Being from Cali I never really get to experience different seasons, but this past Thanksgiving I fell in Love with Winter! This was my first Thanksgiving spent with my Haitian fam in ATL, a well spent one must I add.
In addition to eating all the delicous Haitian food and the Rhum I went a lot of places with my cousins. After brunch one day I told my cousin to stop in this beautiful field with fall leaves. Its nothing like seeing brown leaves change to red and orange. Makes me wanna move to the south!
Dress:LA Fashion District| Duster:Thift|Shades:Ray-Ban
Coming to Vegas in the summertime you must have swimsuit confidence and be super cute. This past summer I went to Mirage Bare Pool and loved the climate. Hope you’re having as much fun this weekend!
Skirt:.Rebdolls|Swimsuit:SwimSuitsforAll| Clutch:San Antonio Winery|Shoes: Payless
“NOTHING can stop me, I’m all the way UP!” Everytime I walk into H&M it brings me so much joy,how much plus size clothes they have! Most people think all the plus size clothes are only online, but that’s not true you can find them in the stores too. I found this comfortable jumper and purse right in the store. The jumper is a size 22, and fit just right.
Hope you love my jumper as much as I do.
Its nothing like a good old deal, especially for this cute sweater dress! A few weeks ago I signed up for Gwynnie Bee,which allowed me to try and wear differnt looks for a month. I enjoyed it so much I subcribed.
Today I celebrated an Annual Women’s Day at my friends church and wore a pink ribbon in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This black sweater dress with ivory colorblocking from Taylor dresses is super comfty and chic at the same time. I love this dress so much, I bought it! Who knew it was $18, love love love my new look. Click here to try your first month free with Gwynnie Bee.
Coat and Shoes:Lane Bryant|Purse:Thrift
Last weekend I was so excited to sign up for gwynnie bee! “Gwynnie Bee is an online women’s clothing subscription service for sizes 10-32”. Basically you fill your closet online then when you get your items try it, wear it or love it! And I fell in love with this fall look.
This week I received this sexy chic floral print dress by Junarose. This dress is true to size, I decided to get a 22 and it fit just right. I had my item for about a week, and today I shipped it back. I can’t wait to see my next package.
Photo Credit:Chika Emeka
Heels:Lane Bryant|Purse: LA Boutique
Yesterday was Back To School Night for my students.I shopped my closet as usual! Usually I wear all black to meet my students parents but this year I wanted a pop of color. RED it is! But first, my chic black and white Target skirt was my staple piece that I worked around to style my outfit. The skirt was paired with my Burlington Coat Factory red shoes and I brought the peplum shirt back.
Remember that curve and plus size women are Top of the line, and nothing less, Always 2SNAPS to that!
The last couple of weddings I’ve been in I was the only plus size girl. Too some this may not be a problem, but for me finding a bridesmaid dress gets a bit difficult. Many thoughts run through my mind, Is the bride going to make us wear strapless? Are my arms going to show? What color will she choose? Will I look good in the dress?
The first bridal shop many Brides go to is David’s Bridal. There is nothing wrong with David’s Bridal but some of the dresses don’t really fit the way I would like them to. TIP:Remember to size up and do alterations later. Its cheaper if you don’t do it in the store.
Last week I was the Maid of Honor in my best friends wedding. I really lucked out because I found the dress at Elegant Lace Bridal in the store, this is where the Bride got her dress as well. One thing I loved about this shop is they carry Alfred Angelo dresses. Alfred Angelo dresses is heaven for any Bride for their Bridesmaids, you may ask why? If you have a different sizes in your wedding this company sizes 0-30w in most dresses and there is no price difference. This means your smaller bridesmaid will pay the same amount as a Fancydime like myself. Yay! Other companies may charge a bit more for plus size dresses.
My spring violet Modern Vintage dress was absolutely beautiful with soft net material. I sized up to 24, but usually wear a size 22. The dress was floor length with fluff out sleeves, this is what made my day. Click here for a similar Modern Vintage look.
- Most bridesmaids dresses are not true to size, you will have to go up 1 to 2 sizes. Don’t worry that doesn’t mean you got bigger.
- Cost: Almost all the Plus Size Bridesmaid dress cost is more than straight size dresses. Alfred Angelo is one of the only bridal places that all the dresses 0-30w are the same price.
- Making Alterations: this could cost a lot but if its something you can sew DIY, but if not check your local cleaners, seamstress or even Joanns/ Beverly’s for help.
- Strapless bra &Spanx: Make sure to wear the proper under garments. The Bridesmaid dress that I wore had a build-in bra so I decided no bra and the dress held me in so no spanx but a good pair of underwear!
- Shoes: When doing alterations make sure to bring the heels/shoes you will wear the day of the wedding.
- Have Confidence: Make sure you look in the mirror to see how beautiful you are. Your hair, make up and most importantly the Dress…smile and know you’re the Shhhh.
Its a great experience being a Bridesmaid but know its a lot of work as well. The dress is only one important part of the experience, the other is making the Bride happy! Make sure you share your bridesmaid looks with me. Hope you loved the tips and my look.!