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.
Rum & Koke RIP Aaliyah Tee $35
Confess your glam and let us know how you would style your number tee?!
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 is one shoe I can’t live without…
MAGNETIK Heel $109.95
XPECTT Wedge $109.95
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 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!
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!
Zara Long Asymmetric Tunic $60
I was wrecking my brain trying to figure out what to wear to The
Glam-Aholic Baby Shower, and I kept drawing a blank. At this point I’m
9 months pregnant and my styling options are very limited. So, I had to
research for two weeks through different maternity stores, boutiques
and brands to find the perfect piece to wear. Then I finally stumbled
across a chic maternity line, The Hatch Collection by 2 Birds, that had
satin jumper that I had to have! Although, I didn’t take it into
consideration that the jumpsuit was 100% satin and with my growing
belly, that was a recipe for disaster!
When I went to try on the days
before the event it ripped!! LOL! Thank God, I know a good tailor! She
was able to repair my jumpsuit by adding extra material to the side
panels. Since it wasn’t ideal Spring weather outside, I opted for a
cream cropped leather jacket and Vince Camuto floral snakeskin pumps
to tie my look together. Ladies, you know we can’t forget about the
hair, I’m wearing 3 bundles (22 inches) of Same Girl Different Hair
Body Wave that my stylist Malika styled in a messy high bun to add
some height to my look.
PS: My favorite fab mommy Kourtney Kardashian was spotted wearing this
exact same jumpsuit while she was pregnant!
The Jumper $248 hatchcollection.com
Cropped Leather Jacket $50 ashleystewart.com
Vince Camuto ‘Hallee’ Pump (Nordstrom Exclusive) $97.95
We’ve already spoke on this, we all know that I have a Target problem. Some of you have admitted to your addiction to the Red Dot yourselves. And as far as I know, none of us want rehab LOL! So on one of my weekly visits to my favorite store, I strolled by the shoe department and quickly ran over to these shoes as if someone was trying to beat me to them (sad I know), but I just had to make sure they still had a size 8 or I would have to go on a hunt to the other 3 Targets in my area.
Like everyone I know, we are all excited to say goodbye to Winter and hello to Spring/Summer! Since I know my pregnancy will be in it’s prime by Summer, I’m not gonna miss a step and I know I must stay comfortable while doing so. And to me, nothing is more comfortable than a pair of wedges. These remind me so much of my favorite tribal wedges that I picked up from Aldo a few years ago, but of course at a much cheaper price!
Target Mossimo Tebbe Tribal Wedge Sandal $34.99