I’m Just Casual

forever 21 kimono, forever 21 jeans

Hey Loves,

I always get asked if I ever dress down, keep it simple and casual. I promise you guys I do have casual days. I usually don’t post them because I find that it’s not so amazing lol. But I figured I would post what I would wear if I go to dinner with my besties, or what I would wear on the weekends.

Kimono & Jeans: Forever 21| Cami: Ashley Stewart| Wedges: Target| Bag: Call it Spring
forever 21 kimono, forever 21 jeans, target wedges
forever 21 kimono, forever 21 jeans, target wedges

I know you’re think “this girl wears wedges on her casual days” lol no I just haven’t pulled out my sandals and summer flats just yet. They’re all stowed away with the rest of my summer clothes. Just wait on it lol

forever 21 kimono, forever 21 jeans, target wedges

forever 21 kimono, forever 21 jeans, target wedges

This print was calling my name! I knew it had to be in my closet. It’s so light and airy and I love that it can be worn multiple ways. Can’t wait to wear it on the beach this summer. 

forever 21 Kimono

So there you have it loves. Until next time.

xoxo
Shay

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Yellow & White

Rafaella Blazer simply be skirt just fab shoes

Hey Loves,

I was quite excited for this outfit. Not just because I was wearing 2 of my favorite plus size brands, but because on Sunday 4/27/2014 I was honored at church for our annual Women’s Day Celebration. The colors of the day were yellow & white and all honorees were requested to wear 1 or both colors.

The blazer is from Rafaella. I love that is super light, perfect for the spring/summer time. Definitely can go from the office to happy hour if need be. They are brand that has definitely grown on me. I enjoy the fact that they are making an attempt to really reach out to the plus size shopper.

Blazer: Rafaella| Top: Lord & Taylor| Skirt: Simply Be| Shoes: Just Fab| Clutch: DIY
Rafaella Blazer simply be skirt just fab shoes

I’m someone that sucks at keeping white….well white lol So when thinking about what to wear I started online window shopping for something white. But then I saw this beautiful white Jacquard Pencil Skirt from Simply Be. They were kind enough to let me have the skirt and it is just fabulous. The slit is just right and if you want to show a little more leg, you can.

simply be pencil skirt

Simply Be Pencil Skirt
I was so humbled to be honored for Women’s Day. It is very rare that I am speechless, but be recgonized by the women in my church for my years of service to the church and my community through my blog, is something I will never forget.
Rafaella Blazer simply be skirt just fab shoes

Until next time loves.

xoxo
Shay

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Mixing Prints


Mixing Prints

Hey Loves,
This is the 1st time in a long time where I’m actually posting an outfit on the day that I wear it. This morning I headed back to the city for the Summer collection launch for Gudrun Sjoden. It was a cute breakfast viewing at their store on Greene st. in soho. I wanted to pull something that was fun and spring-ish, and what better way to rock spring with mixing prints!

Now you guys know this skirt from last summer. It’s actually a maxi dress from Forever 21. I found it randomly stashed on a rack. And because I’m tall maxi dresses just look a mess on me. So if I do decide to wear it as a dress I like to tie a knot to spice it up.

Hat: Gifted| Top: R/H| Skirt: Forever 21| Shoe: Shoedazzle
Mixing Prints
Mixing prints isn’t always easy. In my opinion you have to find a good balance with your prints. Because the print in my skirt isn’t so heavy so it goes great with my top that is much heavier.
Mixing Prints

I was determined to shot down in Soho. Even with this ugly van in my shot, the scenery is just the best. Thank you to Zach who got some great shots, He’s awesome.

Mixing Prints
Smile! I kept the makeup simple. My Urban Decay Naked 3 palette is my ‘go to’ this spring/summer.  
Mixing Prints

How do you guys feel about mixing prints? Let me know. Until next time loves.

xoxo
Shay

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Classic TV Moms

aunt viv claire huxtable shirt rafaella jeans payless shoes

Hey Loves,

I have been dying to wear this t-shirt since I got it in the mail. I have styled so many ways and nothing tickled my fancy until I was getting dressed to attend the Essence Magazine & Pantene Curly Q’s Straight talk panel discussion. I wanted something casual but a head turner. And we all know that Claire Huxtable & Vivian Banks are 2 OF THE BEST tv moms ever.

