April 2015

I've Got The Blues

Hi Lovies!

If you're a shopaholic like me, then you tend to stock pile on clothes. Even if it's something off season, but it's a great price, you buy it. Well I have a few things in my closet that I stocked piled and this ASOS Curve Longline Blazer was one of them. I remember seeing it last year and lusting over it. so when I saw it on sale for $30 back in February, I jumped on it! I tucked it away in my closet, anxiously waiting for Spring to arrive so that I could wear it. I finally got to wear it this weekend, TWICE! I love the blue and white floral print, it reminds me of oriental porcelain. It's super comfortable and can be dressed up or down, which I did over the weekend.

Blazer  & Shoes - ASOS Curve//Dress (similar) - Fashion to Figure//Bag - TJMaxx

Nudes and Neutrals

Hey Lovies!

I love the fact that I am truly a girly girl, I adore all things, dainty, delicate, frilly and frou frou. As of late, I've found myself drawn to delicate nudes and neutral colors. I think they are so feminine and classy, making you look so put together. Not to mention the simplicity of the look as well. So when I saw this top and skirt from Fashion to Figure, I knew I wanted to wear them together. The colors paired so well together to create such a simple but sophisticated look.

Top, Skirt, Belt & Bag c/o Fashion to Figure//Shoes - ASOS

Black and Florals

Hi Lovies!

Today I'm bringing you another review for the UK brand Yours Clothing. The first review was on one of their dresses (see here), this one is a little different. As you know I am a total dress/skirt girl, I just love them but I do wear pants or jeans, especially at work. I've been looking for the perfect black skinny jeans and these Super Stretch Skinny Jeans from Yours Clothing are just amazing! They are super soft, comfortable and even though it doesn't say high waist, they fit me as such, which is great. They are also skinny from thigh to ankle, I hate those jeans that claim to be "skinny" and they bag out at the knee or ankle area. I would recommend sizing down because they do have plenty of stretch, also please refer to the size chart since it's UK sizing, I ordered mine in a US20. 

Jacket, Top, Jeans & Bag c/o Yours Clothing//Shoes (similar) - Old Navy

Gone With The Wind Fabulous

Hi Lovies!

When I showed this picture below to my BFF Jamie, her response was "Gone with the wind fabulous!". I laughed of course but loved it so much that I knew I wanted it to be the name of this blog post. Little did I know that it was a tagline of Kenya Moore's from Housewives of Atlanta. Now I don't watch the show but it's definitely a cute tagline and will be using it in my repertoire! It was quite the windy day when I shot these pictures which kinda worked out great to show off this cute Pleated Midi from Simply Be. The perfect skirt for the spring/summer season with it's amazing vibrant pink color and delicate pleating. It's super comfortable with it's no fuss, easy elastic waistband. Just an fyi about this skirt, it is VERY sheer so make sure you're wearing the proper undergarments because they can totally be seen.

Top - ASOS Curve//Skirt - Simply Be//Belt (old) - Forever 21//Shoes - Lane Bryant//Clutch - Just Fab 

Birds and Pastels

Hi Lovies!

Spring weather is inching it's way here to NYC and we've had a few beautiful days. When we have these warmer days, all I want to wear are spring colors, pastels especially. So the other day I took the opportunity to finally wear this amazing duster coat from H&M. I can't even get into words how much I love this coat, it is pure perfection. The amazing pastel peach color along with the beautiful bird print, its EVERYTHING! I can't tell you how many compliments I got on this coat. This is from their straight sizes, but it is oversize so a large fit me perfect. 

Jacket (similar) - H&M (only small and medium available)//Top - Old Navy//Skirt - Modcloth (only 4X left similar here)//Shoes (old) - ASOS

PopSugar OPI Hawaii Color Challenge Plus Size Edition

Hi Lovies!

I love doing blogger collabs, it's always fun to get together with awesome woman and see how we all show our own personal style. So I was super excited to be part of this colorful one that Pepper from Pretty Plus Pep Put together. She saw a great piece on PopSugar about a OPI Hawaii Color Challenge. The nail polish brand OPI has a new collection called Hawaii and she thought it would be a great idea to do a Plus Size Edition of this challenge. She reached out to 12 bloggers and asked that we choose a color from the collection and create a look around it. I immediately said yes and couldn't wait to see how all the other fabulous bloggers styled their colors.

