Falling in to Autumn with the Avenue

Hi Dolls,

Summer came and is almost out the door which means my favorite season is approaching FALL. I love fall fashion because it is a time where you can showcase so many pieces without having to throw on a heavy coat or you’re not sweating your hair out because of the heat. Huge trend this fall is going to be the poncho/cape. Every store that I have gone into has its own version out there and cape is a great way to just add that extra kick to your fall look. Next is always a great boot for the fall and this can be tricky for a plus size woman because wide calf boots are a little bit harder to find. When I was at my biggest I was never able to wear a boot that went past my ankle and even then that was a challenge. When I started my weight-loss journey I told myself the way I will know if I lost weight will be the day I can put on some knee boots. When I finally got the boot to close all the way up my leg that day was a celebration for me , sometimes people don’t realize how important little things like this can mean to a person. I feel that we all want to be able to wear what we want how we want to wear it. So today I am bringing you Dolls 2 Fall looks from The Avenue which caters to woman from size 14-32.
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This Wrap is The belted faux trim Ruana which is available in the brown which is what I am wearing , and in medium Grey and Black. This is a great piece to be layered on top of a turtle neck or even a black dress.  I love great jeans and especially Fall Time I wear jeans practically everyday and a really good stretch is important and these jeans had everything working for them Virtual Stretch Denim Cuffed. I like my jeans to sit higher on my waist so that the can actual hide my love handles and these jeans do all of that plus more. Of course to complete this look I am showing you Dolls my obsession right now The Brooklyn Heeled Boot these boots have a double stretch on the back for more room and I have very large calves and these went up and still had room. I will suggest ladies measure around your calves and look for the measurements on the website to make sure they will work for you.
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My next look is all about loving yourself . I know this is a hard concept because as woman we tend to put everyone else before us because it is just natural. I think I am finally at a place where I love myself, I am not perfect and there are so many things that I still want to continue to work on but I finally love myself enough to know my worth. Ladies its ok to say no to your loved ones sometimes and say I am going to take some time out for me because when you don’t do that is when you become miserable as well as everyone around you. This shirt Love Yourself Tee-Plus was a friendly reminder for to continue to love myself and believe in myself. We will all have set backs in life and there will be days that will be better than others because nobody’s life is perfect but take time out Dolls and say today I am going to love myself. My last picture is of me in my old pants from the Avenue which was a size 30 . I keep them to remind myself where I was then and where I am at now. The Avenue had my back then and they still have my back 16 sizes down from that .

Skorch Magazine Girl!!

Hi Dolls, So I am so happy to finally share with you all my spread in http://skorchmagazine.com/plus-size-fashion-blog/skorch-magazine-global-issue-now-live/  Global Issue . When I received word about this I nearly died. I shot 10 new looks specifically for this and everything came from my closet. I love pieces of clothing that can be switched up and made to look new and different. This spread is all me … its my own styling, my own clothing, and I did my hair myself. I wanted to give you dolls variety of Day time and Night time looks that are easy and affordable. The night I was shooting this I received the phone call with the opportunity to attend ukplusfashionweek and I would have never thought in a million years I would get this kind of an opportunity. I am the girl who used to weigh 500 pounds and I am the girl who never thought a career fashion was remotely possible. People used to tell me all the time I should go into fashion but I always felt that a girl of my size would never be taken seriously. I am happy that I finally realized that no matter what size my talent was the real super star  and that it would shine through. The fact that the opportunity came so late for UKPLUSFASHIONWEEK there was not enough time to Save for this . This is why I am asking for your help Dolls I started a GOFUNDME and I am asking for all those we believe in me and those who get the struggles I have and still go through to help me find the way to achieve my dream . I want to continue to inspire woman of all sizes and educate on misconceptions and fashion , and a ton of other things associated with the plus size industry. This trip will open up doors for me and allow to be able to use my positive on a bigger platform. I hope I can get all your support on this and I hope to continue to inspire all and keep making everyone proud. Here is my Funding Link $1.00 Goes along way http://www.gofundme.com/pydqp3p4. Thank you Dolls now check out all the looks from my Skorch Mag Spread.

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First Look is my Ode to Jlo. We all deserve to feel fabulous and look Rich.
Faux Fur coat from Dennis Basso
Tank top from H&M
Bathing Suit Bottom from Forever21 plus
Shoes Steve Madden

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Second look Hello Sailor who says curvy girls cant wear stripes
Top from H&M
Pants from Ashley Stewart
Belt from H&M
Shoes from Charlotte Russe

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Third look ” Im Jealous of me too” a playful baby doll dress that can go from Day to Night
Dress from H&M
Jacket from H&M
Shoes Converse

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Fourth Look Fruit Medley …. If you like Pina Coladas?? Add a mini hair bun and you can’t go wrong.
Top from Charlotte Russe Plus
Skirt was actually shopped out of Ms @EssieGolden Closet and it is from Boohoo Official

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Fifth Look 90’s Grunge with a Modern day twist…. Yes im pulling off a crop Top Top from Charlotte Russe Plaid Shirt from Walmart means wear Jeans are from Torrid Shoes are from Forever21

