August 2012

A Stroll Through The Park

Yesterday was such a beautiful day out and unfortunately I spent the majority of it at work. But I decided after work I would take my dog Skittles out for a stroll in Central Park. I am very lucky to live only 5 blocks away from the park. I also called my niece April, who is also a fabulous photographer (check out her website) to join me for my stroll. To my surprise, April had her camera with her and was kind enough to take a few shots of my outfit yesterday....oh yea and Skittles too! 

The dress I'm wearing is from Forever21 Plus and I am loving it! The beautiful sequins on the top makes this dress look so elegant, yet I'm still able to dress it down if necessary. A great day to night piece The skirt part of the dress is adorable and super flouncy. It made me want to twirl around all day! I added my favorite gold turtle belt from (available here), along with my Python sling back platforms from Torrid (ebay score!) and accented the outfit with my a pair of Forever 21 earrings and my Python design bangle from Mango.

Geometrically Glamorous

As I said in my previous post I adore and have bought some fabulous things over the last few months. I wanted to highlight one of the dresses I got. It's the ASOS Curve Exclusive Skater Dress in Geo Print . It was originally $42.58 but it's currently on sale for $25.55 and of course I utilized the extra 10% off on top of that! It's one of the most comfortable dresses I own. It's made of stretch jersey, it comes with a patent pin buckle skinny belt and the skirt itself has just the right amount of flare. The Geometric print is not overwhelming and makes the dress extra classy, yet simple. I switched out the belt it came with for this black and yellow one that I own that came with an old Torrid dress I own for a pop of color. I originally purchased the black and white version first and loved it so much after I wore it that the next day whilst over at my Boyfriend's house, I jumped on his computer and ordered the green version! I'm anxiously waiting it's arrival ^_^

Oh ASOS, How do I love thee? Let me count the ways...

I have finally come to terms with myself and stopped sailing on the river of denial....I am a SHOPAHOLIC! I shop at a lot of different stores, always on the hunt for that perfect dress but one of my favorite places to shop for clothes is I was put on to this website about 3 years ago by one of my best friends and fashion guru Leslie (check out her blog La Mujer Decente). They have the most amazing clothing, shoes, accessories, etc. But what I like most about is that they carry a plus size line called ASOS Curve, which carries sizes 16-26.

It's a European website (Great Britain) but are very U.S. friendly.You can choose your country and it will convert the site to US dollars and sizes, so no need to do the math in your head (or calculator like I would do lol). They also offer free international shipping both ways! Shipping is super quick as well. They say 6 days but I always receive my packages within 5 days. But if you're an anxious Annie and can't wait the 6 days to get your stuff, you can pay an extra $12 for 2 day shipping.

At first I was a bit reluctant to buy something from them because I didn't know how the clothes would fit, being that there isn't any ASOS stores to physically try on the clothes. But I took a chance and was very please with what I got. Everything I've bought is pretty true to size, well made, all great materials used and holds up well when washed. While some of their merchandise can tend to be on the pricey side (well, for me anyway), I tend to purchase most of my things from their fantastic sale section or try and utilize any discount promo codes that they email me from time to time. Definitely sign up for their newsletter so you can receive emails on special offers. They are currently offering an extra 10% off on any sale items, just enter the code EXTRA10 when checking out.

Within the last 4 months I've gone a little ASOS crazy and have purchased quite a few dresses and accessories from them for this summer season. But I'm proud to say everything I bought was on sale! Here's some of the things I've purchased.

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