Thursday, October 4, 2012

My Plus Size Draft Picks for Fall!

I am a Summer baby, born June 23rd to be exact!  I LOOOVE the Summer season, but Summer has gone away, and I normally feel sad about this season change, but for some reason I feel excited and look forward to the Fall and Winter Seasons.

 I remember a me who used to dress "down" for the cool weather wearing mostly sweatpants and huge pullover hoodies.  Unfortunately back then keeping my body warm beat trying to be fashionable. Sad... I know right?!  Thankfully, I'm not that person anymore, and I have my eyes on a few items I think will be a Plus to have in any girls closet! So here are my top 5 picks as of now...

These Faux Leather Pants Go up to Size 3X! 

I got my inspiration for leather leggings this year when I was reading People Magazine one day.  I was like, "Aha...I can make this work!" I found the leggings pictured above at an online leggings superstore called for 28.00.  You can dress them down with a knit shirt like Beyonce or Kim K did out on seperate occasions with their beaus! (pictured below)

Lace Jacket Polyvore  

 I purchased a lace jacket like this from a local Rainbows for 14.00. The thing I love the most about this top is it can go with anything! and I intend to put it on top of some of my sleeveless dresses I have had hanging in the closet from the past summer!  Another camouflages my "juicy" arms yet shows some skin too!

Wine Colored Slim Pants

The trend of colorful jeggings/pants can be taken into Winter with rich deep colors like Ox Blood, Wine, and deep Purples I got my mine from JC Penny online a few months ago in a size 17 in the Juniors Plus dept.  I was amazed at how many tops I just pair with these pants and make an amazing outfit!

Bomber Jackets

The thing I like the most about Bomber Jackets are that they stop at the waist giving an instant waist line, and it also shows off those sexy curves of your.  All you need is some sexy jeans and boots.  No more of what I call "Bear" coats for me!

Me in my Pyramid Earrings!
 Ok, anything out of the ordinary is always what I'm on the look out for so Geometric jewelry is definitely on my "LOVE" list, pictured about is me Rocking my very own purchased from a Burlington Coat Factory for 4.99!

This is a random pick 5 of things I love in fashion and look forward to wearing into this Fall!!
Remember to step out of your box sometimes and embrace some of the trends us Curvy women weren't always encouraged by past sterotypes to wear. Thanks for stopping by, and remember you are so very... Fierce!  :)))

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

I was a "Big Girl" Now!

It was when I became a "tween", particularity at the age of 12, I started to actually pay more attention to my figure.  I was an early bloomer and already in the Juniors department at 10 years old, but one day I looked in the mirror and I saw something different...curves. 

I was not happy about these newly acquired body features at all, and I actually felt awkward that I now had hips and shapely thighs, not to mention, on top of that men where noticing.  A lot.  I no longer felt comfortable about entering a room or anywhere men were around in my "play" shorts, not out of fear but because I had associated wearing short, tight, or revealing clothes with girls who wanted attention, and I just wanted to be a kid.
My resolution to what I thought was a problem at the time was to disguise my curves, and at 12 years old that meant hide them.  I wore bulky, baggy, clothes that did nothing for me but make my body actually look bigger than what it really was soon after came the fat girl jokes.  Its actually funny when I think about it now because the guys who had the jokes in Jr High, were same guys who turned out my admires in High School.
 But Oh...when I became 14 I completely began to embrace those curves and started to wear more fitted clothes because I had boys on the mind.  Being a teenager was at tough time for me because I was trying to find my own personal identity and trying to find who I really was.  Deep down I secretly battled depression and low self-esteem.  I felt fat and unwanted some days and on others I felt beautiful and desired.

Me at age 14 in 2001
  THANK GOD those teenage days are over! Although I sometimes wish i could be 16 again (or at least have that body back!) I am glad that I can finally say today that I EMBRACE MY BODY AND LOVE MYSELF. 
Me at 25..Thinking.
  I hope and pray that women of all walks of life, regardless of what society and the media says about you, take pride in who you are and Embrace Your inner Fierce!