Balling on a Budget: Comfort and Sass

Balling on a Budget: Comfort and Sass

Hey all! I hope life finds all of you with smiles on your face and money in your pockets, lol! This is a quick Balling on a Budget look I threw on to head out on some errand runs and a night of grabbing a bite to eat with my mom and auntie. I can not get enough of the track pants trend there are all so comfy and chic. They come in so many varieties and can be dressed both up, down and in-between. I would consider this a in between-er. It was easy enough to wear while maneuvering thru the grocery store isles and cute enough to pair with a like leather jacket for a quick bite to ear.

This look is almost entirely from my guilt pleasure retailer, Tar-Jay, or Target if you want to get technical. I swear I try to avoid there clothing and shoes every time I am there shopping for the house, but somehow it drift quietly away from the cleansers, paper towels, and body soap area, and right on over to the Juniors’, Misses, and plus department :). The trousers are in a XXL and can be found, here. This cute little satin coral flouncy bodysuit was a must buy, being that it was such a gorgeous color with so many future outfits in mind, here. I paired it with a silver drop chain necklace from Forever21.com, and some old faux pearls, similar here. The silver clutch is one of me clearance favorites I found at HM for five bucks( so nice, I brought it twice! I got the gold one as well), similar here. My gunmetal mules are my new everyday fave shoe that I found at Off Sak’s Fifth Avenue. I absolutely love that store for shoe shopping. They are French Connection and the most expensive(but still a great deal) item in this look!

So let’s let the number talk now:

Track pants:    $ 22.99

Satin Bodysuit:  $ 17.99

Drop Necklace:    $ 5.90

Faux Pearls:     $ 2.90

Silver Woven Clutch:   $ 5.00

Gunmetal Grey Oxford Mules: $49.99

Total:       $104.77

Yasss, all this sass for a little cash, don’t you just love it!

Peace and blessings, loves,

Tiffany Chavon

 

Humble

Humble

Hey all! I have been a little bit out of it lately when it comes to blogging. So much going on in life, both good and not so good, that I just haven’t been in the moment to chat, or even get all dolled up. But this will change because I have been so blessed and have so many great opportunity. I am so humbled by it all and cannot wait to share the details :).

With saying all that my fashion as of late has been lazy, and of  course my favorite lazy piece is the kimono. They always make nothing look like something, lol. This particular Sunday, I through on a white tank from Target, here, and my favorite fitting skinnies from here, with this super whimsical printed kimono from Forever 21’s CA Love line I found it in store and unfortunetly it is not online, similar here. The wedges are my comfy shoes and are so old but I can wear them all day, I was almost certain I blogged them before, but I guess not. They are by Ralph Lauren and I think I found them at T.J. Maxx, similar here. This is perfect for my Sunday because I am usually going from church, to grocery shopping, and taking care of what ever else needs to be handled. The handbag is from Shoedazzle.com, and old classic, and the choker can be found at chokdaccessories.com.

 

I do missed blogging, time to get back to my regularly scheduled programming 🙂

 

Peace and blessings!

 

Tiffany Chavon

Balling on a Budget- Cali and Chill

Balling on a Budget- Cali and Chill

 

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It’s finally starting to cool down so I am so excited for some sweater weather. With the holidays around the corner I can honestly say that I more on my Balling on a budget than ever so I brought back the series. This past weekend the wind was on chill and I had some holiday errands to run so I got a chance to finally bring out some warm clothes. I actually picked everything I had on during the Target Black Friday weekend, because all clothing were 30% off with an additional 15% off. YASSSS!! You can’t get more bargain fashionista than that.

 

This sweater I just could not get over its color and its feel. I loved how cozy it felt when I tried it on, and not itchy because there is no wool in it, thank God. I love the look of wool but I cannot tolerate wool feel. This plain white tank you can always find on sale for $9 bucks at Target, I like to stock up on my tanks for days when I just want to throw something on and go. You can never have too many white tanks when your me because I am constantly, as my hubby would say, “feeding my girls” lol. The jeans found here, are by Mossimo, and normally just under $30 and are great because the have good stretch. The booties were on clearance for $18 dollars and are just so cute I couldn’t believe they were on clearance in the store. The booties however on regular price online so you may want to take a look in your local Target and see what you may find in store.  I think I have been sleeping on Target lately, and this Black Friday sale really woke me up! The choker which is so cute is cream and has a small stone applique cased in gold, can be found here for just $7.00, and matches my $2.00 BBS earrings.  My lipstick is an older one by Fergie for WetNWild in the color Spotlight Red, and is discontinued, similar on is here for just $2.

