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!
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!
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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.
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!
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!
With all of us being stuck inside and unable to pamper ourselves the ways we normally would, I decided to treat myself in a unique way… I taught myself a new skill: salon worthy gel nails! Now I’m going to share what I learned with you all so if you decide you need a nail salon day you can throw one together in the comfort of your own home.
First off your gonna need supplies: UV light, cuticle pusher, nail clippers, buff nail file and 80-100 nail file (coarse ones that quickly help you shape a nail), cuticle oil and cuticle remover, brush to swipe away the left over dust, acetone to remove any polish, cotton pads, rubbing alcohol, a top coat and base coat as well as your color choices. And if you decide to add tips like I’ve done you’ll need nail tips and nail glue as well. Here’s a link for the basic set up kit I found online: ” target=”_blank”>Beetles Gel Kit
First off Apply you’ll want to apply the cuticle remover onto your cuticles and rub it on. Then use the steel cuticle remover and the scraper to push down cuticles and scrape them off your nail. Use the cuticle clipper to cut off any remains. The use your nail file to make sure you’d nail bed is clean and clear.
Second step: Clip your nails to the length you want, use the nail file to shape them and then use the buffer to take a little bit off the top layer of the nail. This will help the gel polish to adhere to your nail better. This is also the step where you’d want to adhere your nail tip to the nail bed.
Step three: wash your hands with water to get rid of the excess dust – no soap. Now your ready to start the polish process!
Step four: apply a light layer of the base coat, make sure it covers entire nail surface evenly and then let sit under UV light for 120 seconds.
Step Five: apply one coat of gel polish – now I want to add this layer should be as thin as possible! It is super easy with gel to make a mess, so not like regular polish, apply lightly and evenly and set for 120 seconds under the light. If you get polish on your skin use the acetone to swipe away before putting hand under the light. The key is to avoid getting polish on your cuticles because it causes the nail polish to lift quicker! Let the polish sit under the lamp for 120 seconds, then do another layer and sit for another 120 seconds. Some lighter polish needs a 3rd layer, and if so, do a 3rd layer of polish then sit for 120 seconds
Step Six is to apply the top coat and to let it sit for 120 seconds under the lamp.
Step Seven is where you’ll use the nail file to finish shaping your nail, you’ll then need to soak a cotton pad in rubbing alcohol and rub each nail well. You’re done! Your nails will be completely dry and you can touch anything. Just love gel nails!!
Two reminders before you go:
You are not going to get perfect nails right away! Practice makes perfect. Be patient and let yourself learn by doing it multiple times.
Your nails will probably peel quickly the first few times, you are not going to be perfect at this right from the start. With practice you will be an at home gel nail pro in no time.
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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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!