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Oceans 8 Plus Take Over


Every now and then, there is a moment when great fashion and storytelling meet to form a perfect colab. We’ve seen it in Sex and the City, The Devil Wears Prada, Girlfriends, heck even 101 Dalmatians. Cruella anyone? So when I saw the trailer for Oceans 8, namely the style of Debbie Ocean, I knew that not only would this be a kick ass girl-power movie, but the fashion would be fierce!


I was inspired and I wasn’t going to sit this one out; nope. Cue “I’m Coming Out”!  Check out my plus size remix of Sandra Bullock’s character Debbie Ocean,  courtesy of Astra Signature, Torrid and Roaman’s.


Photo credit: Just Jared. Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean

Let’s break down Debbie Oceans timeless boss babe style.

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Lets see:  Leather pants. Check.

                 Black body suit. Check

                 Fur coat. Check.

                 Fabulous heels to stomp the

                 patriarchy. Check.

My remix (don’t mind the geeky bag)

First the leather. Nothing makes me feel more empowered than leather and these Paperbag leather pants from Astra Signature are the bomb. I admit I was worried about wearing them because I’m short and well, round, but I decided to take the risk and go for it. Turns out they were perfect and so comfortable, without being hot like some leather pieces can be. (Style note: thes pants run a little big, so be sure to size down). they have a highwaist rise and comes with it’s own belt, and ends right at the ankle with string details on each cuff. I paired it with the Essential Bodysuit also courtesy of Astra Signature. The fitted bodysuit was the perfect complement to the slacked leather pants, creating a great silhouette.  

My partner in fashion Shalee Medina  


Next, every boss needs a fur and even better, a blush pink fur coat! On a breezy 65 degree NYC day this Faux Fur Jacket from Roaman’s is a real show stopper  (the pink sold out, but black is still available). Aside from being, well beautiful, it’s super warm without being overly hot. It has a hook-n-eye closure and look great open or closed. Note, people with stare so be sure to strike a pose.

What, I always ride the subway like this.


Finally, no outfit is complete without a great pair of shoes and these Black Caged Heeled Sandals from Torrid were made for walking. Because of their 3.5  stacked heel, it was very easy to run up and down NYC with crying in pain. These shoes are true Wide Width, so the level of comfort is amazing. They zip in the back, but you can undo the laces for an even more comfortable fit.


Don’t mess with us. Check out the beautiful Ashby Vose


All in all the perfect outfit for planning heist or just a night out with the girls, your call.


We’re up to no good with Stephanie Shiwarm


Don’t forget to check out the rest of my team:




Marlena Matute @ bigcity_curvygirl_thinwallet

Ashby Vose @ashbyvose

Stephaine Shiwram @stephora_beats

Tan Bee @just.tan.bee

Brooke Shoulders @madamefinehouse

Faith Costa @faith_plusfashion

Shalee Medina @shalee


All Photos by: Kayla Klein @kaylakleinphotography 

Mua: Stephaine Shiwarm


Hello Kitty In The City, featuring Torrid!

Jonquel Art in Hello Kitty x Torrid


Hi Dolls,


If you know anything about me or if you’ve never heard of me before (do you live under a rock?), here is one fact you should know …..okay make that two facts, but whose counting. I’m a huge geek and I love all things cute! I mean it, I’m a true anime, comic book fangirl (more on that in a later post), so imagine how I felt when I found out Torrid, the brand of all things awesome (pretty sure that’s their tagline?) teamed up with the cult of cute herself Hello Kitty. The Torrid x Hello Kitty collection has everything you need to express your fun playful side in a fashion forward on trend way. I’m featuring three items from the collection: The Hello Kitty button-back top, bow sleeve top and, my fav, the border print swing skirt. I styled these pieces in three distinct ways: Sweet, Sassy and Street!


Jonquel Art in Hello Kitty x Torrid


Up first, the Sweet! I paired this adorable Border Print mint green swing skirt is to die for. The bow embellishment on the tummy is not only cute, but is perfect for smoothing in that area. Hello Kitty herself graces the border of the skirt in her very own city scene (get it girl). This piece is perfect to bring out the flirty side of you and is a true attention grabber. Its light weight, the perfect length even on a shorty like me and did I mention the best part? It Has Pockets!!!!


The City Graphics


Jonquel Art in Hello Kitty x Torrid


Next let’s take to the Streets!  The Hello Kitty Bow Sleeve Tee is street-chic meets unicorns on a New York subway. The soft charcoal gray knit features a scoop neck and Hello Kitty Graphic on the front. I paired with my favorite pair of Ashley Stewart distressed jeans (sold out but similar here), which are on trend…okay I really paired with these because they look like a cat shredded them. To finish the theme I brought out one of my favorite novelty bags, The Milk.

Jonquel Art in Hello Kitty x Torrid

The Bow Sleeve Detail


Jonquel Art in Hello Kitty x Torrid


And finally, the Sassy Hey Kitty Kat! This may be my favorite look. I’m wearing the Button Back Top from earlier, but I styled completely different, proof you can get more than one vibe out of a great piece if you style it right. I’ve paired it with distressed black leggings, again from Ashley Stewart, they too look like a cat took to them (similar here) and sexy little puff ball heels.  The mint green top features a Peter Pan printed bow collar and kitty head buttons on the back. This is a head turner look people. Head. Turner. And to answer the question I’m sure you’ve been dying to ask….yes, those are kitty ears on my head. Until next time dolls!


Button Detail


Hello Kitty inspired art. Hello Kitty Bow Print Knit to Woven Skater Dress