December 31, 2016

Farewell 2016, Hello 2017!!!

Saying goodbye to people, places, experiences or even a year is always hard, especially when we grow into routines of the day to day. But with the start of a new year taking the time out to reflect on some of the highlights and lowlights of the year is an essential way to start fresh.

December 27, 2016

Ready, Set, Sparkle

The holidays are coming to a close and we are on our countdown to 2017!!! I am choosing to spend these final days of 2016 relaxing, reflecting and staying stylish. This outfit is perfect option for New Year’s Eve or even a last minute holiday gathering.

December 19, 2016

Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Life can get hectic, especially around the holiday’s, for me personally the whole month of December has been a blur!!! Between wrapping up with the ending of my semester, working full time, social activities and everything in between, holiday shopping can be a bit overwhelming. However, with Christmas just being a few days away there is still time to secure a gift that your mom, sister, aunt, niece or friend will be sure to love. There are even some options for guys here as well. If your looking for inspiration look no further my guide has something to suit everyone’s budget….

December 18, 2016

DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater

Ahh the joys of Christmas!!! Christmas is one of my favorite times of year, I love to get together with friends and family, go to parties, decorate, gift wrap and simply be creative.  So this year when I was invited to an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, I jumped at the opportunity to use my creativity to make my own Ugly Christmas Sweater. Not only was it fun but it only cost $10 to create and who doesn’t like saving money during the holiday season!!!!

November 10, 2016

Leather Weather

Autumn is the perfect time of year to wear leather or shall I say pleather. With the seasons changing leather is a great alternative to add a little warmth, style and comfort, while still looking fierce!!!

November 6, 2016

Tess Holliday’s MBLM Collection

Omg!!! I got to meet plus size super model Tess Holliday, my excited cannot even be put into words!!! On October 27th, 2016, Macy’s Herald Square had a Trunk Show, showcasing pieces from this Fall’s MBLM collection. The event was hosted alongside with the co-creator of the CurvyCon, Chasity Garner, who I was also super excited to meet again.

November 3, 2016

My 1st Staycation: Tips on How to Have a Fulfilling Vacation at Home!!!

Vacation “Staycation”, all I ever wanted! Staycation, had to get away (well not literally, lol)!!!  For those of you that don’t know what a “Staycation” is it is basically a vacation where you stay local and do activities that are near to you rather than going away!!! This year I decided to do just that and I could not be happier.

October 16, 2016

Transitioning a Summer Dress into Fall

Just because it’s fall that doesn’t mean you still can’t rock some of your favorite summer trends. I love Indian summer days, when the weather is warm, crisp, cool and inviting. Days like this the sun just lightly touches you but is strong enough to remind you of the bliss of summer. These days are perfect to pull out a summer dress or even shorts and wear on well into the fall. 

October 7, 2016

My 9 Year Journey with Adult Braces

Wow!!! After 9 years my braces have finally been removed, I am still in shock and I honestly can’t believe that I am braces free. I contemplated if I should blog about my experience as it is a very emotional one for me, but I decided to go ahead and talk about my journey and how having braces helped build my confidence.

October 1, 2016

Falling for Fall Lookbook

Fall is officially here, time for pumpkin spiced everything, slowly layering up and getting cozy. For me autumn means going back to routine!!! Trying to balance full time work, school, family and a social life can be challenging but that doesn’t mean that I am going to let my sense of style suffer. As the days get cooler I find myself looking for outfits that are comfortable, stylish and will last me throughout the day and night…

August 8, 2016

Rio Inspired Plus Size Lookbook

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games are in full swing and though I would have loved to attend the games, that doesn’t mean that I cannot enjoy the spirit of the summer Olympics and all that it has to offer straight from my home, Go Team USA!!! I have been a longtime fan of the Olympics, I think it is such a treat to see different nations come together to compete for the Gold, Silver and Bronze metals. Plus with the games taking place in Brazil this year, it adds a little extra magic to the event!!! I thought what better way to celebrate than to put together some Rio inspired fashion looks to feel more a part of the Olympic events.

July 25, 2016

Summer Shoe Line Up for Wide Feet

Shopping for shoes has to be my least favorite thing to shop for, it is so hard to find cute, stylish, comfortable and well-made shoes to fit my size 11W feet!!! It is a task but it is not impossible. Take a walk in my shoes and check out my summer shoe line with some styles going up to a size 13W.

July 19, 2016

Plus Size Swimsuit Lookbook 2016

Woo-Hoo, its swimsuit season!!! I just love going to the beach and spending days pool side, I also love a good bathing suit as well. In past years I was always determined to find the trendiest swimsuit available within the limited amount of options provided for plus size ladies. At times it was challenging but I am thankful that things have change and I don’t have to look so hard to find trendy, sexy and fun swimsuit options to fit my body.

