1 shirt 2 ways 


Hey Beauties!  It’s Fri-Yay!!!!! 

And… Because it’s Friday – I’m sporting my usual comfy, casual day-look BUT…I decided to do a chic night out look wearing the same shirt for those days when you need a quick outfit change without all the fuss. 

Shirt – MrP | Leggings – Truworths | Sneakers – Superga | Sunnies – Gifted 

And here’s my night look…just threw on a pair of heels and a skirt and I’m ready to meet the girls straight after work!

Skirt & Heels – MrP

Just for laughs:

Stay Sassy xxx

Lu 

Sleeveless Coat 

  
Hey Gorgeous Peeps! 

Firstly, let me say that South-African weather is totally bipolar. Yesterday was extremely cold and wet and today, albeit a little windy, the sun’s shining and the weather’s fine – as if yesterday never happened at all! 

I might have been more than a little excited when the weather turned cold and rainy yesterday, just so I could pull out this sleeveless Melton coat I purchased from Fablane Online – ha ha! 

Thank you Michelle at Fablane Online – your service and the quality of your goods are superb – totally worth every cent! 

Ladies, head on over to her Instagram profile here and check out all the trendy items she stocks! 

   
    
     

  

      

   
Sleeveless Coat – Fablane Online | Jeans & Sunnies – MrP | Long Sleeve Tee – PnP Clothing | Shoes – Legit | Bag – Truworths 

Quote of the Day:  
 

1 Year Blogiversary!!!

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Wow!!!! All About That Bass turns 1 – that’s right – 1 year ago I hit the publish button on my very 1st post. I had no idea what to expect as I set off on this blogging adventure, all I knew was that I had a deep desire to reach out to those who thought that you had to look a certain way to look or feel beautiful.

It wasn’t (and still isn’t) about the likes or comments or the number of followers – NO – it’s never about something as superficial as that – this blog was birthed from a desire to uplift and inspire women just like me – who often measure their worth by the number on the scale.

Looking back on the past year – I have to admit – this blog has forced me to grow in ways I never imagined. It has been such an amazing journey of learning, sharing, friendship and most of all gratitude!

Every e- mail subscriber, Facebook “like”, share and comment!

Everyone who follows me on Instagram and Pinterest!

All of the likes, pins and comments on the posts I’ve shared!

The sweet bloggers who include me in their blogroll!

A huge and heart-warming THANK YOU!

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To celebrate, I will be giving away these 3 Revlon products to 1 lucky reader, all you have to do to enter is comment on this post and tell me what you love most about this blog!

(Please note – only people in S.A)

 

Thank you for reading & remember to stay sassy

Lu

xxx

 

 

 

 

Blessed

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What a week this has been!!!!

I was so spoilt this week by so many that I had to make sure that it wasn’t November (my birthday month)!

One of those spoils are these cute sneakers I’m wearing – my SIL blessed me with them last night so I thought I’d do a post wearing them.

It got me pondering on the concept of giving – we sometimes undervalue what giving can do for the receiver and also the giver! In my opinion – giving is a natural response of LOVE – and what are we if we don’t have love right?!?!

So, to all who showed me love this week – thank you! I value you!

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Top – MrP | Skirt – Truworths | Sneakers – Superga (Gifted) | Sunnies – Cotton On

QOTD

“We make a living by what we get – we make a life by what we give!” – Winston Churchill

 

Stay Sassy xxx

Lu

Lacking Symmetry 

   
 Yes, I know I could’ve just said assymtrecial but I like the sound of lacking symmetry – ha ha! 

I love this assymetrical top, comfy and light, and hides all my problem areas. 

Paired here with my pleather leggings and some heels, and it’s perfect for a night out with the hubster! 

   
    
    
    
   

Top – China Town | Leggings – Truworths | Shoes – Ackermans | Earrings – MrP

Just so you know- assymetrical clothing were hot at New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015/2016.

Stay Sassy xxx

Lu 

Sleeveless Blazer

  
Who doesn’t love a good blazer right?!?!? 

