Galentine’s Day Anyone

Hey loves, Did y’all know that celebrating Valentine’s Day is not just for lovers anymore it’s also to celebrate friendships and it’s better known as Galentine’s Day.  A day to celebrate with your gals.  So if your plan is to celebrate with your good good girlfriends or your besties here’s a cute, sexy, but not too sexy outfit to consider.

Galentine’s Day is next Wednesday so whether your planning to go out to dinner, movies, hang out a friend’s house or just go to a lounge for some drinks you can’t go wrong with dressing up a nice pair of jeans.  These jeans are from Lane Bryant’s super skinny line.    They have a good amount of stretch and they’re high waisted so they accentuate all the curves.

I’m trying to implement red in my wardrobe, so tough for me, so I added this blazer from Amazon.

Yes, I know it’s not full on red,  but it has red flowers on it.  Trust me I don’t even like doing that, but after seeing it on I do actually like how it looks.  I got it in a size 3xl because even though it has stretch it doesn’t have Buttons and I wanted it to flow nicely.  I paired it with nude blocked heel shoes from the Gap.  They actually come with straps, which I removed because they were too damn tight on my thick ankles,  I thought I’d be flopping around in them, but they actually stayed on (good thing I have wide feet).

Outfit Details:

Blazer: Here

Jeans: Here

Shoes: Here

Getting Ready For V-Day

Hello Loves, so the big V-Day is quickly coming upon us.  Have you started planning an outfit yet?  Did you forget it was coming up?  Does it not matter cause it falls on a Wednesday (Hump Day though) or are you on the who gives a damn train?  Well whatever your feeling this is an outfit you can wear out with your man, with your date or to hang out with your girls.

The top is from Lane Bryant, but unfortunately sold out (there are similar ones linked below).  Let me just say this top is so dope, but not for the faint of heart.  If you are uncomfortable with a sheer top then you can always wear a shell under it.   If you’re not then why not pair it with a very sexy bra.  Mine is not too sexy, but just enough  this one from Adore.    

Keeping with the sheer look, this skirt from Project Runway is a favorite of mine.  This tulle skirt comes with an underlay, so don’t get scared, which comes up to the knee.  The pleats allow for a nice fullness and the material retains the shape of the skirt.

I decided to pair this look with booties from River Island.  They have a patent leather look to them and a gold heel, which allows it to look dressy.  The outfit would also look great with a nice pair of sexy stilettos.  By the way I was playing with makeup again, think I’m getting good at it.  What do y’all think?

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Skinny Jeans and Over-the-Knee Boots

Hello loves, it’s been a while I’m so sorry for the wait and I promise I will try to write more often.

So remember when the skinny jean was not always the most comfortable style for us plus size beauties to wear.  I have a couple in my closet that were supposedly for my size, but I had the hardest time putting them on and my legs felt like I was wearing compression socks.

Lane Bryant came up with the “Super-Skinny” line of jeans and they have a way of making you feel all Va Va Voom when you put them on.  They just hug you in all the right places.  The jeans do have quite a bit of stretch so I would suggest sizing down one or two sizes depending on how fitted you like your jeans.  I went down one size, I’m wearing a size 18, but I feel like could’ve gone down to a 16.   My personal concern when sizing down too much is that the waistband will dig into my actual waist and cause that muffin top to rise.  Nobody wants that so I try to play it safe when it comes to jeans.  Plus, alterations are easier and cheaper when they are to be taken in than let out.

I paired the jeans with these over-the-knee boots also from Lane Bryant.  These are for wide calves, but roomy enough so we’re able to wear them OVER our jeans!!! Thank God!!   I don’t know about y’all, but even wide calf boots were difficult for me to wear over jeans just a couple of years ago.  Also, the heel height is perfect so you can wear these with no problem for a longer period of time.

Lane Bryant is currently having a BOGO 75% Off!!

Outfit Links Below (Happy Shopping):

         

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Biker Chic

Hey my loves!! Did any of you watch “Sons of Anarchy” with that sexy as hell “Jax Teller”!?  Well I was obsessed with the show and  suffice to say I was totally heartbroken when it came to an end.  I think that’s where my interest for the biker look started.  I can’t say that I normally dress like this, but I think mostly because those biker leather jackets are super expensive!!  And also because, at the time, finding one in my size would have meant that I had to buy a man’s jacket and that wasn’t happening.  Thank goodness for faux leather and plus size designers I don’t have to spend an outrageous amount (although you totally can go the leather route) or buy a jacket cut for a man’s body.

If you read my previous post you know that I got this jacket from City Chic.  It’s comfortable, affordable (now 50% off!!!!) and super chic.

I found this top at Charlotte Russe (similar one) and could it be anymore biker chic?  It’s actually a bodysuit and the deep V-neck makes it very sexy.  The choker took  some getting used to because I don’t like things too close to my throat (nothing traumatic happened it’s just annoying).  It makes me feel like I’m literally choking.  I may just cut the choker off the bodysuit next time I wear it.  I can’t spend all day tugging at it when I wear it again.

The fishnet jeans are also from Charlotte Russe and they helped tie my biker look together.  Now I don’t know where I would hang this Louis bag on my make believe bike, but that’s the chic part about it.  Better yet, I need to find a real-life biker dude and I don’t have to worry at all.

Outfit Details:

Jacket: Here /  Bodysuit (similar): Here / Jeans: Here

 

Buying Timeless Pieces vs Trends

We all fall victim to the latest trends at some point in our shopping lives (think back to acid wash jeans), but they come and go so quickly and then just sit in the back of our closet.  Whether we spend a lot or a little sometimes it’s just not worth the money to do so.   Unless of course you have an unlimited stream of disposable income, which I personally don’t.  So more often than not I like to buy pieces that I can wear for years to come and sprinkle a couple of trends throughout the seasons.

