Thursday, June 30, 2011

DOTD: On to the next level…

Today I did something I have never done before… I took my pictures while surrounded by people. There was a Terminix  guy who was sitting in his truck, two tow truck guys and another random guy sitting on the ground talking on his cell phone. So it was a crowd but there was someone to the left, right and front of me…

Usually when I take my pictures I am all alone (except for the occasional cop that comes to park in my camara zone, but if there is more than one person I coward out and go to search for another place. I feel ridiculous and that people will wonder why a plus sized woman is taking pictures of herself. I think if I had someone to take my pictures it would be more excepted or if I were smaller than people wouldn’t even notice. But today I thought… I can’t say I love myself and hide behind the fear of what others will think of me. I refuse to be a hypocrite of a blogger that looks always confident but lives in fear. So today… when I saw that I couldn’t take my pictures in privacy I thought… who am I? A blogger? Than how can I let a little fear affect my blog? Nope… I pressed on…

So… on to the fashion… I love love love this dress. I think I would wear it every day that I’m not wearing my stripe maxi if I didn’t think people would think I was crazy. So I went City Chic crazy with this dress today… and right before I left I got a swag bag from SonsiWoman  so I added the bracelet that was in the bag as it was perfectly matched with today’s look. I know you’ve noticed that I’ve been slacking on my stilettos… but know they will return next week. Because I miss wearing them. So have you done anything brave lately that you would love to share with the world? Leave a comment telling me of your bravery and how you felt after…

Outfit Breakdown:
Dress: City Chic
Vest: City Chic
Necklace: NY Street Vendor
Earrings: Beauty Supply
Flower: Dots
Bracelet: Catherines (Sonsi Swag Bag)
Shoes: Nickels (Famous Footwear)
Sunglasses: Flea Market


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Diva Spotlight: MyLoversWife

Yesterday I made an outcry for my readers and followers to jump on the Diva Spotlight bandwagon. I lucked out. I found someone who immediately sent me a picture so she could be featured. This is what I really want to do. I want to spotlight happy, beautiful, and confident (even if it is only for the day) plus size women. Actually, even if you don't consider yourself to be plus-size... feel free to be spotlighted here. I want the world to love themselves and to feel that they are beautiful EVERYDAY!!

So here she is.... DIVA MyLoversWife

Dress - David's Bridal
Bolero - David's Bridal (a last minute addition and a great idea)
Veil - Ebay
Pearl earrings and necklace - My Mom
Bracelet - David's Bridal
In her own words: I loved my wedding was very simple and elegant.

Isn't she gorgeous?!! Show her love in the comments...

If you want to be the next Diva to be Spotlighted!!! Send me an email for more information or read up on my project here: Diva Spotlight

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

DOTD: Needing More Pure Energy

Today’s title has a double meaning. I wish I could afford more Pure Energy maxi dresses… but I also need more pure energy for my body… I am exhausted and can’t seem to reset my body. I think a doctor’s visit may be in order.

Today’s outfit I really liked and wanted to share it with you… but my camera died after taking one picture, and then I had to ask the (ex)hubby to take pictures after my camera charged. As we are on such great terms… he and I actually had a fight during these photos. He tires me… he was once the person who pushed me to blog and to chase my dreams… now he tells me that it’s stupid and that I should get tired of seeing my own face so much. It actually hurts… it makes me feel vain and conceited and it’s not why I blog. What do you do when the person who causes you to follow your dream suddenly tells you that your dream is ridiculous? I really don’t want this blog to always be about me. I would love to do more Diva Spotlight posts. But getting people to want to participate is hard. Maybe I don’t promote it enough… but I’m terribly forgetful and easily distracted by shiny things. I don’t know where to go from here. Will I stop blogging… no. But I think maybe I will stop the OOTD posts for a while. Because I have more to offer the world than vanity. So I open it up YOU, to my readers, what would you like to see on my blog? Where would you like me to take you on this plus size empowerment journey?

