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September 2016

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Plus Size Bomber Jackets in Full Effect

In Personal Style

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

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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.

Plus Size Blogger Wearing Rachel Pally

Ugly Girls Finish First

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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!

                                                  
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Fall Fashion with Fashion to Figure

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Happy Friday Family!

With the weather shifting, it’s time for me to start celebrating the best season of the year: Sumall! Yup, I definitely just combined Summer and Fall. There’s no better weather than that in between time. You can get away with wearing boots but still have on a very light jacket or plaid shirt on. And since Fall fashion has already started rearing it’s beautiful face, those no time like present to start wearing some of the latest looks in Fall 2016 fashion.

I know you guys already understand my infatuation with Fashion to Figure . It’s such a struggle to find on-trend fashion without breaking bank. And when you do find them, it’s made of the cheapest quality known to man-kind. During my visit to Fashion to Figures headquarters in NYC, I saw how their design team comes up with concepts for plus size women. Their mood boards reflect that of which you see on runways, the hottest celebs, and style icons–of all sizes. FTF is also intentional about the clothing they offer to their customers. They know their consumers and continue to provide clothing that reflect what they want.

Today, I wanted to try one of their denim jeans from their latest denim campaign. About a month ago, they launched their new and improved denim collection that not only featured shades of denim blues washes, but they included 4 Fall inspired colors as well. Immediately, I fell in love with the olive green jeans that I saw my blogger boo Francis  of You Me and Fashion wearing.

Francis Dive of You Me and Fashion wearing Fashion to Figure Olive Green Jeans

There are about 5 ways I could style these jeans. Today, I am going to show you 1 or 4–that’s right, you’ll see these jeans a few more times! The first way I styled my jeans was probably my favorite! I paired them with FTF’s Striped Tunic and some leopard print heels for kicks! Sometimes the most random outfits are the ones that look thee best! So what do you think of this Friday slay with Fashion to Figure? How would you style your jeans?

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Please tag me in any of your photos wearing your denim jeans from Fashion to Figure! I absolutely swear by them and I promise they won’t disappoint!

Until next time,

Char.

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#50Styles50States: Boston Edition

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Boston is known as the “Hub of the Universe”. Home to some of the best universities in the US and the most distinctive accent in North. There are so many ways in which my home town has influenced me. From working as a municipal employee for the City of Boston to attending Boston University–I guess you can say I’m a die-hard Bostonian. But many people don’t know that Boston is also one of the most fashionable cities. Our melting pot has attracted so such a diverse people. With each person that comes, they bring their distinctive personalities, culture, and sense of style. In honor of celebrating the style influences in the City of Boston, I’ve collaborated with Old Navy’s  #50Styles50States campaign to showcase how Boston has influenced my style. 

Boston is in the middle of New England and if you know anything about New England, the weather is VERY UNPREDICTABLE. No matter how much you plan for the weather, it’s always safe to have a back up jacket. With Fall right around the corner, it’s always to be safe than sorry. While browsing Old Navy’s site, I was looking for an outfit that said, “Hello Fall…but don’t leave just yet, Summer.” In Boston, you have to be ready with that mentality in mind. The cool breezes with the hot sun make for a pretty comfortable day. Nothing says Summer and Fall like a denim dress. No matter what you pair it with, it will always work–like Boston.  No matter where you’re from or what you do, we welcome you anyways.

The Chambray Shirt Dress from Old Navy was a great addition to Boston influenced outfit. Now, for the nights where is gets down to 45 degrees in the Fall, my Wool-Blend Long Wrap Coat keeps me warm yet stylish.  To my fellow Bostonians, do you see it?

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What’s more Boston that having the Lenny Zakim Bridge as your backdrop? To see more tyles from across the United States, visit http://specials.people.com/oldnavy/50styles50states/ and  submit your own look by using #50styles50states #OldNayStyle! Oh yea, and tag me too :).

A special shout out to Alex Joachim for the flicks! He gets me!

Until next time,

Char.

*Although this post was sponsored, all opinions are my own*

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