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Summer Must Have Accesories





I know, it's still spring, but I already have summer on my mind. Especially, since my family has several summer birthday's and it's the travel season. So, basically, I'm preparing for staycations, vacations, and all the places I plan to go in between. 

When on Holiday I love to relax so I'm usually in tees and jeans, that's why a statement necklace makes for a perfect combo to add a little va va voom to your outfit. 




I think this gold turban will look so adorable on loose waves, sitting by the pool in a pretty black one-piece bathing suit.



This bag is the perfect summer colour and size to carry all of your summer travel essentials.

1. Statement Necklace
2. Greetings From Hat
3. Golden Turban 



Although all of these links are to the choices website, this isn't a sponsored post. I just like the brand and find they have cute products for a fraction of the cost of other retailers.


XOXO, Jordan





















































































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6 Essential Plus Size Bra Styles Every Woman Needs To Own



Hi Goddess,

Let's get intimate for a minute and talk about breast, not just any breast, plus-sized big boobs, that are often forced to wear a certain type of bra. You know the ones I mean the huge beige granny bra's that make you feel un-sexy. Luckily the last few years have changed how companies view plus size woman so now we have choices, although companies have changed and now offer more things to the plus size body in terms of clothing bras and lingerie are a bit different.


When it comes to bras and lingerie the biggest size tends to be a DD and in lingerie, a 3X is the highest they go up to, so when brands like Hips and Curve recognise that all women want to feel sexy whether they're a size 10 or 24 I feel excited about partnering with them. Especially since excepting my large breast is something that I still struggle with so when companies make me feel disappointed that they don't offer my bra since it brings back memories of utter disappointment. Let's me take you back for a moment.

Here I was this young lass with a body that didn't look like my mates, who were both taller and skinny than me. Back in the 90s, I was more boob than anything else, I was all of 5'1 a size 10 and a DD. I was the fat friend compared to my 5'5 and 5'8, coveted size 2 and 6 friends. I longed to look like them and have a flat tummy and curves in the so-called right places, yet here I was an apple shape girl in a thin world. At least it felt that way to me at 16.


For the most part being the 'fat friend' didn't bother me except the one time we ended up at the mall to go bra shopping after one of my mates' bra strap broke right on the bus home from school. She insisted we give off the bus with her and head to the nearest Victoria Secret.
While my mates were in fits of giggles about how being able to get sized and fitted for bras like a grown up I felt terrible. After I was sized I was told they had a limited supply of my then DD. By limited, they meant beige and nude bra's that didn't fit, despite the free fitting that confirmed my breast size and was so ugly compared to my friends lacy and colourful bras.

I left the mall feeling deflated while listening to my mates talk about how great their breast look and how womanly they felt. Being seen as a woman was everything to our sixteen-year-old selves. At that moment I developed this hatred with bras and my breast.

Flash forward a few years and a few-okay-a lot more pounds heavier and bigger boob-ed later, and I still have a love/hate relationship with both bras and my breast. But I'm learning to love my breast, saggy, and all. Companies like HipsandCurve that make cute fashionable bras for plus size woman with big breast have a hand in making me more comfortable with having big breast.
Plus Size Scalloped Lace Cap Sleeve Bra, Black
While I was thinking going through the Hips and Curves site I saw so many styles of bras so it got me thinking about a blog topic. Yep, the idea for this post was born while I was browsing for a bra that offered full support without an underwire. I absolutely hate underwires. During my search, I realised I had no idea what all these bra types where but I knew that I had to have some of them they were just too pretty not to be added to my wardrobe.

Now that I learned about the different bra styles I thought I'd share with you a few of them and why I think they need to be a staple in your wardrobe aside from the fact that they're gorgeous.


The first bra that every woman, especially those of us in the big titty committee needs in our arsenal is a bra that offers full support. A full support bra is exactly as it sounds; they cover the breast, hold the girls in place, either with sturdy underwire or like the bra above a molded cup for added support to lift and make the girls sit up nice and perky. The Scallop Sleeve Lace Bra is perfect not only for support but for dresses with a slight plunge line.




Plus Size Layla Fold Down Lace Bra, Raspberry
The little sister to your full support bra is the demi bra, demi bras cover half of your breast and curve your body naturally to your body without any heavy extra padding like a push-up bra. She's the perfect bra to wear in a low cut dress that displays your cleavage. For those girl's night out or even nights in with bae wear something like Layla (pictured above).


