• Luxe Shops,  Luxe Style

    3 Amazingly sexy looks you can rock for Valentines Day! | Feat. Sonsee

    Well Hello Luxe Babes!

    I wanted to drop a few looks for you guys since Valentine’s day is just around the corner! I cented the looks around a closet staple we all have (Or should have…wink Wink!), the Little Black dress! I will refer to this as the “LBD” through out this post So I’m not going to smother you with my witty commentary hugs and my sarcastic kisses Although…I know you like it…lol…Lets get to it! Oh!! And there is a surprise at the end of this post…so keep reading!

    First Off…lets talk about this LBD!

    Sonsee Black Long Sleeve little black dress
    Sonsee Long Sleeve Black Slip/ Dress

    The LBD…or shall I say LBS (Little Black Slip) is from Sonsee! They are an awesome company that has mastered the art of comfortable shapewear. They have a vas selection or under garments to suit your everyday needs. I’m even wearing their shapewear under this dress! Lets get back to the dress! Here is a description from the Site:
    “A must-have wardrobe essential. This long sleeve slip is made to support your body and every curve with stretch fabric that’s flattering and comfortable…but lightweight fabric that won’t overheat. If you’re a traveller, or need something that works in every climate, make this slip your new best friend. Pair it with tights of any denier, boots or sandals.”

    So here is me (A real Body…) in the Slip/dress! I am not what is deemed by society the perfect Plus Size body. I have plenty of roles and a tummy! I do have on the light Shapewear from Sonsee as well. And YES, and there are still some rolls left! BUT this keeps me from “Jiggling” as I move throughout my day! And it’s super Comfy! I’ll also post a pic of those below. Sonsee has everything from Hosery to Day-Bras to Shapewear! Check them out!

    Sonsee Shapewear shorts
    Sonsee Slip Dress
    Sonsee Slip/Dress

    Running Morning Errands Cuteness!

    Its Valentines Day morning…you have to take the kids to school, run a few errands or just want to run out to grab some coffee. I got you boo! An yes, your LBD can come along for the ride! I decided to layer this look by adding an oversized xersion Long-sleeve Tee that I knotted in the front to take away some of the volume. I topped that off with a dope Camo jacket from JustFab . I accessorized with my Go-to Adidas and my Arcadia Tote.

    Plus size Little Black dress Sonsee Long Sleeved Slip / dress, JustFab Plus SIze Camo Jacket, Marshalls Pink Plus Size Active Top, Marshalls Arcadia Italian Leather Bag

    Sonsee Long Sleeved Slip / dress, JustFab Plus SIze Camo Jacket, Marshalls Pink Plus Size Active Top, Marshalls Arcadia Italian Leather Bag

    Sonsee Long Sleeved Slip / dress, JustFab Plus SIze Camo Jacket, Marshalls Pink Plus Size Active Top, Marshalls Arcadia Italian Leather Bag

    Casual Lunch with the Girls (Or that guy…)!

    So you and the girls decided to go out for lunch (Or your Boo, or just you…Hunni…I don’t know your life!lol!) and you want a casual look that says “Im Edgy but i have a girly romantic side too”. This look will do the trick. Same LBD, I paired it with a pair of sneakers (Sold Out, bur here is a similar pair) from Justfab. The jacket if from Kate and Mallory from Evine (I linked an alternative, since this style is sold out as well!). The Clear CrossBody bag is from JustFab! The inside is a cute clutch I had from awhile back, but if you want to keep your contents hidden (Which I suggest…), I would use cure Makeup bags or clutches that compliment the look your rocking to hold your contents.

