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Queen Of the Damned

With this look I channeled my inner goth,  forget the perception that everyone may have about Gothic glamour, it is not all about skulls, tattoos and black nail polish but of channeling your darker sultry self.

Here I combined textures and patterns from the leopard print skirt to velvet lace top and suede finger-less gloves with a fur trim. And to round-up the Goth glamour look, a dark lip.  Check out some pics below and comment.

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We have always held on to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.  Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. Dale Carnegie

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Your curves-are-luscious. Always keep it confident.
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In Living Color + Reviews

So I have a new obsession with a color that is totally off for this winter seasons trend which is dark rich colors such as burgundy, deep rich reds.
I’m tapping into spring 2013 with the lavender and purples which im predicting will be hot this spring.
Matte palettes have also been hot this past season and I’m a huge fan of matte lipsticks but after I discovered matte nail polish! I had to have it…but that proved to be very difficult. It was always sold out at sephora, couldn’t find it anywhere online. But on a random Saturday I walked into a local drug store to buy some multi-vitamins and of course I had to check out the make up aisle (bad habit) and came across two beautiful purple shade lipsticks and a lavender colored nail polish and Lo and Behold! Revlon Matte top coat :), my day had officially been made!

1st things first…my fav…the nail polish

I used black as the base coat for the matte top coat because they compliment each other well and Essie “play date” for the design with some embelishment, check out below

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The lipsticks I’ll make quick starting with the better one: Loreal-Violet Chiffon that appears more like a magenta which goes on smooth and last forever, I would definitely recommend it. I just love the brightness of it…almost neon-ish

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The one below is Covergirl-Embrace from the Queen Collection. As you will see with the swatch it definitely looks darker than it may appear from the base, I wasn’t excited about this one because of its shade,too dark and nothing screamed out unique color to me. It had a shimmer to it as well, which works for a night out in town look if your into a dark lip.

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Overall I was very impressed with how the nails turned out And can’t wait to play with the lipsticks on a night out of town with my girls.

The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.
Marcus Aurelius

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Yep here I am again….I need to stop with these hiatus periods. These new job position I started sure is overwhelming, leaving me with no time for my blog :(. . This is by far the hardest post had to put up. Just difficulty with the editing and I didn’t like a lot of the pics i took,  maybe because I need to invest in a camera. Anyway enough with the excuses…back to the post, So I bought these shorts from stylist extraordinaire to the stars Toye Adedipe, I didn’t think he did the custom-made acid wash studded shorts in plus size, so I took a pessimistic chance by emailing him, Lo and behold! he did! They were kinda pricey but it’s not often us plus size girls come across shorts that actually fit :). Hey im being honest.

It’s fall season and getting chilly out there for shorts, but I will show you how to rock them in the winter and also some summer looks as well.

Below are some pics of the pics…

 I did a girls night out/date night look.  A look I call summer love and casual out and about where i paired up the shorts with some Tims.

To check out Toye’s work visit his blogwebsite or for you own pair contact him Toyesbiz@gmail.com

Please comment below, leave me your critics, suggestions, I want to hear anything you have to say

I can transform ya

I can transform ya

So i found this great dress ….wait….cover up, hence the title. I saw it hanging on the rack and immediately fell in love!

I honestly didn’t realize it was a cover up until I went out to lunch with a friend and a gust of wind revealed the waist high slits! oops. talk about embarrassing moments!, lol. Why i did’t notice the slit…who knows? I guess i was just too excited to be rocking the dresss.

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I paired it up with a black skinny belt, just to enhance the waist.

Gold bracelet was gifted and the other from makemechic.com.

The necklace, I love because one of my friends forgot it at my place a yr or two ago and, I ade good use of it, she’ll kill me hehe. But I wanted to maitain the tribal theme with the necklace. Being that I was in Kenya a few months back, I get plenty compliments on whether I got the dress from the mothereland,but nope i bought it for $11.99 from Ross! yep. I said it, Ross! Like i always say, don’t be afraid to venture discount retailers, because they hold gems. Below are more pics of the dress.

Please leave your comments below. let me know what you think or any suggestions or email at shoesocialist@gmail.com

color me bridal

While in Kenya I was given an opportunity to attend an Indian wedding at the Kenya Wild service as he venue for the reception, I was excited because I have never attended a multicultural wedding before and was eager to see there outfits.

I tried dress the part with a long green dress made out of (leso) traditional kenyan cloth that I purchased on my previous visit to Kenya and a long yellow scarf to go over my shoulders. Here are afew pics  I was able to salvage 🙂

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Above is a summary of my outfit, below is a gallery of bridal party pics and what I and my friends wore to the wedding, they are ofcourse curvy confident women.

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It’s your Wedding Day
So perfect and fine,
With all your friends round you
To have a good time.
And we wish you much happiness
Starting your lives as one,
Always give love to each other
With lots of laughter and fun

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Ever wonder why God gives us two?
A right hand to show the left what to do.
One ear to listen and one to hear
the problems of others,
their laughter and fears.
One eye to watch and one to behold
the beautiful treasures
that life has to hold.
One foot to travel and one to stand tall.
Two feet to land on if we should fall.
One man to stand by a woman’s side;
One woman to cherish being his bride.
The love between partners
comes shining through
and that is the reason
God has made two.

May God Bless You
On Your Wedding Day.

shoegasms

shoegasms

I am having major technical difficulties with the net, so blog updates will be MIA until I get back to the states…but here is some shoe porn of shoes I have, want and will get. For those that know me well, know i’m a shoe whore   fanatic…hehe.

Curvy ladies, remember a stilletto does wonders to our shapes and figures, learn how to walk in them and take on the world!
A cause may be inconvenient, but it’s magnificent. It’s like champagne or high heels, and one must be prepared to suffer for it…Arnold Bennett

I agree with Marylin Monroe “I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.”

Black & White

I can’t sleep,it’s 4am and I figured why not post? hehe. I never have time on the same day to make outfit posts, that explains me keeping plenty pics on my computer ready to be posted.

Xmas eave I went out with some friends and decided to wear a black and white very simple lady-like dress, but if you follow my posts by now, umm….im probably not that simple, so I vamped the outfit with black and silver spike accessories and black peep-toe booties with silver spikes. Yes, this was the kind of shoes, that if anyone looked down….they wouldn’t bother pestering me, lol.

To finish off the outfit I carried a black and silver snakeskin oversize clutch and my fav ring from the kardashian collection.

All I could get were three pics because we were rushing out the house, but hopefully this enough to give some curvy women an idea on how to pull off a black and white oufit. xoxo. I also wish I got a close up of the shoes. they will make a debut on another post.

Put your stilletto’s on, walk with me and let me know what you think…leave a comment below 🙂

Color can do anything that black-and-white can…..Vincente Minnelli

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