2015

Double Trouble

Hi Lovies!!

Now that Christmas is over, we can now focus on what fabulous outfit we're going to wear to welcome in the new year. Whether you're staying home with family, spending it with friends or going to a fabulous party for New Years Eve, finding this outfit can be a daunting task for some. Well now there's a company that can help you with that. Dia & Co. is an online personal styling service for the plus size woman (14-32). You first take an online survey that has a series of questions about your style, personal preference, sizing, price ranges and what you're looking to add to your wardrobe. After you're done filling out the survey, a personal stylist will give you a call to get more in depth about your style. Once your stylist has all the info she needs, you will receive an email letting you know that your personally styled box is on it's way to you. Your box should contain at least 5 items of clothing. When you've had a chance to go through your box, if there's anything that doesn't work, Dia & Co provides a mailing envelope for you to send the items back for free. There is a $20 styling fee, if you decide to buy anything from your box, the fee will be credited towards your purchase. How cool is that?!


Christmas with Harper + Liv

Hi Lovies,

We are now t-minus 2 days to Christmas and I'm still not finished shopping. I always say I'm going to start early and it never happens, but I digress. The one thing I did get done was choosing my outfits for the holidays. For Christmas I definitely wanted to wear something that was different and not the traditional holiday look. Something fun and colorful was my goal and this Harper + Liv Printed Illusion Dress totally fit the bill. The beautiful geometric print makes such a bold statement with its pinks and green color combo. The Sweetheart design with sultry mesh panels and inverted pleats give this dress some sexiness. This may be too short for some folks, I'm 5'6 and it's hitting me above my knee. So keep that in mind before buying.

Dress & Jacket (both on sale!) c/o Harper + Liv//Shoes (similar) - Old Navy//Purse (similar) - BCBG

Winter Florals

Hi Lovies,

I'm always looking for ways to get the most out of my wardrobe. During the winter, I love to take my sleeveless dresses and give them a new look by wearing a top underneath. This Floral Dress from Modamix was perfect with the beautiful winter colors, and super comfortable material. I loved the fit and design which is very flattering, along with the exposed front zipper made this dress a little sexy. This can easily go great with a turtlenecks, button up shirts or a Bow Blouse like this one from Charlotte Russe. It just takes a simple dress and transforms the look completely and the colors complemented each other so well. Since old man winter decided to show his face this pass weekend, I had to pull out a warmer coat. My Halloway Belted Coat from Fashion to Figure was just what I need to finish off this look. I was ready to hit the streets and enjoy Saturday brunch with my Beau.

Dress (on sale now!) - Modamix//Top (similar) - Charlotte Russe//Coat - Fashion to Figure//Boots - DSW//Purse - Forever 21

Style Challenge with Gwynnie Bee: Blouse with Bow

Hi Lovies!

I love a challenge, especially a style challenge. It pushes me to get my creative juices flowing and kinda think out the box. So when Gwynnie Bee contacted me about participating in their monthly feature on their blog "One style, three ways" along with 2 other bloggers, I was more than happy to do it. If you've not familiar with them, they are basically Netflix but for plus size clothing. Subscribers choose from different plans (and prices) depending on how many items they want to have out at a time.  Subscribers browse the collection, select items that they like, select their size (based on size charts for each brand) and put them in their closet. Once a minimum number of items are "closeted," new members are sent a box with their first items, depending on the plan they chose. You can keep the items for as long as you want without commitment or if you really like something, you have the option to buy it at a discounted price. Shipping is super quick and I love getting treats in the mail. When you're done with the items, just pop it into the prepaid envelope they provide you with and drop it into your nearest mailbox, it's as simple as that! If you're interested in trying out GB just click on this link for a free month trial!


Modamix Resort Collection

Hi Lovies,

Last month me and my blogger boo Darlene of Suits, Heels and Curves had the pleasure of doing a photo shoot with one of our fav brands Modamix. By now you know that the Modamix team is practically family to me and I just adore them. I believe in their passion to make amazing plus size clothing and the dedication they put in. If you're not familiar with this brand, check out a few posts I've done here and here. The shoot we did was for their new Resort Collection and it's just awesome! It has a little bit of everything, bold prints, different textures and materials. I love that this collection has an edgy athleisure design to it but still remains very feminine. Modamix never disappoints when it comes to style and quality of their clothing. It was definitely fun to be able to dress up in these fantastic pieces and pretend to be a model for the day! Some of the collection is currently available online at Lord & Taylor, the rest will be available next month, so make sure to keep your eyes out for it! Here a few pictures from the shoot.

