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I'm planning a trip to Atlanta for New Years eve, so I bought a few key pieces online yesterday and today. Hotel reservations are made, now I just need fabulous clothing to put the icing on the cupcake. I'm really organized when it comes to trips because of the plethora of lists I write. I have a list of clothes that need to be purchased. My trip is going to be filled with good food, club nights, and amazing company.

It's so hard for me to find fashionable heels without crying at the price tag. I was so ecstatic to see that Bakers Shoes had the "Melina" in my size for less than $70 and in different colors. I tried the size 11 on at the store and it was a little snug, so I ordered the 12 in black suede.

Bakers "Melina"

I've been really impressed with Forever 21+'s dress selection online. Unlike other plus size designers, 21+ knows how to keep it sexy, form fitting, and on trend. I think I'll wear this dress on Sunday night in Atlanta.

Lurex-Blend Asymmetrical Bandage Dress
This open cardigan has been in my wishlist for a few months now and I was so surprised that it was still available. I had to snatch it up immediately. I can dress this up and dress it down. I can't wait to wear this.

Peace Dove Open Cardigan

I learned my lesson with Forever 21+ skirts. Never order your size, go down one size. After reading the reviews, buyers said the skirt is lime/fluorescent yellow, which is exactly what I want. This would look great paired with a black sheer shirt, oversized envelope clutch, and my "Melina" heels.

Lime Body Con Skirt


The winner is ....
April - lucky #13!

Your 'Chandra' ring will be mailed to you soon! Thanks to all of the fabulous ladies who entered my contest and check back soon for the next giveaway - a pair of We Love Color tights!

Fatshionista Files: Aryn

Last year, over 4,000 young women entered Torrid’s House of Dreams Model Search. Aryn was one of the six finalists who were selected. She won a luxurious trip to Los Angeles were she (and the rest of the winners) were photographed in the season's fashions. This 21-year senior, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, embodies both brains and beauty. Pursuing a modeling career post-graduation, Aryn is sure to be the next Crystal Renn. I can't wait to see her grace the glossy pages of Harper's Bazaar, Essence, and Vogue.

Describe your personal style.
I would describe my style as being feminine, chic and bold. I think when I'm getting dressed I always mix very simple items with other bold pieces. I don't like to really categorize myself into a certain group because many times I find myself really liking different kinds of items whether they are chic, classic, avant-garde, etc. (you know, items that seem to fit into the typical "style categories"). I love prints, colors and glamorous items that add a little luxury to my outfit.

Where do you shop?
I shop at a variety of stores from straight-size to plus-size. My favorites include Nordstrom, Forever 21, Akira, H&M, ASOS and Torrid.

What does being a "fatshionista" mean to you?
Being confident in your curves! Fatshionistas continue to be stylish despite what society may think about her size.

What's your advice to plus-size girls?
My main advice is to try it on! For as long as I can remember, I have always been one to really try any garment on even when the numbers don't agree with your standard size. You'll be surprised at how things will fit and might end up walking out a store with a bag full of amazing items.

Where do you draw fashion inspiration?
I'm naturally a people observer, and I tend to be inspired by them no matter where I am. I enjoy noticing how I might see the same top on 3 different people but they are all wearing it differently. Designers that I really pay close attention to are Rachel Roy for her sense of femininity, Angela Simmons for her evolving eclectic style and high-end designers like Balenciaga and Marc Jacobs for their innovative use of construction.

What's your best beauty secret?
Mascara & bronzer are two items I live by! Most days out of the week I'm just going to class so you'll find me adding a little extra glow to my face by use of these two items. If you're not in the mood to pack on the make-up, I think you can enhance the freshness of your face by just using these in the morning. But when I'm feeling dressy, I gravitate towards bold colors. I am obsessed with lipstick! I have a growing collection. During this time of the year, I am really into darker tinted lipsticks such as dark purple and hues of orange that fit into the fall season.

What do you feel the most sexiest in?
I would have never said this years ago, but I feel most sexiest in my heels. I'm 5'10 and it took me a while to get over the fact that I may tower over the boys. I feel really sexy when I'm wearing something casually dressy but when I throw on a pair of high heels, I can walk in a room extremely confident.

