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I've Got The Summer Blues with Eloquii's Collared Trumpet Dress

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
For the past couple weeks, I’ve been having the blues. Just juggling things and getting thing done to better myself both mentally and physically can take a toll on you. My usually treatment consist of throwing myself into my work and forgetting about it until it knocks on my door. This form of treatment really doesn’t work, because well it come back. Another form of treatment is to go on a shopping spree and let the wheel of the internet lead me into the land of everything I want and hmmm, maybe this will work. 

Either way, I ended up with items, I would never have chosen if I wasn’t on retail therapy or something I really really wanted. Case in point, this super cute dress Collard Trumpet Dress from At first site, I told myself it’s okay but nothing to write home to momma about. Under retail therapy, I thought this would make a really cute easy day dress. Something I could go to brunch with momma or easy shopping day. My retail side was correct, this dress is exactly what I needed to get me out my little funk. It and a little help from Cali blogger Miss Charmsie. Her easy diy for pom pom sandals really put a smile on my face. Can’t you tell.

Dress- Eloquii
Bag- Micheal Kors

Blue is a really a great color for summer fashion. 
Take a look at this dress and a couple others I found online. 

EAT PLAY STAY SLAY: What I Wore on Vacation

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Hey Luvs,

Did you enjoy the review of the Hyatt ZiliaraRose Hall Resort?  It was a great vacation destination for our friend's getaway.  The best part for me was to finally get a chance to wear all the swimwear, I've been stock piling up on this year.  I never though in a million years, I would be own at least pieces of swimwear and seven are two pieces. Catch  me three years ago or even 10 years when I was 30 pounds lighter and I would have still said I was too big.  This year had been all about loving myself,pushing myself and not really caring about people have to say.  This trip was my "fatgirljourney" and I hope many plus size women take note that you can travel and their are product available to help you do so.

It's really is about loving yourself and seeing what will make you make in order to take more daring steps. I was walking around that resort with my thighs out, booty jiggling and loving it.  Some male staff members had to tell me they loved my confidence and big booty, "It is nice to see a full woman walking around the property" according to the resort bartender,Raoul. And he makes a mean mojito.

I also had a chance to rock my first Gabifresh for Sexy Swim piece, play in the water with my baes in Always For Me and twirl around in my tie dye cover up from Tyrell Holmes of Duke N Dutchess. Yes, It was a great vacation. 

Here is a recap of what and wore and some info on things I packed for easy plus size travel. 

The Always For Me Aztec Summer Zip Plus Size Bikini was perfect on my 22/24 size frame. The cute zipper style of the top let me chose my coverage and the support inside was pretty nice also.  Two of my girlfriends also wore their suits from Always For Me as well. So for the day we enjoyed the sun in our Always for Me suits.  

Shop here for Always For Me and use my special code PEPPER for 30%off!!

That night I mixed up pieces from Eloquii, Lane Bryant and It's Fashion for a sexy Jamaican night look.

So many of you asked about this skirt. This cute faux wrap skirt was a sweet from Eloquii . It's so easy to mix up in your wardrobe. 
Hurry Hurry!! It's on sale now starting under $30.

I also packed two really cute tops to wear over yet another swimsuits from Swimsuitsforall,  I wore my favorite suit, The Diva High Waist twice while on vacation.  The suit has a super high waist that offer a real va va voom moment. I decide on wearing one cute tropic top from Revamped Styles and another from Always For Me, both were super cute with the suit and definitely changed up my look. 
Middle: Get The Diva High Wait Suit Here
Left: Tropical Crop: Sold Out
Right: Always for Me Paprika Sky Plus Cover Up Here

That night I wore a little dress I got from a place called Unclaimed Bagged here in Alabama. The facility is full of items from unclaimed luggage and miscellaneous freight shipments.  Many items are under price so finding a great deal is very easy there. I got this cute dress for $13 bucks.

This was another find that would be hard to locate.  The draping was very similar to several Jibri items I adore. Similar Jibri Dress here.

The last two days were just about being in the sun and getting my melanin up to 100.  I played around poolside in this summer cute piece from Forever 21. I had to print mix my pineapple bikini with my favorite poolside cover up from Atlanta designer, Tyrell Holmes. This tie dye dream is still one of my favorite summer pieces. 
Pineapple Bikini : Forever 21-Sold Out
Similar here and here

Get the TyeDye Coverup from Tyrell Homes

The last look has to be my absolute favorite.  The Baroness suit from the Gabifresh SwimSexy collection from Swimsuitsforall vibed me into all kinds of Queen of the Caribbean action. This tropical background made everything so perfect with this look.  I added a simple duster from Lane Bryant to bring everything together. 

This one piece has a gold exposed zipper that can go lower for a more seductive style or you can just give a little.  The sides have a mesh paneling that gives off the illusion of a high leg cut, I'm sure this works like on a taller frame or if I wore heel but since I'm not that fancy. I will just let you know. 

I order the suit in a 22W from the D/DD selection. I'm not as chesty as I would've like to be for this suit, but I still like it. 

  Get The Suit: here

I honestly miss everything about this place,it was so relaxing and zenful. I'm sure my next journey will give me just as much joy and peacefulness. 

