Stop thinking you have to be a makeup artist to play in makeup. Makeup 💄 🎨 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.
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 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.
Denim wearing a size 20 Link to skinny jeans
White Top wearing a 3X sold out (similar top) link
Floral kimono link here
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.
I 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
Today’s #psood features a romper in a gorgeous shade of orange from 🍊 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. 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.
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
The 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.
I 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
C 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
I’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.
Thank you for stopping by see you very soon.
Dallas Texas Event!
So excited 😊 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.
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.
Disney Cars 3 Opens June 16. 2017 check out the cast below.
For more information about the “Road to Races” tour, please visit Disney Cars 3 tour link: http://movies.disney.com/cars-3-tour
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.
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.
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. What’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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
These www.ftf.com black ponte pants are snatchable if you have been following my Instagram timeline you will know I ordered these via 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.
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
- Green top similar Link to Olive Green top
lace up boots link to similar boots