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Summer Trends w/ Walmart

May 23, 2019

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This post is sponsored by Walmart. All opinions are my own

The weather here in Los Angeles has been all over the place. In true Spring fashion, it can be a beautiful, sunny day one minute, and then cloudy and rainy the next (which is so unusual for LA). However, the sun will come out tomorrow and I’m not letting this fickle weather keep me from wearing fun Spring/Summer styles. A perfect example of that is this bold, striped look that I’m wearing. This entire head-to-toe outfit is courtesy of Walmart. Yes, you read that correctly. The top, skirt, purse and shoes are all from Walmart.

We Dress America

Now, I have to be honest in saying that I haven’t necessarily always thought to shop for clothing at Walmart in the past. However, ever since I collaborated with them to post about the launch of the new Sofia Vergara line a couple of months ago, I definitely started thinking of their offerings differently. I doing this opportunity, I discovered a whole host of brands and styles that Walmart offers. In their newest campaign, We Dress America, they are celebrating fashion for all. It’s all about great styles at even better prices. Under the We Dress America umbrella, there are a ton of cute and fun Summer styles for men, women and kids. Everything from bright and bold colors, to tropical prints and florals, to even statement swimwear. Check out some of my favorites, in addition to this look, below!

Plus Size Spring/Summer Style

This outfit just has Summer vibes written all over it. I immediately gravitated towards the skirt because, hello color! I loved the way that they designed the stripe pattern to go in different directions. And of course, the slit to show off my gams just sealed the deal. It is definitely made of a very light fabric so it would be ideal for those really warm Summer days. Since the skirt is really the star, I paired it with a simple black tank for contrast and then a fun pom pom, straw bag to fit the overall aesthetic of the look.

Be sure to check out all of the outfit details below!

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Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Sunshine Ready w/ LOFT

May 21, 2019

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This post is sponsored by LOFT. All opinions are my own

Springtime is meant for dresses. The warmer weather, the blooming flowers and the longer days are the perfect recipe for a cute & comfortable Spring dress. I love the ones that are versatile since Spring weather can be unpredictable. It can be raining and cloudy in the morning, and then sunny by the afternoon. So, a dress that can allow for you to through a jacket on over it or slip on a pair of booties is key.

LOFT has been one of my go-to brands pretty much since their plus size launch. I love the quality and simplistic style that they offer. This goes for their denim, workwear and definitely for their dresses. LOFT has such a great selection of Spring dresses. They have all of the popular trends of the season from denim, to maxis, prints and patterns. That includes this floral black and white wrap dress that I am wearing here.

Wrap dresses are historically super flattering on all body types. They hug the body in all of the right places, while still being comfortable to wear. This one is no different. Since I have a larger bust, I really have to be mindful of making sure garments fit my upper half really well. Wrap dresses, like this one, really accentuates my frame without showing too much. The wrap around belt allows me to dictate how tight or loose I want the dress, while also defining my waist.

Black and white is just classic so I can continue to wear this dress season after season. It has a subtle floral print that I just love. Plus, black and white is the perfect palette to add pops of color. I couldn’t resist mixing in some yellow accessories that just blended seamlessly with this print. It’s the perfect Springtime look.

Be sure to check out the outfit details below, as well as some of the other dresses from LOFT that I’m loving at the moment!

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Spotted

May 19, 2019

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I’ve never met a polka dot that I did not like. How can I resist such a classic, feminine print that has stood the test of time? Polka dots are just one of those things that will never go out of style. Fashion is constantly changing and popular trends are different with every passing season. However, this print remains and adapts to whatever is current. I think that is partly due to how simplistic  and versatile it is. I’ve worn polka everything just about, from jackets to tops, pants and of course skirts. Each of them were unique in their style and vibe but pieces that I can keep for a lifetime.

So, I think at this point I can name myself the queen of pencil skirts. I really don’t know how many that I own or have worn but let’s just say its a lot. I just love how they hug my curves in all of the right places. I know that some women feel self-conscious about wearing tops tucked in to form fitting skirts but there are many other ways to wear them without having to do so. My preference is this way since I feel as though it accentuates my waist the best (even with my tum tum sticking out but…who cares!). However, a great way to conceal is by wearing a peplum top or a loose fitting blouse and belting it so that you can still get the same effect. Finally, none of my outfits are complete without a little pop of something. In this case, it’s a pop of color. Pink, yellow, blue, you name it, all pair well with black and white polka dots. I was so tempted to wear yellow instead since it’s one of my favorite colors to wear. But I said to myself that I would mix it up and went with this hot pink instead. Bright colors, classic prints, curvy style…what more can a girl ask for?

Outfit details:

Top: Bar III (wearing size XXL) | Skirt: INC International Concepts (wearing size XXL) | Shoes: BCBGeneration (similar)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Iris

May 12, 2019

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Today is Mother’s Day and I, like many of you, are blessed to be able to celebrate and give honor to our mothers. There is absolutely nothing like a mother’s love. It is the definition of unconditional and the personification of selflessness. She can easily take the place of others, yet no one can ever take her place. She is a comforter, a therapist, a reliable friend, a voice of reason, a shopping buddy, and so much more.

My mother’s name is Iris and I think that it’s so fitting to describe the type of person that she is. Irises are famous for their beautiful blooms and their fragrance. Their vibrant color and iconic structure just stand out among the others. Irises are known to symbolize faith, wisdom, peace of mind, friendship and hope. Each of the colors that they bloom in represent one of those characteristics. I couldn’t think of a better set of words to describe my mom. Her unwavering faith is evident in the way she trusts God to guide her life and fulfill her purpose. She is more wise than she knows. She exemplifies that having peace of mind doesn’t mean you have to have all of the answers. Her friendship is one that always lifts you up, supports and empowers you. And you can always count on her for a hopeful and encouraging word.

My mom is special…like really special. She is not the flower that comes a dime a dozen, but the one that you come encounter with on rare occasions. The one that you can’t help but admire her strength and beauty. She is the flower that shows you that rain will only help you bloom.

I love you so much mom. Happy Mother’s Day.

Outfit Details:

Blazer: Bar III | Top: Nordstrom | Jeans: KUT from the Kloth (same brand, lighter wash) | Shoes: Sam Edelman

Photographer: Steve Suavemente