Aria Dress and Jaime Jacket (available in January)

The "Not So" Ugly Christmas Sweater

Hi Lovies!

With the holidays comes tons of parties and the most popular one is the "Ugly Sweater" party. While most people love this one, I on the other hand is not in the business of buying anything ugly. Don't get me wrong, I do like the idea of it, so in the spirit of the holidays I decided to attend one. Finding a sweater was not difficult, as there are tons of plus size Christmas sweaters options. I didn't want to spend a lot on one because I wouldn't be wearing it often, so I decided to head over to my Forever 21. I was pleasantly pleased with the selection and found this perfect "Not So" ugly sweater. I fell in love with the reindeer graphic made from gold and red sequins, it was so festive and adorable. Paring it with my Ashley Stewart Hi-Low Neoprene Skirt was such a great combo. The red color complimented the sweater well and the hi-lo design gave it a more high end look. I also love how much volume the skirt had, and with my gold heels I felt super glam. We can definitely say I didn't win the Ugly Sweater contest this year! *Kanye Shrug*

Sweater - Forever 21//Skirt - Ashley Stewart//Shoes (similar) - Lane Bryant

Torrid Insider Collection

Hi Lovies!

A few weeks ago, the plus brand Torrid reach out and shared with me their new Torrid Insider Collection. This designer of this collection, Danielle Williams, said that the collection was designed for the fashion-forward woman who isn't afraid to take risks. I love that it has something for everyone, from skirts to jackets, dresses, jumpsuits, vests, the choices are endless. What's also great about this collection is how you can mix and match the pieces to create so many great looks from casual to dressy. There were also many pieces that were great for the holidays.You can only find these pieces on Torrid.com and it is also limited edition, so make sure to snatch up a few pieces before their gone!

Jacket & Dress c/o Torrid//Jeans - Fashion to Figure//Booties - Fullbeauty//Bag - Target


Bad Ass Fairy Princess

Hi Lovies,

When dressing for the holidays, I like to keep it fun and playful. In my book, nothings more fun and playful than a tulle skirt. There's just something about them that are so whimsical and make you think of fairies. Tulle skirts have definitely come a long way, you can find them now in different colors, lengths and styles. This Metallic Layered one from Lane Bryant (sold out online, check in stores) just screams holiday with the beautiful gold color and tiered design. You will definitely feel like a fairy princess in this skirt.

Jacket & Purse - Fashion to Figure//Top (similar) - Wetseal Plus//Skirt - Lane Bryant//Shoes (similar)- DSW

Dash and Bash with Lane Bryant

Hi Lovies!

The holidays are fully upon us now and with that comes countless parties, family gatherings and NYE bashes. I don't know about you but I always struggle with what I am going to wear for these occasions. So to make things a little easier, me and few of my bloggers babes Jamie, Georgette, Darlene, Jeniese and Pepper decided to create a Holiday Look book with Lane Bryant and their current hashtag #DashandBash. Since all of our styles are different, we each picked an occasion (home for the holidays, casual x-mas, casual NYE, formal party, Office Holiday Party and NYE) and chose an outfit that we would wear for it. It was definitely a fun way to get into the holiday spirit and get my creative juices flowing.

Rocker Chic

Hi Lovies!!

I know I've been MIA via the blog and I sincerely apologize for that. I recently moved from Manhattan to The Bronx so blogging had to be put on pause. I've spent the last week off from work getting myself settled. It has been a chore trying to fit all my things in a much smaller space but I am making it work. It's is definitely a transition for me since I've lived in Spanish Harlem all my life but I am getting use to it. Now that things are semi back to normal, I can get back on my blogging game. My new favorite thing to wear right now are sweater dresses, they are simple and easy to wear and can be worn casually or dressed up. This Turtle Neck Sweater Dress from Charlotte Russe was such a great addition to my closet. Perfect for those chilly days that are soon to come here in NYC. The chunky knit material is super cozy and warm and I love the pretty mauve color. Right now CR is offering 40% off so this would be the perfect time to pick this baby up!

Dress - Charlotte Russe+//Vest c/o Harper & Liv//Boots - Lane Bryant

Lord & Taylor Holiday Event with Modamix

Hi Lovies!

