Wednesday, May 23, 2012

NEW Blog !!!

Hi guys! Jaz' here. This blog is now on permanent HIATUS. However, if you love this blog you can visit me at theFashionerrd or on YouTube via username: theFashionerrd for all my future fashion blogging endeavors. Thank you all for your views, comments, and support and I can't wait to see you guys bring that to the new blog and channel.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love Your Curves, Everyone Else Does!

Happy Valentines Day dollfaces! I hope your day thus far has been filled with lots of joy and love. So hopefully all of you watched the Grammys on Sunday and if so you know it was Adele's night for sure. Besides being entranced by her luxurious voice, I was in LOVE with her whole look that evening. If you haven't noticed Adele is definitely apart of the #teamthick crew and boy does she wear it well. I know a lot of girls who ask me all the time, where can they find trendy clothing for a full figured woman [like myself :)] so I am here to give you a list of places I find my goodies and some voluptuous vixens you can be inspired by! 

Speaking of Adele, she is the expert on knowing how to dress for your body. Her style to me is like a mix between Bridgette Bardot and a 50s housewife; just clean lines with a vintage flair. I LOVE the dress on the right, she simply glowed!

 America Ferrera has been off the scene for a little bit since the cancellation of "Ugly Betty" but her style has never wavered. At the height of her show's success she was always a red carpet favorite at the Emmys. She is not afraid to try bold colors and always has an ultra feminine air about her. 

 I am not a fan of "Glee" but I loveeeee some Amber Riley! She is another expert at red carpet fashion. The picture above is from last years Emmys and she was named BEST DRESSED over actresses like Angelina Jolie! Don't tell me you can't work those curves!

and the QUEEN of plus sized fashion is *drum roll*

None other than the queen herself! Dana Owens a.k.a. Queen Latifah NEVER disappoints me. Whether she is on the red carpet or sun bathing on the beach she is always glamorous and more importantly she always looks so comfortable in her own skin. The rapper, singer, and Oscar nominated actress truly is a queen because when I look at her I know beauty is certainly not a size.  

Aren't these ladies beyond beautiful? Be inspired by their grace and confidence. Confidence is key, God didn't give you those killer curves to hide them behind a sack! Now I know these celebrities have a lot of money to hire stylists and tailors etc. Of course us regular girls do not have all of those resources. But no problem! I shop ALL OF THE TIME! Any trend out there I have in my closet and best of all I don't spend thousands of dollars to achieve my looks. Here are my favorite stores for the full figured woman:

  1. FOREVER21: I don't know if you guys have noticed but almost ALL of my "Outfit of the Day" posts feature at least one item from Forever21. Their plus size section is so fab! Whatever new trend I desire I know they will have it. This is my FAVORITE store. And best of all they are inexpensive. 
  2. TORRID: Torrid is kind of like Forever21, just more expensive. I find that some of their shoes (especially their boots) and jackets fit me better than the ones at F21. Best of all they have a vintage section, perfect for my Rockabilly chicks out there.
  3. MACYS: I always find something great at Macys. I especially love the lines Material Girl by Madonna and the Jessica Simpson line. Both clothing lines go up to an XL and the clothes are pretty roomy. I especially love the line Not Your Daughter's Jeans, they fit GREAT! And I have hips, thighs, butt and everything else! Try a pair on, you won't be disappointed.  And if you don't find what you want in the juniors section, their women's section has great stuff too. An added plus is that they always have a huge clearance rack.
  4. AVENUE.COM: is more for the classy and sophisticated woman, I buy a lot of tops from there. They have a variety of styles so check them out and they usually have various coupons for 30-40% off you just have to keep your eyes peeled!
  5. FASHIONBUG.COM: is an extension of Lane Bryant and they specialize in plus size teen clothing. I buy a lot of my coats from here as well as some of my jeggings. They are pretty affordable too and their shipping is super fast!

Have fun shopping ladies! Please don't let your size deter you from seeking out trendy goodies. There really is something out there for everyone! Remember make fashion simple; and then add a touch of glam!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Outfit of the Evening

Hello bloggers! Sorry for the hiatus but these courses are taking up like all of my time. But no worries I am back to share another look with you guys. As you all know I love blazers, so what better way to spice up your closet than to add bright colored jackets into the mix? The occasion was dinner with a friend. Enjoy!

Here is a breakdown of my look:

Red Blazer: $27.80

Red Cheetah Scarf: Giddy Up Glamour $8

Black Lace Tank: $15

Dark Blue Jeggings: Macy's $50

Black Moccasin Flats: Macy's 25

Chanel Replica: $140

I received many compliments on this outfit, don't be afraid to try bold colors! Stay tuned for more. Remember make fashion simple; and then add a touch of glam.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

My New Obsession: Jeweled Headbands

Hola sweeties! I am back with a new obsession lol! I love jeweled headbands right now. They are extremely versatile and very glam. Be inspired by these stylish celebs. 

