2017

Latina Bloggers Support Relief Efforts for Puerto Rico and Mexico


Hi Lovies,

Today I come to you with a heavy heart. As I sit here watching the news of the devastation in both my native island of Puerto Rico and in Mexico I couldn't help but feel like I needed to do something to help. So after wiping away tears, spending hours brainstorming with friends, my bestie and I have decided to partner up with a few additional influencers to host our first ever BHCC Relief Sale via FB live.  So for all of those who want to help out, here is some additional information about how you can take part and contribute.
What is the Blogger House Curvy Closet?
Darlene of Suits, Heels & Curves and I created the Blogger House Curvy Closet in April and have been  hosting weekly closet sales selling new and gently used plus size clothing via Facebook Live . 


How to donate clothing?
At the moment we will be collecting clothing in the NYC tri-state area including parts of New Jersey and Connecticut. We have several volunteers in the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Connecticut and New Jersey area that will be available to meet with you to pick up your goodies. Please email us at contactus@suitsheelsandcurves.com to schedule your pickup. 
What should I donate?
New and gently used clothing. Please donate items that are sellable. Items that are ripped or stained will be discarded. 


What happens to the clothing that doesn't sell?
Clothing that is not sold will be donated to a local charity. 
What other ways can I be involved?
There are many ways that you can be involved. We are still looking for volunteers to coordinate pick ups, sort through clothing, label and help with post sale packaging. In addition, you can also make a monetary donation to the BHCC Relief Sale by contacting us at contactus@suitsheelsandcurves.com. And as always, we would love your support with spreading the word about our sale via Facebook, Instagram or your private networks.


When will the BHCC Relief Sale take place?
BHCC Relief Sale will take place on Sunday, October 1 at 5pm via Facebook Live.
What are the prices of the items sold at BHCC Relief Sale?
  • Tops – $15
  • Pants, Shorts, Skirts, Sweater – $20
  • Swimsuits – $25
  • Dresses, Vest, Rompers, Jumpsuits – $25
  • Blazers, Jackets – $30
  • Coats – $40
    Shipping is not included in the BHCC Relief Sale and will be added on separately. All items will be shipped via USPS priority mail. 
How can I place an order during the BHCC Relief Sale?
  1. All items must be paid via PayPal within 24hrs or your order will be cancelled.
  2. Once the closet sale is done, please send us a Facebook message with your PayPal email so we can send you an invoice for your purchases.
  3. Do not send payment directly, please wait for us to invoice you.
How will the BHCC Relief Sale work?
  1. Each clothing item will be numbered.
  2. Wait until item is described and we give the go ahead to shop.
  3. You must say want or interested with the item number.
  4. If you say want or the number before we say go, you will be eliminated and the next person will be eligible to purchase.
What organizations will receive support from the BHCC Relief Sale?
We are currently in the process of identifying two local grass roots non-profits organizations on the ground to partner with. Information regarding how much is raised and donated will be distributed to all of the donors and shoppers. 
What if I still need more information?
Feel free to contact us at contactus@suitsheelsandcurves.com or at anegron73@gmail.com.  You can also follow us at: Suits, Heels and Curves & LA PECOSA PRECIOSA.  Lastly, make sure to join our Blogger House Curvy Closet Facebook Group to see a preview of what will be featured on the BHCC Relief Sale.
A huge shoutout to a few of the bloggers supporting this initiative including All things AdaFearlessly Just Me, This Is Jessica Torres and Curves With Moves and Always Alejandra!
Thank you for reading and continue to keep Puerto Rico and Mexico in your prayers!

Flounce with Me

Hi Lovies,

Now that summer is close to an end, Fall fashion has taken over by storm. I'm not happy to see it go but I am loving what is out there for the new season. What I do love is when a fashion trend or style that I enjoy transitions over to the next season. Ruffles, bell sleeves and anything flouncy was very popular this past summer and I am so glad to see that it's moved on over to Fall. There's just something about a flounce sleeve that takes me back to the 70's. I love how it can make any silhouette look fancy. This Flounce Medallion Dress from the Avenue couldn't make it's way into my closet faster. I totally fell in love with this beautiful medallion print, along with the rustic fall colors made this such a stunner. The bell sleeves and ruffled hem added such drama to the dress, all I wanted to do was spin around in it. Of course I added my own belt to give it more of a structured look. This dress is the perfect transitional piece, perfect for right now with the comfortable crepe fabric. And in the colder months I can easily wear it with tights, boots and a cool jacket. This is definitely a gem in my book.

