Although it has technically been fall for a month now, the temperatures are just catching up with the season, and I am so ready for cooler weather.  But, I am most excited about a new season in life. November is one of my favorite months because it creates opportunity to reflect and be grateful for all of the special things…

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve had problematic skin. I suffered through teenage acne and even as an adult a pimple randomly appears right before a big day. Finding a skin-care regiment that helps solve some of those problems has been a bit of a challenge. But luckily, with patience and persistence I’ve developed a routine that has…

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Watch as I Navigate a busy fashion week that includes CurvyCon &  hosting the debut of Jeff Cafone’s Luxe Plus Leather Jacket collection during New York Fashion Week! Ive included two videos for your viewing pleasure, so minimal reading is required. Scroll through and enjoy. 🙂                            …

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Its September, and you know that means, Jacket Season if officially making its 2017 debut! Although I will certainly miss summer, I must admit fall is my favorite season when it comes to fashion. I’ve already began updating my fall wardrobe and I  am ready to update my jacket collection as well. A leather jacket specifically is my go-to for…

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I am the girl who is always down for a quick get away, even if its only for 24hrs. Over the weekend I ventured out to Baltimore, Maryland to celebrate love with my friend and Bride to be Ty Alexander. Of all the places I visited, both national and international, can you believe I’ve never been to Baltimore? Weird,I know.…

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One of the many things on my Summer 17 to do list included traveling. Lately I’ve been crossing Islands & Beach destinations  off my list. So, next stop, the gorgeous Turks & Caicos Islands! Know before you go: Turks & Caicos isn’t your cheap tropical get away. The island can be very expensive, so girls gather your coins!  A 12%…

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  Summer is in full effect and its time to take your beach body to the shore! Gone are the days of stuffy one pieces and unflattering prints when it comes to Plus Size swim wear. From loud vibrant colors, to sexy cut outs, and fun patterns, us curvy girls have options. While vacationing in Turks & Caicos, I rounded…

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Gone for a minute, now Im back with the jump off… Anyone catch that Lil Kim Lyric? No? Ok…moving right along… I took some time away. Some time to think, re-group, and pray. So I owe you an explanation, and by you I mean ME. I rarely feel the need to explain myself to anyone, but in my time away…

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There is this indescribable feeling I can’t explain about seeing the world, but I know for sure that traveling is when I feel the most alive! Over 5 Days and 4 Nights I emerged myself in the culture of Cuba! Along with 5 Fabulous Friends we embarked on a journey that would create memories to last a lifetime. Be prepared to…

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Traveling more often is at the top of my 2017 list of Goals. In my latest quest to see the world, I’ve been anxiously scratching destinations off the list. The beautiful country of Cuba was the highlight of my most recent travel adventure. Like many other countries I’ve visited, Cuba has a very distinct culture and there are a few things…

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True Life: I am a Blogger & 9-5er  Its Monday Morning, the time is 8:49 am and the train you just missed by a mere 30 seconds will now be the reason you arrive to your office at 9:07! #Late  Sound familiar?  So many of us dreadfully clock into a routine desk job week after week while hoping and praying…

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It is the official first day of Spring & it is time to update our wardrobes accordingly. I am looking forward to, knee length dresses,  vibrant colors and fun prints! Admittedly, transitioning your wardrobe isn’t an easy task, but I’ve got you covered! 5 Ways to Transition Your Wardrobe From Winter to Spring   1.PULL OUT YOUR TRANSITION PIECES: We…

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I am slowly creeping into the transition to Spring. And if you live on the east coast then you understand my frustration and emphasis on the word slowly!  Luckily I believe in having a diverse wardrobe that is interchangeable with the seasons, so I can manage to give spring vibes while experiencing winter temperatures. Its no secret that Im a sucker for…

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March is here and in just a few short weeks we will celebrate the return of Spring! Whew I am so ready! I am getting my make-up collection spring ready by incorporating shimmery blush tones, and pastels. Check out how I complete a full face using mainly products that can be found at your local drugstore.        …

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I celebrated my 26th birthday over the weekend, and although the day was filled with trap music and bottomless cocktails, I couldn’t help but take a little time to reflect.  They say to become older is to become wiser & according to the elders, with age comes more experience and less uncertainty. Although I respect the elders and live for…

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This is for them Twenty Somethins’…Time really moves fast you were just 16! I can not believe its been an entire decade since I reached the tinder age of Sweet 16!  Growing up, 16 was the age that every girl anxiously awaits. Dating, driving, & extended curfew, are just a few things at the top of the list that 16…

