments are on fleek!

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The key to a good fur jacket is to make sure it can cover your body at all angles. Now let’s face it, these jackets can be bulky when worn in its intent. Whether you wear it off the shoulder or tie it around the waist, feel free to play around with it.  I actually had a lot of fun shooting in this outfit. I took the pictures in a place where many tourists visit and they were taking pictures of me as well…weird…but I don’t care.

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Fur: Ashley Stewart          Dress: Fashion to Figure       Heels: Payless        Accessories: Aldos

So if you are looking for a great white dress, head over to Fashion  to Figure.

And if you are looking for furs, make sure you check out Ashley Stewart, especially their in-store selection!

What did you think? What are some other ways you would style this fur?

*Special thank you to my team!*

Key of Gorgeous Hair/HairMeOut, these are crochets but don’t they look like real Senegelese twists?

Raha of Raha Telebinejad Photography

Tracey of Face by Trace MUA 

Darrell Santos

Stavana Blackmon

Samentha St. Pierre