Vineyards

Hi Lovies,

A few weeks ago me, Bae and 3 other couples went to Warick, NY to check out the wineries up there. I had been dying to go wine tasting for the longest time and was super excited about going. There are quite a few wineries up there but we only visited two, one of which also had beer tasting. The guys were very happy about that. The first winery we stopped at was called Demarest Vineyards, it was so beautiful, and owned by an old retired couple from Italy. Bored with their retirement Francesco got on his caterpillar dozer and cleared his land to plant grape vines. Francesco himself actually does the wine tasting with you in their quaint little store. He's very knowledgeable and proud of his delicious wines. Right outside their store are their rows and rows of grape wines, it was such a beautiful sight to see. Can we say photo op??

Casual Wear with Fit for Me

Hi Lovies,

One thing that I don't really talk about on the blog is active wear, basically because I am allergic to exercising lol! I do not work out, run, or go to the gym, it's not something I like to do. Honestly being a New Yorker and having to take a bus and train an hour into work 5 days a week is exercise enough for me! The funny thing is that I love active wear, there are so many cute plus size options now that are perfect for the everyday. Obviously, you know I love to be dressed up 85% of the time but the other 15% I just want to be comfy but cute. For these times, I like to reach for something that I can just throw on and head out the door to run errands, do grocery shopping, or walking our dogs. When you have a million things to think about in a day, getting dressed shouldn't be one of them.

Romp-Her

Hi Lovies,

This year for me as far as fashion goes has been progressive, I've definitely stepped out my comfort zone. I made a promise to myself that I would give certain trends a chance, or wear things that I normally shy away from. Basically, I told myself to have fun with fashion which everyone should do. Some of the things that I did tackled this year was wearing a jumpsuit, as well as wearing more maxi dresses. Something that was on the top of my list was a romper. For the longest time rompers were not even a thought to me when it came to something I would wear. I would admire women who could pull them off so effortlessly. I for one don't wear shorts (another thing on my list to conquer) so the thought of a romper was a huge no-no. But sometimes it takes one special piece to get you over that hurdle and actually give it a whirl. This Halter Neck Romper from Eloquii was definite game changer for me. The minute I saw it, I knew that this would be the one to change my mind about rompers forever. I loved the off the shoulder design with the added halter which made it so different. The contrast pipping on the white fabric was so elegant looking, and the pockets added functionality to the romper. To give the romper some of my own style and amp up the look, I added a wide band belt to it. It's crazy how one special piece can change the way you feel about something you would never wear. This romper did just that...

Watermelon

Hi Lovies,

I don't know what it is but whenever I go on the Gwynnie Bee site to browse and add things to my virtual closet, I can't help but be drawn to anything with fruit on it. I mean how could you not enjoy a fruit print on your clothes, right? You guys already know that my blog has been flooded with me wearing clothing with some kind of fruit on it. It's safe to say that I am officially obsessed. First time around, I picked out this adorable dress with lemons on it. The second time, I went all out and picked this dress with a menagerie of fruits on it, which totally gave me life. But just when I thought I had reached my height of fruitfulness, this beauty popped up on the site and I fell in love. This Watermelon Print Dress by Corey was everything I could wish for. The whimsical pink watermelon print was so charming and such an eye catcher. The scuba fabric and fit and flare design made this super easy wear for any occasion. The notched neckline and pleating just added to the character of this dress. Oh and did I mention that it also has pocket?! I was all smiles while I had this dress on, it's hard not to be. I can definitely say that this dress is a #BorrownBuy.

 

Fall on the Brain

Hi Lovies,

I can't believe that there's only 2 weeks left to the summer, it feels like Memorial day was just here. As much as I don't want to see the summer go, I must admit that I've already have Fall fashion on the brain. It's kinda hard not to with all my favorite stores already saturated with pre-fall clothing. During this transitional time, I like to start going through my summer wardrobe and pulling pieces that I can still wear well into Fall. You guys already know how I love to buy clothes that I can wear for several season. This Off the Shoulder Maxi Dress from Roaman's is definitely one of those items that I will be wearing. It's perfect for the last days of summer with the lightweight fabric and feminine off the shoulder style. I love the button front design and bold print of the dress, along with the maxi length which is super flattering. The neutral colors of the print make it perfect to wear in the fall. I can see myself wearing this dress with a denim jacket and a pair of ankle booties when the weather gets cooler. When you have options like this for the upcoming season, it makes letting go of the Summer just a little easier.

