CurvyCon 18 Vlog

Hey Darling Divas!

It’s another week on the blog, and this time around we are talking all about CurvyCon 2018!!! CurvyCon is an event that I look forward to every year, and this year was no different. There was a different venue, more shopping, workshops, and so many new things to do and see. So grab your popcorn and let’s see what CurvyCon2018 was like!

Did you enjoy? I hope so! Dia&Co was the sponsor again for the event, so as an employee of the company I was soo proud for another year! If you want to check out my swag bag haul and my Insta-story of Curvycon, then click here to go to my IG page and check out my highlights!  If you want to check out all my other CurvyCon videos, click here to watch the playlist.  Interested in seeing all the panels and the fashion shows? Click here and scroll down to see the Yahoo Style Livestream!

I didn’t do a lot of shopping at CurvyCon this year, but there were so many amazing vendors! I think I was just a bit overwhelmed by all the shopping options in once place, but next year I will be ready (lol) Here’s a list of all the vendors.

My CurvyCon Looks! 
This year I wanted to definitely make a statement, so when I saw this green wig in It’s My Raye Raye’s video I just knew it would be perfect for CurvyCon. It was bold, it was a conversation starter, and I just really felt like one of a kind!

The theme for the weekend was “Cosmo and Wanda you ain’t slick” I wanted all my looks to have some type of pink and green in it, and it was so fun being creative and coming up with some bold, yet comfortable, looks.

Day 1
The first day was the platinum party, so I wanted to be super cute but not overly dressy. This look was so New York Chic to me, and the heels kept me comfy and fabulous all night long

Dress: Ashley Stewart
Blazer: JCPenney
Shoes: Lane Bryant
Purse: Dia&Co
   
 

Day 2 

Workout Look

I wanted something that still was within my color scheme for the weekend, so when I saw this set from Ashley Stewart I just knew t was the one! 
  Bottoms, Jacket, Bra: Ashley Stewart
Bandana: Walmart
Sneaker: Nike

Glam Look
I just want to shout out my Aunt Tracy for letting me borrow this two-piece set from her closet.  It actually was the inspo for the whole color scheme, and I felt like such a fashionista in this look. I am a sucker for two-piece sets, and as soon as I got my hands on it, I just knew it would be perfect for CurvyCon. 

Jacket&Shorts: LaneBryant
Shoes: Ashley Stewart
Purse: Custom made by my best friend, Asha! Follow her on IG( Ashaetch) to get updates on when she will start selling them  

Day 3 
This day was more relaxed, so I wanted to be cute and comfortable.  This look was my kind of casual, and I was seriously so comfortable all day long!

Top: Ashley Stewart
Jacket: Ashley Stewart
Skirt: Eloquii ( Via Dia&Co)
Sneakers: Target 
Purse: Custom made my Ashby Vose! Check out her Etsy store for more of her fabulous bags! 

 Overall my curvycon experience this year was terrific! I had a great time meeting new friends, reconnecting with old friends, and I just enjoyed being at a fashion event just for gals like me during fashion week. The verdict is still out if I will attend next year since I am a CurvyCon OG, but I’m pretty sure I will still make it there in the end since I can’t ever stay away! After all, next year will be the 5th year of the event, so I can’t even imagine how big it will be! Did you go to CurvyCon this year? Leave a comment below and tell me your experience! 
 
 
 
So that wraps up another blog post here on NoMinusPlus! Be sure to follow me on all my social media especially my Instagram page. Its an extension of the blog and I am always doing fresh and fun content via my insta-stories! I love you lots like tater tots, and I will see you all next week with a new post!

Get Ready with me for CurvyCon!

Welcome Back!
This week is all over the place, but I hope you love the frequent uploading! Earlier today at 3PM I came to you with my CurvyCon Vlog for 2017. If you haven’t checked it out feel free to see it by clicking here. Right now at 5, I am coming right back at ya with the next CurvyCon17 video which is a Get Ready With Me CurvyCon Edition! So sit back, relax, and enjoy your second video of the day!

Did you enjoy getting ready with me? I hope you did! So sorry that I didn’t get footage of my outfit! I got so wrapped up in all TheCurvyCon fun that I forget to film it! But here are some pics I took of my look, and of course outfit details! 
Top: NoMinusPlus
Skirt: Fashion to Figure
 Shoes: JustFab
 Cat Headband: FiveBelow

Heis a list of the products used in the video! 
Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation, Concealer, and Powder
Wet n Wild Blush in Heather Silk
I hope you guys enjoyed getting ready with me for CurvyCon! It has been so fun going Get Ready With Me videos again, and I hope you all are loving them! Be sure to come right back here for the last video in the CurvyCon 17 series. It’s going to be a great one! Be sure to also keep updated with me on social media by clicking the links above. I am always updating you darling divas on what’s going on via Instagram, so be sure to follow me today! I love you lots like tater tots, and I will see you tomorrow!

