Closet Chic: Nontraditional Sunday

Closet Chic

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Hello lovelies!

I hope your day starting off with positive vibes!  I wanted to share my look from Sunday.  I  this jumpsuit from monifc.com a few weeks ago for my birthday. I was a little iffy about this jumpsuit because it feels extremely loose. So, I belted until I can alter it. This jumpsuit is not what I traditionally wear to church, but I thought it would be a little different. I kept my look simple…no jewelry just a belt and a purse.

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Beach Babe With Curves

Closet Chic

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Hey lovelies!

The summer is fastly approaching and I’m wondering why spring is flying by so quickly.  I have been on a mission over the past couple of months to find swimwear that would accentuate this lovely curvaceous body of mine.  I am not going to lie and say that I was initially excited about shopping for swimwear because I am hesitant about getting swimsuits for myself.  They are form-fitting and if not chosen correctly can look unflattering really quick.

Most of my old swimwear are two-pieces and bikini styles from when I was smaller.  I ditched all of those and started fresh.  My goal was to find swimwear that I felt sexy, comfortable, and confident in.  I did some web-surfing, online ordering, and returning/exchanging to find two swimsuit that I feel great in.  The jade colored one piece is from Monif C.  I chose this swimsuit because I love the color and the shape.  I am a fan of fringe and this swimsuit is “fringed” just right.  I thought it was very flattering for my body type and it reminded of a sexy dress.

I am a fan of high waist swimwear because it has more coverage for those of us who are uncomfortable with exposing our bellies all of the way.  I like the retro style of it.  If you read my Swim Sexy post, I had to return the top of the polka-dotted two piece because the top did not support my boobs.  I found another swimsuit (swimsuitsforall.com) that had a different top that could support my double D’s.  I haven’t worn a two piece in a while, but I am excited wear my new two-piece on the beach.

I will posting pics when I get a chance to wear them:-)

I am interested in know what you ladies have found to be great curve rocking swimwear.

To all of my curvy, full-figured, plus-size, voluptuous divas we definitely have great options in swimwear to be beach babes.

Rock on!

Brandi

Tess Holliday: Eff Your Beauty Standards

Closet Chic, Inspiration

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There has been this movement over the past few years of women of all races, shapes, and sizes embracing themselves  and not allowing society’s standard of beauty to define their beauty.  One thing I love about social media is that it provides a platform for us women to celebrate each other and our beauty.

I have been following groups and people who have a body positive approach to beauty. My take being body positive means having a healthy mindset about how you see and believe in yourself. It means loving yourself where you are even if you are not a size 4 or have a six pack belly. I do believe that being body positive is making the best and healthiest choices for yourself. I ran into plus-sized model Tess Holliday on instagram. She also goes by Tess Munster. She has a movement called #effyourbeautystandards. She embraces her body and shares her challenges and triumphs being a full-figured women. She has a inspired so many women to accept themselves. She has managed to create her own definition of a model…she’s 5’4 which is not the typical height for models. I wanted to highlight this beautiful woman. Her journey and beauty is inspirational.

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Photo courtesy of Monifc.com

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Photo courtesy of Monifc.com