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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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The Golden Rules

OUTFIT OF THE DAY #81: The Golden Rules
Happy Fatshion Friday loves 🙂 With the Fall season approaching rapidly I wanted to give you babes my golden rules to transitioning your waredrobe from summer to fall.
Rule #1 : Thou Shall Layer: Tanks , Camisoles, and short sleeves shirts can be layered over a long sleeve shirt or turtle neck. Short sleeves can also be layered under cardigans, blazers or sweaters. Add leggings or tights under short skirts and dresses.
Rule #2: Thou Shall Play Up Colors : Play up the darker shades in your summer prints like I did with this look. 
Rule #3: Thou Shall DIY: Get creative ! Dye your light spring and summer colored clothes a darker tint. Whites to Nude. Yellow to Mustard. Pink to Red. Purple to Eggplant.
Show me how you transition your fall waredrobe using #FatshionForward


 Dress: Rainbow | Skirt: Fatshion Forward (by me) | Shoes: Charlotte Russe | Lipstick: Kat Von D

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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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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 🙂 Happy Shopping !

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