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Posted on May 23, 2016

Gingham and Check Print

With memorial weekend coming up in a few days, I can’t stop but get excited that we’re that much closer to summer! Yayy! For those in education like myself, this time of year can’t come fast enough. Style wise, that means sandal and bare leg season!  So, when thinking about adding pieces into your wardrobe between now and then, you want to make sure you pick and spend money on clothing that will easily transition between the two season. In my opinion, nothing screams warm weather classic like an all white look. Truth be told, it can be a little intimidating, however that never stops me because in my head, I look great in white not to mention, it allows my melanin to pop that much more *flips hair*!

Maggy London dress c/o|| Rebecca Minkoff Bag|| Jcrew Gingham Sandals|| Kate Spade Bangle

MAGGY LONDON WHITE DRESS, JCREW GINGHAM SANDALS, PLUS SIZE STYLE, @MAGGYLONDON, REBECCA MINKOFF MOTO BAG, GINGHAM

This gorgeous checkered dress is from Maggy London’s London Times Curve line which targets sizes 14w-24w. The fit and flare cut is quite flattering to a full figure body and one of my favorite cuts. This checkered light weight and super feminine dress can work for so many occasions. It’s conservative enough for work and church as well as evening events. I think the key is how you accessorize it and what you pair it with. In this look, I wore a pair of fun gingham sandals and Rebecca Minkoff bag in a similar shade. Oh, by the way, the same style comes in a shirtdress style which I picture paired with simple white sneakers to cognac sandals.

MAGGY LONDON WHITE DRESS, JCREW GINGHAM SANDALS, PLUS SIZE STYLE, @MAGGYLONDON, REBECCA MINKOFF MOTO BAG, GINGHAM

MAGGY LONDON WHITE DRESS, JCREW GINGHAM SANDALS, PLUS SIZE STYLE, @MAGGYLONDON, REBECCA MINKOFF MOTO BAG, GINGHAM

MAGGY LONDON WHITE DRESS, JCREW GINGHAM SANDALS, PLUS SIZE STYLE, @MAGGYLONDON, REBECCA MINKOFF MOTO BAG, GINGHAM

@JCREW, JCREW GINGHAM SANDALS, PLUS SIZE STYLE, , REBECCA MINKOFF MOTO BAG, HOW TO WEAR GINGHAM

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Posted on May 20, 2016

IN MY CART–GINGHAM TAKEOVER

Every summer I gain an obsession for a trend. Last year it was tassels and fringe. This year it’s gingham! My obsession began with these multi colored gingham lace-up sandals and it was like opening pandora’s box. Now, every where I turn, I see gingham print-in skirts, dresses, shoes, bag, your name it! Below I’ve compiled some of the best of best.

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Tell me, are you into gingham as much as I am? No, are you willing to try it?

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Posted on May 18, 2016

Celebrating My Heritage: Haitian Flag Day

Today, May 18th, is Haitian Flag Day. For those of you unaware, Haiti is located on the island of Hispaniola which it shares with the Dominican Republic. Our national language is creole-which is heavily French influenced. Haiti was the first independent nation thanks to the revolt of it’s slaves against the British, French and Spaniard.  Haiti is the only nation in the world established as a result of a successful slave revolt. Between the culture, food and strength, I wouldn’t change my heritage for anything in the world. I am so excited about finally making my mission to visit Haiti happen this year. A few months back, I broke down all the best resorts and hotels in this post. I also included all the activities one can do in Haiti so make sure you check it out. Below, in collaboration with 2 other Haitian bloggers, I am sharing a blue, red, white and gold look representing blood, victory and richness of the Haitian culture.

@forever21, forever21plus, louboutin iriza, dorsay pumps, old navy pixie ankle pants, how to wear red, white and blue, red bandana, haitian flag day, haitian bloggers, sandee joseph

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@forever21, forever21plus, louboutin iriza, dorsay pumps, old navy pixie ankle pants, how to wear red, white and blue, red bandana, haitian flag day, haitian bloggers, sandee joseph

@forever21, forever21plus, louboutin iriza, dorsay pumps, old navy pixie ankle pants, how to wear red, white and blue, red bandana, haitian flag day, haitian bloggers, sandee josephForever 21 Lace blouse c/o|| Old Navy Pixie Ankle Pants|| Louboutin Iriza leopard pumps (100mm)

The past few decades, Haiti has perished under military rule and natural disasters. My wish is that one day, peace can be reinstated along with the proper president to uplift the the people and finances Haiti so desperately needs. One route to do so is to help build the tourism. I am playing my part by documentaring my trip through videos and posts on all my social media accounts in hopes of pushing this agenda forward. I’d love if you all join me on that journey.

Please check out these beauties in our Haitian blogger style collaboration

Chardline’s Blog : Www.Chardline.com (IG: @plussizebeausion)

Raina’s Blog: http://m-ade-moisellepr.blogspot.com/?m=1 ( IG: M_ade_moisellepr)

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Posted on May 16, 2016

FLORAL WRAP DRESS

As a full figured woman, I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve been told whether verbally or in print, which cuts work best for my body. Truth be told, I wear what I want because, lets face it, fashion is what you buy, while style is what you do with it. One thing that the books certainly have right is how flattering a wrap dress can look on a fuller body. With summer a mere few weeks away, I’m all about the florals nowadays. This coral floral wrap dress from the Melissa McCarthy Seven7 line is beyond gorgeous. Not only is it flowy, the material has some weight to it so it’s not see-through at all. The 3/4″ sleeves are loose anf for those of us who are self-conscious about your upper arms, you are covered in this dress. I paired my look with patent tangerine colored heels form last summer, a simple tear drop necklace and my Kate Spade bangle bracelet. A dress like this stands out, so accessories aren’t really necessary.

