Ending the Summer BOLDLY

Closet Chic, Natural Hair

I believe that clothes and fashion allow you to express yourself. Fashion is a creative outlet for when I can’t write, draw, paint, sew, or sing. Since I have to wear clothes every day, I might as well take advantage of the opportunity. I love bold, bright colors. I found this strapless mullet dress from Rainbow for $12. I felt it would be fitting to end the summer BOLDLY on Labor Day!


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Closet Chic: Swimwear For Women With Curves

Closet Chic, Inspiration

Hey, everyone!  I realize that summertime will be coming to an end in a matter of weeks.  So, that means two things.  1) Sales on summer clothes and 2) Enjoying summertime activities.  So, I have been on a quest to find swimwear for myself.  I have been looking for swimwear that is figure flattering and sexy.  I have doing a lot of searching for swimwear for women with curves, and to my surprise there are some great online store that sale fabulously designed swimwear for women with fuller, curvier physiques.  It is not too late to get your sexy on for the beach, pool parties, and other summertime festivities.   So, this post is for the ladies who have been on the fence about stepping and embracing your curves.  You may want to lose weight or don’t feel that you will look sexy.    I have been trying to find the perfect two piece high-waist swimsuit and I think I have found a few places to look.  High-waist swimsuit are big this summer.  This a great alternative to the two-piece bikini.  You have more coverage on your belly area.   You can be modest yet sexy! I have done some research for you;-)

So, let’s get started with Swimsuits for All. At the beginning of this summer, I purchase a really cute one piece swimsuit from this company.  Their sizes range from 8 to 34.  The swimwear on this site has so much variety and this company sales swimwear exclusively.  You can go conservative to super sexy.  If you sign up for their e-mail listing (which is free)  you will be sent promotions and discounts.  I purchased my swimsuit at an already discounted price $29.98 (originally $89) and with the additional promotion (free shipping included) $19.49.  I created a collage of a few pieces from this site.

Go check it out:  http://www.swimsuitsforall.com/



This is the swimsuit that I purchased.

I  accidentally discovered Rue 107 New York over the weekend.   I absolutely love the bold, edgy, feminine clothing from this store. The sizes range from X-Small to 3X.   In addition to a variety clothing options and accessories, this store has swimwear.  The prices of the swimwear range from $20-100.  The two-piece swim suits are sold separately which I think is cool if you want to mix and match.

Check it out: http://rue107.com/


The last store I want to share is Unique Vintage.  The name says it all.  This store sales retro and vintage style pieces for various occasions.  The swimwear is gorgeous especially if you want to channel  the 1950’s, Marilyn Monroe-ish style.  I am contemplating on getting the red with white polka dot set (pictured below, $68).  The sizes for the swimwear go up to a size 18.

Check it out:  http://www.unique-vintage.com/


I hope this was helpful.  This a great time to catch really great sales on swimwear before the summer is gone.  Enjoy this summer and enjoy your curves;-)

Closet Chic: Closet Shopping Challenge

Closet Chic, Inspiration

Happy New Year!  I hope your holiday season was great and blessed!  This year I don’t have any resolutions. I just want to give this year my absolute best.  I do have a challenge for myself.  The challenge involves me not buying any clothes this year unless it is absolutely necessary.  During the holidays, I went through my closet to take out clothes and shoes that I don’t wear.  I realized that I have some garments that I have neglected.  Which means that I am guilty of having too many clothes.  So, I made the decision to not purchase anymore garments in 2013 and be creative with what I already have.  Let’s see how that goes:-)

So, this was my outfit for the last Sunday of 2012.  I haven’t worn this shirt in a few years. It’s absolutely fab and I bought it at a fab price (Walmart $5).  My skirt is actually a sleeveless dress that came with a matching jacket (Ross $19.99).  I actually gave the jacket away because it’s not my style.  The belt I had on came with a sweater dress from JC Penney ($14).  My turquoise pumps came from Charlotte Russe for $15.  I was able take pieces from different outfits to create a new one.  I hope you find inspiration in your closet:-)

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Closet Chic: Sunday Wear 10-14-12

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Hi Everyone!  As promise, I am sharing some of my fashion sense.  I love dresses and that’s what I usually wear on Sundays. Here’s what I wore this past Sunday..let me know what you think!

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Dress: Cato, $14.99

Shoes: Rue 21, $7

Clutch purse: Sears, $2.99

Necklace/earrings: Cato, $1.99 each

Ring: Walmart, $1