How To Wear a Faux Leather Skirt

How To Wear a Faux Leather Skirt

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One of my favorite pieces for Fall is leather. It’s magical in the way it adds instant cool factor to any look. Leather is also functional- adding that extra bit of warmth to your layers. Over the last few season I’ve fallen hard for faux leather skirts, leggings and now this awesome bomber jacket. 

Now, you all know I’m always down to try a new brand and I LOVE mixing high-low. You’ll never guess where this look is from- Kmart! The super affordable retailer is having a style moment (they’ve been on my radar since the Nicki Minaj collabo). Kmart via Refinery 29 sent me over some pieces to try and I came up with this chic-meets-edgy look. It’s head-to-toe Kmart and I am loving this look. I’ve already gotten tons of compliments! I’ve tried other faux leather skirts in the past and this one from Jaclyn Smith via Kmart has a really nice fit. I’m wearing a small. This bomber jacket is my new must-have layering piece. It’s super soft and comfy. I’m rocking a medium.

As a chick who loves fashion, I’m always down to mix high and low. It’s great that Kmart has some chic pieces to choose from. Next time you’re there, take a peek! 

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I’m Wearing: Route 66 bomber jacket / Sofia Sofia Vergara top / Jaclyn Smith faux leather skirt / Sofia Sofia Vergara clutch / Attention booties / Capwell + Co snake bangles / Kenneth Cole bangle + earrings / Fossil watch / 

Hair: from my upcoming line CurlSistas Hair, launching later next week! Human hair, natural textured clip ins and wefted hair. 

How do you like to rock faux or real leather skirts?

xo.Joy.
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Strength

strongerLife is so unexpected! And sometimes we can get lost in all the commotion. Never forget what got you to this point and how amazing your are! You were born for this!

Launching Curl Sistas this past April with my fiancé, Obi has been such an amazing whirlwind. Our first two products: Curl Sistas Hair + CurlSistas Hair DIY Recipe Book launch soon and we have been working hard on getting things ready. Some days I feel like there is so much going on and I’m about to loose my mind and then I have to remind myself of this:

1- I am trying my best and I am enough.

2- I am not perfect and that’s ok! (no one is) / Do it now and then correct the course along way : ) 

3- Prepare effectively by planning and be open to flexibility as the plans change!

That’s what keep me stronger!

What gives you your strength day-to-day?

Check out my words of wisdom #joyadaezesays on my Instagram!

xo.Joy

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How To Find A Wedding Dress For Your Body Type

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How To Find A Wedding Dress For Your Body Type

On your big day you want to look beautiful and it all starts with choosing the right dress. As Brand Ambassador for Alfred Angelo, I use my styling background and share essential tips for the bride-to-be and her bridesmaids! Check out my last post on how to wear your bridesmaid’s dress in real life. No need to throw away after the wedding!

Today, lets talk about how to find the right wedding dress for your unique body type. We all come in different shapes and sizes so you need to know what’s going to flatter your beautiful frame! I’ll show you some quick tips using my model friends, Liz + Ni’ma! Plus, there’s a fun video below! And of course, we taped this segment at one of my fave bridal spots in NYC: RK Bridal.

Liz – Hour Glass Shape

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For Liz, the key was celebrating her fabulous curves while toning things down in the bust area. To do this, I chose a chic mermaid Alfred Angelo gown and this silhouette skimmed her hips while ending in a super flattering mermaid shape. I made sure her dress had a supportive top, while still being sexy. If you have a large bust, you want to steer clear of a strapless dress or you’ll spend all night struggling not to spill out.

Hour Glass Styling Tips

-pick a flattering mermaid, sheath or ball gown style

-keep the girls in place with a sturdy but sexy halter or traditional strap (as seen on Liz)

Ni’ma: Petite, Rectangle Shape

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Ni’ma is petite with a straight, rectangle build, so I chose an Alfred Angelo A-line ball gown that gave her some womanly curves! She loves vintage so I accessorized the look with an elegant-meets-edgy headpiece!

Petite/Rectangle Styling Tips

-pick a dress that creates the illusion of curves, like an a-line or empire

Here’s some more style tidbits!

Plus Size Styling Tips 

-choose the right material: fabrics that is easily ruched (ribbed, creased, folded, pleated or laced) such as silk duponi, satin and taffeta conceal imperfections

-stay away from beaded and appliqued details that enhance heavier spots

-find the right skirt: full skirts + a-line will elongate your midriff and flow away from your hips

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Check out this fun video of Liz, Ni’ma and I at RK Bridal in NYC:

xo.Joy

Video taping + images by Obi Okere

Shot at RK Bridal

318 W  39th st | New York, NY 10018 (212) 947-1155

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