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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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What I Wore….To See Black Panther

OOTD #90: My $11 Dress

Hey beau’s ! It’s been a long week for me with my grandma passing. My family decided to get out of the house and have some fun so we went to see Black Panther. The 12 of us piled into a few cars and then lines two rows in the theater. The movie was soooooooooooooooo good, I was literally on the edge of my seat for half the movie. Can I just say I loved the representation of women’s strength and power? I also loved all the fine eye candy in the movie, heeeeeyyyyy Michael B Jordan ;).  But seriously I recommend you round up your gyals or take your guy out and go see it! I was a little disappointed with some of the African accents, but impressed by the authentic Swahili. The costumes were AH-MAZING I couldn’t stop myself from cheering when I saw Jordan with his black panther suit with the leopard print mask!

Now let’s talk about what I word. My look consisted of a striped shift dress with a red rose print that I purchased at Ross Dress for Less for only $10.99. As soon as I laid eye on it I knew I had to have it. The print reminded me of Betsey Johnson and you babes know I live for Betsey. I accessorized the look with a black and gold striped clutch that was actual Betsey Johnson and so we’re my black bow sandals. I completed the look with a bare face and a bold red lippie.

Dress: Ross Dress for Less  | Clutch & Sandals: Betsey Johnson | Lippie: Kat Von D (UnderAge) 

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Whimsy Printed Dresses Under $100

Hey girl hey ! Today’s line up is full of fun prints and color, two of my favorite things. All of these dresses are available at ModCloth in sizes XXS – 4x, so twin up with your bestie ! Plus they are all under $100, so need to break the piggy bank. Contemporary shirt dresses, retro A-line’s and fun baby doll silhouettes, I’ve picked a flattering style for every shape. F.Y.I. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Now Ready, Set, Shop !

Start Spreading the Mews A-Line Dress, $79
All Is Fare Babydoll Dress, $75
A-Line Dress in Crossword, $79
A-Line Dress w/ Heart Appliques, $79
Chiffon Shirt Dress in Circus, $79
Unique A-Line Dress in Science, $89
Easy Fit Dress in Doodle, $69
Sleeveless Dress with Scoop Neck in Forest Critters, $34.99
Shirt Dress with Ruffle Hem in Starry Night, $65
Exploratory Style A-Line Dress in Parisian Pups, $89

Happy Shopping !! 🙂 Don’t forget to use hashtag #fatshionforward so I can see how you style your new dresses.

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