La Pecosa Preciosa

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.

Comeback

Hi Lovies!

My goodness it has been a while since I posted on the blog! It feels good to be back and getting into the flow of things again. There are just times that I get very uninspired with the blog and need to recharge to get the creative juices flowing. It happens to us all and it's totally okay to take that time to refocus. For me getting dressed up and feeling pretty is definitely a way to get my fashion vibe going. You already know my obsession with leopard/cheetah print, so when I got this Cowlneck Skater Dress from Avenue I was in love. It fit all my dress needs, it was cheetah print, a skater silhouette and it had a cowl neck that is so perfect for the season. The Avenue has definitely been bringing the heat with their fashion and this dress is a perfect example. Extremely well made,super soft and easy to wear, as well as being lined underneath. By adding their gorgeous Velvet Lace-up Pumps, totally took this look up a notch. The lace-up detail and burgundy velvet was such a sexy touch to the shoe, while the block heel made them easy to walk in. I loved how the mix of the print and texture from the dress and shoes played so well together. Such an elegant and sophisticated look that anyone can pull off. It's safe to say that I  am back and ready to take on the world!

Sizing detail: Dress is a 18/20 Shoes size 10W

Forever Evolving

700x205 Hi Lovies,

The other day my eldest niece April told me that my style is always evolving. I was actually shocked by her comment because I feel sometimes I'm stuck in a fashion rut. But then I really thought about it, looked back at the past 5 years and how much my style has actually grown and evolved. While I love having a signature style that people identify me with, I love to throw a few curve balls in there once in a while. As of late I have been stepping out of my fashion bubble and I'm truly loving it. Wearing jeans was one of those obstacles for me, no one ever associated me with them. Now if you look in my closet you will see an abundance of them in all kinds of styles and fits. My most recent favorites are from the Rebel Wilson x Angels collection. Her jeans are just amazing quality and the fit is perfection. These Mogul Pull on Jeggings have been in heavy rotation, I love the super skinny fit from thigh to ankle and comfortable 3 button closure waist. There's amazing recovering on these so there's no stretching around the waist or sagging at the knees. Perfect for everyday, to dress up or down, you definitely need these jeans in your arsenal. 

 

Girl with Curves x Dia & Co.

Hi Lovies,

Before I jumped into the world of Plus Size Fashion blogging, I was an avid reader of PS blogs. I would spend hours just reading through them and enjoying how these women, who looked like me, could be so confident with their style. I had my fave bloggers of course that I loved and actually inspired me to start my own blog. Most of these bloggers paved the way in the plus size community and are a constant inspiration to so many women out there. One of my all time favorites is Tanesha  Awasthi from Girl with Curves. Her style is just timeless, classy and sophisticated which I'm all about. She makes everything she wears just look effortlessly beautiful and poised. Till this day I still read through her blog and continue to use her amazing style to inspire my own. So you can imagine my excitement when she announced that she was coming out with her own GWC Collection

Age Ain't Nothing But A Number

Hi Lovies,

In the world of fashion, there can be many rules that society likes to put on it, especially when it comes to age. They feel a woman of a certain age should be wearing clothing that is age appropriate. Now why I may agree with this to a certain extent, I do believe that women should be able to wear whatever makes them feel good. Being an older women in a world that feels fashion is for the young, I like to push the envelope and show the world that age ain't nothing but a number. With my 44th birthday coming up next week, I've never felt so youthful and daring with my fashion. I want to inspire other women like me to break the rules and show the world we can be just as fashionable as the rest of them.

 

The Perfect Silhouette

Hi Lovies,

Becoming a blogger has definitely helped me understand my body shape and what works best for it. Honestly once you figure that out, shopping and finding clothing for yourself is a breeze. But sometimes the problem with that is you will stick to one kind of silhouette. Even with myself, I like to keep it safe and go with pieces that I know are going to look good on me. As you know as of late I have been stepping out of my comfort zone and expanding my fashion. That's where my Gwynnie Bee subscription comes into play. I love that I have access to a plethora of brands that I might have never tried before and silhouettes that I was hesitant to try. There's no commitment either, if you get an item that doesn't work, you can easily send it back and try some thing else. 

 

Leather Love

Hi Lovies,

When it comes to the Fall, I am all about wearing different fabrics and textures. One of my favorites fabrics to wear is of course leather. Now most of my leather pieces are faux and there's nothing wrong with that. A lot of the faux leather choices that are out there for plus are made very well and look just as good as the real. Another thing I love about leather is how versatile it is. Most people associate it with being edgy but it can also be very feminine as well. I like the best of both worlds and decided to incorporate them together to create this look which I call Elegantly Edgy. I love a good print and if you've been following me for a while then you know I am obsessed with anything animal print. This Giraffe Print Off the Shoulder Top was the perfect pairing for the skirt. The print added some contrast to the look as well as a touch of sexiness.

 

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.