The Je ne sais quoi

A Guide To A Stylish Plus Size Life








Jumpsuit | Shoes | Purse-Similar | Sunglasses-here & here




Summer is nearly over and I realized I've hardly worn any rompers this season. It's not that I don't like them, I just for reason thought it was easier to wear dresses to get me through my insane schedule. When I saw this one from Leota New York at Gwynnie Bee I knew I would instantly add it to my closet.

Rompers and jumpsuits can be complicated so there a few key things I look for when picking out the right romper. This jumpsuit is bright, airy and perfect for a day of fun. My biggest selling point was the fact that I could take it off from the front, cause who really wants to struggle out of a romper when it's time to go to the bathroom? Yeah not me either!  This is my second time closeting something from Leota New York and I can't say enough about comfortable their clothes are.I'm wearing a 4L cause I wanted my romper to have a relaxed fit instead of fitted, I probably could have done a 3L. Thankfully Gwynnie Bee has a steady stream of Leota New York that I can try on and decide if I want to #borroworbuy. Currently I'm leaning towards buying instead of borrowing.

Speaking of have any of you my dear readers tried Gwynnie Bee yet? It has been a relief for me, cause I've picked up items to wear to events, and special occasions instead of having to purchase them. Trying on items that you can't find in stores to figure out your fit has been another added bonus to my Gwynnie Bee membership. You can try the service for your first 30 days free. And I have to say it's totally worth it. Head over to the Gwynnie Bee website to learn more about their program.

So what do ya'll think? Should I borrow it or buy it?

Thank you for reading!

Jeniese

* This post was sponsored by Gwynnie Bee but all opinions are my own! 







Bringing you something a little different on the blog today! I'm partnering with POPSUGAR to share their latest Must Have Box with you! Day to day we get inundated with subscription boxes it's hard to decipher which one is worthwhile. Personally I love getting these curated packages in the mail, especially when I find a product to add to my arsenal.

The August Must Have Box is super special cause it marks Lisa Sugar's 5th year curating the boxes with her team. It was a box of celebration, love and loyalty! 
In this months box there was: 

1. An amazing lacquered tray from Pastel, that has party written all over it! 
2. 5 in 1 face mask from my First Aid Beauty that is perfect for my sensitive skin
3. Dogeared heart shaped friendship bracelet 
4. A beautiful rose gold journal (I loooove journals and notebooks)
5. Meri Meri gold glitter candles that are perfect for any party or celebration
6. Goodie Girl Chocolate Cookies. The snacks in the Must Have Box are a favorite of mine, always
7. And a $25.00 gift card to Shoptiques!

Also during the month of August, if you sign up or already subscribe to the Must Have Box POPSUGAR is hosting a month long giveaway of their favorite products. A few lucky subscribers will win the following:

Week1: Something from Pehr Designs
Week2: Products from First Aid Beauty
Week3: Jewelry from Kendra Scott
Week4: Products from Tarte Cosmetics
Week 5: The Grand Prize is a present from Cambridge Satchel Co and 1 year of the Must Have Box

Also you can use the code PARTY to get $10 off your Must Have Box Subscription!

So whose tried the Must Have Box? Or do you subscribe to another box subscription? I'm always looking for new options!

Thank you for reading!

Jeniese










Dress c/o- Simply Be, Shoes  | Bag | Sunnies 


Does anyone else think that summer has flown by? Since beating the heat and still looking put together are my main priorities these days it's been so easy to put on a dress and go. When Simply Be asked me to partner with them to pick out my favorite maxi dress I was drawn to this beautiful kelly green number. Easy to dress up or down, this is the perfect dress to put on for any occasion.  Of course my favorite detail is the off the shoulder action (lolol).

Below I've linked up several of my favorite maxi dresses from Simply Be. They have so many beautiful options for every occasion. I am a little obsessed with several of the floral print ones. What have y'all been wearing this summer? Do you feel like you blinked and it's flown by?

Thank you for reading!

J


* Thank you for partnering with my Simply Be!

Earlier this month I had the extreme pleasure of being invited to explore Philadelphia with Catherine's. Since I've never been to been to Philly I jumped all over the chance to go and spend some time with my Catherine's Family. This time I was joined by two more bloggers, my boo Sandra from La Pecosa Preciosa and Alex from the You Tube channel Learning To Be Fearless. Getting to spend time with other bloggers is always so much fun for me!


We stayed at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco, which was so plush, in the heart of Old City Philadelphia. Old City is home to so many historical sights including Penn Landing, Independence Mall and the Historic Museum. It was so cool to see so many of these places!




We also visited the famous "Rocky Steps" on the Philadelphia Museum of Arts and they are no joke! Getting a chance to run up and down the steps was hilarious and quite a workout (currently looking for good steps in Birmingham to recreate this workout). We had a ton of fun reenacting the iconic scene from one of my favorite movies. After that we explored the majestic artistry of South Street and the Magic Gardens. They are unlike anything I've ever seen! I am totally obsessed with the area.



The highlight of my trip was getting to go to the Roots Picnic! If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know how much I love live music. The Roots Picnic was high atop my list of festivals I wanted to go to, and this did not disappoint. Seeing Solange live and in person was life changing, and I do mean life changing. She is pure artistry in motion and the images of her preforming will forever be in my mind. Watching Pharrell perform with the Roots was pretty epic as well.



One thing that Philly definitely has is epic food. We ate at so many amazing places, including my personal favorites, Buddakan and Butcher & Singer.  Getting a chance to have an official Philly cheesecake and water ice were the perfect ending to a great weekend. Eating in Philly is definitely a main attraction!



The entire weekend I wore so many amazing looks from Catherine's that fit right into the exploration of Philly. My looks were comfortable and fashionable. I am still completely obsessed with the green maxi dress and printed pants. Oh and the workout pants are the best workout pants I've ever worn, seriously. The waist band is thick, the cotton is soft and I walked three miles in them and didn't have to pull them up once! Catherine's fit is generous, I am a 22/24 in most clothes and I wear a 1x to 2x in Catherine's. Most of my dresses were a 1x with the exception of the white lace off the shoulder dress. I could have gone with the 1x, but I didn't want it to be too tight. You can head to the Catherine's site to check out all of the looks I wore on the trip 



Have any of you ever been to Philly? Did you love it? I am planning to back soon!

Thank you for reading!

J

Thank you to Catherine's for partnering with me on this post and inviting me to explore Philly! 
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