Skip to main content

I love my clothes

This post is a bit different because even though I talk about fashion, I don't always talk about my fashion.  Sometimes, I feel like my style is a little too much for people and that people will not like it.  However, even though I take risks, people still like what I wear.  Tonight was no different.  

If you have known me for any length of time, you know I could care less about matching.  I think mixing colors and patterns is neat.  Now, I don't go overboard, but a little bit of mixing goes a long way.  What do I mean?  Well, I thought you would never ask.  

As you can see, matching is not a problem for me because I don't have to match to look cute.  Let's handle this first - some of you are immediately looking at my bra strap.  Here is the deal, I'm a plus diva and my boobs are no different.  It doesn't matter how much weight I lose, my boobs remain.  Currently, I wear a F and G cup, depending on the style of the bra from Lane Bryant.  Yes, those are the only bras I allow to hold my boobs.  So, when wearing these types of shirts, I will do my best to match my bra with my tank.  I could put on a strapless bra, but they are not comfy to me.  When I'm out having a good time, comfort is more important than me feeling bad about my bra strap showing.  Now that we have that covered, let's move on.  

My shoes are a beautiful mint color from Shoe Carnival.  I was so shocked to find these shoes in my size because the more generic color was sold out.  How weird was that?  Tonight, these shoes served a dual purpose - cute and also comfy because my new foot tattoo is in the process of healing.  

Jean are from Old Navy.  Are you surprised?  You probably are not.  These are a coral (or peach) color - whichever one you want to argue.  They are super stretchy and forever comfortable.  Just because I'm a big girl doesn't mean that I cannot pull of colors.  Stop telling yourself that darks are the only colors you can wear.  

The cami came from Cato Plus!  It's a deep brown that brings out the print in the outer top.  Now, I haven't shopped at Cato in years, but when I go, I do find some pretty awesome things.  

The floral top (which I was surprised I actually liked because I'm not a huge fan of floral prints) also came from Old Navy!  This top is a mix of creams, tans, and browns.  Absolutely beautiful mixture of color to go with the brightness of my jeans and shoes.  

Well, jewelry is important.  I believe jewelry can pull together so much!  So, even though not the same colors at all, the jeans and tops (including the bra straps) pulled together.  However, I had on these mint colored shoes (because they were comfy).  How in the world did I make this work?  Easy - jewelry!!!  

Forgive my hand in the background, but I really thought this was the best way for you to see the color.  Although not a mint, it is still a shade of blue.  Then, the blue on my Guess pocketbook pulled all three shades together.  Where can you find these earrings?  You can't!  Believe it or not, I actually made these myself.  

If you check out Diva Dezynes, you will see my mom is a jewelry maker after she finishes her day job.  I'm not a jewelry maker like her, but when we spend some time together, she can convince me to make some pieces.  Well, these are a few of the pieces I have made.  

I had to figure out how to use the peace symbols.  Once I noticed she had some other beads in her collection to semi-match, it was a go!  Again, not the same shade of blue, but it was still enough to tie everything together.

For dinner with some amazing people tonight, this was my outfit!  Something simple and quick, but it still received a few compliments.  Never be afraid to take a chance with your clothes.  Mix them up and make dozens of outfits when the natural eye only wants to see one or two outfits.  Have some fun and enjoy your clothes! 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Big body, big hair

Earlier this week, I was cruising around the twitterverse and noticed a cool shirt floating around.  The shirt said, no you cannot touch my hair.  I thought it was funny, but it is a huge thing in the natural hair community that people do not like for their hair to be touched.  I might be the weird one because it honestly doesn't bother me.  Now, just don't come up to me and touch my hair, but if you ask and I'm feeling a bit friendly (LOL), I just might let you feel these beautiful natural curls that God so graciously gave me.  

In my opinion, my hair is awesome.  However, after my transition from processed to natural, I didn't always feel that was the case.  I was so used to my hair being straight and long.  But, I just kept cutting it shorter and shorter until I eventually did the big chop and I became 100% natural.  

I guess now, I feel more confident.  As the years have passed, I've been more confident in my body and now I'm a lot more confident in my hair.…

The Outsiders

It has been too much going on in the blogging world recently.  I mean, I know that any press is good press, but this might have been too much.  Then add it on top of that, you get people who don't blog chiming in talking about you're just doing it to get free stuff or get a real job or find something to do with your spare time.  Let me answer all three of those - I've been writing in The Plus Diaries for almost five years and have proudly made 25 dollars (by accident), I do work a full-time job with great benefits, and writing is just one of the things I do in my spare time.  For you nosey people, I also do crafts, travel, and currently studying for a couple of tests in my free time.  



Blogging is supposed to be fun!  That's why I got into it in the first place.  But trust me, I salute all the wonderful bloggers out there making money off their blogs.  That's awesome to me!  You are doing what you love and making money off it?  If the quote is true and they really l…

The Big Bang

It's been a while.  It truly has been a while.  I am typically great about telling you when I am taking a blogging break, but sometimes, life just comes at your fast.  At the end of January, life came at me hella fast.  Had it not been for the one blog post I had already written and set up to post, you would not have heard from me when you did.  But, I'm getting back to my feet and feeling more and more like my normal self.  

I know what you are thinking - what happened?!  Well, that's for me to know and for you to never find out.  There are some things in my life that I would rather keep personal and this is one of those times.  I've told the people who need to know and it will go no further than that.  But, let's get one to some fun stuff.  

I still have been active on my Instagram and Twitter pages.  I promised to keep you all updated on my weight loss madness that is happening and I've been trying to do so.  I don't want to turn into one of those people w…