OOTN:FAMILY FUN!

I know I'm usually a dress and heels person and it's partially because I can't find a great jean to fit me correctly. I have been on a serious hunt for them. My hips and thighs are huge and my waist doesn't match it so I will have pants that fit great in the legs and loose and bulky at the waist. I was told to go to DOTS and give there pants a try since I have been rocking Old Navy pants for the past few months. I loved them and ended up buying at least 4 pair in every color they had. I took the chance to wear them at an outing with the family.











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DETAILS: SHOES: FOREVER 21 $25
PANTS: DOTS $20
SHIRT: TARGET $20
BAG: GUCCI $1,000
WATCH: MICHAEL KORS $250
BRACELET: LOCAL HAIR STORE $6
NECKLACE: ASHLEY STEWART BUY 1 GET 2 FREE



DON'T BE FOOLED: FAKE MAC MAKE UP

There I was sitting in a salon patiently waiting to get my hair done and in walk in a woman. She is in her mid 20's  and faboulously dressed. She proceeds to introduce heself speaking aloud in the middle of the salon. She gives her name and her title of Make Up Artist. She definetly looks the part contoured cheeks and Nose to the Gods! She open her LV luggage and proceeds to empty it contents all over the floor. She has come equipped with MAC! Now I know we all the love a bargain even me but when my health and skin is at risk I Can't! I noticed the quality of her make up was flawed the containers were cheaply made and the words MAC were not as defined as the ones I'm use to buying. Her prices were reasonable and Dirt cheap I mean if It wasn't real it couldn't do that much damage.....WRONG! Even thou items are bootlegged everyday makeup is a whole other world.


Where to Buy Authentic MAC Cosmetics

If you want to be sure that the products (for any brand!) you are getting are authentic, you will want to shop at the following places:
  • Actual storefronts for the brand (i.e. MAC shops/boutiques)
  • The brand’s official website/store
  • Reputable sellers that would stake their reputation to sell authentic products (think Smart Poppy or Strawberry Net [ETA: A commenter has reported that StrawberryNET has been brushing off reports of them selling fake MAC])
  • People you actually know whom you trust who are selling their pre-loved makeup

Places to Avoid

  • Flea markets
  • Mall kiosks
  • Grocery stores
  • eBay (this place is SWARMING with fakes!)
  • Beauty supply stores and salons
  • “Resellers” and “Wholesalers” – MAC does not allow wholesalers











The packaging is different from the original. Again, if it’s different from the original, it’s fake. No MAC makeup product comes with an applicator. The number one indicator that yours is fake is if there is a little compartment under the eyeshadow/blush/whatever pot that houses applicators/brushes. Here are just a few packaging anomalies:
  • Fake products will have different fonts and different stickers.
  • The color of the packaging is off.
  • The packaging may seem right on, but there are various small differences. Check this post by Dawn on fake MAC lipstick to see one example.
  • They are usually fatter/taller than the original (when applicable, this is in order to make room for the compartment for the applicator).
  • Fake MAC pigments will have some sort of 2nd cover or stopper on the jar while the authentic jar does not.
The label is in numbers and letters rather than an actual name. I think this is self explanatory. MAC eyeshadows have names like “Carbon” and “Woodwinked”. Fake MAC eyeshadows usually are “001″ “023″ and so on. The
same applies for other products. Be careful however, counterfeiters are getting smarter and have begun making labels with actual names too (just like in Dawn’s post).
The product does not exist on the brand’s actual product roster. Another self explanatory thing. Check online to see if the product you want to buy is listed in the official website, whether in current products or discontinued products. If it’s not in there, it’s probably fake.


FUR AND ME...

I have seen fur as popular as ever trending as of lately i absolutely love the concept of fur for this season. As a Floridian wearing fur is not high on our list of things to do mainly because of the weather. However i found this cute green sweat with detachable faux fur at Macy's and fell in love! The weather today is not ready for boots but definitely flats or closed in shoes.



Pants: MACYS: American Rag
Shirt: Macy's Jones New York
Shoes: Old navy
Bag: Gucci
Watch: Michael Kors
Necklace: Tiffany&Co


BLACK FRIDAY DEALS FOR THE CURVY DIVA!

BLACK FRIDAY PROMO CODES FOR THE CURVY DIVA



Ashley Stewart:  30% OFF EVERYTHING – NO EXCLUSIONS + Free Shipping on $75 or more at Ashley Stewart! Offer Valid 11.28 – 11.29

ASOS Black Friday at ASOS! Save 20% off Women’s sitewide (including Sale) with code HAPPYBLACKFRIDAY at Checkout. Valid 11.24.11 – 11.28.11.

