Friday, April 30, 2010

Diva Spotlight: Ariel/Kiddotrue

I wanted to do this Diva Spotlight because I love when PSD (Plus Sized Divas) have those great moments of courage. Its hard to put yourself out there for criticism from the masses. Here is Ariel from the blog: (extra) fun- sized
She posted her first OOTD and I wanted to spotlight this moment on my blog. Please go by her blog and show her some love.

i really like these pictures because they are images of bravery for me. i'd been stalling for ages about showing myself on my own blog, but i finally did it! i love the cardigan and the dress, i think they're both really sweet and feminine. i'm just blogging because i wanted to talk to people and this was the final step in really putting myself out there and truly communicating with other fashion-minded & full-bodied ladies.

the cardigan came from the old navy regular size section on

the dress came from

DOTD: Closing this chapter

This is supposed to be a much longer post. But today has been too long and to strenuous on my ankle... so... just wanted to show my Dress for today for the 27 Dress Challenge. I purchased this dress from another Fatshionista... The Fat and Skinny Shop

So this is dress 8... YAY!!!

Outfit Breakdown:
Pink Tank: Thrifted
Dress: The Fat and Skinny Shop
Shoe: Bumper (Burlington Coat Factory)
Bracelets & Ring: Torrid
Earrings: Beauty Supply

This picture is me saying GOODBYE to my last job and the drama that it involved.
I will post later a detailed post on all I've been through.


Thursday, April 29, 2010

OOTD: Hmmm... Bluer than Blue

So unlike the title may imply. I am not sad. I am just... perplexed that I am slightly color blind. I put on this outfit this morning thinking that the top was black and white. Did blue/silver shadow to pull in the denim. THEN about 2 hours ago I go to the rest room to find out under the light that this shirt is DARK navy blue... WHAT?!!!

Any who... here it is... not my favorite... but I leave it here for your opinions!!

Outfit Breakdown:
NAVY and whiteTop: Curve Appeal Consignment (Torrid)
Skirt: Dots
Tights: Silkies
Boot: Aerosoles
Earrings: Beauty Supply
Ring: Torrid
Necklace/Bracelet: Jewelry Party


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

DOTD: Pushing Past my Limitations

Felt like crap today. But I did continue the 27 Dress Challenge with Jasifer Lions Club. This is dress number 6. I wore it with leggings as today it was super cold. I am so tired of this "cold front" the weather man keeps bringing up. But I digress... this dress I bought because I saw XOXO Nikstarr wearing it on her blog. And I love it. Will love it even more when I can wear it with my stilettos... man this boot sucks (I've probably said that before... but my Diva is not HAPPY!)

So how was your day today? And what did your outfit include? They were discussing plain OOTDs on Twitter today. Some of my outfits aren't all that. But if I have my camera, I take a picture because its about learning from each other, right?

Outfit Breakdown:
Green Dress: Dorothy Perkins
Leggings: Newport News
Boot (the leather one): Aerosoles
Necklace: Flea Market
Earrings: Beauty Supply


Diva Spotlight: Fat Shopaholic/Tiffany

Here is what I like to see. Someone who enjoys their outfit and want to share it with the world. I understand what that feels like. The day you don't want to return to your house because you're so happy how it all comes together.

Please visit her blog for more OOTDs from this fabulous blogger: Fat Shopaholic

This outfit makes me happy because it's everything I'm about. It has floral print, Its bright, theres a interesting detail on the leggings (draping around the crouch and thighs), and I had so much fun the day these pictures were taken with my best friend playing with toys in target. It was seriously the best day of the year so far. It's the little things that mean so much! :-)

Leggings (size 10), necklace, earrings, flower - H&M
Boots: Ben Stu via Urban Outfitters
Vest - Torrid
Shirt - Asos


What foundation do you use?

My foundation is combination of a few things. First, I apply Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Primer. I use Makeup Forever (MUFE) HD Primer (Caramel). Then I apply MUFE HD Foundation (180). Then I put a powder layer on using BareMinerals in Medium Deep. Then I finish it off with either Mineral Viel or MUFE HD Microfinish Powder. That is what I use daily. I do sometimes get shiny but I use transparent powder or blotting papers.

Ask me about fashion, makeup, and shopping!!!

