Monday, March 31, 2014

A Plus Size Boutique on Wheels?

Yes, you read that right. A plus size mobile boutique has opened up in Washington, D.C. called Curvy Chix Chariot. Think of it as a food truck but they sell plus size clothes instead of food. This is such a new concept that I have not heard of before and I think its pretty awesome. If you live in the DC, MD, VA area check it out!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Jessica Simpson Plus Size Swimwear Debuts at Swimsuitsforall

I LOVE Jessica Simpson's fashion line of EVERYTHING. I have dresses, shoes, jeans, shirts, handbags and my suitcase is even Jessica Simpson. Say what you want about Ms. Simpson, but her collection is that business!!! I was completely overjoyed when I saw that her swimsuit line was launching on Swimsuitsforall in plus sizes. WOOHOO! I am in the market for a new bathing suit and I have my eye on a few of the ones from this collection.

Below are my 3 favs.

Rose Colored Glasses Bikini

I'm still not sure about pulling off a two-piece BUT this so makes me want to try it.

Coral Fringe Tankini

I love the color and I'm digging the fringe. The skirted look is right up my alley.

Tulum Ruffle Swimdress

I'm obsessed with swimdresses. They cover my behind and that's my main concern lol. This aztec tribal print is on point and on trend.

See the full collection at SwimsuitsForAll.

Are you feeling this collection?

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Isabel Toledo Lane Bryant Collection is Here

Oh.My.God. Becky look at this collection. I have to admit I gave a shrug when I heard about Lane Bryant teaming up with Isabel Toledo last year as I didn't know much about the designer. But, now that I've seen the collection. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

This collection is gorgeous! I want one of everything. Load up the Scion. The collection is full of chic pieces, GROWN WOMAN PIECES, that have you looking professional, sexy and fashionable. The quality looks good from the pics, too. I'm not sure about the price range though. Lane Bryant's normal collection is overpriced in my opinion so I suspect this collection will be very pricey. This would be worth a higher price tag but I know how LB can get out of pocket with its prices, so I am curious to see how much the pieces are.

Check out a preview of some of the items below and see it for yourself in select Lane Bryant stores on St. Patty's Day - March 17th.

You likey? See the entire preview

Thursday, March 6, 2014

I Need That: Eloquii Colorblock Asymmetrical Peplum Dress

I am so freaking excited that Eloquii is back! I had to feature my next I Need That post on an item from them. Eloquii needs to succeed this time. The Plus size fashion world needs this. Let's just hope they do more marketing this time.

Anywho, this colorblock asymmetrical peplum dress is giving me life! I should be so over peplum but I just can't let it go. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Loving the colorblcocking, the little cap sleeve and the asymmetrical flow of the peplum skirt. The length makes this perfect for work and for night.

Find it here

What Say You?

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

10 Hot Plus Size Swimsuits for 2014

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I NEED A NEW SWIMSUIT! I don't know about you, but I've had my same swimsuit, which I love, going on 4 years now. *Blank stare*. As much as I love that swimsuit it is unacceptable. I am on a mission to find a replacement suit for this year and there are soooo many amazing choices I don't even know which one to pick.

Something amazing is happening in plus size fashion. We have more options than ever that are actually fashion forward and figure flattering. The swimsuit game has changed. Bikinis, monokinis, one-piece, tankinis, whatever style you need there's a fly piece out there for you.

To get myself AND you started on which suit to pick, below are 10 of the hottest plus size swimsuits in the game right now.

1. Monif C Fiji Sweetheart Swimsuit
Everything about this swimsuit is a bonafied YESSSSSSSSSSS. The sexy cutout, the print, the colors, just YESSSSSS.

2. Swimsuits for All Carmen Marc Valvo Bohemian SafariTankini 
I have a thing for animal prints. I also am a sucker for shades of pinks. This has both. BOOM.

3. Always For Me Longitude Meshing Around Swimsuit
What's more feminine than ruffles? Not much. Gotta love it.

4. ModCloth Esther Williams One-piece Swimsuit
This retro style swimsuit looks modern with the pewter color. This style of suit looks good on any shape.
  5. ASOS Curve High Waisted Striped Bikini
The high waist bikini bottom is great for those who want to hide some extra curvyness

6. Lane Bryant Metallic Draped Maillot by Miraclesuit
LOVE THIS! It's so different from anything I've seen and it's by Miraclesuit so it sucks you in nice and smooth.

7. Madison Plus Select South African Safari Bikini
OMG. I Love this suit by Josephine Swim! The flowly top is so feminine, fashion forward and fun!

