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Sustainable Fashion is In #RethinkReuse

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With six days left in Earth Month, I would be remiss if I didn’t include a post on my latest passion: Sustainable Living. Early this year, I decided to not only get my Masters in City Planning, but I’ve also decided to pursue a graduate certificate in Applied Sustainability. Prior to taking my course in Actionable Sustainability, I thought this field would be all about hugging trees and possibly learn how to grow a plant or two. With two weeks left, I am learning that I contribute the growing problem of climate change in the world. By the year 2030, things won’t be the same…I think the temperate weather is already schooling us.

With my business as usual behaviors, i.e., Multiple hair salon visits, constant shopping for brand new clothing and destroying them, taking uber to go everywhere, etc., I am responsible for leaving a huge carbon footprint in the ozone layer.  When Savers reached out to me about the possibility of doing sharing the great news on sustainable fashion, it felt like one of those ominous signs from God that screamed DO IT! And of course, I had to get the squad in on this too! Now I admit, I shop a lot. Whether it’s online or in store, I go HARD! But after reading these facts as it relates to Boston, it made me look at things differently:

1. Despite the state-wide initiative launched last year to reduce a number of textiles going to landfills, 63 percent of Boston area respondents admitted that they still threw their used clothing in the trash, 9 percent higher than the national average.

2. Most of these people (66 percent) did so because they didn’t think any donation center would take it.

3. The good news is that 76 percent agreed that “If I better understood how my actions hurt or helped the planet, I would be more likely to make environmentally conscious decisions vs. I understand how my actions hurt or helped the planet, but I am not willing to change my lifestyle.”

4. As for donation motivations, 49 percent of Bostonians donated used clothing and household goods to help their local community, while 12 percent do so to help the environment.

So instead of trashing my clothes, I am going to start donating at my local Savers! Also, instead of shopping online all the time, I’m gonna start biking or walking to my local Savers as well. If there’s anything I can do to help the Earth, I am all for it.

With that said, the ladies and I decided to challenge each other in creating the most self-expressive outfits while shopping at Savers.

After we were done, VOILA!

Plus Size Bloggers Shopping at Savers

With the exception of my jeans, my entire look was from Savers. From my vintage duster to fur purse, I scored my entire look for 20.00 dollars and helped the environment in the process. I loved that we were able to express ourselves all in one store. From vintage to rugged, we all have an aesthetic that we were able to recreate at Savers.

So are you convinced? Make sure you donate your unwanted clothing/household goods at Savers! I’m committing to giving three bags every season! How about you?

Make sure you check out the squad’s posts as well! Genevieve, Stavana, Bianca, and Veronica.

How to Shop Amazon Fashion

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As an Amazon Prime member, I gets BUSY! I mean, I am shopping for almost everything you can think of. From lady products to school books, Amazon is the REAL MVP. So while thinking of content to add to the blog, I thought to myself, “Can you make a post that is Amazon HEAD TO TOE?”

At first, I thought it was highly unlikely, but after researching some thangs, I put the perfect look together…and LITERALLY, it’s head to toe. Here’s my “Dressed in All Black the Omen,” look!

Plus Size Blogger wearing Amazon Fashion

Head: Guess who transitioned from crochets and wigs to WEAVES?!!? YUP!  I got these bundles from Amazon. To be honest, it’s pretty soft and isn’t shedding. It’s only been two weeks, but for the price, I am thoroughly impressed. Since I already had a closure, I bought three bundles and went to work! What do you guys think?

Plus Size Blogger wearing Amazon Fashion

Shirt: I’ve seen this “Brains, Beauty, and Booty” shirt EVERYWHERE…in a size S-L. I was actually getting pretty mad that I couldn’t find it. But of course, all I did a search for Brains, Beauty, and Booty shirt, and the first option went up to a size 3x!

