WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT ON TUESDAY: A WEEKLY RECAP OF ALL THE FUN THINGS THAT CAUGHT MY EYE! 04/08/2014




Mrs. Jill Scott showed up and shut Sh!t Down!
 
 
 

WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT ON TUESDAY: A WEEKLY RECAP OF ALL THE FUN THINGS THAT CAUGHT MY EYE!



So this will be a new weekly blog post from now on and I love it and so will you. I come across so many interesting things and topics and in a world of social  media I come across tons of pictures! Some have sparked some great conversations among friend and family. So why not bring it to the blog and share and discuss.


First Up!

Plus Size and Flexible: Yoga Edition
 
Why aren't more plus size women doing yoga? I saw this  picture on Tumblr and instantly became impressed with both her curves and her ability to keep this yoga pose. So do you think you can or can't do yoga because of your size? I would love to hear your responses on the matter. I'm truly on the fence after searching several sites to research the topic  I came across this little message and it honestly speaks for itself.
 

WET SEAL DOES PLUS: REVIEW AND PROMO CODES INDSIDE



So We all know about forever 21 crossing over to plus size and catering to full figured women some years back. So I was shocked when I went snooping on wetseal.com for a hat and to my surprise they now have plus. Now when deciding to purchase plus size clothing from new websites or even vendors I am always skeptical on how true to size some clothing can be. I saw this two piece sunflower set on the site a few weeks back and instantly fell in love. I mean I am guilty of not having enough lounging wear or just casual wear. I love little sets like the sunflower one because you can just throw it on and be comfy. I have a huge collection of club wear, blazers and body con dresses it will make your head spin but grab and go  clothing I'm truly lacking in that area.

LEATHER AND MY BLUES: FASHION SHOW WEAR

                                      
 
 
So If you follow me on Instagram you know I will be in a lovely contestant in  Miss Plus Size Miami. In doing so we are required to attend certain  events and socialize which is something that I don't do often. I am honestly a family person and I spend the majority of my family with them. I find it sometimes hard mingling or having small talk with women. I guess as I grow older I have learned to guard my heart and my friendships dearly. We attended at lovely show in Ft.Lauderdale, FL at the Art Bar. It displayed fashion from local boutiques and custom pieces from local artist. I enjoyed myself and meet some very interesting people and most importantly got to chat with the fellow contestants. I wasn't really impressed with the plus size collections seeing in how only 2 boutiques had plus and only one piece per boutique. I did snap a few pictures from several of the straight size models and they looked lovely and sexy.

FOREVER 21 BATHING SUIT REVIEW: AFATGIRLSBLUES

 
FOREVER 21 BATHING SUIT REVIEW: AFATGIRLSBLUES  


   My relationship with bathing suits have honestly evolved so drastically and dramatically over the years. I was the girl with the jeans and the over sized shirt and a one piece underneath it but never even bothered to get in the water. I have balanced the line of being shy/uncomfortable with my body (which is an entire other blog post). In the past years I have watched swimsuits for plus size women evolve tremendously. We have gone from once wearing a  one pieces with over sized shirts and cover ups  into a two piece with no cover up at all! I know it may seem like it was overnight for us but honestly It wasn't. I'm super surprised with Forever21 and exactly how much love and attention they are showing us curvy gals this year.  I notice that I have not seen a lot of actual reviews on the bathing suits itself so here I am doing a HONEST one!

 

CURVY AND CHRISTIAN: The struggle of being conservative with curves!

 

 

 

 

 

CURVY AND CHRISTIAN

By: Linda Downs

 
 
 
 
    
   I can remember being about 14 yrs old with the curves of an adult woman without questions. It was Sunday School Morning and I had to decided to wear one of my favorite dresses to church that my mom had gotten me the previous summer. I must have underestimated my growth over and year and the once knee length dress was now a little over my knees. My mom fixed my hair and we headed to  church like any other Sunday. While using the restroom one of the mothers of the church who had to be at least 80 yrs old says "you got to much body for that dress baby" in her southern tone. I could remember asking my mother what exactly did she mean by "too much body". I can remember the feeling of being ashamed of my curves and hating them. I would wear a long jacket throughout the year and yes that included summer. It is a true struggle to remain conservative without showing "to much".   So when I saw Erica of  Mary Mary  on my timeline in a white curve hugging body con dress.  I just  knew the uproar from conservative Christians would be great and indeed it was. Even in the event of Meagan Good who is indeed a Pastor's Wife have under fire for some of her now risky and revealing attire.  So the question is can you be conservative, christian and trendy?
 



 
Erica of Mary Mary
 

WHY ARE WE STILL TAKING FACE SHOTS IN 2014?


I mean is the rest of me not good enough?
ANTI FACE SHOT ONLY MOVEMENT!
So I was recently looking threw some of my 2010 and 2011 photo albums on fb for TBT (throw back Thursdays). I realized two things one was my fashion has grown tremendously from my ratchetta days. The second thing I noticed was I have a good combination of both face and full body shots. I have never been insecure about my body which I guess could be a blessing and a curse depending on how you look at it. I have always gotten the comments "I love your face", "you dress good for you SIZE" etc. I never even thought about it honestly my shape, my size, my thighs etc. So when I found myself being commended at a social event for showing my body and shape on IG I was lost. I don't expect any kind of award for doing what we should all do: LOVE OURSELVES! It did get me to thinking why are so many plus size woman sticking to selfies of just the bust up? So it got me to thinking are we individually ashamed of our curves as plus size women or does marketing and advertisement play a role?


Curvy Actress Mindy Kaling star of the hit show "The Office" has never apologized for her Curves and honestly could you blame her.  She is radiant and always classy in everything that she wears and although she is not a size 2 she is still rocking it on every scene. I saw the Feb issue of ELLE which was released with 4 covers as a special women in TV tribute. All of the ladies looked fab except when they got down to Ms. Mindy. Although her beauty still resonates in a black and white picture with her hair swoop to one side. why couldn't she have a full body shot? why did ELLE feel as if she was best fit tucked away hiding her curves.




I said maybe it was ELLE maybe I was tripping or didn't want to think that in 2014 people could be so selfish and basically ashamed of curves in this day and time. I mean what did Monique do for us as a movement?. I mean songtress Adele has broken records and barriers in the music community and fashion world. How could we be brushed under a rug after doing so much inspiring? I don't even want to get started on the fact that the average size of a woman is 14. I don't see a lot of size 2-10 running around my neighborhood. I think this has been my first blog that I used the question mark so many times. I researched singer Adele magazine covers over the years and what I discovered was shocking to say the least.



Now this woman has sold millions of records broken so many barriers and covered hundreds of magazine with 90% of them being  only of  her face. It wasn't until Adele began to loose weight that she was featured with her full body and that was few and in between. So the next time if you opt for a selfie or just a face shot on your social media networks....Don't. Instead showcase those curves arch your back stare into the camera and smile because it may inspire someone else to do the same.


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