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Spotlight: Plus Brooklyn

On a sunny Saturday I caught the train to Brooklyn to have lunch with Jewels of Big N Blunt. After grabbing some delicious pizza and a cold beverage we walked and talked catching up as we made our way to Plus Bklyn. Haven’t heard of Plus Bklyn ?  It’s the  premiere plus size boutique in Williamsburg, New York City. They’re the first  specialty boutique of its kind to open up it’s door to full figured women in NYC. 

Plus Bklyn stocks trendy dresses, jumpsuits and separates in a range of whimsical prints and stylish silhouettes. They carry sizes 14 – 24. Plus Bklyn also offers a variety fun costume jewelry and accessories. Everything is plus size over at Plus Bklyn, the dressing room is spacious and the walls are decorated with body positive art. 

On the racks at Plus Bklyn you’ll find plus size brands you know and some you don’t;  Junarose, Lilli London, Retrolicious, Hell Bunny and more. Accessories include sunnies, choker necklaces, kitsch clutches and earrings. Shop Plus Brooklyn at 455 Graham Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211 or online now at www.plusbklyn.com.
Facebook: Plus Bklyn

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My looks for the TCF Style Expo

OOTD #78: On Day 1 of the TCF Style Expo I wore a leopard print button up shirt with cold shoulder cut outs paired with a burnt orange circle skirt for the day event. I accessorized look with Betseyville by Betsey Johnson black bow sandals and glitter leopard purse shaped like lips. 

 

Hello Georgia ? Happy #FatshionFriday I’m omw to the #tcfstyleexpo. Hope to see you there

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OOTD #79: Look #2

 

I purchased this dress at the expo from LYfeStylzPlus’s boothe. The gold lace design initially caught me eye by the long train and the stretch scuba fabric sold me on it. Dress featured long sleeves, body con skirt with an floor length train attached the back, it also had flyaways peplum style right at the waist. The short length flattered my legs and the flyaways flattered my hips. I absolutely loved this dress, the long train made me feel like royalty.

OOTD 80: Look #3


I mashed up the matchy matchy trend with the mixed prints trend and here is the outcome. Mixing the same print at different sizes was a first and fun, can’t wait to try it with stripes.

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What I Wore …. Make Up Show Orlando

OUTFIT OF THE DAY #73: New Look

As you know last weekend I attended the Make Up Show in Orlando, FL. The Makeup Show brings together an incredible range of pro-driven brands, services, celebrity artists, educators and beauty insiders. The show featured over 50+ vendors and 2 days packed with informative demonstrations from experienced beauty professionals. Both days I dressed for comfort without compromising style. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.

Betsey Johnson Crown Hinge Bangle
New Look Long Sleeve Shirt Dress

Today I wanted to give you babes the details on what I wore on Day two of the Makeup Show. I started my look with a black shirt dress from New Look. Dress features long sheer sleeves and bodice, two pockets above bust and lined skirt. Knee length dress also featured three button closure on placket at center neck down to bust and waist tie which helps cinch the waist. Little black dress runs true to size.
Gold “Royal Engagement” Crown hinge bracelet by Betsey Johnson. Bracelet features double row cage silhouette that holds a statement crown motif that is a royal look. Gold tone hinged bangle with pave crystal accents Hinge Antique gold tone plating. Red beaded tennis bracelet stack. Palva slide sandals are Besteyville by Betsey Johnson. I reviewed these a few weeks back, check it out here if you missed it.

Betseyville by Betsey Johnson Pavla Slide Sandals


Since dress is unlined from the waist up a proper undershirt is required to conceal your bra. I wore one of my favorite caged crop tops by Society+ in white. White crop top added a lightness to the dense black balancing each other out.
Dress: New Look (Similar) | Top: Society+| Shoes: Target | Earrings: Rainbow | Hinge Bracelet: Betsey Johnson | Tennis Bracelets: Gifted (Similar)
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12 Fatshion Forward Moments @The Make Up Show Orlando

This past weekend I attended the Make Up Show in Orlando. The Makeup Show brings together an incredible range of pro-driven brands, services, celebrity artists, educators and beauty insiders. The show featured over 50+ vendors and 2 days packed with informative demonstrations from experienced beauty professionals. While I was there I had to stop these ladies to find out about their #FatshionFoward looks ! Not only were these ladies serving face but also serving style. I love to see plus size women pushing the fashion boundaries. We can wear what we want and these babes sure did and owned it. Check out how these beauty babe’s do fatshion.

Casey | Orlando, FL | IG: @caseyyyyflhmua

First up the fabulous MUA Casey wearing a sleek black Lane Bryant jumpsuit. Her voluminous lashes and curls gave me life. I loved the sheer bishop sleeves on the jumpsuit and how she paired the look with metallic pointed toe flats from Torrid. When asked what inspired her look she said she wanted to look high fashion without compromising comfort.  Tre Chic Casey <3.
I am here for this athleisurewear look. From her shell top classic sneakers to the netted  T-Shirt dress to the frosted cat eye frames. This look was giving off all kinds of nostalgic vibes. Her hair cut and color, tattoos and ombre lip also gave the look an edginess. 

