Cause being Fat doesn't mean you can't be fashionable

I’m an Indian

Well atleast I kinda feel like one today. It’s been a minute since I did an OOTD. I love all the Aztec and Indian fashion that I’ve been seeing around lately. For me personally, it’s not really my style BUT I like it. I thought I would try something a little different.

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Aztec Indian Top- From Dots. I just purchased this. I think it was either $22 or $26.  It’s kind of cropped so I put a tank underneath.  I like the sleeves on this top. And I LOVE the little feather strings. I’ve been obsessed with feathers lately.

Brown Tank-Nothing special. Just a plain ole basic ribbed tank top from Avenue.

Skinny Jeans-Avenue. Same thing. Nothing special. Just plain ole skinny jeans.

Boots-I know you’ve seen these before. I love these boots!!!! Once again, from Avenue. They are still available in stores and online http://www.avenue.com/clothing/Delfina-Tall-Ruffle-Boots.aspx?PfId=247124&DeptId=20168&ProductTypeId=1&PurchaseType=G&pref=ps

Brown Wooden Bracelet- I truely can’t remember where I got this from. It  might have been either Torrid or Avenue since they are some of the few places that have big size bracelets.

Bronze Square Ring- This is oldschool Torrid. I got this YEARS ago.

Brown Feather Earrings- I got these recently from Macys. I like how they are not a typical brown color. And I love that they have a rhinestone strand also. I love me some sparkle 🙂

I hope you enjoyed this OOTD. For 2012, I’ll try to blog more frequently 🙂 HAPPY  NEW  YEAR!!!!


Jeans Only Come Once A Year

Well for me that is. I RARELY EVER wear jeans. So luckily I took a picture to capture this monumental occasion LOL. Okay so maybe I’m over exaggerating a little BUT seriously it’s probably only like once a month, IF THAT. I just don’t care for them. It’s hard for me to find a good pair. I’m picky. I like a slim leg or skinny jean. And then I love a higher waist. Hide all my chub 😛 Anywhoo, here is my outfit of the day….

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Black Vest and White Girl Long Sleeve Tee-I.N.C. from Macys. This is old. I got it a couple of years ago. I actually totally forgot I had it. I just started wearing it again. The vest and the tee are attached.

Black and Silver Chandelier Earrings– My Store; Embellish Boutique. www.embellishboutique.co

Silver and Black Shiny Bangles-Torrid. Love these. They add some life to any outfit.

My Giant Blingy Butterfly Ring– Of all the places in the world to get this FABULOUS ring, Payless. The shoe store. Who wouldn’t have guessed. I love this ring. It is so big and AMAZING!!!!

Flat Black Suede Boots-I bet you guys are tired of seeing these. But they are my old faithful. I love them. From Torrid. I know I’ve worn them like 5,000 times. I actually have two pair of the same boot (he he).

Skinny Jeans-From the Avenue. I kinda like these jeans. They fit okay. But I feel like all I do is pull them up all day. Like I said before, I like a higher rise. To cover the pooch. Especially when I’m wearing a white shirt. Don’t want the chub to show thru LOL So any suggestions on good jeans would be greatly appreciated.

Okay that is all. Buh Bye!!!

❤ ~ Susie

Santa, I’ve been good this year…

Just thought I would put together a wish list of things I NEED in my life. Hope Santa gets them for me…

This first shoe shouldn’t surprise you if you really know me 🙂 Nothing like a little zebra and red to brighten up your day.

Christian Louboutin Red Bottom Furry Zebra Shoe

Only $195





I am always in love with a big red tote. Love the hardware.

MICHAEL by Michael Kors Large Hamilton Rock N’ Roll Tote, Red





Awesome New Years Eve dress.I LOVE SEQUINS!!!

Prairie New York Sequin Shift Dress from Bloomingdales







OOOOMMMMMMGGGGGGG!!!! When I saw this I almost died. I love everything about this ring!!!!! Oh Santa Please I Want It NOW!!!!!!

Betsey Johnson Pig Stretch Ring



Love these bracelets. They are only sold separately. BUT I love the way they look all clustered together. This is the Strength Collection. They have many more collections; Unity, Courage, Breast Cancer, Kindness + Many More.

