FASHION FRIDAY: ARM CANDY | by @VintageBlondie

Hello to all my chunkyChickz out there in chunkyChickz world!  Its me again with another fabulous segment of Fashion Fridays. Now, one of the most important and fun things about an outfit is…*drumroll* The Accessories! A necklace can make all the difference in an outfit. But today our focus isn’t on necklaces. No ladies today we are going to discuss bracelets or as we in the fashion world like to call it, Arm Candy.

Now Arm Candy is basically any way to stack your bracelets. It can be rhinestone, pearls, a friendship bracelet or a big watch. It all depends on how creative you can be. The best place to get most of these accessories at affordable prices is Foreer21 stores or Forever21.com. There accessories options are amazing and never, ever disappoints! You can always find some amazing bracelets in there.

Now if your a plus size woman, who goes into stores and bracelets don’t quite fit your wrist, don’t fret because there are still arm candy options for you! Fashion 2 Figure, Ashley Stewart, Lane Bryant ; pretty much any plus size store that carries accessories can cater to us women out there who have a thicker wrist but still wanna rock some arm candy.

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Fashion Friday: HOTT OR NOT?! GABI GREGG’S FATKINI MOVEMENT

Gabi Gregg, who writes the fashion blog GabiFreshposted a series of Fatkini photos on XOJane in April 12′ and this week the Fatkini movement went viral. So much so that the blogger landed herself on the Today Show to talk about the XO Jane photo gallery and her reason for starting the Fatkini Movement. Kudos to the ladies who are bold enough to strut their stuff in a Fatkini!!! Maybe I’ll post a pic or two of my own! LOL

Here’s Gabi on the Today Show ❤

So… is Ms. Gregg Hott or NOTT in her Fatkini?!

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FASHION FRIDAY: SPRING FEVER

Hello to all the ChunkyChickz out there in ChunkyChickz world!! It’s me, Brielle Janae, coming BACK with another fabulous installment of Fashion Fridays! It’s been soo long since I have come to you and I’m excited to be back! Ok so let’s just pick up right where we left off and jump into spring! Warmer weather is on its way and I couldn’t be more excited! And you of course should be as well divas. When I think of spring I think Easter Sunday, lots of flowers and pastel colors! Springtime means that lighter and brighter colors are seen everywhere, and that includes in your wardrobe. Today’s installment will inspire you to trade in your heavy winter ensemble, into a playful, colorful spring!

DRESS ME UP

Ok so let us begin with a pastel colored dress. It’s a simple classy way to dress up your spring wardrobe. A light pink belt was added to the waist for a simple, but adorable color blocking feel to the dress. Nude accessories were added so that the dress stands out, without any of the accessories over powering the outfit.

A TOUCH OF SPRING

Resurrect your winter wardrobe by adding small touches of pastel accessories. So take your Little Black Dress, (or any other dark colored simple dress) and add a bunch of classy pastel accessories. The pastel belt will bring in your shape, add color and dimension to your outfit. The earrings will add sophistication and give an Audrey Hepburn look to your outfit. And the bangles will add some jingle to your arms and let everyone know the bell of the ball has arrived!

ACCESSORIZE YOUR FINGERS AND EYES 

So if you can’t find a pastel dress, or any pastel accessories, or if maybe the pastel clothing and such isn’t your thing, still catch some spring fever! Add in your pastel edge with nail polishes and eye shadows. The greatest thing about beauty products is that if there are soo many options! So many colors and different ways to express and find your own look. So don’t be afraid to hit the drug store and find a bold new color to rock on your fingers and toes. And trade out that winter Smokey eye for a pop of spring on your lids.


Ok dolls, so Fashion Friday has come to an end but have no fear! Next Friday I will be back again showing you another trend that you can pull off this spring. Be sure to visit me over at Nominusplus.com for more fashion and beauty videos. Become one of my tweethearts and follow me on twitter @vintageblondie. Until next time ladies, Happy Spring!

FASHION FRIDAY: PRIM & COLLAR

Hello to all the wonderful ChunkyChickz in ChunkyChickzWorld. It’s MissDivaJanae hailing from the wonderful world of NoMinusPlus.com and I’m here with another installment of Fashion Fridays! Today’s trend ; Collared Shirts. The Collar look is not a new look at all, but I’ve seen this preppy look being rocked and a lot around the streets of NY when I visited not too long ago.  Today I’m going to show you how you can achieve the Collar look with pictures from my favorite Fashion Blogger Gabbi Gregg. You can check her amazing blog out at gabifresh.com. She gives me so much fashion inspiration so I’m sure she will inspire you as well! So now that that’s all said and done,  let’s begin!

