Walmart +$150 Giftcard=Fall Sweaters

poncho sweater

Most people would think there was no way they could find anything Fly, Fall and Fashionable with just a mere $150 Walmart gift card. But this site is called TheShoppingSlayer because we can ball on any budget!

Walmart ponchoI went into on a mission to find Fall sweaters. Can I say Walmart has the cutest sweaters ever. There online selections are tremendous. You really need to check them out, you will be pleasantly surprised by how many options and styles are online. I picked up this cute poncho style. I was very deliberate to select styles that would transfer to my everyday activities. This turtleneck poncho was a winner. It has a flowy, roomy oversized shape so it fits all bodytypes. That is what I was looking for, sweaters that would fit all bodytypes as well as being cozy and not trendy. This sweater is one size however it fits my size 18-20 body with room to spare. I made it look all fancy for you since you already know it would be cute with jeans, flats and sneakers. This sweater is in store but I also linked it for you above.

Plus size poncho sweater

I have a couple of more sweaters coming to you this week so be sure to come back.

#spon All opinions are my own.


Black, Yellow and Pearl Heels

Gucci inspired booties
Size 16-30  Wide leg Culottes

Size 12-34/36 Tunic Top with slit

fishnet socks

Size 6-9 Black pearl heeled bootie

(2 similar Beret Hats)

Beret hat

Similar Beret Hat

Pearl heeled booties are everywhere. Actually the pearl trend is popping up all over. From clothing, hats to shoes. If you are not following me on Instagram shame on you because you would have seen these black pearl heeled booties weeks ago on my Instastories. You guys know I drop everything on Insta first. I told weeks ago how I ordered these booties in a 9 and had to send them back for a size 10. They don’t carry half sizes. When I purchased them weeks ago they were $20 on sale, I told my followers to run and get them before they were sold out. You are missing out on great 1st hand info, that’s why you should be following me on Instagram. I go hard for my true ride or die followers. They deserve to get everything exclusive. My Instagram name @TheShoppingSlayer

The size 10 ended up being a perfect fit, they do run a full size small. These are very comfy and for $20 I would say they are the best dupe I’ve seen of this Gucci inspired pearl heel trend. I have attached a picture for you to see all the top Brands who are bringing this trend this season. If you have a regular foot from 6-9 grab you a pair, just remember to go up a size and they are not wide width.

I happened to stop by Ashley Stewart last Saturday on the day they were having their 26 anniversary sale. I picked up this lovely tunic that they call Mango Mojito. Ashley Stewart has the best names to describe colors. This tunic just drapes so easily over the body, wearing a 22/24.

Black bootiesWearing some very old culottes that are still in stock, link above. This is what my Fall and Capsule Wardrobe is looking like, very basic pieces that I can easily mix and match throughout the Dallas Texas winter. Did I mention the Beret I’m wearing was pulled out of my mothers collection. All I had to do was dust it off and bring it to life. Link to (2) Beret dead on dupes above.

It’s been a busy Fall but I’m checking in regularly.

See you in a few.

Mango mojito Ashley Stewart tunic


Texas Bloggers bringing Thigh High Boots

Texas bloggersGrey Distressed Denim Jacket

Grey Choker

Grey plaid shirt

lace up leggings

Wide calf black leather boots similar

Similar wide width boots

Similar black boots


knee High Black Leather boot


I did a fun collaboration with Mardi Hunter @thisfatgirlsisfabulous the theme was thigh high boots. Mardi had the idea to explore  the city and she suggested we go to the beautiful Dallas Farmers Market. Yes the same farmers market where I found my red denim maxi coat in the previous post.

You will have to go to Mardi’s Instagram page to find out the deets on her fabulous thigh high boots. My boots are wide calf from By De Blossom Collection, unfortunately they have sold out. So I have listed several similar options above, all price ranges (wide calf).

