The BLACK Blazer is a must for any persons wardrobe man or woman. A BLACK Blazer will have you looking classy and professional in a split second. To say a wardrobe must have is a understatement I suggest every woman and man get one Stat. I have had several over the years. I first started wearing my dads suit jackets in my 20’s I would wear it as an over sized BLAZER over my crisp white shirts and jeans. It was an effortlessly way to make my simple outfit look chic and business ready. Back then I went on a lot of modeling castings and it was my signature look. I believe this style contributed to me booking a lot of jobs. I always stood out by appearing polished. Yes a casual kick back outfit takes on a different perspective once you add a BLACK BLAZER. This season I wanted a rich well made BLAZER that I can wear as sort of a fall coat. I’m in Texas and we have a very extended summer. It takes a long time to get cold. I selected this WOOL one from my bae www.fullbeauty.com If you have possibly been under a rock and don’t know about FULLBEAUTY.com I suggest you get into formation immediately. It’s like a super mall stocked with the hottest fashions. What I adore is their selection of true woman sizes that are not only stylish and fabulous but able to fit my curves. They have some amazing Plus Size Brands under 1 roof and the savings/coupons you get are breathtaking. Today I purposely wore a very casual outfit with my BLACK BLAZER to show you how I can easily turn a comfortable pair of jeans and sleeveless top into a work mode outfit.
The proof is in the pics.
The plaid top and jeans are from www.PoeticJusticeJeans.com I hear and see comments on Instagram from plus size curvy woman not being able to find jeans for their bodies. Fret no more I only wear jeans made for the plus size figure. These run sizes14-22. They fit me high waisted, very generously cut. If you have a extra helping of hips, thighs and butt these are your jeans. I have to say I had forgot how incredible the fit was with Poetic Justice Jeans. They have a great roomy stretch. Ridiculously comfortable. I actually forgot how dope POETIC JUSTICE Denim was. And I know you see the detail of the splash of plaid and distress on the legs. Just an all around great outfit to rock year round.
This whole outfit I’m wearing is my personal favorite. What is there to say these pieces are bomb.com and I’m so happy to have them in my wardrobe this fall/winter season The versatility in these items are endless. I wish I could photograph how many ways I plan on wearing each piece. The dress comes in size Medium -5X (wearing a 1X) is dreamy, smooth soft fabric that drapes my body. I suggest size down because it is generously cut. This is the “It Dress” great fit, pockets, color and appropriate for work, church, events, brunch I can go on and on.
BOOTS- The 2 1/2 inch heels on these boots are PERFECTION! Trust me you will feel sexy and have the urge to strut in these boots. No struggle big girl walk in these beauties. Can I also say the price is amazing. The boots are wide width and feel so comfortable and look so freaking cute you will die. They also offer double Wide width in sizes 7M-12WW, notice how my legs don’t look like they are squeezed into a boot made for a smaller person.
The SIDEPIECE I’m wearing around my waist is from www.bguconcepts.com who are also @biggirlsunited on Instagram. This piece was featured at www.fullfiguredfashionweekcom in NYC last June. There are so many ways to rock this unique piece but I wanted to show how you can amp up a classic simple dress that you can wear to church or work. Add your SIDEPIECE and you are ready for date night or a event look. You can get your custom piece made to your measurements and liking.
Straight to it Green Duster love love love, same as the Grey Duster from previous post. The most vibrant, rich green ever. Follow the size chart runs big. Jeans wearing a size 18 from Ava and Viv Collection fit me like a glove, runs true to size. I was on the fence with this Grey top. For one it was advertised as bat wings and I was expecting very generously cut arms. It did not fit me like pictured on the model. I am wearing a 1X. Also this material is slightly heavier and I dislike anything with the potential to make me warm. However after putting it on I decided to keep it for fall/winter days and I need to go to 1 of my son’s school or basketball games. Overall if you know me this is a staple look for me. I wear dusters and monochromatic elongating outfits to events and business meetings.
We are at hump day of 7 DAYS OF GREY Instagram Series and I have to say I am bringing you one of my favorite fits. The greys blended perfectly and the monocramatic look automatically elongated my body and made my waist ( trouble area) less noticeable. I purposely did not wear any slimming undergarments in this lookbook because I want my followers to be able to see how the clothing looks on my body without any help. I am a undergarments woman but I know every woman is not going to wear super restricting undergarments to work etc. So I only thought it was fair to show the clothing on me in as much natural state as possible. I am just wearing a panty girdle and regular bra under all garments you will see this week.
I am wearing a size 18 Denim grey skirt by Jessica London. This skirt has so much stretch I could have ordered a 16 to give me that snug midi look. Like I said this skirt has a nice stretch that I absolutely love in my denim. The grey knit cold shoulder top from Roman’s fit like a glove, I’m wearing a size 1X (22/24). I followed the size chart.
My final words are this is the most versatile transitional look and can be paired with a blazer, denim, leather or bomber jacket to give it a chic city vibe.
*This is a sponsored post all opinions are my own.
