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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!

Floral and Lace

Hi Lovies,

If you saw my Plus Size Try on Haul Video that I posted last week with the new Ashley Nell Tipton x JCPenney Spring collection, then you know I went ham! I instantly fell in love with Ashley's fashions when she dropped her Fall collection back in September (see here, here, here). Her Spring collection didn't disappoint, it is everything, the perfect combo of feminine and edgy which I love. My absolute favorite piece from the collection is the amazing Floral Moto Jacket. Moto jackets are my obsession and when I saw this beauty, I nearly fainted. The pretty pastel floral print against the light cream color was just spring perfection. The stud detail on the lapel so represents Ashley's style and fashion giving me edgy realness while still remaining girly. This jacket will be on heavy rotation this season.

Embroidered Shirt Dress

Hi Lovies,

Now that Spring has arrived, I have started to build up my wardrobe for the season. One of my favorite things to wear during the spring are Shirt Dresses. Menswear trend is super popular right now and I'm totally digging it.. It ties in with my preppy and sophisticated style so well. Shirt Dresses are just an easy way to look polished and stylish at the same time. When Eloquii dropped this Embroidered Shirt dress, I nearly lost my mind. It has the menswear inspired pinstripes that I love, while the bright embroidery gives me the pop of color that I enjoy. This kind of dress is so versatile as well, easy to dress up with a belt to give it some shape along with a pair of sandals. You can also throw this on with a cute pair of kicks and take on the weekend in style like I did here. 


Pineapples and Metallic Pink

Hi Lovies,

Spring is officially here and even though it doesn't feel like it in NYC, I am totally in Spring mode. Us New Yorkers are so over the crazy erratic temps here and just want some consistent nice weather. For me bright colors and fun prints are what Spring is about, I love to wear them throughout the spring/summer seasons. They just make me happy and put me in a great mood for the day. A trend that is very hot right now is fruit fashion. My girl Darlene of Suits Heels and Curves did an awesome post on it yesterday. I think this the such a perfect trend for this season, having fruit on your clothes is fun and youthful way to jazz up your style. You can find the fruit trend on tops, pants and dresses, it's everywhere right now.  When I saw this shirt from ASOS Curve popping up all over the internet I just had to grab it. This has to be one of the coolest shirt I own, the fun bright yellow pineapple print is so cute and girly. I've already worn this top 3 times and can't get enough of it, it's just such a comfy shirt. I've worn it with jeans and sneakers and in this picture decided to fancy it up with a skirt, the looks are endless.

Weekend Wear: Off The Shoulder Top

Hi Lovies,

Happy Monday all! I am back with another Weekend Wear feature and today I am talking about Off the Shoulder Tops. As you already know I am a huge fan of anything off the shoulder, as seen here, here and here. This trend has been hanging on strong for quite a few seasons now and I am super happy about that. It's definitely one of my fav trends right now especially for the spring and summer seasons. I love how feminine and lady like this type of silhouette is by showing off the perfect amount of shoulder and adding a hint of sexy to any outfit. Since I normally tend to dress anything off the shoulder, I figured this time around I will show how you can rock this trend in a casual look. This Ditsy Floral Top from Additon Elle via Gwynnie Bee was the perfect for that. The rich hues and pretty print makes this such a fun top. I love the beautiful lace trim at the bottom that is super girly along with the comfortable relax fit which made this easy to wear. 


Ashley Nell Tipton x Boutique+ Plus Size Try on Haul

Hi Lovies

Today I am bringing you my first plus size try on haul video! Ashley Nell Tipton dropped her spring collection with Boutique+ and JCPenney and I'm totally in love with everything! She has brought pretty bright pastels, floral prints, lace and leather, everything a girl needs for the Spring season. I went a little crazy and bought quite a few pieces from her collection as well as some things just from the Boutique+ line. Definitely head over to JCPenney's now because everything from her collection is currently 40% off, and if you use the code 9SAVE you can save an extra 30%off your purchase! Now you see why I bought so many pieces! Lmao!

Transitioning into Spring

Hi Lovies,

Right now it's very hard to think about Spring when there's like 8 feet of snow outside but I still am. Being a native New Yorker has taught me how to deal with the sporadic weather changes and how to dress for it. Spring is just a week or so away and I love to have things in my closet that can make an easy transition in that season. Jackets are the perfect add ons for any outfit, not only for warmth but to amp up an look. Trench Coats are one of my favorite outerwear for the spring, it's classic as well as being iconic but over the years has evolved into so much more. This Liason Trench from City Chic via Gwynnie Bee is such a modern twist on a classic trench. I love the military feel of the trench with the bold silver buttons. The black color makes it super sleek looking along with the flattering belted design. This trench can easily look great with a tee and jeans for a casual look or with a dress for a more elegant feel, like I did here. Such a great staple to have in your wardrobe.

Denim and Stripes

Hi Lovies,

I was a bad blogger last week and didn't put out a post but I am back! The weather here in NYC has been crazy which has made it difficult to take blog photos. So I braved the frigid temps yesterday to get some shots taken and have some content for you this week. Even though we are about to have a huge blizzard hit us tomorrow, my mind has totally checked out and is in full spring mode. I am loving all the new spring fashions that are hitting my favorite stores and can't wait to be able to start wearing some of the things that I've bought so far. Of course Eloquii is bringing the heat right now with all the amazing things that they have launched on the site. Bright colors and bold prints are everywhere which totally make me happy. This Wavy Stripe Print Midi Skirt immediately caught my eye with the pretty shades of blues and the fun wave stripes. This was definitely a Sandra skirt to say the least with the vibrant colors that are so spring. Such a fun and flirty addition to my skirt collection with endless style possibilities. 

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