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How to wear printed pants #1

In the next few posts I will show you curvy ladies how to style printed pants, because it could get tricky. I got the pants from Lane Bryant.  This is the casual Friday look, for a dress down day at work or whatever else you may want. Please excuse  the faces i’m making…it was freezing cold that day.

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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

Valentine’s day is here..are you ready?

I came across this collecton browsing through various blogs so ofcourse I had to check out there siteand  wow…the vintage! the retro! the sexy! vibes that there brand new Valentine Vamp collection gives out is definitely a must try…I mean, valentine’s day is around the corner…and if your pondering on what to get your partner? this is it! Just put this on and you’ve made his/her year! They range from panty and bra sets to vintage corsets, and get this…they go up to a size 4X so all my women are covered. Another thing I loved was the model, her tattoos give a naughty bad ass vibe,pin up girl look like Marilyn Monroe gone rogue and I love it!

 

love the corset

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So sexy lingerie for us curvy women is usually hard to come by and if you do find something that actually fits…the price tag on it is a jaw dropper, well this is the site to shop from for all your lingerie needs.

There items are also flexible because you could turn it from a bedroom look to a night out in the town.

The corset could go over a tank top and some skinny or flared jeans with some killer heels, and your ready for that hot date.

I also like what they did below with the bra, it just shows you al the possibilities, don’t be shy! dare to be different, love your curves! 🙂

 

love the bra with skirt!

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 🙂

shoes A.J Wright

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.

Polite night…

This is a post of an outfit I wore awhile back, right before my month vacation to the motherland. I was to meet a few friends for some drinks, and planned for what was supposed to be a polite night…we ended up having a blast and partying till the early morn…a last hoora it definitely was.

At first I left the house wearing a plain black tank top underneath, the rocker michael jackson jacket as I call it lol.

I love tank tops of all colors because you can either dress them up or down. Bell bottom jeans I got from Lanebryant.com (took advantage of there half of everything sale).  Curvy ladies, invest in a pair of flared jeans, they give a beautiful silhouette of your curves. But the above is what I wore before I raided my friends closet.

I love sheer see-through tops, so when I saw the see through, low back top hanging in my friends closet, I had to try it on and I loved it!…hehe. I gifted it to myself, and she was kind enough to let me keep it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember, you’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. Unknown.

 

 

 

 

 

Simply Casual

So this outfit was worn on a loose Monday, was hungry so decided to go out for a drink with friends, since it was just a casual and a chilly night out (winter is here 😦 ), I threw on a belted grey sweater, a pair of tights  and some booties.

The reason for a belted sweater is, some sweaters you could wear and just get lost in them, meaning they wont accentuate your curves, A belt is to give you definition, if the sweater doesnt come with a belt improvise and slip of one of your own belts, red, yellow, green for some added color or for just a casual night a black belt around the waist, will give your the added curves.

Sorry ladies, in future posts I will include links on where to find similar fashions and most importantly..in “our” size. :-). Coz we love our curves!

I loved the lace detail that came down the sides of the tights, I believe I got them at dots. And the zipper booties, I got from my collection, bought them a couple yrs back.  I had stopped carrying big bags awhile back that’s why I have the Nine west red wrislet, but I think i’ll get back into carrying around a oversize bag because there are lot of necessities I need with me, that I always leave in my car.

Here’s a closer look at the booties I just loved the zipper detail,and I loved the interior even more, lol what good is that if i’m just going to wear the shoe and cover all that? lol I’m just weird like that.

Well Ladies, remeber your curves are luscious, embrace them with fashion and a mean stilletto! Keep your head up, wear your confidence because that is the most attractive part of a woman! xoxo

The Unmentionables

Your probably wondering what I could possibly be talking about when I mention the unmentionables….well…here goes girdles,  shapewear     how bout we call them intimates hmm…You rarely here a woman say she is shopping for some girdles or shapewear. When reality is, maybe we should shop for them a little more often. Only problem is…when it comes to being intimate, you dont want any man knowing you have some kind of shapewear on…and to be honest. You have to find your own tactics of being discreet with them. They really help when it come to wearing clothes that are a little more fitting. You wouldn’t want all kinds of burges seem to be pouring out from you outfit, ESPECIALLY having the stomach hanging over your pants! Ladies…this is NOT ATTRACTIVe, let me repeat that IT IS NOT ATTRACTIVE, thats why some have to invest in shapewear. It is not a taboo, and once you realize it’s effects then you get to learn it’s perks. Walmart has a brand of high waisted tights or spanx which are more discreet and can be worn with a dress or skirt as tights.

High waisted underwear are also good but not great because they have the tendency of rolling downwards and believe me, if this happens your in for a rough day. I suggest anything high waisted and check for a rubber inner lining that will help prevent the rolling downward effect.

If there any men reading this…you should have quit reading at about the 1st sentence lol. Oh well! now you know our secret, lol. But ladies don’t be shy! This will give you a coke figure effect, or just to hold everything in tight.

Below I will include a video of what a shape shaper can do. This one was a bit drastic but trust me….they work miracles as you will see….The brand of the product used shown in the video, you may research on it, as you wish

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