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Lord & Taylor Holiday Event. It was also the day they revealed their window displays on 5th Ave so whole store was buzzing with holiday spirit. In celebration, each floor was having some kind of event going on. The 6th floor, which is where the plus size section is, had a fashion show. They were showcasing some of the plus size brands they carry and how you can get ready in style for the holidays. Modamix was one of the brands and as you know I'm a huge fan of their clothes, they are like family to me. The team asked me, and my blogger boos Darlene of Suits, Heels, and Curves and Jamilyn of Style over Size to come dressed up all in Modamix and support them at the event. Of course we all said yes and couldn't wait to show up and show out!

Top & Pants c/o Modamix//Shoes (similar here and here) - Lane Bryant

The Cape Blazer

Hi Lovies,

The Cape Blazer has hit the fashion world by storm, and I am obsessed with them. They take the everyday normal blazer up a notch and add just the right amount of flare to any outfit. This one from Eloquii is nothing shy of that. When this hit the site, folks went bonkers and of course it immediately sold out. I missed out on the first round but was able to snag one when it was restocked and I couldn't be more happy. As usual Eloquii spared no expense making this cape blazer, it fits like a dream and the quality is amazing. This is a piece that you will have forever and has instantly become a wardrobe staple. 

Cape Blazer (similar) - Eloquii//Dress - Ashley Stewart//Shoes - DSW

Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant

Hey Lovies!

Don't you hate how some deodorants can ruin your clothes by leaving white residue on it. Or after applying it and you slip on your shirt, you get white streaks on your clothes? Well those days are over, there is finally a spray on deodorant that knocks this out the box. The folks over at Dove sent me the new Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant to review and join the #TryDry experience. I've been using these deodorants for a few weeks now and they work like a dream. I know you're thinking that most spray deodorants go on super wet and you have to stand there with your arms up in the air hoping it dries. Well Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant provides all the care of Dove for softer, smoother underarms. It goes on instantly dry for a cleaner feel while offering the brand's signature 1/4 moisturizing technology as well as providing 48-hour odor and wetness protection. It's like magic in a spray can!


Crop Top Classy

Hi Lovies!!

I know for some women, wearing a crop top can be terrifying, I myself felt that way for a long while. I felt that I had too much tummy to sport one or since I'm in the 40 and over group, it was inappropriate to wear one. But what inspired me to get over my fear is seeing other women, like me, wearing them with such confidence, not a care in the world of what anyone thought. So fast forward to now and I am just as confident in my skin as I want to be and wearing a crop is like wearing any other piece of clothing. Now for me, I always style my crop tops with a skirt, so this matching set from Rue 107 was right up my alley. I loved how sexy the Naomie Bralette is with the halter type straps, that you can tie in a bunch of ways. The fit was great and it didn't rise up after a while. Since the top is so sexy, the Paige Circle Skirt helped to give some balance to the look without over doing it. Just like the Tyra Cheetah Circle Skirt that I wore in a previous post (see here), this one didn't disappoint. It's simple but can be styled in so many ways and take you from season to season.

Bralette & Skirt c/o Rue 107//Shrug (similar) - Torrid//Shoes (similar) - DSW//Purse (similar) - Ashley Stewart

Lady Like

Hi Lovies!!

Being known as a girly-girl is something I take pride in, I love my dresses and skirts all day, everyday. I'm not that girl who wears sweats or yoga pants on the weekend to run around in, nor do I own sneakers. Nothing gives me more pleasure that getting dressed up and I totally get that from my Mother. Up until the day she passed, she made sure she always looked presentable. My motto is "You never know who you're going to run into" so I like to be prepared lol. Pleated skirts are the ultimate lady like item, they remind me of being in elementary school and my mom would dress me up in them. Now as a grown woman, it's great that I can still wear one and it be appropriate. The pleated skirt has definitely evolved, you can find them in a bunch of different fabrics, styles and colors, my current favorite is the faux leather version. It seems like everyone is jumping on the faux leather pleated skirt bandwagon and that's wonderful, I'm all about having options. When I first saw this burgundy one from Charlotte Russe Plus, I nearly fell over. It was the perfect fall staple and the color was amazing, not to mention budget friendly. I ordered this beauty back in July and unfortunately it sold out pretty quick but I've given you some other options below.