Are you taking a trip soon? What are your essentials on a long journey especially plane rides?  Here are a couple items I can't live without when traveling.

1. Seatbelt Extender- I never leave for a flight without it. It makes buckling up so much easier and you don't have to ask the flight attendant for it. It fits most airlines except Southwest.  Fly comfortable without feeling stuffed in the seat.
2. Rosewater Mist Refresher- You know how you feel completely drained after a flight.  Just a couple of short spritz of this will refresh and keep you moving through your journey. 

3.  Airplane Earplugs- I already have some hearing difficulty due to medical reasons, so flying can sometime be a hug discomfort. A friend got these for me last year and they stay in  my travel bag with the other two item above.  My ears felt so much better after my flight.

Remember traveling is also about the journey, not just the destination. Enjoy yourself and Have Plenty of Fun.

Until Next Time



EAT PLAY STAY SLAY: Hyatt Ziliara Montego Bay Review

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Hey Luvs,

 At the beginning of the year, a couple friends and I planned to take a trip beyond borders. Since I've never been to Jamaica before so this trip was right on course with my plan to explore beyond the states. Our chosen destination was the beautiful island of Jamaica at the fabulous Hyatt ZiliaraResort in picturesque Montego Bay.
I decided to make this a post a review of my stay at the inclusive resort and a recap of what I wore on my trip. 
Let's call it a EAT PLAY STAY SLAY: Hyatt Ziliara Montego Bay.

Our journey to the island paradise begin bright and early at the Atlanta Airport. We actually made it through TSA within 30 mins. Our flight time was around 8am and we arrived extra early to prevent any hold ups. The only thing I wasn't expecting was the long haul to our gate. 

The concourse trains should start promptly at 6am. Some people actually come to the airport early and the country mile hike to the gates is downright disrespectful. 

Our flight time was roughly five hours with one stop in Charlotte, NC.  Once you arrive there is a wait time to get through past customs and retrieve your luggage. Afterwards your vacation with Hyatt Ziliara Rose Hall officially begins. The service of this resort starts with your first stop at the airport receiving lounge. 
The gracious staff offers a cool energizing towel to get the travel lag off and a refreshing drink to kick your vacation off right. I chose the beverage of the island, Red Stripe of course.


The Hyatt Ziliara Rose Hall of Montego Bay is breathtaking; I’ve never been anywhere so stunning. The property is beautifully decorated with bright tropical décor grounded by strong wooded pieces instantly relaxing you and begging you to take a seat in the open air lobby of the adult only side of the resort. Yes! Did I forget to mention Hyatt Ziliara Rose Hall is an adult only resort, If you’re traveling without children, this resort has an adult only side so you can be a big kid yourself. If traveling with children the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall is available with family friendly activities.

We stayed in the Ziliara deluxe suites, an awesome surprise upgrade from the hotel. The room was amazing. Modern décor with tropical flair was my first thought as the bell man opened the door to our suite. The room had a balcony overlooking the resort’s water oasis of pools, waterfalls and private lagoons for those who paid for a “swim up suite”. My favorite room in the suite was the bathroom of my dreams. The ginormous spa like was my personal getaway every night.


With 12 restaurants, 7 bars, 24 hour room service and mobile food carts, there is always something cooking at this paradise just for you. Every day we challenged out group to something new and everything was exceptionally good. Here is a list of my favorite restaurants at the resort:
v  Petit Pariz – Parisian cuisine blesses by Jamaicans hands
v  The Blue Grillz- The freshest seafood I’ve ever enjoyed.
v  Horizonz-The Crab Omelet with fresh fruit of the island was divine.
v  Urban Beatz-French Toast with roasted breakfast potatoes can start your day.
v  Barefoot Jerks-The best jerk chick ever. Grab a Red Stripe and enjoy the good life.
v  Choicez Buffet- The omelet station had chef there who was both entertaining and extremely easy on the eyes. His omelets were awesome also.


I’m going to be honest, I came for the cool breeze of the ocean to rock me to sleep under a palm tree. And to rest my toes in a cool pool while working on upgrading my melanin. A quick dip in the pool was all the playtime I cared to enjoy. No judgement. There were other options of course, you could book one of the many off site excursions like Tropical Zip lining, Yacht Ride or Booze Cruise, Sightseeing through the tourist shopping centers for souvenirs and what nots. The resort provides a tour guide and taxi that accompanies you the entire time you are away from the property. The security of this resort was very comforting.
Nightlife at the Hyatt Ziliara was pretty specular also with live shows and bars, after dinner you could dance the night away and order room service for a late night snack.

NOTE: There is alot of walking involve. WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES


Packing for this adventure was an adventure itself. I've been stockpiling bikinis and cover up since I made my first deposit on the trip in January. If I was going to be on a tropical vacation across the country, I was going to enjoy it to the fullest with bikinis, flowing dresses and midriff baring tops the entire time. And I did it inside a carryon!!!!Travel game stepping up!


Every now and then you must treat yourself with something super special. A gift without any guilt simply for you. I never thought about this until recently. This trip has taught me alot. Where will you go?

Until Next Time! 
Make sure you check out the reasonable travel prices for Hyatt Ziliara Rose Hall.

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