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As a creative it is so important that I surround my work and personal space with things that uplift and inspire me. In addition to my collection of quotes on random sticky notes, I am obsessed with “stuff” that says “stuff.”  From notebooks to stationary, wall art, and coffee mugs, I love collecting items that display expressive messages. My home office…

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As I prepare so say goodbye to Winter, Im taking advantage of some of my favorite trends this season. The best thing about Winter Fashion is mixing different textures and adding layers to create a stylish look. Velvet had a major moment this season, and of course leather is a wardrobe staple. So naturally, the two together are the perfect…

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Faux Locs of all textures and types have been all the rage for a while now. And just like any other natural hair trend, its only a matter of time before people find unique and creative ways to achieve the look. While vacationing in Tulum Mexico, I wanted to wear a protective style to keep my curls aways from the…

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“The most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself.” –Carrie Bradshaw Valentine’s Day is primarily associated with receiving love from a significant other, and although we value love from the ones we love, you should always love yourself first!  Whether you are wining & dining with that special someone, or just hanging with…

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“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” I am the girl who wore shorts over my swimsuit at the beach as a kid. I am the girl who wouldn’t dare purchase a sleeves top. Wearing my stomach out was forbidden, and showing cleavage? Well, that was the ultimate sin. Today I am…

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There isn’t a better place to be in the middle of January than off the Coast of Mexico in the beautiful city of Tulum! Over 4 days and 3 nights, I escaped the cold and dreary temperatures of New York City and enjoyed some sand, sun, and of course fun!   The SCENERY  Lodging accommodations were provided by the beautiful La Zebra…

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If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I’ve spent the past few days in the beautiful city of Tulum, Mexico. When heading to dinner with the girls, I wanted to wear a dress that embodied “after 5, yet vacation vibes!”  Reaching for this abstract midi was the perfect choice. The length is perfect for evening, and the double split…

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As much as I love to use the hashtag #WheelsUp, I must admit, traveling can sometimes be such a hassle!  From delays, to  over weight luggage, and angry TSA employees tossing your never opened $50 moisturizer, I know all too well about the frustrations of Jet Setting!  As if the anxiety of the airport isn’t enough, I have this weird paranoia…

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Award Season is in full effect with The 2017 SAG Awards just around the corner. I am always anxious to see the red carpet fashions and glamorous beauty looks, so this year I decided to get in on the fun. Along with a few of my blogger boos we took on the challenge of recreating a beauty look from a…

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I for one do not like my weekends filled with stuff To-Do!!! But lets be honest, Every Sunday can’t be “Funday”, and every Saturday can’t be “Lazy.” Its so important to take time over the weekend to not only relax but also reset for the week ahead. I personally believe in soaking up every second of the weekend to mentally check…

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Its the middle of winter with January and February being the coldest months of the year! One of the warmest things you can wear during the winter months is a sweater, but stylish knits can be so hard to find. I’ve been stocking up on stylish cropped sweaters that feature embellished sleeves, which are so on trend. From fringe, to ruffles,…

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When it comes to eye brows, a girl has to really be careful. Brows are the one of the most important features of your face and they  set the tone for the rest of your make-up application. The wrong brow can have you ready for a Halloween Party in the middle of January, but the right brow can have you serving…

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What better way to kick off 2017 than with a Cozy Cabin Getaway with your best girlfrans! Filled with excitement and armed with snow boots and faux fur, the girls and I took to the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. We lodged in a  warm & cozy (it was actually cold AF) 3 story cabin complete with a full…

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While packing to head to the Cabins in The Great Smoky Mountains for a 4 day get-away with the girls, I knew comfort would need to be key in my #CabinLife wardrobe. Being surrounded by nature and embarking on adventures like hiking and skiing would definitely require comfortable yet chic attire. As I closed my eyes and pictured the mountains toped with…

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  Its only 5 days into the New Year and I am already off to accomplish some of my #TravelGoals. I have a few vacations planned this year, so I’ve been revamping my wardrobe to include comfortable yet stylish travel wear. I don’t subscribe to the idea of showing up to board a plane looking like you “just rolled out of…

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  We live in a world where we are consistently, constantly, continuously using our cell phones and mobile devices. The average person checks their phone nearly 150 times a day. But how much of that hanging out on our home screen actually includes you doing something productive? Time is of the essence and If I must be glued to my phone…

