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Monday, May 4, 2015

Casually Caped

This past weekend was so gorgeous I just had to take advantage of it and get out of the House. Most people get out of the house on weekends but normally weekends are reserved for housecleaning, reading, and just enjoying my Home and date nights for us are usually done during the week since my Husband's off days fall during the week.

I had a lunch and mall date with my sister on this day and later that night we hosted our first house party for the big fight (and yes I was on team MayWeather wooooppppp) so I wanted a look that could literally go from day to night and could function comfortably but still look stylish.

I rarely wear jeans or flats on the blog and I'm trying to incorporate more casual looks because I know a lot of you are not into heels. With flats I prefer them to have a pointy toe.....and lately I have been finding flats that I really like and that I can wear for style as well as function.

I pulled out this cape blazer that I LOVEEEE and paired it with a leopard printed top, skinny jeans, and pink flats for a pop of color. I also grabbed my favorite structured black handbag. This look is simple but I liked the way it turned out.


 Blazer - Ashley Stewart (Get It Here)
Top- Ashley Stewart (sold out)
Jeans- Torrid (old) 
Shoes- Lane Bryant (Get It Here)
Bag- JustFab 

Until Next Time,
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Simple Sundays


Sunday I posted this photo on my Instagram and also on my Facebook fan-page with outfit deets but for those of you who don't follow me on other social media outlets I wanted to be sure you didn't miss out. I was headed out for Sunday brunch and only had time to take a quick photo and not an actual "blog shoot". (Really my Husband was ready to go and eat and was NOT excited about taking pics lollll)

This look will pretty much be my simple days go to look easy casual look.......kimono and a maxi skirt. I absolutely love maxi skirts and I'm hoping to find more colors but you know when I saw this one in pink I had to snag it.

What is your casual days uniform?


Kimono- Old Forever 21 
Skirt - Boohoo Plus Get It Here

Until Next Time, 
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

SnakeSkin for Spring

A lot of my readers are afraid to wear their arms out during the Spring and Summer. I say why not? If we are already plus size it's not like hiding our arms will make society see us any different.  You can hide every imperfection you have and someone will still have something to say.

My Mother works with blind people for a living so I'm just thankful I wake up every morning and I can see the things we complain about. We nitpick at ourselves wanting to change this or that and some people in the world wish they could see anything even the things we wish we could change about ourselves. Celebrate your imperfections even if you are working to change them. The sun is coming out and your arms deserve to get some sun.

On to the look....with this look I decided to go back to the basics. A peplum and a pencil skirt are a wardrobe staple for me. It's a no fail go to date night look.....perfect work look....and to me a look that anyone can pull off regardless of body type.

I had been eyeing this skirt for the longest but the color on the website looked more brown than pink...but when it went on sale for 14 bucks with free shipping, I had to give it a shot and I was glad it looked more peachy than beige. The perfect snakeskin print for Spring! I paired it with a basic black peplum and some basic black pumps for date night. I hope you like!!

Are you afraid of wearing your arms out? Are you working towards getting over that fear this Summer?
Top- Forever 21 (old)
Skirt (only a select few sizes left) Get It Here
Shoes- Jessica Simpson 

Until Next Time,
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A Drugstore Dupe for MAC Heroine Lipstick


Hi Guys

I'm back with another beauty post and this one is especially for the budget beauties. After reading this post on the Drea Daily Blog (I literally go visit her blog everyday to see what she's talking about check her out guys) I was reminded of a drugstore lip balm that I had been wanting to try but never got around to it.

After I read that post the next time I went in CVS I literally grabbed the last one to see if it lived up to the hype. I picked up the Revlon Matte Lip Balm in Shameless. I absolutely love purple lippies so I HAD to try it out finally.


I love it because as soon as I put it on my lips I realized it's almost a dead on dupe for MAC Heroine. Here is a swatch so you can get a better idea.  Shameless is also anywhere from 6-10 bucks depending on where you purchase vs 16.00 Heroine. 


Here is how it looks on me with no liner.



You can also pair it with a liner I recommend Currant from MAC, Here it is paired with currant liner. 

I hope that this post gives you an idea of what to expect Shameless to look like on you if your skintone is similar to mine. It has a minty scent after application so if you don't like mint you may not care for this. Overall, I like this for everyday wear but I do prefer Heroine. The formula is different and to me the Heroine looks more purple in person even tho they look almost the same in pictures. Would I buy it again? Yes and I plan to try a few more colors in the future..... 

Until Next Time,
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Monday, April 13, 2015

The Long Wrap Dress

Wrap dresses are universally flattering on every body type...but especially on fuller figured women. I was dying to blog this dress for you guys last week but the rainy, dreary, gloomy weather didn't permit it. On this day the sun was out so bright it was almost too bright and hot to blog (welcome to Mississippi where it goes straight from Winter to Summer) but I made it work.

