Sweater frenzy

 

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Withe weather being more and more intense.  And i mean in a extremely cold way, I knew I had to stock up on sweaters; without breaking the bank.  Growing up sweaters were my least favorite thing.  So thick, so itchy, so heavy….especially when you have an even heavier coat over it.  So it’s kinda funny the very place I stocked up was a place where 10 to 15 year old sweaters were the commodity.  The Red, White and Blue!  And not just any Red, White and Blue!  But what I consider to be Thee Red, White and Blue!  A thrift store that is organized and has its own plus size section.  However, I found these comfy winners in the men’s section!!!  Ladies don’t sleep on the men’s section!  They have more over sized arm room and I think built to last.  Since guys don’t like to shop as much as us!  😉  So I’m all stocked up and they were only $2.99!!!  I got my Bill Cosby on!

 

 

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Torrid and The Met

ImageBeing a person that is in love with theater and in “like” with Opera you may think my experience at the Met was going to be one lost in translation.  I mean sure there were beautiful Parisian women there, rich aristocratic old money and young emerging artist dreaming and envisioning themselves right up there along with  some of today’s top Opera stars.  For the Met is one of the leading Opera House’s in the world.  Certainly in all of the Americas.

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I’m not going to lie, I first felt like I would be looked down upon.  Shunned for expose my big girl thighs and wearing a dress that isn’t vintage or $1200 dollars.  But I did it, tight-less.  That’s right, no tights, bare legged.  Of course I broke some necks of women they don’t eat for the name of fashion, or for being socially excepted.  But I will say that I got a lot of “Yes Mama” looks from  men that seemed to like all my junk, in all my trunks.  I’ve been waiting to wear this dress that the forever trendy plus size fashion store Torrid calls MARBLE.  However to me it always looked a little Baroque!  Seeing that my destination was the Baroque Opera Norma, I figured it was very appropriate.

Image   And at $38, I dare someone to argue with me about it.  I finally got to wear my ever so classic nude low heeled pumps from DSW, pulled together by this wrap around belt from Baby Phat from years ago, I felt like how those rich people smelled, like a million bucks.  I strutted my stuff through Upper East side having what I said to myself, ” my Carrie Bradshaw moment”.

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Joined by my friend Ionna, this night couldn’t be more perfect.  Then Anthony Marantino walked right pass me while the performers were done taking their bows.  That’s right, Charlotte’s gay on Sex and the City!  Mario!  I knew then that I did indeed have my Sex and the City moment.

Me, the Met and Torrid!

DRESS*Torrid*SHOES*dsw*BELT*Babyphat*EARRINGS*Forever21*BAG*marshalls*