Facing Your Fashion Fears

img_8907img_9215Fashion Fears. You know the clothes and  different styles that you will never wear or try because you’re scared of how they will look on you. That daring red dress in your closet. That really pretty vintage top that you saw in the thrift shop, but don’t think will match your style. Dia&Co, a plus size woman’s clothing company, have this amazing event called Try-Day Friday, where they challenge themselves to get out of their style comfort zone.

img_9121img_8994My outfit that I’m wearing is a vintage look that I’ve always wanted to try, but never had the guts to. Dia&Co inspired me to dress out of my style zone. I’m not the type of girl to wear ripped jeans. I never really found them appealing and my mom hated them. I got these pair as a gift from a family friend and I loved them because they were something new, but I didn’t feel too exposed.

img_9080img_9157I was most insecure about my red crop top because of the area of skin that was left bare. I have a few crop tops, however I normally don’t wear them. To me it’s just weird to be having  bare midriff and I feel like people are staring at it. Pairing my crop top with my bomber jacket definitely made me feel less insecure. Also, the color combination is so striking with olive-green against a bright red.

img_9002-1img_9101Since I was going all out, I decided to throw on a bandana to complete the look. I’m so glad that I choose to wear this outfit. I loved the 90s and early 2000s vibes I gave off. Switching up your style for a day doesn’t mean that you have to be showing a lot of skin, it just means wearing something different that you normally wouldn’t. If I could be bold and then you all can too. Face your fashion fears and be yourself.

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Habakkuk 2:14

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Burgundy Pencil Skirt & Black Turtleneck

Honestly, my favorite color combination this year is black and burgundy. Like you gotta love black and burgundy. It’s iconic and looks good in any style with any outfit. The colors make the outfit look oh so elegant and nice. Like I’m in love with this look. Mind you it’s a really basic fall look. One of my favorite skirt styles are pencil skirts. I love how classy they can be and make anyone look put together. They also create the illusion of a slim waist. The laced-up slit on the side makes the oufit appear so much more fun. If I ever had an interview or a church event, this look would definitely be my go-to.

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: 1 Corinthians 15:57

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Floral Bomber & Orange Bodycon

A bold fashion move for a bold season. I wanted to go bold for awhile and this dress mixed with my floral bomber was just the look I was going to. The reason why this look worked so well is because of my confidence in it. My jacket is one that I have loved and had for three years. I usually paired it with dark colors to keep my outfit from being too much. My orange bodycon is a new piece that I got recently during the summer. I love it because it’s bright and fun. Putting the two together was a spontaeous choice of standing out in the chilly season. My black and white flats were a way to match my bomber and still look cute. The pairing may be odd, but I really like this look.

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: 1 Peter 4:8

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Piece of the Week: Black Aldo Backpack

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I’m in love with this bag. I got it as a gift from my best friend. I will honestly not be using this for school. It is too cute and boujee for high school. I take such good care of this like it’s not even funny. When I’m not using it, I leave it in a plastic bag and I’m so scared that I’m going to crease it. I love how spacious and roomy it is. Inside there is a zipped pocket and two pouches for sunglasses and pens. In the front pocket, the sequins are actually a mini  makeup bag. I have yet to find a use for it. It has a long gold chain that connects to the backpack. This is perfect for day trips and to use as a carry one bag, when travelling. I can’t wait to use it more often. Currently, it’s used as a purse when I alternate it with my Forever 21 purse. This is a great investment for those who travel a lot and don’t always want to carry a purse.

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Psalm 116: 1-2

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Back to the Basics Fit

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You can never go wrong with black and white for back to school. The easiest way to look cute for school is with basics! This outfit looks effortless and putting it together was effortless. When you don’t want to go back to school, being able to put together an outfit in less than five minutes is a blessing. I’ve had my plain white shirt for a while and I have put together endless of outfits with it. My tulle skirt is a staple in my wardrobe that’s perfect for school, church, and basically any occasion. It’s all about how you pair it. If you want a more casual look, than you can ditch the wedges and pair this look with your favorite sneakers. Versatile looks that can be dressed up or dressed down are perfect for school!

Shirt: Charlotte Russe

Skirt: JCPenney

Shoes: Charlotte Russe

Backpack: Aldo

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Luke 4:18

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Bold in Blue Fit

This is actually one of my favorite dresses; it gives me young adult vibes. The bold blue works well with the melanin in my skin. I’ve noticed that bodycon dresses typically look better with my body type, so I usually gravitate toward them when shopping. The one thing I did not like about this dress is that the sleeves never stay down. I have to keep pulling on them in order for them to remain being off the shoulder. I am obsessed with my new bag. I got it for myself and I am loving it. It’s the perfect size and really matches the style of I’m going for. My suede pumps are also new. I’ve needed new pumps for a while and I was surprised when I bought these at Forever 21. They are a great quality and were only $20. This is definitely a look I will revisit again.

Necklace: Charlotte Russe

Dress: Charlotte Russe

Heels: Forever 21

Bag: Forever 21

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Isaiah 33:3

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Sleeveless Cardigan & Bodycon Dress Fit

A simple, yet gorgeous fall outfit. I just love the way the cardigan’s texture’s and pattern looks against the burgundy. Personally, I love bodycon dresses. They are always very flattering, except this one kept rising up a lot which I didn’t like at all. You’ll probably continue to see these flats again. They are my go-to whenever I don’t feel like wearing sneakers or heels. They are cute, comfortable and work with everything. My love for this look comes from the simplicity of how it looks. The outfit isn’t overdone and no one piece is fighting for attention.

Dress: Rainbow

Necklace: Charlotte Russe

Cardigan: thrifted

Flats: Payless

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Proverbs 18:10

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