Well, I just couldn’t pass this sleeveless, longer length blazer from MRP. I know, almost every item I own is purchased at MrP but sadly, there just aren’t many options for us fuller figured ladies here in SA. Also, I find that most of their garments are real value for money. So, I find myself searching their online site quite often ( maybe a little too often in my husband’s eyes lol). 

I know that plus size fashion has come a long way since oversized, shapeless overalls, but I still feel that we’re really not spoilt for choice as opposed to our straight size counterparts. 

Hopefully, more designers and retailers will come on board and realize that we like to be stylish too. 

   
    
    
    
 Blazer, Jeans, Neckpiece & clutch – MrP | Tank – PnP Clothing | Shoes – Ackermans | Sunnies – Cotton On | Lips – LA Girl Matte Lip Instinct 

 Fun Fact: 

“February 2016, Ashley Graham becomes the first plus size model to grace the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition.” 

 

Stay Sassy xxx

Lu 

Jeans and Tee

  
I’ve always loved the simplicity of a jeans and tee, although I’ve always felt that because of my size I just wouldn’t be able to pull it off. 

Well, well, well, look what we have here – stupid negative thoughts – It’s me – in a simple jeans and tee!!! 

Liberation – ha! 

    
         

     

 Top to toe – Mr P

QOTD 

“Fashion really is women’s liberation”- Iris Apfel

Stay sassy xxx
   

Orange is the New Black!

    
Just kidding – black is #boss!

I really do love black, but just because I’m a plus size chick, does not mean I can’t be colourful too! 

I find myself wearing/buying more colourful items the more comfortable I become in my own skin. I’ll admit, I still struggle with the bare arm thing – It’s really difficult to drop those negative thoughts about your body once you’ve been living with them for so long. 

However, small steps are still steps right?!?!?!?!?

    
I’m wearing another jumpsuit, which also tells me that I definitely am getting there in terms of being more confident in my body. I wouldn’t give jumpsuits a second look not so long ago. 

I do love the harem style and colour of this one – add to that the fact that it’s made from stretchy fabric and it’s a total winner for me. 

Oh and did I mention it has pockets?!?! Ha ha!!!

     

  
 

   
Jumpsuit – China Town | Sandals & Sunnies – Mr P | Bag – Executive Luggage | Earrings – Truworths 

Fun Fashion Fact: 

” Eyeliner became popular after its discovery in King Tutankhamun’s tomb in the 1920’s. “

Stay Sassy xxx

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Hello, New Year You!

  
It feels good to be back!!!! 

I love that New Year feel, don’t you?!?!? 

I think with each passing year I become more aware of everything. I feel more. I make a conscious effort to do more. To laugh more. Even cry more…more happy tears though! In fact, I cried a few happy tears just this morning. My daughter started “big school” so yes, Mommy’s a little fragile today.

Time sure does fly when you’re having fun. Starting this blog in 2015 was the best thing I could’ve done for my personal growth. It’s helped me in ways I would never have imagined. Yes, it’s helped me to wander out of my comfort zone but besides that, it’s the one thing I can say is mine. 

That sounds a little selfish, I know, but it’s just so true. It’s something I look forward to and often after posting, I get to see inside my own head haha! (I’m weird, I know lol.) It’s goes so much deeper than an #ootd. 

I’m looking forward to 2016 and even more personal growth.

   
    
    
    
 Dress & Sunnies: MrP | Sandals: Ackermans | Bag: Executive Luggage |  Watch : Fossil 

“People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed. Never throw anyone out. ” – Audrey Hepburn 

Stay Sassy xxx

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Jumpsuit 

 
Well, Hello! 

I haven’t done a blog post in a while, it’s just been crazy at work and home with all the holiday festivities but today I thought I’d do a quick one. 

I will admit, I kinda avoid jumpsuits. I always assume that it wouldn’t flatter my fuller figure but this one is so cute and perfect for the very hot days we’re currently having in SA. 

I’m  still a little conscious about the bare arms but I’m throwing caution to the wind because it’s that hot!!!!

   
    
   

Jumpsuit – Fashion Express | Shoes – Ackermans | Beads –  RogéroStyle | Sunnies – MrP 

Fun Fashion Fact: 

“The price of clothing has decreased by 8.5% since 1992, even when adjusted for inflation.”

Stay Sassy xxx

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