Each bracelet varies in prices. They can range from $55-$100+.











Love this! Love all the chains and pearls. A chunky necklace for a chunky girl LOL.

Chunky Pearl and Chain Necklace





And last and but certainly not least…


Ahhhhhhhh what a set.

Makeup Forever Wild and Chic Makeup Collectors Case from Sephora.com

ONLY $330 (not that much, right?) LOL


Okay I’m done dreaming now. But maybe, just maybe, since I’ve been good this year, I can atleast get ONE of these great items.

❤ ~ Susie

I Have to Do a Shout Out to My Own Store

I didn’t want to use this blog as a marketing tool for my business. I really wanted to keep it more personal. BUT since we are having a sale I thought I would let my readers know about it.

If you guys don’t know already, my store is Embellish Boutique. Embellish Boutique sells Trendy & Affordable Women’s Clothing in sizes 2-26. I sell online and I have an actual store in Kennesaw, GA.

Currently I am offering 25% Off EVERYTHING in the store (excluding gift certificates). The sale goes on until Sunday. To shop online use promocode “DEC25”. And also any purchase over $50 is FREE shipping.

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❤  ~ Susie

A blue kinda day…

I mean that mentally and physically. Today I’m just feeling extra FAT. Obviously I’m fat but today I just feel even fatter than normal. Nothing has changed since yesterday but today is just a BLUE kinda day. And as far as my outfit goes I’m blue too 🙂 I’m wearing a blue and grey floral scheme.  

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Grey Short Sleeve Hooded Sweater-Avenue. I love that it is short-sleeved cause I am very hot natured. But still its a pretty thick sweater regardless. So Lord Forbid it did have long sleeves….. I would die.

Blue and Grey Floral Tank Dress-Old Navy. Super Comfortable. I also have the same dress in an orange and navy blue color.

Grey Leggings-Avenue. Not special. Just basic ole grey leggings.

Grey Over the Knee Flat Suede Buckle Boots-Man that is a long name. TORRID. DUH!!! Super cute and comfy. Sorry the pic isn’t the greatest. Hard to take pics of shoes while you are wearing them.

Blue Tie-Dye Ring– I actually got this ring at Walgreens of all places. Or maybe it was CVS. But still it was a drugstore. I get a ton of compliments on it though.

Bracelets-I know for a fact the silver rhinestone bangles are from Avenue. BUT the blue beaded bracelet, not too sure of. I want to say Avenue or maybe even Torrid awhile ago.

Clear Beaded Blue Ribbon Necklace-The necklace is so cool. I love it. It’s tons of different size clear beads strung with a blue ribbon. It is from the Avenue.

So as you can see from all my outfit posts, most of them I am wearing dresses, leggings, and boots. THEY ARE MY FAVS!!!!

Okay that’s it for now. Buh Bye!!!

❤ ~ Susie

What’s Black & White and Red all over????

That would be ME!!!!  Once again I’m wearing my favorite color scheme 🙂 I like this outfit. I think it’s fun.

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Red Basic Top– Avenue. Nothing special about it. Just a basic red tee.

Red, Black, Grey and White Skirt-Torrid. I have this bad boy pulled up all the way under my bosom. LOL. I wanted it to be a little shorter today.

Basic Black Long Leggings-Avenue. I love leggings. You will notice that I wear them ALOT!!!!

Big Red Beaded Ring– My Store 😛  Embellish Boutique  www.embellishboutique.co Still available for purchase on the website or in-store. My store is in Kennesaw, GA.

Black and Silver Chandelier Earrings-Once again my store. Embellish Boutique www.embellishboutique.co But I am sold out of this earring.

Black Stretchy Corset Belt– Torrid. I really am starting to hate elastic belts. They get all crinkly and smooshed (did I spell that right?) when I sit down. A harder more structured belt wouldn’t do that. BUT I still thought it was cute.

Black and White Square Rhinestone Bangles-I’ve worn these in a previous post. I love these bangles. I wear them often. They are from some mom and pop jewelry store in South Atlanta.

Black Flat Suede Boots– You guys should be used to seeing these. I wear them in almost all my shoots. From Torrid. LOVE THEM!!!!

Okay that is all for now. TTYL!!!

