Event Recap | Macy’s Emme Plus Size Fashion Show in Columbia, MD

Have you ever been to an event and had the time of our life?! That happen to me last week at the Macy’s Emme Plus Size Fashion Show. Held in Columbia, MD at the Mall in Columbia, the show included plus size spring trends, cute snacks and treats, and was hosted by leading plus size model and speaker, Emme! Since participating in the #MacysEmme Twitter chats for the past few months, I was already inspired by Emme’s positive attitude and vicious personality. As an avid speaker on positive body image and self esteem, her mission to awaken the inner magnificence inherent in each of us has been spread throughout the Twittersphere, and beyond!

Plus Size Fashion - Macy's Emme

Soft Pants Trend

Among the many trends that graced the runways, the soft pants, maxi dress and all white trends really caught my eye! It’s no secret that I’m all for comfort and chic, so these trends were perfect. From American Rag to I.N.C., each model sashayed down the runway in her stylish and trendy outfit. I was so intrigued by the prints and patterns! I actually have a pair of American Rag soft pants on during the show, so I felt right at home.

I must admit that I was surprised that the skirt trend was at the top of my list. I think the scuba material won me over! Scuba is a great material for plus size shoppers; it’s very forgiving, soft, and doesn’t cling like other materials. Emme was wearing an all white scuba-like dress during the event and looked so comfortable and fashion forward. So much so that I had to let her know after the show! 😉

Macy's Emme - Plus Size Fashion Show

(Scuba) Skirt Trend

 

Macy's Emme Plus Size Fashion Show

White Trend

The all white trend is perfect for spring and summer weddings, outdoor garden parties and dressy work functions. The models even showed off a few pair of sexy white heels, like the one above. I’m usually not a fan of the white shoe, but the cut out peep-toe heeled sandals above have me reconsidering this trend! Oh yea, if you’re wondering that IS Blogalicious creator Stacey Ferguson rocking the all white belted dress; fabulous, right?!

Macy's Emme Plus Size Show

Blouse: Daniel Rainn, Nordstrom Rack // Pants: American Rag, Macy’s // Flats: Same & Libby, Target

 

Macy's Emme Fashion Event

Blogger Love!

 


So tell me, what do you think about the plus size spring trends at the Macy’s Emme Show? Anything catch your eye? Let me know! 

It was such a pleasure running into my fellow DMV bloggers, some I’ve known for a while and others I consider my new blogger boo’s! I was also thrilled to meet new faces like Danica, Jennifer of Curvy Connect Magazine and of course of Emme, the lady of the hour. Being surrounded by these lovely ladies was nothing but sheer joy. And to have my ladies, Mom, little sis and Mama (grandma) there to join in on the fun was the icing on the cake!

Macy’s put on yet another fantastic fashion show and hearing Emme share her nuggets of body positive wisdom was priceless! Hear a snippet of her goodness, as well as some of the looks coming down the runway, below. Until next time, be blessed and stay safe…XO!

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Event Recap | Macy’s American Icons Fashion Event

Last Thursday I made my way to Northern, VA for the Macy’s American Icons Fashion Event. From snapping my #AmericanSelfie to trying on the seasons hottest trends, I had such an enjoyable time! I was thoroughly impressed with the styles Macy’s had to offer and even more impressed with the different shapes and sizes of the models. This variety provided shoppers with a realistic vision of how certain clothing items fit.

Macy's American Icons - American Selfie

Photo Booth Fun! #AmericanSelfie

Another plus? The fashion show included menswear too! I got so many great ideas for hubby just by taking in the different styles. As I mentioned in this post, Macy’s also partners with veterans who served with Got Your 6. Stephanie and Melissa, both Got Your 6 activist, did a great job representing this cause and explaining in more detail what it’s all about.

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Plus size, straight size AND menswear!

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Stephanie & Melissa

After the event there were mini makeovers and tons of socializing. There were also great snacks, including my new favorite soda from Jones. Their cream soda hit the spot! I shopped around a bit and used my $10 Macy’s gift card they so graciously handed out to the attendees. It was the perfect excuse for me to grab a few summer wardrobe pieces for my upcoming trip to Charlotte.

Macys American Icons

Mini makeovers, & snacks!

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Spring and summer’s latest trends, and GREAT shoes too!


So tell me, did you attend one of the Macy’s American Icons fashion shows? What do you think about these summer looks? Let me know!

Always a fan of Macy’s, it was an honor to attend and cover this event. Can’t wait to share my next fashion show recap with you tomorrow! Until then, be blessed and stay safe…XO!

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Events | Macy’s Emme Fashion Show in Columbia, MD

I’ve really enjoyed seeing the latest trends Macy’s has to offer, but I’m thrilled about the upcoming Macy’s Emme Fashion Show in Columbia, MD. This show, featuring plus size supermodel Emme, is sure to be a treat! I invite you to join me on May 16th at 2 p.m. for a look at the season’s hottest plus size during the runway show. Afterwards you’ll get the chance to meet plus-size supermodel Emme during a discussion, highlighting positive body image. Can’t beat that!

