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With Some Help From Shop Your Shape , I found a body calculator that helps you dress for your shape. This website is a really good website that explains how to dress different parts of your body according to your shape.

Based off my Bust, Waist and Hip Measurements, I was given the body spoon!

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I didn’t think I looked like a Spoon but their description was:

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Your body type is: Spoon

As a Spoon Body type (sometimes called figure 8), your hips are larger than your bust and you have a defined waist. Your hips have a “shelf” appearance, you are prone to gaining weight in your tummy and have a tendency towards love-handles. While you may gain weight in your upper thighs and upper arms, your lower legs and arms are shapely and your best assets.

How to Dress a Spoon Body Shape

The key to dressing a Spoon body type is to draw attention to your upper body while deemphasizing your tummy and hips to create a more balanced appearance and create the illusion of an hourglass figure. Your legs are one of your best asset, so feel free to play with skirt lengths and show them off! To create the most curvaceous effect mix and match our suggested separates.

According to their calculations, this would be a great outfit for me to wear.

Or in actuality, something like this:

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I really do believe this website has some good tips and outlines the different types of outfits that would be beneficial to my body shape. As a plus size woman, I know the difficulty finding clothes that accent certain features! The vendors are out there but they don’t try to help you find clothes that fit your specific body type.

Let’s Try A Couple Shapes:

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Your body type is: Inverted Triangle

As an Inverted Triangle body type, you have a proportionally larger upper body. You have broad shoulders, and ample bust and a wide back. Your hips are slim and your bottom may have a tendency towards the flat side. Your waist is subtle and you have a tendency to gain weight in your belly and upper body. Your beautiful, shapely legs are your best asset.

How to Dress an Inverted Triangle Body Shape

The key to dressing an Inverted Triangle body type is to balance your broader shoulders, chest and back with your narrower lower body to create more of an hourglass effect. This is achieved by choosing clothes that add curves to your hips and bottom while creating a more defined waist. You have amazing legs so feel free to play with skirt lengths, but don’t go too short otherwise you will further a top-heavy look. Please click on the thumbnails below to learn more about how to dress an Inverted Triangle body type.

Here’s an ideal outfit for someone with this body shape.

Here’s some on celebrities:

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How About My:

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Your body type is: Straight

You have the most common body type. Over 45% of American women have a Straight body shape (sometimes called rectangle or ruler). This means that your hips and bust are balanced and your waist is not very defined. You probably have a bottom that is more flat than round. You tend to gain weight in your torso first and then your upper thighs and arms. Your lower legs are always shapely and one of your best assets.

How to Dress a Straight Body Shape

The key to dressing a Straight body type is to proportionally dress the top and bottom of your body while enhancing your waist. If you are comfortable doing so, you can wear form fitting clothing (such as a tube-type dress) and create a waist by adding a wide, dark belt. However, to create a more curvaceous effect add volume (or the illusion of volume) proportionally to your upper and lower body by mixing and matching suggested separates.

Celebrities with Straight Body Shapes

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One Last One:

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Your body type is: Oval

As an Oval body type, you have a large bust, narrow hips, and a full midsection. You have a tendency to gain weight in your stomach, back and upper body. Your waist is undefined and the widest part of your frame. You also have a full, shorter neck and full face. Your buttocks are somewhat flat and your legs are slender. Your shapely legs are your best asset.

How to Dress an Oval Body Shape

The key to dressing an Oval body type is to de-emphasize your midsection and create a more defined waist. This is achieved by choosing clothing that add curves and fullness to your lower body and tops that taper to a waist. You have amazing legs so feel free to play with skirt lengths, but don’t go too short otherwise you will further a top-heavy look. Please click on the thumbnails below to learn more about how to dress an Oval body type.

Here’s an Ideal Outfit for the Oval Shape

Here are celebrities with Oval Shape/Apple Shape

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Go Wild, Calculate your Size and go crazy :)

“Who are you to judge the life I live?
I know I’m not perfect
-and I don’t live to be-
but before you start pointing fingers…
make sure you hands are clean!”


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Hey! Ashley Stewart entered me into a contest of who wore it best!! Can you head over to Facebook and vote for me??

Check out WWW.chardline.com to see the rest of the photos from the shoot!

Here’s the link

Hey Love! When you get a chance, can you click on this link to vote for me? All you have to do is LIKE this picture! Can you SHARE it as well? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151645931535482&set=a.10150096073070482.307021.116795295481&type=1&theater

New Years!

This year, FOR THE FIRST TIME, I’ve decided to wear a body con dress!!

I never really liked the Body Conscious look on me because I was always too SELF CONSCIOUS of how  other’s would perceive me, but after seeing Essie Golden Sporting HER Two Piece Outfit from Rue 107!