I purchased this Melissa McCarthy “leather” skirt last year.  The timeless A-line skirt is perfect to wear throughout the years.  It has a glossy faux-leather front and a stretchy panel in the back with an exposed zipper closure at the back waist.  With a split up the center for a flash of skin and side pockets (I love pockets) to boot.   Although the original price was $139.00 it was well worth the cost and it’s still up on the site, but now it’s a lot cheaper so if you like it, get it and I hope they have your size.   I’ve worn it to work, just for a day out or you can style like I’ve done for a night out on the town.

For this look I paired it with my Premme bodysuit from their debut line, which dropped summer of this year and I never got a chance to wear it until now, but bodysuits are usually very transitional articles of clothing and this one’s no different.  As you can see it has a very sexy peekaboo cleavage and a little shoulder action too.  Cute enough to wear with almost anything.  It’s not a crisp white color so don’t be alarmed when you receive it (like I was, lol).

Since it is fall I added this super cute faux leather biker jacket from City Chic, which happens to match perfectly with the skirt.  I like this jacket because instead of the typical silver or yellow gold tone zipper they’ve added rose gold accessories.  Biker jackets are also a win when shopping for pieces that are more than just a trend.  They rarely go out of style and you can wear it dressed up or dressed down.

Outfit Details:

          

My Favorite Fall Mattes

 

 

As far back as I can remember I’ve had an obsession with lipsticks especially mattes.  I remember being a freshman in high school and my mother finally allowing me to wear lipstick (she was a strict Dominican mother, still is, so I was a late bloomer).  Back then there weren’t too many brands that carried mattes so I would take my regular schmegular (in my Cardi B. voice) store brand lipsticks, who remembers Wet and Wild!?, and as the magazines instructed take some tissue paper and place it over my lips and dab some talcum powder over them.  After a while I became an expert and I didn’t have the powder residue all over my mouth.

Now that fall is here I’m sharing some of my favorite hues to rock this season.  Click on the item pictures to shop.

Stila’s “Beso” is my favorite red and I wear it year round. It’s an all day stay matte and it does go for quite a while.

Red never goes out of style, although some women are a bit hesitant to wear a bold red.  If that is the case then I would probably apply a thin layer first to test it out and see how you feel.

 

MAC’s “Carnivorous” is a deep red aka burgundy and it feels like you’re wearing nothing on your lips.

Burgundy hues make you feel and look very vixen like.  If you haven’t given this hue a try, DO IT (not trying to pressure you, well maybe a little bit).  Thing about them is that they can be messy to apply.  So my trick is to use a similar color lip pencil to not only line the lip, but shade in the lips so that you make less of a mess and also helps to make the lipstick stay on longer (good idea for any time you apply a matte).

Anastasia Beverly Hills “Spice” is a nice nude, which is great for those days when you don’t have time for precise application.

This Anastasia Beverly Hills is a nice nude for brown or dark skin ladies.  I’m always in search of a nude color, which can be somewhat difficult to find because what they sell as “nudes” doesn’t exactly look that way on us, but I like this one.

If you have any favorites for Fall please share with me and leave a  comment below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boot Season is Upon Us

Hello my fellow Phatties. We’re finally experiencing cooler fall temperatures and I’m so happy we can finally bring out the tall boots.
Growing up, it was always difficult trying to find fashionable knee high boots with these thick legs. I would look at the magazine articles talking about where to find knee-high and thigh-high boots and not one would be for us Phat Girls. Luckily we have more options now and we can rock some stylish boots and in most cases no need to spend that extra money at your favorite shoe repair to have them a)stretch them out or b)add that stretchy gore on the inside of the boot or even c)add that stretchy zipper so the zipper could go up. The things we have to do.

Below are some of my fave fall/winter boots.  Click on the picture to shop:

Eloquii:

Lane Bryant:

 

Asos (Wide width, not wide calf):

Torrid:

Happy Shopping and drop a comment below…

 

Bare Shoulders for Fall

Hello my fellow Phatties. Last week I was perusing through the world wide web and I came across a really cute bare shoulders top and I was hesitant because I was like it’s fall, are we still doing the bare shoulders thing (insert thinking emoji here)? But I really liked it and I told myself that it’s good to follow trends, but not good to be a slave to them. And so I bought it.

I purchased the top from CityChicOnline. This top is meant to look faux layered and  I’m glad they did it because when I layer a button down top with a sweater it’s such a hassle. I end up tugging at the sleeves all day because the shirt keeps shifting under the sweater.

I paired it with this pencil skirt from Lane Bryant (purchased many moons ago), which used to fit me nice and snug so it seems like I’ve lost a couple pounds in my hips. I suggest wearing this top with a fitted bottom so if you don’t want to wear a pencil skirt or a skirt at all you can pair it with skinny jeans, leggings or ankle pants. To finish the look I opted for a these black suede kitten heel pumps from J. Crew.

Simple, yet cute outfit and I think I can get away with this look at work…

Outfit Details:

City Chic Top: Here

J. Crew Heels: Here

Hey There Fall, Finally?

Hello my loves!  Do you remember a few weeks back when I attended The Curvycon?  Part of the experience was shopping and they had quite a few vendors there, some of which I never shopped from before.  One of these vendors was Ellos, which is where I found this tunic top along with some other cute items at very reasonable prices.  I like this particular top because of the color pattern and its tie waist detail.  I can dress it up or down, wear it with a pencil skirt and pumps for the office or with some jeans and cute booties for a day out and about.  Be prepared for more outfit ideas/inspiration with this top because it’s super cute. Continue reading “Hey There Fall, Finally?”