Below I have calculate the totals for this weeks Balling on a Budget- Cali and Chill addition with the current prices online. Good thing is there is $25% off shoes on target.com and you get $10 off if you spend over $50 online.

Sweater        $29.99

Booties         $28.49

Tank              $9.00

Jeans            $27.99

Hoops           $2.00

Choker          $7.oo

Lipstick         $2.00

Discount     -$10.00

 

Grand Total    $96.47

Boom!! Under a hundred bucks for a head to toe Balling on a Budget- Cali and Chill, very simple yet chic, around town shopping day look.

I hope you guys enjoyed this look have a blessed day!

Oh yeah and tell me, what are you looking forward to the most and the least this Christmas shopping season? Comment below!

 

Peace and Blessings,

 

Tiffany Chavon

 

Adjustments-Making Your Plus Size Summer Clothes Fall Friendly

Adjustments-Making Your Plus Size Summer Clothes Fall Friendly

Sometimes we have can just say out with the old and in with the new. Today’s post I will revisiting some of my spring/summer favorites and re-purposing them to make them fall friendly. I know it is not always easy to just say new season lets go shopping so let just work on making adjustments by making your r plus size summer clothes fall friendly. I have 4 tips to revamping your summer closet to tweak it for the fall.

  1. PUT IT ALL OUT THERE. Take all of your favorites out or closet or drawer. Organize them into categories, i.e. tops, skirts, pants, jeans, etc. This will help you know what you have and determine what you may need to add in order accommodate the climate changes.

 

  1. DO SOME RESEARCH. Put in a little work. Open some magazines for trends that you like. Watch some of you favorite old movies inspiration, or look at your favorite actor or actress or any other entertainment personality for inspiration, as well. Colors, and accessories go a long way in changing it up a bit

 

  1.  MAKE A LIST. This list does not have to be long and consist of everything under the sun that you can think of, but just a few things can go far. Look at the items you have and what you need to add to them in order to turn them in to the looks that you would like to have for the fall. This can be jackets, scarves, hats, boots, or booties. You’d be surprise what changing shoes can do to an outfit.

 

  1. HAVE FUN WITH IT. Sometimes we are naturally overly critical of ourselves and what we wear. Remember to put things on that speak to you! You want to always be yourself in what ever it is that you combine in a outfit look. Its cool to like someone else’s look but make sure to do you at the same time. If you feel like you like a look but its to bold or not bold enough flip it! Do you boo 🙂

 

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This outfit is a little old with a little new. I’ve worn this cropped top before, here, and I decided to pair it with my new favorite faux leather pants, cute alternatives here. I added this new Melissa McCarthy duster, here, that came in my Gwynnie Bee subscription this month but it is now on sale for just $47.77. For a little pop of color I added my all time favorite hat that was gifted to me on my birthday, similar here, and my old red pumps, seen on the blog before a couple times and still available here. An inexpensive similar pair can be found here.  I also paid it with a custom faux snakeskin ombre black to white choker, found here.

I hope these 4 tips were helpful 🙂

 

Love, Peace, and Live Life Curvy,

 

Tiffany Chavon

 

My Thoughts on GwynnieBee

My Thoughts on GwynnieBee

Fall is here!! and I cannot get over the warming  up of the color palette. It has to be my favorite part of the seasons changing. I live in SoCal we can never full rid ourselves of the heat, but we can pretend we do with our wardrobe changes. I recently had the pleasure of attending “Curvy Cocktails” hosted by Kristen Thompson of TrendyCurvy.com, Candice Kelly, plus size model extraordinaire, and Mz. Gossip Girl, journalist/host/the first plus sized women I seen on television, Nina Parker. At the event I shuffled my two drinks in my hands, self down to learn that I won a free subscription to Gwynniee Bee. I thought how cool is this. I had already view their site and wonder if I wanted to commit to a another subscription in my life, I have so many already its ridiculous. So how perfect was it that I go to try it out at no cost! Let me first say I love the concept, you have the option of pick one to three items at at time. You wear them, or if you do not like send them back, and if you do like them pay a purchase price and keep the item(s).

