Prints X PaperBag Waist with Eloquii

Prints X PaperBag Waist with Eloquii

Eloquii has done it again ! I was gifted this beautiful  skirt after attending the Grand Opening Eloquii Party in Novi.  Whimsical print right ? Eloquii continue to bring us stunning prints and beautiful skirts.  This print is so “IT” for summer!. The color alone is gorgeous and super excited  to get my hands on it.  I love anything that brings a different vibe to the floral prints. (i love floral aesthetics)  This dress is apart of Eloquii’s botanical collection!  I am for it ! Then the paper bag waist effect !  Lastly this has been on trend. Either you catch this on shorts, skirts and pants. I think this such a cute element brought to the waistline. This A line skirt is perfect for any curvy girl looking to accentuate their waistline. So yeah I am in love with the skirt! The only thing I would have to say about this skirt that it does get wrinkly fast.

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Paper Bag Effect

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everything you can imagine is real.

-picasso

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little sidenote:

 it has been so hard trying to keep myself going and motivated. as a woman i really get  down on myself. when i get down then i am unmotivated, and when i am unmotivated then i get behind on things that are important.. like my blog.  stressed  lately i have been so overwhelmed… when they say money is the root of all evil.. they were not lying. money troubles is definitely bringing me down and affecting how i move. i am almost 30 and i still don’t have it together yet. it really bugs me when i have to ask my parents for money. or i have to decline going somewhere because i just don’t have it. 

so i decided to take a small step back. i have to remind myself that you don’t have to spend all the time to have a good time. maybe this is what GOD is trying to tell me. so i  continue to budget myself, save my money and tell myself that you don’t have to spend all the time. you can find frugal ways to enjoy your life.  life certainly does not stop for anybody but i am not gonna stop living my life because money is an issue. this month and everyday is about joy. i don’t want to let anything stop me from living my life fully or blocking my joy. so this message is to all my ladies feeling overwhelm… keep pushing on ! don’t let anything , even yourself get in your way.  if you can dream it you definitely can do it. keep your joy.

if you can dream it, you an do it

-walt disney

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Midi Skirt with Paper Bay Waist with Slits// Eloquii

Twist FrontCrop Tee// Shein

Again this skirt is everything ! Since this print was so bold I wanted to pair it with a plain top. I had the plan to pair with a black shirt, however I changed my mind. I wanted to bring out the white in the skirt so I put on a white crop top. I took a casual approach with this skirt and I do think you can dress it all the way up!

Special shoutout to Eloquii for always keeping us on our toes with their beautiful pieces !

Location: Downtown Detroit

Photographer: Mom – She is amazing with the camera .. Thanks mommy

 

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cassandra

 

This item was gifted by Eloquii under no obligations or terms. All opinions are my own.

 

 

 

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It’s July

It’s July

Just like this month issue of Essence.. “Take Back Your Joy.”  I was super inspired by the tune of magazine. Black women celebrating ways they found happiness and joy in there life and I think I need to focus my concentration. I need more joy, peace, and smiles. When I think of the month of July, I see celebration and happiness.

Fashion Note

This month I want to still focus on bring lots and lots of color. I still want to get into a bathing suit before we switch are attention to fall clothing.. You know it coming.  Also I want to try out 2 different brands that I never brought to the blog. Shein and Pretty Little Things.com. These online stores have plus size items that I heard a lot of good things about . I am so ready to try these stores !

Blog Note

This month I want to still focus on being a student. Focus my attention on learning more about blogging and bettering my platform. I also want to launch of few self care templates  this month. So stay tuned for self care templates they are coming this month for sure !! Lastly I am really excited for this event coming this month. Femology Detroit is having a event for bloggers ! Can’t wait to take pictures and network with people. Lol the business cards are packed !

Personal Note/ Goals 

Last month I really successful with achieving my goals. I create that extra savings account that I was telling yall about.

  1. Schedule my wellness screening. Detox with lemon and ginger
  2. Focus on joy and happiness! And finding ways to keep my joy
  3. Bring my lunch to work 5 days a week
  4. Read Chimamanda Ngozi Aich book called Americanah
  5. Finish This Will be My Undoing by Morgan Jerkins. So far this book is compiled by 6 essays that deal with being black , a women, colorism, and race ! Super easy to read. I am on essay 3 !

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Live Beyond “What if.” Find Joy In “What is.”

-Unknown

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So yes the focus is joy this month. Finding and keeping our joy.

What brings you joy ?

Let me know in the comment section 

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cassandra

Plus Size Fashion for Budget Friendly Woman

Plus Size Fashion for Budget Friendly Woman

When I go shopping I like to have $100 dollars to spend. At the end of a nice shopping day I want to come out with a lot of bags ! I want my $100 to stretch. Do you feel me ! Like getting 1 or 2 items with $100 is good but I really don’t feel successful. I want to see the fruits of hard shopping day. So how can we make our money stretch for us. Now I am aware that plus size clothing can be somewhat expensive. I like to say the more material they use the more expensive the item is. So yes it makes hard for my curvy girls to find affordable clothing! 

