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How To Wear Floral Print For Fall?

Outfit of the Day #61: Chocolate x Roses
4fatshionforward_ootd61 Hey Girl Hey ! Here is my first OOTD since my return. I’m so excited Florida is finally getting chill enough for my fall wardrobe. This chocolate brown sweater  is one of latest thrift finds. Sweater features a cap sleeve and a cowl neck sweater. I love thrift shopping, it allows you to add a ton of style, fun, and vintage to your wardrobe but on a budget. You can find some rare gems that are no longer in store inventory. Remember one woman’s trash is another woman’s vintage treasure.
2fatshionforward_ootd61 I had a reader recently email me asking how she incorporate her summer floral into the fall and winter season. I told her to conquer the dark floral first since they are easier to match with the seasons color palette. But if your looking for a real challenge grab a floral with pinks, purples, blues and other bold colors. Pick a solid color within the floral print to highlight by wearing a top of the same color. Or you can just go for something neutral like white, black or nude. I wanted to go bolder so I chose this rich chocolate brown.
1fatshionforward_ootd61 This skirt is a Fatshion Forward original designed and made by me. Not sure how many of your know Wal-Mart sells fabric but they do and sometimes when I am just cruising for groceries or picking up from the Pharmacy I check out their inventory. They had this crepe back satin on sale for summer clearance during my last trip. I purchase all the yardage that was left which was only 4.5 yard. I decided to make myself a pretty floral skirt out of it and inspire you fatshionistas not to pack up your summer floral just yet. Satin skirt features roses of various sizes and colors but in a mirrored effect pattern. I absolutely fell head over heads for this fabric the moment I laid eyes on it. Something about the roses and the mirrored pattern made the floral print feel so graphic and modern. 
3fatshionforward_ootd61 5fatshionforward_ootd61Last but not least I accessorize neckline with a bow necklace and flower midi rings from Miss A.com. If you have never heard of Miss A you should check out the site, everything is $1 so extremely budget friendly. I mixed together to Wet N Wild Lipsticks to achieve this cranberry colored lippie. Never be afraid to experiment, Let your creative flag fly. Happy Fatshion Friday loves ūüôā

Sweater: US Sweaters | Skirt: Fatshion Forward (by me) | Boots: Wet Seal |Necklace & Midi Rings:  Miss A | Earrings: Betsey Johnson
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Betsey Johnson xox Trolls Collections

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The second I found out Betsey Johnson was coming to Miami, Florida I knew I had to be there. I have been a fan of her work for over 8 years. She is my favorite fashion designer of all time. Her whimsical, femme, punk aesthetic is fun and I love that her designs are out of the box. My favorite things to buy from Betsey Johnson are her handbags and her jewelry. But with 50 years of fashion under her belt she has dabbled in almost every department from women’s & children’s apparel, home decor & bedding, bridal, athletic wear and dancewear. I travelled about 12 hours round trip thanks too Miami’s awful traffic but I arrive at the DadeLand Mall at 10:30, a little. At the entrance of Macy’s sat a huge black shiny roller skate car.

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Betsey Johnson xox Trolls Collection available exclusively at Macy’s

The roller skate car acted as the head of the parade, as a trail of Betsey paraphernalia followed. It was so exciting and refreshing the way the mannequins were posed and styled. It added a certain sophistication to such a youthful collection.
xoxbetseytrolls1 xoxbetseytrolls2 xoxbetseytrolls3There were fresh flower bouquets around the store similar to the pink rose petals Betsey made rain down on the crowd in the store. Decorations dangled from the ceiling, and we’re printed on the wall. It was like stepping into Betsey World. Betsey floated down the escalator with her entourage greeting the crowd, her DJ and her team members. She was full of energy as she danced around to the music, the security guards couldn’t keep up with this 74 year old.xoxbetseytrolls9 xoxbetseytrolls10The store was decorated beautifully to celebrate the collaboration between Betsey Johnson and Macy’s for the new DreamWorks movie Trolls.  The merchandise displays were so bright and colorful they really screamed Betsey and beckoned people from all corners of the store. The displays featured her famous Kitsch bags, shoes and other little Betsey keepsakes. I love how youthful this collection is very junior esq but still incorporating current trends like the faux fur pom poms.

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PomPom KeyChain, Fur Tail Bag Charm, Pom Pom Hat, Scarf, Arm warmers, and gloves
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Heels, Faux-Fur Pencil Case, Faux-Fur Journal, Kitsch Handbags
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The merchandise displays were filled with pink and blue faux fur, glitter, googly eyes and gold. I shopped around the store fell in love with a pair of black faux suede slip on sneakers that had fluffy faux fur pom poms. I will be reviewing my shoes next week and I will also be talking about what I wore to meet Betsey so check back for that. I was first in the V.I.P. line and absolutely nervous to meet Betsey.
xoxbetseytrolls11V.I.P.’s recieved a Betsey selfie stick and a pack of hair ties inside a big pink tote bag. We also recieved a hard copy of our photo with Betsey and Macy’s gift card.
xoxbetseytrolls12 I sat next to her on the ivory leather couch with pink and silver sequins pillows. I told her I was a long time fan and loved her work. We posed for a quick photo op and then I proceeded to show her my 3-D Betsey inspired nails. xoxbetseytrolls13She loved them and then showed me her nails. Betsey was very sweet and friendly, I hope to meet her again in this lifetime. Anyone who knows me knows how much I adore Betsey Johnson. My betsey collection is strong and growing and I am planning to start a haul series so you babes can see some of my collection.

