Today’s #fbf is a double fbf. Flash back Friday aaaaand Fashion blogger Friday. This pic, it’s from last year and was my very first blog post. I’ve been blogging for a year now. I’m learning more every day and hopefully this next year I can have more time to blog and implement my ideas. Thank you for all your support and feedback. Happy Friday y’all! 😊😊 ps-looking through my old blog pics and some of them r a hot mess LOL.
I meant to post this last night but wasn’t able to. Time just goes by so fast doesn’t it? Well this is my 2nd work Wednesday blog. Today I made one of my weekend casual looks work appropriate. The pants are jogger pants and I usually wear them on the weekend with some sandals. For work I just added a blazer and heels. Adding a blazer and heels can transform most outfits from being super casual to either work appropriate or for going out for a night on the town.
Here is the look when I wear it on the weekend.
Blazer is from target but a cuter one can be found here.
Bag is Ann Klein, here it is in yellow.
Pants are Eshakti and this was my first time getting pants from them. I love them, perfect for summer because the material is cool and breathes. They don’t have anymore in this design, but here is a similar pair.
Ok guys squeezing this one in before the day is done! #fbf 💕FASHION BLOGGER FRIDAY💕 Today I’m featuring @thetallmuse! Her blog is dedicated to sharing fashionable clothing for us #tallgirls. Because I’m also tall, I love checking out the different sites that she shares to find things that are long enough for me. Aside from being a fashion muse to me, and absolutely beautiful, I had the pleasure of meeting her and she’s lovely inside and out ! Check out @thetallmuse and her blog and even if ur not tall , don’t worry, u can get inspiration as well! 😘😘
So I’m going to try something new and hopefully this will help me get into a regular blogging schedule. You may know already that I do something called Fashion Blogger Fridays where I share different fashion bloggers that I have come across and like. Now I’m adding Work Wednesdays. These posts will be work wear, and I’ll share links and ideas about different options to wear to work. Since the majority of my clothes are work wear I thought this may be kind of fun. Soo without further adieu, below are pictures of today’s outfit. Most of these pieces are old so the stores where I bought them probably do not have them anymore. They are basic pieces though that can be found anywhere. This is just a simple black top and pants that I jazzed up a bit with a stripe blazer and brightly colored bag. Very simple and comfortable, but office appropriate.
The top: A sleeveless black blouse, similar ones can be found almost anywhere, I like this one from H&M.
Pants: Wide leg black pants form NY&Co that are like 8 years old. A good pair of pants are an investment! Similar pants can also be found anywhere, I also like these from H&M.
Lets not forget about the bag! What better way to add a pop of color than with a bag? This fuscia bag is from ShopTarb. I don’t think there are any like this one being sold right now, BUT there is the Illa Lane collection for sale now and they are Fabulous, so check it out!
As usual I’m apologizing for not posting recently, but thanks for sticking with me…. I really need to get my life together lol… No one wants to hear about how “busy” my life is, blah blah blah, so let’s get to what this post is about. Today I’m reviewing an item that I recently purchased from Mimumaxi. They launched their new collection about a month ago and the collection was so popular that the site crashed! Luckily I was able to get my order in and it delivered in about a week. I got an ON dress, and a Smock dress. Today I am reviewing the Smock dress becuase while I love both items, I REEEEEEEEALLY like the Smock Dress.
The Mimu Smock dress is described on the website as a “drop waist” style, oversized dress, that can be worn day or night. I have to totally agree. This dress is made from Rayon Twill and it is perfect. I have worn my smock a couple of times on days where the temp was 90 plus and it was fantastic. Because the dress is oversized it didnt cling in the heat and the material catches the breeze. I also love the fit of this dress. Ok being chunky I’m sometimes leery about getting oversized clothing because sometimes they make me look bigger and don’t flatter my figure. I saw some pictures of “curvier” women wearing the smock, and it looked great on them, so I thought I would give it a try. This dress I must say exceeded my expectations. In my opinion the way it hangs I feel that it looks oversized, but intentionally so, not like a too big illfitting garment, but one that hangs in a figure flattering way, if that makes sense. Most importantly though, it hides my midsection and doesn’t make me look pregnant (which some oversized clothing does)!
To make sure I keep this top in tip top condition, I didn’t put it in the dryer. I let it lay flat to dry. I want this piece to last a long time. Here is where to find this dress. Peach is sold out, however they still have other colors, and I saw on the Mimumaxi instagram page that they will be restocking the peach one soon.