 

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My thoughts on Gwynnie Bee are this, on a positive note, it is completely awesome to be able to order items online, wear them a few times and return them for new items because you can never bee bored with such an open wardrobe. They have some many cute colorful items and a variety of prints and styles, and there is little to no commitment to each item. This is great because I like trends and just a fast as some trends come, they also go. With that said, for me its so far so good. I received my first package of three items, of which two of the three items I loved, and one I have sent back. Easy-peasy 🙂

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This kimono/duster is one of them and I adore it. I am loving the combination of brights with maroon, and gray. The fit perfect and the outfit possibilities are endless. I can definitely see this in my wardrobe for the long haul, so I am thinking about making this one a purchase. This kimono is by Citron, found here, and it comes in sizes Medium thru 3XL. I paired it with a jeans from my favorite place, Macy’s from there INC brand. Similar tank can be found here. I have owned these maroon wedges heeled ankle boots for years they are comfy and a favorite of mine so I can’t seemed to get rid of them, similar. The gray handbag was a gift from my husband, similar.

 

 

White After Labor Day

White After Labor Day

 

 

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Summer is officially coming close to an end, **awwww**. This year I can’t tell if I am excited about fall or going to miss the summer’s warm nights. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the fall! Fabrics become more textured, boots turn into my favorite accessory, and the faux furs come out at night, lol. But what about the loss of one of my favorite crisp clean and some times obnoxious colors, white. No white after labor day is what they say, but do you follow that fashion rule? I cannot stand to be told what to wear and when or how to wear it, so for me that is a definite no go for me.

I order this cold shoulder skater dress online at Torrid.com, sold out but similar here, and it was quickly a summer hit in my mind. It is so easy, breezy, and comfy. I love how it flow and I feel so completed free in it. I think the chevron texture give it a little added flair.  So, it goes without being said that I transition it into the fall. It originally came with a thin camel colored belt but I decided to switch it up a bit and remove it. I add this adorable hat was purchased from the men’s department at Forever 21, and it is the perfect fit for my not so petite head :), similar here. The choker is one of my own designs, coming soon to chokdaccessories.com. The booties are from last season, but I found some that are similar here.

How do you feel about wearing white after labor day? Would you do it and say screw it, or is it a definite no, no. I am almost sure I wont be cutting white off any time soon, and I am sure that my white after labor day looks will fall into a winter white, post in the future.

I hope you all enjoyed your extra day off, I know it did!. I binged watched the Netflix original show “Stranger Things” and I am hoping they come thru with a second season, because we love some good Sci-Fi in my household 🙂

Thank for stopping by!!

Stay peaceful, Stay positive, and live your life, Boo!!

 

A Long Time Coming

A Long Time Coming

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Sometimes it take me forever to post a new item or outfit on here. This amazingly sexy casual plus size bodysuit is one. I am a sucker for a great fitting plus size bodysuit, remember this one, to die for. The only problem, its been so long since I purchased it that it is unfortunately not even available on the website,. I love a good pair of “hole-y”(distressed) jeans but I am also good for busting the holes out, lol, so I repurchased these bad boys here. I accessorized this outfit with these super cute shoes that previously appeared on this post, and my old faithful olive jacket that I have owned for at least two years and give me the perfect grungy upgrade to anything I throw it on with, similar.

 

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My big chain hoop earring I purchased a local So Cal boutique, but I was able to find them here for you. I am a crazy clearance rack shopper so the story behind this belt is that I found it on a dress that was $3 on dress that was way to big for me, but I purchased solely for the belt,hehehe. With this current California heat wave we are experiencing, I swear I am so looking forward to fall hunny!!! Its been crazy lately.

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Normally, it is bearable where I live because it is not to far from the beach, a couple of days ago it reached 102 degrees, ugh, so Fall its been a long time coming and I cannot wait to feel your presence again, lol. So I wore this little look to for a movie, and school shopping date. Why the heck did we combine those two activities? Because we have to maximize time in my household. With a husband, a teenager, and a set of pre-teen twins, all boys/men, someone ALWAYS needs something and this weekend it happened to be getting the majority of the school shopping  this done. And still be able to do something to make my only off days enjoyable.  Any-who Boo’s, I am rambling, and venting so…let me stop.

 

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Also, I have been trying to be more active on my blog, as you can hopefully notice 🙂 I want to put out more content that is helpful and inspiring especially to young ladies so I am working on ideas of new segments on peace and positivity. Any suggestions on things you’d like to see or ready about to help navigate you through this thing called life? Comment below.

 

Thanks stopping by the blog!!

Love, peace and curves HUNNY!

