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!

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 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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Personal Style Monday | On Trend Wearing Sneakers and Dresses

Happy Monday and happy June! Yes…it’s June already. I still can’t believe it. As quick as June came, I can’t say I’m not happy. I’m really ready for some warm weather, swimming, trips to the beach and cookouts. :-) Speaking of summertime excitement, I’m also excited to try out some summer trends like the one I’m wearing in today’s OOTD – sneakers and dresses.

Lately I’ve noticed the sneakers and dresses trend emerging. While I’m no stranger to this trend, I haven’t actually worn sneakers and dresses in a while. My favorite way to do so is when I’m wearing converses. Something about converses and a maxi dress make me feel ultra chic and relaxed. With today’s look I wanted to try something a bit more fun so, I paired this colorful skater dress with my new Puma’s. This look is 1 of 3 ways I plan to wear the dress this week on the blog. 

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Now you may be asking, where would I wear something like this? Well I can think of 4 occasions where the sneakers and dresses trend works; (1) a cute dinner & movie date, (2) an outdoor summer concert, (3) a family/friends summer cookout, and (4) a day of sightseeing while on summer vacation. 

This trend can work for any and everyone. If you don’t want to wear a short dress like this one, try this trend with a maxi skirt. I LOVE how image and style consultant Tieko wears her sneakers with maxi skirts. I actually featured her lok on the blog back in January. Wearing sneakers with midi dresses is also an option. Folake, the always stylish blogger behind Style Pantry, styles this trend effortlessly.

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Dress: Elementz, Macy’s (Similar) // Sneakers: Men’s Pumas, DSW (Same) // Handbag: Bakers (Old) // Sunnies: Ivanka Trump, Nordstrom Rack (Similar) // Name Necklace: oNecklace // Blue Stone Necklace: Thrifted ($1.50) // Earrings: Thrifted (Similar)

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I had A LOT of fun with this look and although it maybe a lot going on with the outfit, I love it! I’m all about pattern play and mixing an matching. Yes, there are certain “rules” I like to follow when wearing patterns and prints, but this look is the perfect example of how to mix prints in a fun and personal way. I stayed true to my personal style, had fun, and managed to look rather cute doing so, if I do say so my self. ;-) When it comes down to it, have fun while exploring your personal style. Take a chance every now and then.

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Speaking of having fun with your personal style, take a look at Brittany’s fun and stylish OOTD from last weeks linkup. From the head scarf to the tank top to the acid wash skirt, she’s definitely knows how to have fun with her style! Brittany wore this look to an outdoor event and I think it was the perfect choice, especially since she was surrounded by other bloggers during the event. Go Brittany! :-)


So what’s your take on the sneakers and dresses trend? Have you tried it before? Let me know! 

Now it’s your turn to show off your personal style. Link up your recent OOTD pots(s) below - you just may be my favorite pick for next week. Just be sure to link your outfit back to this post. Also, visit the other bloggers who’ve linked up and say hey.

Thanks for participating and as always, thanks for reading. Don’t forget, I’ll be styling this same dress 2 more times this week on the blog. At the end of the week, you’ll be able to vote for your favorite look! :-) Until tomorrow, be blessed and stay safe…XO!

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Celeb Inspired Friday’s

Happy Friday, loves! I hope you’ve had a productive week. I am ready for some rest and relaxation for sure!

Today’s post is a new feature I’d like to call, Celeb Inspired Friday’s. This segment will feature 2 celeb looks and my Polyvore creation of their look, or my own creation featuring clothes form my closet  Today, I deiced to stick with Polyvore in recreating Emma Stone & Chrisette Michelle;s recent looks.

Emma’s look is so perfect from head to toe. I love her in all red! Chrisette is more casual, funky & laid back. I’ve been a fan of her style and music for years. I love how she plays with different looks and styles in order to keep it fresh. Take a closer look at both ladies below!

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EmmaInspiredGet the Look

Topshop Dress ($120) – purchase, HERE

We Like Fashion Jacket – SIMILAR, HERE

Aldo Pumps ($130) – purchase, HERE

Aliexpress clutch – SIMILAR, HERE 

Zenggi Studs – SIMILAR pair, HERE

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Get the Look

T-Shirt – SIMILAR, HERE

Pants – SIMILAR, HERE

H&M Denim Jacket ($48) - Purchase, HERE 

Converse Sneakers ($56) – Purchase, HERE

Beanie – SIMILAR, HERE

H&M Glasses ($9.60)- Purchase, HERE

So from night to day (or day to night), theses celebs show us how you can be fabulous dressed up or down. Until next time, take care & be blessed…xo!

~Whitney

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Facebook Friday: Go Pink Edition

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, I am teaming up with my BLM Girls and dedicating today’s post to all things pink. Every year for the past 4 years I’ve participated in the Breast Cancer Walk in my city. This year I won’t be able to but I did donate to the cause. Remember, we all know someone who has been effected by this disease and the sooner we find a cure, the better! So do what you can to make a difference :-)

Have a great weekend and if you can, wear something pink this weekend ;-)

~Whitney