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

I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with the compensation for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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! 

Before you go, don’t forget to show off your personal style by linking your recent OOTD pots(s) below. Be sure to link your outfit back to this post. Also, visit the other bloggers who’ve linked up and say hey. Until next time, be blessed and stay safe…XO!


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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


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! 

Before you go, don’t forget to show off your personal style by linking your recent OOTD pots(s) below. Be sure to link your outfit back to this post. Also, visit the other bloggers who’ve linked up and say hey. Until next time, be blessed and stay safe…XO!


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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. 


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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Style | My New Firmoo Glasses

Have you ever put on an outfit and felt like something was missing? This happen to me the other day and after a few minutes of going back and forth, I figured out what was missing from my outfit. A pair of cute fashion glasses! I think glasses can be such the perfect outfit accessory! Even if the glasses are prescription, wearing a stylish pair instantly makes certain outfits complete.

That’s how I feel about my Firmoo glasses. I’ve been searching for the perfect pair of fashion glasses since last summer, but I must say that this pair is by far my favorite. I wanted a pair that fit my personality and personal style, so I went with these. Good choice, right?

Firmoo Glasses Review

Glasses: Firmoo

Firmoo Glasses Review - Style Blogger

When deciding what to wear this weekend, I knew I was going to wear my new specs. So I opted for an outfit with earth tones, and of course, leopard print. I’d been dying to wear my thrifted coat with fringes, so I added that piece to the look as well. This outfit, in my mind, is the perfect look for a weekend full of blogger events and family activities. It’s not too dressy, but not too causal and the heels add a little something extra to the look. I did carry a pair of flats with me, that I ended up wearing most of the day, but the idea and the effort I put forth to wear heels all day to 2 different events was admirable. ;-)

Plus Size Blogger - Leopard Print Top

Top: Macy’s (Another Option) // Pants: Macy’s, American Rag // Shoes: DSW, Tahari

Review Firmoo Glasses

Aside from the glasses, my favorite part of this outfit is the pants. These lightweight American Rag pants were $10 at Macy’s a few weeks back. I knew they’d be coming home with me because they’re very versatile. After trying them on in the fitting room, I came up with 3 or 4 different outfits to wear with the pants. I’m all about restyling, as I’m sure you’ve realized by now, so adding them to wardrobe was a no brainer.

Leopard Print Blouse - Plus Size OOTD

Style Blogger - Outfit Inspiraton

Fringe Coat: Thrifted, 2nd Avenue

Adding simple elements to an outfit, like the perfect pair of glasses, is a simple way to achieve a stylish or trendy look. At first I thought the glasses maybe too much, but I ended up really liking the final look. So next time you’re in need of the perfect pair of fashion (or prescription) glasses to complete your OOTD, check out the Firmoo glasses selections.

 So tell me, what do you think about my look? Are you a fan of wearing fashion glasses? Let me know!

The  Firmoo ordering process is simple, the glasses are affordable, and the selections are fabulous! If you’re thinking about ordering a pair, check out their BOGO Valentine’s Day Sale! And for new customers, you can get a 50% off code on the frames sitewide by clicking HERE

Don’t forget to show off your personal style by linking your recent OOTD pots(s) below. Be sure to link your outfit back to this post. Also, visit the other bloggers who’ve linked up and say hey. Until next time, be blessed and stay safe…XO!… 

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Fall Style | Repeat Outfit + Maximizing My Wardrobe

As of late, my fall style has really been easy peasy! I credit that to my (firm) decision to maximize my wardrobe to its fullest potential. The fact that I remembered I had this black cardigan in my closet has opened up my fall style options even more. Cardigans are the perfect wardrobe addition to help maximize any wardrobe. With this look I decided to add sneakers instead of heels; I was going for a dress down look without being too casual or too dressy.

