Sunday, July 31, 2011

Black and white date night.

I usually don't spend too much time in "real clothes" on the weekends because I spend most of the day in work out clothes, then after I'm exhausted it's straight to the pj's!
So last night when my hubby suggested we go out for dinner I decided I would make a little more effort than just my "new zumba pants".
I will forever heart polka dots.

Dress- Forever 21+
Belt- Torrid
Shoes- Junkmans Daughter
Earrings- Chanel
Lipstick- Utter Fun by M.A.C

My Chanel earrings always make me feel special...or like I should be a rapper, either way I think it's a good thing.

What is your idea of a good date night outfit?

Saturday, July 30, 2011

There is no such thing as "Too many sequins"...Unless you're talking about Jessica!

As soon as I saw these photos of Jessica from "Too Many Sequins: A Fashion Blog" I was in love.

I mean, here was a curvy girl rocking some amazing clothes, looking as cool as a cucumber and I wanted EVERYTHING. SHE. WAS.WEARING! Best part? All her clothes are made in my size! Eeek!
I read her entire blog twice one afternoon, and even printed out a couple of pictures of her outfits to put on my closet mood board.
(I hope this doesn't sound creepy Jessica)
 I really dig her style; and having someone who has a similar shape to me being so utterly fabulous makes me feel empowered.
I love the way she mixes high fashion items with high street finds, embraces non neutral colored shoes and gives a middle finger to any so-called "plus size fashion rules".
Her closet is in a word dreamy, and she's really super sweet too.

I asked Jessica to answer a couple of questions for me, and she was nice enough to oblige.

Me- What are 3 pieces of clothing that you can absolutely not live without?
Jessica-Shape wear - To every great outfit there has to be a great foundation underneath it.
Dresses - Im a girls girl and I adore dresses. I have a space in my closet completely devoted to the ones I own. 
Shoes - Growing up and being a teenager with size 11/12 feet, it was super hard to find lush shoes in my size. But the shoes that are available now is size 11/12 are amazing, so I never ever deny myself a pair!

Irregular Choice's "Cortesan Queen" (no longer available)
What is your favorite piece of jewellery that you own?
My Unicorn necklace. It's by Peaches Geldof for MADE, its all recycled copper and its made under Fair Trade practices. So its not just pretty to look at, but I know that it was made ethically.

 What is your favorite accessory?
That is like asking me to pick my fave child if I had one. Right now though I'm loving big necklaces - I love how glamorous they make an outfit.

Biggest splurge on one item and was it worth it?
My biggest splurge would have to be my Chanel bag. It cost a small fortune but it goes with everything and it's something I will always have!

 Best bargain?
I've been lucky enough to get ALOT of bargins in my 24 years, but recently I got 5 pairs of shoes for only $100!

 Who are your style Icons?
My grandmother.Shes such a graceful lady, who has always been a classic dresser but she keeps things fun and interesting by mixing quriky pieces in with very classic ones.
 I also love Alexa Chung - her hair is amazing. (I agree)

 And I love actress's from back in the day like Lucille Ball, Lauren Bacall and Doris Day.
Lucille Ball

 In your opinion every woman should own...
A dress. A simple dress or a ball gown, what ever takes your fancy and whatever makes you feel like a gazillion dollars. But I think its something that every woman should own.

 What do you love about the plus size blogging experience, and what do you hate about it?
I love everything about it. From putting my outfits together, to taking and editing photos. The best part is when I get an email or a comment from someone who reads the blog and lets me know that its helped them in some way, that is the biggest gift to me - to know I've helped out in some way. There is honestly nothing I hate about it, I've only ever received one bad comment and that was because someone didn't like my tights. I can't and don't dress to please anyone but myself, so I can't be upset when someone doesn't like it! :) And there are always going to be people who have something nasty to say, so you kinda have to learn to roll with the punches.

Who is your favorite fashion blogger?
I can't choose! This is a really unfair question :P There are some many bloggers that I take inspiration from - so heres a quick list.
 But there are so, so many amazing bloggers around!

Thanks so much Jessica, I really enjoyed your answers.
 You inspire me, doll!
Keep it up!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The 90's called...

I bought this skirt a while back (remember...?) and I've been dying to wear it ever since. I just didn't know how to style it without looking like an extra from my-so called I decided not to fight against it.
The only way that you can tell it's not 1994 is that I'm wearing a Foo Fighters tee!
Can anyone tell me where to find Jordan Catalano?

T-shirt- Target men's department
Short black skirt- The Gap
Long sheer skirt- Forever 21+
Boots- Steve Madden
Earrings- Gift from hubby

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

She's my Cherry Pie

My friend Laura is here from England, which is awesome because we've known each other for 14 years so she's so comfortable to be around. It's like my sister is in town!
 She's the type of gal that can find any excuse to go on an adventure, which makes me more adventurous in turn.
We've had quite the summer, driving around Georgia and trying new things every time.

Today we decided that we'd go to the Landmark diner for pie, because it seemed like an American thing to do. Laura got Cherry pie, a la mode and I got a huge wedge of Lemon Meringue.
They were both lovely.
And now I want to watch "Waitress", one of my favorite movies of all time.

Cover up- Forever 21+
Black cami- Karen Kane
Skirt- Forever 21+
Shoes- Blowfish
Earrings- Fossil
Sunglasses- Missoni
Bag- Vintage Chanel
Belt- Dorothy Perkins

I was scared about buying this skirt from Forever 21 because it's stretchy and form fitting, but it's so comfortable and such a gorgeous red that I've decided I love it already!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Amy, Amy, Amy

Amy Winehouse brooch by Burndt Offerings on Etsy

I feel like I've lost a friend.
God damn it! I really wanted you to prove everyone wrong.

I’m so glad I got to see you in such an intimate venue and hear you sing my favorite song.

I’m angry because I wish I had more. Of you, your music, your talent. I wish I knew there would be more moments in my life when my heart would stop because I heard you sing a song for the first time. You were one of the best.

Love Lynne x

Party Dress

My friend Mandy had a sweet birthday party at her house yesterday.
She made a rad playlist on spotify that played a great song from every year since she was born. I thought it was a great touch and a great conversation starter.
 It was 94 degrees at 7pm so I tried to wear as little clothing as possible. I really love this dress, the fabric is a little stretchy so I feel like I can breathe easily. Plus it has pockets!!! Yay, yay, yay!

Dress- Ross
Shrug- New Look
Shoes- Rocket Dog
Earrings- gift from my hubby

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Don'tcha wish your girlfriend was crafty like me?

I am trying to save money because me and my gorgeous hubby are going on a Mediterranean cruise this fall and it will be expensive to purchase all the pasta I'm planning on eating when we get to Italy.

Well, I've wanted some gold shoes for a while now and by chance I saw a tutorial like THIS ONE so I decided to try my luck.

I got a pair of boring black wedges, some fine antique gold glitter, mod podge sparkle and a paintbrush.
I mixed the mod podge and glitter together to paint one coat, let it dry over night, and then followed up with a second coat the day after to fill in any bald spots.
I was super excited with the results, but now I have to sit on my hands because I want t o glitterize EVERYTHING!
Which makes typing very difficult let me tell ya!