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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WATCH VIDEO BELOW:

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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)

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There is something about a yellow dress that makes me squeal! Yellow, particularly mustard is one of my favorite color especially on melanin skin tones. This beautiful set is from Rebdolls. I styled the look 3 ways for versatility!

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Sneaker looks are all in this season. I styled the dress with an oversized black knit sweater, a wide belt, sneakers and a hat.

This look is more casual dress. This outfit transfer from a casual day out to a business casual Friday at the office.

SHOP THE LOOK:

DRESS | OLIVE JACKET | BROWN BOOTS (OLD)| SNEAKERS (OLD)

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WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN - Meet My Girl GESSFLYY + SEE ROSE GO GIVEAWAY!!!
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HOW WE MET

In conversation with fellow bloggers at dinner, I was asked who were some of my favorite influencers to follow. Gess Pugh of Gessflyy.com was surprised when I mentioned her name at the top of my list! Anyone who follows Gess instantly connects with her infectious smile, authenticity and genuine love for style. Her name Gessflyy says it all! Gess is a gem!

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I met Gess a little over 6 months ago at a blogger event in Atlanta. I was brand new to blogging and didn’t know a single soul. Honestly, I was a bit nervous because it can be hard to meet authentic people in this industry. When I met Gess my doubts faded instantly. We bonded over taking Instagram photos of each other. She took mine, I took hers! She even offered to take more if I didn’t like them. I knew then, this girl is pretty cool! We talked more that night, laughed a ton, followed each other on Instagram and the rest is history. Gess is my blogger babe I can talk to about anything -- from the highs and lows of blogging to personal life.   

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HELPING EACH OTHER

Gess and I have very similar lifestyles. We are both professional 9-5ers, sorority sisters and are building our personal brands in plus size fashion. Watching Gess reach her goal of walking in a Runway Show during New York Fashion Week, motivated me to push forward to pursue major goals I have set for myself. I was literally shouting with joy as she strutted down the runway. Oh and my sister can walk! Through our conversations, Gess has motivated me to put my fears aside to share adverse experiences that can ultimately help other women.  

I am looking to continue to grow my brand through helping the everyday woman elevate her personal style professionally and socially. My goal is to grow my online presence and eventually transition into television media. Gess desires to grow her brand in PR and fashion and I also see more modeling for her. She’s a natural!

WE GOT YOU

Gess and I are super excited to partner with SEE ROSE GO to highlight their signature tee. I kid you not when I say it is the most comfortable tee I own! I featured the tee in my Must Have Fall Transition Basics Video! It’s SUPER soft, breathable, comfortable and can be styled a ton of different ways. I’m dying over Gess’ modern style approach, pairing the tee with a black vest, leather skirt and rocker booties while my look is a bit more classic. Gess is wearing the tee in grey heather and mine is in burgundy. I chose to style my tee with a black and white detailed skirt, black leather belt and suede booties. It’s a reliable tee I keep on repeat! I love to pair it with wide leg denim trousers and chocolate brown pants. This tee is a must have for every plus size woman! Purchasing this tee is a must and you can save 15% off of your purchase USING CODE RHONDA+SRG15.

The brand was started by two boss women who combined their years of global fashion industry experience to create a quality plus size brand! Gess and I want to recognize more besties supporting each other!

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GUESS WHAT… You can enter to win My Favorite Tee for you and a friend! You and your bestie deserve to have the best of the best, click the link below to enter! GOOD LUCK!

The giveaway is closed but you can continue to shop here! You can also save 15% off of your purchase USING CODE RHONDA+SRG15. See, I’m always looking out for you guys!

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SHOP MY LOOK:

TEE SHIRT | SKIRT | BOOTIES (old)

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



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HOW TO ROCK PRINTS WHILE PLUS
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Who said big girls can’t’ wear prints?! That’s one of the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard!

Prints are expressive artwork stitched onto clothing. They provide an instant glow up especially on days when you’re feeling less than cute.

Leopard is a go to for me! When I saw the modern approach to leopard in this dress, I knew it was one I had to have.

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5 Tips To Rocking Prints While Plus:

  1. Choose smaller designs - Prints that are smaller in design create a more elevated and sophisticated look. They tend to make the body appear long and lean versus large bulky prints.

  2. Mix in a solid color - Two piece printed suits are all the rage right now. However, pairing with a solid tank or cami underneath makes the look appear more put together and classic.

  3. Wear vibrant colors - Yep big girls can wear color too! Vibrant florals and animal prints (my fave!) instantly makes you feel awake, refreshed and youthful.

  4. Pair prints with neutral accessories - Bring in neutrals with accessories. Neutral tones compliment without taking away from the focal point, which is the outfit.

  5. Have fun! - Fashion is Fun! Seriously, stop taking it so serious!

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SHOP THE LOOK:

DRESS | EARRINGS (SIMILAR) | BELT (In store purchase from Cato Fashion) | SHOES & BAG (Old)

7 WAYS TO FEEL SEXY NO MATTER YOUR SIZE
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As plus size women, it can sometimes be hard to embrace our sexiness. We have been told by society that being plus size is unattractive. Little do they know, some of the sexiest women I know (and admire) are plus size! We are financially solid, we have amazing careers, we have curves, I can go on and on.

In my new video, I am sharing my top 7 ways to feel sexy! Ultimately self love starts from the inside out. When we are confident in ourselves we can set our outer sexiness free.


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