If you live in Southern California and are a fan of the Australian plus size retailer City Chic, then you’re going to love this. They have finally opened their first U.S. store location in Los Angeles and they have more stores opening soon! I was invited to an exclusive in-store preview—before they opened to the public. Read more
This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Alberto VO5®.
Oh frizzy hair…what did I ever do to deserve you? It’s not that I don’t love your natural quirkiness, but sometimes a girl wants sleek and shiny hair. It’s true…I do! That’s why I was so quick to partner with legendary hair care brand Alberto VO5®. They have a five step system that is not only super easy to follow, but is also very affordable. This sounds like music to my ears, my wallet, and my hair! Besides, August is “National Anti-Frizz Month,” we have to commemorate it somehow! Read more
In the world of fashion, we are often told what we should and shouldn’t wear. As a blogger, I’m lucky enough to be surrounded by women who don’t listen to those rules. But, instead listen to their heart and thrive in their own personal style. I’d like to think I’m one of those women. Someone who doesn’t let fashion dictate who they are, but rather just let’s it inspire them. Read more
A few months ago, when I attended the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Super Saturday event, I was really happy to see that Rachel Pally was there supporting the cause. I was even more excited when I saw that she was selling pieces from her White Label Collection—Rachel Pally plus size line. I was immediately drawn to this dress. I thought, “this would be perfect for an outdoor wedding.” And I was right, this dress was perfect for my sister-in-laws beach-themed wedding. Read more
Is there a science when it comes to men’s underwear? I’ve never really given it much thought. Whenever I go shopping for my hubby, I just grab the ones that look the most comfortable. Usually they’re cotton, tagless, and in the shape of a boxer brief. That’s about it. I’ve especially never given any thought to men’s big and tall underwear. That is until now—and I can thank Parker & Pine for that. Read more
Have you ever had one of those days you were unsure of? One where you didn’t know how it was going to end. You hope for a just a good day, but by the time you lay down to go to sleep you realize it was life altering. That was the kind of day I had yesterday. It all started with a Latina Brunch at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Annual Conference. I was invited as a Toyota Latino Ambassador. The brunch, which included Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, was beyond inspiring, motivating, and all of the above. Read more
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. Read more
Aging skin is a reality, believe me I know. I’ve written about it and I’m currently witnessing it. The agonizing over wrinkles comes and goes. And depending on how you’re handling it, you may want to check out a few of these new anti-aging products from Estee Lauder. Choose below from foundation, fighting blemishes, or an advanced eye treatment. Which of these new products will make your wish list? Read more
Update: L’Oreal Paris has given me a few more products to add to the giveaway. So, now there will be two winners. Read about them below!
It’s just hot out you guys. Like over the top hot this summer and it’s only mid July. The sun is blaring and our skin is burning. Mine kind of feels like it’s melting. It’s really not, that might just be a little dramatic. What I do know for sure is that you need your sunscreen this summer and the suncare protection. So, I reached out to my friends at L’Oreal Paris for an impromptu giveaway. Read more
There are perks to this blogger life. Like meeting amazing people, who turn into awesome friends. It doesn’t happen all of the time, but when it does—it’s golden. Elann Zelie is one of those awesome friends. I’ve written about her line Zelie for She before. You know I love her style and passion for creating fashion. And yes, she is passionate about it! She gifted me a piece from her latest collection and I wore it proud. In fact, I can’t wait to wear it again. Read more
I’ll be the first person to admit I’m not a fan of the intense heat. But, I do love summer in Los Angeles, it’s not too unbearable (like other cities). Now, if it could stay 75 degrees the entire season—I’d be a happy Angeleno (we know it won’t). And since it seems like I’m always on-the-go lately, I have to make sure this chick stays cool and refreshed while I hit the streets. That means a bag of necessities and these summer tips (courtesy of Bottled Starbucks® Iced Coffee) that will beat the heat. Read more
Where are road warriors at? Who loves a good summer road trip? I just got back from one myself. Made a trip from Los Angeles to Phoenix. It was so much fun! If you’re planning your own road trip this summer, you just might want to pick up the August 2014 issue of Latina Magazine. Flip on through to their “Traditions through Travel” feature where I share my own road trip tips on behalf of Toyota! Read more