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thesistachick brunch

Stacey aka The Sistah Chick, blogger of TheSistahCafe.com  who is one of my fav natural hair YouTube vloggers invited me to her birthday brunch.

Not only did I get to hang out with Stacey, but I had the opportunity to meet some awesome ladies in Atlanta while indulging in a great brunch (my fav meal).

Here are some pics from the brunch. The food was so good I didn’t have a chance to take any pics because I was devouring and conquering!

details on my look
dress: boutique in Brooklyn
bag: Lous V
shoes: Michael Kors

on the run tour

Oldie but Goodie!

My best friend and I went to Jay Z and Beyonce’s  “On The Run Tour” in Atlanta this past summer and had a great time.  Going to a concert straight after work can be much of a chore, especially if you’re anything like me and DO NOT plan your outfits.

We had just a few hours to get our bearings together, get dressed and head to the stadium.

I ran in my closet and put this look together. I was cute, comfy and I loved the shoes. I had my eyes on them for some weeks and scooped them up right before the concert. Once I have a vision on a specific look – I go for it.

Least to say, the shoes were HOT and I got plenty of compliments!

details on my look
shirt: Forever 21
pants: H&M
shoes: BCBG
necklaces: Natasha Couture (found at Dillards)
shades: Dolce & Gabana

red lips -n- skirts!

“No matter where you go, God provides.”
– from my Mother In Law – 

There are so many things in life that I want to do. I’m always having a word spoken over me about where God is taking me, but something in me is crippling me to move forward. Just like my weight loss, I have to get to a place where I say NO MORE and I make up my mind, that I’m making moves! No more crippling and not moving forward. No more not moving into my destiny. No more am I going to waste another day and not do what God has created me to do.

We often find ourselves crippled in moving forward because there is a fear associated with it. I admitted at a conference in front of many successful entrepreneurs that I am not only “afraid” of success – but I am nervous of the responsibility that comes with success.  I know God has given me a lot to do, I just need to start making moves and getting it done.

Has God ever given you a glimpse of your future? Has He ever shown you what your life is really designed for?

Listening to my mother-in-law talk to my hubby on the phone and she said “No matter where you go, God provides.” Hearing those words made me realize – that there isn’t a need to be afraid to move forward – God is already there, He is waiting on me to move forward.

On the FASHION FRONT:

Went to Atlanta a few weeks ago and saw this crop sweater and I had to have it. Knowing the seasons are about to change, I had to squeeze this in before it got too warm to wear it!

Guess what – the sweater was on clearance for $5 at H&M – SCORE!!!

be inspired.

details on my look
top: H&M
necklace: Natasha found at Dillards
skirt: Forever 21
sneakers: Michael Kors

Fruity & Suity Summer – Plus Size Edition

Trying something different can always be a challenge. Mixing patterns and colors together to create your fabulous summer look can be exciting and invigorating, you just have to open your mind to it.

The weather is “trying” to break so what better time than to start gathering your summer gear than now.

I’m a curvy girl, so when I was contacted by ModCloth to put together a fun beach-ready look for my plus size gals, I took the honors to do so.

Many plus-size ladies think just because they have curves, they can’t show their assets – I beg to differ. It’s always best to focus on your greatest assets. If you have nice legs, show them. If you have a tummy, then cover it up with a one piece. Rule of thumb, always pick a swim suit that will cancel parts of you that you aren’t too comfortable sharing and one that will celebrate parts of you that you love.

Take for example this cute bathing suit from ModCloth –  the Fruity Suity One Piece designed for all of my plus size beauties. It’s a fun, flirty, cute yet modest bathing suit. It accentuates all of the right curves.

Now pair this bathing suit with a fun Day In, Day Outside hat that’s pool ready!

I love scarves so when I saw this Bow to Stern Scarf I immediately fell in love.

Can’t forget to pair this fun summer look with some shoes, check out Dreaming on a Dock Sandals– CUTE!

And I absolutely LOVED the It’s a Fruity Point Wedge wedges. Never would have thought to wear fruity of my feet!!!

Are you ready for the summer? Share your look with me – I want to know what you’re wearing!!!!Check out my entire head to hem ensemble here  – are you ready for the summer!?!Find other cute plus size bathing suites here on ModCloth today, you won’t be disappointing.

Country Girls with Kinks Coils & Curls Natural Hair Meetup

“I am one thankful woman and I truly can not complain. 
If I complain, then call me ungrateful!” – ebby.K

I’m really going to try to do better with posting more on my blog. I’m terrible at this BEAUSE little things like adding pics to my blog can be such a headache. For the sake of my sanity and knowing what I need and SHOULD be doing, I’m going to really attempt to do better.

