A Weekend of My Style

Happy Monday Darling Divas!

Welcome back to another week on the blog. Today I am going to be showing you a peek into my style for the weekend. My weekends can get a bit crazy due to work, events, and spending time with family and friends. But through it all I have to of course look fabulous! So take a look into my weekend style, and meet me below for more info!

Did you enjoy? I really hope so! I wasn’t able to capture any pics of the looks, but if I do this again I will plan a bit better so that I can take pics! Told you my weekends are crazy! I just wanted you to get a lil peek into what I wear over the weekend.

Friday Outfit Details 
Blazer: Burlington Coat Factory
Shirt: Target
Leggings: Eloquii
Booties: Payless
Turban: Random Scarf
Shades: Spirit of Halloween Store
Lippie: NYX Pencil in Emerald City  
Saturday Outfit Details
Sweater Dress: Old Navy
Faux Fur Vest: Forever21 
Tights- Eloquii
Boots: Payless 
Sunday Outfit Details 
Sweater: Forever21
Vest- Gifted
Leggings: Forever21
Booties: Payless
Hat:Torrid 
So ladies that’s a weekend in my style! I hope you all have enjoyed. Be sure to come back here tomorrow at 5 for your second blogpost for the week! Feel free to follow me on social media. They are all linked above. I would love to be connected with you all! So until tomorrow I love you lots like tator tots, and have a good rest of your Monday!

Blazers Galore

Happy Tuesday Darling Divas!

Welcome back to another day on the blog! Today’s blog post will be fashion related, and I am honestly excited about it. Fall is honestly my favorite season to dress for, and lately I have had an unhealthy obsession with Blazers! They are such a versatile piece of clothing to style, and you definitely need to run out and grab a couple if you don’t have one in your closet! This lookbook celebrates how many ways you can style a blazer. You can dress it up or dress it down, and look cute every single time! So lets get into the looks.

Fuchsia Frenzy 
I recently took a trip to the goodwill with my best friend Asha, and as soon I entered the blazers section I fell in love! I saw this fuchsia blazer and I instantly knew I had to have it! I decided to dress this blazer up by adding a ruffled dress from Fashion to Figure with a high heel from Nine West that also has ruffles. I decided to bring in my waist by adding this black and silver detailed belt that was gifted to me. I decided to add some texture and fun by adding a checkered print purse that I got from Burlington Coat Factory. 
Safari Goddess 
  This outfit is my favorite look in this lookbook! I saw this long African printed blazer from the goodwill and it had SHOULDER PADS! I love a good shoulder pad ladies. Sometimes I wish I was in my twenty’s in the 80’s so that I could have rocked this trend! (lol) I love anything printed, and when I saw this I definitely HAD to have it! With longer pieces like this blazer I like to pair it with something short to play with the length of my outfit. I paired this look with a black crop top from Eloquii, a black skater skirt from Deb Shops and black booties from Just Fab. I felt like this outfit needed a touch of something so I added a this gold cheetah belt from Burlington Coat Factory. 

Black on Black
Now this is one of my go to outfits. I absolutely love dressing down blazer with some simple pieces. By adding these black leggings from Eloquii, a crop top from Zelie for She, and a some red sneakers from Target I have transformed a Black tuxedo type blazer into a casual outfit. I love outfits like this because simple pieces come together to make a comfortable cute outfit. 
Polka Dot Blues
This outfit its just so adorable to me! This blue blazer from Burlington Coat Factory is typically a pretty dressy blazer. But by adding this fun polka dot printed skirt from Fashion to Figure, and  this black turtleneck that was thrifted, this blazer turns from the office to a night out on the town. These booties from Ashley Stewart and this linked silver belt that was gifted pulls in this look and gives it a nice touch. 
Forever a Cheetah Girl 
Cheetah print will forever be my favorite everything! I grabbed this cheetah print blazer from the Goodwill I instantly was obsessed! What I loved about this blazer is that it is cropped, and I love a good cropped jacket. I decided to pair this jacket with some basic essentials. A green basic tee from Forever21, jeans from fashion to figure, and knee high boots from Deb Shops, this cropped cheetah print jacket instantly becomes a comfortable casual outfit.   