Mitcheba | Orlando, FL | IG: @moslayyyy

Next up is Mitcheba who is showing us a casual way to rock the utilitarian trend for spring. Going for cute and comfortable with a tan button up from Charlotte Russe, black leggings and single strap sandals. This look is far from basic when you have a crown of braids, glittery gold lips and your brows can cut shade from a mile away. She is two for two with the gold glitter lips which is another Spring trend.  Check out www.glamorouschickscosmetics.com if you want your lipstick to be poppin’.

Getting some serious boho vibes from this babes look. Layered look consisted of a sheer kimono with fringe hem over a wine colored shift dress. Dress featured peek-a-boo cut out and a neck tie. She competed look with lace up heels and shimmery lip gloss.

JLY | Orlando, FL | IG: @dgleecosmetics

Who says curvy ladies can’t slay in horizontal strips. JLY proves em from in this knit lace up shift dress. She paired the dress with black leggings and sparkly black D’orsay sandals. Accessorized with beaded stretch bracelets, statement watch, and black Michael Kors tote bag.

I fell in love with the way this babe mixed monochrome prints. From her striped tote bag and head band to her check board printed leggings. I think her look is a fun was to break up the head to toe black look most professionals where on the job.This babes vibrant hair color initially caught my eye but when she turned around her distressed leggings and bold lipstick choice made me approach her. Another chic way to wear black from head to toe without compromising style or aesthetic. Her gold jewelry, lace up combat boots and lush lashes completed the look. Can you say fine wine? This babe was slaying in her fitted knit midi dress. She layered the dress with a flyaway cardigan and a pair of high top chucks. Add some wayfarer sun glass to block out the haters and complete the look. 

LaLa | Miami, FL | IG: @EsteemByLaLa

Achieve an effortless leisurewear look like this Miami HMUA when you pair your favorite kicks with a chambray button up dress. Chambray is a great fabric for spring because of its soft blue color and light weight yarn weave. Every look is more fun when your hair is purple *hair flip*.  Add baseball cap or hoop earrings to complete the look. Dress: Target // Shoes: JC Penney

Jessica | Tampa, FL | IG: @Makeupjunkye

Jessica’s colorful dreads and sequins top from Forever21 initially caught my eye. But as I approached her I noticed so many other little fashion forward details in her look. For instance she layered Ashley Stewart tights under black shorts from Citi Trends that feature several woven patterns, her leopard eye glass frames and her bright pink backpack. Keeping it cute and comfy she completed her look with a canvas sneakers. When asked how her look came together she said that working in the beauty industry has inspired her to mix glamour and edge without compromising comfort. 

Samantha | Sarasota, FL | @Mizzsamanthaj

The only thing cooler then Samantha’s blue hair was her caged kiss print top. Her top is obviously inspired by the occasion. Love Samantha’s style ? Her outfit is available at Torrid. She accessorized the look with gold hoops, a spike stretch bracelet, watch and sandals.

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#ThrowBackThursday: My Top 8 Looks of 2016

In honor of #TBT I just wanted to give you dolls a quick line up of your favorite OOTD’s of last year. After reviewing all my profiles these eight looks got the most likes, shares and comments. I like to think I have my own unique style and I hope you’re inspired to recreate some of these looks with your own flare. Make sure you’re following me on Instagram @fatshionforward and subscribe to the blog so you never miss a post.

#8 OUTFIT OF THE DAY #51: Hayden dress by GCGME, dress that is flattering from every angle. My new L.B.D. ( Long Black Dress ) features a round neckline, long sleeves, maxi skirt and empire waist. This dress fit like a glove and made me feel like an absolute goddess the way it flowed with every step.

#7 OUTFIT OF THE DAY #50: Dress featured a keyhole at center back, an A-line hem and a scattered floral print. I highlighted the beautiful orange flowers by adding an orange lippie by E.L.F.

#6 Outfit of the Day #55: I paired a polka dot shirt dress from Old Navy with one of my favorite cobalt blue knit blazers. The monochrome print looks great with this pop of color.

#5 Outfit of the Day #62: What screams 90’s more than a head to toe velvet look. I designed and made this velvet crop top and midi skirt set myself. I layered velvet skirt set with a jacket by Chico’s. Jacket featured stripes of fabric sewn close together on tulle giving it a negative space illusion when stripes spread apart.

#4 Outfit of the Day #53: I paired Vince Camutto pussybow neck tie blouse with a midi skirt designed and made by me.

#3 Outfit of the Day #61: This chocolate brown sweater is one of latest thrift finds. Sweater features a cap sleeve and a cowl neck sweater. This satin floral skirt is a Fatshion Forward original designed and made by me.

#2 Outfit of the Day #59: Jumpsuit is one of my latest thrift finds, suit is made by Derek Heart. I paired blue jumpsuit with my leopard cardigan by Nine West for a fall forward look.

#1 Outfit of the Day #48: I wanted to try the matchy-matchy trend. I started my look with this pink caged crop top from Society+. Then I paired top with my favorite pink tutu from Charlotte Russe. I tied the look together with this fabulous pink faux fur vest from ReDress.

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