Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Prom is for Every Body

Prom season is upon us, and even though I never got the chance to go to prom, I can only imagine how hectic it can be trying to find the perfect dress for anyone. A lot of times, I hear plus size women and plus size girls talking about how hard it is to find formal dresses that really appeal to them. I was super excited when I came across Chastisty's  blogpost over on her blog about a project that she had worked on geared towards this exact issue.

Chasity is the blogger over at GarnerStyle, and teamed up with Cece of Plus Size Princess, blogger, Model and Fashion designer Allison McGevna and Alissa of Stylish Curves to create a video lookbook full of awesome ideas and beautiful formal wear looks courtesy of Modcloth and SimplyBe. Check out the video below:

She is also giving away four $100 Modcloth giftcards and one $200 SimplyBe giftcard so head over to her blog to enter the giveaway and get all the information on the looks from the video!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Barefoot Tess: Shoes Size 11+

Being a plus size girl, we already know the struggle to find great clothing at affordable prices... however, I have a double whammy in that I also wear size 11.5 or 12 shoes so I also have a hard time finding great shoes! Finding cute shoes that are also comfortable is hard enough, but finding cute comfy shoes past a size 10 is a whole other story.... But they do exist! Barefoot Tess is an online store that specializes in shoes size 11 to 15, in addition to wide width shoes. They also carry some designer brands such as Steve Madden, Nine west and Jeffrey Campbell. Whether you are looking for a great pump, playful summer wedges, classic flats, and everything else in between, Barefoot Tess has a few options for you to play around in! Below are some of my favorite picks:





Aren't they awesome! And theses are just a few of my picks... Make sure to head over to Barefoot Tess and pick your favorite shoes for whatever occasion!!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Short Hair + Lupita Nyong'o Inspiration

At the beginning of this year, I shaved my head.... and although I loved the short hair, I am starting to get a little frustrated. Tomorrow I have to go to the Leadership Awards Ceremony at my school which is pretty much like the Oscar's on a smaller scale (no kidding). I have the dress, I have the shoes, I have the accessories but I am stuck on one thing.... what do I do with my hair?!

Having a Teeny Weeny Afro (TWA, for short) can have it's struggles, but on top of that I have 4C hair (Kinky Coily hair). This limits me in what I can do to spice up my fro and not having that much length to work with doesn't help at all. After wallowing in my misery for a little bit, I got a bright idea.... who is the one natural girl who also happens to rock a TWA, who is rocking the entertainement industry? LUPITA NYONG'O!!!

After trolling the internet for a while, I found some amazing pictures of her that have left me quite inspired for tomorrow:

The Board Of Governors Of The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' Governor Awards - Arrivals

Isn't she beautiful!? I don't know what I am going to do yet, but it will definitely be one of these styles.