As an eclectic and outgoing woman I live a simple yet wonderful life with my husband, our daughter, and a collection of fur babies. An active member of local charity groups, a speaker for the ending of body shaming, a petite plus model, and an author having had several pieces published with Bustle, FabUPlus and mentioned in Readers Digest and Huffington Post. So when I’m not chasing my munchkin around, glitzing up a photo-shoot, or participating in a charity event I can be found relaxing in front of my laptop typing away!
I love inspiring women to push their own boundaries and dress the way they truly want by investing in garments that make them feel confident!
Hey Loves! Back again with a brand new wardrobe remix! In this edition of wardrobe remix I’m styling this gorgeous jumpsuit with puff sleeves from Pretty Little Thing! But first let’s talk about this gorgeous retro vibin one piece: as a petite woman (5’1) the length of the legs was waaay to much for me so I ended up having to cuff the hem, the fabric itself is comfortable with lots of give so I was never feeling like a stuffed sausage in this baby, not once was I scratching or itching because of uncomfortable fabric or liners and surprisingly the fabric was pretty lightweight so I wasn’t sweltering in it either, the plunging neckline was a blast to play with and it fit phenomenally around my middle.
Now let’s talks styling; with the plunging neckline I knew that any way I styled this look the lingerie underneath was going to show, so I did a little research and found Brassy Bra (boob tape) to create this glowing cleavage!
The first way I styled this jumpsuit was with a body chain that disappeared beneath the fabric giving that vavavoom sexy appeal I love oh so much, I added bright and colorful heels to off play so much white and a fun bright lip that matched my heels to livin up this look!
The second way I styled this look was by putting a little retro spin on it! First I adjusted the length of the sleeve and made it three quarters. I then went with a high ponytail, vintage looking cat eye bejeweled sunglasses, and a polka dot belt with the cutest bow in the back. I ended this look with a pair of edgy black and white heels, red earrings that matched my lipstick, and a vintage black hand bag.
The final way I styled this look was coordinating accessories and makeup: I used a powerful red lip that I matched my earrings, collar, sunglasses, toe nail polish, and clutch to. Clear heels kept the focus on my red accents. I also once again adjusted the sleeve length to just above the wrists on my forearm.
A few styling notes; I wanted to add that any jacket, cropped sweater/shrug, or shoulder wrap will also drastically change the look of this jumpsuit, with it being warmer weather I stuck with warmer looks this time. Also with how much room there is in the fabric of the legs of this jumpsuit it would be super easy to temporarily change the length of the legs by using fabric tape or hemming tape and changing the length of the legs to shorts or Capri length, then when done remove tape and BAM you still have your full length jumpsuit.
We had a blast exploring the rainforest and learning more about its biology. We helped a crafty caterpillar friend transform into a butterfly hand puppet. Built a rainstick to imitate the soft sounds of falling rain using the beads included. Assembled a tree and saw how many pom-poms we could stack on top before it fell over! And we had so much fun decorating all of our projects with colorful rainforest themed stickers! The perfect rainy day activity for you and your little one!
Balancing tree game
DIY venus flytrap
Counting & Numbers
Fine Motor Skills
Lilith was so excited to read the magazine that was included! We loved the story, the fun games, and a had a blast learning about the rainforest and a few of it’s inhabitants.
Over all we had an amazing time inside when she could have been going stir crazy thanks to the rain.
Thanks Kiwi Co! We love our rainforest crate! Clock here to shop your own crate: Kiwi Co
Until next time Loves,
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Oh Loves! I’ve been working on this gem for a hot minute and I’m so excited to share with you all some of my favorite lingerie brands! Ready to dive in?
First up we have one of my all time favorite plus positive brands that make custom gorgeous pieces: Bawdy Love Clothing!! These babes are body positive and LGBTQ positive and boy do they support the communities! They are great at being diverse and inclusive and I’ve loved every piece from them! I also love that each garment is made to custom fit you so sizing won’t ever be a problem with this wonderful brand!
Second on our list is Eloquii – one of the things I love about Eloquii’s garments are how well made they are and the quality of fabric they use. Now I’ve only worn their outerwear pieces but have to say I can’t wait to try out their lingerie!
Next up we have Uye SURANA , now this wonderful brand just expanded to plus and carry up to a size 2/3XL (about a size 20/22) I’m wearing the 2/3XL and am a size 20. I love, love, love, the delicate and feminine pieces from this brand! I always feel sexy and delicate, with a side of sex kitten. Looking for a larger size from this brand? Leave a comment below and I’ll pass it along! I want you Loves to know this is a safe place to discuss plus fashion ❤️
In the above photo sets I’m wearing the three piece Sheerly Nightwear Set.
TORRID is another tried and true distributor of inclusive lingerie. Now I wish they carried their larger sizes in store, but for those of you trying them out for the first time just know the fit is usually spot on and the quality is good. I like the choices and have worn everything from their briefs and thongs to bras and bodysuits and I do enjoy their consistency with their sizing. Below are a few of my favorite pieces from the past and a few new ones!
I have to tell you Loves, I have been secretly in love with all things Rihanna for some time so when I was able to get my hands on a couple Savage Fenty items I was over the moon ecstatic that they fit so well and seemed to be made with plus bodies in mind during their construction phase. The garments fit great! The thong had a large enough band to cover my lower second belly, the crop top was comfortable and didn’t squeeze or cut off circulation on my bigger arms and hell – I climbed a freakin tree in them lol so I’m gonna say yup, this is one of my favorite lingerie sets!
Playful Promises is another brand I’ve truly enjoyed testing out. The fit is great, I love the collaborations they’ve done with plus influencers like Gabi Greg and Fuller Figure Fuller Bust. The garments are quality made and for phenomal and I also love the designs. Fun and playful to flirty and romantic, straight down to a little kinky: they’ve got just about everyone covered.
