Lane Bryant

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Brunch at Bendel

Hey Babes! How's it been going? If you have been following me on Instagram, you already know I have been all over the place. From Puerto Rico, to NYC to the Dominican Republic and back! I have had a blast and will definitely catch you up with my adventures, but I have also had some amazing opportunities along the way. One opportunity is exciting and always fun. I have been invited back to Henri Bendel Lenox Square to host another sip & shop!!!! This is my 3rd year and I couldn't be more pleased. This year's event will be really fun as I am hosting a Saturday Brunch at Bendel!! Join me for Mimosas, sweets and the latest and greatest from Henri Bendel! All of the deets are below and I can't wait to see you there! Grab you tickets here


Parker S. 

Monday, April 4, 2016

Just Fab Plus

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? While perusing my emails on Saturday, I came across one from Just Fab. This is nothing new for me because they always send me deets on the latest in shoes, accessories and clothes that are too small for me. Much to my surprise, this email showcased a curvy model and the announcement of Just Fab Plus!!!

Needless to say, I totally swooned and immediately logged into the site to check things out. For an intro collection, the pieces aren't too bad. The collection encompasses a series of fashionable basics that can be incorporated w/ your current wardrobe. The pieces range from 16w to 24w and none of the pieces are over $50 dollars. If you're a VIP member, most of the pieces are around $39.95.

Crossover Wrap Dress $39.95 & Chambray Sleeveless Shirt Dress $44.95
Chiffon Back Blazer $39.95 & Distressed Skinny Ankle Grazer $39.95

Slouchy Off Shoulder Wrap Dress $39.95 & Off Shoulder Top $27.95

Sheer Panel Wide Leg Jumpsuit $44.95 & Keyhole Back Romper $39.95

What do you think? If you aren't a member of Just Fab yet, click HERE to shop these fun pieces and become a VIP. I've already got a few pieces on the way and will do a fun #OOTD post as soon as they arrive! Happy Shopping!

See you on the front row!

<3 Parker S. 

Friday, April 1, 2016

Something Old, Something New Day 5

It's Friday and the official finale of my first ever Something Old, Something New Challenge. If this is your first time visiting, I challenged myself to create 5 days of outfits w/ old things from my closet and my new Fashion to Figure Secret Gardens Peplum. Today's ensemble is hands down my favorite look of the week. Although it's a little dressy, I could imagine wearing this to a wedding, on date night or even to a fabulous brunch.

For this finale look, I paired my FTF Peplum w/ another amazing Shang Coleman Original striped, custom mermaid skirt. Even though the skirt is striped, it's DENIM! Denim, to me, is automatically a neutral, no matter the shade. I think it's the perfect, interesting pop that doesn't take away from the top.

To round out the look, I chose some to my favorite accessories. Normally I wouldn't wear a longer statement necklace and a belt, but in this case wanted to create more definition at the waist. To add another layer of fun, I paired the look w/ my FAVORITE Henri Bendel bag form last summer and strappy, Lane Bryant sandals.

What do you think? Thank you so much for those of you who have supported me on social media this week w/ your positive comments. This week, has been really amazing for me. I feel like I'm back to my old self and can't wait to offer you more style inspirations w/ ootd posts and info about some of my favorite brands. If you missed any of the looks this week, I'll be rounding up everything tomorrow!

Make the world your personal runway!

<3 Parker S.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Something Old, Something New Day 4

It's Thursday and this is Day 4 of my Something Old, Something New Challenge. Have you guys been enjoying my looks? It's really interesting how one new piece can breath life into old clothes. For today's look I decided to switch things up a bit. All of the looks thus far have been relatively dressy, so I wanted to give you a casual look.

I styled my Fashion to Figure peplum with FTF Released Hem jeans and to edge things up a bit, I added my fave FTF faux leather jacket from last year. To round out my look, I added my studded Shoe Dazzle sneakers and my favorite Cayetano Legacy necklace for a pop! Because I am hitting the road with this look, my outfit wouldn't be complete w/out my staple Henri Bendel wheelie and West 57th Satchel. I'm also blocking out my haters w/ FTF Sunnies.

Tomorrow will be the last day of looks w/ this fabulous peplum and then I'll round up the week on Saturday. What would you like to see me take on next? I'd love to know your thoughts. Until next time...

See you on the front row!

<3 Parker S.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Something Old, Something New Day 3

Happy Hump Day! We are halfway through the week and officially at Day 3 of my Something Old, Something New challenge. One thing you may not know about me is that I spent almost all of my summers with my grandparents in the country. Because there was no cable, my days were spent running around outside barefoot in the grass and playing on acres of my families land w/ my cousins. The setting of this shoot reminded me so much of my childhood and is the little bit of country I promised you in yesterday's post.

