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!
Jacket: Old Navy
Dress: Target (up to a XXL here)
Sandals: Nine West
Bracelet: NY & Co.
Good afternoon everyone!
Today Tamera (AKA “Le Mer”) is our new “Spotlight on You” participant. Tamera has been one of my biggest blog supporters and she is the photographer behind my lovely pics! She approached me about being featured and of course I said yes! Here’s what Tamera had to say:
“Always wonder who takes those wonderful Grown and Curvy Woman pictures? Well, me of course, Le Mer! (LOL) Being on this journey with Georgette has been so fun and exciting. I’m so ecstatic about the notice and success of the blog. Can you believe my pictures for “Perfectly Pleated” were featured on WordPress “Freshly Pressed”?!
I may not be “grown and curvy”, but I have learned great styling tips and am venturing out the box more. I was so excited when I found this colorful, floral maxi dress at Target for $8 (YAY!). Since I’m short, I generally have issues with maxi dresses being too long and dragging on the floor. This dress fit me perfectly and I liked that it accentuates my baby curves!
Big thanks to Georgette for trusting me with taking her pictures.”
Tamera is one of the most sweetest people I know. She’s always has my back and I’m proud to call her a friend!
If you would like to be featured in “Spotlight on You”, please submit 1 or 2 pictures with a blurb about your outfit to firstname.lastname@example.org
*Disclaimer: Any and all photos submitted will be used for this feature only. They will not be used inappropriately or as other content.*
Today I’m starting a new feature called “Spotlight on You!” which will highlight my lovely readers! A few days ago, I received an email from Selah with a picture of her wearing her first maxi dress. I had replied to one her comments that I wanted to see when she finally wore a maxi dress and she remembered! Selah’s willingness to move outside of her comfort zone and embrace herself inspired me to start “Spotlight on You”. So with no further ado, here is Selah!
“I was unsure of the maxi dress. Long dresses seem so formal, probably because the last time I wore a long dress was at my wedding. Then I read somewhere (on a fashion blog, I’m sure) that maxi dresses are great because they’re cool enough for summer and you don’t have to shave your legs. SOLD!I hunted for a long time for the perfect maxi dress. I stumbled across this one on the clearance rack at Target. It’s a Liz Lange Maternity, but I loved the color and the crisscross diamond design, so I tried it on. It fit perfectly except for the length. I fixed that by cutting 3-1/2” off the bottom. The knit fabric doesn’t fray so I just left it raw.When I wore it my little boy said, “Mom, you look as beautiful as a queen,” and kissed my hand. You have to love a dress that gets that kind of reaction!”
Selah you look wonderful and your son is such a sweetie! Thank you sharing this with me and allowing me to share it with readers. If you would like to be featured in “Spotlight on You”, please send a picture and a blurb explaining why you decided to try something new to email@example.com.
Check out my FIRST video below! Have a great weekend!!!
Dress: Target (here)