I've had this outfit post sitting in the queue for months. In fact, I snapped these shots earlier this year before spring arrived. I just never got around to blogging it. I found this awesome yellow blouse at Ashley Stewart for a steal as this particular location was having a store closing sale. Sooo, it's old and you probably won't find it online or at any brick and mortar store. Ashley Stewart has been one of my go to stores in purchasing the latest in trendy fashions for my full-figured frame. They offer a range of sizes from 12-26W. This particular day I decided to pair it with my pin-striped slacks that were thrifted from Goodwill for only $4.25! Can you say I scored with that?!
These slacks are from Lane Bryant. Anyone who knows me, knows that I love some Lane Bryant, another fabulous brand for the full-figured curvy girl. Let's talk about this fab faux leather fringed handbag with studded detailing. This bag is the business!! I love it and carry it often. Found this at Cato's Fashions....and it's old too. I love how it adds character to what some may consider a plain old outfit. What I've learned on this personal style journey, and inspiration from other bloggers, is adding accessories to your outfit adds dimension and detail. It's the little details that I'm trying to pay more attention to. I sometimes struggle with choosing what accessories to add to my outfits. So I've decided to just try new things. This is not a bag I would have chosen years ago as I used to very much be a "plain jane"...ugh! However, when I try something and then fall in love with it, I tend to wear it out until the seams come apart...lol.
I think I was feeling myself a little this day. Would you agree? I was striking some serious poses, huh?
In other news, I want to point out that I am not rich! While I love fashion, I have an EXTREMELY tight budget. So while awesome bloggers such as Chastity Valentine, Marie Denee, Nadia Aboulhosn, and Gabifresh are blessed in having opportunities to partner and collaborate with huge companies in the fashion business, I however am not...just yet...lol. I'm genuinely inspired by each of these bloggers though. They continue to make major moves in the plus size industry for us curvy girls. The industry is indeed taking notice.
I work full-time as a School Nurse and this is my hobby that I love to share with others. My hopes are to inspire that girl who feels her frame is not ideal according to industry standards. Eff their beauty standards!! Do you, be you, love you!! You are the only one who is best at being who you are. Until next time....
Peace and love,