Hey, Babe Can I Borrow Your Shirt?

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

I love incorporating mens fashion into my looks.  Be it smoking loafers, oxfords, tuxedo jackets, or fedoras.  Mixing masculine and feminine is always a good combination.  In this look I paired a pair of fitted distressed jeans and floral print heels (for my feminine edge)  with a mens dress shirt that I grabbed out of my husbands closet (for my masculine flare).

I wore the mens shirt using a Instagram technique (that I'm sure has been around for years) I've seen a lot lately where you button just the bottom two or three bottoms pull it up to cover your chest, and allow it to fall over your shoulders.  I'm obsessed with this look.  Its soft but structured which to me makes this a well balanced look.

Mens Dress Shirt: Nautica Long Sleeve Mens Dress Shirt (similar)
Jeans: Fashion Nova Tough Luck Jean 2X
Shoes: Shoe Republic LA - Tustin Heels - Nude Size 10

#SummerTimeTing Pop Up Shop/ BeInYourSkin Calendar

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

I'm so excited to announce the 2018 Be In Your Skin Calendar is out, and yours truly is in it! This Saturday I went to the official Be In Your Skin Calendar and FOC Apparel pop shop party hosted by The B Word and Flaws Of Couture.  This event was beautiful and was full of body positively and acceptance.  

I shopped with Debshop, Smash Shoes, and Kool Kids apparel.   Got to devour some of the best tacos I've ever had in my life, and danced the night away.  

I love how plus size events are becoming more common.  We need places that aren't full of judgement and hate, but places full of love, acceptance, happiness, and music LOL.  Shoutout to DJ L Double E.  If you're ever in the LA area and need a DJ to shut it down, be sure to hit him up.  

All in all the event was awesome! Be sure to pick up a calendar by going to http://thebwordmerch.bigcartel.com The Be In Your Skin calendar is literally busting at the seams with self love and women empowerment.  Say "Hi" when you get to April and check out FOC dope merch by going to https://www.instagram.com/shopfocapparel/?hl=en

The Curvyology Prom Recap

Monday, July 3, 2017

On April 29th 2017 with the help of body positive brands like J.C. Penney, Kurves By Kimi, and Plus Model Mag  I was able to bring to LA the first annual "Curvyology Prom".  It crazy how an idea, something you can’t touch or see can magnificent with hard work and detection to an EPIC night.


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Why A Prom?

I created The Curvyology Prom because over the years I’ve heard numerous horror stories from other plus size women about their prom experience.  Not being able to find a dress, not having a date, being made fun of at the prom, or just not wanting to go are just a few of the stories I’ve heard.  The mission for the Curvyology Prom is to give people that second chance. 

The Vibe At Prom…….

The Curvyology Prom was night of redemption for a lot of my fabulous girls and guys in attendance.  Guest had a chance to celebrate their bodies and who they are while being surrounded by likeminded people.  The prom took place at the LAM Gallery in Hollywood. Guest were welcomed with a red carpet and valet rope before being greeted by our amazing door person Michael with a corsage and raffle ticket for chance to win goodies provided by our sponsors and vendors throughout the night. With the help of DJ L Double E who has to be the hypest DJ in LA we had the prom jumping all night he was nonstop playing records that had  guest dancing all night. Along with that I had some special treats for the prom guest, a FREE wine bar with a signature drink named after our headlining sponsor J.C. Penney called the “Pretty Penney”, dessert table, photobooth, and a live artist drawing guest at the prom for them to take home to remember the night.  The love that was in the room was truly unbelievable.

Social Media Love…….

If you didn’t get a chance to attend the prom don’t frate, I’m taking this on the road.  The Curvyology Prom is a Prom Tour.  We could be in a city near you soon!

I've Found The Plus Size Women's Wonder Bra!

Monday, June 26, 2017

When you finish reading this blog post I hope it changes your bra life forever!

