What to Wear: Celebrate New Year’s Eve!

The time is here – do you have your New Year’s Eve party plans prepared? I know, the holidays fly by so fast you almost forget to plan for a shindig, nevertheless planning an outfit. So, Fabglance is here to help. Get some inspiration from the looks below. Click the pic for shopping info:

The first look is for my Party-Hopper! If you live in Nashville, there’s a ton of church events, roof top parties, music events, and even fireworks, to help you celebrate the New Year. This look gives you a bit of chic and a bit of comfort. When you reach your final destination, you’ll look super cute and be ready to kick it with your friends!

So, you and your honey going out for a New Year’s Eve date? You gotta give your partner a lil bit of SEXY! This velvet dress and fur jacket are just the look for a night on the town. Plus, there’s tons of new restaurants to try, which are hosting NYE specials too. Add an extra bit of glam, then dance the night away!

Ok ladies, let’s get in formation! You know I’m always ready for an all-black look. This sparkling look and tough but sassy jacket are just the look for the hottest party in town. Keep it flirty and fun, then party until you can’t walk the next morning!

Of course I had to give you a bonus look! This is for my ladies going to see the ball drop. Ladies, it’s all about LAYERS! The forecast is set to freezing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Also, can someone get me that Louis Vuitton clutch for an after-Christmas gift? That would be awesome!

So, Happy New Year, from Fabglance! I’ve already said that 2018 is not the year of the glow-up, it’s the year of RESTORATION! Get ready to find what you lost. Let’s celebrate!

Follow me on Instagram for my FAB style!

What To Wear: Inspired by Halloween Movie Villains!

I swear, every year people impress me with their amazing Halloween costumes. Every year I say I’m going to do a banging costume and  . . . that never happens. BUT, that doesn’t mean I can give you some FAB outfit inspiration for Halloween. This year, I decided to get inspired by scary movie villains. Plot Twist, I never watch scary movies BUT I love costume design. Below, I picked three looks inspired by Halloween’s scariest villains. Add the makeup and take these looks to the next level! Let’s get started:

Photo Oct 28, 10 08 32 AM
Freddy’s Dead . . . Sexy!

Of course I had to start with the Iconic, Freddy Krueger! Growing up, Nightmare on Elm Street was the scariest movie you could watch . . . with the lights on. LOL! Anytime you see that iconic striped shirt, you know what it’s all about. I took Freddy’s iconic stripes to inspire you to step up your Halloween look. It’s sexy and a bit scary at the same time.

Photo Oct 29, 9 54 36 PM
Raise Hell . . . Look Cute

The next look is another super scary villain from the 80’s . . . Hellraiser! Dude, as soon as I saw that guy with the pins in his head, I was DONE! I think I made it through about 30 minutes of the movie and I was DONE! However, doesn’t mean I can’t get inspired by Hellraiser‘s patent leather trench look and hardware inspire tortured face.

Photo Oct 28, 8 20 59 PM
Checkin in on Chucky

Last but not least, I had to give a nod to our boy Chucky! Listen, Child’s Play was a movie I could watch because it was HILARIOUSLY scary! I mean, a doll, possessed? Laughable. But he’s iconic. I wanted to go full denim, but went with these black overalls, but kept his iconic stripped shirt, sneakers, and knife. This look is cute  . . . but you’ll be a killer! LOL! Also, can I just have these sneakers?! Right!

I Want Candy

Ok, so you know I had to do a regular-degular-schmegular look because this is definitely what I’ll be wearing this Wednesday. Hey, the Candy Lady has to look cute too.  Can I have this Louis Vuitton fanny pack tho? I swear I’ll put candy in their for the kids!

So, which look inspires you the most? Let me know in the comments section!

My FALL 2017 Pinterest Board

Who else is updating their #FALL style board on Pinterest! Check out my vibe! What are you trying to look like this fall?

I have to admit, I looked cute this summer, but with changing jobs, I didn’t live my BEST style life. My funds were kinda low, real talk. But, you know I’m coming with the amazingness this Fall! Also, Fall is when I flourish. I’m from the northeast, we crush fall fashion! We love layers! We delight in artisanal autumn awesomeness! And, we will not deny our love for pumpkin spiced anything! 

So check out my mood board for fall. My Pinterest is where I go to create seasonal vibes! Let me know what your feeling for Fall 2017!

#IssaFallVibe

#WhatToWear: Summer Errands

When I saw these platform mules from Strategia, I knew I had to create a look! These mules are giving me UPDATED late 90’s vibes and I am HERE for it. I love a shoe that can give you a bit of height, but still be comfortable. So, I came up with this cute summer look to inspire you to run your errands in style!

I don’t know about you, but I ALWAYS end up running into someone I know (or someone I want to know better) when I’m looking busted and disgusted. So, I’ve been trying to make an effort to look a bit cuter when I’m out & about. I’m going to take my own advice, and find a similar look like the one above. You know I’ll post OOTD’s on my IG and on the blog!

WOULD YOU ROCK IT?

#WhatToWear: Summer Errands
Click the pic for shopping info

MY STYLE: Fashion and Fat Arms

 

I know this is a weird title for an Outfit of the Day (#OOTD) post but I thought I’d address some stuff as it pertains to fashion and fatness. A couple of months ago I posted the look I wore for the Nashville Symphony Ball. As always, I post my looks on my instagram and wait for the likes and comments to roll in. Usually, my comments thread is pretty positive. But as the popularity grows, I see new followers and new commentary. On this day, when I posted my symphony story, someone made a snide comment about my fat arms.

