Layering Lesson

Hello All My Darling Divas!

Welcome back to another day on the blog! Today’s blogpost is going to be all about layering! Layering your outfits maximizes your wardrobe, and turns pretty much everything you own already into multiple outfits. I layer my outfits in every season, but I do it more in colder months because of the temperature. Layering gives your the illusion that your wearing complete outfit with a top and a bottom, when in actually you may be wearing 2-3 separates to make up one outfit. It’s pretty much a fun way to get dressed, and today I am going to show you guys how I like to layer up!

When it comes to layering my outfits I always pick out an article of clothing and figure out which part I want to be my top and bottom. This determines which part is going to be covered with another layer of clothes so that it looks like one complete outfit. It’s always best to start off with solid piece and not separates. So for example I am starting off with this dress from Fashion to Figure. Layering using a solid piece allows you to have a better foundation to put clothes on top of.

So I have decided to cover up the bottom half of this dress so that I looks like I am wearing just a peplum top. When your covering the bottom half for layering you want to make sure that the article of clothing you choose covers the part of the clothing your trying to conceal. So for this outfit I decided that I would go casual and dress it down. I threw on a pair of jeans from Burlington coat factory, and now it looks like I’m wearing just a peplum top and jeans. When in reality I am  wearing a peplum dress and jeans. God I love layering. (lol) 
Layering Bonus: I like adding sometype of jacket or cardigan to make the look feel more compete. Also a jacket can cover up anything that’s going to give your layering secret away! For this look in the back the fabic was bunching up, so I simply added a jacket and boom! Now the outfit is all done. 

Now for this second part of the lesson I was going to show you how to conceal a top of a dress to make it look like you have on bottoms. But unfortunately it’s laundry day which left me with not alot of clothing options for this post. (We have all been there! lol) So I am going to show you again how to layer a dress so it looks like you have on a top and different bottoms. I decided to dress up a simple dress,  since I just dressed down a party dress. 

So here I have a simple burgundy dress from H&M
Just something casual that kinda needs some dressing up. So I just take this gorgeous skirt from Eloquii to conceal the bottom half of this dress. In less than 2 seconds this simple dress transforms into a pin-up inspired night on the town. Well with the proper accessories and makeup. 
Layering Bonus: Belts can be your best friend when it comes to layering! They help to hide the start and end of each of your layers.In this outfit you cant really see but you can kinda tell I stuffed a dress under this skirt because where the bottom begins doesn’t match up with where the top half ends. That can simply be covered with a belt! It adds a bit more pizzazz to the outfit, and covers up any layering mishaps. I got this hounds tooth printed belt as a gift. 
So ladies that’s it for today’s layering lesson. Layering is the secret to some of my best outfits that I have ever rocked! Here is a collage of just some of the outfits that I have created by layering. 
When you don’t have the money to buy new clothes, or need to create an amazing outfit and haven’t quite gotten all the pieces you want from your favorite stores, layering comes in handy! It allows you to create custom outfits, and get creative with your fashion! You have no idea how many times I have people asking me “Is that new”? or “Where did that skirt or top come from”? When in reality they have probably seen me wear that piece of clothing a thousands times, just all in diffeent ways! Have fun with your closet, and getting dressed! 
Feel free to follow me on social media! They are all linked above, and I would love to be connected with you! I will see you ladies next week with two new blogpost! Can you believe that Christmas is next week, and it only a couple of days of 2015 left? Time is flying by! So until next wee
k ladies, love ya lots like tator tots and have a great weekend!

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!

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!

Back 2 School Lookbook

Hello All My Darling Divas!

Today I am kick-starting my back to school week on the blog with a lookbook! I intended on posting this earlier in the week, but had a couple of complications, so I hope this gets to you all either during or before your first week of school! This is a collection of outfits that I think are perfect for back to school. They are all comfortable, versatile, and casual which are 3 things that I look for when getting dressed for class. Feel free to recreate and use these looks as inspiration for your back to school wardrobe! Hashtag #TeamNoMinusPlus on any of your social media so that I can take a look at your back to school fashions.