Having big boobs I've always wanted a plunge bra.  I've been on the look out for one for years.  Unfortunately,  I've never found one that gave me a plunge without my boobs plunging too LOL.  That was until on one sunny winter day I went in to my local Lane Bryant, for my usual regular degular shemgular full coverage Lane Bryant Balconette bra.  They had some type of special going on that day if you bought three bra and you know your girl can't pass up a deal.  So, I got my balconette bra, a strapless bra, and the bra of all bra.  Just close your eyes and imagine a bra slightly floating over a clear pillar with golden light shinning on it and angels singing in the background...... that was basically how I saw the display for the Lane Bryant's Smooth Boost Plunge Bra  

Y'ALL!!!!!!!!!!! This bra is everything.  When I tried it on I couldn't believe it.  My boobs have never sat that high before in my life.  This bra is honestly like getting a boob job for $38.50.

My days of avoiding deep v's are over!!!!

Check out the pics below of me wearing the bra.  I'm dramatic but I'm not exaggerating.

Making My Way Downtown......

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Making my way downtown, walking fast, faces pass and I'm home bound....... I felt like I was in Vanessa Carlton "A Thousand Miles" video in this look.  ( To be honest I had to google the artist and name of this song, I always thought it was called "Making My Way Downtown" LOL).  I'm loving pieces that are simple but girly right now.  That's why when I saw this Forever 21 Off The Shoulder Top I had to get it.  It's simple because it's a off the shoulder white top but the girly comes in with the ruffled detail and cute white pom poms.  What styles are you feeling for the summer?

7 Plus Size Bloggers Whose Style I'm Obsessed With

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

I love how people have their own sense of style.  Something that I like may not be your cup of tea and vice versa, but sometimes people have styles that everyone can't help but love.  These 7 people have just that.  I'm loving their style right now, and I'm sure you will too.

1. @Orginal_Mangu

Listen!  When I first saw MaNgu of Original_Mangu, I was taken a back.  Her style is breathing taking.  She styles everything together so perfectly, it seems like the pieces were made for just the looks she creates.  I actually can't see her pieces being styled any other way.  Everything she puts on just seems to looks like it cost a million dollars.  To top it all off, she has a BUZZ cut that is life.  Be sure to go follow her a on Instagram and get your mind blown.

2.  @Hentai.Hunny

I love me some hentai.hunny.  I just love how she's able to switch up her style so effortlessly.  One day she looks like a Gothic princess and the next day she looks like a sexy anime pin up. One common thread, no matter what she's wearing is she looks amazing with not a eyebrow hair out of place (Her makeup game is ridiculous) Be sure to check her and out and prepare to be jealous of her eyebrows.

3. @TheBigFashionGuy

There's nothing like a big guy that can dress, Trust me I have one of my own.  The Big Fashion Guy style is the definition of a classic man. Blazers, fedoras, loafers, prints, pocket squares, wingtip shoes. you name it.  If it's damper he owns it.  He's a all around  modern man.  He has style, cooks, sews a lot of his own clothes, and gushes over his woman (Big Guys are winning ladies, join the team).  Be sure to check out @thebigfashionguy and his stylish lady @iamplusblog

4. @JanelleLangford

I just found Janelle Langford's page literally a few days ago, and was like "Where have you been all my life?"  Her style is is is is ......... so me!!!! LOL. I literally could see myself in everything she has posted. Furs, feathers, skirts, and stilettos are just a small portion of the fashion punch you're getting when visiting Janelle's page.  Google style and grace and see her face.

5. @ClassyCurves

When I think of Germany I always think of a gray sky and cold days, that was until I saw Stefanie of Classy Curves.  She definitely brings the heat to Germany.  1. She has a body people pay for and 2. She has the style of a rich young debutante; Expensive, Classy, and Sexy.  Go ahead and spice up your life and check her out.

6.  @InMyJoi

In my Joi just gives my so much life and color.  Honestly even when she is wearing all black, some how her look still comes through as bright and JOYFUL (no prun intended)  Style is all about what you make it and she makes it look cool, effortless, and fierce.  Be sure to check  her out.  I bet you can pick a favorite look, because they're all amazing.