One Style, Three Ways: Eloquii Maxi Split Back Shirt

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Hi Lovies,

Recently, Gwynnie Bee asked me to be a part of their "One Style, Three Ways"' feature that they post monthly on their blog. This feature is so fun and I was lucky enough to have participated 2 other times (see here and here). If you're not familiar with this feature, Gwynnie Bee chooses 3 women to style the same piece. It's great to see the different styles between the 3 women and what they come up with. This time around we were asked to style this Eloquii Maxi Split Back Shirt. This is definitely something I wouldn't gravitate towards at first glance. While I am a sucker for a white button shirt, I was a little intimidated by this one. Until I received the top in the mail and that all changed. I immediately fell in love with how delicate it was, super comfy and easy to wear. The split back and long line design added such an edgy twist to the classic white shirt. While the sheer fabric made it perfect for the summer. This shirt has endless style possibilities!

1920's Chic

Hi Lovies,

I've said it many times that I was born in the wrong era, while I love being a 70's baby, my heart belongs to a different time period. I long to have been around when women only wore dresses, petticoats and corsets. Besides wanting to be Laura Ingles from Little House on the Prairie, I was also fascinated with the 1920's. It was the decade in which fashion entered the modern age and women abandoned restrictions. All the glitz and glam of that time period and the clothing was just amazing. Cloche hats, flapper dresses, over the top accessories and drop waists were such iconic fashion for that time. When I saw this Tie Neck Drop Waist Dress, I was immediately transported to the 1920's. The gorgeous bold turquoise color along with the ruffled sleeves and hem was just stunning. The tie neck added such a cute and dainty appeal to the dress as well as the tie waist for added structure. I got so many compliments on this when I wore it, such a great all occasion dress. So if you're a fan of 1920's fashion, then you want to have this dress in your closet.

Ruffled Maxi

Hi Lovies,

I have discussed many times on my blog how I can be a creature of habit with my fashion. You get comfortable with what works and don't step out the box to try something new. Lately I have been giving a few fashion trends a try and loving them. You guys know I take any opportunity to show off my legs, whether it be a skirt or dress, I prefer them to be at the knee length. So that means maxi dresses or skirts were outta the question in my book. I always admire women who could pull them off so gracefully without looking like an old lady lol. Well guess what?, I am one of those women now. This summer I've tried a few maxi dresses and love how they look on me. Since I am taller they look great on me and they suit my body type well. This Printed Maxi Dress from Sangria has definitely converted me. The vibrant floral color is just beautiful and perfect for summer. I love that it gives me a hint of sexy with the wrap plunge neckline. The chiffon type fabric is easy to wear even on the hotter days and adds a delicacy to the dress while still remaining feminine with the ruffled hem. Great for those summer weddings or special occasions. So if you're looking for a dress that makes a statement and want to venture into maxi dresses, then look no further!

 

The Golden Hour

Hi Lovies,

If you're following me on social media, then you know I was in Atlanta for the TCF Style Expo. I had the best time, it was such a good conference. Stay tuned for a vlog of the trip soon to come. Atlanta is definitely a great city and when they say "Hotlanta" they really mean it. The whole weekend was hot and humid and pushing my hair to the limit. While packing for the trip I knew that I wanted to look chic but also be comfy and cool. Saturday was one of the hottest days so I reached for the coolest outfit I had. My obsession with off the shoulder/peasant style dresses hasn't stopped and this Off the Shoulder Embroidered Sleeve Dress (Currently $24!!) from the Avenue was a saving grace that day. The sleeves on this dress were such a show stopper, with the beautiful embroidery bell style. Loved the comfy fabric that kept me cool throughout the day. While this may be too short for some, I actually liked it, I take any chance to show off my legs! I can see myself wearing this well after summer as well with a pair of jeans underneath for a funky twist. It's just a great dress for the season that looks good on just about anyone.

A Diamond in the Rough

Hi Lovies,

There are times that you go on a website just "browse" with no intention of buying anything. I do that a lot, I browse, fill my cart up with stuff but never hit the order button. It's sorta like therapy for me I think, something to feel my fashion soul desire lol. Forever 21 is one of those websites that I use to religiously purchase from when I first got into blogging. At the time I was 2 sizes smaller and there wasn't much option as far as brands or sites to shop from. Plus back then, Forever 21 actually had good quality clothes that was true to size. As for right now, F21 is definitely not a store I shop at anymore, the fashion has become very young looking and their sizing has changed to true junior plus. But on this particular day, I found myself on the site just to see what they had as of late. I came across this Stripe Off the Shoulder dress and thought it was super cute. Not to mention the dress was only $11, so even if it didn't work out I didn't spend a fortune on it. Surprisingly enough when I got it home and tried it one, it fit perfectly and looked great on. The ruffle flounce was so flirty and pretty and the blue stripe print gave the dress character. The button front and tie waist added a bit a menswear feel while still remaining feminine. This was for sure a dress that surprised me and have quickly fallen in love with. Forever 21, I might have not given up on you just yet...

