La Pecosa Preciosa

Keeping it Casual

Hi Lovies,

If you've been following me for a while then you know I love getting dressed up. I'm that girl that gets dressed up to go to my local bodega! Dresses and skirts have been my jam for the longest time and I just love being super feminine and girly. While that hasn't changed much, if you remember in my previous post, I mentioned how my style keeps evolving. Now I find myself reaching for clothing that is more causal and comfy. Especially during this time of the year when it's colder and you just want to be warm and cozy. Don't get me wrong, I will always be a girly-girl and love getting dolled up in dresses and such but change is good.


Hi Lovies!

My goodness it has been a while since I posted on the blog! It feels good to be back and getting into the flow of things again. There are just times that I get very uninspired with the blog and need to recharge to get the creative juices flowing. It happens to us all and it's totally okay to take that time to refocus. For me getting dressed up and feeling pretty is definitely a way to get my fashion vibe going. You already know my obsession with leopard/cheetah print, so when I got this Cowlneck Skater Dress from Avenue I was in love. It fit all my dress needs, it was cheetah print, a skater silhouette and it had a cowl neck that is so perfect for the season. The Avenue has definitely been bringing the heat with their fashion and this dress is a perfect example. Extremely well made,super soft and easy to wear, as well as being lined underneath. By adding their gorgeous Velvet Lace-up Pumps, totally took this look up a notch. The lace-up detail and burgundy velvet was such a sexy touch to the shoe, while the block heel made them easy to walk in. I loved how the mix of the print and texture from the dress and shoes played so well together. Such an elegant and sophisticated look that anyone can pull off. It's safe to say that I  am back and ready to take on the world!

Sizing detail: Dress is a 18/20 Shoes size 10W

Forever Evolving

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The other day my eldest niece April told me that my style is always evolving. I was actually shocked by her comment because I feel sometimes I'm stuck in a fashion rut. But then I really thought about it, looked back at the past 5 years and how much my style has actually grown and evolved. While I love having a signature style that people identify me with, I love to throw a few curve balls in there once in a while. As of late I have been stepping out of my fashion bubble and I'm truly loving it. Wearing jeans was one of those obstacles for me, no one ever associated me with them. Now if you look in my closet you will see an abundance of them in all kinds of styles and fits. My most recent favorites are from the Rebel Wilson x Angels collection. Her jeans are just amazing quality and the fit is perfection. These Mogul Pull on Jeggings have been in heavy rotation, I love the super skinny fit from thigh to ankle and comfortable 3 button closure waist. There's amazing recovering on these so there's no stretching around the waist or sagging at the knees. Perfect for everyday, to dress up or down, you definitely need these jeans in your arsenal. 


Girl with Curves x Dia & Co.

Hi Lovies,

Before I jumped into the world of Plus Size Fashion blogging, I was an avid reader of PS blogs. I would spend hours just reading through them and enjoying how these women, who looked like me, could be so confident with their style. I had my fave bloggers of course that I loved and actually inspired me to start my own blog. Most of these bloggers paved the way in the plus size community and are a constant inspiration to so many women out there. One of my all time favorites is Tanesha  Awasthi from Girl with Curves. Her style is just timeless, classy and sophisticated which I'm all about. She makes everything she wears just look effortlessly beautiful and poised. Till this day I still read through her blog and continue to use her amazing style to inspire my own. So you can imagine my excitement when she announced that she was coming out with her own GWC Collection

Age Ain't Nothing But A Number

Hi Lovies,

In the world of fashion, there can be many rules that society likes to put on it, especially when it comes to age. They feel a woman of a certain age should be wearing clothing that is age appropriate. Now why I may agree with this to a certain extent, I do believe that women should be able to wear whatever makes them feel good. Being an older women in a world that feels fashion is for the young, I like to push the envelope and show the world that age ain't nothing but a number. With my 44th birthday coming up next week, I've never felt so youthful and daring with my fashion. I want to inspire other women like me to break the rules and show the world we can be just as fashionable as the rest of them.


The Perfect Silhouette

Hi Lovies,

Becoming a blogger has definitely helped me understand my body shape and what works best for it. Honestly once you figure that out, shopping and finding clothing for yourself is a breeze. But sometimes the problem with that is you will stick to one kind of silhouette. Even with myself, I like to keep it safe and go with pieces that I know are going to look good on me. As you know as of late I have been stepping out of my comfort zone and expanding my fashion. That's where my Gwynnie Bee subscription comes into play. I love that I have access to a plethora of brands that I might have never tried before and silhouettes that I was hesitant to try. There's no commitment either, if you get an item that doesn't work, you can easily send it back and try some thing else. 


