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September 2016

Plus Size Bomber Jackets in Full Effect

Posted in Personal Style
on September 27, 2016
Plus Size Blogger wearing Plus Size Bomber Jacket from Debshops

Plus Size Bomber Jackets are here! For once, we aren’t limited. We have fall colored ones, sequins, flowers, and see-thru ones. But my favorite of all time are the olive green ones. There’s something about that classic look that always gets me going. Maybe because you can dress it up or down at your own leisure. Maybe it’s reminiscent of my Baby Phat jacket when I was in high school.

Last week, I wanted to replicate a look that I first saw on Rihanna. I know she’s always my go to style inspiration, but her sense of style always inspires me to break out of my traditional styling. While searching for plus size bomber jackets, I came across 6 different types on Debshops. Of course, I had to go for my olive green look. Before leaving the site, I searched around to see if I could complete the look. Low and behold, I found everything I needed.

Their Windbreaker Bomber Jacket was perfect for this lukewarm weather. Their Sequin Distressed Jean gave the outfit a little umph as well. I’m also wearing their Hi-Lo Blouse which I really REALLY loved biggest it wasn’t hugging my belly or lifting with every movement I made. It’s actually the perfect blouse for a Bomber Jacket look. Then I wanted to dress it up a bit…something a little different than Rihanna. So I paired my entire outfit with DebShop’s Leatherette Ankle Strap Heels!

StyleNote: I am wearing a size 3xl for the bomber jacket, size 3xl for the hi-lo blouse, size 24 for the jeans, and size 11 on the heels!

How would you style your bomber jacket?

Plus Size Blogger wearing Plus Size Bomber Jacket from Debshops

Plus Size Blogger wearing Plus Size Bomber Jacket from Debshops

Plus Size Blogger wearing Plus Size Bomber Jacket from Debshops

Plus Size Blogger wearing Plus Size Bomber Jacket from Debshops

Plus Size Blogger wearing Plus Size Bomber Jacket from Debshops

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Ending my Summer 2016 with G’wan by Charon

Posted in Personal Style
on September 23, 2016
G'wan By Charon Ladi Kafi Bathing Suit on Plus Size Blogger

Summer 2016 had to be one the best summers yet. I got into grad school, worked on three great campaigns, I managed to keep my hair done throughout the entire summer, and most importantly; I wore bathing suits almost every day. This is so new to me. Last time I wore a bathing suit online, I was posted on a website that shamed me every day for doing so. The fatphobia was so real that I binged on diet pills to try to look great in a bathing. Summer 2011 was a piece of shit summer.

Summer 2016 also brought me some of the best partnerships that I’ve had in my career as a blogger. One of my most treasured partnerships was with Charon Richardson of G’wan by Charon. I originally reached out to G’wan by Charon in May 2016 for the Golden Confidence Pool Party Tour. Wearing bathing suits in large crowds was never my thing. Sometimes I like a little bit of hold in my bathing suits and in the past I’ve worn bathing suits that made me feel naked. Boobs weren’t secure. Fupa leaking out on the sides. G’wan by Charon’s bathing suits are like the Ritz’s of plus size bathing suits. Not only are they beautiful, but they made me feel secure.

So to end an amazing summer and the last feature of a bathing suit on my blog for the year, I had to bring a bathing suit that I felt in love with the most: Lady Kafi Ruffle One Piece. This bathing suit provided so much coverage and support. My boobs weren’t leaking out and the power mesh allowed for more defined curves. After gaining 80lbs, I realized my shape has gone from a pear to a pineapple. Working with my new shape has been hard because I’m not too sure where my assets are (btw, you can never go wrong with a smile). I used to think my waist and hips were, but now I am learning to appreciate my body as whole. Nonetheless, the Lady Kafi Ruffle One Piece is one of those bathing suits that works with your shape and defines it. I paired it with the Chardline Cover Up and never looked back.