Coat (similar) - ASOS Curve//Top & Skirt (similar) - Charlotte Russe+//Bag (similar) c/o Fashion to Figure//Shoes (similar) - DSW

Birthday Girl

Hi Lovies,

Being born on Halloween was always super fun for me when I was a kid, it was the best of both worlds. I looked forward to dressing up in a fun costumes and having a party with my family and friends. Now that I'm older I'm not as into getting dressed up but more about finding the perfect birthday outfit. This year I turned 42 and I wanted to wear something sexy but classy. The LBD is always the way to go, it's timeless, classic and sophisticated. Cape dresses have quickly become super popular, and it takes the LBD to the next level, just like this one from Fashion to Figure. I knew I wanted to wear this for my birthday, not only because how chic it looked but it made me feel like a super hero, which was totally appropriate for Halloween lol. It's made of a nice thick scuba material, which holds all my goodies in place and is super comfortable. This dress is definitely out of my comfort zone since I normally don't wear form fitting things but I slapped on my good spanx and hit the streets!

Dress (similar) c/o Fashion to Figure//Shoes - Lane Bryant//Purse (similar) - Just Fab

Leopard and Leather

Hey Lovies!!

As much as I wanted to protest Fall, I have totally embraced it and have picked up a bunch of great pieces for the season. You guys know how much I love anything leopard/cheetah print as well as my addiction to skirts. Well, when I saw this skirt from Rue 107, I jumped for joy, it was the best of both worlds. This was my first time trying out Rue 107 but I had heard such good things about them. They are known for their colorful, bold and edgy clothing that make a statement. The Tyra Cheetah Circle Skirt is a little slice of heaven, extremely well made with a nice heavy weight ponte material. It's super forgiving and stretchy which fits comfortably on the waist. The midi length makes for a more sophisticated look which is totally my style. Plus it's the perfect skirt to twirl in, can't get much better than that! 

Skirt c/o Rue 107//Jacket - Forever 21//Top - Charlotte Russe//Boots - DSW

Plus Size Remix: Style of a London Tall Girl

Hi Lovies!!

Well I am finally back with another edition of "Plus Size Remix" and I'm totally sorry that I didn't get around to doing one sooner. If you missed my first 2 remix post, you can see them here and here. This months inspiration comes from Marsha of Style of a London Tall Girl. I adore this woman's style so much, she's just so elegant, sharp and sophisticated. Not to mention she lives in one my favorite places in the world, London. She had so many looks that I wanted to recreate but this look definitely spoke to me. From the gorgeous polka dot midi skirt, to the orange top and pop of blue in her shoes, this was definitely a Sandra outfit.


Adam Lippes for Target Plus Size Collab

Hi Lovies!

As you know, one of the best things about blogging is all the amazing women I have met and have become friends with. It's just great to be around women who share the same interests and support each other in what we do. Now as much as I wish they all lived in NYC so we can see each other more often, they don't. But I do spend a good amount of time with the ones that do, like my girls Darlene of Suit, Heels and Curves and Jamilyn of Style over Size. Our styles are very similar, so much so that we ended up ordering some of the same pieces from the Adam Lippes for Target collection. One of the pieces being this Plaid Belted Sweater Vest. We decided since we all had the vest, why not do a collab together to show our own unique styles.


Sweater Weather

Hi Lovies!!

Sweater weather is fully upon us now, especially this weekend with the temps dipping down to the 30's! (I wasn't ready!!) There's nothing better than a nice cozy sweater to keep you toasty, even more so a sweater dress. This one from Charlotte Russe+ was perfect for Saturday brunch with my babe. I was super comfortable in this dress but still felt sexy and stylish. The length was perfect to wear with my knee high boots and could easily be worn belted with a pair of leggings or jeans. It's definitely a versatile piece and for $33 bucks, I couldn't pass it up.

Jacket c/o Harper + Liv//Sweater Dress - Charlotte Russe+//Boots - Lane Bryant//Bag - Target
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Pur Minerals Lip Lure Review

Hi Lovies,

Since doing my first beauty review back in August (see here), I've had quite a few companies reach out to me to test and review their products. One of the companies, which I wasn't too familiar with, was Pur Minerals, They sent me their new "Lip Lure" Hydrating Lip Lacquers and I couldn't have been more excited to try them out.

Window Pane and Fringe

Hi Lovies!

By now I'm sure most of you have seen the new Target collaboration with Adam Lippes. It's great that Target is continuing to have great collabs with different designers. When I first checked out the look book with Adam Lippes a few months back, I was very impressed with what I saw. I fell in love with the plaid/window pane prints, which is a favorite of my mine. I was also happy that they were going to make it available online in plus sizes. I anxiously awaited for Sept 27th to roll around so I can jump on my laptop and order a few things. The one piece that I had to have was this shirt dress, I swooned over it the minute I saw model Denise Bidot wearing it in the look book. I adore shirt dresses, and this one just tugged at my heart strings. The brush stroked plaid design made this dress super sharp and sophisticated but also very sexy with the high side slits. I wanted the dress to speak for itself and basically just threw on some over the knee boots, a bag and headed out the door. This will make for a great laying piece for Fall and Winter, there are so many style possibilities! 

