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
I love retail therapy, especially when it has to do with finding similar items my favorite celebs have been seen rocking! While I was doing what I love to do most….online shopping, I scrolled by a pair of Colin Stuart Lace-Up Pumps that looked just like Kourtney Kardashian’s McQueen pumps!
I was amazed to find out that the Colin Stuart pair was on sale for $39.99 @ Victoria Secret! So you know I had to share with you guys this amazing deal! Kourtney has been spotted in her McQueen pumps several times and who could blame her, those shoes are FIRE!
Colin Stuart Lace-up Platform Pump $39.99 victoriasecret.com
I must have a Kourtney Kardashian style folder in my brain LOL, because I can’t seem to go anywhere without finding her similar pieces while I’m shopping. As I moved my mouse over to Forever 21+, my eyes dashed to a pair of rose pattern trousers that resembled Kourt’s floral pair she wore while in London! I love a great pair of trousers especially when their printed, I definitely will be picking these up, they’ll go perfectly with my nude pumps. I smell a remix coming on..
Rose Pattern Trousers $24.80 forever21.com
Nobody knows curves like The Kardashian sisters! I just knew a curvy collection had to be in the works after the launch of their debut line at Sears. So, you can imagine how ecstatic I was when I finally saw it hanging on the racks! The curvalicious trio did not disappoint. From sexy party dresses to statement blouses in sizes 18-24, the RTW collection is filled with a dose of each sister’s personal style.
As I took my time to scan through the racks, I couldn’t seem to take my eyes off of this particular fashion print blouse….so much that I carried it around with me through the entire store, as I walked through different departments LOL! Since Sears is always having a sale, I picked up the blouse that was regular price $68 for only $24! Since becoming pregnant shopping hasn’t been my favorite hobby, aside with not being able to walk around as I use to, I haven’t had the best of luck with clothes. I’m thrilled anytime plus size departments are able to offer something trendy that someone my age would wear…
I’m madly in love with my blouse it’s very comfortable (one of my main concerns), it reminds me of Kourtney’s style! So if you’re a big fan of the Kardashian’s style like I am and you have the curves to prove it, this collection has something to offer for you!
It’s been a long time coming but I finally got my energy back to get back to work. In case you haven’t heard the news I’m expecting my 2nd child in April! Unlike my first pregnancy this one has been a struggle, for the first couple of months I had zero energy, slept from sun up to sun down and had a bad case of morning sickness. So, you can guess being a stylish mommy was nowhere on my mind. Unfortunately, due to all my physical and emotional changes I was going through I had completely lost my style. I didn’t care about what I put on as long as it fit but, on the inside I didn’t feel like myself. And ladies when you look bad you feel bad too. So, I knew I had to do something fast to kick my style back into gear and feel like the old Bri again.
As, I thumbed through my old blog posts to try to find some inspiration, I crossed a maternity post I that had wrote a few months back. What was I thinking?! All I had to do was to take notes from my favorite fab mommies to get my style back! Since I didn’t want to pay an arm and a leg for maternity clothes that’ll only wear for a few months, I decided to just stick to my fav stores and size up.
While shopping at Forever 21, I picked up these Metallic Animals Print Leggings $13.80, that totally reminded me of the pair Beyonce’ wore on 20/20. Since I had the other pieces to complete the look I knew I had to do the remix! Doesn’t my Same Girl..Different Hair extensions give my look that extra WOW factor to top it off!? ha! This is definitely a look I will wear for date night…it’s comfy yet stylish.
I’ve always been a fan of Kourtney Kardashian’s mommy style, she always looks so effortless and fab when she’s prego. She’s my go to celeb when I want to go boho chic and that’s exactly the direction I wanted to go in for my next look. I picked up a black wool floppy hat from H&M few weeks back. And I had no idea what to wear with it until now.
I’d remembered seeing Kourt sporting a boho look with a floppy hat. So I put on my thinking cap and I raided my closet for the other items to finish the job. I picked up this Pure Energy Juniors Plus Tunic Top $24.99 a month ago that would work perfectly as my top, I paired my blouse with my liquid leggings and zipped up my favorite thigh high boots to make my remix complete.