Initially, I was a bit shocked. Like I said, I hadn’t received negative comments on my photos. That day was a different day. After my initial shock, I thought about it – people are so used to plus-size women covering up. EVEN in this day of plus-size model Tess Holiday, getting national and international modeling jobs, people still feel ‘some kinda way’ about big women being okay with her big-ness. Truthfully, I used to feel the same way . . .

Continue reading “MY STYLE: Fashion and Fat Arms”

#Superbowl #OOTD – Go #Falcons!

#Superbowl #OOTD - Go #Falcons!
Click the pic for shopping details!

Today, I shared some Super Bowl fashion tips in the Newsletter. Do you follow? Make sure you are subscribed, CLICK HERE. I usually send a newsletter every Wednesday, but I had to send a quick one out today. Oh yeah, have you entered the JORD Watch Contest? You can win a $100 gift card to use to buy your very own watch? Make sure you enter. Happy Super Bowl!

#OOTD: Candy Cane Luxe

#OOTD: Candy Cane Luxe

This week most of us our still on vacation, celebrating the holidays. This is the first time, in a long time, that Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa have fallen on the same week. We are out here celebrating all the things, and New Year’s Eve isn’t here yet! So, I created this cute holiday look as inspiration for your visiting trips.

Mixing patterns is still a thing, and we can rock this trend into 2017. Try mixing stripes and animal print for a cute casual look. If you are traveling, switch out the pumps for flats. Either way, try something new while on vacation.

Would you rock this look? 
Let me know in the comments section

What to Wear for Thanksgiving 2016

Who is ready for Thanksgiving! After this crazy, depressing, wacky, and weird year, I’m ready to settle down with family and friends and eat some of my favorite food. Of course I have to hit you with some outfit inspiration. Many of readers are heading out of town, meeting your partner’s new family, and/or coming back from college.

#OutfitoftheWeek: just chill

Packing for Thanksgiving can be hard, it’s one of the shortest trips yet you have the opportunity to see the most people. You have the to be comfortable for the feast, but cute to catch drink with a friend.  So hit the photos below for shopping details. These looks are all about ease, trend, and a dose of fabness. Each of these look packs well and travels easy. Wrinkle-free is the way to be. Let’s get started!

This first look is perfect for traveling and having to arrive looking cute. Keep it cute and casual while wearing smart layers. Great for dashing to and from the car visiting family and friends.
TREND ALERT: Adidas Sneakers are still in for Fall 2016! Gives a crisp clean look for a casual day.

#OutfitoftheWeek: Marble BLUSH

Ready to wow your new family at this sit-down Thanksgiving dinner. Try this outfit inspiration. This beautiful skirt, designer pumps, and simple jewelry make for a sparkly conversation starters.  
TREND ALERT: Pale grey and winter white are great ways to add muted tones to fall looks

#OutfitoftheWeek: Winter Cozy

This casual look is great for the college girl who’s welcomed home. Also, ready to kick it with your friends right after eating, this outfit transitions well into a high school reunion game night!
TREND ALERT: Velvet and Suede are ALL the rage for fall/winter 2016. Incorporate these suede boots into your closet.

#OOTD: Dark Transitions

Lastly, this contemporary cool look is great for catching drinks with friends or attempting to recoup that old-school love.  
TREND ALERT: A wool overcoat is great for layering up during these cool holiday travels.

What are you wearing for Thanksgiving this year? Let me know in the comments section! Have a happy holiday!

Because Trump won . . .


What happens now that Trump has won?

Today is the day I usually post a OOTD or style post. But, today doesn’t feel right. While 50% of the country is celebrating, the other side is truly in mourning. I’m sure you’ve been on social media. You’ve seen the data, the scriptures, the memes, and even the think pieces. Everyone is trying to wrap their head around what some say is an impending doom.

Since this is my space, I’m able to admit, this is a scary time. No amount of pretty clothes, fun events, or interesting brand partnerships can distract from the fact that so many WOMEN voted for a man who doesn’t care about their interests. The same women I’ve vowed to help with my plus-size style posts, my social media campaigns to encourage acceptance, and teaching classes about personal style are the some of the same women who voted with a man who doesn’t care. It hurts to think about, but I won’t stop my mission.

I’ve always wanted to make someone feel better about themselves. I know that some people don’t like me because I’m fat, black, and a woman. No matter how much I do or how much I want to help, they still won’t like me. That’s okay. I’m never gonna stop helping women, even though some of those women may not want my help. Because, if I stop helping, who will lead the change. Right. So, even though Trump one, that doesn’t mean that you stop doing what God has called you to do!

So what do you do right now? Well, feel your feelings! I wrote this on Facebook:

What now? Feel your feelings. Make sure you go through the full stages of grief. Really. This hurts. This is a wound that needs surgery, not just a band-aid. This is an injury that will take 4 yrs of rehab. It will hurt EVERYDAY but you will work EVERYDAY – don’t ever stop working. The song says, “nobody told me the road would be easy …” This will be the hardest recovery you will ever accomplish. You will hate your doctors and nurses. But when you heal. You will be stronger. But right now – it’s just an open wound and it hurts real bad.

 So, I’ll be back to my regularly scheduled program . . .  soon. Right now, I’m gonna feel my feels. 

#OOTD: Sparkle Summer Party

#OOTD: Sparkle Summer Party

Alice Olivia short sleeve top
$425 – liberty.co.uk

Valentino tulle skirt
$7,730 – harrods.com

René Caovilla ankle strap flat
$450 – theoutnet.com

Yves Saint Laurent shoulder handbag
$1,055 – neimanmarcus.com

Bead charm
charmingcharlie.com

Urban Decay lipstick
$20 – harveynichols.com