Jacket (similar) - ASOS Curve//Dress - Love Squared via Macy's//Shoes - DSW


Hi Lovies!

It always surprises me when women ask me in person or via social media "How did you become so confident with your body?" It surprises me because, though I may look confident, I still continue to have my issues with body acceptance. We all have our qualms with our bodies, from the skinniest of girls to the heaviest of girls. After I had my son (in 1996), I gained a lot of weight due to being depressed in the relationship I was in with my son's father. We eventually broke up but it wasn't until 2006 when I decided to get out my funk and make a change. I'm still not where I want to be but I am happy in the skin I'm in.

That's why I love the #ImNoAngel Campaign by Lane Bryant. In one day LB has revolutionized the definition of sexy. I had the honor of being apart of this amazing movement last Monday and I'll never forget it. They are promoting that ALL bodies are sexy no matter what shape or size you are. AS well as empowering women to embrace their bodies and not be ashamed of it, to own you sexy! It was just amazing to be riding around NYC in the "Plus Size" bus, as we called it, with beautiful plus size models of different sizes and ethnicity. Seeing the reactions of the people and how excited they were as the models gave out the wildly popular #ImNoAngel t-shirts. Umm not to mention they had Salt N Pepa perform on the bus! The #ImNoAngel hashtag was flooding every social media outlet and it was just great to see women using it along with pictures and captions of what sexy meant to them. The Ceo of Lane Bryant Linda Heasley couldn't have said it any better.
"Our #ImNoAngel" campaign is designed to empower ALL women to love every part of herself. Lane Bryant firmly believes that she is sexy and we want to encourage her confidently show it, in her own way."
Jacket & Skirt (sold out online, check in stores), T-shirt (gifted by LB) & Shoes - Lane Bryant//Bag - Just Fab

My Curly Hair Regime

I've been getting a lot of questions as to what I use on my curls or what is my hair regime. So I figured I’d give you the rundown of what I've been doing as of late. I have noticed as I've gotten older my hair has changed a lot. My new growth is not the same as the rest of my hair, in curl pattern or texture. I use to be a one product brand type of girl, if it worked for my hair I stuck with it for like ever! But like I previously said, with age came a change in my hair. So I have abandon my old faithful and have ventured out to see what other products might fit the bill. My current regime has been working very well for me and will stick with this for a while. Here’s what I've been doing…

Red, White and Blue

Hi Lovies!

I was recently approached by the UK brand Yours Clothing to review some of their pieces. I had already heard of them and seen a few other bloggers reviews. I've always been partial to UK brands, not only because I'm obsessed with the British but their clothing tend to a little more generous. When I perused the site I was impressed with the variety of things, from basics to staples and super trendy pieces as well. With an international brand it's imperative that you to go by the size chart because they are UK sizes and you have to convert to US sizes. I normally wear US18 and according to their size chart I had to order size US22. I was totally happy when I got the stuff and it all fit well. I picked out a few things (another outfit to come soon!) and this dress was one of them. Now I know Spring has somewhat sprung here in NYC and floral print is all a buzz but for some reason this print caught my eye. I love that this dress had a mix of prints, like stripes, florals and geometric all in one without being too busy. And the color combo worked as well.

Blazer (similar) - Torrid//Dress c/o Yours Clothing//Shoes (similar) - DSW//Bag (similar) - ASOS

Casual Easter

Hi Lovies!

Yesterday was Easter and it was great to see people and kids out in the streets all dolled up in their Easter best. All the pretty pastel colors, the Easter baskets,  and colored eggs, I just love it all. I'm not super religious and my son is all grown up so I don't really have a reason to get dressed up anymore. I normally keep my outfit pretty casual but I still want to have some hint of Easter in it. When I first saw this Pink Moto Jacket from Simply Be last spring, I was totally in love. I didn't get it right away but kept it in my cart for like EVER, hoping for a good sale. Of course this jacket sold out but by some miracle they never removed the one I had in  my cart so I was able to get it! 

Jacket (similar) - Simply Be//Tunic - Wet Seat Plus//Jeans & Shoes - Forever 21

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