2 Shades of Grey
This outfit is perfect for a fashionista like me. It mixes comfort with fashion and I absolutely love it. I like to wear outifts like this to work since I am on my feet all day, but still need to look professional and cute. This grey blazer from Target is super comfortable! Its made out of cotton, and it is one of my favorite pieces to wear right now. This white top is from Torrid, the printed pants are from Old Navy, and the flats are from Payless. I love a good outfit that is also comfortable. 
So ladies that’s it for today’s blogpost! I hope you enjoyed this lookbook as much as I enjoyed creating it! Blazers are my obsession this fall, and I hope that after you look at this lookbook you will be inspired to be obsessed with them too!  Feel free to follow me on my social media. They are all linked above! Be sure to come right back here next week for another two blogpost here on the blog! I am SUPER EXCITED to share with you guys some thing special happening next month! Be sure to stay tuned. So until then I love you lots like tator tots, and see you next week!

Fall Fashion Essentials

Happy Friday Darling Divas!

Today you are in for a treat because you are getting TWO blogpost today! Since both of the blogpost today are Fashion related, I decided to call today’s double feature Fashion Double Feature Friday! This will be the first post, and be sure to come back at 2PM for the second! Lets get into today’s FIRST post.

Fall is right around the corner and its time to prepare your closets! In this video I touch on ten fashion essentials that you need for your fall wardrobe. You probably have some or most of the items on this list, but either way your going to need at least 3 of these items to create a perfect look for fall! So enjoy the video, and meet me below for more details!

Did you enjoy the video! I know it was a bit on the long side, but I had so much fun making this video for you guys! Fall is honestly my favorite season, and I get so excited everytime this year comes around! So I am going to quickly list the ten items on our essentials list so that you can recap what was said in the video!

Fall Fashion Essentials
1. Cardigan
My Black Cardigan is from Forever21
2. Oversized Sweater
My American Flag Sweater is from Forever21
3. Faux Fur Vest
My Cheetah Print Vest is from Avenue 
4. Denim
My denim is from Torrid. Click here to check out my Denim buying guide blogpost
5. Leggings 
My leggings are from Eloquii. Click here to check out my Eloquii haul 
6. Tights
My tights are from Target
7. Scarf
My scarves are from so many different places. Click here for a tutorial on how I wear my turbans
8. Hat
I got my floppy hat from Target
9. Boots 
I got my Knee High Boots from DebShops
10. Over sized Bag
I got my cheetah print bag from Target  
So ladies that’s it for the first blogpost of today! Be sure to come back later today at 2PM for the second blogpost for today’s Double Feature Friday! Feel free to follow me on any of my social media! They are all linked above! So until we meet again at 2PM, love ya lots like tator tots, and see you later!

Denim Problems

Hello All My Darling Divas!!

Welcome back to the blog! The Springtacular series is now over, and we are back to our regular scheduled programing! If you want to check out the series click here. I decided to come back with this little guide on buying denim. Alot of people, especially us curvy women, have trouble buying denim. Either they fit at the waist but not at the bottom, or they don’t fit at all. So I decided to give you some tips that I use when I purchase denim. Afterall they are the most common article of clothing in my wardrobe! I only wear denim like 120% of the time, so I am pretty much a pro at buying jeans! So enjoy the video, and meet me below for more details!

I hope you enjoyed the video! Hopefully it was very helpful! Now lets get into the details!

