Playing in MUA

Stop thinking you have to be a makeup artist to play in makeup. Makeup ūüíĄ ūüé® can be fun if you are a makeup enthusiast like myself. I have told you before I was always in the makeup chair getting beat as a model so I did not pay much attention to makeup. I was basically a foundation and lipstick girl. When I was not working I wore as little as makeup as possible to rest my skin. But the power of YouTube, Instagram and advertisement I have definitely fell in love with makeup in the last few years. Plus makeup keeps improving and getting upgraded. My philosophy to makeup is put on as little or much as you desire as long as you like the way you look. I personally don’t have the skills to duplicate these sophisticated guru applied looks so I just apply my makeup to enhance my features and make myself feel like I’m putting my best face forward. Makeup makes me feel polished when I have somewhere to go important and I want to look nice. Don’t worry about technique, how many steps your taking just do what works for you. Your not in beauty school or on a set, it’s your face do what works for you. Have fun, try new things, use color be bold if you screw up that is why they created makeup wipes.

PlusSize #ootd ft.FTF & Gitionline

Green floral kimonoThis is a sponsored post all opinions are my own

My first time trying Fashion to Figure skinny Denim, they fit like a glove. I honestly did not think they would fit that well but since I have been having so much luck with this Brand FTF @TheShoppingSlayer I thought what would it hurt. I purposely selected a “clean” jean. I am going on vacation soon and want to look sleek no distress for this trip, keeping it super simple.¬†
I paired it with a zip down white easy breezy top with a small peblum. My topper is actually a kimono from a 3 piece swim set from   GitiOnline. All links below. Also ck out my recent YouTube video to see how I will  be making this swim suit kimono be multi purpose.

FTF denimPlus model blogger

Denim wearing a size 20 Link to skinny jeans

White Top wearing a 3X sold out (similar top) link

Floral kimono link here

Clutch http://cameodebore.com

Green kimono plus size

PlusSize #ootd

Sponsored post all opinions are my own.

This is the most versatile shirtdress that I ever had! Nothing more¬†to say but it’s amazing.com It’s called the Kate dress. I suggest sizing up to wear it swingy as well. The proof is in the picture! this dress slays. I have it in black, white and now this pattern. Can we say love at first wear.

http://www.fullbeauty.com/clothing/Kate-Dress.aspx?PfId=536621&DeptId=11585&ProductTypeId=1&PurchaseType=G&pref=ps&ppos=1&Splt=0&StyleNo=4421

Plus size shirt dress

Plus Size #ootd featuring eloquii & bohoo

Plus size bodysuitPurple metallic eloquii skirtI can’t wait to wear this outfit on summer vacation, I just love the way this www.eloquii.com skirt fits my shape. Wearing a size 18. I paired it with a purple metallic plunge swimsuit from Usbohoo.com Match made in purple heaven. This purple swimsuit is a eye catching swimsuit that can perform double duty as a stunning evening dinner look as well. I’m all about stretching your wardrobe outfit options.¬†

Today is April 21, we lost an incredible artist a year ago on this day. Legendary Musician Prince. What better way to honor his talents and contribution to the musical industry than wearing his trademark color purple. 

Link to purple skirt Available sizes 14-24 HERE

Link to purple bodysuit http://us.boohoo.com/plus-brooke-metallic-plunge-swimsuit/PZZ93124.html

#psootd featuring Victoria Beckham for Target

Victoria Beckham for targetToday’s #psood features a romper in a gorgeous shade of orange from ūüćä Victoria Beckham’s collaboration with Target. Target has been all over these collaborations with designers as of late. I didn’t think ¬†I would be happy with my online purchase because of all the size issues women were having.TheShoppingSlayer blog The straight sizes were saying she did not offer size 0 or extra small and Plus sizes were not happy with the generic fit. I figured I would order 1 piece and worst come to worst I could send it back.Orange romper

My jumper actually was loose, I ordered a 3X assuming it would run small. I could have easily sized down. The fabric was very nice, had stretch and was comfortable. I was really attracted to the scallop detail she added to some of her garments. I’m very happy I was able to get this piece. I will have fun styling it many ways.

link to romper orange scalloped romper

Plus Size #ootd

Plus size denimThe Plus Size #ootd is a great look to try if you are adventurous with trying out some of the new spring trends. Us plus size curvy girls are really lucking out this season with some current styles that the straight size world has. Thanks for including us plus size ladies, we really appreciate being appreciated.

