Jerseys are back ladies & gents! WOW, I thought I would never say that again, but as the saying goes “never say never”. Fashion ALWAYS repeats. This sporty trend is blazing right now, making it a fan favorite amongst our favorite fashionistas. This time around it’s not about which team you’re rocking, it’s all about the number game . You don’t even have to go on a wild goose chase trying to find a specific number; any number will serve this trend justice!
I was on the number tee bandwagon from the beginning. Since I rarely rock anything sporty, I was game to give this look a try. Now, all I had to do was find the perfect tee to create my look around. Finding a number tee wasn’t a problem, considering that they’re popping up in every major department store. It was because a lot of the tees have an oversized fit to them, I had to find one that would compliment my body shape without making me look frumpy. Being a petite plus size woman, I constantly worry about the what, will and how something fits…
Although, this trend is ultra-sporty, I didn’t have to comprise my true style…I simply just fused the two together. By pairing the number tee with a pencil skirt and platforms, I was able to keep the essence of Bri’s style while sporting the trend to its full potential! That’s what trends are all about, taking something popular and making it your very own.
If you’re anything like me, you can’t get enough of Giuseppe’s chain sandals! The gold chain, the T-strap, the back zipped detail equals the perfect makings of an ultimate Summer heel!
But, with a growing family I knew I couldn’t justify $995 for a pair of shoes without starting World War 3 LOL! So it was looking like a cruel Summer until I spotted a very similar pair online at Steve Madden. I can always count on Steve to make a look for less option! When I tell you that this is the same exact heel minus the hefty price tag…I’m being real. It’s like someone sent them the exact blueprint of the shoe. They even come in a wedge if rocking a 4.5″ stiletto heel isn’t your thing.
Although they’re not available in store just yet, you can pre-order your pair right now. Ya’ll already know I’m proceeding to the checkout as we speak!
This Spring we’re sticking to the basics…the basics of Black & White that is! I’m definitely head over heels for the simplicity of Black & White looks. I mean who doesn’t love the fact that you can turn a basic white tee into a piece of high fashion all by adding in a few pieces of black?! I’ve had my eye on this trend for months as I watched my favorite fashion icons shut down the red carpet with their silent but deadly creations. All I needed was the perfect pieces to try my hand at creating my own Black & White ensemble. I rushed to my nearest mall to see if I could find inspirational pieces at some of my key stores…
I picked up a pair of black drawstring harem pants from Forever21 + ($19.80), I always like to start with a versatile piece because you can take it to so many levels. Next, I wanted something mod I could wear as a top, so I stopped by H&M and lucked up on black/white striped tee. I also want to point out to my curvy Glam-Aholics that it is fashionable for us to wear stripes. You just have to make sure you create a silhouette (for all body shapes) by paying attention to the style, fit and shape of the stripes. With the Black & White trend being so basic, I had to amp it up with prints and a few eye catching details…
Since it was a little chilly outside, I went for a coat sling by draping my white jacket on my shoulders, plus it looked chic LOL! I finished my high contrast look by slipping on pair of ankle strapped pumps from Zara and tossing on a crossbody bag.
There’s no wrong way to style Black & White, you can rock a basic white tee with a pair of black skinny jeans and you’ll look like you’ve been styled by Karl Lagerfeld!
I would like to really applaud MAC Cosmetics. The anticipation and hype for RiRiWoo was impeccable! They did a phenomenal job of convincing us that “RiRiWoo” was a different shade that we didn’t already have in our collection. Unfortunately, they are (to me), the same EXACT color. After waiting almost 2 hours to finally check out through the MAC website, I was extremely excited to get my hands on this seemingly amazing color! When it arrived I instantly did a hand swatch and applied RiriWoo. On my hand swatch RiriWoo seemed “pinker” and RubyWoo more orange.
You can imagine me disappointment when I put both colors on and took a photo. I tried different lighting, flash then no flash, indoor then outdoor. Finally, I came to the conclusion: these lippies look the EXACT same on my lips. MAC got me gooood!
So ladies if you missed the release. Don’t be sad, in my opinion…you aren’t missing a thing!
Confess your glam and let us know what are your thoughts on RiRi Woo vs. Ruby Woo!
I saw this picture of Kim K. back in October and absolutely LOVED the way she incorporated her denim button-up with her aqua blue leather skirt. Mixing casual with dressy is a hit when properly done! I admired the look and went on about my life knowing that I would probably never find an aqua blue leather skirt lol Soon after I saw this picture I found out I was pregnant and immediately started shopping for my upcoming months. I knew that Asos had a Maternity line that was sure to keep moms stylish while pregnant, so that was my first stop! And what did I see?!
