Fashion

Neon Lights

April 12, 2015

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Do your eyes need a little adjusting from my bright color palette? OK, I’ll give you a minute….Ready? OK let’s get into it. So clearly I am not afraid of being noticed in this outfit as I have combined two very vibrant neon hues. Then again, when have I ever been afraid of being noticed? Temperatures are starting to rise all over the country and Spring/Summer colors are bursting into clothing stores so I couldn’t help but partake in the color fest. Starting from the bottom up, I am wearing these fluorescent green high heel sandals from Smash Shoes that I will be rocking all season long. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I’m a huge fan of brightly colored shoes so these fit right in with my aesthetics. To give the outfit some relief, I went with light colored jeans from Target’s new Ava & Viv plus size line. Then right back to bright with an orange strappy top to complement the shoes. And no neon outfit would be complete without the perfect pair of reflector aviator sunglasses to tie in both colors of the outfit.

Outfit details:

Top: Bisou Bisou | Jeans: Ava & Viv | Shoes: Smash Shoes

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Fashion

My Favorite Plus Size Swimwear

March 29, 2015

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It’s that time of year again! My plus size swimwear roundup. For those that have been following my blog for some time now (hey love bugs), you know that every year I feature plus size swimwear that I love. Last year, I featured some great suits from high waist bikinis to a fitted swim dress and I was so excited to see what new designs would come out this year. There were SO many great options to choose from this time around that it was hard to narrow it down to just a few but I managed to exercise restraint and come up with my absolute favorite suits of the season. So without further adieu, here they are!

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So you would have to be living under a rock to not know that blogger GabiFresh has once again teamed up with mega swimwear retailer, Swimsuitsforall. This GabiFresh for SwimSexy line could not be more trendy, chic and sexy. It encompasses everything that plus size women want in swimwear: vibrant prints, fun details and figure flattering designs.

Outfit details:

Black City Slicker High Waist Bikini | Paradise Found One Piece

 

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Sorella Swim is a company that I featured last year and it’s no surprise that they have made it to my favorites again this year. A great one piece is essential but not all one pieces are made equal. The ruched detail throughout the midsection of the suit is super slimming. Also the twist detail is subtle but adds a chic touch to the suit.

Outfit details:

Sorella Twist One Piece | Necklace: Everything Will Be Cute

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Last but not least, Monif C., who I believe is the original pioneer of trendy plus size swimwear. There’s just something about a Monif C. swimsuit that makes you feel so great in it because it fits in all the right places. The colors, use of prints and strategically placed cut outs are both flattering and outright cute.

Outfit details:

Fiji Swimsuit – Aztec

Photographer: the amazing Steve Suavemente

Style & Events

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!

Fashion

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

Fashion

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

Fashion

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

Fashion

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.

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