Hey PHAT Girls, happy Friday!
It is officially the weekend and I couldn’t be happier! This weekend is the homecoming of the greatest HBCU in the land, Albany State University and as a proud alumnus, I am ready to celebrate. So, let me go on record now; I plan to do the absolute most from now until sundown Sunday or at least until my crew is gone. So yeah, if you see me out… DON’T JUDGE ME; just speak, take a selfie and keep it moving!
I know that some of you saw the title and was like what is Maui up to with this one. Well I just thought this was a great title for a conversation about being colorful, finding joy and spreading great vibes. Oh, and to share this bomb ass dress with you and maybe even talk a little about my girl Cardi B.
Most of my life as a plus size girl/woman, I shied away from bright colors. Why? Because people told me that I should. Bright colors make you look bigger, wear black it is slimming and of course the references to looking like the Kool-Aid guy or Barney. You know all that bullshit that people say to keep fat girls in a box and shame us.
As much as I love to go against the grain and do me, there was a time in my life when I was not that chick. I lived in a box, fearful of what others thought or would say. Honestly, I was that fat girl, depressed and ashamed; the one who wanted nothing more than to shrink herself. With all the feeling of shame and the negativity surrounding me my wardrobe was filled with black. I wore black then for two reasons: 1. I was shamed into it, I absorbed the thought that I needed to wear black because I needed to look as not fat fact as possible. 2. It represented how I felt… dark and depressed. Now that all the depressed fat girl shit is out of the way, I am able to live, love and be the colorful person that you see today.
While having a conversation with my blogger boo Shaina Harrison (Out Of The Corner), she brought it to my attention that I dress to match my vibe and personality. She said, “Maui people love you and are drawn to you because you are a really positive person… I mean you wear yellow bitch!” All I could do was laugh because I had never realized how much my wardrobe had transformed with my attitude.
So yeah, now that I love and appreciate me, I only do what makes me happy! I only socialize with individuals who have the right vibe… POSITIVE that is! I wear the clothes that I want to wear; in colors that I like and as you can see, yellow is one of those colors!
MY STYLE JOURNAL
Yellow Pleated Wrap Midi: Asos
Army Green Peep Toe Lace Up: Amazon
Tell me, what make you happy and how do you share it with the world? Is your attire a reflection of your vibe?
Well anyway, enjoy your weekend and remember… WE DON’T, WE MAKE MONEY MOVES!