La Pecosa Preciosa

Issa Look

Hi Lovies,

When putting together an outfit, I like to factor in a few things. Obviously where I am wearing the outfit to is important, that's pretty much the premise of the look. Fabrics and textures is another factor as well as color and prints. But one thing I want is my look to always reflect my signature style. Leopard print is one of my signature prints, I mean just look at my blog theme! I feel more people need to embrace leopard as a neutral color. You'd be surprise how much it goes with and how easily it can take a outfit to the next level. This Leopard Print Moto Jacket basically has my heart, not only because of the print but because its a moto jacket. I try not to play favorites with my motos but this one has definitely made it to my favorites list quickly. I can pair this with so much, whether I'm doing something simple and want a pop of print or if I want to get creative and do some print mixing, I can If you're looking for a statement jacket this is the one you need in your life. 

Corporate Chic

Hi Lovies,

When shopping for clothes, I have to take into consideration that I will be able to use whatever I buy both for work and play. You know I pride myself in finding pieces that can do double duty. As much as I would love to just buy things all willy nilly, I can't because I still have a full time job I have to dress for. While my jobs dress code isn't super strict, I can pretty much wear what I want, there are times I do have to dress the part. If you follow my blogger bestie Darlene of Suits, Heels and Curves, her blog was all about how dressing for the corporate professional doesn't have to be boring. Back in the days, we have very limited options in the career wear area, especially for the plus size woman. But that has definitely changed, we actually can find stylish and trendy pieces to wear in the work place. 

Oh Yeah!

Hi Lovies,

I don't know if you've noticed but this girl has definitely been loving to wear jeans as of late. You could thank this cold weather we been having and me just being too lazy to want to put on tights in the morning for work. While I am a lover of denim, I usually prefer it in anything besides jeans. But they have grown on me like a fungus and when you find the right ones that fit you great, you just want to wear them all the time. My new favorites are the Skinny Pin-up Jeans from the Rebel Wilson x Angels collection. I adore this jean, such a great comfortable true to size fit and they come in a bunch of different version as well. These crop ankle light wash distressed pair with embellishments are literally everything. Perfect jean to easily dress up or down, they were definitely the star of the show.

The Shearling

Hi Lovies,

When it comes to coats, I am not lacking in that department. But with living in NYC and how cold it gets here, I tend to end up wearing the same warm coat for weeks at a time. This can get boring very quick, which in turn puts me in a fashion rut. It wasn't until I received a box from Dia & Co that all that changed. If you haven't heard of  Dia & Co, it's an online personal styling service for the plus size woman (14-32). You first take an online survey that has a series of questions about your style, personal preference, sizing, price ranges and what you're looking to add to your wardrobe. After you're done filling out the survey, a personal stylist will give you a call to get more in depth about your style. Once your stylist has all the info she needs, you will receive an email letting you know that your personally styled box is on it's way to you. Your box should contain at least 5 items of clothing. When you've had a chance to go through your box, if there's anything that doesn't work, Dia & Co provides a mailing envelope for you to send the items back for free. There is a $20 styling fee, if you decide to buy anything from your box, the fee will be credited towards your purchase. If you keep the whole box, you get 20% off the entire thing. How cool is that?!

Winter Pineapple

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One of my favorite things to do is take some of my spring/summer pieces and winter-fy them. This is a great way for me to be able to wear certain pieces that I really love during the colder months. Shopping my closet and remixing pieces is a great way to get my creative juices flowing. Not to mention how it saves me some money not having to buy new clothes for that particular season. That's when my Gwynnie  Bee subscription comes into play as well. When I received this gorgeous Pineapple Print Wrap Dress from Unique Vintage in my GB box, I was so happy but then I realized that it wasn't really season appropriate. But that wasn't going to stop me from wearing it now. Luckily also in my box was this stunning and warm Velvet Moto Jacket from INC International Concepts. I am literally obsessed with both of these piece. The dress is such a statement piece, super sexy and sophisticated. I've been looking for a velvet moto to add to my collection and I think I found it. The channel-quilted sleeves made this so edgy while the gorgeous green velvet gave the jacket such elegance. These two pieces paired so well together and the jacket added the extra warmth I need to wear this now.

