Going Print Crazy

Hey Loves,

So recently within the last couple days, I have been going on a print binge. I find myself gravitating towards anything with an aztec print or a geometric print. Granted it’s definitely a trend for the summer. But a lot of my recent purchases include something with a really strong print.

But the truth is print is very fashion forward and chic. Now I don’t advocate for full on print outfits, because only certain people can pull it off the right way. I am not one of those people. But pairing a printed shoe with a basic suit, or top and bottom. You allow for the shoe to be your statement.

One of my recent purchases from Shoedazzle. For those that want to be office chic, there will do it for you.

Some times a nice printed jumpsuit with a black shoe and statement jewelry can do wonders.

Or my recent personal favorite; harem pants with a nice denim top and flats is great for a summer brunch with the girls.

And who doesn’t love a bandu top. Ladies don’t get it twisted, we can wear bandu tops, just know the difference between chic and tacky.

Here are some other printed options, that I’m currently swooning over
ING dress from Macy’s
Igigi wrap dress via Madison Plus

Kaleidoscope pants for Dorothy Perkins
These are just a select few items that I have my eye on. Remember prints are made to be fun, and to add to your overall look. Not overpower. Cause the last thing you want is to look like Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala looking like you grandmother’s couch. lol I’m just saying. So let me know how you feel about prints. 
Until next time loves.
xoxo
Shay
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I Wear Purple Pants

If you saw the last post, I wrote about the awesome store opening Shirley & Alice, it wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t do an outfit post. I must say I am in total love with this outfit. I was finally able to wear these great pants I got from the thrift store. Since I was heading to a vintage store opening, it was only right that I pull out something vintage. But I knew I didn’t want to wear a skirt. I really wanted to wear pants.

When I 1st bought these pants, I knew exactly what I want to wear with them. And when I found this top from H&M, I knew it had to be mine. It is a cardigan that i turned backwards…just trying to be creative! And my shoes…I got the on sale from Macy’s when I 1st saw them, I actually was kinda eh whatever. But then I put them on, and it was all she wrote lol

Outfit Details:
Tops: H&M
Pants: Thrift Store
Shoes: Style & Co. frm Macys
Bag: DIY

 Ok I have to say that I am so in love with this red lipstick. .99 from CVS. I’m always skeptical about red lippy colors. I was have the hardest time finding one that worked for me. But when I put this on, honey child I couldn’t stop looking at myself in the mirror lol

All in all I loved this outfit and it was a great success! What do you think?

Until next time loves.

xoxo
Shay

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23rd Birthday

By the grace of God on February 12th I celebrated my 23rd birthday! I always like to celebrate my birthday because I know a lot of people don’t make it to see 23. I always go out of my way to find a cute outfit. This birthday was no different. But I must say it was a rather busy birthday. It was in the middle of fashion week and it was on Mardi Gras. And to ring my awesome birthday I got to walk in my 1st fashion show. #epicwin

so below is my day look!
Outfit Details:
Blazer: Forever 21
Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Strawberry
Bowtie: gift
Booties: Just fab

Fashion kinda had me away from my computer, but this week I promise I will catch you up on EVERYTHING I got into. so please check back! I miss you guys so much!!
Until next time
xoxo
Shay
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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

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Summer meets Fall

One thing we as bloggers go through is that change in weather, but not wanting to have to buy all new clothes. So as our lovely summer days fade to cool fall, and now chilly winter nights I still have the urge to wear my adorable summer dresses. So that begs the question, what does one do? For the last week and some change, I made a point to wear my favorite summer pieces adding a pair of boots and some stockings and ya girl was ready to go.

This little black dress made me feel so sexy. And I had to rock it with pops of color to break of the black. And to bring my girl into fall I DIY’d so holes in my stockings, my lovely denim jacket from Forever 21 and my thrifted black rider boots. You couldn’t tell me I was hot in this cold weather.

Over the summer Target was my place to shop, I was going HAM. The top, which is actually a simple body-con dress worked perfectly with this high/low skirt that i couldn’t get enough of. so to move it from my summer heels, I tossed on my opaque tights (from target) my fave leopard print wedges from Just fab and I was ready to brave this rather chilly NJ weather.

 When I say this dress at Old Navy, I just knew that it had to be mine. And ever since I got it, it has been nothing but a head turn for me! To stay cool in the heat I paired it with my leopard print sandal wedges they just made my legs look sooooo choice lol To keep it warm for the fall/winter tights and knee high boots…POW!! lol

So my loves how did you transition from summer to fall/winter? Until next time love.

xoxo
Shay

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Simply Be Dress Favorites

I’m sure if you’ve been following the blog, would know that I live for dresses. I don’t know what it is, but it’s something about wearing a really great dress and pairing with the right shoes and accessories, that just makes a girl feel good. I am always on the hunt for something new and fun. So it came as no surprise that one of my favorite place to shop for plus size clothing Simply Be had some great options. I mean of course Simply Be is always a go to. So lets check out whats on my wish list shall we?

The second I saw this dress I immediately put it on my wish list. I mean the print is to die for.
Got to love a new spin of the tunic dress!

