by Jamila Pierre

I think it is pretty self explanatory as to why I absolutely heart this trench, right....? Like.... the pure majesty of it is just......

Most times when I wear bodycon type of dresses  I'll throw on a cardi, a jacket, or a something to disguise my "good-year" and draw the eye vertically. Now I know there are a boat load of people who will harp on about flattering  vs. non-flattering, and all the levels of the F's given or not given in between; I twinkle toe and grand plie my way through all those stages from time to time (sometimes hourly...sometimes by the minute). In this case I veered on the side of slightly more flattering (except I didn't wear much in the realm of shapewear).

The dress has darted seams that help to give me this hourglass shape that I only somewhat possess. And the draping of the trench coupled with how I tied it in the back....???? It just falls on my frame perfectly to disguise and accentuate the same time; that would be my tip for those looking to do the same. 

An added bonus is that the dress has pockets, which is liiiiiiife, so much so that I own it it in several colors. Plus, the color pairing in this #OOTD (nails, lips, and all) is just smashing AF. Overall, I love everything about this look....because reasons....

I paired the 'fit with black on black (legs and feet), tossed on one of my favorito statement jewels from H&M, and wore my hair down for a change because I haven't in such a long while. 

Can we take a moment to acknowledge how long my hair has gotten (before I cut it again).

What I'm Wearing:

  1. Necklace from H&M. $14
  2. Trench from $38 (on sale from $59.50)
  3. Dress from $12 (Circa many moons ago)
  4. Bracelet from Burlington Coat Factory. $7
  5. Leggings from Rainbow. $6 (Circa many moons ago)
  6. Boots from $33.60. (On sale a year or two ago, similar HERE & HERE)


by Jamila Pierre

Ways to keep my interest:
  1. PIZZA (Check)
  2. LEATHER (Check & Check)
  3. ZOMBIES (Checkity CHECK)

Let us address the dueling elephants in the room; my glorious pizza print top and my gore-ious zombie print footwear (see what I did there...?No..?). They both rock my socks (can't you tell? I'm not wearing any).

If you saw one of my recent hauls (locate HERE, or HERE), then you would have seen me go on about where I got this boss little number and how often I intend to wear it. It originally came in a coordinating pajama set but I didn't care about all of that, I had every intention of wearing it out in the world. I must admit, I never actually tried it on when I bought even though it is stretchy and fits my wonderfully rotund bod, it is a bit short.

By the time I decided I wanted to potentially exchange it for its plus size twin (because this was a straight size XL and shortly after I bought this it became available online in PLUS), I snoozed on the mutha sucka and lost, it disappeared off-line.

So there I was, stuck with a top that had a boss ass print that I could've gone up a size in (just ever so slightly)....

I'd be damned if I didn't make this BISH werk!

I could easily sit here and tell you a tale about how intentional it was for me to have an undershirt just peeking from the bottom...but nope...I won't, this is a real moment we're having right now.

The top comes down enough to cover the necessary bits but it isn't exactly what I had imagined or planed it to be, that's if I were to wear it on its own, unless I decided to wear it a few other ways (which I intend to do in the future). So I made the decision to rock it with an undershirt.....but which one......? I wanted it to be just as obnoxious and busy as the focal print without detracting from it, and then it hit me, NOIR! The perfect amount of minimal and busy with glint for days.

I also wanted to mix prints and textures all throughout the 'fit; black leatherette moto leggings with zips, black "leather' moto jacket lined with cotton ribbed lapels and side panels, a black on black cotton undershirt with shiny lettering, texture on texture on texture. As for print...? Well, I think that's pretty obvi isn't it?

I threw on this chartreuse infinity scarf I got for Christmas from my cousin, these awesome heart-shaped rainbow shades I borrowed from my home skillet Amy (of @_Betty.Black_ &, and my newest Zombie slip-on's.

These Slip-on zombie kicks (or ZOM-Bae, because these BISHES ARE BAE AF), are all of that and a whole damn chip factory. I just can't! The story behind them is too long to even get into but all in all my Main and I are twinning, and her hubby wants a pair too. It should be no secret by now how I feel about this brand, but this print is just....JUST! I have a deep love for Ironfist, a public affair with the Loose Tooth collection, and a serious infatuation with the Zombie Stomper collection as well. It only seemed right to pair them with this outfit, don't you think?

What I'm Wearing:

  1. Shades from my Main Betty Black. (Borrowed)
  2. Scarf from my cousin. (Gifted)
  3. Faux Leather Jacket from $40 (On Sale. Size down with this one, unless you have a large bust)
  4. Pizza top from Target. $21 (Sold out in Plus size on line, haven't seen it in PLUS in-store)
  5. Bracelet from Burlington Coat Factory. $7
  6. Undershirt from $14.90
  7. Moto Leggings from Torrid, Rebel Wilson collection. $29 (On Sale, running low on sizes)
  8. Zombie Kicks from $18 (On Sale, can be found HERE & HERE, running low on sizes)
  9. Swagoo from my MAMA. $Priceless (LMAO, I kid, I kid, I don't take myself that seriously I swear)