30 Day Challenge: Day 9

~*Day 09 –  Something you’re proud of from the past few days.*~

Something just happened today that I can be proud of. So when I get cranky/irritated/pissed off – I take it out on Hurricane and that’s not always fair. I know it’s not the “adult” thing to do and it doesn’t really stop me from acting out. When I get this way, I have a tendency to take something insignificant and make it a really big deal. I did that today and then realized I was being a major bitch so I apologized. I’m proud that I apologized and explained why I was acting out. Plus, the turnaround time was pretty quick. We were texting and almost as soon as I sent the mean text, I turned around and sent the apology. I’m not proud of how I act when I don’t get my way or am in a bad mood. I am working on that though. Baby steps. =)

 

Published in: on February 2, 2011 at 2:38 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Dear Mama…Don’t You Know I Love You Sweet Babyyyyy

This weekend was a pretty lazy one for me. I didn’t do much of anything. I did get some shopping in! Some of the things I bought for myself and a large majority, Hurricane bought. It’s nice to be spoiled sometimes. =)

I definitely broke my “No Spend January” challenge. I was only 5 days away! See what had happened was…I went into Rue 21 with Hurricane’s younger cousin and I just sort of lost my mind. I did try to talk myself out of the purchases and it definitely didn’t work. I saw the clearance section for jewelry and I couldn’t help myself. I’d not really shopped here before since their clothes are for itty bitty girls/guys. However, like the plus-sized bloggers advise: don’t pay attention to the size on the label. There was a cute shirt that looked like it would fit and I refrained from buying it since I wasn’t in love.  Sad that I could refrain from clothes easier than I could jewelry. I do love the jewelry Rue 21 sells and I’ve been trying to increase my collection! So I just said “Fuck it” and bought what I wanted. I did put one necklace back (because I picked up a pair of cute shoes for $10!! >.<).  In all: I bought a cute little bow ring ($3), a long pearlescent necklace ($9), a pair of black heels with ruffles on the back heel ($10), a pair of earrings – long gold dangly ones ($4). I didn’t go too crazy! Oh and I bought a pack of slim headbands. I need more of those in my life. That was about $4. Rue 21 reminds me of Forever 21 in that they have similar prices for their jewelry. The jewelry is adorable and I think it holds up pretty well for the price!

Saturday, Hurricane got an elaborate tattoo of her mom’s face on her calf. The thing took about 4 hours to complete and I was pretty impressed with the result. The only part I dislike are her teeth. The tattoo makes them look all scraggly when they’re not. Hopefully once the tattoo settles down, it will look better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, Hurricane took me shopping. Saturday she was driving around town and saw signs for the closing of our local Avenue. When she told me this I became excited since I had a chance to take advantage of some major *hopefully* deals. So we get to the store and they definitely aren’t closing. They’re just having a huge clearance sale. Still great in my book! I’d been wanting to buy some Avenue tights after hearing rave reviews about them so I was happy to be able to buy some. I got 2 pairs of jeans (2 for $40), and 2 shirts for about $8 total, bracelet, 2 necklaces and a pair of Cloud Walker shoes for $15. The style is a bit older than I would normally choose but I really thought they were cute! And what’s funny is Hurricane liked them too (she doesn’t always like my style). Love the color – they’re a maroonish color. Considering the original prices, I did pretty well! Of course, I was spending Hurricane’s money but I was glad to save her some money! Lol. That’s not something I’ll do very often. In fact, I think this is the most I’ve let her spend on me when it comes to clothes and all that. I just feel weird letting someone else buy me clothes/jewelry, etc because it’s not a necessity. Now, if it’s my mother or sister – that’s a whole different story, lol. Hurricane was happy to do this though so I tried to get over my feelings and just enjoy the fact that I have someone who wanted to spoil me in that moment. =)

So yesterday I wore this purple sweater I bought in FL while on vacation; it’s from Marshall’s. It wasn’t a planned purchase; we were going out that night and I wanted something comfy and warm (since it was chilly at the time – stupid FL). I picked this out an although I like the shirt – I didn’t feel too comfortable in it at the club. I was hot and it just seemed too much for the club. Ah well! The shoes were pretty comfortable and I was worried they would hurt horribly by the end of the day. The only part that did hurt was the side of my pinky toes. A little moleskin fixed that problem right away. =)

