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What to wear? – Afternoon Wedding

Have you been invited for na afternoon wedding and don’t know what to wear? I’ve got your back!
Afternoon weddings are a trend and many of them do start in the daylight and go through the night away. It makes difficult for wedding guests to choose what wear, specially women. May I wear a long dress? May I wear glitter? Will I look overdressed? Will I look underdressed? The answer for those questions is, as always, moderation.
If the event is scheduled for the afternoon, it means you should put more effort to dress up than if you were attending a morning wedding. And if the party will happen during night time, you can do a little more effort yet. However, do forget night gowns even if you are the mother of the bride or the groom. Long dresses and skirts are only acceptable in light fabrics and simple textures. Glitter can be used in acessories or in the short dresses and bottoms (choose only one of these options). Do not go crazy even if you love the bling like me.
A great option are the also treding midi dresses and skirts. They are easily formal on point. I have sellected different lenght and outfits options for all sizes. As a fat girl, I know it can be more challenging for big girls to figured out what to wear.

 

 

 

Let me know if this tips helped! XO

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You Are Much More Than Your Weight!

For me, this blog is just a hobbie, a space to talk about things I like and share some thoughts, make friends, etc. Yes, posts about fashion and beauty are frequent here, since they are two of my favorite issues and forms of self expression. As a fat woman this is itself a statement. Fashion and beauty are industries that usually ignore the existence of fat people as consumers. By doing so, they help to validate and reproduce many stereotypes about being fat.

I am a fat woman and, as many others, I like to take care of myself, to feel atractive and beautiful. To be fat doesn’t mean to be lazy or sad, to be a mess, a bad employee, an unable parent, an unsexual being or a person that doesn’t care for being healthy.

Terms such as plus size and curvy are also euphemisms that reinforce the notion that there is something abnormal with fat people in general. Create brands and stores specifically to people that are usually rejected by the mainstream brands can be empowering, but it is always important to keep in mind that we need also a structural change. We cannot accept companies to behave like fat people do not matter as consumers and don’t deserve equal treatment.

I write about fashion and beauty without mentioning size because that is what I stand for. Style has no age, size or gender. Many time people make us feel fashion and being beautiful are not for everyone. But it is not true! Confidence is something you conquer once you learn you do not have to fit to another peoples expectations. Live for yourself is a condition for happiness.

Finaly, I want to make it clear that I do believe any person are entitled to not care at all for how they look. Also, it is important to remember: kindness is the most important skill for any human being.

XO from Brasil!

 

 

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5 Basic Looks For The Weekend

Hello guys!

We are back, weekend is here, so… I wanna share with you some great inspirations of basic looks to enjoy the weekend in a very stylish way. The best thing about those tips is: they will show you that a basic style does not have to be boring. Basic colors, textures and peaces can make a closet both functional and fun. Also the following outfits gonna work for those who are excited with summer in the north or are  loving the tropical winter.

Please, let me know if you liked it.

XO from Brasil!

 

Basic doesn’t mean boring.

 

Basic can be confortable and chic.

 

Basic can be unexpected.

 

Basic can turn into glam.

 

 

Basic can be sophisticated.

 

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5 Inspiring High Street Looks From New York Spring Fashion Week

Hello guys,

Following the last post, here goes the coolest high street looks from New York fashionistas this spring. Remenber that these photos are wide spread in social medias and were taken during the 2017/2018 Resort/Cruise Collections Shows.

 

The lovely Chiara Ferragni is not just a huge fashion blogger and digital influencer, she knows how to pull off an out fit like a pro. This look do remenber us why we can’t get enought of embroidery and full of patches jackets and “90’s like” shorts. Also it makes clear that the “nerd cute vibe” looks gonna be arround a few more seasons.

 

This is the kind of look I just love! Vibrant, mixing textures and prints, well styled… Just amazing!

 

What about these sisters? They are just on point. These looks bring some of the biggest trends of the season: pastel colors and floral prints.

 

Bow down to the Queen Leandra Medine, the Man Repeller herself. I am obssesed for her and her style. She can wear whatever she wants (seriously!) from crazy unbelievable to everyday looks. She makes a simple look like this so appealing. That’s what I love about her!

 

This beauty with velvet embroidery bomber jacket and pleased skirt has got my heart. So lovely and full of charming.

 

Let me know if you liked. XO

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5 Inspiring High Street Looks From London Spring Fashion Week

Hello guys,

Every fashion season lot’s of fashionistas create looks expecting to be noticed by the fashion photographers. They do everything from conceptual to glam looks. I selected 5 of the coolest London high street female looks from the Spring Season, when designers presented their 2017/2018 Resort/Cruise Collections.

These outfits are wide spread in fashion magazines, web sites and blogs. They present ways of mixing actual main trends in original ways. Sometimes fashionistas can be over the top, sometimes unpretensious, but they are always creative and inspiring.

 

 

Purple and gray are two of the hotest colors right now. And the oversized sweatshirts, the “ugly jeans” and embroidery everything are Major trends.