    Plus size little black dress Sonsee Long Sleeve dress, Evine Kate And Mallory, JustFab Clear Crossbody, Yoins Stripped Clutch, JustFab Blush pink sneakers

    Sonsee Long Sleeve dress, Evine Kate And Mallory, JustFab Clear Crossbody, Yoins Stripped Clutch, JustFab Blush pink sneakers

    Sonsee Long Sleeve dress, Evine Kate And Mallory JustFab Blush pink sneakers

    Dinner…

    I had to bring you a sophisticated look for you guys! I Paired our LBD with a Chic Gray Kimono Sweater from Target (Click HERE for an alternative! I Just bought this a month ago, you might still be able to find it in stores). The Shoes and the clutch are from Just Fab (Alternatives Linked). You will feel put together and chic for your dinner date…and the subtle pops of blush will add just the right touch or romance!

    Plus size little black dress Target Cardigan, Sonsee Long Sleeve dress, JustFab Tassel Clutch/ Crossbody Bag JustFab Blush Platform pump

    Target Cardigan, Sonsee Long Sleeve dress, JustFab Tassel Clutch/ Crossbody Bag JustFab Blush Platform pump

    Target Cardigan, Sonsee Long Sleeve dress, JustFab Tassel Clutch/ Crossbody Bag JustFab Blush Platform pump

    Ok Luxe Babes! Are you ready for a Coupon code!!! I See you Lookin like Yaaaassss!!!

    Sonsee* was generous enough to give me a $20.00 off coupon code! YES! $20 off you entire purchase! THAT’S A STILL PEOPLE!! Use the code “LUXE20″ and go an purchase the most comfortable Intimates that are out there! You will feel amazing! CLICK HERE TO START SHOPPING!!!

    Comment below and let me know which V-Day look was your Favorite! Remember that you don’t need a Beau… Just DRESS FOR YOU!!

    Till Next Time Luxe Babes!

    XOXO

    Stephanie

    *(Note, this is not a sponsored post, Sonsee was generous to give me a coupon code upon request! Thank you again to Sonsee for your generosity!)

     

     

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  • Luxe Shops,  Luxe Style,  Uncategorized

    3 Ways to wear Faux Leather Leggings (Holiday Style!)| Featuring Diva Lux Boutique

    Hi Luxe Babes!

    I wanted to share with you a new staple in your wardrobe! They are a pair of Faux Leather Leggings from DivaLux Boutique! These Faux- Leather leggings are such a versatile piece that can take you from a super casual day of running errands, shopping and brunch for those Christmas gifts or a Festive Holiday party! So I’m not going to waist any of your time, and show you 3 ways to wear these leggings that will have your comfortable and ready for the holidays! make sure you read to the end so you can score a sweet Holiday treat!

    Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells…Run Errands While we SLAY!!!!

    Pair your Faux- Leather leggings with your Favorite hoodie, sneakers and top off with a Luxe looking coat for a effortless athleisure look! I chose my go-to Adidas Hoodie and sneakers. Topped it off with my Lane Bryant coat (Past season…but here’s a pretty alternative!) and a sophisticated “For Business or For Pleasure” bag from ShoeDazzle!

     

    The weather outside is frightful, But Shopping and Brunch is soooo Delightful!

    Weather your wrapping up your holiday shopping or having brunch with the girls, these leggings will keep you comfortable and ready for a long day in these streets! I paired them with a pair of Comfort View Flat Over-The Knee Boots, a black tank top and a super Soft Cardigan from Marshall’s! This look was topped off with a gray Jeweled Beret (Borrowed from my girl Rhonda <<<Follow Her! She’s Awesome!!) and same bag! They were the perfect additions to complete this look!

    I really CAN SLAY!! Baby It’s cold outside!

    Holiday parties are almost inevitable! Don’t want to wear a dress? I got you boo! Pair….yeah you guessed it…the same Faux-Leather leggings with a cute top and some fancy heals or boots for a sleek, sophisticated look! Toss that Diva coat over your shoulders and let the party begin! (Pssstttt!! Top was a past season find from Exquisit Pink Boutique , here is s similar Dress/TOP AND you can save 15% off your purchase with the Code “Lux”)  The Green Velvet Bryce Glam Platform are surprisingly past Season BUT THEY BROUGHT THEM BACK FOR THIS SEASON!!! I was Shooketh! LOL!  The Lane Bryant coat topped it off!! And the shoes! (Yeah…I have a lot of stuff in my closet Dolls….but you already know that! LOL!

