I know we’re close to the end of summer, but you can still rock your bright floral prints like Gabourey Sidibe. Here she is at “The Big C” premiere, owning her outfit. Love how she added the shrug. Her smile is so contagious!
Imagine yourself going out for “A Night in N.Y.C.” and you’d really like to add a sexy twist to your outfit. Nothing is sexier than wearing a piece of lingerie to spice things up. Lingerie.com has you covered. Why not try one of their corsets? I know it’s a bit daring, but this is the city that never sleeps. I think a leather corset would look amazing with a pair of skinny jeans and killer pumps!
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Our day started at 11 a.m., with a meet and greet. There Cid of Cid’s Style File, Gabi of Hungry for Fashion, Laura of Creative Xicana and I met up and chatted a bit before we got our shop on! Everyone looked amazing. Yeah, I think we’re new best friends. Jenn, from Sketching Jenn, met up with us later. We grabbed our tote bags, courtesy of Torrid, and made our way to Lane Bryant…our first stop.
Cid and I surprised our L.A. Fatshion Bloggers and fatshion lovers with $20 gift cards, courtesy of Lane Bryant. I don’t think I’ve seen bigger smiles! As you can see in the photos below, we had way too much fun. The staff was so amazing and helpful and the store looked great.
I think we might have ransacked the store a bit…sorry! Most of us were obsessed with the same pieces too. We all tried on the Ponte Knit Zipper Trim Dress and the Sequin Lapel Sweater Vest. You’ll have to wait for the OOTD’s and the reviews to see who bought what! Even us bargainistas were in heaven with their sale selection. They even surprised us with a gift bag. Too awesome!
We ran passed the time we had allotted for shopping before lunch. What itinerary?
I am sad to say, I dropped my camera in Lane Bryant. Now, it won’t work. So the photos below are courtesy of me (prior to broken camera), Cid (the amazing), and my cell phone.
Lunch at Yen Sushi was beyond amazing! All I heard were ooh’s and aah’s as the servers brought our food. They were really nice and described each meal they placed before us. After the delicious lunch, they treated us to dessert and a tour of their karaoke rooms. Which were named after the most elite fashion houses! Chanel, Fendi, Prada, Gucci…etc. I know! Right? I am so heading back there for their grand opening.
After the amazing lunch at Yen Sushi, we vowed to walk of this meal and headed back out into the mall. This is where the girls did more damage at Forever 21 (as seen below), H&M, Mode Plus, and Old Navy.
Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever had so much fun shopping! It’s so amazing to shop with gals that love the same things you do. We all got along fabulously and can’t wait until we meet up again for our next event. There’s a lot more shopping to do out there and I think we’re the right curvy ladies for the job!
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Sticky Sweet Danish
I actually don’t have a favorite, I like to mix things up. And I don’t think that clothes have to be expensive to look good. But no doubt Balmain has great influence this season.
Tiny ones for going clubbing, huge ones for shopping and everything in between! I’m a bag lady, LOL. At the moment I love black, studs, florals and pastel ones.
I think it would be a body butter. I looove body butters. It would be very floral and fresh scented, not too heavy and I’d call it Butter Me Up… or something. I totally just made that up, I’ve never really thought about it before, haha!
I’d bring my phone, my camera, a bottle of water and a snack. This could take all day! And oh, I’d be going to London.
Don’t be a slave to fashion. Make fashion work for you!
It’s almost August and here I am, fresh out of the pool——>
Wait a second…I will be in NYC in 5 days! I can’t believe how fast all of this is happening. If you would have asked me a month ago if I was going to attend the BlogHer conference…I would’ve said no. Now, not only am I attending, but I’m a volunteer. So super duper excited to meet bloggers from all over the United States and learn from them. I am very grateful for this experience.
I will be tweeting, vlogging, and blogging about my trip. From outfit posts (including an outfit courtesy of Lane Bryant) to even a giveaway, I’ll be working my blogging butt off while I’m out loving the East Coast.