Plus size blogger Lisa scottI still scratch the side of my head with the whole overlooking the plus size market on current stylish edgy trends. I ¬†have to not scroll social media and take a break because it’s so insulting to be offered clothing that’s a season or 2 behind the straight size market. I can scroll my Instagram feed and see the straight size market killing the fashions and have so many places to shop from. It’s almost like the plus size dollar is not good enough.

That is why I have always been a very creative shopper. I go into low end stores other people turn their nose up to looking for 1 unique treasure. I have always shopped the men’s dept for shirts. I shop the “old lady” clothing catalogs because I totally understand as a plus size woman I have to be super duper open minded to get the style I desire. It takes a lot of mixing, matching, substituting and breaking up items that go together. I basically manipulate my wardrobe and have mastered shopping being plus size. I want to look just as sexy and current as my straight size counterparts. I don’t subscribe to the whole “name brand” designer mentality. Plus size women are outsiders in the couture designers mind. High end designers usually cater to celebrities and popular people. I have been in the plus size business for 25+years and trust me curvy fat women are last on the list. Number 1 reason I learned to celebrate #mystyle. Personally I try to support indie plus size designers and websites like www.fullbeauty.com and www.diaandco.com¬†to name a few who support my curves.

Which brings me to these Celebrity Pink Black Skinny Distressed Denim that fit my body like a comfortable glove. Butter soft, goes over my hump in the back and not tight on the waist. A true skinny ankle. These jeans were sent to me in a www.diaandco.com box. These jeans are off the chain! I will absolutely give you a better look at them on a upcoming post, they deserve their own shine. I know another pair of denim! But denim is a all year round clothing item.

Similar black sculpt denimCelebrity Pink Jeans

T shirt with bodice here: Link to outfit

Red large Clutch is always sold out, you have to stalk the website to get your hands on it. www.Thebohobazaar.com Large Red Fringe Bag

Red Fringe bag

Plus Size #ootd ft. Ellos

CStripe plus size dressPlus size dress¬†Today’s plus size #ootd features a black and white stripe dress from Ellos via www.fullbeauty.com I had to have this dress as soon as I seen it on the website. What a perfect spring/summer dress. Church, brunch, vacation, dinner, movie date, family get together, this is the dress. The fabric on this dress is light, not see through but light weight. I only wish they would have added pockets to this dress. I’m digging pockets on everything, especially skirts and dresses.

I ordered this dress in a size 18 and it was too tight. So I reordered and grabbed a 22. I wanted it swingy and not clingy. I love this dress! A pure classic that’s so on trend this season. You really can’t go wrong with black and white anyway but black and white stripes are super good.

See you in the next post, whoa I have so much coming up!

Link to Dress Link to black and white dress

similar yellow bag Yellow Bag

Plus Size #ootd Ft. Bohoo.com

Plus size corset beltI’m loving the corset look and getting more and more comfortable wearing it. I now understand and totally get the whole waist training phenomenon. You can’t ¬†scroll your Instagram feed without seeing the waist training posts but waist training professional corsets are a different beast. ¬†We are talking fashion corset styles here.

I will admit once you get use to wearing a corset it feels great. I’m very surprised I’m enjoying wearing a corset belt because I am such a huge comfort over snatch kinda girl. My lifestyle demands comfortable clothing but I have found the corset to not be bothersome at all. The more you wear it the more comfortable it gets. You will forget you have it on after a few hours. It sorta molds to your body.

