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Fatshionista Files: Ivory

Ivory is a 32-year old Pasadena native who incorporates glam and vintage to create a signature style of her own. Being a size 16 doesn't hinder Ivory from stepping outside of the box and having killer style. A blogger herself, Ivory knows a thing or two (or three) about being a fatshionista.

Describe your personal style.
My personal style I can't describe it really. I dress for me; I wear what makes me happy. I love color and prints, so that's pretty much what you will always see me in. I'm also obsessed with heels; the higher the better. The only time I can be seen without a pair of heels on is at home or if I'm in NYC walking around. Heels are the icing on the cake; in my opinion they make the outfit.

Where do you shop?
I shop EVERYWHERE...flea markets, thrift stores, Barneys, Walmart, online. If it has clothes, I will take a look inside.

What does being a "fatshionista" mean to you?
Being a fatshionista means getting joy that I dress better at a size 16 than most girls do at a size 6.

What's your advice to other plus-size girls?
Best advice I can give to other plus size ladies is to not be afraid to take risks. Forget the "rules"; or go by you, but be confident in doing so. Challenge yourself to wear something that you normally would not wear once a month. Go into a store you swear has nothing in your size and keep an open mind. Oh, and please NEVER, EVER do the "matchy matchy" stuff. You know what I'm talking about: If your earrings are red, then your purse, shoes, belt, bracelet and ring are also red. That is the worst; it makes me cringe when I see it. This applies to all sizes...just don't do it!

Where do you draw fashion inspiration?
My fashion inspiration comes from vintage and anything odd/unique. I do shop at mass produced stores; however I put my own spin on it. I love the 70's era: the high waisted bell bottoms, the polyester EVERYTHING, the platforms, the jumpsuits...I could go on and on.

What's your best beauty secret?
I'm not really a beauty guru; however I recently discovered this blogger, the Moptop Maven. I've been using all natural oils in my hair and on my skin and I can see a major difference. Extra virgin olive oil is amazing; my skin loves it.

What do you feel the most sexiest in?
I feel the most sexiest in my Givenchy heels and a halter dress, tight in the waist, flared skirt, and about an inch and a half above my knee. Oh and a smile; smiles make everything sexy.

What's your favorite piece in your wardrobe?
My mind constantly changes about my favorite piece of clothing. At this current moment, it's a tie between my Jibri dress and this Deadstock vintage sundress that I found at the Salvation Army.

You can visit Ivory's blog, Ivory Jinelle, to take a sneak peek into her fab life.


  1. I Love It!!! U look fabulous IVORY!!

  2. I love her style! This is the kind of confident, take-no-prisoners dressing I like!

  3. She is awesome! Thank you for the link to her blog!


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