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Sunday, December 29, 2013



In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
-Co Co Chanel




If  I was never able to talk again in life I think my way of communicating  would be through fashion. Your personal style is the ultimate way of expressing yourself  and when people see me I want to think of me as Bold, Daring, and Extraordinary.  If I could dress over the top everyday I would wear furs and leather. Fur and leather is like peanut and jelly you can't have one without the other.



When I was sent this fabulous velvet and mesh bodysuit from Chubbycartwheels I knew I wanted to take this look to the next level. This bodysuit is very sexy and to keep my look clean and chic I added a faux fur bomber jacket and a pair of pixie pants. I also decided to wear a banded tube top underneath the bodysuit from Chubbycartwheels because I felt that just wearing a bra wasn't very appealing. Chubbycartwheels is definitely one of my new favorite online stores to shop







 



Faux Fur Jacket- Custom Made
Pixie Pants -Torrid
Bodysuit- Chubbycartwheels
Gloves- Asos
Shoes- Calvin Klein

Flawless

Wednesday, December 25, 2013


 If you haven't heard Beyonce  is the baddest chick in the game right now. On Dec 13, BeyoncĂ© dropped a visual album without any promotion, no leaks, no press, She is super talented and continues to change lives being so powerful and dynamic. I'm impressed with her work ethic and I admire her talent she definitely inspires me to be driven. One of my favorite songs from her self titled album is "Flawless". On this track BeyoncĂ© refers to herself as being flawless.  The song is about defending yourself and saying to heck with people who are negative. I'm always about breaking rules and going the extra mile so here's my way of saying *Bow Down* I wear what I want and how I want . 

Shop Monifc For The Holidays

Sunday, December 15, 2013
Are you attending a holiday event and you are in need of a fabulous outfit to wear. The wait is over check out Monifc for her fabulous stunning designs perfect the  Holiday. Monfic is known for her elegant and exquisite dresses for plus size women. Now available are chic and sophisticated designs that will make you the "BELLA" of the BALL. I love the selections of colors , and prints for the holiday collection. My favorite piece from Monifc is the "Maria" peplum romper made from a beautiful Blue Barcode material. The chiffon sleeves add an interest with the mixture of fabrics. Shop Monifc now and save 40% off selected styles. Go grab yourself something fabulous and pick up something for a fabulous friend or family member as well.
 
 


Shop Chubby Cartwheels

Tuesday, December 10, 2013



Hey Dolls I'm always excited to share designs that cater to women that wear extended sizes. Many popular designers and retail stores only design clothes from women that wear average sizes such as sizes 18-24. 

What I Wore For Thanksgiving

Friday, November 29, 2013


I hope you all enjoyed Thanksgiving with so much violence going on in the world I'm truly thankful for life most importantly. My Thanksgiving was awesome I spent it with my family and we had a good time.

Tis Is The Season For Fur

Sunday, November 24, 2013



I was so excited to see that Simplybe released a faux fur jacket. I have been ranting and on an hunt to find a faux fur jacket in plus sizes. I'm truly obsessed with fur I just want to buy everything in faux fur it just takes your outfit from blah to glamorous. Stay tuned for faux fur outfits that I will be wearing for upcoming events . I've decided to add another feature to my blog "Picked by KB" . This feature will included items that I put together to create an look. Here I decided to create a chic for the cold weather I added fabulous accessories such as Hats, Gloves, and Sunglasses.

Jacket- Simplybe
Hat- eBay
Booties- Steve Madden
Glove- eBay
Sunglasses - Retro City Sunglasses
Jeans - Old Navy
 
 
 
 
 
 

Girl Where Did You Get Your Shoes? + Giveway

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


 
 
 
Hey Ladies.. I just wanted to share a few stores and brands I shop for shoes. For me the two most important things when shopping for shoes are good quality and comfort ability. I normally wear chunky heels or wedges. I'm not quite into wearing stiletto heels they just don't work for me. I wear a size 11 and my feet are fat so all brands and stores that are listed carry size 11. I'm becoming more frugal when it comes to buying clothes and shoes so I look for brands that are cheap and trendy. My go to place recently to shop for fabulous shoes at an affordable price is Shoedazzle.  Shoe Dazzle now offers VIP Elite membership which is a membership for $39.95  and you are able to skip the month if you don't want to purchase anything at the moment.
 