Ladies wide calf’s are the first to sell out for the girls with the thick legs. If you see a boot that you love I would say don’t hesitate to purchase because it will be sell out quickly. Gradually brands are catching on and including wide width, wide calf as well as larger size options for us big leg girls. I definitely have noticed more options and styles over the past few years. A huge plus for plus size fashion. Though you don’t have to be plus size to need a larger calf boot. That’s why they sell out so quickly because thinner women’s have larger feet and calf’s.

Plus size BloggersMardi and I shot at the fabulous Farmers Market in Dallas. We shot in less than an hour. I was melting y’all. In Texas we wear our boots for style but it really doesn’t get cold enough to sport boots for a long duration.

Thigh high boots Mardi and I though we have totally opposite styles she’s vintage, edgy and funky, I’m trendy mixed with basics. Its boring to team up with someone who style is the same so this was fun for me. Mardi is not really Plus size but she has curves. Mardi has a curvy girl friendly YouTube show THE ADVENTURES OF A FAT GIRL that will be debuting soon. I can’t wait to check it out. This woman is really making moves in the curvy community. She’s smart and kind definitely a woman to know in the plus industry that’s opening doors for plus size curvy women in the Dallas Texas area.

Sexy thigh high bootsLinks to what I  wearing are up top check out some of the boot selections, I think you may find something you like.

All images @naturalstateimages


Texas bloggers


No boring DENIM here

Jeans Color block straight leg jeans

rose gold booties

Rose Gold booties

Top is livi collection

Yesterday my fabulous smart as a whip Texas fellow blogger Mardi Hunter @thisfatgirlsfabulous and I did a collaboration.  Our theme, thigh high plus size boots. I will be bringing you that post soon. We were shooting at the fabulous Farmers Market in DallasTexas. We ran across this vintage vendor 5304 old Bullard rd. Tyler Texas 75703 #903 617-8933  a mom and daughter duo. They were just the cutest and had the most unique clothing. The only plus size item they had was this red denim maxi duster. I knew with a glance it would fit me. It is size Medium but it’s super generously cut. The mother said she had this jacket in blue denim at her shop as well. I had to have this jacket it was so edgy and funky.

So can we say yesterday was a good day all around. Ladies I googled and looked for something similar but no go. This is one of those treasure pieces. The label in the coat says Perry Ellis, I have no idea how old this design is.  Hit these ladies up and let them know we Plus size fashion girls need more of these plus size friendly treasures in our worlds.

See you soon, I luv you guys for continuing to stop by.


Thinking Holiday Style yet?

Hey ladies,

I wanted to drop you a quick note and tell you this skirt is on sale for $26. (see link bottom of this page) This is a skirt that will be in my wardrobe for many years. Ofcourse I don’t get enough opportunities to wear this skirt. The color is such a statement piece. I think I am going to wear it to my next event with a white t shirt and a little heel just to give it a casual chic spin.

Purple pleated skirtThere are quite a few sizes left which is shocking to me. If you were on the fence about this skirt, please get off and hurry to order this skirt. You will absolutely have no regrets. This skirt is a masterpiece, the weight of it and fabric are top notch. Holiday time is coming up and this skirt would be perfect for all the holiday meet ups. You can style it in countless ways. It has a metallic look. Can you picture it with a black blazer and white button down, denim jacket and flats. The list goes on.

Metallic skirtThis is my ultimate favorite skirt I own, I can’t see parting with this skirt for a long time to come.  This skirt is everything and more.

see you in my next post


Purple Pleated Skirt


My new shapewear I’ve been wearing has my body feeling so good. My new shapewear has taken a size and a half off my silhouette.

Lane Bryant shapewear

I wear the body suit and the high waist brief together when I really want to pinch in my stomach and tone my thighs. It is not necessary to wear both together. I wear them separately depending on what I’m wearing. It’s amazing to look in the mirror and see a whole pant size disappear, from your undergarments alone. I love to wear shapewear when I have somewhere special to go.  I like looking smooth and not bulgy in my outfit when going somewhere snazzy. I work as a fit model some days (trying on clothing for clients) so I like to have a smooth canvas for them to see the clothing on. I try to keep my frame looking as much like the plus size mannequin they cut on.

