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January 2017

Mixing Prints: The Basics 101

Posted in Personal Style
on January 30, 2017
Plus Size Print Mixing

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Plus Size Print Mixing

When you carry the weight of the world’s expectations, you start to realize that everything is limited. Your ability to perform is always the second guessed. Sometimes even your creativity feels stifled because you are afraid of being judged. If you can find time to remove yourself from all of the judgment and expectations, you’ll conclude that the only person who has to answer to is you.

One thing I still get raised eyebrows for is mixing patterns and prints. I am the sucker for complementary and noncomplementary patterns. Many times, I see this choice of style on straight sized bloggers. Meanwhile, I’ve watched how online trolls trash plus size women/bloggers for “looking a hot mess” because they aren’t “playing it safe.” Newsflash–we don’t all share the same comfort zone! With that said, I decided to give share a minor mixing print moment I had on one of those RARE sunny days–I think it was like 55 degrees in the middle of January.

Remember this jacket from Modcloth?  Well, I had to bring it back and pair it with another Modcloth find! Modcloth’s Dusk and Stunner Midi Skirt is a print mixer’s dream! You can use it as a solid or as a print. In this outfit, I used it more like a solid because I wanted to balance out the vibrancy of the velvet jacket and of course my fav leopard pumps! These are sold out, but found some that were equally as versatile at Amazon!!

Come back next Wednesday and I will take the print mixing up a notch!!
Until next time, Char.


Blazer: Here Skirt: Here Shoes: Sold out; replacement here.

SAG Awards 2017 Nominee’s Beauty Challenge

Posted in Beauty
on January 23, 2017

Over the weekend, I finally got around to see the SAG nominated film, Hidden Figures. Not only did I feel empowered as a black woman, but I looked at my all progression as personal and communal wins! Also, I loved seeing Taraji P Henson, who played Katherine Johnson, in a whole other element. She did THAT! In the spirit of the SAG Awards creeping up, a few of my blogger friends and I thought it would be cool to participate in a SAG Awards 2017 Nominee’s Beauty Challenge. Each participant in the beauty challenge will create a look from someone on the nominee list. Since Hidden Figures left me speechless, I chose to recreate the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture – Hidden Figures. More specifically, I wanted Taraji’s look. It was simple, beautiful, and reminds me of something I would wear to work on most days.

Before I get into the products that I used, here’s the final product.


Let’s talk about these brows! Now, most of you know I don’t get my eyebrows done. I grew up with a strict Haitian mother and by the time I was of age to start making decisions for myself (in her eyes of course) my eyebrows pretty much looked beautiful to me…never thought about getting them done. But I’m not going to lie, some days I want to make them look shaped up without the hassle of having to get them threaded or waxed.

Palladio has an amazing brow definer that gives my brows a quick pick me without the having to pluck or tweeze! Also, their products are enriched with Ginseng, Green Tea, Gingko Biloba, Vitamin E and natural humectants and skin soothers such as Aloe Vera and Chamomile.

SAG AWARDS 2017 BEAUTY LOOK

In combination with the brow definer, I used two products from City Color Cosmetics: Mattifying Balm and Brow Quad. Before I started, I applied the Mattifying Balm as a primer. It goes on glossy and allows for a seemingly poreless finish! The Brow Quad gave more of a natural color for my eyes brows after using Palladio’s Brow Definer.

SAG AWARDS 2017 BEAUTY LOOK

The next item I used was the Firming DMAE Eye Lift. I naturally have baggy eyes, and they often take away from any eye shadow or lash extensions I apply. Instead of using lots of concealer, I added a little bit of Derma E’s eye lift, and it truly made a difference. After using my Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation (which is one the best full coverage foundations I’ve used), I topped off my look with e.l.f. Cosmetics Velvet Matte Lipstick.

SAG AWARDS 2017 BEAUTY LOOK

SAG AWARDS 2017 BEAUTY LOOK

So what do you think? I know I don’t do many makeup hauls, or skin care regiments on the blog, but why not try now?

 

Want to see other girls? Check out my friend and blogger boo Kurvy Katie’s SAG Awards 2017 look! Hope you enjoyed my first beauty post!! And if you want to find the items, click on the text or the pictures! Also a huge shout out to Face by Trace! She’s my dear friend and makeup artist that helped me execute this look! She actually does all my looks!

Char.

Fashion IDGAF Pas: Yas Queen

Posted in Personal Style
on January 19, 2017
Plus Size Blogger wearing Yasss Queen Shirt and leather fringe jacket

Do you know what it feels like to be in a “Fashion IDGAF Pas” mood? The feeling of just feeling like you-you don’t care about how other’s feel about your look–as long as you feel fly? Today is one of those days! Over the holidays, the team over at Lane Bryant gifted me with this shirt! When I first looked at it, I thought I was gonna jeans and blazer it. And then it hit me, BIH, THE SHIRT SAID YASSS QUEEN, NOT PLAY IT SAFE.

In two minutes, I legit grabbed three items that called to me the most, and I went to work! First, my fall favorite: My leather fringe jacket! I knew I could wear this baby out! Second thing, my gold pleated skirt. I had no clue what to wear it with for the past three months…and to be honest, I still have a hard time figuring it. But I liked this look.

Lastly, the see-thru booties. I ran away from this trend for the longest. But when I saw my sister Hayet rock them, it was only minutes before they ended up in my closet. So, did I really slay? -Of course, I am saying this as a courtesy, because I know I did lol-Plus Size Blogger wearing Yas Queen Shirt and leather fringe jacketPlus Size Blogger wearing Yas Queen Shirt and leather fringe jacketPlus Size Blogger wearing Yas Queen Shirt and leather fringe jacketPlus Size Blogger wearing Yas Queen Shirt and leather fringe jacketPlus Size Blogger wearing Yas Queen Shirt and leather fringe jacketPlus Size Blogger wearing Yas Queen Shirt and leather fringe jacket

So when will I see you Queenin?

Shirt: Lane Bryant- Gift (find similar shirt here)

Skirt: Eloquii

Shoes: Fashionova 

Jacket: Lane Bryant, sold out.

Til next time,

Char.

A huge thank you to Brad Bahner for the flicks!

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