Who's the most beautiful person you know?

My mother. Most times she doesn't realize it, but she is gorgeous.

Ask me about fashion, makeup, and shopping!!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Supporting My Divas: My 100th Post with LOVE!!

IT'S MY 100TH POST!!! And I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate then showing some love to some great blogging divas!!! Now I have to admit, that a few of these are new or old friends from Twitter. So I decided that in honor of 100 posts I would do 1/10 of that and support 10 bloggers. This was a hard list to narrow down, in the end I just went with my gut. I hope you like them. If you do, please show them some LUB!!!!

On to the ladies...

Jessica Kane whose name should sound familiar as she is the owner/creator of Skorch Magazine. Well, she started a blog (and FB group) outside of Skorch. It is for the 30 something crowd (which I am a part of) and it about not wanting to wear a mumu but not wanting to regain your youth by being a hoochie mama. Its about being fashionable and confident in your 30s. I can 100% get that... so I am jumping on her bandwagon and I suggest you do the same. Even if you're not in your 30s... you may be there one day... or feel 30 years young... doesn't matter good fashion sense is ageless. Find her here: curvy confident & 30 something

Jennifer from Jasifer Lions Club I found because someone (who I can't recall at this moment) did a story on her. I went to her page and immediately fell in love. The dresses, shoes, and handbags... OH MY!!! So she is currently doing a 27 dresses challenge which I joined even though I haven't documented each dress. But it is fun. Because skirts count too and you don't realize it until you are trying to attempt it how often you want to reach out and grab a pair of jeans (at least I do). But trust me on this... once you go to this site... you will become a follower... GUARANTEED

Allison of CurvyGirlChic is.... SWEET, AMAZING, SPECTACULAR, GIVING, FASHIONABLE, PHOTOGENIC... oh my goodness... this list could go on forever. I mean, every post she leaves here brings an immediate smile to my face. Why? Because she's a huge deal, and she comes by and leaves a post which
she doesn't have to, but she does on just about every post. She tweets me to be sure I haven't done something else to myself (yeah I am a bubble of bad luck as of late). But its more than that. She has this way of pulling outfits together that are just... PERFECT. Go to her blog, trust me... you won't be disappointed. If anything you'll leave with closet envy.

Monique who is the powerful force behind the Curves and Chaos. I just found that she only has 85 followers... WHAT?!!! She has a great blog and it must be loved an admired by all. She does interviews with other bloggers that are really great to read, and she posts Trends and things. I love her most recent Summer Trends about White Dresses... Something I really really want but can't wear (my kids would have it chocolate colored in 5 minutes). She also does OOTD and they are super cute and well put together... show her some love ya'll... she's Diva-licious.

Vanessa Reece is a Model, Make-up Artist, Writer, Actor, and a damn super DIVA. I met her only a few days ago on twitter and we are fast becoming besties. LOVE HER. I showed her the wonderful internet site that is Polyvore (which I had no idea was a well kept secret) but we have bonded and therefore will never surrender ties (if she tries to leave me... seriously I will stalk her) lol. She has already connected me with another great blogger and I am happy I met her. She is also *gasp* a fit model for ASOS Curve. Yeah, that's right. She gets to wear it first. So she knows what is up on the site first. So trust me... following her ins Necessary!!!

Sarah from Tabayag is another new find. She sent me a message asking if I would be a Fatties with Head volunteer. Her concept is that she is tired of seeing fat people being used by the media without heads to wage war against obesity. Its rude and wrong and she is righting said wrong. You take a pic of yourself that you are proud of and email it to her and she posts that beautiful curvilicious pic to her blog. She also is having a Monif C GIVEAWAY! There is so many great things about her blog (including her new format) that its best you just go and check it out!!

Oliva from An Olive A Day is just great. She is young and fresh faced and all her clothes look super comfortable but super cute. It seems that alot of people keep telling her she's cute. Which could probably make you start to feel like puppy or a kitten. But she is beautiful. And her smile and fashion draw you in from the first post. Check it out... show her love as she is the future of fatshionistas.

