Plus Size Fashion

Fashion Feature: We Love Colors

Hey Loves! Back again and this week I wanted to introduce you all to We Love Colors (@Welovecolors)! We Love Colors has over 50+ color options in hosiery, dance wear and more! With a size range from Small to Eight X (S-8XL)!

I was so excited to style these! I chose the black and white stripe, yellow, and neon pink in the original style of tights. Next up I want to try a few of their other styles!

Now, let’s talk fit! I ordered all pairs in the original tights design. I ordered the 1x-4x of the plus size neon pink tights, the C/D of the yellow plus size neon, and a 1X in the black and white stripes. Now, let me start off by saying did any of you notice my mistake from the above sentence – yup, your girl forget to get the plus size version of the BW stripes but don’t worry I made do and will have a fun DIY craft protect coming up featuring those beauties.

As I was saying lol – the fit on the plus size tights is AHMAZING!!! As with all tights there will be some grunting and groaning getting them on but with We Love Colors the fit is so amazing that I literally just pulled these babies up. There was no squeezing of the belly and if fit great in my large thighs – there was no cutting off of circulation and they encased my beautiful thighs gloriously.

As you may have noticed I had so much fun styling these looks for these amazing tights! And the point of that was to show that you can have fun with any piece of garment from your wardrobe. And as We Love Colors likes to say their products are for All Colorful Creatures so I let my sense color out to play!

To shop the fabulous collection of We Love Colors Click Here

Had to throw in a quick update – We Love Colors has great face masks that fit comfortably around my double chin and chubby cheeks, and these purple tights are utterly incredible! No muffing topping around the belly and didn’t have to fight these babies on – not to mention super comfy to wear!

So until next time Loves,

Kat XO

Photography and wig styling by House Of Winter

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Plus Size Fashion: Lola’s African Apparel

Story time! I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Lola backstage at one of the runway shows I walked for in San Fransisco (Lola pictured below), now I wasn’t walking for Lola but loved her designs so much that during a down time in rehearsals I asked for her social media handle so I could follow her brand and show support to a local designer I loved! Little did I know just how incredible Lola and her brand truly are.

Shop Lola’s African Apparel Here

Lola was born in Nigeria and immigrated to the US at a young age, she frequently traveled back and was inspired by the elegant and beautiful clothes that people wore, she had the idea to employ local seamstresses and tailors to bring her business to life making her garments artistically and authentically made by Africans. After sharing her creations with her community here in the US and seeing the positive response Lola then created Lola’s African Apparel!

Beautiful, bright, and stunning colors! Gorgeous prints! She chooses the most durable materials, works with local Nigerian artists, and she makes sure the fabrics are washable to continue accessibility. She carries a little something for everyone – children, men, plus, maternity, and she also has created face masks! Lola is proud to be a part of building the economy and supporting the livelihoods of the African people who share their craft with us, and is proud to have her garments made in Nigeria.

Shop Here

Below I’m wearing the beautiful Yemi Stretch Crop Top – I have to tell you Loves not only is the print stunning in its bold colors but the imagery is just stunning! The dramatic sleeve makes my heart pitter patter in gleeful joy – the movement is just gorgeous and the fabric isn’t heavy at all!! The fit was perfect! Tight where I needed it tight, loose in the best places – my arms! I have large arms and not once did it feel like I was shoving my arm in something too snug that would cut off circulation, it felt comfortable and could have easily fit me if I had been larger. For reference I wear an 18/20 and was wearing the 3X and is definitely say if your a 22 you’d easily fit in this top as well.

Shop Crop Top Here

The first look using this top I decided to style it with a set of white suspenders to play off the small black stripe that has tiny white polka dots running through the print. I added a tight black pencil skirt, cute white ankle socks and fun tennis to complete this fall look.

When stepping out, don’t forget your mask – Lola even offers beautiful masks made from her stunning prints!

The second look I paired this gorgeous crop top with denim pants and the perfect accessory for Fall – black knee high boots.

The third look I created with this stunning crop top shows you can absolutely wear this beauty any time, any place. I was the queen of casual for grocery shopping trip but still managed to turns heads in this stunning top! paired with leggings, mules, and mask for a quick and stylish errand run!

Until next time Loves!

I hope you all take a moment to Stop By And Shop

As well as check her out on IG

Kat XOXO

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Sydney: Bra Fit, Try On, and Style Session

Plunge Push Up Bra & The Five Way Convertible Bra

Hey Loves! Back again and this time we are discussing, trying on and having a styling session with SYDNEY!

A new plus size lingerie brand that scours the globe to discover the most unique, size inclusive lingerie — from bralettes and bodysuits to naughty knickers and other goodies — that will elevate your every day (and every night).

Ready to dive in? Great – let’s start with the Plunge Push Up Bra! This red beauty has a gorgeous lace overlay detail that just elevates this bra from not only functional but down right sexy! With this particular bra you’ll want to order two cup sizes down as it tends to run two sizes larger. I’m normally a 42DD so instead I ordered a 42C and it fit phenomenal! The band didn’t dig in and was comfortable, plus was large enough that my fat roll wasn’t fighting it which meant no pinching or squeezing!

Shop plunge push up bra: Here

Next we have the five in one convertible bra! First I tried this baby as a strapless bra and I have to say the support and lift it provided without the straps was great! I will say that the band was a little snug and I probably would have ordered a size up just for a little more comfortable fit. I loved that this also came with the clear straps – even more styling options with these!

Shop convertible bra: Here

Hope you Loves enjoyed this session with SYDNEY!!

As always sending my thanks and appreciation to each of you, the links above are affiliate links and without your clicks and support I wouldn’t be able to make the content that I do, so truly thank you!

Until next time,

Kat Stroud XO

Lifestyle, Plus Size Fashion, Reviews

Eloquii Summer Fashion Haul

So excited to share this brand new ELOQUII try on and style session with you Loves! These pieces are fabulous, fit great and are so chic! Ready to slay summer with some flawless style?

First up we have the fabulous Peach Lift Step Hem denim jeans paired with the beautiful Sweetheart Neckline Down To Earth bold print top! The jeans fit like a dream and had room to wiggle. The top was lightweight and fit great! Loved the color of the print and truly felt comfy and confident in this look.

Shop the Sweetheart Neckline Top Here

Shop the Peach Lift Denim Step Hem Here

Second look we have the gorgeous rainbow pleated shorts, with pockets, that fit fabulously! I loved the length, how light weight and comfy the fabric of the shorts are and c’mon – you can’t go wrong with rainbow!

Shop the Rainbow Pleated Shorts Here

And the third and final look includes the peach lift button fly denim jeans paired with an off the shoulder white lace crop top, I paired with a pair of heels that had me feeling the vintage Marilyn Monroe vibe!

Shop the Peach Lift Button Fly Jeans Here

Shop the Off The Shoulder Lace Top Here

Until next time Loves,

Kat XO

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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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