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French Curves: TOTAL LOOK BLANC 

  
It’s the 16th of the month, y’all!!! Pour yourselves a glass of Chardonnay, grab yourselves a tasty baguette, and sit back and enjoy another fab French Curves post — the outfit photo challenge with the French touch, created by the splendid Vanoue of The Curvy and Curly Closet!

The theme this month: TOTAL WHITE LOOK!!!

As per usual, an English translation will follow! 

Il est encore une fois le 16 du mois, alors versez-vous un bon verre de chardonnay, et procurez-vous une bonne baguette bien savoureuse, relaxez-vous et enjoy une autre édition fabuleuse du French Curves Challenge, crée par la splendide Vanoue de The Curvy and Curly Closet ! 

Le thème ce mois-ci: TOTAL LOOK BLANC !!! 

  
 

Dans le défi du mois dernier, ne sachant pas ce que le thème de ce mois-ci serait, j’ai porté une magnifique robe blanche. Donc, quand le thème de ce mois a été annoncé, je me suis dit, oh oh !

  

Mais alors, un miracle de la mode a eu lieu !!! La collection capsule  GARNERSTYLE pour Rebdolls est sorti, et tous mes soucis ont simplement évaporé dans les airs !

  

Depuis le moment que je posé les yeux sur ce pantalon blanc à jambe large, et ce crop top aux épaules dénudées, je savais que je devais les avoir !

  

  

Honnêtement, si je n’étais pas déjà marié, cette tenue certainement aurait pu être ma ” robe” de mariage ! Voilà littéralement a quel point je l’aime !!!

  
 

En toute sincérité, Chastity Garner a vraiment frappé un coup de circuit avec cette collection ! Les vibes nautiques, les silhouettes décadents — elle a réussi, et tout ce que je peux dire c’est, OUIIIIIIIIII !!! 

  
In last month’s challenge I wore a gorgeous white dress, not knowing what this month’s theme would be. So when this month’s theme was announced, I said, uh oh! 
 
But then, a fashion miracle occurred!!! The GARNERSTYLE for Rebdolls capsule collection dropped, and all my worries just evaporated into thin air!  

  
From the moment I laid eyes on these wide leg white pants, and off-the-shoulder crop top, I knew I had to have them! 

  
Honestly, if I wasn’t already married, this outfit definitely could have been my wedding “dress!” That’s literally how much I love it. 

    
In all seriousness though, Chastity Garner really knocked this collection outta the park! The nautical vibes, decadent silhouettes — she did that, and all I can say is, YASSSSS!!! 


Vous pouvez decouvrir les contributions de toutes les French Curvettes ici, ainsi que sur la page Facebook et Instagram @frenchcurvesfashion !

You can discover all of the French Curvettes’ contributions here, as well as on Facebook and Instagram @frenchcurvesfashion

Pantalon, GARNERSTYLE pour Rebdolls – ici 

Crop top, GARNERSTYLE pour Rebdolls- ici 

Pochette, Aldo – ici 

Chaussures, Shoes of Prey – ici 

Pants, GARNERSTYLE for Rebdolls – here 

Crop top, GARNERSTYLE for Rebdolls- here 

Clutch, Aldo – here 

Shoes, Shoes of Prey – here

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Black Lives Matter

  
My name is Cynthia. I’m fat. This was always my biggest struggle in life.  

I’ve never had to worry about being accused of stealing because I lingered in a convenience store. I’ve never worried about finding an affordable place to live in the neighbourhood of my choosing, surrounded by folks who look like me. I’ve always been able to flag down a cab when I needed one, and I’ve never had to think twice about walking down the street with a hoodie on. 

  
I’m white — and if anyone here thinks that this has nothing to do with that, then please, carefully take note and be open to feeling uncomfortable in your whiteness (should that be the case), or kindly excuse yourselves from this space. 

Everyday I look through my newsfeed and I’m appalled. I’m appalled not only by the heinous, racially driven crimes being committed by civilians, but by those whose purpose it is to serve and protect. I’m also appalled by my fellow Caucasians’ shameful ignorance when denying their white privilege — taking offence when someone states that black lives matter, as if somehow this means that theirs don’t. 

I have black friends. We’ve all heard that line — but I do, really, and it never made me think that deeply about racism. In fact, even having a black husband didn’t really open my eyes like one might imagine it would. I’m telling you this even though it makes me feel ashamed and embarrassed by my own personal ignorance. 

  
I only realized it in the past few years — how easy my life had been. Sure, growing up fat came with its own set of difficulties, and I’ve felt sorry for myself on many occasions, but it’s nothing compared to the hurdles faced by those who are growing up black. 