1. Try On
I know it sounds silly but TRY ON YOUR JEANS!!! Alot of people skip the fitting room because maybe the line is too long, or maybe you just don’t feel like trying on. No matter how long the line is, or how you feel TRY ON THE JEANS! You will be really upset when you get home and find out that the jeans you just grabbed don’t fit! I advice taking 3 pairs of the same type of jeans. So I will take one pair of jeans and try on a size 18, 20, and 22 in them. This will save the hassle of having to go back in forth from the dressing room just in case a pair doesn’t fit. 
2. Pay Attention to the Tag 
Some stores that carry denim have letters beside the size. The letters may indicate that this type of jean is Tall, Petite, Regular, or Wide. I would say to def pay attention to the label, and if the tag has any of these letters to purchase the one that applies to you. Since I am tall I like to purchase jeans that have a T next to them. This ensures that the length of the jeans caters to my long legs. I also like to look for jeans that may have a W next to them because my hips are wide and those cater to my hips. If they don’t have a letter next to them don’t worry! Just refer to tip 1 and try them on! 
3. Don’t be afraid to splurge
Alot of jeans tend to be pricey, but don’t let the price tag keep you away from purchasing a good pair of jeans! Buying jeans that may be $60 or above is a good idea because this means that they will last you a long time! They wont wear and tear as easily, and you definitely will get alot of wear out of your jeans!

4. Forever21
Ok so maybe you don’t have $60 to pay for an amazing pair of jeans. Well Forever21 is the perfect place for a good pair on inexpensive jeans! The jeans are mostly under or a little over $20, and they come in all different kinds of colors and prints. I would say to def check over there if your a little short on cash, but still want to look fabulous. 
Here’s a list of places where you can purchase jeans. I personally buy all my jeans from thease stores, so I hope this help you!
Ladies I hope that this helped you! Let me know how if any of these tips and tricks work out for you! I will see you guys later this week with another video! So until then ladies, love ya lots like tator tots, and see you soon! 

Springtacular: Spring Lookbook

Hello All My Darling Divas!!
Welcome back to day number 5 of the Springtacular Series happening here on the blog! We have 2 more days left, and hopefully you have been enjoying this series! You know that no series would be complete without a fashion lookbook! I created thease four looks with alot of colors and prints which are perfect for Spring! I hope you will be inspried by thease outfits, and I hope you like them! So enjoy the video and meet me below for more detials!

Did you enjoy the video? Comment below and tell me which look was your favorite! Lets get into the details and more pics of each look.

Look #1 A Hint of Cheetah
 Shades- Marc Jacobs 
Jacket- Ashley Stewart
Top-Torrid
Pants- Old Navy
Bag-Gifted
Shoes-Payless
Look#2 Rompin Floral
Cardigan-Umgee Plus 
Romper- Forever21
Shoes-Just Fab
Look#3 
Shades- Claires 
Jacket-Thrifted
Crop Top- Forever21
Skirt- Wet Seal Plus 
Shoes-Torrid 
Look #4 
Shades-Claires
Vest&Belt-Forever21
Shirt-Ashley Stewart
Pants-Old Navy
Shoes-Lane Bryant
So ladies I hope you enjoyed day number 5 of the Springtacular Series! I had alot of fun creating the outfits for this lookbook, and I hope you have enjoyed! Be sure to come back here tomorrow for day 6 in the Springtacular Series! We have 2 more days left! Love ya lots like tator tots, and see you tomorrow!

Springtacular: Fashion Swap:Winter to Spring

Hello All My Darling Divas!!!
Welcome to the second day of Springtacular! If you missed out on yesterday’s post click here! This series will be happening for the whole week, and I hope you have enjoyed so far! Today’s video is all about fashion! This is a fashion swap video where I am giving you four tips on how to transition your wardrobe from winter to spring. So enjoy the video, and meet me below for more info!

What did you think? I hope you enjoyed it because I think I will do a Fashion Swap video everytime the weather changes. Let me know in the comments section if you enjoyed this video so that I can make another one when the weather changes from Spring to Summer.

Just a quick recap on the four Fashion Swap tips discussed in this video.

