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My Favorite Looks From The Met Gala

“Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” was the theme for this years Met Gala. Lace veils, headdresses, long trains, and jeweled embellishments we’re seen at every turn as the theme inspired  looks took the Gala steps. Here are my favorites looks from the event, first up Rita Ora wearing Prada.I loved everything about this look from the floral headdress to the elegant Prada gown with it’s long sheer train, low back and multicolored colored details. Not to mention the long sequins gloves. Rita Ora served us with grace in her Prada, and you can tell by her posture that she felt like a queen in this gown. You know pink is my guilty pleasure and Tracee Ellis Ross is making it look oh so fabulous. Am I the only one catching Diana vibes ? I am also seeing some vintage inspiration in this Michael Kors Collection gown. Is it the glitter, the thick waist belt or maybe it’s Tracie’s hair? Whatever it is I am hear for it !
Here is another look that mesmerized me. So many things to adore about this gown Bee Shaffer wore to the Gala. First there is the ruffle one shoulder neckline that goes around and drops off the other shoulder and ties into a bow. Bows are another guilty pleasure I have. This shade of red definitely exudes power especially in such a voluminous proportion. Last but not least the scalloped skirt on this Valentino Haute Couture gown sealed the deal for me. Next up is Zenday-Bay-Bay in her Catholic chivalric suit of armor gown. I really appreciated that Daya took a different approach at the theme no headdress or fluffy romantic gown her. She looked like a warrior princess with her layered bodice and sleeves that resembled metal plates similar to the armor of Knights of the Catholic Church wore. Zendaya slayed in this Versace gown, someone definitely did their homework.Also in Versace, Music artist SZA took my breath away in this blush colored gown. Musical artist appeared soft and romantic from the waist up with her sweetheart neckline. But from the waist down demanded attention with voluminous layers of tulle and chiffon. She completed the look with embellished, pointed toe, thigh high boots and a half sphere rose gold headdress.
Cardi B’s is queen of the music charts right now and she came through dressed as such in this embellished Moschino gown. Glowing from head to toe the pregnant artist was accompanied by Jeremy Scott (head designer for brand Moschino) wearing a coordinated look to Cardi’s. Can you say “drip drip”? Cardi and Jeremy came through dripping in pearls and jewel tone stones the pair looked like royalty.Yara Shahidi looks oh so chic in her Chanel cocktail dress. I love the voluminous layers effect of the under dress in combination with the sparkly smooth overlay. I feel like the theme was a bit of a miss with this look but I still love it anyway. Yara thinking was probably you can never go wrong with a dress from Chanel and she was right. 
Another dress I found rather uninspired by the theme but just fell in love anyway was this plum, velvet overall gown by Valentino. Cynthia Erivo saved the look by accessorizing with jewelry by both Eva Fehren and Maria Tash. Her dramatic nails and bold hair color choice made the look overall interesting but not as over the top with Catholic symbols as her peers.Dripping in liquid gold the bodice of this gown looks painted on actress Kerry Washington. This Ralph Lauren gown does all the work minimal accessories, makeup and hair styling need to steal the show. I also love the big hair big hem look it make her waist look EXTRA snatch.

Last but not least the blonde and the beautiful Blake Lively. Where to start? The beautiful beading detail on the bodice that fans out all over the skirt and train. Or the luxe color fabric combination, impeccable fit and dramatic train. This Versace gown is so amazing, the sheer panels allow a sexy peak-a-boo that elongated Blake’s already long legs. So much to take in from every angle this gown was absolutely gorgeous.

Who wore or designed your favorite Met Gala look? Let me know if the comments below, I love hearing from you babes ! Xo, Sherece.

 

 

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Betsessory Haul Pt. 2

“#Photography is the story I fail to put into words.”— Destin Sparks ? #BetseyBabe

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I can’t leave the house without some form of purse to carry my life around in. I use to be popular in school for carrying oversize designer totes. Now that I’m out of school and working I try to keep it light with a small kitsch bag that holds my essentials. If my portable charger, wallet, roller ball perfume, lipstick, keys and headphones fit we’re good to go.  Kitsch bags are great conversation starters they are the epitome of the statement bag and Betsey Johnson does it oh so well. The camera Kitsch bag was a birthday gift from my mom. Great gift for a blogger or photographer. 


My addiction for leopard print doesn’t quit and Betsey enables is. Betsey really knows how to attract a girl’s wild side. This vintage “Leopard Lips” Betseyville bag was a Poshmark purchase. I also got my “Call Me Maybe” telephone bag from Poshmark, I put up quite a negotiation for it. Best part is the phone really works, plug it in and talk or use it as a speaker and play some music. Your phone controls the volume !

Something special that I noticed about Betsey Johnson is that her designs almost always have a special hidden feature that is kind of like a surprise just for you. Whether it’s a silky floral printed lining in a handbag or her famous signature on the zipper pull. She likes to add little details that really make each piece that much more special.

Last but not least my pom pom kicks. These babies came out during the pom pom fad, which has been traded in for pearls this season. Zapp slip on sneakers are available in black and blue. Shop BetseyJohnson.com now! and receive 30% off site wide plus get free shipping. Just use the code BYE2017  at checkout. Happy Shopping ?

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7 Effortless Ways To Wear Power Red Trend

Today’s line up is all about the Power Red trend. This trend has been seen on and off the runway and in the magazines. It’s taking the fall season by storm. You can shop for these hot pieces online or at your local Lane Bryant. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.

Tailored Wide Leg Pants 
Embroidered Peplum Top
Belle Sleeve Jacket
Ruffle Cold Shoulder Top 
Stretch Ankle Pant
Lace-Trimmed Bomber Jacket
Lace Sleeve Swing Dress
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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 ☕ 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 🙂

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