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My Spring Checklist

Today is the first day of spring! Woohoo! OK, my loves, I don’t know what the weather is like in your neck of the woods, but it’s beautiful here in Los Angeles. I hope it’s like that wherever you are. Fingers crossed.

I wanted to come in and give you my two cents on a few things we should have to be ready for these beautiful spring days. It’s by no means mandatory, LOL! You probably already have most of these pieces anyways. Are you ready? Let’s get started…from the tips of your fingers to the bottom of your feet.

Nail Polish

I need a wide range of fun and colorful nail polishes. Just like all of these Essie colors below.

Jewelry

Really, anything pretty much goes. But, I’d love to stick to pieces like these below. Bright  colors and jewelry with floral touches.

Dresses

It’s dress time…yay! From the long to the short, all styles welcome! I can’t wait to wear maxi dresses.

Accessories

Sunglasses? Check. Belt? Check. Light airy scarf? Check. Sun hat? Check.

Shoes

Shoes…wedges, sandals, colorful flats and pumps. Need I say more?

Handbags

Loving prints and bold and neutral colors. Don’t forget a fun clutch.

Denim

I’m a big fan of denim. I love pretty much all cuts and washes. I’m actually eyeing a pair of white jeans.

What’s on your spring checklist?

eShakti Wish List

I’ve been in a dress kind of mood lately. Growing up, I haaaaated wearing dresses.Even a few years ago, you wouldn’t see me in anything that showed my legs. I don’t know what was wrong with me, seriously. Today, I loooove dresses and I really love eShakti. I have a dress from them and it’s so divine. It really is. If you hadn’t had a chance to check them out, you really should.

eShakti is not only a fabulous fashion web site, but the allow you to customize your dress. According to the their site: You can customize your measurements and style preferences. No more standard sizes that don’t fit! You like the design, but the neckline or the sleeve or the length does not look good on you! You now have hundreds of amazing styles for you to select from our site, and you are sure to get the look you love with great fit and fall!

Here’s my eShakti wish list…which dress do you love?

*This is NOT a sponsored post. I just really like them!

Check me out on Plus Model Radio Tomorrow!

Hi my loves! I just wanted to pop in really quick on this Sunday and let you know that I will be on Plus Model Radio tomorrow! My good friend Chenese will do a quick interview with me. I’m really excited and kind of nervous, even though I’ve been on once before. So, forgive me now if I mess up. LOL! Kim McCarter of Project Curve Appeal NYC, Model Sommer Green, and Stephanie Penn the Editor of Daily Venus Diva will also be on. Visit www.plusmodelradio.com for more information. Hope you listen in! xoxo

OOTD: Lounging with Nation LTD #2

I’ve been to a few professional basketball games and with each one, I’m always worried and wondering what I should wear. I want to be comfy, but I don’t want to look “blah!” Ya know? Last week, I was invited to a game and I knew this Nation LTD Long Knit Wrap would be perfect. But, it was a little too casual looking for me. So, I threw this scarf on. You can see how it shimmers, although it looks better in person. I had booties on, but changed into my boots at the last second. I did not want to worry about aching feet that night.

(Oh and excuse the hair and crazy face…I took these at the end of my night. My head was pounding at this point.)

The Nation LTD Long Knit Wrap is amazingly comfy (of course it is). It’s very soft and light-a perfect spring wrap. It could even be a great piece during those summer evenings. I can see myself wearing it a lot and because of the length it’s so versatile. I can throw it on with a dress or even belt it. Lots of options!

How would you wear this wrap?


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Trends: The “Hi & Lo” of Things

The “Hi-Lo” or “High-Low” dress is kind of my latest obsession. With it’s high hem in the front and low hem in the back (hence the name), it’s really an eye-catching style. As you can see, they come in all kinds of colors and prints. You may eve find a skirt here or there. This really is a “love em’ or hate’em” kind of dress. So, what do you think?

Love it or Hate it?

1. Dorothy Perkins 2. Lane Bryant 3. Forever 21 4. American Rag 5. Torrid 6. Dorothy Perkins 7. Saks Fifth Avenue 8. Nordstrom 9. Fashion to Figure 10.Dorothy Perkins 11.Torrid 12. Forever 21 13.  Torrid 14. Dorothy Perkins

OOTD: Lounging with Nation LTD

Once upon a time…there was a girl who wished she could dress comfy, but attempt to be chic at the same time. Was it possible? At that time the famous brands who made the ideal basics didn’t make her size. That made her very unhappy. Little did she know, as time went on, those brands would start to get it. We want to look “comfortably chic” too!

Then one day it happened…she came across Nation LTD by Jen Menchaca. The next thing she knew…she was in love with not only their fit, but the softness of their material. If you can’t tell (LOL), that girl is me. And here I am wearing their “Oregon Tee!” If you can’t tell, it drapes but, is fitted in the arms. I loved that!