 
Check out other stores and brands below:
 
 
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I haven't done a giveaway so here it is. One person will win these fabulous faux suede burgundy ankle strap platform heels for Justfab.  Rules are as follow;

1. You must wear a size 10 or 11 size * Shoes are a size 11 but very narrow*
2. Subscribe and  follow my blog
3. Follow me on Instagram
4. Look for this post on my Facebook page and share it.
5. Once all steps are completed comment below saying enter me.

I will choose a winner  on November 26 by 10pm est.

Please make sure you have completed each step and GOOD LUCK.

Let Your Rawrr Be Loud

Wednesday, November 13, 2013





I was recently contacted by LuxeVain to do a review on their boutique. LuxeVain is a plus size boutique based out of North Carolina that caters to plus size women, they have trendy and bold items that compliment women with curves. I love that Luxevain pushes women out of their comfort zone by providing numerous of sexy items including trends such as mesh, and cut out selections. I had the pleasure to pick the "Queen Of The Jungle" body conscious dress from LuxeVain which I love. I normally wear a size 24-26 and I received  the dress in a size 3x and the stretch is awesome. Luxevain have many other fabulous dresses from sizes 1x-3x  be sure to check out LuxeVain for new hot arrivals.


Forever 21 For Less

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
 

Have you ladies been checking out Forever21 shoe collection lately. Forever21's shoe department  have really up their game and this is great for all of my fabulous ladies that shop on a budget. Forever21 creates dupes of designer shoes for a lower price, but the good thing is the shoes are good quality. I thought this was great to share with you guys because I know times can be hard and many people are facing financial difficulties with the government shutdown. Secondly, women of the real world are either moms or students therefore their priority is to handle business first and they don't always get a chance to indulge in themselves.  No worries I have you ladies covered here are four trendy types of footwear that are all under $50, you get the same look for less. Looking for gift ideas for your female friends, family, or co worker for the Holidays here you have it . Women love shoes ..and I know you will love to save a few dollars.

1. Street  Chic Combat Boot-  Silver
2. Sexy Ankle Strap Stiletto Sandal - Red
3. High Voltage Faux Leather Booties- Black
4. Tall knee boots- Black

Floral In Autuman

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

When you think of  Fall/Autumn does floral print come to mind? When visiting a local Torrid store I glimpsed at this blazer and instantly thought of  Fall. The mixture of greens and burnt orange reminds me of beautiful leaves falling from the trees. Needles to say I just had to have it and couldn't wait to show you guys. The vibrant colors just breathes life into me and this has to be my favorite item added to my wardrobe for Fall. The touch of black on the Lapels of the blazer is so chic. Blazers are great for layering as well so here is a way you can coordinate a blazer for a night out with the girls.

Pearls, Gems, and Studs

Monday, October 14, 2013



 
As the weather gets cooler the more I dread wearing a big winter coat. I’m a blazer and layering type of girl, I’m not a big fan of heavy coats so I will enjoy these days of still being able to show some skin. When transiting my looks from summer to fall I always start by changing up my footwear. It so easy to wear some summer items in the fall by adding a closed toe shoe and a long sleeved shirt y. I also love pairing simple items with items that have a bit of detailing. I like to think of it as opposites attract, and it so makes sense. I wore a vibrant fuchsia skater skirt with a long sleeved crew neck and studded booties. I love the two items together because the shirt is plain but has feminine detailing on the shoulder. For my footwear I added a pair of studded booties and a gemmed clutch as part of my accessories. Enjoy the last warm days of Fall while you can ladies
xoxox 
 



 
Shirt- Torrid
Skirt- Ashley Stewart (last year)
Booties- Spring Shoes
 
 

Tartan FFFaceoff

Monday, October 7, 2013


Hey Dolls this is my first entire in the Fashion Faceoff for Fall/Winter fashion between the plus size bloggers and this challenge was created by Kelly of Masquemag. I'm super thrilled to join the challenge because it pushes me and challenges me to wear something different than what I would normally wear.

I found this sweet heart plaid skater dress from Pink Clove . Pink Clove is an affordable plus size clothing company based out of the UK. They offer the latest trends in sizes  16-32 and I think that is brilliant. I love the fact they that they provide extended sizes and still design flattering clothes for plus size women. I absolutely love this company and I'm thrilled to order from them again.




