It is my last post of 2017, and I must say that I am looking forward to 2018. This year has been one of extreme growth through learning some hard truths. I have learned that there are times you are not going to be able to do it all, and in no way should you beat yourself up. Do not feel ashamed with the fact that you are feeling uncomfortable. Surround yourself with those that bring you peace, not strife, and above all else take care of yourself.
I am bringing in 2018 in style with this super cute dress from Shop Currently. If you have not heard of them, they are a Miami based brand specializing in plus size dresses. They believe in high quality fabrics that fit all bodies. When it comes to the holidays, I am all about items that are shiny or have texture, and lovers, the Diana silver pleated dress has both. Based on their size chart, I would need a size 20, but I was actually able to wear a size 18 which is my go to size for dresses. My biggest concern when it comes to dresses are my arms and back, and this dress has ample room for a great fit. With winter dressing, I prefer having some room so that I can layer, and with the fit of this dress allows for such. I love that the dress hit me above the knee so I can show off my over the knee boots that I bought last season.
You can shop this dress and more on Shop Currently's site or at Amazon. Enjoy some shopping in the new year because their dresses are currently on sale! I could not end the year without celebrating some of the wins this year. Each and every day is another day to get to the life you want, and I made sure that I celebrate the wins and learn from the losses.
THINGS THAT I'M PROUD OF (in no particular order)
Hitting 10K on Instagram. With all the changes to the way posts are seen on Instagram, influencers were really feeling it the most not being as visible as they once were. I will say that even though it was hard work, reaching that milestone was major, and I thank all my old and new followers for liking and commenting on every post.
Supporting several plus size events. I went to Phat Girl Fresh's Lifestyled 2017, Full Figured Fashion Week, The Curvy Fashionista's TCF Expo, NYFW, and the Curvy Con. Not only was it great seeing my blogger boo's, but I met new bloggers and learned a lot in terms of working on my brand. It wasn't just all work, I got to laugh it up and spend quality time with a group of women I admire.
Having fun with fashion. Even though I love shopping, hitting style ruts will happen (as of late, all you will see me in are jeans and sweaters, but it is the winter so I guess I get a pass...lol), but this year, I have mitigated the ruts by just wearing what comes naturally to me. The best outfits are those that you don't fuss over. Here are some of your and my favorites from 2017.
Let me know if there is more that you would like to see from the blog? Perhaps more day to day looks? More fitting room chronicles? Less fashion and more lifestyle? I'm game if you are.
Happy New Year Lovers!!!!!