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Year after year we set goals for ourselves, both personal and professional and those goals should be driven by passion. Often so many people are in search of their passions and find it difficult to figure out what they are destined to do in life. Well, I’ve got you covered! Here are: 17 WAYS TO FIND YOUR…

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One of my favorite things about being home for the holidays is rediscovering the hidden treasures and magic of my home town. New Orleans is filled with rich culture and every now and then I like to play tourist in my town and remind myself of the beauty that is home. One of the things I love about the south…

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The Holiday season is officially in high gear! With Christmas and New Year’s Eve just around the corner, I am so happy to bring you a few fabulous looks from Pop Up Plus that will be sure to help you slay at your Holiday Soirees! Pop Up Plus is an online and pop up shop for curvy trendsetters sizes 14 +. The…

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You are wearing it, your friends are wearing it, your grand parents have been wearing it for years, listen…EVERYONE is wearing it! Of course I’m talking about Velvet, this season’s hottest trend. The luxurious material is especially popular around the holidays, and for obvious reasons. If you are like me, you are booked for the next few weeks attending Holiday…

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Whew we’ve made it through Thanksgiving and now its time for my favorite part…CHRISTMAS! I can not wait for the holiday parties, ugly sweaters, hot chocolate and Destiny’s Child- 8 Days of Christmas on Repeat! So, in preparation, its time to start wearing those colors that make us feel the warmth of holiday cheer. Wine is the one color that…

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No matter the season, reason, event, or even time of day, I just can not fight the urge to bare legs. Yes I am that girl who will opt for a dress over jeans in 40 degree temperatures. So naturally, I was ecstatic to see one my favorite summer trends stick around for fall. This romper will be on repeat…

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Weekends are typically reserved for rest and or fun and this weekend I was able to enjoy a bit of both. I love walking around and discovering the beautiful scenery that exist in my neighborhood. I reside in Harlem, and I’ve always wanted to live in this neighborhood ever since I knew I wanted to live in New York City.…

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I am obsessed with collecting items that display positive affirmations. From mugs to notebooks, and even buttons, I think I may have a problem!   Lately I’ve been in a “crappy, WHAT IS LIFE?, (please email me if you have the answer, seriously!) fix it Jesus, confused millennial” kind of mood.  I know first hand that there is power in positivity,…

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Fall is arguably the most stylish and trendiest season of them all. It has so much to offer, yet everyone plays it safe! And by safe I mean colorless!!! During the fall months people typically reach for dark colors such as grays, blacks and browns.  I sometimes fall victim to this too, so I am challenging myself to walk in…

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Whats the one must have summer to fall transitional piece? A cardigan! They are no longer those stuffy sweaters in the back of grandma’s closet that we use to love to snuggle up in. Nope, cardigans have been reinvented more stylish than ever. Lately, we are stuck between those weird days where its still warm enough to bare legs, but cool enough…

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Ugh! Fall is only a few days away, and although I live for fall fashion, I am not looking forward to saying goodbye to summer. Luckily, there are a few breezy, yet warm (You know those confusing days, when half of the subway car is still in sandals and the other half has moved on to booties, yup those!) days…

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I love playing around with different prints  in my wardrobe and floral is definitely a repeat offender for me. I’ve been having “floral fever” all summer long and of the many fun options in my closet this one stands out the most. Why?… Because its more simplistic. Unlike the typical eye catching pieces that feature multiple loud colors and an array…

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Let’s keep it real: Sadly “Summa 16″ is swiftly coming to an end. Bummer I know! Ugh. But I am using these last few weeks to sport some of my favorite summer trends. One of those trends being the monochrome madness, that is wearing all one color. Wearing all one color is not exclusive to black or white, and I decided…

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Rompers are to Summer what fur is to Winter! The thing I love most about them is that they are effortless.  With so many prints, designs, and styles, rompers are an easy go to outfit for any occasion. Lets be honest how often can you achieve playful and practical with little to no effort? Not to mention these trendy one…

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Every chance I get, I like to use my platform to shed light on the issues that mean so much to me. It reminds me of my goals when I first started my blog. I not only wanted to change the way people saw plus sized women in fashion and society, but I also wanted to  strive to  help build…

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Whether its a summer wedding, a day at the beach, or a picnic in the park, I am a repeat offender of wearing all white in the summer. This basic yet trendy white shirt dress is one that I want to live in this summer. I am currently figuring out how I can wear it at least once a week.…

