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Never go Eric Benet

In Fashion, Inspiration, Personal Style, Plus Size Fashion

“You almost went Eric Benét/Let the baddest girl in the world get away/I don’t even know what else to say/N*gga, never go Eric Benet”


In the spirit of a wedding that I am attending over the weekend, I thought I would put out a reminder to my future King and what not! Remember ladies, you are the prize! But for now, I am effin’ feeling myself! So here’s a short post to memorialize the way I was feeling on 7/27/2017! Oh yea, and happy birthday to my sister Katherine!!

For outfit details? Make sure you shop below :).

Summertime Fly Work Apparel

In Fashion, Personal Style, Plus Size Fashion, Where to Shop

Nothing is more confusing than trying to dress for the scorching while entering a freezer-like work space. I know you’ve been there. Stepping outside in a short sleeve shirt and skirt, only to freeze in an office that has A/C colder than a winter day. Even though the Fall is basically tomorrow, I wanted to sneak in a post for us ladies (and fellas too) showing one way I was able to overcome this dilemma.

Colors-
By choosing colors that are lighter, my fabrics aren’t absorbing so much heat from the sun. The darker the color, the more sun you’ll take in. Why do you think some of the marquee colors for Summer outfits feature high yellows or light blues? Having an outfit that works well in the office but can withstand the heat of summer is GOALS!

To Layer or Not to Layer-
I found a pretty healthy balance to layering in the office. By wearing items that have versatility, such as my hi-low skirt from Fashion to Figure, it gives me the freedom to be professional in the office while giving my legs a little breathing room. This skirt feels just as long as pants but has a lighter feel to it. As a bigger girl; it’s hard wearing different form fitting dresses in the work place. Certain cuts don’t “sit right” or may raise as I walk. But a fit and flare with a hi-lo looks still give me a little bit of leg action and won’t rise in the back.

Another important part of layering is to have a cardigan or piece that will keep you warm when you are in the office. With this outfit, my top for from Fashion to Figure doesn’t is light enough for me to tuck into my skirt…but it’s also reinforced enough to keep me warm. It’s all about finding what works for you. I always keep a white cardigan or bolero behind my chair because I never know what New England weather has in store for me.

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes
To add the “Chardline Touch,” I had to bring out something other than my work flats. Finding a cute sandal that isn’t too loud eliminates the sweaty foot syndrome that I typically get when I am walking home. My sandals from Shoedazzle have been my go-to’s for most of my summer looks. They are a little high, so if you are walking a lot, it may be better to transition into flats.

And for my fellas?
Well you know I am always here for the guys! But, if you find yourself looking for something casual but works in the office, I would suggest taking a look at Bonobos. They have such trendy options for the dapper dresser. Their chinos come in all different colors and styles, which are the perfect pant to wear to the office to meet up with friends after work. Check out this look below–Christian Grey vibes for sure!

You know who’s really good at doing this in real life? The Big Fashion Guy! He makes me want to up my skills everyday!

Pic Credits to The Big Fashion Guy

So how do you dress in the summer when you work in an icebox? I would love to hear ideas!

Til next time,
Chardline.

Happy Prime Day

In Plus Size Fashion, Where to Shop

Happy Prime Day my friends!! I honestly look forward to this day like it’s Christmas part. 2! But before we get into the nitty-gritty, here’s the gag on Prime Day: Amazon Prime Day is in its third year, and it’s a sales palooza! It’s sorta like a Cyber-Monday. Amazon describes it as a “global shopping event, offering more deals than Black Friday, exclusively for Prime members.” With Amazon being such a powerhouse, I had to give the low down on the deals that I am indulging in this year.

But before we getting into my list, there are a few things you need to know:

  • Although Amazon has AMAZING deals, you want to do a little bit of research on what products you are getting. If you’d like to know the history of an individual item, Tom’s Guide suggests these two sites to help you out:

CamelCamelCamel — a site that tracks the price history of many Amazon products — can help you spot fake deals from true price drops.

Fakespot–this site can assist in determining whether the Amazon user reviews for a given product are legit or fake.

  • You have to sign up for Amazon Prime. Not necessarily to indulge in all of Amazon’s products, but to receive perks like FREE Two-Day Shipping for eligible purchases, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video, and the ability to borrow books from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library for $99 a year or $10.99 a month.
    So sign up, click here: PRIME DAY SIGN UP! I love Prime because I find everything on there, from shoes to food and everything in between, it’s heaven sent. If you don’t believe me, Amazon lets you try Prime for a 30 Day Trial!
  •  When browsing the links below, don’t be scared by the cover price. When I searched for my size, the prices went down by 40%! Make sure you click through EVERYTHING!
  •  Prime exclusive deals end at 7/11 11:59 pm PT / 7/12 2:59 am ET! So what you waiting for!! Here are my top ten deals from Amazon Prime Day!!

