Top 12 2014 Moments of NoMinusPlus



HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE DARLING DIVAS!!!!
It’s just so crazy to me that tomorrow is going to be the first day of 2015! I feel like we were just bringing in 2014 yesterday, and now today is the last day! Crazy how time flies right? All of my favorite bloggers always do a recap of what happened on their blog for the year, and I also like to do the same. It’s always great to look back and see what happened here on the blog. Now I was going  to limit it to just fashion ( which I have done the past 2 years), but this year had soo many great moments that I couldn’t just file it under fashion. I decided to countdown my favorite moments/blogpost of 2014! If you want to check out the blog-post, just click on the title of the blog above the pic. So enough of my blabbering, lets get started!

This outfit made the list because it was truly one of THE most comfortable outfits I wore this year! Styling colored jeans can be kind of tricky, but I really enjoyed this look!

Now if you know me at all then you know that cheetah is basically my fave color! This moment was when I fell in love with MAC’s Heroine which is honestly THE BEST LIPSTICK ON THE PLANET! And also this jacket is my soul-mate, so for those two reasons this outfit made the cut.
The Maxi Skirt is the holy grail of the summer, and this outfit was so cute and casual. It mixed colors and prints that I didn’t even think would go together.
Can we please have a moment of silence for this dress,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Ok moment over. This dress is hands down the most FAB dress ever! I absolutely love this dress. and when I die I will be buried in it! The color, the sleeves, just everything about this dress is amazing!
Now my obsession for lipstick this year went extremely overboard! The amount of lipsticks in various colors that I have right now is truly insane! I really enjoyed making this video because I felt that it was the perfect guide for those wanting to try lipstick colors a try. Still a very relevant video, so check it out if your looking to take your lipstick obsession to a new level.
This post was VERY popular this year, and I def understand why it was! Plus Size Pageants? Um yes sign me up! It was an honor to interview my friend Jeanel for this blogpost. She is truly such a warm spirited person, and I was so excited that I personally knew a pageant queen! I think its so powerful that plus size women are getting more platforms to showcase their beauty and talent, and it excites me to think what other opportunities will be coming our way in the future.
Dying my hair blue was the best mistake that I have ever done! It felt so awesome to have blue hair, and I def see myself doing it again. This color experiment has sparked my curiosity in coloring my hair all types of funky colors, so don’t be surprised at what color my hair will be in 2015. 
5.Holiday Bombshell Series
Although this series was not completed ( Will explain in a video later this week) I still had alot of fun with what I produced. Makeup has always been a passion of mine, and it was really great to focus on that for awhile. I def learned my lesson though. I am a Jill of all trades for a reason. I can never just focus on one thing.
4. The Seven Deadly Sins Series
 This by far was the most creative thing that I have ever done. It felt so freeing creating 6 different personalities that surrounded each sin. This was also my first ever monthly series that I did, and I’m already brainstorming what series to do next for new year. Hopefully this time I actually finish one (lol) 
One of my biggest accomplishments this year was opening up a store for the blog. I was really excited about it, and I honestly still am. The store will be relaunching early spring 2015 and I hope that with the changes that I make, the store can function a bit better.  Plus who doesn’t love colored shorts?
It amazes me everyday that I have had this blog for 4 years! This blog is the foundation of making my dreams come true, and I am so honored that you all have decided to take this journey with me. I also released my first ever merchandise which is still available at www.styledbynominusplus.bigcartel.com if your interested in purchasing. 
1. Everybody Has a Beachbody
This blogpost broke the internet before Kim Kardashian! Ok so maybe it didn’t, but this blogpsot was a very popular, and dammit I’m really proud of this post! I am all for body positivity, and being comfortable in your own skin. This blogpsot was just to celebrate curves, and inspire curvy women to wear whatever the hell they want on the beach! I’m glad you all enjoyed my half-nakedness, and I will be sure to follow up with another swimsuit post in 2015!

So ladies that is the 12 Top Moments of 2014! I hope you have enjoyed walking down memory lane with me. This blog has truly developed this year, and I am so excited to see what next year will bring! Later this week I will be introducing you to some new things happening in 2015 on the blog, and I hope you will be down for the ride!
I hope you darling divas have a safe and fun New Years Eve/Day and I will see you in 2015!

Interviewing Miss New Jersey Plus USA

Hello All My Darling Divas! Today on the blog we will doing something pretty different and special! I got a chance to meet up with the current Miss New Jersey Plus USA Jeanel LeBlanc! Jeanel is a close friend of my mine from high school, and when I heard that she was competing in a plus size pageant ,I just knew I had to present this to all of my darling divas! So I asked her a couple of questions and she was more than happy to answer them!

Q. So How did this all begin? 
I had done a pageant previously, and I was told that part of the reason why I didn’t win was because I was too tall (My gown didn’t sweep the floor.) I was also the largest girl competing which was discouraging at times. I always thought of doing another pageant, but I didn’t know which one, or when. Then I discovered Miss Plus USA. I made a decision at the beginning of this year that I would not let fear stop me from doing anything. When I happened upon the Miss Plus USA website, I got really nervous, but that told me that I have to at least TRY.

Q. What was the process of getting into the competition?/What process did you have to go through to become Miss New Jersey Plus USA? 
The State Queens are chosen through an application process. The application includes 2 letters of recommendation, a headshot, a full body photo, and a video explaining your platform and why you would make a good state representative of Miss Plus USA.

Q. How as being a part of this competition changed your life so far? 
Seeing the amount of support I have from my friends and family is extremely encouraging. I feel so loved! Being a state queen has also helped boost my self-confidence.

 Q.  What advice do you have for plus size  young women who want to enter this competition next year? 
Go for it!! Just know that it will not be easy. You have to put in a lot of work and stay motivated. But, don’t let fear stop you! It’s a great experience!

Q.What’s next for you in the competition? 
I leave for Seattle on August 10th!!!

Here Jeanel is picture with Miss New York Plus USA Tanisha Frazier, Miss Northwest Plus USA Brittany Hudson, and the Plus USA’s NY/NJ Agent Sonja Elise Freeman

Jeanel will be competing for the title of Miss Plus USA in Seattle Washington on August 16th! Wont you darling divas join in me in wishing her luck to bring home the title! Leave uplifting comments below, and I will be sure that she see’s your warm wishes! You can also help her cover some last minute cost for the competition by click here to go to her GoFundMe page. Any amount helps!


You can click here to check out Jeanel on Facebook
You can click here to visit the official website for Miss Plus USA. There you will find more information about the pageant and if you are interested in applying for the pageant next year, all that info is on that website too. 

I hope you ladies have enjoyed this blog post! I really enjoyed reconnecting with a great friend and I’m so proud that she went after her dreams! That is definitely inspiration for all of us to go out and of course try!!!! Ladies feel free to follow me on all my social networking sites. They are all linked above. Until next time, love you lots like tator tots and GOOD LUCK TO JEANEL!