Monday, February 13, 2017

Needed Me

Sometimes we have those days right? Offh. Today has been ridiculous but I'm changing things to a more positive vibe starting with this blog post and this outfit. I have been living in my Curvy Sense camo jacket, you think I'm lying? Have you seen my snapchats lol?! I've never shopped Curvy Sense and I was super suprised by the quality and the fit! Sometimes it's super hard to tell with online brands but Curvy Sense is the real deal ladies. Use my code BWORD15 for that discount! How could I not hook you up?!
I posted a video on my Instagram yesterday about my most asked question. Across the board I get asked how?! How to become this or that? How to be more confident? How to love your body? You name it people think I know the answer. I don't. I don't know shit about shit to be honest. The things I have seen be successful and I believe to be true are Action, Consistency and Quality. 

Action is simple to understand but action is the hardest step to make because it's a start. You have to get the machine moving and realize if you want actual success you will need to put in work or action everyday. Start by visualizing what it is you want and then start the action. Even if it's baby steps put action into your dreams. That is the fastest way.

Consistency is where people give up. If dreams were easy everyone would be following them. The road gets tough. Stay consistent. If you want to blog, start a blog and make a plan to post every Thursday for a year, and work at it. 

Quality to me means having your work stay at a consistent level. If you want to model, make sure your photo quality is great. Make sure your product is representative of your brand. Make sure you are consistently offering your product at the best quality you can. This is key. 

Go for it babies and check out Curvy Sense ++







Camo Jacket c/o Curvy Sense
Jeans c/o James Jeans
Nude Bodysuit from Forever 21+
Laceup Thigh High Boots c/o Torrid 



photos courtesy of Sam Baker
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Friday, February 10, 2017

Barracuda

I've always felt like I was born in the wrong time. Of course nostalgia plays a huge part in that because I also love modern convenience and you know, political rights. The 1970's scene has always, ALWAYS fascinated me. From the music, the fashion, Studio 54, the art, the pop culture, I find it all so interesting. Seventies bohemian has been trending in fashion for the last few years but I'm so here for the shift to disco culture, with colored fur, shiny fabrics in bright colors. This is where I see fashion heading and I'm all the way onboard!

I have something I'm really excited about dropping in March and this the wave I'm going in. Keep looking out for that babies!! 









Blue Faux Fur Coat from Zelie for She
Bellbottom Jeans from Forever 21 (old)
Denim Bandeau made myself
Denim Platforms from Nordstrom Rack 


photos courtesy of Kristen Garrett 


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Dark Romance

I feel like this is my perfume ad! Wait on it, yall, someday!!

I was nervous to post these pictures because they are different from my usual wave. Blogging is such a small picture of my life. I actually made a dress just like this about six years ago and I had to recreate it. I've been saying I missed making my own clothes so this was fun to get back to it. Right now it's all about Valentines clothes in the fashion industry but I had to of course, show you something different. This is how I was feeling today. Romantic, whimsical, cute and that's a perfectly okay way to be. I can be strong and sweet at the same time. Valentines day can be defined by you. You define how you want to look everyday. Fashion is defined by you. Be you babes!!

Side note: I've been wanting to get my hair together recently. I've gotten so much better at makeup, now it's time to get my hair together. I have thin hair and I want more volume and waves. USmooth heard my call. I was ranting on my Instagram story and they reached out and sent me a hair saving kit. I hope you all know I don't agree to nearly half the brands that reach out because I don't ever want to promote a product I don't believe in. I got my package, tried the products and knew I had to tell you all. I started by washing my hair with the Volume shampoo and conditioner. Then used the Thickening Lotion on my wet hair and it legit changed the hair care game for me. I had SO much volume, just from this one product. Then I dried my hair and used the Wave tool, to get wave in my hair. DO you see the waves in my hair?! My hair very, VERY rarely holds anything. With the wave tool and USmooth hairspray my natural hair and my extensions stayed in place to achieve my fairy, goddess hair waves. Thank you USMOOTH, I'm using these products daily.









Dress Made by Me
Corset from Santee Alley
Nude Heels from Steve Madden

Hair Care c/o USmooth


photos courtesy of Julia Haimowitz 


Saturday, February 4, 2017

McFLY

What can I say? I love DEBSHOP. After I discovered them I was interested, after I met with the brand I was hooked. I believe so strongly that plus women need more options and they're working tirelessly on providing that. I have some really exciting things coming up with DEBS, really, really exciting! More details are coming but I know you will love it babes ++

I find due to the sociopolitical climate, I'm very nostalgic for a time when I was younger. I'm missing my Lisa Frank folders, the Spice Girls girl power and being carefree. Being an adult is super overrated, honestly. One way I can express myself is with fashion, it needs to be fun. I love wearing colored glasses or a colored fur right now (peep my snapchat hehe) because it makes me feel good. Fashion is meant to make you feel good. When you put on an outfit and feel unstoppable. This is why I feel so passionately about plus fashion because the clothes you're wearing can empower you, change you and motivate you. Please wear something you just want to this week, for me! Tag me, send it to me!! 

