WIDE LEG PANTS FOR SPRING
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Wide leg pants are one of my favorite pieces to wear in the spring and summer. Paired with a crop top or knotted tee shirt brings in the waist and elongates the body. Flowy wide leg pants also transition well into the office paired with a blouse and blazer.

I picked up these rust orange pants from Forever 21. Because I am feeling major vacay vibes, I decided to style this look as if I’m headed for South Beach - my favorite beach destination. I knotted a graphic Whitney Houston tee, tied a denim shirt at the waist and added a fedora hat. Can we look anymore summer!

This ensemble makes me feel super powerful, stylish and chic! Yasss!

Tip for buying wide leg pants: If you are fuller in the hips and thighs like me, size up to prevent pants from gathering in the center.

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FEELING BEAUTIFUL IN ELOMI LINGERIE
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I consider myself a lover of beautiful lingerie. There is a confidence and sexiness that oozes from my soul when I’m wearing beautiful undergarments. I feel super powerful and put together. My world could be falling completely apart but a matching lingerie set seem to make it all better.

When I tell you I feel pretty - I feel pretty pretty!

I reached out to Elomi because I had seen the brand all over Instagram and was in complete awe at how STUNNING the pieces were. I was blown away with the quality and styles available in plus. Being plus size and shopping for lingerie can be a STRUGGLE! And sometimes, quite disappointing. I think we all have enough black and beige pieces! However, I appreciate brands like Elomi who create bras and panties for us. The collection burst with bright and deep sultry feminine colors. The small details like the sheer panels and color contrast stitching creates an elegance and uniqueness that is not seen very often in plus lingerie.

I am wearing a size 44DD in the bra and a 3X in the panties. The pieces are modern, classy and comfortable for us lingerie pros or ladies who are venturing into sexier pieces. I have been trying out the brand for about a month now and it has risen to the top as a staple in my collection.

I am wearing the Matilda set.

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BRA | PANTIES

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4 STEPS TO A STYLISH PROFESSIONAL LOOK THAT WINS
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Bossin’ up your professional look on Monday really sets the tone for your week!

It says I mean business!

Here are 4 easy ways to put together a professional and stylish look that wins!

1. Mix one print & one texture - Combine the two but add a solid piece like a structured jacket or cardigan to make the look cohesive. 

2. Don’t forget Accessories - Accessories instantly elevate your look. However be mindful of your environment and keep it simple and neat. 

3. Wear Perfume - Smell good but don’t overdue it! Clean, crisp fragrances always work! 

4. Makeup - Keep it polished and subtle. Even skin out with complexion products, enhance with blush, mascara, a lip color and you’re good to go!

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STITCH FIX UNBOXING AND TRY ON HAUL
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Spring is here and I'm feeling pretty thanks to my spring fix box from Stitch Fix. My stylist chose beautiful dresses that will keep me cool and stylish during the summer months ahead. In my new YouTube video, I am unboxing and trying on all of my new pieces.  Watch the video here!

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INSIDE THE DRESSING ROOM - BEAUTICURVE X LANE BRYANT

Come with me inside the dressing room as I tried on the majority of the highly anticipated Beauticurve x Lane Bryant Collection!

Beauticurve, AKA, Rochelle Johnson is a plus size blogger slaying the game. Her classic, yet feminine style and massive following has landed her a spring collection with Lane Bryant. In my new video, I am trying on the collection for fit and size. The collection is available sizes 12-28.

Watch the full video here!

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My Interview With VoyAge ATL
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It is an honor to be featured in Voyage ATL — chatting up about my journey into plus size style blogging! Voyage ATL is an online publication that spotlight the Who’s Who of Atlanta. I wouldn’t be doing this without my amazing followers. You guys made this possible!

Thank you Voyage ATL for the incredible opportunity!

Read Full Article Here!

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BIKER BABE

When I received this biker jacket from Simply Be, my reaction — Oh My Gawsh, I’m in love!

I’m a creature of habit and generally gravitate towards black or neutral outerwear pieces. However, this magenta pink faux leather beauty has officially taken the number one spot! It’s lightweight but heavy enough to combat cool spring mornings. It also layers comfortably over sweaters and turtlenecks. It’s stretchy, super comfortable and the tassels create a unique feminine look.

I took a spring approach pairing the jacket with a knotted white tee, black denim, a stiletto heel and pair of aviator sunglasses.