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Sixth Look is Bringing the 70’s back curvy edition Who doesn’t love a great bell bottom? Top is from Charlotte Russe Pants are from Joyce Leslie Plus Hat is from Joyce Leslie

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Seventh look is Take me out to the ball looking extra Fab Shirtdress is from H&M Plaid shirt is Ralph Lauren mens wear Shoes are from Call it Spring

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Eighth look is Trenching it up in the city. Jacket is from H&M Hat is from Forever21 Jeans are fron Wet Seal Plus Shoes are Nine West

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My Ninth look is Neutrally kind of Gal Top and Skirt set from H&M Shoes are from Call it Spring

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My tenth look is Timeless Jumpers A classic black jumper never goes out of style Jumper thrifted Belt H&M Shoes Nine West

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Special thanks to @devonte150 for this awesome shots and my MUA @lwb831 for making my face look flawless.

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Getting you Dolls Fall Ready with Charlotte Russe Plus

Hi Dolls,

So I wanted to give you Dolls a mini Fall Look Book from http://www.charlotterusse.com/category/Plus-Sizes/3631.uts. Fall is right around the corner and its the perfect kind of weather for Fabulous Dressing. The cool crisp breeze allows for great hat days and cool denim fashions. Also this season for the fall the Mens Wear look is very popular. I love being able to look like a strong powerful female in and out the office. Charlotte Russe is bringing us all of these great looks at an affordable price. They also throw daily happy hour deals everyday all you have to do is sign up with your email on their site and you will get these deals daily.

So below I gave you a powerful day Office look . I love the idea of pairing neutrals together the top was slightly lighter which helps it look not like a whole cat suit. I paired it with a darker burgundy heel to give it some color putting my best foot forward. This look made me feel so Strong and Powerful but at the same time Soft and Feminine. Don’t stray away from light colored clothing ladies its all about just knowing what works for you. Always try on and pair up with different combos.

Below that I am giving you my all Denim Look. I love pairing all Denim together it can be a totally dress up or dress down look. These jeans are so 70’s Flare I was so excited about them and whats great is that they make your legs look so slender they are a definite staple for this Fall Season.Come on who doesn’t LOVE a good wool hat to throw the whole look together. I am wearing all Charlotte Russe in these looks including my Bangles and earrings which are a great deal 2 for $10. My bangles were one item and then my earrings were a pack of three and all of that together for $10 .

All looks are available right now on their website so run and grab right away Dolls….. Love you All

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 Size 1X Pants Size 16

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Shirt Size 1X Jeans Size 16

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Get Those Buns Right

Hi Dolls,

So lately I have really been trying to add to my workouts. I am attempting to try and run more, key word trying. Sometimes I am successful at it, and sometimes not. I am trying out on short sprints just to try and build up some stamina to running. I am horrible at it but I will just keep trying . I have always enjoyed jumping rope so that is something I try to incorporate in my workouts on a consistent basis. So something that I think is extremely important while working out is a great workout pants. I have tried many pants out, my thing that I love to feel is my stomach being held in as well as a pant that has a great stretch. I also look for a pant that absorbs the sweat well and of course something that also makes me look cute . Who really wants to workout and look frumpy? One of my biggest things when I used to work out in a gym was seeing all smaller woman working out and looking Hot and Stylish and I don’t care what anyone says working out in a gym with smaller woman surrounding can be intimidating and discouraging. I figured out that this was a huge reason for me not tending to want to go to the gym as much. My first change was to get rid of the gym and start working out in the outdoors so that way I wasn’t looking at fit woman around me and comparing myself to them. You will never get anywhere if you constantly compare yourself with someone else. Next on my list was to find some workout clothes that made me feel good.When I work out I feel comfortable in long yoga pants but my experience with yoga pants are usually that they are too thin or they don’t rise high enough. I usually can get away with some yoga pants from Victoria’s Secret. The problem with these are most likely your getting a peepshow all booty out for all to see. So my search continues, I came across this company that a couple of my plus sized dolls were wearing called www.lolagetts.com. So I decided to take a look at the site. Stylish workout clothes with what looked like everything I look for in a good yoga pant.  Well I received my pants from them and couldn’t wait to try them on. They did not disappoint, finally a pair of yoga pants that was doing there job of comfort and style. The real test was going to be how did they hold up on my workout. I am completely obsessed with these yoga pants the band on these pants are so thick that  everything stays in but they also contain that stretch to bend and not have to keep tugging at them to keep them up on my booty. Sometimes you just need to invest in great quality pieces for great results. I also grabbed a tank top that is that perfect length that goes right over the booty.
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Pants are a 14/16

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Being a woman in a world where you are constantly being told how you should look on a daily basis and having to incorporate being a Boss of a company, Or a student in college , a stay at home Mom, or just a woman trying to figure out what is your next move? You owe it to yourself to know you are worth it and you deserve to take time out to care about yourself and treat yourself to things that are going to make you feel good about yourself. My quest to continue on improving my health is still my daily struggle and that will never change. The thing that has changed is me knowing that its ok to put myself first sometimes and know I am worth taking time to improve myself and I hope you dolls can realize that as well.