CurvyCon Vlog 17!

That fabulous day of the year has finally arrived.. THE CURVY CON!! I really wait all year long for CurvyCon to come, and I am glad that the weekend finally came. The vlog is a pretty long one, so grab a snack, and come along with me on my Curvy Con 2017 journey!

I keep thinking that CurvyCon cant get any better, and ever year it honestly GET SO MUCH BETTER! Let’s first start off with the fact that CurvyCon is now durring New York Fashion Week. How amazing is that?? This plus size fashion event happened durring the biggest moment in fashion. I felt very excited to be apart of this momumental event. 
CurvyCon Day 1
September 8th,2017
CurvyCon started off with a workout sesson sponsered by Target, and led by fitness guru Massy. Arias. I unfortunatly didnt attend, but I heard it was a great time! I did a little workout on my own, and then questioned my milk status. ( lol) After that it was a Sip and Shop which I actually did attend, and it was amazing! So many beauitufl women, and what I liked was that it wasnt all the same vendors from last year. It was some that are always there like Fashion to Figure, and some new booth’s like Romans! 
( I took this cute pic at the Romans booth! I had such a blast with them!)

My Look for Day 1! 
 ( more info on my look will be featured in my Get Ready With Me video that is dropping at 5PM today!)
I did a little shopping and sipping, and after that it was time for THE FIRST EVER CURVY CON FASHION SHOW! What was even better about was the fact that it was a DIA & CO fashion show! I was defnitly a proud Dia&Co employee this whole weekend. The following pictures ARE NOT MINE. I grabbed them from this wonderful article written about this fashion show on Mic. Com. Click here to read it and check out more pics!

Both outfits you see are from the upcoming collection from Girl With Curves that is exclusivly being sold at Dia&Co starting on 9/18! If you want to get your hands on them join the waiting list by clicking here!

CurvyCon Day 2

 Day 2 was the main event. All the panels, shopping, and bloggers that you can imagine! I was really excited because I got to work the event this year! The Dia&Co booth was my home that day, and I was so proud to be apart of the Dia&Co family, and of the CurvyCon team! 
My home for the day! 


My look for Day 2! 
Top: Dia&Co staff tee
Skirt- Target

I had such a great time meeting new people and spreading the gospel of Dia&Co! As I mentioned before I am a stylist at Dia, and I was definitly proud to be apart of the Dia team at CurvyCon. Since Dia&co sponsered the event this years curvycon was much more special to me. I am glad I was able to help out at the booth!

A List of the vendors that were at CurvyCon this year!

Premme
Simply Be
Modcloth
Fashion to Figure
Rachel Roy
Romans
Ellos
Eloquii
Dia&Co
Macy’s
Molly and Isadora
Ashley Stewart
Gwynnie Bee
Curvy Kate
City Chic

And that about wraps up the CurvyCon17 vlog! I had alot of fun, and I am glad that I ran into some of you ladies! I hope that you all will continue watching the Curvycon vlogs, and consider attending if you havent already! This week is all about CurvyCon, so come back later today at 5PM, and Friday for two more Curvy Con 17 related videos! Are you following me on social media yet? You should be! Follow today by clicking on the links above! I love you lots like tater tots, and I will see you at 5!

CurvyCon SwagBag Haul!

Hello All My Darling Divas,

Welcome back to another day here on the blog! We have come to the end of my CurvyCon trifecta week, and I am excited to be ending it with my SwagBag haul! As a platinum ticket holder I got a pretty good amount of swag to show! I am entering a contest that CurvyCon is hosting if I show off my swag, so wish me luck! But I was going to show off my swag anyway! Its just too good to not show off! So enough of me talking, lets get to it!

Did you enjoy?? I hope so! There were sooo many vendors that contributed to this swagbag so im going to just list down as many as I can below and you can check them out if you want!

JcPenny
Style Watch
Eloquii
Fashion to Figure
Curvy Couture 
Asos Curve
Yandy.Com
God’s Favorite Surprises
A + Curves Swimwear
NYX Cosmetics
Matrix 
88 Handbags
Black Radiance
Cream of Nature
 There was so much swag!! I cant wait to play in all of these products! I hope you all have enjoyed this week’s curvy con trifecta! You can click here to check out my CurvyCon vlog, and click here to check out my video on if curvy con is worth it. Tickets are officially on sale for CurvyCon next year! Click here to purchase you ticket! I hope that I can see you all there next year! Next week we go back to our regular scheduled programing! I love you lots like tator tots ladies, and I will see you all next week!

