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)

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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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Thrifted Style | Kimonos and Dresses

Remember my obsession with kimonos? Some things never change. ;-) Now that it’s getting warmer I’m more than ready to pull out my kimonos and get to styling! This floral thrifted gem is one of my favorites. I’ve had this kimono for years and despite the rips and tears, I’ve held onto it for dear life. I’ve sewn up the holes, cut one side to be even with the other side (that I ripped a while back), and to me it’s just as perfect when I purchased it.

Kimonos and Dresses

Dress + Kimono + Tote Bag: Thrifted, 2nd Avenue

Thrifted Outfit

The mustard color dress, also thrifted, is actually Asos brand. The stretchy material is to die for, but the versatility is what I really like. It’s one of those dresses that can easily be transitioned from season to season. Tights and boots make it perfect for winter, while bare legs and sandals make it work for the warmer months. Another good thing about this dress? The fit is a winner with hubby. He likes for me to show a little leg and curve every now and then. ;-)

I jazzed up the outfit with a statement necklace and my cute gold flats. Adding the (thrifted) tote made this a perfect option for the work place. Because my work environment is more laid back, I don’t do the dresses and heels thing. However, a dress (and outfit) like this is perfect for those days I want to get a little fancy.

Thrifted Workwear

spring thrifted outfit

Necklace: Nordstrom Rack // Flats: Michael Kors, Nordstrom Rack // Watch + Earrings: Thrifted, 2nd Avenue

Thrifted Spring Fashion


So tell me, do you have a clothing item that you just can’t get rid of? What are your thoughts on kimonos and dresses? Let me know! 

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to keep up with me on social media. I’m always posting or saying something! Until tomorrow, be blessed and stay safe…XO!

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Style | Spring Fashion…Finally!

Spring is making it’s way to Maryland and I couldn’t be happier! That means spring fashion is on it’s way too. Although it was a bit windy and chilly this weekend, I still feel that spring weather is just around the corner. Just call me optimistic!

Spring Trends - Trench Coat

Trench: Goodwill // Scarf: Borrowed // Earrings: Thrifted. 2nd Avenue

Plus Size Spring Fashion

Trench Coat - Spring Trends

When it comes to spring fashion a trench coat is a must have wardrobe staple. My thrifted Calvin Klein trench made its appearance last year; it’s absolutely  perfect for this time of year. From the color, to the fit and the material it’s spring fashion perfection!

I enjoy styling the trench coat both casually and for more dressy occasions. It’s very versatile that way and is perfect to wear over slacks and a blouse for a day at work, or as an outfit for Sunday church service. This outfit is what I wore to my in-laws church one Sunday in Delaware. The look is chic, simple and comfortable – that combo always wins.

Spring Fashion

Blouse: Calvin Klein // Slacks: Macy’s // Heels: Kenneth Cole, DSW (Similar)

Spring Fashion - Outfit


So tell me, what do you think about my 1st spring fashion look of the season? Are you a fan of trench coats for springtime? Let me know!

As I mentioned last week on IG or Facebook, I’ve started my #FearlessWoman series. I’m very excited to introduce you to the rest the dynamic, inspiring, and intelligent women in honor of Women’s History Month. To see which ladies are in the lineup, check out this post here. Get ready to continue to be inspired!

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 | Winter Style Recap

I’m officially saying “so long” to my winter style! Well…kind of, lol. The temps are rising and the sun in shining, so I’m more than ready to spring forward! Before I do so, I want to do a brief recap of a few of my favorite winter style outfits. This winter was all about sweaters, sweater coats and tights. The casual, simple chic look was what I was going for. Looking back, I think I executed simple chic pretty well!

Winter style - sweater coats

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Winter Style

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winter style - sweaters

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I also had fun with outerwear and combat boots. Once I found the Guess boots from DSW, they became a staple wardrobe item for the season. The boots were probably my smartest purchase of the season. I’ve been able to style them so many ways and I plan to continue doing so throughout the spring. I can also carry over a few of my winter outerwear pieces, like my cape and denim patchwork coat, into the spring as well. Restyling is everything! 

Winter Style - Styling Capes

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boohoo tunic

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So tell me, which of my winter style outfits was your fave? Are you ready for spring style? Let me know!

In case you don’t follow me on IG or Facebook, starting tomorrow I’m introducing my #FearlessWoman series. I’m very excited to introduce you to 9 dynamic, inspiring, and intelligent women in honor of Women’s History Month. To see which ladies are in the lineup, check out this post here. Get ready to be inspired!

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 | 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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Style | Styling Neutral Colors

There’s something about styling neutral colors that makes getting dressed in the morning a breeze. As a fan of black and brown, my love for neutrals should come as no surprise. Neutral colors are so easy to style and I think most of my style blogger friends would agree. Every time I browse Pinterest for outfit inspiration I see so many bloggers (and celebrities) wearing these colors. Some may see this neutral thing as a trend or fashion phase, but I think it’s here to stay.

Styling Neutral Colors - OOTD

Cape: Harve Benard, Thrifted // Sweater: Karen Scott, Macy’s (SAME) // Leggings: Marshalls // Heels: Tahari // Purse: Nine West (Old)

Styling Neutral Colors

Neutral colors are a huge part of building a chic and simple wardrobe. You can easily create a plethora of outfits with a few good neutral pieces. Take the neutral queen herself, Kim Kardashian, for example. Her style has drastically changed over the years, thanks in large part to dating and marrying Kanye. Whenever she steps out, she’s usually dressed head to toe in neutrals. Her looks are so well put together and she looks undeniably chic and effortlessly stylish.

Aside from Kim K., one of my favorite style bloggers, Shirley, does this neutral styling thing so well. When I made the decision to transition to a more simple wardrobe, I immediately began drawing inspiration from Shirley. I admire her simple and minimalist take on personal style, as well as her ability to master being feminine and a bit edgy so perfectly.

