plus size halloween


70's Disco

Top | Bell Bottoms | Heels

Sexy Nerd

Top | Jeans | Nerd Kit

Dreaming Unicorn

Dress | Heels | Headband

Frida Kahlo

Dress | Shawl | Flower Crown: DIY Dollar Tree

Plus Size Halloween Haul

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Hey loves! Issa #FlashbackFriday! A couple weeks ago I had the amazing opportunity to go to LAFW to attend the Bishme R. Cromartie show. I was super excited but had no idea what to wear, per usual. I knew that I wanted to be cute and comfy, but that just sounded too regular shmegular for a legit fashion show!

Then, I thought of this mutli-color fur coat that I got from GS love! It was PERFECT! It allowed me to look fashionable without me having to prop it up, stick it out and suck it in lol. I paired it with a white bodysuit and black skinnies from Fashion Nova and a floral crossbody bag from Boohoo. I drew inspiration from these two fabulous pictures on Pinterest :) Who says that us big girls can't rock the same styles as our smaller fashion sisters?! #SamefitDoneThick

I hope you enjoyed this look! And if you want to see my night and the details of this outfit click the video below! I have definitely been more consistent on Youtube, so if you want to see a lot of the looks that I post here, in motion, be sure to subscribe to my channel! And drop by and say hi, I respond!

Much love,

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By our Stripes

Maidenform Shapewear


This post is sponsored by Maidenform. As always, all opinions are my own.

Shapewear! This is probably one of the biggest topics in the plus-size community and the most asked about question on my blog, Instagram and YouTube. I vowed to give you an inside look at some of my favorite shapewear products. So let’s go!

For years, I have used waist cinchers and similar products as my shapewear go-to. And even though I am not against them, they definitely have a down side. First, they are just downright uncomfortable. It may be good for a picture or two, but to actually go to an event or, Lord forbid, a sit-down dinner, you are bound to be in pain and just feel “stuffy” overall. Secondly, they are pretty bulky and depending on the fit and the fabric of your clothing, you could see the full outline of the cincher, hooks and all lol. Last but not least, they push all your weight upward which is definitely not the look that we are going for.  

These three reasons alone made me want to look into and try other shapewear options to find what works for me. And I am so glad that I did! We all want to look and feel our best and Maidenform Firm Foundations does just that! Unlike shapewear built from a smaller size pattern and scaled up, the new Maidenform collection is designed specifically for the figures and body shapes of women sizes 1X - 4X, with features that move with you for a flexible fit.

In this blog post, I am wearing the Hi-Waist Thigh Slimmer. The fit was medium to firm, and I felt that it gave a natural look that was me, but more smooth and polished. I ordered a size down (2X) and it worked perfectly. I was surprised by how soft and flexible the lace was, unlike your typical lace that can sometimes be scratchy, stiff and uncomfortable. What I liked most was that I could totally wear it to brunch and a full day out with no problem.  I think a big part of feeling confident in your outfit, is being comfortable. If you are adjusting yourself all day, shifting, shimmying or dang near out of breath than it definitely shows and affects how you feel. I tried out both the bodybriefer and thigh slimmer and they both had some great features that I was really looking for in my shapewear:

Bodybriefer - MSRP $59
  • ·         Firm control
  • ·         Lightweight fabric performs with no added bulk
  • ·         Anti-static, cling-free fabric helps clothes glide over easily
  • ·         Wicking fabric helps keep you cool
  • ·         Power-mesh lining helps smooth your tummy
  • ·         Back smoothing
  • ·         Wear Your Own Bra feature with adjustable straps for a customized fit
  • ·         Comfort+ Design features flex-to-fit lace engineered for comfort
  • ·         Hook and eye gusset for convenience
  • ·         Firm control
  • ·         Lightweight fabric performs with no added bulk
  • ·         Anti-static, cling-free fabric helps clothes glide over easily
  • ·         Wicking fabric helps keep you cool
  • ·         Power-mesh lining helps smooth your tummy
  • ·         Plush waistband with ribbed construction helps provide comfort
  • ·         Silicone back elastic helps garment stay in place
  • ·         Back smoothing
  • ·         No pinch leg openings for comfort
  • ·         Comfort+ Design features flex-to-fit lace engineered for comfort
  • ·         Split gusset for convenience

I really love this shapewear for your day-to-day looks maybe at the office or out to a dinner with friends.  This is definitely a keeper ANDDDDD because I love you ladies so much, I teamed up with Maidenform to do a giveaway offering three of you the opportunity to receive one of their shapewear products! The giveaway will take place from Sunday October 1st, 2pm PST through Thursday October 5th, 2pm PST. The winner will be announced on my blog. *Disclaimer: Maidenform is the prize sponsor only.

Giveaway Rules (super simple)
  • ·         Leave a comment sharing why you love shapewear.
  • ·         Follow @Maidenform on Instagram
  • ·         Follow @Lacenleopard on Instagram

 And that’s it! I hope that you enjoyed this post and don’t miss out on the giveaway! You won’t be disappointed!

Much love,
Tiff Xo