OOTD: Lazy Black Maxi


my boyfriend is up north visiting his family for a little bit and fixing his car, and so i’ve got a lot more responsibilities in the morning than i normally do when he’s around to help out. that leads to running a little bit late and feeling a bit lazy when picking out what to wear. an easy go to for mornings like that is a maxi dress. then all i have to do is throw my hair in a bun, add a headband, grab some colorful sandals and jewelry, and i’m set to go! do you have a go-to maxi dress or outfit for mornings when you’re not ready to put together your next work of outfit artistry?

Plus Model Mag & Me

holiday red pants

oh plus model mag. over the years i have wanted to take clothes from your pages, watched you grow up, watched you mature and change, and i’ve watched your fashion get crazy good. and, last month, you let me grace your pages myself!

did you get a chance to see november’s issue of plus model mag?

want to see what i wore? the pictures are below! i had so much fun not only styling the shoot and picking out all of the clothes at lane bryant, but i also had an absolute blast with the plus model mag team. they are professionals and treated me so well! i want to thank them for helping me to get pictures on film of my fine self in my 20′s so that when i’m 80 i can look back and think, “yes, girlfriend. you worked the mess out of life. and that photoshoot.”

do y’all like the poses? how would you have styled a shoot if you’d won $500 from lane bryant? super, super special thanks to lane bryant for providing the moola to purchase some of these items. (and, of course, i shopped my already super lane bryant-intensive closet, as well).

this is the first time i’ve done a “sexy” look EVER. usually when you see me without pants i’m trying out a bathing suit for you, but i figured, what the heck. i’ve got these ol’ sequin boots laying around. let’s put ‘em to good use! andale!

xoxo nettaP


Plus Size Round Up – July 13 2011


howdy ladies! this is the round up! every week, i tell you exactly what’s going on in the plus size fashion world, and there’s even some outfit inspiration in there, too. lots going on this week – so buckle up!

1. what size is a plus size model, exactly? – refinery 29

2. gabi collaborates with wilhelmina models – gabi fresh

3. tom ford said what? – pocket rocket fashion and curves and chaos

4. upscale lingerie – beyond sizes

5. plus size patterns for sewing – definatalie

6. KRA by skinny minority – curves and chaos

7. asos curve v. prada – stylish curves

8. carmakoma autumn / winter collection – beyond sizes and curves and chaos

9. colors! – XL as life

10. no xceptions outerwear – XL as life

11. erika demmer on the cover of hungarian glamour magazine – madison plus

12. beth ditto – beyond sizes

13. get kate middleton’s princess style – the curvy coach

14. orange is the new black? – stylish curves

15. floral romper outfit of the day – curves and chaos

16. silk dress OOTD – curvy girl chic

17. joanne borgella OOTD – madison plus

18. slouchy crop top OOTD – god’s favorite shoes

19. arrow dressing – stylish curves

20. color blocking like a champ! – le blog de big beauty

21. dress up or dress down outfit inspiration – madison plus

22. nicole zepeda – beyond sizes

hope you enjoyed!

xoxo nettaP


Plus Size Fashion Round Up – April 28 2011


howdy lady bugs. ;) this week i got to show one of my videos in front of a live audience. i got to see how people react to me, and i had no idea that i come across on video exactly how i am in real life! i got so much insight from watching other people react to my show.

so, i’m sorry i’m late AGAIN this week, but maybe the video series will start just being published on thursdays!

i have some other really fun news about my videos, and i’ll share that really soon when i can! i’m so excited about it. whee!

if you’re looking for some outfit inspiration – THIS is the video for you. i mean it’s pretty much all OOTD’s! here’s what’s in the round up this week:


1. carousel horsey skirt made from 2 skirts – cupcakes clothes

2. super fly maxi dress from city chic – curves and chaos

3. flared jeans and a white shirt and feather earring – curvy chic

4. striped skirt look – god’s favorite shoes

5. jungle skirt – god’s favorite shoes

6. workin that flower trend twice – beyond sizes

7. where to BUY the stuff that was on pix 11 – madison plus

8. jessica biffi’s new plus size line – the fat apple

9. what does barbie look like as a real person? – mia amber

xoxo nettaP


Video: How To Style A Crop Top


ok so maaaybe you’ve seen that i’ve been testing all kinds of things out in the fashion department recently so that you don’t have to. i’ve appeared on the internet and IRL in a bathing suit and now in a crop top … well, i also did a little video on how to style a crop top for youtube. take a gander! and then, my beauties, tell me how you would style a crop top.

xoxo nettaP