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Plus Size Guide to Spring Fashion

March 27, 2015

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The official first day of Spring was on March 20th and although some of you may not be feeling the warm sun rays just yet, you can always prepare yourself for warmer days ahead by stocking up on these hot trends for the season! I have gathered together my top 3 favorite trends so that all of my curvy fashionsitas can show up and show out!

Spring Trends categoryShirt dresses are a go-to style for Spring. They are easy and versatile, comfortable and look great on all body types.

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Left to Right: ASOS | Old Navy | ASOS

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Spring Trends category 2I know that florals can be somewhat cliche during the Spring but there’s a reason that this trend keeps coming back in style year after year. It’s cute, girly and perfectly mimics the characteristics of Spring.

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Left to right: ASOS | Simply Be

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Left to right: ASOS | Eloquii

Spring Trends category 3Who doesn’t love a bold print?! It brings a funky and unexpected element to any outfit. Try mixing prints this Spring and bringing a little more personality into your looks.

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Left to Right: Paisley Print | Geo Print

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Left to right: Polka Dot Print | Romper

Happy Spring!

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Polka Dots

March 22, 2015

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I’ve never met a polka dot print anything that I didn’t like and this is no exception. It’s something about polka dots that just say playful, girly and outright cute. It’s a classic, always in style and best of all, allows for versatility. I kept it simple by pairing my polka dot top with white skinny jeans and red suede pumps. Black and white paired with a hint of color is a combination that is sure to work out and one of my go-to looks. To incorporate more of the red, I added a small clutch and of course a red lip because red lipstick is always a good idea (just ask Taylor Swift). Overall this is a cheerful look to signify the beginning of Spring.

Outfit details:

Top and Pants: Fashion to Figure* | Shoes: Enzo Angiolini

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Items provided courtesy of F2F. All opinions are my own

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Olive Branch

March 15, 2015

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Lately in Los Angeles, the weather has been very warm. It seems as though we have skipped right past Spring and jumped straight into summer. While it is great to have such amazing weather, when it gets too warm, getting dressed and ready can be a real pain. As you can see in my last post, I try to grab the coolest and easiest things to wear from my closet. This outfit is no different. The crochet top is very breathable and airy. The olive khaki pants are also great for casual looks as well as going out looks. You can wear them with a t-shirt and tennis shoes or a blazer and pumps. I chose to wear them with some chunky olive sandals for a dressy casual type of vibe. Perfect for these 90 degree days in LA!

Outfit details:

Top: ASOS | Pants: Old Navy | Shoes: BCBGeneration

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

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Get in Line

March 8, 2015

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It has been really warm in Los Angeles lately (sorry East Coasters) so I’ve been breaking out my dresses and open toe sandals to stay cool for this weather. I have also been wearing a lot of basics and comfortable fabrics. It’s something about the heat that just makes you want to dress as easy as possible. And sometimes, you don’t need all of the bell and whistles that go along with some outfits. Simple looks that fit well can sometimes look a lot more put together than a more complicated outfit, so when in doubt, edit. A bodycon dress, high heel sandals and a big bag (because for me, big bags are a must) and you are ready to hit the town!

Outfit details:

Dress: Old Navy | Bag: Zara | Shoes: Steve Madden (here and here)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

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4 Ways to Wear a Shirt Dress

February 27, 2015

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Spring is on the horizon and shirt dresses are all the rave. From the New York fashion runways to your closets, this highly versatile garment can be styled many different ways. It’s one of those pieces that just looks great on everyone and is basic enough to allow for some creativity. I’m showing you 4 different looks that you can put together with just this one item. I love to do stuff like this because not everyone (including myself) can buy an abundance of clothes so if you shop smart and choose good pieces, you can get a lot of wear out of a minimal wardrobe.

These 4 outfits are inspired by the HP Pavilion x360. I am partnering with HP to showcase how the versatility of fashion can also translate to the versatility of this laptop. This is not your ordinary laptop in that you can use it in 4 different modes: laptop, tablet, tent and stand. The 360 degree hinge allows you to “work in notebook mode, watch in stand mode, play in tent mode and go in tablet mode.” Just as I styled this shirt dress to serve different purposes, you can also use the HP x360 to serve all of your needs. Also, HP is going on the road with Meghan Trainor to cover her entire “That Bass Tour”. You will be able to get a behind the scenes look in an “All About That Tour” documentary to see all of the elements of the tour from hair to makeup to choreography. Keep up with all the latest and greatest of the tour here: http://bit.ly/allaboutthattour.

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The first and most obvious way to wear the shirt dress is just how it is meant to be worn. Since mine is an olive green color, tans and neutrals are great compliments. I swapped out the tie for a skinny belt and added a large weekend bag and some of my favorite high heel sandals, all from the same color family.

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This second look is a bit unconventional and one that you may not have thought about before. A great way to get some versatility with this garment is to simply open it up and wear it like a light duster jacket. I went with all white underneath to give it a chic look and to not clash with the shirt dress.

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The great thing about shirt dresses is that they can transcend seasons. Put a hat and some boots on and you are ready for Fall. Add some leggings with your boots and you are ready for Winter (well, maybe a California winter). Either way, it can be worn all year long.

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Lastly, a casual outfit. Tying your shirt dress up can be a perfect base for a casual and comfortable look. I wanted to have a little fun with this by adding an unexpected color to it. The red gives it a little bit of a pop and adds some personality to an otherwise basic outfit.

Be sure to check out the new HP x360 laptop and follow Meghan Trainor on her “That Bass Tour” with HP!

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Photographer: Steve Suavemente

*This post is sponsored by HP. All opinions are my own.

Fashion

Earn Your Stripes

February 22, 2015

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How many times have we heard as plus size women that horizontal stripes are not flattering? That they will do nothing but make us look wide? Well, I’m proof that this couldn’t be further from the truth. While I do find that thicker stripes tend to work best for curvy women, stripes should never be off limits from your wardrobe. In fact, it should be quite the opposite because stripes are so versatile. I’ve been on a color spree lately so I opted to pair this top with cobalt ankle pants but a dark wash skinny jean, ripped boyfriend jeans or even a skater skirt could look great as well. Debunk myths and look fabulous while doing it!

Outfit details:

Top: MNG by Mango | Pants: Lane Bryant | Shoes: Audrey Brooke | Clutch: H&M

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

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Black Women in Hollywood Celebration

February 20, 2015

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Today, I had the honor of attending the 8th Annual Black Women in Hollywood celebration put on by Essence Magazine thanks to L’Oreal Paris who were sponsors for the event. It was an amazing time for women of color and I was thrilled to be a part of the L’Oreal team in representing beauty and excellence within this industry. Here are some of the pics from the event. Outfit details listed below!

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