Is CurvyCon worth it?

Hello My Darling Divas!,
Welcome back to another day here on the blog! This week as promised all the videos are going to be CurvyCon related! Yesterday I came up here to share with you all my Curvy Con vlog for this year. You can click here to check out that blogpost. I decided to come back here today to simply answer the question: Is CurvyCon Worth It? If you are thinking of attending next year and your just not too sure hopefully this video/ blogpsot will help you with your decision. Ok enough of the chit chat. Let’s get into the video! 
Did you all enjoy? I hope so! I have nothing but great reviews for CurvyCon! I hope that if you are thinking about attending next year you will! The love and support that is in that room should be experienced by everyone! I wont say much more since I touched on it in the video, but I know that CurvyCon truly is a one of a kind experience. I was honored to be able to attend this year, and hopefully I will be able to again for years to come! 
Click here to check out the #HereIAm video. It truly is a wonderful short video, and highly suggest all my curvy girls watch it. It is truly amazing. 
Well that’s it for today’s blogpost ladies! Be sure to meet me right back here tomorrow for another CurvyCon related video! I promise it will be my last! (lol) If you want to you can follow me on my social media. They are all linked above. Did you know the blog has it’s own IG and Twitter page? You can follow over at @NoMinusPlus! I am happy to be back ,and still on a high from CurvyCon! I love you lots like tator tots, and I will see all you ladies at 5 tomorrow!

The CurvyCon Vlog 2016

 Hello All My Darling Diva’s!

I know it’s been along time since we have seen each other! I have been struggling with some technical difficulties lately, but I finally have everything back on track! Today I am excited to bring you my Curvy Con vlog for 2016! I went to the first ever CurvyCon last year, and it was absolutely amazing! You can click here to check out last year’s vlog. Well of course I had to attend this year’s and it was bigger and better than last year! CurvyCon 2016 was 2 days, 2 floors, and lots of amazing surprises and people! This vlog didn’t even capture half of what was going on because it was that much amazing things happening! But I def did my best with recording what I could! But enough of the chit chat! lets get into the vlog!  
 

Did you enjoy? I hope so! This year was jammed packed with plenty of surprise, and it was really a great time! I was awesome last year, but honestly even better this year! I feel like Cece and Chasity really listened to any issues from last year, and made adjustments according to what they heard. It was truly an experience, and I insist that curvy girls everywhere attend this event! It is truly worth it!

If you want to follow the followers of curvy con then here are all the info! They are amazing bloggers, and such beautiful women! 
CeCe Olisa
IG-ceceolisa
Chasity Garner 
IG-GarnerStyle
They are two amazing women, and I am so grateful that they created this event! I truly appreciate them for it! I didn’t meet as much people as I did last year since I was too busy shopping and dancing (lol) so instead I’m going to break down each day and give you more information of everything per day! Lets hop right in! 
Day 1 Friday June17th
 Day 1 was filled with working out and cocktails! We got a chance to workout with three amazing curvy fitness guru’s! We first worked out with Cece Olisa! She gave us an amazing workout, and it was filled with alot of fun! We then got a powerful workout by the 200+ fitness phenomenon Anowa Adjah. You can click here to go to her website, and her IG is Anowaadjah
  I have 2 of her workout DVD’s and they are amazing! Then the workout portion of the day ended with some yoga by the beautiful Jessamyn. I sat out for this one, but all the ladies looks really relaxed and comfortable! She was very inspirational, and talked all about loving yourself! You can click here to check out her website, and her IG is mynameisjessamyn.
Here is my OOTD for the workout session
Jacket- Target
Top-Lane Bryant
Pants- Target
Shoes- Nike
I felt really awesome in this comfortable, yet fashionable workout outfit! 
Later that night there was a V.I.P. party hosted by Gwyniee Bee! It was such a great event! It was hosted at the Gwyniee Bee headquarters, and it was filled with fashion, drinks, and lots of fun! 
My Makeup for that night. 

 My OOTD for the night
Jumpsuit- Gifted 
Pants- Fashion to Figure
Shoes- Payless
There were a couple of different photo booths and photogrhers at this party! Here are some of the pics and videos from this event! 