G'wan By Charon Ladi Kafi Bathing Suit on Plus Size Blogger
G'wan By Charon Ladi Kafi Bathing Suit on Plus Size Blogger

G'wan By Charon Ladi Kafi Bathing Suit on Plus Size Blogger

G'wan By Charon Ladi Kafi Bathing Suit on Plus Size Blogger
G'wan by Charon Lady Kafi Bathing Suit Plus Size Blogger
So what do you think? This partnership with G’wan by Charon has definitely been one for the books. I had the opportunity to showcase a two piece bathing suit, a halter bathing suit, and now a bathing suit that can also act as a body suit! Summer 2016 was not only a fashionable one, but a clear testament of how I pushed the envelope for myself. A huge thank you to Charon Richardson for making sure I felt and looked great. She always asked me “Well how does it make you feel?” It doesn’t get better than that! A bathing suit that makes you feel amazing will always make you look amazing!

Until next summer,
Char.

Ugly Girls Finish First

Posted in Personal Style
on September 21, 2016
Plus Size Blogger Wearing Rachel Pally

When you call a girl ugly, it does something to her perception. You see, at a young age, I was called ugly. Not just by the school kids on the bus or guys in high school, but by the people who I loved the most. “Want to lose weight so I can bring you to prom?” Or my favorite, “You would be so pretty if you lost weight.” The insults came in every way, shape and form but they all spelled out the same thing: YOU ARE UGLY.

2012 was my senior year of college. I took time to reflect on my 5 years of college and all the good times in between. I co-produced a fashion show with one of my good friends Tabitha, I was asked back to stay on the Mayor’s team full time, I finally received a passing grade in Statistics, I lost 45 lbs, and I was feeling good. That was until I went to my friend’s house and her mom said in Spanish, “Your friend is fat and ugly, don’t be bringing her around (shout-out to Mount Saint Joseph Academy for making me write essays in Spanish, apparently it worked). Plus Size Blogger Wearing Rachel Pally

Immediately, a rush of everything that didn’t work out for me came to mind. Although I lost 45lbs, my ex-boyfriend still didn’t want me back. That graduation dress I really wanted didn’t come in my size. Every time I went out to the club with my friends, I was the ugly duckling that guys didn’t care for—instead, they would say “So what’s up with your friend?” Thoughts upon thoughts started to flourish the day. I felt weak. I felt vulnerable. But then something happened that changed the game for me. No, my ex didn’t come back (he turned out to be a fuck boy, so guess who’s winning).
Plus Size Blogger wearing Rachel Pally

I realized that I wasn’t ugly. What made me ugly to others was that I didn’t fit the mold of what everyone wanted me to be. I was looking for the whole world to embrace me as a beautiful girl, when in fact—only I could do that for myself. When they world wanted me to be a size 6 with long straight weave, and snatched waist, I turned out to be a size 22 with kinky natural hair and big ole waist. I had to learn there was beauty in that. I had to learn that even though the “IT GIRL” was Kim Kardashian, I had something that Kim Kardashian could never have: ME. There’s no one that can make me feel as beautiful as I do, there’s no one that can make me as happy as I do, and there’s one that can make her man feel as happy as he is—at least not the Chardline way.

So you know what happens when you call a girl ugly? She finds her way and she lives. She finds her beauty and she shines. She rocks her naps, twerks a little bit, but finishes first because she comes second to none! So next time you decide to call a girl ugly, just know that her come back is going to be amazing!

Plus Size Blogger wearing Rachel Pally
Plus Size Blogger wearing Rachel Pally

Shout out to Rachel Pally for the amazing dress. As soon as I tried it on, it reminded me of that pivotal point in my life where I stopped crying and apologizing who I was. This dress reminds me to continue celebrating my beauty—the only way a desert flower would know how. Whenever you need to remind yourself that you are beautiful, wear a dress…it helps! To purchase, click the widget below!