Friday, November 18, 2011


I had a rough week!  Truly a rough week!  One filled with rapid change and quick decisions!  And Now I got the best news a girl could get.  Don't want to talk about it cause I may jinx it, instead I just want to say...that the leaves outside are mustard just like this look!  And thats the color of the Sun, and the Sun is the dawning of a new day!


I LOVE MY UGGS!  Comfy, quick, durable!  All that good stuff!
Hope your enjoy your weekend!
THANKU 66 followers!



Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Today's Thickness! "THE INTERVIEW"

I haven't done an interview in a while here at The Thick Spot so I figured I interview another fellow blogger that I've been following for a while, which is Jill!  She has a lovely style, mixed with bomber jackets, girly dresses, and rock t-shirts!  Please guys meet Jill, follow her and hopefully you'll love her as much as I do!!!!

Name: Jill

Age: 27

Blog Name: JillybeansTALK, 

Occupation: I work for a non profit doing community development and revitalization efforts in a Scranton neighborhood.

Birthplace: Scranton, PA

Currently reside: Scranton, PA

1) What inspired you to start blogging?

I have to be honest here.. but when ASOS Curve was about to launch, they sent bloggers clothing samples to review, and I was so jealous! Since I'm a girl on a VERY limited budget, I kind of wanted free fabulous clothes. So I thought, why not blog? I knew I had a decent style, and I thought having a blog would be a great way to not only challenge myself but development relationships in the fashion and blogging communities.

2) How would you describe your fashion style?

I never really know how to answer this question, because it really depends on the day and season. Sometimes I feel like dressing in black and having my accessories match with studs and combat boots, AND then sometimes I wake up wanting to look very girly and romantic. In general I try to keep things fairly simple yet stylish.

3) Where you currently reside does your style reflect where you live, or do you stand out? If so then how?

The Scranton area is very conservative when it comes to style... very cookie cutter. However, there are some fantasticly stylish people here who mostly run in the arts crowd (aren't they almost always the most stylish?). I have to say they have the best style here in Scranton, and they should probably have their own personal style blogs, but as far as I know I'm the only one with a blog! CRAZY! But I tend to dress more conservatively than other fashion bloggers, because I don't normally like standing out. BUT, it's fairly easy to stand out here with your fashion choices too. It doesn't matter what kind of dress I'm wearing, if I'm wearing one, I usually get a few comments on how I'm "dressed" up!

4) Who are your top 3 fashion icons?

I don't really have fashion icons. ICK.. I know, I know. It kind of seems bizarre to even admit it. But I really admire a lot of bloggers out there who are unique but don't over do it. I also think Chanel will be classic for centuries, and I find a lot of inspiration in the clothing styles and silhouettes of the 1930s-1950s (even if I don't really dress like I do). Rock n Roll goddesses will always be classic to me too!

5) What's your favorite fashion trend going on right now?

I'm really liking the Aztec and western prints. I need to score something before it goes out of style! Also, I'd love a pair of red jeans, but haven't been able to score any yet too.

6) How do you incorporate your favorite fashion trend right now in your day to day wardrobe?

Sadly, I'm not! But, if I do partake in a trend, I usually buy an accessory or a piece that I will be able to wear for years and not just a season.

7) Your favorite magazine to read?

Either Lucky, InStyle or Glamour! I subscribe to Vogue but I have to admit I don't get much inspiration from it (probably because I can never afford anything in it).

8) What fashion item can you Not live without?

DENIM! I wear it almost everyday, and if I'm not wearing them, I feel naked.

9) What's your favorite color?

Honestly, I don't have a favorite color. I really like them all. My closet is color coordinated, and I have something in almost every color, but an overwhelming majority of my items are black or white.

10) Can your please name some everyday staples in your purse?

My phone, ipod, gum, a small makeup bag with lipgloss, chapstick, translucent powder, toothpaste, etc., and an ultra fine point Sharpie (I like writing with Sharpies more than pens).

11) Was there a time in the past where you felt like being plus-sized prevented you from expressing yourself in a fashionable way?