Tuesday and I’m bringing you one of my favorite pieces from the 7 Days of Grey Week. Note this hunter green top Here from www.fullbeauty.com is not green as seen on the model but closer to the color I am wearing. I originally ordered this top because of the color. When it arrived though not the green I expected, I still liked the green (very earthy & fall). I ordered a 1X following the size chart. The top is very generously cut but still maintains a shape. That’s what I love about www.fullbeauty.com no struggling to squeeze into junior sized clothes, these are real woman sizes. I was pleasantly pleased that this top did not hug my stomach. I am mostly a very conservative dresser that does not like my clothes painted on my body. I try not to accentuate my trouble areas if I can help it. That style of dress does not fit my lifestyle of mother and business woman. I have learned to dress very casual chic from my modeling days and was trained to show my shape without wearing my clothes too tight or revealing. This hunter green top is just the perfect work top! Ladies you will be comfortable and sleek and look like you put in extra effort. It’s just that type of top. You know them days you don’t want anything tight on your body and want to feel free. Well this is the top. *Please note this top is definetly a fall weather top. The fabric is slightly heavier so can be warm. Pair it with a great pair of slacks and you are ready to look office chic.
The GREY BOIT CUT PANTS I’m wearing are old. Here is a similar pair. here
It’s Monday and back to business in my home. The house is bustling trying to get my children off to school and me out the door. I don’t have time to put tremendous effort into my outfit so dressing stylish and quickly is my answer to a stress free morning. Here is a perfect professional look. As ambassador for www.FullBeauty.com I selected this soft cozy looking grey oversized sweater from Denim 24/7 thinking I would wear it as pictured on site for more of a date or weekend brunch look. However when it arrived I could only see it worn as pictured on the model if I held it up with my hands. I was not able to wear it off the shoulder, the neck opening did not have the elasticity to achieve a off the shoulder look. I decided to wear the cowl neck around my neck as a scarf, it falls really nice and still gives you breathing room. I’m wearing a size 1X (22/24). Overall though not an intentional work outfit it did turn out to be a great work style or more of a chic upscale casualI look. I’m looking forward to wearing this when it cools off in Texas. My hot pink pants link below. Wearing size 18.
Enjoying styling 1 of my favorite colors GREY. Grey is what I call that “It Color” it’s basically a nuetral. Just as classic as black or white and always appropriate. You never have to worry if your too loud or wearing the wrong color with Grey. In the next 7 days I will talk about each piece I’m wearing, their fit. Let me say a few words about this relaxed pant I’m wearing. Most plus size women wouldn’t look twice at this pant, it might be considered a grandma pant or old fashioned plus size style. But what I discovered is this is the perfect pant for a women with a large stomach. It disguises the belly, and I found it is the master pant for wearing bodysuits and crop tops with. I was so excited I wanted to order every color but they only come in grey and black. I am wearing the 18/20. Runs true to size. When I find this style again I will be purchasing every color. I did not start out including these pants in so many looks but I found myself wanting to be comfortable. I’m all about comfort and these little ol pants can be dressed down or amped up as you can see in the next few days or follow my Instagram @TheShoppingSlayer.com
PANTS fit true to size, wearing a 18/20, DUSTER runs big, wearing a 1X, TUBE TOP runs small (wearing a 3X)
All Shirt Dresses seen in this post are from www.fullbeauty.com They range in size 14W-30W and Medium-5X. Yes! True Woman sized clothing designed for fuller frames. I spotted an article on Shirt Dressing awhile back and ripped the picture out because I wanted to explore this look. I tried my 1st Shirt Dress and fell in love and have become addicted. I always thought a Shirt Dress would make me look boxy but just the opposite. Shirt Dresses are very becoming on large frames and come in a multiple of styles, lengths and shapes. In this post I’m wearing a size (20) in all the dresses below, I found they run true to size. Shirt Dresses can be worn fitted to the waist giving an hourglass appearance or belted. I like wearing both belted and unbelted depending my mood. If you have the right Shirt Dress in your correct size it will absolutely accentuate your frame. I think they are ideal for work and as a vacation dress. I find them very versatile. Great with flats, heels, wedges even sneakers. I try to steer away from wearing anything uncomfortable. I’m all about casual chic because of my lifestyle and Shirt Dressing fits in perfectly. Sometimes you just want a loose breezy feel in your clothing not a restricted form fitting look all the time.
The denim dress sold out,I have some other cute options Here And here
Stop Skorting The Issue and face the facts there’s nothing cuter to wear this summer than a SKORT. Yes a comfy pair of shorts with a chic skirt look. How can you go wrong, especially one the right length and your right size (runs size 12W-24W). I love being a part of the www.fullbeauty.com team because they offer true Women Sizes. Not those skimpy shrimpy junior sizes. Putting on clothes that are made for my full figured body feels wonderful. I don’t have to worry if it might fit or try to camaflouge to make a style work for me. I think most plus woman want to look comfortable as well as stylish in their clothing. Sometimes it’s difficult to get that confidence level going in something too tight in all the wrong places. But you won’t have that problem from true woman sized clothing at www.fullbeauty.com The selection of clothing and styles are endless.