     

    So from errand running realness to Holiday party Slays, these fabulous legging have you covered! Please don’t forget to check out DivaLux for all your DIVA Needs! Visit their site and use a special coupon code “LuxePlus10” and save 10% off your purchase!! SCORE!!!  They have lots of pretty dress options for the holidays (And everyday….) as well as separates and accessories! 

    Meet me in the comments below and tell me what’s your favorite look!!!

     

    Till next time Luxe Babes!

    ~Stephanie

     

     

     

    Find these styles on www.DiveLux.net

     

     

     

     

  • Luxe Shops

    3 Tips on how to be stress free on Black Friday!

    Hi Luxe Babes!

    So…it’s that time of year again! We are preparing for Thanksgiving, getting our homes in order, makeing grocery list and checking them twice! Your Guest will come over (Or you will be heading over to someone’s home) and you will eat and be merry! As the evening wraps up, you will wind down and then realize that the next day is Black Friday and YOU HAVE TO GO CHRISTMAS SHOPPING!!! Right? Well…not really.

    Times have changed. Years ago, I remember people standing in line at Retailors at 3am, freezing their but offs tring to purchase one of 3 $79.99 TV’s. There are some stores that still use the first come first serve method. It’s very antiquated and becoming rare. The truth is, Black Friday is already in Full effect and the Honey Baked Ham had not even grazed your lips yet!

    Bonus Tip off the Rip: Shop Discount Stores FIRST for less traffic!

    Now, If you still feel like it’s tradition to hit the streets at 5am but don’t Want to deal with the craziness at the stores, shop discount retailers FIRST, Like Marshalls, TJMaxx, Ross, Burlington and so on. Most of them don’t do Doorbusters or Sales, so people flock to them after they hit the regular department/ Big Box type stores. You get to shop in peace and will be back in bed snackin on a Turkey and Cranberry Sandwich before you know it!

     

    Tip #1: Take Advantage of Online Pre-Black Friday Sales

    I Know what your thinking, What if it is cheaper on Black Friday? I Get it. But the truth is, it might not be either. Black Friday is designed to lure you into the stores. There is a chance that that $79.99 TV might sell out very quickly. The concept is, most consumers will adopt a “Well, as long as I’m here…” attitude and take a look around the store anyway an end up making a purchase anyway. THAT’S THE POINT!! THEY GOT YOU SIS! 

     

    The Fix: Online Shop (In yo P.Js!)

    Make a cup of coffee or Tea…Check your email and subscribe to your Favorite Retailers Email updates (You can always unsubscribe afterwards…BUT who wants to miss a sale?). They will often have Pre-Black Friday Sales that are worth taking advantage of for One reason: AVAILABILITY OF PRODUCT! As a Plus-Size woman, I always fear of my size selling out because I was waiting till the last minute. So play our cards accordingly…if your size sells out on the regular…dont wait till some miraculous Black Friday deal comes out. Bonus Tip: Create/Log in to your accounts on the retailers site. Add Items that you are coveting to your shopping bag. Most retailers will save your cart. Check your cart often. When a Great Deal pops up, your cart will already be loaded and you can just apply your code and Check out! Remember, there are going to be thousands or even millions of customers on the site you will be prepared for site glitches and slowdowns. (That being said….the earlier you shop, the less site traffic you have to deal with!)

    Here are a Few Emails I got AS I WAS WRITING THIS BLOG POST!! HURRY! lol!! (Click Photos for Site Links!)







     

     

    Tip 2: Use Coupon Code Sites

    This might seem like a DUH moment, but SO MANY people don’t even know about places like DOSH,  Ebates,  and Retail Me Not ! There are SOOO many apps out there that can give you all the current coupon codes AND help you recieve cash back on your purchases! I will say that when you use these sites, you may have to apply a few coupon codes to get the best option. Ebates, if added to your internet toolbar, will auto apply all the codes and apply the one with the most savings (If any). 