Fashion Swap Tip 1: Swap out your heavier tights/leggings for lighter/ sheer tights
Fashion Swap Tip 2: Swap out your winter coat for a light coat
Fashion Swap Tip 3: Swap out your boots for flats
Fashion Swap Tip 4: Swap out your dark colors or bright colors and prints
Ladies I hope you have enjoyed video 2 in the Springtacular Series happening here all week on the blog! If you missed the first post yesterday don’t worry! Check it out here. Be sure to come back tomorrow for the 3rd day in the Springtacular Series! Until next time, love ya lots like tator tots and see you tomorrow!

How I Style….. Velvet

Hello All my Darling Divas!!!
Welcome back to another week! I usually don’t wait until this late in the week to post, but school has been kicking my butt lately, so unfortunately I couldn’t put this up earlier this week. But hey better late then never right? Back in my Christmas Haul 2014 video I showed you all new velvet pieces that I had recently gotten from Forever21. I said I would probably put together some type of lookbook for it, so I instead showed you how I would personally style those pieces. Let me know if you like the “How I Style” videos. I have no problem showing you how to style a certain piece of clothing. If there are any pieces that you need help with styling comment them below! I will be sure to make a post on how I would style them! Now feel free to mix and match up any of these outfits. This is how I would style it, so definitely feel welcome to use these outfits as inspiration to style your own velvet pieces. If you want to show me any of your velvet outfit goodness, be sure to take me in them on social media! I would love to see your outfits, and my social network information is linked above. Ok so enough of the small talk, lets get into the video!

Did you enjoy the video?? Comment below and tell me which look was your favorite! Also let me know if you would like more “How I Style….” Videos! I have no problem whipping up a couple more. On to more detials and pics!

Look#1 50 Shades of Blue
Top- Target
Skirt- Forever21
Leggings- Walmart
Shoes- Ashley Stewart
Bag- Aldo
Necklace- Unknown 
Look #2 A Touch of Fur
Top- Torrid
Vest-Forever21
Leggings- Forever21
Shoes- Torrid
Bag- Kenneth Cole
Look #3 Oh Say Can You See
Top- Forever21
Skirt-Forever21
Leggings- Walmart
Shoes-Target
Accessories- Torrid and Target
Look #4 Black and Lacey
 Lace Top-Forever21
White Top-Debshops
Leggings- Forever21
Shoes-Ashley Stewart
Clutch- Target
So ladies I hope you have enjoyed! I really had alot of fun filming this! I was missing my fashion themed post! They are def making a comeback. Be sure to come right back here tomorrow for another blogpost, who knows maybe it will be fashion themed again. Feel free to follow me on any social media. All of them are linked above! Until tomorrow, love ya lots like tator tots darlings! 

NoMinusPlus is how old????

Hello All My Darling Divas!!!!
Today is such an exciting day because today is the 4year Anniversary of No Minus Plus!!! Yup you read that right! NoMinusPlus is FOUR years old today! The last four years of having this blog has helped me grow in so many ways! I am grateful everyday for each and everyone of you darling divas! You have all been apart of this wonderful journey with me so far, and I hope that you will continue this journey with me! NoMinusPlus has come a lonnnggg way since 2010, and that’s all because of you! Your support and your love has guided me, inspired me, and just helped me keep going. And I will always love and appreciate all you darling divas for that! So enjoy the video below and meet me below for some very exciting pics!

So yes you also heard that right! NoMinusPlus Now has Merchandise!!! I’m so excited about that! Head over to Styledbynominusplus.bigcartel.com to check it out and grab yourself some NoMinusPlus Swag! Also I mentioned my A M A Z I N G graphic artist Ashley! Here info is all below! She designed this logo and designed the store website. She is the best! Hit her up for any of your graphic design needs at great prices!

Email: Miragemedia@gmail.com
Instagram: MirageMedia

Now I had a lil photoshoot for the merch, and here are some of the pics!

So Ladies that is it! I know I said thank you a million times but I am going to say it again… THANK YOU!!!! Be sure to check out here for the second video out of the four this week. And don’t forget to buy yourself some merch!! The store’s site again is Styledbynominusplus.bigcartel.com. My social networking sites are linked above, so follow me on any or all of them to stay updated with what’s going on here. Until next time, love you lots like tator tots, and see you tomorrow!

