Through The Fire

Hey everyone! Hope you all are having a nice week. You’ve made it past Monday, so the rest of the week is a piece of cake. 
I’ve been so busy dealing with personal problems that I forgot to post. 
Last Thursday, The Adventure Science Center held a Harry Potter Themed Way Late Play Date. While I’m not a huge fan of the Harry Potter series, I enjoyed seeing adults dress up and have fun. 

I never saw this landmarker prior to this event. I’m glad that it rain, and that I had to park so far away. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have seen this.

Friday, after work, I met up with Cecilia and Maribel for a mini ladies night. 

Maribel and her sister are going to be  characters from the movie Frozen for Halloween. We looked for costumes that Maribel could wear but we’re out of luck. Hopefully I’ll have time to do a plus size Halloween costume review👻!

We wrapped up our outing at a sports bar and grill that’s located across from Panera in Rivergate. The venue was nice. The staff was nice. The drink specials were amazing! If you are ever in that area, please give that place a chance! 
Saturday, 
I window shop on Saturday. When I’m sad I go try on clothes to distract myself. 
The detail around the neckline is lovely. Plus the suede texture and deep color are perfect for fall. Still, the $30 price didn’t entice me. 

I felt like I was wearing a garbage bag. This dress was so extremely ill fitting.

Stripes are my friend! The colors are great for autumn and the dress hugs my curves well. I can dress this up or down for many occasions. 

I am pro wrap dresses! They enhance curves and create curves! Patterns and prints are my thing also!

Since I liked the jumpsuit from Styles Boutique so much, I ventured back to try on the denim jumpsuits. Unfortunately, none of them ( even in a 3x) were stretchy enough to compliment my curves. 
My arms and bust were too large for this dress. My legs were too short. 
After giving up, I stumbled across this jumpsuit. 

It was $15 bucks so I purchased it. Maybe spanx will smooth my tummy area.

Cecilia and I went to Providence Mall in Mt. Juliet Saturday evening. 
She fell in love with these heels and boots. 
Sunday,
I met Jessica at Waffle House for lunch. We both love the way the employees cool the eggs. After brunch, we headed to Lane Bryabt in The Streets of Indian Lake to window shop. Here’s what I wore that day:

These quilted boots were 20 dollars off at Payless ( from $69.99-$49.99)

Never have I ever seen a shirt made like this one. One side had a sleeve, the other is winged. I don’t know how I feel about this style.

What do you all think? Is this Rawr or rough? 

My little eyes spied this cute A- line Bongo jeans dress at Sears for $19.99.

While it compliments my curves, my arms were screaming. This dress came in a few floral prints as well as a solid evergreen. 
Target was my last stop for the evening. This hat caught my attention but my faux 
Locs take up so much from in the hat. 

This camel colored jacket from Ava and Viv is cute but I need a 4x. The 3x is too small for me. The cute and shape are fun though!

Monday,

If I can survive 23, I know that I can do anything! 23 has been the worst year for me in a while. Simply put, I’m doing the best that I can to stay afloat. Being tipped too much either way will result in further distress. Growth is painful. It’s not always rainbows and butterflies. I feel alone most of the time. Lately, I’ve been feeling like everyone has it out for me. I don’t have a support team like many do. I’m fending for myself.

My message for tonight is , if you really going through hell, keep going. I feel as though I’m going through the fire! ( where’s Chaka when you need her?) sometimes I can’t tell the difference between flames and my family/friends! My current circumstances are spreading me to the thin. I’m trying not to give up. I’m hope there will be an upswing soon. I’m been in the downward part of life’s  pendulum swing for entirely too long. Keep your head above water. Sometimes, the biggest reward of the week is simply getting trough the week. 
Hopefully, in 10 years, I can look back on my life at this moment, proud of how far I’ve come, satisfied with my accomplishments. If I had the time and finances to see a therapist, I’d go weekly. Emotional and Mental health needs the same attention/ concern as you show your physical health. 
How do you handle stress? What technics do you use calm down, to re- center? Hope to hear from you! 
Until next time,
-Nora 

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My name is Nora. I am a 29 year old Nashville native. By day, I am a #corporaterebel in the Talent Acquisition and Human Resources Industry, In my spare time, I am a plus-size blogger, Youtuber, and social media influencer. On my platform, I discuss beauty, fashion, faith, lifestyle, and everything that I encounter and experience as a young black woman who is building her empire. In my free time, you can catch me playing Sims, binging Netflix and Hulu, enjoying a bottle of sweet wine, enjoying #foodie life, getting my beauty rest, or out styling and profiling.

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