April 2016

Wives of Instagram

Hi Lovies,

My Sundays are definitely not what you call a the typical one. While most people like to relax and kick back on this day, mine is dedicated to all things blogging. With a three post a week schedule, I have to keep on my toes and make sure I get things done. It's also great when you have a great support group of like minded people who keep you motivated and work just as hard. This is where my "Wives of Instagram" come into play. I always say that one of the most rewarding things about blogging was meeting all these fabulous and empowering women. Some that have become my "sister/friends" and couldn't picture my life without them. Darlene, Jamie and I have formed this amazing friendship, we all take our blogging serious and help each other in any way possible. Since we all have full time jobs, its super hard to see each other and actually spend time together. So we make it a point to meet up every Sunday, take each others blog photos and hang out. We have such a fun time doing this and it just brings our friendship closer and closer. To see this video, scroll down to the bottom of this post.

Dress c/o Simply Be//Shoes c/o Fullbeauty//Bag - Dooney & Burke

Ouidad "Perfect Partners" Duo Review & Giveaway

Hi Lovies,

I am always on the hunt for the next best products for curly hair, it's an ongoing process with me. Not to mention when I see something new, I have to try it. So when Ouidad reached out to me to try their new products for Kinky Curls, I jumped at the chance. The Perfect Partner Duo, which consist of the Ultra-Nourishing Cleansing Oil and Whipped Curls Daily Conditioner & Styling Primer. Ouidad are basically the "curl experts" and I've been a fan of them for some time now. I use their "rack and shake" method from time to time and love how my curls come out. The two products were very intriguing to me because I have never use anything like them on my curls. I have to say I am pleasantly pleased with the results. Now let's get into this review!

Minty

Hi Lovies,

There are days that I love to dress up super feminine, which usually includes a dress or skirt. Add pastel colors to that and you have the ultimate girly look. Mint is a color that I don't have much of in my wardrobe but I do love it. Definitely a color that defines spring to me, so when I saw this Sweeping Skirt from Fullbeauty, I instantly added it to my cart. The A-line design creates a flattering, full silhouette and the dramatic sweep of the skirt gives a beautiful look along with the pretty mint color. The elastic band makes for a comfortable fit, add a belt to it to define your waistline. For sure a must have in your wardrobe as it's so versatile and goes with so much. 

Top, Skirt, Shoes c/o Fullbeauty//Bag (similar) - FTF

Chambray

Hi Lovies,

Old Navy always comes through in the clutch for me when I'm looking for inexpensive clothing for the spring/summer. They have definitely stepped up their game over the last few years and have been bringing their A game when it comes to great styles and fashion. What I also love about ON is that their clothing is very generous, I can actually shop in their straight size section with no problem because their sizing goes from XS- XXL. Which gives me more options and if I want I can flip-flop between their straight sizes and plus sizes for more variety. According to their size chart the XXL is the equivalent to a size 20, which I find to be very roomy. This Embroidered-Yoke Chambray Dress is a perfect example of that. I have quite a few denim dresses, they are just the best because it's like having a blank canvas to create greatness, it just goes with so much. This one is super chic with it's cocoon design and gorgeous embroidered yoke. Light weight, roomy and so comfy, a definite kicking around on the weekend type of dress. Denim is like jello, there's always room for more, in any shape or form.

Dress - Old Navy//Shoes c/o Fullbeauty//Bag (similar) - Aldo

Dress Season

Hi Lovies,

Now that the weather here is starting to actually feel like spring, I can begin to wear more dresses. You all know I love my dresses, especially the simple, no nonsense ones. During the warmer weather I don't want to have to think too much about what I am going to wear. So dresses make it very easy for me, its a one and done kinda deal. While checking out the Fullbeauty site, I came across this adorable Shirt Dress by Ellos. In my previous post, I spoke about this brand, it's definitely become one of my favs on the Fullbeauty.com website for it's fashion forward pieces. This dress was super confortable, with a casual style that can be worn almost anywhere, this woven cotton dress delights on any occasion. I love the pastel blue and white stripes along with the tie belt design which emphasized the waistline. Such a fun and flirty dress, oh and did I mention it has pockets?? Total A+ in my books.

Dress & Shoes c/o Fullbeauty//Bag (similar) - Just Fab

Dot to Dot

Hi Lovies!

