July 2015


Hi Lovies!

I have a lot of favorite colors, and if you follow my blog, you can figure out what they are. But I have to say one of my all time fav colors is Chartreuse. It just makes me so happy and puts ya in a great mood. It's the type of color that commands attention and who doesn't like that, right?? This maxi dress from Old Navy was no exception to that, the color was amazing and it was so simple but elegant. I loved the side splits that made for easier mobility and it was lined which is need for a color like this. Not to mention the numerous style possibilities and color combos you can create from it. It's the perfect summer dress!

Dress - Old Navy//Belt (old) - Forever 21//Bag (similar) - TJMaxx//Shoes - C Label//Necklace (similar) c/o - Marla Wynne

Garnerstyle x Rebdolls

Hi Lovies!

If you haven't heard by now, Chastity from the blog Garnerstyle teamed up with the plus size brand Rebdolls to create a capsule collection. I was super excited when I heard about this collab, Chastity has impeccable style, so I knew it was going to fab. When it dropped Thursday, I immediately went to the site and was overjoyed with what I saw. The collection was nautical inspired which is a favorite of mine and consist of lovely maxi and body con dresses/skirts as well as crop tops and an amazing pair of pants. All the pieces are super chic and budget friendly, priced between $26.50-$58.00, sizes ranging from S-5X. The collection has already made strides with many pieces selling out within hours of it dropping. Some pieces are being restocked and are available for pre-order, so I highly recommend ordering now if you want something. 

Top  & Skirt (similar) - Rebdolls//Shoes - Payless//Belt - Torrid//Necklace & Bracelet c/o Fashion to Figure

Blogher 2015: What I Wore

Hi Lovies!!

If you follow me on an of my social media platforms, then you know that I attended the Blogher 2015 conference. Blogher is the world's largest conference for woman content creators. You are able to meet and connect with bloggers of all kinds in one place. It's a 2 day conference jammed packed with sessions, sponsor events, keynotes and just an all around amazing experience. Plus all the information I learned about blogging as well. I highly suggest you go at some point in your blogging career, it's totally worth it. I was luck enough to attend the conference with some of my fav blogger boos Georgette, Jeniese, Darlene and Marcy, which made the weekend that much better. We had the BEST time ever, felt like a girls slumber party they entire weekend. I can honestly say these woman are one of the best things that came out of blogging. Of course since we are all fashion bloggers, we took extra care as to what we wanted to wear. We knew that we would be doing a lot of standing, walking so comfortable attire was a must but that doesn't mean we couldn't be cute. So here what I wore.

In Living Color

Hi Lovies!

I've realized that whenever I wear something colorful and fun, it puts me in a good mood. There's just something about it that easily puts a pep in my step. I will admit that in the past my wardrobe was never this colorful. I was that girl who only wore earth tones, black and whites, because I was afraid of how bold colors would look on me. Well obviously that has changed and now my closet is literally a rainbow of colors, I can't get enough of it. When I did the look book for Modamix (see here), they gave me all the pieces from their Boho Chic line. Some didn't make the lookbook but I have definitely been putting those pieces to use, like this beautiful Tapestry Dress with Zipper Detail. Just like the skirt I wore in the look book, this dress was just as fabulous. The colors and details were absolutely amazing, so bold and bright. This dress totally makes a statement, and caught quite a few eyes as I strutted my stuff around the city. Since I try to take my fashion to the next level, I decided to wear this dress backwards. The front has a zipper coming down the middle (see stock picture at the bottom of post) but I thought for the look I was doing, the other side was better. It's like having 2 dresses for the price of one!

Blazer (similar here, here) - Charlotte Russe Plus//Dress c/o Modamix//Shoes - fullbeauty//Bag (similar here, here, here) - Aldo via ASOS 

It's a Wrap!

Hi Lovies!

On my style journey, I continue to try and push the envelope with my fashion. I love that I have a certain "style" so to speak, that people associate me with. But I also don't like to get stuck in a rut with my fashion. I like to try new trends and fashion that are different but I can also work into my everyday style. Fashion to Figure is a great place to try out new trends and out the box styles without having to spend a fortune. When I saw this Hooded Denim Wrap Jacket, I was a little apprehensive but it definitely caught my eye. I usually hate anything with hoods but I knew there were quite a few styles I could accomplish with this jacket. Plus it was denim and you could never go wrong with that. I got a size 3 and there was plenty of room. Since it's a wrap jacket you can make as loose or fitted as you want. You can also add you own belt to change up the look, which is something I plan on doing the next time I wear it.This jacket can totally take me into the fall season and easily be layered with a turtleneck or sweater. 