Macy's Emme Fashion Show

There will be refreshments and a chance to receive an exclusive cosmetics travel bag with any Macy’s Women purchase of $75 or more (while supplies last)! If you’re anything like me, it won’t be hard to spend at least $75 on a few new spring items. If you can’t wait until then, or you’re unable to attend, you can always join our Twitter chat! Embrace your curves and join me and Emme on May 11th at 1 p.m. for the #MacysEmme  #PlusSizeFashion chat! Be sure to RSVP for the chat, here!

I hope you’re able to join me at the Columbia, MD Macy’s! Being able to pick the brain of a leading voice in the fashion industry and a globally recognized advocate for self-esteem is just a wonderful opportunity! I’m really looking forward to the Q&A session, as well as the twitter chat. Let me know if you’ll be joining one or both of the events. Until next time, be blessed and stay safe…xo!

 


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Event Recap | Spring Fashion Trends at Macy’s Destination Spring Event

Spring fashion trends have arrived at Macy’s! I had the pleasure of attending Macy’s Style Destination Spring event last Thursday in D.C. The style event, hosted by D.C. bloggers Fashionably Broke and Style MBA, served up much style inspiration for the season. Attendees sat and watched the top trends grace the stage and runway. Some of the trends included fringe, festival wear, sporty chic, maxi dresses and colorful/bold prints.

DMV Event - Macy's Spring Trends

Macy's Spring Fashion Trends

Macy's Spring Trends

There were several looks, styled by both DC blogger hosts, that caught my eye. The dresses and jumpsuits were among my favorite looks; very springy, comfortable and lightweight. I also swooned over the accessoriesThe jewelry and handbags, all available at Macy’s, were great picks!

Macy's Spring Trends - Event Recap

Spring Fashion Trends

Spring Fashion Trends

Of course an event wouldn’t be complete without cute snacks, pretty drinks, stylish bloggers and music. I’m pleased to say Macy’s delivered just that! I mixed and mingled on in the Women’s Department throughout the event and had a great time! The mini cheesecake and grilled cheese sandwiches were my favorite! Another favorite moment was hanging with fellow DMV blogger and friend, Vivi. When we go to an event together, it’s always a good time.

Desserts - Mini Cheesecake

Macy's Destination Spring Event


So tell me, do you like the spring fashion trends Macy’s presented? Which look is your fave? Let me know!

There’s still time to catch this event in your area. Below are a few shows and cities you can still see! For a full list, you can check here. Until next time, be blessed and stay safe…XO!

Macy’s Citrus Park (Tampa, FL) – April 18, 2pm

Macy’s Ross Park (Pittsburgh, PA) – April 25, 2pm

Macy’s West County (St. Louis, MO) – May 2, 2pm

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Events | Macy’s Destination Spring Event

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I know it wasn’t feeling too spring-like these last couple weeks, but it’s here. Springtime has arrived and I’m excited to celebrate the season with Macy’s Destination Spring Event in DC on April 9th at the Metro Center Macy’s! DC bloggers Natalie Pinto of The Fashionably Broke and Sara Azani of Style MBA will be hosting this extravaganza, which will include a spring runway show full of everything you’ll need for your next vacation destination.

Macy's Destination Spring Fashion Event

Oh, but there’s more! During the even there will be mini-makeovers, music, and a chance to win a consultation with Style Experts; they’re sure to take your style from drab to fab! Also, while supplies last, purchase anything in Women’s fashion department for $75 or more and receive a personalized Macy’s garment bag. Nice parting gift, right?!

If you’re in the DC area, come join me! Here’s a look at a few other locations too. For the full location list, see this list!

  • Macy’s Metro Center (Washington, D.C.) – April 9, 5:30 p.m.  (REGISTER HERE)
  • Macy’s Perimeter (Atlanta, GA) – April 11, 2 p.m.
  • Macy’s Friendly Center (Greensboro, NC) – April 11, 2 p.m.
  • Macy’s Citrus Park (Tampa, FL) – April 18, 2 p.m.

So tell me, will I see you at Macy’s Destination Spring Event at the Metro Center Macy’s in D.C. or do you plan to attend at another location? Let me know! 

Style | Wearing Dresses Over Pants 

I’m all about wearing dresses over pants and have been for years. It’s very boho chic, comfortable and easy; key elements to the perfect outfit. Needless to say when I saw this ($12) dress at Macy’s, my immediate thought was how cute it’d look over a pair of jeans. The paisley-floral mixed print and lightweight material also helped in winning me over.

dresses over pants

Dress: American Rag (Another Option) // Jeans: JCP // Handbag; Thrifted

dress over pants

A friend told me that I pull off this style very well. She then went on to let me know that not everyone can wear it the right way. That got me thinking; are certain styles and trends really only for certain people? After much thought, I came to the conclusion that if worn with confidence and if it fits a persons style aesthetic, anyone can wear anything.

