stripes, black and white outfit

Yes, Wear Stripes!

I adore all sorts of stripes: horizontal, vertical, sideways or anyways. I say wear, love, and embrace them. There isn't a set of rules on how to rock stripes. Wear what makes you feel great.

I'm currently obsessed with black and white stripes! They're considered a neutral like leopard. They go with everything!

You might stay away from horizontal lines because they can make you look bigger or wider. Vertical strips do the opposite. Instead of making you look wider they elongate the body.

stripes, black and white outfit

As a short girl wearing culottes can make me look shorter (unless I wear super high heels). By wearing culottes with horizontal stripes the lines make my body look longer.

stripes, black and white outfit
stripes, black and white outfit
stripes, black and white outfit

This jumpsuit runs big. I usually wear an  XL/1X but I bought this one in a Large. 

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bell sleeve top, night out, style, date night

A Top with Style

Save the drama for your blouse. Nothing can elevate an outfit like a top with a little style. Flowy tops, bell sleeves, and lace details add that stylish and chic element to you outfit. Wear them for a casual lunch with friends or date night.

My personal favorites are bell sleeves. I love that they have so much movement and add drama to an outfit.  Let the sleeves do all the talking and keep the rest of your outfit simple. Like, I did here. I paired the top with faux leather pants and black single strap heels. This makes a perfect night out outfit. 

‚ÄčI bought this top last year at ZARA and it's not available anymore. You don't necessarily need this top to add a little style to your wardrobe. I put together 5 options below that will add that WOW factor to your look.

bell sleeve top, night out, style, date night
bell sleeve top, night out, style, date night
bell sleeve top, night out, style, date night
bell sleeve top, night out, style, date night
bell sleeve top, night out, style, date night

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work wear, quiz clothing, jumpsuit

WorkWear

Work wear doesn't have to be dull or boring. You can spice up your office wardrobe with a pop a color and fun prints. Quiz Clothing has you covered. They're an online store located in the UK but deliver worldwide. They have a variety of designs for casual wear, cute dresses with lovely prints and clothes that work for the office. 

I put together two great options for work that flatter any shape and will get you noticed.

work wear, quiz clothing, jumpsuit

Florals are always a great print for spring. They give your outfit a fresh look and are always on trend. I think women's shoulders are sexier then cleavage. This high neck design shows off your shoulders and adds a subtle sexy appeal to your look appropriate for the office. The jumpsuit is great by itself but I added a leopard belt to define the waist. The belt also added an edgy appeal to the jumpsuit. Leopard is a neutral print and goes with everything. So, don't be afraid to mix prints. I finished this look with brown pointy toe heels and a sleek ponytail.

work wear, quiz clothing, jumpsuit
work wear, quiz clothing, coral

Not big on prints? Bold colors are as eye-catching or even more than a print. This coral color is vibrant and fun. The wrap design is very flattering, especially for a women with a larger bust. The top came with a tie front design but I untied the knot and wrapped it around my waist- I find that it defines my waist better and is very flattering. Balance this bold color with a neutral like, black. I did just that with a pair of comfy and stretchy trousers. A color block clutch and statement necklace completed the look. Lastly, I through on a pair of black pointy toe heels.

work wear, quiz clothing, coral
work wear, quiz clothing, coral

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*In collaboration with Quiz Clothing. All opinions are my own.

corset, all black, jumpsuit

The Corset

Looking to give your closet a little update? You may want to look for a corset. The corset has made a big comeback this season. Its less burlesque dancer and more street wear. You see it worn over almost everything from white tees to over-sized button downs. The corset comes in many styles: denim, lace-up, a thick leather design, and strappy details. It's a sexy staple and it's here to stay.

corset, all black, jumpsuit
corset, all black, jumpsuit
corset, all black, jumpsuit

This has to be one of my favorite trends for spring. I love that it defines my waist and adds a feminine touch to anything I pair it with. I styled this lovely jumpsuit with a corset belt and a mesh bra. I instantly felt sexy in this combination. I opted for a relaxed shoe and wore my double strap sandals. Overall this outfit had a hint of couture fashion (well at least in my head I thought so).

corset, all black, jumpsuit
corset, all black, jumpsuit

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stich fix, casual, tee, jeans

Stitch Fix

Do you not have time to shop or just can't figure out how to put fashionable pieces together? Stitch Fix might just be for you. They are a personal style service for men and women. They make shopping easy and enjoyable.

Don't have time to shop or just can't figure out how to put fashionable pieces together? Stitch Fix might just be for you. They are a personal style service for men and women. They make shopping easy and enjoyable.

I'm happy to say they now offer plus sizes. So you can just imagine my joy to have joined forces with Stitch Fix and try out their service. Filling out my style profile was easy and I couldn't wait to see what my stylist would send me.  I will be honest, I can be a little picky with my wardrobe choices but I was delighted to receive my package full of goodies.

As I opened my first Fix, I right away was captivated with the jacket and tee. I love the draped design on the jacket and the distressed details on the t-shirt. I instantly knew these would be great with a pair of cuffed jeans. You can never go wrong with this combo. It always looks chic and edgy.  

stich fix, casual, tee, jeans
stich fix, casual, tee, jeans
stich fix, casual, tee, jeans

I love to throw on a statement necklace when I wear a tee and jean outfit. It elevates the look and dresses up the assemble. I completed my outfit with over-sized sunnies and a pair of black single strap heels.

stich fix, casual, tee, jeans
stich fix, casual, tee, jeans

How to get started.

It's easy to join and no subscription required. You first fill out a style profile- you share your style, sizes, and price preferences with a stylist.  Second, you receive 5 hand selected pieces delivered to your door and lastly keep what you want and send back what you don't.

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*In collaboration with Stitch Fix. All opinions are my own.