 

Tiffany Chavon

Live Life-Learning to be Comfortable in Your Skin

Live Life-Learning to be Comfortable in Your Skin

 

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Live LIFE!! I do not consider myself an advocate because I do not have a huge following, nor do I put together events to help women with focused on self-love (yet), however, am do consider myself a woman on a body positive, life positive journey that I must say I am quite proud of. Like many women it is extremely hard to not extra critical of oneself and outer appearance. If any woman is even a little bit like myself, you have been happy, angry, happy again, sad, and even cried yourself to sleep at night about your body image. You’ve dieted, exercised, and damn near(if not fully) starved yourself to try an obtain your “perfect” body. You may have compared yourself to others, critiqued others, compared yourself to others, and just been overly crucial of the way  your body looks. You’ve even at times prevented yourself form enjoying the world, because of what the world may say (let that one sink in, lol). Its sad, but its normal for a woman to be so screwed up, that they do not know how to handle loving and embracing their body as it is. For most of us, women, what we see one the television is not what we see in our mirrors, or better yet in the shower daily.  When I think about it, it damn near has me in tears (yes, I am the overly sensitive crybaby type at times, lol). For years I have never worn my thighs out. They have one of the many parts of my body that I was insecure about. Insecurity about thighs on women are common but mine was not just the normal cellulite complex, it was also my varicose and spider veins. I have had them since I can remember, but more specifically around the eighth grade. Do you know what this did to my life! Completely restricted it. I literally never wore short-shorts until about 20 years old, and would not be caught dead in a swimsuit without board shorts, or a long wrap, crazy right, When I finally purchased a pair I rarely wore them, it may have happened, once or twice that summer, with some heavy coercing from my BFF. It may sound foolish to most, now it even sound foolish to me! You know how they say with age comes wisdom, there also comes that give no fucks attitude. I think that comes from the loss of time, and the realization that much of your time past and what you have left you have to make enjoyable and memorable, and beautiful! And guess what its easy! You just got to live for YOU! Stop hiding, and bottling yourself in a comfort zone because of what society says does not matter. You know that saying “What they eat don’t make you shit.” Live by it, because it is awesome, and guess what it goes both ways, so when you think about those that you fear judgement from you can still apply it 🙂

With all that being said, these pictures were not supposed to be blog post, but I decided I was going to live life, being happy, confident, and comfortable in my skin on Sunday and post them 🙂  The tunic I recently purchased from H&M in-store, similar here. My white folded jeans shorts can be found, here, for just $ now, SUPER STEAL!! My statement necklace and sunglasses, you have already seen on my previous post, here, but can be purchased on Forever21.com, similar sunglasses here (they are no longer on the website but I still see them in the store), and necklace here. I picked this scarf up on my trip to the Orange County Fair, blog post on that adventure coming soon!

Live Life Curvy, and really LIVE!!!

 

Tiffany Chavon

 

Off Work

Off Work

 

 

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Monday thru Friday, from early A.M, to mid afternoon I am at work, waiting to be off work. With my busy lifestyle I literally have to be ready for whatever when I get off work. I need clothing that can appropriately take me from the office, to the heat, to the store, to the kitchen, and to basketball practice without having to worry about a slip and fall, etc. In order to combat the heat I must say I love a good loose fitting dress. Don’t get me wrong I love a tight fitting dress as well, but they are not very work appropriate all the time. So when I saw this cute little number at Old Navy, and under $35, I had to pick it up. Not only is it a plus size friendly dress, but and it runs from sizes XS to XXL and comes in tall or petite. It is easy to wear with a light blazer, or a cute distressed jean jacket, or no jacket at all when off work.  I went with my absolute favorite pair of leopard flats that I have had for probably like 4 years, lol (and my husband wants to throw them away but that will be over my dead body). These are the actual shoes, and you can see why I adore them, but they are so old that I cannot purchase a new pair, but I have found and alternative, here, they are not my favorites I may just have to scoop these up.  My statement necklace was adorably picked up by my husband, here, he be trying y’all 🙂 My multi -colored clutch purse is another oldie, but goodie purchased from aldoshoes.com. They have great accessories and shoes and they are currently running their end of the season sale, so I will definitely be checking out the deals.

 

Thanks for stopping by,

Peace & Blessing,  Tiffany Chavon

 

Linen Lines

Linen Lines

 

I am so loving my summer ’16. I feel like I am doing it all! I am traveling more, working on business ventures, and working on getting our little family in a home. I this linen romper not only cute but perfectly comfortable for the hot California weather. With this plus size outfit of the day, I went with linen is the most breathable material and I just love its durability. It is not only light and airy but the material it is just as thick as jeans. Read More