Sunday, July 31, 2011

Black, Brown, and White

Today was a pretty nice day, and a perfect day to play dress up. I wasn't to hot so I don't mind changing in and out of different articles of clothing. You've seen this skirt before, so i wanted to reuse the look. About two weeks ago I bought these really cute sandals for Target for $17.50 and they a light beige/brown. So i was on the hunt for a belt to match, cause I had this skirt in mind. I got lucky, the other day while doing laundry I ran into Dots, where I found this perfect belt! YAY ME! lol I paired it with this simple black tube top and here you go!







Friday, July 29, 2011

Real Life Runway; Tiffany

So ladies we have another submission. And I have to say I am quote #GEEKED about this one. When I saw her pictures that she submitted I melted. Her style is so chic and worn well, and ALL thrifted! WHAT!?!? girl worked it. Ladies meet Ms. Tiffany
check out the blog, you will not be sorry Reconciled1
















Where did you wear the outfit?
I am a teacher and most of them I will wear to school. 


Where did you purchase each item?
All of these outfits I purchased at a thrift store and spent less than $30 total. 



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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hello to my New Followers



I have been meaning to do this post for a couple days now. but I want to say HELLO and WELCOME to ALL my NEW FOLLOWERS! I am extremely excited and blessed that you have chosen to follow me. I love each and every one of you guys.As we journey on this blogging venture together, I want you to know that you can hit me up any time. I'm on Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Chictopia. If you have any questions, comments or concerns , you can leave a comment or you can email me athickgirlscloset@gmail.com

Also to my new followers I would love your you to be a part of the Real Life Runway series. It is very simple. In order to submit, just email me the following:

-You Full name
-Full length pic and detail pics of your outfit
-Where you wore the outfit
-Where you purchased each item (if applicable)
-You can inculde your url (however if you do, I ask for a simple promo for promo)

I'm looking forward to connecting with you all

xoxo
Shay

Real Life Runway; Chakayla Taylor

So i love when my followers return with fly outfits. Ya'll already know her, and her mouth water style, if you dont you need to get it together and follow her blog...ladies its Ms. Chakayla Taylor!!!!
Check her blog Classic.Raw.Beauty




Where did you wear the outfit?
I wore this outfit during a mall outing with a dear friend who was in town for the day! I had to spice it up for him since its been a while since I've seen him! 

Where did you get each item?                                                                        

Glasses-Forever21
Necklace-Banana Republic
Top-Forever21
Skirt(not pictured)-WetSeal
Purse-Target
Sandals-Walmarthttp://classicrawbeauty.blogspot.com/


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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Black & Stripes


excuse the mean mug lol the sun was dead smack in my eyes!






Just a simple outfit post. I didn't really wear this to any place special. I was going to apply for some jobs and I do to look some what put together. So this is what I came up with. The shirt I got from dots, for like $2 the jeans are from Forever 21 and I love them. They fit great, and i love the forever 21's plus size jeans have great length. As a tall girl I always worry about jeans being to short. But i am in love with these. The edges are from Torrid, one of my favorite pairs of shoes.

ps. yes I am wear horizontal stripes. I don't think they make me look bigger!

Making Moves...Kinda!

So the other day I got my business cards for the blog in the mail YYYYYAAAAYYYY!!!! lol I am quite excited about this. I have been wanting to get business cards for the longest time. And I kept wondering what will I do if i indeed get business card, cause I really dont have a business. But i figured if I'm out and about and I see a great outfit on a fierce female I would like to feature her on my blog, and I dont want to seem sketch so if I approach her I can give her my card, I guess to sort of ease the awkwardness.

shouts out to Vistaprint (check out the website. They do free business card printing and a host of other things!)





Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Extreme Nail Art

Found this video on my Tumblr dash and fell in love with it. I love looking at the creativity people have when painting nails and using different colors or designs! Shouts out to KIA (the car brand) for an awesome video. Check out the Picanto Nail Animation below!

nail art lovers unite!

#TummySwag

So I am coining a new phrase lol #TUMMYSWAG I know it's funny but lately with my love of crop tops, and if you've been following my blog you know that I have been wearing the hell out of a crop top. Every time I wear it and post about it I refer to it as my #tummyswag.