Dress over jeans - OOTD

Necklace: Rocksbox // Shoes: Ralph Lauren, Macy’s (Same)

boho chic ootd

If you, like me, plan to wear this trend throughout the spring/summer here are 3 simple styling tips for making this trend work:

1. Preferably skinnies. When wearing the dresses over pants trend I tend to go for skinny jeans/pants. I like the sleekness of a tighter pant over a flowy dress. I also find wearing skinnies under dresses is more flattering.

2. Accessorize. It’s no secret that I love to accessorize. With this trend I like to add statement necklaces, big earrings, or even statement cuffs.

3. Make it personal. As with any outfit be sure it fits your personal style. Have fun with colors, prints, and lengths when deciding which dress to wear over your pants.

american rag dress - macys


So tell me, what do you think about the dresses over pants trend? Are you a fan? Let me know! 

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Style | The Perfect Travel Outfit

Hello and Happy Monday! From NYFW (for my little sister) to pageant weekend in Virginia, I have been on the move since Thursday. When it comes to my travel style, I strive for comfort and style. So of course all black looks are usually my “go-to”. While I love to travel, I’m not a fan on trekking from state to state in below freezing weather and snowstorms. But when duty calls, I go.

OOTD Travel Style

BLAZER: CALVIN KLEIN, MACY’S (Same) // LEGGINGS: MARSHALL’S (SIMILAR) // LONG NECKLACE: THRIFTED

Travel Style Outfit Inspiration

Going to New York for Fashion Week was beyond exciting; it was my little sister’s first time walking for NYFW. As excited as I was, I knew my outfit had both stylish and warm. So I decided to wear my black blazer and my favorite winter boots. The blazer has ribbed sleeves, which makes it perfect for winter styling. The boots are without a doubt comfortable and sturdy. I was so thankful I wore them because we had to walk about 15+ blocks one afternoon to get to a fitting!

Travel Style

Boots: DSW (Same) // Purse: Gifted // // Name Necklace: oNecklace

Traveling Outfit - All Black


So tell me, what  do you think about my travel style? What does your travel style consist of? Let me know! 

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Events | Celebrating Black History Month with Macy’s Soul Era Event in DC

In honor of Black History Month, Macy’s has been celebrating by hosting The Soul Era event featuring fashion and style guru’s June Ambrose and Johnetta Boone. I had the pleasure of attending the DC event last night. Moderated by journalist and editor Tai Beauchamp, the event took place at the DC Metro Center Macy’s on G Street. The style panel delved into the history of Black fashion during the 60’s and 70’s and the ways Black culture has heavily inspired the world of fashion today. 

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Moderator | Tai Beauchamp  Style Guru | June Ambrose

To start the discussion, the moderator asked the ladies to define black style. Hearing what Ambrose had to say really stuck out me. She expressed that “…when thinking about style I don’t put a color to it…I think about personality, I think about energy…” She went onto say as a culture, we have a lot of expression, energy and flare and when it comes down to it, style is style and she doesn’t want to put that in a box.

Focusing on 60’s and 70’s style Ambrose smiled and said soul era fashion says, “I’m coming out and I’m fearless!” Boone agreed and pointed out that “…fashion is celebrating who we are…” During the soul era, we took pride in celebrating who we were by wearing our afros, platform shoes, and bright colors! Highlighting the fashion of Pam Grier, Ambrose recalled how carefree, provocative, yet classy that era of fashion was. Wearing bell bottoms and crop tops was what it was about! Fashion icons of the soul era like (Pam Grier, Diahann Carroll and Sammy Davis Jr.) made their clothes come alive and as a culture, we weren’t afraid to gravitate and accepted it.

DC Macy's Soul Era Event

Costume Designer | Johnetta Boone

Ambrose, a die-hard fan of big furs, sequins during the day and turbans also highlighted the importance of Black designers in today’s fashion world. While there are so many, not enough are being celebrated or given a chance to showcase their talents on a larger scale. She stressed the importance of understanding and grasping the business side of fashion first. Having the big picture in your mind is great, but having a plan to get there is vital. That’s what sets you apart and that’s what allows you to have longevity (in any) industry.

Macy's Soul Era Event DC

Some of the Attendees

Macy's Soul Era Event - DC

DC Style Blogger, Vivi | Heart, Print & Style

It was amazing to see so many different styles in one room. And I think costumer designer Johnetta Boone hit the nail on the head when she said,  “…that’s what you get in our culture – a combination of skin tones, hair textures and body types…” Black fashion and our style is a big melting pot and it’s forever changing and evolving.

Being at the Macy’s Soul Era Event was empowering and provided a fresh perspective on soul era style. With that, I’m ready to continue making my mark on the world of fashion and style, one outfit at a time! Check here to see when this event is coming to a Macy’s near you.

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