Monday, August 29, 2016

VMA's in "Full"

There were plenty of curvy divas showing off at the VMAs... s/o to Queen B, Kim K, Nikki Minaj, Remy Ma and others.  However, I have to give a special salute to my full-figure status divas.  They made us Big, Bold and Beautiful chicas proud last night and that's always worth mentioning on  So major s/o to Plus Size Model Ashley Graham and Orange is the New Black Actress Dascha Polanco.  Ya'll were stunning last night and I personally thank you for representing us well.

FYI, Polanco mentioned on her IG page that Korean Designer Yuna Yang was the "first high-end designer to dress these curves."  Thanks Yuna Yang ... more designers should face their fears!

Ashley Graham

Dascha Polanco


Kim Kardashian

Nicki Minaj

Remy Ma

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Full Figured Wedding Flow

This is a public service announcement! Listen up Plus Size Dolls...there's no need to fear weddings. I repeat, weddings are not a torture chamber. Let me clarify, I know it's not the's the attire. I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard a plus size woman say she doesn't like dressing up. Well I'm hear to tell you it doesn't have to be so bad. I know all the reasons: I hate my arms, my legs are too big, heels hurt my feet, I'll be the only single girl there, and blah blah blah. All of these are totally false except the heels part ... they hurt my feet too. Lol! Your arms are beautiful, your legs are gorgeous and you'll never be the only single girl at a wedding...I promise! This year, so far, I've been to three weddings and I have one more to go. So, there are lots of options and tricks for playing dress up. Let's explore a few.
1. If you're not a fan of your arms, wear a dress with cap or short sleeves. That style helps to conceal more than strapless, spaghetti, halter, etc. In addition, its acceptable even during summer months.
2. If you're not one to give a little leg action, wear a maxi dress if it's hot and a short dress with tights if it's cold. I love maxi dresses...they make me look taller than I am!
3. If heels are your life long enemy there are several options. Wear a maxi dress and flats...your feet will go unnoticed.  If you're rocking a short dress, wear wedges. Kitten heels are a last resort...I'm not a fan but it's better than flats with a short dress.

Here are a few of my recent wedding flow looks!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Don't Be Scurred

As plus size women we often talk about self-confidence, self-motivation, self-love and all that other "self" stuff.  To be honest, as women in general we talk a lot about self-worth as whole.  Understandably as plus size women we may spend just a tad more time on the subject than average size women.  This video by "I heart My Body" reminded me that I should not be afraid to do, wear, say certain things because of my size.  Instead I should embrace myself and live a life free of other's criticisms.  I've always known this, but I can always use a reminder.  Society has clouded our minds with so many standards of beauty that we easily lose site of what we truly believe to be beautiful. Forgetting what magazines, movies, celebrities, friends and family tell you, think about what you truly believe and leave other's thoughts to the side.  So cheers to self-love and living a BIG, BOLD and BEAUTIFUL life!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Ashley's New Look

That's Ashley Stewart's new "Look Book" if you're wondering!  Today, plus size retailer, Ashley Stewart, announced a new collection of extended size items. Yes, I know everyone is on the plus size fashion train these days but I won't complain. You know how they say the "bigger the better," well the "more the merrier." More options that is! And yes bigger sizes too. So all the way around, with this addition of size 28-32 I have to say us BIg Bold and Beautiful lovies are winning! S/O to all of my friends, cousins, colleagues and associates who are no longer slaves to those same old worn out fashions for plus size women. You know, the ones that look like an 80's couch. We've come a long way so let's celebrate! Ashley is offer 35% off ... Shop the look -