Fit Tailz

Top (came w/ belt): Marshall’s

Pants: Target

Shoes: Cloud Walkers via Avenue

Bracelet: Avenue

Ring: Jewelry sale @ work

Hair clip: Target??? Or Claire’s?? It was FOREVER ago… *shrug*

 

I know this isn’t a great picture. I was sleepy as fuck and it’s coming out in the picture.  Annnd I always do this weird thing with my feet when I take pictures – I bend them out to the side. Of course this means you can’t see the heel very well…

Anywho – wish I had more to report but I really don’t. There are some ideas I have for posts so I’ll have to see if those come to fruition. Hopefully my lazy self will write something up! I want to post some of my poems but I’m wary of doing that since they’re not copyrighted. Not like I could make money off them but if someone else steals them and gets rich – I’ll be one pissed bitch. I’m jus sayin… A few more pictures are below. I tried to get a good picture of the shoes on my feet. The color is better in person; this picture doesn’t cut it!

Published in: on February 1, 2011 at 3:42 pm  Leave a Comment  
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30 Days of Me: Day 8

~*~ Day 08 –  Short term goals for this month and why. ~*~

Soooo I’ve definitely not been doing this as regularly as I’d hoped. Alright so short term goals for the month? Well January is almost over. (Already?!!! >.<) I was participating in the No Spend January challenge a lot of fashion bloggers have been doing. Although I do have a blog, it’s by no means a fashion one so I didn’t want to “officially” join the challenge. I have been very good so far! I did kind of cheat over the weekend though. I was with Hurricane and saw this really nice purse for $5. Instead of me buying it, I asked her to buy it for me. It was a gift from her right?? Right?! o.O Yeah – probably not. I did use gift cards from Christmas but I do not count those as part of my earned money. During the first couple of weeks I kept forgetting I wasn’t supposed to spend money on clothes, etc. Target is my Achilles heel! Every time I enter I gravitate straight towards the clothes, particularly the clearance section first. One day I went into Target to get some cereal and before I knew it, I was halfway through a clearance rack before I remembered the challenge! Ooops… It’s not hard to refrain from spending the money as much as it’s hard to resist going into stores. I am on a budget so when I’m not making these promises to myself, I don’t spend very much anyways.

So I guess I should come up with a short-term goal for February? I dunno. I would like to start exercising yet I know how stubborn/lazy I can be and I may not do that. I can make it a goal to walk more during lunch. That’s been a goal of mine before though and I’ve not obtained that one. Hmmm…maybe to refrain as much as possible from negative thinking. I think that one would have better results at the moment. I’m such a self-conscious person and my self-esteem fluctuates dramatically based on someone else’s opinion of me. That’s unhealthy and I can’t rely on others for my happiness (or so I’m told). I have to learn to love myself for who I am, what I look like, what my body can do, etc. So yes – February is the month of love anyways so I’ll make it my month of self-love! ❤

Oh and I guess I’ll include an OOTD. I am surviving off 2 hours of sleep so I look less than jubilant in this pic. Nothing terribly fascinating about this outfit. The shirt is the only animal print I own. I have yet to buy more animal print because of that voice in my head “It looks great on others and you just can’t pull it off!” I need to silence that voice ASAP. And I feel like the outfit is missing that final…oomph! people talk about. Skinny belt? Better jewelry? I need bangles in my life! Going through my bracelets this morning was depressing. I don’t have enough! Not going to mention the jewelry details since they’re in the previous posts. The earrings are different – they were a gift from my lovely girlfriend. I believe she bought them at Macy’s.


 

 

 

Fit ‘Tailz

Cardigan: Target

Shirt: Marshall’s (or was it Ross????)

Jeans: Marshall’s

Boots: Forever 21+

Sure…Unsure [OOTD]

My day isn’t over sooo I don’t have much to report for the afternoon. I went to bed super late (4:30am!) yet surprisingly I’m not very tired. I did nap at Hurricane’s house prior to driving home so that probably had a lot to do with the insomnia. It also didn’t help that I was on Tumblr last night reblogging almost everything cute I saw. I’m addicted!

