The Je ne sais quoi

A Guide To A Stylish Plus Size Life












T-shirt & Culottes C/O Roaman's | Jacket-Old (Similar here, here and here) | Shoes-Old (Similar here and here) | Bag-Old (Love this one)


To say last week was a cluster is putting it mildly. Emotionally I was all over the place, it's busy season at work, and I constantly felt like I couldn't get myself together. I also looked like I couldn't get it together. Even worse I looked like I couldn't I get it together. Thanks a lot Mercury, I really can't wait until you move out of retrograde! Very quickly I made a deal with myself to submit to the unexpected feelings of being overwhelmed and just make it through the week. Often when we give ourselves permission to acknowledge our feelings we alleviate the pressure that is weighing us down.

As the weekend approached I made a conscious decision to try and turn my week around. I still had to work all weekend, but I lowed down and tried to enjoy what was going on around me. I also put a bit of effort into what I was putting on for my weekend adventures. My moods dictate my wardrobe 9 times out of 10, so when I don't feel good putting forth a fashionable effort pretty much flies out of the window. Since my mood was on the rebound I knew I wanted to put more effort into my weekend wardrobe.

Alabama is in the thick of the spring, having the ability to shed these winter layers makes me so happy! This distressed t-shirt and culottes from Roaman's made the perfect weekend look. I added my studded military jacket, leopard shoes and red back to top off the look. After I was done with work, I was dressed perfectly to go from place to place to place in the city.

When Roaman's asked me to partner with them this spring, I was super curious about how there style had changed, and it's definitely changed a lot. When I was a teen they were one of the few places that was available for me to get elevated basics. While that hasn't changed, they have so many fashion forward pieces. I have had so much fun styling them, can't wait to share them with you. For you my dear readers Romans has a code for you to get 40% off your highest item "RDJENIESE40".

Is anyone else having a rough month? When I posted about it on IG so many people said they were..

Thank you,

Jeniese

* Thank you Roaman's for partnering with me on this post. All opinions are my own.





Dress | Shoes | Sunnies 

As soon as the first sign of Spring hits I start shopping for new dresses. For as long as I remember I've always been a dress girl and you can thank my Mom for that. Her emphasis on being appropriately dressed for every occasion has stuck with me. I also like the lightness that I feel when I wear a dress, it's symbolic of shedding the heaviness that you carry with you all winter.

As I was doing my daily comb through of ASOS, I was instantly obsessed with this dress! I honestly haven't found much on there that I have loved in the past few months, but this broke that spell for me. The structured ruffle neck, the stripes and the colors were a home run for me! I stepped out of my box and paired this with navy shoes to bring out the darker stripes in the dress. Sizing wise I bought a 20, ASOS runs big in my opinion. I'm so glad I did cause it fits perfectly.

Below I've included a few of my favorite picks from ASOS Curve spring collection! And they are having a buy more save more sale right now!  So it's a great time to shop!

What clothing do you look forward to wearing when the weather changes?

Thank you for reading!

J














Top & Jean care of Simply Be | Boots-Old (love these) | Sunglasses


Sometimes plus-size fashion can get a bit behind the curve (no pun intended). But honestly this is happening less and less, especially when it comes to denim. This season I was pleasantly surprised by the amazing on trend denim that plus-size brands are showing, especially Simply Be!

I am a huge fan of Simply Be's denim. They fit like a dream and work with my problem areas. You've seen me wear it several times (here and here). We all know that good denim is hard to find! This spring Simply Be has gone all out with their denim offerings from high-waist jeans, perfectly distressed jeans, split hems and embroidered denim. I instantly fell in love with this fun pair of patched denim.

The fit was amazing and I loved the detailing of the patches and the studs. Unfinished hems are having a moment in my closet. They make everything a bit edgier. Pairing this dress with a simple white shirt balanced the entire look out. You my fair reader should definitely head over to check out Simply Be's We Are Curves Campaign.

Have you tried any denim trends? Which ones?

Thank you for reading!

J




Jacket c/o Rachel Roy | Shirt-Old(Similar) | Jeans | Shoes-Old(Similar)


This look is everything I'm into right now. Florals, marigold, ruffles, and deconstructed denim.  It brought me to the certain giddiness that clothes can bring me too. To be fair I warned y'all that I was into florals and ruffles right now.

This floral moto jacket from Rachel Roy Curvy Collection is the cats meow. Perfect for the transitional weather that many of us are facing, the jacket looks amazing dressed up or dressed down. Did you see how my girl Jami styled it, so cute!!! Again I can't get enough of the amazing construction of Rachel Roy pieces. Such great construction and fit.

Seriously though with the way my sinuses are set up this is about as close to flowers as I can get. I have spent most of this week nursing a sinus infection, so please forgive me for not posting as much. Hopefully by next week my sinus will let me be free! 

Is anyone else having issues with their sinuses? What are you taking? And have you tried Rachel Roy Curvy yet?

Thanks  you for reading!

Jeniese

* This post was sponsored by Rachel Roy Curve, but all opinions are my own.
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