Half Way There

Happy Monday all!
So its been seven months since my first post way back in January.  In these seven months I’ve learned so much about myself and blogging.  I find that blogging helps me to continue my journey and keeps me honest. I still struggle with my self-esteem but it’s not nearly as crippling as it used to be.   Your comments and support mean the world to me.  The love you have shown me is tremendous and I want to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart.

With that said I wanted to do a  retrospect of my favorite outfits so far.   These outfits highlight me  becoming  more open to stepping outside my comfort zone and taking a risk.

On another note, if you live  in Philadelphia  or in the surrounding areas, please come out and support Curvy Closet’s event on Saturday September 1st.   The event looks like is going to be a lot of fun.  Plus there will be an opportunity to shop til you drop so check it out!

Have a wonderful day!


  1. July 30, 2012 / 1:54 pm

    Oh my! I’m really loving that 2nd and 4th picture! You’re rocking it gf! How beautiful! 🙂

  2. July 30, 2012 / 2:03 pm

    Hey gorgeous gal! You look great! You have amazing style 🙂

  3. July 30, 2012 / 3:43 pm

    Fantastic – oh the pink – and I’m not big on pink but you pull it off – my fav is the black with the yellow cardigan – perfect – all beautiful, most of all the smile. Well done.

    • July 30, 2012 / 5:34 pm

      Thank you so much! I was scared of those pink pants in the beginning but now I love them!

  4. July 30, 2012 / 3:45 pm

    You look great in all of these; the black and leopard and the last outfit with the yellow cardigan are my favorites, though!

    • July 30, 2012 / 5:33 pm

      I love that polka dot outfit! I call it my “Michelle Obama” look. LOL

  5. Selah
    July 30, 2012 / 4:10 pm

    These are all great, especially the last one, but my personal favorites are your lavender cocktail dress and the black & white striped Jones NY dress.

    • July 30, 2012 / 5:32 pm

      Thank you! Im so glad you liked those outfits too. When I finished the post I realized a left out a few outfits so Ill remedy that soon!

  6. maria
    July 30, 2012 / 4:26 pm

    i love all the looks and want your wardrobe! hehe, i love what you said – its so sweet, the blogsphere is wonderful and how you inspire us is fabulous too, i’m on my hols very soon and for the first time i am excited about my wardrobe and that is due to the amazing example of yourself and other bloggers – i want to look fabulous! x

    • July 30, 2012 / 5:31 pm

      Im SO happy you feel excited about your wardrobe! Please share when you get back!

  7. July 30, 2012 / 5:12 pm

    Great look back. I’ve always loved your ability to mix patterns and bright colors. How exciting is it that we started our blogs in the same month? Twinsies!

    • July 30, 2012 / 5:30 pm

      Yes we are twinsies! Thank your for being so supportive of my blog. Ive been a big fan of your blog since the early beginnings!

  8. July 30, 2012 / 6:11 pm

    OMG, you have such great style and are always fabulous and spot on! Can I raid your closet? 😀 Anyway, I started my blogging in January, too, and it’s crazy to think how far I’ve come in finding my own style since then. A year ago, I wouldn’t have dreamt at wearing the cute stuff I do now. Way to go on how far you’ve come too, babe! 🙂


    • July 30, 2012 / 6:31 pm

      Only if I can raid yours! 🙂 Yes its amazing how far we’ve come since then. Like you a year ago I wouldve never thought to wear a leopard print skirt or anything showing off my curves. Im glad we’ve come so far!

  9. July 30, 2012 / 8:14 pm

    I really love the last outfit – you look terrific. The dress with the roses is also lovely. I so wish we had such a good selection of plus size clothing her in South Africa.

    • July 31, 2012 / 1:32 pm

      Thank you! Im sorry that the selection of plus size clothing in South Africa is not good. I can imagine international shipping can be hard on the wallet.

  10. Creative Thought
    July 30, 2012 / 8:39 pm

    And thank you for continuing to inspire me 🙂

    • July 31, 2012 / 1:30 pm

      No thank you for continuing to allow me to inspire! 🙂

  11. Matilda
    July 30, 2012 / 9:28 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous and beautiful styles!! Your use of textures, colors, and fashion pieces are inventive, interesting, flattering and daring….great job!!

    • July 31, 2012 / 1:16 pm

      Thank you so much! Im blushing over here! 🙂

  12. Pumba
    July 30, 2012 / 11:16 pm

    Congrats on the blog.
    I’ve recently found your blog and am about to go back and read all of your posts, as it looks to me that you and I are about the same size (?only guessing?) and a very similar body shape.
    Hoping to take some inspiration from the shapes and styles you wear (I definitely need it).

