October 2014

Corner Office Dress by Poppy & Bloom

Hi Lovies!

Back in June when I attended the Press/Buyer reception during FFFWeek (see here) I was introduced to the plus size brand Poppy & Bloom. I met the lovely Lindsey Tabor, the head of Marketing/PR for the company. She was an absolute delight, spoke to me about their brand and what they are all about. I also had the pleasure of seeing their debut at the FFFWeek Designer Fashion Show. Everything was just so beautiful, the collection of whimsical prints, timeless shapes, and flattering silhouettes. I loved everything that came down the runway. So you can imagine my delight when Lindsey reached out to me to review one of their pieces, I was overjoyed! I've been scouting out their site for a while now so I knew immediately what dress I wanted, the Corner Office A-Line Dress in red. This was my favorite out of all the dresses, it just screamed Fall. I adore the hounds tooth pattern along with the red lines that gave the dress a pop of color. When the dress arrived I was immediately impressed, they did not skimp on the high quality material or construction of the dress. The dress is made of polyester/spandex so there was ample stretch all around. I went by the size chart to choose the right fit and went with an 18.

Dress - c/o Poppy & Bloom (currently on sale!)//Belt (old) & Bag (similar) - ASOS//Boots - DSW

Luxe Elegance Collection by IGIGI

Hi Lovies!

The lovely folks at IGIGI approached me again to do another review on their newest collection "Luxe Elegance" It's their Pre-Holiday 2014 collection and it's absolutely stunning with beautiful lace, sequins and prints. I decided to go with the gorgeous Ambrosia Dress in Midnight Blue. I wanted to try something that I wouldn't normally wear and this dress was it. I tend to stray away from form fitting pieces because I'm not crazy about how my mid region looks in them and also the fact that I don't have much in the curves department. But I decided to go with this dress anyway. It's super sexy with the seductive plunge neckline, flattering draping design and curve hugging silhouette. The dress is made of wrinkle free jersey and feels good on the body.  The amazing rich blue color looks great on almost any skin tone. This dress is definitely a show stopper and perfect for any upcoming holiday parties, date night, or out with your girls. 

Dress - c/o IGIGI//Shrug (similar) - Torrid//Belt (similar here and here)- ASOS Curve//Shoes (similar) - Sam Edelman//Clutch (similar)- Thrifted//Necklace (similar) - H&M

Citrón in the City

Hey Lovies!

You ever seen a piece a clothing, whether it be online or in a store, and immediately say "I have to have it!" Well that's how I felt when I saw this Citron Laser Cut Midi from Eloquii. I immediately expressed my love for the skirt via social media and not to my surprise, some of my fellow blogger boos felt the same way. So with that, Thamarr from Musings of a Curvy Lady, came up with the awesome idea to have a blogger challenge with the skirt! Myself, Thamarr, Georgette from Grown and Curvy Woman, and Joi from In My Joi all decided to participate to see how each of us styled this fab skirt. I knew I was up against some power houses with this challenge but stayed true to my style and went with a cute but polished look with some contrast of colors.

Screw Perfection

Hi Lovies!!

Lately I've been thinking about how critical I can be of myself, body wise. As much self confidence as I might come off having, I still wish my body looked a certain way. I don't like feeling that way and tell myself that I'm happy the way I am, no one is perfect. I must embrace what I have and not care so much about what I would like my body to look like. So when I saw this sweatshirt from Torrid, I immediately knew I had to have it! It's definitely a mantra that I need to tell myself everyday, that it's OK not to be perfect and still be happy. Since I loved the sweatshirt so much, I decided to style it 2 ways to show you that sweatshirts are not only for casual looks. They can totally be dressed up with a cute skirt like this one from ASOS and some heels.

The Stylish Curves Pop-Up Shop

Hey Lovies!

I wanted to share with you an amazing event that the fabulous Alissa from the blog Stylish Curves is having and also hosting, it's called The Stylish Curves Pop-Up Shop. It's a plus size shopping event consisting of some of my fav online brands. The event will give you the opportunity to shop your favorite brands, see their pieces (new and past seasons merchandise) and try them on! The event will feature online brands such as Eloquii,RebdollsFashion to FigureEvans, Feminine Funk TeesHey Gorgeous, and plus size jewelry brand NY2YOU. There will be giveaways and refreshments at the event, door open at 1pm-6pm.

Event will be held in NYC on November 8, 20014 at 337 Broome Street, 2nd Floor, NY, NY

Tickets for the event are just $10. You can purchase your tickets HERE (Must buy in Advance)

Hope to see to you there and spread the word! This is going to be a great event, you don't want to miss it!

Thanks for reading!
Until next time Lovies!!

~ La Pecosa Preciosa

Instagram Outfit Recap #22

Hi Lovies!

Here's a recap of my Instagram OOTD's. See photos for outfit details.

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