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When it comes to Latinos in fashion, you can’t help but think of designers like Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, or even Isabel Toledo. They may be the biggest names in fashion today, but do you ever think about how they got their start? This is why I love events like Latino Fashion Week (LFW). They are created to introduce us to emerging and talented Latino designers. Fresh off their Dallas show, LFW came to Los Angeles! I was invited on behalf of the new Tu Vida app, to check out and share my experience.
Are you ready? Let’s go back to the 90’s. I just realized that was ummmmm…over 20 years ago. I’m proud to say I was killing it back then with my style! Thanks to my mom of course. I think what I loved the most about 90s fashion trends were the floral baby doll dresses and Dr. Martens boots. Yes, I went there. Well, just like all trends, they tend to circle back and this seems to be the style of the moment.
I’m starting to wonder if my friend Elann of Zelie for She ever sleeps. She just released her latest collection titled “Back to Basics.” It’s so essentially basic and very chic for summer. I love it! And yes, I already have my favorites.
Imagine a world where your favorite designer brands are on sale for up to 75% off, free food and drinks, a cool place to lounge, celebrities, and every single dollar goes to a worthy cause. It’s not an imaginary place, I’m describing the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s (OCRF) Super Saturday Los Angeles (AKA Designer Garage Sale) event that I was lucky enough to be invited to. Located at the famous Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, I was in shopping heaven!
I’ve always been a fan of fashion that helps others and makes a difference. Today, I learned about Bené and I knew had to share them with you. Created by Michelle Blue and Sasha Matthews, they not only offer customizable scarves, but they are creating educational opportunities that empower girls in Ghana.
Hello. My name is Monique and I’m a sports fanatic. Yes, it’s true. I’m passionate about a lot of things in life and following my favorite sports teams is one of them. If you didn’t know I’m a huge Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Dodgers fan. Followed by the Los Angeles Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers. No, I’m not a bandwagon fan either! I’ve been watching since I was a teen; thank you very much. I take my sports seriously and am loyal to my teams. And there’s one thing I’ve always found a mystery…where can we find our favorite pro sports teams in plus sizes?
Bright and merry is just the way I like it, when it comes to my outfits. I love adding a bright accessory here-and-there. It can really bring a look together (especially one you’ve worn before). When Fossil contacted me and asked me to choose a few of their latest accessories, I immediately looked for something that would stand out. As you’ll see below, I think I selected the perfect pieces.
Who loves a good fashion hunt? Meeeeeee! Yes, I’m a just a little excited right now. Because, my friends over at 365Hangers.com, created a really cool and fun app for people like us. It’s called Style Scavenger. And I’m a featured blogger with my very own challenge that gives fashion lovers like you a chance to play and win! It’s already started but you still have time to get in on the fun!
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It’s true, I don’t work in an office. I sadly work from home. Yes, I kind of wish I had an office to go every day. Don’t judge me. There’s just something about it that I love. It just might be the idea of wearing career wear! If I did have to dress “professionally” I’d definitely do it with a little twist. Of course I’d have my basics, but there are a few ways I’d liven up my office wardrobe.
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Fashion does not have to be frustrating. That’s my new motto. In fact, I’m doing all I can to make things easier on me, my lifestyle, and my wallet. One of the ways I’m doing that is by outfitting my wardrobe with clothing that can be styled many different ways. And there’s no other piece of clothing more versatile than the little black dress. That’s why I call it the perfect canvas.
I’m just going to go ahead and say it. Sometimes, I get bored with my outfits. I know I already have a very casual style, but sometimes I feel the need to spice things up. OK, I’m not talking about getting crazy here. I just want to liven up my look every now and then.
Have I ever told you how much I love thrifting? I really do! I grew up shopping thrift stores. My mom even worked at one. She used to bring home the greatest stuff. I guess you can say it’s in my blood. It’s just unfortunate that most stores make finding plus sizes really hard. I had almost given up hope, until I visited Savers Thrift Store in Austin, Texas!
It’s no secret that I adore fashion stylist & plus fashion expert Reah Norman! Not only is she my good friend, but she’s also very talented! I think she’s one of the best in the business. I’ve know her for years and no one can match her hard work and dedication. If you want to learn more about her, read the 5 Questions post where I featured Reah.
What’s your passion in life? Is it something that you actually get to do every day? Or do you only dream about it at this point? The truth is, only a small percentage of us actually follow our passion. Why is that? Have you ever asked yourself why it’s so hard for us to take action and go after what we love?