Now — what that being said…
This past weekend I had the opportunity to be a panelist at the Country Girls with Kinks Coils & Curls Natural Hair Meetup in Charleston, SC. Going to Charleston is always a plus for me, my fav gal lives there and I do some good eating and shopping in Charleston as well. If you’ve never visited, do yourself the favor and go!

I had a great time mixing and mingling with some of Charleston’s finest naturalistas!

I decided to wear this cute dress that I got from H&M in Atlanta last weekend. I’m trying to incorporate MORE color into my wardrobe. Though I AM admittedly a fashion warrior, I have a habit of keeping things kind of “safe” with black. That had a lot to do with me being heavier but now – OH HONEY – but now — I’m ready to BLAST out of my comfort zone and welcome color into my wardrobe with open arms. I have a PLETHORA of things to share with you, some fun additions added to my closet so, without further or do…

details on my look
dress: H&M
earrings: Bebe
bracelets: Natasha found at Dillards
boots: Bebe

winter flurry

I’m a fall baby so I often frown in the winter time.

I’m like a bear – I hibernate! I don’t like to do anything but stay in my house!

If you follow my fitness journey, you probably noticed that I’ve lost some weight (happy dance)  and with that, a lot of my clothes are getting too big on me, including this lovely coat that I purchased in 2012 that I did not wear until this year! *tsk *tsk

Truth be told, this winter was my first time wearing this coat (Christmas 2013) and it was too big. Since it has a belt, I figured I could still get away with it.

What do you think of the look I put together this weekend – be honest!

Here’s what I rocked…

details on my look
coat:
Guess
purse:
H&M
leggings:
Target
boots:
Steve Madden
glasses:
RayBan
scarf:
thrifted

learn to love your hair tour: charlotte

2013 was a great year to say the least. I traveled quite a bit! Towards the end of the year, I had the opportunity to attend  Taren Guy’s, Love and Learn Your Hair Tour in Charlotte, NC. I met some amazing ladies and a few of my fav bloggers- Kim from Naturally Fashionable and beautiful YouTuber Amanda G!
Side Note: I met Amanda at the MAC counter a while ago (go figure!)
Though I chose not to rock my natural hair and opted for my oversized afro puff, I think I blended in quite well. My natural hair is a lot of work and sometimes a sister doesn’t feel like it.

details on my look
leather vest: Bar II
crop top: Forever 21
leggings: Kardashian Collection
sneakers & bag: Michael Kors

she’s so BROOKLYN!

I’ve been digging in my archives and realized that I have NOT been faithful with posting my OOTD pictures. I’ve been posting like a mad woman on Instagram but my poor blog – YIKES!

I will admit, I’ve been slipping in this department – Classy Fit Gals has all of my attention these days!

So, here I am recapping 2013 – better late than never!

Recap
Hubby and I decided to road trip it to Atlanta for Memorial Weekend 2013. Low and behold this particular weekend was the first weekend that I actually took full body pictures since I started my weight loss journey in February of this year (2013). See, I was one of those pretty girls that only took head shots because I was never happy with the full body pictures. I always, ALWAYS criticized myself until….

This particular weekend

Memorial Weekend 2013 was the big “AHA”  weekend for me. This was the FIRST time that I actually saw changes in my body.  If you’ve been following me for a while, or even a newbie to the “ebby.K movement” you know that I’ve been documenting my weight loss journey on my blog.

I’ve always been a “hippy” chick. Hippy meaning big hips and a smaller waist. So when I found these red pants at Forever21+ I snagged them up immediately because pants was NOT a staple in my closet – again, moving out of my “comfort” zone.  These are a size 14!

I want to say I purchased these pants in February of 2013 and never wore them because they really didn’t fit “that well.” They were really snug on my waist and I could barely get them up my hips at that time. I actually didn’t wear them until this particular weekend (May 2013).

When I wore them, the waist was a little big -W O W – I couldn’t believe it! OF COURSE the thighs were fitting good but that waist was
getting loose – boy – oh – boy!I paired the red pants up with my “Brooklyn, WE  GO HARD” Biggie shirt that I snagged at Forever21 during a visit to one of my favorite cities, Charleston, SC! My BFF picked this out for me. When she saw it she said “ebby, this is YOU girl.”

Sidebar: I’m from Brooklyn *smiling

Excuse hubby’s luggage but I thought these pics were rather cute.

I paired the look with my special edition Jordan’s hubby snagged for me. First time wearing these as well – sneakers were TOTALLY out of my comfort zone. For some reason, they hurt more than my heels! *smiling*

I’m a bit of a hotel snob so capturing this shot overlooking Atlanta was PER-FECT-O!

details on my look
tank: Forever 21
pants: Forever 21+
shoes: Jordans
bracelets: BCBG via Belk
shades: Dolce & Gabana
lips: MAC Red by Mac Cosmetics **my fav red lipstick