DIY Kimono Duster


Hey loves! Surprise!!! Two things, I got a hair cut (again) and I started making my own clothes. Now for the back story, as for my hair, I recently started working out with a personal trainer and I was constantly finding that my hair was a factor in my workout so I chopped it off and I must say I miss my natural coils but this is for the greater good which is my health. 

As for making my own clothes, I decided to brush the dust off my old sewing machine and try my hand at it again and I must say I am loving it so far because the options are limitless! Right now I am working with patterns but my goal is to be able to free hand and draft my own patterns in the future so that way, I can truly design my own clothing and one day soon, design for you guys too!

On one of my ventures into my local fabric store I came across this bolt of gorgeous royal blue and yellow silk and I lost all sense of practicality and could only think about how gorgeous it was. If I had an ounce of practicality left, I would have realized that sewing with these kind of fabrics is definitely not for the light of  heart or the newbie. It requires a great amount of skill actually hence my uneven seams and hems but I love how it came out regardless lol. I actually made a matching yellow velvet dress specifically for this kimono that I cannot wait to show you guys! So far, I am enjoying this new hobby and learning a lot but in no way am I claiming to be a pro.

I drafted this jacket by hand just because I was feeling very creative and it was pretty simple. I paired i with a basic denim and white bodysuit. I will be wearing this duster everywhere this summer believe me!

Plus size Swimwear Lookbook 2017: The Criss Cross One Piece



Happy weekend y'all! It's the first weekend in Summer and our swimwear lookbook continues with this one piece which Eloquii was gracious enough to send me. I love the versatility of this suit! I think this suit was meant to be worn as a cross over neckline but I loved the one shoulder look so much I stuck with that one. The royal blue and black combination is so stunning and regal in person, I felt like a celebrity in this suit haha!

My cover up is by a designer I found off Etsy who specializes in custom made swim cover ups. I sent her my height and clothing size and I got this sheer beauty. I am going to rock this all summer as a dress, watch me!

Plus Size Swimwear Lookbook 2017: Not Quite Bikini Ready





Hi guys! So, for look three of my plus size swimwear lookbook I really wanted to show off a bikini but...I am not quite bikini ready, thank you very much! But I found an alternative for my fellow not quite bikini ready-ers in this piece from Simply Be. Though a basic black (which I love), the string tie neckline adds a bit of drama to this simple suit. Add in the criss cross detail on the bottoms and you have yourself a killer suit. 

So, if you love the bikini look but are hesitant on trying one out there are several high waisted options available. 
Tip: This suit is cut on the small side, I am wear a size US14 but I could have done with a size 16 especially if you want a really high waist on your bottoms.
And, I wish this suit had a inner wire for more bust support but it doesn't so you might have to wear a strapless bra underneath if you're very top heavy.

Plus Size Swimwear Lookbook 2017: Fluttering Pineapples



I must admit that i love a good one piece swimsuit. It is definitely one to try before transitioning into the daring two pieces. We started off this lookbook with the perfect statement swimsuit (here), so for look two I wanted to showcase a functional yet sexy piece.
I especially loved this one by Eloquii and they were graceful enough to provide me with this suit for the purpose of this lookbook. I love the flutter sleeves, the off the shoulder detail and the stripes mixed with pineapple print is just so playful yet gorgeous. 
I think what I love most about this suit is the shapewear -like quality it has because it fits so snug and held all my jiggles in place.

Tip: This suit came with detachable straps but I left mine off to show off my shoulders. 
Plus I am wearing a US size 14, and it fits really snug so you might consider going up one size.
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