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What I Wore To See Sweeney Todd

OOTD #82 : Sweeney Stripes

As you know I spent the past couple months costuming Sweeney Todd. Jessica (my partner in costuming) and I had a themed pattern and color palette that was apparent through all the characters looks. Red, white and black mixed with stripes. There were also red splatters every where but you can blame that on the demon barber of Fleet street. I took my outfit inspiration from our costume theme and put together a look for myself for the finale show. I wanted to see my work from the audience so I got a ticket for the finale show. After designing for the cast I wanted some Sweeney stripes of my own, so here is hat I whipped up. 

Black and white striped tunic with cap sleeves, and a ruffled flounce at the hem. I designed and sewed this tunic myself. I purposely sent the stripes in different directions to putt your eyes where you want them too. I paired striped tunic with solid black stretchy leggings. I accessorized the look with red tennis bracelet, red lippie and red suede round toe ballet flats.

I absolutely love wearing my own designs, because they are one of a kind and it feels good being an original. Want a custom Fatshion Forward piece of your own ? Contact me at FatshiionForward@gmail.com with “Custom Design” in the subject line and a brief description of what you had in mind. I look forward to hearing from you πŸ™‚ 

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AUGUST SUNDAY QUOTES

It’s been a while but #Sundayquote is back in full effect. Quotes bring additional motivation, inspiration and positivity that you need to keep you upbeat as you go from week to week. Here is August’s #SundayQuote lineup. Follow me on Instagram for weekly #Sundayquote posts selected and sometimes edited by yours truly.

 

Morning β˜• Rise & Grind #chanel #quote

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#quoteoftheday by #designer Coco Chanel

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In case you needed a reminder ⏰ #quoteoftheday #qotd #

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Catch up with my latest post at www.fatshionforward.com ✏ #FatshionForward #fatshion #plussizefashionblogger

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Let's be friends ❀

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Get I N S P I R E D ? #SundayQuote

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Never look back ! #qotd

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#qotd by @VeraWanggang

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Trend Report: Statement Sleeves + Bare Shoulders

Hey girl hey ! Today we are talking about statement sleeves, they are all the rage right now and trend is reported to follow us into the fall season. From bell to bishop silhouettes, ruffles, pleats, embroidery and all the cold shoulders in between. Statement sleeves have been seen in all different shades, fabrics and pieces. Blouses, dresses and even outerwear  Check out the trend and shop plus styles below.

James Balloon Sleeve Top by PoshSquare $34.00

Cotton top features elasticized wrist-lines, balloon sleeves and cross back detail. Top is unlined, sizes 1x – 3x are available.

Red Mini Embroidered Smock Dress $56.00

Smock dress features fluted sleeves with embroidered detailing and button-keyhole at the back. Dress available in sizes 12 – 24.

V-Neck Bell Sleeve Wrap Top by Eloquii $59.90

This crop top brings energy and life with it’s generous sleeves and chic wrap around silhouette. True wrap top available in sizes 14 – 28.

 Hypathia Cropped Jacket by Astra Signature $69.99

This statement jacket adds nothing but elegance to your wardrobe. Dress up a t-shirt or layer over your favorite cocktail dress for an unforgettable look that’s uniquely you. The oversize statement sleeves elongate the arms and the cropped length will accentuate your waist, creating an hourglass shape. Jacket is available in sizes 14 -22.

Floral Knot Front Off-Shoulder Blouse
Floral Knot Front Off-Shoulder Blouse by Ashley Stewart $39.50 

Make a femme statement wearing this floral print knot front off-shoulder blouse. Blouse available in sizes 12 – 34.

Georgette Lace Up Off Shoulder Top by Torrid $42.90

The beet red Georgette is semi-sheer and sexy without being scandalous, thanks to the sweet ruffled trim detailing the bodice. The off shoulder sleeves let you show a hint of skin, but the added lace up ties for a cool take on the trend. Top is available in sizes Medium through 6X.

Pleated Flare Sleeve Dress by Eloquii $139.90

Ready to make an entrance? Drama is ever the main attraction in this dress – it’s slimming silhouette is outlined with high-fashion pleated Georgette sleeves for a theatrical effect. Blush dress available in sizes 14 – 28.

Striped Off-The-Shoulder Cascading Top by Charlotte Russe $26.99

Cascading sleeves add extra drama to this crisp poplin top! The elastic neckline styles the shoulder baring silhouette, while the striped, boxy bodice holds the look below. Crochet insets around the elbows bring a fun pop of boho style! Sizes 1x – 3x are available.

Shift Dress With Frill Sleeve by Junarose $51.00

Purple frill sleeve shift dress is true to size, Available at ASOS in sizes 10 – 26.

Flower Bomb Couture Off The Shoulder Top by Pop Up Plus$61.87

No wallowing, just billowing. The Hang in There Top features an off-the-shoulder silhouette, elastic sleeves, and a huge tie of the side for flare. Pair with our white distressed jeans.

Happy Shopping ! Tag me or use #FatshionForward to show me how you style your statement sleeves πŸ™‚

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18 Spring forward Shoes from Sole Society

Happy #TuesdayShoeday babes ! Today I’m a line up of Spring footwear from Sole Society. We’re talking trendy shoes like pumps and kitten heels, rain boots, lace up sandals, heels and loafers. These shoes can transition you from Spring straight into Summer and they’re all under $150. Shop all styles below at www.solesociety.com, plus get free shipping on all orders $50+. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.

Black Elle Block Heel Pump $79.95
Lola Block Heel Pump Sea Angel $79.95
Lola Block Heel Pump $79.95
Stripe Desi Kitten Heel Pump $69.95
Navy Gingham Desi Kitten Heel Pump $69.95
Poppy Desi Kitten Heel Pump $69.95
Louise Et Cie Bylot BlackTop Knot Mule – Black $128.95
Jameson Deconstructed Cognac Loafer $84.95

Jameson Deconstructed Black Leather Loafer $84.95
Dolce Vita Sarge Tan Lace-Up Sandal $59.95
Jessica Simpson Grey Ryanna Lace Up Sandal $109.95
Sol Sana Tay Sandal Lace-Up Sandals $109.95
Calla Nude Lace-Up Gladiator $74.95
Beirut Paprika Lace-Up Flat Sandal $74.95
Kate Rain Booties in Smokey Grey Leopard $54.95
Kate Black Rain Booties $54.95
Ugg Sienna Rain boot in Golden Glow $64.95

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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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xox Trolls Faux-Fur Bangle, Love/Happy Necklace, Glitter Compact, Faux Fur Ring

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 πŸ™‚ Happy Shopping !

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