Posts tagged fall fashion
LUXE THREADS I'M LOVING FROM FOREVER 21
rhonda peterson

I recently celebrated my 34th birthday on November 11th and I knew I had to bring it with style! I decided to plan brunch at BrickTops in Atlanta (the peach bellini is to die for.. I had 2!) with my family and dinner with girlfriends.  

I stopped by Forever 21 and found a couple of bomb pieces I instantly fell in love with. During this shopping trip, I noticed a much more luxurious feel to the clothing than ever before. Tons of warm colors, sequin and velvet! 

Mustard is a color I generally don't gravitate towards but this sweater was calling my name! I purchased a size 3X because I wanted it over super over sized and cozy. Because I'm sort of a hat snob, I felt the look wouldn't be complete without one. I paired a small brim tan fedora to complete the look. It screams classy, chic and confidence. All of which I'm taking with me into this next year of life. A vampy lip was only fitting for this classic yet trendy look.

BRUNCH LOOK

BRUNCH LOOK

DINNER LOOK

DINNER LOOK

"When I die, bury me inside a sequin piece!"

It's the ultimate stand out piece for any occasion. Every girl must own something sequin. When I saw this hooded crop jacket, I knew it had to be mine. I decided to pair mine with black leggings with gold zippers and black suede boots. 


OTHER PIECES I'M LOVING

Shop my Look:

Sequin Jacket | Yellow Sweater | Hat (Similar)

This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own. 

FALL STAPLES

Welcome back! I took an unexpected week off from posting last week. Ya know, life happens (sigh) but it goes on so, I am back! Yay!

I am a huge fan of staple pieces!

Seriously, hats, jackets, t-shirts, comfortable denim and neutral color shoes. Having these pieces will take you a long way giving you unlimited wearable options. I know what you're thinking, you look ridiculous in hats, but I promise there is a hat style and size that fits your head. Trust me. Coming from a girl with a big head and even bigger hair. I purchased this hat and jacket at Forever 21 last year and they have held up well. The ruffle top was on sale at Lane Bryant earlier in the summer and the denim jeans were a sale find at a Macy's One Day Sale (Ha! Yes, they still have those). I live for a sale in case you couldn't tell!

Staple pieces also transition well throughout seasons. For example, a tee shirt can be worn over a turtleneck for a layered look in the winter months and a hat can instantly elevate the most basic airport attire when traveling. 

In the photos I am wearing a white tee with ruffles. I love this top! It softens the look of this otherwise more edgy outfit. It transitions from work to play which I go for when choosing transition items to layer. 

Shop the Look:

Hat (Similar)  | Top | Jacket (Similar) | Denim Jeans -- Old (Style & Co)| Booties - Old (Bakers) | Lipstick -Rooch Colourpop Cosmetics 

This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own. 

UNAPOLOGETIC LIVING

Fall is here! It's finally in the 70's! Yay!!  I'm so excited in case you can't tell. 

When I saw this skirt and blouse, I knew I had to have them. Both pieces remind me to be bold, live out loud and most importantly, live life unapologetic.

After turning 30, I began focusing more on my personal development and life purpose and less about people pleasing (something most of us dealt with in our 20's). I became okay with knowing that perfection doesn't exist, mistakes are inevitable, nothing is promised and life is what you make of it. 

It became important for me to transition these life lessons into my personal style. It sometimes takes courage to step out of your comfort zone and wear a piece you typically wouldn't wear. To some, wearing a sheer blouse isn't risky but to me, it's stepping out of my comfort zone, especially as a plus size woman. Yes mom, my bra is showing! I felt so sexy and confident in this piece. 

I recently saw Gabifresh (gabifresh.com/top worn here) and Ashley (fromheadtocurve.com/top worn here) rocking a sheer top and I was instantly inspired. One of my best girlfriends recently wore a sheer black top for her birthday which I admired!

 

To fit my style, I paired it with a red faux leather pleated skirt, fur vest and gold ball earrings. And of course, the cat eye sunglasses were a perfect match. 

Go for it! Wear something different and unusual. Put your own spin on it to make you feel comfortable and don't worry about what others think. Just do you!

Ashley - http://fromheadtocurve.com/

Ashley - http://fromheadtocurve.com/

Gabi - http://gabifresh.com/

Gabi - http://gabifresh.com/

Shop the Look:

Sheer Top | Skirt | Booties - Old (Nine West) | Vest - Old (Gift)| Earrings (Similar) | Sunglasses

This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own.