Plus Size Felicia Lace Push-up Bra, Turquoise and Black
For those nights out painting the town a plunging bra is necessary. Plunge bras are used for those deep low necklines. Like when you find that dress that looks banging on you but your bra is exposed and you need support, cos going without a bra for a big breast girl, isn't an option. That's when plunge bras like Felicia come to the rescue.

Plus Size Pretty T-Shirt Bra, Red
 Basic tees are staples in everyone's closest which is exactly why this bra needs to be an added addition to the family. Pretty t-shirt bras have seamless cups and look good under the thin layer of t-shirts.

Plus Size 5 Way Convertible Plus Size Bra, Black
Convertible bras, need I say more. Yes, another stable like a good t-shirt bra is the 5 Way Convertible Bra. These guys are busy bees they allow you to they allow you to look fabulous without having to switch up bras if you have a busy day. Go from conference room to date night comfortably.

Plus Size Lace Halter Bralette with Detachable Harness, Black
Bralette's are the last item you need in your closet. They are the bras that are meant to be seen. That cut out shirt you wanted but couldn't figure out how to wear a bra with it, now you do wear a cute lacy bralette.




This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that I have recommended. While clicking these links won't cost you any extra money, they will help me grow my blog. Thanks, for your support.



XOXO, Jordan

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Sweet Laces Valentine Sale with Hips & Curve

Hi Goddesses,


This month is the time to show off your curves in sexy laces whether you have a bae or not. Feeling sexy is and can be empowering. Here are a few of my favourite items on sale from Hips&Curve..















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The Alexa Floral Lace Demiette Bra is on sale now for $24.95

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 Deep-V Crisscross Bodysuit now $14.95

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 Camille Lace Garter Belt now $19.95




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Scalloped Hem Stretch Lace Maxi Skirt now $14.95


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Sinfully Sweet Georgette Babydoll now $21.95


The links above are affiliate links, meaning at no extra cost to you, I will earn a commission if you  click through and make a purchase.

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Rock n' Roll Date Night Look For The Plus Size Drummer Girl

      Hi Goddesses,
 
 It's February the month of love and in the spirit of love where showered with reds and pinks especially for Valentine Lookbooks. Not all of us want to be in something sexy and red or sweet and pink. Some of us more daring babes want to show up on our dates with a backstage band manager type of vibe. That's why I think these pieces from Charlotte Russe make the cutest and instagram baddie look around.




  The first thing to grab on the list of #instagrambaddie look is a leather skirt, nothing says sexy and cool like leather skirts or pleather skirts
Image result for leather skirt outfitObvi the next thing on the list is a graphic tee, it can be a band tee or have words. I love band tees, they're my jam. Literally.
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I'm a sucker for the leather jacket and skirt combo.
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In Bite Size Travels Travel

Build It Cava Yummy Rice Bowls

 Hi matey-mates,

Let's talk about Cava the Greek and Mediterranean restuarant located inside the USC Village at:

3201 S. Hoover Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Hours: Daily, 11am-10pm


The found is absolutely amazing, the flavours and ingrediants used for the salad or rice bowls (can we also talk about how we can choose which one we want too?). These three guys who created Cava knew what they were doing we they decided to open up this delectable eatery.   Not, only did they think of a way people can get their food quickly, they made sure that people had healthy options.


 Dani and I both got rice as our base, however if we wanted to we could have gone with lettuce, grain and greens, a grain bowl, or pitas.  What comes after the base is the choice of three dips and spread, followed by your pick of protein.  For more in depth detail of what Dani and I got and how it's all done check out our youtube below.


One of the reasons that Cava stood out to me is because of how they use their plastic it's made from tree bark, or something that allows it to be put in the compost. They also separate trash and compost at the restaurant. Do their part and providing good meals is a win-win.

Learn more about Cava by following their website.

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Wish/Ebay/Aliexpress $1 Lippies Uses Some of the Same Ingredients as Lipsense But will it Kill You?

Hi Goddesses, 

I've recently gotten into the makeup in my 30s I know I'm late, but there are no rules when it comes to makeup. Instead of blowing my money on the latest trends I decided to search for cheap lip-glosses and I run across the Wish app. 

In case, you don't know Wish is a app based in China that sells clothing, household items, and little bits and bobs for next to nothing. The app can honestly be hit or miss depending on the seller. I've found 5 Sellers I really love and I don't go anywhere else. Before I narrowed it down to my Top 5 I had to talk to customer service about items not looking like the picture or items never shown up and needing a refund. In that sense Wish is a lot like Ebay and Amazon where multiple sellers use the app to sell their goods. Unlike Ebay and Amazon; Wish doesn't do the best monitoring of sellers who post illegal images or sell counterfeit items.