Look 1
Top- Target
Jeans-Ashley Stewart
Shoes-Nine West
This look is a cool and comfortable look that is perfect for school! The jeans and top are both different prints, so your mixing prints while still keeping cute! (sidebar: Dont you just love how my hair matches my jeans)

Look#2
Hat- Charlotte Russe 
Cardigan-Thrifted
Top-Target
Shorts-Lane Bryant
Shoes-Target
Now this look is perfect for the days where its still hot outside, but you still want to keep a bit warm in those cold classrooms.

Look #3
Hat- Dont Know
Top- Umgee
Dress-Forever21
Shoes-Target
Now I think of this look as a modern school girl. I absolutely love this overall skater dress from Forever21. Its playful and cute which is perfect as back to school atire.

Look#4
Cardigan- Umgee
Top-Hot Topic
Skirt-Deb Shops
Tights-Target
Shoes-Torrid
This look is probably my favorite out of the lookbook because it features HARRY POTTER! Yes folks that shirt says Hogwarts Alumni! This look is super cute and funky, and I def love mixing it up for school.
Look#5
Cardigan- Fashion2Figure
Dress-Fashion2Figure
Belt-K&G
Shoes-Ashley Stewart
Now you know that any lookbook of mine isn’t complete without a splash of cheetah! This look is a perfect mixture of dressy and casual. The shoes have a bit of a low heel and is perfect for any ladies out there who like to be a bit dressy for school, but still comfortable.

So ladies thats it for the back to school lookbook! I hope you all have enjoyed! Which outfit do you see yourself wearing to school? And also be sure to show me any of your Back to school looks by adding the hashtag #TeamNoMinusPlus. I would love to see your recreations or your outfits in general!
You can as always feel free to follow me on any of my social networking sites. They are all linked above. Until next time ladies, 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!  

4 Looks, 1 Skirt

Hello All My Darling Divas!

I am here with the last blog post for the week! You got a OOTD on Monday, a Lipstick Video yesterday, and today a styling video! It’s been a VERY active week on the blog, and I hope you all enjoyed!

I got this skirt last week from Lane Bryant and I instantly got inspired! Im all about taking one piece of clothing and wearing it as many times as possible! There is no reason to spend all your coins on clothes if your not going to create different looks from it! So check out this simple video then meet me below for more details and pics!

Did you enjoy the quick video? Comment below and tell me which look was your favorite!  Of course the main clothing piece is this beautiful skirt from Lane Bryant! You can find it here. 
The best thing about this skirt is that it is on SALE! Its ok, Your Welcome.

Top- UmgeePlus
Belt-Gifted
Skirt- Lane Bryant
Shoes-Nine West
 Blazer- Fashion2Figure
Top- Torrid
Skirt-Lane Bryant
Shoes-Nine West
Top- Fashion to Figure
Skirt- Lane Bryant
Shoes- Payless
Vest- Forever21
Top- Zelie For She
Skirt- Lane Bryant
 Shoes- Target
Ladies I hope you have enjoyed this post. Dont spend your hard earned cash on clothes and only get one use out of it. Create different looks and you will be surprised with what you come up with. 
This ends our 3 blog post trifecta week on the blog!  I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I did! Feel free to follow me on all my social networking sites. They are all listed above. Also be sure to check out my new store Styled By No Minus Plus for colored custom shorts! Until next week ladies, love ya lots like tator tots!

EveryBODY has a beachbody

Hello All My Darling Divas!
I have been working on a couple of projects lately, and I finally get to share both of them with you.  As we all know the two piece bathing suit has been taking the plus size community by storm ever since one of my fave plus size bloggers GabiFresh rocked one a couple of years ago.  Different types of retailers have embraced the fatkini, and are making it hot for everyBODY to show a lil skin. So I decided to do an inspirational photo shoot with all my fatkini;s so that you all can go rock a two-piece if you aren’t already.  The shorts in these pictures are my shorts from Styled By NoMinus Plus. They are perfect for the beach! I opened up shop last Monday, so click here for more info on all of that.  Now lets get into what we are here for today….FATKINI’S!!!

