Friday, November 29, 2013

Why Amber Riley winning DWTS goes beyond the Plus Industry

Hey Loves,

I'm sure you all know by now Amber Riley and her partner Derek Hough took home the trophies as the winners of this season's Dancing with the Stars. I have to say I knew from week one that she was going to win. And as I sit here and think about her triumph, I start to realize that it is more than just the fact that she was the plus girl on the show.I know from the beginning that she was going to win. I knew that she was going to smash the competition and she did just that week after week.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

#PSPFIT Round Up

Hey Loves,

So I'm officially done with cycle 2 of PSPFIT bootcamp headed by my blogging big sister Cece of The Big Girls Blog. This time around she has plus size fashion brand Lane Bryant to sponsor. (Thank you Lane Bryant) It's been 4 weeks of ups and downs for me during this process. But it's also a very bitter sweet ending. One thing pspfit does, is it brings us together, we get to fellowship and hang out and be in a place of peace even after sweating together and cussing out our trainer under our breaths. This it's a great way to continue my health journey.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Holiday Sequins

Hey Loves,

I almost didn't want to write this post, but I couldn't resist. Sequins at holiday time is obviously nothing new, but every year around this time I like to see how brands plan to rework the ever popular usage of sequins. So with all that being said, I picked some of my favorite holiday sequin looks. See more below.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

A-Line Skirt & Thigh Highs

Hey Loves,

This one is for yall! And I must say I was totally feeling myself in this look. I was on my way out for an interesting Friday night and I need a reason to rock these oh so sexy thigh high boots I got from Shoedazzle. Yes my lovea they are from shoedazzle. I know some of you have asked on Facebook.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Volupties In Reveiw

Hey Loves,

It seems like online shopping subscriptions are the way to go theses days. You all know I'm an avid shopping of places like Just Fab & Shoedazzle where you subscribe and each month you get shoe options. Well now you can get that same options with you undies!!!!

An awesome company by the name of Volupties gives you that awesome but rather fun and sexy surprise.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The YEEZUS TOUR told us don't Listen to Him

Hey Loves,

The title should've said it all. Last night my cousin got tickets to see Kanye West at the Barclay's Center in down town Brooklyn. I'm the 1st to say that I'm not totally feeling Kayne right now, but he can put on one HELL of a show. And being this was my 1st major concert, and my 1st time at the Barclay's I have to say I had an amazing time. Kanye got real with us. He did some of his older hits, but his Yeezus album was front and center.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

ATGC on the Scene; One Stop Plus Preview

Hey Loves,

I was flattered when I received the invite to attend a preview for whats to come for One Stop Plus in 2014. If you are not familiar with One Stop Plus, they are the largest online plus size shopping mall. They gather some of the best designers and place them in one spot, so they are at your finger tips. You can find everyone from Jessica London, to City Chic.

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Best Man Holiday a Must See

Hey Loves,

In case for some unknown reason you've been living under a rock, this weekend was an epic weekend for movie debuts. Like so many couples this weekend, me and the guy had date night to go see Malcolm D. Lee's latest film The Best Man Holiday. Being that I am HUGE fan of the original movie (The Best Man) that came out in '98, I absolutely couldn't wait for this movie to come out.  It follows the Christmas vacation of old college friends ( and spouses) as they reunite for the 1st time in 15 years. I know they say time heals all, in their case time just kept the inevitable from happening.
 Featuring some of the best African American actors in today's industry, his movie will have your emotions in a frenzy from scene to scene, and is some cases your juggling multiple emotions in one scene. Bravo Mr. Lee

There will be no spoiler in this post. But I will say you need to have tissue on hand throughout the movie. I'm typically not a crier all the time. However this movie got to me on a personal level. It deals with so many issues; everything from lies, to morality, to love, to health, to anger, to coming to terms with things in life and so much more. Pretty much all of us have gone through, dealt with, or we know someone that has dealt with these things.

I applaud Lee's work with the film, because he truly brought together the relationships of each couple, and how each couple affects the overall interactions of the outspoken group of friends. He also made a point to show each couple going through hard times, and in my opinion broke the Hollywood stereotype that life is perfect with unicorns & gumdrops. As mentioned above he took a chance dealt with very sensitive subjects all the while getting you in the gut with laughter. Touche!