Here are seven of my favorite pieces from this collection:

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xox Trolls Faux-Fur Bangle $48.00 comes in Black, Cobalt Blue and Hot Pink // xox Trolls “Love” Necklace $75.00 also comes in “Happy” // xox Trolls Stud Earrings Set $32.00 // xox Trolls Kitsch Cupcake Bag $85.00 // xox Trolls Crown Necklace $95.00 // xox Trolls  PomPom Crown KeyChain $35.00 // xox Trolls Rock And Troll Color Changing Umbrella $28.0

Shop new Betsey Johnson Trolls Collection exclusively Macy’s now ūüôā Happy Shopping !

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OUTFIT OF THE DAY #53: Vince Camuto
1fatshionforward_ootd53Happy Wednesday beauties, we’re¬†halfway¬†there. Today I am bringing you an season transition look featuring Vince Camuto. I wanted to write about one of my favorite new waredrobe pieces while giving you babes some designer style. What makes this top perfect for the season change you ask? Well first things first the print offers a very neutral variety of earth tones. The color story is a nice soft introduction to the fall season.
5fatshionforward_ootd534fatshionforward_ootd53The silhouette also makes it perfect for the season change. Yes the temperature is dropping but very slowly especially here in Florida. So I am enjoying sleeveless pieces and letting my arms breath until the layering begins.¬†This tie neck sleeveless blouse features three buttons at center as closure and¬†has a tie extended from the neckline. You can tie it in a bow for a chic put together look or knot it and leave it hanging down for a effortlessly stylish look. Blouse is true to size as I am wearing a 3x and it fits like a dream. Crepe back satin offers a smooth hand and a shiny finish making it a really easy piece to style for work or a more semi formal occasion. 3fatshionforward_ootd53I paired blouse with this black matte¬†midi skirt I made myself. Skirt features pockets along side seams and elastic in the waist. I accessorized the look with a chiffon head tie of¬†a similar print as blouse but with darker tones. I also added one simple wooden bracelet to offer a minimalistic approach. I accentuated my lips with this chocolatey brown ultra matte by Colour Pop call “Limbo”. ¬†¬†2fatshionforward_ootd53I wrapped up the look with black patent oxfords for a polish and dapper finish. Shop Vince Camuto at your local Lord & Taylor¬†. Drop a comment below and tell me how you style your designer threads, I love hearing from you ūüôā

Top: Vince Camuto (Similar) | Skirt: Made by me | Shoes: Charlotte Russe | Lipstick: Colour Pop
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#Tuesday Shoeday: Snake Skin Pointed Toe Flats

Happy Tuesday Shoeday loves ! Today I’m reviewing these pointed toe flats by Charlotte Russe+. ¬†I was browsing the website last weekend and thought to myself it’s time for some new shoes. Perfect timing, Fall is around the corner.

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I landed on these fabulous faux leather snake skin flats. The print and shoe style are right on trend for the upcoming season. This pointed toe style is available in sizes 6 Р10. They add sophistication and effortless style to any look. Priced at $22.99, these flats put a feminine twist on the classic loafer.6FatshionForward_OOTD49

Sleek and chic, these flats have¬†a skinny buckled strap around the ankle that add a vintage feel. The stitching at the toe captures the true essence of the loafer. These shoes¬†feature a 0.25″ heel, 2.5″ shaft, lightly cushioned insoles and non-skid rubber soles. Like all faux leather it’s a little stiff initially so I definitely recommend breaking them in prior to wearing them out. I think these monochrome snake skin flats will be one of my go to shoes for the fall season.

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Shop fall shoe styles¬†now at¬†Charlotte Russe¬†! Love em or leave em? Drop a comment below I love hearing from you dolls ūüôā
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Makeover Monday: Slithering Style

OUTFIT OF THE DAY #49: Slithering Style Re-Mix

9FatshionForward_OOTD49Hey Girl Hey, I put together my own¬†outfit makeover and I can’t wait to give you all the details. But first things first do your remember OOTD #15? Well one day I was in a DIY mood and I wanted to revamp one of my old looks. I chose something I haven’t worn in a while but was on trend for the season. So I took to it with my scissors and ran it through my sewing machine.¬†5FatshionForward_OOTD49As you all know Snakeskin is all the rage on the runways for Fall this year.¬†I gave the blouse a DIY makeover, if you interested in this project here is a tutorial. I have been seeing off the shoulder tops everywhere and wanted to give the trendy look a try. WARNING: If you don’t like to wear strapless bras (like me) this trend may not be your cup of tea. But I challenge you all to show off your shoulders like the weather still allows.
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I paired this Snakeskin blouse with a pleated midi skirt similar to the long midi skirt I made in the original look. I accessorized outfit with my rose gold script “Create” necklace and faux leather Snakeskin clutch and flats. Get details on my “Create” necklace here.

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These pointed toe flats are a chic and subtle way to try the trend if you’re on the fence. My review for the pointed toe snake skin flats will be live tomorrow so check back for that.¬†The large clutch is one of my favorite recent thrift finds. One fashionista’s trash could be another one’s treasure.¬†1FatshionForward_OOTD49

Snake Skin Trend. Bare Shoulders Trend. Love em or leave? Comment your thoughts, I love to hear from you.

Top:  Thrifted | Bottom: Rainbow (Similar) |  Shoes: Charlotte Russe |  Necklace: Cents of Style | Clutch: Thrifted
|¬†Lipstick: Wet N Wild Fergie “Ferguson Crest Cabernet” |

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