La Pecosa Preciosa

Fall Fashion Finds

Yesterday I was doing a mental inventory of my Fall clothing and realized that I don't have a lot of things. I definitely need some new boots, some stylish outerwear, and a  few new fall dresses. So I started scouring the web looking at some of my favorite stores to see what they had out there. I have been trying to look for plus size fashion in stores that I normally don't shop from. Here are a few stores I browsed.

My first stop was Ashley Stewart and I was surprised to find quite a few thing that I actually liked. I have an Ashley Stewart up the block from where I live and whenever I go in there I don't find anything I like. Sometimes their selection in the stores can be overly colorful. But their online selection was much better, here's what I found...

Giving in to Jeans

If you've been reading my posts, you'll know I am not a fan of Fall or Winter. I love summer days, where I can just throw on a dress, a pair of sandals and call it a day. I'm a dress girl, I have no problem wearing one everyday of the year. But unfortunately Old Man Winter likes to throw a monkey wrench on that situation. So last Sunday I gave in and wore a pair of jeans.

OOTD: Safari Chic

When I was looking for outfits to wear this weekend, I happen to come across this dress. I'd forgotten that I had it since it was stuck under a pile of a hundred other dresses lol. For the first day of Fall,  it was unseasonably warm out, which gave me an opportunity to wear this Khaki Shirt Dress from Rainbow.

OOTD: Awesome Aqua

On Friday's I normally like to get dressed up for work because I usually see my Beau in the evening and I like to look pretty for him :o). This Friday I decided to go with this Aqua Ruffled Sleeve Dress from Torrid. I wanted this dress the minute I saw it on the website but since I'm Miss Frugal, I decided to wait to purchase it. So glad I did because it went on sale and I got the dress for $19.99!


I'm very excited to report that I had my first blog feature on Sofrito for your soul! This is an awesome blog owned by my friend George 'Urban Jibaro' Torres. Sofrito for your Soul touches many areas, such as, community, culture, art and music, food, lifestyle, health, and technology. George is an amazing and talented individual who has an immense love of our Latino culture. He is very adamant about putting us Latinos on the map in any way possible. As well as being a huge believer in promoting and supporting other talented Latinos on his blog like artists, musicians, poets, writers, and of course other bloggers.

 He's also partnered up with a long time friend, Juan 'Papo Swiggity' Santiago, in 2007 to create CAPICU! Cultural Showcase. It combines our community building abilities to produce diverse poetry and performing arts events in New York City using the philosophies of the most progressive intellectual and artistic movements of the last century (i.e. The Harlem Renaissance, the Beat Poets & most notably the Nuyorican Movement). CAPICU! Cultural Showcase also produces RADIO CAPICU, the first live Latino talk radio show on the Internet where important topics relevant to the Latino community are discussed and debated.George was also recently featured in USA Today - Hispanic Living Magazine as "6 Bloggers to Watch" (goes on sale Monday). 

Harlem World

If you read my first blog post La Pecosa Preciosa (The Precious Freckle Face), you'd know I was born and raised in Spanish Harlem, NY. Where I live is actually the borderline between Spanish Harlem and Harlem. I love living here, love the people, the culture and the history of both Spanish Harlem and Harlem. My niece suggested I take a few pics by a spot she came upon one day looking for her friend. 

 My eldest niece April (I have 3 nieces) who is a photographer (check out her website here) was kind enough to lend me her Nikon D70 digital camera until whenever. I was so excited, it was like Christmas came early! Now I can take better quality pictures for my blog. She was also kind enough to take a few pics of me today outside around my neighborhood.

A Few Goodies

Just wanted to share a quick post with you guys and show you a few goodies I got from Forever 21. I wanted to get some more statement necklaces cause I realized I didn't have many. Since I have long wild curls that tend to hide my earrings at times, I figure I can wear more bold necklaces and skip out on earrings from time to time. I'm loving each necklace I got and can't wait to coordinate them with an outfit.

OOTN: Simply Sparkling

I love anything denim, especially in dresses because it's like a blank canvas waiting for you to add some color to it! I adore this Z. Cavaricci Couture Denim Rhinestone Tube Dress from Torrid. I found this baby on Ebay, of all places and was so glad when I won it. The rhinestone trimming on the bust and pockets are totally awesome. It makes the dress so much more kick ass than it already is. The denim has spandex in it so it hugs you in all the right places. Also the fact that it has pockets is an added plus for me because I love a dress with pockets.
I went out with my Beau Saturday night for a friends birthday and thought this dress would be great to wear.  I went with my Forever 21 Blue Blazer, along with my Snake skin Wedges from Kenneth Cole, and my snake skin belt and clutch from Target. I accented it with Chandelier earrings from H&M, and this cute Love bangle from Forever 21.

OOTD: Delishly Denim

I normally spend the weekends with my Beau because that's when he's off from work. Saturday mornings/afternoons we've come into a routine of going to Ihop for breakfast. Since we had plans later on that evening to go out for a friends birthday dinner, I had to have 2 outfits prepared. One for the day and one for the evening. I decided to throw on something simple because I knew I wouldn't be wearing it long and didn't want to waste a perfectly good outfit. 

I went with this Denim Shirt Dress from Torrid. It is literally the softest denim I've ever felt and super comfortable on. The dress has 3/4 sleeves but can be folded up and buttoned to make it a short sleeve if you want. This was another one of my Ebay finds and I have to say that I found myself wanting to wear this dress often. 

I added my Snake Skin Belt from Target, Turquoise hoop earrings and necklace from Forever 21, my Turquoise toggle clasp bracelet that my Beau gave me and my Turquoise bead thong sandals from

OOTD: I Shall Wear White After Labor Day!

 I'm so not ready to give up summer yet! It's my favorite time of the year, the fashion is fabulous, and I don't have to worry about wearing enclosed shoes. Everyone's heard of the Fashion rule "no white after labor day", right? Well I looked the Fashion Police in the face and I said "Nay to that!" I will wear white because, umm, I dont' follow rules!

I ordered this dress from immediately after wearing the black and white version (check out post here) because I loved it so much. I love the soft stretch jersey material and the Sea Green color is stunning. I decided to wear my White Eyelet Jacket from Torrid since it's been cool this week in NYC.

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