Monday, February 10, 2014

.Face and Hair of the Day.

I've been working a lot lately and haven't had time to post.
Today I decided to play with my hair and makeup a little... 

Smokey eye brought to you by Almay. 
They have a line of eye shadows for smokey eye for any eye color.
This is a mix between the Hazel and Brown collection. I just wish the black were blacker..?
Don't limit yourself to what colors they say look good with your eyes!
Try them ALL!
Rock what (you think) looks good on you. 

Until next time darlings...

Monday, November 25, 2013

. The Wedding Post. (Finally)

So the wedding was a week ago.. now here are a bunch of photos!

 Little montage from the night.
 The Groomsmen... excuse the picture quality. 

On the phone with my parents while my ladies get my veil situated. 
 With my gorgeous Sister-in-law/Bridesmaid Tiffany 
The first dance with my wonderful husband! 

I promise to make a post soon. Until next time darlings!

Friday, October 18, 2013

.The Myth, The Legend, The Skinny Jean.

For many plus size ladies the skinny jean is a touchy subject. In fact I have a friend who is of average build who posts about how she can't sport them because she's shapely. Which, to me, is ABSOLUTELY ridiculous!

There are a few stigmas that come with the skinny jean. 1. They are hard to get on. 2. If you have any bit of hip, thigh or butt you can't wear them because you'll look like an ice cream cone. 3. Muffin top.

I am not afraid to say I am a size 18 and I haven't worn a bootcut jean/pant in I don't know how long. I LOVE skinny jeans/pants.

My fiance said once, " I don't understand why girls wear those. They are so tight and hard to get on."
Which is information most get from a Midol commercial. You know; where the girl is lying on the bed trying to button her skinnies that now don't fit because she's gained 3lbs of water weight. Hilariously untrue.

They are not a one size fits all kind of deal.
I think you know where I'm heading with this. Always ALWAYS try things on! Know your size!

90% of the problems ladies have with the skinny is fit. Everything else is personal preference. 

Excuse the reuse of this picture!

As you can see no muffin top. No squeezing at the waist. I don't think I look like a tasty summer treat. 
I'm not saying you should wear something you aren't comfortable with... but at least try it on. I didn't think I would like them. Look at me now.

I hope I can help convert a few of you timid bootcut supporters out there. 
Feel free to let me know about your experience with skinnies - why you like or dislike them. 

Until next time darlings!

Monday, September 16, 2013

.The Outfit That Landed It.

For some time I've been looking for a more professional, more fulfilling full time job.

I was scheduled for an interview today at 11AM. For three days I've been trying to figure out what I would wear. I didn't want to use outfits from interviews past. So while lying awake for a period Sunday night it came to me.

I love everything about this. It's comfortable and flowy enough while still being professional and slimming.

Blouse, pants and cami are Forever21
Sweater is Dressbarn
Flats are Massimo/Target

And guess what? I start next Monday! Thank you adorable outfit! I felt great and confident and it showed! 

Until next time my darlings!

Monday, September 2, 2013


One thing I was VERY mistaken with was shorter hair cuts on a plus size girl. Lets rewind a bit.

I have a twin sister. When we were little we had long hair. My mom would give us cute 80's hair styles barrettes and all. My sister would take everything out and lose it all. Mom finally had enough when we were 5 and chopped all of our hair off. When we were 11 we were allowed to grow it out again. Needless to say I was OBSESSED with having it long after that. All I wanted was to have long flowing hair.
When I was 20 I met my ex; who loved my long hair. So I kept it long, very long, probably too long for 4 years. After our break up to help myself get over it I made the terrifying decision to cut it off. I made the appointment to cut and donate 10 inches of my hair. My hair dresser wanted nothing more than to lop all of it off from the day she met me.
It was quite the event. My best friend, her husband and my sister came to watch, record and get pictures of hopefully me crying. I'm glad I didn't cry. It was very scary for me. My long hair had become somewhat of a security blanket for me which I'm sure sounds absurd. I also wasn't sure that the shape of my face and body type could support a shorter hair style without looking larger. My hair dresser gave me quite the surprise. She cut a little over 13 inches of off. I was surprised at the final product. And in fact now miss my shorter hair.
After the first cut in 2009
Again in 2010 when I went a little shorter! 
This was yesterday 9.1.13 

