Strong, determined, stylish, intelligent, warrior, struggle, and a survivor all come to my mind when I think about “Mama Africa”.
I’ve been looking for an African print skirt and so happy that I found one that I was able to try on in person. When I went to LA a few months ago I stop by the Slauson Super Mall (LA’s Swapmeet) and came across a Ghanaian shop called African Fashion (Booth #F18) that sells everything! I couldn’t pass up a $40 deal. The fit of the skirt is great, plus it has a lining underneath which holds me in and POCKETS! Yassss.
Top:Ashley Stewart|Shoes: Target |Shades:Steve Madden|Earrings:Street Festival |Bracelets:Dubai|Photo:Aisha Davis
This is the perfect swimwear outfit to feel sexy but covered and be able to go swimming in the entire floral print.
Last weekend I went to Raging Waters in San Jose and was able to relax in the lazy river, fun tube slides, and jump through all the waves in the wave pool. The material is the best thing about this collection because when you wear this Swimsuit for all Gabi Fresh’s Queen of Bikini swimwear in the water it drys right away. Yay! And 2Snaps to that.
I wore the two piece purple bikini with the cover up. This is from last year’s collection but there are plenty of options with Gabi Fresh’s new collection. The bottoms are in a size 24, top is 18 E/F and the cover up is a 22/24.
In addition to me pulling this swimwear out of the closet… Peaches, my hair stylist got me to step out the box and created a different style for me. The braids are cornrolled on roll in the front and individuals in the back, took a long time but worth the wait!
Remember that Plus Size and Curvaceous women are Top of the line and Nothing less Always 2SNAPS to that!
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
Ashely Stewart is having a Sunday (Funday) 35% off sale! This sale makes me want to go shopping, and what better to do it right at my home. I am absolutely in love with faux leather dresses. These are four dresses that are chic and get me ready for the upcoming holidays.
Faux Leather Skater Dress
Black Faux Leather Skater Dress
Red Quilted Faux Leather Dress
Suede Faux Fringe Dress
Everyday I am on social media looking at different websites, bloggers, shopping, and seeing what’s new, but last night I came across Fancydime! That’s me…I couldn’t believe that About.Com included me in there “10 Fabulously Fashionable Bloggers”. I am among some of the fabulous and stylish bloggers:JayMiranda, Le Blog De Big Beauty, Golden Kaleidoscope, TheShoppingSlayer, La Pecosa Preciousa (first blogger I met and love her), ONTHEQTRAIN (my fellow Haitian),Suits, Heels & Curves, Lace N Leopard, and Sarah Rae Vargas. Click here to get the full article Plussize About.com written by their style expert Chastity from Garnerstyle,
Remember that Curvaceous and Plus Size women are Top of the line, nothing less, Always 2SNAPS to that!
Just another Fancydime Friday! This week has been very long so it’s time for me to take myself to Happy Hour. I woke up this morning and put on this sexy but work friendly black dress to run errands in and meet up with my friends later to get drinks. This dress is from Ideel (I believe it’s sold out, but they have many other options). It is very comfortable, the material is mesh like. The dress is sheer but has a slip under it. I am wearing a size 3X and spanx panties with this, just to hold everything in. I think every gal needs a pair no matter what size. I simply paired this all black dress with my heels from ROSS (similar from DSW) and some San Fran street jewelry. It’s always great to get a bargin and support street vendors. Everyone needs a black dress in their closet especially one you can wear to work all the way to happy hour.
I hope you have a beautiful weekend. Remember that Curvaceous and Plus Size Women are TOP of the line and nothing less, Always, 2SNAPS to that!
Photo Credit:Chika Emeka
GooGoo Atkins is a wardrobe stylist, creative director, and TV personality, but she is best known for styling her two sisters Erica Campbell and Tina Campbell from the hit gospel group Mary Mary. I began to really get to know GooGoo from We’s TV show Mary Mary. I fell in love with her fun & loving personality. A plus is that she’s a confident plus size women just like me. Last year I had the opportunity to meet her in LA, she is so nice.
Since I began working on Garnerstyle&Co with the stylish and chic plus size blogger Chastity from Garnerstyle, it has taught me a lot, my followers and the world need to see curvy girls dressing outside of the norm and being confident doing it! Yasss we are doing it in the world. Yesterday Go premiered “Goo Ru Style” the name of her show on Youtube. She is sharing tips on what to wear to certain places, how you can still look cute and sexy on a budget, how you can work with what you have in your closet, and how to style your outfits. Go’s YouTube show from We TV will be 8 episodes for tthis season. I just watched and I’m looking forward to the next episode. Click here to check “GooRu Style” out.
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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.
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!
Skirt/Tank Top/Cardigan: Target|Boots:Forever21
Aztec Shirt/Boots:Forever21|Skirt:Lane Bryant|Tank Top: Target
Blazer/Shoes:Lane Bryant|Skater Skirt:Torrid| Purse:Forever21
Dress/Necklace: Forever21|Jean Jacket: Random