Rediscovering myself and the true definition of living life. On lessons learned, raising my child and building a family. On mending a broken dream, leaving bitterness behind, and indulging in lifes sweetest moments.
Today's outfit was something that didn't require a lot of thought and effort; Tunic, Jeans, and flats. This is a top that is very versatile and can be worn with shorts, jeans, or leggings. You can dress the shirt up or down with heels, wedges, or flats as well.
I didn't wear too many accessories but it's all about personal preference :)
So today I had to run some errands for work. I went to our local grocery store to buy sugar and coffee creamer for the employee breakroom. After I got a basketfull full of creamers and two large bags of sugar for some reason unknown to me, I made my way down the damn cookie isle. As I made my way down the isle I kept telling myself to go strait to the cash register, pay, and get the hell away from that evil temptation.
There goes Mayra strait into damnation! The cookie isle!
I had a really big craving for some crispy sausalito milk chocolate macadamia cookies by Pepperidge Farm and well...I got a bag. Each bag contains 8 delicios, chocalately, crispy crunchy cookies and as soon as I got in the car I tore that bag apart and started munching on a cookie. OMG it was sooooooo delicous.
So as I'm driving back to work I find myself eating another, and then another, and I'm just devouring them!! OMG I binged on the whole dam bag! By the time I got to work I had 2 cookies left!! Well...to make matters worst...I devoured the remaining two cookies in no time! No joke, I became the damn cookie monster in less than 5 minutes! Damn those cookies were delish!
As soon as I made my way out of the car I felt thirsty as hell! And soon after I felt a bit sick and disgusted! Let me just say that I think I killed my taste for Pepperidge Farm cookies. As I type this, and just thinking of the once delicious tasting crunchy choclately cookie, I feel grossed out and have no interest in putting one in my mouth again! Now this may be a good thing, as I know I won't be eating no damn cookies anytime soon but what the hell am I gonna binge on next??
How come my ass doesn't binge on some damn brocolli or carrots, or anything healthy for that matter! I know why, because it's BORING lol
anyway...that was my OMG episode of the day! lol Luckily I'm at point where I dont let it get to me and I'm able to laugh it off, but it's defintely something I will be on the look out for because it's defintely not healthy and not a good habit to form and let loose.
The Apple Bottoms clothing line is designed by hip-hop artist Nelly. It is a "Apple Bottoms also has a great range of plus size clothing." "Apple Bottoms is a fashion lifestyle brand that caters to trendsetting women of all shapes and sizes. Celebrating and liberating the natural curves of a woman's body is Apple Bottoms' supreme mission."
So, after taking a look at their plus sized collection and "great range" they said to offer, I was quite dissapointed. As with babyphat, this clothing line isn't really catered toward plus sized woman, they just happen to offer extended sizes. I didn't feel they had a great range as most styles were very similar and not too many pieces stood out. The price range on these items is ridiculous! I came across a pair of studded leggins for 50 dollars! Are you kidding me? Unless these leggins do some kind of magic or miracle work I am not going to spend 50 dollars on them!!
So here are a few things that stood out for me and are items I'd defintely wear.
This red top is a Rouched Princess Polo and will cost your wallet (or someone else's) a mere $40.00!
Price range is expensive, so I'd defintely try and find something similar elsewhere for a lower price or wait for this item to go on sale.
This top is perfect for an everyday casual look. The rouching provides a trendy look as oppossed to a regular flat polo top. The short sleeves make it perfect for summer wear and the button up collar offers you the choice of exposing some extra skin and maybe even some cleavage.
This purple top is a Ruffle Halter Top. Original Price is 54.00 but it is currently on sale for 39.99 with an additioinal 20% off bringing it down to $31.99. Now I dont' know about you, but I'd defintely prefer paying 32 dollars as apoosed to 54.