Here are some pictures, I decided to wear the smock dress with pixie pants from old navy. I love wearing white pants in summer- ( I know I know some people don’t like us curvy girls to wear white pants- WHATEVER!), and white looks great with peach. Since pixie pants are super skinny, the smock was perfect to wear with them because the dress falls to my knees, so nice coverage!
Jumpsuits are so on trend this summer. I’ve always loved jumpsuits, but until recently I never wore them because they were never long enough for me, can you say HIGHWATERS! lol…Last summer I got my first jumpsuit from Long Tall Sally, and this year more sites have been selling them for us tall-ies! I love them. They are cool in the summer and allow for the breeze to help beat the heat. Below are some of the jumpsuits I have been wearing. I like them made from cotton or viscose. One is made from polyester and the material doesn’t breath as much on really hot days.
This jumpsuit is from Long Tall Sally. I got it last year sometime so there are no more just like this, however, they do have other jumpsuits on sale now here. This one is polyester, so doesn’t breath as well as the other jumpsuits featured. But I still like the designs on it, and most importantly, it FITS!
The next two suits are from Alloy Apparel. This one, the Rachel wide leg jumpsuit can be found here. I absolutely love this one. The material is thin but not see through, and breathable so definitely good for hot weather. Best of all inseam is 37in! Long enough for me to wear with heels if I want! In fact in these pics I’m wearing 3in wedges. Don’t worry it also comes in regular length. I paired it with a thin cardigan (since it is sleeveless) from Target, perfect for layering in hot weather since it is thin material. I hate wearing thick cardigans when it’s hot out. I also love the tribal like design on this one.
Last but not least is yet another jumpsuit I got from Alloy Apparel. This one is also made from thin cottony material that catches the breeze nicely. I wanted a solid color as well as a pattern, so I chose this one because who doesn’t like an olive green? It’s a neutral so can go with pretty much anything, which is great for me since I have lots of colored and patterned cardigans that I wear to work. I have worn this jumpsuit to work with heels and a black cardigan, but in these pics I dressed more casual for the weekend with a peach cardigan from Old Navy. Old Navy and Target both sell seasonal cardigans- thinner in the summer and thicker for the fall/winter months. Added a peach lace scarf around my neck from Styled by Zubaidah for neck coverage. This particular jumpsuit is sold out, but a similar one can be found here.
So I’ve been waiting to do this blog post for awhile and I’m very excited about it. Eshakti is one of my absolute favorite places to get dresses. I mean I could basically be their poster child as much as I’ve been ordering from them and screaming from the rooftops how much I love them. I’ve been ordering from Eshakti for like 8 or 9 years now. In fact I found them randomly while searching for a website for tall maxi dresses. Because I’m 5’10” it is challenging to find maxi dresses that come to the floor (how I like them). So basically I have been ordering from them before everyone knew about them lol. Anyway, why do I love this website so much???
- They sell sizes 0-36W!!! I mean seriously is that a range or what? Almost anyone can find their size, and if you can’t, that brings me to the second reason why I love Eshakti.
- Custom sizing!!! You can put in your measurements and they will make the garment to your measurements. You would think that would be super expensive, but NO, custom sizing is only an additional $7.50 to the price of the garment. And if it is your first time ordering custom is free.
- Custom styling options. Ok if the affordable custom sizing wasn’t a sell, this will be. Most garments have a custom style option, for example you can change the sleeves, or neckline or even length. I looooooove this because I can add sleeves to a sleeveless dress.
- Lastly, if use promotion code “faiscloset” you can get an additional 10% off!!!! (Valid from 6/23/15-7/23/15)
If I didn’t say it already, you MUST check out Eshakti! Whether you are tall, or short, skinny or curvy, you can definitely find something on this website. Here are some of the dresses that I have ordered and had custom made. I also included the original picture of the dress so you can see the changes I got. I would say the only “con” if you call it a con, is that because every item is custom made you cannot get express or overnight delivery. I have found delivery takes anywhere from 2-4 weeks depending on what it is I ordered. So if you have an event coming up you would need to plan ahead. They do send you a tracking number once your order has shipped and if you have an issue you can return the item. I also found customer service to be great. They quickly respond to emails. Oh and I must not forget to mention the quality of the materials used. I have a couple of dresses I ordered like 5 years ago and they are still in perfect condition as if I just ordered them.