Tan & Stripes

Posted in Personal Style
on May 24, 2016
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I was kicked out of The Stars And Stripes twice, and finally got back in. -Mort Walker


How many times have you heard the phrase, “Big girls shouldn’t wear stripes” in everyday conversation?  The last time I wore featuring stripes, someone told me the bigger the stripe, the better–it covers your cellulite. Since then, I’ve made it my personal mission to wear stripes and to add insult to injury, I’m letting my thighs out too! I think these rules are starting to sound like a broken record because a baddie is gonna wear whatever the hell she wants, with out without your consent. So today I thought I should start series of post called, SHOWING YOUR STRIPES. Once a month, I will post a new outfit that includes stripes–each post showing more and more stripes. This month, I’m showing “slight-stripe” by pairing them up with this dope vest from Society+ !  Who knows how much stripe I will show off in June? I am thinking something bathing suit-ey.

When I got this vest from Society +, my mind immediately went for the safe styling option–jeans, graphic tee, and black pumps. But it’s basically 70 degrees out, so why not try something more SUMMER TIME FINE? -cue striped bodycon –

 When shopping for basic items like a lightweight bodycon, I typically head to Forever 21 for an affordable option. As I have said in past posts, I’ve gained a lot of weight so if you are a borderline 24, this bodycon may not be the best option. I am a size 22, and this was a perfect fit. Anything bigger, and my cheeks would be hanging out. But if you are anything like me, you will find a way to re-purpose the dress and possibly wear it as a top with a skater skirt.

Although this outfit post is about stripes, this vest really brought this outfit to life! It’s currently on sale so make sure you head over to Society+ and catch that deal! A long vest that can be worn from day to night (I feel a second post coming up) is definitely a summer staple! It comes with a belt and you can actually wear it as a dress if you’d like. With a pop of fringe on both my purse and pumps, I had the perfect striped look. What do you think? How else would you rock your stripes??

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2016 All White Looks

Posted in Plus Size Fashion
on May 21, 2016
All White Looks

Happy Monday! I know it’s definitely that time of the year. All the ALL WHITE themed parties, cruises, day parties, weddings, etc are in full swing. The list can go on and on but, do you know what you are wearing yet? I know a lot of plus size women tend to shy away from white because it’s not as “concealing” as darker colors. But, I always say to myself: “Chardline, you are a full size 22, there’s no hiding that no matter what color you wear lol!” Ever since I drilled that into my brain, my clothing choices have become a lot more adventurous.

It also helps to see a lot of plus size celebrities strutting their all white looks from time to time.      Plus Size Celebrities

One of my most viral posts that I created in the past listed a few places for you to find all white looks for this summer. So I brought it back because I just realized that I am on the hunt too! Below are my top 5 spots swimming with all white looks.

Fashion to Figure – FTF is always cost-effective & usually has the most to offer when it comes to all white looks! Don’t believe me? Take a look for yourself!

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Pop Up Plus NY– Under the amazing styling efforts of Shaina Harrison, Pop Up Plus’ presentation of their all white options are ALL THAT!

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 Eloquii can be on expensive side, they have more sales than any brands I know. I always love their all white options and they have great quality too!

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Ashley Stewart is another Plus Size Beausion favorite! All white is definitely up their alley!

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Asos-When in doubt, Asos is always my catch-all. Whether I need new shoes or a quick body con, I look here.

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Thanks for reading and let me know which ones you like!

Char.

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Eloquii: The 1804 Edition

Posted in Personal Style
on May 18, 2016
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Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite


Bonne Fete du Drapeau ! It’s May 18th, one of my favorite days of the year. The Haitian flag has long been a symbol of pride for Haiti. Haitian Flag Day on Monday, May 18, is all about celebrating the culture and heritage of the Haitian flag, which is emblazoned with the country’s coat of arms and the colors red and blue, adopted from the French flag. Haiti gained its independence from colonial rule in 1804, making it the first country in Latin America and the Caribbean to do so, and the second republic to defeat a European colonial power in the Americas (ibtimes).

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Being the first Black nation to receive its freedom in 1804, Haitians have always been full of pride.  Unfortunately, Haiti has always been painted in the struggle. I’m not going to sit here and lie like we aren’t stricken by poverty, corrupt government practices (but who isn’t) and disease, but Haiti is one of the most resilient countries. My parents came to the U.S. in the late 70’s to ensure they could give a better life to their children.

From Sousou’s to 20+ years of private schooling, I believe my parents succeeded in providing the best life for me and my siblings. Even though life in America is much different from Haiti, my parents never allowed us to lose our Haitian culture. My post can continue to elaborate on our amazing dishes, the single stare a seemingly frail Haitian Grunny can give you (and you will still piss yourself), or how all Haitian parents tie religion into their conversations, but I just wanted to share my Haitian inspired outfit with you all! Also, please check out my two HAITIAN blogging sisters, Sandee of Curve Envy and Raina of M_ade_moiselle PR for their looks. If there’s anything I would like to encourage, it’s collaboration. I know you will love these ladies looks as much as I do!!

One day while browsing on Eloquii, I came across a dress that spelled out Haiti. This dress was so reflective of Haiti, the only thing it was missing was the coat of arms. When I showed it to my mom she asked me if I was heading to Haitian Flag Day Celebration. The Studio Embroidered Dress is an amazing day to night dress.  I paired it with Eloquii’s Lizzy Block Heel Sandal, which is by far the most comfortable heel I own (style note, size down for a better fit).  Paired with a few accessories from Avenue, my outfit was complete.

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So what did you think? See some Haitian Inspiration in this? Make sure you check out the rest of Eloquii ‘s collection! Both my dress and shoes are from there!

So please make sure you check out this Haitian Collaboration between Sandee of Curve Envy and Raina of M_ade_moiselle PR !

Also, a blogger is nothing without a really dope photographer! Thank you to Brittanny Taylor for the sick images!!

Until next time,

HAPPY HAITIAN FLAG DAY!!

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