So I decided to compile list of few places that I think my curvy sis would appreciate. A few places they can find classic or trendy clothes without BREAKING THE BANK. Facts! I know for a fact that we do not to need to buy expensive things for validation or just to feel at your best. In all honesty I am a broke and being a blogger does not go hand and hand. It hard trying to maintain my bills, work and and full time blog. So I have to find ways to make my dollar work for me! I know I am not the only one trying save money.

Inexpensive Plus Size Fashion

Boohoo

Is one of my favorite go to places when I am looking for inexpensive trendy clothes. There price point stop at $50 dollars and they have a sale going on all the time ! Size stop at a size 20

Shein

I feel like Shein has just pop up on the map and taking the plus size industry by storm . This is another shop that inexpensive place to get trendy pieces from. This site serves up beach babe vibes to city girl vibes. Literally the price point stops at $30. This is another store that stays with the sale. Size go all the way up to size 3X

Rainbow Stores

Rainbow has definitely came through for me a few times. You ever want to try a trend however you did not want to spend arm a leg. Yes Rainbow has came through in that department. Just about everything is under $25 and the sizes go up to a 3X!

Forever21

Do I need to say anything….. Come on now you should already know this is my favorite store every ! I love Forever21 because I can get a full outfit at $60. Shirt, Jeans, a Dress, sunglasses, and earrings. And have you shop the clearance rack ?? I telling you sis you can win. Forever21 is serving up cute styles starting around $10.

Charlotte Russe

This another store that comes through and they are at the mall. I try it on at the store!

Debshop

This is one of my favorite dress shop.  Almost everything is or under $50 bucks This store you can definitely make out with a lot of trendy items

Old Navy

Everybody is not all about trends. I understand that and why I feel Old Navy is winner. Always a good sale and have awesome classic pieces

 

Other stores you can tryout Rebdoll, Pretty Little Things, Amazon, and Gsloves ! Go ahead and check out a few more of my budget friendly tips !

I’m gonna pop some tags. Only got 20 dollars in my pocket.

-Macklemore  “Thrift Shop

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Face you make when you only spend $20 buck on outfit! Warrior

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Loving yourself is inexpensive medicine

little sidenote:

be comfortable in your skin. it is a struggle however i get better at this the older i get. being comfortable with yourself and not in search of validation. this summer i want my curvy ladies to focus on being comfortable in there own skin and not looking for someone to tell you how you should feel. Don’t trade your authenticity for approval.  You are enough ! 

even if it makes other uncomfortable.. I will love who I am !

-Janelle Monae

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Okay lets get into the outfit. So I was coming back from Mexican town with my mom. She wanted to stop at this store called Simply10.  **sideeye** Simply10 is not everywhere however this store will remind you of Dots or Rainbow. Now this store is in the hood and I hate stopping at the strip mall because it not really the safest places on the planet. Anywho we stop and I was super guarded. Also, I felt like man I already got my cheap store that I shop in and this is not going to work for my body.  Sis I was wrong, I went in the store I had a bunch of stuff in my hand including this set. I tried on this set and I went into to orbit. Matching sets are so in this summer. I have such a hard time finding a set because a lot of store like to sell the pieces together. I small at the top so I would need a 1X for the top and 2X for the bottom. I got to the counter and the cashier told that will be $21.20. I was like YESSSSSSS. I love to get larger amount of change back! Anywho this places doesn’t have a specific site where you can get this exact however all the places are listed are selling inexpensive matching sets together and separately.

So my whole point for this post is to express that you do not need to spend lots of money on your curvy clothes. If you have sense of style and know how to hook your stuff up you will always be fashionable. Its nothing wrong with being frugal with your money and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

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 Location: Belle Isle Park

Photographer: Richelle Marie Photography | IG: @richellemariephoto

 

If you have any other places that you know of to get inexpensive plus size clothing from let me know below in the comment section 

Thank you so much for reading. 

Like, Comment , and Share ! 

Shop wisely sis ! 

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cassandra

 

Michigan Central Station: A Photo Tour

Michigan Central Station: A Photo Tour

Since the day I was born til yesterday I have never seen so many people in front of the historic Michigan Central Station. Its closed back in 1988. This building has been abandon for years. Now, I always admire architectural style of the building however I never been this close until Friday. Friday was the day that old station enter into its new phase.  If you haven’t heard Ford Motor Company is now the new owners of  old train station.  Ford has as plans to turn this building into a mobility focused lab. I can see new housing, retail shops coming to Corktown . So great to see this building be used after standing vacant for year.. Lets bring some jobs to the city, I am for it !

So on Friday I got the chances to take a self tour of the old train station. Take a glimpse into the past.

Little history

This building was built : June 1912 -December 1913

Architect: Warren and Wetmore

Style: Beaux-Arts

Location Corktown, Detroit MI

Take a look at a few of my pictures I capture….. Practicing a bit with camera this past weekend!

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Waiting in line …..
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Familiar Face – J. Millhouse – Local photographer

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Location: 2198 Michigan Ave, Detroit MI 48216

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