I have to say The Best Man Holiday, is a MUST SEE for everyone, not just African American couples. If you haven't seen the original Best Man, I suggest you do because you will be rather left out in this film. Also I have to congratulate Mr. Lee due to the fact that for the opening weekend this awesomely fun sequel grossed over 30 million dollars during its opening weekend. Which is almost double than what was projected. So ladies, grab your girls, your mom, or your man, and go see it, you will not be disappointed.

Until next time loves.


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Curly Locs

Hey Loves,

I get a lot of questions on instagram & tumblr asking about my locs. Especially when I decide to curl them. Now I'm the 1st to say I am super lazy when it comes to my hair. And definitely when I want to curl it I have to be in the mood to curl because it is rather time consuming. But here's I get curly locs.

Friday, November 15, 2013

#FFFaceoff; Favorite Leather Jacket

Hey Loves,

This post is a double whammy for me. This is another outfit to add to Kelly's Fall Fashion Faceoff and a review of this awesome City Chic Fur Trim Nina Jacket. I can't tell you how much I'm IN LOVE with this jacket. I knew when City Chic reached out to me that I had to have this jacket. And I am so glad that I picked this jacket

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Favorite Fall Coats

Hey Loves,
Being here in the NY/NJ area, means the cold weather is coming hard and fast. So I have to be prepared. And living up here means investing in great coats. But I also think that a great functional coat doesn't have to be ugly.
City Chic, Mynt 1792, Jessica London, and Simply Be have some great options that not only will last you this winter, but winters to come.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

#FFFaceoff; Tartan (Plaid)

Hey Loves,

Yes I'm finally wearing plaid! It's been a trend that's been crazy popular on the runway and blogs. When Kelly added it as a part of the Fall Fashion Faceoff I was ready to figure out how I was going to rock this trend.

Friday, November 8, 2013

ATGC on the Scene; Rafaella Preview

Hey Loves,

As I am trying to expand the blog and get involved with different brands, I was excited to get an invite to preview Rafaella's SS14 line. I have heard of the line before, so it was quite nice to see the collection up close & personal.

Monday, November 4, 2013

FFFaceoff; Full Skirt

Hey Loves,

I'm back at it loves. I have another outfit post for the the #FFFaceoff hosted by my boo Kelly of Masquemag. I'm slowly but surely making my way through each outfit. I have ideas in mind, just waiting for certain pieces of clothing to come in so I can complete outfits. But for this look I got wear my skirt I got from Gudrun Sjoden. Check it out!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Real Life Runway is Coming Back

Hey Loves,

If you are early followers of the blog, you all may remember the Real Life Runway series that I use to have here on the blog. I had to discontinue it on here because it started to be a little too much for the blog. But I have good news. I will start it up again on my FB Fan Page. (if you haven't liked the page, then be sure you do so).

The rules are a bit different now all the details are below. I really hope you loves submit your outfits. It goes back to the true purpose of A Thick Girl's Closet; Celebrating plus size fashionistas 1 closet at a time.

To be featured as a part of the Real Life Runway:

  • Email your best outfit pic
  • Your name/blog name
  • And why you make everyday your runway

send submissions to

I'm looking forward to seeing all your beautiful outfits. Until next time loves.


Saturday, November 2, 2013

6 Days, 2 Weddings, 1 Dress

Hey Loves,

It seems like I've been continuously attending weddings or prepping for a wedding. On October 26th I attended a wedding up in Cape Cod with my guy. Then 6 days later on November 1st I attended a wedding for my long time friend LaDonna in south Jersey. When I realized that I had both weddings practically back to back, of course my 1st thought was to buy 2 different dresses. But my wallet wasn't about that life. So when I saw that Monif C was having a clearance sale, I jumped at the chance to purchase the Marilyn Convertible Dress. You all see where I'm going with this right?!

Friday, November 1, 2013

ATGC Beauty Closet; Favorite MAC Lipsticks

Hey Loves,

Ya'll know I love you all. So I am trying something new here on the blog. I am really trying to expand the blog and do different things. One question I always get from you all is my choices of lippy colors. I have been obsessed with MAC lipsticks lately and I have 3 top favorites that I love for all the time. So let's hop into this.

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