Fun with Modcloth

Hi Lovies,

In my 5 years of blogging, it has been such a great pleasure to see how much Plus Size Fashion has evolved. When I first started, I literally only shopped at Forever 21, Torrid and ASOS Curve. While there were a few other brands, like Lane Bryant but they had not caught up to being fashion forward yet.  Now 5 years later and I'm just awed by all the new PS brands that have popped up. It's just great when a brand just gets it and knows how important it is to be size inclusive. Honestly the world would be a better place if more brands did this and realized how important it is for body positivity. Being size inclusive isn't only about being able to walk into any store and finding your size but it's also empowering as well. One brand as of late that gets this is Modcloth, they've been around for a while and I've always loved their stuff. The company was founded by High School Sweethearts Susan Gregg Koger and Eric Koger back in 2002 and has grown so much since then. What I love about the Modcloth site is that there is no separation of straight sizes and plus sizes, everything is together. Everything is available in a full range of sizes  from XXS-4X, which I think is awesome. Not to mention that they have a mixture of straight and plus size models wearing their clothes, A+ to them!

Fruitful

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Hi Lovies,

The summer is all about having fun and enjoying yourself, whether it be going on vacation, enjoying a day at the beach or a long walk in the park. As for me, my wardrobe has to be fun as well for the summer. Bright colors, bold patterns and prints, anything that will put a smile on my face. Honestly it just makes my day better when my outfit is fun. I've already spoke about how I am obsessed with the fruit trend, well it hasn't stopped. This Fruit Salad Dress from City Chic via Gwynnie Bee just screams fun and playful. This cheerful print is so charming with all the adorable fruit print and vibrant colors. The fit and flare design is so flattering and the sweetheart neckline adds a little flirtiness to the dress. Not to mention how lightweight and easy to wear it is. If you're looking to make a statement this summer then you need this dress in your life. I think it's safe to say that this dress is definitely a #BorrownBuy.

June PopSugar Must Have Box

Hi Lovies,

If you've been following me for a while then you know I am a sucker for a monthly subscription box. I just love getting packages in the mail, it's like Christmas every month lol. My favorite are the beauty ones like The Ipsy Bag, Sephora Play Box and Boxy Charm (check out my video here). But I'm also my fashion ones as well like Gwynnie Bee and Dia & Co. So recently I added another one to my list and it's called the PopSugar Must Have Box. I've been a fan of PopSugar for years and I was super excited when I heard they came out with a subscription box. What I love about this box is that it has a little bit of everything in it, from fashion to beauty and even food! I also love that each month is a themed and the items in the box reflect that theme. Each item is thoughtfully hand-picked by the founder Lisa Sugar and their amazing editors, so you know everything is going to be awesome. The monthly subscription cost $39.95 and includes 7 full size items that is valued at over $100. I think that is a great deal and if you use the code SHOP5 you get $5 off you're first box!

No Pressure, No Commitment

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Hi Lovies,

When it comes to clothing for the summer, I don't like to invest too much into it. Here in NYC the summer is only 2 months and is over in a flash. So I tend to buy clothes that are budget friendly since they spend a majority of their time in a bin for most of the year. This is when I really utilize my Gwynnie Bee subscription, because it gives me the option of having a fabulous wardrobe with no commitment. I've spoken about GB numerous times here on my blog and have been a subscriber since the beginning. If you've been living under a rock and don't know about Gwynnie Bee, they are a clothing rental subscription service for women sizes 10-32. 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! Like what you've heard, well this is your chance to join free for 30 days HERE.

