La Pecosa Preciosa

Party like a Rockstar!

Hi Lovies,

There's nothing better than attending an event/party and you literally have fun from the minute you get there to minute you leave. Well that's how I felt at the Gwynnie Bee VIP Kick Off Party for The Curvy Con. At the end of Curvy Con day 1, platinum ticket holders and selected guests were invited,  and we were party bused to the GB headquarters in Long Island City. The ride over there was almost as fun as the event, we had great music, travel wine tumblers for libations and all around great company. We arrive at the location and took the very decorative elevator upstairs, checked in and enter the space where the party was. Let's just say GW spared no expense with this party, there was music, food, drinks, and multiple photo booths to take fun pictures. Then half way through the event, the GW Ceo Christine Hunsicker announced that they were going to a have fashion show right in the middle of the space featuring their new collection designed by Rachel Antonoff. It was such a fun, whimsical collection adorned with colorful fruit an tropical colors. Once that was done, everyone got a chance to hit the runway and start an impromptu Soul Train line, it was the perfect way to end the evening. I for sure didn't want it to end and day one of The Curvy Con was a total hit.

Top - FTF//Skirt - Jibri//Shoes - Eloquii

Printed

Hi Lovies,

It's hard to believe that 2 weeks have passed since FFFWeek and The Curvy Con. Not to mention it has also been a few crazy weeks for me, so I am still catching up to blog posts. Nevertheless, the show must go on and it will go on in style. Prints of any kind are always big for me any time of the year but more so during the warmer months. In my recent post here, I talked about how much I loved floral prints and how they are a must have for the summer. Today I am stepping out of my norm and kicking my print game up a notch with this beautiful Geometric Print Tie Midi Skirt from Eloquii. This skirt has instantly become one of their most popular pieces, and with good reason. The "paper plane" print  is such a bold statement with the amazing mixture of colors. The self tie sash added an extra touch of flair to the skirt and the A-line silhouette flatters just about any figure. But just when you thought that the skirt couldn't get any better, they added pockets! Yassss Eloquii!

Top - Lane Bryant//Skirt - Eloquii//Shoes c/o Fullbeauty

Summer Ready

Hi Lovies,

Last Wednesday was Day 3 of FFFWeek for me and I attended The Avenue Blogger Brunch. They spoiled us with a nice spread of breakfast goodies and fashion. We got to see a sneak peek of what was coming for the Fall and talk with their PR team. They also had a small presnetation where they went through each rack of clothing talked in depth about some of the pieces. We also got to mingle with some of my other favorite bloggers and just chit chat while enjoy the morning. Of course no event would be complete without some pictures by the step and repeat.  

Dress c/o The Avenue//Shoes c/o Fullbeauty//Clutch (similar) c/o FTF

Voodoo Vixen

Hi lovies,

As you all know if you've been following me on social media, last week was Full Figured Fashion Week and The Curvy Con. So to say I had a busy week is an understatement. It was full of awesome events, hanging out with my fav bloggers from here in NYC and out of town as well. My week started Tuesday evening with the Marla Wynne Fashion for everyBODY Blogger event. I've worked with Marla before and did a post on her collection back in the winter (see here). Marla is such a character and a wonderful designer, and her clothes show that. We were able to get a preview of her upcoming pieces and got some goodies to take home with us as well. It was definitely a fun night and great way to kick off my week.

Dress c/o Voodoo Vixen//Shoes c/o Torrid//Bow Tie Belt - Wonder Lee 123

Golden Confidence Pool Party and Always For Me

Hi Lovies,

Saturday officially kicked off the week long events that I will be attending in conjunction with Full Figure Fashion Week and The Curvy Con. Starting with the 2nd Annual Golden Confidence Pool Party. Now if you been following me for a while, I attended this event last year (check out here) and had the best time at an event EVER! This year was no different, Essie Golden spared no expense this year to make this one just as a success as last year. The rooftop of The Holiday Inn was a sea of beautiful plus size women adorned in the best swimsuits out there. Strutting their stuff around the pool area with such confidence. Just like last year there was food, drinks and great music throughout the evening. To cap of the night, they had a swimsuit runway show showcasing awesome swimwear from different brands. Then Essie Golden and Chante from Everything Curvy & Chic surprised us all with announcing that they collaborated with Rebdolls to create a swimsuit line. They had some of the same girls from the runway show, sashay down giving us a sneak peek of the line. They were all so fabulous and chic, with a little something for everyone. 

Swimsuit & Coverup c/o Always For Me//Sandals - Ashley Stewart

But First, Wine!

