>AN OLD FAVORITE:THE TIE NECK BLOUSE

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Yesterday I pulled out an old favorite, my tie neck blouse I bought last fall. I had an event to go to yesterday evening and I wanted to wear a top that was sheer and light enough to go under my sequin waiter jacket that was gifted to me from Nordstrom’s new plus collection Sejour. I also wore my pink lipstick from MAC, “Girl About Town” which I just love. I normally only put a dab on because I’m afraid of the brightness, but, after reading Coco and Creme’s article A New Era for the Darker Girl about dark skin women wearing bright makeup, I decided to put on a little more than usual so the color would show. What do you guys think, too much?

I had such a long day yesterday that I was glad I wore light pieces that were comfortable.  This snow is driving me crazy. I have to keep my heels in my bag for indoors and stomp around in my big old Timberland snow boots when traveling to and from. Hope you guys are hanging in there. I heard the groundhog saw his shadow and spring is coming early or is it the other way around? I don’t really believe in that, but after the weekly snow storms we’ve been having, I sure am hoping spring comes early and stays for awhile.
What I’m wearing
Sequin Jacket-Sejour
Skirt-Faith21Plus
Blouse-NY&CO
Shoes-Vince Camuto
Earrings-Forever21
Watch-Michael Kors

>GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR WARDROBE: 1 DRESS 3 WAYS

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How many times have you purchased an item that you just had to have and as the months go by you realize that you’ve only worn it once? I have to raise my hand and say, I’ve been an offender of this myself. As I said in a previous post, one of my New Year’s resolutions was to get more out of my wardrobe by mixing and matching what I already own.
I scored this cobalt blue ruffled sleeve dress from ASOS and challenged myself to make it work in at least three ways. I’m a big believer in making your wardrobe work double duty and I feel like I’ve become sort of a pro at doing that. One of the best ways to get mileage out of your wardrobe is with accessories. Belts, earrings, bracelets, and statement necklaces can make a world of difference in an outfit.
Below are three ways that I’m utilizing accessories to get the most out of my LBD (Little Blue Dress).
Dressy Casual
For this look a statement belt and earrings are all I needed to punch up this simple yet chic dress.
Belt-NY&CO, watch-MK, Earrings-Forever21, Boots-Steve Madden 

 An Evening Out

A swap of a belt makes a difference.
A great way to get mileage out your dresses is to start wearing them as tops. For this look, I didn’t just want to choose a plain old black belt, I wanted to play with a light color to contrast against the blues. I chose this natural colored wide belt and a pencil sequin skirt for a nighttime look.  I finished the look off with black chandelier earrings, and a multi crystal bracelet to make this look work for evening,
Skirt-Calvin Klein (plus), Belt-NY&CO
At The Office
It’s no secret that a blazer is a transforming piece. I chose this natural color blazer, a tassel necklace, and a pair of men’s style lace up pumps to wear this dress to work.
Blazer-Calvin Klein (Plus), Shoes-Zara, Necklace-Ann Taylor (gifted)

>ALISSA’S LIFE: WEEKEND WITH FAMILY

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Hey curvy girls all over the world,
This weekend I spent a little time with my family. We were celebrating the life of one of my cousins who past away 10 years ago. I had so much fun visiting with everyone and it just reminded me how important family is.

This is my favorite snapshot of the night. It makes me want to sing the Sister Sledge family reunion classic. “We are family, I got all my sisters with me.”

Me along with my sister on the left and my cousins in the red dresses. I wore my colored animal print H&M dress it’s the same one from an ootd I did lst month. you can check it out HERE

Remember the good times with your family and remember that you’re family