La Pecosa Preciosa

Fall Brights

Hi Lovies,

When it comes to the Fall, people instantly think of darker color palettes, whether it be makeup, hair or clothing. While I am guilty of that at times, I do like to incorporate brighter colors as well. There's no rules to fashion that you have to transition into darker colors just because the season changed. This gorgeous dress from the Eloquii x Katie Sturino collection is the perfect example of that. Katie is the the style expert for Eloquii and collaborated with them to create a capsule collection of fall essentials inspired by her signature sporty, cool style. When this collection dropped, I instantly fell in love with this dress. The beautiful bright bold floral print is such a show stopper while still giving off a feminine flare. I am all about a smart and polished look, and the collar and tie bow design definitely achieved that. The fit and flare design is super flattering and looks great on so many different body types. Oh did I mention that it also has pockets?! Since the day I wore this dress was unseasonably warm, I paired it with a cute pair of silver heels. But when the colder days start hitting NYC, I can totally rock this dress with a  moto or denim jacket and some cute booties. I am the type of person who makes their wardrobe work for them, not the other way around. So definitely have fun with your style this fall and see how you can add some brighter colors to your wardrobe.


Fall-ing

Hi Lovies,

While we have officially enter Fall, it seems like Mother Nature didn't get the memo. The temps here in NYC are in the 80's for the last week. So for some it may be hard to think about Fall Fashions at the moment. I on the other hand have been seeking out some new pieces to add to my Fall/Winter wardrobe. All my fave brands are pulling out all the stops this season and I've been in fashion heaven. One site that caught my eye recently was Modcloth. If you remember, I wrote a post this past summer on them and how they are all about being size inclusive with sizes XXS-4X. Which is totally amazing since not many brands do that. What I love about Modcloth is how unique their clothing is with their vintage and kitschy vibe. Not to mention how great the quality of the clothing is as well. While browsing their site recently, I was super excited to see so many cute Fall pieces they had. The first thing to catch my eye was this So Sixties A-Line Dress. I'm all about a good dress and this one had me smitten. The beautiful bright orange color in this gorgeous square textured fabric was the perfect autumnal moment. While the princess-seamed bodice, accent-pleated skirt, and waist-cinching side panels added such femininity to the dress. A great all occasion dress that truly is a conversational piece.

Back on Track

Hi Lovies,

After what seemed like 3 weeks of craziness with The Curvy Con, NYFW and just life, I am back! I can now start to get back to my regularly scheduled program. Today I am bringing you one of my looks for NYFW. I normally do not participate in many events during this time but since a lot plus size brands like Addtion Elle, and Torrid had events and fashion shows, I decided to give it a whirl. Now of course during this time, fashion is at a whole new level, people are stepping out in major style and showing out. While I love to see amazing fashion, I kept true to my personal style and wore things that represented me. Since NYFW days can be long, running from show to show and event to event, I wanted to be stylish but also comfortable. This finally gave me the opportunity to wear this gorgeous skirt from the indie brand Obioma. They are a Maryland based company that specialized in beautiful African print pieces. I was first introduced to them during FFFWeek and immediately fell in love with their amazing clothing. I ended up purchasing 2 pieces from them, a dress and this maxi skirt. It was such a show stopper and quite the statement piece with the vibrant blue color and bold print. Since a style like this is pretty timeless, I will definitely be able to wear this skirt for years to come.

Latina Bloggers Support Relief Efforts for Puerto Rico and Mexico


Hi Lovies,

Today I come to you with a heavy heart. As I sit here watching the news of the devastation in both my native island of Puerto Rico and in Mexico I couldn't help but feel like I needed to do something to help. So after wiping away tears, spending hours brainstorming with friends, my bestie and I have decided to partner up with a few additional influencers to host our first ever BHCC Relief Sale via FB live.  So for all of those who want to help out, here is some additional information about how you can take part and contribute.
What is the Blogger House Curvy Closet?
Darlene of Suits, Heels & Curves and I created the Blogger House Curvy Closet in April and have been  hosting weekly closet sales selling new and gently used plus size clothing via Facebook Live . 


