Plus size Swimwear Lookbook 2017: The Criss Cross One Piece

Happy weekend y’all! It’s the first weekend in Summer and our swimwear lookbook continues with this one piece which Eloquii was gracious enough to send me. I love the versatility of this suit! I think this suit was meant to be worn as a cross over neckline but I loved the one shoulder look so much I stuck with that one. The royal blue and black combination is so stunning and regal in person, I felt like a celebrity in this suit haha!
My cover up is by a designer I found off Etsy who specializes in custom made swim cover ups. I sent her my height and clothing size and I got this sheer beauty. I am going to rock this all summer as a dress, watch me!

Swimsuit c/o Eloquii

Plus Size Swimwear Lookbook 2017: Not Quite Bikini Ready

Hi guys! So, for look three of my plus size swimwear lookbook I really wanted to show off a bikini but…I am not quite bikini ready, thank you very much! But I found an alternative for my fellow not quite bikini ready-ers in this piece from Simply Be. Though a basic black (which I love), the string tie neckline adds a bit of drama to this simple suit. Add in the criss cross detail on the bottoms and you have yourself a killer suit. 
So, if you love the bikini look but are hesitant on trying one out there are several high waisted options available. 
Tip: This suit is cut on the small side, I am wear a size US14 but I could have done with a size 16 especially if you want a really high waist on your bottoms.
And, I wish this suit had a inner wire for more bust support but it doesn’t so you might have to wear a strapless bra underneath if you’re very top heavy.


Swimsuit c/o Simply Be

Plus Size Swimwear Lookbook 2017: Fluttering Pineapples

I must admit that i love a good one piece swimsuit. It is definitely one to try before transitioning into the daring two pieces. We started off this lookbook with the perfect statement swimsuit (here), so for look two I wanted to showcase a functional yet sexy piece.
I especially loved this one by Eloquii and they were graceful enough to provide me with this suit for the purpose of this lookbook. I love the flutter sleeves, the off the shoulder detail and the stripes mixed with pineapple print is just so playful yet gorgeous. 
I think what I love most about this suit is the shapewear -like quality it has because it fits so snug and held all my jiggles in place.
Tip: This suit came with detachable straps but I left mine off to show off my shoulders. 
Plus I am wearing a US size 14, and it fits really snug so you might consider going up one size.

Swimsuit c/o Eloquii

Plus Size Swimwear Lookbook 2017: Flaming Red

Surprise! For the first time on this blog, I decided to do a swimwear lookbook! I’ve never done one but I always love seeing my fellow plus bloggers rocking off in their swimwear. So, I decided to kick it off this year and showcase some of my favorite suits for beach season. 
One of my favorite trends for swimwear this season is the lace up trend. It’s very sexy for sure and if you’re planning on rocking this trend, be prepared for the stares and the compliments. This trend is not for the lighthearted for sure, but for the belle of the beach.
 I picked this suit for it’s affordability and let’s be honest, it’s just a beautiful suit! I draped an equally affordable kimono as a cover up to complete this look.

 I must say this though, I shot this look at a public beach in the middle of June (so you can imagine how crowded it was!) and I must admit that I battled a lot of anxiety and fear of being body shamed but to my surprise, I got a lot of positive comments from women both young and old, fat and skinny. Thank God the world’s views on body positivity is changing and it is up to us to  keep it going. So wear that suit and bare those thighs and remember, confidence is always beautiful and you just might inspire someone.

City Lights: Kimono Crop Top & Asymmetric Skirt

Top here ~ Old skirt ~ Old heels

Crop tops (when done right) are always a wanted addition to my closet and thankfully, finding conservative and yet chic crop tops are a possibility. This particular one is one of my faves at the moment, the deep plum color is so striking and one of my favorite colors.
This time I paired it with an old but very loved asymmetric mini skirt that I picked up from Curvy Con last year. The plum colors on this skirt stood out when paired with this skirt, I was very pleased with this outfit overall. A pair of simple lemon heels completed this look.

Thanks for stopping by! 
~Olà~

Summer White: Lace & Pleated Maxi Dress

Dress here ~ Belt here ~ Old heels ~ Clutch here
Hi loves! It’s been a bit slow around here hasn’t it?! Don’t worry, things will kick back up soon. 
This dress right here, words cannot express how I feel about it lol. I received this dress from Eloquii for the blogger event that I co hosted alongside ChiChi, Val and Viv last month at the Pentagon City location. I must say this dress was one of the hits of that event for sure. One thing, it was sold out in what seemed like hours! But good news, its back in stock! But I didn’t get enough pictures with this dress that day so I decided to reshoot it in downtown DC and I was getting congratulations right, left and center because folks thought I was doing a pre wedding photoshoot lol. 
This dress is pretty remarkable honestly and I paired it with this gold, bow belt for some added glam.

Dress c/o Eloquii

Thanks for stopping by!
~Olà~