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August 18, 2019

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This post is sponsored by Lane Bryant. All opinions are my own

Summer is still going strong which means that maxi dress season is still in effect. Have I mentioned how much a love a good maxi dress? If you didn’t know already, you know now. This easy garment is an outfit all-in-one, which is perfect for those days where you just need quick style. With the Summer heat, I am always looking for no-fuss, breathable looks that I can put on at a moments notice.

In addition to the style that is perfectly suited for the season, this maxi dress features a bold print is sure to make a statement. Floral print is a classic and will absolutely never go out of style. Part of that reason is because of how versatile it is and how you can have many different variations of this pattern. I love the vibrant green color as the base to match all of the saturated greenery that this time of the year provides. It is contrasted with bold yellow, orange and red flowers that just make everything pop. Prints such as these can be intimidating from head-to-toe, however, they really add so much dimension to an outfit.

Wrap dresses of any kind are super flattering, especially on larger busts and curvy bodies. This one suited my frame so well by creating a v-neck at the bust, accentuating my waist, as well as having a double layer at the midsection. It really serves two purposes with concealing as well as enhancing. I finished off the look with some gold accessories, also from Lane Bryant to really bring everything together. Be sure to check out all of the outfit details below!

Outfit Details:

Dress | Bangles | Earrings: Lane Bryant

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Hello Sunshine

August 11, 2019

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I am one of those people that doesn’t have a favorite color. I just don’t know how anyone can choose just one! There are so many beautiful shades that are my favorites for a myriad of different situations. However, when it comes to fashion, I’m starting to realize that yellow is one of the favorites. It’s just something about this bright, happy color against my melanin skin that I just love. It is the most perfect shade for Summer. So, even in the most basic form, such as a simple square neck top, it stands out and makes a statement.

This top is actually a bodysuit, which I know is not for everyone but it’s something that I really like. Tucking in your top can get bulky but a bodysuit helps to keep everything nice & smooth. A major key to feeling comfortable with having your top tucked in is to have a great pair of jeans. Whenever I’m wearing a look like this, I reach for my jeans that have optimal tummy control. These particular ones are from NYDJ and I am constantly rocking them. You can see them in a recent post found here also. These jeans include their signature lift-tuck technology that really makes me feel held in and supported. I highly recommend.

Another one of my favorite pairs of denim to wear for these type of looks is Torrid’s premium stretch jeans found here. They are high rise, super stretchy but also very supportive. You really get the best of both worlds by being able to enhance your curves while also getting the compression that we all love.

To finish off this look, I dabbled in a little bit of leopard print with these high heel sandals. Fall is right around the corner so I’m starting to integrate some tried-and-true Fall trends into my looks. Check out all of the outfit details below!

Outfit Details:

Top: Nordstrom (available in long sleeve only). Additional short-sleeve option here | Jeans: NYDJ | Shoes: Nine West  | Necklace: Shop Obsessorized

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

The Block is Hot

August 4, 2019

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Can you believe that it is already August?! Where has the time gone? Fall is right around the corner and that’s evident by the subtle/not-so-subtle Fall fashions that have started to infiltrate stores. While I love Fall and it is one of my favorite seasons when it comes to fashion, I’m not ready yet! Things just start to come out way before it’s time in my opinion (like the fact that I saw Halloween costumes in a store the day!) It’s just the beginning of August, temperatures are still blazing so I am even thinking about rocking a moto jacket or suede or anything of the sort. Ok, rant over.

Now, let’s get into this look. This outfit is an ode to Summer and secretly a rebellion to trying to rush me through the end of the season (lol). It’s bright and colorful, just like how I like it. I stumbled upon these shorts while browsing at Macy’s and though they were so cute. I don’t own any of these types of shorts because they never seem to fit me right. However, this one has ample stretch and they had a XXL in store so I decided to try them on. I was pleasantly surprised by how well they fit and the color is just divine!

At the time, I had no idea what I was going to pair them with. I was thinking of going with something simple like a white off-the-shoulder top for instance. However, I had just gone to JcPenney recently and picked up this coral top that I liked. I was actually thinking about returning it because I didn’t know if I would get a lot of wear out it. Low and behold though, the colors went together really well! Both bright but somehow, it just works (love when that happens!)

Be sure to check out the outfit details!

Outfit Details:

Top: JcPenney (Aloha Coral color) | Shorts: Macy’s (wearing a size XXL. Material is very stretchy) | Shoes: INC International Concepts (similar)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Summer Trend: Wide Leg Pants

July 30, 2019

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I don’t know what it’s like where you live, but here in Los Angeles, these Summer temperatures have been at an all time high. As the heat rises, the last thing that I want to do is wear something form fitting. Comfort  and breathability are of the upmost importance. That’s why I’m so thankful that one of the Summer’s most popular trend is wide leg pants. This is probably the third or fourth pair that I’ve purchased and I can’t get enough.

There are several reasons why I love rocking this style. The first is that these pants are made from a very lightweight, soft & stretchy fabric. It makes them feel as though you are almost wearing pajamas (and who doesn’t love that?!). The second reason is that they are super versatile. Often coming in a print, this style can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. I can wear them with everything from heels, to sandals and even sneakers. Lastly, wide leg pants are very easy to style. You can pair with a simple tank top as I have done, a t-shirt, or a blouse tied up. It’s one of those items where you can grab and go at a moment’s notice. Here’s some other wide leg pants looks!

Snakeskin pants are sold out. However, wide leg snake print jumpsuit alternative found hereStriped pants found here

Be sure to check out the outfit details below as well as some other wide leg pants that you can shop now!

Outfit details:

Top: Forever 21 | Pants: Bar III (wearing a size XL) | Shoes: Nine West

Photographer: Steve Suavemente