Saturday, April 22, 2017

Chinero Nnamani African Wax Print Customized In Plus Size

Hey curvies!!!!

I am a lover of all things African Wax Print and I am super excited to introduce Chinero Nnamani to you all. Chinero Nnamani is a "fashion brand grown from world travel, colorful garments, delighted eyes, vivacious appetites, and the influence and love of African cultures. It is the embodiment of multicultural experiences that exemplify beauty and the power of self-expression. Born in the fashion capital of the United States, New York City, and raised in both Florida and her motherland Nigeria, designer Chinero Nnamani bears the grace and strength of the Nigerian people. Her aesthetic absorbs blends of technology and art, culture and conscientiousness, beauty and ornamentation, global acuity and African-pride. Chinero Nnamani’s fashion brand is one that focuses on the beauty of celebrations. A celebration of African influences and African prints that inspire everlasting conversations long after the fabric has left the skin. To wear Chinero Nnamani is to walk in the richness of Africa. To Live In Color."

Chinero Nnamani offers signature reversible tops and skirts, coats, dresses, and beautiful skirts ranging from mini to maxi.
Working with Chinero Nnamani has been a breeze. Chinero Nnamani asked for my measurements and my fabric of choice and in a short period my garments were made. I was also able to give them my preferred waist to length measurement to achieve the perfect maxi skirt. Chinero Nnamani also allows customers to "include photographs, custom letterings or drawings you would like to be used to help design your custom fabric" to ensure that an item is everything a customer wants.

Look 1 was completed by wearing a top backwards (the party was in the back), adding my new low heel sandals, and add my cute red purse. 








Outfit Details ~ Top ~ c/o Chinero Nnamani Skirt ~ c/o Just Fab (Handbag) ~ Sandals 

Look 2 was completed by pairing this amazing maxi skirt with a denim top and super comfy sandals. 








Outfit Details ~ Top ~ c/o Chinero Nnamani Skirt ~ Sandals 

The skirts in this post were gifted by Chinero Nnamani. All opinions are my own.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Plus Size Concert Attire with Melissa McCarthy

Hey curvies!!!

I remember being unsure about what to wear to a concert. I remember wearing my best shapewear and high heels then becoming uncomfortable before the main act hit the stage. I also remember looking too comfortable and hating all of my pictures because the outfits were regular smegular. LOL!

Recently I've been rocking super cute, figure flattering maxi dresses to concerts and I love it. I get to wear my comfy heels or comfy flat sandals, WINNER!!! I get to strut in the concert and strut out feeling amazing!!! My maxi dress is cute, comfy, chic, and did not require my heavy duty shapewear so I opted for my seamless shapewear. I get to dance and feel confident in my outfit. Oh and this dress was only $79!!!


Style Notes: My maxi dress is in a 1x, I sized down because the Melissa McCarthy collection is very generous in sizing. My comfy shapewear is true to size in a 18/20. My sandals are true to size also in a 10 and wide feet friendly.








Outfit Details ~ Maxi Dress ~ Sandals ~ Shapewear

Monday, April 10, 2017

How to Fashionably Spring Forward: Marble Stripes

Hey curvies!!!

Spring has arrived and I could not be more excited. Spring is literally my favorite season and the fashion is amazing. Which means it's time for a new series "Fashionably Springing Forward." I will be taking on Spring trends that I love. So buckle up and sit tight.

I have an ongoing Spring series on the blog where I have been able to wear bold prints as seen here and super cute stripes and leopard print sandals as seen here. I think you all are going to love my posts this time around.

I love bodycon dresses and this marble stripe bodycon is perfect. I did not have to work hard to complete this outfit. Yay me!!! I added my favorite camo jacket and my new blue lace-up sandals.


Style Notes: The straps on this dress are super thin but stretchy. I am wearing a size 16 and it fits perfectly. My jacket is in a size 16 as well. My shoes are wide foot friendly in a size 10.






Outfit Details ~ Dress ~ Jacket ~ Sandals

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

How to Fashionably Spring Forward: Mesh

Hey curvies!!!

Spring has arrived and I could not be more excited. Spring is literally my favorite season and the fashion is amazing. Which means it's time for a new series "Fashionably Springing Forward." I will be taking on Spring trends that I love. So buckle up and sit tight.

I have an ongoing Spring series on the blog where I have been able to wear bold prints as seen here and super cute stripes and leopard print sandals as seen here. I think you all are going to love my posts this time around.

I am in love with mesh pieces this Spring. I know mesh is not new, but this time around it has become a key layering component that can make or break your entire outfit. Are you willing to give mesh a try this season?

I remember wearing a mesh maxi dress with a bodycon underneath and you all went crazy! This time around I wanted to take a different approach. I wanted to create my own layered look and because I have become obsessed with sneakers lately I wanted this look to feel casual. I paired my lavender bodycon with my blush mesh dress because it felt right. I used my denim jacket to complete the look because denim makes things work. This look is perfect for a night out on Beale Street with the girls and also will make your man think you have a lot of style.

Style Notes: My mesh dress is in a size large, it is seriously oversized. My bodycon is true to size in a size 2x. My sneakers are also true to size in a size 10. My denim jacket is super fitted in a size a 2x, I should have sized up to a 3x.






Outfit Details ~ Mesh Dress (similar) ~ Bodycon ~ Denim Jacket (similar) ~ Sneakers

Thursday, March 30, 2017

5 Things I Learned From Visiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


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Hey curvies!!!

