Sunday, December 23, 2012

Glamorous Gifts Giveaway Winners

Happy holidays to all of my fatshionistas! Thank you so much for entering my giveaway contests and spreading to the word to your social networks. I've used a random number generator to select the winner based on the number of comments on each post. Many didn't leave their e-mail in the post, which disqualified them and the post was deleted. Sorry ladies! Without further ado, below are the winners.



 
#11. Fredetta




#9: Lindsey



Out of the Corner Boutique
#5: Ereka

Ladies, please check your e-mails to claim your prizes. Thanks again to all of the fabulous ladies who've entered. More goodies to come in the New Year. Happy holidays and an even better New Year!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

One Scarf Six Girls

I've been so honored to be part of something extraordinary called "One Scarf Six Girls." If you've read the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants or seen the movie, then you'll get the idea. Five other notable plus size women and myself have created such an amazing bond, hence the creation of this movement. We each rock  this leopard Zulu scarf from FOC by Flaws of Couture adding our own flavor and then pass it to the next. I am the third to receive the scarf and I decided to wear mine to dinner last night. I snapped a few photos in the Center City Park in downtown Greensboro before a delicious dinner at Lucky 32. I kept my outfit simple to keep the focus on the oversized scarf. I wore a black blazer and velvet leggings both from Torrid, a white Old Navy v-neck, and suede wedge booties from Nine West. I pulled my hair back into a messy bun and played up my eyes in navy and teal hues paired with a nude lip. Accessories were kept simple - gold Michael Kors watch, lion door knocker earrings, and a vintage Dooney and Bourke bag. This was such a fun experience and I can't wait to see how the other ladies style the scarf. You can purchase this Zulu scarf or other fun styles at www.focapparel.storenvy.com.

 
See how Chante, owner of Everything Curvy and Chic Boutique, and Shaina, owner of Out of the Corner Boutique, wore the scarf.

Custom Plus T-Shirt Giveaway

The final giveaway is my personal favorite because I stumbled upon this fabulous company, Custom Plus, during my hunt to find the pieces for my homecoming outfit. Custom Plus offers adorable t-shirts that can be customized as well with your favorite saving. Colors and styles range from tank tops to v-neck t-shirts in a wide range of sizes! My "Boss" shirt added a bold flair to my outfit allowing me stand out of the crowd. Check out the Custom-Plus.com website and pick your favorite. With so many to chose you'll be sure to make a statement.

To enter the giveaway, follow the simple guidelines below.  

1) Follow Diary of a Fatshionista on Blogger.

2) Follow @MiaTheBoss and @Custom_Plus on Twitter.
 
3) "Like" Diary of a Fatshionista and Custom Plus on Facebook.

4) Follow @thefablifeofmia and @customplus on Instagram.

5) Tweet the following: "I just entered Diary of a Fatshionista's Custom Plus t-shirt giveaway. Visit diaryofafatshionista.com for a chance to win & follow @MiaTheBoss!"

6) You must leave a comment with your e-mail address stating you've done the above.

Winner will win any t-shirt they select from Custom Plus.

If you screenshot the promo pic on Instagram use hash tag #GlamorousGiftsGiveaway.

I will choose ONE fabulous lady at random! You must follow all contest rules in order to be eligible. One entry per person. Duplicate entries will be removed and disqualified. Contest open to United States fatshionistas only. The contest ends Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be contacted via e-mail! Good luck ladies!

Friday, December 14, 2012

My Empiricist Leggings Giveaway

I'm so excited to announce the second part of the Glamorous Gifts Giveaway - a pair of faux leather oxblood leggings from My Empiricist. Ignore the eerie name and add to this to your line-up this season. The color adds a seasonal richness and feels infinitely more appealing than our go-to shades of black or gray. The styling options are limitless. Combine these leggings, a peplum top, and matching dark red lipstick for the perfect outfit for a dinner date with your significant other or to the club with your girls. Read below for giveaway guidelines.

To enter the giveaway, follow the simple guidelines below.  

1) Follow Diary of a Fatshionista on Blogger.

2) Follow @MiaTheBoss and @MyEmpiricist on Twitter.
 
3) "Like" Diary of a Fatshionista and My Empiricist on Facebook.

4) Follow @thefablifeofmia and @myempiricist on Instagram.

5) Tweet the following: "I just entered Diary of a Fatshionista's My Empiricist giveaway. Visit diaryofafatshionista.com for a chance to win & follow @MiaTheBoss!"

6) You must leave a comment with your e-mail address stating you've done the above.

Leggings are available in sizes 1X - 3X.

If you screenshot the promo pic on Instagram use hash tag #GlamorousGiftsGiveaway.

I will choose ONE fabulous lady at random! You must follow all contest rules in order to be eligible. One entry per person. Duplicate entries will be removed and disqualified. Contest open to United States fatshionistas only. The contest ends Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be contacted via e-mail! Good luck ladies!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Braided Bombshell

I've been wanting this jumbo braid since forever and I finally rocked this sleek, chic hair style over the weekend. I purchased 4 packs of braiding hair (only used 2) to create the oversized braid. I take zero credit for this style and give all the thanks to my friend Brittany, who made my vision come true. We watched a few YouTube videos to see how others created this look. After about an hour of gelling, molding, blow drying, brushing, and perfecting the braid we were done. This hairstyle was the perfect look for this checkered long sleeved mini dress from Curvy Chic Boutique. I have a weird obsession with bold black and white print dresses and this one caught my eye with the black mesh cut-outs. The dress was the perfect length and very comfortable. I completed the look with hot pink lipstick and multi-colored earrings playing on the blue and pink. I had a fun ladies night out!