Lemon Drop

Hi Lovies,

In one of my older post I discussed how the fruit trend has taken the fashion scene by storm. You can find clothing adorned with different fruit prints which I am all about. If it has fruit on it them I'm buying it. Strangely enough the fruit that I've seen the most lately is the Lemon. Seems like the lemon is the "It" fruit for the season, like this dress I wore via Gwynnie Bee. Today I'm bringing you lemon goodness via Ashley Stewart with this gorgeous Lemon Print Cold Shoulder Dress (currently 50% off!). I first saw this dress on my fellow blogger Nazira in the black version and immediately ran to the website to buy it. Besides the charming lemon print, I fell in love with the frilly cold shoulder design and high collar neckline. The chiffon overlay makes this dress extremely fun and feminine while still remaining sophisticated. This is definitely a dress for the season that you can wear for any occasion.

Pineapples and Pool Parties

Hi Lovies,

This past Sunday was the 3rd Annual Essie Golden Golden Confidence Pool Party and as per usual, it was a great event. If you been following me for a while then you know I attended the previous two years (see here and here). This year it was held at the Room Mate Grace Hotel in the heart of Times Square. The activities took place in their indoor Pool Bar area which was super cool. They had a nice lounge area where you could sit and enjoy some drinks or if you wanted to be by the pool, there was also available seating to chill. The nights events consisted of great music, food, drinks, swimsuit fashion shows, raffles and of course beautiful women of all sizes dressed in gorgeous swimsuits. An event like this wouldn't be complete with out some shopping, there was also a vendor area with brands such as Eloquii, Lane Bryant, and Feminine Funk. I enjoyed myself just kicking it with my girls, having some cocktails, and taking ALOT of pics. If you've never been to this event, I highly recommend putting it on your calendar for next year because it's totally worth it!

Mexican Vibes

Hi Lovies,

As you saw in one of my recent post, I've totally been into the peasant look. I just love how simple and pretty this trend is. Embroidery has also been playing a big part in fashion these days as well which also ties into the peasant trend. It's popping up literally everywhere, like in this Flutter Sleeve Top from Melissa McCarthy Seven7. This chambray top is so cute and feminine, with the flirty ruffle sleeves. The whimsical embroidered birds take a simple top and gives it such character. I love that it also has a tie back feature to give you the option to define your waist. Perfect to pair with a pair of white denim for a causal summer look or with a skirt as I did here.

Taking On Philly With Catherine's

Hi Lovies,

If you follow me on Instagram and watched my stories, then you know I was recently in Philadelphia with Catherine's. I haven't been to Philly probably since I was a child on a school trip so I was super grateful that Catherine's asked me to be apart of this one. Philadelphia has so much history and we were lucky enough to be led around the beautiful City of Brotherly Love by two Philadelphians, Blogger Kellie Brown and Kate O'Brien from the Catherine's team. They had so much fun stuff planned for the next 3 days, I couldn't wait to get started.  What was even more fun was I got to enjoy this trip with 2 of my fabulous blogger babes Jeniese of The Jenesaisquoi and Alex of Learning to be Fearless. Can we say girl's weekend!

Ruffles

Hi Lovies,

Last week was Full Figure Fashion Week and that means tons of events to attend. While this year I wasn't able to attend a lot of them due to work, I was able to go to a few. I love this time of year because bloggers and influencers from all over come to NYC to enjoy this week. I get to see and meet a lot of bloggers that I basically only know via social media. So it's great to finally meet them in person and connect on a personal level. One of my favorite events is the FFFWeek Curvy Expo, it's an awesome way to network with brands, hang with your fav bloggers and of course shop. Not to mention it also gives you an opportunity to dress to impress. I finally got to pull out my Pinstripe Ruffles Wrap Skirt from Eloquii, talk about a show stopper! I loved the exaggerated ruffles on the hem along with the simple pinstripe print. The flattering wrap style just added to this beautiful skirt as well as give it some structure. It's was sophisticated and dramatic all in one skirt while remaining super girly. Definitely the perfect skirt for an event like the Expo, I was overwhelmed with all the compliments I got on it. I can't wait to wear it again!

Dotted

Hi Lovies,

Well mother nature finally realized that it's about to be summer and turned up the heat this weekend. New York summers are literally pure torture, with the heat and humidity, you just want to walk around naked. Now when the temps get up into the 80's and 90's, all I want to wear is nothing but light easy breezy clothing. My go-to are dresses during the summer, it's an easy one and done quick thing to throw on and still looked pulled together. As you guys know I love clothing that can work double duty as well since I do have a 9-5. So finding dresses that I can easily wear to work and then for play are a must. A perfect example is this beautiful dotted shirt dress from Tocca. Now if you remember a few months ago I featured a dress from their exclusive collection with Gwynnie Bee (see here). TOCCA is known for its beautifully wearable pieces that exude a feminine, sexy edge and contemporary beauty products inspired by the Old World. When this dress popped up on the Gwynnie Bee website, I immediately closeted it, so had my name written all over it. I loved the mixture of colorful polka dots which give the dress a whimsical feel. The shirt dress design is super classic making it this dress perfect for work. You already know how I feel about a dress with pockets, and these add such character to the dress. I don't think I'll be returning this dress back to GB, it's definitely a keeper!

