Tika Sumpter attended Estelle’s “Wonderful Life” album preview this week in NYC at the Darby.

Tika looked super fly in a pair of gold studded shorts, and a captains hat.  She paired the shorts with a leopard blouse and blush colored heels.  She kept her makeup simple with a pink lip and bronzer and let the hat take center stage by leaving her hair down.   Tika is such a beautiful woman, and that skin……..I think we would all kill for it! LOL.

I believe the studded shorts Tika is wearing are from Urban Outfitters and you can get a similar hat either on Etsy or by scouring your nearest vintage stores.

 

Get Tika’s look below:

 

Tika Sumpter: Get The Look

Are you ladies feeling Tika’s look?

 

Peplum’s have been a huge trend this year and we’ve talked about it on the blog as well as shown some outfit ideas featuring peplum’s but today I wanted to talk about Curvy Girls and “The Peplum”.

I’ve heard a lot of people say that peplum’s are NOT for the curvier lady – basically their reasoning was because the peplum expands outwards this would accentuate the curves (hips, booty and even the stomach) and cause a curvier lady to look bigger.   It’s really the opposite.  Thanks to that little ruffled, extension of the peplum we are actually able to hide the stomach, accentuate our waist, balance out our bottom half (if we are blessed with a little too much hips and booty) or give us the illusion of having hips (if God skipped us on the hips and booty doses).  In my opinion the peplum actually looks best on females with a bigger bottom half.

The peplum is really a garment that looks flattering on all females. It gives us all that feminine shape and hour glass body that most women try and achieve.

The key to wearing the peplum is being perfectly tailored.  You always want to pair your peplum with something fitted.  For instance, if you wear a peplum top opt for a bodycon/fitted pencil skirt or fitted pants (I think skinny jeans/pants look best).  You really never want to pair your peplum with loose pants or an a-line skirt – the peplum already flares out so having 2 garments that are not form fitting will not be flattering.

Of course not all garments are suited for the curvier lady however this is one that is defiantly is and you should hop on board the peplum train ASAP!

Right now ASOS (of course) has my favorite peplum’s.  They have a wide range of peplum dresses, skirts, and even jackets and of course you can find shoes, pants and accessories to pair with them on the site as well.  :)

Check out a few outfit ideas:

Peplum Jacket:

Peplum Jacket: For Curvy Girls
Peplum Top:
Peplum: For The Curvy Girl

 

Peplum Dress:

 

Peplum: For Curvy Girls

 

The peplum trend will be continued through the Fall so go ahead and add some  to your wardrobe… you know you want to!

Will you be giving the peplum a try?

 

Eve was spotted earlier in the week at the African American Museum for The Uniquely You Summit in Philadelphia.

Eve wore an African print inspired jumpsuit paired with brown, cut out, peep-toe boots .

I love Eve’s hair and makeup (no one can deny she is a gorgeous woman!) however, I am on the fence about her outfit choice.  I actually like the jumpsuit just not so sure about it paired with those booties.

What do you ladies think about Eve’s look?

Rock It or Drop It???

 

Happy Friday Ladies!

Sneaker’s (whether it be wedge sneakers, converse, hi-tops etc) have made a major place in the “fashionable” lady’s wardrobe this season.

Most fashion forward females are known more for their heels, wedges and the occasional ballet flats or loafers but it’s rare you ever see chicks with “style” in sneakers.  However, this season we’ve spotted some of our favorite, stylish celebrities wearing sneakers – from Beyonce to Rihanna, Brandy, Solange, Heidi Klum, Angela Simmons, Kimora Lee, Rachel Roy etc

I can’t lie, I used to only wear sneakers at the gym but over the last few months my love for the new wedge sneakers as well as seeing so many fly females (both celebrities and every day ladies) rockin’ sneakers in such a chic (yes, sneakers can be chic :) ), fly and feminine way I have officially been inspired and have even purchased a couple of pairs!

I believe a lot of women avoid wearing sneakers because they feel that they aren’t “lady like” and don’t really know how to create a “girly” look that incorporates sneakers. However, there are so many ULTRA feminine ways that us ladies can wear sneakers while still oozing class and femininity we really have no excuse!  I mean seriously, if you can still look great while wearing sneaker’s why wouldn’t you wear them – THEY ARE EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE (believe me your feet will thank you! :)

You can achieve that feminine look while wearing sneakers by ensuring that you wear form fitted, ultra girly pieces  (think leggings or really skinny jeans, mini/maxi skirts, floral prints, maxi or skater/a-line cut dresses, crop tops, shorts etc).

Check out some celebrity looks below for inspiration….

Check out some sneakers you can purchase:

 

sneakers

(By the way ladies, BooHoo.com has some really cute wedge sneakers very similar to the Isabel Marant & Marc Jacob versions.  Get em’ here.)

Will you be wearing sneakers?

I love skater skirts!  The ultra feminine cut and pleating will bring out your girly side and is very flattering on virtually all body types!

Skater Skirts can be styled in so many different ways and can be dressed down for a casual look or up for an evening out on the town.  These skirts can easily be transitioned from season to season by just swapping out shoes (sandals for ankle boots) and adding opaque tights for the colder months.

Tips on how to wear skater skirts different ways:

Casual: For a causal and chic look go with slouchy sweaters, crop tops and tanks and pair the outfit with flats – think chuck taylors, loafers, flats, Tom’s etc. To add some fun and edge stack up on chunky bracelets and opt for a stud earring.  I also like pairing the skater skirt with a denim jacket or vest!

Skater Skirt Casual

Work: Pair your skater skirt with a crisp collared shirt or a floral blouse – tuck in the shirt and add a colored blazer for a chic yet professional look. To keep your look looking polished opt for a skirt with a more structured material.

How To Wear A Skater Skirt: Work

Night Out: The skater skirt can be easily dressed up for a night out with the girls. Wear with a sheer blouse or a crop top and accessorize with a matching clutch and killer heels. To really get a stand-out look go for a skater skirt in shimmering metallic, chiffon, or even leather and finish off with a waist-cinching belt to accentuate your figure!


How To Wear A Skater Skirt: Night Time

Skater Skirts Under $50

Skater Skirt

Are you feeling skater skirts??