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Lela Rose x Lane Bryant Press Preview

Hi Lovies,

Tuesday I had the pleasure of attending the Lela Rose x Lane Bryant Press Preview. This will be Lane Bryant's third collaboration with a high fashion designer. As quoted on her website "Lela is an american designer who is widely recognized for her unique aesthetic of juxtaposing refined elegance with modern whimsy, through brilliant color, beautiful fabrication and handcrafted details. With her eponymous collection, Rose has established a fresh point of view in American fashion and continues to redefine a sophisticated, yet modern lifestyle".

The event was held at the beautiful "The Park" restaurant in the Chelsea area, which totally set the scene for her gorgeous pieces. The collection featured her signature watercolor prints as well as some geometric ones. Most of the pieces can easily be taken from day to night and are so versatile. I had the please of speaking with Lela and she is very enthusiastic about the collab. She loves designing apparel for woman so they can feel confident and beautiful at the same time. You can expect to see the line hit Lane Bryant stores by mid April. It was a great night filled with fashion, good conversation and great company. Looking forward to see how well this collab does and possibly snatching up some pieces! Here are some pics from the night...

Green and Plaid

Hi Lovies!

When I first got this skirt from Eloquii back in August, I immediately fell in love with it. Even though I got it towards the tail end of summer, I loved the fact that it was a great transitional piece and could easily be worked into my Fall wardrobe. The first time, I wore it with a leopard crop top (see here) but I totally couldn't wait to "Fall-ify" it this time around (that's a real word, look it up! lol)

Blazer - Target//Top - Old Navy//Skirt c/o Eloquii//Boots - DSW//Necklace - Zara

Pink, Stripes and Leather

Hi Lovies!

When I first saw this Cape from Boohoo on my blogger boo Jeniese from The Jenesaisquoi, I thought it was the neatest thing I've ever seen, she looked amazing in it. Not to mention the beautiful hot pink color that just screams attention. I had never bought anything from Boohoo before but I've seen a few pieces on other bloggers. I browsed the website and saw quite a few things that I loved including this cape but I held back on buying anything. About 2 weeks ago I revisited the Boohoo and found that the cape was on sale, I of course took this as a sign and bought it! I wore it to work and then after to an event and received an abundance of compliments on it. So I guess I can say it was a smart purchase.

Cape - Boohoo//Top - Old Navy//Skirt (similar) - Fashion to Figure (sold out)//Shoes (similar) - Lane Bryant

Window Pane Plaid

Hi Lovies!

I'm a girl who normally likes a lot of color in her wardrobe but there's something about black and white that never gets old. I love the polished and classic look of the color combo. So when I saw these Window Pane Plaid Kady Pants from Eloquii, I immediately had to have them. Friday was my birthday (yes, I was born on Halloween!) and also the Eloquii Holiday Preview, so of course I wore something from them. I love the bold statement the print makes and how versatile they are. I can see me wearing these pants in a multitude of ways. I also enjoy that they are made of scuba material which is so forgiving and comfortable. I purchased these in a size16 because I heard they run a little big in the scuba material and I'm glad I did, they fit great! You can currently get 40% off on these pants with the code SAVE!

Blazer (similar here and here) - Forever 21//Top (similar) - ASOS Curve//Pants - Eloquii//Shoes - Lane Bryant

Corner Office Dress by Poppy & Bloom

Hi Lovies!

Back in June when I attended the Press/Buyer reception during FFFWeek (see here) I was introduced to the plus size brand Poppy & Bloom. I met the lovely Lindsey Tabor, the head of Marketing/PR for the company. She was an absolute delight, spoke to me about their brand and what they are all about. I also had the pleasure of seeing their debut at the FFFWeek Designer Fashion Show. Everything was just so beautiful, the collection of whimsical prints, timeless shapes, and flattering silhouettes. I loved everything that came down the runway. So you can imagine my delight when Lindsey reached out to me to review one of their pieces, I was overjoyed! I've been scouting out their site for a while now so I knew immediately what dress I wanted, the Corner Office A-Line Dress in red. This was my favorite out of all the dresses, it just screamed Fall. I adore the hounds tooth pattern along with the red lines that gave the dress a pop of color. When the dress arrived I was immediately impressed, they did not skimp on the high quality material or construction of the dress. The dress is made of polyester/spandex so there was ample stretch all around. I went by the size chart to choose the right fit and went with an 18.