Dress - Adam Lippes for Target//Bag (similar) - Catherine's//Boots - Lane Bryant//Belt (similar) - Forever 21

Denim and Camo

Hi Lovies!

This fall I've decided that I want to be all about comfort when it comes to my outfits. Since it's not one of my favorite seasons, I at least want be comfortable, right? Dresses are definitely a great way to achieve this as well as simplifying your life. Even more so with a denim shirt dress, which is a wardrobe staple and looks good on everyone. Just like this Braided Belt Denim Tunic from Ashley Stewart. I really liked that it was longer in length than most denim dresses and came with a cute brown braided belt. Of course you could definitely swap that out for one of your own to change up the look. 

Falling over Capes

Hi Lovies

Now that Fall is officially here I can start getting into my outerwear. There are so many cool styles popping up on the scene and my current favorite are capes. I really like the way they look and how they can take any outfit to the next level. Not to mention how wearing one always makes me feel like Sherlock Holmes, who I adore (don't judge me!). Recently while browsing the Fashion to Figure website I came across this adorable Madeline Dotted Zip Cape and instantly fell in love with it. It was simple but super chic at the same time. I loved the easy zip up closure and wide arm slits which made for easy mobility. It's perfect for the weather right now here in NYC but can definitely be worn in the colder months with a thick turtle neck. 

Cape & Jeans c/o Fashion to Figure//Top - Forever 21//Boots - Lane Bryant//Bag (similar) - Thrifted


Karina Dresses

Hi lovies!

A few weeks ago I was contacted by the folks of Karina Dresses to review one of their dresses. I am always down to check out a brand/company that carries both straight and plus sizes. While perusing the site, the first thing that caught my eye was that their dresses are American handmade and crafted with limited edition fabric in Brooklyn, NY. Gotta love a brand who makes their product right here in my home of NYC. As I continued to look through the site, I was totally impressed with what I saw, the dresses had a vintage look about them but still fashion forward. The prints were very eye catching and fun. I also loved that each dress had a name, which totally gave them a whimsical flare. All the dresses are made of this amazing material that feels great on the body, super forgiving and best of all wrinkle free! Yup, you heard me right, wrinkle free. Who doesn't like a dress that you can just throw on and literally walk out the door. That's an A+ in my book. 

Dress c/o Karina Dresses//Bag (similar here & here) - Lord & Taylor//Shoes (similar) - Lane Bryant

Fashion to Figure Denim: Weekend Look

Hey Lovies!

For my last and final look featuring Fashion to Figure Denim is my favorite, the weekend look. When it comes to the weekend, I don't want to have to over think about what I am going to wear. My outfit should definitely be easy breezy and no nonsense. My denim of choice for the weekend are definitely a pair of Boyfriend Jeans, they are super comfortable, casual and go with almost anything. The FTF boyfriend jeans are amazing, they aren't super baggy and are a great fit. I love the distressing on them and the faded wash which gives them a little edgy look. These can totally be dressed up as well with a cute pair of heels or booties. Every woman should have a pair of these in their wardrobe, they are for sure a staple.

Jacket, Top, Jeans c/o Fashion to Figure//Shoes - Lane Bryant//Bag c/o Yours Clothing

Fashion to Figure Denim: Date Night Look

Hi Lovies!

I am bringing you another Fashion to Figure denim look featuring their fabulous Jeggings. Besides the skinny jean, jeggings are my next favorite. They are just an easy, no nonesense type of denim. You can literally throw them on and walk out the door. What I love about these FTF pair is how comfortable they are, the elastic waist band is wide and very soft. These are also fitted on the leg similar to the Skinny jeans but these are more of a high waisted fit which I love and come in a black and dark denim wash. I can totally see myself living in these jeans this Fall.

Top & Belt (check stores), Jeans, Bag c/o Fashion to Figure//Shoes - Lane Bryant

Fashion to Figure Denim: Workwear Look

Hi Lovies!

