Tuesday, July 8, 2014

I'd Rather be Poor than Fat!

Hey yall,

I woke up this morning before 7 am (I don't even know who I am anymore), and I thought to myself, "Like what,why did you stop updating your blog?" I had this perfect vision of what my blog was supposed to transform into. I wanted to upload only HD photos, have a new layout, and the whole nine yards. I still have that vision, because I want more for myself and for you guys as well.

So yes, I have lied over and over about re-energizing this blog. I still want to, trust me, I do. I have to get it together, for real. Thank you all for sticking around even though I've been an awful blogger.

Let me transition into explaining the title of this post. Over on my Youtube channel, I discuss things that I am passionate about or that concern me and fat acceptance is one of them. Often times, we don't love ourselves because of what we look like. And that's unfortunate. I have always been the bigger girl, but I have always loved myself because I am not defined by my size, whether I am a size 2 or a 22. I don't even consider myself to be a "plus size blogger." I am a blogger who just so happens to be plus sized. I know that I am beautiful (both inside and out) and I hope that one day (regardless of her weight) all women will come to love and appreciate themselves.

If you want to hear the entire message of this video here it is:

As always, let me know your thoughts!

You can also check out my spring/summer lookbook if you haven't it already. It's just some fashion inspiration for you dolls since I've been away for so long.

Love yall, and I mean that.

Live. Laugh. Love Thrift.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Been A Long Time Coming

Hey Thrudds,

*Lowers head in shame* I haven't updated my blog in MONTHHHHHSSSSS (almost four months to be exact). There is no excuse and I really need to do better. This was my first love and I've lost sight of that. I'm hoping that I can update at least weekly to bring some life back to this blog. I'll be getting some new equipment soon so that will be awesome!

For now, I hope you forgive me and enjoy this OOTD that I wore over the summer. Don't forget, I post almost daily on Instagram, so if you aren't over there already, CLICK HERE and follow me @mythriftedcloset.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Product Review: 4 Naturals AFRO STRETCH Curl Cream & CURL CRAZE Hair Lotion

Hey Thrudds!

I know I rarely talk about my natural hair over on this blog, BUT the people over at 4Naturals were nice enough to send me some samples of their AFRO STRETCH Curl Cream & CURL CRAZE Hair Lotion to review. I actually LOVED these products which is awesome because Sassy (my hair) is a diva! So if you are interested in how I felt about these products, please keep reading

Name: CURL CRAZE Hair Lotion
Size: 8 fl oz.
Price: $10

Product Description: 

This product reduces bulk and elongates curls without adding weight or residue. Curl Craze luxuriously moisturizes and restores natural curls. This formula includes essential nutrients to enhance shine and manageability. Tames frizz without buildup. Best for curly-kinky types 3A, 3B and 3C. No petroleum, mineral oil, silicone, harsh alcohols, paraben or dye

Water , Glycerine , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) , Glycol Distearate , Cetearyl Alcohol , Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil (Sunflower) , Ethylhexyl Palmitate , Phenoxyethanol , Caprylyl Glycol , Chlorphenesin , Allantoin , Aminomethyl Propanol , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder , Sodium Acrylate , Sodium Acryloyldimethyl, Taurate Copolymer , Trideceth-6 , Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean) , Tocopherol Acetate , Fragrance

Name: AFRO STRETCH Curl Cream 
Size: 6 fl oz
Price: $10

Product Description: 

This product helps loosen up and elongates tight, unruly coils without weight or residue. Afro Stretch luxuriously moisturizes and restores natural curls. This formula includes essential nutrients to enhance shine. Afro Stretch is also perfect for curl set and other twist techniques. Best for coarse, kinky and coily textures. Helps eliminate shrinkage. No harsh alcohols, paraben, dye, petroleum, mineral oil or silicone.


Water , PEG-50 Shea Butter , Glycerin , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) , Glyceryl Stearate , Sodium Acrylate , Sodium Acryloyldimethyl , Taurate Copolymer , Trideceth-6 , Phenoxyethanol , Caprylyl Glycol , Chlorphenesin , Fragrance





My Thoughts: 

Both of these products smell delicious. I can't pin point the fragrance, but I smell citrus. These products left my hair SOOO soft and moisturized and my twist out and braid out were SUPER cute and big and defined just the way I like them. I would definitely purchase the afro stretch cream. I don't think it elongated my hair more than any other product I have used in the past, but it did offer lasting definition. As much as I enjoyed the lotion, I am not sure if I would purchase just because I already have so many leave ins that I enjoy using. However, it is great for detangling and again, made my hair super soft. I love that this brand breaks its products into hair categories. Though I do not know my hair type and I don't think hair typing is very useful, I do know of so many women who find the hair typing system very helpful in their journey. The hair lotion is formulated for Type 3 curls and the afro stretch cream is for Type 4 curls, but they are both definitely worth a try. Thanks to you 4Naturals for selecting me to review these products because I thoroughly enjoyed them!!

Till next time,

Live. Laugh. Love Thrift. 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Hi-Low, Fur Collar

Hey Thrudds!

Whoa, it has been ages since I've updated the blog. Even though I don't post here as often, I am ALWAYS, like ALWAYS on Instagram. If you miss me as much as I miss you, follow me on IG @mythriftedcloset. So what's been up with yall? I have been super busy trying to finish up the semester, but on May 20th, I will finally be a GRADUATE. I've worked my butt off and gave it my all. Because of that, I will be graduating summa cum laude and I'm also an honor student in Communication. I want to thank all of you for your support over the years and I am happy to call yall family.

Take care until next time,

Live. Laugh. Love Thrift.


What I Wore:
Hi-Low Skirt-Marianne's
Fur Collar-Ebay
Earrings-Ashley Stewart 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

OOTD: Be Bold, Be Beautiful

Hey Thrudds,

I totally LOVE a print and solid bold color. This combination gives me life!! I got so many compliments on this outfit when I wore it and it fits my style completely: cute and comfy. I was rocking my first curl former set and let me tell you, it was WOOORRRKKK. I haven't had the nerve to try it again lol. Well, I hope you guys like this outfit and if you do, let me know. I read all the comments :)


Live. Laugh. Love Thrift.

What I Wore:
Leopard Skirt Turned Top- Wet Seal

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

My African Safari

Hey Thrudds,

We finally hit 600 thruddies!! WHOHOO!! Thanks to all my new loves, as well as to the vets for sticking it out with me. You guys are amazing!! When I wore this outfit, I was feeling like Pam Grier, hunny. You couldn't tell me nothing!! I actually bought the skirt a year ago and it was just sitting in my clothing storage ready to be broken out. Hope you enjoy this look!!

Live. Laugh. Love Thrift. 

What I Wore:

Men's Shirt-$3.75 @ Goodwill
Tribal Skirt- $3.75 @ Goodwill
Belt-$1 @ Goodwill

Sunday, March 3, 2013

OOTD: If It Ain't Tight, It Ain't Right!

Hey Thrudds!

I have been loving wearing tights and shorts during the winter season. I wore this outfit during a thrifting day and it was CUTE and comfortable. I was eye raped by this man in the thrift store. And, it was NOT flattering, it was WEIRD... and creepy lol. Oh, men these days :)

Well I hope you guys enjoy the look and I will keep in touch.


What I Wore:
Sweater-$3.75 @ Goodwill
Shorts-$5 @ Marianne's
Shoes-Shoe Time