Lane Bryant Activewear Try-On Haul

September 21, 2014

This is my first time wearing Lane Bryant's activewear, and I love it! It's quality workout gear that moves with my body, doesn't ride up, and offers a lot of comfort. And, it's colorful! Not all workout wear has to be white/black/gray, and boring!

All Wrapped Up: An IGIGI Review

September 14, 2014

Since Diane Von Furstenburg in the 1970s, women all over the world have sought after the perfect wrap dress. Even though the dress works for all body shapes, I never found one that worked right for me. That is, until an IGIGI faux wrap dress arrived in my mailbox.

The faux-wrap silhouette makes wearing the Dominique Dress so easy. There's no fuss in keeping the dress tied together because it's already done for you. All you have to do is tie the belt in a knot or two. Decorated in an emerald green/black/white print reminiscent of houndstooth, the knee-length dress enhances curves with a fitted bust, flared skirt, and deep V-neckline. 

I will definitely keep the Dominique Dress in my constant rotation of dresses. It's so effortless, fun, and simple to wear. How could I not want to wear it on the regular? I could see myself wearing it to business meetings, client events, church, or hmmm.. I don't know, filming a commercial? (More on that soon.)

Dominique dress c/o IGIGI // LifeStride shoes // Lane Bryant sunglasses // JustFab bag

Fashion Girl Gets Techie (Part 2) #TabletCrew

September 08, 2014

Back in February I wrote about joining Intel's #TabletCrew and the cool Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 they sent me. Since then, I've used the tablet every day this summer to: listen to Spotify; watch YouTube/Netflix/HBO GO; pin recipes; tweet live shows; and take notes at meetings. I never thought I would be one of those tablet-people that take it with them everywhere. Yet here I am and I am not ashamed.
Cheesecake and chai tea make business meetings better
Midday pinning
Tea and Netflix cure a cold 
Spotify playing while accessorizing an outfit
Live tweeting red carpet fashion
Cooking a romantic dinner for me and my tablet

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Summertime Blues: A Kiyonna Review

September 02, 2014

One thing Kiyonna always does right: a peplum top. Each peplum I've worn is true to size, soft, comfortable, and versatile with almost everything in my closet. This is the Passport Peplum Top (size 3X). It's available in multi-colored stripes and solid navy. I went with the navy since it's a color lacking in my wardrobe. I really liked the way Kiyonna styled the top on their website. I followed suit by wearing something similar: navy top, white bottoms, nude shoes. Note to self: this is one of those times I wish I had nude heels. Time to step up my shoe game. I love the color combination, and I will definitely wear it again. Take that, people who say you shouldn't wear white after Labor Day!

I hope you're all enjoying the end of summer. I'll have another outfit post very soon. I didn't post many over the summer to focus on my YouTube channel ImFashionablyLate. It looks like that paid off since I recently hit a major milestone: 20,000 subscribers!! I'm putting together a giveaway of my favorite things to celebrate; I can't wait to share them with you. See you soon. xx

Passport Peplum Top c/o Kiyonna // Celebrity Pink jeans // Lane Bryant sunglasses 
Burberry clutch // Payless flats

Inside the Dressing Room: Talbots

September 01, 2014

My first time inside Talbots Woman! I loved most of the pieces I tried on. I wish more size 24s were in store because some of the size 22 items didn't fit. Luckily, plenty of 24s are available on You know what that means? I'm stocking up on those ankle pants!

I was on TV!

August 30, 2014

Sooo, I'm late in posting this. Better late than never, right? It's funny I'm making this post now because I'm at my parent's house and they're watching it this very second. Can you say, aaaawkward?

A short couple weeks ago I appeared on ABC30's Latino Life. The show highlights the positive actions of Latinos in the community. I was incredibly honored to be on the show as I'm a big fan of ABC30, Graciela Moreno, and the show itself. I was excited to spread the word of plus size fashion and self love to the Central Valley. It's one (amazing, incredible, mindblowing) thing to know people from all across the world read my blog or watch my YouTube channel. Yet, it's strange and surreal to have that recognition amongst your friends, family, and community. I know that sounds crazy, but it's true. Anyway, below is a clip of my interview. Watch it to learn more about my back story, get a peek at my closet, and see my favorite accessories for all sizes. Have a great Labor Day Weekend! xx

That One Time I Wore Animal Print

August 17, 2014

What I am about to reveal may shock you. Ready? Here it goes...

This is the first time I've worn an animal print top. *imagines all of you gasping for air right now* I understand and respect its place in fashion. I'm not a fan of animal print on me because it usually looks too overpowering or tacky.

Then came Zoo-Tronic. It's a local EDM festival with an animal theme. Since I was not going to wear a tutu or crazy head piece, the least I could do was wear leopard print. I found this gem at Wet Seal+ in Clovis. I tried it on two separate times before I convinced myself it was the one. What sold me? The shape and color. It's flowy with a high-low hemline and golden brown hues to warm my skin tone. I finally wore animal print; animal print did not wear me.

I don't know if I will ever buy another leopard print top. I'll leave that fate to the fashion gods. However, I do know one thing: On the night I pumped my hands in the air to dance music, I appreciated the popular print a little bit more.