holidays

CHINESE NEW YEAR

plus size, forever 21, asos, river island , leather jacket, #celebratemysize, #effyourbeautystandards

plus size, forever 21, asos, river island , leather jacket, #celebratemysize, #effyourbeautystandards

plus size, forever 21, asos, river island , leather jacket, #celebratemysize, #effyourbeautystandards
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JU’WAN ANDREWS

plus size, forever 21, asos, river island , leather jacket, #celebratemysize, #effyourbeautystandards
[LEATHER JACKET & SHEER PANELING BODY SUIT:ASOS CURVE | PANTS:FOREVER 21 PLUS | SUEDE MULES:RIVER ISLAND]

Happy Chinese New Year! Leave it to me to find another holiday to celebrate. Oh well, life is about being festive and celebrating it as much as possible, isn’t it?

I have always admired the ambiance of this restaurant where we took these pictures. I thought it was a perfect place to take pictures, it being the Chinese New Year and all.

Quick Tip: If you find yourself in a conundrum with what to do with your hair- braid it! Braids are full proof, they are sleek, sexy, and timeless. I see myself having different styles of braids in the near future.

What about you? Do you like braids, is there a particular style you like or dislike? Let me know in the comments.

Xo
Serena

TWELVE TWO EIGHTY-SIX

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
boohoo official, simply be, h&m, forever 21, sanfrancisco, birthday look, plus size clothing
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JU’WAN ANDREWS
boohoo official, simply be, h&m, forever 21, sanfrancisco, birthday look, plus size clothing
[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

ELEVEN TWENTYFOUR FOURTEEN

forever 21, mother and daughter,  asos curve, carmakoma, plus size clothing, leopard, plus size clothing

forever 21, mother and daughter,  asos curve, carmakoma, plus size clothing, leopard, plus size clothing

forever 21, mother and daughter,  asos curve, carmakoma, plus size clothing, leopard, plus size clothing

forever 21, mother and daughter,  asos curve, carmakoma, plus size clothing, leopard, plus size clothing

forever 21, mother and daughter,  asos curve, carmakoma, plus size clothing, leopard, plus size clothing
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JU’WAN ANDREWS

forever 21, mother and daughter,  asos curve, carmakoma, plus size clothing, leopard, plus size clothing
[SHEER PANEL LEGGINGS:FOREVER 21 | TURTLE NECK:ASOS | FUR VEST:FLEA MARKET | HEELS:GUESS (Thrifted)]

Took pictures with my mom for her birthday to post on my blog. She wasn’t too pleased with her “debut” on here so I thought I would make it up to her. Love you momma, you are beautiful.

XoXo
Serena

HALLOWEEN-EY

forever 21 plus size, top shop, Halloween, ootd

forever 21 plus size, top shop, Halloween, ootd

forever 21 plus size, top shop, Halloween, ootd
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JU’WAN ANDREWS

forever 21 plus size, top shop, Halloween, ootd

forever 21 plus size, top shop, Halloween, ootd
I don’t think this is the debut she wanted, but here you go mom.

I thought it would be cute to post this look today since it is Halloween! What is more “Halloween-ey” than black and orange? I threw this on to meet my mom for an impromptu dinner date. I could go for another bowl of that Pho right about now.

I am wearing Forever 21 plus size pants, and top. The sandals are from TOPSHOP.

Happy Halloween, stay safe.

XoXo
Serena

CITY OF ANGELS

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“Welcome to Hollywood. Everyone comes to Hollywood, got a dream. What’s your dream?”-Pretty Woman. (My all time favorite movie)

I recently went to Los Angeles; I left feeling inspired, which also confirmed my desire of wanting to live there permanently, even more.

One day… one day, Los Angeles, you will be my home!

Are you guys ready for the holiday? I still have a little last minute Christmas shopping to do. I love this time of year, minus the cold weather. Happy Holidays!

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[Mesh panel leggings:Forever 21| Boots & Jacket):Target | Top:Unknown (Very old)]

Merry Christmas-Eve
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]