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TWELVE TWO EIGHTY-SIX

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boohoo official, simply be, h&m, forever 21, sanfrancisco, birthday look, plus size clothing
boohoo official, simply be, h&m, forever 21, sanfrancisco, birthday look, plus size clothing

boohoo official, simply be, h&m, forever 21, sanfrancisco, birthday look, plus size clothing
boohoo official, simply be, h&m, forever 21, sanfrancisco, birthday look, plus size clothing
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JU’WAN ANDREWS
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[PANTS: SIMPLYBE | TOP: BOOHOO | MENS JACKET: H&M | NUDE WEDGES: FOREVER 21 | CLUTCH: THRIFTED]

It is official, in two years I will turn the big 3-0! I am trying to convince myself to look at it from a “fine wine” perspective. Guess I will have to fake it til I make it. Am I the only one having a slight panic attack about this?

On a lighter note, I was happy to spend my twenty-eighth birthday in San Francisco. I love walking  around the city and taking pictures. I finally had the chance to visit  Miette pastry shop, and stopped by Bi-Rite Market for a few groceries. It was pouring rain which I loved but it would stop every time we needed it to. It was perfect! That city takes my breath away every time.

Where do you go when you want to take a quick little trip? Most importantly, what do you wear? I am the worst at over packing. What is in your getaway bag?

Happy New Years Eve! Have fun and stay safe.

Xo,
SERENA

Timbo

timberland, simplybe, target, forever 21, plus size clothing, fall 2014

timberland, simplybe, target, forever 21, plus size clothing, fall 2014

timberland, simplybe, target, forever 21, plus size clothing, fall 2014

timberland, simplybe, target, forever 21, plus size clothing, fall 2014
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JU’WAN ANDREWS

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[ Jeans:asos | Boots:Timberland | Jacket:Forever 21 | Grey Tee:Target ]

Came across these photos from our last day in San Francisco! I am ready for another fix, I love that city. I feel like I’m in another world when we are there.

Hopefully Los Angeles is next, if it was closer I would be there all the time. Soon enough, I will make the City of Angeles my permanent residence. I’ve wanted to live in Los Angeles since I was about 10 years old. As long as I am there by 30 I’ll be good! Do you have a “dream” city you would like to live in?

Happy Friday!

XoXo
Serena

SHOPPING ONLINE

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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

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[ 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

TRENCHY

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ASOS curve, plus size jeans, plus size jacket, forever 21 plus size, wedges, plus size trench coat

ASOS curve, plus size jeans, plus size jacket, forever 21 plus size, wedges, plus size trench coat

ASOS curve, plus size jeans, plus size jacket, forever 21 plus size, wedges, plus size trench coat

ASOS curve, plus size jeans, plus size jacket, forever 21 plus size, wedges, plus size trench coat
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JU’WAN ANDREWS

ASOS curve, plus size jeans, plus size jacket, forever 21 plus size, wedges, plus size trench coat
[TRENCH COAT:ASOS CURVE| ACID WASH JEANS:F21 PLUS SIZE | WEDGES:VAGABOND FROM ASOS | SWEATER:MACYS PLUS SIZE CLEARANCE RACK IN SAN FRANCISCO]

If you are currently not a proud owner of a trench coat, I am here to tell you… “you need to be”. It is an essential piece to have in your wardrobe. Seriously, it goes with everything, dressed up or down! I am so in love with this new trench coat from ASOS CURVE. I never thought I was a “trench girl”, but apparently I am! I have a feeling I will get a lot of looks out of this baby.

P.S
I am sooo ready for new hair. I’m thinking blonder, shorter, sleeker…

Xo
Serena

YOU are beautiful, WE are beautiful

LACKADAISICAL

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forever 21, plus size clothing, plus size, target plus size,forever 21, target

forever 21, plus size clothing, plus size, target plus size, forever 21, target

forever 21, plus size clothing, plus size, target plus size, forever 21, target

forever 21, plus size clothing, plus size, target plus size, forever 21, target

forever 21, plus size clothing, plus size, target plus size, forever 21, target
PHOTOGRAPY BY JU’WAN ANDREWS

forever 21, plus size clothing, plus size, target plus size, forever 21, target
[Dress:Forever 21 Plus (similar) | Sweater:Forever 21 Plus (similar) | Flats:Forever 21 | Purse:3.1 Phillip Lim for Target]
It would be a fib, if I told you this look was planned. The truth is, this is the result of me throwing on a dress, grabbing a comfy sweater, and running out of the house. The perfect opportunity, for an impromptu photo-shoot. Don’t you think?

