Fashionista, Plus-size Community

I Snagged Some Pieces from the Tracee Ellis Ross for JC Penney Collection

Fashionista, Keys in life

Are You Fearing the Tag?; The Importance of Well-fitting Clothing

Several years ago my boyfriend, at the time, asked for my dress size. He was planning to purchase clothes as a birthday present for me.  I told him I wore a size 12, but I actually wore a size 14. Back then I feared the tag.  In retrospect, my actions were utterly ridiculous. What is the… Read More Are You Fearing the Tag?; The Importance of Well-fitting Clothing

Fashionista, Plus-size Community

The Problem with Plus-size Fashion is: You Cannot Satisfy Everyone

Like everything in life, there are numerous opinions regarding what is wrong with the plus-size fashion industry. There are those who believe there aren’t enough clothing options available to us nor are we accurately represented in the media. Being the selective realist that I am – I do not foresee a resolution. Why? Because you cannot satisfy… Read More The Problem with Plus-size Fashion is: You Cannot Satisfy Everyone

Fashionista, Plus-size Community

Falling for Fall; The Buxom Beauty’s Autumn Season Favorites

Summer officially ends on Friday, September 22nd, and soon it will be time for sweaters, jackets and boots. When it comes to seasonal fashion, fall is my favorite time of year. There is so much versatility in layering to accommodate the cooler weather. From cardigans to blazers and printed tights with skirts – the varying looks… Read More Falling for Fall; The Buxom Beauty’s Autumn Season Favorites

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My Trip to the Eloquii Pop-up Store!

If you have been following the Buxom Beauty on social media, you are already aware of my love for clothes.  A polished and creative outfit puts a pep in my step and a smile on my face. I really like beautiful clothes, and today I had the opportunity to visit the pop-up store for my… Read More My Trip to the Eloquii Pop-up Store!

Fashionista, Keys in life, Woman-hood

National Women’s Month: Mary Tyler Moore & the Diamond Knit Jumpsuit

On January 25, 2017 we lost a television and cultural icon, her name was Mary Tyler Moore. The day she passed I had an interesting conversation with my mother. I can recall my mother talking about how much she enjoyed watching The Dick Van Dyke Show, which co-starred Ms. Moore. I learned that this woman changed the… Read More National Women’s Month: Mary Tyler Moore & the Diamond Knit Jumpsuit

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The District’s Got Curves and They’re Ready to Flaunt Them

The plus-size world is making it’s mark in the fashion industry. From growing acceptance of fuller-figured models in mainstream media to the introduction of clothing lines to accommodate the plus size shopper by major companies like Nike. These advances are showing the world we matter. A little closer to home – my hometown to be exact, we… Read More The District’s Got Curves and They’re Ready to Flaunt Them

Fashionista, Keys in life

Five Feet High and Risin’

“…Put your best dress on like a diva should…Walk above it all in your winner shoes.”  – “Ten Foot Stilettos” by Chrisette Michele There is nothing like a high heel shoe. To me, they are the epitome of sexy. Slipping on a pair of heels changes my entire mindset – I feel like I can… Read More Five Feet High and Risin’

Fashionista, Woman-hood

Embracing the Curve: B.B.’s Guide to Dressing Curves

From polyester leisure suits to bell bottom jeans and every thing else in between, trends in fashion have changed numerous times through the years and they will continue to evolve as long as the earth keeps turning. Even though I am a member of Generation X, I am drawn to the vintage fashion of the 1950s.… Read More Embracing the Curve: B.B.’s Guide to Dressing Curves

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I Got It Online: Crushing Those Online Shopping Woes!

“You found that online didn’t you?…I can never find anything online!” I cannot begin to tell you how many times I’ve heard the above statement. The world of online shopping can be a bit scary. Will it fit? Will it look like the picture? Is it well-made? Will it even show up? If you decide… Read More I Got It Online: Crushing Those Online Shopping Woes!