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March 23, 2016

Plus Size Clothes for Less

Plus Size Clothes for Less

We all think I can’t wear that. Can I wear that? The answer is you can wear a lot no matter what your size or shape. It is really about the fit of an item over the size. I swear by the shopping technique of one size up and one size down and your perceived size and gathering them all into the dressing room with you. I try my best to not look at the number but to look at what I see in the mirror. You need to take a hard look at your body and your closet what is your favorite outfit? What is your favorite body part. Then dress those parts.Continue reading

March 21, 2016

Summer Plus Size Fashion Tips

Summer Plus Size Fashion Tips

Summer is almost here and it’s time to update your wardrobe. I believe that no matter what size or shape you are there are a lot of summer trendy and fashionable items that you can wear, the key is to wear items that fits you and that you’re comfortable wearing. I have several full figured friends who tend to cover up during summer because they’re conscious, but I believe that this has to stop. If you’re a plus size gal you have to embrace your figure and love your shape and body so that you can be more free and adventurous in choosing your summer outfits. You need to own your shape and flaunt what you adore. These Summer Plus Size Fashion Tips will help you plan your perfect summer fashion.

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March 13, 2016

Cheap Plus Size Bathing Suits

Cheap Plus Size Bathing Suits

I firmly believe every woman is beautiful. In fact I launched a You are beautiful campaign a few years ago. You can see all the lovely ladies that joined me.

   You are Beautiful: Swimsuit Campaign 

 

I am really not sure why with all the swim suit options people chose to wear suits that do nothing for their bodies. It is difficult to find a suit that fits. I suggest buying separates. I also suggest being honest with yourself. If you are trying on string bikinis and you need a search and rescue mission to find the string it isn’t the suit for you. I also suggest bending over and looking at your butt. You should only see about 1/4 of your butt unless you are someone who has a great butt. Then I suggest bending over and picking up something and seeing if your boobs are contained. I realize some of you have great boobs but putting them out there in a situation that one false move and all modesty is lost is a hazard. I may be old school but your bathing suit should cover more than your underwear. Your bathing suit should be capable covering your private parts. They are called private for a reason. I am going to give you tips on finding cheap plus size bathing suits.

Cheap Plus Size Bathing Suits

Cheap Plus Size Bathing Suits

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February 12, 2016

Date Night Plus Size Fashion for Less

Date Night Plus Size Fashion for Less

Date Night Plus Size Fashion for Less

Date nights are fun but sometimes dressing up for it can be a stress because you can’t choose what to wear. The secret is to get your closet ready for date night outfits. You don’t have to buy expensive clothes, all you need are few affordable pieces that are trendy and can be mixed and matched. I have friends who often tell me that they find it hard to find plus size clothes that are perfect for date night. Well we’re here to help so we picked some awesome stylish plus size clothing for date nights.Continue reading

February 27, 2015

How to Dress Thinner?

clothes that make you look thinner

How to Dress Thinner?

Choose clothes that make you thinner!

Are there Clothes that make you thinner?  What if I told you there are. I believe that part of taking control of your health by eating right and exercising is to buy new clothes as you reshape your body. I always hear women say when I get “Thinner” I will buy myself something new. I always wonder why. If you worked hard to lose ten pound why wear jeans that are lose or shirts that are now baggy? Why not find clothes that fit and show off your shape. I would like to thank Kohl’s for allowing me to shop for Karla as she becomes the best version of herself and through the journey as she gets there. We have shopped at Kohl’s a couple times now because they have fashionable clothes for women of every size and shape and we believe in celebrating our accomplishments!

Clothes that make you thinner

clothes that make you look thinner

So what’s the secret on how to dress thinner? I truly believe that taking care of yourself as you journey toward a new lifestyle is not only important but it is the key to getting “thinner”. You see if you keep the clothes that you used to wear and you do not buy some new clothes you are more likely to go back to your old habit. The first thing I did when Karla decided to make healthy decisions in regards to her health was to support her. I encouraged her daily and celebrated her milestones because I cared about her moral and I knew she needed a cheerleader. Karla only ever wore black, grey, and navy in fact I had never seen her is anything cheerful. It was like she was trapped in despair. She was hiding from the world and trying to blend in. I decided enough was enough, why hide yourself? How about we celebrate where she is in her journey. We did that by shopping at Kohl’s for everything she needs. The first trip we started with fashionable clothes in size 24 and 22 and a year and  a couple months later we are at XL and 16. Karla eats healthy and can kick my butt at the gym. I love the prices at Kohl’s and the selection. I was able to make Karla several outfits and save money at the same time. She no longer hides behind her prison of black, grey, and navy. She also now knows that everyday you are alive and healthy is a victory and every victory deserves a great dress. I truly believe buying new clothes as you move towards the journey of your best self not only helps you continue your journey but it allows you to see your progress and appreciate your hard work. It isn’t about your size or your weight but dress well is about having the confidence to believe in yourself. You are beautiful and you deserve to look great. I highly suggest you reward your gains. I was able to create a wardrobe for Karla for $256.18 and she looks awesome. The clothes will look great as she continues to her goal. They are of wonderful quality and when they no longer fit she can consign them. It is a small price to pay to feel good about yourself.  They say you must dress for success and I believe that holds true as you journey towards the best version of yourself. I would like to thank Karla for sharing her journey and remind you that she used to get breathless walking up my drive way and now she is running 4 miles! Bravo!

These are my tips for finding clothes that make you look thinner:

  1. Try on everything
  2. Bring in a size up and a size down from your normal size who cares what the number says it is the fit that counts
  3. Patterns are best on top
  4. Find a shape that works for your shape and look for it in shirts and a dress
  5. Buy the proper undergarments
  6. Wear color
  7. Take a friend that has a better fashion sense then yours
  8. Do not look at the price tag to determine if it is the right item for you. I would rather you buy one wow item then 5 okay items. You can make multiple outfits with different tops or bottoms and jewelry
  9. Determine what your assets are and dress those. I have nice legs and my boobs aren’t big so I wear something cool at the top that adds volume and then I wear something that shows my legs. This is me in my holiday fashion tips.
  10. Confidence have confidence. Karla looks so great because she feels great about herself.

I am Spanx girl I love mine and they are worth the money. Yes, I am thin but clothes never lay right on real people so a little help tightening those areas is a great idea.

Here are just some of the brands of clothes that I bought to build a wardrobe for Karla:

Stay tune next week to see Karla wearing the fab clothes that we bought!

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