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Fall Trends 2010: Cascading Knits, Vests, & Jackets

I know the sun is blazing here in L.A., but I am still day dreaming about fall trends! We have seen this cascading trend already, but I don’t see it going anywhere just yet. This time it has hit our knits and jackets for the upcoming season. They are so easy to pair with your favorite tanks or tees. And it’s the perfect “go to” look with a pair of booties and jeggings. It definitely gives us that layered look we all love. I think I want them all! Why does that always happen?

Which ones are you loving?

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  1. Old Navy Woman’s Plus Drape Front Sweater Vest $34.50
  2. Evans Grey Stud Waterfall Cardigan £35.00
  3. Nordstrom Halogen Tiered Open Front Jacket $110.00
  4. Ashley Stewart Sleeveless Knit Vest $24.00
  5. ASOS Exclusive Wrap Front Shrug $58.98
  6. Nordstrom Calvin Klein Jeans Blanket Sweater $99.50
  7. Love Drobe Waterfall Cardigan with Lace Back £35.00
  8. Eliza Parker Million Ways Long Cardigan $88.00
  9. Alloy Pointelle Cascade Cardigan $36.90
  10. Torrid Crocheted Vest $34.00
  11. SimplyBe PU Drape Jacket $91.00
  12. Wet Seal Slub Wrap $14.99
  13. Alloy Cascade Cardigan $36.90-38.90

InStyle’s 10 Things Every Woman Must Own

InStyle Magazine asked celebrity stylist Nicole Chavez what every woman should have in their closet. According to Chavez, there are 10 key pieces every woman must have. I made this my curvy-bargain version.

I think I have maybe five of these items. Oh oh! Another reason to go shopping. What do think? Is the stylist on point?

1. Black Blazer

2. Leopard Print Scarf

3. Red Flats

4. Striped Shirt

5. Statement Necklace

6. Little Black Dress

7. Opaque Tights

8. Oversize Watch

9. Classic Trench

10. Flared Jeans

My Favorite Fall Trend: Gray Suede

One fall trend I am looking forward to wearing is any bag or shoe in gray suede. I’ve had my eye on this trend for a really long time. I love this look and I am currently on the hunt for a few items. I’d love to pair it with an all-black outfit. I can’t wait for this heat wave to be over! L.A. needs to cool down! I need fall weather here A.S.A.P!

Fall Trends 2010: Buckles

I know you’re probably still melting from this summer heat, but I am already thinking about fall trends! I can’t help it. It’s definitely one of my favorite seasons. And you know I’m a shoe lover, so it’s only fitting that the first fall trend will be shoes! Shoes with buckles that is. I’ve already got my eye on a few pairs below. I’m in love with the Juicy Couture ‘Dale’ wedge booties in the gray suede. My heart just skipped a beat.

By clicking on any of the yummy images below, you agree to start thinking about fall.

Which pair is your favorite?

Fruit of the Loom’s “Fit for Me” Collection

As I was flipping through one of my magazines, I came across the ad below from Fruit of the Loom’s “Fit for Me” collection. First of all, I am loving these curvaliscious models! Aren’t they beautiful? Secondly, YAY! for cotton undies made for curvy gals! I know I might sound a tad excited, but I love a simple and comfy cotton undie. I haven’t tried these, but I promise you I will. And when I do, I will write a full review for you!

According to their web site they are available in sizes 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14. Which is equivalent to dress sizes 16W, 18W, 20W, 22W, 24W, and 26W. And they come in different colors and patterns.

Has any one out there tried these yet? Dying to know.

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Dolce Vita for Target



Yes, you read that right. Dolce Vita has designed a line of shoes for one of my favorite stores, Target! So, frickin excited!

First of all, I would just like to ask…How did I not know about this? Oh that’s right, my laptop died when I was in N.Y.C., when all of this was happening!

These faux leather delights retail for $29.99-$34.99 and the flats also come in gold and grey. The oxfords are available without studs in black, but are available in grey with the studs. Many options! (you can click on the pic for info)

The ankle boots are mine! I called them! Has anyone gotten their hands on a pair yet? How is the fit and quality?

