Skip to main content

Spring is in!

Ok, ladies, it's that time of year.  Now, I know for my fellow allergy sufferers, you could probably care less about spring.  However, we all know this one fact is true - it's time for sundresses, flip flops, and cute sandals!  I would like to add something else to that list - it's time for me to show off my tattoos! 

So, let's talk about trends.  Trends are awesome.  They show you what is in style and what might look good on you.  Key word, might!  This brings me to my next topic - start your own trend.

people compliment me on two things - my makeup and my clothes.  I take risk with them both!  I absolutely love it  Now that I have taken you all over the place in these 3 short paragraphs (my frequent readers think this is normal), let's get to some tips for the spring (ok, and summer).

1 - Find the color that looks best on you and wear the hell out of it!  I don't care if that color is fluorescent green!  Wear that color and wear is proudly!  Do you know how rare it is to find a bright color that you can rock any time of year?  However, make sure you have other colors in your wardrobe that can be used as accents.  

2 - Don't be afraid to mix patterns.  Now, curvy ladies have been told that we are not supposed to wear prints or patterns.  That is absolutely false!  Step out of the black hole (see point 1).  Patterns are beautiful!  Just make sure that you find a pattern that looks great on you because not every pattern has that effect on every body.  Yes, I meant every body.  

3 - Step out of your comfort zone.  Now, it know that it seems like I am negating point 1, but I am not.  I am telling you to try something different because that color that looked horrible on you last year might be perfect on your this year.  Seasons change and so do our style.  

4 - Get rid of old clothes.  If you haven't worn it in more than a year, it's time to let it go.  Yes, things come back in style, but they come back differently.  Plus, it is a great way to either make a charitable donation or make a little extra cash.  Your old clothes can be a treasure to someone else - it is true!  I just handed off some clothes to a few people a few months ago and I love how they feel in my old clothes.  The greatest part is that it gives you a chance to reload your closet with more awesome clothes for the season.

5 - It's okay to wear short skirts, ladies. I don't know about you, but I have fabulous legs and I love it!  More important, I love to show them.  If you have those legs, show them off!  There is nothing wrong with it at all.

6 - Bathing suits: find one that properly fits.  Personally, I am a fan of the tankini.  It's a great alternative because I don't think that I look good in a one piece.  However, I know that a classic two piece is not great for me either.  Due to my chest size, I find it a lot easier to fit into a 2-strap top instead of a halter top.  I've had both and the halter did not treat me nice.  Since I'm so transparent, let's just be honest - I feel like my boobs were going to cause the halter to gag me around the back of my neck.  Yep, I was that dramatic.  However, I would have never known had I not tried it, so that is cool with me.  

7 - My final piece of advice tonight, TRY IT ON!!!  During my trip to Forever 21 a few weeks ago, I got lucky.  I found a shirt and didn't have time to try it on.  However, I was able to wear it and it looked great on me.  We don't all get that lucky.  Also, when you are trying it on, don't be shy, ask other people what they think.  That is half the fun of trying things on, getting style input from strangers.  The store associates are there to make a sale, but other people trying on clothes are probably never going to see you again and are willing to give you their honest opinion.  I helped a lady dress for her cruise a few weeks ago and I will probably never see her or even see a photo of her...EVER!  Plus, it was a really great way to talk to someone and hear a little bit of her story.  

Now that you have all of this advice, go wear some amazing clothing and take plenty of photos.  One day, someone is going to want to copy your style, but they won't be able to do it without that fabulous pic!  It's spring time.  Time for new beginnings.  I think you should start with your closet.  

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Save Yourself

I am so proud of myself.  I have a tendency to just want to help people, even if it hurts myself.  This year, I've made it a point to focus on self-care.  Not being mean or selfish, but I need to make sure Tameika is good first.  

A couple of weeks ago, someone in my life needed something.  They never asked, but they kept dropping hints about what they needed.  Last year, I would have just offered to help.  This year, that's not going to be the case.  Well, the situation has worked itself out.  That's a great thing.  

Honestly, even if the question would have been asked, I would not have helped.  Why?  I'm glad you asked...

It's because for the first time in a few years, I'm finally coming first in my own life.  I'm taking my life back and it feels so wonderful.  I hope this lasts and that the people around me support what I'm doing.  

I can't keep draining myself in order to support others.  Since I'm such an advocate for self-care, it's time f…

Days of family past

My final post of the year had some cool questions.  I'm going to use this post to answer those questions.  Do not worry, I'm not going to tell who asked what (because I want to protect you from the possible wrath).  I'm just going to answer them.



1 - What is your relationship with your cousin? I have no relationship with my cousin.  In fact, I reference this person as my dad's sister's child.  That relationship ended on August 21, 2017.
2 - What do you think caused this reaction from your cousin? Honestly, I don't have an answer for you.  Of course, my parentals and I have talked at length about it and both told me what they believe to be the cause.  I would rather not say because I want to keep their lives as peaceful as possible and not have to deal with this particular person.  
3 - How do you feel about being around your cousin? I don't want to be around my dad's sister's child.  As far as I am concerned, this person told me exactly what they felt abo…

Year End Review - Edition 2017

This is typically the hardest post for me to write.  You would think I would be used to it by now since I do it every single year, but it doesn't get easier.  I truly think they get more interesting though.  And believe me, 2017 was one for the books.  But let's get to how amazing this year actually was.  

First quarter of the year is always a bit interesting because I get to enjoy Winter and my birthday!  A new person was born into the family and she was absolutely perfect.  She still is and I just enjoy her so, even though I don't see her often.  But what makes her so great to me is that she was born on my actual due date.  Kindred spirit, maybe?  And in thrilling fashion, I celebrated my birthday an entire month...as usual.  It was fun times with my friends and I absolutely had a blast with my parentals.  
The second quarter was a bit quiet.  I finally came up with a blog schedule and I really needed that to happen.  That was also when I sort of regrouped and decided to t…