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I was still hesitant, especially after seeing it on a smaller model.

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But I did it anyways! 

I am happy with how it looks as well!

Outfit Deets:

Dress: Rue 107 XL

Shoes: DSW S10

Accesories: Kayla’s Closet

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Before I get to my Christmas list, I need you!!! HELP ME PICK OUT A New Years Eve Dress! I want to order it by December 25th. I will order the top two.

Here are the contenders :) (One or Two of them I already have, just haven’t found the best time to wear it)

Event Details

Very Classy @ Vapiano

Champagne Flowing

$60 dollar event

Fashion forward is NOT OPTIONAL, IT’S A MUST!

So please help me out!

The person's dress that I choose by December 16th, will also receive the same dress in their size!!

My measurements are as follows:

Bust-48

Waist-38

Hips: 50

Arms: 14 inches

Typically a size 18/20 for tighter dresses.

Thanks yall!!! Please help me out :)

Work Appropo!

I work for Municipal Government and I know the battles of trying to look classy and chic! It used to be so hard, usually I would wear a suit and blazer or a long pencil skirt with kitten heels.

But Now, depending on the season I look fab ALL THE TIME.

Here are some typical work outfits I would wear.

And A casual Day,

There are so many ways to make work feel beautiful without looking like a librarian!

Here are some of my favorite stores to get some cute work clothes without breaking bank!

Asos

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Chadwicks

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Miss Tina in Walmart

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Allistyle

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Ashley Stewart

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Nakimuli is an amazing clothing line that is a true expression of the designer’s personality.

Nakimuli designs for all sizes and if something is not available in your size, she is more than willing to compromise, design and negotiate.

Founded by Tennille McMillan, she established her line in 2009 on these basic premises:

 “Clothing, both the classical and the innovative, is fueled by imagination. naKIMuli Inc aims to go beyond the traditions of women’s fashion and explore more of the imagination, what could be rather than what should be. The world we live in often dictates what we should wear and creates millions of it. We at naKIMuli want to create a fashion revolution: replace the cookie cutter model with one that embraces individuality, comfort, and fun. Become your own trendsetter. Dream. Explore. Dare.”

Tennille designs naKIMuli in her hometown of Brooklyn, NY.

Take a look a Nakimuli’s website à http://www.nakimuli.com/

Sizes go up as far as 3x !!!

Body Suits for All

Body Suits for All

Happy Monday!

Now, I am not the type of person to make many reactionary posts about social media memes and trends but this time around, I am taking it personal! Many of you may have seen Nicki Minaj’s video featuring Beyonce called “Feeling Myself“, which features Nicki Minaj and Beyonce wearing bodysuits. Beyonce wore a custom Chicago Bulls jersey bodysuit by stylist Timothy White.

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Ever since…

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Inspiration Hour!

Since I’ve started my journey to 95, I’ve received so much support from people and I can’t express how much this means to me! For every person who has cheered me on, I can’t help but feel teary eyed because it’s beautiful to see how many people care for me. I must say I am a very lucky girl. So first off, I say thank you to all of you! I WON’T LET YOU DOWN! By 2014, I will not only lose 95lbs, but I will have gained new relationships and a stronger sense of TEAM.

I really couldn’t do this by myself. I remember when I initially started with a personal trainer and me telling my mom about it. She was thrilled! When I told her the price, she said: “Well you know it’s not gonna work, so save your money!” Well that’s what I did. She was right, there were so many instances in which I started to lose weight then I would gain it ALL right back! But this time around, I can’t even see me going back. 

When I look at this picture

And this one…

and this one…

and this one (especially from a starting weight of 289 in July)

So why go back? Why eat that burger or skip that cycling class? Why jeopardize something that I worked so hard for? Why do it to myself?

I don’t have to AND WILL NOT!! I do have a lot of Y'ALL to thank for pushing me and EVEN CHECKING ME when you noticed a roll was getting bigger lol!

I know at the beginning I had a few shout outs to people, but ever since I started this blog and making my weight loss journey public, I have received so much accolades and support so I just want to let y'all know that this isn’t going unnoticed!

So I just want to shout out a few more people that have always been there for me!

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so i just started my own weight loss journey, & you’re one of my top inspirations

-Charnell

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You of all people deserve this. Forget what any other **** said to you, I know you got this. I can’t wait to see you when you meet your goals. The booty is getting firm lol. Love you Family!

-Jeff

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I am so proud of you ChaCha. You look so great. I am sorry if I doubted you and I will eat my words today! I never said you had to lose almost near 100lbs but you seem to have lost a lot already keep it up. I love you.