    The Fix: Get to downloading Babe!

    Take a few minutes (NOW! Your already Late!!) to sign up and download some apps. Also check with your Banks and Credit card companies (Cash App included) to see if they have what I call store “Boosters” that help you earn cash back or get instant savings when you are shopping! I know the Cash App Card, Delta CU has some and AMEX has some awesome stores on their list! Be resourceful!

    Tip #3 Stop feeling Obligated!

    I am tapping into my own heart right now. I know that man of us feel obligated to take this time to purchase these “Things” at a heavy discount because otherwise, we couldn’t afford it. Well the reality, there are a lot of us who really cant afford to buy everyone a christmas gift, even if it is at a discount. Now, I myself tend to use this time of year to boost up my wardrobe for cold weather (Specially since I’ve gained weight!). I recommend really looking at your budget and seriously think about weather or not you can truly afford to spend money. You begin shopping for one person, then get guilty about not getting another person a gift…and so on. You are not doing yourself a favor buy using money you really cant spare or going into (Or further) into debt to “make someone happy”.

    The Fix: Zoom in on the reason for the Season

    I first suggest (Its a little too late now…) to plan for your Holiday gift giving. Create a Cash Sink Fund. A Sink Fund is specific Savings for an inevitable specific purchase. You know Christmas is on December 25th EVERY YEAR. You can bet on it! Create a budget and pay towards it early in the year. The Second thing I want you to do is take the amount you saved, create a Gift giving list and assign each person a specific value budget. This does not mean you have to spend every cent in this budget, but it allows you to control your spending. Add Gift Ideas to this budget so that you have options and don’t get overwhelmed. This goes for your kids as well. Now, if you just can’t spend a lot of money, give freshly baked goods, handmade Items, Service Coupons (Babysitting, Organizing, or another skill) or JUST GOOD OLE PLAIN OLD LOVE!! Don’t let anyone ever tell you your love is not enough. If it isn’t, this person simply does not need to be in your life. 

     

    The “Wrap” up! (See what I did there…)

    I hope these tips help you soothe your Black Friday whoas! Now, I get that if you follow me, you are looking for Style Advice and the go-to places to shop! That’s why I aim to show a variety of places to shop. BUT I wanted to make sure my readers know that we ALL have different budgets and that’s perfectly ok! I encourage you to dig deep…really deep. Offer the gift of Love to your family and friend. Call them more often. Schedule a few Holiday Coffee dates. Cook or Bake for them. Crochet a blanket…make a bracelet…Frame a special photo! Christmas is not about who gives the best physical gift. Its about feeling the warmth and love we feel from Family and Friends. 

    Special Note: This is also the season of Seasonal Depression…and as this phrase is starting to seem cliche, but PLEASE check on your Strong Friends! People need to feel loved…like they belong. R.I.P to all who took their lives this 2018…and prayers to the people they left behind.

    Till Next Time Luxe Babes,
    XOXO
    Stephanie

     

  • Luxe Style

    1 Plaid Shirt, Styled 3 ways

    Hi Luxe Babes!

    One of Fall’s Biggest trends is plaid! Now…I will say that I am not surprised! In the south, we are certainly not a stranger to this print! It’s a fall staple and I love how this print can be dressed up and down! Note: I wanted to do a office look, but I didn’t bring the correct shoes to the shoot, So it ended up being more of a casual Friday look! BUT you will see that look at a later date! If you follow my Instagram, I posted a Metallic skirt by GAP that I’m so in love with, and I plan to style it with this plaid! 

    The Shirt
    The Shirt I chose to use is a Soft Yoke neckline Plaid top by Max Studio. I purchased this from Marshalls 2 Seasons ago, but usually you can find a variation of this shirt every year. It has rolled-Tab sleeves which allows it to be a super transitional piece. It runs between $19.99 to $29.99 at Marshalls. Of course, you can use any regular shmegular plaid top of your choice to complete these looks! 

