winter

TIMES ARE A CHANGIN’

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

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

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

MODERN DAY HOUSEWIFE

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”- Maya Angelou

#celebratemysize, lane bryant jeans, forever 21 plus size, river island, plus size denim

#celebratemysize, lane bryant jeans, forever 21 plus size, river island, plus size denim
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JU’WAN ANDREWS

#celebratemysize, lane bryant jeans, forever 21 plus size, river island, plus size denim
[DENIM:LANE BRYANT | HEELS & TURBAN: RIVER ISLAND | TOP: FOREVER 21]

I fell in love with these powder-blue suede mules and rusty pink turban from River Island; it is very 50’s housewife-chic to me. The destroyed denim makes for a more casual vibe. Wore this to lunch and a quick photo shoot with my honey.

I am not sure how much longer I’ll be able to get away with wearing open toe heels with winter right around the corner, but I plan to push it as far as I can. No one likes a quitter, right?

Are you ready for the holiday season?

XO
SERENA

DOTS, VELVET, AND LEOPARD, OH MY!

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This smoking jacket is one of many wonderful finds I’ve encountered through thrifting. “It’s prit-eey fah-in amazin!” (That’s my English accent, just incase you were wondering).

BUT, get this; the velvet top (also thrifted), is a size L tank-dress in regular sizing. As you can see, it’s a form fitting top on me. After a couple years of sitting in my closet, I decided to wear it with pants from Forever 21. The polka dots on the pants are a similar texture as the velvet top; it was only natural to pair the two.

Moral of the story, thrifting is the bomb; there is quite a bit of unique treasures out there, waiting to be discovered. Be sure to try on as mush as possible, you’ll be surprised what will fit. And, don’t forget to speak in an English accent; it makes the experience more amusing 😉

XoXo

Delilah Dolores Serena

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PHOTOGRAPHY By Ju’Wan Andrews

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[Suede polka dot pants:Forever 21| Suede heeled sandals:ASOS | Smoking Jacket and Velvet dress worn as tank top:Thrift Store | Acrylic transparent clutch:Ebay via nicolette mason’s #followitfindit picks ]

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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