Feminine MacGyver vibes right!

I knotted the tee just enough to show some skin without being overly exposed. This jacket is true to size! No need to size up.

Jacket is available from size 6-28!

Shop this jacket and the entire collection here.

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DENIM ON DENIM + PLUS SIZE BRANDS CHANGING THE DENIM GAME
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Denim on denim is a favorite look of mine to rock during the spring season. My go-to includes an over sized denim shirt tied at the waist. The one I’m rocking is from the Ava and Viv line at Target. I paired the top with cutesy jeans from Fashion To Figure. I mean who could resist these super cute jeans! To give the look a bit of an edgy twist, I threw on my leopard oxfords. The look mixes the right amount of edge and femininity.

As a girl who is super intimidated by jean shopping, I am relieved that brands are finally stepping up their game in the denim department. For years shopping for jeans have been a problem area for me. Either the waist is too big and the leg to tight or vice versa. However, lately, several brands have made the switch. They are finally listening to us people! Praise The Lord! I’m noticing a stretcher fit, stronger hold, better quality and an overall more attractive design aesthetic.

 Here are 5 brands that I have been loving and rocking lately:

1.       Lane Bryant - Classic and trendy. Their ripped and light wash denim are my faves.

2.       Fashion To Figure - Affordable, trendy and feminine. The cutesy lace ups are my faves.

3.       Kut from the Kloth - Reliable and edgy. Their ripped jeans are my fave.

4.       NYDJ - A splurge but classic. Love their dark skinny options.

5.       Liverpool Jeans - Love their dark ash denim selection. Very comfortable.

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WHAT I AM WEARING:

TOP | JEANS | SHOES

FEELING FIERCE
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Over the weekend I was invited to a shopping event at Fashion To Figure, a trendy plus size retailer selling clothes sizes 14-24. I was shooketh! The selection was amazing and the fit, superb. I am always super apprehensive about shopping for fitted midi skirts and denim. But to my surprise I was completely blown away at how comfortable the pieces fit and how knowledgeable and helpful the staff was.

I picked up this trendy but classic animal print sweater that paired perfectly with the faux leather midi skirt. It’s a chic, classic look with a sexy edge, that can transition from the office to date night. Instead of wearing a traditional black shoe, I opted for a camel color peep toe heel and cat eye sunglasses that brings the outfit together. The purse is vintage that I have permanently borrowed from my mom (shhhh don’t tell her).

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SWEATER | SKIRT

7 FASHION MISTAKES PLUS SIZE WOMEN MAKE
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Hey y’all! So I’m sharing huge fashion mistakes I see plus size women make everyday.

This video includes fashion mistakes that many plus size women make daily.

List of Fashion Mistakes:

  1. Get Rid of the Muffin Top

  2. Wearing the Wrong Bra Size

  3. Dressing to Matronly

  4. Wearing All Black To Often

  5. Clinging to the Wrong Size

  6. Not Wearing High Heels

  7. Unbalanced Outfit Proportions

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5 WAYS TO CELEBRATE YOUR GIRLS ON VALENTINE'S DAY

Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!

Not only is Valentine’s Day for lovers, it’s also for celebrating your girlfriends. Not sure how to celebrate your gal pals, here are a few tips on how to celebrate your galentine:

  1. Go out to dinner together! Nothing is more fun than grabbing dinner and drinks with your girlfriends. Instead of focusing on not having a significant other, celebrate each other. Some of the best laughs I’ve had have been over wine with my girls.

  2. Exchange gifts! Exchange simple gifts with one another. Something simple like her favorite lip color, wine or a good book.

  3. Spa Day! A girls day at the spa is a great time to relax and catch up on life while enjoying refreshing cucumber water and a luxurious facial.

  4. Get a Mani/Pedi! Getting a mani/pedi with your girlfriend is so much fun! Let her choose a color you typically wouldn't go for.

  5. Show Appreciation! Writing a simple handwritten note thanking your girlfriends for their love and dedication to your friendship is a great way to show appreciation. You can also include your favorite photo of the two of you.

I partnered with my blogger babe Morgan Kelley from Scarlett Events. Morgan’s focus is on creating events for women that love the elegance of simplicity and would rather live in the moment and create memories than stress about details. She is based in Atlanta, GA.

