Thursday, December 31, 2015

Im'ma give you the Fifth Degree on this one... (Degree Motion Dry Spray)

Ok...I, Stephanie, am a Deodorant scent snob.
I ONLY wear a powered fresh goes with my chemistry.. and it makes me feel confident and fresh!
So when Influenster and Walmart provided me with this Degree "Fresh Energy" scent for my honest review...I was like...hummm.....I don't know y'all...😑
But! I digress! 

I tried it and although I still prefer my powdery scents...this is not all!
But of course...there is more to it then the scent. It feels good to the tough...easy to come off while showering. It's long lasting and keeps you feeling fresh.
Back to the scent..its like spraying a deodorant version of Clinique Happy under your arms! I felt it did not conflict with my body's chemistry and i still use it post-testing period (I've had it for over a month now...)
The good news is that it does come in a powder scent! (yay for me!!)
So I give this product 4.5 stars! 
(took 1/2 a point off because of the price...$5ish a bottle)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Fringe Benefits: Step Outside the Label!

Just wanted to share this adorable Fringe top that I picked up at JcPenny a couple of weeks ago!
As you guys know, I'm a sucker for fringe, which has been an amplified trend this season (I Say amplified because there has been a consistent piece of the reoccurring BOHO trend for several years...Fringe ain't going no where no time soon! LOL!).
ANYWAY!!! Here is the top I chose...
Add captionA.N.A Black Fringe Top

The Top is by A.N.A is is sold is straight sizes. I purchased a size Extra large and of course, it does not fit my 2x frame like the model. It's OK to try things on in other sizes other then you normally wear! You never know! 
Its very comphy and forgiving and perfect for daytime Shopping or a casual Night dancing!
I Paired it with a Fringe Bag I purchased from T.J Maxx for $19.99 and Boots from The Avenue (Past Season). (And some Dorsey Leather pumps from Lane Bryant)
 Hope you Like the way I styled it! And my Crazy Combed out curls!!! LOL! 

Photo Credits: Russell Gilliam, Owner of Ingenious Images
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Monday, October 5, 2015

Pumpkin Spice Chronicles: Fall Accessories!

Its officially Fall! Yall just dont know how much I love Fall!! The Season of Pumpkin Spiced Lattes, Pumpkin scented Candles (absolutely addicted!)...and Cool nights and Warm colors! 
And the Fashion!! Yaaaasssssss!!! The Fashion!!!!

The first thing I do is go on the hunt for the perfect accessories to make a smooth Fall transition.
As a plus size woman, you can sometimes be limited in how many Brick and Mortar places we can shop! That being said....Never rule out places that don't carry Plus size clothing or that may not have items you are interested in. Look at accessories and shoes that will compliment your mood, wardrobe and life! Want to see some of my recent Purchases??? Well lets go!

Women's Cream Geometric Fashion Scarf $14.99 
Grey Felt Fedora Hat $19.99
Although I am in no way afraid of color..I LOVE a great neutral Pallet! I scored these Three Beauties recently and plan to add them to some of my summer whites and grays to create warmth and texture to my wardrobe! I Love a great felt hat to add instant drama...specially when my hair is straightened and I need something to add a little umph! I am also a huge scarf fan! Put on you basic pair gray tee-shirt and jeans and dress it up with some boots and a pretty scarf and your instantly polished ready for a casual lunch, a movie and of course shopping!

Vince Cumuto Gold Tone Watch

<<<<And if anyone knows me...there is going to be a new watch in my arsenal...A girl needs her arm candy! Its Gold, simple and chic...which add an air of class and elegance to your look.

OK...I Know, I know! Some of you would prefer a little more color...well hear you go!
Woman's Print Wrap  Poncho Multi-Colored $26.99
I Purchased this Colorful Aztec print Poncho from Target! Just like the pieces above, You could use this colorful piece to add interest to a basic Tee and Jean combo (Which I plan to do!), but I think this would look great layered over a body skimming Nude/Tan colored Body-con or sheath dress ans some knee-high boots! Great for a day at the office (Sheath Dress) or a nice cozy dinner (Body-Con). I also chose a Tan fringe Ralph Lauren Cross Body bag (I believe they might be almost sold out Dolls...). I know Tan isn't considered a bright color, but a neutral in the Fashion world. But stay with me! A great tan (Did I Mention Fringe???? Ah! I LOVE Fringe!) goes well with the warm and deep colors associated with Fall! 
Ralph Lauren "Wheeler" Leather Fringe Hobo Bag $250+

Then...Of Course. I have to have my beloved Berry Tones! First of all...the picture of these Boots (Directly from HSN's site) does do these boots justice! They are a rich berry color (Other colors available) and the fringe is super relaxed and organic. And the best part??? They come in wide width!!! When a girl who wears a size 10/11 in shoes AND has a wide foot finds footwear that accommodates...we get on it ASAP!! No time for thinking...Budget what??? LOL!!(FYI...they were are flex pay too...::winkwink:::)

Capelli Plaid Scarf (ROSS) $5.99
Vince Camoto "Hayzee" Suede Fringe Ankle Boot $150

Well, Ladies (and gents!)! Thank you soooo much for Bringing in Fall with me! Let me know if you would like me to style any of the pieces I have shared with you today! And Please leave a comment below to let me know what you thought! Also, tell me whats your Fall Must have??

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

StyleFile: Edgy Destructed Jeans

Hello my lovely Lattes!!!

Today's Blog is all about Styling Deconstructed Jeans! I Think EVERY Diva can benefit by having at least one pair in their wardrobe. It gives a cool vibe to many classic and casual pieces in your arsenal!

So, lets talk about the Jeans! The Jeans I'm wearing are Mossimo from Target. They were $29.99.
Here's a Pic!

I will say that I bought mine (In a size 18 Missy) when they first came out so mine are VERY worn in. The Holes...are, well....Holes. lol! But I Love them! They were a bit looses befor the CupCakes attacked my Thighs, but its nice to know that as Im loosing weight...they Could still be the Boyfriend Fit the were intended to be!

Wanna how I Styled them??? Okay! Here you go!

The First look is a dressed up casual look. 

I paired the Jeans with a Simple Oatmeal Colored Tank Top from Target, Cha Cha Vente Bat-wing Cardigan from Burlington, Emma Fox Black Winged Tote from HSN and some Adorable (And Comfortable!!!!) "Dorsey" Heals From Lane Bryant. I also Piled on 2 Spring Clasp Bangles, One Daisy Fuentes (snake print, Past Season) From Kohls and the Other (Black/Gold Buckle) I Honestly don't remember where I got it! LOL!

(Similar) Jeans: LINK
Tank: LINK
Emma Fox Winged Tote: LINK
Shoes: LINK

Ok...Here's One more Outfit! Here Goes!!

This outfit has a very Lady-Like Rocker Chic Feel.
This look includes the FOILED BOUCLE MOTO JACKET, which is sold out (Past Season), the same tank from the Earlier Outfit and a Beautiful Taupe Arcadia Handbag with Tan Trim. 
(LOVE ITALIAN HANDBAGS!!!) And my New Favoriate Shoes from DSW! (Got them for $56!!!) The Cole Haan "Juliana" Pump with Nike Technology (Yet Another Comfy Pump!!!)

Cole Haan Shoes can be found on this DSW Page: LINK

Well Thank you so much for viewing my Style File!!!
Till Next Time,
Stay Fabulous My Lovely Lattes!!!