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OOTD: A Crocheted Kind of Way

Let me start off by saying that I chose Torrid’s White Crochet Fringe Poncho (on sale now), because it’s not something that I would normally wear. Remember that whole “trying to more adventurous” New Year’s resolution? I thought it was cute and very boho chic. And I thought I’d try it. Even when I put it on I was still unsure. You ladies know how that is right? But, I kept it on and I’m glad I did. It was a nice Spring outfit.

I’m not happy with the angle of the photo, it doesn’t show the true length of the fringe and how the poncho sits. I wore it with Torrid’s Sophia denim and the Archer Sandal from Dolce Vita. I found the earrings at a small boutique in Las Vegas. What do you think?

Would you wear Torrid’s Crochet Fringe Poncho?


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OOTD: MAGIC’12 Outfits

Guess who overpacked for MAGIC? I told my hubby it was a good thing I wasn’t flying because I would have been paying for that extra weight. LOL! Have you ever done that? Overpacked, but hated almost everything in your suitcase? That was definitely me.

So, what does any girl do when they don’t like their clothes? Go shopping of course. I stopped by the outlets on my way to Las Vegas and bought this beautiful asymmetrical BCBG Max Azria sweater. Thanks for convincing me Ivory! LOL! She’s always right. I wore it on the first day of MAGIC. Later that night, we decided to dress up a bit to go out. I wore this purple off the shoulder sweater dress, with these BCBG Max Azria ankle boots I snatched up on Ideeli.com. Love that web site! I just might have a thing for BCBG!

On Valentine’s Day, I wanted to commemorate the holiday with this heart sweater from Forever 21. I know…I’m corny like that. I was missing my hubby. I wore it with a pair of black Mossimo skinny jeans from Target. They really stretched out by the end of the night. Be careful if you buy them. I’d go a size smaller.

Now it’s time for the fun part of traveling…unpacking. Ugh!

Sweater: BCBG Max Azria. Denim: Torrid. Boots: Dollhouse.

Sweater: Forever 21

Dress: purchased at the Curvy Girl Closet Raid. Necklace: Forever 21. Ring: Torrid. Bracelets: Lane Bryant. Leggings: Bali. Ankle Boots: BCBG Max Azria.

OOTD: Floral and Feminine

Look mom, I’m wearing a floral print! LOL! I don’t think I’ve worn anything like this in years. Seriously, in a very long time. Watch out people!

The minute I saw the Ditsy Chiffon Dress on Torrid.com, I had to try it. This is a fun and feminine dress without showing too much. The sleeves are sheer and the length is perfect for me. It did show a little too much cleavage for my liking, so I added a black camisole underneath. It comes with a skinny patent leather black belt. I paired the dress with Torrid’s Black Opaque Tights. I’m wearing the size 1/2 and there is no tummy control in these, if you were wondering.

I wore this to an event and was complimented instantly. I was comfortable all night and almost didn’t want to take it off. If you’re trying to figure out what to wear on your casual Valentine’s dinner date, this may be the dress for you!


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OOTD: Super Print Super Bowl

Oh yeah…yesterday was the Super Bowl. It matters if you’re team was playing. Mine wasn’t…blah. Don’t get me started. Next year my Denver Broncos will dominate…just you wait. Anyways…if I didn’t already lose you, this is what I decided to wear for this eventful Sunday.

We spent the day at the in-laws eating way too much. I knew this was going to happen, so I wanted to be super comfy. That’s where this printed Rachel Pally top came in (no longer available). I bought this at my second warehouse sale and it’s so comfy. It can also be worn as a tunic with leggings and it’s from the straight size collection. I was instantly in love with the colors and print. My jeans are from Levi’s Curve ID line. I’m a “Demi Curve” by-the-way. They are probably my favorite pair of jeans. They just fit me. Period.

I snagged up these sandals on Hautelook, from Nine West’s line Boutique 9. Got them for an amazing deal! Love amazing deals…just like these $1 earrings I got in downtown. Yay me!

What did you wear on Super Bowl Sunday?

OOTD: Living Grey in L.A.

Wow what a day…I spent the entire afternoon in Downtown L.A. learning about the art, music, and history of Los Angeles. I kind of felt like a tourist in my own city. It was an amazingly beautiful day. The top is by Inspired and my boots are Dollhouse. I’m wearing Torrid’s Sophia Blue Rinsed Skinny Jeans. They fit perfectly and I love that the waist is the right cut. I’m definitely not a low cut kind of girl. Do you prefer a certain cut over the other?


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OOTD: Out with the Girls

I had an opportunity to hang out with some of my girls this weekend. After a long day, I didn’t want to wear anything too complicated, but I didn’t want to wear sweats out either. I decided to go with this beautiful Blue Crepe Lattice Cold-Shoulder from Torrid. I even threw my hair up in a high bun.

I love the top, but after looking at these images, I feel like I should’ve chosen a smaller size. It’s supposed to have a flowy fit, but I think it’s a little too much for my shape. Now, this is something I’ve only recently noticed. I tend to buy clothes that are a little too big for me. I don’t know if it’s a mental thing, maybe my perception of myself is skewed. I’m in-between sizes, so if I go down a size it might be a little tighter, but if I go up a size it’s a little big. I always end up going bigger. That needs to change.

Regardless, it’s extremely comfy and the color pops. Loving this blue right now and the shoulders are so sexy! If you also notice, I should have paired this with more form fitting denim. It’s crazy because it looked fine in the mirror, but the images are bugging me. LOL!

Whatever…there’s nothing like a well-deserved lesson in fashion. Earrings are from Target, bracelets are from Lane Bryant, shoes are Steve Madden, and denim is from Torrid.