Back in August, Fashion to Figure invited a bunch of bloggers to their offices to check out their new denim line. The whole idea behind their new denim line is, when you find your size in any of their styles, that will be your size across the board. There will no longer be a need to bring 20 different pairs of jeans with you into the dressing room anymore. If you're an 18 in their skinny jean, then you're an 18 in their Boyfriend jeans. They currently have a jegging, skinny jean, boyfriend jean and a boot cut jean. At the end of the event we filled out a card letting them know which styles we wanted. Now you know I'm not a jean girl at all but it's important to have at least the basics in your wardrobe. I opted for the skinny, jegging and the boyfriend. I knew I wanted to do 3 different outfits with them to show their versatility. Today's look is my work wear look featuring their skinny jean in dark wash.

Vest, Top, Jeans, Bag, Bracelet (similar), Necklace (similar) c/o Fashion to Figure//Booties (similar) - Lane Bryant

Forever Summer

Hi Lovies!!

I am no way, shape or form ready for Fall, if I could rewind this summer, I'd totally do it. I just love summer, so I'm going to be rocking as many outfits as I can until Fall arrives (don't judge me!) This outfit was one I wore for brunch with my babe one day. I just love the fresh and summery feel of it, just simple and clean. This floral linen jacket from Old Navy was just adorable and the soft pastel colors made me think of sherbert ice cream. Then I tied it in with my peachy tee from Lane Bryant and delicate lace skirt from Modamix just made for the perfect summer look. 


Blazer & Shoes (similar) - Old Navy//Top - Lane Bryant//Skirt - Modamix//Bag c/o Fashion to Figure

La Pecosa Preciosa Turns 3: Harper + Liv Giveaway!

Hi Lovies!!

We have come to the final day of my week long blogiversary giveaways! This has truly been super fun. Today's giveaway is from a new plus size brand called Harper + Liv. I did a post about them back in July (see here) and expressed how much I liked this brand. Their collection was great, it was very festival, boo hoo chic which was very trendy for this Summer. Again, as you know I'm a total skirt/dress girl, so when I received this Printed Jumpsuit from them, I was a little reluctant. But since I'm always trying to push myself when it comes to fashion, I gave it the old college try lol! I immediately fell in love with the fun and funky print, the color combo was gorgeous. This jumpsuit is extremely comfortable and soft, along with the draped neckline which gives it a more elegant look. What I loved most about this jumpsuit is that I can transition this into my Fall wardrobe. I can totally see myself wearing this to work with a solid color structured blazer to tone down the print and give it a more refined look. Are you loving this jumpsuit yet? Well now here's your chance to get one! One lucky reader will win the amazing jumpsuit ($94 value)!

Jumpsuit c/o Harper + Liv//Shoes - c/o Lane Bryant//Bag c/o Fashion to Figure//Belt (similar) - Forever 21

La Pecosa Preciosa Turns 3: Fashion to Figure Giveaway!

Hi Lovies!

Are you guys enjoying the blogiversary giveaways so far?! Today's giveaway is from another brand I love, Fashion to Figure. As you know I've done quite a few posts with them and love their clothes. FTF is known for their on trend, stylish and affordable fashions. They have a variety of styles from work wear, weekend casual and evening wear, there's something for everyone. The dress I am wearing is another piece that is out of my comfort zone. This Aruba Ruffle Front Dress is just amazing, it's super sexy but still carries an air of classiness that I like. The ruffle front and asymmetrical hemline is very flattering along with the plunge neckline make this the perfect date night outfit. Also, can we talk about the beautiful teal color?? Just amazing! I got quite a few hoots and hollers while taking these pictures so I knew this dress was a hit! Now you can get this dress or anything else that you may have had your eye on from FTF. They are giving one lucky reader a $50 Gift Card! Make sure to enter below!

Dress (Check in store) & Necklace (similar) c/o Fashion to Figure//Shoes c/o Lane Bryant//Bag (similar) - ASOS

La Pecosa Preciosa Turns Three: Modamix Giveaway!

Hi Lovies!

It's day 3 of my Blogiversary giveaways and I'm having so much fun! Today's giveaway is brought to you from a brand that is dear to my heart, Modamix. As you remember I did a look book of their Summer collection (see here) as well as using the photos on their flyers for The Curvy Con. Since then my relationship with Modamix and their team has grown and I can now call them my friends. They continue to support and believe in what I'm trying to do for the brand by bringing great content to my readers. So they were kind enough to participate in my blogiversary and give one of my readers a chance to win their amazing Taylor Moto Jacket ($129 value)! I adore this jacket, the abstract earth tone design is just perfect for the Fall. The fit is perfect and I loved how great it went with their Dara Top and Siri Skirt giving me a chic and edgy look. They have really put out a wonderful Fall collection, with lots of staple pieces. Most of it can be mix and match to create awesome ensembles. So make sure to check out Modamix which is currently being sold at Lord & Taylor (in store and online).

