FTC: eShakti gave me this skirt for free to review.
Where Have I Been and What I’m Wearing
Hey Everybody! It has been a long time since I wrote a blog post, but I have been traveling and I was battling a bad cold. I really didn’t feel like writing blog posts while I was hacking up my lungs. Anyway. eShakti sent me this super cute lobster applique skirt back in February. I couldn’t take pictures of it because I was sick, but I tried it on and it fit.
Last night was my first night at this year’s Columbia Style Week, but it was night two of the week’s worth of events. The fashion panel and celebrity fashion show was packed to the brim! I got to see my friends and fellow stylists Josh Ratliff and Brian Maynor speak on the fashion panel. Speaking of the fashion panel. I recommend going to next year’s fashion panel if you would like some advice on how to get into the fashion industry. All of the panelist gave amazing advice that anyone could use in any industry, if you were able to hear it over the screaming from the random drunk girl in the front.
Then I saw my friend and fellow blogger Teowonna Clifton from That Teowonna, She rocked it out in a cute toffee sequin dress that showed off her toned legs and decolletage. The beautiful dress also had a scarf to match. I would have had footage for you guys, but I was sitting upstairs and the angle would have made you throw up. That’s not fashionable at all.
Notes to make next year’s event better. You know I gotta put my two cents in. Please put on your event information( date, time, place) on the website. Several people, myself included, went to the Sheraton Hotel because we thought that was where the event was being held. Next time drop the twitter feed backdrop. It was distracting. Also use the two host you had for the fashion show as moderators. One could stand on each side of the panel and hand off a mic.
Also use two mics for a panel of that size or cut down the panel size to 3 or 4 people. Last but not least, have the event at a restaurant or event space with a great AC unit. I have been to Social Bar several times. The air only blows out for at least 2 inches from the vents and ducts. That means that the cool air never even has a chance to make it across the room. People were hot and sweaty. This is South Carolina. We are experiencing a deep, dirty South summer. We need air.
But all in all the event was packed, informative, and people seemed to be having a blast! I can’t wait for tonight’s event.
Ladies and gentlemen, I forgot to show you in the last post what my new summer outfit staple is…the CHAMBRAY SHIRT!I have a ton of chambray shirts in various hues of blue, and I love them because they go with anything! How exciting is that?!? I can wear them with any color jeans, skirts, regular pants, as a pool cover up… The list just goes on and on. Yesterday when I went to an event celebrating Brian Maynor’s Find, Flatter, and Flaunt wardrobe styling company, I decided to dress for summer and wear my Old Navy Ombre Chambray (Thanks Shanika for the phrase and picture) and my Forever 21 Ikat print skirt. My chambray shirts will keep me styling all summer long. I’m going to wear one at least once a week! I purchased everything myself.
Dorothy Perkins Jacket and Purse, plain black tank, Old Navy Sweetheart Black Jeans,Chanel Pumps
Now that you seen the outfit that I wore to the DeLibel Boutique Anniversary, check me out trying my new lip products from the MAC Tartan Tales collection. I can’t wait to go back to the store and buy some more stuff.
FCC: I bought everything in this posts. MMMKAY!
Here’s what we have coming up next week at BDB:
Sunday 11/21: Special evening sale featuring exotic reptile handbags from Fendi, Judith Leiber, Nancy Gonzalez and more
Monday 11/22: Louis Vuitton Vintage Handbags, Pur Cashmere, Spring & Clifton
Tuesday 11/23: LAmade Kids, Paul Frank Kids, Early Learning Centre Toys, Bodhi Handbags
Thursday 11/26: Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours!
Friday 11/27: Gray Malin Photography Holiday Sale, Resort Apparel Blowout
All of our sales begin at 8am PST/11am EST and last for 48 hours.
I used to HATE my arms. I am still not satisfied with them. They are fat, lumpy, and have stretch marks on them. I have gotten over that, but I have never showed my arms off because when I used to not care what I wore, people would come up to me and ask me about my stretch marks. Some people would even grab my arms, touch me without asking, and inspect them like they were some kind of crime scene. I hated it. So I just began to hate my arms and covered them up. I figured if I covered them up, people would leave me, and them, alone.
Fast Forward to now. I am sick of having to wear 3/4 length sleeves in the summer time. I am sick of having to cover up in the abysmally hot Southern summer because of ignorant ass people. I’M OVER IT!!! I went to Rainbow the other day and bought three rompers/jumpers or whatever your want to call them. I bought black, navy, and floral rompers, and your know what… I look great. Well at least my parents, best friend/sister Khali, and I think so!
