I know what you’re thinking…”You live in L.A. Monique! Do you really need winter accessories?” The answer is Yes. Normally, I don’t. But, El Nino is supposed to visit us this winter and I want to be prepared. Besides, I travel a lot and having these on hand makes sense. Oh…and I found all of these over on Shopbop.com where you can take up to 25% your entire order with code GOBIG15 (ends 11/30/15). So…yeah…I need these 10 winter accessories. Read more
As the fall leaves tumble into the days of winter, one thing is guaranteed to happen—dry skin. I don’t know about you, but I am not a fan. In fact, I hate it. This is when I bust out my beloved body butters. One that I have happily added to my winter skin regime is the Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter in Be Comforted Warm Apple Crisp. I really wish this was a scratch-and-sniff kind of post, because this stuff smells amaze! But does it work? Read more
Hey guys, Jeshua here. We are in the season of change. The nip of the cold air greets greets our faces with that all-to-familiar bite, leaves make their descent into our driveways and lawns. The pumpkin displays and cobwebs have our minds thinking of fall. While we are busy saddling up for the bitter cold months ahead (note: I’m writing this from New York City…not my normal warm sunny SoCal L.A. home) the fashion world is already geared up for next spring! But why wait for spring to see what’ new? I got the chance to attend a previewing of what’s to come and I’m stoked to share! Read more
I can smell Halloween in the air. Can you? It smells like a mixture of pumpkins, gouls, and goblins. I admit that normally, I love to wear black. But, when this time of the year rolls around, that’s ALL I want to wear. The scariest night of the year, is really inspiring. Especially in the style department. I was looking around today and found some favorites of course. And you know I had to share them with you. Which of these are you craving for your Halloween style? Read more
As a Shopbop partner, I know they’ll have that must-have item I didn’t think I’d need. And I’m always patiently waiting for their next sale. Well, their Friends & Family Event is finally here! I’ve said it before, these sales don’t happen very often. So, when they do, you must take advantage of them. Especially, if you’re a designer kind of shopper. Now is your time to take advantage of 25% off your order with code INTHEFAM25. Read more
#PlusIsEqual is Lane Bryant’s latest campaign with a powerful message! Plus size woman want to be seen and represented in the fashion industry, the media, and in the world. They started by strategically placing a mysterious ad right smack in the middle of Vogue‘s huge September issue. Then came the billboards around Manhattan and “the commercial.” And now, they are set to take over Times Square on Monday, September, 14, 2015 at 12 p.m. Read more
If you follow me on social media, then you know that I was recently in New York. I was invited out by Lane Bryant for a blogger discussion. More on that to come later. But, during this meeting I had a chance to sit at a table with LB President and CEO Linda Heasley. We talked about a lot of things, including a discussion about styling flare jeans. Funny thing was, I actually had a post drafted before I left for this trip. This was just a sign that I had to follow through and write about the latest denim trend. Read more
This post is sponsored by Simply Be.
There are a lot of words out there to describe who I am as a person—inside and out. I try not to get caught up in labels, but I sometimes feel like it’s necessary. Especially, when they can help motivate, inspire, or empower others. That’s why I’m so excited and very proud to work with Simply Be on their latest campaign—#SimplyBeYourself. Read more
This post is sponsored by Kmart.
I miss being a kid. Going back to school was always so much fun. Well…mostly because I got to wear my new clothes, carry my cute lunchbox, and stuff my backpack with all kinds of cool accessories. You know, all that comes along with the first day of school. Ahhhhh…the good old days. I still feel like today’s fashion for kid’s and teens is so much cooler than when I was growing up. I was taking a look at the Kmart Back to School page and they have the cutest stuff. Read more
I’m not going to lie. When I think of denim skirts, I instantly time travel back to when I was a kid. I’d rock that denim skirt with my jelly shoes! Yes, I’m proudly showing my age! Well, it looks like they haven’t gone anywhere. I went searching online for some of my favorite plus size denim skirts at every length! Read more
Sponsored by Fit For Me
The New York City whirlwind that is Full Figured Fashion Week ended just as I imagined it would—an evening bursting with plus size fashion on the runway. On this night retailers and boutiques had a chance to show us their latest and favorite styles. And we even had a performance from The Glamazons. A big thank you to Fit For Me, the premier sponsor, for having me as one of their blogger ambassadors! I had a seat in the front row with an amazing view of the runway. Read more
Today’s gypsy is known as a free-spirit. Often roaming and traveling the world. Ever since I was a little babe, I’ve always felt I had that gypsy spirit. From my love of traveling and never really wanting to settle, to my ever changing—yet flowy style. And when I was putting together this latest look, the spirit was definitely there inspiring me. Read more