Curvy Couture Intimates is another great brand I’ve had the honor of working with! I enjoyed the fit and patterns, the fabric choices are just gorgeous and I loved the attention to detail this brand pays. Below I’m featured wearing their crochet bra, push up strapless bra, garter belt, and thong. Each item fit me to perfection and was also comfortable to wear. The support my Dd’s got from the strapless bra was nothing short of a miracle! I truly love and enjoy the garments this brand produces.
Leading Lady Bras is a brand that has been been dedicated for over 78 years to providing quality undergarments that are thoughtfully designed for fit, comfort, and support! The quality of each garment I’ve tried has been above and beyond wonderful. Below I’m featured wearing the front closure and underwire free racerback bra, purple underwire bra and the matching white brief and bra set.
Shop this front closure underwire free bra here: Leading Lady
TomBoyX is one of the most size and gender inclusive brand I’ve ever come across and have had the pleasure of working with. They carry up to a size 4X (waist 46-48” and hips 55-56) and are very human agenda. They embrace and uplift all walks of life while showing incredible inclusivity in their campaigns. Below I’m featured wearing several of their undergarments as well as their outerwear and jammy pieces.
Solstice Intimates is another brand that is starting to include plus sizes and I couldn’t be mode excited! Their innovative designs and embroidery details are to die for! Just check out a couple of their pieces below!
As always Loves, thank you for taking the time and spending part of your day with me. I hope you Loves enjoyed this roundup, sound off in the comments below if you’d more content like this from.
Until next time,
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My Loves, have I got something wonderful to share with you: Brassy Bra! This fabulous boob tape works wonders for my cleavage so I had to share it with you all, you know – so you Loves can make that cleavage utterly fabulous without the aid of an underwire bra while still giving a natural look with the support of Brassy Bra.
I also want to add that I also go without a bra in public as well and there is nothing wrong with that either – it’s still gorgeous and so is your chest without the aid of undergarments.
Now, A little about Brassy Bra: they are a 97% cotton blend that breathes and moves with you, while also lifting and supporting, comes in sizes A-DDDD (European A-G), and the adhesive is heat activated by body temp which allows you the freedom to move without the adhesive coming off. Brassy Bra also offers five different skin shades for you to choose from.
If you watched the video above you’ll see application is oh so easy! First step place the pastie over the nipple area – to protect from the sticky adhesive, second step remove the bottom sticker and place to desired place on the bottom of the breast, third secure and then remove the second sticker tab and place where desired cleavage effect is perfect for you – repeat for the other side and you are all set!
Brassy Bra recommends not wearing for longer than eight hours. Other pluses include its pretty much invisible under clothing (including mesh – I tried it), it’s dance and waterproof, disposable and the kit comes with three sets! You can also customize but cutting to your specific fit although they do say that more than half an inch or an inch and it can loose it’s desired effect.
While wearing Brassy Bra I felt almost like I had on two giant bandaids but not in a bad way. There was no pulling of skin, the fabric was light weight, it made my boobs look fabulous, and movement was never an issue.
Removing was also super simple! Following the Brassy suggestion I used vegetable oil to slowly take off the adhesive and then took a hot shower. There was no pain, no redness, and besides light imprints from the adhesive pattern no visible marks left behind.
Make sure to check back Friday 2/7/2020 for images from my latest shoot where I’ve styled three special looks around Brassy Bra! As always Loves, thank you for taking the time out of your day to spend a little time with over here.
Hey Loves! Back again and this time I’m styling four garments from Part & Parcel; I’ll discuss fit and fabric plus the details of each styled look.
Below are the product shots of each item sent, and then we’ll get in to each look 😉
Long Sleeve Tunic
The Plaid Trousers
And The Refined Jogger
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All right My Loves let’s dive in to Look One with the Dimensional Sweater:
I chose to pair this sweater with a pair of blue leggings and blue winter boots trimmed with white – the perfect Mom outfit for running errands around with the little one. This is the perfect outfit for comfort and chic by pairing with boots and leggings, not to mention easy to throw together with minimal effort but the result is Mom-chic cute!
Now, I have to say Look Two is my FAVORITE!! The Plaid Trouser is to DIE FOR! I love the amazing purple hues of the plaid, I love how well tailored the trousers felt on, and I loved how deep the pockets are making them functional – Mama loves a good pocket.
I chose to pair this look with a black crop top, fuzzy winter jacket, and a pair of black heels. By choosing to pair the trousers with muted colors, like black, the eye is immediately caught by that gorgeous purple!
Look Three is also a fun more bold look using The jogger Pant! Now as a petite babe I have to be careful with “jogger/harem” style pants because the extra fabric in the design paired with short legs I can sometimes get swamped down by that extra fabric around the ankles and the effect is less than pleasing – to say the least lol it throws off my proportions and looks wonky. Not the case here!!
I chose to pair this amazing pant with a a fitted black tank, a cropped white long sleeve tie top, black leather jacket and a pair of brown chunky booties.
And last, but certainly not least The Long Sleeve Tunic: this top is uber comfortable AND fit fabulously! There was no squeezing my bigger arms in to the sleeves so that meant not having to size up in the top.
I paired this look with distressed denim shorts, mule flats, oversized sunglasses and a red purse that matched my lipstick. With the two bolder looks above I wanted to show my Mom side again: this top is comfortable, has a very classic yet professional look, has amazing room for chasing my toddler, still casual yet chic – this is one of those looks that takes two minutes to throw together and leaves you looking fabulous and ready for whatever the day has in store.
Here’s a fun style session video discussing fit, fabric, and styling!