I know a lot of people are generally against the idea of thick women showing a bit of stomach, but in my mind it is all about how you wear it. Cause in all honesty some straight sized women have no business showing their stomachs either (but i digress) What I have come to realize is that crop tops make me feel a little bit more sexier, and kind of risque, like it's something I shouldn't be wearing. But I love it!

So I'm sure you are wondering what is #tummyswag. Well for those thick/plus size ladies who are not afraid of showing a little bit of skin, and is proud to show it off, no matter who they are with, where they are, an looks good doing it...they have #tummyswag

Having #tummyswag isn't just about show stomach, its about having the complete outfit and feeling good in that outfit. Like anything else, it is all about moderation, obviously you dont want you gut hanging out, but that little hint of skin can be real sexy! Whether you rocking your #tummyswag with sneakers or a 5 inch heel, it doesn't matter...wear it well.



And that ladies is #Tummyswag

Happy Belated Birthday to Ms. Mia Amber

Yes I know I'm late, but I still feel the need to wish her a Happy 37th Birthday. For those of you who don't know Mia Amber was a plus size model/actress that was actually doing very well in her career. She passed about about 2 months ago and it took the industry by surprise. as well as many of her fans. I was a huge fan of hers because she made me believe that being plus size doesn't mean I can't be fabulous, fierce and beautiful in my own skin. She is a role model that young girls should be looking up to. Because she stayed true to herself even in the midst of her career. So with all that



HAPPY BIRTHDAY 37TH MIA AMBER DAVIS

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Yea I'm a Jersey Girl

You read the title right I am a born and raised Jersey girl. No I'm not Italian...and no I don't fist pump or any other cultural foolishness that is associated with my home state. Buuuuuut I digress. I know my profile says Atlanta, but that is where I went to college, and my future place of living.

There's nothing really special about this out. I just felt rather cute in it. This pass weekend my dad went to Cape May and he brought me back a t-shirt. Immediately I thought about my Adidas watch that I got for Christmas. sooo 1+1=this outfit lol. Its really, something to keep me somewhat cool on these hot summer days in Jersey





Sunday, July 17, 2011

Recycled Skirt for Dinner & Drinks











Saturday evening I spent some quality time with my mom in New York. We had dinner and margaritas at this cute little Mexican place called Lime Jungle (its on the corner of 9th ave and 50th st)  but my outfit I wanted to be real simple but still fun. And i didnt want to wear to much clothes cause its been hot in Jersey the last couple days. My skirt is actually a summer dress that I got from wetseal my about 3 yrs ago. I love the dress but its not the most appropriate thing to wear cause you really cant wear a bar with it, and even though im not very large at the top it doesnt work to well.
So I simply flipped down the top and wore it as a high skirt with a belt. It was airy and i felt super cute. A simple cami and jewelry pulled it all together for me.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Real Life Runway; Chakayla Taylor

I live to see a fierce outfit worn by a fierce women, and the newest addition to the the RLR series is one fabulous woman. She is an absolute gem and has been an inspiration to me...meet Ms. Chakayla Taylor

Check her blog Classic Raw Beauty
Check her Tumblr Billie Monroe


Where did you wear this outfit?
on my way to a quainte dinner party in the Charlotte with great friends


Where did you get each item?
Lace Top: Charlotte Russe
Coral Wrapskirt-Faith 21 (before it became Forever21 Plus)
Taupe Sandals-Local store in North Carolina
Box Purse-thrifed
Combo Necklace-banana republic



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Friday, July 15, 2011

Real Life Runway; Tanesha Awasthi

I am excited about this addition to the RLR series. Another tumblr crush of mine, she makes me so proud to be curvy. This girl can dress. And she is absolutely beautiful. Ladies meet Tanesha Awasthi.


Be sure to check out her daily outfit inspiration and shopping advice for the everyday fashionista on her blog Girl with Curves
 







Where did you get each item?
3/4 Sleeve Coat: Thrifted, BCBG
Tribal Print Scarf: Forever 21White Tee: Target
Bangle: Delhi Fashion (Boutique), India
Rings: H&M
Bag: Thrifted, Vintage Louis Vuitton
Black Skinny Jeans: New York & Co.
Boots: Dolce Vita via Nordstrom



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