Swim

Hello All My Darling Divas!
Welcome back to the blog! Every summer I try to put some type of swimsuit related post up here on the blog.The reason is simple. I LOVE BATHING SUITS! I feel like no matter how big or small you are there is a perfect swimsuit out there waiting for you! Whether its a one piece, Bikini, or a Tankini, trust me there is a perfect one out there for you! The plus size community is BOOMING with plenty of trendy and amazing swimsuits, that I find myself buying about 5 every season. I know, I know that’s alot, but a girl has got to have options! So today I’m showing you just a simple lookbook I called swim which shows you a bit of my bathing suit collection right now. I will be sure to list where I got each bathing suit, so I hope you enjoy!

Bathing Suit Info
Orange Fringe Suit- Groupon
Red One Piece- Burlington Coat Factory
Cheetah Two Piece- Monif C
Polka Dot Tow Piece- Torrid
A special shout out to my Bestie Danielle for taking these amazing pics for me, and letting me use her super fab pool for this lookbook! I hope you ladies have enjoyed this lookbook! Embrace that body that you have, and be sure to rock it at any beach or pool! I hope you are having an amazing summer so far. I definitely am! Be sure to follow me on any of my social networks! They are all listed above!

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!

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!