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Zara XXL

As I stumbled into Zara on NYC’s Fifth Avenue the other day after a photoshoot for work, I was mentally prepared to get shoes/jewelry (the usual as a plus size girl). As I peeled through the racks, I found an item that was a size XXL. And in the next rack? A XXL. The rack after that? You guessed it, a XXL. I quickly began to realize that my dreams were coming true – Zara was starting to expand their…

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Airbnb Review: Williamsburg Brooklyn, NYC

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Williamsburg Loft. Click here to get $35 off your trip! During AfroPunk’s 2016 festival, my girls Elann and Jen came in from LA so we wanted to find a place in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to stay so we found a gorgeous Airbnb to stay at. This place has 2 bedrooms, a very open-concept living space, and a fire escape where you can take in the GORGEOUS view of the Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges. The living space was so spacious, obviously, because…

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Sexy Seafood: Cull & Pistol Review

While in college, I spent quite a bit of time in Chelsea Market (I worked at Eleni’s Bakery) and never once did I look twice at Cull & Pistol. New York Fashion Week forced me in the Market a number of times this past two weeks, and Tineey and I – starved from the hours-long GenBeauty Creator Day – found recluse in Cull & Pistol. She’s a sucker for an oyster bar, and I’ve turned to shrimp as my “other…

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About that Fringe Jeans Life

I never, ever thought I’d see the day where I’d be wearing fringe jeans. It’s really never crossed my mind until I saw them on the Eloquii site a couple of weeks ago. Now? I’m fringe jeans obsessed. Outside of them being so bizarre, they are INSANELY soft and comfortable. Eloquii, you’ve stolen my heart. Jeans: Eloquii | Bodysuit: ASOS | Shoes: Zara | Bag: H&M | Sunglasses: Street Vendor | Earrings: Fashion to Figure Now let’s talk for a…

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Off The Shoulder Tops for Fall

Off the shoulder tops are all of the rage right now, so I couldn’t resist rocking one during New York Fashion Week. I received a ton of compliments on this one!Top: Eloquii | Jeans: Lane Bryant Because of the intricate detail on this top, from the ties in the neck to the buttons-down-the-back detail, it just feels really expensive. I was devastated when I got marinara sauce on it from a quick lunch trip for clams at Mermaid Inn! Also,…

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Transitional Fashion: Shirts Under Strapless Dresses and Jumpsuits

I learn something new everyday with transitional fashion, even as I approach my 30’s. I never, ever would have thought to layer a shirt under a strapless dress or jumpsuit, but I’m seeing itย everywhere as I thumb through the September issues of magazines. Jumpsuit: Eloquii | Striped Top: Forever 21 Transitional fashion is so tricky – you have to be cognizant of both texturesย and proportions. The height of a boot, the length of a pant, and the hem of a…

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Transitional Fashion: Kimonos and Crop Tops

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Being a New Yorker, I will reluctantly admit that I love Fall. Jackets, boots, and hats are my thing but I will do whatever I can to clutch on to summer style. While simultaneously dredging through the last bits of hot weather and physically moving cold-weather items back into my closet, I’ve learned how to do transitional style pretty well. So I’m sharing some of my tips for the rest of the week. Style Tip: Pair a crop top with…

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McCarren Hotel Pool Party

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Every now and then, it’s okay to play hooky. With the impending doom of summer’s end, my BFF and I decided we needed some chill vitamin D time. We ran to Brooklyn for some R&R at McCarren Hotel & Pool. And when I say we had a good time?! I honestly was expecting something of Miami proportions, with loud banging music, greased up bodies, and lurky men. Instead there were couples, older women hanging out with a good read, and…

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Off the Shoulder Denim

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Top: boohoo | Denim: Target | Shoes: Steve Madden | Purse: Leyelesi Handbags I admit it – I’m a multiple offender when it comes to donning a canadian tuxedo. I love to pair denim-on-denim in unexpected ways. This time, I went with an off the shoulder top and capris. Who doesn’t love a play on proportions? I’m always so impressed by people who sell items on etsy. I’m even more impressed when people are designing! The beautiful sisters of Leyelesi…

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by CHLOE review

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So, I finally made it to the heralded by CHLOE restaurant in Flatiron, NYC today. A hotbed of hipster veganism, by CHLOE is the restaurant Instagram dreams are made of. Tongue-in-cheek visuals (reminiscent of Shake Shack, tbh), a Parisian striped awning (an homage to her French roots, I’m assuming), and a swing in the window, what is there not to love? …then we had the food. Or rather, the food had us. Halfway through, I stared at my friend and…

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