I am falling back in love with brights so I decided wear shoes in the same color as the dress and pop it with a bright green clutch. This dress is super classy with a hint of sexy with the low cleavage and the optional slit. My legs leave much to be desired so I'm less inclined to wear a high split but for my leggy curvy girls this dress can be adjusted so the high split is more visible. You tall girls would love this I have to wear heels with it so if you are tall and want a long dress this one is for you.

I will be shopping my closet heavy this Spring/Summer for accessories. When new seasons come in we can be tempted to spend recklessly and get all new things but chances are we already have cute things we can mix and match with different looks. I don't mind my readers seeing me in the same accessories with different looks......I shop my closet to get the most out of my items.

Stylenote: This dress is very soft and flowy....it doesn't stick to you. You can push the sleeves up for a 3/4 sleeve look if you desire and it also features a high split. If you are my height around 5'2 you will need heels...if you are tall this will be perf for you. If I could I would own this dress in all the colors.

This dress was provided for review but it did not change or alter my opinion on it.
Dress- c/o ChicandCurvy.com Get It Here
Clutch- Asos (old) 
Lipstick- Flat Out Fabulous- MAC 




Wednesday, April 8, 2015

My Favorite Nude Lip For Dark Skin

I  mentioned earlier this year that I wanted to start incorporating a little bit of beauty talk on the blog. I'm by no means a beauty guru, I don't do huge beauty hauls (I can't remember ever spending more than 50 bucks at one time on beauty items), etc. I'm more of a lipstick lover and majority of my beauty purchases are lipsticks so that is probably what I will talk to you guys about the most.

Today I want to talk about the best nude (in my opinion) that I've found for women of a darker complexion like mine. The struggle to find the perfect nude was a long time coming for me because I don't care for nudes that remind me of David Chappelle's Tyrone Biggums character.



You definitely don't want that look going on so I had been on the hunt for a brown color that looks more like MY brown. The beauty world of course had all been raving about Salem liquid lipstick by Limecrime but 1. I'm not a big liquid lipstick girl YET 2. Limecrime has been in the news for some very disturbing reasons and I have decided not to purchase from them ever again.  I was in the MAC store looking for an eyeshadow when this brown stood out to me.


It's called Photo and it's a smooth earthy burnt caramel shade. I think it would look good on every skin-tone. I like it alone but I like it best paired with Chestnut liner also from MAC. If you are looking for a good nude that's actually nude on dark skin I would highly suggest it. I haven't found a drugstore dupe for it yet but the NYX expresso lipliner is the exact same color as MAC's chestnut liner if you are on a tight budget.  Here are some photos of me wearing the color Photo. I was also wearing it in my last blog post if you want to see it with a better quality camera...these are Iphone pics.


I hope this helped any of you looking for a pretty brown lippie. I will be back with more lipcolors soon. I rarely buy more than one at a time so don't count on any beauty hauls. 


Until Next Time, 
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Friday, April 3, 2015

Gone With The Wind..............


Hi guys!!!!

As I promised, I am trying to stay consistent with my OOTD posts so I'm back today with an Easter inspired look. When I think of Easter my childhood memories include bright colored dresses, painting eggs, the longest Easter speeches I could find to recite in Church, over the top Easter Baskets made by my crafty Mom, and last but not least amazing food.

I don't celebrate Easter anymore but I still get nostalgia when I go into stores and see the Easter displays. I decided to channel an adult version of the Easter dress with this Bright Yellow Pleated Maxi Skirt. It is so whimsical, flirty, and flattering (I know some curvy women hate that word but I don't). I loved this skirt so much I bought both colors (I have a bad habit of buying duplicates). I paired it with a black top but I kept the colors going with a blue and yellow clutch.

This look is super simple but comfy and you can wear it anywhere. You don't have to sacrifice modesty for style if showing skin or wearing tight fitting items isn't your thing. I'm completely covered and still making a fashion statement. I definitely had to do a Kenya twirl because I felt gone with the wind fabulous. I hope you guys have a wonderful Easter Holiday and I hope to be back next week with another OOTD post for you guys and also deets on the lipstick I'm wearing in this post.....

StyleNotes: The Skirt fits true to size...the band around the top is snug but stretches over time as this is my third time wearing this skirt. The Lining underneath is stretchy and does ride up when you walk.....it comes to about mid-thigh on me and I'm 5'2 so if you are tall you may find the lining underneath to be a bit on the short side. Even tho it rides up, it is not very visible...

Top- City Chic - Old Similar Here
Skirt- Fashion to Figure Get It Here
Clutch- Fashion to Figure- Sold Out Similar Here


Until Next Time, 
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