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YOUS A SAVAGE

Posted in Body Positive, Fashion
on March 21, 2017
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“And when I go, they gon’ remember me like motherfuckin’ Makaveli.” – Tory Lanez

 

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Have you ever been in your feelings so bad that you feel trapped? Your job ain’t right. Your blog is slowly dying. Your love life is like walking on broken glass. Your scale moves faster than a Richter because you’ve been up and down on your weight. School feels like the second coming. Yea–that was me. ALL OF THAT WAS ME throughout the entire month of February and most of March. Last week was the first time I took a much-needed break. I didn’t blog, didn’t do school work, and didn’t even go to the gym. I just went to church, and of course, God spoke to me, “YOUS A SAVAGE!”

For the longest time, I’ve been putting my hopes in other people. For two years, I legit placed a huge piece of my happiness in the hands of someone who was going through their own thing—talk about playing with fire. I started going to gym and realize that I was taking my health for granted. It’s like I woke up and didn’t know that I was privileged to not only afford a state of the art gym but that I could attend one with minimal physical restrictions. I was taking advantage of food and family.

But most importantly, I was taking advantage of God breathing life, family, love, and the spirit of savagery into me. With said, I am right back on track. Doing whatever makes me happy and developing habits of being grateful for it. On the outside, many people think I have it together–heck, my momma thinks I’m superwomen. And you know, she’s right! I just had to realize that I placed too much of my energy and time trying to fit in, trying to be the perfect girlfriend, trying to be the best version of me for other people. FUCK THAT SHIT. I can’t think of the last time ANYONE has bent that hard for me.

So in the spirit of savagery and “sorry not sorry”- hood, enjoy the blog and the transitions that I’m making. I’m happy to let y’all in on this journey and please don’t be a stranger.

OH YEA–AND SORRY NOT SORRY!

 

Outfit details

Cropped Hooded Sweatshirt (size down) : Here

Skirt: Here

Leopard Fringe Heels: Amazon

Fringe Purse:  Zara, but it’s sold out! Amazon carries similar options such as Black “faux” Leather Black Fringe Clutch Bag

Until next time,

Char!

That Christian O’meshun Love

Posted in Body Positive, Personal Style
on February 13, 2017

Tomorrow is the holiday that I’ve grown to have a love/hate relationship with. While taking a stroll down memory lane, I could only remember ONE VALENTINE’S DAY worth recanting…and that was in 2011. Today’s post is all about my Galentine’s Day with my squad. We are taking plus size fashion to a new level ha!

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I’ve always wanted to do a collaboration with my homegirls. A chance for us to look pretty and take pictures doesn’t come often. But when it does, we can only slay featuring the best! Enter: Christian O’meshun. Christian Omeshun was created for the sophisticated curvy woman who values modern fashion! If there is ever a brand that speaks to empowering women through entrepreneurship and style, they still don’t compare to Christian O’meshun.

Founded by fashion designer A’Shontay Hubbard, Christian O’meshun designs custom clothing for sizes 12-32! When I introduced this brand to my squad, they asked me, “What makes this brand so unique?” Aside from the perfect fit and the breathable fabric, the designer, A’shontay, embodies all things L-O-V-E.

Her drive for her brand is a love of passion. Her dedication to making clothing that goes up to a size 32 (especially with most brands catering to a size 22) is well founded with each customer photo she reposts. And time and time again, we are always asking for body diversity! Well if you go to her website, the models range from size 14-22+. Also, there is a type of clothing for everyone on her website. I am a modern day career woman. I love slacks and button ups, but occasionally, I like to test the waters with a little something form-fitting in the board room. The love that I have for my curves and the love that I have for my job are all summed up in this one look.

When talking to my girls about which pieces they were getting, I saw that there was a moment of empowerment happening. We each started to point out our strong points, For instance, Stavana  loves form-fitting clothing, and we knew she could kill any bodycon.We all told her she would look amazing in the Cold Shoulder Set.  Or that Bianca has a perfect chest…no for real; she can fill in any dress– so we knew she could kill the Iris Set.

With each affirmation, we saw how we empowered each other to look and feel our sexiest! Without doing too much, our Galentine’s Day was a success! We don’t need someone to call ‘bae’ for us to realize that we are loved–many times it’s just being around your friends that get us there. So a huge shout out to my squad! We roll deeper, curvy, and great!

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My Outfit Details

Outfit: Christian O’meshun’s Christian Wide Leg Set

Fur Stole: Amazon 

Choker: Tricevault 

Shoes: Eloquii

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A huge thank you to Christian O’meshun for gifting us these fabulous outfits for this post! Sizes 14-24 are represented in these photos. Make sure you visit Bianca, Veronica, and Stavana’s website’s to see their looks!

Also, another huge thank you to Tricevault for curated the jewelry for outfits! After all, a girl can’t have too many chokers!

Lastly, thank you to Brad Bahner for standing out in the cold and making sure we got our shots!

For all our readers, Christian O’meshun is offering 20% off of your purchase if you use code SQUADGOALS at checkout!

And of course, please check out my Squad’s posts as well: Stavana, Bianca, and Veronica!

Happy Valentine’s/Galentine’s Day everyone!

Char.

This is How Fat Girls Look Like When…

Posted in Body Positive, Fitness & Health
on February 10, 2017
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“Smile, you are taking a picture.” No. Last time I checked I was working out.

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There was a period in my life where I did not want to workout in front of people. For some reason, when I look at fit gurus, I can never see myself in them. I always see a person who is thin and has epic facial features. But when I looked at myself, I saw a woman with lots of love handles and a double chin that wouldn’t cease movement even after I stopped moving. In the past, when I was asked to promote workout clothes but I always kept it pretty! Maybe 50% of the poses I did were meant to flatter my figure and give the illusion of working out like a boss! Why did I do that?

-insert Mr. Rogers storytime music here-

When I first started taking Zumba classes in 2010, I usually came too late to get a spot in the front of the mirror. Then one day, I got one! I was so excited to see myself go hard in all of my the glory. As we started to move, I found myself so disgusted with what I saw. I was well coordinated and even had all the moves down pack, but when I started to compare myself to the woman next to me, I couldn’t look at myself.

I saw that all three of my rolls were apparent in every waist move I did. I saw that my fupa would occasionally slip out of my leggings and assumed others saw it as well. I was so shocked that I never went back to the mirror and always danced to the furthest left of the class.

Then one day, the Zumba teacher asked if we wouldn’t mind being recorded . Absent-mind I said, “Sure, I love this song.” After she uploaded it on Youtube, my fears INSTANTLY went away. I WAS KILLING IT! I WAS KILLING IT HARDER THAN SOME OF THE SMALLER WOMEN TOO! At that moment, I saw that not only was I killing it, but I also wasn’t afraid to see my rolls and fupa fall out. Since then, all the workouts I do have been for myself–not caring for a single person watching or comparing myself to the person next to me.

So what does a fat girl look like when she’s working out? FUCKING FABOULOUS…just as anyone else who exercises their right to get their workout on!

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Outfit details
Top: Target 

Bottom: Target

Shoes: Target 

Hat: Amazon 

Water Bottle: Amazon

Yoga Mat: Amazon

Huge thank you to Brad Bahner for the flicks! You can find his work here: http://www.bradbahner.com/

Til next time,
Char.