City Chic CityChicOnline is giving their customers 60% off eveything Until 28th Nov 11, get the party season must haves while stocks last. Free shipping and returns

Eddy and BriFor Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, will be doing $20 off any purchase of $80 or more and free shipping. The promo code will be TGWKND

Fashion To Figure Use coupon code DOORBUSTER and save 40% for Black Friday! This offer is valid from November 25th Midnight – 11am. AND Use coupon code THANKSGIVING and save 25%.This offer is valid from Nov 25th, 11 am – Nov 27 midnight. Offer expires December 31, 2012

Jibri Save 50% off all items from midnight until noon  (est) using code: Black11

Credit: The Curvy Fashionista

7 FAB STOCKING STUFFERS FOR THE DIVA IN YOU!



7 FAB STOCKING STUFFERS FOR THE DIVA IN YOU!





1. Nail Me By: Sierra Storey

Not only is she my personal nail tech but what she is doing for ladies who are out of town is just fab. If you see a design and like it No problem Nail me specializes in custom press on nails ranging from $15 - $50. You are guaranteed to be the talk of the night with these unique designs. Each package comes equipped with a file, glue, single cuticle stick and 10 nails. The can be purchased in small, medium or large depending on your nail bed.  In 10 minutes your nails can go from drab to fab! feel free to make your purchase here!









2. Clairsonic

It's time to think beyond the washcloth and elevate cleansing to a sonic level. The frequency and motion of Clarisonic's patented technology gently removes 6X more makeup than cleansing with your hands alone- making skin much more receptive to treatments, lotions and serums (up to 61% of Vitamin C). With regular daily use the Clarisonic reduces dry skin patches, oily areas and blemishes- Skin is softer, smoother and more radiant each day. Developed by the lead inventor of Sonicare and used and recommended by leading dermatologists, spas and cosmetic surgeons. Mia 2, enhanced with 2 speeds, a 2 year warranty and Clarisonic's patented T-Timer allows you to customize your skin care needs while still providing all of the sonic cleansing benefits and compact, travel friendly design that you know and love from the original Mia.

This can be found at Macy's, Ulta or Sephora



$149



3. Modern Mogul Bow Tie

Modern Day Mogul is the debut unisex bow tie line of Nightlife and Photography Entrepreneur, Mike Mogul.The emerging line is on a mission to motivate the world to follow their modern day dreams, therefore Modern Day Mogul lives up to its namesake. The confident patterns and unique textures make each multifaceted bow tie design stand out, in more ways than one.Modern Day Mogul is the epitome of Classic Style with a Modern Twist. Therefore each bow tie signature embodies the pursuit of learning from the past while living in the present and exploring vintage and remaining contemporary purchase your here!

Prices ranging from $25-$60










4. UNIQUE IPHONE CASE VIA BEARL BUNNY

Which Diva doesn't like a cool phone case? I know that I go threw almost 6 to 7 in a years span. I love Bearl Bunny because their prices are low ranging for $8 to $20 dollars is not much to ask. Items can be purchased here and they are usually great with shipping.









5. Harlem Socialite Tee

Harlem Social Tees is aimed to appeal to a diverse metropolitan socialite and Rock believes that when someone purchases his clothing they aren’t just purchasing a garment; they are becoming part of a movement that promotes enlightenment through apparel.


I personally like the shirts and It can be paired with just about anything check out the leopard bear it's just fab and you know I'm a sucker for anything leopard purchase yours here!







 6. Suspender Tights

I love these tights to pieces they can make any outfit pop from day to night and anything in between. My news feed has been full of ladies rocking these. In some cases they appear to small and the lines don't like up correctly and in the end the result is not that great. The peas Knees carries up to a UK32 which is great in my opinion. If you choose to wear these be sure to get your size so that the lines look like suspenders and not a zig zag road. All in all I think any diva would love to rock these! purchase them here!







 7. Melody Ehsani

You may know the brand that actually started the whole bbw earring phenomenon and when Cassie rocked their hot pink lighting earrings everybody and their mama wanted a pair. Well Melody Ehsani delivers once again. I love her neon Lion head necklace not only is it huge but it's bright! All three pieces make for cute and reasonable stocking stuffers for the diva in you! purchase yours here!





Don't be afraid to give Santa a few hints!

xoxox
Linda




TREND ALERT: VINTAGE/ROUND FRAMES

TREND ALERT!
VINTAGE FRAMES!


Fashion has a way of repeating it self from hair to patterns and now to frames! I have loved round fames since I saw John  Lennon on the cover of a beatle album and who could forget dwayne from different world.