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One of my favorite things about living in New York City is stumbling across simple treasures. From graffiti walls, to colorful murals, amazing views, and secret passage ways, (ill explain later…haha) there is always something new to discover.  If you follow me Instagram (shame on you if you don’t!) then you are familiar with my posts that feature my “Mid-Week Casual…

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Whats the perfect way to express yourself without saying a word? A Graphic Tee, duh! Basic Tees are a long time wardrobe staple of the effortlessly chic. But lets be honest, I am not the “T-Shirt” kind of girl. I myself prefer to jazz things us a bit on the regular. However, a head turning, thought provoking, or just out…

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I can not get enough of the the “off the shoulder trend.”  Bare shoulders pieces are essential to my Summer wardrobe. Of course this trend is nothing new, as movie stars from the 50s were infamous for giving a little cold shoulder, yes they were the original #ColarboneQueens ! Showing off your collar bone is sexy in that slightly unexpected-but not to…

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Okay, so I have a problem! I can not stop “coordinating!” Matching sets are my summer go to, and I just cant get enough! They are simple, and easy as the work of picking out an outfit is already done. Lets have a moment for his H&M set! I love the pattern and colors featured in this co-ord. Its festive without…

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“To feel like a Queen is as simple as believing you are one.”I’m a risk taker when it comes to my personal style. There are enough boring things in life, and fashion should not be one of them. I am obsessed with pieces that make a bold statement and a matching set is the way to do it. Over the…

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Leave it to me to take a piece that was designed to be worn as one thing, and wear it as something completely different. Its called knowing your lane, and slaying in it! One of my fashion senses is knowing how to transform one item into a whole new look. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve worn a…

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Your next favorite fashion find is probably hiding just a couple of blocks away at your local Thrift Store. Thrifting is one of my favorite past times, and I have my grandma to thank for turning me on to the trendy bargain shopping. I love browsing the racks and digging for those hidden treasures. I am always so surprised at the…

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Stripes stormed the spring/summer 2016 runways in every style you can possibly imagine. Some ran horizontal while others vertical. There were thick lines and super skinny ones in the mix too. It seems stripes are to summer what fur is to winter. Stripes are one of my absolute favorite patterns, mostly because they are very forgiving in those areas we don’t…

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From the title of this post, you are probably thinking I am about to offer some life saving information…well, not exactly. According to the professionals, the sun is a proven source of Vitamin D, and who am I to not obey the doctor’s orders. A smart girl always takes her vitamins, even if they come in the form of crop…

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The ever lasting fashion statement that is “the cold shoulder” has been all the rage this season and it was even named one 2016’s most wearable trends. I love how fashion repeats and reinvents itself, and this blast from the past has returned even better than before. I’m becoming a woman of a particular age now, (well at least in…

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Cheers to the official kick off of summer and an extended weekend in #VegasBaby !  Not only does Memorial Day weekend call for cookouts and crop tops, but it is the official kickoff of maxi dress season. Comfort is key while vacationing, (or in life…generally) and maxi dress are a great way to keep comfortable and cool while remaining stylish…

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Its something about a having a great weekend that prepares you for the “MonDaze.” Instead of the dreaded Monday blues we anticipate, a fulfilling weekend has the power to jump start your work week. Over the weekend I attended “Cocktails with Claire,” a networking a event hosted by Claire of Fashion Bomb Daily. Knowing that I would be surrounded by…

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It’s truly been an amazing first quarter of 2016!  After starting a new job, taking an unforgettable Birthday Trip to Paris, and making a few items on my vision board come to life, it is time to get “Back to Business.” This time of they year I anticipate sunny days and pastels, but thats the thing about living in New…

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I am always on the hunt for products that provide moisture, so imagine my excitement when I received a product that not only hydrates my hair, but my skin too. I like to stay fabulous but on a budget of course, so a two in one product is definitely a win for me. Design Essentials has a new Coconut &…

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Who has time to twist their hair every single night to ensure flawless curls in the morning? NOT ME! I like finding new techniques to revive my twist out. Im using the “Pure Naturals Jamaican Mango & Lime Collection” to bring some life back into my hair! Check out my “How To” video! I began with a 5 day old twist out.…

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If you know me, than you know my puff is my go-to natural hair style, (especially when I’m being lazy.) The problem is, I’ve always thought my puff was less curl defined than I would like it to be. It also sometimes  lacks moisture and shine. I have been searching for a product that gives me a more defined curl pattern,…