Denim Blues

Here Gabi has paired a collar button up with a pair of dark washed jeans. The Contrast of the two hues of blue is so fabulous to me. The Collared shirt is jazzed up a bit with a bold necklace and a skinny belt brings in her shape. Accessories definitely play an important role in this outfit and I just absolutely love it!! See how the collared shirt brings a preppy feel to the outfit?

Blaze Me Up

Here Gabi has dressed up the collared shirt look up a bit by pairing a white collared shirt with a high waisted skirt. The beige colored blazer brings a bit of color and a causal feel to her outfit. Once again a statement necklace is the centerpiece of the outfit and I love the combo! These looks have definitely inspired me to go out and get a bundle of collared shirts and statement necklaces!

So if you love this look but don’t have a collared shirt of your own, have no fear YouTube fashion guru Chriselle Lim is here!  She did an amazing video a couple of weeks ago on how to create your own statement collars and she even gave a detailed variety on how you can put your D.I.Y. Collar with outfits that you have in your own closet! These D.I.Y. collars could double as a statement necklace as well and bring a personal touch to any of your outfits! I will be trying to make one of these collars soon.

So that’s all for this week ladies! Log on to nominusplus.com for more fashion and beauty videos from yours truly, and be sure to check in next Friday for another fashion Friday post where I show you another trend for you to try. Until next time ladies xoxoxo

FASHION FRIDAY: BODY TO BODY

Hello again ladies! It’s me once again from Nominusplus.com and I’m here with another Fabulous Fashion Friday Post! Today’s trend is The Body Con Dress. This dress looks good on any curvy woman. The body con dress shows your curves, makes you look sexy and can be worn either dressed up or dressed down. Let’s take this simple pink bodycon dress from Forever21.com and dress it up and down.

Casual

Ok so you can dress down a bodycon dress by adding a cropped denim jacket and combat boots. The denim jacket will cover your arms and bring your shape in, and the black combat boots will give your just a splash of punk-rock chic. If the rocker edge isn’t your style, pair the dress with a floral printed cardigan and cream colored ballerina flats to give it a romantic soft chic look.

Dressy

Ok so for a dressier look let’s remove the rocker boots and jean Jacket and add some black pumps and a clutch for a classy night out on the town. For a bolder look, try adding a different color pair of pumps. A nice yellow pair could add a Nicki Minaj feel to the pink dress and make you look bright, flirty and fun. If it gets to chilly, throw on a cardigan or a light jacket to keep your arms warm. Also add a pair of opaque tights if you don’t want too much leg to be shown.

Ok ladies so this completes this week’s fashion Friday post. Check me out over at www.nominusplus.com for all things fashion and beauty and check in next Friday for another fabulous Friday post. Follow me on twitter at @vintageblondie

FASHION FRIDAY: BLAZER CRAZE

Hello my Darling Divas! I’m here again with another Fashion Friday Segment and today’s fashion lesson is going to be about the ever popular blazer. The blazer comes in different styles, colors and patterns and can be found in a local thrift store or your favorite store. Today I will showcase some lovely blazers that I’ve found and give you some options on how you can rock them this winter.

Black Blazer

The black blazer is a classic way to add a sophisticated flair to your everyday outfit. Since its cold out, pair it with a long sleeved or ¾ sleeve sweater or shirt to keep you warm. A nice solid colored scarf will accent with the black blazer, giving you a warm outfit that you can rock on campus, at work on casual Fridays or a shopping date with the girls.

Colored Blazer

Let’s say you get asked on a hot date or you and the girls get dressed up to paint the town red. A colored blazer can make sure that all eyes are on you and can bring a lovely presence into the room. Here I paired a bright yellow blazer with a simple black LBD (little black dress) and threw some black cable tights in there because it is the wintertime. The loud colored blazer can add some pizazz to your basic LBD and it never hurts to wear a bit of color in a sea of neutral colored outfits. You will stand out and your fabulosity will be the talk of the night!

So ladies try the Blazer in your winter ensemble this season. It can add prep, sophistication to any simple outfit and should be a staple piece in ever woman’s wardrobe. The best spot to find blazers are at thrift stores! They come in so many prints and patterns and they will be one of a kind. Nobody else will be rocking the same unique blazer that you found for a bargain. Be sure to check back next Friday as I share another Fashion Trend for you to try, and don’t forget to check me out on my personal site www.nominusplus.com and follow me on twitter @vintageblondie. Until next time ladies xoxoxo