From left to right: 1. Julien Fournie 2. Christian Dior 3. Aouadi 4. Ralph & Russo 5. Chanel 6. Zuhair Murad
The minimalism of the previous seasons are truly a thing of the past. Spring 2016 couture was truly decadent in nature. Even the most bland of garments had a little something extra going on. Many garments had low cut necklines, pajama dressing is still in, and flouncy chiffon and lace are still a favorite with extra beading in the mix.
Vivica Fox Cornrow Caps might just be a dream come true. I’ve never seen anything like this before, and it’s really exciting. A part of me is like wow this is really really really freaking weird, but then a whole nother part of me is like this is kind of convenient, and I might need to go out and procure me one of these contraptions. (more…)
Have you ever thought about certain denim street style looks that you think should be made into plus sizes? Well I’m back with another post where I show y’all street style looks that I would love to see/make for plus sizes. The first post in the street style series is here. Sidenote: If you are someone who wants your clothes to be flattering, this isn’t the post for you. I am from the f*^k flattering school of thought. If I like it, then I will wear it. OK. Moving on. These are the looks I really love. I can’t wait for plus size designers and plus size women to start taking more style risks.
Plus size retailer Eloquii hits the style spot with their newest collection called The Sweet Spot. It looks like something out of a Wes Anderson movie, and I am in love. This has to be my favorite Eloquii collection yet. It probably has something to do with my love of Wes Anderson movies. I think the other reason I like this collection so much is because it isn’t something that other plus size clothing companies are making, and it fits in more with my own personal style.
Hello everybody. This video of me unboxing my winter 2016 Walmart Beauty Box is kinda late because of the holidays and such. I purchased this beauty box myself. It is $5 a box, soooo $20 a year. The $5 covers the shipping and handling. Not bad. I usually suggest this box over other beauty boxes, especially if this is your first time ordering one.
Yesterday was my blog’s 7th birthday! Thank you so much for reading The Fat and Skinny on Fashion for Seven Years. I can’t even believe it. I really can’t. When I started the blog during the first semester of grad school the Obama’s were just entering their first year in office. I never knew I would still be writing this thing for so many years. I am so thankful for my readers and fans. I am so happy with how far I have come with this blog. I have finished two degrees, gone to several fashion weeks, made so many friends, and had so much fun! Here’s to many more!
I’ve been using Coschedule for the past few weeks, and I can honestly say that I love it. I don’t know what took me so long. I have been looking at this program forever. I should have gotten it sooner. Coschedule is the best scheduling app slash plugin for your WordPress blogs and social media content. I can’t wait to show you all how I use this plugin. It is so easy and convenient to use. I have already started telling some of my other blogging friends about it. Every blogger should have an editorial calendar. Coschedule makes it simple.
FTC: Influenster sent me this can of Dove Dry Spray. This is an honest review.
Happy holidays everyone! I just received my can of Dove Dry Spray from Influenster for the Unilever Dry Spray VoxBox challenge, and I couldn’t be happier. This isn’t my first time trying Dove Dry Spray. I received a sample earlier this year, and I loved it.
Ok guys and dolls! Please get me out of this hair dilemma. I need your help in picking out a yaki lace front wig. I have been looking at different yaki lace front wigs for months. Since I am natural, and very fond of protective styles, I want a wig that will mimic straightened hair so I don’t actually have to straighten my hair. I am so afraid of damage. After being natural since 2012, I want to keep my hair growing and strong. Protective styles, like twists and wigs, help my hair to grow because I am not playing in it or adding heat to it all the time. The thing I like about yaki lace front wigs is that they look more natural on my head. Sometimes I want a wig that looks like it could be my hair.
Need a quick an inexpensive Christmas gift for yourself or someone else? A few years ago I shot a few videos to show you all how to make some easy and quick DIY Christmas gifts. I actually bought most of the suppliers from the Dollar Tree, so you know these gifts are cheap to make. If you are into making things, you can always buy something from my Etsy store PotentQuotesEtsy. I sell easy printables that you can download and print out. (more…)
There are so many great options out there for plus size partywear. Anybody can find something great to wear to their next holiday office party or New Year’s Eve bash. There are skirts and dresses, jumpsuits, and the like. Everything sparkles and glows for a really festive look.
Thanksgiving is coming up soon…as in next week. NEXT WEEK?!?!? Yea. This year is really speeding by fast. Real fast. Anywho. Do you know what you know what to wear to Thanksgiving dinner? I wanted to bring you a post that will give you all the Thanksgiving outfit inspiration. Depending on whether your family dinner is casual or dressy, you should find something here that you like. The casual outfit if trendy with an army green moto jacket, ripped jeans, a velvet top, and some chic white sneakers. This outfit follows the latest trends and is super chic without being too cool.
Finding great fitting wide calf bootsis hard. Very, very hard. Luckily for us gals with wide calves, there are a lot more options out there than years before. Stores like Eloquii, Avenue, Ashley Stewart, and Lane Bryant are giving us options to two step in. Literally! I have never seen so many options for wide calves every! Another thing that I like about all of these options is that a lot of these boots are now coming in wide calf, wide feet or extra wide calf, extra wide feet. I had a hard time finding wide calf boots that would fit my equally wide foot. The fact that companies are making that kind of option now is amazing!
I recently opened up an Etsy shop full of 8 x 10 printables called PotentQuotesEtsy. Everything is $10, and you can get them printed in any paper at your local print shop or at home. Some of them have Bible quotes on them, some of them are monograms, and others are sorority art and stationary. I decided to make a little printable shop to make money on the side since I am still looking for a job after graduation, and I need to fund my fashion design dreams. If you see something you like, please support. Thanks.
Usually when I do a Currently Craving post I showcase one item and one item only. Very rarely do I showcase a bunch of items from one store, but I have been really loving the items that Forever 21 Plus has put out this fall. Maybe it is because I love fall and winter fashion more…IDK?
I am currently craving the Eloquii Studio Bonded Pique Dress. It is really pretty. I remember when this dress came in black. Everybody went nuts for it. I was on the Eloquii site this weekend and saw that it came in other colors as well. This dress has been seen on the red carpet, so it has a certain star quality about it.
I recently graduated from fashion design school, and am starting to cultivate what I want my line to be like. In the mean time, I still see items that I would like to see made in plus sizes regardless of whether I make them or not. Creating a plus size line is hard. Trying to develop a decent size chart and patterns to match is stressful, and trying to fight people’s stereotypes and misconceptions about themselves and how they should dress and/or how plus size women should dress in general is even more stressful. I get why developing a plus size line is hard, but come on…some of us want cute styles too.
This is my hometown. This is my state. This is Columbia, SC.
Hello everyone. I have struggled to write blog posts this week because writing about fashion just seems so frivolous to me at the moment. I am hoping that while you read this your family and friends are safe and sound. Unfortunately for me that is not the case. The floods from the recent hurricane have turned my state, and especially my hometown, into a disaster zone. While most of my family is safe and accounted for, my friends have not been so lucky. Several of my friends are looking for a family member that may have been washed away. It has been days since they heard from him. Several of my friends have either had to evacuate or have lost everything. One friend had to grab her children and run when the water started coming into the first floor of her home at 1 in the morning. (more…)
As usual, I have purchased a new Walmart Beauty Box, and so I decided to unbox it for you. You can get these boxes for about $20 a year. You get four Walmart Beauty Boxes for each season and you only pay $5 for shipping and handling. I actually like some of the products that were used since I had used some of them before. I also like how I received a ton of coupons to save money when I go shopping. Yippee!!!