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Mints & Prints

OOTD #89: Mints & Prints
 Hey girl hey ! It been a while, since I’ve posted an OOTD. Just been so busy with my personal life, I know I don’t talk much about that on the blog but I hope to open up more this year. Any who let’s talk about this outfit, shall we? My mom travels for work and I swear the things she finds in these thrifts store out of town always blows my mind. During her last trip she bought me 2 dress and a crop top. This nude and black aztec print dress is one of her latest thrift finds. The elasticity of the fabric makes it a curve hugging, I love the 3/4 Midi length. I paired the dress with lace up flats and a peplum jacket but I also think I would look fabulous paired with a moto jacket and booties.
Now let’s talk about this jacket hunny ! Isaac Mizrahi came through for the fat gyals with this one. The print is so suttle and then the pastel color pops. The cut and seam placement of this jacket is oh so flatting. Shiny gold zipper down center front adds a luxe feel, plus it’s comfortable. I am definitely taking this jacket straight into Spring with me.

Jacket: Isaac Mizrahi | Dress: Thrifted  | Earrings & Sunnies: Betsey Johnson | Shoes: Forever21 | Lippie: Milani (Double Expresso)

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How I Care For My Bras

First things first I want to introduce to you my favorite bra. The butterfly bra by Ashley Stewart comes in 5 styles and a variety of prints and colors. The plunge, full coverage, soft cup, convertible and they also have a bralette style. It’s the perfect time to invest in some new under garment, Ashley Stewart is having a red hot sale for Valentine’s Day. Sizes D through H are available.

The double-back wrap panels conform to your curves for superior support, while eliminating bulges for a smooth, polished look. Both the Plunge and Full Coverage style bra also features wide straps for maximum comfort, 8 hook-and-eye closures, push-up gel pads, and underwire contour cups.

As versatile as it is sexy, the Convertible Butterfly Bra can be worn six different ways! The bra also features detachable straps, for your favorite strapless looks! The Soft Cup style has no molding or padded, it was designed with everyday comfort in mind. A gold butterfly charm is the feminine finishing touch. The Butterfly Bra is exclusive to Ashley Stewart and its flawless fit makes it their most popular bra.

Now for Care, I turn my cups inside out, close all the hooks, fold it in half and place it inside a  mesh laundry bag. I place my machine on gentle/delicate cycle and set water to warm. Closing the hooks before washing prevents snagging and deforming of hooks and eyes. Placing the bra in a mesh bag stops the straps for entangling around each other and loosing shape (this also causes bones to poke through). Also ensure that your strap buckle will keep it’s setting. Caring for your bra’s properly help maintain the life of your bra.

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Stars Earn Stripes

OOTD #85: Plus Bklyn

Obsessed with this striped knit cardigan, it adds an effortless chic to any look. I think it’s the faux leather elbow patches that really sold me plus my obvious love for stripes. Especially stripes the are going in different directions it add a fun and detailed dynamic to the garment. It was the last one of it’s kind on the rack. size 3x it was meant to be.  I wasn’t leaving without it, sorry babes it’s SOLD OUT. I’m wearing a basic knit shift dress in a blush pink color. Black, pink and white always looks so good together, one of my favorite color combinations. Winter is all about minimalist fashions layered under luxurious outerwear. Photos courtesy of Plus Bklyn <3.

Cardigan & Dress: Plus Bklyn | Shoes: Rainbow | Lipstick: Kat Von D

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What I Wore To The Curvy AF Event

OOTD #83: What I Wore To The Curvy AF Event

Walking up the street to the event, hearing hip hop jams blared through the air. As we took the elevator up, our excitement also rose. One wall had a complete mural which I of course used as my backdrop 🙂 I had so much fun watching the runway show.  Courtney had so many beautiful gowns as well as a sequins duster, a fringe skirt, a faux fur coat and chic two piece sets.  All the things girls love 🙂 

My fellow designer and friend Mone accompanied me to the event, wearing a dope jacket of her own creation. She also caught me taking selfies LOL. I wore a Fatshion Forward original; a two piece velvet set. Crop top and A-Line skirt paired with a knit cardigan with faux shirt cuffs and collar.

Jonquel’s AH-MAZING Art lined the walls everywhere. Bloggers and models dancing, mingling and shopping. There was even a sketch of each model in their runway look (See slides below). @QueenOfTheTurnTables was on the 1’s and 2’s, that’s right they even had a plus size DJ. The event was so much fun reconnecting with my blogger boo’s and meeting some new ones. I hope it becomes an annual thing.

Check out Jonquel’s Art here jonquel.com. Shop looks at www.shopcourtneynoelle.com.

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What I Wore To See Sweeney Todd

OOTD #82 : Sweeney Stripes

As you know I spent the past couple months costuming Sweeney Todd. Jessica (my partner in costuming) and I had a themed pattern and color palette that was apparent through all the characters looks. Red, white and black mixed with stripes. There were also red splatters every where but you can blame that on the demon barber of Fleet street. I took my outfit inspiration from our costume theme and put together a look for myself for the finale show. I wanted to see my work from the audience so I got a ticket for the finale show. After designing for the cast I wanted some Sweeney stripes of my own, so here is hat I whipped up. 

Black and white striped tunic with cap sleeves, and a ruffled flounce at the hem. I designed and sewed this tunic myself. I purposely sent the stripes in different directions to putt your eyes where you want them too. I paired striped tunic with solid black stretchy leggings. I accessorized the look with red tennis bracelet, red lippie and red suede round toe ballet flats.

I absolutely love wearing my own designs, because they are one of a kind and it feels good being an original. Want a custom Fatshion Forward piece of your own ? Contact me at FatshiionForward@gmail.com with “Custom Design” in the subject line and a brief description of what you had in mind. I look forward to hearing from you 🙂 

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