When I was thinking of ways to style my Fashion to Figure peplum, I knew that my FAVORITE Shang Coleman Original skirt had to enter the equation. Whenever I put it on, I feel so pretty and so free. The neutral color of it pairs perfectly with the shirt, and I pulled the hydrangeas off of my desk for an extra layer of flavor. My gold Michael Kors watch and Kendra Scott ring round out my country glam look.

No matter what size you are or how old you are, you should always let your inner beauty shine through. I encourage all of you to be bold, be courageous and most of all, "Make the World Your Personal Runway"!

See you on the front row-

<3 Parker S.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Something Old, Something New Day 2

Happy Tuesday! Today is all about color. I absolutely adore these fabulous chartreuse Lane Bryant pants. Believe it or not they are at least 3 years old. As soon as I ran across them in my closet, I knew they would be the perfect color pop for my Fashion to Figure Peplum. One thing a lot of people don't realize is that brights and neons are neutrals and can be style a variety of ways.

To round out my look, I had to pull out an oldie but goodie handbag that was a gift from my friends at Gregory Sylvia. I also added a fun pair of floral pumps I got last spring form Shoe Dazzle and added a fun statement necklace from Banana Republic. If you shop purposefully and take care of your pieces,  you will be surprised how many years of wear you actually get out of them. Invest in great accessories and quality basics and you will always be ready for anything life throws you way!

Stay tuned for tomorrow's look.  I'm rocking one of my fave old, custom pieces for a look that's a little be country and a whole lot of glam!

See you on the front row!

<3 Parker S.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Something Old, Something New Day 1

This #SOSN look is all about having fun with patterns. I absolutely love creating unexpected color and pattern combinations. Although my "old"  Lane Bryant suit is plaid the color combo is very classic and neutral. It is the perfect foundation for my "new" floral Fashion to Figure peplum.

Because the background of my peplum shirt is similar to the cream of my suit, it allows the florals to be a subtle accent to the look.  I pulled the look together with a black skinny belt, black pumps and a black bag which makes this the perfect spring ensemble for work or church!

Stay tuned for tomorrow's look! It's all about a color pop!

See you on the front row!

<3 Parker S.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Something Old, Something New

Happy Spring! As I was cleaning out my closet the other day, I found so many fun pieces that I had completely forgotten about. If you have been following me for a while, you already know that my style is a mix of classic pieces with a sprinkle of the season's must haves. The foundation to a great wardrobe is having those basics and being able to mix new, trendy pieces in with it.

While I was taking a look at all the pieces I found, I decided to challenge myself to mix some of my new items in with some of my old items and see how many looks I could come up with. Surprisingly, I was able to create 5 different looks by mixing old pieces from my closest with a new shirt I bought from Fashion to Figure. Hence the name "Something Old, Something New. Throughout the week I will be sharing these looks with you and hoping to inspire you with how to maximize your wardrobe and incorporate some new pieces, too!

The Secret Gardens Peplum is my inspiration for this week of looks! Stay tuned...


<3 Parker S. 

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year 2016!!

It's 2016! Can you believe it? I am super excited to be ringing in a new year refreshed and renewed. I know I have been ghost for like 6 months, but so much has happened since I last spoke with you guys. It's funny how things turn out sometimes. We schedule, plan and prepare yet fail to realize that life is unexpected. That thing we were so sure about, may not go quite as planned and it's how we handle those unexpected bumps that define us. 

In 2015, a lot of unexpected things happened both good and bad. There were times when I thought that God had forsaken me because what I planned on happening didn't. What I have learned is that God's plan for our lives does not always coincide with what we think should happen and what on the surface may seem devastating, is really a blessing in disguise. How even in the midst or our suffering, we are being groomed for greatness and our stories become the inspiration for someone else who may be going through the same thing. 

I was so hopeless and in one of the lowest place I had ever been in my entire life. I was literally just existing from day to day and not really living. On the surface I appeared happy, vibrant and even thriving, but underneath it all i was walking around just the shell of a person. Someone deeply hurt and feeling completely alone and destined to be that way for the unforeseeable future. 

Just when I thought all hope was lost, God made his vision apparent to me. Opportunities that on paper I should not qualify for and people that I never knew could exist started entering into my life. When you are being prepared to walk in your purpose old things are done away with and new things are set before you. 

I am so proud to say that I am a renewed Parker. I realize that this walk isn't just about me, it's about using the gifts that God has given me to empower and encourage everyone that I encounter. It's about using my platform and influence to glorify His name and to let someone know that when things seem to be completely overwhelming, your breakthrough is just a prayer away. 

With that all that being said, I'm leaving the past behind me and am looking forward to a productive and successful new year! I encourage all of you to dream bigger dreams, expect greater blessing and most importantly, "Make the world your personal runway!"

See you on the front row!

<3 Parker S.