Neutral Colors - OOTD

Neutral Colors - Style Blogger

Necklace, Watch & Beads: Thrifted // Earrings: Nordstrom Rack


So tell me, what’s your take on styling neutral colors? Are you a fan? Who are some of your style inspirations? Let me know! 

Before you go, be sure to show off your personal style by linking your recent OOTD pots(s) below. I’m super excited to bring this style link up back. I plan to start having a style link up co-host within the next few weeks, so be on the look out for that!  In the meantime, 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 | All Black Outfits

All black outfits are so good. They’re slimming, easy to keep clean, versatile, and did I mention slimming? This weekend I found myself wearing at least 3 all black outfits. As you may know by now, I’m in the process of simplifying my wardrobe. Wearing all black is a key step for me in the whole wardrobe simplifying process. So a look like the one below is absolutely perfect for me these days!

Thrifted OOTD - All Black

Vintage Cardigan: Thrifted, 2nd Avenue // Leggings: Marshalls // Bodysuit: Forever 21 Plus // Boots: Guess, DSW (HERE)

Wearing All Black

There are so many reasons I love and wearing all black outfits, but there are a few “rules” I have when wearing all black. Here are my top 5 rules:

1. Add some jewelry. All black is great, but it can be a bit boring if you don’t add some spice to the look. Adding a few pieces of jewelry and at least one statement piece is always a good idea.

2. Embellish. Add one clothing item that has some kind of embellishment, print or design. I did this with my vintage cardigan. Although the cardigan is black, the gold and clear embellishments add a little something extra to the look.

3. Invest in a lint roller/brush. Before I leave the house, I make sure I look at each (black) garment for lint, hair, fuzz, ect. I use the lint roller to get rid of all that stuff, and it makes for a much cleaner and more polished look. I also carry one with me in my car, just in case I have a meeting or event.

4. Add some color. Add color to an all black look? Why, yes! The base of your outfit can be all black, but adding a pop of color or even print helps add some personality to the look.

5. Invest in quality pieces. If you’re going to be wearing all black a lot, be sure to invest in quality wardrobe pieces. I have several pair of black leggings because I know they’re a staple in my wardrobe. I wear my thin and less expensive ones when working out and the more expensive pair for OOTD’s.

Vintage Style - All Black OOTD

Vintage Cardigan: Thrifted, 2nd Avenue // Gold Rope Chain: Thrifted, 2nd Avenue

Thrifted OOTD - All Black


So tell me, are you a fan of all black outfits? What are your tips on wearing all black? Let me know! 

As always thanks for reading and commenting. If you live in a state where there’s a lot of snow and yucky weather, be carefule and bundle up! Until next time, be blessed and stay safe…XO!

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Personal Style | Comfort + Simplicity in Plus Size Casual Wear

Guess who’s back with a NEW outfit post?! Little ‘ol me, that’s who. It took me a while to get back in the swing of things, but I’m glad to be back “in front of the camera”. I went through some back and forth about including (so many) OOTD posts this year. But after talking to hubby, who’s pretty much my blog and business partner in crime, I realized my perspective on fashion and personal style is needed.

I don’t claim to be a expert on fashion, but I do know style; especially (my) personal style. Like I’ve said many times before, I know what works for me and I’ve become pretty good at mixing thrift and non-thrift items. I enjoy sharing my knowledge with you all and the amount of style questions, comments and heart warming emails made me realize that OOTD’s are a key component to what makes WNJ a success. So it’s safe to say that you’ll continue to see my take on fashion trends, as well as my personal style tips and tricks throughout the year.

Plus Size Casual Wear - OOTD

Plus Size Casual Wear

Sweater: Ellen Tracy, Marshalls // Denim: JCP // Purse: Matt & Nat

Red Nikes - Nike Fitsole

Now, let’s get into today’s plus size casual wear look! This outfit is pretty much what I’ve been wearing for weeks now. If it’s comfortable, fashionable and simple, it’s got my name all over it! Because my lifestyle has changed a little, my wardrobe is a reflection of that. I’m now able to dress a bit more casual for work, which is such a blessing, so it’s been fun to explore a more simple and casual side of my personal style. Of course I always have to add my personal touch to any outfit, hence this amazing full length thrifted coat. It’s no secret that I love a good (animal) print, so adding this piece of outerwear is what I like to call the Nic Touch. ;-)

In keeping with my comfortable and simple theme I had to wear my most recent purchase, the red Nikes. I initially purchased them for my workouts, but realized they’re also perfect for casual looks like this! I’m all about restyling, even when it comes to shoes, so this sneaker purchase was a really smart one. I’ve actually been a fan of sneakers since high school, but I haven’t worn them as often as I like. I’m more of a flats girl, as I’m sure you can tell. But now I’m able to incorporate both flats and sneakers into my 9-5 wardrobe.

Plus Size Casual Wear

Plus Size Thrifter

Vintage Patchwork Coat: Thrifted, 2nd Avenue // Sneakers: Nike Fitsole, DSW (Similar)

OOTD - Plus Size Casual Wear


So tell me, are you a fan of sneakers when dressing for comfort? Do you wear your workout sneakers with regular outfits sometimes? Let me know! 

So as you can see, being comfortable and cute is quite possible. I’m very excited to share more of my personal style looks with you this year. I’m also thrilled for what else I have in store for 2015. It’s going to be a great style year and I look forward to seeing your stylish outfits as well. That said, my Personal Style Linkup will be back in full swing on February 2nd! Lastly, I plan to share more of my 2015 blog plans with you as the days and weeks go by. Until we chat again, be blessed and stay safe…XO!

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