-Daddy

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Honestly, I CAN’T EVEN WRITE EVERYTHING SHE’S EVER SAID TO ME!! SHE’S ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO KEEP ME THEE MOST LEVEL HEADED IN THIS JOURNEY! SHE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN TEACHING ME TO BE COMFORTABLE WITH MYSELF AND BE APPRECIATIVE OF MY PROGRESS! ERICA, WORDS CAN’T DESCRIBE HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU!

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You looking good girl! I am so proud of you! We need to workout! YAAAAAASSSSSS

-Tabitha

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You’ve lost so much weight from when the first time I saw you…Keeping it up. 

-Liz …she also keeps me on my toes cuz every time I see her she’s about to say “I went to the gym on my lunch break lol”

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You’ve been losing a lot of weight girl. Miama Ox won’t be ready for you. (Inserts Trevor Cheesy Pick Up Line)….yea you can tell you are losing the weight too! I am proud of ya! You going to go back to Howie now?

-Trevor

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Fanfi….li fe on efo pou di’m preske chak jou ke'l kontan pout mwen! Mesi Frantzy!!

Translation: Fanfi makes an effort almost everyday to tell me how happy he is for me. Thanks Frantzy!

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I see you girl! Keep up the good work! I am so proud of you!

-Nelson

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(In the Most Nonchalant voice you think of) Are you getting slimmer? Yea you better get it girl! (Then I start to cheese…and he shoots me back to reality

-Allen

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Before Joachim went back to Belgium, he said that he knew I would make my goals…he said I was strong and that I he was proud of me! As soon as I make my goal, I will fly your Belgian Waffle Self out here to celebrate with me! Love you JO

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I am so proud of you! You can tell the difference!

-Vivi

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(This can only be said in Daneen’s Voice) “Yess Boo! Werk! I am so proud of you, we need to motivate each other!

-Daneen

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You really do serve as an inspiration to me and a lot of girls! 

-Rebecca

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If your working out today just want you to stay focused because your an inspiration. Tis all

-Tamara

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Before the day is over I just want to say that I have come to love Chardline Chanel-Faiteau for the fact that she encompasses the meaning of loving yourself by all means. And what’s even better, she’s not afraid to show the world what that means! Wish there were more people like you girlll…Pero like..keep up the good werkkk…

-Brittany

I will make sure to keep posting as I go about this journey, but I just really wanted to make a point of showing y'all that I listen to EVERY word that you say. I process it and internalize these words! I really do love you.

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So cherish all the friends you have in your life! Stay by them, be genuine to them because there are those who present their selves in a light that seems so profound but they turn out to be wolf in sheep coats. Then there are those who uplift you all the time…those are the people who will be there for you before and at your journey’s end!

Toodles :) 

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Multi-Feature!

Here are a few more websites to add to the bunch!

   Chinoo Designs Chinoo Designs will have you feeling good about you. Everywhere you look, you see beautiful fashions and I want to see beautiful fashions on the fuller form. It has always been fashion forward for the slimmer form, now it is time for the fashion forward for us. Our figures are unique in every way. I am designing for you and with you to create what is missing. I believe there is no reason why we should not be able to wear fashion that will give us a more flattering silhouette. You will feel good when you are wearing Chinoo Designs.

About the Designer

I graduated with a degree in fashion design, and after obtaining that degree my career began to flourish. I became an employee at one of the best companies in the industry. My career quickly advanced from sewing trims on garment as a seamstress, to sample sewer. The promotions did not stop at being a sample sewer. My talent, skills and creativity were the driving force for more promotions. I later became a pattern maker, technical designer, manager, and now designer. I have been in the fashion industry for over 22 years, and the breath and scope of the knowledge I have gained and acquired have been instrumental in helping me understand the needs of a customer. I ask that you join me in my venture.

Here are some of the clothes that I liked!

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Curvety

We are a UK based company delivering the hottest fashion in the right sizes, straight to your door.

Curvety was conceived in 2004 because we were fed up of searching for trendy plus size clothes and being left disappointed by the lack of choice. We know that women want clothes that look great on and accentuate their curves and we think every curvy woman deserves to have her perfect wardrobe.

This is why Curvety works hard to offer a sassy collection of clothing, from glam evening wear, to smart work wear – in sizes 16 to 36. Clothes that fit, but more importantly, clothes you’ll love.

Here are some of the pieces I liked!

 

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Hope you enjoyed! Come back soon for more!

Happy New Years and Merry Christmas in case I don’t get to you in time.

But I just wanted to introduce my color blocking fever I’ve had for the past few years.

This is one ensemble I will be wearing this weekend and OF COURSE, I WILL POST PICTURES :)

The Dress is from Fashion to Figure.

Shoes: Bakers :)

Earrings and Bracelet: Forever 21