Sep 17, 2012

Plus-Size OOTD: How to rock a Skater Skirt

My husband and I enjoyed a very much needed date night with lunch at McAlisters and a movie. I wanted to wear something fun and flirty as we transition into fall. So I decided to watch my black skater skirt from with my sleeveless mustard tank from and pair those with my leopard platform pumps from Target.

Sep 15, 2012

Haute Ebay Trendy Jewelry

I have been obsessed with as of lately. With the season transitioning into fall I thought it would be nice to add a few pieces to my jewelry collection. I don't typically spend a lot of money on costume jewelry so is heaven sent for me. Now I must state that it does take awhile for my items to be delivered and I do tend to forget what I ordered but it makes if feel like Christmas when I open my mailbox and I have know idea what's in the orange envelope in my mailbox. I decided to add a few pictures below of trendy inexpensive jewelry for my fashionistas on a budget.

The Collar Necklace  

The Plated Bib Choker

The Geometric Bib Choker
The J-Crew Inspired Bubble Necklace

The Chucky Gold Link Necklace
Multi-Colored Plated Metal Plate Bib Necklace
Fashion 2012 Cross Earrings

String Chain Resin Wood Beaded Necklace

Sep 9, 2012

Plus-Size Online Shopping

Shopping online is one of my favorite things to do I love the convenience of shopping online however sometimes finding a variety of plus-size stores can be a bit of a hassle so I decided to list some of my favorite stores to shop at online.


I love there curve selection and I love them even better when they have a good sale or promotion going on. This company is based out of the United Kingdom so just make sure you are on the US website when ordering.

2. Forever

Forever 21 has to be the most affordable plus-size store that I know of they have really trendy pieces but purchase them when you see them because they do tend to sale out very quickly

3. Dorothy

Dorothy Perkins offers classic pieces such as the classic pencil skirt great website for classic refine pieces and a few trendy pieces as well.


Newlook is also based out of the UK so be prepared to do a price conversion from pounds to USD however very cute clothing for the plus-size diva from size 18-26.


Nakimuli offers very unique pieces ladies ever been to an event and everyone has the same dress. This hidden gem offers one of a kind selections for plus-size divas.

6. Fashion to

Fashion to Figure is an alternative to Ashley Steward trendy pieces affordable prices.


Plus Size Fix  offers chic and trendy pieces for plus size diva's

OOTD Peplum Top and Bodycon Skirt

Today I wanted to rock my bodycon skirt and decided to pair it with my polka dot peplum top from as of lately I have been stalking that website I love the trendy and chic selections they provided for plus-size diva's and they are affordable. I purchased my bodycon skirt from Forever 21 and paired it with my three link bib necklace that was purchased from Forever 21 as well. I kept the shoes simple with my nude wedges from you can never go wrong with a pair of nude shoes. Enjoy.

Sep 8, 2012

How to wear high-low skirts for curvy divas

So I wanted to share a few tips for styling the high-low trend skirt. I purchased my Lauren Conrad mint blue high low skirt from Kohls back in July but was really apprehensive on how to style this skirt. Since I would only be running errands today I decided to dress the skirt down by pairing it with a classic white tank from Old Navy. However, if I wanted to turn it to a night time look I could've simply paired it with a classier sleeveless chiffon top in white or off white. There are so many ways to style the high-low look but being plus-size it may be a little harder to create a waist line. For me the best way to create a more defined waist line is to simply add a belt to bring in the waist. If you are a shorter diva with a shorter I would recommend the skinny belts. For taller amazon's (like me) a oversize belt or skinny belt will do. If you are not afraid to show a bit of skin a cute crop top can shirt or bodysuit can make a high-low skirt fun and flirty. For my OOTD I paired my skirt with the DesertRose Necklace from the Hernia nude wedges are from and the hot pink Law handbag from adds the perfect pop of color.

Shirt- Old Navy
Necklace-  Desert Rose
Skirt- Kohls Lauren Conrad Collection size XL Hernia's
Purse- Law

Sep 5, 2012

Why is it hard to find chic plus-size belts?????

So I remember having a conversation with a close friend of mine some years back about finding chic and trendy belts for plus-size women. I honestly feel as if a belt can be a staple piece to one's outfit it can be the missing part of one's puzzle. So I have provided a few pictures and links below to some very hot and trendy plus-size belts for you diva's enjoy. All the belts below can be located at

Fab Finds at

I know it has been awhile since I have blogged, but I have promised myself that I would dedicate more time to my blog as well as my vlog. So as of lately I have been stalking although, I have known about this website I never really saw anything that caught my eye. I don't know if they have a new set of buyers at or my taste in style has changed but I've purchased several pieces from the website please view my Justfab Haul video below. If you are interested in signing up for the link is below the video in the description box.

Jun 10, 2012

Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles is known for many things acting, singing, being a dj, and of course being the little sister to Beyonce Knowles. However, the one thing that really sticks out is Solange's sense of style. Do you like Solange's sense of style? 

Memorial Day OOTD

I really wanted to wear my inspired Jeffery Campbell Booties for Memorial Day. I knew it would be the perfect holiday to pay homage to our troops, veterans and deceased love one's. I didn't want to be too "matchy matchy" so I wore a white tank and paired it with a white vest. I decided to break out my red skinny jeans I purchased from forever 21, these were the first pair of pants that I've purchased from their plus-size collection and I was pleased. My purse is from my boutique I've had it over a year and decided to keep it for myself. I'm really glad I did because I love it and get so many compliments on it....and of course the shoes were the statement piece drawing your eyes down to my feet. I must say these shoes were very uncomfortable I can only hope the real Jeffery Campbell's aren't. It felt as if I was walking on wood planks....very very uncomfortable. These shoes are still available at for $37.95 which is about $10.00 less than what I shelled out for them. I also wanted to show you other ways you could style these booties without being so "matchy matchy" after all there are no rules to fashion, fashion is merely an individual expression of art........

Link to my video OOTD enjoy, rate, comment,subscribe

Other patroic inspired clothing:

May 2, 2012

Celebrites wearing Alexander McQueen

Beyonce and Emily B were spotted wearing Alexander McQueens leggings....who wore it best?

Alexander McQueen

The Alexander Mcqueen is an extraordinary designer who mastered razor sharp tailoring. McQueen's shows "... are known for their emotional power and raw energy, as well as the romantic but determinedly contemporary nature of the collections. Integral to the McQueen culture is the juxtaposition between contrasting elements: fragility and strength, tradition and modernity, fluidity and severity. An openly emotional and even passionate viewpoint is realised with a profound respect and influence for the arts and crafts tradition. Alexander's collections combine an in-depth working knowledge of bespoke British tailoring, the fine workmanship of the French Haute Couture atelier and the impeccable finish of Italian manufacturing." In 2010 McQueen committed suicide however his legacy continues with Sarah Burton as creative director of the McQueen brand.

Jan 4, 2012

My Collective Thrift Haul!!!!!


Jan 3, 2012

Temporary Lip Tattoo's Funky or Wacky???

Temporary Lip Tattoos were first introduced to us when Kim Kardishian tweeted a photo of her black and white checkerboard lips. Following the trend Kim's sister Khloe then tweeted her photo of herself rocking her temporary tattoo as well. So what exactly are these temporary lip tattoos??? They are just that. These tattoo designs come in a variety of designs are for one night events (temporary). They are similar to the minx foil for the nails but these are for the lips and can be self applied and purchased at various beauty websites like
Funky or Wacky????

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