February 21, 2014

{STYLE} Stripes, Stripes, Stripes

Photos by Lydia Hudgens 

There are a few reoccurring themes in the fashion world that always claim me as their victim: black and white stripes (almost never any other color combination), a great lip and/or lipstick print (or this brooch, which is kind of killing me), and the obvious ones in which any friend or reader is already well versed - pink, cats, bows, sparkles, and generally anything shiny. Sorry not sorry, magpie realness, etc, etc. I'm certainly not one to fall for a bodycon silhouette - having a very strong preference for cinched-in-the-waist shapes that present the illusion that my body is not an inverted triangle, but I had a hard time resisting this brilliantly designed piece by Monif C: bold black and white, strategically placed horizontal and diagonal stripes, and little cut outs at the shoulders (hidden in my photos, but see here) that are just a slight hint of sexy that it still works with my usually-sweet style.

I've been in London for the last week (can't wait to share everything I've been up to here!), and it's been a huge source of serious style inspiration, with lots of exciting (plus-size) fashion news happening all over the globe, too - and just on the heels of fashion week! A couple things -- 1.) Eloquii has finally relaunched under new management; 2.) Swimsuits4All has launched their incredibly expansive designer boutique, (and I'm already wishlisting for a yet-to-be-planned tropical getaway); 3.) ASOS Curve released their SS14 Look Book (the floral blazer!!!); 4.) Collection by Evans has launched worldwide (following the release of Cut by Evans last week); and finally, 5.) I attended BPSFW this past weekend with Navabi and was introduced to some wonderful new brands and designers.


{SHOP BLACK & WHITE}


14 comments:

  1. Whatever you thing about the shape of your body, I am here to tell you that this dress is banging on you!!! You have nailed the sexy look and I love love love your shoes!!!! I am not sure if these designers ship to the uk but if I am ever in the USA I will be sure to check them out! Keep pushing your fashion limits Hun cause you inspire big time!

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  2. OMG another amazing outfit! how incredibly stylish is this! I am a huge opaque tights lover, the ticker the better :)! and for me the finishing touch, the chanel pin! stunning stunning stunning

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  3. How exciting! I love your outfit! It looks amazing as always? How long are you going to be in London town? Im heading there on the 7th of March!
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  4. This dress might just make you reconsider bodycon silhouette all together, it looks amazing on you, and I totally love how you styled it.

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  5. love this classic look of black and white, stripes + leather. also those nails are fierce-- did you do them yourself?? -jill
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  6. You look awesome, I love this B&W outfit.



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  7. I have similar body to yours... I'm always avoiding bodycon dresses but girl let me tell you that you are rocking this one.... and dat ass looks great... Greetings from México!

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  8. Loooove this outfit! I would love to be able to afford that bag! Any bag by Lulu! <3

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  9. AtthepinkofperfectionFebruary 21, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    Holy crap girl- you look amazing!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this look!

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  10. I can't wait to see your pictures and adventures from London! So jealous! I realllly like this dress, so excited about Monif C's new Spring collection.

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  11. Gorgeous as always! Love your nails ;))

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  12. Ah, I love Lulu Guinness! And Kate Spade, and Charlotte Olympia... You always have the best stuff!!! I'm on a bit more of a budget, but I try to mix in some designer pieces when I can - I do indulge in the odd splurge, and I keep my eyes pealed for good sales! We have HR2 here (which would be similar to Nordstrom Rack or Saks Off 5th for you guys) so I always pop in when I can! This look is amazing - I adore the stripes and the pearls!

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  13. wow fashion is indeed for all shapes and sizes love the dress and the black and white handbag
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