    Look #1: Urban Chic
    The first look I ended up doing was a Urban Chic look, which is simple, yet a younger approach. I Pulled my hair up in a youthful half-Up/Half-Down look. I Tied up the top at the waist and paired it with a very distressed pair of skinny jeans (Random pair from ROSS) and a clean Lace-up pair of Suede wedges (Click here for a Similar pair) I love this look because its not doing too much ans the Tan color of the booties gives me that “Tims” vibe!

    Urban Chic

    Urban Chic

     

    Look #2: Bonfire Cozy
    Ok…this look was my favorite look of them! This look screams southern girl ready for spiked Hot Chocolate and smores by a bonfire! I let my hair loose so it could literally Blow in the fall wind! I unrolled the sleeves and Layered over a Faux Sherpa Vest from Target (Past Season).  I chose a medium Blue pair of denim by the brand Curve Appeal I Purchased at Marshall’s, But I Got yall! I found them in HSN for $19.99! Click Here to purchase?! The boots are past Season too…But they are from JustFab, I Found a Wide-Calf pair that are similar, but there are many variations for this outdoorsy boot! (Click Here

     

    Bonfire Babe!


    BonFire Babe!

    Look #3: Casual Friday
    This look, with the same jeans from the 2nd look, I tucked in this shirt and layered this awesome Faux Suede Drape coat from JustFab! It’s very Chic and fairly warm! It has stretch in the fabric (Similar to a heavier scuba weight) so Its very comfy when layering! I HATE wearing coats in the winter because I feel constricted, but this overcoat is very easy to wear! The Boots….THE BOOTS!!! They were purchases on QVC (I Believe) but I found them here on google for your purchasing pleasure! They are in the color “Deep Sugar Plum” and are a pretty Suede with fringe detail to die for! AND they come in Wide Width!!! Whaaaaattt!?!?!? They feel luxe on your feet hunny! The Bag is Italian and was purchased from Marshall’s. 


    Casual Friday

     

     

    Wrap-It-Up!
    Well, that’s it for now! Im super excited it is FINALLY starting to feel like fall here in Georgia! The temperature is dropping and nights are definitely cooler! What was your Favorite Outfit? Is Plaid a staple in your Fall wardrobe? Comment below!

    Till next time Luxe Babes!

    ~Stephanie

    Photo Credit: Russell Gilliam of www.ingeniousImages.com

     

  • Luxe Style

    3 Tips on how to shop at Rainbow as a Plus Size Woman!

    Hey Luxe Babes! 

    I wanted to share with you a couple of items that I purchased from from Rainbow Apparel, as well as 3 tips on how to choose what to order! I will be honest…I have for a long time, ruled out Rainbow because I felt that the clothing was basically disposable clothing, which tends not to look good on what I call a “Perfect Plus Size” Body Types.

    Let me explain. I feel like if you are not a “Perfect Plus” size person, its hard not to look sloppy in clothing. I define “Perfect Plus” as someone who has a smooth curvy frame, most of the time your an hourglass in shape. This person has very few prominent  rolls, lumps and bumps. Now I AM IN NO WAY SAYING what I call a “Perfect Plus” frame is better then, well, any other frame. I coined that phrase/description for the average model that you see in Ads and on websites. Sadly…a lot of fit models are that perfect plus shape as well, and thats IF that brand even has a Fit Model!  I know i’m still going to get some backlash about using the term “Perfect” but…well…ummmm…FIGHT ME! lol!

    Anywho!!!! Let’s get back to the point. Rainbow came through for your sis!! I ordered only 3 items (Ya girl is on a tight budget!) and 2 out of 3 were perfect! Not Bad huh?

    BONUS TIP RIGHT OFF THE RIP!!!
    Know the difference between JUNIOR PLUS and REGULAR Plus BEFORE Before you even start adding to the cart! I would definitely say the Rainbow leans more to Junior Plus…SO Size Up babes!!