Jacket, Top and Skirt c/o Modamix//Shoes (similar) - Payless

La Pecosa Preciosa Turns 3: Lane Bryant Giveaway!

Hi Lovies!

We are keeping this giveaway train rolling, so today's look is brought to you by Lane Bryant. LB holds a special place in my heart, I've been shopping with them since I as long as I could remember. They were like the only plus size store around for the longest time and it's just great to see how it has evolved over the years. Right now LB is at it's peak of fashion and style with their amazing Fall line that is currently online and in stores. This Polka Dot Midi Skirt was one of the first things to catch my eye. The amazing pleating in the front and the midi length along with the large polka dot print just made it the perfect lady like skirt. Then paired with this adorable Tie-front top and Lace-up Strappy Heel, totally made me feel like Katherine Hepburn ready for breakfast at Tiffany's!

Top, Skirt, Shoes c/o Lane Bryant//Bag (similar) - Just Fab

La Pecosa Preciosa Turns 3: Eloquii Giveaway!

Hey Lovies!

It's so hard to believe that my blog is 3 years old! So much has happened to me and my blog within those years. I've connected with great companies and brands, met amazing people, most of who I now consider my good friends and I have made strides within the plus size community. Not to mention my wonderful readers and supporters of the blog, which without you guys, this couldn't be possible. The first year I didn't celebrate since I was still a fledgling and the second year I decided against celebrating because I had recently loss my Mom. But this year, I figured 3rd times a charm, so I wanted to do something and celebrate big! I reached out to a few of my favorite brands and I will be doing 5 days of giveaways as a thank you for all the love and support you have given me throughout these 3 years!

Jumpsuit - Eloquii//Belt - ASOS Curve//Bag (similar) - Aldo//Shoes (similar) - Sole Diva//Necklace - Baublebar


Zebra Stripes

Hi Lovies!

You ever have one of those days that the outfit you chose just puts you in the best mood? It actually puts a pep in your step and the fact that you're going to work doesn't bother you as much anymore? Well some clothes can do that, it could be a shirt, or a special dress and even an awesome pair of shoes that can change your whole attitude for the day. Well that's how I totally felt with this outfit. It was a cheerful yet playful ensemble starting with my amazing chartreuse midi from Eloquii. As I said in one of my other post (here) Chartreuse is one of my fav colors. Then along with my contrasting zebra stripe top, that I scored the Modamix sample sale. It literally was a match made in heaven. 

Top (similar) - Modamix//Skirt (similar) - Eloquii//Shoes - Target//Bag (similar) - Just Fab//Belt (similar) - Forever 21//Necklace - Rocksbox (Use code lapecosapreciosaxoxo to get one month free)

Sexy in Violet

Hi Lovies!

You gotta love a dress that is simple but versatile, that can take you from day to night with a quick change of your accessories. I'm always on the hunt for clothes like that because I enjoy getting my moneys worth wherever possible.  This Cocoon Crepe dress from Old Navy was one of those items. I loved the violet color and silhouette as well as being able to dress it up or down. Normally I don't wear this type of dress because they can tend to make you look bigger but since it was tapered towards the bottom it still gave me some shape. I felt super sexy in it and couldn't have been more comfortable. Not to mention the v-neckline which is very flattering. This is a great piece to add to my Fall wardrobe.

Dress - Old Navy//Shoes - Lane Bryant//Necklace & Bracelet - Rocksbox (Use code lapecosapreciosaxoxo to get one month free!) 

Military Chic

Hi Lovies!

I love days when I can just get up and throw something on that is easy breezy, when I don't have to worry about shape wear or hemlines. One of my favorite things to throw on are a comfortable pair of cargo/jogger pants. They are so effortless and can be styled in so many ways, just like these Camo Printed ones from Lane Bryant. I'm a sucker for anything camouflage print, so getting these was a must. I loved the tapered leg and zipper detail on the side as well as the large cargo pockets. They're right on trend with the whole military chic look and are a great staple for Fall.

Vest, Tee, Pants (solid version) c/o Lane Bryant//Sandals - Dolce Vita

Tribal Girl

Hi Lovies!

