Chapter 7: July Plan and Goals

Geesh, the time has flew by. Can you believe it, we are already in July? Crazy right! Anyway it is blazing hot outside. Summertime in Michigan its really hot. It goes from 0 to 100 in no time. Blazing, OKAY! I got a lot of pots on the stove this month and I hope to accomplish everything that is on my plate this July. Last month, was a workout and somethings did not goes as plan but I am still grateful for it all. I am here and this is going to be a great summer. I’m putting down my first deposit for this extravaganza trip I am planning. So I am happy, happy!  On today’s blog post I will reflect and share my personal goals,  what’s coming to FashionLayn.com, and a brief fashion report. Fashion Note As I mention before it is super hot in Detroit. My fashion focus …

Weekend OOTD | My Easy Casual Street Style

It was so beautiful this weekend. It was warm, bright, and sunny outside. One thing to know about me is that the weather dictate my mood. When it is sunny outside, I am in such good spirits. So of course I took to the city streets show off my threads. I like to keep it simple and casual when I walking up down the streets of Detroit.  In today’s post we will explore some of my favorite spring essential and how I put this casual wear together. If you know me than you know I am a cool girl, nothing said cool more than distressed denim. So I reached for my favorite high waist denim jeans from Forever 21. Y all should already know that store is my “bread and butter”, and when I say that I mean it is affordable. These jeans are super comfy, just what I need …

Street Style Fashion in Pink & Green

Happy Founders Day to all the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated!  Alpha Kappa Alpha has been servicing for 111 years- I am so proud to be a member of this organization that pride themselves on servicing the community. I showing off my street style with a little pink and green.

Nailed the Summer Trend.. Button Down Dress from Forever21

Man this heat wave this week … OMG it was super hot! When it is hot like this outside I do not want any extra clothes making me even more hot. You know that irritating sticky feel you get, or that feeling you feel dirty as soon as you step outside. Yeah that kinda of hot.  Less clothes… gotta pull out a sun dress.  With that being said I found a cute little button down sundress.  I guess you can say I am trying to knock some of the last few trends of the summer before we get fully geared up for fall attire in the store. The heat index is somewhere between OMG and WTH  Any who I got this striped button down dress from Forever21.  The shell of the dress is made out of cotton with full rayon lining,  so I believe the material will help keep you …

It’s July

Just like this month issue of Essence.. “Take Back Your Joy.”  I was super inspired by the tune of magazine. Black women celebrating ways they found happiness and joy in there life and I think I need to focus my concentration. I need more joy, peace, and smiles. When I think of the month of July, I see celebration and happiness. Fashion Note This month I want to still focus on bring lots and lots of color. I still want to get into a bathing suit before we switch are attention to fall clothing.. You know it coming.  Also I want to try out 2 different brands that I never brought to the blog. Shein and Pretty Little Things.com. These online stores have plus size items that I heard a lot of good things about . I am so ready to try these stores ! Blog Note This month I …

Plus Size Fashion for Budget Friendly Woman

When I go shopping I like to have $100 dollars to spend. At the end of a nice shopping day I want to come out with a lot of bags ! I want my $100 to stretch. Do you feel me ! Like getting 1 or 2 items with $100 is good but I really don’t feel successful. I want to see the fruits of hard shopping day. So how can we make our money stretch for us. Now I am aware that plus size clothing can be somewhat expensive. I like to say the more material they use the more expensive the item is. So yes it makes hard for my curvy girls to find affordable clothing!  So I decided to compile list of few places that I think my curvy sis would appreciate. A few places they can find classic or trendy clothes without BREAKING THE BANK. Facts! …

A little Island Gyal with Forever21

Can you believe it… Its the first day of summer ! Wow I can say this so many times , this year is going by so fast !  woMAN! So if I could be anywhere right now I would love to be on somebody’s island enjoying a nice pineapple beverage with the sun warming my skin with a nice tropical breeze.  Let me stop day dreaming … since the island can’t come to me I will bring it to me. Guess I will post up in the city  until  the day comes I get the chance to sip a drink by the pool . I wish yall could have seen me in Forever21 trying to put this outfit together. LOL I walked around the plus size section about 20 times to get the right outfit to match the headband. Mad woman on the loose !   Before I even started …

How to Add a Pop of Color to Your Wardrobe

I wanted to express that this look was inspired by the late Kate Spade. Her love for pop of colors and polka dots was really inspiration and showed up a lot in her bags and other items.  Kate Spade will definitely be missed, she was one of the main reason why I got so into fashion. look inspired by Kate Spade- “The Things We Love”  great coffee table book If you could take a look at my closet you will see that most of my clothes  are  black and white or  neutral colors… not many colors. I have to consciously remind myself that you need more colors, you love color. What is is the problem. Either I am constantly reaching for my jeans, black body con, or graphic tees. How can I bring a small dose of color to my everyday looks?   So my number 1  way to add a pop of …

Summer Vibes X Striped Shirt Dress

Summer is among us and I am so happy to shed off these layers that I have been carrying around. I ready to let my arms and legs breathe and feel the warmth of the sun on my skin. Yes !! Lets have a little blast from the past.  I had a conference call with Natalie from Eloquii. We were discussing Detroit and all the wonderful things you can do here. Also, the new Eloquii store had made it arrival to Detroit. On the call I was invited to the grand opening party as well able to pick out few pieces as a gift. I was so excited and thankful at the same. So I stumble upon this shirt dress. Now normally I always go for something that is a little more form fitting. You know body con dress!  I love to show off my curves. So anyway all this …

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