Now… for the moment you all have been waiting for!!! You all know that I’ve been waiting to get my hands on JCPenney’s plus size private label brand Boutique+™ and the exclusive collection capsule by trailblazing plus-size fashion designer Ashley Nell Tipton (Project Runway Winner )! Click to see the magic that happens when Ashley Nell Tipton teams up with JCPenny AND JCPenney teams up with Society of Harlow!
Oh summer, how I will miss you! I will miss the glow and warmth of the sun, the abundance of effortless chic maxi dresses, and cute strappy sandals! As summer comes to an end and we transition into the fall, we will see less and less exposed feet. I know for me during the fall and winter months my trips to the nail salon significantly decrease. I am not ashamed to admit it, but my fall and winter feet ARE NOT the same pretty as my spring and summer feet. Thankfully, I found the must-have beauty tool for the fall (and all year around): The Emjoi MicrO-Pedi Callus Remover. This revolutionary, powerful, and sleek tool gives you that salon quality pedicure feeling and look, but now you can have it without leaving your home!
Here’s Why I Love The MicrO-Pedi Callous Remover:
- SAFE. After years of receiving the harsh and dangerous metal scrapper procedure to remove my callouses and dead skin, my feet were left sore and I noticed the increased frequency of callouses. What I like most about the MicrO-Pedi is that it safely, gently, and effectively buffs away calloused skin leaving my feet so smooth.
- CONVIENCE. I don’t have to leave the house! If my feet are feeling and looking tough, I can give myself an effective and beautiful at-home pedicure!
- SIZE: The MicrO-Pedi’s shape and size is so sleek. It fits in the palm of my hand. I can house it in my toiletry basket in my bathroom.
- EASE. The MicrO-Pedi takes 2 AA batteries. It has a push on and off switch. It’s so easy to use. I turn it on and gently rotate it back and forth or side to side over my calloused skin area. The duration of use depends on the level of smoothness I want to feel. I turn it off. That’s it!
If you want to join me in having “Fabulous Feet” all year long check out the Emjoi MicrO-Pedi Callus Remover! SOH Beauty Approved
Here Lies A List Of Items I’m Fashionably Obsessed With:
Bold Pattern … Check!
Bandeau Top… Check!
Bold Pattern Bandeau Top Skirt Set… OK Drops Mic and Exits Stage Left! [Mind Blown]
OK I’m back! This week I’m teaching up with a unapologetically bold brand, Grass-Fields to bring you this week’s #TripleSlayFashion series featuring themind-blowing Mali Set.
Stripes, Slits, Sexy Sillohutettes… Oh My!
Let the imagery of stripes, slits, and sexy silhouettes sink in… For years the fashion industry wouldn’t dare to correlate these images with plus size fashion. Until now… we are breaking down barriers and together we are amplifying our voices in fashion and in the body positive movement for all shapes and sizes. This is why I am beyond overwhelmed with excitement and pride to collaborate with JCPenney in their #HereIAm campaign promoting their exclusive private label brand- Boutique+™ featuring designer Ashley Nell Tipton. No longer will we hide our bodies in shapeless clothes or fear wearing patterns or bold colors.
“There’s not clothing that is fashionable for us, to be able to express our BEAUTY, our SEXINESS and everything that we want to be able to project out there to the WORLD. I want to be able to design clothing for those women.” Ashley Nell Tipton
Save The Date! JCPenney’s first exclusive Ashley Nell Tipton for Boutique+ capsule collection launches online and in-stores starting September 6. You all know that I’m all about style that is effortlessly chic with vibrant colors, dramatic prints, and bold silhouettes. The capsule is inspired by the 1950’s and will include must-have pieces like bomber and moto-chiffon jackets, jeggings, and boyfriend tees. The collection will also include design elements such as lipstick prints, bold horizontal stripes and sequins give the collection a modern twist. With sizes ranging from 0x-4x (5x online) and 16W-30W in both stores and online all fashionistas will be able to find their style utopia just in time for fall! I’m looking forward to shopping and styling some pieces from Boutique+! Seriously, I cannot wait to get my hands on the chiffon moto jacket! Check out the Ashley Nell Tipton for Boutique+ capsule HERE. Let me know your favorite pieces!