July 11, 2016

Camping Chic

I am a city girl at heart so camping is not something that comes natural to me!!! But I love adventure so when I found out my friends wanted to go Camping I jumped at the opportunity to go along. Being the city girl that I am, one of the first thoughts that popped into my head was… OMG!!! What am I going to wear!!!

July 4, 2016

Summer Style Lookbook

It’s summer time!!! One of my favorite seasons to play around with different colors and patterns when dressing. Summer clothing may not be the most fashion forward, but it is the most fun for me!! I love to wear light airy pieces that are casual, flirty and fun!!! 

June 28, 2016

10 Year High School Reunion: A Reflection of 2002-2006 for a Night!!!

So this past weekend I attended and survived my 10 year high school reunion!!! Yikes, it’s been 10 years already!!! I am not sure if I should be grateful, concerned or a little bit of both. I am grateful that I am still alive 10 years post HS and over these past years I feel like I have grown a lot personally. As for being concerned, I am getting further and further away from my youth and as we all know that can be scary.

June 25, 2016

Healthy Hydration: Stay Cool & Calm During Summer Workouts!!!

It’s officially summer, woo hoo!! Spring 2016 was a definite flop and we are finally getting some warm days here in NYC. This is my favorite time of year to get outdoors and participate in doing all of the active things that I love, such as extended walks, cycling, swimming and volleyball!!! While doing all of these activities I make sure that I stay cool and well hydrated, because catching a heat stroke is not cute!!!

June 19, 2016

Curvy Con 2016

Bigger, bolder, better!!! The Curvy Con 2016 was all that and more!!! This year was absolutely electrifying, I had an opportunity to network with other like minded women, shop and be exposed to other majorly successful plus size contenders out there, not only in the fashion world but in music and comedy as well.

I thoroughly enjoyed the panels and all of the positive messages that the speakers had to share. However, one thing that really spoke to me and thrived my inspiration was the message of Loving your truth!!! I felt that this message encompasses everything that a person needs to be fully confident within themselves. Being able to love your truth will allow you to claim who are as an individual and what you have to offer to yourself and the world. Loving your truth means that you are able to love yourself and your flaws!! Finding love in who you are doesn’t mean that you have to stop improving, because the person that you are meant to be is always evolving. Recognizing your truth will help you to grow with any changes that you may be facing in your life now or in the future!! Going forward I am planning to incorporate this message into all aspects of my own life. Now onto the fashion…

Down with the Denim!!

For this year’s look, I wanted to have a more laid back style but still look put together. I decided on wearing a form fitting denim dress. I thought that this dress was casual but still feminine and I just loved the way that it flattered my curves. I paired the dress with light shrug and some jeweled wedges for a little extra sparkle!

Dress: This dress is from Ashley Stewart, Size 28, unfortunately it is sold out, but a little birdie told me that it may be back in stock soon, so keep an out for this on their website!

(similar styles:
AshleyStewart, Rainbow and Rainbow)

Shrug: Torrid, Size 5x

Shoes: Avenue, Size 12,
they did run big, I should have gone with size 11, my true size. 

Curvy Con 2016: 
Blogger Babes
Loved these Photo Walls!
Shoutout to JcPenny for the Photo Booth 

June 13, 2016

Curvy Con 2015 Highlights

Hey guys, this is my first ever blog post and I thought what a better topic to talk about than the Curvy Con!! With the Curvy Con 2016 just being days away, I wanted to relive some of the highlights from last year’s event. The Curvy Con was such an amazing event, for the first time in my life I was able to interact with so many plus size beauties and it felt phenomenal. Not only did I feel ultra confident, I felt inspired!!  After the event I was so full of life, I had an opportunity to bond with a good friend of mine, meet some of my favorite plus size bloggers, do a little shopping and also some style watching as well.

Being at the Curvy Con made me feel like I was literally living in a plus size blog!!! Weekly I go to my favorite blogs for style ideas, when I am feeling stressed or down and their positivity always brings me right back up, being at that event in person was just a boiling pot of positive energy and I cannot wait to experience it again this year. After the Curvy Con I thought to myself, Why don’t I start a blog of my own blog? , I thought about, I dreamt about it, it has been something I wanted to do for a while now; I even set up my own blog web page, but never posted anything. But I can now finally say a year later that I am ready to start this journey and here it goes, just like that crossing #6 off my bucket list Start a Blog! Let this adventure begin!!!

Here is what I wore to Curvy Con 2015, I wanted to have a classy look but still be comfortable. I went ahead and wore RED to make a BOLD statement, I feel a little red dress is not only classy but fun as well. I paired this swing dress with a black shrug, some wedge sandals and a sequin clutch to tie the look together.

                       Dress: (similar: Here and Here), Lace Back Shrug, Shoes: Sold Out, Clutch: Sold Out 

Curvy Con 2015:

The Curvy Scavenger Hunt
Photoboothing It!
Blogger Babes