July 5, 2016

STYLE SERIES: Orange Is The New Black


I am a huge fan of the Netflix original series Orange Is The New Black and have been since I watched the very first episode when we were introduced to Piper and her crazy antics  that ultimately led her to Litchfield Penitentiary. The show's writing is brilliant and the actors make you believe they are their characters even after the director yells cut. And at the conclusion of Season 4, I felt physically sick. 
Sick that the overcrowding at the now-privatized prison has stirred racial tension and the treatment of the inmates has significantly declined. Sick at the fate of (and shocked, really) one of the most beloved characters of the show. So in tribute to a show that really allows my emotions to be challenged in good and bad ways, I am doing a series here on NikkiFreeStyle in looks featuring what has undoubtedly become my favorite color ... Orange!





This orange dress is from Rebdolls, formerly known as Custom Plus, and lately, I have had tremendous success with my purchases from this online retailer.  Called the Cross Paths Bodycon Maxi Dress, I love the fit and length of this dress, and most especially the tapered bottom that offers even more of a slimming effect. 

With several of my previous orders, it seemed the sizing was off. I could order a 2x in a black midi skirt and it would fit perfectly. Ordered it in a different color, same size, no good. It was frustrating so I stopped shopping this retailer. However, the sizing and the selection has been on point and I've loved every item I've selected. I also appreciate that the company's sizes range from small to 5x/0-32. However, with Rebdolls' increased popularity, it seems their items sell out very fast, so checking the website as often as possible (sometimes daily) is recommended. Case in point: I logged onto the site on Friday to see what kind of 4th of July sales they'd be offering and didn't see anything new that I liked or didn't already own. I logged on today and saw THIS really cute off-the-shoulder bodysuit that was completely sold out (*insert SCREAM*). 

I hope you all enjoyed your long holiday weekend. My family hosts an annual family reunion every 4th of July and this year it was held in Atlanta. My husband and I hosted Monday's BBQ at our home, so you can imagine how exhausted we are. It was also our wedding anniversary weekend and we enjoyed celebrating our 6 years of marriage with our extended family. As always, thanks for stopping by!

Next in my OITNB series is a great palazzo pants jumper! Click here ....




Love,



All photos by Markus Moore for BigTime Images.