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So I was a wedding photographer for a few years and I quit for several reasons, one of them being that it was physically draining and another was that my kids needed me at home. I admit  it was fun while it lasted, and it wasn’t so much about the money because I was very affordable, but it was thrilling and being behind my two Nikons gave me a natural high. 
Anyway, I was going through some of my old files and low and behold I found some of my last few shoots, here’s some of my work: 

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I’ve had this discussion with a coupe of my friends lately. The questions is: Why do some women lose their identity after they get married? I see it time and time again, many suddenly are joined at the hip with their husbands, or won’t do certain things because their husbands won’t allow. Another issue I see is how many women let themselves go after marriage, why? I can understand once you’ve had a baby, it gets harder to get ready and look descent, but after a few years there’s no excuse!  It’s not a death sentence, you’re still a woman, and it’s our right to feel beautiful and wear beautiful things. I’ve seen women do a complete 360 after they get married, they are nothing compared to what they once were, it’s sad and frankly pathetic that another human being can have that effect on you. 

Too many women throw themselves into romance because they’re afraid of being single, then start making compromises and losing their identity. I won’t do that.
Julie Delpy 

I’m not going to rant about what a fabulous show Mad Men is. I do however want to talk about how much this phenomenon has influenced the fashion industry. Aside from bringing back the suit…THANK YOU AMC!! They have given us Christina Hendricks, the gorgeous & curvalicious Joan Harris. I think she makes any man and woman drool. Aside from that, she has quite an amazing style and carries it with such class. So today I was doing a little browsing on Beyond the Rack and found these awesome finds for the Joan Harris in all of us curvy gals…enjoy :)

Courtesy of BTR

Courtesy of BTR

If you’re a curvy lady like myself, there are certain bodices and prints you just don’t and should not ( I con’t care if it’s on sale) wear under any circumstance. Forever 21 is repeat offender with designing ugly prints and wrong garment designs for their plus size line, which leads me to believe the designers are either a) men b) skinny women c) they just grade the clothes they’ve made for normal sizes to fit the rest of us, which most often than not, is exactly what’s happened. I’ve worked in the fashion industry, so I know first hand what goes on behind the scenes. 

Alright, on to the ugly clothes all you sexy curvy ladies MUST avoid!

Okay Maxi dresses are great, they are light, comfortable, they look ok on us, but this one  is a recipe for disaster! When you are curvy, you have to be careful how you look on the top, I’m all for showing your assets, however  something like this dress with make you look weighed down, frumpy and make your boobs droop, which translates to a big ol’ mess. My suggestion, stick to maxi dresses with a halter design, it pulls you up, still shows your assets and elongates your body, which makes you look taller, therefore…thinner!! ;)

DON’T 


(Courtesy of Forever 21)

DO

See the difference??

Paisley
I got pillows, bedding, and a table runner with this design….but wearing it???  
Wearing it as a plus size woman? Abso-fucking-lutely NOT!!! No print should ever be worn on pants, unless it’s some sort of brocade or maybe lace over fabric, reserved for evening wear or if you’re goth. 
I’m not going to bother explaining the reasons why you shouldn’t because if you’ve tried a pair you know exactly what I’m talking about.

Again courtesy of Forever 21 (new for April)


Notice the model they used is not a plus size??? There’s a very good reason for that and they KNOW IT!!!