This blog post is in collaboration with JCPenney, all opinions are my own
“I really wanted to bring my blog to life and with an event like this, it offered the reader of The Curvy Fashionista to experience in person the brands, designers, influencers, and more of what the Curvy Fashionista is all about!” – Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista
Shopping, Style, and Soul Searching! Where else would you receive all three?! On Friday August 12th – August 13th, award-winning blogger and my “Fairy-BLOGmother”, Marie Denee, hosted her 2nd annual The Curvy Fashionista Style Expo presented by Ashley Stewart in Atlanta. Days later, I am still swirling with excitement as I think about my experience at The Curvy Fashionista Style Expo. The expo was more than just an event it was a mood/vibe/aura of an experience. If I had to describe it with one word it would be GLOW. “The Glow” radiated across attendees, panelist, models, and volunteers. I had the opportunity to serve double duty as a blogger and model. Here are some of my favorite snap shots from The Curvy Fashionista Style Expo.
The POWER of Vision, Self-Empowerment, and Grind! I’m here to share with you the extreme power of visualization and self-empowerment. I deeply believe in the law of atriction. I’m soooo the person that creates a vision board for the New Year or a vision checklist for my love life/partner. When I created Society of Harlow less than 6 months ago, it was a no brainer that I had to create a vision. I envisioned everything about my blog; from blog theme to photo-shoot locations, styled looks to coordinating songs, vendor partnerships and viewership goals. One of my top goals for my blog was to be highlighted by Fashion Bomb Daily. You should know that Fashion Bomb Daily is my FAVORITE fashion blog and fashion account to follow. I check Fashion Bomb Daily, well daily on their blog and Instagram! Well… last week I was named in the [insert dramatic pause]
Here’s a snipet from the piece written by Esmesha Campbell:
Founder and creative director Crystal Daniels of Society of Harlow is a force to be reckoned with! The young girl boss has solidified a brand carefully tailored towards helping women master the art of slaying on a budget. She’s also the mastermind behind #TripleSlayFashion, a feature that shows fashionistas how to take one garment and style it three distinctive ways. Werk!
Immediately after visiting her blog, I fell in love with Crystal’s warm smile, her positive energy and the unparalleled confidence that oozed from each and every one of her pictures. She’s such a refreshing breath of air and there’s no doubt that this bombshell will go on to accomplish all of her heart’s desires.
By this time, I’m in shock and about to pass out. As if being recognized wasn’t enough I was invited as a special guest to attend Cocktails with Claire x Miss Diddy LA Atlanta Featuring Keri Hilson, Marlo Hampton, Shun Melson, Derek J, Tameka Foster, Shanti Das, and Delicia DeCordon. I’m just so thankful, honored, humbled, and overwhelmed. I had an amazing time at the event. I absolutely soaked in the aura of style, fashion, and building an empire through taking a leap of faith and trailblazing your own lane. It was beyond breathtaking to be in a room filled with astonishing women!
Remember these 4 things: 1. Dream Big 2. Set A Vision 3. Be a #GOALDigger 4. NEVER Doubt Yourself
Check Out My Favorite Photos Of The Night!
Frilled Double Breast Halter Dress in Olive: Sold Out From GS-LOVE
There are two things on this earth that I absolutely cannot live without; DRESSES and SALES! You all know that I love a good dress and a good sale! I’m teaming up with London Times Curve to bring you the best style news this month… A MAJOR 3 DAY DRESS SALE!
They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but who needs diamonds when a girl can have cocktails and convos! I am teaming up with Maggy London to bring you a must-have staple in your wardrobe, the cocktail dress. The London Times Gwen Curve Fit & Flare dress is perfect for an intimate date night with your love, an elegant evening wedding reception, or summer cocktails with the girls.
Sooooo… my obsession with jumpsuits continue to dominate my wardrobe (not a bad thing in my mind). When it comes to jumpsuits I really feel like Bubba from the iconic movie, Forest Gump – fuschsia jumpsuits, star jumpsuits, backless jumpsuits, wide-legged jumpsuits, pinstripe jumpsuits, mesh jumpsuits, rompers, etc. Therefore, it should come as little surprise that I am totally in LOVE with GS-LOVE’s sheer floral jumpsuit!