Mini Vacation ~ Top 5 Items to Bring to Wear

This spring I told myself that I was going to do 3 things; show some more skin, be confident in who I am and love myself more and more every day. Since I turned 31 years old two weeks ago I continued to celebrate my birthday last weekend by traveling with my girls on a mini vacation to Vegas! Las Vegas was so much fun and I enjoyed my 4 days in “sin city” LOL.

When traveling on a mini vacation these are the top 5 items I always bring to wear:
1. Under Garments: I always make sure that I wear some type of spanx or shaper under my outfits. I brought 3 different shapers on this mini vacation that I found all at Walmart (full body shaper, shorts shaper, and panty shaper). They are all true to size, I got a 3x in all of them and they are made by Maidenform. Also a strapless bra is necessary, and you already know to invest in good bra.

2. Black Dress: You never can go wrong with a cute black dress. I decided to bring this all black peplum dress with lace at the top that I bought at ROSS. It really fits me well. Also I wore a lace top (Macy’s), leporad bra (Lane Bryant), black skirt (Forever21) size large, Purse (ROSS).
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3. Shorts: I love having a good pair of comfortable shorts to show off my thick thighs. I brought my Torrid shorts that I bought last summer. I paired it with this beige Lane Bryant shirt and Payless heels.
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4. Day Dress: I brought a green maxi dress that I got from a small boutique in Oakland and a cute black day dress that I just got from Lane Bryant.
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5. Swimwear: For this mini vacation I decided to bring two options for swim wear. I mixed and matched my bottom and bikini top. My first look is a mint green bikini top that I got at Forever21 in the plus size section. I am wearing a 3x in it.
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The second look is a purple top from Walmart. Originally this purple top had straps, but I made it strapless (it looked better). Side note: I wore strapless Lane Bryant bras with my swimsuits.
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The hot pink bottoms are from Lane Bryant (I’m wearing a size 22). They are very comfortable and hold everything in. I love them!

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I hope you enjoyed my mini vacation outfits. Remember that curvaceous and plus size women are dime pieces who are top of the line and nothing less, always, 2 SNAPS TO THAT!

2SNAPS,
FancyDime

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“31 Never Felt or Looked This Fabulous”

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Today I never felt so Fabulous and Looked so good! (LOL). I want to thank the Lord for another year of wisdom, success, peace, happiness and love. Happy 31st Birthday to ME! I hope you enjoy my birthday outfit.

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

2SNAPS,
FancyDime

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Outfit Details:
Dress:ROSS
Clutch and Necklace:Lane Bryant
Shoes:Payless
Photo Credit:Elaine Hicks

Brunch Ready…

DSCF2520I absolutely love the month of March.  Many may say because it’s my birthday month, but really it’s the beautiful springtime flowers.  Okay, and because it’s my birthday month too!  Today’s outfit was inspired by my Walmart Freesia color purse.  I threw this striped black and white with a hint of yellow dress together just in time for Sunday Brunch.  When I found this dress, I didn’t have time to try it on in the store but I knew it was coming home with me.  This size 22 Voir Voir dress is a form fitting dress that I love!  Sometimes I don’t like stripes because of my stomach area, but this dress won me over. I shop everywhere because you never know where you may find quality, a great deal, and fabulous fashion. This entire outfit was under $100 dollars and I ready for my Sunday Brunch.

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

2SNAPS,
FancyDime

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Outfit Details with Links:
Dress/Earrings:ROSS
Shoes:Payless
Purse:Walmart
Photo Credit: Elaine Hicks

“You Are My African Queen…”

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Every year during the month of February I put on a Black History Assembly for my students at the Elementary School I work at. This year I focused on African American inventors and people of African descent. I wanted my students to understand and learn that they can be anything they want to be in life. Also I shared with my youth that there are people at our school that have African descent, meaning they are from another country where they speak a different language or they may look like they’re Black but be from another country.

During the Black History Assembly we showcased historical music from the 1920’s until present. Also I did a flag presentation which focused on students and staff that are of African descent from other countries. This was very important to me being that my father is from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I wanted to share with my students that my father speaks other languages and my grandma doesn’t speak English, because when students look at me they see the color of my skin nothing else. The flags that participated in the presentation were Belize, Brazil, Haiti, Honduras, Libra, and Puerto Rico.

The outfit that I decided to wear during the flag presentation is an African dress that I designed and my friend’s Libran head wrap. “You look like and African Queen” many of my students told me, and I truly felt like one. This dress I designed for my graduation from grad school about 5 years old. But I love finding old clothes in my closet and making them new again. I hope you love my African attire as much as my kids did.

2SNAPS,
Fancydime
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WOULD YOU BE MINE? ♥

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Valentine’s Day is around the corner and I asked myself should I buy something new or find something in my closet? I decided to find something in my closet.
When you haven’t wore something in a while it becomes new all over again, that’s how I feel about this cute floral patterned dress that I found last year at Macy’s. This year I’m living the single life, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress up on Valentine’s Day, because Lord knows I am!!!
When I originally wore this dress, it was worn in a country-chic type of way. For my birthday, I went horseback riding and this dress was paired with a vest, cow girl boots, and a cow girl hat. As you can tell – I was really into the cowgirl theme at the time. I even took it as far as going to Napa! That was a memorable birthday. Now, I plan to wear this again, in a more curvaceous cute way – simple with a cardigan and low nude heel. Perfect for Valentine’s Day.

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

2snaps,
FancyDime

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My Birthday Outfit

My Birthday Outfit


OUTFIT DETAILS:
Dress:Macy’s Women|Cardigan:TJMaxx|Heels:Payless
Photo taken by Elaine Hicks

WorkFlow Attire

Since I direct an After School Program my workflow attire could be casual, dressed up or business professional. I try to plan my outfits out the day before but that never works, so most of the time all my outfits are chosen in the morning. Most of the time I’m rushing, but the outfit choice still look decent.

The pictures that I’m showing you are last weeks workflow attire? How do you choose your workflow outfit? I hope you enjoy!

2SNAPS,
Fancydime

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Dress/Sweater/Boots:Forever21
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Skirt/Tank Top/Cardigan: Target|Boots:Forever21
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Aztec Shirt/Boots:Forever21|Skirt:Lane Bryant|Tank Top: Target
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Blazer/Shoes:Lane Bryant|Skater Skirt:Torrid| Purse:Forever21
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Dress/Necklace: Forever21|Jean Jacket: Random

Websites:
http://www.lanebryant.com
http://www.torrid.com
http://www.forever21.com

Featured Fridays~”Its the Stripes”

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Featured Fridays is a way that I can showcase Curvaceous and Plus Size Women rockin’ an outfit that I would wear or simply because I like their style. Also I will showcase fashionable local businesses that cater to curvaceous and plus size women. Today I decided to feature my curvy friend Joshlyn. I absolutely love stripes and fell in love with Joshlyn’s black and white striped dress. The material of this Betsey Johnson dress is light and fits great on her body. This curvy woman is ready to either have a fun day out in the sun or can dress it up for a night on the town. The major plus on this dress is the POCKETS! I also love how this dress has a bow that makes it sexy. I hope you love Joshlyn’s dress as much as I did.

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

2snaps,
FancyDime

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Outfit Details:
Dress:Betsey Johnson
Shoes:San Francisco Boutique