Peasant Girl

Hi Lovies,

I was definitely born in the wrong decade, I say this to myself every time I get dressed. I am so drawn to clothing from different periods, like back in Elizabethan times. I loved the huge dresses they had to wear, they were such statements for that time. I also had an unhealthy obsession with Little House in the Prairie as well. As mean as Nelly Olsen was, I wanted all of her clothes lol! Peasant dresses are also one of my favorites as well, I admire the simplicity of them. This Off the Shoulder Crinkle version from Roaman's was definitely a modern twist to the everyday peasant dress. The burnt orange color along with the floral print was such a pretty combination. The delicate ruffle hem and off the shoulder design is so feminine and sexy. This dress is also extremely comfy, loved the way it felt on my body. Great to wear on the weekend for brunch with your girls and with a quick change of your accessories can easily transform into a night look. Peasant dresses are definitely a must for the upcoming summer months.

Floral Jumpersuit

Hi Lovies,

When it comes to my fashion style, I can be pretty predictable. I'm either going to go for a dress or a skirt, those are my signatures. But just like fashion, my style is always evolving or so I try to anyway. Jumpsuits are one of those things that I thought I could never pull off and stayed away from. I loved the way they looked on people and longed to be able to look as good in one. It wasn't until last summer that I actually took the plunge and gave one a whirl. I instantly loved how I looked in it and promised I would wear more of them. Fast forward to last month when I saw my Boo Georgette of Grown and Curvy Woman wearing this amazing Floral Jumpsuit during her trip to Cuba. It was absolutely stunning and perfect for the summer season. The bold colorful print was such a statement while the comfy linen material gave it some delicacy. I loved that it had a elasticized waist with a removable belt to give the jumpsuit some shape. Of course I added my own belt to give the look a little twist of me. This is definitely one of those one-and-done pieces that will have you looking effortlessly chic all summer long.

Patchwork

Hi Lovies,

I love when fashion trends or styles of the past make their way back around again. This year alone we've seen so many styles that brought me back to my youth like bomber jackets. shoulder pad and customized denim jackets. One trend that I've been seeing around the fashion scene as of late is patchwork jeans. This pair from Roaman's is totally giving me nostalgia and transporting me back to the 80's. I love the mixture of the light wash and white denim that are so spring like along with the semi boyfriend fit giving off a relaxed fit. You get great versatility with them as they can easily be worn dressed up or down. These are definitely a pair of stylish  jeans that you need in your collection that can be worn all year round.

On Wednesday We Wear Pink

Hi Lovies,

As I've gotten older, I noticed that my style has definitely changed. There are days where I want to be super comfortable and wear a pair of jeans with some sneakers. But then I have my days where I want to be ladylike AF lol. Actually in all honesty this happens more than I want to admit. I love getting dressed up and being as girly as possible. For me wearing pink is synonymous with being a girl and while some might think its cliche, I'm all about it. This Jacquard Drop Waist Dress from the Victoria Beckham x Target collection was the perfect sophisticated lady like dress. If you read my previous post on this collection, then you know that out of all the pieces I bought only 2 worked for me, and this was one of them. This dress was giving me all types of Jackie O vibes, the perfect combo of classic and fashion forward. The drop waist gave the dress a flirty vibe along with the front patch pocket that added such character. The fuchsia color was so bold and vibrant, making this dress such a statement. As a working woman I need clothes that can pull double duty and this is definitely a versatile piece. I can easily wear this from day to night with a quick switch of my accessories and shoes and I'm good to go.

 

When Life Gives You Lemons

Hi Lovies,

Yesterday was Mother's Day and while I am a mother, this day isn't the same for me anymore. This will be my third Mother's Day without my beautiful Mom who was called to Heaven almost 3 years ago. You would think it would get easier but unfortunately for me is hasn't. Losing my Mom was one of the hardest things I have ever had to deal and continue to deal with everyday. So while I am super sad on Mother's Day, I continue to celebrate her memory and thank god for all the wonderful women in my life. Whether their mothers or not, I am thankful for the special role they play in my life. My mom always told me not to live in the past but to embrace what the future has to hold for us, and that's what I do now. I will always continue to miss my mother, that's never going to change, but I will celebrate the now and all the blessings that I have. My heart will remain heavy on this day but it's good to know that I have friends and family to help lighten the weight. 

