I've had the most eventful last 7 days. I've driven cross country, moved, become a homeowner (bless up!), and went Cuba all in a week. I didn't mean to plan to go to Cuba only a few days after I moved, but sometimes you just have to go with the flow. I'm glad I did, Cuba was fantastic. You had so many questions about Cuba, so I wanted to take a moment to answer them.
So Tracey Reese announced that she was adding up a few dresses up to a 2X and I got excited. I got to meet this amazing designer at a diversity luncheon, and she chatted with me on her goals of extending sizes. Whether people know this or not, fashion is dominated by men and generally white men, so to met a fellow woman and a woman of color who has been a staple in American fashion for two decades is quite the honor. She has dressed tons of celebrities including Michelle Obama. I've been a long time fan of Tracy Reese, so when I found out, it only took me seconds to order a dress online. It's so important for me to support designers like her.
I promise that I'm not this cool. HA! I told the photographer this look way cooler than I am. I just love this look. Right now in the Bay, we are in a transition from winter to spring, so this look works great for staying warm and cool at the same time. One of the staple pieces that I recommend is having a spring coat. I am moving to Atlant in less than two weeks, and I will miss having spring coat weather. So how do you find your perfect spring coat? Things I look for are a half sleeve, trench style, and lightweight fabrics for easy layering. You can check out some of my favs below:
Finally, somebody did it! I was casually shopping and picked up a button-down from Lane Bryant and to my surprise as I was buttoning my shirt and found an hidden button on the opposite side of the in the bust area where the regular buttons reside. The button prevents the boob gap from happening. Such a simple fix to a very prevalent and annoying problem. Even for myself not having the biggest boobs, if I sit down in certain tops I will instant get that big hole where the world can see what's going on underneath your shirt. Yes, yes and yes to solving the boob gap problem.