OOTD: “A Night at the Museum in SimplyBe & Ashley Stewart”

Alright, I’m gonna go ahead an admit something up front. I planned a night out tonight all to do a OOTD post. Don’t laugh, but you would have too if you had gotten the surprise on your doorstep from the UK  like I did today. I have been fantasizing about the SimplyBe Mica blazer ever since I saw fellow curvy blogger Jay Fatshionable with it on earlier this year. Well at that time SimplyBe was not delivering to the US, Jay lucked up, and so I waited until now to receive mine.  

I have seen “many” bloggers with this blazer on and I just fell in love with how many different ways to wear it. Honestly, I didn’t own a fitted blazer until now so this was well needed. I tell you what, I am not disappointed  with this selection either. The material is of great quality and it is fully lined too. (Since it is a UK item, be sure to order two sizes larger than your USA size). Charlotte of SimplyBe was so generous enough to track one down for me and ship it out to me.

Now Jay used Kim Kardashian as her inspiration which is a good comparison but I also wanna include Rihanna in this post. A few weeks ago I blogged on a pair of Pratt jeans that Rihanna was wearing that I found a replica pair of in plus size.  So I combined the two iconic looks:

Jacket: “Mica” Shoulder Pad   $99   Sizes 10-28  www.simplybe.com

Jeans: Motorcross by Ashley Stewart  $39   Sizes 12-24   www.ashleystewart.com

Necklace: $6 (clearance) from Charming Charlie  www.charmingcharlie.com

Earrings & Bracelet: Around $3 from It’s Fashion   www.itsfashionmetro.com

Clutch: Reg. $30 on sale for $13 from Ashley Stewart   www.ashleystewart.com

Tank: $5  Dot’s www.dots.com

Shoes: Qupid “Nydia-50”  $22 from Shoe Fashion (Richmond, VA)

(Above) Rihanna in $288 Pratt Jeans

(Below) My Ashley Stewart Jean $39

Motocross Jean

                   (Below) Kim Kardashian in shoulder pad blazer

Here’s a close-up of the blazer I wore:

Mica Shoulder Pad Jacket-length 26in

Tonight was the grand opening of ‘The South African” exhibit at The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, so I went to tap into my cultural side and check it out. I forgot that you can’t take pics using flash in the museum so although I don’t have actual pictures of the exhibit, I was able to snap a few in the gift shop. Take a look:

To see when this exhibit ends go to the museum website: www.vmfa.state.va.us