 

 

Sussie Lao is always amazing! How cool she looks in this embroidery jacket and a “pijamas” suit!

 

Matellics and holographic in such a creative and possible way to any size and age. This long kimono is bomb!

 

 

Who would think striped shirt, camou jacket, military jacket, “ugly jeans” and leopard print could look this good together? Brilhant!

 

 

It could be a boring look the kind we have seen many times, but then, this girl put a long dress shirt over it and… Bomb!

 

Let me know what you think!

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Hide or Die Make Up Products

If you like make up and beauty tips you certainly knows Jaclyn Hill. She is one of the most relevant youtubers in the world. This american girl knows how to make money and is known for creating one of the most beautiful highlighters in the market, in collab with Becca Cosmetics. Yes, I am talking about the best-seller “Champagne Pop”. So, Jaclyin created last month a challenge called “Hide or Die Tag”. The challenge consists in choosing one product you cannot live without in every categorie of make up.

I decided to make my own version of it, since I do not wear as much products in my everyday make up rotine. Here goes my pics (tips):

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#Primer
Porefessional by Bennefit Cosmetic. This primer really works and is perfect for oily and combo skins.

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#Foundation
Make Up Forever Ultra HD Foundation. It is a beautiful foundation that works in real life and on camera. Your skin will look flawless, like photoshoped.

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#Concealer
Nars Creamy Concealer. This is that kind of concealer that is very light and natural, but has excellent cover. A great choice if you have under eyes circles and dry under eye skin.

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#Facepowder
Korres Rice and Oil Face Powder. This powder doesn’t cake and will make your skin really smoth.

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#Undereyesettingpowder
Make Up Forever HD Transludescent Powder is the best in my opinion. No backlighting!

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#Blush

Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso. This is one of those products youtube made me buy and I am glad for it. LOL!

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#Bronzer
Urban Decay Beached Bronzer in Bronzed. This one instagram made me buy, and I loved it.

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#Highlight
There is a great reason why people talk so much about Sleek Cosmetics Solstice Highlighting Palette. You can make a natural look or be seen from the moon.

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#Mascara
For me, The Cheater Mascara from The Balm is perfect. It gives your lashes lenght and volume. If you have very humid eyes like me, you will be happy to know It is watterproof.

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#EyeshadowPalette

Eyeshadow X15: warm neutrals is flattering in all skin tones. You can make natural or dramatical looks easilly.

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#Lipstick
I just can say F-Bomb from Urban Decay in pencil or bullet.

Let me know what are your ride or die products. XO

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5 Tips To Choose Your Perfect Wedding Dress

Hello guys!

I know girls of any size struggle with choosing their perfect wedding dresses. There is also pressure and expectations of people in our lives about it, specially from family members. This makes everything even harder. As a Brazilian fat girl living in Rio, I had to deal with lot’s of anxiety, insecurities and stress util I found out a designer that could make my dream come true on the budget.

So, from my experience, I decided to share with you 5 precious tips I wish someone had told me 4 years ago..

1 – Find the right silhouette for you.

In order to this, is important to know the shape of your body and what kind of silhouette goes well with it. The following picture will help with that.

2 – You also must be sure of what kind of bride you wanna be.

#classicbride

#modernbride

#fashionistabride

#romanticbride

#vintagebride

#bohobride

3 – Do not try to please anyone, but yourself.

It doesn’t matter how your parents, relatives and friends expect to see you as a bride. It is your moment, not theirs. You must feel your dress truelly represents who you are, your personal style. When it feels necessary just say no. Your opinion and your hapiness is what counts.

4 – Choose your dress carefully.

Remember that in your wedding reception you gonna be stand up or on the dancing floor almost the entire time. Choose something stylish, but really confortable! And something that will look good when you sit.

5 – Do your research!

To be the bride is very stressfull, you have to make decisions all the time. It is a lot of pressure. So do your research well to be able to choose very carefully a store or designer you can trust. They can help to make your dream come true or ruin it.

That’s all! Let me know if these tips helped you. XO

 

 

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10 Great Fashion Trends For Fat Women This Summer

Hello guys,

Today I gonna tell you about 10 great trends for fat women this summer Worldwide.

#White

If you are a fat girl like me and think you can’t wear white, you gotta seriously rethink it. No, you won’t look less fat just because the colour of your clothes. And you shouldn’t worry about that! 

Embrace and love yourself! Your happiness does not relays on your size. You can be gorgeous, stylish and glamourous in whatever size you are.

#metallics

Metallic textures are everywhere this spring/summer. From lipsticks to dresses, you can’t ignore it and you shouldn’t.

#seethrough

In little details or full peaces, this is a fashion statement for plus size women. Also, itis a great way to show how confotable you are with yourself and also look bold and smoking hot.

#pleasedskirts

These skirts are too cute to be ignored. This summer they come in all kinds of textures: metallic, velvet, leather, organza… Name it! Pleased skirts are the kind of trend that look great in any size.

#overtheshoulder

Over the shoulder shirts, dresses and jumpsuits are a way of looking sexy on point. This trend is a fabulous way to tell: “I am cute and confident!”.

