Month: September 2014

SHOPPING ONLINE

asos curve, top shop, plus size skirts, #celebratemysize, #effyourbeautystandards, #OOTD

asos curve, top shop, plus size skirts, #celebratemysize, #effyourbeautystandards, #OOTD

asos curve, top shop, plus size skirts, #celebratemysize, #effyourbeautystandards, #OOTD

asos curve, top shop, plus size skirts, #celebratemysize, #effyourbeautystandards, #OOTD
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JU’WAN ANDREWS

asos curve, top shop, plus size skirts, #celebratemysize, #effyourbeautystandards, #OOTD
[ Skirt:ASOS Curve | Sandals:TopShop ]

There are a lot of people (especially fuller figured women) who are not active in the fashion/blogging world that aren’t aware of all the resources and inspiration available online. I know ordering from the internet can be intimidating, but unfortunately, a lot of retail stores are not as fashion forward in the plus size department as we would like. I understand ordering something online not knowing how it fits can be scary. However, once you find THAT item, it is so worth it. Also, most online stores offer free return shipping, if you’re not sure read the shipping info before placing an order.

This top is a men’s cycling jersey from some random website in China. I could not find anything similar in stores (that fit) or from my “go to” online retailers (listed below). At first I was skeptical to give my credit card number, but I am happy I did. The jacket is exactly what I wanted.

Here is a quick list of blogs and websites I use for inspiration and of course shopping!

MONICA ROSE
GABI Fresh
PROFRESH STYLE
SINCERELY Jules
NICOLETTE MASON
Nadia Aboulhosn
KARLA’S CLOSET
PLUS MODEL MAGAZINE
ASOS
Simply Be
NET-A-PORTER
STYLE.COM

Women’s Wear Daily
TOPSHOP
EVANS

Naturally Fashionable
MANGO VIOLETA

Do Your Thang Girl

lane Bryant, forever 21, H&M, plus size denim

lane Bryant, forever 21, H&M, plus size denim
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JU’WAN ANDREWS

forever 21, lane bryant, H&M, plus size denim
[ TOP:FOREVER 21 |DENIM SKIRT:LANE BRYANT | HEELS:H&M ]

I am not sure if I have ever made my goal clear for this blog but I want to briefly say that my intent is to empower women and encourage them to express themselves in a way that is authentic and true to self.  Allowing society or friends and family to dictate what to wear and not to wear is  easy to do but not good for our souls. It is time to do what make us feel good about ourselves and not be concerned how others will perceive it.

I am forever on a journey of discovering what I like and dislike, but I am finding it out for myself and basing it off of my personal feelings and opinions. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for flattering your figure and accentuating your best features, but play around until YOU like what YOU see.

Moral of the story: Do your thang’ girl! Stay true to yourself and what you like.

Besos Chicas

You Are Beautiful!

Xo
Serena

Chik-A-Boom

target, lane bryant, guess, plus size jeans

target, lane bryant, guess, plus size jeans

target, lane bryant, guess, plus size jeans

target, lane bryant, guess, plus size jeans

target, lane bryant, guess, plus size jeans

Although fall is around the corner, I’ll be dressing for warm weather as long as possible. I wore this to grab brunch with my honey at this  cute restaurant, Two Chicks. I found this linen top from Target’s main range when I was in San Francisco last. I threw it on with a pair of destroyed  denim by Seven7 from lane Bryant and leopard heels for a little sexiness.

Are you doing anything fun for the last days of summer?

Always remember,
You are beautiful!

Xo
Serena

The Morning After…

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timberland, plus size sweats, forever 21, plus size sweater, plus size clothing

timberland, plus size sweats, forever 21, plus size sweater, plus size clothing

timberland, plus size sweats, forever 21, plus size sweater, plus size clothing
[SWEATER, LACE TOP, AND SWEAT PANTS:FOREVER 21 PLUS | BOOTS:TIMBERLAND]
Pictures below are from my phone. Unfortunately we did not have time to take good pics with our camera.

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photo-8

photo-8 copy 2
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JU’WAN

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[Honeycomb fishnet pullover:Hips and Curves ]

Here are a few snaps of what I wore to breakfast the morning after Beyoncé & Jay-Z’s On The Run Tour in San Francisco. It was incredible, to say the least. I will remember that night forever. We danced from the first song to the very last! I was legitimately sad when the concert was over, why did it have to end?!?

The morning after, I wanted two things- comfort and food. Between dancing and wandering the streets of San Francisco, my feet were in desperate need of relief. We set out on a quest for food and a new pair of comfy shoes. In true Jay-z fashion, I chose a pair of Timberland’s! I have wanted Timbs for a while, they are classic and go with EVERYTHING- dresses, pants, shorts, socks, no socks, you name it. Plus, they bring out the inner hood in all of us! Do you have your eye on any boots this season?

P.s
Sorry I have been MIA.

Xo
Serena