OOTD – Marina Rinaldi x Ashley Graham

My mom never gets rid of clothes. Ever. She also has great taste. So one of my favorite childhood memories is looking through her giant collection of beautiful clothes and -secretly, cause she didn’t like it when I did this- try stuff on. Every now and then, I would come across a designer piece like a Balmain jacket or a Prada skirt, and those were the pieces I loved the most. Even now, 20 years later, those pieces have never lost their quality or appeal, and I hope one day she will pass them down to me and maybe I could pass them on to my children.

This is what I felt wearing this look from Marina Rinaldi. Like I was wearing something special, something high-end and designer. Something that would still be beautiful and amazing decades from now, because some things are just timeless. And if there are 2 things that are truly timeless, it’s a leather jacket, and denim. So imagine my sheer joy when I got to put on this jeans dress and leather jacket ;).

The look is from the Ashley Graham collection for Marina Rinaldi, and consists of killer denim items mixed with black looks, white pieces and some leather. The leather jacket has an INSANE fit (seriously, it’s like a second skin or something) and amazing quality, with gorgeous copper details. The dress is fitted yet comfortable, stretchy but holds its shape really well. I was concerned it wouldn’t fit me right around the stomach area (yeah, I have insecurities sometimes too :p) but it did magical things to my body and to the bodies of every woman I’ve seen in it. I’m telling you, it’s magic.

This whole experience has made me even more convinced that it’s worth it to invest in quality pieces that make you feel beautiful and special, and that you can cherish for a long time. And if I ever have a plussize daughter, I hope she’ll sneak into my closet and fall in love with this look too.

dress and leather jacket – courtesy of marina rinaldi. Shop the collection here
boots – asos
photography by Silverpixs


OOTD – Xandres Xline x Sabine Peeters

A couple of weeks ago I was excited to the new store opening of Xandres Xline, to celebrate the launch of Sabine Peeters’ capsule collection. Sabine is a makeupartist, author and blogger and she designed a small collection in collaboration with Belgian label Xandres.

The collection was inspired by a trip to mexico, and has a skirt, a pair of kickass green trousers, a shirt and 2 blouses. Unfortunately for me, the collection only goes up to a size 50, which means my juicy hips size 52 didn’t fit the bright green trousers I was crushing on. But plan B, the skirt with cactusprint, fit like a glove!

There is something so classic and timeless about A-line skirts, and to make things even better IT HAS POCKETS. I know. Much excitement. I paired it with the white blouse because I love the little detailing on the shoulder, and you can truly never go wrong with a classic white shirt.

It’s always so special and wonderful to see other bloggers achieve amazing things, and I’m so proud of Sabine and her collection. Also a special shoutout to Xandres, I know it takes guts to do collections like these but I’m glad you wanted to take the risk! 

What do you think of this look? Shop it in store, or check it out online here.

Skirt and blouse – courtesy of Xandres Xline. All opinions are my own

heels – New Look

Photography by Silverpixs