Photos were taken at the beautiful Moxy and AC Hotels in Atlanta, GA.

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LAST MINUTE PLUS SIZE VALENTINE'S DAY LOOKS
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Happy Love Week! Its valentine's day week and I am sharing 4 last minute outfit ideas to wear for valentine's day especially if you're plus size. These valentines day looks are easy to create from your existing closet. I love dressing for valentine's day. Plus size outfits that slay for valentines day are fun to year and can actually be worn all year round.

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WINTER SKINCARE ROUTINE

Hi guys! ‘m sharing my go to makeup routine that has changed my skin and ultimately has transformed my makeup application. All products and details are listed below!

Products Mentioned:

Clinique Take The Day Off - https://shopstyle.it/l/Y6O8

Peter Thomas Roth Cloud Cleanser Makeup Remover- https://shopstyle.it/l/Y6Pr

Neutrogena Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover- https://shopstyle.it/l/Y6PD

Peter Thomas Roth Anti Aging Cleansing Gel- https://shopstyle.it/l/Y6P4

Kiehls Ultra Facial Cleanser- https://shopstyle.it/l/Y6R2

Kiehls Avocado Eye Cream- https://shopstyle.it/l/Y6Ss

Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream- https://shopstyle.it/l/Y6Tc

Thayers Facial Toner- https://shopstyle.it/l/Y6TC

CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizer with SPF 30- https://shopstyle.it/l/Y6T0

Jade Facial Roller- https://amzn.to/2TvpQg1


PLUS SIZE THRIFTING
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I finally took the plunge and went thrifting! To say it was struggle is an understatement. I decided to take you guys along with me plus size thrifting. Check out my experience and feel free to chime in on tips for a better experience.


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MUST HAVE NUDE LIPSTICKS FOR BROWN SKIN
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It’s a new year (yay!) and I’m so ready for it! At the beginning of the year, I like to take inventory of my makeup and lipstick is one that I tend to hoard. Throughout my clean out, I’ve come across some of my favorite brown girl friendly nude lippies that I had to share with you!

Nudes vary in undertones including pink, peach and beige. Pink and peach nudes are my go-to. They compliment brown skin so well and brings out the richness in our skin.

Here goes my faves:

  1. Anastasia Beverly Hills - Ashton Liquid Lipstick (Matte mauve brown shade) https://shopstyle.it/l/X1wi

  2. MAC Cosmetics - Persistence (Matte peachy cinnamon shade) http://bit.ly/2TKB53X

  3. Mented Cosmetics - Peach Please (Semi Matte peach shade) http://bit.ly/2CdQsKS

  4. NYX Cosmetics - Abu Dhabi (Matte Deep Rose Beige) https://shopstyle.it/l/X1zS

  5. Anastasia Beverly Hills - Spice (Matte Rosy Oak) https://shopstyle.it/l/X1Be

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PLUS SIZE HOLIDAY DRESS HAUL
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It’s officially the holiday season and I am sharing holiday dresses guaranteed to slay your holiday party! In my new video, I am sharing my favorite that are affordable and super stylish.

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GET READY WITH ME: THANKSGIVING EDITION
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Thanksgiving is right around the corner! In my new video, I am sharing my easy makeup routine and outfit that I am wearing on Thanksgiving! I hope this gives you an idea on how to dress stylish and comfortable for turkey day!

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SUITED UP
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When I tell you this suit makes me feel like a BOSS!!

Glen Plaid Pants suits are super hot this season and when I laid eyes on this one I thought why not give it a try. I usually gravitate away from suits because they can be uncomfortable, frustrating to find a good fit and quite frankly my patience wears completely out. But this high quality suit from the RACHEL ROY COLLECTION is super comfy and screams sophistication. My measurements are so drastic between my upper and lower body, but this collection offers different sizes instead of being stuck with a one size only option. It’s definitely a splurge purchase but one you will get a ton of wear out of.

I kept the suit office chic pairing it with a white tee and purple suede pumps.

Each piece can be worn separately to create other looks. I’m looking forward to styling the blazer with ripped denim jeans - my fave! The pants are versatile too. I plan to style them with an oversized knit sweater for Fall. How super chic will that be!

You can shop the full collection online or in store at Nordstrom.

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SHOP THE LOOK:

BLAZER | PANTS | SHOES (OLD- Nine West)

This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own.