  
My epiphany came when I had my youngest son. See, I have four children, two of whom are white, two of whom are mixed. My 12 year-old daughter is 1/4 black, and although she is incredibly proud of her heritage, and does not hesitate to proclaim her blackness — with her pale skin, dirty blonde, wavy hair, and light blue eyes, she is not visibly black. My four-year-old son, however, is. 

Before him, I never had any fears sending my white children off to their white school, in our white neighbourhood. I never had to go shop in that tiny, dusty “black products” section of Walmart to find something to untangle their natural hair. I never had to worry that, because of their skin colour, someone might try and hurt one of my babies. 

  

I am speaking from underneath the veil of white privilege, this is without question, and my experiences will never be the same as those of a black mother, but I am terrified to even imagine the ache of seeing my child face discrimination, struggle to overcome prejudice, or the heartbreak I would feel to lose him because he was walking home from the store, while black. 

Recently, I discussed exactly this, with good friend, and blogging beauty, Ramona, of Tall Tales by Ramona O. In fact, we talked about a whole lot of things concerning white privilege, racism, and unity.  We decided that since we’d be meeting up in New York City last weekend, that we’d use our time there to put together a collab – something meaningful, about more than just fashion and plus size style. 

 As I rolled into New York, I turned on the news in my hotel room only to hear of the horrible Charleston Massacre the day before. It was a huge reminder of all my discussions with Ramona, and of how much we need change. 

 
It is our duty, not as black or white, but as humans, to rally together and unite in support black lives. We cannot stand for this hate, this discrimination — these murders, any longer!!! 

  
As a woman who was born with, as the brilliant activist and writer, Pia Schiavo-Campo states in her article for Ravishly, “the kind of unearned privilege that keeps you from being harassed or gunned down by police officers” — my role in fighting racism is important, and regardless of your skin tone, so is yours!!!  

  
Show how you believe that Black Lives Matter! Silence is consent, so be vocal, get in people’s faces, and don’t stand for any racism, no matter how “innocent” it may seem. Get educated on black culture and racism if you’re not, and educate others if you are. 

  
Be aware of your own attitudes, and if you’re white, don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone to show your support for unity — because I am willing to bet…  there is no comfort zone for black Americans who are watching their brothers, sisters, sons & daughters, families, friends, and community members being racially profiled, discriminated against, beaten and shot down because they are “the wrong colour.” 

  
THERE IS NO WRONG COLOUR. Black. Lives. Matter. 

  
Please be sure to check out Ramona’s post and hear her perspective on how unity is is the key to change – here

And here are some  great pieces to help you learn more on white privilege and racism: 

Black Lives Matter by Ramona O.

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by: Peggy McIntosh 
Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person… by: Gina Crosley-Corcoran 

5 Ways to Unpack White Privilege: The Tess Holliday Incident by Pia Schiavo-Campo
And you can also check out all of Pia’s blogging amazingness on MixedFatChick.com

Mesh crop top, Penningtons – here 

Lace bralette (under), Addition Elle – here 

Skirt, Forever 21+ – old, similar 

Shoes, Jessica Simpson from Addition Elle – old, love these 

Rain, Rain, Go Away

It was as if Mother Nature could feel my pain this morning, as I looked out the window, only to see that the rain was pouring down with reckless abandon.

I had my outfit of the day all picked out since last night. Talk about disappointment. I’ve been waiting to rock an all white look, and wear this stunning cotton maxi skirt and matching crop top from JIBRI for so long, and as I looked through the window, I quickly realized the weather was not cooperating.

White cotton + Rain = Bad news.

But like I mentioned before, Mother Nature must be a fashionista herself, and know the anguish of having to put off wearing a fabulous outfit due to rain; because just as I had given up all hope on wearing these beautiful pieces today, the sun came out to play!!!

As I posed for photos, I felt like a goddess, draped in luxurious flowing cotton, blowing breeze. I felt natural and peaceful, and everything about was just right.

I haven’t fallen so in love with an outfit in a while, and I’m just going to come out and say it – I’m sorry for the pic overload, but I had a difficult time choosing between shots!!! I literally looked good in every picture… Like, whaaaaa!?!? That never happens! Why can’t it always be this easy to look gorgeous? Ha.

No, but seriously, when you’re wearing quality garments that drape beautifully and hang well, like this set from JIBRI, it’s hard not to look like a million bucks!

This was my first purchase from them, and will most certainly not be my last!!! I can’t wait to add more of their finely crafted pieces to my collection!

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Skirt – here
Top – here
Necklace – here
Ring – here