Eat Chocolate, Lose Weight

Dear Guys & Dolls,

First, I would like to extend my deepest apologies for not updating in almost a month. I hope you can forgive me. I’m in the process of jump starting my styling career and moving into new sectors of fashion. Yet, thats no reason to have neglected my faithful readers for so long. If its any constellation, you all were in my thoughts.  And to show you just how much I appreciate your loyalty I came back baring gifts.

If you follow me on Instagram (@skinnyminority) then you know I have been on a weight loss journey for 18 months. Part of that journey has been incorporating the foods I love into my weekly or daily diet; fatty, sugary and all that in between.  It may not be conventional but, it has helped me to keep my sanity. Ice cream, Chocolate, Candy and Cookies have been apart of my “diet” and I plan to keep it that way. Eva Longoria says she loves pizza and she eats it once a week! I think thats amazing.  Like most women I crave chocolate often. And to be quite frank, I’ll take it in a 6′foot frame or a bite size 80 calorie package. I’m not a low fat kinda girl. I’d rather have a little bit of full fat flavor than a lot of low fat, low carb, low sugar anything. So for my girls out there who love chocolate and sugar, but are watching their calories or their thighs here are my 3 favorite chocolate treats. Summer just got sweeter.

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80 Calories of Greatness

80 Calories of Greatness

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Chic on the go: The Trench Coat

Chic On The Go

Chic On The Go

Nothing says chic on the go like a trench coat. Its one of those timeless pieces that will never go out of style. It goes with anything you have in your closet. Trust me. You can dig out your old college sweatshirt, your favorite jeans paired with your sexiest heels or flats and you will look perfect. Provided that you add a little lip and lash ( gloss and mascara).  The cherry on top of this style sundae… the trench.

I don’t know about you but when the weather breaks my social calendar fills up pretty fast. From Happy hours to bridal showers i feel like I’m always on the go. Add in working and blogging and I’m never home. Just talking about it makes me miss my bed already. But whats a girl to do, well if you are like me your RSVPing your butt off and trying to make everything fit. You only live once right?! In light of this, I have put together a few amazing looks to cool, cute and comfort all summer long. Y’all know me so dresses and jeans/shorts it is. Up first a sapphire wrap dress I designed myself because every gal should have one.

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Fashion Facts Every Woman Should Know

Veronica & Me

Veronica & Me

  1. Not all blazers are created equal. They are also not all meant to be buttoned. The bigger the boobs the more buttons it should have.
  2. Belt and Bags should always match. Shoes and bags should coordinate but do not have to match.
  3. If the pants are not the correct length you MUST have them hemmed. Your pants should not bunch too much or drag on the ground. EVER.
  4. Depending on the occasion one must take caution when bearing cleavage. Anything past two buttons is too much.
  5. Showing your bra straps is ok, as long as they are sexy. Showing your panties is NEVER sexy.
  6. Every woman needs a pair of gold hoop, sliver hoop and stud earrings.
  7. When your not feeling confident, wear one color from head to toe. Any color expect neon.
  8. Square toe shoes are dead. End of Story.
  9. Be aware of proportions. Know when the lenses of your glasses are too big/small for your face or if a belt is too skinny for your boobs or waist.
  10. Invest in a tailor… just do it. You will thank me later.

Dating Advice: Single Girl EMT

Not all dates go as planned. Some are just awful and end sooner than expected. While others end up never ending but, in good way. Let the good times roll right? And as I write this Beyonce and her most recently coined phrase “I woke up like this” come to mind. Gotta love pop culture and its overwhelming influence in our lives. Anway, over the weekend I went on a date and ran into some unexpected scenarios. And so it got me to thinking where was my EMT and how come I don’t have one? Because after a magical night of milkshakes, mishaps and smudged mascara, I needed to be revived. Here’s a quick recap of what happened.