Best shapewear for plus size

When I have on shapewear it definitely makes me feel more confident and secure with my rolls and jelly for sure. Shapewear may not be your thing but it is something that every woman should have tucked into her arsenal for emergencies. Remember ladies we are not trying to hide our bodies or diminish our curves but create a smooth line that looks fantastic on any size or bodytype.

Looking wonderful in your clothing begins with smoothing everything out, that is the ultimate factor in slaying in your clothing. People are shocked when they hear me say I wear a 20-22 pant. I always look neat in my clothing because I am here for shapewear. I’m not hiding my body I’m putting my best shape forward. It’s part of my work so it’s pretty much a staple for me when I’m working.

Plus size black skinny jeans


Smoothing bodysuit I’m wearing under tank top

High waist shapewear

Sculpt Black Jeans

Let me give you a great tip I have learned. Always buy your shapewear in your correct current size. Sizing down because you want to look smaller is a huge mistake. First off you will have trouble putting your shapewear on and it will be so tight, uncomfortable and roll down. When I’m wearing my shapewear it feel like someone toned up my skin not like I have on a sausage casing.  Looking stuffed in your clothing is just as unflattering as looking sloppy in your clothing.

Thank you for stopping by see you in my next post. If there is anything and I do mean anything you want to ask me or create a post on drop me a email. I would love to hear what you want to see on the blog.

Plus size skinny jeans

NEW Plus size collection Premme and leopard booties

Somehow I can’t seem to blog about items as quickly as I would like to. I am a blogger who likes to really wear the outfit when I’m going out. This dress is not a everyday dress I would wear so it took me awhile to get it to the blog. I know you guys might have seen it on other bloggers and read on social media about the new plus size line Premme. I like the new collection from Premme my favorite was the: Black premmeus dress


TheShoppingSlayerWearing a 2X, nice fabric. The plus size market has another plus size clothing collection to choose from. 🙌🏾 I’m wearing a tan tank top underneath this dress. I was shooting another outfit and decided to keep the tank top on from the previous look. It works, something to think about if you are uncomfortable wearing your waistline out. This line was co created by two fab popular bloggers @gabifresh and @Nicolettemason They have other nice pieces and are already debuting their 2nd collection.

Leopard Booties with buckles

The booties I’m wearing in this post are very comfortable. They remind me of a men’s style shoe. They have a very masculine feel when I wear them.Ankle boots I paired them with this dress to show you how versatile booties are. Dresses, pants, jumpsuits, skirts, you name it works with a great pair of Booties. Especially a extra edgy funky pair like these leopard ones. I have a Bootie Roundup coming your way, stay tuned.

Leopard bootiesGreen Denim belted Jkt size 12-28

This green military style denim jacket is hands down my favorite purchase so far this season. The price was so reasonable with all I do with this coat. See post here  where I rocked it as a dress Green coat worn as Dress

This will be the most used coat throughout Fall. And as soon as winter passes through Dallas, I will be back in this coat. I’m obsessed with it.  I sized up to wear it as a dress or coat.

Fishnet Ankle Socks


*Please follow the conversion size chart with Asos. They are a UK based brand.  If you follow the size chart you will become a expert at choosing your correct size, like I am now.

*Asos clothing is cut very generous and I would always order too big because I would not follow the size chart for my bodytype/measurements.

All pics by Marrica Evans @flauntyourfro



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Today was one of those days where the weather was up in the air. It started out overcast and raining however I knew as soon as the rain stopped, the temp would settle somewhere in the 80’s. That’s exactly what happened, 81 degrees, sunny and warm. This is a day you want to dress in layers that you can peel off as the day progresses and temperature rises.

