Monday, April 21, 2014

#ootd Denim & Dots

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Mine was pretty relaxing in case you were wondering. With the weather being so up and down, I haven't really been motivated to wear anything fab. Although it's April, it's been feeling more like February some days and when it's not cold it's been raining. Thankfully this weekend we had a break in the weather and I was able to really pull out some of my spring clothes.

Last year, I scored an adorable polka dot skirt from ASOS. I have worn it several times, but decided to give it a little pop. I paired the skirt with my fave denim shirt from JCP,  Just Fab Luxe pumps, Michael Kors clutch and vintage Eloquii Jacket. I loved adding the pops of green and purple because I think it definitely took the look up a notch.







What do you think? I know the green and purple really don't make since, but somehow they both work. How do you wear denim and dots?

xoxo-


<3 Parker S

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Repeat Offender: Cayetano Legacy

Happy Tuesday! In lieu of a Two-Way Tuesday post, I thought it was time to do another riveting edition of Repeat Offender. If you are new to the blog, occasionally I have to make fun of myself for abusing certain accessories or articles of clothing. The topic of today's discussion is my Cayetano Legacy Talese Necklace!


I first scored this piece back in June during a private viewing of the collection from my friend and Cayetano Legacy NY rep Jessica Dandria. I picked out several pieces and have totally abused all of them. The Talese in particular has been abused more than most. From NY, to GA all the way to Cali, this necklace has more sky miles than I do! Below are just a few of the 9 million times I have worn this necklace. 

Although the Talese is no longer available online, be sure to browse the new spring collection! Visit www.cayetanolegacy.com and you can score your own necklace to abuse! LOL!

xoxo-

<3 Parker S. 




With my friend Jessica Dandria of Cayetano Legacy 

My first ever Parker Style Remix of Karen Leano's look.

Outside of City Target in LA


Even my mom got in on the abuse of this necklace! lol! 

With buddy Wendy Derilus of Just Jewels 4 You

Sharing some Easter goodies with my friend Lindsey 
I dubbed this my Mary Tyler Moore Moment

Monday, April 14, 2014

Lucky Fabb Finale

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was hectic to say the least. I was supposed to give you my final look from Lucky Fabb on Saturday, but the day got away from me. I finished up Lucky Fabb by wearing another fabulous skirt by Numbered Designs.

Because we were brunching, I wanted to wear something dainty, yet impactful. I paired my gold tulle skirt with a breathtaking necklace and ring courtesy of one of my fave accessories designers Rean Fisher. She created these pieces specifically for this ensemble and also loaned me an amazing mother of pearl clutch. To round out the look, I added a color pop with my cobalt blue suede Manolo Blahnik pumps.







What do you think?!? How amazing were my accessories? Special thanks to Tammie Reed of Talking with Tami for snapping my outfit pics. If you want to score a skirt similar to mine email info@twelve24boutique.com and to grab amazing one of a kind baubles like my necklace and ring, visit www.planetenjeanious.com .

Friday, April 11, 2014

***Fashion Flash***


I'm seeing stripes and hosting a fabulous #BendelBash on April 29th at Henri Bendel Lenox Square from 6-8pm! Join me for an evening of shopping and treats and a special 20% discount. Live out of town and can't make it in? Feel free to browse the site and phone the store with your orders to receive the discount. I hope to see all of you there! Be sure to rsvp to rzeiger@lb.com to confirm your attendance. 

xoxo-


<3 Parker S.

Lucky Fabb Day 1

Happy Friday! I can't believe it's been a week since I was in LA. I wanted to kick this Friday off with a flashback to last week. When I began to prepare my ensembles for Lucky Fabb, I knew I wanted to be different. I expressed my reservations to you earlier this week in my Fat FABB post about being curvy in a room full of straight sized women, so I knew I wanted to make a big impact with my fashions.

I reached out to my friends at Twelve 24 Boutique and they told me about an awesome new label that created custom skirts called Numbered Designs . What makes this particular label special is the fact that the pieces are limited edition creations that are numbered like artwork and are a part of capsule collections by local designers! How cool is that?!? The Numbered Designs skirts I rocked were created by designer extraordinaire, Shang Coleman. They also told me about a new t-shirt line called Statement Piece Tees and I knew exactly how I wanted to spin my looks.

For the first day I paired a custom Numbered Designs skirt with a cheeky little tee from Statement Piece Tees, both via Twelve 24 Boutique. Because the skirt and shirt were such a bold statement, I paired them with my studded Shoe Mint pumps and Brighton Collectibles bangles and watch.