I've always been in the middle with plus size sizing (14-20), so luckily I've always been able to shop in most department stores. However, I really wish places like ASOS Curve, Forever 21 Plus, etc., were around when I was in high school or my early 20s. And, of course, I sometimes wish stores were more current on trends and stocked more of them in affordable prices in their stores and on plus size sites.

12) Your top 3 favorite stores to shop in?

Old Navy, Target and Avenue.

13) Your favorite bands and/or music artist?

My favorite band is definitely Kings of Leon. I hate to say it, but I've been listening to them since they started almost ten years ago! If you haven't heard of or checked out their albums before Sex on Fire came out, then you must! Other than them, I'm not really tied to any other musical acts. I tend to like songs or genres more than artists anymore. I listen mostly to rock/alternative, but I love a good pop or country (if it's Tim McGraw) song. I'll also buy Lady Gaga's stuff as well.

14) Does your blog have a mission statement and if so what is it?

Not really.. I should probably have one though.. but I just like to showcase my futile attempt at style and interject my love of Scranton in there sometimes as well.

15) Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
I'm not really a goal planner. I should be; the experts recommend it, but I just kind of like living life and seeing where it takes me. Ideally, I'd love to have a family of my own in 5 years, so I better get moving on finding a decent man ;)

Thank you sooo much Jill!  For the lovely Interview!!!!!!  You'll find that man girl, you are too fabulous!
Here are some of my favorite looks by from Jill!!!!!!


Monday, November 14, 2011

Anniversary, Birthday, WINNER ANNOUCNED!!!!

Hello all!  I was suppose to announce the winner of the FOREVER21 Blazer on the 12th which is The Thick Spot's 2 year anniversary!  But I am busy working behind the scenes for "City of Angels" The Musical!  While I was backstage me and my friends dressed up in celebratory hats and sang Happy Birthday to The Thick Spot and I took pictures because after all...its a celebration!!! 

Thank you all who entered!  I will try to do another giveaway sometime soon!  The winner is....

SheDel !!!!!!

Congrats I will email you shortly so you can send me the information as to where to send the blazer too!  Please send me a pic so we can show you off on the blog and how your rocked that blazer and incorporated it into your everyday style!

Stay tuned for a great interview coming up this week guys!!!  You won't want to miss it!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Busy, Busy, stress as the fall semester pushes forward.  And personnel relationships become working ones.   And friends turn against friends.  Student voices get lost in the hallways of propaganda.  Thoughts of throwing in the towel become more welcome.  As you still are the most important thing in your life right now, because it's okay to be selfish.  Its okay to be sullen and remarkably observant, because if you can't than... who will?  Maybe if I put on a brave face.  Show a big ol' smile.  Perhaps a splash of lip gloss, or a bright color.  To bring me out of my funk!  Then maybe, just maybe...I'll be able to enjoy my day.  (((Fingers crossed)))

Jeans-Torrid ( Source of Wisdom)
Scarf-Street Vendor
Shades Target

XOXO~Still time to enter the giveaway!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

What November Brings!

This past weekend the east coast was hit with its first winter storm of the season.  Before Halloween the streets in NJ and NYC were covered with snow.  Along with other eastern states like Maryland, Virginia, Deleware, Mass and Conneticut.  It made traveling quite the messy situation and of course I was out in the midst of it.  I was on my way to Virginia to try out for the SETC's (South Eastern Theatre Conference) which is a huge audition where you give it your all for a shot to perform in front of professional theatre companies from Virginia down.  And guess what???  I made it to the next round!!!  It seems I will be going to Tennessee in March!  So there was light at the end of the storm and I am thankful it shined on me!  So u never know what November will bring.  

This month also brings the 2nd anniversary of this blog on November 11th!  That's the day I will announce the winner of the blazer and make a future announcement.  There's going to be an amazing shin dig going down soon and that's going to be the time you hear it first!

Besides that November is going to be a busy month for me, planning this event, trying to make it to some events I was invited to and of course school work, school work, school work.  So here I am taking in November on NJCU's campus!

Please enjoy!

scarf-street vendor