TheShoppingSlayerThis is a perfect layer friendly casual outfit. This outfit is great for the weekends, movies, shopping, visiting friends, or grabbing a bite to eat.  I linked some similar items below. I included a plain denim jacket in case distress is not your thing. If you need a great denim jacket I found a plain one that goes to size 28. You can buy a plain denim jacket and distress it to your liking.

Plus size distressed jacketThe lace up pants are from Forever21 and they are still in stock. They have become a favorite I wear all the time. Don’t be afraid of these pants, even with the open lace up detail they are not revealing. If you are older in your 40’s like me, step out your comfort zone and spice it up. These pants are not for every occasion but they are super fun and what’s more comfy that leggings. They are not to young, it depends on how you style them. I like wearing  them with a oversized black sweater and my booties. Don’t shy away from trendy current styles. As long as you make the style your own you can’t go wrong.


Forever 21 lace up leggings

Black leggings Black leggings size 0-3X

Black leggings similar Size 20-28  similar black leggings lace up the side

T-shirts from Target Gold Tee

Lighter blue distressed denim jkt 0-3X

Similar Black distressed denim 

Size 12-28 Plain Denim  (Denim Jkt you can distress yourself)









My fav RED’s from the Asos sales section & more

I guess you can say I seen Red while checking out the Asos sale section. It seemed all the red items caught my eye.  Before they are all snatched up in the sale, check out my Red selections and see if anything catches your eye. Ladies if you like anything here don’t sleep or it will be sold out like this cute beach cover up I’m wearing. The prices are phenomenal and if you follow the size chart you will get a fantastic fit. Red is just a universal eye catching color that everyone looks good in.

Similar Red Dress Link

Similar Red Dress Link

Ruffle red top Here is a link to similar.

Red ruffle dress

The Must Have Red Top with ruffle sleeves



TheShoppingSlayerRed paper bag scuba prom skirt

Red off shoulder top with ruffle sleeve

Wine colored Dress

Red lace skirt

Red Bomber

Red Maxi Dress with choker

Burgundy plus size dress off shoulderAsos sale items

Olive Green the perfect Combo Color

Skirt size 16-28   Bohoo Maxi Skirt with pockets

Top only UK 24 available Asos Olive Green off the shoulder top

This is sort of a remix outfit that came together beautifully. I bought several of these maxi skirts in the early summer. They are soft, roomy and very comfortable. I paired it with this Asos top that was on sale. These two  look like they are made for each other.

Bohoo maxi skirtThe photographer Reba who shot these pictures loved this monochrome style on me. It’s a very flattering skirt that has pockets on both sides. This Asos top is so lovely because it stays in place on the shoulders. I just get so annoyed with off the shoulder tops that don’t stay in place. I know I have been featuring many Olive Green fashions lately. Olive Green is not my favorite color but this season it’s giving me all types of life. It has taken my wardrobe up a notch because it’s the perfect color to combine with any other color. People underestimate the compatibility of the color Olive. I did also until this Fall season. But not anymore it’s quietly moving up the ranks to one of my favorite combo colors.


Lisa Scott plus model


#IssaNoforme this hashtag was befitting of this outfit. I like this high shine bodycon dress Black Dress   however at the last minute I decided not to wear it to the Finding Ashley Stewart Show. I’m going to send this dress back to Asos. The dress looked exactly as photographed though it had a crackling sound when I unfolded it up to smooth it out. I immediately noticed it did have stretch and it didn’t feel heavy and has a cloth like lining. The size was right because I am now an expert at shopping the correct size with Asos. The dress fit well however just walking around my air conditioned hotel room folding my clothes, bendind down repacking my bag etc. I started getting hot in the dress. This immediately alarmed me, if I was just casually walking around my room what in the world would I feel like in NYC 79 degree weather. I decided to go in a different direction then chance being a sticky hot mess that possibly will be crackling as I sit down.

Plus size wet look dress*Key to perfect fit with the UK sizes is to get you a tape measure and measure away. This really helps figure out the conversion to US sizes.

Lane Bryant White Blazer

High shine dress plus size

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