Closet Sale is coming Feb. 16th starting 7pm PST. All items will be $10+ shipping. I will ship internationally. All items will be first come, first serve. This will all be on a website, I release when it goes live! A large part of proceeds will be going to the ACLU and Planned Parenthood. The closet sale will be a 48 hr flash sale, on Feb 18th at 7pm everything that didn't sell will be donated. I can't wait!!









Red Racer Mini Dress c/o DEBSHOPS
Red Plexi Heels c/o DEBSHOPS
McFLY Sunglasses from zeroUV


photos courtesy of Julia Haimowitz 




Saturday, January 28, 2017

Bihhh

I've missed you all terribly. I've been in bed for what seems like the better part of January with bronchitis and I'm finally getting out from under it. I've never had bronchitis before and oofhh it's been nasty. I've also been staying away from social media because these past few months have been heavy, HEAVY. I'm extremely passionate about protecting and supporting human rights. I can't not do anything and a Facebook post is far from enough for me. I'm putting together a theatrical piece with my production company about different experiences in this political climate. I'll keep you updated on it, it's happening soon! I'm trying to let you guys in on more of my life. I find social media to have been very regimented and boring, I need to have more fun with it. SO I'm going to be more personal, less edited, less posed, which I love babes!! I think through these heavy times, that's how we overcome, by connecting more. That's a goal for 2017!

On to outfit details: I've been searching, SEARCHing for satin plus dusters (Have you noticed?!) and thank goodness Nadia and Fashion Nova got me. This pastel pink duster I love, it's the perfect thing to throw on to elevate and outfit. I'll link it under photos, use my FN code for discounts (BWORDXO). I wanted a leggings set to wear under so I made my own. This leggings were $4 a pair at Charlotte Russe so I bought two pairs and cut one into the tube top and chocker. I love making my own clothes honestly. Expect more of that, if you haven't noticed already haha. 

Hope you're doing alright babes! Keep your heads up and keep being the nasty women I know you are ++







Goal Diggin Coat in Mauve c/o Fashion Nova
Olive Leggings from Charlotte Russe
Olive Laceup Booties c/o Debs Shop
Mirror Sunglasses from Santee Alley 

photos courtesy of Julia Hamowitz 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Honey Pot

It's 2017 bitches! How are we feeling?!

I look up to a small group of influential women. I'm writing this blog post listening to an acoustic recording of Lady Gaga singing Imagine, while a Barbra Striestand poster watches me from my wall; Lady Gaga, Barbra Striestand, Oprah and Nadia Aboulhosn. These women, amongst others, have been some of my greatest inspirations, keeping me constantly motivated. Nadia came out with her own line and I jumped on it, like this was my long time friends collection drop. Nadia has changed the game, all while changing women's lives and I'm sure she doesn't even know how far she reaches. I read her blog everyday after I discovered it in 2010, for tips on confidence, inspiration and all around boss babe motivation. She was unapologetic and I loved her for it.

Today is my two year anniversary of The B Word and I'm in awe of where we are. I started because I loved inspiring and empowering women through fashion. Blogging and styling is also a creative outlet and an expression for me. I can't thank you all enough for rocking with me and I can't wait to see where this year takes us! I want to get back to what made blogging fun for me, which was creatively styling. So expect more of that 2017! 

Thank you Nadia for years of inspiration and for a dreamy coat! Thank you bossed up babes for continuing to fight for what you want in a world that usually tells us no, and thank you readers for your notes, emails, messages you keep me inspired, always ++








The Alya Trench from By Nadia Aboulhosn
Nude Dress from Debs Shop
Nude Strap Heel from Steve Madden
Honey Chocker from Forever 21 


photos courtesy of Sean McDonnell 


Friday, December 30, 2016

2017

We only have a few days left of 2016. OOFH 2016. Sociopolitically we can all agree it's been shit. On a personal level I've had a lot of wins and I'm so grateful. With each year, I learn so many more lessons, struggle through growing pains but ultimately get closer to my goals. 

I've had an amazing time sharing with you all and you have held me down! Thank you so much for all the love and support, I appreciate every click, like and comment from you babes. I'm going to sit back this New Years Eve and get right for 2017. I'm so ready for a new wave, new moves and even bigger goals. 

Even though I plan on staying in this NYE, I couldn't miss the chance to look like a disco ball thanks to Debs Shop #OOTDEBS! This dress is mad comfortable and I live for a 1970's vibe. Let's raise a glass of champagne to how far we've come and what we're going to achieve this next year. Cheers to us babes ++ 

See you in the new year! 










Sequin Dress c/o Debs Shop
Fuzzy Purse c/o Debs Shop
Fuchsia Platforms from EGO


photos courtesy of Julia Haimowitz