Fashion

Trailblazer

May 24, 2015

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I think that we all know now that I have a healthy obsession with blazers so this outfit includes none other than a blazer. Not just any blazer though, this is a longline Calvin Klein blazer. I typically stick to economically priced items because that is how I really shop in my everyday life but this was definitely worth the splurge. The color, length and fabric completely sold me. Because I am very shapely in the hip area, longer blazers help to conceal some of that width when wearing form fitting garments underneath. I also love that its made of a lightweight material that doesn’t look too corporate-like and can be worn casually.  Although this outfit is “matchy-matchy”, it works because the colors are not competing with one another. The simplicity allows them both to exist collectively. If you are not comfortable with a crop top, you can easily swap that out for a tank top and a pencil skirt or skinny or boyfriend jeans and still achieve a great look. There are so many different variations that you can come up with to make it your own!

Outfit details:

Top: ASOS (similar here) | Skirt: SWAK (Similar here) | Blazer: Calvin Klein | Shoes: BCBGeneration

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Fashion

Spring Style

May 17, 2015

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Spring is in full swing and we are inching closer and closer to summer. Rejoice for warm weather, bare legs and backyard parties! As the weather evolves, so should our style but that’s not to say that we cannot still wear our go-to pieces. For instance, I am a big fan of blazers so instead of putting them away until Fall, I now wear brighter colors and more breathable styles to match the time of the year. That is why I fell in love with this neon coral blazer from Charlotte Russe. It’s light, well made and definitely an eye catcher. Instead of wearing pants as I normally would, I decided to go with a tile print mini skirt to show off these gams of mine. The colors went together perfectly and added a bit of interest to the look. To top it off, I selected high heel sandals with a surprise Aztec detail in the back. Sping/Summer style is in full effect!

Outfit details:

Blazer | Top | Skirt | Shoes: Charlotte Russe

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

*Items were provided courtesy of Charlotte Russe. All opinions are my own.

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Chic Happens

May 11, 2015

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Sometimes in life, chic happens and when it does, you just have to take it in stride. A very fashionable stride that is. Simple but to the point, this outfit speaks for itself. A graphic tee, fitted pencil skirt and of course, a pop of color…what could be better than that? The best thing about this outfit is that it can be worn many different ways. I can easily style this t-shirt with a pair of skinny jeans, a blazer and pumps for a business casual look. I can also go ultra casual with a pair of loose boyfriend jeans and some tennis shoes. Likewise the pencil skirt can go with just about anything. I love this particular skirt because it is made of a really thick material that holds me all together. You can tell that it was made with curvy women in mind which is definitely appreciated. Simple. Chic. Curvy. Just the way I like it.

Outfit details:

Top & Skirt: Torrid | Shoes: Lola Shoetique | Clutch: Everything Will Be Cute

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Fashion

Out of the Blue

May 3, 2015

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So the weather in LA is really starting to heat up and this week was no different. I could not bring myself to put on anything tight or even remotely form fitting. Luckily, I received these super cute items from Charlotte Russe that was perfect for these warm weekends. You may or may not be aware, but Charlotte Russe has launched a new plus size line that includes trendy and affordable clothing for us curvy girls. There are so many great options to choose from and they really have included styles for many different body types. I’ve been a fan of Charlotte Russe since high school days so it’s great to know that I can still shop there as a plus size woman. Oh and I would definitely suggest you check out their shoe selection. I’m a shoe junkie (as you probably already know) and it took some amazing will power not to go crazy on just the shoes alone. There are so many fabulous styles for economical shoppers. Be prepared to see more posts from me in Charlotte Russe!

Outfit details:

Top, Skirt, ShoesClutch: Charlotte Russe

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

*Items provided courtesy of Charlotte Russe. All opinions are my own.

Fashion

Not So Mellow

April 26, 2015

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Mellow yellow this outfit is not, but we all know that is perfectly fine with me. A vibrant shade of yellow is just what the doctor ordered to cure gloomy and rainy days in Los Angeles. Aside from the color, this style of skirt is a must-have in my wardrobe. I love midi pencil skirts because I find them to be very flattering for my shape and for many others. Whether a pear shape, apple shape or other, these skirts can fit any body type. Simply pair it with a top that feels comfortable for you and you will have the foundation to a great look. Chambray shirts are also a good staple to have because of their versatility. I have worn this shirt across all seasons and in many different variations. In this case, it was the perfect complement for this casual look. Add a pop of color with red heels and red lipstick and you’re good to go!

