June 2017

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.