December 2016

A Year at a Glance

Hi Lovies,

It seems like every new year goes by in a blink of an eye, and we are now entering 2017. One of the great things about blogging is that it chronicles your life so to speak. While I can't always rely on my memory to remember everything that has happened throughout the year, I can come to the blog to look back on all I've achieved. I can honestly say that 2016 was very good to my blog and because of all my great accomplishments, it allowed me to grow as a brand and as a person. I no longer look at blogging as a hobby but as a job that I actually enjoy going to. It's so rewarding when I get messages or emails from my readers telling me how much of an inspiration I am to them. They are the ones that motivate me to keep this freight train rolling because the last thing I want to do is let my reader down. So today, I will look back at all I've accomplished this year and continue to feel blessed by every moment!

Glitz and Glam

Hi Lovies,

The other day I showed you a simple by edgy look for NYE, today I am going all out glitz and glam! Of course there is sequins involved, because honestly, there's never enough sequins. Especially for New Year's Eve, you must have some kind of sequins to your look and this Ruffle Sequin Dress from Simply Be was everything! It is giving me all types of sparkle, shine and glam that I crave for bringing in the New Year and that fact that it was in black made it so elegant looking. The sexy top mesh paneling, fun flattering ruffle and on trend two tone sequins made this a show stopping piece. I wanted to show some leg (as usual! lol!) for this look but if this is too short for your comfort, slap on a pair of black tights and you're good to go!

 

2016 Plus Size Remixes

Hi Lovies!

When I started the Plus Size Remix feature on the blog back in July of 2015, I had no idea what a hit it would be. You guys showed so much love for my inspirational recreations and loved the idea that Plus Size Women can dress just like the straight size women. I had so much fun putting these looks together and also sharing with you some of my fav bloggers and why I chose them to recreate. As with life, things can be unpredictable and crazy so I didn't get to do a PSR each month like I wanted but I promise for 2017 to bring it! Here are all my Plus Size Remixes for 2016, enjoy!

Sequins and Leather

Hi Lovies,

New Year's Eve is only 3 days away, and I have gone into sparkle, shine, glitter, and shimmer overload. This is the time of year where you can get away with all that stuff. Now not everyone is the super dressed up type for NYE, so today I am bringing you a look that is simple but still has that added sparkle that a NYE look should have. To me, sequins is definitely a must and this Sequined Illusion Tunic from Roaman's gives me all of that. I love the variations of colors in the sequins from bronze to gold and champagne. The mesh neckline and sleeves give it a sexy edge while the tunic silhouette flatters the figure. You will definitely be making a statement entering the new year with this sparkly number.

End of Season Sales

Hi Lovies,

Now that Christmas is officially over, here come the infamous end of season sales. People wait patiently for these sales so that they can rack up on all the great deals as well as stock up for next year. Of course I am one of those people, waking up early to check my emails to see what kind of deals my favorite brands are offering. So I decided to compile a list of my favorites stores and share their deals with you, Happy Shopping!


Christmas Glam

Hi Lovies,

For some Christmas Day is a super special day, they pull out all the stops and get dressed to the nines. While I can't say that is the type of Christmas I have, I do love the idea of doing a mega glam holiday look. As we know the color red is one of the favorite colors to wear during the holidays. It's bright, vibrant and it makes a statement. Even for me, who isn't the biggest fan of red, likes to wear it a few times during this time of the year. So a red dress was definitely in order for a glam look and this Kimono Knot Front Dress from Simply Be was a show stopper. The minute I put this dress on, I felt like the belle of the ball. This sensual dress just falls on the body like a dream, the slinky fabric is soft and comfy. The front slit along with the flattering knot detail and kimono style neckline make this such an elegant dress. Is it safe to say that you'll be turning heads all night in this dress? I think so!

Metallic and Feathers

Hi Lovies

Christmas is 4 days away and it's time to start thinking about what you're going to wear. Now there are all types of people. Some like to go super glam, some casual chic, and some simple and easy. Depending where and what you're going to be doing that day, gauges what type of holiday outfit you want to wear. Today's look is an easy comfortable glam look that is great for Christmas or NYE. This Feather Fringe Top from Roaman's is simple with such a chic edge with the feather trim. It can definitely pump up the most causal of looks and the classic black color flatters every figure. 

Treat Yourself

Hi Lovies,

When it comes to the holidays, I enjoy running around and getting gifts for my friends and loved ones. There's no better feeling than bringing a smile to someone's face with a thoughtful gift, no matter how big or small. But the gift of giving doesn't stop there, every year I make it a point to get myself something special as well. There's definitely nothing wrong with treating yourself, if you have the means, I highly recommend doing it. It's a nice way to reward yourself for all the great things you've done throughout the year. This year I decided to do something different and gift myself a hair makeover. With Christmas and New Years days away, I figure why not get this hair right for the holidays. 

How to Stay Winter Cute

Hi Lovies,

I don't know about you but I am not of fan of Winter at all. Despite being born in the Fall, I crave the spring and summer temps. Not to mention how much easier it is to dress myself for work or for leisure and still look stylish. But since I am born and raised in NYC, I know a thing or two about how to remain cute even during these brutally cold months. Here are a few tips on how to stay cute during the winter.