Plus Size Remix: TF Diaries

Hi Lovies,

Yes, you read the title of this post correctly, the Plus Size Remix is back! I feel like a total trash human for not bringing this feature to the blog every month last year like I promised but stuff happens. But now with the new year here, I hope to be able to bring it to you more frequently. So if you're new to the blog and don't know what the PSR feature is, it's a monthly feature where I take a look that inspires me and remix it into a plus size version. I totally enjoy these remixes and I get most of my inspiration from Pinterest. I love doing these looks, putting my personal touch to the it and making it my own. 

Stepping into 2018

Hi Lovies,

The holidays are over and we are officially 3 days in to the New Year. With that there is always a looming feeling that it's a new year, so it's time for a new me. While I do take this time to kinda re-evaluate my life and think about things I can do to make it better, I don't make it a priority. Of course it's important to want to do better in all aspects of your life and push yourself but you want to set goals that are actually realistic and reachable. By no means does this mean not to set your goals high, everyone is different when it comes to this type of thing. But you don't want to overwhelm yourself with a goal that is too far fetched and when they aren't met, you feel disappointed with yourself. What I like to do is set smaller attainable goals that are important to me but if they aren't met I won't be hard on myself about them. This way trying to reach those goals is more fun and doesn't put so much pressure on me. If it happens then great, if it doesn't well then that's ok too. With everything that's happening in the world lately, it's important not to sweat the little things and take the time to focus on the things that means the most to you.

Holiday Shimmer

Hi Lovies,

With Christmas and NYE just 2 weeks away, I am getting my holiday looks together. Normally for Christmas I spend it with family inside so I don't get too dressed up. But I still like to have a bit of a festive flare to my look while still remaining comfy. I want to wear something that says holiday and anything with shimmer, sparkle or metallic is the way to go. As I mentioned in my previous post, Simply Be has been bringing their A game for holiday inspired pieces this season. This Choker Neck Jumpsuit surprisingly caught my eye when I was browsing the site. As you know I don't really wear jumpsuits but this was one I wanted to try. I loved the shimmery metallic fabric that had the festive feel I was looking for. The choker detail and v-neckline added a touch of sexy and femininity that I love. Not to mention how comfortable and stretchy the fabric was, I could wear this all night and be just fine. The cropped leg design is so on trend and allows you to show off whatever fabulous shoes you choose to pair with it. This is a very different look for me but I am looking forward to giving  them Holiday Shimmer this Christmas.

Winter Party Wear with Simply Be

Hi Lovies,

When it comes to holiday dressing, I have my favorite brands that are my go tos. Every season they bring all the festive goodness that I am looking for. Simply Be is one of those brands that has been killing it with their holiday fashion. If you remember last year, I rocked a few of their dresses and they were huge hits! (See here and here). This year they dropped a bunch of Winter Party Wear that will have you looking glitz and glam. This is the time of the year that I go all out and want to wear something that is a show stopper. So of course I had to choose something that was colorful as well as sequins, why not? This Ombre Sequins Swing Dress literally had my jaw dropped when I saw it on the site because all of my holiday dreams were made. This dress is just a spectacle of sparkly goodness with the different ombre sequins. The flattering swing shape made it easy to wear and gave it great movement. While this dress is super glam, I can totally dress it down a bit with a moto jacket and booties and still achieve a winter party look. You will definitely be showing off a bit of leg in this number as it is on the shorter side. But if that's a problem for you, there's nothing that a pair of tights can't fix. You will definitely be owning the night in this stunning dress.

Sizing details: I am wearing a size 20. Scroll down to find out how to get 40% off this dress

 

Keeping it Casual

Hi Lovies,

If you've been following me for a while then you know I love getting dressed up. I'm that girl that gets dressed up to go to my local bodega! Dresses and skirts have been my jam for the longest time and I just love being super feminine and girly. While that hasn't changed much, if you remember in my previous post, I mentioned how my style keeps evolving. Now I find myself reaching for clothing that is more causal and comfy. Especially during this time of the year when it's colder and you just want to be warm and cozy. Don't get me wrong, I will always be a girly-girl and love getting dolled up in dresses and such but change is good.