Women’s Clothing


Women’s Shoes

Beauty Products

Boyfriend Picks

Find anything you like? Make sure you hit Amazon today because new deals are being added every 15 mins and I have my eyes on a pair of pumps that’ll be available in the next 15 mins! Remember, if you don’t like Amazon Prime, you can always end your free trial! So sign up, click here: PRIME DAY SIGN UP!

5 Ways in which Forever 21 Got “Brand New” on Us

In Fashion, Plus Size Fashion

I must admit, I haven’t shopped at Forever 21 in almost 6 or 7 months. Last I checked, it was pretty young and fast-fashioney. But today honey, I went on the website, and it felt brand new. It didn’t just feel like a Taylor Swift video anymore.

In fact, it felt like every song I ever listened to. I am talking about the Temptations to Daft Punk! I am all here for the latest and greatest changes on Forever 21, and I’m already guilty of adding 20 things into my cart in less than 20 mins.

Since you all know that I am a fan of lists, I had to break down the 5 Ways in which Forever 21 Got “Brand New” on Us!

Shoes up to a size 13!
The shoe gawds must have heard my cry because F21 had so many nice shoes, but they never fit my size 11 foot! Today, I found at least 6 pairs that not only go up to size 13, BUT THEY ARE ACTUALLY CUTE!! And get this, they are wide! I just ordered two pairs, so I’ll put the width to the test!

Model Diversity/ Size Diversity
If there’s anything that I noticed, it was that the models look so different. Different shapes and colors! Like, come on yasss! It feels good to see a little bit of everything. There are few bloggers on there too! Also, I saw some pieces go up as high as a 4x!

Web Exclusives
Yup, Forever 21 has some web exclusives that I haven’t seen in many other stores! Never thought I’d see this coming but there’s a first time for everything. I am talking about oversized denim jackets to sexy body suits!

 

Prices
With all good things, prices inevitably go up! But that’s expected. When a brand goes from general fast fashion to opening up their offerings and even picking up indie artists, the prices are going to go up! And you know what, I am not mad at that! Now like I stated earlier, I got about 20 items in my cart so I will def dish on the quality and sizing soon!

Formal on Fleek
I am probably the only person who still says “fleek” but whatevs. F21’s formal clothes def came up! When I saw my blogger boo, Gavyn Taylor in a gorgeous red dress , I knew my wedding dresses for this season would all be here! Like isn’t she stunning?!!? 

Make sure you head to Forever 21 and check out some of their clothing!

Til next time,
Char!

Men´s Fashion Gift Ideas

In Plus Size Fashion, Where to Shop

It’s been a while since I’ve highlighted some of the best big and tall options for men and since Kavah of the Gentlemen’s Curb is off in the world doing BIG things, I thought I’d bring share a few words on the topic!

As you all know, I love fashion. I appreciate that the way you dress makes a huge difference to how you think of yourself and how the world sees you, so it is an important subject which is one reason I like to write about it.

However, I realized the other day I rarely write about men´s fashion. Given the fact that most of my readers are women, this is not surprising. But, it also struck me that some of you ladies out there have men in your life who you would like to buy clothes for. So, there really is no reason I should not sprinkle in a few men´s fashion posts, as well. After all, clothing makes a great gift for any man.

Men´s shirts

Shirts are a great example of this. They are a versatile item of clothing, which always gets a lot of use. This retailer sells some fantastic men´s shirts. They are stylish and fashionable, and this retailer provides their clothing in a wide range of sizes. This retailer´s shirts are available in chest sizes of between 36 and 66 inches.

You can easily grab a shirt out of your man´s wardrobe and measure it so that you order the right size. Remember, if you are buying a formal shirt to make a note of the neck measurement before you go shopping.

T-shirts

T-shirts also make great gifts. The level of choice is amazing. Plus, of course, if you cannot find something suitable you can always get one custom made. All you need to do is to provide the t-shirt printing firm with the image you want to be used.

Sports clothing

That brings me nicely to another men´s gift idea, sports clothing. Most men love sports. They either take part or follow a team, often both.

If the man you are buying for is a just a fan, anything with their favorite team´s logo on it could potentially make a great gift. For those who play sports, items of kit can make great presents.

However, you do need to be careful when buying this type of gift. Trying to train in a pair of gym shorts that are not the right cut, or size, would be very uncomfortable. Therefore, it is wise to keep the receipt and make it clear that you will not be offended if he chooses to exchange your gift for something else.

Consider buying men´s clothes for yourself

While researching this article, about men´s clothing, I noticed that they were considerably cheaper than women´s. When I went online to find out more, I was stunned to find out that it was not my imagination. Men´s clothes really were a lot cheaper than women´s, considerably cheaper. In some cases, you can save yourself 40% by shopping in the men´s aisle. You can find out more about the price difference, here. When I go thrift shopping, I often find myself gravitating towards male clothing because there’s so much versatility– it gives me Aaliyah vibes!

Was this helpful? Father’s Day in America is around the corner so there’s not perfect time like the present! What are other unique ideas that you have? I would love to hear them!

Til next time,

Char.