Thursday, December 29, 2011
It's been forever since I created a blog post; however the new year is coming up and I am willing to give blogging a second chance. I've been experimenting within my wardrobe. I've become fearless in trying different outfits. I am ready to step out of the box and try different things. I recently purchased this amazing snake skin blazer, from which I found at a thrift shop. I think it's by far one of my favorite blazers in my closet. I will try my best to keep updating and continue to blog! Please spread the word!
SORRY THE PHOTOS ARE KIND OF BLURRY. I NEED TO INVEST IN ANOTHER CAMERA! WILL BE DOING THAT SOON!
(Blazer--Thrifted; Jeans & Blouse---Torrid; Shoes--Bakers)
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
I have been doing a terrible job updating my blog and thanks to a comment from a very kind reader I was inspired to start blogging again. For awhile I just wasn't inspired to do anymore blogging but I'm ready to get back in action. Sorry for the lack of post and I promise as I get more situated I will be posting more fabulous post. Also, sorry for the low quality pictures. I was only able to take these via phone but promise better next time.
(Outfit--Forever 21-Faith 21) (Shoes--Torrid)
Monday, May 9, 2011
Finally another outfit post! I haven't been posting on my blog in a long time. I hate that I haven't been able to keep it up and be a faithful blogger. I really hope as the summer approaches that I am able to provide more outfit post. I really want to be more involved in building this blog and making it positive. I just started this blog this year, so anyone who reads this blog please continue to read and support. Thanks so much!
(Outfit--Everything is from Old Navy!)
Monday, March 28, 2011
I honestly have so many Spring must haves for this season and it was extremely hard to just narrow down a few to post. I will be doing more posts on my Spring/Summer must haves. Pictured are a couple of items I plan on getting for the Spring and Summer. All of the clothing are plus size clothing, one place in particular LAVINTAGE. If you haven't heard of LAVINTAGE please check out the website. They go up to a size 3x and they have vintage inspired clothing dating all the way back to the 40s. Simply amazing is the term I can use to describe this website. I love it and I plan on doing some serious Spring shopping there! Be on the lookout for more of my Spring/Summer must haves.
1. Sunglasses: Bleu Dame
2 & 3. Harem Trousers & Pot a Dot Sun Dress: Evans
4 & 5. Blazer & Dress: LA Vintage
6. Green Wedges: Torrid
Saturday, March 26, 2011
I can't help the fact that I am still stuck on the all Black routine, but I decided to add some color to this outfit. I paired this outfit with a beautiful necklace (which is now my favorite necklace in my jewelry box). Also, I wore a fuchsia color blazer which was really pretty. This outfit was really simple chic; however it worked. I will continue to add more fall colors such as pinks, blues, yellow etc. to my closet. I only own one yellow blouse, so I hope to experiment with colors like yellow and orange which would be a great spring essential.
(Blazer--Thifted; Blouse & Jeans--Old Navy; Necklace--Forever 21; Earrings--Vintage; Ring--H&M; Shoes-- Wild Rose)
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
This photo shoot was one of my favorites because of the graffiti murals and the artistic vibe. I have been to this location before to take some pictures, but every time I go back there it is always some new art added to the walls. It is so cool to look at the paintings and slogans on the murals. It kind of reminds me of the artist Banksy and his work. I hope to be going to back to this location near Duke University to take more pictures soon! My outfit was very simple, just jeans and a blouse because it was so hot on this day, but beautiful.
(Blouse--H&M; Jeans--Faith 21; Shoes--Torrid; Purse & Sunglasses--Old Navy).
Monday, March 21, 2011
This outfit brought out a one-of-a-kind side of me (LOL). This night I was in a rare form of myself, which is a inside joke btw! I just really had fun with this outfit and was really comfortable in it. I have never worn my hair this big and at first I was a little bit hesitant, but I went for the look anyway. I tend to wear a lot of black when I go out, and I am going to have to stay away from that all of the time. When I go out now I just like to add a splash of detail or color to my outfit. This heels I am wearing are the highest pair I own, but they were actually pretty comfortable.
(Blouse, Skirt& Jewelry--Faith 21; Shoes--Zigi Soho)
Sunday, March 20, 2011
My favorite combination for the spring/summer 2011 season is colors and prints. I have learned to experiment with the two and I am loving it. This outfit is very simple and fun. It was a beautiful day outside so I decided to go with this green blazer, which I haven't worn much. I love the fit and the jeans were really comfortable.
(Blazer--Thifted; Blouse--Wet Seal; Jeans--Faith 21; Shoes--Steve Madden; Purse--Chanel).
Source: H&M Website:
I was excited to find out that H&M has launch a plus size collection called BIB: Big Is Beautiful. "This season a more trend conscious collection has been designed to offer customers a wider range of fashion in sizes 16-30. We have gone for a higher fashion content with this collection, which will appeal to younger customers too,' says BiB designer Lisa Hajian."
"This Spring focuses on both masculine and feminine themes. Typical masculine pieces are shirts and well cut suit trousers, while frills and patterns provide a feminine look to garments. Denim continues to be big this season and comes in all shades from light stonewashed to dark navy.