7. @Personalbravery

Personalbravery's name I think is also reflected in her style. She's BRAVE enough to wear what she wants and and show off her PERSONAL style.  I love how her style is a mixature of everything.  Some looks are funky, some are 90's inspired, some are vintage, and some are afrocentic.  Her style is the true definition of personal style.  Their is no one like Personal Bravery, and I mean that in the most stylish, unique, true to yourself way possible.  She is for sure going to be my style inspo for some looks in the future.  Be sure to check her out, you won't be disappointed.

My Favorite Red Lip

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Being a WOC it’s sometimes hard to find a red lip that works right out the box that doesnt require the use of a lip liner. A few years ago I actually found that lipstick and have been using it every season ever since.  It’s a rich, bold, deep red lipstick called LAX by a brand called Colourpop.  I know. I know, you’re only “suppose” to wear deep rich lipsticks in the Fall and Winter months, but who made that rule?  I believe you can wear (makeup or fashion wise) whatever looks good on you whenever you want.  I’m the type of person that when I find something I love I use it and I use it often, no matter the season or any unwritten rules.

Have you ever tried LAX?

What’s your favorite lip color?

Me rocking my favorite LIPPIE LAX

Torrid Swim: Black on Black on SLAY

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Summer is HERE!!!!!! Here is another look from my 2017 Plus Size Swimwear Lookbook. 

I'm obsessed with this suit from Torrid.  It's a beautiful mesh strappy bikini top with mesh insert bottoms.  I honestly fault like I was in a Sports Illustrated shoot when I was wearing this suit LOL.  It held my girls up GREAT (I'm a 44DDD by the way) and the bottoms hold you in like nobody’s business.

My 2017 Plus Size Swimwear Lookbook is LIVE on YouTube now! Click this link to watch the full video: https://youtu.be/RkcP7i-vXE8 

Blog Update:  From now on I going to include the sizing of the items in my blog post.  I just realized I never do that. MY BAD!!!!!

Top and Bottom is a Torrid size 2

Cover Up: Forever 21 - 1X

Beachin' Ain't Easy Unless You Do It With Lane Bryant

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

It's that time of year again!  SWIMSUIT SEASON!  Every year the plus size swimwear selections gets better and better.  All this month, I will be posting my favorite swimsuits so far this season.  I'm kicking of Curvyology Swim Month with this banging swimsuit from Lane Bryant.  When I first saw this swimsuit I was in LOVE.  It's sleek and simple but the pharse printed on the front is everything "Beachin' Ain't Easy" and it's really not LOL.  Other then the pharse what really sold me on this suit was that it has a no wire built in bra! Extra support is really important to me and my girls.

I paired the suit with my favorite black kimino by Ashli James Collection on Etsy.  This kimino is life for me.  I'm 5'10 1/2 and since the kimino is custom made I was able to get it long enough to slighly kiss the ground.  I would have never been able to find something like that in stores.  Horray for the Ashli James Collection.

What swimsuits have you had your eye on so far this season?  Leave it in the comment section below, it may appear on my blog this month.

Want to see this look in action?  Click this link to check out my 2017 Plus Size Swimsuit Lookbook https://youtu.be/RkcP7i-vXE8


Fashion Nova Curve

Saturday, March 11, 2017

First, I fell in love with their jeans, then their dresses, now their tops.  Fashion Nova Curve legit is a one stop shop.  They are afforable (and everyone knows I love a good steal) and they have very trendy pieces.  Recently, I paired up another pair of jeans making these my 5th pair from them and a bodysuit.  No lie this is the first time I've worn a bodysuit since I was little girl and had the little onesis that snapped between my legs LOL.  I was a little hesitate but I'm glad I picked it up, mainly because I didnt have to worry about my top coming untucked.  So if you've never tried Fashion Nova Curve give them a try and let me know what you think.

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