Top 10 Fashion Essentials for Summer

Hello All My Darling Divas!

Welcome back to another week on the blog! Today were going to be talking about my Top 10 Fashion Essentials. Since it is now towards the end of summer, I figured it was time to finally put up all the essentials that I have been using all summer. I have also done a Top 10 SkinCare and Makeup Tutorial which you can click here to see, and a couple of years ago I did a Top 10 Natural Hair Essentials. You can check that out here. I will probably revisit these top 10 list in the colder months sincee my essentials change up due to the weather change.  So enjoy the video and meet me below for more details and pics of course!

Did you enjoy the video? Comment below and let me know what some of your fave summer fashion essentials are. Here are pics and details of the items listed in this video.
1. A Dress
I loveee  dresses in the summer! They provide comfort and keep me cool on summer days. The dress in wearing here is a high-low dress from Umgee. Click here for my video on this dress and others from Umgee for more details.
2. Light Weight Hoodie
 Hoodies are not just for the colder months. They are perfect to pull out on those cool summer evenings. I got this light hoodie from Target. I absolutely love the neon color!
3. Sunglasses
 Of course no summer day is complete without a pair of cool shades to block out the sun! I grabbed these babies on sale from Icings! Click here for the haul video that I mentioned these in for more details.
4. Decorated Shorts
 Now you know I had to slide my decorated shorts in this list! I have been rocking these pairs of shorts all summer. Whats even more awesome is that these are shorts from my own store! Click here to visit my website StyledByNoMinusPlus! Grab yourself a pair while the weather is still hot.
5. Canvas Sneakers
 Now im usually not a fan of sneakers, but my canvas sneakers have been a definite staple this summer for me! It pairs perfect with any outfit, I can slip them on and go, and they are just really cute! I purchased mine at Target.
6. Sandals
  
Sandals of course have to be on this list. What summer outfit isn’t complete without a cute pair of sandals? Sandals and sneakers were pretty much the only things I wore this summer. I purchased these sandals from payless.
7. Vest
 

 To me the vest is the perfect thing to layer outfits with in the summer. I wear all types of vest in the summer, but my denim vest definitely is my favorite. I got my vest from forever21.
8. Scarf
I would have to say that turbans are my go to hairstyle. Whenever I am being lazy, or my hair doesn’t want to behave, I slap this turban right on. The summer has very harsh sunrays which can be pretty damaging to my hair. The turban is perfect for hot days and protects my hair from the sun. Click here for my video on how I tie my turbans. 
 9. Arm Candy
 I overload on the arm candy when its hot out. I like layering and stacking my bracelets to create a fashionable look. Its almost as if I’m styling my wrist. My bracelets come from Torrid, Fashion2Figure, and Ashley Stewart. All of those stores carry bracelets that cater to a woman with larger wrist like myself.
10. Oversized Bag

A big bag is sooo needed in the summer! I carry around so much stuff(crap) with me when its really hot. A big bag ensures that all of my things can be carried in one fashionable place. I got this purse as a gift, but you can find over-sized bags pretty much everywhere!

Ladies that’s a wrap for today’s video! I had soo much fun recording this for you all, so I hope you really enjoyed it! Make sure to check back here on Friday for the second blog post for this week. It will be a very special one! Be sure to follow me on any of my social networking sites. They are all linked above. Until next time, love ya lots like tator tots!

A Closer Look at Wet Seal Plus

Hello All My Darling Divas!

Today on the blog I’m going to be doing something a lil bit different. This past Saturday me and my good friend Natasha went to go check out the new Wet Seal Plus STORE over at my local mall. That’s right ladies, wet seal plus now has it’s own store! I got word from my Aunt that this was happening and I just had to rush out to go see it for myself.

