Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Gretchen: That is so fetch!
Regina: Gretchen, stop trying to make fetch happen! It's not going to happen!
So I was listening to the remix of Whip Yo Hair which includes Nicki Minaj and she said fetch in her rap and I totally cracked up. So I realized... fetch can happen because that is how I feel today... FETCH
This weekend was full of so many awesome outfits but after all the eating I endured... let's be honest, I was too lazy to pose for a single picture except the ones I posed for with my friends dancing on Friday. Other than that... if you didn't see me... you missed some great fashion.
Also, I saw on twitter from my friend @Amanda_Allison said "Did you know 80% of people wear just 20% of their wardrobe?" So I am going to do my best to wear a bit more of my wardrobe. Because I am seriously guilty of wearing my favorite pieces, over and over again. So I am going to stretch this stuff out. So today I am wearing my ASOS dress that I got months ago and never wore. I wanted to really make the people in the office look twice (because there is like no life in the fashion here). I'm not SCURRED... are you?
Dress: ASOS Curve
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
The kind folks of Size Appeal offered to send me something for me to review. After much deliberation I found this great brown and teal top that I thought would be a fabulous addition to my wardrobe. If you type in teal into my blog you will find all the outfits I’ve done in the teal/brown color scheme. Its amazing I don’t consider teal my favorite color because I own so much of it. In varying shades. Anyway, I instantly fell in love with this top. In the photo they have the model wearing a cami under the top and I figured I could find something to layer underneath once I received it. Imagine my surprise when they sent a brown tube along with the top to make it easier to wear this great piece. Note: this top does not come with the under tank. You can check this item out here: Hellie in Brown & Turquoise
Best things about this top:
- The colors
- The buttons on the hip
- The folds at the neck
Not so great:
- The thin-ness (if I didn’t have anything underneath, you could possibly see my bra)
All in all, I really liked the look. It gave me a polished look without much work. Today my plan was to look really laid back and relaxed but I think the adding of the stilettos dressed it up a bit. But I’ve been wanting to wear these shoes again and haven’t had the right outfit. So to finish out the top I added my go-to skinny jeans, my turquoise stilettos, and some matching accessories. I originally was not wearing trouser socks with my heels but its COLD outside…
I can honestly say that with the size appeal pieces that I’ve purchased and this item that I received that I have been generally pleased with what I’ve tried out. Its not expensive but its just the kind of pieces you can add to your wardrobe to step it up a notch. Its those trendy plus size pieces you don’t want to spend hundreds on for the trend to change 3 months later. They give you trendiness you can afford at the time when the item is on trend. What do you think?
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I’m exhausted. I've been working hard today. I wanted to leave early but in order to do that, I needed to complete 8 hours of work in 6 hours. Needless to say… I feel like I’ve been in a fight. But as we head into Thanksgiving, I realize that I’m the happiest I’ve been in a while.
Giving thanks for:
- My family – they drive me nuts. But I know that at the end of the day I won’t come home to an empty house. And my kids are always glad to see me (can’t always say the same for hubby… lol)
- My health – I’m exhausted, but I woke up this morning and was able to walk out of my house. Not everyone was blessed with this privilege today.
- My job – I won’t get a check for a little while. But I do know that in the near future, I will be a little more comfortable.
- Great friends – this Thankgiving and Christmas will be a little bit better because of the friends in my life.
- My blog – because of this blog. I stayed sane when I was unemployed, and I’ve met some super people who I hope will be around for some time to come.
What are you thankful for this year?
Sleeveless Turtleneck: Newport News
Earrings: Beauty Supply
Saturday, November 20, 2010
This sweater-like tunic was sent to me from the kinds folks at Sizes to Fit. When it arrived, I kept putting off wearing it as I again was being hindered by my own ridiculous fear. I thought it would look silly on my lumps and bumps. But after I put it on with these leggings to have a moving around outfit (I have a lot to do today) I realized this was just the thing I needed. If you’d like this great tunic in your wardrobe for fall… get it here: Diamond Shape Front Print Tunic
Best things about this tunic:
- The length
- The colors (navy, silver, black… makes it versatile with multiple pieces)
- The band around the back (not sure why that was really appealing to me… but it is)
- The silver diamond shapes… seriously… super cute!!!