Leather Love

Hi Lovies,

When it comes to the Fall, I am all about wearing different fabrics and textures. One of my favorites fabrics to wear is of course leather. Now most of my leather pieces are faux and there's nothing wrong with that. A lot of the faux leather choices that are out there for plus are made very well and look just as good as the real. Another thing I love about leather is how versatile it is. Most people associate it with being edgy but it can also be very feminine as well. I like the best of both worlds and decided to incorporate them together to create this look which I call Elegantly Edgy. I love a good print and if you've been following me for a while then you know I am obsessed with anything animal print. This Giraffe Print Off the Shoulder Top was the perfect pairing for the skirt. The print added some contrast to the look as well as a touch of sexiness.


Fall Brights

Hi Lovies,

When it comes to the Fall, people instantly think of darker color palettes, whether it be makeup, hair or clothing. While I am guilty of that at times, I do like to incorporate brighter colors as well. There's no rules to fashion that you have to transition into darker colors just because the season changed. This gorgeous dress from the Eloquii x Katie Sturino collection is the perfect example of that. Katie is the the style expert for Eloquii and collaborated with them to create a capsule collection of fall essentials inspired by her signature sporty, cool style. When this collection dropped, I instantly fell in love with this dress. The beautiful bright bold floral print is such a show stopper while still giving off a feminine flare. I am all about a smart and polished look, and the collar and tie bow design definitely achieved that. The fit and flare design is super flattering and looks great on so many different body types. Oh did I mention that it also has pockets?! Since the day I wore this dress was unseasonably warm, I paired it with a cute pair of silver heels. But when the colder days start hitting NYC, I can totally rock this dress with a  moto or denim jacket and some cute booties. I am the type of person who makes their wardrobe work for them, not the other way around. So definitely have fun with your style this fall and see how you can add some brighter colors to your wardrobe.


Hi Lovies,

While we have officially enter Fall, it seems like Mother Nature didn't get the memo. The temps here in NYC are in the 80's for the last week. So for some it may be hard to think about Fall Fashions at the moment. I on the other hand have been seeking out some new pieces to add to my Fall/Winter wardrobe. All my fave brands are pulling out all the stops this season and I've been in fashion heaven. One site that caught my eye recently was Modcloth. If you remember, I wrote a post this past summer on them and how they are all about being size inclusive with sizes XXS-4X. Which is totally amazing since not many brands do that. What I love about Modcloth is how unique their clothing is with their vintage and kitschy vibe. Not to mention how great the quality of the clothing is as well. While browsing their site recently, I was super excited to see so many cute Fall pieces they had. The first thing to catch my eye was this So Sixties A-Line Dress. I'm all about a good dress and this one had me smitten. The beautiful bright orange color in this gorgeous square textured fabric was the perfect autumnal moment. While the princess-seamed bodice, accent-pleated skirt, and waist-cinching side panels added such femininity to the dress. A great all occasion dress that truly is a conversational piece.

Back on Track

Hi Lovies,

After what seemed like 3 weeks of craziness with The Curvy Con, NYFW and just life, I am back! I can now start to get back to my regularly scheduled program. Today I am bringing you one of my looks for NYFW. I normally do not participate in many events during this time but since a lot plus size brands like Addtion Elle, and Torrid had events and fashion shows, I decided to give it a whirl. Now of course during this time, fashion is at a whole new level, people are stepping out in major style and showing out. While I love to see amazing fashion, I kept true to my personal style and wore things that represented me. Since NYFW days can be long, running from show to show and event to event, I wanted to be stylish but also comfortable. This finally gave me the opportunity to wear this gorgeous skirt from the indie brand Obioma. They are a Maryland based company that specialized in beautiful African print pieces. I was first introduced to them during FFFWeek and immediately fell in love with their amazing clothing. I ended up purchasing 2 pieces from them, a dress and this maxi skirt. It was such a show stopper and quite the statement piece with the vibrant blue color and bold print. Since a style like this is pretty timeless, I will definitely be able to wear this skirt for years to come.

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