Professional Styling tips for curvy girls from Lucky!
1) Sparkly statement earring keep the attention on Daria's pretty face.
Yep, nothing like something sparkly or dramatic to make you the center of the conversation.
2) A belt keeps a sheath dress from looking boxy.
3) Diagonal Panels Accent her small waist
They can also give you the look of a waistline if yours is not defined.
4) A Skinny belt and peplum hemline shows off Daria's sexy curves without compromising
her ladylike style.
5) A Square neckline is a sophisticated way to show just a hint of cleavage.
So true, this reminds me of Joan on Mad-Man, square necklines are flattering without being to overtly sexy
on full bust women.
6) Skinny heels balance out the frilliness of peplum skirt and bring lightness to her lower half.
I don't think so.
I've had bread and pizza during my journey and I've still lost weight.
Portion size is a must, point blank.
When I do bread, I do bread hot out of the oven with butter and nothing else.
My Mom and grandmother make homemade bread all the time, I use this most of the time.
And its simple to make and taste really good.
I also made it through Thanksgiving week actually losing a pound but let me tell you, I did 8 workouts between Monday and Saturday just so I can eat whatever I want on thanksgiving and black Friday without feeling guilty about it.
So now its back to the grind. I have 34 more days to see how much weight I can shake off before the end of the year.
What am I thankful for?
M- My mom, she is the alpha and she acts like it :)
Y- yours truly, because self care isn't just manicures and expensive clothes, its maintaining a healthy body and improving yourself mentally also.
S- siblings, my brother and sister
E- extended family (cousin, aunts, uncles, grandparents and my best friends)
L- lover, thats my honey, who seems to be getting hotter each year
F- My father, he is the omega and he works hard for it.
I prayed for all my readers collectively, I send a blessing to all of your households, please have a great thankgiving, please be the one to stop the drama if any occurs and be the change you want to see.
Oh and before I go, here is a sneak peek of my next review.
Why Butterick, why?
As I type these words to you, I just don’t know what made you do this.
For some time, I figured Butterick would release a holiday collection preceding Mccalls and Vogue.
But nothing could have prepared me for this.
I've always thought that the “Butterick girl” is the mainstream maven of the pattern industry.
Not hipster, trendy but still sophisticate everyday fashion that you can find at most department stores.
I feel like this collection is very retro, which is not necessarily a bad thing but when you are in your thirties like I am, there is a fine line between a gentle nod towards fashion’s past and straight up old fashion dressing. Some of these patterns look way too OLD to be new.
B5851, the styling for this dress is killing me. Shaking my head in shame!
B5847 just says old fashion, straight up, I will NEVER wear a dress like that, no shaping, too long, its horrible.
B5849 I like the collar of this one, it may make it into my collection because I can wear this to work, in the summer, maybe....
Something about this dress remains me of the early 80s, the slit I don't like, but the play with textures is promising, that slit would have to be moved to the back, regardless, this is a pass for me.
Do not put bows on your bust line like this, its not flattering on most people, period!
This is very unfortunate, quite devastating.
The Plus size patterns are actually pretty good, in fact I would say, they should have just done a maternity, plus size and kids collection and call it a day.
In conclusion if this collection was my saving grace I would be naked for the holidays.
They need to get it together.
I'm trying to get into the mind-set of tackling thanksgiving week.
Last week I drafted up my workout schedule for this week but this morning
I woke up not wanting to work out and I didn't.
I realized that this would happen, I feel like I deserve to take a break
and act like everyone else, just enjoy the holidays to the fullest and worry about
the consequences after its over.
I don't want to deal with the consequences though.
I feel like I'm sabotaging myself because I know what I need to do but I'm
feeling a little rebellious and exhausted when I'm suppose to be gearing up
for the most gluttonous time of the year.
I'm going to pray for the strength and the will power.
On a brighter side though.
Pepperidge Farm 3 layer Red Velvet Cake for my honey, he was all over this.
So this is going to be my new, "dessert in a pinch", dessert.
My treat will be these Jello Smores, 110 calories per serving, perfect!
This week I'm going over my sewing plan over the next week.