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Target’s Who What Wear Collection Brings The Plus Size Goodness For Fall

WHO WHAT WEAR COLLECTION


Target’s Who What Wear Collection
is chock full of amazingness and it comes in plus sizes too. Also Target’s other new lines are really great too, but this collection is so good. I went to the store with mom and I wanted to get these pants. The Who What Wear Collection Tapered Leg Patent Papaerbag Trouser is calling my name. I am so mad I didn’t get these pants. The only reason I didn’t get them is because I am still on my weight loss journey and every time I buy pants or skirts, they end up falling off of me the next week.

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Thrifting In Style With Shanika Pichey

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thrifting

Hello, TFAS Readers!

My name is Shanika Pichey and I have a personal lifestyle titled, Life is Pichey, where I talk about books, shows and movies, recipes, plants, thrifting, crafting, and whatever else comes to mind. Today I’m sharing a quick home decor project that cost me less than $10 to complete. *You can find her own line of cute homemade apparel over at Sebastian Harper.

My walls were looking pretty bare, and I wanted to find a way to spruce them up without having to spend too much. I’m going to give you all a few tips on what I did to create my own basket wall.
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Fall Dress Shopping With Simply Be & Me

This is a sponsored post. Simply Be gave me these clothes to review. This is still an honest review.

Simply Be

Hey y’all. I know it has been a minute, but I have been thinking of rebranding this site. I can’t decide if I should rebrand TFAS or start anew. Anyway…Simply Be gave me these sweet plus size dresses to review. They are perfect for fall, but since we aren’t exactly experiencing fall weather right now it was super hot when I took these photos.

Thanks Simply Be for these dresses. They are super cute, and I am totally in love with them. I was sent three separate dresses, so I am going to tell you about each one so you can know how to shop the site.
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Plus Size Lingerie-Checking Out Olga Flirty Collection #FearlesslyFlirty

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First off I want to say thank you to Olga Intimate’s for sending me this lovely box of goodies from their new Flirty Collection. Even though I was sent these lovely items, this is a true review. If you aren’t familiar with the Olga Flirty Collection yet, please read the rest of this post and check out the video. Olga Intimates has a new line of lingerie out for plus size women called the Flirty Collection. I was sent a few items from the collection and decided to do a video below to give you my first impressions on this #FearlesslyFlirty line.

I haven’t tried my pieces on yet, but I honestly can’t wait to try them out. The fabrics feel great, the straps looks sturdy, and most of the bras are smoothing. They panty seemed comfortable too. I am usually not that big into lingerie. I just want something functional that fits. Most of the time, being a full figured bra wearer, it is hard for me to even find affordable bras that don’t cost under $60. I did find one bra brand at Walmart that sells cheaper, surprisingly well made bras, but the secret is out on them. Now when I go to Walmart, they are almost always sold out, or I have to fight through a mess on the racks to find what I want. They also rarely sell those bras on their website. With these bras, panties, and babydoll slips from Olga, I don’t have to do that. The Olga Flirty collection is affordable and readily available now online and in stores. Check below for details. Photos from Olga.

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Top Five Halloween Makeup Tutorials For 2016

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Halloween is right around the corner, and I am sure some of y’all still haven’t figured out what you all want to be. I’m not so sure if I know what I want to be either. I don’t even know if I am doing anything special that night. Hmmm… Maybe I will go as a nasty woman? Anyway. Here are five Halloween makeup tutorials that will surely inspire you to trick or treat or just wait for the 50% off candy sales the very next day like I do.
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Cleaning Out Your Closet- Organizing Your Clothes

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organizing your clothes

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.

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Cleaning Out Your Closet-Building A Capsule Wardrobe

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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.

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Four Denim Street Style Looks That Should Be Made In Plus Sizes

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Denim Street Style

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.

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Three Street Style Looks I Would Love To Make In Plus Sizes

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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.

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The Fall 2015 Couture Fashion Shows Are Giving Me All The Feels

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Couture Fall 2015
From L to R: Valentino, Viktor & Rolf, Zuhair Murad, Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli, Elie Saab, Ulyana Sergeenko, and Alexis Mabille

I just want you all to know that I thoroughly enjoyed the fall 2015 couture fashion shows. They are giving me all the feels. Sometimes I am skeptical of what I see. Sometime designers either do too little or too much with couture. This season though… was amazing.

