Hey everyone! I’ve got another post for my Closet Cleaning series. Last week Tiffany Marie Tucker taught you all how to make a capsule wardrobe, and I gave you a list to help you plan your capsule wardrobe this fall. This week I want to help you learn how to organize your clothes. Organizing your clothes is not that hard, and you can do it whether you clean out your closet or not. Although it does help if you start fresh, or at least give some things away to make space for others. Use the list from last week to help get you started.
Today is the first day of a series of blog posts that will help you clean out your closet, and organize your wardrobe, annnddd hopefully your life. As a fashion stylist, closet cleaner, and professional wardrobe consultant, one of the things that I have to do is help people maximize their wardrobe by teaching my clients how to shop their closets. I also help them minimize their wardrobe by cleaning out the excess, and helping them to build their wardrobe into a cool capsule collection.
A capsule collection is a small group of pieces that you base your wardrobe around each season. It helps to cut back on excess, it makes things easier, and it helps you save money in the end. My girl Tiffany, from Tiffany Marie Tucker is a master at building a capsule collection. She has a ton of examples of her own personal capsule collection on her blog. Annnnddd because I love you all, I created a minimal fall wardrobe checklist for you all to follow and use as your guide. Click the pictures below for your free wardrobe checklist. Also if you sign up for my newsletter, you will get my all season wardrobe checklist-which is slightly different from the fall version below.
Hey everyone! I hope you all are ready for the weekend! I decided to do a virtual shop tour of Forever 21 Plus. Forever 21 Plus is an amazing addition to Forever 21. When Forever 21 first launched their plus size line as Faith 21, I wasn’t felling it. Now I love it. Renamed Forever 21 Plus, this fast fashion plus size line is trendy and affordable. Forever 21 generally goes up to a size 3X. They don’t have While I wish these clothes occupied a larger portion of their physical store, they have a lot of options of cute clothes to choose from online. Today’s video is going to show that. Check it and a few of my favorite items out below.
I just recently received my Fall 2016 Sephora inside JCPenney catalog, and now I can’t wait to show you my fave pre-fall beauty picks from Sephora and some of my fave beauty stores. Fall is one of my favorite seasons, and fall beauty is my favorite type of beauty. I love the dark lips and smoky eyes. I love all those things that make fall beauty great. Check out my pre-fall beauty
Have you been looking for some plus size wrap dresses? I have. They have been my new obsession since I wore one to a wedding last year. A lot of people love how flattering they look. I like how comfortable they are. I also like how they make me look really curvy. I usually wear more fluid and loose things, but wrap dresses are tight at the top and loose on the bottom, so I can be sexy and comfy at the same time. I also don’t wear Spanx when I wear dresses like this because… I can’t stand tight things on my body and because the bottom of the dress just flows so freely.
I am loving this shirt dress from Missguided. This plus size shirt dress is a nice nude color, and is long enough to wear to work and sexy enough to wearafter work for cocktails with the girls. I also think it looks great for date night too. One of the things that I think is great about shirt dresses is the fact that you can tie them at the bottom and wear them with jeans, or tuck them into a skirt. This plus size shirt dress looks really great with these shoes and this purse. Photo from Missguided.
Easy boho chic style is not hard to find at Avenue. They have a ton of great pieces for any occasion and style, but there boho chic pieces really caught my eye. They look so fun to wear, and they are very on trend with fashion today. I love when you can find some plus size clothes that fit today’s style instead of “new” plus size clothes that are seriously dated. Y’all know that is a pet peeve of mine. I really, really hate when certain plus size brands are behind the times. It is annoying. Anyway. These dresses that I found at Avenue are super cute and fun for the summer.
I’m currently craving these sick shoes from Boohoo. They come in black and mocha, so you can wear them with pretty much anything. I also like that they are a pretty transitional shoe. The Layla Caged Peeptoe Platforms should be easy to style in the summer and the fall. They look great in the summer with light wash jeans, short dresses, maxi dresses, and shorts. They also look great in the fall with light sweaters and your jeans rolled up or cuffed. I can also see people wearing these shoes to the club or out to brunch with friends.
The Layla Caged Peeptoe Platforms are really cute. I almost want to get both pairs. I do love a good platform! They instantly make you look taller, and they are easier to walk in. These shoes also fit into the huge 70s and 90s trends that are going in fashion right now. If you want to wear them 70s style, try the mocha pair with either some flared bell bottom jeans, or a boho chic dress. If you want to try the 90s trend, find a classic babydoll dress à la Courtney Love of Lisa Loeb, and then add some white knee high tights…because why not?!?! Fashion should be fun. Get these shoes for $52.00 from Boohoo Night. Photos from Boohoo.
