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 

Monday, December 26, 2016

Hustlprenur

"I'm not difficult, I'm just bout my business" -Nicki Minaj

I live, LIVE for women who hustle, are their own bosses and all around bad ass bitches. Women in business aren't celebrated, we're demeaned for the same qualities a man would be praised for. I choose to celebrate these bossed up women who have paved a way for all us women. 

I've been lusting over this Yatir jersey for what seems like the good part of this year! I finally purchased and I love it. I paired with Fashion to Figure over the knee boots, that shockingly fit over my thick calves. 

Cheers to all the bossed up women who keep me inspired ++









Hustlpreneur Jersey from Yatir Clothing
Boots c/o FTF


photos courtesy of Sean McDonnell

Monday, December 12, 2016

Satisfied

I'm emotionally tired from 2016. From the election, to amount of work I've put in, to the disappointments. I don't want people to get it twisted, I'm grateful for all of it but your girl isn't the same. I need to take sometime to find myself again. I feel weak admitting this but I feel the need to share, I let a man or two define how I felt about myself these past months. I've been searching for something and I decided to override red flags. I allowed people in who didn't deserve it and I allowed them to effect my energy. I hate this feeling. Silver lining is that these are lessons and that I don't stay down for long. I just wanted to remind you all and myself that we are worthy of real love and we don't have to settle for a flash in the pan. We are worthy of respect and we have to hold ourselves to that. I get a lot of messages from other plus women and young girls about dating, love and sex. I understand it, we as a society put so much value in others and we all want to be loved. It is okay to want love, it is okay to seek it but it's not okay to lose yourself in the process. You are enough, right now. You are so enough and someone who can love your enough, in a way that is enough for you, will make you feel the same way you feel now, ENOUGH. Reminding a friend *wink* 









White Studded Dress c/o Deb Shops X COAB
Pink Fluff Heel from Charlotte Russe
Grey Fur Purse c/o Deb Shops 


photos courtesy of Julia Haimowitz 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Black Velvet

I'm still on these thigh high boots from Torrid! They're the perfect size for my calves and thighs which has never happened in my life. These quilted boots are perfect for so many occasions, dressed up or down, worth every coin. I decided to pull out my true romantic gothic girl for this outfit. I'm for sure wearing this to a holiday party this season, perfect with all the texture. Lace, leather and velvet OH MY!!

I find skirts like this don't usually work on my body because they always flare out way to far and become booty out skirts, but this one fits well and is super high quality. I see you Torrid! This lace top is super cute too. This whole outfit is a lot "cutesier" than I usually like to dress but it still had a bad ass edge that I loved. 

I need to get myself ready for the holidays, I'm not prepared at all. My heart is heavy with what is happening around the world that I find it hard to want to celebrate. What's your favorite way to give back this time of the year?? ++

ALSO this Friday (12/9) at Noon presale on The B Word merch ends! Buy NOW! Buy here: Merch Shop Link









Lace Top c/o Torrid
Velvet Jacket c/o Torrid
Leather Miniskirt c/o Torrid
Thigh High Quilted Boots c/o Torrid


photos courtesy of Princess Eze
Post sponsored by Torrid, opinions my own  



Friday, November 25, 2016

Bad Ass

I've been on the search for thigh high boots that would be a) wide enough for my calf and thigh b) tall enough for my long ass legs and c) cute and trendy. Seemed like an impossible task honestly. Then I was browsing Torrid's website and I was SHOOK. Tell me these boots aren't damn near everything. I was getting a boxer shoe vibe with all these laces and I saw this Bad Ass sports bra and knew I had to make something work *purchase*. 

I really love wearing things unconventionally and mixing things that typically aren't thought of together. Athletic leisure clothing is my go to. This plaid dress was the perfect thing to go under the sports bra, that acted like a crop top giving me some shape. It doesn't suck that I love showing leg as well! 

I have another all Torrid, thigh high boot look I'm going to share with all of you soon! ALSO on Monday 11/28 I'm going to be dropping blog merchandise, inspired by The B Word and #BEinyourskin. Its going to be available for purchase on Monday and I hope y'all love it ++













Red Plaid Shirt Dress c/o Torrid
Bad Ass Sports Bra c/o Torrid
Lace up Thigh High Boots c/o Torrid 


Photos courtesy of Princess Eze 
Post is sponsored opinions are my own 


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Creeper

I used to love to dress up. I was always over dressed and feeling fabulous about it. Maybe because I've gotten older but I don't care anymore. I will always choose sneakers over heels. I love these sneakers, my bargain basement knock off, Fenty Puma Creepers. They add fashion to a casual look. I got my pair on Santee Alley in Los Angeles, if we're being really real. 

I have mad love for Fashion Nova, not only because they give me the discount code for all ya'll (BWORDXO for 15% off) but because they offer mad trendy, cute clothes for plus size women! Women with curves, rolls, cellulite, and dimples can still be fly AF. You can't cellulite without u lit, okayy!! Do something for yourself this week, breath, chill, relax. I know I need to ++  







Tan Snap Dress c/o Fashion Nova
Tan Creepers similar HERE

photos courtesy of Julia Haimowitz