Fatshion Friday: Fierce and Casual

So, when we last left off, I showed y’all some of the awesome fashion that was shown at last weeks Full Figured Fashion Week Indie Show.

For once, I actually got a chance to snag some pics of my own fashion.

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So, for the fashion show, I went with classic black. I know, I normally don’t do black unless I’m at work, but this dress had been hanging in my closet collecting dust since January (please don’t judge me), so I figured I’d give it some shine. I paired it with a nice neutral eye, fro picked out and pinned up, and my favorite red lip:

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Dress: ASOS Curve (Sold Out), Shoes: Payless

Now, I had another few pictures of the dress that included more of that super cute bow detail, but let me tell y’all…see, I didn’t check the sheerness of that dress. So, slightly too sheer dress plus insanely bright lighting (for pics!) equals you can see allllllll my shaper and bra, y’all. Just, dammit, man. I think I would have done better to do a black shaper instead of a nude one, but yeah. Don’t be me, y’all. Check that BEFORE you leave your house. This picture was taken away from the theatre lighting near the red carpet, so you can’t see anything.

So, I also got to attend CurvyCon this past weekend as well. I love the idea of shopping and panels and wonderful bloggers in one place. In theory. In practice…well…it was loud, crowded, and not enough seats. I did have fun for the time I was there, and got to meet some awesome folks as well as touch base with some blogger boos. πŸ™‚

Since I knew I’d be doing a lot of pictures, I didn’t go super fancy. I just wanted to be comfy. So I did sneakers and a cute skirt, and kept my face natural.

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Sneaks from JustFab.

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Skirt from Eloquii (check out theΒ Midi SkirtsΒ here!)/Shirt from FeminineFunk

I had a great time last weekend, and looked fabulous doing it!

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Full Figured Fashion Week: Getting Social

I had some fun both Wednesday and Thursday last week, while doing some fun fashion things. Friday, I had the opportunity to attend Eloquii‘s trunk show and do some socializing.

Let me say, I always thought that as I got older, I would learn how to make friends more easily. I don’t know that I would have called myself shy as a child, but I was definitely apprehensive around new folks. Even now, I’m pretty friendly, but I don’t open up to you fully until I have some time to feel you out. I’m still trying to step out of my shell socially, and it’s hard for me. Particularly if I have to do it alone.

Sometimes, I still don’t quite feel like I fit in.

I went to this trunk show alone. Lord knows, I have the hardest time working a room and being a social butterfly. You’d think, at 29, this would get better. It has, maybe slightly (normally, if I couldn’t find someone to come with me I wouldn’t go at all) since I still went alone, but I was still nervous as I stepped in the room. I shouldn’t have been. Everyone was warm and welcoming as soon as I stepped into the room.

Now, I haven’t been back in the blogging game for long (haven’t even hit a year yet), so I felt a little alone as all of the bloggers who’ve been doing their thing for some time greeted each other with hugs. I was looking at the clothes when I spotted Dionna from Made Me Pretty. Nervously, I walked over to introduce myself, and as soon as I touched her arm, she gave me the biggest smile and hug ever! πŸ™‚

It felt nice to be…wanted. Welcome. A part of the group. Whoa.

I guess to fully experience things, you just have to jump in with both feet.

After exchanging pleasantries, we oohed and ahhed over the new pieces and sipped champagne, then we separated a bit to look around more. There were tarot card readings, and manicures (naturally, mine were already done), and I had on this fabulous purple shift dress from Simply Be:

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This is the one I picked up at the Shop and Swap. A quick note on fit: The sleeves can be tight on those with bigger arms, so you may want to go up a size to accommodate.

After we had a lot of fun nibbling on treats and sipping drinks, we needed to head out to the fashion show. But first, we had to take a selfie:

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Once we got to the venue, of course I had to get a picture of the scenery:

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And then out came some amazing fashion. I’m just sharing a few looks here, cause we’d be here all day (400+ pics, y’all. Seriously.)

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I had such a good time!