Yes, I’m a West Coast chica, but I can like other coasts too! BTW…where are my New York ladies? I’d love to hang out. Contact me if you’re interested.
Changing Subjects: Cid and I very excited about Saturday’s L.A. Fatshion Bloggers Shopping Event! Go Here for all of the details! Can’t wait to meet you!!
There is just something about the color red that screams “Look at me!” It’s such a hot color and I love it! Maybe it’s the red Camaro my mom drove when I was little, but it has always been my favorite color. I was at the mall yesterday and everything red caught my eye. Especially the shoes! And then I looked in my closet and realized I don’t even have any red pieces! I need to get my hands on something red.
I am on a mission! A mission to find a soft cup/wire free bra that will support these puppies! Underwire bras have been bugging me lately! But, I don’t want just any bra. Once I get back from NYC, there’s going to be some serious bra shopping going on. I found a few below that I thought might work for me, in certain clothing and life situations. Are you a wire free lady? What brands do you love?
The Black Bra: Smooth Satin No Wire Bra by Cacique $34-$38, Lane Bryant
The Lace Sexy Bra: Lace Overlay No Wire Bra by Cacique $36, Lane Bryant
The T-Shirt Bra: Concealers Wirefree by Bali $25.99, Just My Size
The Support Bra: 18 Hour Stylish Support by Playtex $23.20, Bare Necessities
The Summer Bra: 18 Hour Cooling Comfort Lace Soft Cup Bra $23.20, Bare Necessities
Welcome Beleza Em Curvas (Beauty in Curves), the publication of Brazil’s first plus size women’s magazine! Yay! Very exciting for the Brazilian curvy ladies! The magazine will be on the Brazilian news stands in August. They will feature Fashion, Beauty, Health, Celebrity interviews and more! Their goal is to show the magazine readers of the world that Plus Size women do exist and that they are happy with who they are. They also believe that good self-esteem is fundamental to who you are as a person. Sounds great!
Here’s their info if you’d like to follow them:
Facebook: Beleza em Curvas
Myspace: Beleza em Curvas
Beauty trends come and go, but advice lives forever. Right? I’ll never forget the beauty advice my mom gave me as a teen. And of course I’ve read tons of beauty tips online and in my favorite
But, there are a few that I will never forget and am so grateful for. They are not only essential, but some are very basic and practical. Here are a few of my favorites:
- Use a used ‘cooled’ green tea bag for puffiness, redness, or itchy skin.
- Try not touching your face. Your hands may have dirt and oils that will clog your pores.
- If you run out of shaving cream, you can use hair conditioner.
- When wearing a fragrance on your wrists, don’t rub them together. The scent can be altered.
Like I said, they are simple. Nothing too scientific here. Now, I know all beauty tips are different. Some tips work and some don’t. I know I’ve tried stuff that hasn’t worked for me. What has worked for you?
What are some of your favorite beauty tips? Share!!
I really want this outfit before the summer ends. I love the coral in this outfit. I think it’s one of my favorite colors of the season. And that dress looks super flattering. I love flattering.
Thank you so much Chenese! You are amazing. We can’t wait to meet you Saturday! You can listen to her live every Monday at 6 p.m. PST/ 9 p.m. EST. Check out Chenese on her links below!
Who doesn’t love the classic Christian Louboutin pump? Seriously, they are on every shoe lover’s list. But, that red sole will cost you! The Simple Nude Pump costs $595 at Barney’s New York. That makes it a ‘Bank Breaker.’ Wait until you check out the ‘Bargain’ pump.
The ‘Bargain’ pump is from Nine West. The almost identical Ambitious Pump can be found at Macy’s for $69. Compared to the Louboutins, that’s a deal! Would you rock the bargain pump?
If you’re going to BlogHer in NYC, look for me. I’ll have these Gift Cheques on hand and I’d love to chat with you about Lane Bryant.