#TCFStyleExpo You Going or Nah?

25 July 2017

It's one of my favorite times of year again!  The #TCFstyleExpo is this week and I am soooo excited! Ashley Stewart, Marie Denee and her crew do an ABSOLUTELY AMAZING job of putting together this awesome event and last year was a blast!  Check out my blog post on last year's event here.  I'm looking forward to seeing all my #BloggerBoos again, meeting some new friends and doing some amazing shopping!  Are you going?  Have you gotten your ticket yet!?! If you see me there make sure to say hello!!!

Event Info 
 TCFStyle Expo announces its third annual, ground-breaking and celebratory shopping event and experience, celebrating the plus size community and fashion industry. For two days, July 28-29, 750+ plus size fashion lovers, designers, boutique owners, brand representatives, influencers and media will come to shop, explore trends, enjoy speakers and experience The Curvy Fashionista in person and get exclusive access to  the plus size brands, designers, and influencers who have been featured on the site, in southern style capital Atlanta.

Event Hashtag: #TCFStyleExpo

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OK, Cut Tariq from Power Some Slack

18 July 2017

Georgia, USA
Photo Credit:  Starz - https://www.starz.com/series/power/featured

Okay we've got to cut to Tariq some slack!  Wait wait wait, let me explain!  For those of you who watch Power on Staz religiously like I do, it has been so frustrating during the past season and the past few weeks of this season to watch Tariq spiral into being an angry little brat.  I mean even I have posted about how much this kid sucks.  But I think that we have to remember one thing,  Tariq's attitude is a product of Ghost's decisions.

Photo Credit:  Starz - https://www.starz.com/series/power/featured

One:  We have to respect the fact that Tariq is a child and that he is still angry about his father abandoning his mother.  Even though you only have one life to live and you should do the things that make you happy, your choices ALWAYS  have consequences.  OF COURSE his actions were going to come with some repercussions regarding his children.

Photo Credit:  Starz - https://www.starz.com/series/power/featured

Two:  This is also a result of trying to live in two different worlds.  Ghost is a drug dealer from the streets but he did not want to raise his family in that lifestyle so he has one foot in one world and the other foot in another world.  With that being said, Tariq was not raised with that streetwise mentality of "family before everything".  He's understandably acting out in the only way that he knows how and that's by being an angry little brat.  Call me a softy, but I'm still waiting on him to have his shining moment!

Have you been watching Power the season? Tell me your thoughts about how frustrating it is to watch Tariq this season.

Until Next Time...


Universal Pictures - Girls Trip NO SPOILERS **GIVEAWAY CLOSED**

11 July 2017

Photo Credit:  Universal Pictures

Being a blogger definitely has its perks!  A couple of weeks ago during #BlogHer17, I was given the opportunity to watch the film, Girls Trip about a month before it being available to the General Public.  The showing was a part of a special sponsored event from Universal Studios and exclusively for  #BlogHer17 attendees.  Ever since I saw the first trailer for this movie months ago, I've been super excited and was definitely planning to see it on opening weekend.  However, I was lucky enough to get to see it early with all my #BloggerBoos!

Photo Credit:  Universal Pictures

The film (scheduled to be released on July 21, 2017 by Universal Pictures) is directed by Malcolm D. Lee and stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith, Larenz Tate and Mike Colter.  It's about a group of four women who were best friends in college but because of life's circumstances have separated for a while.  They come together again to go for an amazing and well overdue girls trip to the annual Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The film was HILARIOUS but it also had an amazing message.  During the movie it did not take me long to see why it was chosen for the #BlogHer17 audience.  I'm NOT going to give away any spoilers but I will say that I definitely recommend the film to not only young women but especially to creatives, online personalities and influencers.  The movie has strong themes of friendship, finding your true voice and creating an authentic personality which can be difficult when you are essentially presenting YOURSELF as a brand.

Photo Credit:  Universal Pictures

Because I'm soooo excited about this film and I know that you will enjoy it, I'm going to give away a free ticket to see the film!  I'm going to randomly choose someone from the comment section of this post to send a code for a free ticket through Fandango!  Allllll you have to do to enter is leave me a comment telling me about your best girls trip or about a girls trip that you would like to take in the future and also leave me your email address so I can contact you! (For a SECOND entry, you can SHARE the Facebook post that brought you here!) The contest ends next Wednesday (July 19, 2017) at noon and I will be announcing the winner that same Wednesday around 8 PM ET.  That way you'll have plenty of time to snag your ticket before opening weekend, July 21st.

Good luck and I am looking forward to hearing about your girls trips!


Congratulation, Shelia Augusta! You won! I will email you with your code for a free ticket to see Girls Trip this weekend! Thanks for playing!

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