I made my decision about these three lippie items solely based on the fact that I got them 'for free' I say that because you always have to pay shipping even if you're paying the items from the same seller and there is no way to contact the seller and let them know you want all your items in one box.
I got colours 15, 16, and 11. 11 Shown in the picture above. If you'd like to see the colours on me then be sure to check out my Youtube video see below.

So you want to know if you'll die if you use these lippies. Probably not but this is going to be my last time using them. I think I'll check out Shop Miss A or Beauty Junkie they are cruelty free. I might even venture into making my own. What to know why I'm willing to let my $6 (it's a lot to me I'm a struggling artist) go to waste?

The first ingredient I found inside these lip glosses isn't that bad Isododecane. It's used to help the gloss spread on your lips and keep it matte. It prevents evaporation from water from the skin it's what makes this product 'weightless'.

When we move on to the other ingredient we start to have some issues. Not little bitty issues but Grand Master Holly Hell issues. The next ingredient is  Acrylamide co-polymer or Polyacrylamide which is used in several products from anti-aging, hair and lotion. It's job is essentially to be the glue that binds and stabilizes the  products together. I have no problem with the Jimmy Neutron of it all. What I do have a  problem with is polyacrylamide is also used in sewer water and cigarettes. Ew. Not only that but in the EU products that have Polyacrylamide is banned. Hello I'm walking around with a drug basically.

Kaolin is the safest and purest thing these lippies have in them. It's a natural clay used for colouring.

Next on our list of OH HELL NAH is Polystyrene it's a petroleum based product. I could go on about why this is going to either turn  you complete off these lippies or make you shrug. If you want to know why you shouldn't use petro based products read this article. 

Cetearyl Alcohol is another one of those products that would make this blog post a book if I said everything about why you shouldn't or perhaps you feel you should and just want a read.

Now for me this right here the Methylparaben was the kicker I needed to make the executive decision to say Adios to these lippies. Methrylparaben is a preservative sounds okay right. Wrong. You couldn't be more wrong. Said and Written in Ross Geller voice. This ingredient is known to put woman at a higher breast cancer risk. Seeing that I lost my Nana to breast cancer I'm  already at a higher risk I don't need to add anymore risks.

Have you tried  any cheap lippies? Where they vegan? Did you make them yourself? Let me know in the comments below.

                                
XOXO, Jordan

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Holiday Gift Guide for the Girl and Guy Fashionista

Hi Goddesses and Gods,


So this week as you can tell I'm doing a gift guide for those last minute shoppers like myself. Here are a few products that you can buy for those fashionistas in your life. Just so you know some affiliate links will be used and I will receive a small commission if you buy any of the products listed below. Clicking on the links won't charge you anything extra. Hope you enjoy my list.

The first thing on the list are watches. Watches can be given to both sexes. These are two of my favourite watches from Dee Watches. These cute wrap around the wrist watches come in many different colours. My favourite colours are the black and the rose gold.

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Now for the guy watches. I love Jord they make the best luxury brand watches out of wood that I've ever seen. There price range is perfect for those on a budget and if you want a more luxurious looking watch they have that too. I'll be showing you two of my faves. 

The watch above is my absolute favourite. I would die if I got this in my stockings even though I'm not a boy. Sometimes I like to make my feminine style with men's wear. This piece is from Jord meridian collection and is called Horizon. I'm guessing because of the gorgeous blue against the wooden grain.  It is beyond out of my price range but if it's in yours you'll have a classic piece forever.
https://www.woodwatches.com/series/frankie/zebrawood-and-navy

Now, this piece is more budget friendly and is within my budget. I don't love it as much as the Horizon pieces but I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't shed a few tears if I was gifted this watch. The contrast and juxtaposition of colours is my jam so I greatly appreciate this watch.


The next things that are on my gift guide will be thrifted. As a reseller I believe firmly in thrifted items and that shopping small businesses is a great way to keep fast fashion from filling to many land fills. If you prefer to get new items you can still do that all you have to do is tailor what you want by clicking brand new with tag.

Laptop cases and bags are gifts that both women and men use. The one below is a whole set from Kate Spade it comes with the bag, dust bag, and laptop case. and can be found in Poshmark just click on the picture below to purchase it. Use my code  thiftaandk to receive $5 off of your first purchase. 






kate spade Handbags - Kate Spade Leather Bag, Laptop Case, Dust bag! ♠️ 

This is a nice new with tag men's Micheal Kors laptop bag. I checked sellers ratings so you can feel safe. However I'm not responsible if you get a dodgy item.  Click on picture if you want to purchase this bag.
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XOXO, Jordan 

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