It’s been a real adjustment from sitting RSVPing to attending a new product launch to preparing for a zoom meeting with a brand.  Life is very different.  What does defined style mean from a small square on a screen?  Can we talk fashion inspo, pushing boundaries and identity all while being sheltered in place?



Chicago Girls Do It Better Tee (sold out) –> Find similar here| Leroy Perfect Skinny Jean| Chicago Girls Do It Better Earrings (sold out)| Similar Sunglasses | Polaroid OneStep Camera | Chicago Girls Do It Better Shoes (not pictured)


What influences my look or fashion rules I live by? 

I’m starting to miss my social life, which includes traveling, attending events, and memorable fashion events appearances.  Really start to miss living the life that any every black girl would enjoy.

I easily google “What did Tracey Ellis Ross in ….” every time I’m prepping for a must-attend event.  I’m like Tracey Ellis Ross but make it plus size and affordable, lol.  I’m obsessed with her the coolest auntie style.  She dominates my mood board currently.

My number one fashion rule is:


Sometimes you have to get out your own way.  Buy clothes you can see yourself wearing more than once and in different ways. 


“I am from the South Side of Chicago. That tells you as much about me as you need to know.” -Michelle Obama


What are some of your wardrobe essentials? Does what I wear play a part in my identity? 

I love everything whimsical.  I get excited with color, prints, and shiny things. My go-to is print on prints.  You can find my wearing something sheer and sexy.  I would say I’m an on trending fat girl.  My size is a big factor in how I dress.  I must show that women with larger body can dress and bring just like smaller women.  I am not afraid to mix prints and patterns. 

What I wear plays a huge part in my identity.  At times I feel like an actress and my life is a play.  What do I what the audience to see today. People can fake it for Instagram.  However, My style is me.  It’s how I express myself.  I can’t sing.  Mean I dance a little.  But hands down I can dress. 


My favorite high-end designers? 

I’m open to any designers that have an inclusive size range and flattering cuts.  Just because I’m a big girl doesn’t mean I have to look like a box.  Many of the top higher-end fashion brands are copying the hood looks but don’t offer larger sizes.  Their sizes stop so small even if it’s something in your budget a plus-size woman can’t fit them.  Clearly, they don’t want fat dollars.  That’s why you have to be creative.  So basically I’m don’t have a favorite because they don’t size for me.  I’m more a fan of indie brands.   

What’s on top of “Chicago It Girl: thefatgirloffashion budget-friendly wish-list

Here are a few items on my wish list.  I’m open to any brand that have an inclusive size range and flattering cuts.  Just because I’m a big girl doesn’t mean I have to look like you shop from a box in the back of the store.   


thefatgirloffashion - fanny - patagoniaBlack Hole® Belt Bag PATAGONIA | Classic Navy or Black air-jordan-6-retro-shoe-SDlcvS
Air Jordan 6 Retro
Quay Australia x Lizzo Transcend visor sunglasses
Quay Australia x Lizzo Transcend visor sunglasses
Prince Purple Rain Short Sleeve Graphic T-ShirtPrince Purple Rain Short Sleeve Graphic T-Shirt


If this post was a tweet what would it say?

It’s ok to not follow the pack and live authenticity.  Embrace your body and be unapologetically happy.

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