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V Day Look Book

Happy Saturday everyone!

I hope youre having a wonderful weekend so far! About a week ago, a reader requested I do a Valentine’s Day look book. Honestly a look book wasn’t on my radar but she inspired me to do one, so here it is!

V Day Dinner with the Girls:

Some of my best V Day memories are with my girls.  A girl’s night out celebrating calls for a sparkly skirt and colorful heels.  Your fab outfit will have heads turning all night long!

P.S. This is my V Day outfit!

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Sweater: Old Navy (old)
Skirt: Target (here)
Bracelet: Gap Outlet (old)
Shoes: Nine West (old)

V Day Dinner with your Sweetheart

If you and your sweetie are heading out for V Day, a curve loving dress is the way to go! Dress it up with a statement necklace and add a fun clutch to complete the look.  Trust me, your sweetie wont be able to take his/her eyes off you!

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Dress: c/o Simply Be (here)
Necklace: Shoplately (here)
Bracelet: Lord & Taylor (old)
Shoes: Ivanka Trump (here)
Clutch: Old Navy (old)

V Day Dinner at Home

Having V Day dinner  at home for many people is a better option than sitting in a crowded restaurant.  Being comfortable doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style! Try a trend (like mixing prints) to elevate your casual look. And remember…romance can happen anywhere!

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Pants: Lane Bryant (got them on clearance)
Sweater: Old Navy (old)
Shoes: Old Navy (got them on clearance)

Shining Through

Happy Hump Day all!

Sorry I’ve been a little MIA these past two weeks.  I’ve been going through some personal issues that honestly I had been ignoring for years. It’s very easy to put up a facade of being okay when things are not okay. What I’ve learned over  the past couple of weeks is that taking care of oneself emotionally is just as important as taking care of yourself physically.  You can’t ignore one and concentrate on the other, you have to take care of the whole package.  At this point in my life I’m learning how to take care of the whole package. Lemme tell ya it aint easy but I’m determined to work through my “stuff” with the appropriate supports.  I’m blessed with a wonderful support system that surrounds me and accepts me for who I am which makes  my journey  a little easier.

With all that said, blogging is something I love doing and will continue to do so.  Blogging has given me so much and to abandon it is not an option.  I will do my best to keep my blogging schedule up but if I slip here and there, dont be alarmed…Im not going anywhere!

Have a wonderful day!

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Skirt: Target
Shirt: Jones NY (via Lord & Taylor)
Vest: Forever 21+
Necklace: Bauble Bar
Booties: Bandalino

Fall Break Pt. 2

Happy Saturday all!

I would be remiss if I didn’t include my outfits I wore on my vacay.  Since I’m committed to my 30 Day No Shopping Challenge, I didn’t buy anything for the trip.  This was the first time I had to shop my closet for a vacation and not rely on buying new clothes. It felt good to pick out items I haven’t worn in months.  Also this was the first time I didn’t over pack.  I simply took what I needed which surprisingly fit into one small suitcase!

Have a great weekend!

Casual Friday: Let’s Do Brunch!

TGIF all!

One of my goals this year was to meet and connect with my readers in person.   I envisioned having brunch with you ladies (and some gents)  laughing and having fun.  Last month, I met lovely event planner Erika from Your Chic Is Showing and shared with her my idea.  Erika has graciously put together a brunch meet and greet for me! Yay!

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The meet and greet is on Sunday, October 27th at 12pm at Smoking Betty’s here in Philadelphia.  Seating is limited so RSVP here before October 23rd!  I’m SO excited to meet everyone. Your continuous support and love means so much to me.

I hope to see you at my brunch meet and greet on October 27th!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Jacket: Target

Shirt: H&M

Pants: Talbots Woman

Shoes: Aldo

Necklace: c/o Lane Bryant

Fall Picks for Under $50

Happy Monday all!

Now that Fall is here, it’s natural to want to add an item or two your current wardrobe. Adding affordable pieces allows you to stay within your budget and update your selection.   Walmart’s studded boucle jacket can be dressed up with a skirt  or down with jeans and ankle boots.  The jacket can easily become a staple in your wardrobe and be worn again and again.  A leopard print skirt is also just as versatile and is a great addition to any closet. The skirt pictured is currently on Simply Be’s website for  $50, but they are offering 30% off your first order! So the skirt is actually $35! Perfect!

