Fashion Confetti: From a Friend

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This pale pink purse by Aldo is a favorite of mines. It was given to me by a dear friend for my birthday. She wasn’t sure if I would like it or have something to wear with it. Ha! I found so many things and ways to accessorize this purse. My first time carrying it was with this black and white dress, pointy flats, and black and gold jewelry. I thought it was a nice combo as we are near spring. It’s a subtle pop of color and I like it.

~Nikki

Fashion Confetti: $40

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I need a pair of dull black heels, no shine, and very comfortable. Many time my illness can make my very high heels impossible. These are peep toe and comfortable, stylish,but just like a woman, I still need a pair that is not peep toe lol! Men don’t have so many options, so I think they are not qualified to ask “Why do you have so many shoes?” There are so many colors, so many occasions, so many…options….. (ha ha ha….but true!). I purchased them from JCPenny’s. A $60 pair of shoes on clearance for $17.99. Liz again and they feel so good to my feet. Also, I want to point out that before my illness I always varied wearing my heels, which I like high. Wearing high and very high heels can damage your feet, toes, knees, hips, and back over a period of time. I think this may be one reason I can still wear them with Rheumatoid Arthritis. I had surgery on my foot a few years ago because of Rheumatoid. So, take it from a shoe fanatic…every day, 8 hours a day, is not a good look. Give your feet a rest. Treat them to pedicures, massages, cute flats and fly sneakers.

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I always thought going into Talbots with my Mom as a child was for the classy and mature crowd. I go  with her and I am starting to find some things I like. Am I getting older??? Of course! But my style has always been hard to pin down. Especially, since I go with how I feel and the occasion. Talbots makes you feel so special when they wrap your items! This was and amazing deal 59.50 for 11.85!!!! Faints…

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I have black and gold earrings made with a pointy end and I thought this would go nice with it for 5.99.

~Nikki

Fashion Confetti:Liz? Is that You?

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I went to JC Penny’s to look for a black pencil skirt. It was on sale and this cute blouse by Liz Claiborne was on clearance. I stayed on budget. I really need to add more blouses to my…dare I say…wardrobe?

You see I have this thing with “blouses” as I am, to nicely put it, “top heavy” (lol!). I don’t like the way most blouses fit me. However, I tried it on and well to my surprise I liked it. Now I wonder how many cute blouses have I passed up because I thought it would “hang on me” and make me look as if I was floating. So, the lesson for me here is to TRY IT ON (I hate trying clothes on, but I hate bringing them back more!).

~Nikki

Fashion Confetti: Versatile Styles w/my New Leather Shrug Jacket

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Here is the consignment jacket mixed with two dresses and some Vince Camuto outlet heels. I thought I would never be able to wear them again after I had surgery on my foot. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and I no longer wear heels as often or as high. Plus it all depends on how the shoe is made.

ANY…WHO…I have always been a stylish chic and I will continue to do so making changes along the way. The jacket is the amazing deal I found for 14.99 with an original value of 219.00. You can see details on my blog under the Fashion Confetti tab. The red dress i from TJ MAXX around $20 and the black dress was definitely a clearance item. It’s mostly how I shop.

~Nikki

Fashion Confetti

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She sports a natural mohawk and minimum makeup (laughing as I type that!). A Vince Camuto dress purchased at the Macy’s in Las Vegas three years ago for…brace yourselves fashionistas….49.99!!! It was on clearance and in my size! I love this dress because it is really a fall dress and gives the fall so much warmth. It has a belt you that you can wear with or without to give the dress a different look. Also, the sleeves can be worn long or 3/4. The gold chain that ties or not, just gives it class and sass. The shoes are Steve Madden and the purse was borrowed from my mom. She purchased it at the Coach Outlet Factory. I love the way this dress moves on me. Vince Camuto is one of my favorite designers.

Fashion Confetti: RA and Unbreakable Fashion

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2015. This was Janet’s last stop on her tour (Memphis) if I am not mistaken before she discovered she was pregnant! It was a great show I will never forget

I’ve wanted to do a blog piece on fashion and RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis and also other illnesses such as Fibromyalgia (which alters what you can and cannot wear at times). I thought this would be the perfect example. In this photo I was forced to compromise a fresh pair of sneakers for my heels because I had surgery late August last year on my right foot due to Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. I was still healing which took about 7 months and I am still pushing my limits. There are some heels I will never see again and there are some I am still holding out hope for.

I can understand many women who willing gave up heels, but being who I am and my love for all things fashion I wasn’t willing. To each her own! So I did the physical therapy and I took it a step further by doing foot exercises by ballerinas, athletes recovering from foot surgery, and whatever I could YouTube lol!!! Yes, please admire my dedication to heels. (laughing hysterically). However, my gait has changed and I cannot where certain heels (yet? ever? who knows) and also my balance has been off due to damage of RA and Osteoarthritis. But like a captain who goes down with his or her ship is how I plan to go down with my heels! Yet, I have found many fashionable ways to rock my sneakers as I love shoes period!

~Nikki

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Photo is property of Nicole Jackson and not to be reproduced, copied, or shared without written consent

P.S. When I arrived at the show Janet did her entire performance in sneakers! I was like see, great minds think alike!

Fashion Confetti:The Weight is Over Fashion Show

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Ashley Dean of Dean of Fashion, Woman behind and in front of The Weight is Over
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GooGoo Atkins Host of WeTV’s GooRU Style WebSeries and host for the night

This is one of my favorite fashion shows in Memphis and if you are “Curvy” you should make your way to Memphis, TN around this time to catch it. I highly recommend the VIP tickets because it was well worth it. The reception, the photo ops, the food! Ashley Dean does a phenomenal job (always has), of putting this show together. Every thing was on point. The host this year was none other than GooGoo Atkins! She was amazing, live, full of fabulous-ness and down to earth! That is what I love the most…down to earth!

Dean of Fashion Info: www.deanoffashion.com  Instagram: @deanoffashion and type in #twio for more pics!

GooGoo Atkins Info: Facebook: GooGoo Atkins and Instagram: @theegoogoo

Also, on the runway was Eyani Couture with creations out of this world! I wouldn’t lie to you! So please follow her on Instagram @eyanicouture and you can find her on Facebook as Eyani Couture. She has girls line, Pink Lady Bug Couture so your daughters will be just as fly as you!

Lane Bryant and Rue 21 were also graced the runway.

 

Now on to the FASHION!

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Fashionable Guests in the VIP they were to fly to pass up! 

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Now for what I want! My picks! Brace yourself…

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This is a skirt!!! I would twirl all day and take it off and put it on and take it off and put it on lol Eyani Couture

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Basically I want everything

Vendors were in the house!

Mumsy’s Sweets

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IASO Tea and they have Coffee! With the lovely Celebrity Radio Personality Nikki French! It works! Celebrity Stylist GooGoo Atkins let us know she drinks it daily. Follow her on Facebook  and get ready for “tea time”…pinky fingers up! As for me I am sold on the coffee!! You know I am a Coffee-holic I’m listening to V101 right now and you can too on iHeart radio.

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My girl Latasha M Brown of LMB (Loving Me Better) and Initials Inc. Follow her on Facebook! Initials Inc is awesome! I could get lost in that catalog for days and days!

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Bedroom Kandi…I’m going to let you find out on your own! Those candles were smelling so seductive!

Glorious Glitz! She has my money! That’s my shirt at the bottom.You can find her on Facebook and follow her on Instagram @gloriousglitz

Well, loves my feet are up for the rest of the day!

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~Nikki