No Parking.

by Jamila Pierre


I had been peeping a jacket identical to this one for years. I saw it pop up in straight sizes, on those somewhat sketchy online boutique websites, and I couldn't believe two things:

  1. That the design gods knew me so well and knew I'd love this jacket to infinity and beyond.
  2. That those same Godly sons of bitches didn't make it in my damn size.

For years I pined over this jacket, even considered making one of my own, but then there it was, a few years later...just as fabulous as ever. Oh, and it was in PLUS!

I really didn't hesitate to not only buy it in black....but I bought this bad muthah shutcho mouth, in the most amazing OxBlood. My world was made.

I also had my eyes on these super interesting jean/pants. It was a unique take on the black jean and I can rarely pass on an opportunity to acquire unique is LIFE!!! 

During the whole Black Friday hubub, I almost snagged these (along with a few other pairs of jeans from Fashion to figure, but I couldn't pull the trigger. My mother came to my home baring gifts and it was then, the radiant glow when I opened said gift, was like a ray of light shooting from out of a treasure chest full of the most precious of gems and gold.

I died a thousand deaths. 

I decided that these bottoms would go swimmingly with my new BOSS AF jacket, and there was no other way to top the look off, than to pair it all with these sparkly slip-ons of my dreams. 

Can we also take a moment to enjoy the back of this's totes amaze when your back looks as good as your front.

Oh and by the by... I'm a 3X, and this entire outfit is super stretchy and comfy,

What I'm Wearing:

  1. Jacket of life from $38 (On Sale)
  2. Sunnies from Buffalo Exchange. $9
  3. Top from $12 (Similar HERE)
  4. Jeans from FashionToFigure. $48.90 (BOGO)
  5. Sneakers from Mandees. $15 (On Sale, can get them HERE)



by Jamila Pierre

Is anyone else horrible when it comes to timing and how it relates to the perfect time to wear something....? I mean, I feel as though I am ridiculous sometimes. I still have underwear that I haven't worn and is in its beautiful shape....that I've purchase over a decade ago....because it just isn't the right time to wear it (or the occasion just isn't just so). I sometimes buy things because of the future of an item, not necessarily with the present in mind. 

My friends think I'm crazy....maybe I am....but everythimng has its time to be absolutely perfect and meaningful in all its fabulous glory. 

It's interesting how I have the utmost patience for clothing and related such things, but my patience in life is obscenely short. I do, however, have an almost endless supply of tolerance....does that make sense to you?

I bring this all up to segue into the fact that I've owned this dress for eons....and am only now wearing it. I got it from Target (in-store, on sale),  it's probably nowhere to be found again, which doesn't really help my valued readers and supporter in that aspect...but I share these looks with you to give you inspirations of all kinds. 

Whether you can get this exact look or whether you can modify it or gain color palette inspo, at least I'm here to help in any way. 

Clothing has always been fun to me, I love the hunt, I love how expressive and creative I can be, and I have always and will continue to refuse to let my size dictate how MOTHER FUCKING FABULOUS I am, neither should you.

What I'm Wearing:

  1. Hat was borrowed from a friend circa one million years ago....and never returned, it's mine now biiiiihhhhh.
  2. Sunnies from a store called Baby Blue. $6
  3. Jacket/bolero is from Target. $20 (On Sale, similar HERE)
  4. Necklace from the wholesale district. $
  5. Dress from Target. $17
  6. Boots from $36