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Outfit details: Bodysuit: Forever21+ | Shirt: Forever21+ | Jeans: The Limited | Watch: Michael Kors
Photographer: CJ Edwards-Acton
“The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet.” – Mohadesa Najumi
The story of Wonder Woman’s origin is an interesting one. “Wonder Woman is the most popular female comic-book superhero of all time,” according to Smithsonian Magazine. “Aside from Superman and Batman, no other comic-book character has lasted as long.” The strong, athletic and bad ass, crime-fighting Wonder Woman remains a feminist superhero that little girls and women alike look up to and aspire to be.
I felt like Wonder Woman as soon as I put on this fab floral dress from Forever 21+. If you know me, you know I love pieces that are multi-functional. This particular piece can be worn as both a dress and a duster that gives off a sweet, vintage vibe with a lot of high-fashion fierceness. And when it catches the wind…*swoon.*
I paired this gorgeous piece with dark wash denim jeans from The Limited (I’m praying they come back!), a basic black tank top, and adorable, pale pink ankle tie heels from Forever 21. It’s a look I hope would make the mythical Wonder Woman proud.
Outfit details: Dress/duster: Forever21+ | Shoes: Forever21 | Necklace: Rue21 | Watch: Michael Kors
Photographer: Jorge Lopez (IG: @jorgelopezmedia)
“Self respect, self worth and self love all start with self. Stop looking outside of yourself for your value.” – Rob Liano
Lately, with 90s fashion making a comeback, whenever I go shopping, I’m often nudged down memory lane. When I saw these overalls hanging on the rack at Charlotte Russe+, I immediately recalled childhood memories. As girly as I was, I always loved a good pair of overalls. (I think it was the detailing. It’s always about the details.)
As a nod to a remixed denim staple, I paired these distressed skinny-leg overalls with a cute pair of spotted lace up gladiator heels (another update to an even earlier vintage style), met my photographer on Venice Beach, and shot a few photos. I love pattern mixing and I love how casual-trendy this outfit looks.
How would you style a pair of overalls? Or would you not even dare?
Outfit details: Overalls and Jacket: Charlotte Russe+ | Shoes: Charlotte Russe | Earrings: Amazon | Watch: Marc Jacobs
Photographer: Steven Means (IG: @stevenmeans67)
“I’m not a woman, I’m a force of nature.” – Courtney Love
I said this year would be the year that I finally go to Coachella. If you know me well, you’ve probably heard me declare this every year since the festival first began. And, once again, I did not go to Coachella this year because of scheduling…but also (mostly) because of the price tag.
Still, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to head to nearby Joshua Tree for a Coachella-esque photoshoot!
I did a few different looks with some of my favorite, fabulous festival-worthy rompers by Forever 21+.
I have always loved rompers. Always always always. There’s just something about how comfortable they are while looking so put together. But,.I never used to wear them because I hated my legs. They were always too big in my opinion and I felt uncomfortable showing them. It was at Philadelphia Dyke March when I finally wore a romper. I walked in the streets and I didn’t care what anyone thought about it…Actually, to tell you the truth, I felt sexy AF and assumed anyone seeing them agreed. (Look who’s grown!) So, yes, this shoot was more than just wearing cute summer outfits, but about owning my body, and being proud of it.
That said, I love how still the desert looks behind my vibrant outfit picks.
Here’s hoping I make it to Coachella next year and can take some photos at the festival! For now, these will have to do. <3
Outfit details: Romper, shorts: Forever21+ | Shoes (brown): Merona | Shoes (black): Vince Camuto | Jewelry: The Limited
Photographer: Ivy Stretten (IG: @xenalovebug)
Work for a cause, not for applause. Live life to express, not to impress. Don’t strive to make your presence noticed, just make your absence felt. – Unknown
I’ve always loved pattern blouses with basic, single color skirts. When I saw this cream and black satin grid-patterned blouse from The Limited on Poshmark, I knew I had to have it. (I find so many gems on the app.)
Sadly, The Limited closed its doors earlier this year. I’m a huge fan of the brand, so I was sad to see it go. (Although a message on their website hints they may be coming back!) Lucky for us plus sized fashionistas, their plus size brand, Eloquii, is still alive and well.
I paired the top with a basic black pencil skirt from H&M, bow detail heels from Jeffrey Campbell, and a shoulder bag from Forever 21 for a crisp and clean workwear look, but it could easily look amazing with a bright colored skirt.
How would you style a grid-patterned blouse?
Outfit details: Blouse: The Limited | Skirt: H&M | Bag: Forever21 | Watch: Michael Kors | Necklace: Guess | Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Photographer: Trey Jones (IG: cjonesphotog)