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August 10, 2014


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First off, let me just say that I have some exciting news to share but like all good things, let’s save the best for last.

Now let’s talk about this outfit. Black and white with gold accents…how could you go wrong with that? There’s something just so crisp and chic about a classic black and white look. It never goes out of style no matter how much time passes. As we get closer to the end of summer, I’m starting to transition my wardrobe for the Fall season. Even though in southern California we don’t exactly have distinct seasons, Fall is my favorite time of year when it comes to fashion. This look is a great “in-betweener”: light enough for warm weather but with a coat or blazer and some pumps, it can easily be suitable for Fall. Also the plaid prints were very popular last year and I predict that it will be again this year. Although this is a muted plaid as opposed to a tartan, it is still very on trend.

My outfit is almost entirely from Wet Seal (ok we are getting closer to the exciting news). You may or may not already be aware but Wet Seal has launched a line exclusively for plus sizes. Following the same styles as the straight size clothing, Wet Seal+ offers contemporary and fashionable apparel for us curvy women. In many instances, major retailers that branch out and do plus size lines often offer minimal (if any) plus size selections in store, forcing us to shop online. Wet Seal+, on the other hand, is not one of those retailers (ok here comes the good news!). On August 16th, Wet Seal+ will be opening 30 new stores across the country! That’s right, these are stand-alone stores exclusively for sizes 14-24. No longer will you have to search through a singular rack in the back of a store, but you will have an entire location dedicated to full figured shoppers. Check out the stores opening near you!

For all of my Los Angeles fashionistas, come meet me at the Grand Opening of Wet Seal+ at the Westside Pavilion! From 4pm – 6pm, I will be helping to get the party started with hourly gift card giveaways, styling tips, an Instagram selfie booth & so much more! Details below. See you there!


Wet Seal Promo


Outfit details:

Top, Pants & Bag all from Wet Seal* | Belt: H&M | Sunglasses: ASOS

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

*Items courtesy of Wet Seal+. All opinions are my own

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  • Star Bwoy August 13, 2014 at 5:58 am

    Lovely, Alway Looking Good, Love Your Style

    • Kristine August 13, 2014 at 2:33 pm

      Thank you!

  • Aurè August 12, 2014 at 6:08 am

    lovely look…the touch of gold is perfect!

    • Kristine August 12, 2014 at 11:57 pm

      Thank you!

  • Jaronda August 11, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    You are so cute, love this whole look!!!

    • August 11, 2014 at 7:53 pm

      Thank you!

  • Sarah August 11, 2014 at 6:02 am

    Black and white is such a classic combination. I love the accents of gold and your plaid peplum top

    • Kristine August 11, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      Thank you Sarah!

  • Neti* August 11, 2014 at 2:49 am

    Love this look on you. Too bad there are no Florida locations.

    • Kristine August 11, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      Thank you! And yes that is unfortunate but they are still expanding so you never know when one may pop up!