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OOTD: A Night with Salt-N-Pepa

When I was in elementary school, I was in cheerleading and we put together a dance routine to “Push It” by Salt-N-Pepa. So innapropriate, I know! LOL! I’ve loved them ever since. Last night, I had the opportunity to attend a launch party for McDonald’s new Chicken McBites and guess who was performing? Yes!! Salt-N-Pepa!! I was too excited!!

I didn’t know what to wear, then I remembered I had this jumpsuit from Torrid in my closet (not available). I threw on these heavy earrings from Forever21, ring from Torrid, and clutch from Dama Handbags. It was an awesome night. I even recorded a performance of “What a Man.” It’s at the end of the post. Are you a Salt-N-Pepa fan?

OOTD: Casually Denim

I can always count on my good friend Ivory for inspiration. If you haven’t had a chance to check out her blog (www.IvoryJinelle.blogspot.com) you’re missing out. She’s fashionably fearless. Love her…if you read my blog then you know I mention her a lot. Yesterday, I saw her wearing a denim jacket and it reminded me of the one I had sitting in my closet.  I picked this one up at Forever 21 months ago and haven’t had a chance to wear it. And since it was a gloomy day here in L.A. I wanted to wear something comfy and casual. I’m wearing a H&M tunic underneath with my Sejour leggings and Dollhouse boots. The scarf is an oldie from Gap. It was a great outfit for spending time with the family and watching football. 

OOTD: The Grace Dress

The minute I laid eyes on the Queen Grace Collection sketches, almost 8 months ago, I knew it was something special. Then I had the pleasure of meeting the amazing woman behind the brand in New York City during Full Figure Fashion Week. Marina is such a genuine person. She’s amazingly sweet too!

I told her I loved the “Grace” dress! It’s that edgy LBD I’ve always needed. My eyes lit up when I saw her designs come down the Full Figure Fashion Week runway. A few weeks later, she sent me the “Grace” dress…my fashion dream come true. The dress comes in two different trims-synthetic leather and satin. I wore the satin-trimmed design at the L’Oreal Paris 40th Anniversary cocktail party in Beverly Hills.

This was one of those “fits like a glove,” I even had the hubby help get me into it. LOL! It was the perfect dress for this night.

Thanks Marina! xoxo


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OOTD: L’Oreal Paris Beauty Suite

This past weekend was a very L’Oreal Paris kind of weekend and I loved it. I wrote a recap about my Friday beauty experience here–> Getting Red Carpet Ready with L’Oreal Paris, it includes an awesome giveaway! I just wanted to post a few pics of my outfit. It was a very simple outfit with a pop of coral. I found this silk top while thrifting with my mom, it’s Lane Bryant. My jeans are Torrid and shoes are Steve Madden. It was such a great afternoon, can’t you tell by the smile on my face? LOL!

OOTD: Celebrating with The Curvy Fashionista

Hello my loves!

I hope you all had an amazing weekend! I did! I was invited to celebrate the 3-year Blogaversary of The Curvy Fashionista, here in Los Angeles. Marie is a good friend of mine, so I was more than happy to support her. Besides, it was an awesome party! It was filled with not only bloggers, but family, friends, models, designers, celebs, and fans. It was also a great way to meet up with a lot of my friends. Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos of the night, but I did snap a photo of my outfit. And if you follow me on Twitter, then you know there was someone at the party wearing the same dress I was! That has never happened to me before, so I was a little thrown off at first. But, I got over it (after a while LOL) and had an amazing time. I even snapped a pic with her, which I’ll post on my Facebook once I get it.

Feeling Ferocious! Grrrrrr...
Feeling Ferocious! Grrrrrr...

I’m wearing the Retro Chic by Torrid, Leopard One Shoulder Dress. The minute I saw the beautiful Denise Bidot modeling it on the Torrid web site, I knew I had to have it. Normally, I’d shy away from a dress like this, but I’m not going to fear fashion anymore. This dress fit like a glove and really hugged my curves. I felt so sassy and sexy in it! And I’m a big fan of the ruched sides. My shoes are my “oldie but goodie” Jessica Simpson patent leather peep toe platforms. It was a great dress for a great night! Congrats again Marie and may you celebrate many many years of blogging!

My lipstick is CoverGirl's "Paint the Town"
My lipstick is CoverGirl's "Paint the Town"


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OOTD: Ringing it in Blue + Giveaway

Happy New Year my loves!

How has 2012 been treating you so far? I hope great! And I hope you had a safe and happy New Year’s Eve. The hubby and I rang in the new year with our family. We went over to my mother-in-law’s house and ate, watched the ball drop in New York City, and ate our 12 grapes (for good luck). My friend even came over to hang out, which was awesome!

I knew it was going to be a comfy night, so I decided to wear this sweater dress my mom bought me a couple of Christmases ago, leggings, Lane Bryant jewelry and my new favorite Steve Madden platforms. I swear you’re going to see these shoes a lot!

I know 2012 is going to be “the” year! Here’s to you and yours on the first day of the year! And to start it off right, I have a spontaneous giveaway for you. I just thought of this while I was writing this post. I’m going to make this really easy too!

Leave a comment below and tell me what you wore on New Year’s Eve and what you hope to accomplish in 2012. Must answer both questions! The winner will get a $25 Lane Bryant gift card! 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

**No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited. Open Internationally. You must be 18 years-or-older to enter. Winner will be chosen at random and have 24 hours to claim prize. I am not responsible for any shipping mishaps or product damages. By entering this giveaway, you agree to these terms & conditions. I was not compensated for this post.