Introducing the Tribe of Dumo

I remember the day that I purchased my first headwrap. I was so in awe over the prints. A lot of the prints were a African inspired prints or the actual Ankara Wax fabric. To this day the love of bold prints and patterns have not subsided. Due to my love of the prints I have been keeping my eyes out for different African designers. I have seen a few that has peeked my interest but I have never fully indulged in a style or print.

So to my surprise, I was introduced to Houston based Tribe of Dumo. Yyaass I was happy because I was rooting for the hometown company. To heighten my surprise, Ijeoma reached out to me to gift me a Tribe of Dumo piece.

Since TCFStyle Expo was approaching, I knew this would be perfect for the occasion. Unfortunately I wasn't able to photograph the Dolly Dot Dress (DDD) at the expo. I was sadden then I realized the Dolly Dot Dress was so unique that it should receive it's personal spot light. I can not stress to you how much I am in love with the DDD. The bold red/gold print contrasting against the black/white polka dots was love at first sight. For an additional thrill, the belt was also the black and white polka dots. Hey Ladies, did you notice the big flutter sleeve? Can we say slayage all in one?

As stated the print was a must for me although the biggest bonus is the quality. The stitching and construction of the DDD is pure perfection. The dress is fully lined through the bodice which lays ever so gentle over the curves.

Due to the boldness of the DDD, I wanted to make an older statement with a gold plated choker. This just scream Queendom. Notice that the belt isn't featured in this look. Keeping the look balanced with all of the upper drama.

Now the gold plated choker was removed and replaced with the black/white polka Dot belt. Keeping balanced look, a necklace was not applied.

Dress - Dolly Dot Dress, Choker - Ashley Stewart (Old), Earrings - Cha Cha Earrings, Shoes - Sam Edelman (Old)

I can't not remember if I have stated how much I love the DDD. So the next time you are looking for an unique piece for a special occasion or just for brunch with the girls, visit the Tribe of Dumo. You will not be disappointed. Hopefully, you will fall in love also.

Until next time Ladies, I hope you enjoyed this sample.

2017 TCFStyle Expo: The Re-Cap

OMG! I can not believe the TCFStyle Expo has come and gone already. Of course, the anticipation is building already for 2018. Can we say "Geeked"? 2017 marked the second year I attend The TCFStyle Expo. I can not state how excited I am to see the success and growth of the expo. With twice as many vendors, twice the event space, fabulous panels, and can we say AMAZ-Ball sponsors.

Ok, ok.... Sorry but I am still so excited. The TCF Style Expo was created by the one and only Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista to bring vendors, models, influencers, and designers together for fabuplus time.

Marie Denee of TCF. 
Photo taken by Farrah of Estrella Fashion Report

Prints R 'Us

The last few years there has been articles after articles about what plus-size women should and shouldn't wear. We shouldn't wear white, crop tops, show arms, show legs and you are definitely forbidden to wear prints. Well guess what Ladies, you can wear, rock, and slayy prints all day.

Over the weekend my blogger boo Jaye of Style Over Size and I teamed up to show you that “Prints are Us”.

Uno, Dos, Uno Dos.... Yas! The RSS is TWO!

OMG! Where is the timing going? I can not believe that "The Real Sample Size" is two years old. The blog has come so far in just two short years. I want to take a moment to tell each one of you THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. Yes, I am screaming at the top of my lungs. You guys are simply the best and I would like to celebrate you.

Inspiration: What to Wear to A Wedding!

Wedding season is in full swing. The save the dates and wedding invitations have been mailed with the upcoming wedding date. As two of my little cousins entered into matrimony last week, I was inspired to share some wedding guest looks. If you are like me, then you probably stood in front of your closet for hours thinking of what to wear to the upcoming wedding. Well do not worry, I have you covered. No matter your body type, these pieces are guaranteed to make you a showstopper at the wedding.

Rompin' Apples

July is a month long celebration. Wanna know why? Well, it is my birth month. Who just do not love CANCER season?, this is the birth month of THE RSS!!!! Can you believe that THE RSS is almost 2 years old. Well today on the blog, we are celebrating the rompin' apples.