I wanted the theme for this whole shoot to be bold and colorful. So I made sure that the makeup was bold, and prints were everywhere! I was pleased with the looks, and I’m excited to someday do this again.

Look 1
Bathing Suit-Forever21
Coverup-Ashley Stewart
 Look 2
Bathing Suit-Forever21
Coverup- Mandee’s

Look3 (My fave!)
Bathing Suit- Forever21
Jacket- Thrifted
Satin Rose Crown- Coming Soon to Nightly Allure
Look #4
Top- I created myself using a black scarf, and a strapless bra
Bottoms- Lane Bryant
A special shoutout to my best friend Asha for being my photographer! She is an amazing model, so go follow her on Instagram( @Asha_Singing_Softly ) to see how super talented she is! 
Laides this summer is all about fun and great memories! Be bold and show a lil skin!!! I hope that this mini Fatkini look book has inspired you all to get out there and get your hands on some fab bathing suits! All of mine are from forever21, but there are TONS of plus size vendors that sell amazing bathing suits!! There shall be no excuse for not being a hottie on the beach this summer!
Feel free to follow me on any of my social networking sites! They will all be linked above! Enjoy your body and be inspired! Remember that #everyBODYhasABeachBody! Love ya lots like tator tots, and see you next time!

Hot Pants

Hello All My Darling Divas!

I am really excited about today’s outfit post because its featuring a lil sneak peak of what I’ve been working on for the past couple of weeks. I’m pleased to announce that I will be opening up a store! Yes NoMinusPlus now has a store, and I am super excited! The first thing I am selling are these super cool ombre shorts, along with three other short designs. I will explain more in detail in a video on Monday because that’s when I am opening shop!

(A special furry guest decided to make a surprise appearance in my photo today)

A Closer Look at the shorts!
 Top & Shoes- Target
Vest-Old Navy
Shorts-StyledByNoMinusPlus (Coming Soon!)
So ladies I hope you are as excited as I am for the launch of the store! Check back on Monday for the grand opening, and get your hands on some pretty cool shorts. Like always feel free to follow me on any or all of my social networking sites. The links are above. Until next time, love ya lots like tator tots!

Aztec&Azul

Hello All My Darling Divas!

We have been having alot of good weather lately, and I couldn’t be more excited! Even though later it turned out to be a terrible rainstorm, I still was glad I was able to wear a pretty nice outfit. I love wearing bold prints while still being casual. Target is really my favorite place to be because this whole outfit is basically from there. I think I will die in these cute canvas sneakers. They are sooo comfortable and I plan to get a whole bunch more in many colors.

 

Outfit Details
Top-Target
Skirt-Target
Shoes-Target
Cardigan-UmgeePlus
I hope you ladies enjoyed! Stay cool in all this heat! Feel free to follow me on all my networking sites! They are all linked above. Until next time, love ya lots like tator tots.

ChainsXCheetah

Hello All my Darling Divas!
This outfit post is actually from the other day, but I got lazy so I decided to post it today. I swear I gotta do better lol. Anywho, I’m here today with another OOTD post and I am soo excited that the weather is finally getting warm. It means more outfit post, and less clothes!

I kind of just randomly threw this look together and I’m so glad at the way it turned out! I need to just throw things together more often. My hair is still defined from my hair tutorial that I posted earlier this week. Click here to check it out

 
This pic right here is just to show you the shoes in wearing since the dress covers them in the rest of the pics. I decided to go casual. 

  I pretty much wear Mac’s Heroine with anything weather it matches or not. I also thought this would be the perfect day to debut my cheetah necklace that I love so much. I was susposed to post a haul video today along with this post, but I hated the footage, so this will just have to to.

Skirt-Fashion2Figure
Top(Which is a dress)- Forever21
Necklace and earrings-Rainbow
Belt-Gifted
Shoes-Target
Lipstick- Mac’s Heroine

Well ladies I hope you enjoyed! What did you all wear today? Share it with my on any of my social networking sites. They are all listed above. Until next time ladies, love ya lots like tator tots, and see you next week!