Fall Style - Plus Size Casual Outfit

Cardigan: Gifted // Sweater: Lane Bryant Outlet // Skirt: I.N.C., Macy’s// Tights: HANES HOSIERY

Casual OOTD - Plus Size Fashion

Once I made the decision to add my comfy Pumas to this look, everything else effortlessly came together. The hoop earrings and thrifted clutch were a must and the sunnies, well…I kind of think they make me look pretty cool, right? ;-) Truth be told, I wore this outfit for a casual dinner the same day I wore this outfit with heels (and different jewelry). In my mind, it’s the perfect mix of comfort and cute. Swapping out heels for sneakers and adding the cardigan gives the outfit the right amount of casual without looking sloppy because let’s be honest, sometimes adding sneakers with dresses or skirts can be tricky.

Plus Size Fashion - Casual Outfit

Sneakers: Puma, DSW (Same) // Clutch: Goodwill // Sunnies: Ivanka Trump, Nordstrom Rack

Fall Trends for Plus Size

This outfit can also fit into the sporty fall trend. Granted, I’m not wearing a stylish jersey or track pants, but I am wearing sneakers with a more dressy ensemble. That counts! :-) It’s funny – you never know the potential of an outfit until you start trying different style options. That said, I’ve already come up with several ways to re-style this skirt, cardigan and “LOVE” shirt with other pieces in my wardrobe. Let the fall style maximizing continue!

Fall Style - Maximize Your Wardrobe

 So tell me, which look is your favorite? How have you been with restyling and maximizing your fall wardrobe? Let me know! 

Thanks for reading and as always, thanks for commenting. Before I go, I just want to remind you that I have a bi-weekley newsletter and the latest issue is coming out today! If you’d like to join the email list, sign up here. Until next time, be blessed and stay safe…XO! 

P.S. Don’t forget to link your recent OOTD to my Personal Style Linkup HERE


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Wardrobe Wednesday | Wearing Tights with Black and White

Are you a fan of wearing tights? I haven’t always been too keen on the idea of wearing tights (or pantyhose) myself. I laugh when I think about it because my grandmother is a stickler for both, especially when attending church. Now that I’m older and can “dress myself”, I actually gravitate towards tights when it gets to be a little chilly outside. Needless to say, my grandma is pleased with this gravitation. ;-) Nowadays, I think of tights as a thin pair of leggings, and we all know how I feel about leggings; I LOVE THEM!

Tights Season - Hanes Hosiery

Sweater: Lane Bryant Outlet // Skirt: I.N.C., Macy’s // Heels: Lane Bryant // Tights: Hanes Hosiery

Black and White OOTD - Hanes Hosiery

As a plus size shopper, I usually stick to the Spanx brand of tights, but I recently tried a pair of  Hanes Hosiery tights. To my surprise, I was very pleased. I went for the largest size which is IJ and I was very happy with the fit.  This black and white ensemble is very comfortable and easy to wear. It’s the kind of outfit I’d wear to work and then go straight to dinner with my girls afterwards. I can also foresee this outfit being perfect for an evening out with the hubby or an evening blogging event in DC as well. Wearing dressy flats, boots/booties, or even (the right pair of) sneakers is doable for this OOTD. I actually have another way to wear this look coming Friday – stay tuned! :-)

Work OOTD - Hanes Hosiery

Necklace: JCP // Watch: Charming Charlie // Beaded Bracelet: Gifted // Nails: Sally Hansen Insta Dri (Pink Blink)

Wearing Tights OOTD - Hanes Hosiery

 So tell me, what are your thoughts on wearing tights this season? Are you a fan? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and as always, thanks for commenting. You’re words and support here on WNJ, as well as social media, have really been heartwarming lately. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the love.

One more thing – I’m wearing this pink color on my nails as a part of Simply Chic’s Breast Cancer Awareness efforts. Since I started blogging, I’ve loved her blog and I’m thankful to her for showing much support with all my endeavors throughout the years. Read more about her Breast Cancer Awareness story here. Until next time, be blessed and stay safe…XO!

P.S. Don’t forget to link your recent OOTD to my Personal Style Linkup HERE


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*I was given a pair of tights by Hanes Hosiery to review. All opinions and thoughts are my own.*