How to donate clothing?
At the moment we will be collecting clothing in the NYC tri-state area including parts of New Jersey and Connecticut. We have several volunteers in the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Connecticut and New Jersey area that will be available to meet with you to pick up your goodies. Please email us at contactus@suitsheelsandcurves.com to schedule your pickup. 
What should I donate?
New and gently used clothing. Please donate items that are sellable. Items that are ripped or stained will be discarded. 


What happens to the clothing that doesn't sell?
Clothing that is not sold will be donated to a local charity. 
What other ways can I be involved?
There are many ways that you can be involved. We are still looking for volunteers to coordinate pick ups, sort through clothing, label and help with post sale packaging. In addition, you can also make a monetary donation to the BHCC Relief Sale by contacting us at contactus@suitsheelsandcurves.com. And as always, we would love your support with spreading the word about our sale via Facebook, Instagram or your private networks.


When will the BHCC Relief Sale take place?
BHCC Relief Sale will take place on Sunday, October 1 at 5pm via Facebook Live.
What are the prices of the items sold at BHCC Relief Sale?
  • Tops – $15
  • Pants, Shorts, Skirts, Sweater – $20
  • Swimsuits – $25
  • Dresses, Vest, Rompers, Jumpsuits – $25
  • Blazers, Jackets – $30
  • Coats – $40
    Shipping is not included in the BHCC Relief Sale and will be added on separately. All items will be shipped via USPS priority mail. 
How can I place an order during the BHCC Relief Sale?
  1. All items must be paid via PayPal within 24hrs or your order will be cancelled.
  2. Once the closet sale is done, please send us a Facebook message with your PayPal email so we can send you an invoice for your purchases.
  3. Do not send payment directly, please wait for us to invoice you.
How will the BHCC Relief Sale work?
  1. Each clothing item will be numbered.
  2. Wait until item is described and we give the go ahead to shop.
  3. You must say want or interested with the item number.
  4. If you say want or the number before we say go, you will be eliminated and the next person will be eligible to purchase.
What organizations will receive support from the BHCC Relief Sale?
We are currently in the process of identifying two local grass roots non-profits organizations on the ground to partner with. Information regarding how much is raised and donated will be distributed to all of the donors and shoppers. 
What if I still need more information?
Feel free to contact us at contactus@suitsheelsandcurves.com or at anegron73@gmail.com.  You can also follow us at: Suits, Heels and Curves & LA PECOSA PRECIOSA.  Lastly, make sure to join our Blogger House Curvy Closet Facebook Group to see a preview of what will be featured on the BHCC Relief Sale.
A huge shoutout to a few of the bloggers supporting this initiative including All things AdaFearlessly Just Me, This Is Jessica Torres and Curves With Moves and Always Alejandra!
Thank you for reading and continue to keep Puerto Rico and Mexico in your prayers!

Flounce with Me

Hi Lovies,

Now that summer is close to an end, Fall fashion has taken over by storm. I'm not happy to see it go but I am loving what is out there for the new season. What I do love is when a fashion trend or style that I enjoy transitions over to the next season. Ruffles, bell sleeves and anything flouncy was very popular this past summer and I am so glad to see that it's moved on over to Fall. There's just something about a flounce sleeve that takes me back to the 70's. I love how it can make any silhouette look fancy. This Flounce Medallion Dress from the Avenue couldn't make it's way into my closet faster. I totally fell in love with this beautiful medallion print, along with the rustic fall colors made this such a stunner. The bell sleeves and ruffled hem added such drama to the dress, all I wanted to do was spin around in it. Of course I added my own belt to give it more of a structured look. This dress is the perfect transitional piece, perfect for right now with the comfortable crepe fabric. And in the colder months I can easily wear it with tights, boots and a cool jacket. This is definitely a gem in my book.

