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Betsey Johnson xox Trolls Collections

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*Disclosure: This post does contain affiliate links.

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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Wearing White For Fall

Outfit of the Day #60: Ashley Stewart x Yatir Clothing

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3-D Betsey Johnson inspired nails by @NailsByJenny24

Hey Beauties, Today I’m showing you how to transition another summer waredrobe item into fall fashion. I think it is so important to learn how to manipulate your clothes to give you maximum style instead of constantly buying new pieces just to keep up with the season. This method helps you get more familiar with your closet and allows you to put more of your waredrobe to use year round. I know some pieces are much harder to maneuver but start with something simple like a staple piece in a solid color. I chose this white quilted circle skirt because the color and design are easy to match.1fatshionforward_ootd60There use to be so many fashion rules associated with wearing white but now that we are making our own rules it’s time to conquer all our style fears. From afar the skirt might look plain but up-close you can see the texture of the fabric that is created by the quilting effect. Bonus skirt has pockets ! This quilted circle skirt by Yatir Clothing is from their Summer 16 collection. Collection includes a bodysuit and crop tank in the same fabric. It’s a perfect transition piece because the fabric is thick and fluffy making it warm enough for the weather changes. (Pair skirt with your favorite tights and booties for the full fall effect.)  Skirt is available in sizes 10 – 32 at www.yatirclothing.com. Save 10% off your skirt or any Yatir Clothing purchase using my code “fatshion4wrd” at checkout.
4fatshionforward_ootd60 I paired circle skirt with a black tissue tee from Ashley Stewart tee. I love showing you dolls that pieces as casual as a tee shirt can be chic too. I scored this black tissue tee back in August at the TCF Style Expo, Ashley Stewart was one of the fabulous vendors at the event. If you’ve ever worn a tissue tee shirt you know it’s some what opaque especially under bright lights. So I recommend wearing a layer under the shirt to conceal your bra. I wore my white caged crop top by under my tee, problem solved 🙂 . 
5fatshionforward_ootd603fatshionforward_ootd60When accessorizing the look I focused on the pink from the tee. I accessorized the look with a gold bib necklace by Betsey Johnson encrusted in pink jewels of different shades and pearls. My pearl stud earrings have a pink kiss with betsey signature underneath, they are one of my favorite pair of Betsey Johnson earrings. Berry “Ava” flats are on sale now for only $10. Happy shopping 🙂
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Shirt: Ashley Stewart | Crop Top: Society+ | Skirt: Yatir Clothing | Shoes: Charlotte Russe |Necklace & Earrings: Betsey Johnson 
|Nails: @NailbyJenny24 | Lipstick: E.L.F. “Sociable” |
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Jump into Fall

Outfit of the Day #59: Derek Heart x Nine West
2fatshionforward_ootd59Hey babes I’m wearing a jumpsuit today. Yes I know me the girl who thought she would never find a jumpsuit that fit as good as the one at FTF. This knit strapless jumpsuit is soooooo comfortable though. It has a drawstring in the waist making it casual and chic. Plus it has pockets, You know I live for pockets on a garment.  Jumpsuit is one of my latest thrift finds, suit is made by Derek Heart. I paired blue jumpsuit with my leopard cardigan for a fall forward look.
6fatshionforward_ootd593fatshionforward_ootd59I read in last month In-Style that leopard print coats will be making a comeback alongside the bomber jacket and the trench coat as fall’s most trendy outerwear. Leopard print cardigan by Nine West “Woman”. Cardigan has a reversible collar, a straight hem and 3 big black button along center front as closure. This cardigan is so warm and luxe, perfect for the F/W season. I slayed a few trends but conquered two style fears this week. I call them style fears because they are things I use to be afraid to try and wear. I’m wearing a strapless garment and heels which are both huge in my book but tiny in someone else’s.
1fatshionforward_ootd595fatshionforward_ootd59I accessorized this look with this season’s hottest trend the black choker necklace. I tried this trend for the Celebrity Style look, remember that? I think Kendall Jenner really set this trend in motion. I also wore my first pair of heels for you babes you saw it here first, I found these patent leather wedges by Michael Kors and couldn’t resist. I told myself it’s now or never as far as heels go because I never really wear them so it is a scary challenge but I DID IT 🙂 I wanted to give the look an edge, so I added a dark lippie. Vampy lips are in but you can go full punk with a black lipstick.

