Pink & White Stripe

Happy Monday, Y'all!

So a little secret...as I was getting dressed to shoot this outfit I put on this top which was a size XL and realized quickly just how big it fit and got both excited and annoyed because hello smaller size but then I really wanted to wear this outfit out and about and the bunching was just too much. Needless to say I thankfully kept the tag on this shirt and was able to exchange it for a smaller size, size medium to be exact!

I have noticed now that I am not so avidly pursuing weight loss it has been happening so much more quickly for me as I am just having fun with my workouts and making better food choices. 

Moral of the story is not to boast about losing weight because you all know I don't ever want to preach about such a personal journey on here but I am asking for all of you to cut yourselves some slack! If you're prerogative IS to lose weight then just take it day by day and have fun with it and don't beat yourself up even if you happen to slip up and enjoy an ice cream cone. Love yourselves no matter what!

Thanks so much for reading! 

Hat; Forever 21 // Top; J Crew // Skirt; Boohoo // Shoes; Just Fab

Minimalistic Crop

Sometimes when I am getting dressed I want no fuss or frills and I tend to stick to silhouettes that I know work for me. One of my go-to outfits is a pencil skirt and either a sleek crop top or blouse (depending where I am going). 

Pencil skirts are also one of those universal items that look good on EVERYONE. You may need a little nip and tuck here or there but once you find the length and fit that works for you there is no going back! 

I paired my heather grey pencil skirt with a low cut crop top that hits right at my rib cage to accentuate the smallest part of my tummy. I also kept only a sliver of skin showing to keep the look a bit more classy with a hint of sexy.

Thanks so much for reading!

P.S. If you haven't done so already please download my new iphone app in the Apple App store, you can just search "Clothes Minded by Jo" or "CMBJ" to find it! Thanks in advance and let me know what y'all think about it.


Crop Top; Zara (Wearing a size L) // Skirt; H&M (Wearing a size M) // Shoes; Ashley Stewart (wide width) // Earrings; H&M 

Gladiator Sandals

Wow!  A pair of knee high gladiator sandals that actually fit my full calves! Thank the Fashion Gods!

The pair I am wearing are from Ashley Stewart (online exclusive) and they continue to be in and out of stock so just watch out for them or stalk like I did and finally was able to get my hands on a pair in my size!

Thanks so much for reading!

P.S. The pink bangle on my arm is my fitbit which I totally forgot to remove for pictures.

Dress; H&M+ (old) // Sandals; Ashley Stewart // Necklaces; Forever 21 & H&M // Headband; Forever 21 

Yankee

So as you can tell I was riding the struggle train with these pictures. My mom, who has been my photographer as of late is on a well needed vacation and Clothes Minded by Jo has run out of content so here I was taking hundreds of pictures on a timer while cutting off my head on almost all of them.

I do it for you all!

Thanks so much for reading!

Stripe Tee; J Crew // Jeans; Old Navy // Chambray Shirt; Charlotte Russe // Pumps; Charlotte Russe // Hat; via Modell's 

Patchwork

Here I am with another hat because quite frankly I've been having a horrible hair month and hats just makE coping so much easier. 

I purchased these patchwork jeans at The Curvy Con event last month for Full Figured Fashion Week and I am OBSESSED. They have the perfect amount of stretch (I always look for at least 3% spandex/stretch) and the patches and frayed bottom make them unique enough from the other 77 pairs of jeans i have hanging in my closet.

Starting today I will be in FULL wedding mode as I am a bridesmaid in my dear friends wedding this Friday!!! Time has honestly flown by and I can't wait to see the blushing bride in her dress and dance the night away. I am also quite excited about the bridesmaids dress, believe me this isn't your typical bridesmaids dress....stay tuned, y'all.

Thanks so much for reading!

Hat; Forever 21 // Tee; Target // Vest: Forever 21 // Jeans; Fashion to Figure // Pumps; BCBG