Vineyards

Hi Lovies,

A few weeks ago me, Bae and 3 other couples went to Warick, NY to check out the wineries up there. I had been dying to go wine tasting for the longest time and was super excited about going. There are quite a few wineries up there but we only visited two, one of which also had beer tasting. The guys were very happy about that. The first winery we stopped at was called Demarest Vineyards, it was so beautiful, and owned by an old retired couple from Italy. Bored with their retirement Francesco got on his caterpillar dozer and cleared his land to plant grape vines. Francesco himself actually does the wine tasting with you in their quaint little store. He's very knowledgeable and proud of his delicious wines. Right outside their store are their rows and rows of grape wines, it was such a beautiful sight to see. Can we say photo op??

Casual Wear with Fit for Me

Hi Lovies,

One thing that I don't really talk about on the blog is active wear, basically because I am allergic to exercising lol! I do not work out, run, or go to the gym, it's not something I like to do. Honestly being a New Yorker and having to take a bus and train an hour into work 5 days a week is exercise enough for me! The funny thing is that I love active wear, there are so many cute plus size options now that are perfect for the everyday. Obviously, you know I love to be dressed up 85% of the time but the other 15% I just want to be comfy but cute. For these times, I like to reach for something that I can just throw on and head out the door to run errands, do grocery shopping, or walking our dogs. When you have a million things to think about in a day, getting dressed shouldn't be one of them.

Romp-Her

Hi Lovies,

This year for me as far as fashion goes has been progressive, I've definitely stepped out my comfort zone. I made a promise to myself that I would give certain trends a chance, or wear things that I normally shy away from. Basically, I told myself to have fun with fashion which everyone should do. Some of the things that I did tackled this year was wearing a jumpsuit, as well as wearing more maxi dresses. Something that was on the top of my list was a romper. For the longest time rompers were not even a thought to me when it came to something I would wear. I would admire women who could pull them off so effortlessly. I for one don't wear shorts (another thing on my list to conquer) so the thought of a romper was a huge no-no. But sometimes it takes one special piece to get you over that hurdle and actually give it a whirl. This Halter Neck Romper from Eloquii was definite game changer for me. The minute I saw it, I knew that this would be the one to change my mind about rompers forever. I loved the off the shoulder design with the added halter which made it so different. The contrast pipping on the white fabric was so elegant looking, and the pockets added functionality to the romper. To give the romper some of my own style and amp up the look, I added a wide band belt to it. It's crazy how one special piece can change the way you feel about something you would never wear. This romper did just that...

Watermelon

Hi Lovies,

I don't know what it is but whenever I go on the Gwynnie Bee site to browse and add things to my virtual closet, I can't help but be drawn to anything with fruit on it. I mean how could you not enjoy a fruit print on your clothes, right? You guys already know that my blog has been flooded with me wearing clothing with some kind of fruit on it. It's safe to say that I am officially obsessed. First time around, I picked out this adorable dress with lemons on it. The second time, I went all out and picked this dress with a menagerie of fruits on it, which totally gave me life. But just when I thought I had reached my height of fruitfulness, this beauty popped up on the site and I fell in love. This Watermelon Print Dress by Corey was everything I could wish for. The whimsical pink watermelon print was so charming and such an eye catcher. The scuba fabric and fit and flare design made this super easy wear for any occasion. The notched neckline and pleating just added to the character of this dress. Oh and did I mention that it also has pocket?! I was all smiles while I had this dress on, it's hard not to be. I can definitely say that this dress is a #BorrownBuy.

 

Fall on the Brain

Hi Lovies,

I can't believe that there's only 2 weeks left to the summer, it feels like Memorial day was just here. As much as I don't want to see the summer go, I must admit that I've already have Fall fashion on the brain. It's kinda hard not to with all my favorite stores already saturated with pre-fall clothing. During this transitional time, I like to start going through my summer wardrobe and pulling pieces that I can still wear well into Fall. You guys already know how I love to buy clothes that I can wear for several season. This Off the Shoulder Maxi Dress from Roaman's is definitely one of those items that I will be wearing. It's perfect for the last days of summer with the lightweight fabric and feminine off the shoulder style. I love the button front design and bold print of the dress, along with the maxi length which is super flattering. The neutral colors of the print make it perfect to wear in the fall. I can see myself wearing this dress with a denim jacket and a pair of ankle booties when the weather gets cooler. When you have options like this for the upcoming season, it makes letting go of the Summer just a little easier.