Lately I have been kinda obsessed with polka dots and have found myself buying quite a few articles of clothing in it. It's fun, girly and such a great print to pattern mix with. One item I didn't have in polka dot print was a trench coat. I have been on the hunt for one for ages and I finally found one thanks to Fullbeauty.com. This Jessica London trench is amazing, super structured and fitted which flattered my figure. It definitely wasn't your traditional looking trench, the black and white dots were so charming but classic. It's very versatile, you could dress it up, as I did here, or on the weekends with jeans and sneakers. It's also thin enough to wear during the warmer months and could easily be worn with a sweater underneath for the colder months. It's just an all around great trench.

Coat & Dress c/o Fullbeauty//Shoes (similar) c/o Lane Bryant


Green Day

Hi Lovies,

There are certain dresses in your wardrobe that just make you feel like you can take on the world. The ones that make you feel super fabulous, confident and say "I'm here!". That one dress that makes you stop and take a quick twirl just for the fun of it. Well this Sunray Pleated Dip-Hem Dress from Simply Be was one of them. Fashioned in an on trend green hue, this dress is definitely a showstopper with such a pop of color. I loved the way this dress fit on me, extremely flattering with beautiful pleating along with the hanky hem design. It also has such versatility, easily dressed up, as I did here, as well as being able to go casual with a cute pair of flat sandals. This dress did come with a matching tie belt but I switched it for this one to add my flare to the look. Just call me "Garden Party" ready! lol!

Dress c/o Simply Be//Sunglasses, Necklace, Belt, Shoes c/o Lane Bryant//Bag - Forever 21

Can't Get Enough

Hi Lovies,

Chartreuse has become one of my favorite colors for the spring season, its fun, vibrant and makes a statement. The combinations of  colors that you can pair with it are limitless as well. So obviously when I saw this skirt from Ashley Stewart, I instantly bought it. I love my skirts and this one was chartreuse perfection. Neoprene is such a trendy fabric and it gave the skirt super volume, which I loved. The box pleating gives it such a contemporary feel, making it look more high end. It hit me at the knee which is my ideal length for skirts since I like showing a bit more legs. This skirt does have ample stretch so makes sure to get your exact size. 

Top (similar) & Belt - Forever 21//Skirt - Ashley Stewart//Shoes (similar) - Rampage//Bag (similar) - FTF

April Showers

Hi Lovies,

Last weekend was not one of the greatest, especially for the start of April. It was super cold, rainy and just down right depressing. As much as I was disappointed with the weather, that did not stop me from dressing for the season. I was not going to let this weather get me down, and decided to wear a casual but totally colorful and springy look. I've talked about how great Fullbeauty.com is for one stop shopping. They have everything you need to create a look all in one spot. While scrolling through the site I came across these Floral Print Joggers, and fell in love. They were such a cheery and fun print, definitely different than any other joggers I own. Not to mention how comfortable these were, felt like I was in pajama bottoms. These are for sure a great addition to my growing spring wardrobe.

Top, Pants, Sneakers c/o FullBeauty//Jacket c/o Simply Be

My Namesake

Hi Lovies,

A few months ago me and my blogger boo Darlene of Suits, Heels & Curves had the privilege of shooting with one of our favorite brands Modamix. This was actually our second time shooting with them, last year we were a part of their Resort Collection shoot, which was so much fun. This time was extra special because we both had dresses from this collection named after us! As you know, the Modamix team is like family to us and they continue to support us, ours blogs and the content we are bringing to our readers. I love everything they stand for and they continue to amaze me with great designs and high end quality in each collection. So for them to actually name a piece after us is truly an honor and a dream come true.

Damn Sandra!

Hi Lovies,

Damn Sandra! Back at it again with the stripe skirt! LOL! Yes my friends, I am back with another striped skirt but not any striped skirt, this gorgeous Multi-Stripe Pleated Skirt from Eloquii. You all know my love for Eloquii and pretty much everything they make. I won't even tell you how many pieces I own from them, especially skirts. I went head over heels when I saw this one, not only because it had stripes but because of all the beautiful rainbow of colors and it was made of scuba material. This was such a cheery and playful print, that so made me think of the warmer days to come. It may not seem like it right now in NYC since we actually had snow flurries this morning but we know better days will be here soon enough.

Top & Bag (similar)- ASOS Curve//Skirt - Eloquii//Shoes - INC via Macy's