Staying Fresh and Feeling Confident During the Holidays

This post is in partnership with Suits, Heels & Curves, Simply Stylist  and Dove. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Hi Lovies,


If you are anything like me then you probably already have a list of holiday events, gathering and family functions to attend.  This time of the year can bring a lot of anxiety and stress especially when it comes to seeing that favorite aunt who feels your weight needs to be the center of conversation. Well this season my bestie, Darlene of Suits, Heels and Curves and I have decided to partner up with Simply Stylist and Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant to share with you our tips to feeling cool and confident over the holiday season.  

Weekend Wear: Faux Layering

Hi Lovies,

When it comes to my weekends, I just like to wear stuff that is comfortable and easy. During the colder months that can be tough because we have to to stay warm. So we tend to do the layering thing, which in turn isn't all that comfy. Don't get me wrong, I love the look of layering, especially with different prints and fabrics. But I am not a fan of the bulk that layering can sometimes bring, so sometimes faking it is the way to go. The Avenue is known for their "2fer" tops, which I am a huge fan of. It gives you the stylish look of laying with out all the extra clothing. This Square Dot 2fer Sweater was at the top of my list, not only because of the wine color that I love but  the preppy look that I am so fond of. The sweater is definitely warm enough for the winter while the print adds a charming feel to it. I'll be scouting out some more of these tops for quick and easy looks this season.

Getting the Family Ready for the Holidays

Hi lovies,

With the holidays less than 3 weeks away, it's time to start looking for what to wear. Now for me the holidays are pretty low key with the occasional Christmas party here and there. Nonetheless, I always like to be prepared with a few outfits just in case. Even more so when you have a family, it's hard to try and get everyone. As much as I shop from Amazon, I never really shopped their fashion category. So I decided to browse through their fashions and found quite a few things that I loved, not only for me but for the entire family as well. Gotta love a site where you do do one stop shopping at and with being a prime member, I take total advantage of that. To make your life easier, check out my holiday fashions find for the whole family.

Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them

Hi Lovies,

As you know I am a huge Harry Potter fan, so I was overjoyed when the movie Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them came out. Since the last book that came out was back in 2007 and last movie was 2011, so it was great that they made this one for the fans. Now I will confess, I have yet to see the movie (insert gasp here) only because I haven't found someone to go with that loves HP as me. Now that doesn't mean that I don't know the premise of the movie and the characters. I've read up on back when the trailer came on and I instantly fell in love with movie. The movie is based off  of one of the text books that the students used in Hogwarts and is suppose to be a prequel. From the previews alone I instantly fell in love with the 1920's style clothing that the cast wore in the movie. So you could imagine my joy when Torrid dropped a Fantastic Beast collection. It showcases pieces from the two characters Porpetina and Queenie Goldstein. I was immediately drawn to Queenie's pieces, they were elegant and chic looking, which totally represents my style.


Fine Wine

Hi Lovies,

This season jewel tones have been all the rave and I have just been embracing it with open arms. Emerald greens, aubergines, dark midnight blues can be found all over the fashion scene. The fan favorite for the fall/winter seems to be the trendy Merlot jewel tone. Season after season it continues to reappear and with good reason. The rich wine color is just so elegant looking in pretty much everything as well as timeless. So you know I lost my mind when I was able to find this color in a dress and it was faux suede?!? Roaman's via Fullbeauty.com continues to get it right, this Faux Suede V-neck Dress is pure perfection. The hi-low trapeze silhouette made for a comfortable and effortless fit, while the v-neck gave it some structure. Oh let's not forget that this dress also has pockets, SCORE! The fabric is a nice weight, perfect for the cold days but totally looks and feels like real suede. The color is what really brings out the beauty in this dress, which totally made me look chic and sleek. I need this dress in everyone color!

Plus Size Remix: Atlantic-Pacific

Hi Lovies,

Happy Monday everyone, today I am back with another edition of Plus Size Remix. If this is your first time to the blog then PSR is a monthly feature where I take a look  that inspires me and remix it into a plus size version. Last month's inspiration came from gorgeous Folake of Style Pantry (see here) Today's inspiration came from the stylish and chic Blair of the blog Atlantic-Pacific. I have been a huge fan of her blog for a long time and have fallen in love with style. She's elegant, poised, and all around just classy. Every photo that she takes is a feast for the eyes, just aesthetically pleasing. What I love about her style is how polished it is, everything she wears is just effortless and perfect. Not to mention how versatile its is, she can go from an beautiful fancy ball gown to a turtleneck and jeans and still look amazing. Which brings me to this look, her version of this casual weekend look caught my eye immediately. It was such a cool but put together look, and totally perfect for the current temps here in NYC, I couldn't wait to recreate it.

Curly Hair Must Haves

Hi Lovies,

Today's post is all about the curls and my must haves that every curly girl needs in their arsenal. Now remember, not everyone's hair is the same and I am speaking from my own experiences with my hair. I have fine hair with a 3B/3C curl type and these must haves are what I use on a day to day basis. Having curly hair is a job in itself, so to some these must haves might seem a little excessive, but its what I do to achieve my beautiful curls. So if you're a curly girl and need some info on what you should have, then check out this round up.