Dressed On The Go…

DSC_0011This is my causal look. I would go shopping at the local farmers market, the mall or to hang out with my friends in this outfit. This outfit is simply a cute way to be dressed on the go.
Remember that curvaceous and plus size women are dime pieces who are top of the line and nothing less, always, 2 SNAPS TO THAT!
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Fancydime

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Coral Shirt:Forever21Plus
TealPants:LaneBryant
Sneakers:Nike
Purse:Aldo
Earrings:Accessories Boutique, Alameda, CA
Photo Credit: Elaine Hicks

WEBSITE LINKS:
Lane Bryant
Forever21 Plus Size

IT’S A CROP TOP KIND OF DAY

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Last week I decided to buy a Crop Top. I have always been nervous to wear crop tops, but this past weekend I did it! Forever 21 has 3 different colors in this particular one. Since I saw no crop tops in the Forever 21 Plus section, I decided to try on a Large and it fit. I was so excited that it fit, I bought two different colors. These Crop Tops fit comfortable and have a bit of stretch in them. The pants look like leggings, but they are an XL Harem Pants (which I call MC Hammer pants). The cool thing about these pants is while I don’t get the Harem Pants look at least they have pockets! This is a perfect example of how clothing sizes don’t matter, but the material and the stretch of it does.

Remember that curvaceous and plus size women are dime pieces who are top of the line and nothing less, always, 2 SNAPS TO THAT!

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Fancydime

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Crop Top- Forever 21
Bottoms- Collage Clothing Lounge, Oakland,CA
Black Jacket- Old Navy
Shoes- Icing Fashion Jewelry Accessories
Earrings- Collage Clothing Lounge, Oakland,CA

WEBSITE LINKS:
Forever 21
Old Navy
Icing

Trayvon Martin Mural

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As I walked to get drinks with my friends in downtown Oakland, I came across a Mural dedicated to Trayvon Martin by a group of local Artists called “Trust Your Struggle”. Mister Bouncer, one of the artist who is from Berkeley was spray painting the main image of Trayvon Martin. As he took a break to look at his art work, I began talking to him about the fabulous pieces of art that was being displayed. I couldn’t believe they were using only spray paint, and were free handing images of youth from a photo that they held in their hand. The “Trust Your Struggle” local Oakland Artists came across this particular location on the corner of 17th and Telegraph because it was a boarded up window that someone broke during the protest after the Trayvon Martin verdict. Youth Radio asked the Artists from “Trust Your Struggle” to come and paint on the boarded up window. I kept asking myself who would break a youth organizations window? As I stood for about a good 10 minutes watching the Artists spray paint each image,so many thoughts ran through my mind.

youth radioYouth Radio is "the highest quality media production, Youth Radio equips the next generation with skills and support that lead to jobs and education. Partnering 14-24 year-olds with industry leaders, Youth Radio produces digital media and Peabody-award winning journalism that is distributed nationally. Through hands-on work experience, support services and a creative outlet, Youth Radio prepares young people for employment and ultimately transforms live". 20130719_20115720130719_200923

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mister bouncerMister Bouncer explained that the images that each Artist spray painted was one of the youth from the Youth Radio organization. The youth came up with the idea of having the Artists spray paint them all wearing a hoodie.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
CHECK OUT YOUTH RADIO http://www.youthradio.org/about/mission-vision
FOLLOW MISTER BOUNCER ON INSTRAGRAM and TWITTER
FOLLOW CEECARPIO ON INSTRAGRAM

HELLO FANCY…

20130717_160518I LOVE walking into Forever 21 and finding new outfits to add to my forever growing closet. I fell in LOVE with this Hello Kitty Sweatshirt! I don’t really  wear sweatshirts, but I decided to buy this one because I like Hello Kitty. I enjoyed my sporty day and wearing this bright red shirt, that screamed…LOOK FANCYDIME is here. My entire outfit felt comfortbale, sporty and stylish at the same time!!!

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Hello Kitty Shirt- Forever 21 Plus
Jeans- Lane Bryant
Shoes- Forever 21

Sunday Brunch

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This is a perfect example of how I went to a average size store and fell in love with this beautiful patterned skirt.

Skirt: Collage Clothing Lounge, Oakland, CA

Black Shirt: Forever 21

Necklace: a local boutique in Alameda, CA

Sandals: Payless ShoesSource

Who Is FANCYDIME???

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This is FANCYDIME, to most Desiree.  I am originally from LA, but moved to the BAY area 10 years ago to become the educator that I am today.  I am a beautiful full figured woman who loves myself more and more everyday.  I created this blog to guide curvy and plus size women through a journey of knowing they can find fashionable clothes and look fabulous in them.  FancyDime is about curvaceous and plus size women loving themselves.  My motto is that curvaceous and plus size women are dime pieces who are top of the line and nothing less, always, 2 SNAPS TO THAT!  Look forward to posts on how to put cute outfits together, confidently walk into your typical average size store (and find something to wear),  ways to accessorize an outfit that you already have, and much much more.

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FancyDime