Sporty Spice 

  
Hey, hey, it’s Friday!!!! 

Today my outfit is very relaxed and sporty. You’d think I was going to hit a 5km run or something – but believe me – I AM NOT! Ha ha!

I had this cool tee custom-made (like many others I own) by the awesome peeps over at  Tiffany Morgan Creations. I just love the quality of their work and their efficiency. I literally get my orders within a few days. Thank you Janice and the Tiffany Morgan Creations crew. You guys rock!!!!

Tiffany Morgan Creations specialises in personalized clothing, with a strong focus on blinging the bride. Some of their products include bridal party tshirts, satin bathrobes/kimono’s, towelling slippers, mugs and more. They also do I Do stickers that are worn under a bride or groom’s shoes. Visit their Facebook page and let them personalise it your way…
This outfit also features my first Superbalist purchase – these cool Adidas Flux sneakers! Super comfy and sleek. I really love the gold sole – very different! 

   
    
    
   
Tee – Tiffany Morgan Creations | Leggings, cap, earrings, sunnies – MrP | Sneakers – Superbalist 

Fun Fact:

“Adidas is the largest sportswear manufacturer in Europe and the second largest in the world. “

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 

Black Out 

  
Today I feel so badass ha ha! I’m really not though! 

With the weather being a little overcast I decided to pull out my pleather jacket and the rest of the outfit just kinda went around that one item. Then I put on my favourite purple LA Girls matte lippie and boom – badass chick!!! ( I am so weird). 

Anyone got a Ducati I can loan for the day?!?!? Ha ha! 

   
    
    
    
   
Again- head to toe in MRP 🙂

  
Stay Sassy xxxx

Lu 

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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Day to Night 

  
How sick is this drawing of me?!?!? A very talented friend did this portrait for me and I’m so amazed at the detail. It’s pretty darn awesome!!!

  
Back to the post…

This past weekend I attended a friend’s birthday party. It was a very casual, Saturday night braai so I opted for comfy and casual in this jumpsuit paired with flats. 

   
    
 I was contemplating wearing this jumpsuit again (but decided against it) to a more formal party so I played around with it to take the outfit from a day to night look. Just swapped out the shoes and accessories and boom – ready for a night out!!!

  

  

  

  

  

  

            
Jumpsuit – China Town | Flats – Fashion Express | Heels – Ackermans | Beads – RogéroStyle | Neckpiece – MrP | Portrait – F.A.B – go get yours!!!

Fun Fashion Fact from the Book – Mind What You Wear!

“People who dress like the boss are more likely to be appointed and get promoted quicker.”

Stay Sassy xxx

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My kinda LBD

  
These days I prefer loose, flowy dresses over anything even slightly clingy. I don’t go anywhere near my jeans or any kind of pants for that matter – it’s just too hot for that kinda commitment LOL!

And like I’ve mentioned in a previous post, you can never go wrong with a black dress.

I had this one custom made by the talented ladies at Fleur Fashion House – I also have the same dress in grey – you can have a look here.

  

    
    
    
    
   
Dress – Fleur Fashion House | Sandals & Neckpiece – MrP | Earrings – Truworths 

My 6yr old takes such lovely pics, except for the ugly lawn mower in the back hahaha!

PS: Check my son attempting to clean the garden – such a busy boy ❤️

Fashion Term Of The Day:

Appliqué 

Definition: A decorative design made of one piece of fabric sewn on top of another. 

Stay Sassy xxx

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#FatGirlProblems 

  

  
So this top is actually a dress but it’s far too short to be worn as such so, yeah …#fatgirlproblems. 

It’s really pretty though, the pattern, the colours, the style, pity I can’t wear as a dress! 

  

   

    

    

    

  


 
 
Top/Dress – MrP | Skinny Jeans – Dunns Clothing | Wedge Heels & Earrings  – Truworths. 

Fun Fashion Fact: 

“During the different eras, women applied color to their faces by various means. In Cleopatra’s time, berries and other natural ingredients were used as makeup to enhance the face.”

Stay Sassy xxx

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Black is the new Black 

  
“I own too much black”- said NO ONE EVER!!!

Well, I’ll stop wearing black when they invent a darker colour – ha ha! 

But seriously, I do love black – and who doesn’t?!?! 

  
I’m not entirely comfortable with the tube part of this dress (bearing full arms) but I’ve been pushing myself to move outside that zone. You know, live a little – LOL! I do love the style though, especially the pockets! 

This uneasy feeling just reiterates how difficult it is for anyone to move away from a poor self image, it’s a daily battle. 

Some days are better than others but looking back I can surely see an improvement so I know I’m getting better. 

   
    
    
 Dress: Truworths (old) | Sandals: Makro_Sa (old) | Beads: Mrs Rogéro | Earrings & Sunnies: Mrp

Fun Fashion Fact:

“In the 1500s, fashion designers showed off their clothing by putting it on miniature dolls. There were no such thing as models until 1853.”

Stay Sassy xxx

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