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October 2016

Plus Size Leather Pencil Skirt from JCPenney #SoWorthIt

To Hell With You, Wear What I Want #SoWorthIt

In Personal Style

Today is one of those days where you can only tell someone off with a bangin’ outfit! Three days ago, I decided to wear a cropped denim top, a leather pencil skirt, and my leopard pumps. When I left the house, I was totally feeling myself. No one could tell me nothing. For once, my feet weren’t barking, my shapewear wasn’t rolling up, and my butt looked perfect. When I got to the club, I received a few of compliments and some even in the form of drinks. All the sudden, a man walks up to me and says; “You are such a beautiful girl. You shouldn’t wear such ill-fitting clothes.” (Broke Club Goer that more than likely was going to ask me to buy him a drink)

Boy, do I look like your baby-momma? Do I look like I came to the club to put up with your unwarranted opinions? But before I could verbally communicate anything that was going on in my head, I decided to answer him with this blog post. I gave him my blog card, and I told him to follow me. He was confused by my response, but he said assured me that he would. So instead of cursing out, I am posting pictures of that exact same outfit in the hopes that he gets my message IDGAF :).

My girlfriend told me, “Why are you taking it the nth degree based off of his opinion? It’s quite simple: I loved the outfit and more than likely I was going to shoot in it. And two, I wear what I want, and it’s time more women start feeling that way too. I know we get these comments all the time. The whole “do’s and donts’ of fashion” but just because my FUPA was hanging low in my skirt or my crop top showed a little more cleavage than you are comfortable with, don’t come for my life. He singled me out around three of my girlfriends–all who are under a size 10. He didn’t say anything about their bodycons, mini skirts, etc, he singled me out. People are going to hate…that’s fine. Just keep doing you because you can’t please em’ all.

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Outfit details

Top: JCPenney (sold out, but here’s a similar top)

Skirt: JCPenney (sold out, but here’s a similar skirt)

Pumps: Shoe Carnival

*Style Notes*- I wear a size 20 for the top, size 22w for the bottom*

What do guys think? If you are feeling leather pencil skirt trend? Please go for it and don’t let anyone tell you that it’s ill-fitting.

Forever Bae,

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Simply Be #SBStepOut Campaign

I’m Not Hiding Anymore… #SBStepOut Campaign

In Personal Style

I’m so happy we made it to this day, but I’m even more elated that I get to #StepOut in my latest find from Simpy Be! My personal style took an overhaul when I tried something that I’ve done in a while: show a little skin. A lot of times I tend to cower in my pictures if they show a little too much skin. I know you’re probably thinking, “then why to show anything at all?” The truth is, I’ve become slightly insecure with how big my butt and boobs have gotten. I didn’t realize it until my ex-boyfriend asked me, “When did you grow boobs and a round butt?” I am sure he was taking shots at me, but as my boobs start to take up 60% of my selfies and my pants fill in on my hips but fall down on my waist, getting used to this enlarged shape hasn’t been easy…until today!

I decided I needed to step out…LIKE ALL THE WAY OUT! With a little encouragement for the Simply Be’s #SBStepOut Campaign, I tried something different. According to The Curvy Fashionista, Simply Be’s Fall campaign is built around a Step Out initiative, promoting that this fall, women shouldn’t stay in and hide away, but Step Out and stop traffic! So today, I am stepping out! Today, I am not hiding my body away! AND TODAY, I AM STOPPING TRAFFIC!

Simply Be’s JOANNA HOPE SEQUIN JACKET immediately caught my eye. If you look closely, you can see the beautiful velvet right underneath sequin applique.

I’ve never tried the wearable lingerie trend, but I am glad I did. Ashley Stewart’s ULTRA SMOOTHING SHAPEWEAR BODYSUIT works well as a base for most outfits. With a little hip hugging action from Simply Be’s TUXEDO SLIM LEG PANTS, my outfit was ready to step out in!

So how to you Step Out?

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How do you step out? Make sure you add #SBStepOut whenever you hit the streets!

Until next time,

Chardline.

 

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The Aspen Fur Vest from On The Plus Size

When You Finally Find A Fur Vest No One Has

In Personal Style

Without fail, that time has arrived. When it is warm enough to leave the trench at home but cold enough for reinforcement. Enter: THE PERFECT FUR VEST.  Last year, I was all about wearing fur vests and this year will not be any different. This year, I wanted to try something a little different. I wanted to try a vest that had a bit of weight to it. Something that I could wear over a denim shirt, a lightweight top, or even over a bodycon. Low and behold, I found her: The Aspen Faux Fur Vest .

This vest is very soft. It does not feel as cheap as the ones I had in the past. Moreover, the best part is, no other fast fashion chains hopped on the pattern yet. I am all about exclusivity, and in the plus size fashion world, unless you are willing to pay big bucks, you are left with a lot of the same options–especially when it comes to fur vests. I paired it with two very simple pieces to highlight its versatility. I am thinking next week I will pair it with an all-black body con and the week after with work pants and a collared shirt. So what do you think? How would you wear On The Plus Side’s Aspen Faux Fur Vest?

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Fur Vest: On The Plus Side

Top: Eloquii

Pants: Fashion to Figure

Shoes: Payless

Purse: Fashion to Figure

Until next time,

Chardline.

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New York State of Mind feat. Simply Be USA

In Personal Style

Happy Sunday!
Usually, I don’t post on Sundays, but I couldn’t wait until Monday to share my latest fashion find. Over the past three years, New York City has been my second home. Every two weeks, I make the four-hour drive to NYC for blog-related events, meeting up with my blogger and model friends, and I have a soft spot for Brooklyn. If you follow my Snapchat, you’ll notice my bi-weekly voyages filled with food, hotels, shows, parties, hookah, and fashion-forward events.

