I just wanted to share a quick outfit post of what I wore to Sonsi’s “Be-YOU-tiful” Pop-Up Party. I wore this fun poncho top from H&M, pencil skirt from Forever 21 Plus Sizes, Sandals by Steve Madden, and necklace is also from Forever 21. I’m all about pencil skirts right now too!
You’ll probably see me wearing these sandals a lot! The leather is super soft and they were pretty comfy. And this is a better picture of my newly cropped hair! What do you think? I kind of want to add my bangs back…yes or no?
You’ll have to excuse these photos, LOL! I took these bad boys at the end of the night. I was tired and my clothes were a little wrinkled. Anyways…as you may or may have not known…I was having a very hard time finding my “all white” outfit for the “Curves at Sea” cruise. I was trying to find something that no one else would be wearing. It was so hard! As plus size girls…and as most of you will agree…we don’t have as many fashion options.
I wanted to wear something comfortable, I learned my lesson from last year. Monique in a dress and heels on a rocky boat…no bueno.
At the last minute, I found this fun BCBG Max Azria tank with attached necklace at Nordstrom Rack and the cropped white skinnies are from Target. My shoes (that I adore) are from Aldo. The best part is, no one was wearing my outfit! Mission accomplished.
And YES as you can see…I chopped my hair off! 12-inches!! It’s so nice and refreshing for summer! What do you think?
Disclosure: I was an official member of the 2012 Full Figured Fashion Week’s Fashion Front. I received a gift bag and complimentary access in to all events.
Hello my loves! I hope you’re having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! I wanted to take a second to share something with you. As some of you might know, I was selected as one of 70 top Latina bloggers to attend a conference in Washington D.C. A big thank you to Latinos in Social Media for this amazing opportunity. While I was there, I was given a makeover by Mary Kay. We took photos all over the city. When I get those photos, I will definitely share them with you. Super excited to see them!
We also had a chance to attend a special briefing at The White House! I think this may have been the first time a large group of bloggers were extended an exclusive invite to talk about topics that affect our community. It was very surreal.
I didn’t get to take many photos of myself that day, I was too busy being a photographer! LOL! I did have someone snap a few pics of me in my outfit. I wore this black dress I was gifted last year from Julia of Buxom Chick, a black IGIGI cardigan, and Bandolino pumps. I didn’t know what to wear, this was kind of a last minute outfit. I was trying to be as conservative as possible! LOL!
The minute I was asked to review a dress from IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel I immediately said yes! I’m a big fan of her designs and was very interested in seeing how her clothes fit. I chose the Diana Infinity Dress in Multi ($165) because of the cool python-like print. And I’m all for a piece of clothing that gives you different options.
I decided to wear it to the opening night reception of my blogger retreat and a lot of my friends loved it! I chose to wear it as a one-sleeved dress. I’m wearing the size 14/16 here and it fit comfortably (I wear a size 16/18 and I’m 5’6). I can see it fitting different body types. The material is light and it comes with a shorter rayon slip to wear underneath. And I had it packed in my suitcase for a while it never once wrinkled! I’m looking forward to wearing it in the other styles and I know I’ll be able to wear it casually too. I’ve definitely become an IGIGI fan!
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Are you an IGIGI fan? What do you love about her designs?
Here are a few photos from the morning of my Mary Kay makeover in Washington D.C.
There’s one great thing about a basic denim top, you can wear it a lot of different ways. Seriously, Google “how to wear a denim shirt.” You’ll find tons of examples. And I hope to be able to show you a few myself. For this post, I decided on a really casual and relaxed look. One that can be dressed up a little with shoes and accessories.
I’m wearing Lands End’s long sleeve denim shirt ($45). With a black camisole and black skinny jeans. Very basic. The shirt is not tapered as much as I would like it to be, but I can probably get it altered for my future outfits. I decided on this bronze tribal necklace from Forever 21 and my shoes are BCBGeneration (older). I’m already trying to think of how I’ll wear this shirt next.
As you can tell I’m in an animal print kind of mood, makes me feel a little feisty! Saturday night we were invited out for a birthday dinner in Downtown L.A. and I couldn’t throw this dress on fast enough. The Natural Leopard Surplice Chalice dress (courtesy of Torrid) was a perfect pick for our night out. It’s a great alternative for the normal jeans and top combo. It fit me really well, but as you can tell I did have to put a tank underneath so I didn’t show all the goods. I don’t think the hubby would of liked that. LOL! I really liked the length and how it hit right at the top of the knee. I’m 5’6, a size 16, and this dress is a Torrid’s size 1. And like always, I kept the styling simple, because it’s a bolder print. How would you have worn this dress?
Once upon a time…there was a girl who wished she could dress comfy, but attempt to be chic at the same time. Was it possible? At that time the famous brands who made the ideal basics didn’t make her size. That made her very unhappy. Little did she know, as time went on, those brands would start to get it. We want to look “comfortably chic” too!
Then one day it happened…she came across Nation LTD by Jen Menchaca. The next thing she knew…she was in love with not only their fit, but the softness of their material. If you can’t tell (LOL), that girl is me. And here I am wearing their “Oregon Tee!” If you can’t tell, it drapes but, is fitted in the arms. I loved that!
