Lane Bryant

I Let My Boyfriend Stop Me From Wearing A Crop Top

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lane bryant pants, plus size clothing, asos, asos shoes

lane bryant pants, plus size clothing, asos, asos shoes
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JU’WAN ANDREWS

lane bryant pants, plus size clothing, asos, asos shoes
[PANTS:LANE BRYANT | L.A NETTED JERSEY:FROM A FRIEND | WEDGES:ASOS]

This conversation was with my boyfriend while getting dressed to take pictures:

Me: Should I wear this crop top or a ribbed tank?

Boyfriend: Wear the tank.

Me: What makes you say that?

BF: I don’t know? Wear what you want.

Me: So what you’re saying is you don’t think I look good in this crop top?

BF: I didn’t say that.

Me: Then how can you tell me to wear something you haven’t seen me in yet?

BF: Wear the crop top!

We went back and forth with this conversation for awhile. In the end, I let his answer stop me from wearing it. Or did I let my insecurity keep me from wearing it?

He never once said not to wear the crop top, he just suggested wearing the tank top. I will never know why he told me to wear the tank top without seeing how it looked first. He probably doesn’t know why he said it either. Maybe he doesn’t  think crop tops ook good on me but that’s not for me to figure out.

I know he loves me, my mind, my soul, my body, and my style. He encourages me to express myself and wear what I want. He is my biggest fan, and I love him for that. I don’t need him to validate what I am wearing to feel confident in it though.

What I need to figure out, is why I let his comment stop me from wearing the damn crop top when I thought I looked good in it? Maybe I really didn’t think so? Who knows, maybe I was having a moment of insecurity, and his response was an excuse to confirm it?

Although I am very choosy how I style crop tops; I still wear them. Whether it’s with shapewear, the perfect fitting pair of high waisted jeans or a loose fitting duster, kimono, or sweater.

It doesn’t matter how or what you wear to make yourself feel good in your clothing. The important thing is that you are comfortable and confident in it no matter what anyone says.

Have you ever allowed someone’s opinion to stop you from doing or wearing something you wanted? I would love to hear your thoughts/experience.

Xo
Serena

HOW TO SPEND YOUR VALENTINES DAY IN

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Valentines day, plus size, love, candy, lane bryant, river island, asos, torrid, #effyourbeautystandards, #celebratemysize

Valentines day, plus size, love, candy, lane bryant, river island, asos, torrid, #effyourbeautystandards, #celebratemysize

Valentines day, plus size, love, candy, lane bryant, river island, asos, torrid, #effyourbeautystandards, #celebratemysize

Valentines day, plus size, love, candy, lane bryant, river island, asos, torrid, #effyourbeautystandards, #celebratemysize
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JU’WAN ANDREWS

Valentines day, plus size, love, candy, lane bryant, river island, asos, torrid, #effyourbeautystandards, #celebratemysize
(BRAS & SHEER PANTYHOSE:LANE BRYANT | FLORAL DRESS:TORRID | BLACK HEELS:ASOS | BLUE SUEDE MULES:RIVERISLAND)

Don’t feel like leaving the house for Valentines day? Here is my how to guide to spending the night (or day) in with your special someone for Valentines day.

-Pick out the girliest dress in your closet
-Grab your sexiest lingerie
-Pull out a pair of sheer pantyhose
-Slip your fresh pedicured feet in your favorite heels
-Have a lot of candy, cakes, and candles
-Bring out the candle holders and candy dishes
-Your preferred choice of beverage
-Pandora’s 90’s R&B station
-Enjoy the company of your special someone
-Maybe an impromptu photo shoot
-Have fun (try not to take yourself or others too seriously)

If you don’t have these things on hand, head to the store to pick up a few things, or be creative and make do with what you have. Everything I am wearing are items that have been in my closet. I picked up a few bags of candy, and Little Debbie Valentine cakes from the store. I baked a few cupcakes and asked my honey to pick up a few roses. Although, if this is Valentines day I will hope the prompting of flowers isn’t needed. But you never know, sometimes they need prompting.

Do you celebrate Valentines Day? If so, what are your plans?

Xo
Serena

Do Your Thang Girl

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

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[ 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

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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

WATER COLOR

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[Skirt:Simplybe | Blouse:Forever21 Plus Size | Bra:CACIQUE| Slip-ons:Steve Madden]

Here is a quick look from a couple of weekends ago. I wore a floral, watercolor skirt from Simplybe with a strapless bra from CACIQUE intimates. I unbuttoned this top from F21 to show a little somehtin’, somethin’. My honey and I grabbed a delicious ice cold margarita from SIRI (a new casino in downtown Reno) for a stroll on the river walk. This is  one of my favorite things to do in the summer months. By the way, these Steve Madden slip-ons are the perfect height and very comfortable for a long day of walking. I am quite pleased with this purchase!

Xo
Serena

SIMPLIFY

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lane bryant, simplybe, steve madden, plus size

lane bryant, simplybe, steve madden, plus size

lane bryant, simplybe, steve madden, plus size

lane bryant, simplybe, steve madden, plus size

lane bryant, simplybe, steve madden, plus size
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JU’WAN ANDREWS

lane bryant, simplybe, steve madden, plus size
[Slip-on Sandals:Steve Madden | Boyfriend Shirt:Simplybe | Bra & Seven7 Jeans:Lane Bryant]

You cannot go wrong with a white button up, seven7 distressed jeans from Lane Bryant, slicked back hair, and a pair of Steve Madden slip-ons. Sometimes, it is best to simplify your look, and don’t forget a bold lipstick, it adds a certain je ne sais quoi .

Have a good weekend, be happy and enjoy the sunshine.

Xo
Serena

YOU are beautiful, WE are beautiful

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~

Love-Life-Sex-Fashion

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Wouldn’t it be interesting to be a sex therapist? I definitely inherited my mommas “nosey” gene, the more in depth, explicit details, the better! My mom would say, “its being curious”! Whatever, I call it nosey…

I love to hear about day to day life, careers and yes, even sex! You can say I’m known for turning mundane conversation into something…lets just say, “a little less mundane” 😉 Oh, and we can’t forget to dish about the threads, I want to know what you were wearing and where you wore it to.

So, what’s new ladies? Let’s dish, like we do on our morning talks with the girls. You know we all have at least one person we dish the latest to, now you can add Rococo Le Monde to that list. Come and let it all out, the good, the bad, and the beautiful (we’re too pretty to associate with ugly)! Let the love/life/fashion/dirty talks commence.

Here are a few looks from 2013 of my long gone, long hair. I’ll post photos of my short hair soon!

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Valentines Day With My Honey [Blazer&Skirt:Thrifted | Blouse:F21 | Wedges:Steve Madden | Purse:Coach]

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St Patricks Day [Top:Sears | Pants:F21 | Sandals:Target]

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Lunch Date and Easter Left [Top:T.J Maxx | Pants:Lane Bryant | Heels:Target | Clutch:Thrifted] Right [Blazer: Thrifted | Skirt: F21 | Heels:Kohls | Top:Old Navy]