Dress - c/o Poppy & Bloom (currently on sale!)//Belt (old) & Bag (similar) - ASOS//Boots - DSW

Luxe Elegance Collection by IGIGI

Hi Lovies!

The lovely folks at IGIGI approached me again to do another review on their newest collection "Luxe Elegance" It's their Pre-Holiday 2014 collection and it's absolutely stunning with beautiful lace, sequins and prints. I decided to go with the gorgeous Ambrosia Dress in Midnight Blue. I wanted to try something that I wouldn't normally wear and this dress was it. I tend to stray away from form fitting pieces because I'm not crazy about how my mid region looks in them and also the fact that I don't have much in the curves department. But I decided to go with this dress anyway. It's super sexy with the seductive plunge neckline, flattering draping design and curve hugging silhouette. The dress is made of wrinkle free jersey and feels good on the body.  The amazing rich blue color looks great on almost any skin tone. This dress is definitely a show stopper and perfect for any upcoming holiday parties, date night, or out with your girls. 

Dress - c/o IGIGI//Shrug (similar) - Torrid//Belt (similar here and here)- ASOS Curve//Shoes (similar) - Sam Edelman//Clutch (similar)- Thrifted//Necklace (similar) - H&M

Citrón in the City

Hey Lovies!

You ever seen a piece a clothing, whether it be online or in a store, and immediately say "I have to have it!" Well that's how I felt when I saw this Citron Laser Cut Midi from Eloquii. I immediately expressed my love for the skirt via social media and not to my surprise, some of my fellow blogger boos felt the same way. So with that, Thamarr from Musings of a Curvy Lady, came up with the awesome idea to have a blogger challenge with the skirt! Myself, Thamarr, Georgette from Grown and Curvy Woman, and Joi from In My Joi all decided to participate to see how each of us styled this fab skirt. I knew I was up against some power houses with this challenge but stayed true to my style and went with a cute but polished look with some contrast of colors.

Screw Perfection

Hi Lovies!!

Lately I've been thinking about how critical I can be of myself, body wise. As much self confidence as I might come off having, I still wish my body looked a certain way. I don't like feeling that way and tell myself that I'm happy the way I am, no one is perfect. I must embrace what I have and not care so much about what I would like my body to look like. So when I saw this sweatshirt from Torrid, I immediately knew I had to have it! It's definitely a mantra that I need to tell myself everyday, that it's OK not to be perfect and still be happy. Since I loved the sweatshirt so much, I decided to style it 2 ways to show you that sweatshirts are not only for casual looks. They can totally be dressed up with a cute skirt like this one from ASOS and some heels.

The Stylish Curves Pop-Up Shop

Hey Lovies!

I wanted to share with you an amazing event that the fabulous Alissa from the blog Stylish Curves is having and also hosting, it's called The Stylish Curves Pop-Up Shop. It's a plus size shopping event consisting of some of my fav online brands. The event will give you the opportunity to shop your favorite brands, see their pieces (new and past seasons merchandise) and try them on! The event will feature online brands such as Eloquii,RebdollsFashion to FigureEvans, Feminine Funk TeesHey Gorgeous, and plus size jewelry brand NY2YOU. There will be giveaways and refreshments at the event, door open at 1pm-6pm.

Event will be held in NYC on November 8, 20014 at 337 Broome Street, 2nd Floor, NY, NY

Tickets for the event are just $10. You can purchase your tickets HERE (Must buy in Advance)

Hope to see to you there and spread the word! This is going to be a great event, you don't want to miss it!

Thanks for reading!
Until next time Lovies!!

~ La Pecosa Preciosa

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