I finished off the look with my over the knee boots… and I was instantly a huge fan of the possibilities of this tunic. The fall wind is a bit nippy today so I added my crop denim jacket. Once I slapped on my 80s inspired huge silver earrings, I felt as though this outfit was complete. I love the end result… What do you think?
I don’t know if you've checked out the Sizes to Fit website but is is a great place to get affordable & trendy plus size clothing. As you know I just went back to work and all of their pieces are in my price range. I also love that they update their site weekly if not more often. Even time I visit Sizes to Fit I am pleased to find another piece I can’t wait to add to my wardrobe. Have you purchased anything from them yet? Well here is an incentive: 10% off our entire purchase if you use code DDT1210. Use it for yourself or maybe get something for someone special for the holidays.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
2 straight days of meetings. Yesterday I wore a purple button down shirt, black cami underneath, and a black & white skirt. I completed the look with black hosiery and my purple stilettos. When it was all said and done I left home too late for pictures, and was completely whipped when I got home. Not to mention I arrived home to a house with no electricity… so I just came home (after 9pm) and got into bed because I knew I would be in meetings all day again today.
So here is today’s outfit, I just took the pictures a minutes ago so you can see my complete exhaustion if you look closely. I have to admit… I really am starting to LOVE the color olive… its such a beautiful under appreciated color.
If you’re looking closely and you’re thinking the shoes I’m wearing are the ShoeDazzle shoes that broke and devastated me, you’re right. But I have a FABULOUS shoe repair guy(s) and they made that shoe better than it was before.
Skinny Jeans: Torrid
Earrings: Beauty Supply
Monday, November 15, 2010
Q: Why do you always write in your post that random people flag you down to compliment you on what you are wearing? I feel like you are always over exaggerating...
Q: You are alway throwing yourself a pity party on twitter and on your blog. Why do you do that? Example: losing following, not getting comments on post. It makes me want to stop following you...seriously...
Q: I think it is bold of you (in a good way) to post the good and bad questions. That really shows your honesty.
Q: Talking about your sex life with your husband on your blog is gross. Do you really think your followers want to read about it?
Sunday, November 14, 2010
My friend Jennifer from Stop!! You’re Broke wore a mustard sweater with brown pieces which I instantly loved. I think that the brown fishnets really really kick it up a notch… madly in love with her take on some of these pieces… Don’t you just love it?!!!
Here is my friend Kameel of Mrs Hall In Training and after I wore my eshakti dress I started thinking what other colors I could wear with the dress. And fuchsia was the first color that jumped into my head. Now that I’ve seen it on someone else… I’m certain I want to try my dress with fuchsia. Doesn’t she look fabulous?!!
Here is Karla wearing a mustard colored shirt… I love the scarf that was added to this rather simple but totally trendy look. I love her site: Karla’s Closet. Her style is so effortless sometimes and it just gives me a bar I want to reach in the plus size community. I want to inspire others like I’m sure she does to many people… Doesn’t this make you want to add more mustard to your closet…
Here is CeCe from LoveBrownSugar who is rocking this mustard top with folded bf jeans which in itself is super hot in my book… but when you add the shoes… it kicks it up to super crazy trendy fabulous!!! Are you as jealous of this outfit as I am?!!!
I know I normally include 5 divas each week… but I am like totally tired or something shiny has distracted me… who knows… Remember if you see someone totally fabulous during the week, let me know so I can get them included in next weeks post…
Let’s share the love divas ~besitos~
Any way… this outfit worked because as soon as I walked in a table of guys said “AY bonita Mamita” which loosely translates into hey there pretty lady. So I danced until I sweated out my brain matter. Then I drove home feeling awfully sleepy… no clue why… (insert old joke here)
Earlier in the day I wore my OTK gray boots from Torrid, a black tank, jeggings, and a black/gray cardigan. It wasn’t my diva outfit at least not in my opinion. But I got a few compliments, and a complete stranger was waving me down on the street. Sometimes its those completely effortless outfits that make people notice you more so than the ones you plan days and weeks in advance. What did you wear this weekend?
Tunic/Tank combo: Size Appeal (exact item here)
Gray mini: Faith21 (Forever21+)
Booties: ebay (seller: metronomestudios)
Earrings: Beauty Supply