This light yellow SKORT is too perfect for words and I top with this PALE BLUSH boyfriend shirt (12W-32W) to play up the subtle color blocking of these two colors. I paired with a pair of old school sneakers because this outfit just gave me a kool easy feeling but trust me this SKORT looks just as adorable with sandals.
I had heard about the V-Steam or as some refer the sitz bath. www.kingspa.com lists it as the V-Steam Herb (Wormwood Steam Sitz) A natural, centuries-old Korean treatment for women. Link here so you can read all about the benefits of this treatment. I just want to tell you briefly about my experience having the V-Steam for the 1st time. Ofcourse Kingspa staff will not let you record. You sit on 1 of those hospital toilets, underneath the opening of the bowl is basically a very hot crock pot filled with herbs of wormwood, Mugwort, Rutin and Dandelion which treats infections and inflammation, plus a few other herbs I never heard of. I’m all for having new experiences especially if they might benefit my health & wellness. I’ve done a blog post on kingspa in the past link here so I’m not going to bother to tell you how delicious the food is, how relaxing & tranquil the spa is etc, etc. I have heard the kingspa in New Jersey is not up to snuff. But I will say the Dallas Texas www.Kingspa.com is clean, safe, kid friendly, secure, staff is pleasant and is a wonderful, uplifting experience. I was able to get my mom to come and she was impressed with the cleanliness and food. She also shared a story with me. My mom told me my grandmother worked in NYC Aldelphi hospital as a X-ray tech when they 1st moved to NYC many moons ago and many celebrities would cone to that hospital for procedures such as sitz baths which I had and colonics. These celebrities you guys admire for their flawless complexions, flat stomachs and fabulous bodies work really hard taking care of their instrument which understandably they should. It’s not all genetics!
Anywho you sit on this bowl naked, they give you a large mumu style garment to put over your head. They surround the back of your chair, arms, body with the mumu and you sit on this bowl for approximately 40 minutes. They also suggest putting the mumu over your face for the steam which some of us did. I really liked doing that the herbs smelled so good to me, I love that woody, nutty smell. It smells just like a tea store and I was thinking the whole time I was doing this I have to start making my loose tea brew again. You are given a church fan to use under the much to fan your crotch if it gets too hot. It took many adjustments to get my temperature bearable. It was burning the inside of my legs and butt I was squirming like a nut. At one point I jumped up. There were 5 of us ladies doing the treatment at the same time. Some were fanning some were ok with the heat. One lady said she gets it for her menstrual cramps. After 40 minutes the ladies got up and went on their spa business but the staff insisted I stay another 15 minutes since she couldn’t get my temperature right. She said I should be able to sit there comfortably without fanning. She said everyone is different. I said to her that I noticed the petite Korean lady never fanned she actually was sitting on the bowl with her legs raised. The staff lady said “And her water was boiling” I was speechless. She said if you can have it done twice a month the more you do it the more benefits I will get. She told us 1 client comes because it helps with her eczema. She said when the woman 1st started taking sitz baths she had prominent sores but they were now clearing up. To make a long story short, I suggest it and I will absolutely get it done again and again. Oh yeah it was only $25.
No recording allowed, quick pic to give you an idea.
There is something so fresh and alluring when you see a woman wearing all white. White is one color that is always appropriate no matter what the occasion. I always turn heads wearing white it just looks lovely on my skin tone. And white on blondes is a knockout, I learned that from modeling. You will always notice blinds and olive skin tones wearing the white outfits. Here I am wearing my favorite off the shoulder top (I recommend sizing up) The white is slighter lighter weight then the denim I have featured in my last two blogpost. Though this top has 3/4 sleeves it’s still very cool and light to wear and perfect for the ladies who don’t like to broadcast their arms. My mom is one of those girls. This top comes in size 12W-32W in colors black,white and denim. I suggest having all these core staple colors in your wardrobe. I am wearing white distressed denim. Though these pants are old I am linking you to a similar pair on www.fullbeauty.com that run size 12W-32W, it is so refreshing to be offered true Woman sizes. If you guys have not checked out www.fullbeauty.com you are missing out on tons of daily coupons, specials and savings. It has become my go to spot for shopping because they carry such a extensive range of Brands.
As usual Beyonce album Lemonade has people talking, speculating, guessing and jumping to conclusions about her and husband Jay Z life. It also set off a Lemonade clothing inspired frenzy. The visuals of that album were so beautiful and Beyonce looked simply stunning walking through the streets carrying a baseball bat in that magnificent layered yellow gown. We all wanted some lemonade inspired clothing in our lives. Here I rounded up some very reasonably priced lemonade inspired plus size clothing from size 1-5X. My lemonade inspired skirt I purchased from . Aliexpress link below. It took about 2yrs for it to arrive. LOL seriously it took so long I forgot I ordered it a month before. I ordered the XXXXL I will say its equivalent to a size 18. I really lucked out, perfect fit for the most part and I was pleased with the skirt overall appearance and quality. It’s a very pretty summery skirt. Of course I paired it with my absolute favorite denim off the shoulder top from www.fullbeauty.com Yes I have worn and featured this top in the last post but it is bomb and I can’t get enough of it.
My absolute favorite Denim off the shoulder top here