What do you think? This is definitely one of my fave looks for the year and will totally compete with the look I will show you tomorrow. I hope you enjoy this look and stay tuned for the Numbered Designs skirt I will show you tomorrow! For more info on the skirt and tee please email info@twelve24boutique.com .


xoxo-

<3 Parker S.







Photo Courtesy of Thea Neal. My skirt saved her seat! lol!




Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Fat Fabb

How's it going? I feel like it's been forever since I have checked in with you guys. I'm sorry for my absence, but I am just back from an amazing trip. Last week I took a quick little jump to LA for  Lucky Magazine's fashion & beauty bloggers conference Lucky Fabb! I have been invited to attend a couple of times, but never have been able to make the trip. Thankfully this time I was able to attend.

View from the top over LA

The event was hosted at the fabulous SLS Beverly Hills hotel, which is another blog post in itself. Top bloggers from all over the country were in attendance and I have to honestly say I was a little nervous about attending. Normally I am super confident in myself and my size, but the idea of attending an event hosted by a magazine that primarily celebrates straight sized fashion and would be filled with straight sized women left me a little on edge. 

It's funny how those old insecurities that I quelled back in grade school just bubbled back up to the surface. I know that my style is received warmly by my fellow girls with curves, but how would it be received by my straight sized style sisters? After about a 30 minute self pep talk while I was getting dressed that first day, I reclaimed my briefly fleeting confidence and realized that the only thing that mattered was how I felt.

With my head held high and my best accessory in place (my smile), I walked out of the doors of the SLS and joined the line of ladies waiting to enter the doors of the conference. I was truly taken aback as to how well both me and my style were received. I guess style recognizes style, no matter what package it comes in. I had such an amazing time the entire weekend getting to know fellow bloggers and interacting with some amazing brands. 


Chatting with Fellow southern girl Brooklyn from Alabama



By forcing myself out of the comfort of the plus sized community, I was able to realize that my style has the ability to inspire all types of women. I also realized that most women, whether straight or plus sized,  are all plagued by some type of insecurity. We all get nervous like it's the first day at a new school and in some way seek the approval of our counterparts. 

At the end of the day, you can only be yourself. The only person that you need to worry about impressing is you. People are entitled to have their own opinions about you whether positive or negative. You won't please everyone, and that's ok. You just have to know that you are enough and that no matter what, if you believe in yourself, your confidence will shine through. 

Below are some of the highlights from the conference. Over the next few days, I will give you a more detailed look at my ensembles as well as some of the brands I fell in love with. 


See you on the front row!

Parker S. <3

Eva Chen having a chat with the always fab Nicole Richie

Proctor & Gamble Beauty hooked me up with some amazing swag!!

Hanging out with the Miss Me Jeans Crew

Had a blast catching up with hometown blogger Talking With Tami

Kate O'Regan (center) stunned in Kate Spade and was flanked by a fab crew in sky blue!

I dubbed Author & Blogger Flannery Good Layers of Flavor for all of her #fab necklaces!

Grabbing a quick #selfie with Lucky Magazine's Editor in Chief Eva Chen

Two Way Tuesday: Lane Collection

Happy Tuesday! I hope your week is off to a great start. I have had a few bumps in the road, but I am pushing through them. I am too blessed to be stressed and have some great things on the target this week. For today's post, I decided to remix my white Lane Collection jeans from Lane Bryant.

As you may remember, my friends at Lane Bryant sent me over a box of goodies as an early spring gift. I immediately fell in love with the Distressed White Jeans. I first styled them with an Embellished Tank they also sent over and my trusty #StyleSteal Wal-Mart denim jacket.


Now for the switch... A couple of weeks ago I went to a private shopping event hosted by my style buddies Tiffany Olson & Paris Rouzati at Hemlines Boutique. I knew I wanted to bring back out the white jeans, but with a more dressy look. I decided to pair them with my newly gifted Lane Bryant side zip cardigan  . To keep things interesting I added my magenta Shoe Mint pumps and my fave Henri Bendel bag. 







What do you think? One pair of jeans styled 2 very different ways. Whoever said big girls shouldn't wear white obviously didn't see how fab I look! lol! But seriously, don't be afraid to break the fashion mold. Don't let society put you in a box as to what you can and can't wear. I hope this looks inspires you and pushes you out of the box!

xoxo-

Parker S. <3