La Pecosa Preciosa

Taking On Philly With Catherine's

Hi Lovies,

If you follow me on Instagram and watched my stories, then you know I was recently in Philadelphia with Catherine's. I haven't been to Philly probably since I was a child on a school trip so I was super grateful that Catherine's asked me to be apart of this one. Philadelphia has so much history and we were lucky enough to be led around the beautiful City of Brotherly Love by two Philadelphians, Blogger Kellie Brown and Kate O'Brien from the Catherine's team. They had so much fun stuff planned for the next 3 day, I couldn't wait to get started.  What was even more fun was I got to enjoy this trip with 2 of my fabulous blogger babes Jeniese of The Jenesaisquoi and Alex of Learning to be Fearless. Can we say girl's weekend!

Ruffles

Hi Lovies,

Last week was Full Figure Fashion Week and that means tons of events to attend. While this year I wasn't able to attend a lot of them due to work, I was able to go to a few. I love this time of year because bloggers and influencers from all over come to NYC to enjoy this week. I get to see and meet a lot of bloggers that I basically only know via social media. So it's great to finally meet them in person and connect on a personal level. One of my favorite events is the FFFWeek Curvy Expo, it's an awesome way to network with brands, hang with your fav bloggers and of course shop. Not to mention it also gives you an opportunity to dress to impress. I finally got to pull out my Pinstripe Ruffles Wrap Skirt from Eloquii, talk about a show stopper! I loved the exaggerated ruffles on the hem along with the simple pinstripe print. The flattering wrap style just added to this beautiful skirt as well as give it some structure. It's was sophisticated and dramatic all in one skirt while remaining super girly. Definitely the perfect skirt for an event like the Expo, I was overwhelmed with all the compliments I got on it. I can't wait to wear it again!

Dotted

Hi Lovies,

Well mother nature finally realized that it's about to be summer and turned up the heat this weekend. New York summers are literally pure torture, with the heat and humidity, you just want to walk around naked. Now when the temps get up into the 80's and 90's, all I want to wear is nothing but light easy breezy clothing. My go-to are dresses during the summer, it's an easy one and done quick thing to throw on and still looked pulled together. As you guys know I love clothing that can work double duty as well since I do have a 9-5. So finding dresses that I can easily wear to work and then for play are a must. A perfect example is this beautiful dotted shirt dress from Tocca. Now if you remember a few months ago I featured a dress from their exclusive collection with Gwynnie Bee (see here). TOCCA is known for its beautifully wearable pieces that exude a feminine, sexy edge and contemporary beauty products inspired by the Old World. When this dress popped up on the Gwynnie Bee website, I immediately closeted it, so had my name written all over it. I loved the mixture of colorful polka dots which give the dress a whimsical feel. The shirt dress design is super classic making it this dress perfect for work. You already know how I feel about a dress with pockets, and these add such character to the dress. I don't think I'll be returning this dress back to GB, it's definitely a keeper!

Peasant Girl

Hi Lovies,

I was definitely born in the wrong decade, I say this to myself every time I get dressed. I am so drawn to clothing from different periods, like back in Elizabethan times. I loved the huge dresses they had to wear, they were such statements for that time. I also had an unhealthy obsession with Little House in the Prairie as well. As mean as Nelly Olsen was, I wanted all of her clothes lol! Peasant dresses are also one of my favorites as well, I admire the simplicity of them. This Off the Shoulder Crinkle version from Roaman's was definitely a modern twist to the everyday peasant dress. The burnt orange color along with the floral print was such a pretty combination. The delicate ruffle hem and off the shoulder design is so feminine and sexy. This dress is also extremely comfy, loved the way it felt on my body. Great to wear on the weekend for brunch with your girls and with a quick change of your accessories can easily transform into a night look. Peasant dresses are definitely a must for the upcoming summer months.

Floral Jumpersuit

Hi Lovies,

When it comes to my fashion style, I can be pretty predictable. I'm either going to go for a dress or a skirt, those are my signatures. But just like fashion, my style is always evolving or so I try to anyway. Jumpsuits are one of those things that I thought I could never pull off and stayed away from. I loved the way they looked on people and longed to be able to look as good in one. It wasn't until last summer that I actually took the plunge and gave one a whirl. I instantly loved how I looked in it and promised I would wear more of them. Fast forward to last month when I saw my Boo Georgette of Grown and Curvy Woman wearing this amazing Floral Jumpsuit during her trip to Cuba. It was absolutely stunning and perfect for the summer season. The bold colorful print was such a statement while the comfy linen material gave it some delicacy. I loved that it had a elasticized waist with a removable belt to give the jumpsuit some shape. Of course I added my own belt to give the look a little twist of me. This is definitely one of those one-and-done pieces that will have you looking effortlessly chic all summer long.