Arden B is going out of business and all  of the Arden B’s are now being replaced with a Wet Seal Plus Store. They are only in select places so click here to search for one in your area. Don’t worry Wet Seal Plus is still being sold in Wet Seal Stores if you cant find a Wet Seal Plus Store in your area. The site is also having a sale! So can get many items on sale for a limited time only. You can also get 15% if you Text WSPLUS to 35750. That Text works for in store AND online

 The Arden B sign was still on the outside, so you can only imagine how disappointed I was walking towards the store. But soon as I went in I was greeted with “Hello welcome to Wet Seal” and I just knew I was in the right place. The manger was kind enough to let me take pictures of the store so that you all can see how fabulous this store is!

Now me and Natasha both picked out a couple of must have items from the Wet Seal Collection. We both will give out honest opinion on them. All the items are linked so that you can check out the price on the site. See how much I love you guys! I even dragged in my friend for all my madness.

My Picks
I took one look at this dress and I instantly fell in love! I loved the color, the cut, and the bow design in the back. If your tall like me it may be a bit short. Other than that I loved this dress! It also comes in different colors if this color doesn’t suit you. 
Ok so I may have a soft spot for skater dresses because this one caught my eye just as much as the first one. I loved the way this dress fit on my body! It is super comfortable and can see myself styling this in so many way. The back detailing of this dress also is just amazing as the one above. I def see this making it’s way to my closet. 
THESE JEGGINGS ARE EVERYTHING!! Ok so I never really liked the jegging trend. I just thought it was plain silly. But these baby’s def changed my mind. They were sooo comfortable and yes honey they do give you a better butt! I am soo in love with these pants.
As a lover of denim I almost squealed when I saw the great selection of jeans that they had. I am a sucker for bleached and distressed jeans, and these pair just sent me right to heaven! They are a really good fit and run true to size. I am super impressed with there denim. This may be my go to place for all my jeans. (Sorry Forever21!)
Now this
right here are a pair of jeans that we BOTH loved. I am pictured on the left, and Natasha is pictured on the right. We both had to try these jeans on, and they fit like a glove! I really am loving the Wet Seal Plus Jean collection. Make sure you def pick up a pair!
Natasha’s Pics and Opinions
I had a really good experience shopping at the new WetSeal plus at Menlo Park Mall.
From the outside, you would have no idea about the amazing stuff inside because it’s still labeled as Arden B (yes, on the directory too!). The sign that does say the correct name is a small sign on the side window BELOW eye level, not impressive.
Once I stepped in, I was pleasantly surprised. The staff was attentive and helpful when needed. The location also looks a little classier than some of the other,  straight size WetSeal stores.  The clothes were trendy but there were a few pieces I would consider classics.
 
The tops were varying in comfort, functionality and style.  Of the few I tried on, I did enjoy their way of laying on my body just right. I also really liked, and purchased crotchet shorts that are too cute!

The jeans fit AMAZINGLY well. I am about average height and I didn’t have the super long crotch thing I get sometimes with other plus size denim options.

My only complaint is that some of the flowy options did not have enough fabric weight to hang in a way that was as flattering as I wanted
There were a wide variety of accessories to choose from as well as  a few sneakers and sandals. Some are true to size and others are not. Be warned, The accessories and shoes are NOT plus size friendly.
I look forward to shopping there again and excited for the hopefully expanding line. *hint, hint*
 Well ladies that is all! I hope you have enjoyed my opinions and my good friend Natasha’s Opinions on Wet Seal Plus. Now I just want to say that I wasn’t asked to this. This was all on my own and the opinions are real and true. We both really enjoyed the Wet Seal Plus Collection, and I def encourage you all to go try it out yourselves. I swear you wont be disappointed.
Feel free to follow Natasha on Twitter  @yung_FAB_free  and follow her on her Tumblr right here. 
You can as usual follow me on all of my social networking sites. They are all linked above. 
Be sure to meet me right here tomorrow for another video here on the blog. Also be sure to check out my new store StyledByNoMinusPlus if you haven’t already. Until tomorrow, love ya lots like tator tots!