Plus Size Fashion

Social Distancing Distraction: Repurposing Fashion; Wardrobe Repeats Please!

Hey Loves! So I’ve got a confession to make… I am an outfit repeater! Yup, I said it and own it proudly lol. In a society of “one and done” media looks it can be easy to disregard an outfit once it’s been “gramed” (you know posted on social media like Instagram and what not). Well, I’m not the type to throw something away just because I’ve worn it once – I’ve become a pro at restyling and changing up the looks of garments – so today, I wanted to to share some of my tricks with you all!

I’ll show you how to take this dress and make it into…
This!

My process: once I’ve worn something at least three times I’m ready to change it up – style wise or completely altering a garment. As someone who doesn’t gravitate towards white I decided to alter this baby!

First up is fabric dye – I like using RIT Dye Easy to use, easy directions and step by step instructions, and I always get the color I’m looking for.

Once you’ve got it all dyed you can leave it as is, like the image below…

Image by House Of Winter

Still a gorgeous dress, now in a sunny yellow, and I loved shooting it this way buuuuut I wanted to take it another step further and turned this dress in to a crop top with matching skirt and it turned out beautifully!

So to achieve this two piece look I grabbed my fabric scissors and cut straight through the seam that connected the bodice of the dress to the skirt. I had to be extra careful when cutting due to the liner, once cut I pinned my hem on the top and the skirt, then hand sewed the new hems with the liner on the top and the skirt and voila!! A gorgeous new set to romp around in.

Until next time Loves! As always thank you for the support and please feel free to leave a comment on what other content you’d like to see while we’re practicing social distance!

Kat XO

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Wardrobe Remix With Pretty Little Thing: White Jumpsuit Styled Three Ways

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.

Until next time Loves,

Kat XO

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Rainy Day Review: Kiwi Co Crate

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!

So exited to get started!

Activities:

  • Butterfly puppet
  • Musical rainstick
  • Balancing tree game
  • DIY venus flytrap
  • imagine! magazine

Explore:

  • Counting & Numbers
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Pretend Play

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.

Diving right in!
Love seeing her add her own twist to her monarch butterfly.
She really loved hearing about the butterflies as we crafted our own.
And it’s done!

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,

Kat XO

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**Only pictured crafting one activity in the box

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Review with Brassy Bra: The Incredible Breast Tape

Intro, demo, and three quick looks with Brassy Bra

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.

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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.

Until next time,

Kat XO

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Fat Positive Sacramento: Galore Studios

Hey Loves! I’ve decided to add a new feature to my blog and we’re calling it: Fat Positive Sacramento! In these features I’ll introduce you Loves to businesses that are not only accepting of fat bodies but don’t shame them in anyway shape or form. I’ll discuss accessibility, how I was treated, what service I bought or was provided for so on. This is my way of letting plus bodies know that these businesses respect your body and that’s where you should be spending those fat dollars 😉

So in this first feature of Fat Postive Sacramento I wanted to introduce you all the amazing woman owned salon that is Galore Studios !!

Now first off I discovered Galore Studios in a casting call looking for promo models to shoot for media advertising – I LOVE that when I reached out and asked if they wanted to work with a plus model the immediate answer was a huge resounding YES! After shooting with this business I went back to try out a full set of gel nails and have kept coming back!

Accessibility: open parking lot, no stairs, open floor plan so you won’t feel cramped or stuffed in anywhere. The waxing services take place in their own room separate from the main display room. I’m a size 20 and the chairs all fit me comfortably.

I have uberly sensitive nail beds, acrylic tends to rip them up and leave behind only layers of nail so when Marie (the amazing owner) told me she only deals in full gel… Well, I was in heaven. And as we got to chatting we began to talk about her business and how she wants to be apart of the body positive community and truly offer services that most salons scoff at when a fat body is asking for them.

I’m talking they offer:

Waxing

Facials

Manis/Pedis

Full Gel Sets

Piercings

Spa Party

Lashes

Hair

Makeup application

Makeup selection shopping

Want to shop with friends – they’ve got you by offering a makeup service party!

Kids parties!

They literally do it all!! And what’s even better is that they want to work with All Walks Of Life! LGBTQ+ , Fat Bodies, Disabled Bodies… essentially if you’ve got a body, a decent attitude, and some money to book a service then yes, they want to work with you.

This beautiful salon is located at 3811 Florin Rd #4, Sacramento, CA 95823

Stay tuned, I’ll be filming a waxing service and facial with Galore soon!!

Until next time,

Kat XO

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