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Purple is my absolute favorite shade of lipstick and if you follow me on Snap Chat, you know this already! And if you don’t follow me on Snap Chat, you SHOULD! ( @KalaRaquel @ModelMayI) These are my Top 3 Purple Lipsticks! I’ve included three different shades including a soft light shade, a medium metallic tone, and a deep purple. Here Im…

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In New York City when there is a prediction of a blizzard, snow talk is all the rage. For a week leading up to the storm people were making plans on what food they were going to stock up on, which boo they were inviting over, and what show they were going to binge watch during #NetflixAndChill. Me? Well, I…

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Some days I wonder why I moved here… …then I remember I have so much to prove here!  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve found myself buried under my covers contemplating life since moving to the (cue music)  “concrete jungle where dreams are made of!” Believe me when I say to you, this city isn’t for the faint…

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I can’t believe Mother Nature is being so nice to us. The weather has been absolutely beautiful with 50 and even 60 degree temperatures in December! I here its El Nino to blame, and I will not argue with him. Besides, any opportunity I get to show some skin I’ll take it! I won’t bore you with how much I’m…

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      I HAVE A CONFESSION! True Life: I am obsessed with Denim! I just can’t get enough of it, and I can’t fight the urge to pair my denim together. Can we take a moment for these shoes. I love the 70s inspired platform heel and patchwork denim. It was the perfect finish to my “all Denim errrrrthangggg…”…

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Culottes are this season’s it pants! They are the perfect trousers to finish off summer and get you to the unpredictable fall weather. September is all about transitioning my wardrobe, and these two pieces blend right in. Matching sets were one of my favorite summer trends, and definitely one that I will carry over to fall. Two things I love…

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Fringe is having a major moment right now and I am definitely taking advantage of the “Fringe Benefits!” September is a month of transitioning, as we sadly say goodbye to summer and patiently wait for fall. So, as I wait I’m on the hunt for key pieces that will easily transition from summer to fall. I prefer pieces that are…

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As a full figured woman one of the most frustrating things to shop for is Jeans! It can be such an annoying process, and one of the most annoying things is having to try on multiple sizes just to get the right fit. The average woman tries on 20 pair of jeans before she buys, and I certainly am guilty…

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  There is nothing I love more than achieving multiple looks with one piece. When shopping I’m always searching for ways to create several looks by incorporating key pieces.When I spotted this plaid shirt dress, I knew it was one of those items that I would be able to play up or down. So, I decided to style it for…

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People seem to think I have it all together and yep, I do! Ummmm NOT! Do you sometimes have thoughts of not being good enough? Do you ever feel like you just don’t measure up? That’s self doubt speaking! It’s a recessive gene that lies deep within all of us, and sometimes it shows up at the absolute worst times.…

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As I was waiting for my Uber Driver, he called and said, “hey, where are you standing?” I jokingly said, “I’m the one crossing the street with the long legs in denim.” That reminded me that denim has been my summer wardrobe staple. From jumpsuits, to dresses, rompers and crop tops, I’ve worn denim in every way you can imagine.…

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Have you ever felt like no matter what you did in certain situations, the outcome just wasn’t in your favor?Its kind of like that old saying “You’re damned if you do, you’re damned if you don’t.” It makes you wonder, “Well damn, who should I be?!” Be YOU! Sometimes we suppress who we are to cater to the insecurities of…

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I always talk about how my smile is my favorite curve, and lately I’ve noticed its the least accentuated. Always plump and painted to perfection with a bold shade of lipstick, yet my lips rarely form a semi circle. So I began to ask myself, why is it that I don’t seem to smile as much.? I mean aside for…

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During the summer I love pieces that are effortless. You know, Flowy, easy and breezy! This top is just that.  It’s a classic menswear staple revamped to suit my femme sensibilities. I love that it has so much personality, and it’s definitely not your standard button-down. I love a little pop of surprise in my wardrobe and this top takes…

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[image_carousel images=”128870:http://kalariggins.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/DSC_9965copy.jpg,128869:http://kalariggins.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/DSC_9963copy.jpg,128862:http://kalariggins.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/DSC_9950copy.jpg,128861:http://kalariggins.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/DSC_9948copy.jpg,128868:http://kalariggins.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/DSC_9961copy.jpg,128871:http://kalariggins.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/DSC_9970copy.jpg,” ][/image_carousel] While shopping lately, have you noticed a selection of knotted dresses popping up everywhere? From strapless to long sleeve and deep V cuts, the knotted dress is a trend that’s here to stay. It’s also one of my personal favs because it adds a touch of personality. Not to mention, the knotted trend also gives you a…