I have been looking for a great skater dress…looks like I found it. And it comes in different colors.
 Peplum and leather…need I say more?!
I have been swooning over this Anna Scholtz dress for forever now lol

What do you think? And where are some of your favorite places to buy dresses? Until next time loves.

xoxo
Shay

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Lips of green and some print

Now let me say, I was totally experimenting with this look, and I’m not sure how i feel about it just yet. Yes, I am wearing green lipstick. Honestly I have been a huge fan of different colored lips sitcks like greens, blues and yellows. I got my green lip stick in a gift bag from the Style Bloggers of color event back in Sept. and for the life of me couldn’t figure out the best way to wear it. So as usual, I was bored at home the other day so decided to play around to see what I could come up with. The sun was out on Monday even though it was freezing I had to take advantage. I build the outfit around my lipstick, I tried to channel all the awesome hipster/ effortless fashionable people I see on tumblr everyday. What do you think did I pull it off?

Now about the lips stick, its made by the fantastic company called The Lip Bar they offer different color lip stick that are sure to make not only your lips pop, but your entire look pop. And all their colors are named after cocktails. The color I have is called apple martini. But they have other great names like Hot Toddy, Tequila Sunrise and so much more. Be sure to check out their site.

Outfit Details:
Top: Goodwill
Pants: Forever 21
Shoes: Shoedazzle
Bow tie: Sproos…really a bow for my hair (see main pic ->)
Bag: DIY
Earrings: Vintage

Forgive me, I know I look all types of angry…but I’m really not lol
Yup, I got a splash of tummy showing. I am totally ok with that. 
OK so my pose is a little awkward lol
I fell in love with these earrings when I saw them in my mom’s jewelry box. I just had to make them mine. And this bow tie….if you remember back in September I wore this bow to death, check my instagram (@thickgrlscloset)

Folks like to ask me about hair, I promise I will do a post on all my up dos. SO what do you think about the green lips loves? Yay? or Nay?

Until next time loves

xoxo
Shay

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A Dramatic Holiday

Ok and yet again here I am swooning over Monif C. Her holiday collection 2012 has just been launched and I have to say if you are into the drama get you wallets ready. I always enjoy the holiday times because of all the parties the decorations and the spirit in the air. And what better way to show up at the party, than to be in a fabulous dress!

Lets start with the lace and the sleeves and the exposed zipper! With a great shoe and the right make up, you better hit your Naomi Campbell walk in this.

Now I know its all types of cold up here in the tri-state, but I have been dying to show some leg. And in this number, the boys better watch out.

Drama with a train, I’m a purple girl (in case you haven’t noticed lol) High low is still in, and that train behind it, any female coming in behind you better be on top of her game.

Now what would the holidays be without sequins? and ladies don’t let society tell you that plus size girls can’t wear sequins. We can and will rock the living hell out something like this.

So my dear ladies, as usual we got nothing short of fabulous from Monif C. to see the rest of her holiday collection and any other of the past lines check her website Monifc.com Most of these pieces won’t ship out until December, so be sure to put your order in. When you get yours, be sure to take pics and send them on over. Until next time loves.

xoxo
Shay

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Asos Dressing

It’s never to early to start to hunt down those fabulous holiday dresses. I mean lets be real it’s already September. Before we will be staring down the holiday season. And it should come as no surprise that Asos was my first place I turned to. Asos never lets me down with print filled dresses with just the perfect hem line. This fall/winter comes as no surprise to me, deep reds, navys, lace and plenty of sequin to go around. There is no way you won’t sparkle when you walk into the room

Red and sequins…how can a girl not feel fabulous in this dress. It also comes in black for those looking to be understated but still bold.
Lace & mesh…do I need to say anything more?! With the perfect shoes and bag, you’re ready to bring your holiday in with style.

 Champagne colors for a dress always worked for me. I think I just may need to purchase this little beauty. 
 If you ever wanted to be a statement piece, this will definitely will do it for you. 
 Navy is slowly making its way into my closet this season. Ad I’m quite excited about it. This dress may be simple, but that’s the beauty of fashion…right? making things your own!

To see more dresses from Asos be sure to check out their site!

Until next time ladies

xoxo
Shay

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Partying with #MYNTPMM

Last night was just a great time. I had the awesome pleasure of attending Mynt 1792 and Plus Model Magazine’s event at the Ainsworth. It was a night to reveal and celebrate the fashions of Mynt 1792. And to be honest my pockets will be hurting this fall lol Their jeans, their jackets are just to die for.

It was fabulous night with great food, free drinks and fantastic women. I had to not be star struck when I first got there cause I saw the faces of ladies that I truly look up to. The atmosphere was intimate, crowded (of course) fashion filled.

But on to Mynt 1792…is plus size line aimed at dressing the whole woman. They will offer pieces that we can wear from day to night. Great options in jeans that truly fit our curves. And not just your typical blue jeans. They’ll be offering metallics, skinny jeans, colored jeans  and more. The full line will offer jackets and let me tell you the jackets I saw, just tickle my fancy on so many levels lol Great quality, a fantastic cut & fit.

Be on the look out for the force that is Mynt 1792

Some of their Jackets

 How awesome are those jeans and that vest. Oh those jeans come in a cobalt blue w/ a black stripe!

 Kaela Humphries in one of Mynt Fantastic Jackets
 Metallic Jeans

 This fur vest…to die for!

Check the next post for my outfit from the night!

xoxo
Shay

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