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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.
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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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What I Wore To The Tennessee Theater

Outfit of the Day #64: Lane Bryant x Torrid

Two short weeks ago I was at the Tennessee Theater watching Cinderella on Broadway. I flew out to TN to visit my best friend. We met in a theater class and our friendshio grew from there. We planned to attend this show as a fun double date. The whole experience was amazing from the theater to the costume changes to set designs and scene changes. The theater itself was beautiful with its red velvet seating, gold trims and accents. The ceiling and windows painted all completed this very luxe experience. 
7fatshionforward_tenessee6fatshionforward_ootd64To be honest upon packing for the trip I put together a few different looks but wasn’t really sold on what to wear. *Queue dressing room montage*. After ten minutes of playing dress up with my bestie I landed on this look. Tennessee was COLD and it was raining everyday but I was determined to wear my pink faux fur coat. Pink coat added a layer of sophistication, glam and not to mention warmth to this look. I layered coat over black georgette midi dress by Torrid. Sleeveless dress featured white hearts printed on it and a knit lining making it very comfortable. Dress had a light and airy hem, with a feminine and flirty silhouette. 
5fatshionforward_ootd64 4fatshionforward_ootd64 I completed the outfit with black faux leather riding boots simply because of the weather. But I think the dress is versatile and could pair nicely with flats or wedges also. I added a black infinity scarf for additional warmth and a simple crossbody by Betsey Johnson. I love crossbody bags because they provided handfree accessorizing. 3fatshionforward_ootd64 2fatshionforward_ootd64The entire show was amazing, and they have a great line up for next year. If your in Tennessee I definetly recommend checking out a show. Or find out what is playing at a local theater in your community. It is so important to support the arts and keep theater alive. What can I say once a thespian always a thespian.
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Dress: Torrid (Sold Out) | Jacket: Lane Bryant (Old) | Shoes: Wet Seal (Old) | Earrings, Bag & Umbrella: Betsey Johnson | Tiara: Cinderella Store
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Negative Space . . . My Nod To The 90’s

Outfit of the Day #62: Chico’s x Fatshion Forward
2fatshionforward_ootd62Hey Girl Hey. I have been busy as ever helping my sister plan her wedding that took place this past weekend. But here I am, back again with another look and this time I am doing a nod to the 90’s with a modern twist. What screams 90’s more than a head to toe velvet look. I desgined and made this velvet set myself. Set includes a crop top and midi skirt.
3fatshionforward_ootd625fatshionforward_ootd62Sleeveless crop top featured a scoop neckline, soft hand and elastic in the hem. Paired with coordinating midi skirt and pom pom slip on sneakers. I reviewed these super comfy Betsey Johnson sneakers yesterday check out post here if you missed it. accessorized look with a family heirloom: a matching earrings and necklace set. I have a lot of stylish women in my family and I like to honor them as much as I can through my work.    
1bjsneakers_fatshionforward4fatshionforward_ootd62I I layered velvet skirt set with a jacket by Chico’s. Jacket featured stripes of satin sewn close together giving it a negative space illusion when stripes spread apart. Jacket also features zipper front closure, pockets and bomber like collar. Velvet set and jacket paired well together because of the jackets print and the solid black of the set. I think the entire look has a sporty and chic feel with a 90’s edge due to the simplicity of the set and the sneakers.

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Top & Skirt: Fatshion Forward | Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Midi Rings: Miss A  |Lipstick: Wet N Wild
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How To Wear Floral Print For Fall?

Outfit of the Day #61: Chocolate x Roses
4fatshionforward_ootd61 Hey Girl Hey ! Here is my first OOTD since my return. I’m so excited Florida is finally getting chill enough for my fall wardrobe. This chocolate brown sweater  is one of latest thrift finds. Sweater features a cap sleeve and a cowl neck sweater. I love thrift shopping, it allows you to add a ton of style, fun, and vintage to your wardrobe but on a budget. You can find some rare gems that are no longer in store inventory. Remember one woman’s trash is another woman’s vintage treasure.
2fatshionforward_ootd61 I had a reader recently email me asking how she incorporate her summer floral into the fall and winter season. I told her to conquer the dark floral first since they are easier to match with the seasons color palette. But if your looking for a real challenge grab a floral with pinks, purples, blues and other bold colors. Pick a solid color within the floral print to highlight by wearing a top of the same color. Or you can just go for something neutral like white, black or nude. I wanted to go bolder so I chose this rich chocolate brown.
1fatshionforward_ootd61 This skirt is a Fatshion Forward original designed and made by me. Not sure how many of your know Wal-Mart sells fabric but they do and sometimes when I am just cruising for groceries or picking up from the Pharmacy I check out their inventory. They had this crepe back satin on sale for summer clearance during my last trip. I purchase all the yardage that was left which was only 4.5 yard. I decided to make myself a pretty floral skirt out of it and inspire you fatshionistas not to pack up your summer floral just yet. Satin skirt features roses of various sizes and colors but in a mirrored effect pattern. I absolutely fell head over heads for this fabric the moment I laid eyes on it. Something about the roses and the mirrored pattern made the floral print feel so graphic and modern. 
3fatshionforward_ootd61 5fatshionforward_ootd61Last but not least I accessorize neckline with a bow necklace and flower midi rings from Miss A.com. If you have never heard of Miss A you should check out the site, everything is $1 so extremely budget friendly. I mixed together to Wet N Wild Lipsticks to achieve this cranberry colored lippie. Never be afraid to experiment, Let your creative flag fly. Happy Fatshion Friday loves 🙂

Sweater: US Sweaters | Skirt: Fatshion Forward (by me) | Boots: Wet Seal |Necklace & Midi Rings:  Miss A | Earrings: Betsey Johnson
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