Kimonos + Kaftans

For as long as I can remember, kimonos and kaftans have been staples in my wardrobe. I think I owe it partially to my plus-size body and the one-size-fits-all nature of kimonos and kaftans; whenever I went (and still go) thrift shopping, I naturally gravitate towards them. Even while shopping Paris, I came across actual authentic kimonos and I had…
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5 Places for a Good Time in Harlem

Summer in New York City for the uptown crowd means meeting up for dinner and drinks in Harlem. In the past two weeks alone, I’ve been to Harlem about five times for different occasions – all involving happy announcements and send-offs to new transitions. When in Harlem, where do you go? Below are some of my favorite spots. Favorite Restaurants…
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Maxi Dresses in Summer? Duh.

A maxi dress in the summertime is not a groundbreaking idea, but this beautifully abstract maxi dress from Gwynnie Bee seemed revolutionary to me. Maybe it’s because I’m wearing a dress with sleeves in the middle of July. Maybe it’s the retro print giving me a thrift store vibe. Either way, this Melissa McCarthy dress nailed it. The material is…
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Red Lipsticks for Brown Skin

Red lipsticks are a universal classic no matter what color your skin is. For #NationalLipstickDay, I put together a handful of my favorite brands and shades for you. None of these are drying (but I always put a layer of lip balm on underneath just in case) and the colors are vibrant. I’ve provided a number of price points so…
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Leisure Suits + ASOS Curve 50% Off Sale

Raise your hand if you’re hoping for an ASOS sale every week like I am! Almost daily, I’m on the ASOS site looking at their new arrivals, specifically in the ASOS Curve and Plus Size section. And lucky, lucky stars they are having a 50% off 500 Items sale. Which doesn’t happen a ton so I suggest you get on it!…
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