Creativity in the closet doesn’t come natural to me because I pretty much have only worn black on black on black for YEARS. But I’m in closet therapy and trying to branch out.
How freaking CUTE is this Sweet Sassy Molassy shirt?? I’m totally obsessed, talk about the perfect piece for summer and my fourth of July outfit! My amazing friend Souzi and I decided to both buy the same shirt and style it in different ways!
I went for a casual mom look that is perfect for the weekend, and she went for the badass boss babe look because she is a GIRL BOSS!!! Woo!
I love how each of us took our own style and applied it to the same piece, it just shows that its a little bit of creativity you can add your own personality to your outfit, and definitely change up the functionality of the piece so you can get different types of looks with it!
The amazing thing about being able to create multiple looks with one, single piece is that it totally opens up your wardrobe and gives you more versatility. I don’t know about you, but I’m on the wear-the-same-shirt-three-days-in-a-row train (because…. lazy and minimal), so being able to come up with creative ideas for styling has been a LIFESAVER!
Please, PLEASE go check out my friend Souzi on instagram and explore her incredible blog, Confidently Corporate. She posts amazing fashion and style tips that embrace curvy figures, and is so creative with her looks. It’s the perfect blog for every girl boss out there to get inspiration!
Tell me what you think of the two different styles!
P.S. Just a quick reminder, if you decide to shop at SS Molassy, I have a code for you to get 15% off your first order- just use code HEYSUNNYJESS when you checkout! 🙂 If you want to see how I have styled some of their other pieces, you can check those out here.
Tropical outfits are a popular theme when summer rolls around, but I feel like I’m extra obsessed this summer with tropical outfits! Since I have been trying to love my body more and be more adventurous with my clothes, I decided to try out some tropical outfits for my wardrobe that I found in Sweet Sassy Molassy’s shop!
I mentioned before in this post on instagram that I have not been a dress wearer for years, because I just felt like everything was so ugly on me and unflattering, and it was uncomforatble. Well color me WRONG, because this is my THIRD dress from SS Molassy! My THIRD!!! From someone that has only owned 2 dresses for the last 10 years, believe me. This. Is. Huge.
I chose this dress because I’m in love with the tropical frond print, but to be honest I totally want one in every other print EVERY because it is so comfy! It’s such a breathable fabric that is light for summer, and I love the way that it hangs on my curves without making me look like a big ass tent. For a curvy girl, this style of dress is a MUST. Sweet Sassy Molassy always has cute styles like this, so definitely go browse through their shop to see other patterns!
This black and floral tropical print shirt is one that I saw during an SS Molassy live event and knew immediately that I wanted it. I’m in love with bright tropical print on black, it’s so eye-catching!
Now this shirt may not necessarily be defined as a “tropical outfit” but to me, I feel ALL the pineapple vibes when I’m wearing it! I don’t usually wear yellow because it’s so loud and I generally dress like I live in the forest in a candy house waiting for fat children to pass by #witchstatus – so wearing something that doesn’t have any black and is a solid, bright color is totally new! This top is so bright and fun, and it’s lightweight and sooo soft. I don’t know what it is about SS Molassy, but like I mentioned in this post, their shirts are just BUTTER soft! This is the perfect shirt for a tropical vacation, a quick run to the snow shack, or to wear with some cute shorts!
I’m loving all of the tropical pieces that are out right now! Make sure to check out the Sweet Sassy Molassy website to see how many cute items there are, and be sure to use code HEYSUNNYJESS at checkout for 15% off your first order!
Here are some of my other favorite tropical pieces from Sweet Sassy Molassy right now!
I’m just going to cut right to the chase and throw out that even though I love the summer, I have hated dressing for it for years. It’s hot, which means sweat. Short sleeves and tank tops mean my chubby arms are showing. Cellulite on those thighs? Let’s show it off in shorts. Dresses and skirts make the perfect recipe for chubby thigh rub that is both painful and ugly.
No. No. No.
Here’s the thing, summer has some of the CUTEST fashion out there which can be hard to venture out and try when you don’t feel confident. Girl, it’s time to change that. Every single person is beautiful, our bodies are beautiful, and we should be celebrating our beauty. Fashion is such a great way to do celebrate both your body and your artistic style, don’t shy away because you feel uncomfortable with how you look.
Instead of shying away from cute summer styles, let’s talk about some ways to feel comfortable and beautiful in your clothes so you can face this summer in confidence!
Wear clothes that actually fit you.
Stop wearing those oversized shirts or squeezing into the daisy dukes that are just two sizes too small. Buy clothes that actually fit your body, it’s amazing how much more flattering your shape looks when you’re wearing clothes that fit.
Buy something NEW!
