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TIMES ARE A CHANGIN’

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asos curve, junarose, target, plus size pants, #celebratemysize, #effyourbeautystandards, #andigetdressed, #tcf style, plus size clothing

asos curve, junarose, target, plus size pants, #celebratemysize, #effyourbeautystandards, #andigetdressed, #tcf style, plus size clothing

asos curve, junarose, target, plus size pants, #celebratemysize, #effyourbeautystandards, #andigetdressed, #tcf style, plus size clothing
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JU’WAN ANDREWS
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[TRENCH & TANK:ASOS | HEELS & JOGGERS:TARGET]

As you may know, Tess (Munster) Holliday was recently signed to Milk Model Management in London, as the first model of her height and size. She is 5’5 and a size 22, this is beyond major!

I would have loved to see a woman of her size in ads when I was a teen shopping for school clothes or daydreaming about being a model.
Unfortunately, media had fooled us into believing that plus size women were unacceptable to be in mainstream media. With the likes of Rebel Wilson, Gabourey Sidibe, and Melissa McCarthy starring in movies and t.v series, they are paving the way and making a significant change in the game. As well as body positive activists Gabi Gregg, Tess Munster, and many others. I am excited to see what this year brings.

What are your thoughts on Tess being signed to a major model agency? I would love to hear your feedback.

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

WHO SAID BIG GIRLS CANT WEAR STRIPES?

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stripes, leopard, crochet, plus size skirt, target, guess, bebe, forever 21, target plus size

stripes, leopard, crochet, plus size skirt, target, guess, bebe, forever 21, target plus size

stripes, leopard, crochet, plus size skirt, target, guess, bebe, forever 21, target plus size

stripes, leopard, crochet, plus size skirt, target, guess, bebe, forever 21, target plus size

stripes, leopard, crochet, plus size skirt, target, guess, bebe, forever 21, target plus size
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JU’WAN ANDREWS

stripes, leopard, crochet, plus size skirt, target, guess, bebe, forever 21, target plus size
[Sweater & Skirt:Target | Leopard Heels:Guess | Clutch:BCBG]
Pssshh… who said big girls can’t wear stripes? Whoever that was, is WRONG! This Mossimo XXL skirt from Target was just right for Monday brunch with my honey! I had no idea what shoes to wear. I was thinking nude or black but those were the obvious choices. As you can see, I opted for leopard.

Have a good weekend, guys!

Xo

Serena

YOU are beautiful, WE are beautiful!

CITY LIVIN’

forever 21, target, plus size pants

forever 21, target, plus size pants

forever 21, target, plus size pants

forever 21, target, plus size pants

forever 21, target, plus size pants

forever 21, target, plus size pants
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JU’WAN ANDREWS

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[Pants:Forever 21 Plus Sizes | Pink Hanes Sweater:Thrift Store | Heels:Target]

There is something enduring about taking photos in the city at bus stations or airports that have a way of seizing the moment in time. Here is my version of a classic photo-op in the city.

Have a good weekend.

Talk to you later
XoXo
Serena

SPRING FLING

spring,floral, target, forever 21, plus size pants,

spring,floral, target, forever 21, plus size pants,

spring,floral, target, forever 21, plus size pants,
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JU’WAN ANDREWS

spring,floral, target, forever 21, plus size pants,
[Pants & Top:Forever 21 Plus | Sandals and Jacket:Target]

Happy first day of spring, I love the smell in the air this time of year. It makes me think of being on a picnic in a meadow, for Easter Sunday.

Seeing as my pants are floral, I thought today (1st day of spring) would be the perfect day to post this look. Do you see the gorgeous tree in the background? I feel blessed to see this tree every time I come home. It makes me smile ☺

XoXo

Serena

P.S
Im in love with this gold wire headband I found at my favorite local thrift store. I have never seen anything like it.

BLUE BABY

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peter pilotto target

peter pilotto target

peter pilotto target

peter pilotto target
PHOTOGRAPHY by JU’WAN ANDREWS

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[Shoes :Adidas SAMOA (bought in San Francisco, unable to find the floral style on their site)| Shirt Dress: Peter Pilotto for Target | Pants:Forever 21 Plus Sizes| Purse:Aldo ]

Picked this shirtdress up at Target, two weekends ago from the Peter Pilotto collaboration. I went for the athletic/sporty look, with a touch of femininity. Hence, the SAMOA Adidas with hints of floral. Any who, “that’s all for now folks”. Talk to you soon! Buh-bye!

XoXo

Serena

GIRL OF MANY JACKETS

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[Dress, Purse, and all three Jackets:Target | Wedges:Steve Madden]

When you can’t decide which jacket to wear, take it from me, choosing three, will definitely keep you warm when shooting in 30 degree weather.
By the way, everything but the Steve Madden wedges are from Target. And, this dress is sleepwear from their Gilligan & O’Malley women’s line. Go figure, right? I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again “try everything on”. You never know what will fit. Ok? K! Love ya.

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

THANKSGIVING-EVE

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Hello, hello! Happy Thanksgiving-eve!

Shorts in November, a bit crazy, I know! But, in my mind, boucle is a classic Fall/Winter texture, even if it’s shorts! Plus, you can never go wrong with black and white! If you’re thinking it’s too cold to wear shorts, add a thick pair of opaque tights and you are good to go, chica.

Are you ready to get your Black Friday shopping on? I’m excited, it’s more of a tradition than anything else, but something I greatly look forward to doing every year. Can’t wait to get the ads Thursday morning!

Toot-a-loo Fruit-a-looms 😉

I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

XoXo

Serena
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Boucle shorts(on salefor$9.99):F21| White boyfriend V-neck & tennies:Target]
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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]