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OOTD: Cafe Magazine, Melissa, & Me.

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Yesterday, my husband and I had the pleasure of being photographed for Cafe Latino Lifestyle Magazine by the talented Melissa Valladares. It’s a contemporary Latino magazine published in Chicago. I’ll tell you more about it when it’s published. I had no idea what to wear. I was stressing out and very nervous, but then I thought…I’m just going to be comfortable. So, this is what I wore. I love the detail on the back of the top. Oh, excuse my bangs, I’m having a love/hate relationship with them right now. They don’t like to cooperate. The shoot was fun and easy; Melissa was great! Love this girl!

Shirt: Pure Energy-Target
Pants: Jeggings-Lane Bryant
Flats: Sam Edelman
Jewelry: Target & Forever 21

OOTD: Black and White Weekend

I never thought I had a “style” until I started blogging about my outfits. I figured out I have a very simple style. I don’t do outrageous or bold. I kinda wish I did, but that’s just not me. I commend those who do have the fashionable guts to go out on a limb when it comes to fashion. Bravo! But, for me…I guess I’m just a laid back California girl and there’s nothing wrong with that. This past weekend is the perfect example of that. Very black and white. Just the way I like it.

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Outfit #1 – Cascading Vest: Marshalls, Tank: Target, Bootcut Jeans: Old Navy, Wedges: Ross, Jewelry: Forever 21

Outfit #2 -Jersey Drapey Shrug: ASOS Curve, Tribal top: Mode Plus, Skinny Jeans: Old Navy, Flats: Sam Edelman, Bracelets: Lane Bryant

OOTD: Back to Basics

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If there is one thing I love about shopping, it’s getting more bang for my buck. By this, I mean buying a lot of basics that I can rework into other outfits. I love this gray vest and simple black cotton dress. They can be worn with many different pieces that already exist in my bargainista wardrobe. You’ll probably be seeing a lot more of them. This entire outfit cost around $30. Yay bargains!! How many versatile pieces do you have in your closet?

Vest: Marshalls
Dress: Ross
Shoes: Target
Necklace: Kohls

OOTD: Simple LBD

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Please excuse the cheesy pic. I had to take this photo after our night out in Hollywood. My hubby the photographer was not available. So, it’s a good ol’ self-portrait. I had a lot of ideas of what I wanted to wear this night, but it just didn’t pan out. Don’t you just hate that! I decided on a very simple outfit with a little black dress. I try not to over-accessorize. You know that’s my pet peeve. We had a great time and I survived these pumps. I’m very proud of myself.

Dress: Ross
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Belt: Target
Earrings: Forever 21

**Underneath I wore this Elomi Smoothing Bustier, courtesy of Simply Be. Love the coverage and it’s “lifting” potential! LOL

Favorite Summer Dress?

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Ok…I look yucky and I’m not too happy with these photos, but they’ll do. I just wanted to show you the outfit I wore on Saturday, for our little gathering. This is the dress I bought at H&M. It is very roomy. It’s a large and I think it would fit anyone up to a size 22. This may be my new favorite dress for the summer and it has pockets! Yay! The great thing about this dress is the print and the colors. It can be worn so many different ways!

Dress; H&M
Belt: Old Navy
Leggings: Target
Earrings: Target

Back to reality

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Once again, a fun weekend comes to an end. It sucks, but I guess I have to return to reality. Thanks a lot San Diego for making me fall in love with you. There is something about beach cities that I just can’t explain. When I visit them, I don’t want to leave. I fall more in love every single time.

San Diego welcomed me, my hubby, and one of my bff’s with open arms. We ate, slept, ate, shopped, drank, and ate. We even went swimming, thank goodness the outdoor pool was heated! It was a lot of fun. And I love that it’s only 2 1/2 hours from me. I am definitely going back soon.

I wore this outfit Friday night. It was a very casual outfit for a casual dinner in Old Town. Don’t mind the yellow hue of the pictures, I think it was the poor lighting in the hotel hallway.

Linen Blazer: Lane Bryant (thrifted)
Top: Shade Clothing
Jeans: Old Navy
Shoes: Unlisted (Marshalls)
Earrings: Gifted
Necklace: H&M

Fun, Friends, Food, and Family

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Is tomorrow Monday…already? Wow! Time does fly when you’re having fun. And believe me, it was a weekend filled with fun, friends, food, and family. I love it! I’m so blessed. I celebrated my hubby’s birthday with a BBQ on Saturday. We had so many friends in this tiny apartment, but that’s OK. We all fit and had the best food! Carne Asada, chicken, riblets, rice, and salad…Yummy! And I totally forgot to take a picture of my outfit. Ooopsie! But, I did have the hubby snap a few of my outfit today. I wore this to a high school graduation/pool party for my hubby’s little cousins. It was such a beautiful day in Southern California, that I decided to go with this strapless top. I’m on a mission to get a tan for my cousin’s wedding. Yeah…I don’t think it worked. Lol. How was your weekend?