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From NYC I journeyed to LA for 10 days! 5 Days of work, 5 Days of Play! Let the adventure begin! Working in Television production the experiences are limitless. You never know who you will meet or where you may travel to. It was such a beautiful day in Sunny California as we kicked off The 2015 BET Awards! How beautiful are these…

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After a long harsh winter, and a canceled trip to Miami earlier this year, the only thing I’ve been screaming is “BEACH PLEASE!”  I am a Pisces and a true water sign at heart. Ever since a little girl, I’ve always loved the water. The sand between my toes, the sun beaming on my back, and the wind blowing a…

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When you are hanging  “Out West” wearing a Maxi Dress is the perfect way to breeze around town. They are light weight, easy, and flattering to everyone’s body type.  When you want to be trendy, yet comfortable, it is only the long maxi dress that applies. To make the warm summer evenings successful, a must-have  maxi dress fits all regardless…

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Sometimes you have to reach in the back of your closet and pull out that “Oldie but Goodie!” This tropical print jumpsuit was all the rage last summer, and it accompanied me on my girls get away in Miami. The bold colors, and easy light weight material made it the perfect vacation piece. When I noticed it was back by…

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  I think you all know how obsessed I am with color. Well just in case you don’t, let me remind you, I am OBSESSED with color! Lol Color has the power to make any look come alive, and in the case of this ensemble, the birds came alive. I wore this outfit to The CurvyCon this weekend and these…

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Spring is my favorite season. I absolutely love this time of the year. The flowers are blooming the sun is shining, it just makes me happy. I picked up these olive leaf shorts about a month ago, but it was still a bit too chilly in NYC for “short shorts,” or as I like to call it “leg showing  weather!”…

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  The two piece trend is here to stay! I warned you that this would be one of my favorite summer trends so here’s another look, as I get “set” for summer!   I am obsessed with statement flattering co-ords and perfectly matching sets. Grisel features a selection of trendy co-ordinates ranging from sizes Small-4x. So why did this set…

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  Have you noticed that Rompers are all the rage this season? The thing I love most about them is that they are effortless.  With so many prints, designs, and styles, rompers are an easy go to outfit for any occasion. Channeling my inner Cookie Lyon, I picked up this Leopard light weight V-neck romper and headed for brunch.  It’s…

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Swim suit season is in full effect and if you are looking to make a splash this summer, this swimsuit will certainly do the trick! Plus size swimwear has reached all new heights over the past few years with many designers featuring trendy, stylish, and affordable swim wear. Well this one happens to be all three! Forever 21 has given…

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Double Denim was one of the Season’s hottest trends last Spring/Summer, and it has earned its keep into this year’s season too.  Its personally one of my favorite trends, mainly because there are so many different ways to rock it. From Light wash, to dark wash and even acid wash, double denim combinations are endless. Speaking of acid wash, that…

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I love wearing all white! Something about it is so fresh, pure, and Godly! I love the simplicity of this white top with mesh inserts. Certain materials can be tricky, and I am very careful when wearing mesh. The wrong design, on the wrong body part can be so wrongfully unflattering. The casual fit and breathable material is what caught…

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77 degrees in New York City! Yes, finally its starting to warm up. So you know what that means…its time to “Put some Spring in your step!” Matching coordinates are one of Spring’s biggest trends and I for one am obsessed! You all know I am a sucker for a good crop top, and I am very particular about them…

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Hey there lovers! Did you miss me? Gone for a minute, but I’m back just in time for skin showing season!  I don’t know about you, but I love a classic flawless fitting dress that can take you from Desk to Dinner all in one look. If you are a frequent visitor of my blog then you know how much…

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What’s that go to piece every girl has in her closet? An “LBD” of course! That’s right, she can never go wrong with a “Little Black Dress.” There’s something so classic about black, and it adds sexy sophistication to any look. This “LBD” is a quick grab and go option if you still haven’t decided on that Valentine’s Day Dress.…

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Love is in the air, and if you still haven’t decided on that Valentine’s Day dress, I’ve got a red-hot suggestion for you! You are sure to turn heads in this stunning slip dress. I am in love with the lace trim design, and the flirty little side slit. It’s something about a woman in red that makes a bold…

