Back in June when I attended the Press/Buyer reception during FFFWeek (see here) I was introduced to the plus size brand Poppy & Bloom. I met the lovely Lindsey Tabor, the head of Marketing/PR for the company. She was an absolute delight, spoke to me about their brand and what they are all about. I also had the pleasure of seeing their debut at the FFFWeek Designer Fashion Show. Everything was just so beautiful, the collection of whimsical prints, timeless shapes, and flattering silhouettes. I loved everything that came down the runway. So you can imagine my delight when Lindsey reached out to me to review one of their pieces, I was overjoyed! I've been scouting out their site for a while now so I knew immediately what dress I wanted, the Corner Office A-Line Dress in red. This was my favorite out of all the dresses, it just screamed Fall. I adore the hounds tooth pattern along with the red lines that gave the dress a pop of color. When the dress arrived I was immediately impressed, they did not skimp on the high quality material or construction of the dress. The dress is made of polyester/spandex so there was ample stretch all around. I went by the size chart to choose the right fit and went with an 18.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
The lovely folks at IGIGI approached me again to do another review on their newest collection "Luxe Elegance" It's their Pre-Holiday 2014 collection and it's absolutely stunning with beautiful lace, sequins and prints. I decided to go with the gorgeous Ambrosia Dress in Midnight Blue. I wanted to try something that I wouldn't normally wear and this dress was it. I tend to stray away from form fitting pieces because I'm not crazy about how my mid region looks in them and also the fact that I don't have much in the curves department. But I decided to go with this dress anyway. It's super sexy with the seductive plunge neckline, flattering draping design and curve hugging silhouette. The dress is made of wrinkle free jersey and feels good on the body. The amazing rich blue color looks great on almost any skin tone. This dress is definitely a show stopper and perfect for any upcoming holiday parties, date night, or out with your girls.
Dress - c/o IGIGI//Shrug (similar) - Torrid//Belt (similar here and here)- ASOS Curve//Shoes (similar) - Sam Edelman//Clutch (similar)- Thrifted//Necklace (similar) - H&M
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
You ever seen a piece a clothing, whether it be online or in a store, and immediately say "I have to have it!" Well that's how I felt when I saw this Citron Laser Cut Midi from Eloquii. I immediately expressed my love for the skirt via social media and
not to my surprise, some of my fellow blogger boos felt the same way. So with that, Thamarr from Musings of a Curvy Lady, came up with the awesome idea to have a blogger challenge with the skirt! Myself, Thamarr, Georgette from Grown and Curvy Woman, and Joi from In My Joi all decided to participate to see how each of us styled this fab skirt. I knew I was up against some power houses with this challenge but stayed true to my style and went with a cute but polished look with some contrast of colors.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Lately I've been thinking about how critical I can be of myself, body wise. As much self confidence as I might come off having, I still wish my body looked a certain way. I don't like feeling that way and tell myself that I'm happy the way I am, no one is perfect. I must embrace what I have and not care so much about what I would like my body to look like. So when I saw this sweatshirt from Torrid, I immediately knew I had to have it! It's definitely a mantra that I need to tell myself everyday, that it's OK not to be perfect and still be happy. Since I loved the sweatshirt so much, I decided to style it 2 ways to show you that sweatshirts are not only for casual looks. They can totally be dressed up with a cute skirt like this one from ASOS and some heels.
Monday, October 13, 2014
I wanted to share with you an amazing event that the fabulous Alissa from the blog Stylish Curves is having and also hosting, it's called The Stylish Curves Pop-Up Shop. It's a plus size shopping event consisting of some of my fav online brands. The event will give you the opportunity to shop your favorite brands, see their pieces (new and past seasons merchandise) and try them on! The event will feature online brands such as Eloquii,Rebdolls, Fashion to Figure, Evans, Feminine Funk Tees, Hey Gorgeous, and plus size jewelry brand NY2YOU.
Event will be held in NYC on November 8, 20014 at 337 Broome Street, 2nd Floor, NY, NY
Tickets for the event are just $10. You can purchase your tickets (Must buy in Advance)
Hope to see to you there and spread the word! This is going to be a great event, you don't want to miss it!
Thanks for reading!
Until next time Lovies!!
~ La Pecosa Preciosa
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
As a plus size woman, I am constantly trying to push the envelope and break out of my shell when it comes to fashion. Now I know not every trend or style is for everyone but you shouldn't be afraid to try the ones that are. For instance rompers always terrified me and I'm immediately taken back to my child hood when my mom use to put them on me. Not to mention the whole "hungry thighs" issue when my thighs want to eat the romper and I'm forced to keep pulling them down. But even with all that, I decided to take the plunge and give the romper a try. I came across this romper one day while perusing the Wet Seal Plus site. I loved the black and white chevron design and the plunge neckline. You could easily wear it with a cami or bandeau underneath, but I chose to pin mine closed for a more clean look. Don't be afraid to wear this during the colder months with tights, booties and a jacket or blazer.
Romper (similar) - Wetseal + (sold out)//Belt (similar), Necklace (similar) & Shoes (similar) - Forever 21//Bag (similar) - Thrifted//Bracelet - Gift
It's always great waking up and finding awesomeness in your inbox. This morning I received the fabulous new Fall 2014 look from Pop-up Plus called RICH. It's featuring the gorgeous blogger/model Essie Golden. Now if you know Essie, then you know she puts the "F" in Fierce and this look book is nothing short of that. There's a stunning quilted skirt, hints of faux leather, the essential crop jacket and top, a must have Denim dress, head turning Jumpsuits, blocks of color and a tribute to Keith Haring. Pop-up Plus always has different, on trend and edgy clothing, like these joggers that I wore here. If you're looking to stop traffic and make a statement, then look no further and get RICH!
"With the way the world is going who knows how much longer we have on this planet? Make the moves you want, wear the clothes you like, and do as you please! As long as you don't hurt anyone (unless you're hurting their feelings by being too fine and shit LOL), your'e Golden"
- Essie Golden
Monday, September 29, 2014
I was recently contacted by Igigi about reviewing one of their pieces from their "Urban Jungle" collection. I immediately fell in love with this collection, all the gorgeous animal prints as well as the bold and colorful prints that are all perfect for the Fall. Having already tried Igigi before during FFFWeek (see here and here) I was aware of the great quality and fit of their clothing. But It was still hard for me to decide on which piece I wanted. In the end I chose the "Isla Dress", obviously for the gorgeous leopard print but as well as it being a transitional piece. I could totally see myself wearing this during the colder days with a blazer and boots. I love the feminine draped ruffle along the neckline and the classic A-line design. It's definitely a feminine and flirty dress, which made me want to twirl around in it (which I actually did lol). Igigi's clothing is very generous, so I would definitely check their size chart before ordering anything. I got this dress in a 14/16 and it fit me perfect (I'm normally a 18/20).
Dress - c/o Igigi//Belt & Bag - ASOS Curve//Shoes - Lane Bryant//Necklace - H&M//Bracelet (old) - Forever 21
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the Isabel Toledo for Lane Bryant Fall Preview at the 34th Street Flagship Store. I was super excited to actually meet the Toledos, who are such nice and charming people. They mingled with the guests, took pictures and gave interviews. It was a treat to finally see the new pieces in person, which were all gorgeous and stunning. Everything was made with such quality and so lady-like. They had actual models wearing some of the pieces which was great to be able to see how they looked on. The guests were treated to drinks, food and music as well as an awesome photo booth that printed live photos from your instagram feed using the hashtag #LBTOLEDO. It was also hosted by the lovely Chante from Everything Curvy and Chic, who looked lovely dressed in all LB.