What's your favorite piece in your wardrobe?
My favorite piece in my wardrobe is actually a dress that I have yet to wear. It's a vintage multi-colored sequin dress that needs a little tailoring but I think it will be amazing for the perfect occasion! I found it two summers ago at ReDress NYC, a plus-size vintage shop in Brooklyn.

What’s a quote you live by?

"Don't kill your dreams, execute them.”

What’s a trend you love for the fall?
Fringed clothing! I also recently have just spotted some shoes with a very cute fringe tassle hanging from it that I'm in love with. My other must-haves include collar necklaces and flowy chiffon shirts.

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Call The Paparazzi On Myself

I always wonder how many club pictures I have floating around on the internet. I remembered that a photographer snapped some pictures of Preston and I last Wednesday at Inferno in Greensboro, so I scoured the internet until I found them. The anticipation and my nerves get to frazzled when I'm searching through an album to find my picture. (Sometimes photographers won't put all the photos online) Then VOILA, there they were. I've been asked if I've been losing weight. I don't really see it. I think it's all the black I've been wearing. Black is my attire for the winter.

Blazer: Torrid - Skirt: Target - Top: Old Navy - Shoes: Sam Edelman - Clutch: DSW - Earrings: Belle Boss Jewelry

GLITTERINGS Giveaway, the online destination for luxurious fashion cocktail rings, debuted its first collection of rings for plus size fashionistas on November 1st. Plus size women can now find rings for every occasion that are both stylish and fit comfortably.

GLITTERRINGS’ plus size styles consist of a well edited capsule collection of rings from our Faux Real, Gilty Pleasures, Trend and Unforgettable collections. Each in the collection was handpicked for its plus sized customers to not just fit, but to be flattering. The collection, sized 10-13, is made of 14K gold plated and rhodium plated brass and ranges in price from $30-$150.

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I received the "Claire" ring today in a size 10. It's absolutely fabulous. I love how big it is and the shimmer of the glass stone.

CLAIRE - $88
14kt gold plating with antique finish
Rich metallic brown faux rutilated quartz glass stone

Diary of a Fatshionista and GLITTERINGS is partnering up to give one fabulous reader a chance to win one of my favorite GLITTERINGS from the collection.

Details to Win:
1) Follow @MiaTheBoss on Twitter.

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3) Follow Diary of a Fatshionista on Blogger.

4) Tweet the following: "I just entered the #DiaryofaFatshionista #GLITTERRINGS giveaway. Follow @MiaTheBoss and visit for your chance to win! RT!"

5) Leave a comment stating you done the above, include your e-mail address, ring size, and which ring you want.

6) I will choose 1 fabulous follower at random to win! You must follow all rules in order to be eligible. One entry per person. The contest ends Friday, November 25, 201111:59 PM EST. The winner will be contacted via e-mail and announced on Saturday, November 26, 2011. Good luck!


"Nails done, hair done, everything did." I'm listening to Drake's "Fancy" as I type this blog post because that's exactly how I felt in these pictures. On Saturday, I went to the Mix Martini Bar for a friend of a friend's birthday party and then to Lotus Lounge to hang with my friend, Crystal.

Dress: Forever 21+ - Clutch: Jessica Simpson - Shoes: Nine West - Earrings: Belle Boss Jewelry

I wore the Nine West "Kickstart" all weekend. Every fatshionista must have a suede wedge in her closet for the fall. Nine West had an insane sale - 30% to 50% off of select shoes. These were originally $119 and I scored them for $88.

Fall Favorites

This fall I only want to wear 3 things: leggings, thigh high boots, and open blazers. I initially hated this blazer when I first tried it on at Torrid, but on a different store visit, I tried it on again and fell in love. If you know me, I'm not a big fan of jeans. That's going to change soon because I know I can't wear leggings winter long. It's so hard for me to find jeans that have a comfy fit, long hem, and makes my butt look good.
Blazer: Torrid - Leggings: Torrid - Top: Forever 21+ - Boots: Dexter for Payless

Like my gold "Don't Mesh With The Boss" earrings? You can purchase them at Belle Boss Jewelry.

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