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Friday, December 9, 2011

Guest Blogger Friday-Style 4 Curves

Name: Venessia Young
Brief Description of Blog: A Photo Diary of one Fearless Fatshionista's Style Journey from officewear to nightlife attire and everything in between.

Plus Size Swaag
One of my favorite posts from Beauty or Swaag was the one titled Plus Size Swaag. Today I wanted to share some tips and tricks I’ve learned to stay on top of my plus size swaag game;

  • Look in the mirror, find the things you love the most about yourself and find clothing to highlight the things you love.
  • Don’t be in denial. If your tummy is a problem area DON’T pick clothes that show it off.
  • Don’t shy away from form fitted clothing. Learn to make them work for you. I find that blazers are a staple b/c they can be worn with anything from jeans to dresses…they camouflage the bad areas, make you appear slimmer, and are versatile b/c they can go from the office to date night.
  • Thrift, Thrift, Thrift.--- Thrifting is a great way to find unique items for a fraction of the cost.
  • Exercise. Even if you are happy plus size exercise will keep you toned up and give you more energy…20 minutes…3 times a week will keep you feeling amazing.
  • Don’t take fashion advice from skinny friends. Not that they don’t mean well but they don’t understand plus size fashion dilemmas and sometimes u have that sneaky friend that will purposely try to make you look foolish.
  • Don’t be that “every facebook profile picture shows all ur cleavage” girl. There is a thin line between sexy and trashy.
  • DO wear heels. Find heels that are comfortable for you (my fave brands are Jessica Simpson and Nine West for comfort) b/c they make you look longer, leaner, and give u a boost of confidence.
  • DO NOT “MAKE” something fit in the store. Either it fits or it doesn’t.
  • Shop online to find the best looking clothing. Malls can be depressing if you are over a size 16. The “plus size” sections of stores are usually filled with drab old people clothes.
  • Do wear the proper size bras…the wrong size bra can make you have the dreaded back roll.
  • Don’t shy away from color or prints. Some plus size women are afraid of standing out b/c weight can already make you stand out but I say I’m already “out of the norm” if people are going to stare I’d rather them stare at my fabulous outfit
  • Keep your circle full of positive and supportive people.

If you are looking to follow a fearless fashionable blogger who represents women with real curves check out I post OOTD often and try to inspire my readers to take risks.


I hope everyone enjoyed this post.
I personally love it , and I love her blog!
so keep an eye out for her.

Plenty Lovee & swaag.
xoxo Shariece
: )


  1. thanx for the feature dahling!! I was soooooooo nervous!!!!

  2. lol awww , why were you nervous ?
    & you're welcomee . : )

  3. B/c I never wrote one before I was super scared that it would be hella boring to your readers lollll

  4. Love all the tips and really digging the outfit. You look haute, bombshell! =o)


  5. She is absolutely gorgeous.
    Good of you to notice and spread your love.

  6. I'm not sure if I ever welcomed you to the CapFabb group as I am a member too. If I didn't...Welcome! lol. Nice feature! I visit her blog from time to time :)


  7. I adore Venessia! She is one of my most faithful followers and her comments always bring a smile to my face. Her style is super fab! Sharing the love of others on your blog is a beautiful thing. This is my 1st time to your blog. I will have to check it out now. Kiah

  8. loved the post, great tips from Ms. Venessia!

    Check out my blog, comment, and follow if you like!
    Confessions Of A City Girl

  9. @Tika , thank you , & thanks for following , i'll check out your blog when I get home from work

    @Cortnie thank you , & welcome to you too ! haha : )

    @Kiah Yes , I love her blog & all the comments she leaves on mine. I'm glad to have her as a follower : )

    @Sherine thanks for commenting , I'll be sure to check out your blog : )

  10. I love Vanessia's blog. She always rocks it out. Such a good feature.


Thank you all for your lovely comments : ) I look forward to them !