Outfit Breakdown:
Dress: Pure Energy
Vest: Sizes to Fit 
Shoes: Limelight (Rack Room Shoes)
Bangles: Ashley Stewart 
Butterfly pin: Burlington Coat Factory
Earrings: Dots


Monday, June 27, 2011

Outfit FAIL… they all can’t be winners

This skirt I found in NY at re/dress nyc and I wanted to do this great outfit for this skirt… and I think I slightly missed the mark. I like the skirt. I love the tanks. I think I should have left the vest out and that flower *le sigh* was a catastrophe.

I will try this again later… but today did not turn out according to plan… fashion wise. Have you had an outfit recently that was so much better in your head then in reality? What would you have done instead with this outfit?

Outfit Breakdown:
Skirt: re/dress nyc
Tanks: Wal-mart
Vest: Curve Appeal Consignment
Shoes: Payless
Earrings & Flower: Beauty Supply


I don't have a tumblr... so...

I came across this photo on someone's tumblr account (Hazel Gray), and I just felt like it was the perfect thing to add to my blog for today... Enjoy!!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Finding Fashion Inspiration Everywhere #8: Kim Kardashian

I found this picture of Kim Kardashian on another blog. I’m not sure where because it was on my phone, but I loved that she was wearing a striped maxi… and I have a striped maxi (that I’m currently wearing to death). So here is another version of this maxi… but with a kim-kardash spin on it (you know I added some color… cuz come on… I don’t do just black & white).


Here is my spin-off:


What I’m Wearing Today:
Striped Maxi Dress: Pure Energy (Target)
Tank: Newport News
Sandals: Apostrophe (Sears)
Watch Ring: Torrid
Bracelets: Ashley Stewart
Earrings: Blessed Treasures
Necklaces: Gifted & Wal-mart
Sunglasses: Flea Market

ShoeDay Saturday: Death by ASOS

Asos is killing me softly with their shoe collection. Seriously, there are some hot shoes that I would seriously commit murder to have in my shoe collection.

Miss KG Minnie Bow Front Platform Court Shoes
~ I love polka dots… you know that… so is it any surprise that I love these shoes?

ASOS PANSY Mary Jane Canvas Wedge icon
~ These are just adorable to me… so I want them.

River Island Swirl Print Platform Court Shoes icon
~ I love these shoes because I see all the different color schemes I can wear them with… I love them from afar.

ASOS PACE Suede Double Strap Platform High Shoe
~ I love this shoe in Orange… and I have to have it!!!

Converse All Star hi top trainer
~I know you’re probably thinking… sneakers? But I have decided if I am going to wear sneakers… they would have to be some converse. Would even love them in a kick ass color like fuschia, purple, or teal.

I don’t have any codes… I searched but found nothing… but I will update this post if I find any Smile

Friday, June 24, 2011

FFFWeek: Kmart Blogger Brunch

My first “real” job was at Kmart. I worked there and I hated it. It was stay at home moms and their snidely kids with attitudes who felt us cashiers could do nothing right. I also had a manager there that I thought had a secret partnership with the devil (seriously… she was evil). So a few months back you may recall that I started wearing Kmart when the LYS line came out. I fell in love with their maxis and their moto dress. I somehow thought that would be it. Oh to be so wrong…


At the blogger luncheon I found that it was only the beginning… They showed us what what currently in store, and what was soon to come in fall (in pictures… we saw them live on the catwalk during the finale). I wanted to be in Kmart while at the brunch… I loved my Kmart LYS Maxi… Below you will see pictures of the fashions to come… and some other pictures I took.

Jorge Ramon was the MC of the event and he was FAB-U-LUS!!! I heart him!!!

2 Bloggers arrived wearing one of the dresses that was in the fashion show… uh oh!!

The Design team behind the Kmart Fashion LYS line… Also my new besties!!!

Me and Monique from Curves and Chaos

Me with Sarah from Queen Sized Flava 

with bellastyles & marie denee
Me with Bella Styles and Marie Denee

with ffplus
Me with Glen from Full Figure Plus (love love love him… so super nice)

with stiletto siren
Me and Stiletto Siren 

After we left that event we walked outside the hotel to times square to shop at Forever21 and then we hailed a cab to hit Kmart (sorry no pics). Then we went to rest before the finale event.

Me and Gaëlle-Vanessa of Les Pitreries de Vanoue trying to hail a cab!! (Notice I switched into flipflops)

Me and my roomies in the cab

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