Summer Breeze

June has arrived! Just know that I will be extremely, overly excited as the 20th of the month approaches. My 24th birthday is on June 24th. Last year was rough for me, romantically, professionally, and generally. This year has been so kind. Last year’s pains have foster so much growth this year. I am no where near where I want to be in life, but I am happy with how far I have come. I just want to celebrate life with my friends. Carefree is how I want to be. I am young, beautiful and full of life. I am oozing purpose and talent. Travel is in my heart. I want to explore. I want to do so much.  Sticking true to my Cancer stereotype, I tend to air on the side of caution. I retreat to the comforts of my shell, and my home. “The winds of change are rolling wild and free. You ain’t seen nothing like me yet.” I am no longer hiding for the spotlight. The bells of leadership no longer scare me. I am ready to use the gifts that God has bestowed upon and within me. For so long, I have been fearful of change. With failure and rejection, I realized that I can not become the woman that I need to be if I don’t change who I am currently to some degree. All of that said, Welcome Summer!
Summer has always been a fun time of the year for me. The nights are long. The sun shines brightly. You can eat all of the pop sicles and ice cream that your heart desires. There are more barbecues and outdoor celebrations.Summer romances bud. Summer is simply an all around lively time. Recently, I stopped by Forever 21, Charlotte Russe, and Torrid, to see what I could add to my wardrobe.
Here’s what I tried: (Note: Everything is a size 3x)

Talk about a statement piece! I loved this dress but I steer clear of maximum exposure. Maybe a more fun, frisky me would go back and buy this. I’m still hesitant because my breasts are so large. The shape of the dress is flattering. Plus, the ruffled sleeves add for a nice, feminine detail. For those of you who are more open to showing off the girls, by all means try this dress! If I venture out of my comfort zone and purchase this, I will do a post on how to style this dress.

How cute is this romper? Initially, I was unsatisfied with out the front of the romper hugged my belly. In hindsight, I don’t think that the romper looked too terrible on me. I enjoy rompers just as much as I do jumpsuits and maxi dresses. A chunky heel and a clutch could dress this up for a night on the town. Also, a sleeveless duster and cute sandals would be appropriate for brunch or a weekend outting.

 Summer is all about vibrant hues. This orange body con dress compliments my skin tone well but not my figure. I feel like a beached whale in this piece.

This floral patterned dress is simple yet cute. I liked it but I decided to leave it behind.
It was under $15 bucks.

 This long skirt has slits on the side, and is highly appropriate for catching a breeze on a hot day. Unfortunately, it was too snug on my belly and thighs for me to be appropriate at work so I left it behind. How about this eye catching blouse? Ya’ll, the mannequin rocked this blouse so well, I had to try it! I will go back and get this or order it online.
Charlotte Russe:

 Something about this dress was uncertain for me. While I liked it, I need time to decide whether or not I want to purchase it.Little Black Dresses are definitely hot statement pieces. They are simply but with the right styling, can be a one of a kind, “look at me” outfit.

My love for prints and patters is real. Yet, the lack of shape in this dress turned me off.

Crop tops are always in. I could rock this with high-waisted jeans or a fun printed skirt. I don’t mind showing some skin. I just don’t like to be overly exposed. This crop top is perfect!


Dresses make me happy. For someone who struggles with time, I can easily put on a dress and head to my destination. The color of this dress complimented my skin so well! It was nearly $60.00 bucks so I am patiently awaiting a sale.

I’ll show what else I tried on at Torrid in another post coming soon.

What do you like most about the summer? Did you like any of the pieces that I tried?
Drop a comment below. I can’t wait to hear from you!

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My name is Nora. I am a 30 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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