I love to see the transition that my closet has taken over the last few years. As I've gotten older, I have grown to love all things color. I am always looking for something colorful to add to my wardrobe, it just makes me smile to see a plethora of color in my closet. When Eloquii came out with this amazing Tribal Print Midi Skirt, I knew it was definitely coming home to mama. I loved the design and colors of this skirt, it was something different that I didn't already own. As you know I am always looking for something that can be worn both for work and weekend, and this totally fit the bill. It's the perfect length and fit super comfy due to the soft elastic waist. It is definitely a statement piece and I can't wait to see what other ways I can style this amazing skirt.

Top (similar)- Old Navy//Skirt - Eloquii//Bag (similar)- Just Fab//Belt - ASOS Curve//Sandals  - Target

Stripes and Denim

Hi Lovies!

Now that summer is soon coming to a close (tears!), I am unfortunately getting my mind set for the Fall season. By doing that, I start going through my Summer clothes and seeing what I can transition over to Fall. I'm all about clothes that can be carried over from season to season and denim is ones of those things. Whether it be a dress, skirt or jeans, denim is a year round staple in my closet. This skirt from Eshakti is a perfect example, it's great right now for the remaining summer days but can easily be worn in the fall with tights and knee high boots. I just love the deep indigo wash on this skirt and the soft pleating, which gives it such a feminine look. Eshakti makes amazing skirts, I have a few in my wardrobe (see here and here) and you gotta love a skirt that comes with pockets!

Top (similar here & here) & Bag (similar hereherehere) - ASOS//Skirt c/o Eshakti//Sandals (similar here and here) - Old Navy

Plus Size Remix: Galant Girl

Hey Lovies!

Welcome back for another edition of "Plus Size Remix"! If you missed the very first PSR, you can see it here. This months inspiration came from the beautiful Elenna of Galant Girl. She has amazing style and her pictures are fabulous, I could go through her blog for hours. I was immediately drawn to this outfit because of her amazing midi skirt, which was the perfect shade of bubblegum pink. Along with the polka dot top, just made for the perfect lady like ensemble, which is totally me. I couldn't wait to recreate it!

Top - Jones NY via Lord & Taylor//Skirt - Eloquii//Sandals (similar) - Dolce Vita//Bag (similar) - Fashion to Figure

butter LONDON Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon Review & Giveaway

Hi Lovies!

I have never been huge on make-up, my regime consisted of lipstick and blush. The reason being, my knowledge of  how to use it was limited. But thanks to my blogger boo Darlene, she has totally gotten me into doing more with my make-up. She's been showing me a few techniques with application and I have also taken to YouTube for tutorials and such. I find the art of make-up totally fascinating and I give it to you ladies who can beat your face into submission. So when butter LONDON reach out to me asking if I'd like to try their brand new innovation products, I figured this would be a good time to delve into a make-up review. Now the only thing I knew of butter LONDON was their nail lacquers, which are amazing. So I knew what ever cosmetics they were going to send me was going to be great. I was even more excited when I received the box and it was filled with a plethora of their new Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon. They sent me the whole collection which consist of 7 amazing colors, in pinks, reds and neutrals. I couldn't wait to try them out!


Casually Tropical

Hey Lovies!

By now you probably seen these fabulous Palm Printed Soft Pants from Harper + Liv on a few bloggers. My girls Jeniese, Darlene and Shainna look awesome in them. I spoke about this new brand in one of my previous post here and how much I'm really enjoy their clothing. These pants were nothing short of amazing and so on trend with the beautiful print and color. They are super comfy and the quality is excellent as well as being cool enough to wear on the extremely hot days. I love the inset rounded hem as well as the easy pull on style. These pants don't have much give so keep that in mind when deciding on the size. 

Vest c/o Lane Bryant//Pants c/o Harper + Liv//Tank (similar) - non brand//Sandals - Dolce Vita

Chartreuse

Hi Lovies!

I have a lot of favorite colors, and if you follow my blog, you can figure out what they are. But I have to say one of my all time fav colors is Chartreuse. It just makes me so happy and puts ya in a great mood. It's the type of color that commands attention and who doesn't like that, right?? This maxi dress from Old Navy was no exception to that, the color was amazing and it was so simple but elegant. I loved the side splits that made for easier mobility and it was lined which is need for a color like this. Not to mention the numerous style possibilities and color combos you can create from it. It's the perfect summer dress!

Dress - Old Navy//Belt (old) - Forever 21//Bag (similar) - TJMaxx//Shoes - C Label//Necklace (similar) c/o - Marla Wynne