Top & Jacket c/o Fashion to Figure//Pants - Eloquii//Shoes (similar here) - Just Fab//Purse (similar here and here) - Gift

Shirt Dress Savvy

Hi Lovies!

Shirt dresses are definitely a staple item that we should all have in our wardrobe. I love the simplicity and classicness of them, it's a total no nonsense piece. They can be worn in numerous ways, for work, date night, brunch, or casual weekend, the options are endless. While looking through the Old Navy site, I came across this Striped Oxford Shirt Dress. I totally fell in love, it just looked so cute and comfy, perfect for the weekend. It was also very light and airy being made of cotton and the fact that it was short sleeved, helped as well. Now for me, as much as I love shirt dresses, they can tend to make me look a bit boxy so I always belt them to give me some shape. Old Navy has definitely stepped their game up and I have to say I am very happy with all the things I've gotten as of late.

This dress is a size XXL from their straight sizes

Shirt Dress & Bag - Old Navy//Belt (similar) - Lane Bryant//Sandals (similar)

Harper + Liv

Hi Lovies!

Nothing makes me more happy than seeing new plus size brands emerging on the scene. Though we have come a long way from what we use to have, there is always room for more. So when the new plus size label Harper & Liv kindly sent me their summer look book back in May as well as inviting me to their showroom to preview the line, I was super excited. Harper & Liv is a trend driven lifestyle collection for the plus-size woman that celebrates her style, shape, and sense of self through fashion. I was very impressed with the line and how fun and functional it was. The line is very festival, boo hoo chic, which is super popular right now. All the pieces range in price from $39-$129 and carry sizes 16-24. The line is currently available at Dillards, (in store and online), Lord & Taylor and Macy'sAt the end of the preview, the kind folks at Harper & Liv sent us off with some pieces from the summer collection. Yay!

Wearing size 18/2X in both pieces

Top & Jeans c/o Harper & Liv//Sandals - Dolce Vita//Bag (similar) - Aldo via ASOS

Plus Size Remix: Color Me Courtney

Hi Lovies!

Pinterest is one of my favorites places to go for style inspiration, I even have a board that I dedicate to my fav looks. I seek style inspiration from all over, most of the looks I find are looks that I would totally rock. So I decided that once a month I am going to do a feature called "Plus Size Remix" where I take a look and remix it into a plus size version. I love being able to take a look and turning it into a plus size version. I feel it's a way to show other PS women that there are options out there for us. Just because you see a look that you love on a straight size person, doesn't mean you can't re-create it. With some creativity and internet searching, you can easily accomplish these looks. Sometimes just by shopping your closet, you can find the pieces you need to put together your favorite ensembles!

Top here and here//Skirt - here and here //Shoes -  here//Bag - here 

For the love of Modamix

Hi Lovies!

Last year during Full Figured Fashion Week I was introduced to a new plus size brand called Modamix (see here). They invited a few bloggers to their showroom to preview their upcoming collections. I loved everything I saw and knew this was a brand I was going to keep my eye on. Fast forward to a year later, and my love for Modamix has not faltered, if anything it became stronger as more of their pieces make it into my closet. It was definitely clear that this was a brand I wanted to work with. I reached out to Sam and presented her with the idea of me shooting my first look book with them. To my surprise, she loved the idea and was excited about working together. My look book idea couldn't have come at a better time, Modamix was relaunching their website in June and dropping a few collections for the Summer. When I saw the pictures of the new collections, my excitement grew. Everything was so amazing and there was something for everyone! They had day to night looks, work wear, weekend wear and most of the pieces could be easily mixed and matched with one another, which is a plus in my book.
I met the team for lunch, who are just the nicest people ever, brainstormed and I left their showroom with a bag full of goodies for my shoot. I immediately got to work organizing my looks and scheduling my photo shoot. Of course I reached out to my talented niece April Pabon to take my photos for me. Since she is also a plus size gal, she was able to combine her artist vision with mine for the brand. When we were done, I was so pleased with how the photos came out that I couldn't wait to share them with the Modamix team. They were so ecstatic with the pictures that they asked if they could use them for their press kit, flyer hand outs (see here) and display for theCURVYcon (see here) as well as a banner for their website! I was so happy, humbled and most of all grateful that they believe in me and my blog enough to make me the face of this campaign. It totally felt like a dream come true. So without further ado, I present to you my Modamix Look Book!
Style Tip:I'm wearing 2X/18W in everything
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