With the tensions between Cuba and the US dying down, and the recent Chanel Resort fashion show in Cuba, it is no small wonder that Latin American inspiration is a big trend in fashion right now. Brands are making fabrics with tropical plants and animals on them. Bright, bold colors are showing up on many garments, and tassels and fringe are adorning the trims of many of the pieces being released into stores today.
Do you want the Mansur Gavriel look for less? I hope the answer is yes. I know I do. Mansur Gavriel is one of the hottest accessory brands out there. Remember those bucket bags that had the super long wait list? That was Mansur Gavriel. They are a cult favorite, and all the stores are now copying their styles. The brand’s aesthetic goes great with the 70s trend that is in right now. Look below to check out and brand that is doing a similar style for less.
Have you ever thought about certain denim street style looks that you think should be made into plus sizes? Well I’m back with another post where I show y’all street style looks that I would love to see/make for plus sizes. The first post in the street style series is here. Sidenote: If you are someone who wants your clothes to be flattering, this isn’t the post for you. I am from the f*^k flattering school of thought. If I like it, then I will wear it. 🙂 OK. Moving on. These are the looks I really love. I can’t wait for plus size designers and plus size women to start taking more style risks.
Plus size retailer Eloquii hits the style spot with their newest collection called The Sweet Spot. It looks like something out of a Wes Anderson movie, and I am in love. This has to be my favorite Eloquii collection yet. It probably has something to do with my love of Wes Anderson movies. I think the other reason I like this collection so much is because it isn’t something that other plus size clothing companies are making, and it fits in more with my own personal style.
There are so many great options out there for plus size partywear. Anybody can find something great to wear to their next holiday office party or New Year’s Eve bash. There are skirts and dresses, jumpsuits, and the like. Everything sparkles and glows for a really festive look.
Thanksgiving is coming up soon…as in next week. NEXT WEEK?!?!? Yea. This year is really speeding by fast. Real fast. Anywho. Do you know what you know what to wear to Thanksgiving dinner? I wanted to bring you a post that will give you all the Thanksgiving outfit inspiration. Depending on whether your family dinner is casual or dressy, you should find something here that you like. The casual outfit if trendy with an army green moto jacket, ripped jeans, a velvet top, and some chic white sneakers. This outfit follows the latest trends and is super chic without being too cool.
Finding great fitting wide calf boots is hard. Very, very hard. Luckily for us gals with wide calves, there are a lot more options out there than years before. Stores like Eloquii, Avenue, Ashley Stewart, and Lane Bryant are giving us options to two step in. Literally! I have never seen so many options for wide calves every! Another thing that I like about all of these options is that a lot of these boots are now coming in wide calf, wide feet or extra wide calf, extra wide feet. I had a hard time finding wide calf boots that would fit my equally wide foot. The fact that companies are making that kind of option now is amazing!
Usually when I do a Currently Craving post I showcase one item and one item only. Very rarely do I showcase a bunch of items from one store, but I have been really loving the items that Forever 21 Plus has put out this fall. Maybe it is because I love fall and winter fashion more…IDK?
I recently graduated from fashion design school, and am starting to cultivate what I want my line to be like. In the mean time, I still see items that I would like to see made in plus sizes regardless of whether I make them or not. Creating a plus size line is hard. Trying to develop a decent size chart and patterns to match is stressful, and trying to fight people’s stereotypes and misconceptions about themselves and how they should dress and/or how plus size women should dress in general is even more stressful. I get why developing a plus size line is hard, but come on…some of us want cute styles too.
Qui êtes vous Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme? I have been looking for the new matte liquid lipsticks everywhere. There was a crazy sale on them last week, and all of the CVS’s sold out of them. It didn’t matter because a ton of other stores online and otherwise have sold out of them. They are retailed at $8.99. I think that is very affordable for this kind of drugstore beauty product. I have tried the new Milani Matte Lipsticks before. They are great. That and the fact that the lip creme’s have been getting rave reviews are the reasons why I need to find these things!!!
I have been looking for a pair of plus size insulated leggings for the longest time. I bought a few pairs before from other websites only to find out that they don’t have the biggest size range after all, and the leggings that are supposedly my size are cut way, way, way too small.
If you have been reading this blog for a few years, then I am sure you know that the fall and winter are my favorite seasons. I love wearing sweaters and wrapping my neck in scarves. I love getting my glove and hat sets together. These are the things that make me smile. Last week we saw Gabifresh model the clothes in ASOS Curve’s fall lookbook. She looked so great! Sooo good!