8/05/2014

Nene Leakes?

Nene Leakes HSN Collection, Jet Setting outfit

So Nene Leakes has come out with a clothing line and I actually love what I purchases.  I didn't think I would be uttering these words, I've never really seen as anyone that I would say, "Hey I would purchase your line if you had one." Well, I guess I'll eat my hat today.  A reader actually asked me to review the line.  I heard that she was coming out with a clothing line for HSN (who I secretly want to do a clothing line with one day) and meant to go look at it, but just thought there was not going to be anything for me.  Which is something I tell people all the time, when searching for plus size clothes just go and look you will be surprised.  Whelp! I was surprised. I picked up this jogging suit, which could either go young, hip, and cute, or one of the outfits the Golden Girls would wear. I'm down for either one, but I do understand that if you want it to look hip and cute then you shouldn't pair this with those glittery Keds (I've seen my God Grandmother wear those and while she was fabulous in them I think they are reserved for the the over 70s or under 13 crowd).  I would stick to a heeled or fabulous flat sandal.  I actually wanted another item from the Nene Leakes Collection and didn't order and the darn thing sold out.  I know better. Ugh!

Style Notes:  So for those who don't know, HSN and QVC generally offer most of their items up to a 3X or a size 24. They did plus size before plus size was cool.  Now, for my experience, even though I know they carry different vendors, the sizing is pretty consistent across the board.  I purchased a 3X in the pants and a 2X in the top. Everything is true to size, but if you are the cusp of a smaller size I would order down. This is a knit and similar to a jogging pant so know that the items will give. Shamelessly, I've actually worn this a lot this past week. so it can become very loose. I will be traveling this week and I plan for this to be my airport outfit.  You can find my loose wave hair tutorial here (please note that this was done on pre-straightened hair). 

Nene Leakes HSN Collection, Jet Setting outfit

Nene Leakes HSN Collection, Jet Setting outfit
Top:  HSN, Bottom: HSN, Shoes - ShoeDazzle, Aviators - ShopGarnerstyle (similar), Lip - Nars Schiap