    Ok… (Steps off of soap box…) LegGO!

     

    Tip 1: Try to choose a great basic!

    If you purchase a pair of cheaper denim, in a lot of cases, the more distressing, whickering, embellishments it had, the cheaper it look! Now, I will say, Rainbow has some super cute distressed Jeans, but PLEASE, I beg of you, be carefull! I got a basic pair of jeans that I have already got sooooooo much use out of! They fit so well (Size 20) and I like the medium weight of them. They are made by Almost Famous ($22.99). They have just enough stretch to accommodate my fluffy waist as well as my very curvy thighs and legs. The length is perfect for a simple small roll of the cuff to show off a sandal or a bootie or you can wear it full length. The color is a medium Blue with a flattering grained denim finish (Makes them look more Luxe) and does not have a whole lot of unnecessary over-the-top shading and whiskering! Ill create another post talking about what I look for in jeans…but there are my new favorite Jean! 

    Almost Famous Push Up Jeans
    Almost Famous Push Up Jeans

    Almost Famous Push Up Jeans
    Almost Famous Push Up Jeans

     

     

    Tip #2: Pay Attention to Fabric.

     The 2nd Item I purchased was this super cute cotton wrap top! I purchased a Size 3x because my upper arms are usually a trouble area to fit, and I felt like I could always tighten the wrap feature. I’m so glad I did because it was a perfect fit (With no room for error! LOL!)! I feel like because this was a cotton fabric, it looked and felt more expensive then it was. Some polyester fabrics tend to look a little cheezy, specially if its that shiny poly! SO please pay attention to Finishes of the fabric. Read the description and zoom in honey!! 

     

     

     

     

    A Few Full Body Photos! (Shoes: Vince Camuto)

     

    Rainbow Red Bell Sleeved Top with Almost Famous Jeans

     

     

    Tip #3: Know that everything might not work!
    Rainbow Plus Size Tie Waist Duster
    Rainbow Plus Size Tie waist Duster (Sold Out)
     
    The 3rd item I ordered is this cute Duster! I saw another Youtuber (Shainna from A Thick Girls Closet! Subscribe to her, shes awesome!). She looked super cute in it! But she is smaller in her arm region, that’s why I Sized up (Purchased a 3x). NOPE! Did Not work! So ill just either sell it (Its sold out online) Or hold on to it to see if I could fit in in at a later date. I’m SO trying not to do that because I am a “Ill get into it soon” hoarder! LOL! but I’ll insert a stock photo of it. Its too cute!
     
    Understand that shopping online can be a gamble sometimes BUT if you only shop brick and Mortar (Whats in stores) you are seriously limiting your self!
    Don’t say I didn’t tell you… Momma told you…(Insert Cardi. B Child Meme)

     

     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
    I Hope these 3 tips (Specially the Bonus tip) help you navigate and choose wisely pertaining Rainbows Plus Size section. Of course you can ventur in store to shop, but I will say online carries a Waaaaayyyyy more vast Plus Size collection! When you get a good feel about sizing and material that a site carries, you will feel better about taking more shopping risks the 2nd or 3rd time around!  You can use these tips at any other lower priced retailer! Let me know what you think about the items I chose! Should I do another Rainbow Haul?? I would love to hear your thoughts so comment below!
     
    Till Next Time Luxe Babes!
    xoxo
    ~Stephanie
     
    Photo Credit: Russell Gilliam of Ingenious Images Photography
     
     

  • Luxe-dates!

    Welcome Luxe Babes!!!

    Hello Luxe Babes!

    I know your like…what is happening?? Where are all the post?

    Well…I switched platforms! I switched from WIX to WordPress.org (Hosted by DreamHost).I felt like I wasn’t having any luck attracting new readers on WIX and wasn’t as searchable as well. It was recommended that I move my Domain to WordPress.org because I still would have creative freedom AND It works better with Googles algorithm.

    But ANYWAY!  I have not yet figured out how to move anything from my WIX site. (If you know something I don’t know…help a sister out!)