I didn’t do very much last night. I hoped to see the latest episode of Bad Girls Club but the rerun aired before I had a chance to get to Hurricane’s house! I did see the tail-end so I’ll have to catch it another time. I didn’t think I’d like this show as much as I do. However, I don’t understand what the girls are competing for. From what I gather, they are in the house due to their “Bad Girl” reputation, yet the minute they hit someone in the house, they are sent home. So they can only be a verbal bad girl?? Also, I’ve yet to hear of them mention a prize. The last season ended with about 4 girls left in the house and they got into a huge fight. The season’s reunion episode didn’t mention any other girls getting thrown off the show! So I dunno. All I know is it’s pretty interesting. One girl from a past season likes to say “Pop off son!” Hurricane & I love using that phrase, haha. I’m by no means a fighter (except when I’m furiously angry), I just love saying it.

After Bad Girls Club I watched The Game. This is another show I took awhile to get into. My other friends were in love with it and I just figured it was another dumb show. That all changed when I watched a million episodes (gotta love those marathons!). So I figured I’d watch this season since I liked last season. I dunno what the hell they did this time around but I don’t like it as much. One of the characters, Melanie, is much more of an airhead than before. I found her slightly annoying in the last season and now I can barely stand her! I love Tia Mowry but I don’t like her character. Apparently she wanted to be an MD and all that was put to the wayside when she married the football player. Or maybe she has her license and doesn’t practice? Now she has a contract with Essence (or is it Ebony??) magazine. She just doesn’t seem to have much substance to me. The other girls have some interesting backgrounds and aren’t as annoying. Plus, the jackass, Malik, really irks me. It seems as though they are taking his jackassness to a whole new level. He’s relentless with it and won’t give up. I need for them to have an epiphany and change his attitude. Last night’s episode ended with his arrest for driving drunk & assaulting an officer. Maybe his jail stint will help him gain insight. I kind of doubt that will happen though… We’ll see *shrug*

So my outfit today is one I’ve worn before. I’m bored with how I usually wear it so I need a new way to style it! I was unsure about lace tops yet I found this one at NY & Co. for $7 so I figured I would try it since it was so cheap. So far I like it a lot, yet I’ve only worn it under one of two cardigans. I have the pink one (below) and a mustard yellow one. I need a blazer badly! I saw a boyfriend blazer on sale @ Target for $10! TEN DOLLARS!! I’m doing the No Spend January challenge but I didn’t care, I was definitely going to buy this. HOWEVER, the stupid arm holes were too friggin small! It was a 2X, which is usually my size in jackets, yet the holes were small enough that I wouldn’t have been comfortable moving around. My arms have always been my “problem area” since shirts/jackets can fit everywhere else and my arm flab prevents it from fitting almost perfectly. I’ll keep searching for a blazer. I may have to bite the bullet and order one from Torrid. I’ve become such a frugal shopper since I graduated college. Plus, sometimes I don’t feel the prices at Torrid reflect the quality of the clothing. Don’t get me wrong, I love their stuff. I just don’t like how clothes/accessories can tear and break so easily. When I first started working for them, I bought a cute shirt and my fingernail tore right through it the 2nd time I tried to wear it! >.< Not. Cool. Torrid has really good sales though so I’ll try to catch the next one!

Anywho..pictures! I used an actual camera this time! Next step: find a better background!

So going back to a point I had about the outfit (Tangents are my specialty)…I was trying to decide if I like it better w/ or w/o the scarf. I like the scarf because the color is so pretty & I think it goes with the outfit well. I just feel like I have too much around my neck and feel all…stuffed. It’s cold out though so I’ll definitely wear it outside. I don’t always do the belt around the cardigan deal since it feels awkward to me. I need some skinny belts. They look cute on a lot of plus size girls. I guess I’m just afraid they’ll get lost in my rolls..ha! Seriously though – I’ll try it out. Maybe next time I’ll remember to take off my badge… =\

MAN I just realized I didn’t have my jewelry on! I took it off to take pictures of them and forgot to wear it for the outfit pic! Oh well – you (all 2 of you lol) get the idea.

 

 

 

 

 

Outfit ‘tailz!

Shirt: NY & Company

Cardigan: Tarjay

Skinny Jeans (although they’re stretchy like jeggings): Forever 21+

Boots: Forever 21

Belt: Came with a shirt from Marshall’s

Scarf & Pink Ring: Wet Seal

Flower Ring: Sale @ Work

Earrings: Target

 

Published in: on January 26, 2011 at 2:19 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Anon Be Gone

When I first started this blog (all of a couple of months ago…), I wanted to remain anonymous. I guess I figured it would be better for me just in case someone I knew stumbled upon the blog – I wanted my identity to be kept secret. Well, that’s kind of difficult to do. I’m ok with creating code names for my friends/family but I want to post pictures! Not to sound narcissistic but I do like to see my face from time to time. So no more anonymity. I don’t plan on this blog being a fashion one considering I’m low on the totem pole compared to the beautiful fa(t)shionistas out there in the internetz.  I just plan to ramble on about my life, post pictures of OOTD (though they will probably NOT be on the regular), etc etc. It’s just a place for MEEEE.