    • July 31, 2012 / 1:16 pm

      Thank you so much! Im glad I can help inspire you!

  13. July 31, 2012 / 1:33 am

    No one can do pleats or a pencil skirt like you! Totally va-va-voom! Beautiful!

    • July 31, 2012 / 1:12 pm

      Thank you sooo much! I would love to see you rock either skirt!

      • July 31, 2012 / 5:56 pm

        LOL! Determined to get me into a pleated skirt, aren’t you? I have a pencil skirt I need to bust out when the weather cools off.

  14. July 31, 2012 / 4:55 am

    We SERIOUSLY love every look! You have such great style..all year!!!! 🙂

    ox from NYC!


    • July 31, 2012 / 1:12 pm

      Thank you sooo much! I love your blog and your effortless style!

  15. July 31, 2012 / 9:21 am

    Wow! I’ve started blogging about plus size fashion in January 2011 and I sure wish I came up with something like this! Haha! http://extraseksi.blogspot.com

    I love the last 2 outfits the most! So fab and comfy! Hey, where can I get those hips? Hihi.

    • July 31, 2012 / 12:59 pm

      Thank you for stopping by! As the hips, I heard theyre on sale at Walmart! LOL
      Have a great day!

  16. August 4, 2012 / 2:33 am

    Here from Already Pretty’s Lovely Links. I love your sense of fashion and think that the last outfit in particular is absolutely smashing!

    • August 4, 2012 / 3:33 am

      Thank you for stopping by my blog! I really appreciate it! Feel free to come back soon!

  17. Sara J.
    August 4, 2012 / 3:16 pm

    You look fantastic in all of them, but the denim shirt and heels outfit is so stylish!

    • August 5, 2012 / 2:49 pm

      Thank you! That denim shirt has become a staple in my closet.

  18. Caitlin
    August 4, 2012 / 11:45 pm

    I love your color combinations, especially the yellow and teal. You look great! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  19. Catherine
    August 5, 2012 / 1:10 pm

    Just found your blog…love it. I love curvy women who show confidence, something i lack. You look so pretty yet approachable. I absolutely love the last look, the back and white with the yellow cardigan…im going to try to copy that one! Your best accessory is your smile. Im sure everyone tells you that.

    • August 5, 2012 / 2:43 pm

      Thank you and Im glad you found my blog. I hope my blog can help you become more confident. I would love to see your take on the black & yellow outfit!

  20. August 6, 2012 / 4:17 am

    I’ve done so much clicking I’m not even sure how I got over into your space. Add to that, I’m almost ALWAYS a lurker & not a commenter be :-), but I HAD to comment. I read what you said about struggling with your self esteem, then i looked at your pictures. YOU LOOK FABULOUS!!!

    When I read what you wrote, I had no reaction positive or negative, because lots of women feel that way to some extent, myself included. However, from my side of the screen, I’d have never thought it of you because–again–YOU LOOK FABULOUS!!!

    I love your style and you top it off with a beautiful smile. Keep rockin’ it cuz you are doing the doggone thing.

    • August 6, 2012 / 1:57 pm

      Thank you SO much for your comment. It seriously has made my day! Thank you again!

  21. pghbekka
    August 6, 2012 / 4:30 pm

    Here from Already Pretty’s links as well. You’re gorgeous, and I LOVE your sense of style. I’d try to pick a favorite, but everyone of your pictures has at least one item I covet or one style choice I suddenly want to try. Glad to have found you!

    (Also, apologies if this is a doublepost.)

    • August 6, 2012 / 9:13 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by! I appreciate your comment so much!!!

  22. Sara
    August 8, 2012 / 5:38 am

    You are so beautiful! And every single one of these outfits just knocks it out of the park!

    • August 8, 2012 / 12:07 pm

      Thank you very much! You have me blushing over here! 🙂

  23. August 11, 2012 / 3:12 am

    I love your style! You have inspired me to step out of my box (TONS of black) and into the world of color! I bought myself a pair of red pants, too, and I love them! I really like your peplum top and tuxedo jacket with the pants – I am going to borrow that look!

    • August 11, 2012 / 10:29 pm

      Thank you so much for commenting! Im glad Ive inspired you and please feel free to use any of my outfit posts for inspiration!

  24. September 22, 2012 / 6:42 pm

    i love your skirt and cardigan choices!!! tress cute!