So it didn't surprise me when celebs and bloggers started following the trend. I think they are lovely I would need a bigger frame for my face since my cheeks are so fat.



From Gaga to Vistoria they are a hit and lets not forget my favorite blogger gabifresh!


WHERE TO GET YOURS FROM...

I happened to find these lovely frames from a new online boutique: out of the corner and they are only $17!!!!



SO ARE YOU FEELING THE TREND OR PASSING THIS ONE BY?


HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR THE CURVY DIVA



Its that time of year where you can be a naught nurse to a beautiful zombie. I for one have never dressed up for Halloween although I really want to this year! Now when it comes down to costumes you want to make sure it fits properly and of course looks believable. I have received several inquiries about where can costumes be found for the curvy diva. I say party city is definitely the place for the curvy diva with costumes starting at $19.99.



Little Red Riding Hood

Wicked Witch

Goddess




Naughty Maid

Racer


All costumes range from 1x-4x and they also offer plus size costumes for men. I think this is really a one stop shop for any diva looking to fab on Halloween.

what  are you going to be for Halloween? chime in....

MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!

In a world where things get copied and re copied over and over again. I have learned that if it's not  KEY piece in my wardrobe I can afford to spend $30-$40 on a dress wear it once or twice and be done with it. I hate when I see something I love and  then I see it cheaper somewhere else. These are my some of my favorite items that I have been watching and happened to find something "similar" for a much lesser value!

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Now I don't know about you but this to much of a Jump and I have ordered from evans and trust me Honey their clothes aren't that well made for me not to take Forever 21 up on their offer. So sorry evans You loose!






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Now This isn't that bad of a jump I actually own both pairs of these shoes one from target and one from jessica simpson (which I got a bit cheaper because I used a coupon code). You pay for what you get and although the the Target ones are nice and very comfy that pink was calling my name! They both are comfy but Jessica Simpson is a bit better made. All in All this was is a Draw you can't loose!




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I went to Macy's and actually tried the Steve Madden Flats on and baby them things were hard as rock. I just knew I was going to be uncomfortable in them. I couldn't resist my desire for the leopard I needed and there was nothing I wouldn't do to feed my leopard obsession. I'm a suffer for that print I swear. I found these at Target for $20. After posting pics of them on my Instagram (afatgirlsblues). I was told stores like catos and kmart had them for under $20.

I Hope this has encouraged you to look around and if all fails hold on to your receipts I do because sometimes I don't wear things and when I find them for a cheaper price THEY GO BACK TO THE STORE!

TOMBOY FRESH!

Well it looks like everyone is jumping on the "Tomboy Fresh Movement" and singer, actor and songwriter Alicia Keys has joined in on the fun. Today Reebok premieres  a new Classics campaign for Autumn/Winter 2012 featuring Alicia Keys. The singer will not only star in the global campaign but also will launch her own signature collection for the brand. The collection of Classics will include new takes on the Freestyle Hi, Freestyle Double Bubble, Classic Nylon Slim and Princess sneakers in her favorite colorways and materials. The collection will hit retailers nationwide soon and are now  available at Macy’s and  Reebok.com.

 I actually Love the detail and the piano on the back I may have to tip on over to Macy's! 


I loved the way she paired this combo....... I guess Ms. Keys is on a role first the hair and now the sneakers. I never really took her for the sneaker type and I KNOW sneaker heads!

So are you feeling the Tomboy look? Or should ladies stick to red bottoms?


CELEBS AND THEIR NEW PLUS SIZE COLLECTIONS!

It's seems as if celebs from the Kardashians to Steve Harvey and now Jennifer Hudson are plunging into the plus size world of fashion. I can only say WELL IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME that people realize that fashion comes in all sizes. I love the fact that these ladies and gentlemen have taken it up a notch. I will now feature some of my favorite looks from each collection.



STEVE HARVEY COLLECTION:
WWW.KGSTORES.COM

Mr. Harvey Has some really cute dresses for a reasonable price and If you're a corporate figure his business suits and dresses are the bomb.






KARDASHIAN CURVES: SEARS
The Kardashian sisters have just announced that they will be launching a line called ‘Kardashian Kurves’ for women size 18-24. The ‘Kardashian Kurves’ line will offer plus sizes including skirts, dresses, jackets, and tops. This announcement comes on the heels of their plus-sized denim line which they introduced last month.




THEY EVEN HOSTED A MODELING CONTEST FOR A WOMAN OF CURVES!

All in All I say Yes to every look I have seen so far!



JENNIFER HUDSON: QVC




Honey Ms.Hudson you going to have to do better Three Pieces? I mean I can't shop with you if this is all you are offering. I mean cute skirt and all I'll give you a few more months and come back!