On March 25, 2017 a group of Memphis Bloggers, including myself, had the pleasure of visiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. I am excited to share my experience from visiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. First off I would like to say that as a proud Memphian I am still in awe over the amazing things that are happening at St. Jude. To know that this extraordinary place is here in Memphis and this was my first time visiting is mind-blowing. The thing that immediately caught my eye entering the lobby was the decor. This hospital is nothing like any other hospital, the decor is exciting and tells its own story. The floors are seasonal and the art on the walls is amazing. 




Here are the 5 things I learned while visiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital:

  • I learned that families are not billed for treatment, travel, housing or food at St. Jude. St. Jude wants the family to focus of helping their child survive. 
  • I learned that St Jude has an overall survival rate of of 80% for childhood cancer, which was once only 20%. Their goal is to get to 90% and the ultimate goal is for no child to die from cancer.
  • I learned that "in 2016 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was named one of the country's "100 Best Companies to Work For," by FORTUNE magazine for the sixth year in a row."
  • I learned that St. Jude runs on donations and that the average donation is $30.
  • I learned that St. Jude shares their discoveries. "Every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children."
If you would like to make a donation to St. Jude click here.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Spring Dress Picks From Catherines



Hi Curvies!!! I am so excited to introduce Catherines to you all. Here's a little background information about Catherines: "Long before it became fashionable to cater to full-figured women, an enterprising woman named Catherine Weaver opened a small clothing boutique in Memphis. The year was 1960. As a plus-size woman herself, Catherine hoped to bring style, beauty and confidence to a like-minded clientele whose fashion choices were decidedly limited." With nearly 350 stores nationwide, it is pretty cool to know that the first Catherines boutique opened here in Memphis! 

If you all haven’t noticed, I am a huge dress wearer. Catherines offer dresses from sizes 0x-5x and there is a dress for every occasion. Catherines is also now offering a lot of their dresses in petites too. These dresses are all super chic and easy to wear. With Spring being my favorite season, it was only right to collaborate with Catherines to style two of their new arrivals for you all. 

First up is a TULIP HEM DRESS. This dress is made up of polyester and spandex. For this dress style, I opted for my normal 18/20, which is a 1x, and the dress is true to size. I wanted this dress to be fitted on my hips. I love how this dress hit a tad bit under my knees and the fabric is soft and stretchy. The ruching at the waist creates an effortless silhouette, giving me a super curvy look. This DRESS is perfect for date night or night on the town with the girls. This dress is available in 0x-5x, which is equivalent to sizes 14-36. This dress is going to look great on every body. I paired my new favorite lace-up sandals in cognac to compliment the gold studding on this dress to complete this look.




Outfit Details ~ DRESS ~ SANDALS

Second up is a sexy twist on a MAXI DRESS. This dress is made up of rayon and spandex. I also opted for normal 18/20, which is a 1x, and the dress is true to size. This DRESS is made up of breathable knit fabric with allows it to floor beautifully. I am super excited that this look is right on trend with the off the shoulder detail, but also practical with the straps allowing you wear your favorite bra without worry. I wanted to create a cute and comfy Saturday outfit so I added my YELLOW SANDALS and SLING BAG to complete this look.






Outfit Details ~ DRESS ~ SANDALS ~ BAG

*Catherines sponsored this post and gifted me the items below. All words and opinions are my own. Catherines offers sizes 0x-5x or 14-36W.*

Friday, March 24, 2017

Cheap and Chic: Maxi Skirt With Tank Tops

Hi curvies!!!

I love a good sale. I am the girl that puts a ton of stuff in my online cart so when a really good sale come along I pick what I love and hurry to checkout like I am stealing something. I am not exaggerating! Do you do this? Often times I end up with a lot of things that come in a big box, so when it arrives it feels like Christmas morning. I rarely pay full price for ANYTHING and that got me to thinking about an ongoing series where I share outfits that are super budget friendly.

This outfit was less than $30 minus the cardigan and sandals. I found my cardigan in my closet, when I was looking for something else and it still had the tag on it. Where have I been? My tank and skirt were both 20% off totaling to about $29 together. My sandals were gifted thanks to JustFab, sign up here, but was ultimately apart a 50% off site wide sale and would have been about $15. Maxi skirts are my all time favorite and warm weather staple. I am so happy I stocked up on few during the 20% off sale, because I ended up with three (3) skirts and three (3) tanks for only $83. My ultimate take away for online shopping is be patient a sale coming. 

Style Notes: My tank top is a 2x and fits comfortable, very true to size. My skirt is also a 2x and is true to size. My cardigan is super old but is a 2x with great stretch in the arms. My sandals are a size 10, true to size, and wide feet friendly if you adjust the laces. 









Outfit Details ~ cardigan ~ tank ~ skirtsimilarsimilar ~ sandals

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

How to Fashionably Spring Forward: Metallics

Hey curvies!!!

Spring has arrived and I could not be more excited. Spring is literally my favorite season and the fashion is amazing. Which means it's time for a new series "Fashionably Springing Forward." I will be taking on Spring trends that I love. So buckle up and sit tight.

I have an ongoing Spring series on the blog where I have been able to wear bold prints as seen here and super cute stripes and leopard print sandals as seen here. I think you all are going to love my posts this time around.

How are you all feeling about metallics? I have to admit the trend had to grow on me and I could not resist a pink metallic skirt. I wanted this skirt to take center stage so I blacked out this look. A graphic tee, full skirt, and a great pair of platforms will make you feel like you can conquer the world. What are some Spring trends you are eager to try? 


Style Notes: My graphic tee (here) is super comfy and in a size 1.This skirt was purchased from the straight sizes (here) in a size 14 with a super stretchy waistband, but is also available in plus (here). My platforms (here) are so cute and on trend, they are wide width friendly in a size 10.







Outfit Details ~ 
graphic tee ~ pink metallic skirt & in plus platform sandals

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