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May 2014

Bella Styles Inspired

In Fashion, Plus Size Fashion

Well I decided to do another one of my features on another plus size blogger that I admire: Bella Styles ! She’s all about bright colors, vibrancy, curve hugging, and fun! With her amazing physique, she pulls off everything that she wears. I love her style because it is unique and refreshing. I tend to shy away from colors but Bella always makes me feel like it’s summer time! 

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Here’s a little bit about Ms Bella:


 (Above dress by IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel; Photography by Kermit Gresham of Beau Monde Group)

Bella Styles is a wardrobe stylist, fashion blogger and the Executive Fashion Editor with Skorch Plus-Size Magazine. Bella can wardrobe you for everyday attire, photo shoots or special occasions. With plus-size women it can often be a challenge to locate items that compliment your body type. Well no need to look any further. Being a curvy woman herself, Bella can accommodate clients with hard to find items such as extended size shoes to the latest in designer attire.

 Since 2005, Bella’s career has included plus-size modeling, hosting countless workshops, seminars, fashion shows & model calls,  interviewing celebs, judging pageants and traveling near and far to gain experience in her field. Her styling work has been featured in numerous publications such as Ebony Magazine, Richmond Magazine and on CBS “Virginia This Morning”.

Bella Styles created her blog, “Trendy Curves”™ by Bella Styles,  in May 2010 to keep ladies up to date on current runway trends, styles and all the happenings in the fashion world. 

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Services consist of personal shopping, fashion styling, image consultation ( for straight size & plus-size women), party planning, gift purchases, home decorating, fashion show coordination and children’s styling.

I wanted to try playing with colors like Bella does. I am not really into the brightest of colors, and when I do experiment with bright colors, everything else needs to be black. Lol…so here’s Bella Inspired Outfit: 

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Thanks Bella for being such a style inspiration!

Blazer: Thrifted Top: Custom Plus Jeans: Forever 21 Heels: Call it Spring

Blazer: Thrifted
Top: Custom Plus
Jeans: Forever 21
Heels: Call it Spring , similar : here

Pic Creds: Wesley JeanBaptiste

Shout out to my neighbor who let me use his bike!

DemestiksNewYork

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Anyone who knows me tries to understand my obsession with African Print. I first started experimenting with Ankara Print  at Curves Rock Weekend in 2013.

I was able to attend Curves Rocks Weekend and meet some amazing bloggers, models and even Tionna Smalls

I was able to attend Curves Rocks Weekend and meet some amazing bloggers, models and even Tionna Smalls

But I really wanted to shine some light on amazing line called DemestiksNewYork!!

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A little bit about DemestiksNewYork :

In the winter of 2007, Reuben Reuel left his hometown of Virginia Beach, VA to follow his dream in fashion. After working as a freelance sample maker and design assistant for several small design companies, he decided in 2010 it was time to create a business of his own. De-Mes’Tiks NYC by Reuben Reuel launched its first women’s wear label in 2010 in New York City exclusively sold on Edressme.com. Creative director and founder Reuben Reuel is dedicated to provide contemporary, classic designs with a hint of vintage flair. The aesthetic of the label is finding fabrics that inspire creativity. He sees New York City’s Garment District as a designer’s treasure chest. The label’s initiative is to support domestic commerce by using fabrics, trims, notions, and production facilities in New York City in efforts to help preserve the Garment District. De-Mes’Tiks NYC by Reuben Reuel strongly believes in its motto: “Live to create, create to live”

DemestiksNewYork creates custom pieces in some of the most beautiful print that I’ve seen thus far! I have a wedding to go to this summer and I can’t wait to try out DemestiksNewYork’s pieces! They are vibrant, playful, elegant, and energetic all in one!

Here are a few of my favorite pieces!

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Please head to their shop to see more of these amazing pieces!

White on White on White

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Happy Monday!

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Today is the  day that Full Figured Fashion Week officially sold out its tickets to the “Curves at Sea” All White Sunset Dinner/Dance Cruise Sponsored by Fashion to Figure!  Saving really does pay off because I was able to find a ticket just in the nick of time. I wasn’t able to attend last year but I am going this year with my road dog Anita Marshall to show off our curves on the sea!

Every two days leading up to the week before the cruise, I will post 5 places to check out!

I wanted to highlight some great places to find some all white outfits! So let’s start with the sponsor Fashion to Figure!

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Check back in two days for me all white selections!

 

Can We Get Some Sales Going?

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I’ve been a VERY VERY bad girl this past week! I honestly couldn’t help it because the sales were so so so attractive! I wanted to share just a tidbit what my shopping looked like.

1. Forever 21

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It was Forever 21’s Plus Size Birthday today and I couldn’t help but take the 15% off of  clothing that I’ve been contemplation for the past week or so.  These are the items that I bought:

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Head over to Forever 21 and use code PLUSBDAY to get 15% of your purchases.

2. Pop Up Plus

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I was so excited to learn that Pop Up Plus took up to 60% off of all of their products! I was pretty excited to score this nice dress from ONE ONE THREE!

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Go check out their Spring Clearance before its gone!

3. Kaleidescope Femme Studio!

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I got this cute blouse for 3 dollars!

Make sure you use code FRI50 to get the 50% off!

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4.  City Chic Online

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I got two really cute items for only 15.00 with shipping!

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5. Just Fab

Just Fab gets me! But they truly TRULY understand me when they are offering 2 for one!

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Lastly,

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I really love this dress from Fashion to Figure! It has CHARDLINE written all over it too!

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Well that’s all folks!

Have a great weekend!

 

 

Love Culture X The Fuller Figure

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I remember not too long ago, I went shopping at Love Culture and I could only fit their shoes. Today, there are options for us curvy women!  If you don’t know about Love Culture…here’s a few quick facts.

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Here are a few of my favorite pieces from their Plus Size collection.

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Make sure you check out Love Culture!
Here’s the sizing chart
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