Ladies, we all know those first few months are a bit rough! Once that second trimester hits, kick your style back into high gear and bring your style back with a vengeance! This is the time when you are the most beautiful and glowing, make sure your wardrobe shines as well
It’s time to get ready for Fashion Night Out! It’s fashion’s most iconic extravaganza to kick off New York City’s Fashion Week. The premier event happens on September 6, 2012! And, what better stylish way to get us ready for FNO than previewing the hot trends for Fall. So, let’s start the season off right with it’s top notch color, Oxblood!
The rich regal Oxblood a.k.a Burgundy, has dominated the runways and saturated Fall fashion issues, proclaiming it as the must have color of the season. And, the takeover doesn’t stop there, the luxe hue shows up on every fashion piece imaginable. The dramatic, edgy yet sophisticated color comes in a variety of reds making it universally flattering color. The bleeding oxblood is interchangeable with your black pieces and blends well with other colored pieces in your wardrobe also. No wonder why it’s being called “The New Black”, the dark shade appeals to the masses!
Our favorite “it” girls have been seen adding an unexpected element of drama to their looks, layering the rich regal color from head to toe for a monochromatic look. (Which is also big trend for Fall!) Switch out your LBD for a burgundy option for an upgrade. You can also pair oxblood with brights, like orange, teal and blue as a great way to transition your Summer wardrobe into Fall. Mixing in a few elements like leather, velvet and wool with the dark shade will offset with your neutrals. Kristin Cavallari’s oxblood shawl is the perfect piece to throw on for those causal days when you’re on the go. If you have to ease yourself into the richness of this shade, you can add this trend in smaller doses with accessories like handbags, belts, shoes and even your hair!
Nothing’s sweeter than rich burgundy locks and a deep dark lip as the ultimate statement to get you through Fall!
Get ready to take your wardrobe to new degrees with the shade of Tangerine! That’s right the ripening orange hue is one of the year’s juiciest color. And, we can’t help but to notice the fruit inspired color on everything, from fingertips, lipsticks, clothing and accessories. Not quite Red, yet not quite Orange….Team Tangerine has officially started a takeover! Since the beginning of Spring our celebrity fashionista’s have been awaking their wardrobe with Tangerine. When Beyonce made her first appearance after giving birth to Blue Ivy; her radiant tangerine dress didn’t go unnoticed. The universally appealing shade made her the talk of the town the very next day.
Your stylizing options are endless when you’re basking in glowing shade. You can sweeten up your look with neutral tones or “go bright or go home”, pairing it with other bright colors for a color blocking masterpiece. You know you can always rock Tangerine accessories for a smaller approach.
Team Glam-Aholic’s mission is to make your wardrobe effortless and inexpensive, so we created “3 Ways to Wear Tangerine”. It’s our cheat sheet to rockin’ this poppy punch hue no matter the occasion. When you add one Tangerine item to your look, you’ll stand out rather than be overlooked.
Although Summer is almost over, you can still put it on smash by adding Tangerine to your wardrobe and carrying it over into Fall!
Pregnancy is a blessing. There’s nothing more fulfilling than carrying a growing miracle in your belly. Although when you’re dealing with morning sickness, being fatigue and chronic pain, it’s kind of hard to look and feel great! But, just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you can’t look and feel beautiful and stylish, while being comfortable. The key is to put together stylish looks in your wardrobe that are flattering and will adapt to your growing body. In order to make our Glam-Aholic mommies look stylish, we’ve put together a maternity style guide using our favorite celeb moms as inspiration. Make their style your own by incorporating these essential items into your maternity wardrobe!
Oversize Tops- Long tunics and flowy blouses are perfect at flattering your figure when paired with a get set of jeans or leggings.
Jacket/Vest (Loose fit) – Don’t worry about buttoning that vest or jacket, leave it open to show off that bump! You can even pair it with a dress for an office appropriate look.