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I love when I find stylish pieces in different places, and they come together perfectly! It really makes me fell accomplished. This is the second look of my “Leopard Lover” series and its a true representation of how I get dressed.  I began putting pieces together and noticed that the leopard trimming featured on the hat and gloves match my pants…

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  What do you get when you mix your favorite leopard dress and a fancy flare skirt? Something I like to call “Leopard Flare!”  I love remixing things in my closet to create all new looks. It brings out my creativity and ensures that I wear things more than once. (Which is something I am a stickler about.) How darling…

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Ever since I was a little girl I’ve always been fascinated by the snow. It so mysterious. It’s not a liquid or a solid and its whiter than anything else I’ve ever seen. It’s something so refreshing about watching those magical flurries sprinkle from the sky. Inspired by nature, I decided to wear a bit of white. I’m giving you…

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      The greatest thing 2014 taught me is that I am incomparable! We often get lost in these “timelines” we set for our lives, and when others surpass them, we begin to doubt ourselves. My life is my life and your life is yours. We simply can not be compared. God’s timing is perfect, and all that is…

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You all know I enjoy being a rebel when it comes to fashion, but sometimes you have to give the people what they want. Skin Baby Skin! I love the versatility of a long maxi dress, and this one is supremely elegant. I am obsessed with the gold foil top. Its ads the perfect sparkle for any holiday soiree.  But…

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Don’t you just love the Holidays! The saying goes, ‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” And IT IS! This time of the year there are lots of parties, which means lots of food, fun, and fashion! I love dressing up during the holidays. It’s the perfect excuse to play with bold colors and textures. (Not that I need…

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Yesterday it was 66 degrees and tomorrow it’s supposed  to snow. But, it’s all about living in the moment right? And today is the perfect “Sweater Weather.” A beautiful day with 50 degree temperatures calls for ensembles that move with you throughout the day. This sweater dress has three of my style staples.  Comfort, flair and versatility. The turtleneck feature is…

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Here I stand breaking not one, not two, but three, yes THREE rules! All white after Labor Day, a crop top, and an attitude. Why? “Because I can!” Gone are the days when wearing white after Labor Day is unacceptable. White is a color that says I am powerful,classy, and confident! White is timeless and should be worn all year…

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I don’t care if you guys get sick and tired of hearing it, but you can never have too much Black in your wardrobe! I know, I know, go ahead judge me! Faux Leather or as some are calling it Vegan Leather, is one of fall’s biggest trends and a must have staple item this season.  So, you can imagine…

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They try to count you out… They try to box you in… They try to dumb you down.. . They try to paint you black & white… They say you’re too loud… They say you’re voice goes unheard… They say speak up… They criticize every word… They choose to only exist… I choose to LIVE out loud & in Color!…

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Matchy…Matchy, yup thats me! In the spirit of breaking all the fashion rules, I indulged in one of my favorites, wearing matching prints. Houndstooth is such a tricky print to pull off. Over the years its been designed in many textures, styles, and colors. But theres simply nothing like the traditional black and white classic design. I won’t bore you with…

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Oh Monday! The weekend is over and its back to the work week. There’s so much to do and Friday seems so far away. Mondays are often filled with Madness, so why not have your outfit compliment the chaos with a little ” Mixture Madness.” Mixing prints is one of my favorite style trends, and its been a while since…

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As you’ve shopped this fall, I’m sure you noticed the overwhelming amount of plaid that has taken over the garment racks everywhere.  That’s right that bold striking design known as Tartan is back and more trendier than ever.   Tartan or Plaid is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical stripes in multiple colors. And believe it or not, stripes…

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I’m a sucker for all black. There is not a time I go shopping and don’t purchase at least one black item. It’s a habit I’ve been trying to rid myself of for a while now. “Orange is The New Black,’ right? So let’s go with that! I live for a good jumpsuit so in the Spirit of “Orange being…

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  “Never let someone dim your light because its shining too bright in their eyes!”    The thing I love most about fall is that its not too hot or too cold. Its the perfect mixture of easy breezy weather. Today it was 70 degrees in NYC, and I am enjoying it while it lasts. Black denim is on my…

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  Fall is in the air, and I am “Fall-ing” in love with boots, hats, and of course prints this season! Its always sad to see Summer fade away, but fall has its way of making you “Fall in Love.” Don’t you just love a classic romper/jumpsuit. It is a complete look within itself, so a girl can never go wrong.…

