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By MsAmor · November 5, 2010 · 0 Comments ·


Femme Fatale:

Miss 'B'


Miami Gardens, FL


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Fatale Quoted:

"Be the Change you want to SEE in the World" ~ Mahatma Ghandi





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OOTD: ROCKING Purple ...For Peace, Pride and Progression

By MsAmor · October 20, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

I know what it is to be discriminated against. I know what it is to be discriminated against for my race;  I know what it is to be discriminated against because of my sex; I know what it is to be discriminated against because of my weight; but I DO NOT know what it is like to be discriminated against because of  who I choose to love or whom I choose to be intimate with.  I honestly just can't quite fathom the idea.  To me, wrapping my head around anyone wanting or caring to even intrude upon something so personal and  intimate is completely beyond me.  In our society, it is a well known fact that we discriminate against one other on the daily. Let's be frank...it is something we are all guilty of doing at one time or another.

You know the story, we see someone on the street and based upon their physical appearance we may think that we know their entire history. We subconsciously "size them up", so to speak, based on any tangible evidence, and we judge them in our minds accordingly.  And although this in itself is wrong, it is unfortunately in our genetic makeup to do so, a natural instinct of "survival of the fittest." BUT I'm sure that 99.9% of us have never felt so convicted about our feelings towards that individual that we actually go out of our way to antagonize them. So why do we feel the need to bully a person so viciously, based upon something as obtrusive as sexual orientation, that the individual feels the need to take their own lives??? I mean, is this really how we want our society to be remembered?

Obviously, we MUST do better! We must strive to progress and put our  fears aside of that which we do not know.  We must try to learn more about one another and understand our differences.  We must love and embrace one another as fellow human beings regardless of our own personal stigmas. So in honor of the recent suicides that have taken place due to anti-gay bullying; in honor of my friends, relatives, mentors and colleagues who have had the courage to live an alternative lifestyle even though it may not be socially acceptable; in honor of all of the men and women who have been murdered, raped, violated, and degraded because of who they are and who they choose to love... Today, I am donning purple in honor of all of you and in honor of preserving the human spirit...


 Belted ponte mini dress, LaneBryant.com

Black Backseam Fishnet Tights, $10.50 available at Torrid.com

Suede and Patent Black Bootie, Nordstrom.com

Sheared Beaver Swing Coat, Vintage circa 1946

Black Rose Two-Finger Ring, Torrid.com


I realize that this is a much more serious post than usual, but to me, this is a very serious issue, one that I stand behind firmly and one that must be addressed.  My hope is that this issue is one that will soon die out...along with all forms of bigotry and hatred...and that we can one day just learn to accept one another at face value.


Until Next Time F5's...

Stay D'Lish



P.S. If you are experiencing any type of bullying...TELL SOMEONE WHOM YOU TRUST! PLEASE just know that you are more valuable than your weight in gold, so NEVER  harm yourself on account of other peoples' idiotic actions... and in the words of Willow Smith, just "whip your hair" ...:) <3


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Simply Be Gets A Big Plus

By MsAmor · October 19, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

I think it's pretty safe to say that the UK for the most part is probably way more fabulous when it comes to plus sized fashion than the US...scratch that...let's be real...they are probably way more fabulous than the US no matter what the market!  But It seems as though countries overseas in general, are oftentimes more open to size acceptance and the advancement of style no matter what the size on the tag...something that I am definitely an advocate of.  And It's unfortunate that here in the United States, despite the "average"  American woman being a size 14 or over, there really aren't many retailers willing to cater to the curvier market. 

But little by little, UK based retailers are getting hip to the "gold mine" of a market that resides here in the US, and are tapping into a customer that most US based retailers choose to ignore. Simply Be is in fact one of those UK retailers, as they have just this past summer officially launched their US website which caters heavily to the "Full-Figured Fashion Femme Fatale."

Although I myself wasn't too familiar with Simply Be, I had seen a few pieces prior that I was quite impressed with. But it wasn't until I laid eyes on the Simply Be Fall 2010 Lookbook produced by none other than industry blog powerhouse, Madisonplus.com,  that I got all hot and bothered about their extensive selection.

Shot in the streets of Brooklyn, N.Y., the Lookbook features different silhouette types to flatter every shape and style, and an array of colors, prints, and subtle, yet intricate details.  And although I am a HUGELY devoted fan of black, I found myself so drawn to the beautiful Ikat prints and jewel tones that jumped off the pages at me and of course all of the texture mixing and embellishments went straight up my aesthetic alley. I also love how lady-like and versatile every item is styled, yet there is something edgy enough about each piece for it to stand on its' own as a statement.

So without further ado, here are just a few of the D'LISH looks featured in the pages of the Madison Plus produced Simply Be Fall 2010 Lookbook...