Plus Size Blogger wearing Amazon Fashion

Skirt: Who doesn’t love some faux leather? Since I am trying to flaunt these curves more, I tried looking for a leather skirt. My issue with ordering on Amazon is not knowing if it’s a real 2x/3x or a schmedium 2x/3x. What do you know, this leather pencil skirt was a real 3x/size 22. My hips are a 55 inch for reference.

Fishnet Ankle Socks:  I am trying to get jiggy with this trend…still deciding if I like it or not. But, I wear a size 11 if it helps with sizing.

Plus Size Blogger wearing Amazon Fashion

Heels: These heels are the business. At first, they were very uncomfortable, but I broke them after cleaning dishes in them. I probably won’t wear them out much unless I have a numbing agent or wearing lingerie for my man.  They up to size 15, so ladies (and gents), get them while you can!!

Get the look!

Til next time,

Char.

Plus Size Blogger Wearing Metrostyle

A Metrostyle Kinda Gal

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If you are anything like me: a woman who is always on the go, fashion-forward but budget friendly, and wants to wear something that can transition throughout the day, then you’ll want to check out Metrostyle. Metrostyle is a shopping destination for women who want to stand out from the crowd, without breaking bank. Ranging from 2 to 24, Metrostyle has the perfect mix of work wear, casual wear, and formal wear.

Today’s look is the perfect introduction to Spring while on the go! When looking for versatility, Metrostyle’s Print Lab Coat was the first item that I gravitated towards. The quality and fit of this jacket are ideal for women who have big arms…like mine. The Print Lab Boat is also one of those pieces that you can dress down with a pair of jeans and some pumps, a belted maxi dress, or body con. With that said, it’ll be on the blog again.

Plus Size Blogger Wearing Metrostyle

Now, although there is a seemingly floral print on the jacket, that’s not enough to satisfy this Spring enthusiast. I paired it with Metrostyle’s Brushed Twill Slim Pant . These pants may stick out like a sore thumb, but they can be easily paired with a blouse, light cardigan, blazer, or white tee.

Plus Size Blogger wearing Metrostyle

When shopping, my number one priority is versatility. If I can only wear it a couple of times, it doesn’t need to come home with me. But, if I can wear it to work, out to drinks, on a date, and church, then it’s coming home with me.

Plus Size Blogger wearing Metrostyle

Plus Size Blogger wearing Metrostyle

Blazer: Metrostyle          Pants: Metrostyle

Like what you see? Make sure you visit Metrostyle! Use code ‘MS59580‘ to get 15% off your total order.

Til next time,
Chardline.


DISCLOSURE: I AM PARTICIPATING IN A COMPENSATED CAMPAIGN WITH THIS BRAND. THE STYLING AND THE WRITTEN WORDS ARE MY OWN.

Plus Size Palazzo Pants

The Perfect Pair of Plus Size Palazzo Pants #SoWorthIT

In Feature, Personal Style

I guess this is my first “Spring is Here” outfit! And no better place usher in the Spring then to highlight a look from JC Penney!

For as long as I could remember, I’ve always wanted to try Palazzo pants. My only beef I had with them was how tight they got around my bottom belly. Typically, it would take away from the slim top/wide leg look. After Googling “Striped Palazzo Pants,” I was too motivated to find my own pair of plus size palazzo pants. After all, these ladies killed it, so why don’t I try a little slaying of my own?Continue reading

Plus Size Thrift Shopping: Date Night Edit

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It’s been a while since I’ve dished on some plus size thrift shopping. I admit– I’ve featured a lot of my latest finds and gifted products, but I haven’t been thrift shopping in YEARS! One of the reasons for this is the experience of shopping in-store. Plus size thrift shopping can be very overwhelming. The fit of everything is subjective to the fabric and cut of the clothing. Also, I hate trying on clothes lol! I remember grabbing a dress that said size 18, and when I got home, it fit me a burlap sack. Because of these reasons, I started to frequent more online stores.Continue reading