I loveee this headband. Kimmie looks like an Armenian princess.

Kourtney is always so funky and cool! Check out Jasmine's "Kourtney Kardashian Inspired Look" for a way to recreate the look for less.

Rihanna is always on top of every trend! And she certainly nails this one.

This is a great look for my women out there with short hairstyles and you can find headbands like this almost anywhere.

Jeweled headbands are haute right now so grab some:) Thanks for reading. Remember make fashion simple; and then add a touch of glam.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Style Star Throwback: Marilyn Monroe

Beautiful, mysterious and sexy; all things Marilyn Monroe embodied. I could not do a "Style Star Throwback" and NOT include her. I love me some Norma Jeane, I have her allll over my house. She is just an icon in every way, especially her style. Legends never die. 

The Inspiration

Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world. 
-Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe Inspired Items

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Her style is timeless! Marilyn was all about form fitting silhouettes and glam accessories. We all have a little bit of Marilyn in us; be inspired! 

The Best Products for Clear and Healthy Skin

Healthy skin is very important when trying to achieve a haute look. Most girls do not feel confident if their skin is going bananas. But no worries, here is a list of products I use to keep my skin smooth and supple. 

I love, love, love Noxzema Skin Products! I have used them since I was 15 and they have never failed me. Not only are they inexpensive, they are very accessible. Almost any grocery store or drug store carries them. My favorite products from the line are the cleansing pads and cleansing cream. 

The key to moisturizing your face is that you have to remember what is good for your body is not always beneficial for your face and neck. Clinique Moisturizing Lotion is THE BEST hands down! It's light yet creamy and gives me a good base when applying my makeup. Anytime I run out of this stuff I have to go out and get some more asap because it is essential. Best of all, it doesn't clog your pores.

This is another product I have been using forever. You can normally find Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask at drug stores. This product is cheap and it works! I'm not one to have blemishes unless it is time for my cycle, but in those emergency situations this mask dries them right up!

St. Ives Apricot Scrub can be found in most drug stores as well. Exfoliation is so important for your skin so don't skip out on it! 

Skin Care Tips
  • Always, ALWAYS wash off your makeup before bed, I do this just to take a NAP! Sleeping in your makeup causes premature wrinkles and nobody wants that.
  • Water is key! I always notice that my skin has more of a glow when I have been staying hydrated. 
  • Get plenty of sleep! I always try to aim for 7-9 hours if possible.

Well that's all folks! I hope you all enjoyed this post. A good skin care routine is vital for looking your best. Try some of the products on my list and tell me what you think! Remember make fashion simple; and then add a touch of glam. 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Head to Head: Viva La Juicy vs. Peace Love & Juicy

Hey bloggers, its Jaz' here and I wanted to compare two popular Juicy Couture fragrances to give you all my take on the scents and which one I think wins in a head to head battle.

Okay lets start with VIVA LA JUICY:
This scent has vanilla, sandlewood, honeysuckle, and jasmine as some of its most prevalent components giving it a rich scent with strong floral notes. Vanilla is probably the strongest scent though, making the perfume undeniably sweet and feminine. Its a very strong scent in my opinion and it lasts all day. Best for nighttime, this is definitely one for my glam divas.

This scent has meyer lemon, honeysuckle, sweet red apple, jasmine, and magnolia as some of its most prevalent components giving it a light fruity scent mixed with sweet florals. This bright scent is also very feminine and soft, though the citrus gives it the punch it needs to grab attention. Coined by some as the "hippie-scent" of the brand, it seems like a scent for my eccentric, go-with-the-flow girlies.

The Verdict: I think Peace, Love, & Juicy wins this head to head, simply because I think its much more versatile. It gives you the best of both worlds by combining citrusy scents with florals to give a smell that is light and fun enough for day, yet flirty and sassy enough for night. Both are great fragrances, but I think that Viva La Juicy has its place more in night time scenes and special events. Peace, Love, & Juicy is my signature scent and I love that I can wear it everyday if I choose and not feel "overdone" in the scent department. And as I said before it still makes enough of a statement that I get complimented during nights out with lots of "mmmm's" and "oohhh you smell good's". Viva La Juicy will still remain a scent I switch it up with when I get the urge because it is quite a lovely scent also. Besides the smell, two very important factors in picking your signature scent are your personality and how the scent mixes with your body composition. Viva La Juicy may make a great signature scent for someone whose personality and body composition differ from mine.

Until next time!!