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Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you all are adjusting to the cold front. Finally, the weather is cooling down. When the morning temperatures dip down Ito the thirties but the highs are in the seventies, dressing for the day becomes difficult. The recent spells of rain have brought in really fall/ winter weather. As the season transitions from fall to winter, so must my wardrobe. Originally, I started this blog to showcase my workplace style. While my interests have expanded, my goal nonetheless is still to find pieces that can be restyled for many occasions.

Yesterday I headed to Cato’s to see what fab pieces I would find. You all know that I am pro Cato’s. This is my store!!! 

The high-low styled shirt dress was on sale for $15.99 in a 22/24. I can wear it with leather pants, booties and a statement necklace or dress it down with jeans, leggings, and boots. I am a petite plus size woman so I still have big issues with length. The back might trip me up so I’ll belt it if necessary. 

I love this piece! I can wear a black tank and a midi skirt with heeled booties for a work look. A black body con dress could provide me with an after 5, happy hour look. A grey tshirt, ripped grey or black jeans and combat boots would provide me with an edgy look. Actually, I like how the piece looks with the grey high- low. 

I purchased this in a 22/24. 

For some reason, this duster did not look the least bit appealing on the hanger. I kept walking past it and finally decided to give it a try. This deep red color is perfect for fall and winter. My congac brown lipstick paired nicely with the deep hue. 

I purchased this item in a 22/24. 

This sweater would look nice with jeans, leggings, and grey or black professional pants. 

This cape is bomb! I feel like such a regal, superwoman when I dawn capes. Capes are so elegant and fun. This pattern is so me. A leather skirt, pants, body con midi skirt, dress, leggings, and jeans would look nice with this cape. For a classic look, if wear a button down shirt, medium wash denim, and thigh high black boots. 

This sleeveless cover up would look nice with a beige sweater and a brown skirt or pant. Also, denim jeans, my tan quilted boots and a black sleeved top would look nice. I’ll wait until this is on sale to get. 

Sometimes I feel the pressure to be “on” all of the time. There’s no shame in tocking sweats, slippers, and a tshirt! I did just that yesterday. I dress down too. Check out my Berea sweats! I’m surprised my fat thighs are still squeezing  in them! I just want people to know that I’m human. I feel pressured to look pretty all of the time. It stresses me out. Jazmin Sullivan’s song Mascara always pops into my head. It’s like “I’ve got to stay on.” Remaining “on” or attempting to maintain a certain look can be draining. Just know that if you see me on the weekends, I won’t always be dolled up. 

Problem: 
I post so frequently about my love for Cato Fashion. Yet, the company won’t use plus size models to sell their plus size line! How ridiculous is that? Would it kill Cato to let a fat model rock their line for fat women??? I was so heated as I sifted through the website prior to my in store visit. The diversity is another issues that I just can’t tackle right now. You mean to tell me that they couldn’t employ any non white models? Come on now!! Do better Cato…
Show me pictures of your transitional pieces! What items do you use frequently for different occasions?
How do you combat the pressure to stay on all of the time? 
Can’t wait 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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