EnAMORed yet?

Well, here are a few of the pieces that I am absolutely fawning over!

Let's see...Food? Fashion? Food? Fashion? Food? Fashion? Oh the decisions... :)



Frill Trim Dress, $60.00 available at SimplyBe.com; Viva La Diva Paisley Tights, $27.00 available at SimplyBe.com



 Applique Tunic, $50.00 available at SimplyBe.com;  Anna Scholz Pencil Skirt, $67.00 available at SimplyBe.com 



Cable Detail Sweater, $50.00 available at SimplyBe.com; Suede Zipper Bag, $90.00 available at SimplyBe.com



Anna Scholz Faux Fur Coal, $125.00 available at SimplyBe.com; Belts - 1. Studded Belt, $33.00 available at SimplyBe.com; 2. Jewel Belt, $30.00 available at SimplyBe.com; 3. Double Buckle Belt, $30.00 available at SimplyBe.com



 Bangles, $25.00 available at SimplyBe.com


I mean how great are these pieces? And I seriously DECEASE for that Anna Scholz Faux Fur Coat; and although I adore it alone, I LOVE the idea of putting a gorgeously obnoxious belt around it! *GASP*

I am also in love with the fact that Simply Be collaborates with some of my favorite designers like the incomparable Anna Scholz! And although their UK website definitely features quite a few more designers that I would love to get my paws on, I'm hoping that they will eventually introduce more of those designers to the American market in the future, such as the D'LISH Gok Wan lingerie collection and the adorable Frock and Frill collection!

But I'm sure in due time, as more and more it seems that for us "Full-Figured Fashion Femme Fatales"..."all good things come to those who wait" ...or at least to those who decide to purchase via the UK... :)


Until Next Time F5's...

Stay D'lish



P.S. Check out the Simply Be Fall 2010 Lookbook in its' enitrety HERE!

OOTD: Boy Meets Girl...

By MsAmor · October 13, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

I think I first fell in love with menswear-inspired fashion when I was around 5 or 6 years old.  I remember watching The Cosby Show incessantly and falling deeper and deeper in love with my favorite character "Denise Huxtable", played by the gorgeous Lisa Bonet, each week.  For me, her fashion sense was so avant garde and obviously extremely inspired by menswear of the 1920's and 30's. She wore everything from men's heavy wool blazers and trousers to oxford shirts and shoes down to tailored vests, "bowler" hats and timepieces; and yet, somehow she always seemed so feminine and beautiful in her otherwise "masculine" look; a look which in actuality was based upon Lisa Bonet's own personal style.


Lisa Bonet as "Denise Huxtable on "The Cosby Show


And it's hard to believe that a look so genius was once outlawed in many parts of the U.S. and  Europe...and even down to this day, in some countries women are banned from wearing pants of any kind! And by societies' standards, it was deemed in "bad taste" for a woman to don menswear of any sort, until one small girl from Samur, France changed all of that. Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, or as her friends and now millions of fans around the world regard her simply, "Coco", changed the face of fashion when she began literally stealing her boyfriend's clothes and wearing them. And later, after becoming in high demand by women of the elite class, designed her own womenswear collection modeled after menswear inspired fashion...and so one of the most influential fashion empires of our time was born.


Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel


Today, menswear inspiration still plays an integral role in the way in which women's fashion moves (and still has women stealing clothes from their boyfriends closets...HA!).  As fashion repeats itself, the menswear inspired trend is back and DOPER than ever for Fall 2010.  And it's pretty obvious that retailers have taken note as the abundance of  boyfriend blazers, oxford shoes, and boyfriend jeans being offered in stores this season is overwhelming. In doing this OOTD, I became inspired by "Homage Les Hommes", a post from my fellow blogger and sweetie, Anika of Sweetfaced Style and also by the look of the modern-day urban warrior and the casual yet slightly intimidating way in which they approach their dress; yet still keeping in mind clean lines, while infusing a bit of interest. And so goes my ode to the man of today...


TapouT Women's Shield Logo Crew Neck T-Shirt, $23.95 available at TapouT.com

Gap 1969 Straight Leg Destructed Jeans, $2.98 at Gap

Rhinestone  Triple "Wallet" Chain, Express

Dollhouse "Rogeri" Bootie, $64.95 available at Endless.com



F5's, Try an oversized oxford shirt  with a pair of  boyfriend jeans and embellished flats for a relaxed, classic look. Or try a boyfriend blazer with a pair of skinny jeans and platform pumps for a sexy, edgy look. The best aspect of this trend is that it is usually so ...COMFORTABLE...*gasp*...AND because it's so versatile, there's really no way to go wrong! Err...scratch that...Just remember when taking this look for a spin to add a dose of feminine interest...Afterall, ALL THINGS masculine need a feminine touch...:)


Until Next Time F5's...