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Accessory Minute- Bucket Bags

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bucket bags

Hey ladies! Have you been feeling the recent bucket bag trend? I remember bucket bags being really popular when I was little. They were everywhere, and then they kinda just went away as trends do. Now, again as trends do, they are back. I love bucket bags. I think that they are really sharp. I also like how they can come in various colors, sizes, and fabrics in whatever price point you want. Medium to large sized leather and canvas ones look really good with casual outfits during the day. Smaller sized silk and satin ones look great at night. Don’t forget the tassels. A great bucket bags has awesome tassels. Are you in to this trend?
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Accessory Minute- The Mini Bag

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the mini bag

Today in Accessory Minute, I wanted to write about one of my favorite accessory trends of the past few years-the mini bag. I love mini bags. I am one of those people that try to carry their entire home in a bag, purse, backpack, whatever. Mini bags force you to cut things down to the bare necessities. You can’t carry 20 lip glosses in a mini bag, and that is the beauty of the mini bag.
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Shoe of the Week-Affordable Birkenstock Alternative From H&M

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affordable birkenstock alternativesH&M has an affordable Birkenstock alternative for you to try this summer for only $24.95. This slip-on sandal has two imitation leather straps that criss-cross over the foot, what seems to be a cork foot base, and then a rubber sole. If you really want to try the Birkenstock look without the price, this shoe is it. This is the cheapest version I have seen this season. Check it out at H&M.

Shoe of the Week- Steve Madden’s Boundree Sandal Gives Your Birkenstock For Less

Boundree sandal

Boundree sandal

Steve Madden’s Boundree sandal gives you Birkenstock for less…literally. Every designer has come out with their take on the Birkenstock sandal. Celine’s is the most famous take on the classic sandal to date. I love Birkenstocks. I know a lot of people think they are ugly, but I wore them quite often in high school.

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Stylist Amia Serrano Leaves TFAS Readers With Some Hot Style Tips

New York fashion stylist Amia Serrano was nice enough to leave my readers with a few style tips for this spring and summer. I just bought some boyfriend jeans, so I can’t wait to try the bf look she talks about in these tips. Thanks so much Amia!

 1. Warm weather calls for tank tops. When wearing a loose tank, swap out your bra with a bathing suit top or tube top of the same color as your tank.
2. This is the year of “the bf”. Besides wearing your favorite bf jeans, try wearing your bf’s button up as a dress by cinching the waist with a skinny belt so that you have shape. Finish it off with a pair of flat sandals.
3. Don’t feel comfortable wearing your bf’s button up as a dress? Throw on a pair of cut off shorts, minus the belt and do a half way tuck instead. That way you still have a bit of shape.
4. Silk pj tops that are spaghetti straps can be of use outside of the bed. Do so by cutting it as a cropped top or creating a front or side knot, pairing it with a high waisted skirt, shorts or trousers. Proportion is key!
5. Grunge is making a comeback and you don’t even have to use a belt. Add edge to any look by tying a long sleeve around your hips.

Connect with Amia on her various social media sites!

Amia’s Website: www.amiaserrano.com
Amia’s Twitter: @AmiaSerrano
Amia’s Instagram: @AmiaSerrano

Bad Bish-Light Layering for Fall

Llight Layering for the Fall

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Llight Layering for the Fall

It is finally layering season. For me, living life in the south, I am experiencing mild fall weather. Hurricane Sandy has also brought about some cold winds. Now is the time for me to bring out my sweaters. Finally! I love dressing for fall weather. Check out last year’s tips on how to layer and check out these photos from FYStreetStyle. I’m so excited. I have been planning outfits already. SMH!
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iPad Pouch From Mochi Things Is Perfect For Stylish Techies

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I was perusing the Mochi Things website over the weekend for personal organization products. They always have the cutest accessories, and I couldn’t help pinning some things to my personal organization board. The iPad Pouch is the best. It offers three layers of protection and a small pocket in the back to hold little necessities. At $56.95 the iPad Pouch is made from canvas, synthetic leather, and real leather. It is also small enough to carry alone or carry in your purse or tote bag.