They are made from nice cooling fabrics, and let my arms hang OWT in the breeze. The shorts aren’t too short either. I think I am going to buy more sleeveless items like this from now on. Screw you if you don’t like my arms, and don’t go touching them either or you ass is grass! You know what they say, “two tears in a bucket fuck it!”
Don’t forget to shop The Fat and Skinny Shop for sizes 8-20, L-3X!
*Sorry if you caught this post yesterday in your rss feed or whatever. I accidentally posted it to early!*
Today is Monday, and I am super busy with life and other things, but I am going to try and make the most of it. Did I mention I am trying to get rid of a cold? Yuck! Anyway the good people at Fashion to Figure gave me a dress to review. The store goes from sizes 12 to 26. I love this store because they have some really cute things at really great prices. I actually think I am going to buy some things from them the next time I go online shopping.
The dress I am wearing is the Button Trim Ponte Dress. It is a short sleeve dress that comes in black or blue and has little studs on the sides of the sleeves. Even though my dress is one size too small, I still love it. I think this dress is awesome for a night out on the town. The fabric is thicker than I expected and really soft too. The zipper detailing in the back was too cute. That is one of the best parts of the dress. All in all…I love it, but wish I had gotten a bigger size.
Also note that the dress was $36, but now it is $19.99!
Don’t forget to shop The Fat and Skinny Shop for sizes 8-20, L-3X!
I am trying to get better at taking these OOTD pics of myself. I am good at shooting others, but not myself. I am also trying to find time to take these pictures. I also recently posted some pics of myself to the Fatshionista Flickr page, so if you are a part of that group, go check them out!
As some of you know, ASOS recently came out with a plus size range called ASOS Curve. It was actually launched on my birthday. I decided to wait to do a review of the line until I bought something, so I could accurately judge it. I also bought a new buffalo print tunic from Target’s Pure Energy line. If you remember, my critique of the line wasn’t the nicest. Well they still have old unflattering hippie gear in stock, but they are starting to change the direction of the line. Well at least I think so. The newest pieces, like the one I bought, don’t really seem to go with the hippie theme the rest of the line has. Photos are from Target and ASOS.
#1- This dress comes from ASOS Curve. I wore it with some Aldo pumps and We Love Colors tights. Honestly I am not impressed with this dress. Maybe if I had worn one of my bodyshapers, the dress would have fit more smoothly around the tummy and the bottom of the dress wouldn’t have tried to wrap in between my legs so much. In the original picture, the waist is more cinched in and the bottom doesn’t cling as much. I am studying to be a stylist, so I know the proper foundation garment and some clips in the back of the dress probably would have made the dress fit like the picture. I will probably wear it to church or some kind of dressy function, but that is it.
#2- I love this dress because it is a cute spring dress. This dress looks so pretty in person. I can’t wait to wear it out. It is a little short in the back though. I think it is because the elastic waist band makes it ride up when I walk. Again that can be fixed with the proper bodyshaper. I wore this dress with the We Love Colors footless tights I reviewed last week and some Barney CO-OP shoes I got on sale from their website. Speaking of their website, they always have the best sales and the store’s famous warehouse sale is going on now in LA and NYC. I went to the one in NYC last year, and it was tresmazing. Anyway the one thing I will say about these ASOS Curve dresses is they may run a little snug. I don’t know how it would fit on you all because every body is different, but I wear a 20/22 in UK plus sizes. The dresses I bought were a 22, and they were a little snug. I will keep that in mind next time I shop the site.
#3- I really like this tunic I bought from Target. I didn’t really like any of the other Pure Energy items, but this tunic was cute and it fit true to size. I am going to wear it with jeans next time because it is still a little cold out here. I also think it is a great piece to wear year round. The colors really pop too and will brighten my wardrobe. I hope you all have a great weekend!
People have been begging me to do an OOTD or outfit of the day post, especially since I bought these two new dresses. I am usually too busy to do a post like this, or I just don’t feel like it. I also don’t think I am that great a model, so why bother? The floral dress comes from Evans UK and the zippered sweats looking dress comes from Topshop. They were both birthday presents I bought for myself. My bday is tomorrow, and there will be a post for that too. Also, I am just now learning how to use Gimp properly. If anybody knows how to make my pictures look less blurry, please tell me.
UPDATE: I have been getting comments and emails about my size and Topshop. I wear a US size 18 or a UK size 20/22. Topshop only goes up to a US 12 or a UK 16. I can only buy Topshop garments if the clothes have a lot of stretch to them. I hope that helps people out since a lot of you want to shop at Topshop. Also I find that I can do the same at H&M.; DON’T the size on the tag scare you. If it stretches, it will probably fit you. Please support The Fat and Skinny Shop!