#jumpsuits

Jumpsuits for everyday, for work, for formal events… They are confortable and Stylish.

#floralprints

If you love a romantic looks, that’s the perfect season for you. More than ever, florals are the bomb. Mix it with more modern peaces and you will look sophisticated.

#bomberjackets

They were everywhere in the winter and they will keep around a few more seasons. This summer they come in lighter fabrics. But, the fact is even a jeans and a white t-shirt will look really stylish if you wear a bomber jacket over it.

#militaryjackets

They are so confortable! With them, you can go from street wear to more sophisticated looks. Use it daytime and night.

Let me know if you are excited to try these trends and rock this summer!

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Why is it important to be a conscious consumer?

We live in a society full of people and companies telling us what we need in order to be happy, and constantly associating material things with personal success. Specialists claim that never before in human history people were so materialist in a bad and dangerous way. I am not just talking about luxury purchases, but about everyday consumption choices, about sustainability.
The fact is we live in a limited resources planet. A single plastic item takes about 450 years to degradation. Imagine all the plastic bags you get when you buy something at a supermarket, a pharmacy or fast fashion store, for exemple, and throw in your trash can as soon as you get home. They gonna be in nature for half a century. But, even worst is to think about how their production releases millions Co2 in the atmosphere. This is really a push to choose paper and tissue bags, right?

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To become a conscious consumer is a process. I have being in this path for about 6 years now, and I can tell you changing is very hard. Although, all the effort is really rewarding. I have saved a lot of money since I started to ask myself: “Do I really need this? Does it have a reasonable price? Is this company really deserving of my money?”. I also have became a better citizen. Now, I always try to support small local producers and keep informed about the big companies I buy from. I use to research if they do fair trade and give their employees good working conditions.

I LOVE fashion! However, many companies in that industry are not worried about the environment, about the people that work for them and about their consumers. Even many luxury brands do not have ethical commerce practices. When I was in my early twenties, I used to dream about buying a Louis Vuitton handbag. I worked really hard and saved money, but never had the courage to spend so much in one single bag. So I used my money in a 2 weeks travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was a much more exciting experience. And I felt really good 3 years after that, when I found Louis Vuitton does burn the excedent of every collection to keep their prices insane. I mean they prefer to burn products they do not sell as expected, then go on sale. And this is an usual crazy practice many luxury companies do to keep their status. Then, their clients can feel very special for having things that most people in the world cannot have. Yes, it’s such a mean game!

 

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In Lohan’s Zoo, Lohan – Argentina (2011)
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My husband being silly in a store in San Telmo, Buenos Aires – Argentina (2011).

So, being a conscious consumer is a smart way to make companies re-think their market practices, support and improve local economies, as well as create healthier and sustainable life styles for you and your future generations. An easy way to start is to value quality over quantity and always asking yourself: “Do I really need this?”.

Let me know what do you think about this issue!

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My Five Favorite Youtube Beauty Gurus

I love all sort of themed youtube channels, specially the beauty and make up ones. So I decided to share with you my 5 favorite channels in english.

Of course I had to start with Camila Coelho, since we both Brazilians.

#makeupbycamilla2
This girl is originally a make up artist based in US. Over the last five years her youtube channel became so huge, that now she is a full time youtuber and digital influencer. Actually, everything she wear seems to become a beauty and fashion trend in Brasil and Worldwide. She has amazing carisma and style, great makeup and fashion tuttorials, plus she seems to be really sweet.
#KandeeJhonson
She was one of the first beauty gurus at youtube. Her bubbly personality and unbealiveble talent is why she is one of the best. Her collab with Too Faced Cosmetics has just launched. She is well known to be able to make amazing tranformations. Basically, she can turns into any person she wants, male or female (Seriously!). And she isn’t one of those people that try to look like they have a perfect life. Kandee struggles with being a single mother and having a heart desease, but she is always sending encouragement and positive mensages to her followers. Such an inspiration for so many reasons!
#GlamLifeGuru
Tati Westbrook is the hardest working girl. She posts great content videos 5 days a week (products review, make up tuttorials, unboxing PR stuff, beauty tips and goes on…). She is famous for her honest and for being true to herself. She clearly loves what she does. And about 2 million people Worldwide love it too.

#NikkiTutorials

I just love Nikki! By the way, she is the reason I became a make up geek. This dutch girl is so cute and a great make up artist. I’ve followed Nikki for the last 6 years, but only about 3 years ago she became really famous when her “Power of The Make Up” video went viral. It even was featured in the tv show “Good Morning America”. Recently, she has launched her collab with Ophra cosmetics. Unfortunatelly for me, it is not available in Brasil.
#SharonFarel
This australian make up artist has amazing sense of humor and is so fun. She makes great reviews not just about beauty products, but about travelling, life style and everyday stuff. What I love more about Sharon is that she keeps it real. ln a world full of digital influencers that make people think there are something wrong with them if they don’t look like a movie star, are not rich and don’t have a perfect life, it is awsome to have real people talking about real life things.
I would love to read about your favorite beauty youtubers. XO