Tag Archives: Plus Size

Beauty and the Beast

5C2A4521I love Disney. As you could tell by my last post about heading to Disney for Spring Break because..we can never be too old for Disney, right!?

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Floral Love

It’s been a while. I apologize. I forgot just how terrible school was (Just Kidding). Between my (9-9pm schedule at school) and having to go out to take photographs for class, I’ve neglected my blog once again. I finally rushed out to do an outfit and to take my new dress out for a spin.

5Q3A6358_2 copyDress: Forever 21+, Clutch: Banana Republic, Bracelet: BaubleBar, Wedges: Target

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Collective Haul: Summer Purchases

Collective Haul

Hello Spices,  I’ve decided to do a haul post since I know a lot of people like seeing what others get and maybe like it so much they would like to know where to purchase it.  (I’ve discovered items this way and I love it).  I will put all my home, fashion, and food purchases.

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A Little Party Killed Nobody

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I was never the type to really go out and party.  I was also the type of person who would stay in on a Saturday night, turn on the tv or curl up on my bed with a good book.  Now that I am growing older I find that I want to go out a little more, I want to grasp and cling onto any opportunity.

A couple of weeks ago I received an email from a man I had interviewed with for an internship position (which I accepted and then declined).  They were inviting me to a “Great Gatsby” theme event that would showcase the jewelry of emerging jewelry designers while making their guests rock the roaring 20s look.  I, of course, accepting excitedly.  It was free and I was allowed to bring a guest along.  I brought along my best friend, Susan, as I know she loves dressing in past fashion.  I think it’s her hobby, really.

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The Big Picture: Plus-Size Fashion

Source: http://clothing-x-change.com/

Source: http://clothing-x-change.com/

As a plus-size gal..it’s often difficult to find clothing that is both aesthetically beautiful and flattering. There isn’t much choice out in the market. I am not a size 20 or 22. I am a size 14, which is evidently the size that the average American woman is. Why is it so difficult to have clothing like this?

Fashion should not exclude any shape or body type. Every woman is different and it should not be a one-size fits all deal. It angers to me to no end when I see stick thin models and think to myself, “Really, this is the ideal of beauty we have today?” Skin and bones is not healthy and nor is a lot of fat but a woman has to have curves, we were made to have curves.

I don’t understand the infatuation with becoming a size 0 or 2. I have no intention of becoming a 0 or 2 but I would love to be a size 10 even an 8 is fine. I want to have my curves with less of the belly pudge. THAT is healthy to me but unfortunately with all the fast food and portion sizes we have today, we are tempted and succumb to them.

With the growing waistlines and body shapes we should have more fashion choices. I fall in the plus size category and while I fit in L or XL, I get aggravated with the many different sizings of brands. H&M warps their sizes to be smaller on the label than they actually are. Some jeans in Gap could be an 8 but in Express could be a 10, you don’t really end up with one size in your closet, but multiple.

I really hope that one of my classmates who want to be designers embrace that beauty comes in all sizes and develops a line that includes plus sized. It’s a largely ignored industry and in the end it could be very profitable. All I wish for is beautiful clothing for real women, is it that much to ask for?

If there are any designers out there..why not think on it? Make other fashionista’s such as myself really happy and develop some plus-size clothing!

And if you are a plus-size lady then I wholeheartedly recommend Asos CURVE or Torrid!

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