Don’t forget to apply lipstick; it is amazing how color on your lips can bring life to a rather washed out face.

This Forever 21 plus size body-con dress is from a few years back. I have worn it as a dress, a top with jeans, and as a pencil skirt. It has surprisingly turned out to be quite a versatile piece in my wardrobe.

Ta-Ta for now…

XoXo

Serena

FAKESGIVING

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This was my Fakesgiving look. My mom will be working in Hawaii for the real Thanksgiving. Naturally, we decided to celebrate the holiday early, hence the title “Fakesgiving”. I’m wearing a 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target dress, worn as a kimono/open trench dress? Honestly, I don’t know what to call it, not that it matters! Once I laid eyes on it, I had to have it; I knew I would make it work somehow. What do you think?

I can get outfits GALORE with this one piece! Dresses, to a basic white V-neck paired w/ ripped jeans and a pointed heel or anything in-between. Dressing up for the holidays is something I always look forward to. Have you thought about what you’re wearing for Thanksgiving? Dish!! I want to know!

Big thanks to my best-friend’s mom at Everlasting Foot Prints Photo for taking the time to have a mini photo-shoot after the dinner. I love these pictures. Thank you again, Sharon. Love you. XoXo

I cant forget to say “Happy Veterans Day”. Thank you, to those who have served and are currently serving our country. GOD BLESSES YOU ALL!
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serena fall10[Black Dress:Thrifted for $1.98!| Black Wedge Booties, 3.1 for Phillip Lim Dress, Gloves and Necklace (all bought in different seasons):Target | Purse:Thifted]

Trick or Treat

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[Orange Skinnies:Forever 21 | Black Top (old):Unknown | Black Wedge Booties:Target | Leather Jacket (old):Unknown | All Jewelry:Thrifted]

Am I the only one who feels inappropriate wearing black and orange together any other time of the year than October or red and green besides in December? I was going through pictures from last year and thought this look was perfect with Halloween being right around the corner. Any plans for Halloween? Are you dressing up? Couple/Duo costumes are always the most fun (in my opinion).

I miss these clip-on, mustard-yellow, Bakelite vintage earrings. I want to start collecting vintage Bakelite jewelry. Especially, clip on earrings, there aren’t enough updated options for clip-ons out there. Someone, please bring them back lol I have a ton of ideas!!

Photography by Jay Belafonta

San Francisco Treat

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“San Francisco Treat…ding, ding” <<< This was stuck in my head every time I went to edit this post.

Took a trip earlier this year to San Fran with my honey! Perfect city for a quick romantic get-a-way.

OUTFIT DETAILS

[Camo leggings and Olive Skinnies:Forever 21| Utility Jacket (old):Torrid| Shoes:Target| White Button Up (old) Lane Bryant ]

Better Late Than Never

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[Jean Pencil Skirt:Lane Bryant | Top & Clutch:Thrifted | Shoes:Target]
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A little late for a 4th of July outfit but I want to get all of my summer looks posted, before fall is here. My hair is a little grown out but here it is! I have wanted to go blonde for a while now. Am I crazy? What do you think?

Do you ever get tired of wearing heels? Apparently, I was having one of those days, 4th of July was blistering, the last thing I wanted to do was walk in heels all day. When I’m not feeling heels, I often opt for a crispy-white pair of tennies, maybe chic flats or a dainty pair of sandals. They’re comfortable, effortless and go with just about anything, without sacrificing style.

How was your weekend? Did any of you get something from the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target collaboration? If so, do you love it?? I did and do, keep an eye out for my haul.

Xoxo

~Serena~