Like I said in my previous “Corset Roundup” post, fashion ¬†CORSET style ¬†belts are NOT for waist snatching! These corset belts fit like any wide regular belt. I highly suggest buying true to size, if you wear a 22 get a 22-24 belt etc. ¬†The 4 back snap red belt in this post is a (set) It came with the black dress I’m wearing. I bought this set from www.bohoo.com You can¬†wear this as a dress but I felt like wearing it under leggings today. Maybe as the weather gets warmer I will wear it as a dress. The dress is really soft and a nice fabric, the belt was just ok. Definitely not as solid and sturdy as the picture advertised. But of course I made it work. I much prefer my previous CORSET belts from my Corset Roundup post.

Again buying your true dress size is best with these corset styles. If it’s worn too tight it will fold, crease and the snap closure will pop.

I would love to find them with a zipper closure, I think that would be a much easier style for plus curvy women.Red Corset plus Size

Thank you for stopping by see you very soon.

Link to Boohoo Dress with corset belt

 

Disney Road to the Races Nationwide Tour

Dallas Texas Event!
So excited ūüėä http://movies.disney.com/cars-3-tour is coming to Dallas Texas this weekend. And guess what! It’s FREE to the public. For ticket information visit www.texasmotorspeedway.com or call the speedway ticket office at ¬†817.215.8500.Road to Races Tour

This event is going to be major fun for the family. I’m thrilled to be bringing my boys to this action packed event. Don’t miss out on the fun if you are in the Dallas Texas area this weekend. A limited amount of “RACE LANE” Tickets are available at each stop allowing guest to SKIP THE LINES for Priority Entry.

Texas motor speedway

Disney Cars 3 Opens June 16. 2017 check out the cast below.

Disney Cars 3 movie cast


Texas motor speedwayFor more information about the “Road to Races” tour, please visit Disney Cars 3 tour link: http://movies.disney.com/cars-3-tour

Road to Races tour

The Corset Roundup Plus size edition

Time for a plus size CORSET round up. This season you will find corset stitching on dresses, tops, skirts, I have even featured a skirt and leggings on previous post. I’m in love with the look of the corset belt. Corsets have been around a long time and women have worn them to sculpt their bodies. I’m so happy to say us plus size women can accentuate our waistlines, shapes¬†with so many different styles that are not tigh and stiff as the traditional corset worn under clothing.Plus size corset

The Corset look is ageless and for anyone who loves having fun with fashion and experimenting with new styles. I attached some pictures of my favorite celebs rocking their corsets. Of course Rihanna who is such a risk taker and so outside the box is on the list. You guys know I just adore her fearless approach to fashion. I’m all about the plus size woman getting in on a little of that edge. Our former 1st lady Mrs. Obama has even rocked out a corset. I will be bringing you more of my favorite corset and bodice looks in upcoming post.Ashley stewart Corset

I will be linking some cool corset belts below. I also link some of my favorite corset clothing I’ve added to my wardrobe. Of course I never fail to give quality budget friendly items so everyone can add a piece or two to their wardrobe without feeling guilty. Plus siE Corset AsosWhat’s so wonderful about the corset clothing this season is retailers have given us a variety of styles to choose from. You will look like you spent so much more to get this kool style. It may take you awhile to get use to wearing a corset belt but once you do the look is very kool edgy chic.Ashley Stewart Corset

I have been wearing different corsets when I get a chance, it took me awhile to complete this post because I like to talk about something with full knowledge. From the corsets worn in these post my tips are:

1. Shape your waistline with your favorite shapewear piece 1st. The corset belt will not snatch the waist. It just gives an illusion of a sculpted waistline.

2. The corsets I have been wearing have 3 snap back closure and do not shape the waist but fit like a average wide belt.

3. Buy your corset true to size it will unsnap if it’s too tight and will basically be uncomfortable to wear and not work.