 

Casual Dressing with Dress Barn

Hi Lovies,

I live for those days where you don't have to put any effort into a look but still want to look cute. Who what of thought that I could find that type of clothing in Dress Barn? When I think of DB, I think of a place I would go to get clothes for work, but it has evolved into so much more. Their DB Sunday line is all about causal, comfy lounge wear pieces that are fashionable as well as functional. This Space-Dye Hoodie was one of my favorite pieces, incredible soft and comfortable. The space-dye print along with the soft peachy coral is so spring. The hood and kangaroo pouch pockets gave this top such an athleisure feel and the short sleeves made it easy to wear for this season. This has easily become one of my favorite tops to grab for the weekend.

Calla Lily

Hi Lovies,

By now I'm sure most of you have seen the Victoria Beckham for Target collection. When I saw a preview of the collection back in February, I fell in love with everything. I couldn't be more happier that the collection came in plus size as well. Not mention the pricing was super reasonable for this kind of collab.  I was drawn to the 60's Mod style, the silhouettes, prints and bold colors that were perfect for the spring. I was one of those folks up super early to grab some of these amazing pieces. Unfortunately none of the Target stores in my area carried the plus sizes so I took a chance with sizing and ordered a bunch of dresses all in size 3X. Surprisingly, my packages arrived within 2 days which never happens when I order from Target. I immediately opened the package and was so happy with the amazing quality of the pieces. But sadly out of six dresses I ordered I only kept two, one being this gorgeous Calla Lily Satin Ruffle Hem Dress

 

Solving My Shapewear Problems With Kohl's

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. I received the included shapewear as compensation.


Hey Lovies,

One of the most daunting task for a woman, next to finding a swimsuit, is finding the right shapewear. This can also be a touchy subject for some people, shapewear isn't for everyone and I can totally understand. But this girl here is all about having the proper foundation so that the clothes I wear look amazing on. Now in a perfect world, there would be one shapewear that works with everything. Unfortunately that is not the case, certain articles of clothing require a different type of foundation. Well thank goodness for Kohl's, they had such a great variety of shapewear for all my needs. 

Floral Love

Hi Lovies,

It's hard to believe that this past Saturday was in the upper 80's here in NYC. I could actually pull out my sandals and let me tootsies be free. Not to mention grabbing something floral from my closet that will make a statement as well. You already know my love of bold prints, bright colors and fun florals for the spring/summer seasons. Finding a fun floral is not always easy but when you do, definitely take advantage especially when you can find in one of your fav silhouettes. The Kate Dress from Roaman's was the perfect addition to my wardrobe for the season. The shirt dress design along with the beautiful blue floral print made this such a lively dress. I love the structure feel of it and how easy it was to wear with the flattering trapeze style fit. The versatility of this dress makes it easy to wear in so many ways. Whether you wear it for work or play, this dress will definitely be a head turner.

Getting my Groove Back

Hi Lovies,

There are times in my blogging life where I can hit a wall and kinda lose my groove. It's hard sometimes to keep the creative juices flowing and continue to produce fresh content. A lot of things can factor into that, like your personal life, or stress from work. I also promised myself that I wouldn't let blogging become a chore or a job. I want to always look my blog as a source of happiness and make it something that I'm proud of. That's why it's ok to take a step back, give yourself a break and reboot. This is a great way to get a better perspective of what you're doing and open your eyes to the bigger picture. Not only that but it'll give your mind a chance to chill so that when you are ready, the creativeness will be in abundance.

Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Review and Giveaway

Hi Lovies,

I am back with another curly hair product review! Ouidad recently came out with their new Advanced Climate Control Line which consist of a Defrizzing Shampoo, Conditioner, Detangling Heat Spray and Heat & Humidity Gel. I can't say enough good things about these products. To hear my thought and full details on the product, make sure to check out my YouTube video. Also scroll down to find out how to enter win a giveaway of the whole collection!

