Saturday, December 30, 2017

A year in review: 2017

2017 was an interesting year. I'm always that one person that always says I didn't accomplish anything in the year. My lack of self-confidence and doubts play a major role in masking my accomplishments with the negative things that have happened. I'm here today to remind myself and everyone reading that every step you took this year, is a step towards growth! Cheers!

Outfits of 2017: 
I have to say, my outfits for 2017 were so good that I'm looking forward to 2018 and all things I can buy to put on my awesome body! I've discovered this year that my favorite things to buy are super short skirts that I feel uncomfortable in but still buy, my shoe game is on point as I've given up on buying shoes that hurt, and I lack a variety in tops. Towards the end of the year, I've found a love for statement pants in chic patterns (thanks, Harry Styles) and how cute bell sleeves are! My style is always evolving but the one thing that stays consistent is that my wardrobe is 99.9% black and that's ok! I don't see myself going through a quarter-life crisis and buying colorful clothes but I try to add colors I know I will wear. This year also learned that I have a boring style that I jazz up with sequin, dark patterns, or lots jewelry. I love a classic striped shirt with boyfriend jeans and a cardigan, but I also love moto jackets, leather skirts and platform boots that hurt too much. I've established that my style is very edgy preppy, I also like to call it Blair Waldorf's emo cousin! This style that I've mastered is all about incorporating classic pieces with an edgy flair and I think it works so well for me! Tweed is my fave and I'm so sad I can never find a sequin tweed skirt in my size. I'm coming for ya in 2018 tweed!











Style Goals for 2018:
I want to learn how to be more casual! I can't count how many times I've been invited out and I end up being so overdressed that I feel uncomfortable. Being overdressed is part of my personality, I was raised to always be best dressed and never have a hair out of place. I want to learn how to be laid back and wear joggers with comfy sneakers and still look great. I want to wear leggings as pants and not have a heart attack about layering with a cardigan and adding a blouse because I look too casual. If you guys have any tips, let me know!

Love:
 What is that? In my 22 years of age (soon 23 in February) I've never found that one person who peaks my interest. One Direction (including Zayn) and my cat are the only things that have ever made me truly happy and feel love for. I still have time to learn what I need in a partner. Besides being named Niall Horan or Daisy the cat, that's all I need for right now.
 My excuse for not "putting myself out there" is that I'm so awkward and quite. Conversations always end being one sided with people or the conversation is so dead that I'm asking "So how's the weather?". I have a strong feeling that I might be Asexual
adjective
1.
without sexual feelings or associations.
"she rested her hand on the back of his head, in a maternal, wholly asexual, gesture"
2.
BIOLOGY
(of reproduction) not involving the fusion of gametes.
noun
1.
a person who has no sexual feelings or desires.

I have no issues with this! I like being alone and I don't like being touched. Sure people are really cute, boys with wide shoulders are my weakness but that doesn't mean I want them all up in my space and bothering me.

Career:
This year has been the best year job wise. I've learned what I want in my future and what I definitely don't want in a career. In 2016 I was unemployed for half of it and strongly considering walking off a bridge but the job I have now took me out of the mindset and showed me another side of living that I didn't know I could do. It has inspired me to start new projects on my free time, start being creative, and live a little. Granted I spent most of the year indoors and in PJ's but I still got to enjoy myself. This year I plan to make moves job wise and I can't wait!

Friends/ Family:
I don't even want to talk about this topic! Around August of 2016, I had a friend that was all about growing and learning. Problem was that she wanted to grow and learn off of me. In February of 2017 (MY BIRTHDAY!) my "best" friend accused me of wanting to have to have sex with her. Excuse me while I show Exhibit A:
adjective
1.
without sexual feelings or associations.
"she rested her hand on the back of his head, in a maternal, wholly asexual, gesture"
2.
BIOLOGY
(of reproduction) not involving the fusion of gametes.
noun
1.
a person who has no sexual feelings or desires.

Exhibit B: EW!

She lost her damn mind and I wasn't here for it.
I live in a world where I've always been alone and surrounded by too many at the same time. I've learned that people come and go with no explanation and you have to be prepared for when that time comes. I don't see anything wrong with that but I'm sure a therapist sees something wrong!