New York City is the most diverse city that I’ve been to. If you thought Boston was a melting pot, I’ve met people from countries I didn’t even know existed. There was even a moment in time that I considered moving to Brooklyn, but my grad school acceptance came in the mail. So since the girl from Boston can’t live in NYC, the girl from Boston is bring NYC to Boston.

The New York City Slogan Sweater by Simply Be is one of my favorite fall fashion finds. It’s made of a lightweight scuba material. I am wearing a size 20, and it’s a perfect fit. I piece of me wanted to pair with skinny jeans, but I had to try something that was less Boston and more NYC. In New York, everyone has such eclectic style. Outfit ensembles that I usually call “risky,” are the norm for a lot of people in New York. So pairing this top with Simply Be’s Ponte Pencil Skirt put me in the NYC mood. So what do you think? With Simply Be’s Fur Clutch by my side, I honestly felt like I was dope shit!

Of course, no outfit is complete with a killer pair  of OVER THE KNEE BOOTS, so Lane Bryant’s boots more than satisfied this outfit. So what do you think? Do I look like a  New Yorker?

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Sweater: here

Skirt: here

Clutch: here

Boots: here

Make sure you visit Simply Be trendy plus size fashion!

Until next time,

Char!

5 Steps to Get Back on Track

5 Steps to Getting Back on Track feat. JCPenney

In Fitness & Health, Personal Style

Happy Wednesday Y’all!

Did you miss me? I know I took a few days off (thank you to all my subscribers for all your well wishes), but I am feeling good now. I am feeling like I am walking with a new purpose in life.

Sounds super cliché but it is true. From school taking a toll on my mental and physical health to seeing my homeland–Haiti, end up in yet another natural disaster life could not be rockier. Recently, I had to take a few days off to myself. During my time off, I prayed, I looked at the direction in which my life was going, I mapped out where I wanted to be by December, and I relaxed. Through all of this, I finally feel like I am walking with a new purpose.

I did not plan the way I should have. You know, map out my meals, map out my rest, figure out when I would map out my blog posts and homework, etc. I just started winging it. Unfortunately, this did not work for me. I ended up in the ER, I got a C+ on my first paper, my weight shifts like a roller coaster, and I am ALWAYS tired! LIKE ALWAYS tired! Nonetheless, I got a second chance to do it right. A second chance for me to figure out what I was doing wrong the first time. Through all of this planning, soul-searching, and relaxing, I found peace. Now, I want to share that peace with you. Here are 5 Steps to Getting Back on Track once you’ve fallen.

1. Make Time To Process

I never took the time to process what my new life was going to look like. With school, work, blog, family, and travel all a major part of my life, I underestimated how much this would weigh down on me. This past weekend, I took a staycation (can’t wait to share the place with you) and it was everything. Away from family and friends. Away from distraction. Just me, myself, and my goals. I know we get so caught up in our lives but don’t neglect the clarity and time you have to make for yourself. Even if it is only 1 hour. Use that hour!

5 Steps to Getting Back on Track

2. Listen to Your Body

I am the number one person who neglects all things Chardline. My body is sore, but I will make sure my mom gets help with cleaning. I may feel like completely drained, but for some reason, that is not enough to make me relax. As of late, my body has developed boils that feel like stab wounds. When I finally went to see the doctor, they told me my body is fighting an infection. The reason why I felt so tired was that my body was fighting an infection and I would over exert myself by using lots of energy.

5 Steps to Getting Back on Track

3. Mental and Physical Health are IMPORTANT

I swear I am a glutton for punishment. Lately, I have gained and losing weight like nobody’s business. Some days I feel great, and other days I feel awful. I looking down at the scale is not discouraging. What discourages me is feeling different for the worst. When I feel myself having a hard time standing in heels that I used to do back flips in, it discourages me. However, the cherry on the top has to be that I am knowingly neglecting my health. I am still having a hard time understanding why my health takes a backseat when I need my body for the rest of my life. It makes me so frustrated. However, instead of wiping my tears away, I work at it every day. On Sundays, I will try to prep three meals for the week. On Mondays, I will make an effort to work with a trainer to make sure I show up to the session. Every day, I set the alarm to be asleep by 10:30 pm. Without my body, most of my life functions would not be possible.

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4. Discipline Counts

Every day I have to teach myself to follow through these steps. I have to remind myself that I have to make time to process. I have to make sure that if something feels wrong with my body, don’t wait until it gets worse–figure it out! I create habits of being grateful to keep me on track. Realizing that I have the ability to walk–so take that ass on to the gym. I realize that I have a warm house to come home to and family and friends who love–don’t stress. Discipline yourself every day to achieve your goals because, in the end, you have to answer to yourself.

5 Steps to Getting Back on Track

5. Debrief

A big part of staying on track is the debriefing. Looking at what works, what still needs work, and what things you have to abandon. If your boyfriend continually adds stress to your life, ditch his ass. If you are going to sleep at 10:30 pm is not working for you, try 10:00 pm. If your family is too much in your space, let them know that you need this space to perform. However, always take the t debrief because if you do not, you will find yourself trying to make sense of the changes in your life.

5 Steps to Getting Back on Track

                                  Vest + Pants: Ashley Nell Tipton for Boutique+ at JCPenny 

A huge shout out to JCPenny for these items. Make sure you check out their Boutique+ Collection!

Until next time,

Char.

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