8. Becca, Etc. Flounce One-Piece Swimsuit
This is one of my favorite colors. I'm a one-piece chick and this is my color and the style is cute and different.

9. Torrid Striped Natural Support One-Piece Swimsuit
This is such a figure flattering suit. Plus, Black and White combos are the hottest trend for spring & summer.

10. Forever21 Neon Tribal Pattern Bikini
YES! YES! YES! Nuff Said.
 Bikini, One-Piece or Tankini? Which one are you?

Husband of the Week: Oscars 2014 Edition

I used to loathe the Oscars. I didn't see the movies nominated and could care less about watching the stiff and stuffy awards show. But, in my older age I tend to have seen most of the movies, I know the people nominated and will pop-in to see what's going on from time to time. But, this year's Oscars hosted by Ellen Degeneres were THE BEST OSCARS EVER! Ellen freaking killed it. I laughed and was thoroughly entertained throughout the show, except for those lame categories that need to be shown off screen. And Twitter comments had me cracking the F up.

But, more than anything what do we watch the show for? The red carpet fashions of course. Oh and how can we forget the eye candy. The sexy Hollywood men that are sexy on their worst day anyway, but look freaking hot as hell all spoofed up in their snazzy suits.

Ladies, enjoy this week's Husband(s) of the Week featuring the men of the Oscars.

Jared pretty lol

Bradley Cooper...So freaking HOT

Brad looks HOT. Can't believe he's 50.

Chris Evans loving the beard boo

John Legend looks so dapper

LEOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! *throws panties*

Michael mom's boo. Love it when guys don't rock boring suits.

Will Smith loving the scarf or ascot or whatever he's rocking

Who was your pick for best dressed male?

Photo Credits: Getty

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Outfit of the Week: 3.4.14

This winter weather that refuses to leave has had me in a fashion funk! I'm beyond over my winter clothes and I've been hibernating and not going out and dressing up much lately.  
Dear Spring...please bring yo ass on so I can feel fashion-y again. Thanks!

Anywho, this past weekend was CIAA weekend in Charlotte and thus I haaaad to look fly at the party I attended. The dress I'm rocking is from Ross and I love it. Since it was 30 degrees Sat night I wanted to wear a long sleeve dress. I rocked fishnet tights from Lane Bryant (similar here) and heeled DKNYC Yasmine sandals (maybe by wearing sandals Spring will come, no?).

And, I'm sporting my new Red Ruby lipstick from the CoverGirl Queen Collection (I got it at Target) that I am officially obsessed with. As a dark skinned woman I never thought I could pull off a red lip. But, after seeing darker skinned women on Instagram and the fabulous Lupita Nyong'o rocking bold lips I said dammit imma rock it too! LOVING IT!

Monday, March 3, 2014

8 Jumpsuits and Rompers You Need For Spring/Summer 2014

I have to admit that when jumpsuits AKA catsuits came back on the scene a few years ago I was NOT having it. They just reminded me of catsuits my friends and I would snicker about from my mom's era. I had no interest in looking like Foxxy Cleopatra. Slowly these fashion pieces have turned into a full blown trend and they look a million times better than they used to. I've tried on a few jumpsuits and rompers in the past and I did not like how they looked on me.  But, now there are so many silhouettes and styles to choose from that there is one for every individual style and body type.  I like how some of them look on me and I like the new colors and prints available. There are so many options! Andddddd you can find a casual one for the beach or a dressy one for a special evening event. Short sleeve, long sleeve, sleeveless, strapless, pants, shorts, name it there's a jumpsuit or romper for your needs.

I've managed to narrow it down to my top 10 picks for Spring and Summer.
WARNING: May cause your wallet to become empty. I'm just saying.

1. Blurred Lines Woven Romper, Forever 21

I tried this one on in the store and I am in love. This will be my go-to romper this summer.

2. Sienna Mesh Jumpsuit, Monif C

It's Monif C. Nuff said.

3. INC International Concepts Lace Back Jumpsuit, Macy's

Love the lace back detail on this.

4. All in One Jumpsuit, Simply Be

Love the suit look to this.

5. Fashion Lab Temple Chiffon Jumpsuit, Dr. Jay's.

I rarely shop at urban stores anymore but sometimes they have some cute stuff.

6. Red Off The Shoulder Jumpsuit, Kami Shade

How sexy and divaish is this??

7. Carmakoma Jumpsuit, ASOS Curve

YES!! Sexy, Sophisticated, Edgy AND Chic at the same damn time.

8. The Cut Jumpsuit, Evans

This pattern and colors is giving me life! I wish Spring would show its ass. F U WINTER!!

What do you think about jumpsuits and rompers? YAY or NAY?
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