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beret, stripes, black and white

Stripes

Can you say oh la la. I feel like a girl in Paris in this outfit. The beret definitely adds that European flare but the whole outfit screams Paris (well at least in my head haha) I’m obsessed with this look. Everything from the lace detail on the blouse to the side slits of the pants. 

Stripes were strong during spring and summer and are even stronger for fall. Stripes in my opinion just never go out of style. There is just something about these vertical and horizontal lines that can add a preppy, nautical or an edgy vibe to your outfit. 

As a plus size girl I’ve been told to stay away from stripes but I’ve never been one to listen. I personally love anything striped. Stripes can be flattering to many body types. It’s all about the way you wear them. I personally love vertical stripes. I feel they are more flattering and elongate the body.

beret, stripes, black and white
beret, stripes, black and white

Let’s talk about these pants. First they’re a great deal at Target for only $32.99. They have an elastic waist and have some stretch to them. I feel super comfy in them and love how I can dress them up or down. The only con would be they are a little to long for me (I’m 5’3) but nothing a pair of heels can't fix.

beret, stripes, black and white
beret, stripes, black and white

This look is all about the pants, that’s why I keep the rest of my outfit simple. I paired the pants with a loose fitting button up blouse, a fun beret and heels. The sunglasses were my finishing touch that adds that edgy element I love. 

beret, stripes, black and white

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black and white, sporty, casual, sneakers

Black & White

Summer is here and with summer comes many new trends. One of my favorite trends for the season is rocking black and white. The possibilities are endless- you can wear fun patters like stripes or checkered print or all white with black accessories. Remix your look with classics, easy-to-pair pieces like I did with black skinny jeans and a white blouse.

However you want to wear this trend JCPenney has you covered. They have all of this summer's trends. I honestly love my outfit. I love these skinny jeans that fit so well and are stretchy. I can't get over this blouse with cold shoulder cut-outs and a chiffon design on the back. I also can't forget these comfy Adidas also from JCPenney.

black and white, sporty, casual, sneakers
black and white, sporty, casual, sneakers

Not only is black and white my favorite outfit combination but also mixing high and low fashion. JCPenney has a variety of trendy, affordable pieces at great prices. My outfit was about $100 including the top, jeans and sneakers and my backpack was a little under $300. 

black and white, sporty, casual, sneakers
black and white, sporty, casual, sneakers
black and white, sporty, casual, sneakers

Shopping at JCPenney is always worth my time, money and effort with styles that are priced to buy and guaranteed to love. I can honestly can say its #SoWorthIt.  Shop this season hottest summer trends including black and white here at

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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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polka dots, fashion, skirt, chambray shirt, denim, dressy, casual, plus size

Polka Dots

I've always loved polka dots. They're a pretty pattern that's feminine and timeless. We see this pattern in many designs: skirts, dresses, blouses, big dots and small. Now polka dots have become a neutral. They mix well with other textures and patterns. Black and white polka dots are my favorite because they go with pretty much everything.

Style Tip: Instead of tucking in your shirt, tie a knot at the bottom. Doing so, creates a beautiful silhouette.  

​This spotted skirt from Fashion to Figure paired with this chambray shirt equals a match made in heaven. Mixing a chambray shirt with a timeless pattern like polka dots creates a blissful union of classic meets trendy. This skirt has a flattering shape and by knotting the shirt you emphasize your figure more.

polka dots, fashion, skirt, chambray shirt, denim, dressy, casual, plus size
polka dots, fashion, skirt, chambray shirt, denim, dressy, casual, plus size
polka dots, fashion, skirt, chambray shirt, denim, dressy, casual, plus size
polka dots, fashion, skirt, chambray shirt, denim, dressy, casual, plus size
polka dots, fashion, skirt, chambray shirt, denim, dressy, casual, plus size

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