Bracelet-Alexis Bittar (Gifted)
What I’m Wearing
Ruffled Shell-Jessica London (gifted)
Jeans-Old Navy (gifted)
Belt-American Eagle (gifted)
What’s a typical weekend outfit for you guys?
I love my readers! Reader Shelley left me a comment on my leather and lace outfit post saying,
“I like your boots! I am tryna find the close-up picture of that middle outfit you have. The one with the leopard leggings. OMG. I wanna see that.”
The outfit she is referring to is the middle picture on SC’s header. You can checkout that post here. I totally forgot all about those leopard print pants due to the mountain of clothes that are in my closet. After I gave her the link to that post, I decided to search for those pants and what do you know I found them.
I got these leopard print jeggings from Faith21 last year. A friend from Jersey of all places talked me into buying them. You know Jersey girls love their animal prints. I love these pants because they’re comfortable and saucy. They were one of my favorite pairs of pants to wear because I would wear them with t-shirts and solid colored button ups. People think that plus size women should stay away from any printed pants, but, I say screw that. I love my body and I’m going to embrace my curves and not be afraid of printed pants. I know I may have gotten some weird looks wearing these, but, one thing about me is that if someone doesn’t like what I’m wearing then that’s their problem. Just like Fantasia said, “I’m doing me!”
This time, I decided to wear it with my black draped vest, lace sleeve shirt, and Vince Camuto suede pumps. Thanks Shelley for reuniting me with an old favorite.
What I’m Wearing:
Lace Sleeve Top-Forever21
Draped Cardigan-TJMAXX (gifted)
Suede Pumps-Vince Camuto
What I’m Wearing
Dress-BCBG (also available online)
Saturday, I chose to wear the vest with a light pink satin dress and leggings. I paired it with my favorite brown leather boots that I got for $50 at Steve Madden 3 years ago. They were the last pair of boots in the store and they were a size 10. Believe it or not these boots were in the intro of the movie “The Devil Wears Prada.” Atleast that’s what I think I saw.
I thought I would complete my Rachel Zoe look with my purple oversized shades, a big cuff bracelet and my big Michael Kors watch. I took one look at myself and said, “I Die!” LOL!
Hey curvy girls all over the world,
I have always been a firm believer that you can find stylish clothes on a budget. With major chain brands like Target and Kohl’s becoming the go to stores for luxury designers to present their more affordable bridge lines, a girl could easily find a great outfit for under $100.
Now when I think of budget friendly stores to find stylish clothes I never really think of Walmart. It actually wasn’t until I went to the Just My Size symposium that I even considered buying clothes at Walmart. I know people have been giving pretty good reviews on a few lines from Walmart like Norma Kamali and Miss Tina, but, I still never considered it. I received a gift card to Walmart for attending the JMS fashion show and I thought what better than clothes to use the gift card on. I cruised the website and checked out Miss Tina’s line and Norma Kamali’s line and I found some really cute pieces at very low prices.
I’m no stranger to buying clothes for less than $20, but, when I do, I’m always skeptical of the quality (I don’t expect much). Which is why I was skeptical of buying at Walmart. I wasnt sure of the quality or if I wanted to waste $20 on something that was going to unravel after 2 washes.
Although I was skeptical, I still decided to order. I bought a black and red striped skirt from Norma Kamali and a black sheer ruffled front top. Both pieces really caught my eye and I knew they would work together creating a no brainer outfit. I must say for the prices, I was pleased with the quality of the pieces 9for right now, we will have to wait and see how they look after the first wash). Although the skirt is polyester it had a little weight to it. I liked that the skirt was full and that the pleats weren’t too tight and structured. I liked how the skirt draped over my hips, however, it was really windy yesterday and the skirt kept flying up showing all my goodies (not a good look). I’ll be sure to wear it in the summer on a really hot and humid day with no wind. The blouse was thin and sheer but it didn’t feel rough and itchy like some cheap sheer items can feel. I also loved how the sleeves were flowy and giving a batwing effect.
Most importantly both pieces were $15 each. Plus, each piece can work double duty because they can easily be paired with many other items in my wardrobe. I decided to rock my classic tan trench with the outfit and breakout my new black suede side scalloped pumps from Vince Camuto that I scored at Lord and Taylor’s for under $50. I truly love these pumps because they’re not too high and they were pretty comfortable for heels. I actually wore them today on my commute to work and my feet didn’t hurt.
Overall my entire outfit including the trench and the shoes was $100 exactly. That’s what I call style on a budget.