MelissaMcCarthySeven kimono wrap dress (wearing 1x) c/o //Patent heels (old) similar//KateSpade bangle

Melissa McCarthy Seven7 KIMONO MAXI WRAP DRESS, PLUS SIZE FASHION, SEVEN7, SUMMER STYLE, MAXI DRESS, FLORAL DRESS

Melissa McCarthy Seven7 KIMONO MAXI WRAP DRESS, PLUS SIZE FASHION, SEVEN7, SUMMER STYLE, MAXI DRESS, FLORAL DRESS

Melissa McCarthy Seven7 KIMONO MAXI WRAP DRESS, PLUS SIZE FASHION, SEVEN7, SUMMER STYLE, MAXI DRESS, FLORAL DRESS

Melissa McCarthy Seven7 KIMONO MAXI WRAP DRESS, PLUS SIZE FASHION, SEVEN7, SUMMER STYLE, MAXI DRESS, FLORAL DRESS

One of my main reasons for starting a blog nearly five years ago was to provide style inspiration to women while simultaneously defying the preconceived notion that a plus size body can’t be fashionable. This is why I’m so happy to see quality choices out there for us more and more. It’s one thing as a celebrity to throw your name onto a fashion line, and something completely different as Melissa McCarthy, to live and breathe the perils of shopping.  Her line provides so many options form denim, dresses, casual and dressy tops, skirt and more. So do yourself a favor and check out Seven7 by Melissa McCarthy for beautiful and well made pieces perfect for this summer travels, shin-digs and let’s face it, where we spend the most of our time, the office.

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This post is in collaboration with Melissa McCarthy Seven7.  All opinions are my own.

Posted on May 8, 2016

Happy Mother’s Day

I hope you all had a great weekend, and to my fellow mothers out there, a wonderful Mother’s Day. Unfortunately, I had to work today (Mothers Day) as my students were graduating so the day was semi-sweet. As much as I was proud of my students sealing their 6 year education, I was sad that I missed out on my family’s annual Mothers Day brunch. Luckily, I was able to end my work day come 4:00 and resumed the day with my family.

Because the past week was nothing but torrential downpour, I nixed the idea of wearing a floral dress and instead wore this skirt here . I went for a black and white theme and wore my newest brooch and teal bag (Mother’s Day gift), for a pop of color.

Ann Taylor blouse (old) similar//WHBM skirt (s/o) similar//Manolo Blahnik pumps//FTF cape (s/0) in black// R. Minkoff bag

chanel brooch pin, manalo blahnik BB pumps, @fashiontofigure cape, Rebecca Minkoff moto bag, ann taylor embellished button down

chanel brooch pin, manalo blahnik BB pumps, @fashiontofigure cape, Rebecca Minkoff moto bag, ann taylor embellished button down

chanel brooch pin, manalo blahnik BB pumps, @fashiontofigure cape, Rebecca Minkoff moto bag, ann taylor embellished button down

chanel brooch pin, manalo blahnik BB pumps, @fashiontofigure cape, Rebecca Minkoff moto bag, ann taylor embellished button down

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Posted on April 29, 2016

BIRTHDAY DRESS| SATIN FLORALS

A few weeks ago, I celebrated my birthday with a number of dinners with my family and friends. It seems the older I become, the more low-key I prefer my birthday celebrations. Though I must add that I’m married to a foodie, so those “low-key” birthdays always involve testing out a new restaurant. Now that we live in Brooklyn, we are surrounded by hybrid of restaurants from French-Mexican fusion, oyster bars, to modern thai and the list goes on and on. Although I’ve been on this healthy kick lately, it becomes more and more challenging to stay obedient with the most mouth watering menus around.

Hungry yet? Yes…so let me deter to this beautiful floral dress from Maggy London. Spring is synonymous to flowers, for obvious reason, and this dress fit the bill. I naturally gravitated towards it ever since opting for a blush colored wedding gown, I’ve become borderline obsessed with the shade of blush. The high-low silhouette allows to show a little leg while being conservative from behind. The fit and flare cut is quite flattering on all body types and particulary on plus size shapes. It’s fitted on top and flares out camouflaging the abdominal area. Ugh, it’s so feminine and the satin fabric just adds that air of luxury. It’s the perfect dress for a night out, wedding, or any other semi-formal event. Mark my words, you won’t be disappointed. Get my dress HERE but I’ve posted some others I love below.

MAGGY LONDON SATIN DRESS, MAGGY LONDON, PLUS SIZE DRESS, FIT AND FLARE DRESS, BLUSH DRESS, FLORAL DRESS

MAGGY LONDON SATIN DRESS, MAGGY LONDON, PLUS SIZE DRESS, FIT AND FLARE DRESS, BLUSH DRESS, FLORAL DRESS

MAGGY LONDON SATIN DRESS, MAGGY LONDON, PLUS SIZE DRESS, FIT AND FLARE DRESS, BLUSH DRESS, FLORAL DRESS

MAGGY LONDON SATIN DRESS, MAGGY LONDON, PLUS SIZE DRESS, FIT AND FLARE DRESS, BLUSH DRESS, FLORAL DRESS

Maggy London dress c/o|| Fringe heels||Blush coat (old) similar here

This post is in collaboration with Maggy London. All opinions are my own.

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