So today I wore this beautiful purple shirt with my pencil skirt. I don’t really like wearing pencil skirts to work because I feel as though I’m being too “sexy” in the workplace. I have curves and all and I guess I feel as though I need to hide them. However, I’ve seen so many bloggers rock the pencil skirt & some of them seem to wear them at their jobs so I guess it’s alright. As my coworker, Sminty says “You can’t help what you’ve got!”

I wanted to tuck the shirt in for that Mad Men, secretary type look and decided not to at the last minute. I’m very self aware of my stomach and felt it was too big for the outfit to look cute in that style. Funny thing is, when I see other large(r) girls wear the tucked in shirt with the pencil skirt, I think it looks sexy on them! I love bellies, I guess I just don’t like my own. That’s a “resolution” of mine – learn to love myself this year. Soooo we’ll see how that goes. I almost wore something dark this morning considering the weather is so dreary. I stuck with the purple though because I need bright colors in my life. I used to tease my mother about her clothing options. She LOVES bright, loud colors (we once had a yellow couch with multi colored fish on it – I kid you not). When I was in high school I wore either blue or black. I didn’t venture out much farther than that. Somewhere along the way that changed & now I like bright colors. I know they make me stand out yet I think I like them just because they look pretty. It’s the simple things.

These pictures aren’t the best. I had the lovely StarFish take them for me on her camera phone. I know I need to work on the pose; I didn’t know how to stand. I’m awkward with shots straight on; I never know what to do with my hands/arms! I usually put them on  my hip and then I have every picture looking alike because of the hip pose. Ah well.. Oh and I’ll work on showing the shoes better next time. Pretty much – the pictures kinda suck if you compare them to the more seasoned bloggers. I’ll get the hang of it!

 


 


 

 

 

Couple of closeups of the jewelry. Again, excuse the quality…

 


 

Obligatory Details:

Shirt: Lane Bryant (about 3 yrs ago)

Skirt: Marshall’s

Shoes: Torrid

Belt: Faith 21 (er I guess it’s Forever 21+ now?)

Earrings/Necklace: Gifted from my girl for Christmas. I’m surprised she bought me something I like! I’ve not had anyone buy me personal gifts like this before. =)

Pink Ring: Wet Seal (Completely random buy. It was at the register, I couldn’t resist)

Lizard Ring & Bracelet : Jewelry sale @ work; The bracelet has panthers circling it but I couldn’t get a good picture.

 

Published in: on January 25, 2011 at 5:07 pm  Leave a Comment  
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30 Days of Me: Day 7

A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you.

I’m having a bit of hard time thinking of something or someone. My parents have a big impact but that’s kind of predictable, IMO. So I went with babies. Since I want to be a baby catcher I figured it was appropriate. Babies really do have an impact on me though. Anytime I’m in a foul mood all I have to do is hear a baby’s laugh or see an adorable baby in the store and my mood improves. Something about them warms my heart. I was excited to see my nephew at Christmas. He’s only a month and a half old and SO precious. He sleeps mostly and he even fell asleep while I was feeding him once, lol. Babies have it easy don’t they? It’s funny how curious he is already though. He gets fussy when he’s laying down too long or when you hold him horizontally he’ll start trying to lift his head. His mother said he’s most content when propped up on a pillow so he can see the world. He definitely belongs in this family. =)

Published in: on January 11, 2011 at 3:32 pm  Leave a Comment  
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30 Days of Me: Day 6

~*Day 06 – Favorite super hero and why.*~

I don’t have a favorite superhero. I like some of the movies (Spiderman, Batman, etc) but I’m not obsessed with any of them. For this post, I will choose Robin Hood. I like his mission: Steal from the rich and give to the poor. I don’t take this literally but I do like how he wanted to help the less fortunate. I tend to root for the underdog (I loved that show!) and like to help not only someone who may have less material things, but anyone really. That’s why I want to be a Baby Catcher. These women do more than catch babies, they also take care of women in many ways.