While I was at Friday’s show, I also made myself another new friend, one who hasn’t started blogging, but was happy to soak up some of my suggestions. More on that (and more fashion!) tomorrow. πŸ™‚

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Fatshionista Vacation: Shop and Swap!

When we last left off of my vacation adventures, I’d gotten my hair done up all fancy.

Saturday, I got to go out and enjoy the warm weather at a Shop and Swap!

Kellie from And I Get Dressed hosted the event, and it was all about some fabulous bloggers selling some of their beautiful pieces, as well as seeing some new items from different brands.

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I figured it was as good a time as any to take my camera out for a test drive. I still have some kinks to work out (why did I put the date on these pics?!), but I have to say: LOVE!

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I was handed a shopping bag, and off I went to peruse the racks. I love how spacious the venue was. We were all able to look around without feeling squished (and I don’t do well with squished.) Every blogger there was super sweet and posed for pics with all who asked. I was a bit too shy to ask for a picture, but I took pics of some amazing pieces:

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Y’all, I really wanted that shoe. Curse these too big feet!

There were also retailers there. I stopped by the Fashion to Figure table to take a look at their summer collection:

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And by Eloquii to see some of their new products:

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I’m like a magpie y’all; I adore me some sparkle (it comes in other colors as well). I couldn’t get a pic of their gorgeous yellow skirt because everyone wanted to try it on (and it’s as beautiful in person too. Get it while you can!)

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ModCloth gave away 30 dresses(!). And that pretty blue and white one on the table there? I won it! It has the alphabet all over it and bonus: it has pockets!

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So, SimplyBe was there as well. They had a deal going where if you Instagrammed an item (see above), you could get your pick of their collection for free. If you also followed them on Instagram, you could take a second. The shoes did not fit (big feet problems), but I scored two dresses instead!

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I picked up two rings from Kellie’s collection, and a black playsuit from Margie’s collection. Basically, I left with two bags of happiness:

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And a really cute pic from the photo booth:

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Big smile! My dress is from Old Navy.

Oh, I know y’all want pics of all of the clothing.

Nope. Gotta wait. I’m wearing them all later on for FFF Week! πŸ™‚

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Fatshion Friday: The Birthday Outfit!

Last Wednesday, I celebrated my 29th birthday. Since the weather was less than ideal that day (yay pouring rain!), I postponed my dinner to this week so we wouldn’t need a rowboat to get around.

I’m glad I did.

We went to City Island for dinner, to a really nice hibachi restaurant where I ate all of the seafood and gyoza I could hold.

Mmm. πŸ™‚

And of course, I did it quite fashionably.

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I went with the Floral Print Scuba Dress from Eloquii. Now, I normally don’t do bodycon dresses, as I am still self conscious about my belly. But I decided to let that go. At the end of the day, my belly is there no matter what, so I’m gonna wear what makes me happy! πŸ™‚ It’s very comfortable, and if you decide to do a shaper (I have a Spanx on here), you aren’t able to see it through the dress.

My shoes are from JustFab. They’re called Kacie, and can we talk about how sexy this shoe is? Cause, really. 4 1/2 inches, and they only started to get uncomfortable for me towards the end of the evening (I have a bad ankle, and me and spiked heels often don’t play nice…but I had to have this pair!)

And I still ended up carrying the Darby Smart clutch I made, because it’s so cute. It worked with the outfit after all! The cuff was overkill, though, so that will have to be for the next outfit.

My coat is from Old Navy. I didn’t really need it, as it wasn’t too cold, but it was a bit breezy so I’m glad I had it.

My hair is in a high puff with a few curls on the side…simple and quick, because I kept going round and round on what to do with it. Fun fact: if you manage to break your elastic, an old knee high stocking does the trick as well. My makeup is neutral since everything else was so colorful. I used the Stila Dare to Bare palette here, and Kitten lip glaze.

And there you have it! Still continuing to step outside this box of mine and fully enjoy the world of style out there.

Have a lovely weekend, y’all!

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