Although not leather, it was an aqua blue pencil skirt! And it was on sale for $12, so I couldn’t beat that with a bat lol! I immediately smelled a Glam-Aholic Remix coming on…
I drew inspiration from Kim’s look and rocked my remix. I would’ve worn the skirt earlier in my pregnancy, but I purchased it in a much larger size thinking that I would’ve gained a bunch of weight over time. That didn’t happen, so I had to wait and pull the skirt over my 7 month belly. Grabbed one of my favorite denim tops and since I’m no fan of white shoes (I do not and probably will not ever own a pair)…I rocked my “old faithful” red leather calf boots. And this…is…the remix *Diddy voice*
I also want to state that even during my pregnancy, I still wear my shapewear! Nothing is more unflattering than wearing a great outfit without support and a smooth execution. (that goes for you baby-less women also) Find maternity support/shapewear or just go up in size at any department store!
Guess who’s bizzack?! Whew! Thank heaven those nine months are officially over and I can get back to confessing my glam! I missed fashion so much that I couldn’t wait to get back to shopping at my regular stores. First stop… Zara! I’ve had a love affair with Zara for a while now but was afraid to actually purchase anything because I was unsure of the fit. Since I live in Detroit and the closest Zara is in Chicago, I didn’t have the luxury of trying on the clothes before buying. I decided to take a chance and order a top from their site. Man, oh man I held my breath waiting on the shirt to arrive. To my surprise, it fit! I don’t know if it was the fit or the weight loss but, the blouse was slightly oversize and loose. You know the feeling you get when you can actually fit into something you’ve had for inspiration?! I was dancing in the mirror, taking the shirt off and putting it back on LOL I had to make sure that I wasn’t dreaming!
I knew this printed blouse would be perfect to wear on Mother’s Day. It’s easy to slip on. With two kids I need something quick and easy I can put on, while staying stylish & comfy. I paired it with my favorite pair of Gap Jeans and NastyGal’s platform pumps.
Zara Printed Blouse $59.90
Now that I know Zara’s fit, I can proceed to checkout with the other items I’ve had in my basket!
Every girl loves a good handbag! As we all know, they come in a great assortment for us to choose from. Well lately the only cravings I’ve been having are for crossbody bags! Of course this is not anything new, but as of lately we’ve seen these everywhere from street stylelistas to the red carpet. For me, I carry this bag as a sense of comfort. I live in Detroit (not one of the safest cities #yikes) and I love to have my belongings very close to me while out & about without compromising my style. I also like the small compact feel of carrying a crossbody. Do you ever feel like the bigger the bag, the more JUNK you throw in it?! I’m talking a boat load of receipts, sunglasses, make-up and I’ve even pulled out a pair of scissors before! Who has time for that shoulder pain?! With carrying around this extra 10 pounds of body weight…I don’t need any extras lol
This entire look from head to toe is from Forever 21. I can’t resist any handbag that is this cognac shade! I feel like it’s so classic and can be worn with almost anything, so I had to have it.
Forever 21 Buckled Faux Leather Crossbody $15.80
Crossbody bags are convenient for EVERYONE. Whether you’re a mommy, mommy-to-be or a baby-free Glam-Aholic…crossbody bags come in handy with our daily struggle of being stylish & comfy at the same time!
My make-up collection is a MESS…I mean completely unorganized! I sometimes try to organize everything in separate make-up bags, but in the midst of painting my face and looking for a particular item/shade…everything seems to once again become a MESS! For months I’ve been plotting and planning on buying containers that will help me become more organized. I always see pictures of people with their lipsticks all lined up perfectly inside of their clear trays and I get so jealous LOL! I log onto different websites (such as the ContainerStore.com) and add different trays/drawers to my cart,but I just never seem to checkout for my purchase…weird I know.
So, while shopping at OUR favorite store Target today, this container caught my eye! #1 because it was on clearance and #2 because it’s just what I’ve been looking for! It’s a bit strange because I’ve ventured into the storage/container aisle plenty of times before, but never came across this organizer before.
I’m able to fit 6, maybe 7 lipsticks in each of the 3 drawers and also able to see the names of each shade without throwing them around and making a complete mess. Can’t you tell how excited I am?! LOL I bought every single tray that was on the shelf, which happened to be 5 and for $6.64, I just couldn’t leave them behind.
They are perfect for lipsticks, gloss, shadows and my make-up wipes. I will be traveling to about five more Targets in my area this week to see if I’ll be lucky enough to find more! Yes it’s that serious
Over the weekend while in Chicago, I couldn’t resist going into Zara. By us not having one here in Detroit, it’s like a thrill to actually shop inside the store instead of online! I’ve had a reader say “I know you’re pregnant, but please don’t turn this into a maternity blog.” Welp, I can’t deny the fact that I am indeed pregnant, but everything I wear doesn’t come from the maternity section. I can still hang with the best of y’all in Forever 21 and Asos, but I just have to ensure my comfort. Which is why I ran full speed ahead to the rack when I saw this dress…it called my NAME! And my absolute favorite thing in the world is a dress with pockets, so this was an instant purchase for me…
Loose enough for comfort and to hide my baby bump at the right angle, I’m sure this dress will be in heavy rotation as my belly grows bigger and bigger. The dress came in 2 other neon shades, but I decided to go with this beige color because I’ve been dying to wear my neon Prabal Gurung sandals that I picked up from Target. Mixing neons and neutrals are still a big hit in my wardrobe!