Top: Lily White, TJ Maxx
Jeans: Old Navy
Necklace: H&M
Sandals: Avenue
Handbag: DKNY

Comfy to a Tee

If you’re a regular on this blog, then you should know how much I adore being comfy…remember…my number one rule. So, when Simply Be asked me choose a few things, I made sure to pick something that looked not only comfortable, but was a little different.

OK, first of all please do not mind the crazy bangs and my makeup free face. Lol. And I warn you that these are my lounge looks. I’ll have a dressier look for you soon! Promise.

I love the Frock & Frill Pageant Tee (#1)! I have gotten a lot of compliments on it and the quality is amazing. Super duper comfy. Then there’s the Acid Wash Zip Neck Top (#2) that goes amazingly well with leggings. Yes, I said acid wash! I haven’t worn that since I was a teen. I had to try it. Both tops can be worn many ways and I think that’s what I love the most about them.

Don’t forget Simply Be will be available to the U.S. online in July! It’s almost here!!

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#1. Frock & Frill Pageant Tee, Old Navy Jeans, Avenue Sandals, Earrings (gift)
#2. Acid Wash Zip Neck Top, Mossimo Leggings from Target, Roxy Flip Flops

It’s time to get bridal…

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It’s wedding season!! Yay! I love weddings…actually I love…LOVE! I’m a sucker for love. I’m not ashamed to admit it. With love, sometimes comes marriage. Speaking of marriage, I just so happen to be a bridesmaid in my cousin’s wedding. I can’t wait. I’m super excited! Yesterday, we celebrated her “tea party” themed bridal shower. It was so much fun! Isn’t she beautiful!! She’s hilarious! Look it’s my mommy too! The wedding is next month, so stay tuned for more bridal pics to come!!

If you’re on twitter, then you might have seen me tweeting about the dress I’m wearing. I wasn’t sure if I wanted it or not. I don’t usually wear large prints like this, but I thought I’d try something different. I haven’t worn a maxi dress in ages. I almost forgot how comfortable they are!

Dress: Ross
Shoes: Avenue
Jewelry: Forever 21

ASOS Curve…I love you.

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It’s official…I’m in love with the ASOS Curve line. Ok, I may only have one purchase under my belt, but I’m sold. I know a lot of you love their clothes as well, so I had to buy something. Whenever I order something online, I try to buy something on clearance, just in case I don’t like the way it fits. This way I know I didn’t spend a lot of money on it (It’s the inner bargainista).

As I scoured the clearance, I found the Woven Insert Tee (see pic above) for only $8.45 in white!! I wore it on Saturday night to a romantic Italian dinner with my hubby. BTW this is so L.A…this is the resturaunt where the hostess was a contestant on America’s Next Top Model. Anywhoo…

This tee is so comfortable and the cotton is undeniably soft! Initially, I was worried that it might be too see through, but it wasn’t. I wore a nude bra underneath and I got the hubby’s approval. The length and fit is perfect. Congrats ASOS…you now have a new customer!

Tee: ASOS Curve
Jeans: Old Navy
Shoes: Nine West
Jewelry: gifts

L.A’s Beautiful Day

Another beautiful day in Los Angeles. It was so nice out, it made me want to throw a skirt on. That is rare! And you know me and my comfy clothes. Nothing restricting here! After a morning of doing laundry, I spent the day with my dad and even helped him get a new phone. A very simple cell phone by the way! No camera, no internet, and he blocked texting. He’s hilarious…my dad is very old school and I love him for that! After, we met up with my hubby for a delicious meal at my favorite (in the whole wide world) Chinese food restaurant. Rumor is, my mom ate Chinese food 3 times a week when she was pregnant with me. That explains a lot!


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Tank: Shade Clothing (gifted)
Skirt: Old Navy (clearance)
Sandals: Avenue (super comfy)
Jewelry: Forever 21 (gifted)

New Feature: B.Chic

Hey curvaliscious ladies!

Let me take a sec to introduce you to a new little feature.

“B.Chic: Fashion and Beauty by Brenda.”

Who is Brenda? She’s my beautiful cousin! I love this chick! After the past couple of weekends in Arizona, I’ve come to grow envious of her fashion styling and make-up skills! I’ve told her to go pro, but she won’t listen to me! And can you believe she’s a proud mommy!

Brenda will send me photos of her outfits and make-up, and I’ll post it here! Check out her reviews on Chick Advisor. (She’s in the process of building her profile.)

Enjoy!

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Dress: Ross
Shoes: Charlotte Russe
Bracelet: BBB Fashion