Day 2 Saturday June 18th
  Day 2 was the big day! A day full of panels, shopping, and connecting with my fellow plus size girls! I got to meet some pretty amazing people and shopped my little heart out! 
Here is my OOTD for Saturday! If you watched last year’s vlog then you know how upset I was that I didnt have my t-shirts ready. Well this year I had them made and ready to go!
Top- My NoMinusPlus Tee
Cape- Fashion 2 Figure
Pants- Target
Purse- Custom Clutch gifted to me by my Aunt
Shoes- Payless
There was so many amazing vendors at Curvy Con! Listed are the vendors and booths that was there! The whole event was being sponsored by JCpenny and I thought that was really great! 
Eloquii
SimplyBee
Asos 
A Curves Swimwear
Ask Fashion
Catherines
Eleven 60
Fashion 2 Figure
God’s Favorite Surprises
Love Lianca
Rachel Roy
Yandy. com
Innovation Curvy Couture
You can feel free to google any of the vendors listed to see all the lovely clothing! 
I got to meet the BEAUTIFUL Anita Marshall! You have seen her pretty much on every plus size clothing website! You can click here to follow her on IG at AnitaMarshall_

I then got the chance to meet the inspirational Jess Baker! Her book things no one will tell fat girls is truly one of my fave books, and I just had to stop her to tell her how much that book ment to me! You can visit her blog here, and her Ig is the militantbaker. Buy her book here! It’s amazing!
When Ashley Nell Tipton won project runway I cried so hard! Her journey on that show was amazing, and I swear I felt like we all one when she did. She was so sweet and amazing! While at curvy con the short movie #HereIAM debuted for us to see by Ashley Nell Tipton, Jes Baker & Valerie Sagun. It was truly beautiful, and you all need to see it! Click here to check it out! 
And last but not least Tokyo Vanity!!!! I love her so much, and it was such a pleasure to meet her! If you have ever heard anybody sing “My best friend finna, she finnna, oh go best friend, that’s my best friend, that’s my best friend” Then that’s thanks to her! She was great! and so beautiful! 
So ladies that pretty much sums up my Curvy Con experience for 2016! Your in for a treat this week because this week all the videos are all about Curvy Con! Tomorrow I’m going to sit down and talk about my experience and thoughts, and Friday I and doing a Swag Bag Haul! It is one that you def don’t want to miss! Be sure to keep updated with the blog by following me on all my social media! They are linked above! My snapchat is BrieLikeMe, and the blog’s IG and twitter is @NoMinuPlus
. I am back! And everything on NoMinusPlus is about get get alot better! So until we meet tomorrow, I love you lots like tator tots, and I will see you then!

Eloquii Haul& Styling Video

Hello All My Darling Divas!

Welcome back to the blog! Today I am excited because I am finally doing a haul! Retail therapy always makes a girl feel good, and I am so happy to share the goodies that I got with you ladies! Back in June I attended Cuvycon, and while I was there I won a $250 shopping spree from Eloquii! Pretty amazing right? Well I finally cashed in my shopping spree, and got some amazing pieces. This is my first time buying anything from Eloquii and I definitely was nervous. I had no clue what size I was, and I didn’t want to order anything too big or too small. But after paying attention to the customer comments and just going with my gut I actually ordered everything in the right size and that’s great! I’m not going to lie Eloquii at first didn’t have a good impression on me. I’ve known about the brand for a long time and just never wanted to try it out. The pricing was not in my budget, and the clothing I didn’t feel fit my personal style. But now that I have had the chance to own some clothing from Eloquii I am IMPRESSED and OBSESSED! I already have my basket full for another shopping trip! That definitely proves that you shouldn’t knock something until you try it! So enough of my chatter lets get into the video!

Did you enjoy the video? I hope you enjoyed this style of video! I’m hoping to record all my hauls like this from now on, so let me know if you like them this way! So here is the rundown on the items I brought from Eloquii. I brought them all from the sale section, and hopefully all of them are still available! Eloquii is always updating there sale section, so always keep a lookout on there website.

Overlap Pencil Skirt
Click Here to shop

Essential Leggings in Black 
Click here to shop
 Studio Weave Texture Skirt
Click here to shop
 
 The Open Knit Top that I ordered is sold out online! 
Sorry ladies! Apparently there is a matching skirt and I must have it! Here it is pictured with the top I purchased! That is def going in my shopping cart for next time!
Here is the rundown on how I styled all these pieces. I give you the info on where I brough the other items of clothing that I styled with the Eloquii pieces. 
How I styled the Overlap Pencil Skirt
 Top- Ashley Stewart
How I styled the Essential Leggings

Top- Kay Dupree

Click here to shop
Cardigan- Forever21
How I styled the Studio Weave Texture Skirt
Top- Deb Shops
How I styled the Open Knit Top
Skirt- Fashion 2 Figure

So ladies that’s it for the video! I hope you enjoyed it as I much as I enjoyed making it! Eloquii has definitely won my heart over and I’m glad! Sometimes its boring to shop at same stores over and over, so its nice to have a new place to shop! I cant wait to shop here again! Feel free to follow me on my social media. They are all linked above. Be sure to come back here tomorrow for another blogpost! So until then love ya lots like tator tots, and see you tomorrow!