 SIZE CHART



I'm totally not a sweet heart so I had to add some edge to this dress. I was really inspired by Ciara with this look. She wear boyish clothing but add her own touch of femininity.
Outfit Details
Dress- Pink Clove
Boots -Colin Stuart
Hat- Nordstrom
Clutch - Gifted



The Dream Vip Party

Monday, September 30, 2013

 
 
 
This past weekend I had the pleasure of hosting my own VIP Dream Party at Dots Fashion. Dots is a retail store that is affordable and it provides trendy clothing for women of all sizes . Dots clothing start at a size 2 up to a size 24. I was very pleased to see that the Bloomfield location has been remodeled and the plus size department has expanded. I love the selection of faux leather and army print clothing for this Fall/Winter season these two trends are buzz in the fashion industry. The staff was amazing, very helpful ,and attentive to me and my guess which is a major plus. My guess were provided their own dressing room and complementary coupons for their next visit. They  also received a Dreams VIP Party tote bag with their purchase which was so adorable.I encourage you to stop by Dots Fashion to check out their new collection and to also take advantage of the sales they have in store and also online. This was my very first event networking with a retail store and I'm so excited to be able to host more in the future. Please stay tuned to see how I style this dress for a sexy Outfit Of The Night Look.
 
 
 
  
 



In the fitting room I saw that they had two tags which was very unique. When trying on clothing in stores frequently women pick up more items then they are going to actually buy. With the tags you can organize which items are going to be for purchase and which items are an absolute no.
 
 
 
Me and The Fabulous Plus Model Vanessa
 
Dress, Shoes, and Studded Purse from Dots
 

 
 
I choose to go for a more conservative look for this event. Although I love to show off my curves I believe style is about being able to create different looks.


Outfit Details
 
Top & Pants -Lane Bryant
Shoes- Vintage Couture
Bangle and Earrings - Ashley Stewart
 

Simplybe's Power Moto Jacket

Sunday, September 8, 2013
 
Say Hello to fall.. I'm so excited about looks for this fall season and to me fall is all about layering up. Motto leather jackets are a must have item for your fall wardrobe. There are so many ways you can dress up this jacket as well as dress it down. Motto jackets comes in all colors and some have more details than others. It all depends of your personal style. I decided to pair my motto jacket from Simplybe with this faux leather skirt. Also, with a faux leather crop top and to add a pop of color I added the neon satchel. I love the mixture of materials in this look all though everything is black the netted shoe with patent detailing makes the look more interesting. It is also very versatile very edgy and sexy at the same time.



   

 

Shoes- Shoedazzle
 Skirt- Asos
 Motto Jacket & Satchel - Simplybe
Glasses - Local Boutique
Necklace- Local Boutique

 

The Essence Of Me Gets Me High

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

 "Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid of failure. Failure is a steppingstone to GREATNESS" 


It has been a while since I did a blog post but thank you guys for the continuous support. The past two months have been so emotional for me and I had to just step back. I would prepare to do blog posts and realize the material I was putting out was not up to my standards. I'm an emotional eater which caused me to gain some weight. Being in the public eye you always want to look your best because if not the world will definitely let you know that you are slipping. However I went to my best friends baby shower this weekend which was an all white event. I totally took advantage of this as the perfect time to comeback to blogging. I always have these extraordinary ideas in my head of looks that I want to recreate. If you haven't notice the floral headbands have been all of the rage for summer. I love them but I love to stand out and do my own thing. So, decided to go to the fabric store and design my own "crown". I totally fell in love with this trimming and it reminded me of GREECE. At that moment I had my whole outfit all figured out, it's so amazing your mood has an impact of your fashion picks.

What Brands Do I Shop?

Monday, July 29, 2013
Hey Loves

You ladies always have questions about where I shop for my clothes and shoes so I thought it would be a great idea to create a post with my favorite brands.

What size clothes do I wear?
 I can wear a size 22-32 depending on the shape and material of the clothing. If I'm ordering from Asos I order a US 18 and most times I still have to have the items taking in to fit my body properly. If I'm going for a oversize shirt or pants that is when I would purchase a size 30-32. *Style Tip* going up sizes in tops are perfect to create a crop top. It gives you the ability to expose skin without your shirt looking to small.


What size shoes do I wear?
 I wear a size 11 in shoes and boots (My feet are so fat)


Where do I buy undergarments and girdles?
I buy my undergarments from almost everywhere Target, Walmart, Avenue, Ashley Stewart, and of course Lane Bryant. As for girdles I purchased my pantie girdle from Catherine's and they are amazing they go up to a size 10x. Pantie girdles are a must have for all women in all sizes it smooths out the extra belly fat that you don't what shown through your clothing.

What are your favorite stores to shop?
 My favorite stores to shop are Asos, Ashley Stewart, Avenue, Simplybe, Target, Shoesdazzle.com, Macy's and Walmart (I love their men graphic tee and solid tanks)


What is you favorite color?
 My favorite color is black but I'm pushing myself to to get color choices and print for my wardrobe. *Work in progress*


How would you describe your style? 
I would have to say my style is very edgy and fierce. I'm working on learning how to be a little more delicate and soft.