Anyway, moving forward. I defintely love the ruffled detailing on the plunging V-neck. It's very flattering and will defintely attract attention to this area as oppossed to your midsection (in my case). The color is beautiful (I love purple) and it's great for the summer as well. You can wear this top with jeans, shorts, capris, or even a mid-thigh skirt on hot days. This is a top that can be easily dress up or down and can even work for the office with a blazer, jacket or cardigan on top.
If you are not too comfortable exposing your arms or back, you can always wear a cropped bolero to cover your back and shoulders.
This is a Sleeveless Button Up Woven top. This gorgeous top is priced at the ridiculous amount of $62.00! (I know, I know) BUT it's currently on sale for $36.98 with an additional 20% off marking it down to $29.58. So you get 70% off which is a great deal for such an expensive top. What attracted me to the top was the cinched waist and front pockets. The sleeves are just off the shoulder so it gives broader shoulders some coverage. The top looks very comfortable and accentuates the waist and makes your hips appear curvier making your body appear more slim.
And my final favorite is this Smocked Plaid Gauze Shirt. It's also on sale. Original price is $59.00, on sale for $39.99 with an additional 20% off marking it down to $31.99. This top is very casual yet very trendy and stylish. This is a top you can wear for any occassioin that doesn't require a lot of glam or dressing up or just to hang out. You can pair it up with jeans, skirts, capris, or shorts and you're good to go. Whatever you decide to pair it up with you will look gorgeouz!.
Overall, the plus size selection isn't as great as I had expected but there were quite a few items that stood out and could possibly be incorporated into my wardrobe and style. I didn't find any dresses that appealed to my taste. I found most dresses to be over the top, for club scene, or not very flattering for my body type. The jeans on the other hand look very HOT and if you have a fuller bottom, these jeans look like they will really emphasize your assets (if you know what I mean lol). The jean selection was defintely better than the top and dress selection. And like the rest of the line, the jeans are fairly expensive, but if you're gonna spend a lot of money, you defintely want to make sure it's a great pair of jeans that will defintely accentuate and emphasize your lower half and make you feel like a million bucks in them!
I would defintely only shop for sale items as the clothes are extremely expensive!! (for me at least). Depending on your style preferences, Apple Bottoms could be a hit or miss. You may find that it doesn't cater to your style or you may find their plus size collection amazing and love very piece! And if you liked anything you saw here, be sure to check them out quick before their sale ends! It's an additional 20% off on already marked down items! So check them out, you might find something that caters to your style and taste and it might be on sale too!!
If you want to check out their plus size collection, click here.
I was doing some online shopping when I came across babyphat. I've always heard about babyphat but never realized they had a plus line! Where the hell have I been? I guess I've just never been into babyphat apparel. The shoes however, are a different story. Everytime I thought of babyphat I always imagined bright, loud, and over the top clothing (and that includes price).
I decided to hit up babyphat.com and check out their plus line . I came across a few cute outfits that caught my attention, they'd defintely be something I'd wear this summer. However, I still feel the price is a little too high and I'm almost sure I can probably find something similar elsewhere.
Deep V-Neck Belted Jumper for $59.00
"Stand out in high fashion. Trendy jumper features a deep double v-neckline, pyramid studded detailing at shoulders and a self belt at waist. Details include front scoop pockets and a lurex embroidered kitty affixed at upper back. Part of the Dream Catcher collection."
Not bad, considering I spent $50 dollars on a jumper at Torrid. I like the studded detailing at the shoulders, but not a big fan of V-necks because I am very large at the bust and that means I'd have to wear a tanky underneath so I'm not falling out of the jumper. Overall, the jumper looks like something I'd wear, it looks comfortable and you can easily dress it up or down.
