Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Color Block Jr.

I'm excited, I was able to take pictures outside today yyyaaaayyy!!! Ladies let me tell you, I have to give a shout out to Forever 21, because these skinnies are AMAZING. They are super comfortable and fit great. I have been on the hunt for some colored skinny jeans and when I saw these at Forever I had to try them on, and when I saw myself in the mirror I couldn't wait to buy them.
This outfit, I've had on the brain for awhile. I was just waiting for the right pieces. Orignially I wore with boots cause it is chilly up here. Its not to crazy, but I think the blue really adds to it. I paired it with my favorite white t-shirt, my "go-to" blazer I got from Lord & Taylor back when I was in high school. A leopard print scarf I found at work, and my favorite clutch from American Apparel that my bestie got me for Christmas. Tossed on my favorite watch and my favorit ring and voila!!! color block Jr. lol
I am wanting to get more into color blocking, for me now its a matter of buying the pieces.

Outfit Details:
t-shirt- gift from mom
skinny jeans-Forever 21
blazer-Lord & Taylor
shoes- Burlington Shoes
scarf- Express (found at work)
bag- American Apparel (x-mas gift)
ring- Thrift store
watch- Lord & Taylor (x-mas gift)







Monday, January 30, 2012

All Kinds of Curves at the SAG 2012

Unfortunately I was unable to catch the SAG awards, but the first thing I did this morning was go on the hunt for the fabulous fashions that worked their way along the red carpet. And of course the curvy women are on the top of my list. To be perfectly honest I'm a little back and forth with the fashion of some of my curvy women. total #sadface

Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji

As usual who ever her stylist, is doing their job right. She looks classic, very chic, very put together and age appropriate. I don't think she's old by any means, but I enjoy that she isn't trying to compete with the other women on the carpet.


Amber Riley in Badgley Mischka gown

Now I have to say I'm a little disappointed with Amber's look. Usually I'm ready to snap at her and like "YOU BETTER WORK!!" but this time around all i could do is -___- but I'm sure the next red carpet she'll bounce back no worries.


 Melissa McCarthy in Badgley Mischka

I can't help but be slightly upset with Melissa's choice, its very similar to the one she wore at the Golden Globes. I am still waiting for her to really step on her box and wearing something that isn't black or nay blue, and has some what of a shorter sleeve. She's still gorgeous...I just need more.


Mindy Kaling in Tadashi Shoji

I have to admit, I've been sleeping on Mindy. Now I know she isn't plus size but I thought this dress was so beautiful and her curves were definitely out to play. I think the off the shoulder look and the color on her skin tone is perfection. This was such a joy to see.


Love it! what do you think ladies?

xoxo
Shay

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Terminology

Since getting into the blogging world and really seeing how plus size women are viewed, and how the movement of full figured women is getting bigger and stronger it makes me proud. but one thing that bothers me, and something that society as a whole has to work on is labels...terminology. Now yeah yeah people always say "don't let people's words bother you"  but lets keep ALL THE WAY 100, how some one refers to you will make you feel some kind of way, whether it's good or bad. And we as curvy women are constantly fighting to get respect, to be seen as equal to the skinny women...the straight size women so how we are addressed means a lot to me.

Fat, chunky, big, fatshion, heavy, chubby...I can't rock with. And I'm being honest. Now for some other women, that might be okay, and I'm not knocking anyone. But me personally being called fat or any other words like that, they bring back ugly memories and come from a really dark and hurtful place. They really bring out the ugly side of me lol I consider them to be something negative, and I don't associate myself with something that is negative.

I can handle being called plus size, curvy, thick etc. I guess for me its all about the connotations that come with each word. You all know my story, when younger and somewhat into high school I was made fun of. I was called fat, fatty, fatso, fat ass, chubby, big girl. So now as an adult, words like that (in my head) come from a very dark place. I applaud females that are okay with calling themselves fat...but me....that's a no go lol

I know this is a random post, but what do you guys think? how do you feel about these labels?

xoxo
Shay

Friday, January 20, 2012

Dress Up Chronicles; ProFASHIONal

#random #sidenote It took me awhile to come up with the title lol. But moving on . In the last post I told you had a rather rough night and had a mini dress up session. This outfit was yet another one of my organic outfit ideas. And as for the title, I feel proFASHIONal lol I felt super sexy but yet, rock the hell out of this outfit at my new job (which I start in February). The blue skirt I got from Forever a while ago, I'm completely in love with it, just haven't worn it as much as I would like to. I wore a simple cami underneath. and The blazer I got from the great plus size store Eddy and Bri I actually got a few things from them and I am very pleased with everything.
And my shoes I got from Just fabulous. You the website where you answer a little questionaire and they pick out shoes that you might like. I got a quite a fews picks, but these for me seem to be the most unique. I have been looking for something to wear with them.
One thing I like to do with separates like this, I like to creat a very versitile top so that way the bottom is interchangable. So I may not always wear this outfit with the blue skirt, I might pair it with simple black pants, or skinny jeans for a more professional or casual look.