This year I'm planning a lot of things that I hope come true. I promise I don't have goals to lose weight or anything! New year, New me is a gimmick that we all fall for around this time of year. New you needs to keep moving forward and not revert to old habits. Like the wise Dua Lipa once said "I've got new rules, I count 'em, I've gotta tell them to myself"

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Killer Fashion: H.H Holmes

 For October, I wanted to have some fun and have a spooky month full of killers and a little fashion. Every week I will pick a killer and talk about their history and the fashion trends of their era. If you have any request let me know!

This week on the podcast I talk about America's first serial killer H.H Holmes! This mastermind was smart and unfortunately a little too charming. He killed around 28 people in his lifetime and built a castle on lies and scams. Listen to this week's podcast episode for his history and time travel!

                                                           (Image from www.uvm.edu)



                                                        (Image from usa.newonnetflix.info)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Curvy Con 2017 Edition

This weekend was CurvyCon and I have to say it was the most fun I've had in a while! If you don't know what CurvyCon is, it's a convention for plus size women to shop, drink cocktails, and shop some more. Like every other convention, they had panels of different topics such as body positivity, being a girl boss, and an amazing "Dear Retailer" panel that had CEO's of 5 different retailers (Target, Lane Bryant, Dia&Co, Modcloth and Macy's)  that carried plus size options.

On day one Dia&Co hosted the most fabulous fashion show EVER! I was so happy to see the new collections that I didn't mind that I was standing all the way in the back. The brands that were featured are spectacular brands that are gonna change the plus size fashion world for seasons to come. The Molly&Isadora collection spoke to my inner Parisian girl that wanted to wear stripes, knee high socks, and oxfords shoes on a rainy fall day. But my favorite collection had to be the Girl With Curves collection that Tanesha Awasthi collaborated with Dia&Co!

Picture via Getty images 


                                                  Video via the Girl With Curves YouTube page


Here's the live stream of the whole fashion show!


On day two there were many panels that I enjoyed and will be talking about on the podcast this week so stay tuned! My fave panel, of course, was the Girl Boss panel with Nicollette Mason, Gabi Gregg, Cece Olisa, and Chastity Garner Valentine. These babes are forever my favorite bloggers and I got to listen to them speak on how to start a business and believe you can do whatever your heart desires with time and patience.

 My OOTD's for both days were everything and I feel like they showed who I was. Unfortunately, I'm way too shy and didn't really interact with many bloggers. All my faves were in the same room and I couldn't handle it!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Style: Pink Leather Jacket



I love my pink leather jacket, it adds the perfect touch to any outfit! I paired it with another Deandri dress that I love, and spiked slip on sneakers.
 This Roselle dress actually fits me small. It cuts into my arm fat a little. I still kept it because I wear a leather jacket 99% of the time, and it wouldn't really bother me. I would Recommend sizing up in this dress if bat wings is a concern!

  This jacket is perfect to break up an outfit. Since I usually wear all black, this is a great way to add a little color without going all crazy! They're usually super hard to find in plus size and thank the Forever21 gods that they had one! I Swear Forever21 has everything a trendsetter needs.
  My slip on's are from Hot Topic. They're super old and broke after I made this blog post! They were awesome and a legendary pair in my wardrobe.
 (Dress: Deandri)
(Jacket: Forever21)
(Shoes: Similiar)
(Necklace: Similiar )
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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Style: All black everything.



  I recently I got this dress from Deandri. It's the softest, most comfortable dress ever! It's made out of cotton and it's the perfect basic in any closet! Pair it with your favorite accessories and shoes! Of course, I could've paired my dress with cute shoes, but I love my beat up, Dr. Martens. They're comfortable and go with all my outfits! 
  Pair this dress with without stockings, booties, and a statement necklace!
It has the perfect Wednesday Adams vibe that we all love!
I liked this dress because it doesn't have the white collar. Do you wash it with whites? Do you wash it with darks? The guessing game is over!

(Dress: Deandri)
(Shoes: Dr. Marten)
(Moto Jacket: Forever 21)
(Similiar bag: Forever 21




 
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