Update: I just ordered the ankle boots, apparently they aren’t in store yet. But, you can order them online. It says they should arrive in 2-4 weeks. Yay!

Color Inspired: Purple

I’ve been in such a “purple” kind of mood lately. It’s not a color I normally wear, but I’m starting to step out of my color “comfort zone.” I’ve always been afraid to look like Barney or something. What was I thinking? I would have to dress head-to-toe in this color to look like this pre-schooler’s idol. But, now I know I can add a splash of color without getting out of control.

What color(s) have you been hesitant about wearing? Do you wear them now?

New York City: Part II

Guess what lucky duckies? I found a few more pics from New York City. Ok, they aren’t the best quality, but it’s all I have. And I really want to encourage you all to head out to San Diego for next year’s BlogHer conference.

The first pic is an outfit I wore to do some running around in. I found this great dress at Target, but it was a little too short for me, so I threw on some leggings. It was so hot and humid this day, but the dress kept me cool and the AC in the taxi helped a lot! It’s an easy piece to dress up too. I couldn’t find it on the Target site, sorry.

I made my way downtown to get a peek at some of the pieces from the Toula Fall collection. This is a luxury knit line being carried at Saks Fifth Avenue and Dillards, in women’s sizes. Now, this line is for the sophisticated business woman, but there were pieces that gave off a vintage vibe. I could easily pair them with jeans and a tank. They are pricey pieces, but are very versatile and can be worn from season to season. Made for the uptown curvy woman!

The publicity firm was right next door to an Urban Outfitters. I felt so sorry for the people that worked there. The AC was only working on the 3rd floor, this left those on the other floors baking! I picked up a pair of sunglasses ($10) and hopped on the subway to Midtown. First time by myself! So proud!

The next day I made my way to expo. Below are pics of my favorite highlights. The ECCO suite had their fall line ready and waiting for me (wink wink). Those suede pumps and ankle boots are mine! Timex had me with their fluorescent watches and Ebay/Bill Me Later had me drooling over a vintage lion cuff and that Rebecca Minkoff clutch. I even had a talk with White House Black Market about them carrying extended sizes. But, for now, they only carry their wedding dresses up to a size 16. Too bad.

There are more pics in the previous post, in case you didn’t see them.

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Have I convinced you yet to attend next year’s BlogHer conference in San Diego, CA?


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Yes…Another Update

It’s almost August and here I am, fresh out of the pool——>

Wait a second…I will be in NYC in 5 days! I can’t believe how fast all of this is happening. If you would have asked me a month ago if I was going to attend the BlogHer conference…I would’ve said no. Now, not only am I attending, but I’m a volunteer. So super duper excited to meet bloggers from all over the United States and learn from them. I am very grateful for this experience.

I will be tweeting, vlogging, and blogging about my trip. From outfit posts (including an outfit courtesy of Lane Bryant) to even a giveaway, I’ll be working my blogging butt off while I’m out loving the East Coast.

Yes, I’m a West Coast chica, but I can like other coasts too! BTW…where are my New York ladies? I’d love to hang out. Contact me if you’re interested.

Changing Subjects: Cid and I very excited about Saturday’s L.A. Fatshion Bloggers Shopping Event! Go Here for all of the details! Can’t wait to meet you!!


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Colored Inspired: Red

There is just something about the color red that screams “Look at me!” It’s such a hot color and I love it! Maybe it’s the red Camaro my mom drove when I was little, but it has always been my favorite color. I was at the mall yesterday and everything red caught my eye. Especially the shoes! And then I looked in my closet and realized I don’t even have any red pieces! I need to get my hands on something red.


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No Wire Bras!

I am on a mission! A mission to find a soft cup/wire free bra that will support these puppies! Underwire bras have been bugging me lately! But, I don’t want just any bra. Once I get back from NYC, there’s going to be some serious bra shopping going on. I found a few below that I thought might work for me, in certain clothing and life situations. Are you a wire free lady? What brands do you love?

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