Outfit details:

Top: Similar here | Skirt: ASOS | Shoes: Charlotte Russe

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Fashion

DIY Gift Basket with KLEENEX® Betsey Styled Single Packs

April 20, 2015

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KleenexStyle #CollectiveBias

Many of you don’t know this about me but I am obsessed with DIY projects. Anything that I can put my own personal touch on and say “I made this” is right up my alley. I especially love making gifts for others. Even if it’s something small, taking the time to make something for someone you care about is a great way to either show your appreciation, say thank you or even a “just because” type of gift. I got the idea to make a DIY Girlfriends Survival Kit gift basket for my friends using KLEENEX® Betsey Styled Single Packs.

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So KLEENEX® is one of those products that everyone needs but its not exactly an exciting gift to give…until now. The fun and fabulous designer, Betsey Johnson, teamed up with KLEENEX® to give these boxes a makeover like only Betsey Johnson can do. Bright colors and funky patterns now surround the perimeter of the KLEENEX® box, making it a perfect addition to any gift idea.

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So what exactly goes into a Girlfriend’s Survival Kit? I’m glad you ask! Here’s the list of items that every girl needs and will come in handy at any given moment.

1. KLEENEX® Betsey Styled Single Packs: we’ve already covered how these stylish new boxes are great to have especially on your desk at work or on your nightstand in your bedroom

2. Lotion: this goes without saying. A good smelling lotion is imperative for any woman’s survival

3. Nail Polish & Nail buffer: for those quickie manicures in the car before a hot date

4. Hair Brush: to tame those tresses on a windy day

5. Eye mask: every woman needs her beauty rest

6. Wine: for a little “me time” after long days at the office

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And last but not least, no gift in my book is complete without a hand written card. In this case, I wanted to thank my girlfriends for always being there for me, always supporting me and always making me laugh to the point where my stomach hurts. Cheers to all the fun memories that we’ve shared that are priceless. I made it especially emotional so that they would get use out of the KLEENEX® sooner.

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Both the KLEENEX® Betsey Styled Single Packs (74ct.) and KLEENEX® Betsey Styled Wallet 3 Packs are available now at Kroger stores. I purchased mine at my local Food 4 Less store.

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Available in select Kroger and Kroger banner stores. Purchase two specially marked packages of Kleenex® Tissues in one transaction at Kroger stores and receive a reward code valid for a $5 Visa Digital Rewards Virtual Account via text message between 4/1/15 – 4/30/15. Reward code must be activated by 5/31/15 and is void if not activated by expiration date. Virtual Account expires 2 months from the date of activation and will be void if not used by the expiration date. Virtual Account can be used online wherever Visa debit is accepted for digital content purchase(s) up to $5 and use governed by terms in Accountholder Agreement https://www.activaterewards.com/Kleenex/terms_and_conditions. Digital content may not be available for all devices. No cash value. Not for resale; void if sold or exchanged. Cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Not valid with any other offer. Offer and Virtual Account valid only in the U.S., excluding U.S. territories. For full participation instructions, go to www.activaterewards.com/Kleenex. Issued by MetaBank®, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Digital Reward is powered by Fandango Loyalty Solutions, LLC. ©2015 Fandango Loyalty Solutions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

I hope you enjoyed my gift basket idea today. You can find more gift inspiration with KLEENEX® at http://cbi.as/5doi. Who will you create a gift basket for?

Fashion

Coral Springs

April 19, 2015

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Don’t you just love Spring colors? I know I do and I couldn’t resist myself when I saw this coral pleated skirt from Rachel Roy. I already have a love for the easy, breezy detail that pleated garments exude as you can see from my previous post, Pleats, Please so the color and style of this skirt was necessary for my wardrobe. I paired it with a simple beige top from Forever 21 that is a great basic to have (not to mention its only $8). I also wanted to add some complementary colors into the mix with jade drop earrings and multicolor floral high heel sandals. The perfect color palette for the season!

Outfit details:

Top: Forever 21+ | Skirt: Rachel Roy | Shoes: Steve Madden

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

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