Thursday, January 8, 2015

Faux Fur Fever

Ok, so I usually don't do this but I have to take a moment to slay!! Yes, I said it...slay. No hard feelings but more than three years ago when I first made faux fur a winter essential my friends, foes and fam were giving me the elevated eyebrow. Now, that "sally sue" (aka miss plain jane) says it's okay...everybody wants to rock a faux fur.  If it was so called "extra" three years ago, its definitely extra now.  Ok, pause...let me fix my face. Now that I got that out the way let me give you Big, Bold and Beautiful women the number one tip to rocking the Winter 2015, must have trend.

1.) Go VEST!!! There's just something about fur that makes BBB women look 10 pounds heavier...and let's face it...whether on or off camera no one (especially a bbb woman) wants to look bigger than she is. So I've found that going with a vest as opposed to a coat/jacket gives the same whip appeal without the added pounds. 

2.) Don't be afraid to sinch it. You know the deal! We do it with cardigans, blouses, and even dresses. If it's not curve flattering we'll use the number one sinch tool in the book...a BELT. To be honest with some furs it's just a must.  

3.) This is my final tip...ZIP it! That zipper adds a certain element of "thin factor" that we sometimes need. A great example of this is shown in the Ashley Stewart faux shown below and the Cato Fashions faux which, might I add, is reversible. Can you say BONUS!

Here's one of my favorite owned faux furs which I purchased more than two seasons ago at Cato Fashions for dirt cheap...and yes, I gave it a BELT. Also pictured are a few current season faux furs that I'm eye balling.  These are all under $40. Please ladies, don't go out and buy an expensive fake fur. The point of going faux is to conserve your dollars. Besides...with this trend, it's all about how you pair it...not the fur alone. 

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