    So Please, re-subscribe and share!

    Ill get these post moved here as soon as I can Luvs!

    Till Next Time Luxe Babes!

    ?XOXO,

    Stephanie

  • Luxe Style

    Did you miss my New York and Company Haul??

    Hi loves! Just a quick check in! Life is super busy and im tring to drum up some great new content fot you!  In the meanwhile, don’t forget to check out my last Try-on haul from New York and Company! I tried some streight sized and plus size options for us!  New York and Company Plus Size Try-on Haul!    Till next time Luxe Dolls! Xoxo????-Stephanie 

  • Luxe Style

    Vacation Ready Plus Size Dresses! Featuring Fab N Thick Boutique!

    Hi Luxe Babes!!  Ok…it’s summer time, and you know what that means!  Vacations, rooftop dinners and out door events! I have some  looks  from Fab And Thick Boutique that will make you say “Im Ready, Lets go!” Fab and Thick Boutique is an online boutique that has sophisticated and sexy plus-size options. The line is also featured in a brick and mortar boutique in McDonough Georgia! I will be sure to give you all the Deets at the end of the post!And girl…I know you might want to save a few coins! So I teamed up with the Fab And Thick Team and I got you 10% off till June 16th! The code will be at the end of this post! Lets get started! (Note: Links to All Fab N Thick Boutique are in PINK)     This First Dress is the “White Split Peek-A-Boo Dress” The first thing I thought when I saw this was DESTINATION BEACH WEDDING!! Or in a less Stephanie dramatic tone…poolside anyone? In this piece, you get to show off those legs and let the wind move you! This gives me all the Beach Feels!!!     The Second dress is the “White Khloe Split Dress” This dress is a perfect merge of Sexy and sophisticated! It’s perfect for that rooftop dinner or if for you to show out at an all white party! (And Yes! Im serving some serious attitude!) White Wedges (Past Season): Bloomingdales           Ok…I was SUPER excited to find a Romper that worked with my body!! This Coral Wrap Romper is perfect for a casual brunch that leads to a Fantastic Shopping trip! (I’m going to Vegas so I can literally see myself in this for some shenanigans! I love the Faux-wrap look because it hides my inner thighs as I walk! Yall… It’s literally perfect!  Shoes (Past Season): JustFab                   This Next Mustard Maxi Dress gives me such a Island Breezy feel! Its flowy (And forgiving) and is perfect for casual sight-seeing,  Lunch or even a pool-side perfect cover up! Its Gauzy fabric will keep you cool, calm and collected! Wedges (Past Season): JustFab  | Leather Fringe Cross Body Bag (Past Season): Ralph Lauren        So this One-piece Magenta One-Shoulder Jumper is so out of my comfort zone BUT I feel like I rocked the Hell out of it! First, this is my favorite color! Second, The one shoulder design is so flattering! I added some jewels and matching shoe for the perfect and elongating Monochromatic look! This look is perfect for a night out! Trust me…They ain’t ready! “Makemba” Heel: JustFab | Necklace: Target (Not Available) | Stripped Clutch (Not Available): Yoins      Last, but not least, Is this Navy Tropical Cold Shoulder Dress! I decided to rock this one as a dress and as a top! For my mini-dress look, I added a pair of Turquoise Heels from  and a Small Tan cross-body bag. For the Top/Tunic Version, I paired it with distressed jeans and some fun sandals! Great Day to Dinner look! Vivica Heal: JustFab and  Tan Mini Crossbody Bag/ Fabric Bangals: Poshmark       See!!! Don’t  these pieces make you want to go catch a flight?? I told you Doll!!!  And as promised, Use Code LuxeBabe10 and Save 10% off your total order!Coupon Code Valid till Saturday, June 16th, 2018!  Here are the ways to shop these looks! Web: FabNThickBoutiqueInstagram: @FabNThickBoutiqueFacebook: FabNThick Some Items are Available in a local Boutique! Speaking Pieces Boutique226 Jonesboro Road
    McDonough, Georgia 30248
      It’s been real Luxe Dolls and Gents!Till Next time! xoxo~Stephanie   Instagram: @LuxePlusLifeBlogFacebook: LuxePlusLifeTwitter: @LuxePlusLife Special Thanks to my Photographer Russell Gilliam of Ingenious Images!Web: Ingenious Images PhotographyFollow him on Instagram @Ingenious_Images_ig  

