My Style: Out of My Comfort Zone Feeling a Bit Saucy

I should say, pushed out… but I completely welcomed this. Out of My Comfort Zone. After Jenae Jones got her hands on me and dared me to step out and have a bit of fun, I welcomed this… it was a bit scary, I must admit, but this look, hmph. HEYYY BOOO…

My Style: Out of My Comfort Zone Feeling a Bit Saucy

The whole reason of this shoot was to celebrate my blog turning five! Jenae and I had this conversation and she was like “Bish you need to be FANCY! This is YOUR time to bring it in a new way, Fancy as F%@*!” So, we went to work…

My Style: Out of My Comfort Zone Feeling a Bit Saucy

Styled with Jenae’s help, with Makeup by Carmella and shot by the illustrious Inez Lewis, we brought this look out, and they wanted me to bring it… so I had a little fun. I mean, seriously, I do not think I would rock a fishnet crop top any other time in my life. So I thought, ‘what the hell, let’s do this!’

Out of My Comfort Zone

The Curvy Fashionista Style: Out of My Comfort Zone Feeling a Bit Saucy

The Curvy Fashionista Style: Out of My Comfort Zone Feeling a Bit Saucy

The Curvy Fashionista Style: Out of My Comfort Zone Feeling a Bit Saucy

In a Rue 107 top and a Simply Be Faux Leather pencil skirt, we finished this off with a pair of heels from Just Fab! Smoking out the eyes, defining the cheekbones, and giving a bold lippie from Urban Decay (WTF), I was set to have some fun!

Seriously, I love this look. Would I ever wear this out and about? Maybe when I was 23… but this is what makes experimenting fun… You remember how much fun, how daring you were, how playful you can be, and how much you may have shirked away from having fun… Like, this is what I think about myself sometimes. I was always showing off the legs, rocking strapless, and rocking the heels… I wonder what happened.

The Curvy Fashionista Style: Out of My Comfort Zone Feeling a Bit Saucy

Who knows, but this shoot right here reminded me about this- how daring I pushed it, how much edge I had to me, and as I find myself in an interesting transition to a more sophisticated edge, I am grateful for this shoot and for my friends who reminded me where my moxie and edge was hiding…

Here is a quick rundown of my look and where you can get the items:

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  • Vanity Crane

    Looking hot!

    • Marie Denee

      Thank you sooo much!!!

  • Candyce Nicole

    Congratulations on such an amazing milestone! And speaking of amazing….WHEW! You look INCREDIBLE!!

    • Marie Denee

      Thank you love!!!! Ha! I felt it too! :)

  • Eat.Style.Play

    Wow, you look amazing! I like this style on you. SO va va voom sex kittenish! You better work it lady!

    • Marie Denee

      HEHEHEH I will sis! I will!

  • Alisha

    Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love everything about the shoot and outfit!

    • Marie Denee

      Thank you much :) Blushing

  • Jennae Petersen

    Whoa! This look is hot! This calls for a night out on the town, because you look absolutely amazing!

    • Marie Denee

      Heheheh thank you missy! I felt a lil spicy!

  • Curvily NYC

    You are absolutely KILLING it! Love this look!

    • Marie Denee

      Thank you sis!!!

  • Michelle Hines

    Love this look…. you look amazing

    • Marie Denee

      Thank you much!

  • Shanada L. Williams

    I love it! You look so confident and beautiful.

    • Marie Denee

      thank you!!

  • mrsrony

    BayBEEEEE you need to rethink your zones because you were clearly made for this one!!!! Just DAYUM!!!! You have just stole all my damns!!!

    • Marie Denee

      hehehehehehheh… i hear you!

  • StillSuga

    Yasssssssss child!! You’d better WORK

    • Marie Denee

      hehehehehe, yes ma’am!

  • Joi Smith

    This is/adds a whole new dimension- I LUV IT!!! HAUTE!!!!!!!

    • Marie Denee

      thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

  • divadellecurve

    those are some killer curves babe!! amazing!

    • Marie Denee

      Hhahahahah… *blushes*

  • Kim

    You FLAT OUT “did the damn thang” in this photo shoot! Thank you for continuing to be an inspiration to us curvy girls. Kudos to you for being a 5-year trailblazer in this industry.

    • Marie Denee

      Thank you kindly!

  • Missy May

    Damn Marie you defo murdered this look…Sexy, hot, saucy, killer, …..(abeg help me find more words pls).
    Love it! You need to step outta of your zone very often.

    • Marie Denee

      Heheheh thank you!

  • Jennifer Sawyer

    happy five yrs. keep on werkin it lol. lovey love the outfit.

    • Marie Denee

      Thank you!

  • gabifresh


    • Marie Denee

      !!!!! Thank you boo!! :) Trying to be like you… LOL

  • Roni Faida

    This is your new zone. You look amazing.

    • Marie Denee

      Thank you sis!!!

  • Divasnote

    This is the kind of look I actually encourage young women to create less, not more. It’s hard for a woman’s intelligence, life competence, soul spirit, etc., to be seen in this look when it’s worn, for instance, in the classroom, or in the work place. I’m not kidding, I see that kind of in your face choice in places where I think it lets the woman down.

    I love how you show women a way to dress that looks high style, but doesn’t in any way cross boundaries.

    That said…. you look pretty damned amazing. :)

    (PS: What happened? You matured to the point where the inner you caught up with the external buzz. Happens to the best of us. :) )

    • Marie Denee

      Thank you.

      I am not sure I follow your whole comment, you dont like the look? Or you do? :)

      • Divasnote

        LOL! I guess I was pretty unclear.

        I like the look for rock stars, or very young women out clubbing. In that case the look is pretty restrained.

        I like the look on you because you dared, and because you look amazing.

        I HATE the look when I see it worn to work, or to school, or to the mall on Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, I see young women wear this, and LESS to all of those places. If I had a giant soapbox where I could reach many young women, I would get up on that thing and shout “do not wear this anywhere that you aren’t driven to by limo. Never, ever anyplace where you have to take the bus to get to.”

        Hope that clarifies
        Professor Divasnote (who has seen too much in her classroom)

  • Tammie Reed

    very cute look!!!

    • Marie Denee

      Thank you madame!!!!

  • fatinthecity

    This look is off the charts! You know you need to wear this to a club just once….come on . I wore an outfit that was so out of my comfort zone last week. But it was worth it:)

    • Marie Denee

      Heheheh, IONO…. LOL

  • The FLM

    This look is soooo damn hot that we had to share it with our fashion audience (crediting your site)! Go check it out at Go girl!!!

  • Reiko (GFS)

    Dayum! You killed it! These were beautiful!