It has almost been 2 years since my last cut. Mostly because I haven't had time or cash to cut it. Lately I've been thinking that I should keep it long until the wedding? I'm still not sure how I want my hair to be. We'll see. I will definitely share if I do get a new style soon!

Don't be afraid to try a new style ladies! You may be pleasantly surprised with the outcome!

Until next time darlings.

Monday, August 19, 2013

.Black Isn't Always Slimming.

Being a plus sized lady since before I was even really a lady, I was lured into the world of black clothing. Myths like "it's slimming" and "it hides all of the parts you don't want people to see". I was completely blinded. In the dark; I guess you could say for pun's sake.

This was in fact part of the reason I was a tomboy. Other than that I'd rather play with cars and build things. It was just easier to cop out and wear black tees and ill-fitting bootcut jeans. So I slumped my way all over thinking I'd look thinner in my cloak of dark clothing.

Would you like to know what truly slims you? (Other than actually losing all the curves)


Fit! Of course! How could I be so silly? It's so freakin' simple! Well you see; I have never been a fan of shopping. I know that sounds completely insane. I've always loved clothes, shoes and make up...just not on myself. I wasn't thin and attractive enough for all of that. I left it up to the skinny girls. 

How foolish I was. 

So as I've mentioned in a previous post I "What Not to Weared" myself. I made up my mind. I was going to go shopping and try everything I liked on in multiple sizes. That was the first time I realized that I shouldn't be upset about what size I wear. It's going to vary between different stores and brands. And if I'm wearing the right one I look damn good! Why didn't anyone explain this to me before?! No one explained it to me because no one really knew. 

I didn't like talking about my size. From age 13 I was made to feel ashamed of it. I couldn't understand because my older brother was not a small guy, yet no one was telling him he couldn't have sweets. He was a growing boy after all. And my twin is 6 sizes smaller than I am. 

That's a hard lesson to learn on your own... and a long one. I was in my mid 20's by the time I had this epiphany. 

I can't say it enough ladies. TRY THINGS ON! Everything! You won't regret it! Trust me. Don't let any bad memories, or the fact that it might take longer than you want to find the perfect garment stop you. You WILL find it. And you WILL look FABULOUS. I have faith in you! 

So shed those a-line, boxy, black frocks and go buy something bright and gorgeous that will show off how beautiful you really are!

Until next time darlings.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

.Goin' to the Chapel.

I am in wedding panic mode!
My wonderful fiance and I are tying the knot in November. We have had a few hiccups getting to the big day. After moving here from Texas it took much longer to get back on my feet than I'd planned. And as those who have been through a financial drought know... it takes twice as long to bounce back.
We don't want that to get us down. People have purchased plane tickets and booked places to stay. We've gone too far to change the date now. And we don't want to! We've got a venue that is small and will be easy to decorate. My best friend is marrying us. Decor will be easy to accumulate. Jars, tealight candles, string lights and shear fabrics. We are making our own food and cake. It's going to be very low budget and sort of vintage inspired.
My biggest problem... I HAVE NO DRESS!
I went snooping through amazon and found an adorable boutique. They basically make your dress for you for under $200. Only draw back for me? Shipping is $57. I'm hoping I can save up enough to order one in with in the next month. OR maybe I can find a white or ivory cocktail dress at a store. Who knows!

Here's a peek at what I loved!

The last one is my favorite!
Tell me what you think! And let me know if you know where I can find a good plus size white or ivory vintage inspired dress.
All of these dresses are from Remedios Boutique

Until next time darlings.