7:15PM- Pickup

7:35PM- Wonderful Italian Dinner (way off the no carb thing, but worth it)

9:22PM- Milkshake craving conquered (his idea I swear)

10:15PM- Public hand holding

10:30PM – I receive text from bff that his grandmother has passed away

10:31PM- OMG… (INTERNAL THOUGHTS – I HAVE TO GO…. WAIT SHOULD I GO)

10:45PM- Decide to go see Godzilla…(wtf, I know)

11:10PM- The movie starts

1:32AM- Movie ends

1:37AM-Time Check, OMG OMG

2:07AM- Kissing Commences in car

2:10AM- He invites me in

2:45AM-Kissing Restarts on couch

Sunday Morning….

I woke like this and not in a good way. Someone please que Beyonce. Not only am I a bad friend but also I look like who, what, where! Thank goodness I was fully clothed, bra straps still intact and nothing happened. But drunk or not (I was not) I had to remove yesterdays face and refresh and regroup. I had an emergency on my hands, I had to get to my best friend. But where was my EMT? I didn’t have one. How many times has this happened to us? Your night doesn’t turn out as planned and you have somewhere to be in the morning and you have no time to go home. This happens all too often with dates and that’s why I have “created” the EMT, Emergency Maintenance Tote. So what is an EMT? In single girl world it’s a quick list of things you need to quickly look good after a long night. The items are small enough to fit in most purses and oversized clutch bags yet all your bases for a quick fix are covered. Smash it all into a Ziploc bag or a fancy makeup case and stash it in your car for emergencies. Here’s what in the tote.

Clean Undies Not Shown, I Keep It Classy

Clean Undies Not Shown, I Keep It Classy

EMT| Makeup Remover, mouthwash, toothbrush, Vaseline, Origins Depuffery Gel, Olay wipes, face mist, hair brush or comb, clean panties (not shown).

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Body Confidence Pool Party

Purchase Your Tickets @ www.plusgalpoolparty.eventbrite.com

PlusGal Pool Party is a celebration of summer, women and the relationship they have with their bodies. Hosted by Karima Renee plus-size style expert and plus size/curvy girl blogger, Karima’s mission is always to inspire the lives of women. The goal of the event Fun and inspiration! Partnering with a local Ice Cream Shop, this event is sure to be one of the coolest body confidence events this year! Equipped with Philly pretzels, pop sickles, hamburgers, hot dogs, giveaways and a DJ… fun is guaranteed. So breakout your baddest bikini and your sexiest one piece and come have a splash!

Microsoft Word – PoolParty One Sheet.docx

Summer will never be the same, as plus size and curvy girl stylist Karima Renee host the first ever body confidence pool party. PlusGal Pool Party will take place on June 28th 2014 in Philadelphia at the Riverview Landing Luxury Poolhouse. A ticketed event sponsored by Smirnoff.  This event is sure to sell out and be talked about all summer long. The plus size community is one whose confidence and presence is growing both culturally and socially. Taping into that community with something fresh and inclusive is a great way to get women ready for the beach this season. The event will bring together women of all shapes, sizes, and ages with one trait bridging them all together, their confidence.

For years women, specifically of larger sizes have feared wearing a bathing suit. And while that is still a relevant fact, times are changing and so are plus-size swimsuits. Body confidence pioneers like Monif C. and Gabi Greggs Of Gabifresh.com have helped to pave the way. It was only 3 years ago when Gabi wore what she then token as a Fatikini on her national blog. Since then the world is slowly surely embracing the body confidence movement.

 

Are you ready to be confident this summer? Purchase tickets now and follow the party via Instagram for updates on special guest and partnerships @Skinnyminority | #plusgalpoolparty #bodyconpoolparty

Trend Alert: Bomber Jackets

If Net A Porter Said... Than Its Chic

If Net A Porter Said… Than Its Chic

And a game changer it is. When I first heard about the bomber jacket trend I was completely unbothered by it. It definitely wasn’t a season must have for me. It was a bit too sporty for my taste. But remember that sporty luxe trend I spoke about in this post, well the bomber is apart of this trend. And still I was underwhelmed until I found the perfect bomber, it can be dressed up or down. Check out how I wear it to the office!

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