Monif C. Favorites

I had the pleasure of collaborating with the amazing plus size designer, Monif C. I have always been a fan of her clothing and swimwear. I even featured the Santa Rosa bikini in my “Must Have Plus Size Swimwear of the Season” post. So needless to say, being asked to partner up in her new blogger campaign was a no brainer! I chose two of my favorite looks from her current collection and I am completely obsessed. The quality and fit is out of this world. The photos really do not do these garments justice. Chic, modern, sophisticated personified!

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Jumpsuit: Brenda

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Dress: Jennifer

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

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Cape Coat

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Cape styled garments have been hitting the red carpet for some time now but finally designers and retailers are making wearable (and affordable) capes for the everyday woman. This ultra versatile, uber chic garment can be transformed and styled so many different ways. I love when I can find clothing that is a statement piece yet still allows for creativity when it comes to styling. I decided to pair my cape with a simple LBD and boots but I could have easily paired it with a leather skirt, high waist jeans and a wide brim hat to give it a boho type feel, slim leg trousers, etc. The possibilities are endless! A great Fall/Winter piece.

Outfit details:

Cape: H&M | Dress: Bar III (similar here) | Boots: Forever 21

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

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On The Edge

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Usually, my style tends to be very feminine. I naturally gravitate towards more “girly” silhouettes and fabrics but every now and then, I like to switch it up for a more edgy feel. During a recent trip to the mall, I slipped into a Torrid store and couldn’t keep my hands off of all of the new products. Racks lined with leather jackets and parka style coats, fall sweaters, booties and more completely diverted my attention from what was supposed to be a quick mall run. I quickly began shoving some of my favorite items under my arms so that I could continue thumbing through the racks. I hadn’t originally planned on wearing these items together but after trying everything on, it just worked. The lightweight feel of the anorak jacket paired with sleek faux leather leggings and shiny metallic platform shoes just went together seamlessly. AND this fabulous, rocker style fringe clutch was the perfect accessory to compliment this look.

Outfit details:

Jacket, Leggings & Shoes from Torrid| Clutch: Fashion to Figure

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

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Fall in Line

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Fall doesn’t begin for another month but I can’t help but start to dabble into Fall fashions. After all, it’s all over the stores anyway so it’s almost impossible to stay away. Since the temperatures are still warm, I have to get a little creative with blending the seasons fashions so I decided to pair this olive green mini dress with one of my favorite pair of booties and a wool hat to complete the look. The colors definitely channel Fall foliage and the earthy tones of leaves while the shorter hemline of the dress makes it suitable for Summer. Mission accomplished!

Outfit details:

Dress: ASOS | Hat: H&M | Booties: Michael Antonio (similar here)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

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You’re Invited: 1st Class Presents Luxe Lane

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LuxeLane

Join me at the LuxeLane event hosted by 1st Class Fashion on Thursday, September 4th. This FREE event will be held in a private jet hangar located at 10750 sherman way, Burbank, CA 91505 for a night of fun! Yours truly will be the Plus Size Ambassador for the event so I want to see all of my full figured fashionistas there! The event will also be covered by Guest of a Guest and LA Canvas. This is a unique soiree in that there will be signature cocktails served all night, a one-of-a-kind shopping experience with vendors, plus DJ sets from LA artists NoMBe and DJ Ariel. Don’t miss out on this exclusive event, reserve your spot today! RSVP HERE

Romper from Wet Seal+

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

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Black & Blue

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Summer is winding down and the weather is starting to cool off. With that comes a whole new wave of fashion to suit the Fall and Winter seasons. In my last post, I spoke a little bit about transitioning from Summer to Fall and how the outfit that I was wearing could be suitable for that in between phase. I’m a firm believer that with proper styling, your wardrobe can be transformed from season to season without spending tons of money and essentially swapping out your entire closet. Of course, you will need a few additional pieces but with a little bit of creativity and determination, it can be done.

This skirt from Pink Clubwear reminds me of summery days. With a cute crop top and stylish sandals, I’d be ready for an afternoon stroll on the beach. However, I wanted to go for a different look and one that better represented the time of year so I decided to pair it with a black draped top, to match the ruched detail on the skirt, and gold and black accessories. I love the rich color and the twist knot in the front. Also, any type of draping or gathering I am immediately drawn to as it creates the perfect compliment for curves.

Let’s start our transition ladies! More outfit ideas to come.

Outfit Details:

Top: Forever 21 | Skirt: Pink Clubwear | Clutch: H&M

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

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Concrete Jungle

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Recently, I teamed up with Fashion to Figure for the launch of their new blog, FTF Style. In addition to the fabulous fashion, beauty and lifestyle posts throughout the blog, there is also a segment called “Tips for Dressing Your Body Type” of which I was apart of. Fashion to Figure chose 3 bloggers (On The Q Train, Ravings by Rae & myself) with 3 different body types to select and style items from their line that flatter their frames the best. Each blogger then explains why it works and what they love about those particular items. This look is one of three outfits that I selected for the feature and it is one of my favorites. I love a good casual outfit but at the same time, I like to look put together as well. A staple for any wardrobe is a pair of well fitting jeans as they can make any outfit instantly polished. These FTF jeans combine comfort and style and paired with a breezy, chiffon top such as this, it’s perfect for a Saturday hanging out with your girlfriends. And you can never go wrong with red and animal print so I had to add in a pop of color with this Fashion to Figure satchel. Casual chic at its finest!

To see more of my looks, visit Part 1: Tips for Dressing Your Body Type.

Outfit Details:

Top, Jeans & Bag from Fashion to Figure | Shoes: Zara

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

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