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Color Lines

July 21, 2019

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It’s no secret that I love color. Especially in the Summer months, my longing for beautiful shades grows even stronger. It helps that stores are just marked with all of these vibrant garments for me to choose from. I found this striped pleated skirt while browsing at Macy’s. I think that out of all of the places to shop at in-store, Macy’s is one of my favorites. Although department stores in general have a long way to go, Macy’s has a good variety and typically has a decent plus size section. And even though this skirt is not plus size, it goes to show that even some of their straight size brands are “plus-friendly”, going up to an XL and a 2x.

So, I loved the rainbow colored pleats of this skirt. These types of garments typically have no stretch, but the elastic waistband really makes it fit well and very comfortable to wear. I paired it with a crop top,which I love to do with these types of skirts. I was always taught that an outfit should have balance. That means if the top part of your outfit is on the tighter side, the bottom should be of a looser fit (and vice versa). So, when I wear a skirt what is very full and loose, I feel like I have room to play with crop tops and the like.

Since I’m still rocking my faux goddess locs, I’m taking full advantage of all of the different styles that I can create. This has become one of my go-to ways of styling. It’s pretty much a huge, pineapple-like bun with a statement scarf wrapped around it. Although the yellow in the skirt is subtle, I wanted to bring it out seeing as though yellow is one of my favorite colors to wear. Finishing the look off with my favorite pair of beige sandals, this look was complete!

Outfit Details:

Top: Forever 21 (similar). Original Sold out | Skirt: Macy’s | Shoes: Target | Scarf: Walmart (similar)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

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  • Pamela Parks August 17, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Can I just say that you have rescued me from a life of “what the heck looks right on me!” I’ve detested shopping since gaining weight. I’ve also detested trying to lose it just to rekindle a love for shopping, it’s a whole ugly thing trust me. Literally, until today, I have been incarcerated of sorts in a frumpy, forget me, I’ll just focus on my family prison. I felt like it would be easier to celebrate my “snatched” daughters than try to find clothes for myself. I’ve seen beautiful big girls, but I didn’t know where they shopped or if it would work for me..until I found your blog! I’d be in tears if I could risk getting my chips wet, they’re complementing my sandwich, so no chance! But you definitely deserve it. But in all seriousness, thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I have taken notes, screenshots, viewed the sites and read about shapewear. I will try some of the looks and let you know how freedom feels! Sincerely, former, frumpy, forget about me prisoner 101.

    • Kristine August 22, 2019 at 8:31 am

      Pamela, thank you so much for your message! First of all, you are hilarious and have such a great ways with words lol. Secondly, I am honored to have helped you along your journey. I know that it is not easy so I am so happy that you found my blog and have been able to get some inspiration. Please let me know how things go for you as you begin to try new clothes and styles. Take care sis

  • Catherine Carter July 30, 2019 at 9:34 am

    I think this look is especially spectacular on you! Everything works together so beautifully to highlight your bright smile, your clear skin, and the goddess locs. 🙂 And it goes to show how much more there can be to a summery look than pastels.

    • Kristine July 30, 2019 at 12:20 pm

      Thank you so much!!