Dress: Curvy Chic Boutique | Shoes: Nine West | Earrings: H&M | Purse: Vintage Dooney & Burke

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Out of the Corner Dress Giveaway

The holiday season is all about spreading cheer and giving. I've been so blessed to have so many supporters that have supported since the beginning of Diary of a Fatshionista. I want to show you all how much I love you while supporting some fabulous businesses by hosting some glamorous giveaways. That's right! I have handpicked select items to giveaway to bring you a week of goodies and opportunities to win amazing prizes.

The first giveaway features a flirty frock from Out of the Corner Boutique. Out of the Corner is committed to making plus size fashion fabulous and frugal. This pelum dress would be perfect for New Years Eve partnered with patterned tights and your favorite platforms.

**The dress is a size 3X and fits a 22/24** 

 To enter the giveaway, follow the simple guidelines below.  

1) Follow Diary of a Fatshionista on Blogger.

2) Follow @MiaTheBoss on Twitter.

3) "Like" Diary of a Fatshionista and Out of the Corner Boutique on Facebook.

4) Follow @thefablifeofmia and @outofthecorner on Instagram.

5) Screenshot the promo pic on Instagram and use hash tag #GlamorousGiftsGiveaway.

6) Tweet the following: "I just entered Diary of a Fatshionista's Out of the Corner giveaway. Visit diaryofafatshionista.com for a chance to win & follow @MiaTheBoss!"

7) Please leave a comment with your e-mail address stating you've done the above.

I will choose ONE fabulous lady at random! You must follow all contest rules in order to be eligible. One entry per person. Duplicate entries will be removed and disqualified. Contest open to United States fatshionistas only. The contest ends Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be contacted via e-mail! Good luck ladies!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Living In Black and White

I've been itching to wear this ASOS Rocco print dress borrowed from a friend. I stepped out Thursday night despite feeling under the weather. I am absolutely in love with black and white print and the long sleeve midi dress trend. I've received a lot of questions about ASOS sizing recently. This dress is from the main line and is a US size 12. Remember that anything with elastane or Spandex will provide extra stretch, so don't be afraid of shopping the straight sizes. I partnered the dress with black suede wedge booties from Nine West. Keeping the focus on the playful print dress, teal accessories and an orange lip added a pop of color. Rocking my natural hair for now, but I miss my long Kardashian tresses.


Shoes: Nine West | Dress: ASOS | Earrings/Ring: Local Boutique

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Fatshionista Files: Rochelle

Rochelle, a current Little Rock, Arkansas resident, has such feminine and elegant style. Her look is always so polished and flawless. Rochelle's killer curves and confidence are the perfect accessory to any outfit. Exemplifying a fatshionista, this gorgeous gal's journey to confidence is quite inpsiring.
 
"I've always been the biggest girl in my class, pretty much all my life. I used to wear big jackets and sweaters to cover up my extra large hips and butt. It wasn’t until I was in college that I started to embrace my curves and started to encourage others to do the same."
Describe your personal style.
I have a really wide range of things I like. I typically like a polished look. I am very girly but I also love the boho look. I have areally wide range of things I like. I love a slouchy sweater with leggings and boots(my winter staple outfit). Every season I have a staple outfit that you can catch me in at least once a week in that season.  

Where are your favorite places to shop?
I love ASOS and Forever 21. My newest discovery is Kmart. I love their LYS brand.


What does being a fatshionista mean to you?
A fatshionista expresses her true self and is not worried about what others think. Just because I'm big doesn't mean I can't wear short dresses. A fatshionista does not accept the insecurities that society tries to place on her. Instead she wears her short dresses proud and is unapologetic about her size or what she is wearing.

What's your advice to other plus size girls?
My advise to other plus size girls is to comfortable with themselves. When you are comfortable in your skin you don't worry about what others think about you. You can just enjoy being yourself.  

Where do you draw fashion inspiration?
I draw inspiration from current trends. I also draw a lot of inspiration from plus size bloggers, Gabi Fresh, Diary of a Fatshionista, and Girl With Curves.

What's your best kept beauty secret?
Spanx
 What's your favorite piece in your wardrobe?
There are so many things in my wardrobe I love. The first thing that comes to my mind is my Michael Kors tan colored moto leather jacket. It's so versatile and comfy!  

What's a trend you foresee/love for the fall?
I love the sneaker wedge. I also love the deep wine/ burgundy colored lip.


What’s something that the fashion industry should know about plus size women?
We are not trying to cover ourselves up. We want the same clothes you design for skinny girls, just in a larger size.

Stay connected with Rochelle. 
Blog: thebeautycurve.tumblr.com Twitter: @roaliciaj Instagram: rojo032009
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