Tiffany of Fat Shopaholic is the sweetest blogger ever. I have just grown to adore her more and more as I read each tweet from her. Her blog is equally well rounded. He does blog spotlights (which is in no way like my Diva Spotlight). Her Blog Spotlight is well planned out and is more like an interview. But what makes her blog most enjoyable.... is her carefree fashion sense. She doesn't follow the rules, and since I don't always follow the rules... I really love this about her. You have to check this fabulous blogger out.

Matron-Jo of Embrace Your Curves is fabulous. So... here is what is going to happen. You are going to follow her. And you are not going to STOP following her for something as silly as lack of OOTDs. She has much to say and blogs are so much more than pictures. So support her, because the internet would be a sadder place if this blog was no longer there... Go now... that's an order!

Kimmoy of The Curvy Coach is what every real world diva needs. Its a place to learn how to be curvy and sophiscated and profressional without being frumpy and plain. Its wear every interviewing woman with extra "body waves" needs to go for inspiration. Soon I will be featured on this site, so if you love me... you have to support this blog... right? If you plan on making your blogging or love of fashion an enterprise... this site is a must follow!!

I am tired... this was hard... 10 blogs is alot. I hope you enjoy them all and let them know where you found them. Continue to show these women love even when they don't post often. It means so much... trust me... I know.


DOTD: Signature Power Plus

Okay, well... Oh happy day as each day I grow closer to the end of this drama and this mess. What is really crazy, I feel stronger the closer that last day gets. Today I am feeling EXTRA strong and beautiful. It may have something to do with me rocking my favorite combination Purple and Red. If you've been reading for a while, you know that RED is my power color and PURPLE is my signature color. So I went all matchy matchy by making all the accessories and makeup come together with those two colors. It was a last minute decision, but I'm glad I made it. If you think that I have on too much of the color, let me know. I do want honest feedback because as I grow in this site and in my fashion... I want you to be able to see my progress...

Again, I have to get sappy on you all and say that all the support and love I get here is so overwhelming sometimes and I do find myself crying after some of your comments because you truly and honestly make my day. You're all AWESOME

Outfit Breakdown:
Red Top: Wal-Mart
Purple Dress: Marshall's
Red Flat: Payless
Purple Belt: Torrid
Necklace: Burlington Coat Factory
Bracelet: Dots
Earrings: Icing
Ring: Torrid

Eyeshadows: Red=NYX (Red Head); Purple=Sephora Ultimate Palette 4th purple down (see picture)

Monday, April 26, 2010

DOTD: Positively Bright and Gimpy

So... if you've been following my tweets this weekend you already know that I popped my achilles tendon and am now on crutches. What is more spectacular about it all, is I actually injured my ankle about 2 weeks ago, walked on it (in mainly wedges because it was less pain) and suffered through. Well, Friday it all came to a head. I could feel my pulse in my ankle and I wanted to DIE... so off to emergent care we went (we being hubby and I).

I was subsequently put in a air cast thing and put on crutches and pain meds. The pain meds make me loopy and great fun. My husband has been taking advantage of my happy nature when I'm drugged out of my gord... but who can blame him. I haven't been the best company as of late with all the drama at work. Which to make life all that much better, it is finally coming to an end. My last day here will be on Friday... after which time I will be taking legal action. So I will keep you posted. But for now... enjoy my week of outfits with the boot. Next week I will take it off for my pics and then put it on. As time is of the essence currently... I don't have time for the camoflage prior to work. Well as always... here is my outfit... honest opinions... I jumped in whole heartedly with a little bit of floral and a little bit of bow trends thrown in for good measure :)

Outfit Breakdown:
Dress: Dots
Tube top (under dress): MaxRave
Shrug: Lane Bryant
Bow belt: Torrid
Necklace: Vibrant Artwear
Earrings: Dots
Ring: Torrid
Bracelets: Torrid
Shoes: Payless


Thursday, April 22, 2010

DOTD: Gray on a Gray Day...

Here is a quick post just to post what I wore today. Woke up to fog... and my hubby convinced me to wear gray. Threw on a purple necklace and purple shadow to get my color... Opinions?

Don't forget to sign up for my GIVEAWAY!!!

Outfit Breakdown:
Gray & White Tank: Faith21
White Top: Dots
Skinny Jeans: Torrid
Gray Sweater: Kohls
Shoes: Payless
Ring: Torrid
Earrings: Beauty Supply
Necklace: Vibrant Artwear


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