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    My Keto Crack Down! (12lbs Down)

    Long time no write! No Excuses here other then life getting in the way! I just wanted to let you know what I have been up to lately in regards to self-maintenance.  I arrived to my all-time highest weight. I stepped on the scale and saw a whopping 296 lbs and immediately dropped my head in disbelief. My body is shaped in a way that once I’m above about 270…weigh gain/loss becomes a blur. When I say this, I mean it fluctuates so much that I start to just expect that some jeans might not fit this month…of that certain top that wasn’t so snug in the bust-line area!   I simply just can’t do it anymore! I literally felt heavy…walking up the stairs winded me. I was running out of clothes that fit. Although I encourage people to love themselves the way they are, in this moment, how can you possibly be content when you feel unhealthy?  So for those who know, I was pescatarian  for about 8 Months. It was an easy lifestyle change for me, but eventually I began to crave carbs (sweets, Pasta, bread…etc.) that I never craved in the past. I am in no way saying that this is normal for this particular way of eating, this is just what happened for me! I needed something with structure….something that makes me say NO to all the carbs that cause my body to easily gain weight, I’ve been successful with Low-Carb in the past, so this time around, I have decided to go to a Ketogenic (High Fat, Moderate Protein and Very Low carb) way of life. I started Sunday, May 6th at 294 lbs and as of Today, May 23rd, I’m 182 ish (I’m a woman… so of course my weight fluctuates during the Day.) I don’t think I am if full Ketosis as of yet, I’m still getting the hang of my Macro (Protein, fat and Carbohydrates) needs. I’m still having some sugar cravings…but I find them easy to get over. I find that as long as I keep my Fat content up, I stay full longer (Thank GOD!!!)I hope to be in Full Ketosis by Week 4 and slowly start to incorporate Intermittent fasting.  Here are a few Youtube Channels that Im subscribed to that has awesome info on a Keto Lifestyle! 1: The Keto Diet- The Heathful Pursuit : https://www.youtube.com/user/healthfulpursuit 2: Goody Beats: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfLrsGeU0MJNw8o5aDdt5Bw 3: Keto Connect: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzRYivTpUQ0r2qPPjfLoQiA I will definitely try to keep you guys updated on my progress! My short term goal is to be at 270 by the end of June so when I get on that plane to Vagas, Ill be ready to “Turn Up!” LOL!!!!! (Ya’ll pray for me!!! LOL!) I’ll take any encouragement (And Im doing this Keto thing so DO NOT try to change my mind!  I WILL CUT YOU! RUDE! (SNL Referance…lol!)  Till Next time Luxe Dolls!!!Live Luxe, Define Plus and Live Life! xoxo ~Stephanie          

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    Simple D.I.Y $3 Glam Floral Arrangement!

    Hey Luxe Babes! I wanted to show you how to make inexpensive  floral accent arrangements. I used cotton balls to keep them from shifting as much, solely because I wanted it to be non-permanent in case i wanted to do a quick color change.  You could spend another dollar or so and hot glue a foam base to stick your flowers in. I find that its not necessary for smaller arrangements, but its totally an option! So here’s a quick pictorial on how to make this cute little glam baby!   (Flower Bunch and Mercury glass container came from Walmart ) If you decide to try this, please tag me in a photo!! (All my social media info is on the blogs main page!????) I constructed D.I.Y for Vanessa West, my Real Estate Agent. Visit her Facebook page for more information on Home buying, budgeting and Home related tips! Till next time Luxe Babes!???? XoxoStephanie