My mom decided to surprise me on Sunday morning with a visit. I knew I wanted to be super comfy that day, so I wore this outfit. I’m bummed I forgot to add my necklace. It’s missing. Booooo! Besides that, I paired the tee with my Torrid skinny jeans and these Boutique 9 Gilla sandals I snagged on Hautelook. My jewelry is from Lane Bryant. I’m loving these earrings! I have no idea why my eyes are closed! LOL!
All in all, it was an amazing “comfortably chic” day! You can find Nation LTD at Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and select boutiques. If you haven’t already, take a second to check out their line. It’s filled with basics and stylish seasonal pieces. And it’s often worn by celebrities. Do you own any pieces? What do you think?
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?
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.
Will the obsession ever end? Really? Yes, more sequins and lots of sparkle. I wore this outfit for my dad’s 60th birthday party and I felt sassy. LOL! I did!
Torrid’s Black Mesh Sequin Front Tank Top immediately caught my eye and I had to have it. The front is sheer, but adorned with sequins and beading. I love this top! I will admit this is my second time wearing it. I wore it to the Jay-Z and Kanye concert.
I’m also wearing Torrid’s Boom Boom Jeans. These stretch trousers are an internet exclusive. They’re comfy and have a little stretch to them. I ordered my size and these felt a little big. I would definitely order one size down and be careful with closure on the waist. It’s just a little button and I think it needs a little reinforcement. Besides that, I know I’ll be wearing these a lot. And the sequin obsession continues…
Do you love sequins too?
Disclosure: Torrid provided these clothes for reviewing purposes. I was NOT compensated for this post. The above is my true and honest opinion.
This was the perfect outfit for a day of shopping, eating barbecue, and more shopping. I’m always a fan of a flowy tank. Especially, when it has a knotted back where the straps meet. Now, this may seem a little difficult when it comes to choosing a bra. But you can always wear a strapless bra orrrrr one of those convertible bras with those see through straps (that are always attached) in the halter style. Just in case, like me, you need extra support. The tank is a little thin, so make sure you wear a nude bra or tube top under neath or you’ll definitely see the bra. This is the Cacique bra I wore with it.
The jeggings were amazing…as always. They fit great and weren’t too low, they sat above the belly button. Yay! I’m not a fan of low cut jeans! And they have a nice stretch, but still have the denim feel. These run pretty true to size. The 18 fit me perfectly. These are also in the regular length. The Sopia Jegging also comes in extra short, short, tall, and extra tall. Don’t you love the variety? I’m 5’6 and these are still a little long. Regardless, I can see me wearing them a lot!
What do you think of the JET tank and Sophia jeggings?
Disclosure: The reviewed items were gifted by Torrid. The above is my true and honest opinion.
I guess this HOT weekend was one with a lot of firsts. For example, I haven’t worn a floral romper since I was kid. I was really surprised when Torrid sent me their Floral Ruffle Tube Romper ($48.50). I don’t even think I would of purchased this for myself.
Doesn’t it kind of look like a dress? I was happy there were no malfunctions while wearing it. And you have no idea how happy I was knowing that there were pockets. It was roomy and pretty comfy, but after wearing it all day the elastic in the tube top kind of starting irritating me. There is also an elastic waist, which gives it shape. I threw on this skinny braided belt, my You by crocs wedges, gold hoop earrings and bangle bracelets, and my Forever 21 sunglasses. It was sooooo hot on this day and this jumper kept me nice and cool!
Disclosure: The clothing and shoes were gifted in this post. This is no way affected my post. The above is true and my honest opinion.
Don’t mind the glare in my eyes, I was running out the door to an event. I did make sure to snap a photo of some pieces Torrid had sent me. Yes, I did get the package that day. Thank goodness, because I didn’t know what I was going to wear. And since this was a casual L.A. happy hour, I thought this would be perfect.
I’m wearing Torrid’s Feather Print Tube Top and Source of Wisdom Black Luxe Skinny Jean. The top is really light and has a little cinching under the bust, which I liked because it gave me some shape. I think the best thing was the fact that it didn’t fall down every second like some tube tops do. Now, the skinny jean is really soft and you know I love a stretchy jean. They aren’t heavy and thick like normal denim, which I appreciated, because it was pretty warm.
I kept the accessories simple with Bongo earrings from Kmart, bracelets bought at a yard sale, and a ring I got in Downtown L.A. for $1! My shoes are by Jefferey Campbell (Nordstrom Rack), I love the back of the heel. For some reason it makes me feel fierce!
Disclosure: I was gifted the clothing from Torrid and earrings from Kmart. This by no way affects my review. The above is my true and honest opinion.
This dress is so feminine with it’s golden paisley design, beads, and sequins. I know you can’t see them (sorry), but there are adjustable spaghetti straps under my hair. Which I loved! There is a side zipper, but I didn’t even need to unzip it. The dress just slid over my head for a perfect fit. The empire waist is my favorite part to this dress. It’s so beautiful. Of course I paired it with my Avenue bangle bracelets and these gladiator wedges (for comfort value, because I was going to be cooking).
I must warn you to be careful with the beads on the chest part of the dress. I was brushing my hair and the comb knocked off a few beads.
I will be honest, I have never shopped with Midnight Velvet. But, I instantly fell for their contemporary pieces (misses and plus sizes), accessories, shoes, jewelery, health and beauty, and home products. It’s definitely a shopper’s paradise. Make sure you check out their partner site, Monroe and Main. I’ll definitely add them to my shopping list.
Disclosure: The dress was gifted by Midnight Velvet. The above is my true and honest opinion.