4. Make sure your undergarments against your body are firm but comfortable. You don’t want to feel stuffed.

BELTS

Asos belt Link to wide Belt Asos

Nude Corset belt Link to belt *belt is more blush tone than nude as advertised

Clear Corset Belt Clear Corset Belt

Ashley Stewart Black Lace Up Corset Belt Link belt *Wearing it with white and denim shirt above

Ashley Stewart Cutout High Waisted Belt¬†Link¬†*Brown belt I’m wearing above with black shirt dress

Ashley Stewart White Triple Belt Link

Asos Obi Waist Belt Link

Bohoo lace up Corset belt Link to Belt

Bohoo Tara Lace Up Velvet Bodice Link to Tara Lace Up

DRESS

Asos Black Corset Dress link to dress

Bohoo Plus Midi Dress Link to Dress

Bohoo Velour Corset Dress Link to off shoulder velour dress

Bohoo T-Shirt bralette Dress Link to Bralette Dress

Bohoo Cerys high waisted t-shirt Boohoo Cerys dress

*This fabulous shirt dress Size 14-34 is from www.fullbeauty.com  Link to Shirt Dress

Plus size black shirt dressRomans dress shirtPlus size shirt dress

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  1. Michele Obama wearing corset style beltCorset stylesTheShoppingSlayer.com

Military Jacket 4 Ways

MILITARY JACKET 4 WAYS! Yes it’s time to start thinking about styling your Military Jacket. I know many of you are still dealing with the aftermath of snow and ice however it’s not to soon to start styling Spring forward. ¬†After¬†the weather takes a turn for the better in your neck of the woods you will need 2 things 1. A sleek trench coat 2. A cool Military Jacket.Fashion to figure bodycon dress

The one I’m wearing is from Ava and Viv collection via www.target.com I am wearing a size 3X because I prefer it slightly oversized to give more room in the arms to roll up the sleeves. I never wear my military jacket with the sleeves unrolled. If you are following me on Instagram @TheShoppingSlayer you would know my flare leg denim jeans seen here are very OLD. They are from www.ashleystewart.com of course I give you a link for some similar cool ones.Fashion to figure black dress

I have been streamlining and editing my closetS, yes closetsssssssss. I had taken 1 of my sons closets completely over as well as mines since moving. So I have been selling a lot of clothing to www.buffaloexchange.com here in Dallas. I bought some awesome flare legs from the Ava and Viv line last year that I adore but I could not find them for this look. I have been seeing them everyday as I’ve been cleaning up but couldn’t find them when I needed them. In my search I came across these oldie but goodies. And I’m so glad I did, ¬†I just love the 70 vibe look they give. I was getting compliments left and right while shooting this look. It turned out fun. I’m excited to find my Ava and Viv ones around my house so I can ¬†wear this style again.Plus size Military jacket

I also want ¬†to rave about this¬†¬†black bodycon dress. This www.fashiontofigure.com is a must have. I’m not particularly a bodycon girl but this black dress gave me life. The fabric is snatchable. Yes snatchable is my new term for clothing that feels like it has 20% spanx ¬†infused into the fabric. I am wearing a size 2 and the fit/feel is superb!Military Jacket style

These www.ftf.com black ponte pants are snatchable if you have been following my Instagram timeline you will know I ordered these Lace up pants plus sizevia www.fullbeauty.com
and they sold out before I could blog about them. I was so bummed but posted them anyway and told the story in my caption. FashiontoFigure came to the rescue they left a message under my picture and informed these fab pants are still in stores and can be ordered and shipped from your local store. I suggest snatching these bad boys up they are amazing.Plus size lace up pants

Links to everything below, if it’s not available I left similar links.

Thank you for stopping by and I will see you in the next post.

Green Military Jacket 0-4X Link to Military Jacket

Flare Leg Jeans similar Blue Flare Leg Denim

The exact Fringe bag in Hot Pink Link

Exact Blue Fringe bag in mini version Exact Blue Fringe boho bag ( mini vision)

Blue Fringe bag (similar) Link to Blue Fringe Bag

Black Midi Dress Link

Gucci Belt Link to belt

Black Ponte Lace Up Pants Link to lace up pant

Denim distressed Shorts similar Link to Denim Shorts

lace up boots link to similar boots

Distressed shorts plus size

 

 

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