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Category: Fall

8 Nov

Pretty Woman… Big Mistake. Big. Huge

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I totally had to borrow those words from Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman (one of my favorite movies). Christian Siriano amazed me yet again, with his poised classics.  All I can say is, it'll be a big mistake if he lets it end here. I must admit I owned nothing this classic until now! As you know this girl is all about details, and apparently Siriano is too. Do you see this over sized collar, scooping decollete and the frontal draping of this wrap dress? If this isn't 50s swing I don't know what is. This look is so soft and feminine yet powerful and distinct. Shenell who...
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7 Nov

Crossing the Vest

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Christian Siriano completely gets the body of a plus size gem. Shopping the Christian Siriano for Lane Bryant collection pulled me into a world of luxury, just what a girl like me looks for. The collection was nothing shy of Julia Roberts, Pretty Woman and Jackie O. The garments were definitely role catchers.  I swear as soon as I tried them on I instantly turned into another persona- Shenell, who? Call me She-neilah lol. Okay I admit I love when people give me that confused who she think she is look, which I got a lot of in my royal blue faux fur vest. Smh, I marvel at the fierceness of this vest, look how daring and demanding it is....
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27 Oct

Green Bean

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Ain't nothing green about me but this outfit and Lord knows that was hard to fathom. So my struggle with this look was putting brown green and olive green together. Putting them beside each other just seemed so off. Eventually I decided ya know just-do-it, throw perfect out of the window and make it do what it do. I'm glad I did because this sexy trendy look is one of my favorite looks. I don't do too many sexy flirty looks absent of a pinch of innocence, but this time innocent was put to rest. The split in my skirt is fiery and sassy, just like me. Coupled with my jacket it added a chicness and mystery to it, how...
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27 Oct

Autumn’s Bestie Summer

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Hey guys,I'm so glad the blog is up and running again. As you know, although we were fresh into Autumn, I wasn't exactly ready to let go of all my summer brightness. I just had to binge on bright colors once more. Yeah, this was suppose to be a three part series but it ended up being two because the weather totally flipped on me. I swear it went from 0 to 100 real quick, hence causing this series to be shortened. This series is all about bright loud vibrant colors. Clearly I decided to go with denim as it is season transitional. The blue denim was my fave, all the shades of blue and my tweed jacket was what I...
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27 Sep

Shenell with Ashley Nell Tipton… JCP

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Collaborating with JCPenney was a treat and having the opportunity to style Ashley Nell Tipton for Boutique+ was an even bigger treat. Shopping the collection I was so amazed with all the super cute pieces the collection had to offer, it gave me an immediate fashion adrenaline rush! As you know I pride myself on being the curvy blogger who actually style my garments to look different from the rest. Since Ashley's pieces had me all in my zone I shied away from coupling pieces (pieces that had a match to them). I practically jumped out of my pumps when I spotted this freaking adorable fuschia pink lipstick printed top. I have to say I was all in my girlie...
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8 Mar

Poised in Feathers

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Hey girl heyyy! Ladies where do I start with this beauty? This dress speaks to every distinct character of my personality. ZbyZavarra knew what to do for women who want to wear who she is characteristically and physically.                    This feather dress is classic, rich, bold, distinct, full of attitude and poised just-like-me. She fits like a glove, giving thanks to the built in Spanx that gave me more confidence and smoothness along these curves. Couldn't nobody tell me I wasn't the missing character from "Harlem Nights", which happens to be my favorite movie. Haha can't you see this dress being perfect for that movie! Ahhh, I love it!!!! The amazingly restrictive...
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22 Nov

Pleated Prints

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  This is all about a little bit of extra being just enough, its taking a strut into classic fun. For those who know me, you know I’m about edge and classic with a hint of unpredictable, I’d have to say this is one of those moments. I wanted to have fun by mixing the patterns of crosses and cheetah print together (would that have been considered a blood sacrifice in biblical times lol). Mixing dominate prints together is an automatic attention catcher. The key to pattern blending is to compliment, not necessarily to flow. This concept typically yields fashion acceptance hence its questionable at first sight. Be wise about pattern choices in order to induce a retrospective positive response at...
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16 Nov

Black Bandit, Levels to this Crime

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Breaking News!!! Suspect Eloquii is reported to have committed a shearling convertible crime. Stay tuned for your news brief. Witness: When I saw the coat I thought, “Okay this is cute”, I continued with caution to check out the details and there it was, the weapon, unzippable panels. This coat was definitely to die for. A jacket of this magnitude slaughtered the statement piece law. There’s no room for any other criminals to compete. All black was the way to go, the perfect criminal attire. Premeditated, the work had to be chic. High-waisted bell bottoms and a fitted turtle neck, real slayish. This mid thigh length coat robbed eloquence with its accomplice high waisted bell bottoms. Elongation further emphasized the hard core details...
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28 Apr

Her 40’s Thang

Ladies and gentlemen we present to you Hollywood’s Golden Age Stars- Joan Crawford, Katherine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Rita Hayworth, Grace Kelly, Lana Turner, Betty Grable, Claudette Colbert, and last but not least Shenell Crear!!!!! The 1940’s is time lined as the start of WWII. The war brought great disparity to the nation but WWII wasn’t the only event blowing things up. The 1940’s decade glam world had some explosions of its own from motion pictures to FASHION! During this era fashion designers were influenced by visions of newness and war. The 1940’s introduced style that showcased decadent jewels, shoulder pads, cinched waists, cropped tops, chic sweaters, large hats, peep-toe-heels, slim midi-length skirts, fur coats, satin dresses, wedge heels, head turbans,...
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