Bringing in Spring with 5 of My Favorite Things

Bringing in Spring with 5 of My Favorite Things

Ok, so guess what??  Spring has officially arrived and here in Jersey we were in the middle of a STATE OF EMERGENCY on Wednesday!!

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I know, I know, horrible right?

Well since  I didn’t have the luxury of looking out of my window and seeing the flowers blooming and hearing the birds singing…I did the next best thing.  I used this “not-so” snow day to peruse the online racks over at Avenue Plus Size Clothing to bring you a few of my favorite things.

Let’s begin…

#1 – I am so ready to toss my winter coat out of the window and swap it for this FLOWER EMBROIDERED DENIM JACKET .  And I’m here for the floral embellishment uhkay??!! It’s lightweight, super cute and screaming for me to shimmy in it. *insert twirl*

#2 – These legs have been hiding under leggings and stockings for way too long.  Needless to say, they’ve been begging me for some sunlight!  So this MEDALLION GRID SHEATH DRESS would be just what the doctor ordered.

3/4 V CRL BRD SQ MED OVR, Black Multi, medium

#3 – As much as I love wearing boots, I’m also ready for my toesies to get some sun love too.  Last summer’s tan is all the way gone but this EMMA STUDDED BUCKLE HEEL would set these toes all the way free hunT yaaaas!


#4 – If you’re like me, then your phone is always on E…I’m still trying to figure out how when my phone is dry as all get out LOL, but whatever though!!  I need this CHARGING CROSSBODY BAG in my life like asap.


#5 – I’m ready to set these church muva arms free uhkay??!!  And I love a top with some cut outs…I’m all for keeping things classy yet sassy at the same time!  So can I just snap my fingers and this Criss Cross V-Neck Tunic appear in my closet pretty please??!!

And there you have it- 5 of my favorite things from Avenue’s spring collection!  I would love for you to leave a comment and let me know which item was your fave!  And OMG, I almost forgot for my big spenders…use the code AVSAVE35 for $35 off your purchase when you spend at least $125.

See you all soon,

xx, Nij ♥

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Year of the Great Coin Snatch!

Year of the Great Coin Snatch!

Image result for im trying to save moneyHear ye!  Hear ye!  I’m on my way to becoming DEBT FREE!!

Why:  Debt has become a monkey on my back and I just can’t do it anymore.

How: My first step was purchasing Tiffany The Budgetnista’s book, “The One Week Budget.”  I didn’t follow everything to the letter but I did modify her method to suit my situation.

Also, in 2017 I decided to make better money choices and also did better with saving.  Joining Qapital, increasing my credit union deductions, paying off credit card debt and student loans [and of course spending less] were tips that I used to snatch my coin back.

To add to the list, I even created my very 1st Penny Challenge Jar as a Christmas gift for my mom, but I wound up making one for myself too.  Check out the video and let me know if you plan on making one of these jars, so you too can save extra money!   The challenge starts January 1, 2018 so I wish you all a Happy New Year and declare 2018 to be the YEAR OF THE GREAT COIN SNATCH!

Thanks for watching and Happy Saving! ❤

Lace, Bling & Velvet OH MY!

* Avenue Plus Size Clothing sponsored the clothes but all opinions are mine.*

One of the things I love about fall is the FASHION!!  Needless to say, I was all in when Avenue Plus Size Clothing gave me an invitation to peruse this season’s newest looks.  I was like:

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LOL, but since I can’t do that, I narrowed my wish list down to the 4 items featured in this post.

For starters, sweaters are a staple in EVERY woman’s closet because they are so versatile.  A good sweater can be worn so many ways depending on the material, color and overall look you’re going for.  And in case you didn’t know, I’m all for the gaudy and embellished look, so yaaas hunT bring on the sheer and bling!  Both sweaters were rather dressy so heels were definitely the option for me.

Now on to the dresses…I love floor length dresses don’t get me wrong, but I also love to show a lil leg at times too.  It’s all about balance right??  Not to mention, I had just recently purchased some new thigh high boots that desperately needed to be worn (insert laugh) so I seized the moment!

Check out all the looks and let me know in the comments which one you liked best.

Stone Embellished Choker Sweater


Velvet Burnout Bell Sleeve Dress


Lace Shoulder Pullover


Floral Embroidered Cold Shoulder Dress


Also for behind the scenes footage, check out my very first haul video below:

As always, thanks for stopping by and I will see in my next post… xx, Nij ♥

Soul-ly Handmade Fest

Soul-ly Handmade Fest

So yall know I’m all for a good time right?  Well, I went to the Soul-ly Handmade Fest and of course it was amazing.  So shout out to Kei Reeves for another successful event!!!!  While there, I had the opportunity to greet the guests, mingle and[ I know I know, I just couldn’t resist *hides face* ] swipe my card AGAIN!

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It was wall to all vendors, representing their brands, from homemade soaps, clothes, hair products, jewelry etc.  The black girl magic oozed in the Sheraton!  Don’t believe me?  Then check out my vlog featuring the event.


Now if you missed out on this one, no worries because there is another event coming up on November 25, 2017, Keirenae Holiday Stop & Shop.  And did I mention that tickets are only $5????  Here is the link on Eventbrite to purchase a ticket:

As always thanks for reading and I hope to see you there!!

Lastly before you go, I’d love to hear your feedback.  So please if you will, leave a comment and/or subscribe to see more from me…ya gurl Nij ♥

$ample $ale w/Designer Thomas Lavone

$ample $ale w/Designer Thomas Lavone

Ok gurls, so last weekend, I had the opportunity to work behind the scenes with Designer Thomas Lavone for his sample sale.  And of course there were deals on top of deals!!!  Most of the items were for smaller sizes, but there were some pieces for curvy women.  But no fear, a little birdie told me that another sample sale is in the works and that it’d be dedicated to all the curvy chicas like me!!!

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Can we say yaaaaaaaaaaaaas???

So, in order to be in the know, make sure you head on over to Facebook and like his page for all the deets, upcoming events…and/or to simply admire his gorgeous designs.

In the meantime, check out my latest YouTube video here,  which includes some behind the scenes footage and an impromptu beat by John Wesley, Regional Account Director of Fashion Fair Cosmetics!!!  How cool is that??

By the way…that same day somebody went out on a date…but I’ain the one to gossip so you aint heard that from! LOL  Here’s the 411 on the date

Lastly before you go, I’d love to hear your feedback.  So please if you will, leave a comment and/or subscribe to see more from me…ya gurl Nij ♥



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