I remember when I 1st saw this shirt floating around tumblr I knew it had to be mine. It was a limited t-shirt and I am quite excited that I got my hands on one.

A spin-off TV series that should have happened, theVivian & Clair T-Shirt is an homage to arguably the flyest mothers ever to grace the TV screen. Stylish and witty, they possessed an equal measure of beauty & brains and became an inspiration for a generation of kids growing up in the 80s and 90s.

apartment349.com 

Blazer: Forever21| Top: Apt. 349| Jeans: Rafaella| Shoes: Payless

aunt viv claire huxtable shirt rafaella jeans payless shoes
aunt viv claire huxtable shirt rafaella jeans payless shoes
Again these Rafaella jeans have become one of my favorite jeans. The awesome people at Rafaella wanted me to try out their jeans. So I got them in a 16w and I love how they feel. The fit great around my waist and thigh area. They are a bit short for my taste but that’s ok, I can always cuff them or make it work. What I also like about these jeans, they hold their shape, even after being in them all day, they don’t get baggy like some of other jeans.
aunt viv claire huxtable shirt rafaella jeans payless shoes
aunt viv claire huxtable shirt rafaella jeans payless shoes

Until next time loves.

xoxo
Shay

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Keeping it Casual

Hey Loves,

On Friday I met up with a friend of mine for an after work drink. I was with the guy for most of the week so I only had a few options for clothes. But what I did put together I absolutely love. I’m this kick of forcing myself to ACTUALLY wear more pants. So far it’s working out. But I can’t make any promises once it really gets warm lol
These jeans I have to say have officially become one of my favorites. I’ve been wearing them for about 2 weeks now & can’t get enough of them. They are the curvy jeans from Rafaella. They are really doing their best to reach the plus size shopper. Be sure to check them out.

Jacket: Calvin Klein|Top: Isabel Toledo|Jeans: Rafaella|Shoes: Shoedazzle| Bag: Nicole Lee

I get asked all the time if these sneaker wedges are comfortable. I’ve never had an issue with them. I mean after walking the city in them, yea my feet might get a little achy but that’s with any shoe when walking the city of New York.

This Calvin Klein army jacket I purchased from a friend of mine Ashley Falcon a few months back. I had been trying to find a way to wear and this was perfect time.

Until next time loves.

xoxo
Shay

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Orange is the New Black

Forever 21 blazer and harems pants

Hey Loves,
No this post isn’t about one of my favorite Netflix shows. Although I am anxiously waiting for June 6th. I just like the title lol Anyhow the other day was absolutely gorgeous her in Jersey so I made a point to grab so quick photos because you never know, the next day might drop to 10 degrees with snow & rain. So you have to take advantage of the weather while you can. 

Blazer & Pants: Forever 21 (old)| Top: Target| Shoes: Shoedazzle: Bag UO: Necklace: Simply Be
Forever 21 blazer and harem pants

I’m quickly falling in love with this necklace from Simply Be. I got it in a swag bag a few months ago & really couldn’t find the right look to pair it with. Now that I’ve found looks to wear it, I can’t stop wearing it. You all know the love I have for these shoes. I wear them as often as I can, especially when the weather is nice.

forever 21 pants shoedazzle shoes urban outfitters bag

forever 21 blazer and harem pants

Until next time loves!

xoxo
Shay

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Thrifted Sweater Dress

Hey Loves,
If you saw my last post or follow me on instragram, you know that I ahd the awesome opportunity to attend the Isabel Toledo for Lane Bryant show last night. I want to be fashionable but still dressed for this odd 50 degree we having going on. On top of feeling great in my dress, I got to spend time with some of favorite bloggers & ended the night with a great dinner.

I purchased this dress from a thrift store while I was up in Boston with ths guy on weekend. They were having a sale on dresses, & this particular ended up being only $1. Total win for me right?!

Dress: Thrift Store| Stockings: Ashley Stewart| Shoes: Just Fab

I also got the chance to see some of my favorite blogger boos, dressed to impress as always.

After the show, we were all treated to dinner at Noir, a lovely restaurant a couple of blocks from the Seagram building. Dinner was so good, and my drink of choice was called Black Jack, just a great ending to lovely night.

 Thank you to the Lane Bryant team for the invite. I had a blast. Looking forward to the next one.