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  Whats more comfortable on a nice casual day than a pair of trendy ripped jeans. I am very particular when it comes to wearing denim. There are three key things I look for. The right fit, the right wash, and the right cut. These destructed skinny jeans are all of the above! Jeans are always styled at their best…

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How many times have you walked into a store and saw something you instantly fell in love with?  How soon after that reaction did you begin to question “hmm should I wear that?” or even “can I wear that?” WHY? Regardless of what society has to say about full figured women and what we should or shouldn’t wear, I believe…

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What’s not to love about this skirt? When I spotted it I instantly fell in love. I love powerful pieces that make a powerful statement. Celebrity Stylist June Ambrose has a cute term called “glamoflage.” It means to use glamorous embellishments or accessories to hide the things you like the least. Basically cover up what you don’t like and accentuate…

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“These streets will make you feel brand new these lights will inspire you! Let’s hear for New York!”  Today marks one year since I took a leap of faith and moved to New York City!!! And, let me tell you, it’s by far the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. Ever since I was a little girl, I always…

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  Guess what? I’m still “Doing Denim!” Denim was one of the top three best summer trends, and although I am confident it will make a trendy transition to fall, I am styling all of the fun summer pieces while I can. Playsuits were also a hot summer trend that I loved! They are so comfortable and perfect for hanging…

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Denim has been one of Summer’s biggest trends, but rocking Double Denim can be tricky. The trend first became popular in 70s and is now back and more stylish than ever! From morning into night, denim can be bought in a variety of colors, styles and items. It can be mixed into a variety of looks, from chic to casual and…

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  This has been a long week, yet its flown by at the same time. Weird Right?! We are definitely “breezing” threw summer, so before its over lets enjoy the “Sunshine!” Summer is all about bold, bright colors and eye catching accessories! Translation, Statement Necklaces and Flowy dresses! I love the comfort and style that is “fit & flare” and this…

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If you follow me on Instagram you have noticed by now how obsessed I am with prints! I Love them all, but this summer floral is giving me fever!!!! Not only is this dressed making a bold statement but it’s a cool Maxi! I love the array of colors and the flattering fit. The v-neck provides a subtle sense of…

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I’m not a fan of jean, I literally can count the number of pairs I own on one hand. So why am I standing here in an all denim jumpsuit? Because its DARING! All denim, all the time. That’s the new approach that fashion is taking. The trend of the 90s is back and more stylish than ever! Since then…

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  Last night I attended Full Figured Fashion Week’s Grand Finally Runway Show. Normally when attending fashion shows I prefer to wear something long and flowy. But this time I decided to go with a bit of short “pink flare!”  Soft pink or as I like to say “plush” is one of my favorite shades of pink, its so subtle…

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  Don’t you just love all white? Its simplistic, yet bold while remaining classy and chic! Its Full Figured Fashion Week here in NYC & last night I attended the “Curves at Sea” all white boat cruise. When planning my look for this event I knew I wanted to wear a pepulm romper. I searched everywhere, but I couldn’t find…

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Everything about this jumpsuit is “jumping!” Let’s start with the basics, it is my absolute favorite color combination. Black & White! (But I’m sure you know that by now! 🙂 ) The geo print combined with the flared bottom takes me back to the 80s, creating a retro look.  And not to mention the tie belt tie, it’s the perfect…

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Back to my Roots! This has been a long time coming! Growing up I was the little girl who despised weave, I mean hated it! I vowed to never get “that mess” in my hair. Little did I know “that mess,” would become apart of me, almost included in my identity.  I began my natural hair journey in 2009.  It…

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“Jumping” into summer! Next to a dress, a jumpsuit is definitely my second favorite thing to wear. It is an outfit within itself, or as I like to say “One and done!” Forever 21 has been getting it so right lately! The plus collection has certainly stepped it up to incorporate stylish and chic apparel. This retro-inspired striped jumpsuit takes…

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“On Fridays we Dress Down!” Don’t you just live for Friday!!! The end of the work week and the beginning of weekend relaxation Fridays should be reserved for lively colors and cool “Street Chic” apparel. Let’s talk about prints! They are everywhere! I knew it would be one of the most exciting spring and summer trends, but I didn’t anticipate…

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“There is something oh so special about a “Lady in Red.” In every woman’s closet there is a number one must have staple item, an “LBD” (little black dress). Well meet must have staple item number two, a “LRD” (little red dress). Red is of my favorite colors. Its classy and timeless and most importantly, it makes a BOLD statement. This “LRD” is perfectly made for a…

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