Maxi- Beat the heat in a breezy maxi dress and still look fashionable. Essential for the beach and great for when you’re on the go, plus it gives an adorable glimpse of that growing belly. It can also transition from day to night when you style with heels or flats, when you wanna look cute for the hubby lol!
Leggings-Leggings are a must have item when you’re pregnant because of the elastic waistband. Their roomy, comfortable and even stretches as your bump grows. It’s common for pregnant women to wear leggings during the entire 9 months, no wonder why Beyonce was addicted to bottoms when she was carrying baby Blue…they’re so comfy yet stylish!
Mini- A mini dress is flowy and light-weight and superb for those hot Summer days. It also gives you opportunity to showcase your lovely legs on date night with the soon-to-be dad.
Jumpsuit-Who said pregnant women wouldn’t look chic rockin a jumpsuit?! Whether she styles it with a blazer or fedora; Kourtney Kardashian knew exactly that the effortlessly loose jumper would work for her maternity shape.
By incorporating these key pieces into your maternity wardrobe, there’s no doubt that you’ll hit a style home run every time until your bundle of joy arrives! Then that will be another Style Guide…”How to stay cute while chasing after an toddler?” LOL
Get ready to wear a mini and maxi at the same time! I’m talking about the high-low, aka fishtail skirt that cuts at your knee and drapes down to your mid-calf or ankles. These asymmetric hemlines will have us riding the fashion wave all season long. I’m a plus-size Glam-Aholic, so I can’t wait to embrace my thighs and legs in this adorable hem. I would style the high-low hem with a basic top and pair of strappy heels so I’ll be easy breezy and free. Fashion is about playing with lengths, so when wearing a wedge or heel, you’ll have the illusion of long sexy stems.
The hottest fashion stars have been seen whipping out their high-low garments for the red-carpet. I must say all the ladies looked AMAZING showing off their killer legs! The lady-like hem will spotlight your legs and keep you cool when the heat waves set in. Especially for an outdoor wedding, the high-low skirt would do wonders! High in the front and low in the back hem is even cool enough for a laid back affair. Just slip on your gladiator sandals, aviators, denim jacket and you’re in the mix.
The flowy hem is available in any print, pattern or color and in any price range. This high-low trend isn’t just dedicated to skirts, you can also find tops in the same exact hem. Remember the mesh Glam-Aholic Item Of The Week? Don’t worry about searching “high and low” for this fad. You’ll be able to buy this floor gazing style at your nearest boutique or department store, if you haven’t already picked it up! lol
The causal-yet-dramatic hem can be styled up or down, now all you need is some fancy footwork!
I love to draw inspiration from everywhere especially my favorite stylish celebs! Soon as a fashion-forward picture surface on the net, I’m all over it! I can sit up for hours on the computer making huge files of images. So, while I was doing my daily regimen of Googling, I ran across a pic of Kourtney Kardashian rockin’ my favorite fringe poncho that I’d picked up from H&M! I know many of you Glam-Aholics remember when I first wore my poncho to “Styles In The City” this past summer…
Without a doubt The Kardashian sisters are my favorite fashionistas, so I knew I had to do the remix! I tossed on my poncho and zipped up my thigh-high boots that I’d purchased from Torrid, to show my plus-size Glam-Aholics how to re-work celebrity styles for your curves….
Remember my full-figured ladies, it’s really easy to remix the hottest looks…but the most important factor is to put your little twist to it and own it!
Glam-Aholic Megan: “Can you find me the cut out blouse Kourtney Kardashian wore on Kim & Kourtney Take NY?”
Kourtney Kardashian is beaming in Brian Lichtenberg’s Open Back Safari Top $297!
This trending piece is one of the hottest styles of the season! It’s something sexy about flashing a bit of skin unexpectedly. I love how a cut out blouse can be either worn any way you want, casual or dressy.
We found this look for less for our Glam-Aholics shopping on a budget…
Love Melrose’s Open Back Blouse $29.50 (available in several colors)
Remember if you need help finding a look that you saw a celeb rocking or you simply just need some fashion advice! Simply email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org!