What pieces will you be adding to your Fall wardrobe this year?

Have a great day!

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Top
modcloth.com

Jacket
walmart.com

Women
landsend.com

Plus size skirt
simplybe.com

Merona
target.com

Sole Society clutch
solesociety.com

Weekend Edition: Summer Rewind

Happy Labor Day all!

I hope everyone is enjoying the three day holiday weekend so far.  I’ve been spending this holiday enjoying not doing one darn thing! To me, lazy weekends are the best!

Now that Summer is pretty much over (even the temperature is changing tomorrow), I thought it be cool to pick my favorite outfits of the season.  This Summer I was more open to trying to new color combinations than I was last year. I’ve decided that no matter the season I will always add color to my outfit.  I will be color blocking to the day I die! LOL

What are some of your favorite outfits from this Summer?

Have a wonderful day!

Weekend Edition: MJ Forever

Happy Monday all!  I hope everyone had a great weekend!

On Saturday night I went to a Michael Jackson-Prince dance party.  As you can see from the pics I was clearly Team MJ all the way! I was in middle school when “Thriller” was released. My sisters grew up with MJ and the Jackson 5, so they handed down their  love of his music to me.  I remember crowding around the TV with my older sisters screaming  during his “Motown 25″ performance.  Even though it drove my mom completely nuts, we would blast his music and dance around the house.   MJ’s songs always transport me back to those days that I hold dear to me.   So on Saturday night, I danced to celebrate MJ’s music and all those wonderful childhood memories.

What is your favorite MJ song?

Have a great day!

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Shirt: Old Navy

Vest: Old Navy

Skirt: Target

Shoes: Steven by Steve Madden

Casual Friday/Full Figure Fashion Week Pt. 3

TGIF all!

I wasn’t able to go to the Independent & Retail designers showcases  this year (which are THE most important events of FFFWeek) because they conflicted with the Blogging While Brown conference I attended (I was one busy gal last week!).  So the Bloomingdales event was the only fashion show I attended during FFFWeek.   The designers showcased are labels that are carried in Bloomingdales size department so I wasn’t expecting high concept fashion to come down the runway. There were definitely outfits I liked and could see myself wearing. Here are my  favorite looks from the show:

Of course the highlight of my evening was meeting people I admire and respect for the work they do in  the plus industry.  Women like Madeline Jones (EIC of Plus Model Magazine) are working  hard to change negative perceptions of plus size women in the fashion world so we can stopped being ignored and marginalized.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Dress: Target
Necklace: c/o Lane Bryant

Weekend Edition: Striped Out

Happy Monday all!

On Saturday, Tamera and I went to the Philadelphia Natural Hair show and a baby shower/BBQ later in the afternoon. Since both functions were casual affairs  I was able to wear my new striped Target maxi dress.  I initially went into Target to get a gift for the shower but ended up with the dress! (Target knows how to get ya!)  Nevertheless,  we had a great time at the hair show and the baby shower was lovely.  Kiana looked radiant in her all her pregnant glory and she loved the cute baby clothes I bought.  I closed  out my fun day by hanging out with my BFF  and drinking fruity homemade sangria. Who could ask for anything more?!

How was your weekend?

Have a great day! 

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Jacket: Old Navy

Dress: Target (up to a XXL here)

Sandals: Nine West

Bracelet: NY & Co.

Casual Friday/Quick Change

TGIF all!

Im going to  a Cinco de Mayo soiree (partay!) after work with a bunch of girlfriends  so I  needed an outfit that could go from day to night.  I find that dresses are easy to transform  so I wore my favorite  hi-lo dress from Target,  added a white blazer and kitten heels for my daytime look.  For after work, I switched shoes, ditched the blazer and changed my accessories.    Easy as one, two, three!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Blazer: Tahari Woman

Dress: Target (from last summer)

Belt: Target

Necklace: Lord & Taylor

Shoes: Tahari

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Necklace: Macys

Earrings: Target

Shoes: Seychelles

Bracelets: NY & Co.

Belt: Target