Saturday, August 23, 2014

Plus Size Fashion for Fall ( That Id Actually Wear )


Well since gaining a lot of weight over the winter and spring. At this time last year I was graduating from plus sizes into " normal sizes " as they are called. I am in the process of shedding the fluff , you have to love yourself as you are now. I was in denial all summer about my expanding waistline. So I wore boyfriend jeans, capris, shorts . I only had three pairs of pants that still fit other than the beautiful Cynthia Rowley palazzo pants and black dress I purchased. I've been too depressed to shop for a bigger size in which I need. So I bit the bullet an pulled out my larger sizes out of the closet. Though you have to love yourself as you are NOW !  So I had to embrace my own mantra wholeheartedly.
 I've set up a pinterest board for those of us curvy divas. This board also has a body type chart that will give you some ideas of how to fit your body. Honestly just cause something comes in plus size doesn't mean it will look good on you. You must try things on if you need a size up, who cares. You want to look your best so if your a 14 and the designer/brand looks better on you as a 16 go for it. I've looked horrible trying to squish into things that were way to small. When I went a size up it actually made me look smaller and I was able to breath , drink liquids and walk like normal person.

This is the Pinterest board

My Tips

  • Don't hide in fabric , this makes you look bigger than you are. Find your assets and show them off don't hide. 
  • Belts worn right can really be your friend. It takes away the focus of your belly gives you a shape. I was belt phobic for a long time. 
  • I would say this to a women of any size. Buy new underwear when needed. Get measured for a proper fitting bra even invest in spanx. I sometimes wear a full body girdle for the back support. These are not your grammie's girdle a lot of them are actually comfortable can be worn all day. If your blessed in the chest get a sports bra for workouts. I went to the gym for a week without one let's just say it was awkward.
  • Also this is advice Id tell all sizes. When shopping online measure yourself don't guess or you'll be sending it back. Try to find models or bloggers about your size to see how the style "really " looks 
  • Monkey Butt Powder the name is not flattering but this stuff really is an overweight womens dream. It is nice smelling unlike those medicated  powders. You should use it under your belly and breasts this wards off irritation and other not so flattering things catch my drift. Also great in your sneakers. 
Try it on ! Try it on ! Try it on !  When you're shopping make sure to try it on ! Nothing is more heart breaking then bringing something home and not having it fit. All brands size different so be on the safe side.
I'll have more tips and tricks to help you look and feel your best. One thing I will tell you when you feel good about how you look. People notice the confidence first over anything else.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Make a Statement Without Saying a Word ( Statement Jewelry )

necklace lengths - good to know for when you're ordering online and can't try it on

Ever since I discovered statement jewelry it has become a staple in my wardrobe. You can amp up your look in seconds by using a simple statement piece. You will be able to breath life into that little black dress. Some people find it scary for sometimes the pieces seem a bit larger than life. Statement jewelry is hot right now so now is the time. I liken statement jewelry to hats you just got to keep trying. Eventually you will find your piece that empowers you . I'm going to show you an array of statement pieces from my shop that are great beginner pieces. I actually own most of these pieces that I'm showing you today.

Olivia Necklace

Olivia will take your breath away. This striking handmade statement piece features a bold floral centerpiece blooming with mint and lavender rhinestones. Offset beside is a second floral cluster in blushing pink, adding unexpected asymmetry. You'll be unstoppable in Olivia. 
- Antique gold plated, glass, hand made chain
- 16" long with 3" extender 
- Lobster clasp
Love this! Found it on Pop Chic Boutique

Antonia Necklace 

No jewelry box is complete without a link bib necklace, and Antonia is a stellar choice. Strung along three different sized chains, Antonia's hammered links create extra shine. Each gold bar at Antonia's closure features a unique design for added interest. This stunner includes an extender, so you can go long, or go choker!

- Gold tone metal
- 18" long
- Lobster clasp closure
Love this! Found it on Pop Chic Boutique


Have you been looking for a versatile day-to-evening choice for summer? The Suzan silver circle necklace is a lovely choice, sure to get lots of milage! Textured designs and alternating diamond cut crystals add interest and a bit of sparkle to this dual chained piece. Suzan will elevate your look.

- Silver tone metal, crystals
- 18" long, 2" extender
- Lobster clasp closure

Love this! Found it on Pop Chic Boutique

I invite you to pop over to the shop to bring one of these items or view many of my other fabulous sales going on  Pop Chic Boutique 

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Writers Block

                         This blog is on vacation due to a case of writers blog by yours truly. 

My case of writers block came on quite suddenly with out warning. The way I combat this is through myself into some new life experiences. There isn't a lack of content the writer of the content , has no idea on how to deliver it. There wasn't any one event that lead to this. I am having a wonderful summer actually. I've been getting out meeting my community at farmers markets. I even have really cute alpaca friends. Though they can be moody like people. I am growing my own lavender in a container garden. Attending classes even making preparations to finish my degree finally. Though I am working on a Robin Williams tribute that will be done soon. Hopefully this creative block will pass soon.  

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Misty Copeland Ballet Icon Will Inspire You #bodyimage

I read about this advertisement in the Huffington Post. Ballet Icon Misty Copeland makes a statement.

This is an excerpt from the Huffington post article.

"The ad begins with Copeland balancing on pointe while a young woman's voice is heard reading a rejection letter. As the camera pans over her physique, the letter lists all of the reasons why the applicant didn't make the cut, including the sentence, "You have the wrong body for ballet."
But Copeland spends the second half of the spot disproving that sentiment, powerfully and gracefully dancing her way across a stage." 

( via The Huffington Post "Misty Copeland's Under Armour Ad Is Like Nothing You've Seen" By Jamie Feldman)

Why is Basic a Dirty Word ? ( Pop Culture )

I'm over a week behind on this one , I kind of ignored the whole story to be honest. Then it was speculated that Lauren Conrad went platinum blonde in regards to Allure magazine calling her " Basic " with sausage curls ??  Then it just seemed that "Basic" was now the new naughty word. So I decided to dig a little deeper on this one see what the craziness was all about. Even the young girls in the Starbucks line were calling someone "Basic " as they scrolled on there iPhone. The way they used the term was quite derogatory actually mean.   In my twitter feed beauty people were using the term. " How not to be Basic "

A few of  Lauren's  MTV's The Hills co-stars went under the knife allegedly due to the pressures reality stardom.(I'm not judging those who do get cosmetic surgery, its an observation ) She didn't seem to cave under the pressure. The whole " Basic " uproar kinda caught me off guard. Wasn't Lauren's whole branding centered around the girl next door image. It was a bit harsh when they said " Remarkably , Unremarkable " ! Who wants to be called unremarkable ever ?  Though the smelling like "vanilla cupcake body milk" isn't too shabby. They could have said " Sour Goat Milk " that made me gag a little. Correct me if I'm wrong wasn't she just on Allures cover ?

 Her website is reflective of this girl next door branding. I kinda get how it would really aggravate someone in her position. Though she garnered some publicity and coined a new catch phrase. I think the new platinum locks are pretty remarkable.