The ring I have been waiting for…

No- its not an engagement ring- although that would be nice. ::Wink Wink::

On my most recent Torrid shopping trip I spotted this black and silver rose ring and I had to have it! Not only was it pretty, but it was a real ring- that actually had a size. Rather than those rings that are “one size” and have that stupid stretchy back to them. I hate those rings! They always pinch my fingers!

Rose Ring

It is so hard finding jewelry that fits my big fingers. My ring finger is between a 10 and an ll, which is unheard of for fashionable costume jewelry. I usually find something I like, and it’s almost always not in my size. That seems to be a common theme for us plus size ladies. Jewelry is the worst.

Unless I shop at a specialty retailer like Lane Bryant, Avenue, or Torrid, I won’t find jewelry that is big enough for me to wear. The most common issue besides rings are the bangle bracelets; or just bracelets in general. My wrist is a solid 8″ and unfortunately most of the bracelets I like are either 7 or 7.5″ inches. Ugh.

However- I do also believe in shopping small whenever possible! There is a jewelry company called J Ashley Jewelry who sells Plus Size Bangle bracelets. Not only are they awesome quality and hand crafted, but they are made for a bigger wrist! My favorite design is below! Check out her shop here!

Jess Jewelry

Its that time of year- finally spring is on it’s way! Spring is my favorite time to wear more jewelry- there is something about the warm weather that just makes me happier and want to dress even funkier. Accessorizing my look is one of my favorite parts of getting dressed!

The weather is perfect! Now in the mid 40’s and 50’s its perfect for a kick ass leather jacket! I am so excited to be working on my newest jacket project! Find out more by signing up for my newsletter here!

Stay Classy!

-A

 

Style Week North East- Fall 2015 “We are taking over!!”

Wooo!! We made it! The show is over!!

Better late then never! I hope you were able to come to the Biltmore Hotel in Providence RI- on 2/16/15 and see my fashion show presentation of Fall/Winter 2015, entitled- WE ARE TAKING OVER!! If not- don’t worry! Watch it here!

Let me start off with saying- I love London and England! I don’t know why, maybe I was a royal in my past life, but I love English history, especially from the tutor era. I also went through this punk rock phase when I was 13 (what 13 yr old doesn’t). I still have a punk rock side of me as an adult- I just think its a little more refined- no so much into the black make up any more. Ha!

I couldnt have choosen a better punk rock setting then that of London, England! Woo!! I have always loved the look of the Union jack. There is just something about it; its complicated and yet logical. I am not sure why I am so obsessed with it. But I like it. Anyway, so I took all those things and decided to combine them into my inspiration for this season.

For my color pallet, I am not going to lie- purple is my favorite color. So when I stumbled upon this brilliant purple plaid- I just couldnt get enough. And plaid was on my mind and perfectly fit into my collection theme- it was meant to be. Part of my process sometimes involve just shopping around for the right fabric and letting it speak to me. Other times, I have a binder full of sketches. It really depends on the collection- but most times ifs a happy combination of both things. Going along with the punk rock theme I wanted to keep the pallet dark- so I choose white, black and dark heathered grey.

I choose the title “We are taking Over!” because that is exactly how I feel the fashion industry is dealing with this budding and exploding plus size segment of the market. We are in deed taking over! And we are here to stay! And there is nothing wrong with that! Its about time the market started paying attention! And that is exactly why i started my brand and company- this was missing in the market. My voice was missing. But we are here and we will be heard together! Together we can succeed.

All you need to do.. is ASK! Here we are!

Most of the looks from the fall collection will be here available for purchase.

I would LOVE to hear from you!! What did you think of my show? Be Honest! Its OK, and I am not everyone’s cup of tea- that’s OK- but I wouldn’t want to be. Love it? Hate it? Let me know!

Is there something missing? What would you have liked to see? Comment below! I won’t bite- I promise!

-ASK

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