Hello August! This month high key means the end of summer for me. This summer was extra sweet because I had a little bit more freedom since my son spent his summer in the Virgin Islands. I was able to got to a few events to make connections, learn, and be inspired.
Most recently I attended the The Curvy Fashionista Style Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s the 3rd Annual TCF Style Expo to be put all the way on by plus size fashion pioneer Marie Denee.
This was my 1st fashion related event since relocating to the US and I’m glad that it was my 1st. While everyone shopped to their hearts content and slayed at each day of the 2 day event, there was a lot more to the TCF Style Expo than that.
We spoke about pressing issues in the plus size fashion industry like the lack of representation on ALL platforms of our favorite clothing companies. I listened in on panels about the social stigmas and generational insecurities that have inadvertently influenced the way we feel about and carry our plus size bodies. The plus size men showed up and show out by speaking about their struggles in finding plus size clothing they liked from fit to quality.
I’m calling this the Lemonade dress. I’ve never really worn a print with fruits on it before and this Ashley Stewart dress was a great way to check that off my “Tried it” list. While it was not form fitting the pop of shoulders with the ruffle trim detail kept it fun and flirty. I accessorize with my thrifted bright yelllow crossbody bag and tan sandals with block heels (Payless : Sold Out). Mental note: melanin makes everything pop…including white.
Maxi dressses are my go to weapon of choice for effortless drama. I rocked this pink and dark purple palm print maxi dress from YoursClothing. YoursClothing provides clothing all the way to size 36 for women with various lifestyles. From the brunch, the cubicle, to the club. This was the perfect event to give it some shine time. See more from Yours Clothing here!
It was great to be around so many like minded women and men at various levels of success. I left renewed, inspired, and very encouraged.
More detailed recaps on some of the panels coming up soon.