Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Glambitious Girl

We caught up with @_milkchocolate and she was so kind to participate in this week's blog post. _Milkchocolate is a former blogger on  and new mother to six week old twin girls. She looks great!

I have been getting requests for some plus size fashion posts and I couldn't think of a better feature
than this true fashionista to represent my curvy category counterparts.

Simple but still fabulous, _milkchocolate is wearing a teal poplin midi skirt (Gap) with a white V-neck t-shirt (Target). This is such a simple combination but it can be dressed up or dressed down. The poplin skirt is a relaxed fit, great for all the moving around a new mom must do.  If you decide to try this look, you will be dressed appropriately for just about any occasion; a concert, casual church event, a Sunday evening in the park, or a stroll through the city.

We took a stroll through the city just before sundown on a Sunday and it was the perfect look!


A flower headband (Francesca's) complimented by floral heels (Jessica Simpson-old) are so feminine and sweet.  We decided not to add a necklace but to accessorize with oversized hoops, matching bangles and a white watch (Marc Jacobs-old) to compliment the white t-shirt.

_milkchocolate is so comfortable and camera ready. I wouldn't have it any other way!

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Comfortable But Camera Ready : Men's Fashion

This week, I didn’t know what I wanted to write about or who I wanted to feature. I walked into the Father’s day cook out this weekend and there he was @Jason804, Jason “J boy” Carey, actor, radio talk show host and music artist. When he is not traveling the world entertaining the masses he is working hard on his radio show or busy planning his next event. Jason “J boy” Carey is always photo shoot ready.  Going for a casual but sporty look, which is perfect for a cook out, he put together a white double pocket button up shirt (Calvin Klein) with gray cargo shorts (Old Navy) and coordinating sneakers (Asics). This color/clothing combination is perfect for the baking summer temperatures.  As soon as the camera comes out Jason puts the finishing touches on his look by adding gold framed aviator sunglasses with a gold linked watch (Invicta). 

Maybe you are going to a place where shorts are not appropriate, but you want to accomplish the same look. Notice the versatility of the white shirt. Jason changed into aqua camouflage jeans (Adam Levine), a pair of black sneakers (Vans) and then accessorized with black sunglasses and a Silver watch (Tommy Hilfiger).

A white shirt is one of the most versatile pieces that you can have in your closet. If you don’t have one you should add one.  People tend to shy away from white clothing items because they get dirty quickly. White is a wardrobe must have. Commit to getting a white shirt and seeing how many outfits you can make with that one white piece.  It will brighten your look and your mood. You too can perfectly pull off a casual look in which you are comfortable but camera ready.

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

"Color Block Sensation"

Color blocking is great! Especially since I just love to add color to the wardrobe.  I'm usually just wearing one pop of color at a time. Lately, although the trend isn't very new, I've been experimenting with wearing multiple colors at once. It is possible to find dresses and other pieces that are already color blocked, but what's the fun in that? Most of the fun for me comes with seeing how many different tasteful color combinations I can come up with on my own. Hot pink and royal blue, as shown here, are two of my favorites. This neon yellow patent purse (Kate Spade) gives life to the hot pink dress (Ralph Lauren) and royal blue shoes (Madden Girl) combination.

Wearing blocks of solid colors together creates a look that makes your ensemble interesting and memorable.

Colored pants are a hit! They are Sure to grab attention when you walk into a room. Green pants (New York and Co) and oh there's that neon yellow again (shirt from Express). Orange leather bag (Kate Spade).

These shoes (I.N.C.) are probably one of my favorite pair of shoes. A little leopard print never hurt nobody. Adding this print is an excellent way to add a neutral color with a flare.

What I like most about color blocking is that it is an inexpensive way to reinvent your look. I am sure that you have at least two colored pieces hanging in your closet or tucked away in a drawer. Go to that place and let's see if you can find those two pieces, put them together to make a tastefully coordinated color block sensation! Leave me a comment and let me know how it goes. I can't wait!

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Always Dressed for the Occasion: Pencil Skirt Passion

I love Pencil skirts! This classic look can be dated back as early as the 1940’s. Pencil Skirts became a staple in the wardrobes of celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn.  I am certainly a fan!  I can remember watching classics like Lucille Ball and Mary Tyler Moore in Pencil Skirts, button down collared shirts, blouses, and oh! We cannot forget that belt around the waist to bring it all together.  Well, here we are in 2015 and this look is still FIRE.  The slim-fitting, straight and narrow cut of this skirt is a perfect mix of sassy and classy. YES! It’s ok to be a little sassy.  One of the things that I absolutely love about the pencil skirt is that it can be flattering to all sizes. We often see this look displayed on a thin woman with a small waist and little hips. However, if you fit into that captivating curvy category don’t be the least bit afraid of a pencil skirt. It could be the perfect item to give any woman that WOW feeling as you look into the full length mirror just before you leave the house, but not before blowing yourself a kiss and snapping a selfie.

Let’s talk about where we can wear pencil skirts. Hmmmm, where can’t you wear a pencil skirt???? Church, work, and after work socials are all places that can appreciate your appearance in this look.

Solid Color skirts are always safe and you can’t really go wrong with them. If you’re feeling bold go ahead and try a leopard, checkered, striped, or chevron print skirt.  This week I chose the solid skirt. Yesterday’s church attire included a solid fuchsia pencil skirt, a shear black and white long sleeve blouse, and a basic black point pump.  This look has contrasting colors as we discussed in last week’s blog post. Black and white with a pop of color is a color contrast that just keeps getting better with the trends. I don’t believe that it will ever get old.

Accessories included one single large gold bangle, a statement pearl and gold necklace and gold post earrings. I always want to be careful not to over accessorize this look so not to take the attention off of the outfit. Less is more.  Remember: if you are contrasting colors, accentuating your curves, and being bold with colors all at the same time, then you will want to show that off. The jewelry is not the focus here. One or two bracelets are sufficient and if the bracelet is big enough, one is plenty.  The long sleeves eliminate the need for arm candy. The blouse has sort-of a wide neck design which in my opinion calls for a necklace of some kind and a simple statement necklace paired with post earrings are the best! I just cannot forget about the basic black belt to match the shoes.  Pencil skirts and belts are an Emjay C signature, but a belt is not always required.  In fact, I have advised against it depending on the client and the fit of the skirt. You can be the judge of that.

So…the moral of the story is: GO AND GET YOU A PENCIL SKIRT! If you already have one or a few go and get another. Start a collection. I certainly wouldn’t mind having one in every color.