Sunday, May 29, 2011

Berry'd Deep

My velvet mini skirt from Forever21 is probably the item featured the most on this blog. Whenever I'm not sure what to wear, it's pretty much the first thing I grab. Today was no different; it's finally warming up in NYC, so I knew pants were a no-go. Up top, I decided to wear a sheer cranberry crop top over a bodysuit of the same color. The top was originally too small, so I cut the seams to create a sort of capelet (I'm pretty sure this would work with almost any top if you want to DIY).

Sorry for the photo quality--my DSLR is broken; back to point and shoot for now:
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Top & Bodysuit-American Apparel/Jacket-Beth Ditto for Evans/Skirt, Necklaces, Shoes-Forever21/Sunnies-Urban Outfitters/Bracelet-Fennimas

PS-Fat girls: if you're wondering how to wear skirts without suffering from chubrub (thigh chafing), I recently bought Secret Shield after seeing positive reviews from other bloggers. It's a veggie based anti-chafing balm from the company SkinDura, and it's been working well for me so far! Edit: Wow! Apparently since I posted this, they sold out! I know a lot of people also love Monistat's Chafing Relief Gel and say it works really well. I haven't tried it yet, but you should be able to find it at your local drug store.

PPS-The photo shoot I styled for Fashion to Figure is up! Happy shopping :)
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Monday, May 16, 2011

Olive You

Yesterday I had the pleasure of styling a photo shoot for plus-size retailer Fashion to Figure. I had an absolute blast, and Ford model Chloe Marshall was amazing to work with. The full shoot isn't done being edited yet, but in the mean time I thought I would share my outfit!

Carmakoma was kind enough to send me a few items and I absolutely adore them; olive green is definitely one of my favorite colors this season. Their Spring Collection is a-mazing, so make sure you check it out!


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Blazer, Tunic, Leggings-Carmakoma/Shoes, Necklace-Forever21/Clutch-H&M/Watch-Guess
And obviously the model's dress is from
Fashion to Figure!
Photo Credit: Jose Marquez

Stay tuned for the full shoot!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Easy Breezy

I decided to share a quick post of the super simple outfit I wore in LA! In case you haven't noticed, I'm loving anything oversized and sheer, and this ASOS square top has quickly become one of my favorite items. I just paired it with the same F21 skinnies from my last post and purple platform wedges from Bakers.

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Blouse-Asos/Jeans-Forever21/Platforms-Bakers/Headband-Forever21

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mia

Let me start this post by saying that I'm completely shocked, heartbroken, and saddened by the news that plus-size model Mia Amber has passed away. She was a complete icon in the industry, and at this moment, I still can't even process my thoughts. She has inspired so many; she had a positive attitude and an infectious smile, and was always willing to help anyone in a time of need. When I was competing to become MTV's Twitter Jockey, one of my challenges was to put together an event at a moment's notice. Mia helped out by offering to model in my Brooklyn Bridge fashion show at no charge. I will forever remember her graciousness, beauty, and contribution to the plus community. Though this news is nothing but sad, I try to comfort myself by remembering that Mia lived every day to the fullest and truly loved life.

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Mia modeling Monif C.

To be completely honest, I feel weird even posting outfit pictures. I'm hoping that continuing to post at this time will help inspire others and therefore carry on the message that Mia was so passionate about.

Yesterday, Forever21 had its Fall 2011 preview, and a few representatives were kind enough to take me shopping in their Times Square store. I cannot thank them enough! Fittingly, I wore almost all F21. The top is from Evans, and unfortunately doesn't photograph well. It almost looks like a white tee in these photos, when in actuality it's a gorgeous beige blouse. I paired it with a great lightweight print jacket, skinny jeans, and wedges to create a casual-chic look that worked well for the office and the preview.

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Top-Evans/Jacket, Jeans, Sunglasses, Necklace-Forever21/Watch-Guess/Wedges-Pour La Victoire

PS-Thank you for all of your lovely comments on my bikini post! I love you all! I'm off to LA today for work, maybe there will be more bathing suit shots soon :)