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12 Plus Size Friendly Books To Read This Summer

Hey girl hey ! I’m back with the reading line up, check out the first one here. Do you remember back in high school when they would give you a summer reading list right before school closed for summer break? Some of the books were mandatory some were suggested, some popular. A few of the titles put you right to sleep and some of them kept you up all night reading. But of all those stories how many of them could you actually relate too? 1 in a million right. Today I am bringing you my summer reading list. I put this list of 12 books together to give you babes some fabulous titles to read while you tan on the beach or float in the pool. All these books are either written about plus size women, in the point of view of a plus size woman or written by a plus size author. I am working my way down the list and you should too. Take some time to yourself to just relax, read and stimulate your mind.

  1. You Have the Right to Remain Fat by Virgie Tovar
  2. The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Susan Renee
  3. The Not So Subtle Art of Being A Fat Girl: Loving The Skin You’re In by Tess Holiday
  4. Big Fit Girl: Embrace the Body You Have by Louise Green
  5. Curvy Yoga®: Love Yourself & Your Body a Little More Each Day by Anna Guest Jelley
  6. Big Gal Yoga: Poses and Practices to Celebrate Your Body and Empower Your Life by Valerie Sagun
  7. The Curvy Girl’s Guide to Style by Chastity Garner
  8. 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl: Fiction by Mona Awad
  9. Landwhale: On Turning Insults Into Nicknames, Why Body Image Is Hard, and How Diets Can Kiss My Ass by Jes Baker
  10. The Lighter Side of Large by Becky Siame
  11. The Fat Bridesmaid by Brooke Zaras
  12. Fat Chick, a novel by Lorraine Duffy Merkl

These books can be found online at Amazon.Com for download on the Kindle App or in your local Barnes & Nobles. But I recommend doing a google search to see if your local bookstore has it. It is important to support your local bookstores and libraries. If you’ve already read any of these titles let us know which one was your favorite but no spoilers please!  What’s on your summer reading list? Can’t wait to hear from you 🙂

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Must Have Summer Accessories

As you know I’m a huge Betsey fan so of course I am bringing you a line up of summer accessories. This line up features my favorite kitsch bags and chic shoe styles. Shop Betsey summer accessories now at www.betseyjohnson.com ! Happy Shopping 🙂 Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.

PINCH ME CRAB


Anyone feeling crabby? Grab this crossbody kitsch bag with top zip closure, 24″ drop strap and fully lined interior. I call her Mrs. Krabs, $68.

PINEAPPLE SURPRISE

Kill two trends in one, wicker style kitsch crossbody bag shaped like a PINEAPPLE ! Does it get any sweeter then this bag with it’s 20″ drop strap, $88.

Show off your passion for photography with this clever camera-inspired bag. Its compact shape features a lens and flashbulb design, and is roomy enough to carry all your essentials.” Perfect for my blogger babes ! This crossbody bag features an adjustable drop strap, studded flap closure and fully lined interior. $68

This heart-shaped clutch will infuse a sense of play into your look! Clutch features a compact heart shape, hinge opening, fully lined interior and a removable 19″ chain strap adds endless styling options.

VENUS, $59

Get your pedicure on and then slip on these fridge, open toe beauties. Casual and stylish, these multi-colored fringe slides are the perfect way to add a pop of color to any outfit. Their open toe and cork construction are prime for warm weather nights.

EDNA, $59

Trend Alert: Gingham has been spotted on and off the runway and here is your chance to casually try the trend. Classic gingham decorates these modern slide-on sneakers that so versatile, you can wear them with anything from jeans to dresses. Daisy embroidery adds a sense of play. Slide up style for gyals on the go, 1″ platform rubber sole and they lace up. Drop a comment and let me know which accessory was your favorite, I’d love to hear from you.

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My Favorite Looks From The Met Gala

“Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” was the theme for this years Met Gala. Lace veils, headdresses, long trains, and jeweled embellishments we’re seen at every turn as the theme inspired  looks took the Gala steps. Here are my favorites looks from the event, first up Rita Ora wearing Prada.I loved everything about this look from the floral headdress to the elegant Prada gown with it’s long sheer train, low back and multicolored colored details. Not to mention the long sequins gloves. Rita Ora served us with grace in her Prada, and you can tell by her posture that she felt like a queen in this gown. You know pink is my guilty pleasure and Tracee Ellis Ross is making it look oh so fabulous. Am I the only one catching Diana vibes ? I am also seeing some vintage inspiration in this Michael Kors Collection gown. Is it the glitter, the thick waist belt or maybe it’s Tracie’s hair? Whatever it is I am hear for it !
Here is another look that mesmerized me. So many things to adore about this gown Bee Shaffer wore to the Gala. First there is the ruffle one shoulder neckline that goes around and drops off the other shoulder and ties into a bow. Bows are another guilty pleasure I have. This shade of red definitely exudes power especially in such a voluminous proportion. Last but not least the scalloped skirt on this Valentino Haute Couture gown sealed the deal for me. Next up is Zenday-Bay-Bay in her Catholic chivalric suit of armor gown. I really appreciated that Daya took a different approach at the theme no headdress or fluffy romantic gown her. She looked like a warrior princess with her layered bodice and sleeves that resembled metal plates similar to the armor of Knights of the Catholic Church wore. Zendaya slayed in this Versace gown, someone definitely did their homework.Also in Versace, Music artist SZA took my breath away in this blush colored gown. Musical artist appeared soft and romantic from the waist up with her sweetheart neckline. But from the waist down demanded attention with voluminous layers of tulle and chiffon. She completed the look with embellished, pointed toe, thigh high boots and a half sphere rose gold headdress.
Cardi B’s is queen of the music charts right now and she came through dressed as such in this embellished Moschino gown. Glowing from head to toe the pregnant artist was accompanied by Jeremy Scott (head designer for brand Moschino) wearing a coordinated look to Cardi’s. Can you say “drip drip”? Cardi and Jeremy came through dripping in pearls and jewel tone stones the pair looked like royalty.Yara Shahidi looks oh so chic in her Chanel cocktail dress. I love the voluminous layers effect of the under dress in combination with the sparkly smooth overlay. I feel like the theme was a bit of a miss with this look but I still love it anyway. Yara thinking was probably you can never go wrong with a dress from Chanel and she was right. 
Another dress I found rather uninspired by the theme but just fell in love anyway was this plum, velvet overall gown by Valentino. Cynthia Erivo saved the look by accessorizing with jewelry by both Eva Fehren and Maria Tash. Her dramatic nails and bold hair color choice made the look overall interesting but not as over the top with Catholic symbols as her peers.Dripping in liquid gold the bodice of this gown looks painted on actress Kerry Washington. This Ralph Lauren gown does all the work minimal accessories, makeup and hair styling need to steal the show. I also love the big hair big hem look it make her waist look EXTRA snatch.

Last but not least the blonde and the beautiful Blake Lively. Where to start? The beautiful beading detail on the bodice that fans out all over the skirt and train. Or the luxe color fabric combination, impeccable fit and dramatic train. This Versace gown is so amazing, the sheer panels allow a sexy peak-a-boo that elongated Blake’s already long legs. So much to take in from every angle this gown was absolutely gorgeous.

Who wore or designed your favorite Met Gala look? Let me know if the comments below, I love hearing from you babes ! Xo, Sherece.

 

 

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Celebrity Style #2

OOTD #92: Celebrity Style

Hello fatshionistas 🙂 How did your week go? Do you know one of my most popular posts to date is my Celebrity Style post with Kendall Jenner. So I’m back at it again with a new look this time by Leona Lewis. I enjoy turning Celebrity Fashion into Fatshion. I’m recreating some of my favorite straight size looks worn by some of your favorite celebs and show you how to achieve the look in your size. Now let’s talk about his Leona Lewis look inspired by this fabulous striped maxi skirt I bought during my last trip to One Curvy Boutique.  I took to Pinterest and google looking for some ideas since nothing that came natural to me felt quite right.What did the results produce, you ask? This lovely photo of Leona Lewis on the red carpet in 2015 at the GLAMOUR U.K. Women Of The Year Awards. I let the stripe skirt be the center of the look as it’s dramatic length and fullness definitely exudes star quality. Just like Leona I paired my striped maxi skirt with a strappy crop top and black blazer.

I made the look my own with a bold red lippie and my accessories. I tried the mitch match trend via Betsey Johnson earrings and kept it trend with a layer pearl necklace. Can I just say that I love every time pearls come back in style they are personally one of my favorite vintage jewels.

Drop me a comment below and let me know who’s look you want me to tackle next 🙂
Blazer: Old|Crop Top: Society Plus  |Skirt: One Curvy Boutique |Shoes: Charlotte Russe | Earrings: Betsey Johnson| Lippie: KatVonD

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Sunshine On A Cloudy Day

OOTD #91: Sunshine On A Cloudy Day
On the days that I wake up and I’m feeling oh so grey. Those days when I just can’t seem to shake the funky mood, I go to my closet and find an outfit that will brighten my mood. Either a bright color or a fun print, Something whimsy and playful to cheer me up. You know that saying “If you dress well you’ll feel well” I truly believe that.  On this cloudy day I went with a nice pop of yellow, I intended to literally add some sunshine to my day. This Calvin Klein dress features a layered fabric design down the front, and a zipper closure at the back. Dress is a true size 24 and the fabric is so comfortable. I accessorized this fun little day dress with a black floppy hat, A pair of black leather oxfords with cut outs.  Do you babes remember this striped blazer I bought at Plus Bklyn last year at the photo party. Well I have been living in it, so comfy and so chic. The elbow patches give off certain sophisticated professor vibe, I love the contrast between the stripes and the color. I completed the look with a black leather handbag with gold accents.  
Jacket: Plus Bklyn| Dress: Calvin Klein  | Shoes: Charlotte Russe | Hat: Claire’s | Bag: Ross Dress for Less 

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