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

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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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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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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