All-Star Mini-Haul

Hello Young World!
This past weekend I was able to take a road trip to Orlando for All-Star Weekend.  I didn't do alot of partying but I had a lot of fun.  We actually did a little shopping at one of the premium outlets and I picked up a few things that I want to show everybody...
DSC_0020 DSC_0017 DSC_0025 DSC_0031 DSC_0032 I didn't get a change to get any pictures of my outfits. :-( I was kind of cute though. :-) I'm sure you all can tell that the quality of my pictures have changed dramatically. That's because I finally bought my DSLR!! Yaaaaayyy!! I'm the proud owner of a Nikon D3000. Now I'm just waiting on my MacBook Pro to get here and I'll be able to fully change the style of my blog! Whoooooo!! Sooo excited :-) Thanks for reading!

My Funny Valentine

Hello Young World!
My best friend was my valentine this year.  He took me to a new restaurant downtown named Truva.  It is a Mediterranean restaurant.  Ok, I'm always up to trying new things, expecially food.  However, this particular time I was disappointed.  I don't know what it was but I just did not like the food.  My bestie didn't like the food either.  It was a great experience though! I tipped a belly dancer! *blushing*
Here's what I wore:

Blazer- Lane Bryant:: Dress-Forever 21:: Pumps- Bakers:: Tights-Spanx

Chicks in Kicks

Hello Young World!!
It's been a long time... I shouldn't have left you... Without a dope blog post to vibe to... :-)
Ok, like I said in my first post, I don't really have a set style regimen. Again, I think fashion is too fun to stick to one style. Unlike a lot of fashion bloggers I am a sneaker wearer. Now don't get me wrong... I'm faaaaaaaarrr from a sneaker head. Sneaker heads are apart of a large underground culture. It is a way of life for some people. [not me though] I just love certain sneakers... They must be fly though...
Anyway, on Twitter I came across the following comment:
"Any woman that is 21+ and still wears Jordan's is either hood, can't walk in heels or just plain BASIC"
*Dora blink* Riiiiighhhhtt... Ok, soo.. *Dora Blink*
Let's start from the beginning. The term "basic" is used to describe a less than ordinary woman. Pretty much it's a woman that doesn't have anything going for herself.  It can be heard in many rap songs referring to women that smoke all day, wear lace fronts, stay in the hood, etc, etc.  Now, I usually don't take tweets personally, but this one in particular kind of threw me off.  I am a retro Jordan's wearer however I am no where near "BASIC".  I am a college graduate, I have a car, my own place, blah blah blah.  So that raised the issue with a few of my Team Sneakers and Stilettos members.
Since I've been reading fashion blogs I've noticed that a lot of "high-fashion" blogs kind of look down on sneakers.  The reason for this I will never know or understand.  At what point did it become a bad thing to be a girl and wear sneakers?

There are many female sneaker wearers out there including celebrities.  Here are a few:

Lauren and Cassie are seen here wearing the Jordan Retro 3's "True Blues"

 Kelis is wearing the Cement Retro 3's

And lastly, my favorite picture of my favorite actress wearing a pair of one of my favorite Retro Jordan's....

 Tracee Ellis Ross wearing the Retro 5's... And a $30k Hermes Birkin bag... Yeeaaaa...Basically.

I believe 75% of the reason why I wear sneakers is due to my job.  However, over time I've grown to have a genuine admiration for sneakers.  In my opinion, they are pretty cool.  That doesn't make me "basic" for wearing them.  Fly is Fly.  Why cant the girl in the Retro Jordan's be as fly as the chick in the 5' stilettos?? At the end of the day it's all about style and how you put things together.  Everyone's style is different.  Just respect it for what it is.

Shout out to all the girly girls that own a rack of jordans and sport them like she sports her pumps! [Sorry Wale, I had to put my little spin on that verse... think I did pretty good too...:-)]

With that I'll leave you with a collage of a few pairs of sneakers I own...

I'm really interested in hearing what you all think about sneakers... Let's talk :-)

BODY CON?? Whaaaaaa??!!

Hello Young World!
It's been a loooooonngg time! I'm sooo sorry! :-( But I have plenty to talk about so expect a lot from me over the next for weeks.
Since I've been reading fashion blogs (fatshion blogs in particular) I noticed that bloggers share this love for Body-Con garments.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with what Body-Con is Body-Con is short for Body Conscious.  These types of garments are made out of body hugging material hince the name Body Conscious.  Now, I know that I'm not a curvy girl. My hips aren't wide.  Whether or not I have a booty depends on the day, the position of the sun, the zodiac and what angle you are looking at me.  I honestly don't have a defined shape.  I like to call my shape a cute Potatoe (hehehehehehe).  This is why I shy away from body hugging garments.  I've always thought that they were more so for women with curvier figures.  However, a trip to Miami and Forever 21 has changed my mind.
A good friend of mine invited me to go with her to Miami to celebrate her birthday with her.  Of course I couldn't resist a trip to MIAMI!! Who would?? While we were there she wanted to go to King of Diamonds and she wanted all of us to wear little black dresses. *gasp!* I have plenty of LBD's but they were all...hmmmm, how can I say...None sexy.  They weren't club attire (especially not for KOD).  So I searched the whole internet for a dress and finally decided to take a chance and buy a LBD from Forever 21.  It was cute and not expensive so why not?  Here's the dress:

When I finally got the dress and tried it on I IMMEDIATELY fell in love with it! I really liked the way I looked in the dress! Of course I had to pull out my shapewear to make sure everything was smooth but other than that I thought the dress looked great on me.  When I wore it to KOD I felt soooo sexy and confident.  You could not tell me I wasn't the ish in my dress honey!  I can now say I'm the owner of a Freak'em Dress... Here's me in the dress:

So with all that being said I now have a new found love for Body-Con.  While we were in Miami shopping I bought another body-con dress from Forever 21.  I plan to wear this one when I go to Orlando for All-Star weekend.  I'm going to tone this one down a little and wear it with a blazer and some black pumps.  This dress came in a few different colors in the store but it's not available online.

This is the back of the dress.  If I thought I could get away with it I would wear it like this.

I also bought this dress from ASOS Curve.  I plan to wear this in Orlando too.

Of course I will take pics when I can.  If I'm not able to do a post about them I will definitely post pics to my Instagram (@plusmore), My Tumblr, Style tag (@fatgirlfly), and Pose (@plusmore).

Let me know what you guys think! As always, thanks for reading :-)