Graphic Tee & Vintage Skirt

Hey Loves,
I was feeling very swagalicious lol I don't even know if that's a real word...but I'm making it one for now. I usually don't like wearing all black in the summer time, but I was feeling myself when I put his outfit on to run some errands. I think I really need to invest in more graphic tees/tank tops. I find them to be so comfortable, and adds a level "edge" to any outfit. Check out more pics below. Be sure to read to the end for shopping options for graphic tees.

Splurge or Save: Eyebrow Pencils

Hey Loves,

So I'm sure you've seen that one girl with brows that make you question life lol. I feel like 2015 is the year of people working to get there brows to be...how the young people say...on fleek lol. I am someone that loves a good high end product when it comes to makeup. I feel like the quality is better, it last a bit longer. But the way my pockets are set up, I can splurge all the time on everything I want. But it also worth knowing that some drug store brands give these high end products a real run for their money. Never sleep on drug store products. You may just be pleasantly surprised, and may find a new obsession.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz ~ NYX Eyebrow Pencil
Maybe a pencil isn't for you, maybe you prefer a powder or pomade!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade ~ NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder
There you have it loves. I'll see you next week with another Splurge or Save. Be sure like & follow my Facebook Fan Page for more fashion finds!

xoxo
Shay

Bright Green

Hey Loves,
Memorial Day Weekend here in Jersey was nothing short of beautiful! And ya girl desperately needed to get some color and some MAJOR Vitamin D for my skin. So I opted for one of my favorite t-shirt dresses from Boohoo's summer collection from last year. This is super simple, perfect for warm weather, and let's be honest, the color totally makes me happy. If you remember I wore this dress during my trip to Puerto Rico with the guy. (see my outfit recap here).

I don't think it will FIT You

Hey Loves, 


So I just had to come a write about this very interesting encounter I had a work the other day. I was working with a customer, and she happen to be buying a cardigan that I've had my eye on for quite some time. 

In talking to her to I said "I love this cardigan, I've been meaning to buy it"

She responded in a manner that I definitely did not expect

"oh I don't think it will fit you"


I immediately titled my head & lowered my brow at her because I was really taken aback. That is something I've never personally encountered. She went on to say "I struggled with the size I have, and I wear a large" And she made a face to sort of suggest if it doesn't fit me, it won't fit you. I informed her, with a smile, that not only did the xl fit me, it was perfect and can be worn buttoned or unbutton, and that I preferred a more formfitting cardigan. No doubt it surprised her to hear a girl of my size so confident in knowing what I can & can't wear, she apologized endlessly until I was done working with her.


Much to my surprise I didn't get angry or mad, admittedly I was a tad bit bitter. I realized that this type of reaction and thought process is common in most people, though rarely verbalized. It surprised me because this is the 1st time it's been said or to my face. I stopped to wonder did other customers think that because I'm I big girl that I somehow limited myself to the sad plus size section that was upstairs from my department. I was not suppose to partake in the super cute options that dealt with on a regular basis?

I had to remind myself, that her opinion is simply her opinion, which she is completely entitled to have. I have to refuse to allow myself to get in my feelings over something completely trivial. 

Has this ever happened to you? Let me know in the comments!

xoxo
Shay

Sexy Plus Size Cover Ups


Hey Loves,


You all know I love doing my plus size swimwear post every year. And every year you all always ask about cover ups. I feel like this year so many brands have stepped up their cover up game. Especially with the release of new cover up collection from plus designer Jibri, cover ups are just as sexy as the swimwear. So whether you're going to Essie's Golden Confidence Pool Party or going on vacation I rounded up a few fierce plus size cover ups.

Use our NEW Hashtag

Hey Loves,


I'm excited to be about this. When I started A Thick Girl's Closet on Tumblr 4 years ago, it was all about allowing all you beautiful ladies to submit your outfit pics and I would share them on my blog. I really want to get back to my roots and now with the wonderful invention of hashtags that's easier than ever! So when you post on instagram or twitter, be sure to use the hashtag #ATGCFashionista....I'll be watching!

xoxo
Shay

Summer Chic & Pleats

 Hey Loves,
You all should know this skirt quite well. It was on of my favorite skirts in the fall. But the wonderful thing about chiffon, it can be worn in different season. When I went to shoot this look, the wind was blowing and this skirt caught the wind just right. I realized that this skirt paired perfectly with this crop top from Charlotte Russe plus. I like that I can wear a crop top without needing to show too much skin.