Outfit details:
Top- Fashion to Figure
Blazer- Eddy & Bri
Skirt-Forever 21
Belt- Asos (came with a pair of shorts)
Shoes- Just fabulous
Bag- H&M






Boss lady always on my grind






btw this my 200th post yaaaaay me!

xoxo
Shay

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Dress up Chronicles

Last night around 2 am, I was kind of recovering from a rather stressful night for very different reasons. I was sitting in bed pissed off just cruising the blogs, facebook and twitter. And as I was sitting there I was thinking about different outfits I can put together and even if I never wear them out the house, it makes me feel good. So after much debate with myself I got up and decided to play dress up. You all know playing dress is a way for me to feel better and to get my mind off what ever I'm going through. I would take pictures outside but here in Jersey its been 20 degrees and under and I kinda don't want to freeze lol.
This dress is one of the finds I found in my mother's closet. Unfortunately because its all black, you really can see all the details of the dress. But I love it. It's super soft, and the length is perfect. I think I may cut out the shoulder pads, I haven't decided just yet. The shoes you've seen before, but they were a lucky find at Payless. And the bag...the large carry all clutch from American Apparel (courtesy of my bestie) I have been salivating over since the first time I saw it own Dulce Candy's blog. I love the bold colors of the bag and the shoes together. I figured if the dress is black to keep it fun and funky I had to add color.

Outfit Details:
Dress-Mom's closet
Shoes- Lela Rose for Payless
Bag- American Apparel










xoxo
Shay

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Monif C. giving me spring life

Now I'm like any plus size/curvy female that loves fashion. Monif C. as a clothing line is at the top of our list. I have yet to see a collection from her that I don't salivate over. But I have to say, the spring 2012 collection has me reworking my monthly budget to see if I can it to fit a Monif C. piece. Spring is all about colors and being light and airy. But this year bold colors are out to play. And in seeing what a lot of stores, and lines are doing this spring is there are really mixing bold colors together, Mixing purples and oranges, pinks and yellows, blues and greens. It really gives a new feeling to being fierce and fabulous

And of course Monif C. does her line justice by using actually curvy women as her models. Clearly this isn't anything new. But you know as well as I do that, it gives the clothing a different look and feel when you see on a young woman that looks like you, rather than a straight size woman or a manacan. You get an idea of your beautiful and curvy your body will look.


"Elsa" Color block ponte knit


"Marilyn" Two-Tone Ruched Convertible Dress




"Marilyn" Ruched Convertible Dress




"Marilyn" Ruched Convertible Dress





So needless to say I'm in love with this spring collection and I WILL own one of these dresses by the summer time. I'm claiming it here and now lol! 

love you guys
xoxo
Shay 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Cranberry....and I guess black

I love when outfits come together at the last minute. Like you don't plan it, it doesn't even cross your mind until it's actually time to get dressed. That tends to happen to me a lot.
This look I wore to work. And I kind if like it. It really came together organically. Granted it's not super duper chic but I was literally just picking random things. I think wearing all black with a pop of color is always a great option.
Outfit details:
Top & leggings- Dots
Cami- fashion to figure
Blazer- Lord & Taylor (really old)
Boots- Shoeland








Monday, January 16, 2012

Curvy women rock the Golden Globes

It's award season ya'll and the curvy women are out with a vengeance. It makes me so proud. It's one thing to rock a great outfit, but to see them dolled up for a night it does my heart good. Great hair, great assessories, and beautiful gowns #epicwin It goes to show that there are designers that care about the curves of women. They are making it known that we as women with a little extra in the hips, thighs, stomach, breast we can look beautiful and stand out (IN A GOOD WAY) amongst straight size women. Now this isn't about trying to be better, it's about being equal.

Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji

She looks gorgeous in white. Yea and its after labor day lol. the fabric and the cut of the dress is very age appropriate for her... shows just enough cleavage, to where it leaves some mystery but still sexy.


Amber Riley in Badgley Mischka  

Now I'm always a loving fan of Amber Riley, but she is just stunning in this red number. It's great against her skin tone and the cut of the dress is just.... 2 SNAPS!!! For the women who are larger chested (see the girls can stay up lol)

Melissa McCarthy in Badgley Mischka 

Personally I'm not a fan of black long sleeve on the red carpet unless it's a mini dress. But I kind of like this look for Melissa. It's safe, and I would love to see her be a little more daring, but she still loves beautiful.


Needless to say to say the these women worked the red carpet. What do you think?

xoxo
Shay