In The Trenches

Hi Lovies,

So my obsession with Eloquii has grown to a whole new high as of late. I've found myself purchasing something from them almost every week. But to my defense they have been slaying the fashion game for this spring season and it's almost a crime not buy something. They also just recently dropped their swimsuit collection and all I can say is OMG! You definitely need to check them out ASAP. Now I am all about dresses that are different and unconventional. So when I feasted my eyes on the Off The Shoulder Trench Dress, there was no doubt in my mind that I had to have it. This dress sold out so quickly but thank goodness it just came back in stock! They took a classic and iconic piece of outerwear and made it into a masterpiece of a dress. The off the shoulder design adds a flirty touch while the trench aspect keeps it looking polished and sophisticated. The A-Line silhouette and self tie belt makes it super flattering. Who needs a power suit when you can have the ultimate power dress, am I right??

Birds of Paradise

Hi Lovies,

Happy Monday all! Spring has finally made it's way over to NYC and we have been having the best weather. Easter Sunday was in the 80's! I don't know about you but this type of weather puts me in the best mood. Especially when it comes to getting dressed, all I want to wear are my fun pieces of clothing. In one of my previous post, I mentioned how the fruit trend has become very popular this season. Well besides fruits, animals and birds have been hitting the scene as well. I just love the whimsical and lively feel of this trend. and one brand that gets this is Eloquii. When I first saw this skirt on their Instagram Live during the opening party of their DC pop-up shop, I nearly died. It has stripes and colorful parrots on it, nuff said!  This playful print just made me so happy not to mention catching the eye of quite of few people. Eloquii's signature studio midi never disappoints and this skirt is definitely Bae right now.

Who What Wear

Hi Lovies,

I know I am totally late to the party with the Who What Wear Collection for Target. Honestly I don't know what took me so long to actually buy something. I've loved everything they've had since they first launched last year with their spring collection. Since then they have been adding to the collection with each season and I've been loving it. Not only has the pieces been on trend, stylish and fashion forward but they made this collection size inclusive. The collection is available in plus with sizes ranging from 14W-26W which in my book is pretty amazing. Their newest stuff definitely caught my eye and I ended up buying quite a few pieces. I just really loved the Retro-Modern vibe of the collection. The simple colors, patterns and silhouette of the pieces are such a refreshing and effortless look for the spring.

Shea Moisture Sacha Inchi Oil Collection Review

Hi Lovies,

Today I am bringing you a Curly Hair product review. The folks at Shea Moisture were kind enough to send me a few items from their Sasha Inchi Oil collection and I couldn't be more impressed! To hear my thoughts on these products, make sure to watch the video! Don’t forget to like, comment and subscribe!

Plus Size Remix: Crystalin Marie

Hi Lovies,

It's that time of the month again, I am back with another Plus Size Remix! I am so sorry that I didn't get one out for March, but it was a bit crazy last month. If this is your first time to the blog, PSR is a monthly feature where I take a look that inspires me and remix it into a plus size version. Make sure to catch last month's inspiration featuring Hallie of Among Other Things. This months inspiration came from Crystalin Marie of the blog Crystalin Marie. I totally love her blog, her style is very simple and classic with a touch of flare. I love how she adds pops of color or print to jazz up an easy look. She makes getting dressed look super easy all while remaining stylish. I love how she mentions in her bio that her style is always evolving and she hopes her daily posts not only inspire us to feel confident and stylish everyday, but encourages us to invest in classic pieces, use what you already have in your closet, and to make smart buying decisions. That is awesome!

Back in the Day

Hi Lovies,

Lately I've been obsessed with wearing sneakers with dresses and skirts. It actually takes me back to the 90's when dressing like a man was a trend. Growing up in Spanish Harlem, I've seen trends and fads come and go, but being able to dress like one of the guys was my favorites. Baggy jeans, rugby shirts and Timberland boots was my everyday attire. But like most things, this trend faded into the background, I got older and my style evolved. Hard to believe the woman you see today use to be into that type of style. That's why I love when old styles and trends make their way around again, it gives me back a little bit of my past while I take it make it work with my current style. One of my favorite sneakers to wear back in the 90's were a classic pair of Stan Smith Adidas. It was something about the simplicity to them and how they were still able to make a statement. Not to mention they went with literally everything. Now you can find them in damn near every color combination, like my Metallic Pink ones (see here) and of course the Classic White ones with Gold Accents that I'm wearing here. 

Battle of the Boxes

Hi Lovies,

Today I am bringing you the battle of the subscription boxes! I am comparing the Sephora Play Box, The Ipsy Bag and the Boxy Charm Box. I am reviewing each box and letting you know what you get and which I think is the best for the money. To find out who won the battle of the boxes, make sure to watch the video! Don’t forget to like, comment and subscribe!