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Breaking the Fashion Rules

Every season the "fashion experts" release a list of do's and don'ts. You know what I mean, no white after labor day, plus size women shouldn't wear stripes and short women shouldn't wear culottes. Top; Jeans (similar); Heels  Wearing a 2x in the top and a size 18 in the jeans. Well, for this post I wanted to push past those rules and just have fun with fashion. So many times we let these fashion rules stop us from experimenting with…

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