What is your favorite trend at the moment?
I would have to say I'm loving crop tops they are so simple and there are so many endless ways to style a crop top.


I hope this was helpful and remember to expand your choices of stores to shop you never know what amazing things you might find.





What Gives Me Inspiration

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Hello loves I'm pretty sure if you follow me on Instagram you have seen these photos before. I prepared this look months ago for a blog post but for some reason I never uploaded the post. I guess I was saving it for the perfect moment and for  the perfect post. Lately I have been over whelmed with work that it sucks the life out of me and I just haven't been pleased with the blog posts I have been doing. I'm so hard on myself because I know that I have talent and I don't ever want it to go to waste. Many people see blogging as a hobby and playing dress up but no one truly knows the work that goes into creating a blog post. I'm such a perfectionist that everything has to be well put together for me to be satisfied with my pictures. I will go to the extreme to get something I need for a post. I'm truly passionate about fashion and I couldn't imagine my life without  blogging but at times life does have a way of knocking you down. One day I was  going through my pictures in my phone on my lunch break and I came across these photos and my heart began to smile. At the very moment I was yet in love all over again with myself, my confidence level is through the roof and there is just know way I can let anything stop me for doing what god called me to do. Looking back over my life from 1 year ago I've grown so much and that just gives me so much inspiration to keep pushing past my obstacles.  Loving yourself is the best feeling in this world and I will continue to encourage you all to be Fierce & Confdent
I thank you all for the continuous support and kind words.  




 




 



Pants- Torrid

Indie Show FFFWeek 2013

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Hola.. So I know that I like super late with this post. However I got the pleasure of attending FFFWeek this year in NYC. FFFweek had tons of event starting June 17 -June 22, I only attended one event which was the Indie Fashion Show. The Indie Fashion is a showcase of independent designers and this year these designers really showed out. There were designers for London and even Australia and their collection were exquisite. These designers were amazing and they are truly setting the bar for retailers.  The reason I say this is because in my opinion there are no Retail stores that have extraordinary items for purchase. Everything is in online and to me that's one disadvantage plus size women have when purchasing clothing. Shopping online is great but what about the time when you need a last minute shirt, or skirt but what you looking for is only online.  It happens to me all the time and I think it would be a brilliant idea to have some of these designers to sale their merchandise in store fronts. These designs were Sexy, Fun, & Trendy and a lot of skin was shown of the runway. I was in love with all the prints, the sheers, the leather, the lace. I think I have about 30 items on my wish list from the show *Sighs*. Plus Size Fashion has elevated so much in the fashion Industry and Society must *GET WITH IT* So long to all the Boring, Box Fitting, Plane Jane .. Clothes. I was really impressed and I hope that I able to show some designs here on my blog.

Check out some photos.








Here What I Wore.
Jumper-Avenue
Shoes-Bakers
Clutch- Wild Pair

Egyptian Queen

Monday, June 24, 2013


             


Sexy sexy.. Hey Beauties its summertime and we need to show out. Your body is not perfect but hey flaunt what you got. I saw this amazing dress on Asos and I had to have it. The Aztec print was so unique and  I had to find a way to make my outfit extraordinary.
Keeping up with my promise to stray away from black clothing I decided to add a very striking pop of color. I had this amazing metallic gold material leftover and decided to make it a turban. With every outfit accessories are the icing on the cake for your look. I added the turban and a gold bracelet to finish off my look. I love the combination of the olive green with the metallic gold. This dress is perfect for night or day and if you want to dress it down you can pair it with  really cute flats and a big tote bag. I wanted to go for a sexy look with this dress so I added my fabulous lace-up heels by Luichiny. When selecting body con dresses by any brand be sure to wear the proper under garments. "Get it Tight" "Get It Right"















I hope to see all of you gals showing off your curves this summer .xoxoxo


DRESS - Asos
SHOES- Luichiny
Turban- Local Frabic store

COlOR ME It's My Birthday

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Hey Beauties. If you guys didn't know I just celebrated 24 years of life on June 8th, 2013 and I'm so thankful to my lord and savior. To celebrate my birthday I went to dinner with some of my close friends at Teak Restaurant in Hoboken NJ. Of course the best part of my special day was getting dolled up. I wore this beautiful colored Aztec print dress from Asos that I loved and I'm so glad that I went down two sizes when ordering this dress. The dress is mid knee length and I had to actually sew it in to give me the fit that I wanted  for this dress. When ordering dresses that are made of any stretch material from Asos I advise to go down a size or two for the proper fit. 



