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Palm Print and Stripes

Hi Lovies,

Palm prints are popping up every where this season and I'm loving it. All the beautiful bright color combos I've been seeing, like these palm print pants I wore here for instance. It's just a super fun print to wear and makes you feel like you should be on a beach somewhere. This tank from H&M was nothing short of that. It's a nice light and comfortable top, perfect for the summer with it's delightful tropical print. You can definitely get a lot of use from this top, it goes with almost anything.

Tank - H&M//Skirt (similar) - Eshakti//Sandals - Dolce Vita//Necklace (similar) -  c/o Fashion to Figure//Bag (similar) - Street Fair

To the Max!

Hey Lovies!!

If you've noticed by now, I'm the type of gal that likes to show some a certain extent of course! I normally prefer my skirts or dress to hit right at the knee but I've kinda stepped out of that as of late. I now have a growing collection of midi skirts and I've even gone as far as wearing maxi length! Yes, me in a maxi skirt or dress is unheard of! But I find them to very elegant looking and so figure flattering. So when I saw the Makena Maxi Skirt from Fashion to Figure, I knew it would be the start to my Maxi collection. Just like their midi version that I wore here, the maxi version was just as fabulous. The vibrant green color was definitely an eye catcher and I just loved the way the skirt moved with my body, especially when the wind caught it.

Styling tip: Do keep in mind this is maxi length, I'm 5'7 and it was grazing the floor without shoes on, so if you're shorter, heels are a must. I'm wearing a 3X. 

Fashion to Figure gifted me these items but all opinions are mine own

Top, Skirt, Bag, Necklace, Bracelet c/o Fashion to Figure//Shoes - Old Navy

Pattern Mixing

Hi Lovies!!

Pattern mixing to me is a total science, you really have to know what you're doing otherwise you could end up looking crazy. Now I am far from an expert and rarely dabble in it. My boo Georgette from Grown and Curvy Woman, who is my pattern mixing inspiration, makes it looks so effortless or Mo from Lion Hunter who is basically a pattern mixing Guru!! Since I'm a fledgling at this, I decided to try a simple mix, florals and stripes. This mix seems to be a popular one with most folks and I have to say I am loving it!

Blazer (similar, similar, similar) - Forever 21 (old)//Top & Skirt - Eloquii//Sandals - Old Navy

Clothes before Bros

Hi Lovies!

I love graphic tees, especially when they have cute sayings or phrases on them, I've collected quite a few. You can do so much with them and they can easily be dressed up or down, depending on how you want to wear it. So when I saw this graphic tee on Lacey from The Lacey Perspective I squealed a little and immediately bought it! It was such the perfect phrase cause umm, clothes come before a lot of things in my book lol!

Memorial Day Simple

Hi Lovies!

Having a 3 day weekend is always a good thing, they should definitely happen more often. This weekend was Memorial Day weekend and I have to say mine was pretty low key. I didn't go away for the weekend nor did I attend any BBQ's (insert sad face). But I still enjoy it and got to spend Memorial day with my BCF (best cousin ever) who is an awesome cook. She made sliders, shish kebobs, and of course some rice & beans. So even though we weren't at an actual BBQ, she made it feel like one. Since I was keeping it low key, I also kept my outfit that way. The folks over at Fashion to Figure must have known I was keeping it simple cause they sent me a surprise gift Friday of this adorable outfit. It totally made me want to go sailing on a boat, it was such a nautical ensemble.

Top, Skirt, Necklace & Earrings, Bracelet c/o Fashion to Figure//Shoes - Lane Bryant

My Good Day NY Segment with Eloquii

Hi Lovies!

Back in April, Eloquii reached out to me and 3 other women asking if we wanted to model their clothes for a Good Day NY segment. Of course I said yes, it's Eloquii, my fav plus size brand! After saying yes, I started to get nervous, I have never been on TV before. I pictured myself falling flat on my face as I walked down or just looking like a goofball in general. My blogger boo Georgette was one of the women asked, so we had each other for moral support. Luckily the segment wasn't being aired live so that eased the anxiety lol.

Mother's Day

Hi Lovies,

Most of my friends and family know that I lost my mother last July to Lupus. It was a long and hard struggle for my Mom due to the fact that the Lupus affected her lungs. She was so strong and such a fighter to the very end. This Mother's Day was the first without her and it was a tough one. But I'm very lucky to have such great family and friends that help eased the pain with their kind and thoughtful words. So instead of spending the day at home sad, I decided to get dressed up in some her favorite colors and spend it with my family. My sister had a nice BBQ at her place and it was just what I needed. We ate, shared stories of our mother and just surrounded each other with love. I couldn't have asked for a better day.

Top - Old Navy//Skirt - Eloquii//Shoes - Dolce Vita//Bag - Aldo via ASOS//Necklace - Rocksbox

The Curvy Con

I am so excited to share with you some amazing information regarding a wonderful event hitting my backyard, aka New York City. theCURVYcon is the first conference dedicated to plus size women, fitness, and lifestyle. It will take place June 20th at the Metropolitan Pavilion West in New York City It is a day-long event that will bring plus size brands, fashionistas, shopaholics, bloggers and YouTubers into one room, to chat curvy, shop curvy and embrace curvy. They are providing a space to embrace our curves, do a little shopping, and tackle topics like confidence, fashion and style, health, fitness, dating, body positivity and everything in between. And yes, you know I already have my ticket!

Hawaiian Dreams

Hi Lovies!

I am far from a world traveler but there are many places I want to visit before I kick the bucket. My top destination is the UK (I'm obsessed with the British!) and one of my others is Hawaii. Every time I think of Hawaii, I think of the gorgeous beaches, coconuts, grass skirts and palm trees. So when I saw these Lena Printed Crop Pants from Lane Bryant, my mind was immediately carried off to the island. I fell in  love with the vibrant green palm leaves print as well as the crop length which made them such a fun and casual pant. Perfect for a Saturday brunch with my honey or vacationing on any tropical island lol!

Jacket & Pants - Lane Bryant//Top (similar) - Old Navy//Shoes - ASOS//Bag (similar) - Forever 21
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