This kind of goes hand in hand with the last one, but wearing something that is new and you feel good in makes a WORLD of difference. Literally, you can see it physically! For example, I have a set of photos taken a couple years apart. In one photo, I was gaining weight, and of course continued to gain after. In the other photo a few years later, I was losing weight. I was the exact same weight in both photos, but in the photo wear I am losing weight I had bought some new clothes and wasn’t trying to hide myself the way I was in the first photo and it seriously made me look 15 pounds thinner. Just by dressing in something that actually fit and that I obviously felt confident in!
If you’re looking for somewhere to start shopping- you NEED to check out Sweet Sassy Molassy. They have TONS of different styles and so many cute things for summer! I’m wearing all SS Molassy pieces in these photos! (PS If you use code HEYSUNNYJESS at checkout, you’ll save 15% on your order!)
Try out a tanning lotion
I always feel more confident with a tan, especially if my legs are showing. Go buy yourself some natural glow tanning lotion or a spray tan. I love how a good fake tan can really diminish the appearance of imperfections in the skin, and it definitely helps me feel confident.
Stop comparing yourself to other people
You are not them, and they are not you. When you can stop comparing and start celebrating the things you love about your body, your whole world will change. I promise you.
Get a Casual Shirt Dress
I have yet to meet a single person that this dress wouldn’t look good on. There are a lot of different styles out there to choose from, and I personally love how they are both casual and cool. It’s seriously perfect for those hot summer days! Mine is from SS Molassy and they have some seriously cute options here and here!
Wear colors that you love or that flatter you
The colors you wear are so important because they can compliment your natural beauty and give you a literal glow. I love this soft blue shirt here because I feel like it brings out the color of my eyes and makes my skin look glowy without washing me out.
Go for something BOLD
It might be a little nerve-wracking to go for something bold and totally different than your usually style, but sometimes pushing the boundaries of your comfort zone is exactly what you need to boost your confidence and feel amazing! It’s like a little boost of adrenaline for your self-esteem, and you might be surprised how well you like your new style.
Like I mentioned a few times, all of my looks in this post are from SS Molassy! I just freaking love them. If you purchase anything, make sure to use code HEYSUNNYJESS at checkout for a discount!
With summer quickly approaching and having gone through so many changes with my body lately (hello breast reduction and weight loss!) my wardrobe is in DESPERATE need of some love to get ready for the season.
If you follow me on instagram, you probably already know that I’ve partnered with Sweet Sassy Molassy Boutique because I think they are an incredible company with a mission to help women feel beautiful, no matter what shape, size, or style they have. A brand that cares about making women feel beautiful in their own skin? Hell yes. I can get behind that.
P.S. If you order anything from their site, make sure to use code HEYSUNNYJESS to get 15% off your first order!
Thankfully they swooped in at just the right time to help me freshen up my summer wardrobe! They have hundreds of beautiful things on their site, it’s a miracle I didn’t buy one of everything really – but I found a few really cute pieces that are perfect to add to your summer wardrobe for 2019!
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First, you NEED a boho dress.
I’ve been swooning at all of the gorges boho dresses I’ve seen all over the place but have never been able to find one that doesn’t look like a granny nightgown in a size bigger than a large.
Babes… I’ve got curves. A large just isn’t gunna cut it.
Luckily, SS Molassy had this amazing boho dress (plus some other really cute ones!) – I got it in blush but they also have cream which I was equally in love with.
If you’re only going to get one thing to add to your summer wardrobe, I’d suggest a boho dress. It’s so cute, feminine, and nice and breezy for those really hot days!
Next up- EMBRACE ANIMAL PRINT
I can’t even tell you how happy I am that animal print has come in full force as a strong trend this year! I tend to prefer plain clothes without too many patterns and prefer to stick with darker colors. This cheetah print top had way too many hearts in my eyes to ignore though! I’ve been wearing it constantly to work with a black jacket and pencil skirt, or with black jeans.
This top specifically is also really light and airy, which is perfect for summer wardrobe.
I’m trying to ignore that of the hundreds of photos we took of this shirt, this one is somehow the only one that came out decent and I haaaaate how bad my back looks, haha! I’m definitely going to do another shoot with this shirt and you’ll get to see just how amazing it is, but in honor of keeping it real and showing that I still take pictures that aren’t that great and have bad angles… here we are. 🙂
This is the third item you need- a really good black tee!
The thing I love about this black tee is that it is really long, so it frames my tall body really well and I could probably wear it with leggings even if I wanted. (And I do. Because leggings are liiiiife.) I also really love the black detail here and I’m seriously considering getting this shirt in another color, it’s just that good!
I hope this helps you with some ideas for things to add to your summer wardrobe, and be sure to check out SS Molassy because they have SO many cute options that come in a wide range of sizes, and they are so affordable!
Make sure you use code HEYSUNNYJESS to get 15% off your first order!