 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

I'm so proud of myself for wearing color. I'm such a Lover for black that when I'm shopping that's the first color  I look for. I loved how everything came together with the pop of color on my lips and my accessories. I wish I could have gotten a close up of my makeup but the birthday girl was a little tipsy and forgot the camera. I know I know *Birthday Behavior*  Happy Birthday to all my fellow Gemini's. Whoop Whoop.


Dress -www.asos.com
 
Shoes- Steve Madden
 
Lipstick- Kaoir
 
Necklace- Ashley Stewart



Lets Talk Shape Wear

Thursday, May 16, 2013


So summer is here and I know you ladies are definitely going be wearing fabulous dresses, skirts, shorts, and swimwear. To me most plus size woman are mostly concerned about their tummy area. That is the area where all the weight goes and the proper shape wear is very important especially when wearing body fitting clothing. Sometimes women don't invest into certain undergarments because they feel as though the price is too much. I encourage you all to try items out for yourself and get what works for you. I know a lot of women are won over by the squeem body shaper but in my opinion its not the best body shaper.


 

Squeem

 



The squeem does pull you in a great amount but however depending on your body type it creates a pouch at the bottom of the stomach area. Which means you would have to wear a pantie girdle to smooth it out. Before I had knowledge of other shape wear I did buy a squeem I believe its costs around $80. As it started getting closer to spring and summer I wanted a girdle that was very light weight but got the job done. Usually I don't shop in Catherine's but I tried numerous pantie girdles and the support was not good at all. I wear a size 26-28 and I need something that would stay in place and not roll down as I'm moving through out the day. I brought this pantie girdle for $27.00 at Catherine's and I was so amazed in the difference of my clothing from the squeem and this undergarment. I look more well put together and this is how Im able to sexy clothing that exposes my mid drift area.  I say this to say never cast out a store because you think the store doesn't have something for your age group. Always shop around and try things out on your own. Just because a item is pricey doesn't mean it's the best product on the market.





This Bodyshaper is called the Flexees and it is made by Maidenform. The Flexees Instant Slimmer Brief is made of a soft stretch nylon blend. The brief is seamless so you don't have to worry about any lines showing through your clothing . For all of my women that are extended sizes such as 28 and up flexees has briefs for you as well. This lines carries up to a 10x and be sure to get the right size for amazing results. I hope this is helpful and encourages you all to show some skin this summer.



Introducing Ashley Nell Tipton

Wednesday, May 15, 2013





Hey Beauties I would like to introduce a fabulous young lady by the name of Ashley Nell Tipton. This 21 yr old designer was raised in San Diego, California were she found her love for sewing by designing clothes for her barbies. She learned how to sew at the age of  7 and that's where her journey began. I first learned of this amazing talented young lady after reading her interview with Plus Model Magazine last year.  I was so amazed by the exquisite designs of her collection and I couldn't wait to see more . Ashley started designing in high school and then went to Fashion Careers College in San Diego to pursue her dream of becoming a plus size designer. After attending school for 18 months Ashley was able to graduate and create her own collection for plus size women. Little did Ashley know this would be the jump start of her career. She posted her designs onto Tumblr and was invited to showcase her collection at FFFweek  2012 in NYC.







INSPIRED BY FRENCH AND PARISIAN STYLING 


 I remember emailing Ashley asking her when I would be able to purchase items from the collection and she promised it would be soon. Ashley recently posted that her collection would launch in Mid May 2013  on instagram and I was so excited. I absolutely love her designs because I feel that its playful, chic, and edgy. Her collection also caters to plus size women up to a 6x and in my opinion Ashley has definitely set the bar for other Plus Size Designers and Plus Size Retail Stores. As a wardrobe stylist I have yet to see a retailer or designer that designs clothes for women whom wear a size 6x. I believe that a lot of women that aren't a 1x -3x struggle with finding fabulous clothes to fit them and that's why they are subjected to wearing unflattering clothes. Now that Ashley has made fabulous clothing in extended sizes I know for sure a lot of women wardrobe disasters are over.

Ashley is definitely a designer I want to work with in the future to built my styling portfolio and god willing my prayers will be answered *fingers crossed*  Until that time comes you guys will definitely see me rocking items from her collection.

Here are some items.



Boyfriend shirt, My dress - Favorite Piece



Hello Sunshine Dress



Love Me Lace Crop Top


Shop Ashley Nell at www.ashleynelltipton.com