Gold Belted Chambray Halter Jumpsuit for $69.00Go for the gold! Stunning jumpsuit features adjustable halter straps, a zip front closure and an adjustable foil belt at waist glamorized by pyramid studs. Details include front pork-chop pockets and a lurex embroidered kitty at upper back. Part of the Dream Catcher collection
This jumpsuit also got my attention, the v-neck isn't too plunged and I like the zippered front and the halter straps. This is something I'd feel comfortable wearing snug on my body, just not too tight to where I can't breath. The price again, still too pricy. I'd probably have to really try this on and absolutely love it before I can decide to spend 70 dollars plus shipping and taxes on a jumpsuit like this!
Smocked Waist Puff Sleeve Top for $49 Flirty frilly ruffles. Puffed short sleeve top features a point collar that leads to a centerfront zip closure that is accented with ruffle detailing at sides. A smocked lower body creates a more fashionable look. Part of the Dream Catcher collection.
With Summer here and temperatures rising, white is defintely the color to wear in order to stay cool and looking fresh. I like the ruffles and detailing on the sleeves and the neckline doesn't look too plunged to where you're falling out of your top if you're busty. I like the smocked lower body of the shirt because it will snug your body nicely and accentuate your curvy waist.
The top also comes in black. I'd prefer black over white because it instantly slims you down, but the white will defintely keep you cool.
So those were the only items that really stood out for me for the summer, mind you, the jumpsuit and the top are items you can use year round. I still think the babyphat clothing line is too expensive and for some reason I get a sense of low quality when I think of babyphat. I'll have to try something out and write a review, but for now Torrid is still my #1 plus size shop.
To check out babyphat's plus size line just click here.
Leyla Rose is a professional burlesque dancer from the UK. I have to say she is absolutely amazing and stunning! I love the shape of her body and how sexy she looks in corsets. As a fan of corsets, leg garters, and such I have to say that when you put on one of these corsets you instantly feel amazing! It cinches your waist so nicely you are amazed and you find yourself questioning "wow, my waist is is that small!"
The thing I love about corsets is they just make you look sexy and accentuate your curves without making you look slutty. I love taking pictures and in the past I have taken pictures in the nude and still kept it classy and revealed nothing. Kind of like the picture below.
I love these pictures. They're beautiful, sexy, and classy. It's a beautiful form of art. I would have never felt the confidence to take pictures of this nature but I have opened up my mind a lot more and slowly eased away from my comfort zone. My ex often told me I was sexy, yet I didn't quite see it. I not only see it today but I also feel it, and I love the feeling it brings. Plus, when you feel sexy, men find you sexy and that's just a major turn on!
My ex of 3 years always insisted I buy corsets and garter belts and thigh high fishnet stockings and I would but I never felt comfortable revealing them in person. I'd always take pictures and send them to him as a treat or as a surprise. He loved it! It's a great way to spice up your relationship and feel sexy all at the same time.
All in all, it's always great to wear sexy lingerie under your clothes even if nobody see's it. The fact that you have something sexy underneath gives you a boost of confidence (or at least in my case it does). And if you have a man at home, I'd strongly recommend you get yourself a corset, some garters, and some fishnets and give your man a sexy surprise! I promise you it will make you feel extremely sexy! If you are like me and don't feel comfortable revealing yourself in a corset for your man, then take some sexy pictures and send them off to him. Keep them tasteful and enough for his imagination to get going! You dont want those pictures coming back and haunting you later, so keep them classy, tasteful, and not toooo revealing.
I wore this black jumper I purchased from Torrid. It was perfect for the weather as it was really hot! It's a really nice and simple jumper with some cute detailing on the front. It buttons up and has a zipper on the fly. You can tie at the waist for a loose or snug fit and it's very comfortable. Doesn't ride up but can be a bit of a pain when you need to go potty and fast! Overall, the fit is very very comfortable. I used some black sandals with a small heel to dress it up a bit but it can easily match up with some cute sandals or wedges or thongs.
I aslo love this jumper because it gives you a sassy and sexy look while still being conservative. You're boobs or ass isn't falling out of this cute jumper which makes it all the more comfortable.