❤  ~ Susie

Zebra, Zebra, Everywhere!!!

So if you guys didn’t read from a previous post, I LOVE ZEBRA AND RED!!!!  It’s my all time favorite 🙂  So of course I have a Zebra and Red outfit for you. ENJOY!!!

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Guess where most of my items are from??? I bet you have no idea!?!  LOL….. TORRID!!!!! I’ll be glad to shop elsewhere if anyone would like to buy me some gift cards for Christmas (hint hint).

Red Open Cardigan-Torrid

Zebra Sequin Tank-Torrid

Reb and Black Glitter Bangles-Torrid

Zebra and Red Hoop Earrings-Torrid

Black Trouser Pants-Torrid

RingNOT  TORRID 🙂  Rue 21

Red and Black Shimmer Ballet Flats-Payless. I wear a size 12W so finding cute AFFORDABLE shoes is hard for me. I know there is Torrid, Avenue, Payless, + a couple more. I know I can shop online BUT I really prefer trying shoes on.

OUTFIT 12.10.11

HELLLOOOOOOO!!!!  Well I’m posting about another outfit. I’m not 100% in love with this outfit. BUT I thought there were some cute elements so I’m gonna post it anyway. I’ve worn this outfit with black accessories and with brown. Today I’m wearing brown. BUT I think I like black better.

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Chiffon Patterned DRESS– From Torrid (of course LOL) It’s quite a few years old. But I love the print on it. I LOVE prints. I never steer away from them. It’s got Flowers, Animals Prints, and Polka Dots. There’s a whole lot going on with it BUT I love it.

Brown Jacket– Guess where??? TORRID. Nothing too special with this little jacket. I use it more like a cardigan than anything.

Brown Flat Suede Boots-From Avenue. There are still for sale there. I like these boots a lot. I have them in a tan color also. They are $45. They are comfortable. They are wide and wide calf. I like the little ruffly type pleating at the top of the boot. Here’s the link to them.  http://www.avenue.com/clothing/Delfina-Tall-Ruffle-Boots.aspx?PfId=247124&DeptId=19950&ProductTypeId=1&PurchaseType=G&pref=ps

Brown and Gold Bracelet-I call this really OLD SCHOOL TORRID. It was sooooo long ago I got this. But it’s a wooden bracelet with gold accents. Fits a wider wrist of course 🙂

Earrings- Ya know I’m thinking I need to change-up my wardrobe. Cause everything I have is from Torrid. Like I said I worked there for almost 5 years. So I stocked up over the years. They are dangly bronze and gold earrings. The picture isn’t the best. I just couldn’t get a great clear picture.

Large Gold Flower Ring– This is my absolute favorite piece of jewelry. It is large and in charge LOL. It measures over 2 inches tall and 2 inches wide. It is big and very bright. The rhinestones on it pop. I got it from a store here in Kennesaw, GA called Bijou. They have amazing statement jewelry.

Brown Leather Belt– I think the belt is from Lane Bryant. I’m 99% sure. The only reason I’m even wearing a belt with this dress is because it has a smocked waistband. And I hate the look of smocking. So I was just trying to cover it up.

Okee dokee that is all. Adios for now!!!

❤ ~ Susie

Black and White Outfit

HELLO!!!!!!!!!! I wore this outfit the other day. But just never uploaded the photos until now. Me and my hubby had a mini photoshoot together that day 🙂

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Black and White Knot Dress-Actually I’m not 100% sure where I got it. I THINK it was Ross. But it might have been Dots. It was a couple of years ago.

Basic Black Camisole-I.N.C. from Bloomingdales 

Solid Black Cotton Leggings- Torrid

Black Ribbon and Chain Necklace-Avenue

Black Chunky Belt- Torrid

White and Black Square Rhinestone Bangle Bracelets-Some mom and pop jewelry store in South Atlanta. They actually fit my big ole wrists 🙂 They are my favorite bracelets!!!!!

Silver Flower Black Shield Ring- Avenue

Flat Over the Knee Suede Black Boots-From previous post-TORRID-I wear these boots atleast 5 days/week. They are fabulous!!!!!

Isn’t my hubby cute????  🙂 I realize that I do the same stupid pose in EVERY shot. So I’m gonna try to change it up a little. But that’s all for now. PEACE!!!!

