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Weekend Casual

January 15, 2017

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While I love a fabulous outfit that is full of glitz and glam, dressing like that on a continuous basis is not exactly realistic. The good thing is dressing down doesn’t mean that you have to downgrade your style. You can be just a fabulous and chic in a casual weekend look with minimal effort.

The key to a great casual look is a good base that you can build from. In my case, I started with these ultra comfortable Melissa McCarthy jeans and a loose fitting white tank top. If you don’t know by now, I love duster cardigans because they can instantly ramp up any outfit. I kept with neutrals throughout pairing my cardigan with matching booties and a matching fedora. Fedoras are not only super stylish but they come in handy for those bad hair days or lazy hair days as we all have. Just add your favorite bag and your causal weekend look is complete.

Outfit details:

Cardigan: Alfani | Tank Top: Old Navy | Denim: Melissa McCarthy | Booties: Similar here | Hat: Aldo

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Winter Layers

January 8, 2017

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I’m not going to say that it’s been cold in Los Angeles because many of you in freezing cold temperatures will give me a major side eye. So, I will just say that it is uncomfortably chilly, more than this Cali girl is used to. With that said, layering has been my go-to, allowing me to stay warm while utilizing garments that I already have in my wardrobe. Plus, layering gives me stylish opportunities to infuse colors, details and different textures in my looks.

So I layered up on this look using a cowl neck sweater as my base and a moto jacket to contrast the sweater. Blush continues to be one of my favorites hues and although it is seen as more Spring tone, I was so excited to see it in a moto jacket so that I could wear it during the Fall/Winter seasons. The gray pairs so well with the dusty pink and just for a neutralizer, I went with white denim instead of blue denim to not distract from this color combination. With light gray pumps to finish the look, this girl was layered up and looking cute (if I do say so myself).

Outfit details:

Jacket: Forever 21 | Sweater: Similar here  | Pumps: Similar here and here

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

 

New Beginnings

January 1, 2017

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Happy New Year’s Day! We have made it to see 2017. What a blessing! Although its cliché to say things like “new year, new me”, I always find a sense of renewal and inspiration whenever a new year rolls around. It’s just something about feeling like you’re starting fresh and with a clean slate that really motivates me to become better. After all, life is all about evolution and we should constantly be becoming better versions of ourselves anyway.

So let’s celebrate new beginnings! Whatever plans you have set for 2017, my hope and prayer is that you seek them and see those plans come to fruition. I encourage anyone that is thinking about starting something new to just go for it. Let’s make 2017 the year of action so that we can start to see the fruits of our labor. And of course, let’s make 2017 the most fashionable year yet!

Outfit details:

Top: INC International Concepts | Skirt: Similar here (Deep Cobalt) | Clutch: Similar here | Belt: Similar here | Pumps: Call It Spring

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

My Top 10 of 2016

December 30, 2016

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We have officially reached the end of 2016! Can you believe it?! What a year it has been and how time has flown by. I have been so blessed to have such a tremendous year. When I first started blogging, never did I dream that I would get the love and support that I have received from all of you so I can’t thank you enough! And before this year comes to a close, here’s a recap of my top 10 outfits of the year.

10. The Great Escape

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9. White Peach

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8. Rust Factor

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7. Fall In

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6. Sheer Genius

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5. Tis The Season

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4. Simply Neutral

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3. Easy Breezy

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2. Above The Fold

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  1. Three Years In

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Also, I must note the highlight of the year for me which was my very first event Curvy Cocktails! I took a huge leap of faith with doing an event and the response was incredible. So many beautiful women celebrating each other. Cheers to Curvy Cocktails part 2 in 2017!

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Last but certainly not least, thank you to my love and my amazing photographer, Steve Suavemente, for putting up with me allllll year long. It ain’t easy y’all, trust me. But without him, I wouldn’t be able to showcase my outfits for you all to be inspired by so THANK YOU!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Holiday Wine

December 26, 2016

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Hello my loves! I hope that everyone had an amazing holiday and that you were able to spend it with people that you love. I was blessed enough to be surrounded by family and friends so I couldn’t ask for anything more. Now that gifts have been exchanged and all the delicious food has been eaten, its back to reality but a stylish reality.

So this look, while not monochromatic, still follows the same principle as a monochromatic look but with two colors instead of one. By mixing two hues from head to toe, it creates a sort of colorblock look that I styled with darker shades. I’ve mentioned before that gray is one of my favorite neutrals because of its ability to pair with either side of the color spectrum so I thought this dark gray turtleneck really made the wine pants and accessories pop without overshadowing it. Also with looks of similar colors, a great way to break up the monotony is by adding texture like I did with this faux fur clutch. It’s a simple way of keeping with the color scheme while also adding a chic element to complete the outfit.

Hope everyone has a great New Year!

Outfit details:

Turtleneck: Similar here | Pants: Similar here | Pumps: Similar here | Faux Fur Clutch: Debshops

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

 

Plus Size NYE Outfit Ideas

December 20, 2016

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New Year’s Eve is right around the corner and whether you have big plans to go to a fabulous party or simply spend it with close family and friends, you can always ring in the new year in style. I always love sequins for this time of year because lets be honest, when else is it acceptable for you to be completely blinged out? So I take full advantage by adding some sparkle to my look even if I’m going for a somewhat casual vibe. Below I’ve rounded up some of my favorite sparkly garments so that you can welcome 2017 in with some shine!

Outfit details:

Blazer: Similar here | Sequin Top: Charlotte Russe (similar here) | Denim: Similar here | Shoes: Nine West

Sequin Slit Skirt

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Sequin Bustier Top

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Gunmetal Tube Skirt

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Sequin Tulip Skirt

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Peplum Sequin Top

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Sequin Mini Dress

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Sweetheart One Shoulder Dress

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Plunge Shift Dress

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Happy shopping and happy new year!

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Poncho Style

December 18, 2016

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poncho-6Accessories and additives are probably my favorite things when it comes to fashion. You can completely transform a garment and really make it your own by putting your own touches on it to make your look authentically you. If you think about it, that’s really what style is. Although there are popular trends, fashion is so subjective and can be interpreted in so many different ways. All you need is a good base and the possibilities are endless.

So that brings me to this outfit. I started with a base of a simple black turtleneck dress and I built from that. Ponchos and cardigans are such simple ways to make an outfit look more polished. Also fedoras not only add a chic element but it helps with those “I-dont-feel-like-doing-my-hair” days which we all need. With black booties that are a great staple for Fall, I put together an outfit that feels completely me – simple yet classic!

Outfit details:

Hat: Similar here | Poncho: Similar here | Dress: Similar here | Booties: Similar here

Photographer: Steve Suavemente