Best,
Shay

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Black & Gold


International Concepts Blazer Forever 21 skirt Shoedazzle Sheldon Shoes

Hey Loves,

You ever go shopping and then find such a great pieces for GREAT price. Well this happen to me the other day. I was browsing around in Macys when I made a stop in their I.N.C sale section. I found this great black Chanel inspired blazer. after trying it on and seeing the price I knew it would be mine. And let’s face it, a black blazer is always must in ones closet.

This blazer was originally $109 & i picked it up for only $29! Yes you read that right $29, I always love a good deal. But on top of that the blazer is of great quality. I always loved I.N.C as a brand so to add something else from them to my closet was nice.

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Blazer: I.N.C via Macy’s| Skirt & Bag: Forever 21| Shoes: Shoedazzle| Jewelry: Various Places
Plus Size Fashion Blogger

The shoes I purchased from Shoedazzle about a month ago. They are much better in person than online. I purchased them for my birthday when I had a coupon.

Plus Size Fashion Blogger

 When I tried this blazer on it just reminded me so much of Chanel, very classic and chic.
I.N.C International Concepts black blazer
Plus size forever 21 tapestry skirt

Shoedazzle Sheldon Pumps

Hope you love it. Until next time loves.

xoxo
Shay

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Bomber Jacket


Hey Loves,

You ever find an amazing piece of clothing at a thrift store, but not completely sure what you plan to do with it just yet. That’s what happened with this printer bomber jacket. I got it from a thrift store some time at the end of the year, but couldn’t find the right look to go with it just yet. But when I decided to play dress up with this vintage double split dress I knew I had a good combo.
This black dress was actually given to me by my glamazon boo thang Sasha Renee. She was cleaning one of her closets (yup one of her closets lol) I tried on this dress and I wanted. She said I could have it and the rest they say is history lol

Jacket: Thrift Store| Dress: Gifted| Shoes: Shoedazzle| Bag: Urban Outfitters
The print on this jacket was just calling my name. I couldn’t pass it up.
Love this super cute necklace from Simply Be
simply be collar necklace

Yea I was freezing taking these pictures, but it was all worth it. What do you think?

xoxo
Shay

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#FFFaceoff; Dark Florals, Spikes & Socks

Hey Loves,

This one is a triple whammy. I just hope Kelly knows how much I love her butt for taking pics in the cold and rain for her. Today was the last day to submit outfits for her Fall Fashion Faceoff. I had 3 more outfits to shoot and I wanted to make the deadline. So I sucked it up shot all three looks while trying to stay warm. I hope you guys enjoy them.

#FFFaceoff; Fashion Socks or Tights

Can I tell you that I literally have waited a year to wear these socks. They’re suppose to be thigh highs, but they kept rolling down lol (oh big thigh problems)

I’m also excited to shot this outfit because I wanted to show off my new plaid skirt sent to me by Pink Clove. They are clothing company based in the UK. I wanted this skirt beacuse it’s a different play on a plaid skirt.

Top: Dots| Skirt: Pink Clove| Socks: Da-Sein Socks

The socks are from a Japan based company called Da-Sein socks. They offer everything from trouser socks to thigh highs. And they come in all kinds of colors and patterns. When they asked me if they could send me some stuff this pair immediately caught my eye.

#FFFaceoff; Spikes or Studs

Ok so the look was suppose to be an accessory with spikes or studs, but I don’t own accessories with spikes or studs. But I new I had this shirt from Forever 21 with spikes on the shoulders. I’ve only worn this top about 2 times.

I thought it would be nice for the cool weather. I paired it with my favorite leggings from American Apparel and boots from Shoedazzle.

Top: Forever 21| Leggings: American Apparel| Boots: Shoedazzle| Bag: Dots

And the last one…

#FFFaceoff; Dark Florals

This skirt is one of my favorite vintage skirts that I don’t get to wear as often as I would like. I got this some time last year while cruising through Unique Thrift. You’ve seen my last post in this here. So it was nice to rework it for this cool fall/winter weather.

Top: Cardigan from Gudrun Sjoden| Skirt: Unique Thrift| Boots: Payless| Hat: Gifted

There you have it loves. I got through all but 2 looks that were a part of the Fall Fashion Faceoff. It was fun, definitely somewhat challenging when having parameters around an outfit. But all in all I would do this again. Until next time loves.

xoxo
Shay

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