Stay D'lish



P.S. Can you believe I scored those jeans for $2.98???? I even took a pic of the tag for proof (they were 40% off of the sale price of $4.97)! See...it TOTALLY pays to scrummage through the clearance rack! ;)

OOTD: Got A Love TKO for OTK Boots...

By MsAmor · October 9, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

To me, there is nothing sexier than a gorgeous Over-The-Knee boot for Fall.  While in the past OTK boots were deemed as a bit...well...trampy...today, they are a staple in fashionably advanced women's closets around the globe. Not only do they look amazing with skinny jeans and leggings/jeggings, but if they are the correct proportion to your body and height, they can actually give the illusion of mile long legs..and I mean who doesn't like a little leg elongation? Unfortunately though, in the past, for most "full-figured fashion femme fatales", it was virtually IMPOSSIBLE to locate a well fitting boot, nevermind an OTK boot, that would fit our wide calves; not to mention, actually continue up to our  thicker thighs. And the ones that did, usually looked awkward and were oftentimes too tight and super uncomfortable.

But times are "a-changin'" and retailers are finally getting hip to OTK's for the fuller-figured woman as many now offer wider calves, straps and buckles to enable the wearer to adjust calf width and elastic inserts to conform to our curvaceous legs. And although there has been quite a bit of progression in this area, when I set out on my own personal quest for an OTK, COMBAT boot, that would fit my...eh..hemmm...18 1/2 in. calves, I must admit that I was less than hopeful, sort of putting it's existence in the "myth" category, along with "Big Foot" and the "Loch Ness Monster"...


But to my surprise, it only took a few clicks to locate the perfect pair for me at DSW! I was in such disbelief that instead of placing my order online, I decided to call to make sure this wasn't some kind of cruel hoax.  "Are they REALLY WIDE CALF, OVER-THE-KNEE, COMBAT BOOTS?" I asked Todd (aka "Tsquared"), my beloved customer service rep. at DSW. "Yes indeed they are Ms. L____ Amor R_________!", he exclaimed in his southern drawl. And even with his kind assurance, I was still skeptical to believe. Could it really be? Would they REALLY fit MY CALVES? Were they REALLY going to look like a COMBAT BOOT as pictured? Would they actually GO OVER MY KNEE?? These questions consumed my thoughts for the next week until THEY finally arrived at my house.  Like a kid at Christmas, I feverishly opened the packaging and the box and there they were, in all of their OTK, Combat boot glory. But the question still remained, "Would they actually FIT?"

As they easily glided over my calf and past my knee, I knew I was in LOVE at first try. Needless to say, these boots will be doing some SERIOUS walking this Fall...



Icon Collection Ponte Boyfriend Blazer, Lane Bryant

Braided Strap Racerback Tank, Target.com

Cut Off Denim Shorts, DIY by me

Black Opaque Tights, $15.00 available at Torrid.com

Novelty Dog Tag, $15.00 available at DeLaGuarda.com 

Diba Combat Over-The-Knee Wide Calf Boots, see link below



Diba Combat Over-The-Knee Wide Calf Boot, $64.95 available at DSW.com



...And from the looks of these other options below, it is indeed a good day in the world of the "Full-Figured Fashion Femme Fatale"...


Coconuts "Tommy" Over-The-Knee Wide Calf Boot, $179.95 available at DSW.com


 "Reagan" Over-The-Knee Moto Boot, $68.00 available at Torrid.com


 Wanted "Eiffel" Over-The-Knee Riding Boot, $69.98 available at LoveMyShoes.com


 Yoki "Kullie" Over-The-Knee Boot, $49.98 available at LoveMyShoes.com


"Amanda" Black Faux Leather Thigh-High Boot, $68.00 available at Torrid.com


"Annie" Over-the-Knee Flat Boot - Brown, $68.00 available at Torrid.com


Dollhouse "Kelis" Over-The-Knee Riding Boots, $79.99 available at Amazon.com


Stuart Weitzman "Workit" Over-The-Knee Boot, $595.00 available at Nordstrom.com


I mean, don't you just DIE for some of the above options?? D'LISH aren't they?? And completely affordable!

Remember that when shopping for an OTK boot or even a regular tall boot, many retailers are now using elastic paneling in order to accomodate women with wider calves, so the key is to TRY them on. Don't just pass a boot up because the shaft looks too narrow on sight. You never know, they might just be your best purchase yet!


Until Next Time F5's...

Stay D'lish



P.S. You knew this was coming...lol..."Love TKO"...RIP Teddy P.!!! :)


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