Hi Lovies,

There are rare occasions that I do step out of my dress or skirt and throw on a pair of comfortable jeans. This is usually accompanied by a t-shirt of some kind, a graphic one preferably. I love me a graphic tee, it's a subtle way of showing off your personality and be cool doing it. I have tons of graphic tees but this strappy one from Charlotte Russe, basically had my name written all over it. Me and wine have this crazy love affair and it isn't ending any time soon. In my book, nothing gets done before wine, so the fact that this one said "But First, Wine" was awesome. Some things are just better when they are accompanied by a smooth boozy beverage lol! What drew me to the tee, besides the phrase, was the strappy neckline and hi/lo design, it was definitely different than any one I had. Extremely soft and comfy, this tee instantly became one of my favorites.

Jacket (similar) c/o Eloquii//T-shirt - Charlotte Russe +//Jeans - FTF//Sneakers c/o Fullbeauty

Gingham

Hi Lovies,

Gingham print was never one of my favorites, but over the last few years it has made a come back. It was the print of 2015 and has trickled into 2016. Most people think of it as more of a mascline print but what helped to make the trend feel more sophisticated were the ladylike silhouettes, like tailored blouses and blazers, dresses with hourglass shapes, and pencil skirts with up-to-there slits. It has definitely grown on my me and have actually added a few items to my wardrobe, like this Studio Pleated Midi from Eloquii. This has to be my absolute favorite skirt from them, the stretch scuba was comfortable and had great movement. The gingham print was so pretty and feminine along with the midi silhouette made this the perfect skirt. Not to mention Eloquii has finally answered my prayers and added pockets to it, Hallelujah!!! Eloquii, please this skirt in every color of the rainbow!!

Top (similar) - Torrid//Skirt - Eloquii/Shoes c/o Fullbeauty//Bag (similar) - Sole Society

Whoopsy Daisy

Hi Lovies,

Lately it seems like whenever I go to get dressed, I have to grab something with a floral print. It's just something about the spring/summer season that just entices you to these you to them. All my other prints in my closet have become jealous of my sudden obsession, but not to worry, you have not been forgotten! As you know skirts are one of my vices, I have lost count of how many I actually own. Out of all the styles and silhouettes I own, by far my favorite has to be a full circle skirt. I just love how the skirt is very full but hangs smoothly from the waist without pleats, or gathers. It's such an iconic image of fashion in the 50's and is still popular to till this day. This style is even more amazing when you can find it in such a bold print like this Daisy Circle Skirt from Lane Bryant. The large daisy print is such a statement while still remaining delicate and feminine. The light colors with the pops of pink in it make this such a versatile piece, perfect for any summer parties you might have. Oh did I mention it has pockets as well? 

Top  - Eloquii//Skirt - Lane Bryant//Sandals (similar) - Torrid

Hey Summer Hey!

Hi Lovies,

Memorial day weekend is the unofficial start of the summer, beaches open, temps start to rise and this weekend was a scorcher! Unfortunately I didn't get to beach this weekend but was able to hit a BBQ or 2. My family and friends always laugh at me because I never dress like I am going to one. I don't do the typical shorts, t-shirt and flip-flops, that is so not me. I prefer to go with my usual uniform which consist of some kinda dress and sandals. This Floral Shift Dress from Lane Bryant wasn't BBQ attire but I didn't care. I loved the beautiful floral print, the colors were fresh and vibrant. I was super comfortable due to the shift dress silhouette and slight flared sleeves. This type of dress can be worn loosely as is or you can cinch it at the waist with a belt to give the look more shape and structure. Definitely a dress that can take you to work and right after for drinks with friends. Just do a quick change of accessories and you are ready to go.

Dress (similar) & Belt (similar) c/o Lane Bryant//Shoes c/o Torrid//Bag (similar)- Street Fair

Casual Friday: White Denim

Hi Lovies,

The color white and me aren't the best of friends. As much as I love the color, it's always a challenge for me to wear. I tend to be a magnet for food dropping on me whenever I eat, so white isn't the best color for me to wear. But when I am having one of my brave days and derive a contingency plan for possible spills, I love to rock a pair of white jeans. It definitely makes me feel as if summer has finally arrived. The crispness of the color and the fact that it practically goes with anything is a pure joy. You know I am a sucker for a skinny jean and these Women Within Smooth Waist Jeans from Fullbeauty were such a hit. They are amazingly comfortable due to the pull on design and 3 inch waistband that smooths out your tummy. The give the illusion of a regular pair of jeans but in the form of a jegging. The length was great, since I'm on the taller side, they fit me like an ankle pant which are great for the summer. These are an awesome pant and will be trying out some of  the other washes.

TopPantsShoes c/o Fullbeauty//Bag (similar) - Just Fab