Published in: on November 24, 2010 at 12:48 pm  Leave a Comment  
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City Chic

There are several plus size stores online I love poking around on. Torrid, ASOS Curve, and Faith 21 are a few of my favorites. I used to live near a Torrid back home and now the nearest one is 3 hours away! I’ve had the chance to visit a Faith 21 in the Sunshine State and I really wish we had one here. There  is one a few hours away in some itty bitty city. I do not understand the reasoning behind that; I just hope they open a store here ASAP. ASOS is UK-based and I was so happy when they opened an US site. I’ve ordered from them once and plan to again when I see something I’ll spend the money for. I’ve become tight with my money because…well…I have bills. 😦 I really miss being a kid and not having to worry about that. Even in college I only had about 2 bills so I had more spending money. I was richer in college than I am now. Isn’t is supposed to be the other way around??? o.O I digress…


Entyways – I’ve not looked at the City Chic site very much because they’re overseas (Australia). City Chic recently launched an US site though and I’m liking what I’ve seen so far! Their sizing is interesting too. It goes from XS to XL. When I first saw that I thought “Isn’t this supposed to be a plus-sized store??!! What is this madness?!” When I clicked on the Size Guide link it made sense. This is their sizing chart.  Their XS corresponds to a 14, S is a 16, M is an 18, and so on, up until a size 28. So I’m an XS – S (on top anyway)! I love it. 🙂 What I also like is the comparison chart. If you know your size at some of the other popular plus-size stores (Torrid, Lane Bryant) then you can see what your size would be at City Chic. It’s really neat and I kind of wish other stores had something similar. However, I do understand clothes are cut differently and sizing isn’t always consistent between the stores. I’ve learned through experience and the various blogs I’ve read that you shouldn’t always pay attention to the size; it’s just a number. The fabric may stretch or the shirt may be roomy. I had a shirt that was supposed to be big on a skinnier girl and it was fitted on me. I didn’t care; it was still cute. 🙂


Some of my favs from City Chic (Click pic to be linked):

Roxanne Dress: I wish I could pull this off. “Sure you can!!” is what my friends would say. I’m sure it would look alright but this girl looks like she has attitude, spunk, confidence! This dress was made for her! Why do I sound like some kind of advertisement? Lol..

Wild Flight Maxi Dress: I LOVE maxi dresses! They’re so feminine and right up my alley. One of the best compliments of my LIFE came from a customer when I worked retail. She said I looked like a goddess in my maxi dress. She may have been exaggerating (I sure didn’t feel like one at the time, lol) but it was really sweet nonetheless.


I really like these two tops, Graffiti and the Turn Head top. The Turn Head one is so cute and I don’t think I would want to wear anything over it. Well, I guess the boyfriend jacket would be cute; I definitely need to add one of those to my wardrobe!


http://www.citychiconline.com/index.php/tops/graffiti-top-795.html http://www.citychiconline.com/index.php/tops/turn-head-top-670.html

I’ve added this store to my list of stores and will be sure to order sometime in the future, especially once the holidays pass. I can’t wait! >.<





Published in: on November 24, 2010 at 11:57 am  Leave a Comment  
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30 Days of Me: Day 5

~* Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve visited. *~

My junior year of college I took a little trip to the Big Apple! I was visiting a friend for a couple of days and was beyond excited. It was pretty fun even though I didn’t get to do as much sight seeing as I’d hoped. I took a million pictures of Times Square yet forgot to get myself in any of them! I have an uncle who lives there though so hopefully one day I can get back and spend enough time to really enjoy the city.

 



Published in: on November 22, 2010 at 2:04 pm  Leave a Comment  
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30 Days of Me: Day 4

~*Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn’t have*~

I actually have a few habits I wish I didn’t have. I do this weird thing with my lips. I purse them then make air kind of squeeze out of them. It’s weird. I used to do it years ago, quit, and have recently started up again.

I also wish I didn’t talk and move around in my sleep. Poor Hurricane gets beat up by me when we’re sleeping at night. Apparently I’ll hold conversations too and I’m not always aware of it. I’ve woken up to hear myself talking but lately I haven’t. The other night we went to sleep with the tv on. Hurricane told me I started talking when the tv went off. That must be a sign. When I was younger I couldn’t fall asleep unless the tv was on. That would be nice if I didn’t have an electric bill to worry about, lol.

Published in: on November 21, 2010 at 12:03 am  Leave a Comment  
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