Color Queen.

by Jamila Pierre


Ok so if you haven't noticed by now....rocking color isn't a fear of mine. I'm in love with color and the life it brings, I'm equally head over heels for prints, mixing prints, mixing colors that some wouldn't pair together, etc....

It's important that you, the onlooker, have your pupils dilated by 35% (proof that what you're seeing is providing stimulation). Though I enjoy expressing myself loudly, not saying you can't make a statement loud and clear with a minimalist approach (honestly minimalism is beautiful, at the end of the day it's an extreme all on its own and I respect it), I just prefer boldly yelling from the roof tops with splashes of color in all it's vibrant glory.

Both of these pieces are from JCPenny, were purchased at different times, and were on a serious sale. I had no idea what I wanted to pair this skirt with but I knew I didn't want my first time wearing it to be a classic black or white combo. I wanted the outfit to come to life, I wanted to to take my paint brush, canvas, and isle, and paint a sexy, vibrant, and sleek picture.

Off topic, this skirt is doing wonders for my figure, I could only imagine what it would look like with the additional support. This skirt is sucking in all the jiggly bits without me wearing any supportive-wear underneath and by just hiking it up high on the waist, I was able to draw the eye to the narrowest part of my torso.

I know a lot of bigger girls don't fancy high-waisted skirts or pants (understandably so), but there are times when it can really work, this is how:

  1. If you wear the proper undergarments.
  2. If the high-waisted garment has an all over print it'll help disguise the lumps and bumps.
  3. If the pants or skirt is snug enough without being uncomfortable while acting as if you had a control-top undergarment (such as spanx).
  4. You could also wear a jacket, cardigan, or blazer to help manipulate your shape while still allowing you to show off your high-waisted style and even your crop tops.

Disclaimer: You can't really make yourself much slimmer than you are without actually doing things that make you slimmer...like working out or changing your eating habits, but you can do some things to help achieve a smoother and more put together look. Also, don't let people tell you that disguising the things you don't like is a lack of self acceptance, there's nothing wrong with playing up your best features and detracting from the less favorable....as long as you're doing it for yourself.

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I paired this outfit with

I paired this outfit with my sparkly Zara kitten heels and a bold silver statement necklace....because the outfit wasn't loud enough....

What I'm Wearing:

  1. Necklace from AFAZE. (on sale, 3 for $10)
  2. Top from JCP.com. $21.99
  3. Skirt from JCP. $19.99
  4. Heels from Zara.com. $50 (Gift from the Hubz)