Jumpsuit: Derek Heart | Cardigan: Nine West | Shoes: Michael Kors | Nails: @NailbyJenny24 | Lipstick: Colour Pop “Bull Chic” |
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Every Woman Needs A LBD

OUTFIT OF THE DAY #51: Hayden Dress by GCGME

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*Disclosure: This dress was gifted by GCGME but all opinions are my own.

Happy Fatshion Friday 🙂  Today I am showing off a dress that is flattering from every angle. My new L.B.D. ( Long Black Dress ) features a round neckline, long sleeves, maxi skirt and empire waist. I introduce to you the Hayden dress by GCGME. This dress fit like a glove and made me feel like an absolute goddess the way it flowed with every step. Long sleeves and floor length skirt makes this dress perfect for carrying me from fall straight through winter.
5FatshionForward_OOTD51 I can’t wait to pair it with a trench coat or a faux fur.  I’m wearing a size 3x in black. Hayden dress is available in five colors and seven sizes. Black, White, Navy Blue, Cobalt Blue and Light Brown. Sizes XS to 3x are available, dress runs true to size. Priced at $99.95 Hayden dress is on sale right now for $69.95 and GCGME offers free standard shipping on all orders to the U.S. & UK.
6FatshionForward_OOTD512FatshionForward_OOTD51 I accessorized the look with bright colors for a smooth summer to fall transition.  A pink sequins come clutch by Betsey Johnson. I purchased this colorful necklace during the TCF Style Expo a few weeks back. I decided to highlight the pink center stone as there was only one. Necklace matched my new faux suede  pointed toe flats in color Berry by Charlotte Russe.
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Save 20% at checkout using my discount code “fatsh4word” Happy Shopping !!!
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My jewelry speaks to me

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Happy Fatshion Friday everyone. I hope your week was as productive as mine. I want to share a bit of my story with you today. Something I’ve been wanting to do for so long but not knowing how to approach it. Why I decided to study fashion ? Why I got into plus size fashion ? Why I become a blogger and a stylist? I love to create, it’s as simple as that. I love to create clothes for my clients, create content for you all, inspire others with my unique style.

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*Disclosure: Item has been gifted but all opinions are my own. The post contains affiliate links.

My mission is to create a lane for women like me, to get representation in fashion for non-curvy plus size women. Although fashion is progressing apple shape body types are still neglected and unappreciated in this industry. I create inspiration and content for these women, I also design for them. I found myself through body positivity and I want to help other learn to love themselves and create the version of them self that they want to be.

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So on those days when I’m feeling not so body positive or I’m having creator’s blocks I grab my reminder. When I was browsing through the new tribe collection at Cents of Style this necklace spoke to me. It became my reminder of why I started on this journey and why I continue to do what I do. It reminds me of my mission, my goals and my dreams. It reminds me to stay positive to stay productive to stay motivated. I’m wearing the “Create” script tribe necklace they come in three other styles: Script, Bar and Disc. These necklaces look amazing alone and even more stylish when stacked. Tribe collection is available in fashion gold, silver, rose gold and bronze. I chose the “Create” rose gold toned styled necklace that features a 14″ chain with lobster claw closure and 3″ extender. Each necklace has a different word or phrase so let them speak to your individuality. If you love my “Create” necklace check out these other inspiring styles. 

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Staying positive and staying creative can be hard no matter what walk of life you’re in. Whether you’re a student, artist or working a 9-5. Life sparks creativity, everywhere you look there is a chance for inspiration. Whenever you hit a creative block where you’re feeling uninspired. Go get your reminder put it on and go out and sparks some creativity.

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Use code TRIBE4 and get a tribe necklace of your own for only $11.99, with FREE SHIPPING! Head over to www.mycentsofstyle.com to shop tribe necklaces now.

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