My mom decided to surprise me on Sunday morning with a visit. I knew I wanted to be super comfy that day, so I wore this outfit. I’m bummed I forgot to add my necklace. It’s missing. Booooo! Besides that, I paired the tee with my Torrid skinny jeans and these Boutique 9 Gilla sandals I snagged on Hautelook. My jewelry is from Lane Bryant. I’m loving these earrings! I have no idea why my eyes are closed! LOL!

All in all, it was an amazing “comfortably chic” day! You can find Nation LTD at Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and select boutiques. If you haven’t already, take a second to check out their line. It’s filled with basics and stylish seasonal pieces. And it’s often worn by celebrities. Do you own any pieces? What do you think? 


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Beauty Buzz: COVERGIRL & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation

 

I love being able to “Kill two birds with one stone,” as the saying goes. And in the world of beauty, there’s no better way to do that, then to combine two of your favorite products. But, sometimes it doesn’t always work out.

For example, I don’t think those shampoo and conditioner combos work for me. I can never tell the difference. Is that just me? LOL!

There’s a brand new cosmetic combo that’s caught my attention. COVERGIRL’s foundation and Olay’s hydrating serum have combined to give us Tone Rehab 2-in1 Foundation. Not only will it help cover fine lines and wrinkles, but it also covers discolorations and age spots, while hydrating and improving your skin tone.

I was sent #145 Warm Beige which matched my skin tone (great job colormatching btw). The foundation goes on smoothly, blends well, and smells really good. It has that clean fragrant smell that I love. And you don’t really need a lot of product to cover your entire face. It’s not a matte foundation by any means, but it’s not super dewy. It leaves a pretty natural glow. It does a decent job with the fine line coverage and any discoloration. Nothing too dramatic.

I’d definitely try this foundation again, just so I can see the long term effects. COVERGIRL is always keeping it interesting. Just the way we like it!

Have you tried this yet? What do you think? 


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Woohoo! I MadeThe Fashion Front for Full Figured Fashion Week™!!!

Guess what my loves? I am one out of 17 bloggers chosen as a member of The Fashion Front for Full Figured Fashion Week™!!!

That means I get to cover the hottest fashion week around! Yay! If you can’t tell I’m really excited and very honored to be a part of this amazing group of bloggers. And I’m even more excited because I get to go to New York City!! I can’t wait to see what FFFWeek™ 2012 has up it’s sleeve!

Please take a second to check out the list of bloggers below and make sure to visit them!

In Alphabetical Order, Please Meet The 2012 Fashion Front for Full Figured Fashion Week™:

For all press inquiries please regarding The Fashion Front for Full Figured Fashion Week™, please contactpress@fffweek.com

Shoe Fever: Madewell

Why…hello shoes from Madewell! I really love your vintage twist and all the colors and patterns you come in. You make me want to find outfits to go with each and every pair below. Thanks for being pretty awesome. Read more

OOTD: A Crocheted Kind of Way

Let me start off by saying that I chose Torrid’s White Crochet Fringe Poncho (on sale now), because it’s not something that I would normally wear. Remember that whole “trying to more adventurous” New Year’s resolution? I thought it was cute and very boho chic. And I thought I’d try it. Even when I put it on I was still unsure. You ladies know how that is right? But, I kept it on and I’m glad I did. It was a nice Spring outfit.

I’m not happy with the angle of the photo, it doesn’t show the true length of the fringe and how the poncho sits. I wore it with Torrid’s Sophia denim and the Archer Sandal from Dolce Vita. I found the earrings at a small boutique in Las Vegas. What do you think?

Would you wear Torrid’s Crochet Fringe Poncho?


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JIBRI Spring 2012

Hey my loves…not sure if you’ve seen this yet, but here’s JIBRI’s Spring 2012 Collection. I will admit, I don’t own any of Jasmine’s designs, but my friend Ivory does and she LOVES the line. I’m actually eyeing that first skirt! So gorgeous! Her pieces don’t usually last very long, so if you see something you like…get on it! Check out the line here.

Update: I am now the proud owner of this skirt (below) LOL! 

The Shopping Diaries: The Last Minute Shopping Continues…

There once was a time when I would plan ahead. It didn’t matter what it was. I actually despised waiting until the last minute to accomplish something, especially shopping. Today, I’m no longer that girl. I’m now that “I’ll wait until last minute to find what I need” shopper and I don’t like it.

There’s nothing worse than feeling rushed or forced to buy clothing or shoes. I don’t know why I do it to myself. Maybe I think I’ll make quicker decisions? And because I’ve been so indecisive lately when it comes to fashion, this may make sense. I’m such a mess when I shop.

When I was preparing for my trip to Nashville a few weeks ago, I was shopping for something to wear and bought two tops, that I didn’t even end up wearing. In fact, I returned a dress I bought last minute (of course) for another trip and used that credit to get those tops. I’ll probably end up returning them too. Ugh!

I was also on the hunt for cute shoes and didn’t find any. Oh the drama! LOL! OK, so the obvious answer would be…”don’t wait until the last minute to shop.” Duh...I know that. I just don’t know why I can’t get in that state of mind.

Help ladies! Anyone out there know what I’m talking about? How do you deal with it and do you have any advice on how I can work on fixing this?