RED AZTEC PRINT DRESS AND SHOOTIES

 

Outfit Details:

Red Aztec Print Dress, Braided Belt (Similar), Brown Shooties (Boots), Target Earrings (Silver), Kate Spade Watch, Lane Bryant Bangles

I posted a dorky picture of myself, in this outfit, last night on Instagram.  It got picked up by Tess Holiday's folks, and as of my writing this, has over 2,500 likes. So funny. Hop on over to my Instagram to see the pic, and read why it makes me giggle. If you are a new lady joining me because you found me on Instagram, WELCOME! I'm so happy you found me, and hopefully you'll stick around for my ramblings and fashion obsessions. As a result of that post, the booties became super stars! Everyone wants to know where they came from, welllp, click on the link above, and read below for more info!

This dress got a lot of love on Instagram too! You can find it at Belk online, for all you yankees and westerners, or in your local store for my southern gals. It's only $43.99 right now! Awesome deal. Also, it can easily be worn into Fall, with some tights and layers. I belted it with a Fossil Belt that is probably older than your dog/cat/animal of choice, and probably just as loyal. I found one like it though, and linked it above. It isn't meant to be worn like that, it's supposed to go around a skinny lady's waist. As you have probably learned though, I don't follow the rules, I shop everywhere and do what I want (I'm sticking my tongue out at you fashion industry!).

Ahh, the shoes. Shooties. Booties. Brown Boots. Magical mystical brown shoes covering my chipped toenail polish like champs. These are from Belk as well. They are made by Unlisted, and some of you might know what that means...CHEAP...or "inexpensive" for you sensitive types. These babies are only $49.99 right now! GET THEM...Fall is coming. You can obviously wear them in any season though. You will see these guys again, probably with skinny jeans or tights, come Fall. 

The earrings are from Target, as linked above. The link only takes you to the silver ones though, the gold ones I found in my local store, not that long ago. My watch is a mainstay on the blog and on my wrist, it is linked above too. Same story for the bangles, Lane Bryant is one of the only places that makes bracelets that fit big girls; I wear them a lot. My nails are a special polish that I will tell you guys about soon! If you weren't into the gel system here, this stuff is the next best thing, better than regular polish. Keep an eye out! Lipstick is "Impassioned Amplified" by MAC.

Photography by The Husband

MULTI COLORED CHEVRON MAXI DRESS

 

Outfit Details:

Chevron Maxi Dress (Similar), Kate Spade Statement Necklace I and II (Similar)

In the deep south, we don't actually get cold weather until after Thanksgiving sometimes. A lot of times actually. I have had more 70 degree Christmases than I care to count. That's just life. So while some fashion bloggers are already breaking out Fall type stuff, I'm over here like...you're kidding right? It was 102 degrees yesterday, PLUS crazy humid. I'm gonna keep rocking dresses and shorts until I'm sitting under the Christmas tree unwrapping presents! Kidding, I love Fall clothes too much. You'll probably catch me in a wool coat, walking around with sweat dripping down my butt crack, pretending I'm cool as a cucumber sometime soon.  But in the meantime...

This dress is really lightweight and breezy. If you are big busted it's awesome, your bra straps will for sure be covered. I'm bottom heavy, big ole booty, so I don't have a really big chest. If you do though, there's a lot of room in the top black part, I barely filled it out. Sadly, this dress is sold out at Macy's, and I'm sure you can see why. It's super cute. However, the link above will take you to a chevron maxi made by the same designer at Macy's. It comes in black and white, or navy and white. It's just as cute and roomy on the top. BONUS: those dress are only $18.99 right now!!! At the very least, get one and throw it in your closet for next summer. Plus, pretty much all the maxis are on sale at Macy's right now...go load up!

I love this dress because of all the bright colors. I promise I wear more than blue, haha! I hate nothing more than when I hear someone say, "oh I can't wear that color" or "oh I don't wear sleeveless things" or my least favorite, "I don't wear shorts." WHY NOT?!? Who cares? Seriously, I promise that you are more concerned with how your bingo wings look than anybody else you come across. Nobody cares, they are more concerned with how they look! So do whatever you want! 

This necklace is Kate Spade, it's one of my favorite brands on earth. They totally reel me in with all their clever marketing, and I don't even care. In fact, if they made plus size clothes, I'd probably lose my mind. It would be bad, they would get all of my money, so it's probably best that they don't. The necklace can be made longer or shorter, but not much, and it's fairly lightweight as far as statement necklaces go! I have linked to two similar necklaces up at the top. 

Photography by the Husband

ROYAL BLUE MAXI SKIRT & WHITE TANK

 

Outfit Details:

Tart Maxi Skirt, Dolce Vita Sandals (Similar), Calvin Klein Top, Target Necklace (Similar), Charming Charlie Earrings (Similar)

Y'all, it's HOT in Mississippi right now. I know it's hot all over most of the country, but summer in Mississippi is like walking through invisible clouds of soup. It's wet and sticky. Gross. So pardon me kind sirs and madams if you find me in this beautiful maxi skirt, standing over your AC, airing out the under carriage.

This skirt from Nordstrom, is so soft and silky, and it has pockets. Duh, bonus. The top from Macy's, is a lightweight fabric with a gold zipper down the front. I assume they put that there so you could decide for yourself about how scandalous you want to be that day. Kind of them. Also, it's white, so if you are sweating your little southern kahunas off, it won't show up! 

Those earrings are from Charming Charlie, if you don't have one near you, I'm sorry. They no longer sell them, these are pretty old, but I have linked to a similar pair at the top of the post. It's a super inexpensive place to buy accessories. Purses, jewelry, scarves upon scarves upon scarves. I would never buy a purse from there because it wouldn't hold up as well as a real nice leather purse, but it's great for fun fashion jewelry! It's a little overwhelming at first, but just jump right in, it's color coded. My necklace is from Target, and it isn't available online. You might be able to find it in your local store though, because I just bought it. The gold bangle bracelets are from Lane Bryant. They came as a big bundle of gold, rose gold, and silver. If you are "big boned" like me, it's hard to find bracelets that fit. Lane Bryant makes them big enough. Other than that I do a lot of custom bracelet ordering from Ippolita, which can be found online or at your local Saks. They are a bit pricey, but they are REAL gold and silver, so they will last forever. 

My shoes are from Nordstrom, and they just stopped selling them. I have linked to a similar sandal at the top. These are pretty padded, but they have gold metal on the heel, the part that actually touches your foot. So from behind there's a little flash of metal, a little odd feeling at first, but kinda cute. Great inexpensive summer shoe.

Photography by Sharon Coker.