Patchwork

Hi Lovies,

I love when fashion trends or styles of the past make their way back around again. This year alone we've seen so many styles that brought me back to my youth like bomber jackets. shoulder pad and customized denim jackets. One trend that I've been seeing around the fashion scene as of late is patchwork jeans. This pair from Roaman's is totally giving me nostalgia and transporting me back to the 80's. I love the mixture of the light wash and white denim that are so spring like along with the semi boyfriend fit giving off a relaxed fit. You get great versatility with them as they can easily be worn dressed up or down. These are definitely a pair of stylish  jeans that you need in your collection that can be worn all year round.

On Wednesday We Wear Pink

Hi Lovies,

As I've gotten older, I noticed that my style has definitely changed. There are days where I want to be super comfortable and wear a pair of jeans with some sneakers. But then I have my days where I want to be ladylike AF lol. Actually in all honesty this happens more than I want to admit. I love getting dressed up and being as girly as possible. For me wearing pink is synonymous with being a girl and while some might think its cliche, I'm all about it. This Jacquard Drop Waist Dress from the Victoria Beckham x Target collection was the perfect sophisticated lady like dress. If you read my previous post on this collection, then you know that out of all the pieces I bought only 2 worked for me, and this was one of them. This dress was giving me all types of Jackie O vibes, the perfect combo of classic and fashion forward. The drop waist gave the dress a flirty vibe along with the front patch pocket that added such character. The fuchsia color was so bold and vibrant, making this dress such a statement. As a working woman I need clothes that can pull double duty and this is definitely a versatile piece. I can easily wear this from day to night with a quick switch of my accessories and shoes and I'm good to go.

 

When Life Gives You Lemons

Hi Lovies,

Yesterday was Mother's Day and while I am a mother, this day isn't the same for me anymore. This will be my third Mother's Day without my beautiful Mom who was called to Heaven almost 3 years ago. You would think it would get easier but unfortunately for me is hasn't. Losing my Mom was one of the hardest things I have ever had to deal and continue to deal with everyday. So while I am super sad on Mother's Day, I continue to celebrate her memory and thank god for all the wonderful women in my life. Whether their mothers or not, I am thankful for the special role they play in my life. My mom always told me not to live in the past but to embrace what the future has to hold for us, and that's what I do now. I will always continue to miss my mother, that's never going to change, but I will celebrate the now and all the blessings that I have. My heart will remain heavy on this day but it's good to know that I have friends and family to help lighten the weight. 

 

Casual Dressing with Dress Barn

Hi Lovies,

I live for those days where you don't have to put any effort into a look but still want to look cute. Who what of thought that I could find that type of clothing in Dress Barn? When I think of DB, I think of a place I would go to get clothes for work, but it has evolved into so much more. Their DB Sunday line is all about causal, comfy lounge wear pieces that are fashionable as well as functional. This Space-Dye Hoodie was one of my favorite pieces, incredible soft and comfortable. The space-dye print along with the soft peachy coral is so spring. The hood and kangaroo pouch pockets gave this top such an athleisure feel and the short sleeves made it easy to wear for this season. This has easily become one of my favorite tops to grab for the weekend.

Calla Lily

Hi Lovies,

By now I'm sure most of you have seen the Victoria Beckham for Target collection. When I saw a preview of the collection back in February, I fell in love with everything. I couldn't be more happier that the collection came in plus size as well. Not mention the pricing was super reasonable for this kind of collab.  I was drawn to the 60's Mod style, the silhouettes, prints and bold colors that were perfect for the spring. I was one of those folks up super early to grab some of these amazing pieces. Unfortunately none of the Target stores in my area carried the plus sizes so I took a chance with sizing and ordered a bunch of dresses all in size 3X. Surprisingly, my packages arrived within 2 days which never happens when I order from Target. I immediately opened the package and was so happy with the amazing quality of the pieces. But sadly out of six dresses I ordered I only kept two, one being this gorgeous Calla Lily Satin Ruffle Hem Dress