Tuesday, August 26, 2014
1. Not buying the right size
This is a very common mistake women make. It is tough to find trendy clothing in larger sizes specially women over a size 2x or 22. Always make sure to check for a few things: make sure your buttons are not pulling the material. Your fabric should lad flat and smooth. If the waist of your pants is digging into you stomach, they are to small. If your fabric stretches to the point it becomes see through, than it is too small.
2. Do not always dress age appropriate
Majority of trendy plus size fashions in stores are junior plus sizes. We must remember that even thought that top and leggings are cute, you may be a little to old to wear it. It is nice to find and wear cool prints, but just make sure they are appropriate for the occasion.
3. Believe a girdle(spanx) will fix everything
Girdles are made to smooth your rolls and pull you in a little, however, they are not miracle workers. Having a foundation piece is great for wearing bodycon dresses and to just smooth you out and enhance your curves.
4. Not mix and matching prints and colors properly
There is a right and wrong way to mix and match prints and colors. Sometimes women can do too much and end up looking like a Christmas tree. Understand that less is more and although mixing and matching can be show stopping when done properly, there is fine line when you can go to far.
5. Being too insecure to wear fabulous fashions
Body image issues keeps many women from dressing to their highest potential. They follow too many fashion rules which hinders the possibility of truly looking your best. Not all fashion rules are meant to be followed. Your style should tell what type of person you are without you having to speak.
The only fashion rules you should follow are ones that will bring out your inner fabulousness. Remember not everything is meant for everyone so be aware of how you look in certain items to make sure you look your best!
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Target has done many fabulous collaborations with designers and they usually sell out quickly. There is just one problem.... They never feature sizes above 16. The topic of designers not wanting to include lager size has been disputed for years now and yet we are still finding ourselves fighting for equal rights in the fashion world. I have a love hate relationship with Targets plus size section.
One minute they might have some very cute items and then the next month they have a terrible selection. Not to mention our section is pushed back in a corner near the dressing room while their straight sizes take up almost the whole side of the women's clothing area. Like many other retailers, the straight sizes has a great variety of cute and fashionable clothing. On the other hand you have the very and I do mean very basic selections of the plus size section. Jeans, a few tops, and your basic tees. All I can do is shake my head while I right this. I can say every once in a while they will have some cute items, but that is very few and far between.
I am not alone in my feelings toward Target. Last week plus size blogger Chastity of Garner Style wrote an open letter to Target about her feelings toward their plus size section and their designer collaborations. She has stated what many of are thinking and she gave very valid points. She announce she would no longer be a customer of Target. Not only will she not shop their plus section, she cut them off all together. Her blog post had lead many other plus size beauties to follow in suit and boycott Target as well.
Hearing about the Target boycott, Target has released a statement via Refinery29 saying,
“We never want our guests to feel disappointed, and if we’ve let them down, we apologize. We appreciate the opportunity to hear directly from our guests. We’ll take this feedback into consideration as we move forward. In the meantime, we offer a variety of plus options. We’ll also be introducing a new plus line in the near future that features a focus on the latest styles, all at great prices.”
His statement sounds like crap to me. It's basically saying we are sorry you feel this way but you can continue to shop the great plus size section we
I do feel that the more we stand up and express what we want to see will eventually bring change. It might not start tomorrow but as long as our voices are heard we will see change.
What are your thoughts??
Monday, August 18, 2014
Nene has been on a roll lately and she doesn't seem to be slowing down. With the success of her clothing line through HSN, Nene has yet to take a break of the fast life and I love it. Nene has always been my favorite on The Real Housewives of Atlanta for being the take no crap tell it like it is sista. Although this is not her first magazine cover, it is definitely one of my favorites of her. She is making sure she stays "Very Rich Bitch" as she would say lol. I love it Nene!!!!!!!! You can check her out in Pose Magazine this September.