As Summer draws nearer tight fitting tops are combined with Capri pants - a must in trouser lengths this season. Wide linen trousers are worn with narrow tops, often in stripes, and with stripes being one of the most important patterns they come in all forms including multistripe and two-tone."
The site is only apart of the UK site and not the US; however I still think it is great for H&M to head in this direction with plus size clothing.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
I love seeing fresh new style in the world of fashion or "fatshion". I love Addi style because she is not afraid to take risk with playing off her curves. Addi describes her style as, "eclectic". "Sometimes it's kicks and jeans, sometimes on-of-a-kind vintage pieces and sometimes it's tailored suits and stand-out shoes and accessories". I would describes Addi's style as fearless and bold. I love her mixture of colors and fabrics. Here is a brief interview I did to find out more about Addi's style. Enjoy!
Favorite Places to Shop: ASOS, Forever21, Monif C., Gap Inc, Butter by Nadia, Anthropologie, Any vintage/thrift shop anywhere, Searle, Mom’s Closet (not a store, literally, my mom’s closet), Ebay. Etsy, Topshop, Zara
Current Obsession: "Long sheer skirts, high-waist wide-leg jeans, wedges and statement jewelry—particularly in abalone--for the summer."
Who are your style heroes/fashion icons? "I love watching the evolution of Solange Knowles’ style, Karla Deras from Karla’s Closet, Kelly from The Glamourai, Also, my mom. (She is actually one of the boldest and experimental dressers I know) and June Ambrose."
Do you have anything in your closet that you could never throw away? "My graduation gowns—I worked hard for every one of those polyester frocks! But honestly, I would never throw out my classic black Jimmy Choo pumps (they’ll never will go out of style), my classic black suit, or any of the vintage items my mother has given me. (Her collection of vintage clutches and scarves spans decades and continents; it’s insanity)."
How Would You Describe Your Personal Style? "I find it confining and disingenuous to define my style as just one thing. Let’s keep it 100: we are all ‘The Girl in Sweats’ on one day and ‘Ms. Pulled-Together’ the next. So, I’d describe my style as varied. Sometimes it’s vintage, sometimes it’s super-trendy, sometimes it’s tailored and classic. It shifts constantly and it should; as young women, we’re still trying to define ourselves."
What Inspires Your Personal Style?
"My personal style is defined by the world around me; it’s hard to pinpoint, But no matter what look I wear, I’m always thinking:
‘Is it interesting? Does it make me happy? Is it pulled-together but in some ways, unexpected?’ If I can answer these questions affirmatively (particularly that 2nd one) I’m doing well."
Any Fashion Advice/Tips?
1. Magazines and billboards can give you ideas, but they shouldn’t mandate your style. Just because they say it’s trendy, doesn’t mean you have to wear it.
2. Have a sense of what silhouettes work best for you and wear them from time to time. But, if you fall in love with something and it doesn’t fall onto that list; Wear it anyway; YOU define what works best on your body.
3. If you’re looking for inspiration, sometimes you’ll find all you need by people-watching; designers and stylists are not the only people doing awesome things with clothing!
4. Invest in quality pieces. When I was a younger (broke-r) fashionista, I used to buy lots of inexpensive pieces. Now, I buy less pieces but what I do take home is better quality.
5. Be bold in some of your fashion choices. If you encounter a truly interesting piece, Get it! If you truly love it, you’ll find away to make it work with what you have.
6. Invest in a few great foundation pieces. A good bra and shaper should be a key part of your wardrobe.
For More With Addi's Style Check Out her Blog: The Curve & The Line
Monday, March 7, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
(Sunglasses--Forever 21; Blazer--Lane Bryant; Blouse--H&M; Jeans--Dots; Shoes--Torrid; Jewelry--H&M)
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Monday, February 28, 2011
Who are your style heroes/ fashion icons? "I'm pretty much going to give the "typical" answer for this, but its the honest one. The Olsens, Chloe Sevigny, Solange Knowles, American Idol Jennifer Lopez "not Jenny from the block" Jennifer Lopez, Emma Watson, Whitney Port and the list could really go on forever to be frank!"
What Inspires Your Personal Style? "Nothing really inspires it, it just sorts of creates itself...I mean, I guess the better answer would be my City! Toronto inspires my personal style on a daily basis. I don't think people realize that Toronto is an extremely stylist city with a rather large fashion district. It's hard not to look like everyone else on the downtown strip here, so it motivates you to try new things and take risks, or else you fall into the mass produced crowd of H&M/ American Apparel hipsters."
Any Fashion Advice/Tips? "You can wear whatever the f*@k you'd like, period! No Ifs ands or buts. If you're fat, you can wear that crop top. If your tall, you can wear that mini skirt. If you like a item, make an outfit out of it, not really putting much thought into anything. At the end of the day, you need to be happy with what you're wearing, not happy with the reaction to what you're wearing."
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Spring is slowly approaching and I am more and more excited about Spring 2011 Fashion. Clothing Companies such as Faith 21, Asos Curve, Old Navy etc always delivers when it comes to seasonal fashion. I picked a couple of looks from Asos Curve and Faith 21 that I plan on getting. I am keeping my eyes open to different fashion statements for the season.
Distressed Floral Deenim Shorts