❤ ~ Susie

Heather Keith Freeman

Have any of you ever heard of Heather Keith Freeman. She is an artist from Pennsylvania.  I just so happen to come across her work as I was surfing the internet. By the way, do people still say that? Surfing the Internet LOL. Anywhoo, I  love her work. Most of her work is all about size acceptance.

Here’s a little bit about her which I found from http://www.fireseastudios.com/sc-about.php

“Heather Keith Freeman has been painting ever since she was old enough to hold a brush, on every available surface. Her work explores the anthromorphization of abstract concepts with vivid use of light and shadow, often combined with text to make profound statements about the hidden qualities of our culture. Social justice in all its manifestations is very important to her work, from the combating of racism and sexism to disability rights and size acceptance. She seeks to communicate that which lives in the space between word and image by the use of both in tandem, and the challenging of subconscious stereotypes and assumptions.”

This first piece is called “Taking Up Space”. I LOVE IT!!!! I mean hello, how often do you see a photo, drawing, or anything like this?  I’m sure its taboo to some people cause it’s a naked woman, whose NOT thin with all her glory hanging out. But I find it inspiring. Cause at the end of the day, most of us look more like this woman that any of the skinny stick thin woman that the media throws out at you.

Heather Keith Freeman describes this piece as “A black-and-white drawing of a fat woman from the side. She smiles, arm thrown out as if in the midst of dancing. Behind her are the words “The greatest crime of a fat woman is that she dares to TAKE UP SPACE”.

This second piece is called “Get Out Of Me”. You’ve heard the expression, “Inside every fat woman is a skinny woman trying to get out”. Well Heather was able to hit the nail on the head with this piece. I think she describes it best….



















 “We pause for an exorcism.

You know that incredibly loathsome phrase, “Inside every fat person is a thin person struggling to get out?”

Well, it’s kind of true. Except the thin person is not the perfectly healthy, sexy ideal person our culture would like you to believe. No, the thin person inside us is artificially starved, surgically reproportioned, plastic sculpted to make us perfectly pretty, empty-headed dolls.

The thin person inside us is Barbie.


This is the representation of the voice in our ear whispering that we are worthless, ugly freaks if we don’t spend every spare moment exercising and every meal eating salad.

This is the urge to read the fashion magazines that leave us feeling shamed and fat and poor.

This is every cringe when we look in the mirror in the morning and see nothing but flaws.

This is the Disney princess and the Playboy centerfold and the meanest, prettiest cheerleader in the school.

This is the plastic mantra that we can’t unhear, repeating incessantly that we are only valued by our appearance, and by whether men want to fuck us.

And it’s inside me, permeating my being, poisoning my mind in ways I don’t even realize because it’s always been there.


 WELL SAID!!!! I don’t think I could have said it any better myself.

This 3rd and final piece is called “Not Yours II“. I love the message with this piece. Your body is yours AND NO ONE ELSES!!!! It doesn’t matter what you look like. It doesn’t matter what people have to say about your body. It is YOURS!!! No one is entitled to an opinion but YOU. Who cares if you are FAT and have curves. The important thing is that you are HEALTHY!!!! Just because you are skinny DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE !!!  Don’t let anyone make you feel bad for the way you look. What is most important is how YOU feel about yourself. Don’t let anyone make you feel unworthy just because you are not a size 0.

Heather describes her work as “A woman seen from front and below in black and white. Behind her float the words in white ‘NOT YOUR BODY / NOT YOUR LIFE / NOT YOUR BUSINESS’ . In her right hand she holds a paintbrush against her abdomen, where written in white is ‘NOT YOURS’. The message of this piece is centered on reproductive freedom, but many of the statements apply to gender identity and expression, religious freedom, disability rights, and gender equality as a whole. In short: my body is mine and mine alone. I and I alone have the right to control what happens within its borders, and to declare my own experience.”

You can view all of Heather’s works of art at http://www.fireseastudios.com/livingartist/?page_id=359.m. I would highly suggest you go there. She has tons of great pieces. And most of her stuff is done with just a pen. HOW AMAZING IS THAT???? I hope you all enjoyed.

❤  ~  Susie

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