Posted by Jalisa on May 25, 2015 under




Happy Memorial Day!

I want to thank each and every one of you who have served and are serving to protect our freedom here in the United States of America. I truly appreciate the dedication and and sacrifices you and your family have made so that I may enjoy the freedom and liberty I have everyday. This holiday is NOT about a BBQ or about the sales, but about observing you and all those who've served before you. The BBQs and gatherings we have today should be focused on remembrance and gratitude, another Thanksgiving holiday. 

This is also another day we should remember all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on that horrific day we shall never forget, 9/11. As a New Yorker, I will NEVER forget that day. I remember so clearly what I was doing and the fear that arose in my body sitting in science class knowing my mom was working in the city and not being able to know at that very moment if she was okay. This is the story of many Americans, not just New Yorkers and so, I also say thank you to those who are in the line of duty and are on call to many emergencies that they are not sure how will end, the first responders. Thank You. 

As for my dress, I love it! It's from LuLu's and was gifted to me when I attended their New York Fashion Week event this past September. I love how feminine it is in the material and cut. It's one that would truly look exceptional on the apple shape. The reason is because it has more of an empire waistline and the flowy bottom portion of the skirt, which is so figure flattering for this shape. The neckline is great for the pear shape, but I find that empire waist dresses can make our top portions look that much smaller. Even though I don't feel it's the best style for my shape, I wanted to still showcase it to those of you who are apple shapes as an example. This style would not only look great on an apple shape, but on a rectangular shape as well. The reason is that it truly helps to create and redefine the waistline. If you are either of those two shapes and have a long torso, this style will also help to make it appear smaller and your legs longer ;)

Bye Bra sent me their adhesives to try out and review a little while ago and I felt this dress was perfect to try them out in. I've only worn an adhesive once and they fell off while wearing them, lol! Thank goodness no one was around when they kept falling underneath my dress, but I did not have that experience with these, since they have much more support. Now that summer is almost upon us and we'll be wearing backless or strapless tops, I suggest you give them a try. They even have a video tutorial on how to wear them properly.  

Below are some options of dresses I'd suggest for either the pear or hourglass shapes that have the same or similar vibe. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of this awesome holiday! 



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