May 2012

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In Photos: Mary Kay’s Beauty Bar

Hello my loves! I hope you’re having an amazing week! I wanted to share a few pictures of the Mary Kay Beauty Bar we had at the Top Latina Blogger conference in Washington D.C.  We were allowed to try on any lip liner, lipstick, and lip gloss we wanted and in any color! It was like “Hi, what can I get you today?” Lip gloss please! LOL! I’m really impressed with their products! Especially, the Mary Kay® Creme Lipstick in Sunny Citrus. It’s my favorite right now. If you’re a Mary Kay fan, then you know what I’m talking about.…

Designer Details: Oscar de la Renta Resort 2013

Are you in love with this designer as I am? Just so you know, I am always and forever in awe of Oscar de la Renta. He is one of my favorite designers when it comes to classic and elegant fashion. Unfortunately, he doesn’t create plus sizes, but I can definitely use his designs as inspiration. Last week I just happened to catch the live stream of his Resort 2013 runway show. Of course I looooooved it. Below are some of my favorites pieces. If I ever become a billionaire and get married again, I’m definitely getting him to design…

Everything But Water Now Sells Plus Sizes!

I’m not going to lie, I’ve always wished Everything But Water sold plus sizes. For so many years, I was just like you walking past their store in the mall and NEVER entering. Well, we don’t have to worry about that anymore! “The largest retailer in swim and resortwear in the US is proud to announce the availability of plus size collections from Becca Etc By Rebecca Virtue, Sorella Swim and Michael Kors nationwide in-stores and online!” I was so happy when I read that! LOL! I know I’m a dork! And I didn’t know they also sold accessories!! They really do…

Curves and Chaos at The White House

Hello my loves! I hope you’re having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! I wanted to take a second to share something with you. As some of you might know, I was selected as one of 70 top Latina bloggers to attend a conference in Washington D.C. A big thank you to Latinos in Social Media for this amazing opportunity. While I was there, I was given a makeover by Mary Kay. We took photos all over the city. When I get those photos, I will definitely share them with you. Super excited to see them! We also had a chance…

Full Figured Fashion Week Countdown…18 Days!!

I seriously CAN NOT believe that Full Figured Fashion Week is only 18 days away!! Did I mention that I am completely not ready? Yes, I’m part of The Fashion Front and I’m unprepared. Wow…it just hit me! If you’re realizing what I’m realizing then you’re probably panicking like I am. Do you have your tickets to some of the hottest events??? Go here… Did you see who will be rocking the runway??? Go here… Have you booked your hotel??? Go here… Just take a deep breath Monique…we can do this! NYC here I come! To keep up to date…

EVANS Spring/Summer 2012 Lookbook

UK retailer Evans wants me to be broke. I think they really do. Just look at their Spring/Summer 2012 Lookbook!! It’s not like you haven’t heard this before, but I want it all! They’re very feminine and yet some of the designs are bold. I’m drooling over the Cobalt Maxi Skirt! I can already imagine the possibilities! All these pieces and more, will be available on their US web site starting tomorrow (Saturday 5/26/12) on http://www.evansusa.com. Which piece is your favorite?  *All photos are courtesy of Evans.

eShakti Loves You! Enter to Win a Piece of Your Choice!

eShakti.com is one of the few clothing brands out there that allows you to purchase either a ready-to-wear or customizable piece! Their sizes range from 0-26 and believe me, they have so many options to choose from. You will find that perfect spring or summer look in no time! Yes, I own an eShakti dress and I love it! And I love that their prices aren’t outrageous! Summer is almost here, can you believe it? I can’t! Seriously, it’s just right around the corner. That means you’re going to need a dress, top, or skirt for those barbecues or rooftop…

Beauty Buzz Giveaway: Stila Summer 2012 Collection & Meet Stila Pro Artist Sarah Lucero

Where are my Stila Cosmetics fans? I know there are a lot of you out there! Stay tuned, because I’m going to give you a chance to enter to win Stila’s Summer 2012 Collection! There’s no doubt you love this amazing cosmetics line. And if you’re a fan then you probably know Stila’s celebrity makeup artist, Sarah Lucero. “Hand-picked and personally trained by Stila’s creator, top celebrity makeup artist Sarah Lucero has become one of the brand’s most respected trainers and pro artists… She also acts as a beauty expert for both television and print and is the Stila spokesperson on HSN.”…

OOTD: IGIGI’s Diana Infinity Dress

The minute I was asked to review a dress from IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel I immediately said yes! I’m a big fan of her designs and was very interested in seeing how her clothes fit. I chose the Diana Infinity Dress in Multi ($165) because of the cool python-like print. And I’m all for a piece of clothing that gives you different options. I decided to wear it to the opening night reception of my blogger retreat and a lot of my friends loved it! I chose to wear it as a one-sleeved dress. I’m wearing the size 14/16 here…

OOTD: Chic in Washington D.C.

Last night was my first night here in Washington D.C. I’m in town for a Latina blogger retreat and I feel like I’ve been going non-stop! Thank goodness we had some free time last night to enjoy dinner at Cuba Libre. It’s a really cool restaurant and the food was yummy! I heard it was one of the hottest places here, so I decided to wear this cute shift dress from H&M’s plus line. My shoes are Steve Madden and the necklace is from Ashley Stewart. It was the perfect outfit for a night out!!

OOTD: L.A. Latina Blogger Event

For those who don’t know, I try to be very involved in the Latina blogging community. I’m very proud of my heritage. I also run a directory of Latina bloggers at www.BlogsbyLatinas.com and a Facebook group for Latina bloggers who live in the Los Angeles area. Last night, along with Ford (thank you!), we hosted a networking event at Beso in Hollywood. If you haven’t been there, you really need to go! It’s so beautiful!! Sorry about the quality of the images, but I didn’t want to use the bright flash. I decided to wear this halter linen dress that…

Shoe Fever: The White Sandal

Guess who went out and bought herself a pair of white sandals? Meeeee! Yes, I’ve been wanting a pair for a really long time and I finally got one. Now, normally I don’t like wearing white, because I always spill something on myself. LOL! But, these are shoes and I know they’ll probably be easy to clean. I know I’ll wear them out this summer too!

Wish List: Dorothy Perkins

I have yet to purchase anything from Dorothy Perkins. I know! I know! I really need to get on the ball with all these brands that I’m loving!! I sit here and drool about their clothes, I need to just hurry up and order something. Maybe it will be from my current “Wish List?” I really  need everything here. Each piece is so classic and some come with a little twist. And I’m loving the colors. This Apricot Drape Pocket Jacket is yummy!! Want it now!! You know it must be serious if I’m using two exclamation marks!! LOL!! All…

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