These are the Andaman wedges from JustFab. I got them about three weeks ago and they just make my day. I figured that even though it was about the end of summer, I can still make them work way into fall, possibly even wearing them with some dark opaque tights. The snake print and melon colored patent "leather" are a very different but beautiful combination. I love them.

Allana Balfour

I'm Back

So it's been a quite a while since I last posted. When I last posted I was working on my "50 days of  fashion". I got about half way through and got sick over the holidays and fell way behind on my posts. I was stressed out with a job I hated, got a little overwhelmed and I kind of gave up. It took me a couple of months to get my moxie back. I decided that I can't get stuck in a situation I don't want to be in and I have to just keep moving in the direction of where I want to be.

I moved my entire family (myself, my boyfriend John, and our fur babies Stella and Loki) back to my home town of NYC so we could get a fresh start. It's been a little bit of a rough start and I've had my doubts and fears about how this is going to go but that's just the crazy self-doubting voice in my head that I know we all have. I can totally do this! And lucky me (really) I've got a really supportive guy, family and friends, who wants to see me succeed and really make my fashion career a reality.For my happiness, and for my little family, I'm walking into the wind.

So the deal is, for right now, I think there are some great ready to wear plus size brands, in many price points, that are doing such an excellent job at serving curvy women. Two years ago I really felt this area was lacking but a lot of brands have stepped. I love a lot of what's out there right now in ready to wear. The areas that I see that I could make a contribution in are high quality basics, and on the opposite side, high quality, limited edition, statement pieces. Bridal is also an area that is now coming up.  I believe I can bring a new eye, a different perspective, a measure of exclusivity and a new level of luxuriousness to plus size fashion.

I am currently working on my business plan to apply for a loan. To help me along and to keep you in-the-know I will do updates on my business progress. I will also be posting outfits I wear, reviews on products I purchase, what I think is hot in fashion, etc. I also want you to get to know me a little better so there may be some posts on other things that are pieces of the rest of my life. I will be updating my fashion gallery with all the outfits that didn't get posted and you can check here for the pictures over the next few days. That is also where you will be able to see all of my outfits in one place going forward.

I've missed this. I hope you are interested what's coming next and check in to see the journey.

Allana Balfour