Friday Faves: IGIGI Spring 2014

April 12, 2014

My apologies for the one day late Friday Faves post. I was out with a friend enjoying the beautiful weather and shopping at the new Ulta in town. Speaking of Ulta, I'll have a makeup haul on my youtube channel soon. Subscribe to see it first! Ok, now back to fashion. Below are my faves from IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel's new spring collection appropriately titled The Fresh Sophisticate. The new arrivals are filled with spring colors, grown woman silhouettes, and beautiful patterns. Most of the collection is available now on Which piece is your fave?

Battling the Chill in BB Dakota & Gwynnie Bee

April 10, 2014

I may not live in the coldest place on earth. But, that's not to say California does not have its share of cold, rain, and gloom. On those days, I keep my look simple and warm with a pretty sweater and jeans. This sweater is by BB Dakota via Gwynnie Bee. I have never tried the brand, so it was nice to experience and test it out hassle-free with the monthly subscription clothing service. The sweater, a size 3X, fits true to size and features the most romantic rose pattern. I love wearing it with my boyfriend jeans for a casual, daytime look. I could also see myself layering it over a skater skirt and nude flats when I'm feeling a little flirty.

BB Dakota sweater c/o Gwynnie Bee, Lane Bryant jeans and wedges, Julia Vogue necklace. 

Click here to try Gwynnie Bee free for 30 days! They carry fashion for sizes 10 - 32, with unlimited exchanges each month. Shop, wear, buy or exchange for something new. See my past looks with Gwynnie Bee here.

My Weekend Look

April 07, 2014

I love a good white tee and jeans. I also love weekends. Put them together and I’m pretty much guaranteed to have a good time. This past weekend was no exception. I’ve had a head cold since Tuesday. So, I wore my trusty tee and new Lane Bryant Weekend Jeans to make me feel better. The two wardrobe staples coupled with my favorite J.Crew Panama hat and Wet Seal scarf almost made me forget I was sick.

I love the simplicity of a t-shirt and jeans. It’s a timeless look that can be accessorized in any way, for almost any event. I could wear the combination every day, but I’m afraid my other clothes would get extremely jealous. To keep peace in my closet, the outfit is saved for Saturday or Sunday. Once the end of the work week rolls around, it’s just me, the weekend, and my t-shirt and jeans.
Wet Seal+ white t-shirt and paisley elephant scarf, Lane Bryant weekend jeans and wedge sandals, J.Crew Panama hat,
Handbag gifted from grandma, and Old Navy sunglasses.

Friday Faves: ELOQUII

March 28, 2014

I love shopping. Duh. Any moment that is not spent working, is spent online window shopping. I bookmark, pin, and share so many of my favorites. Why not post them on my blog, too? I could not think of a better store than ELOQUII to feature for my first installment of Friday Faves. The once defunct plus size fashion brand for sizes 14-24 is back and better than ever. Under new, independent ownership with members from the original team, ELOQUII relaunched in late February with pieces that are fashion-forward, colorful, structured, and everything in between. Keep scrolling to look at my current favorites! Which do you like the most?

Could this be the Perfect Blush?

March 26, 2014

Ladies and gents, I may have found the perfect blush! It's seen here by one of my faves Christina Hendricks from Mad Men. Side note: the new season starts in a few weeks! Who else is excited? This is MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Blush in shade #210 Cool Pink. After X amount of years of being a beauty-obsessed twenty-something, I have yet to find the perfect blush. It's either too warm or lacks enough pigment. As a die-hard fan of MUFE face makeup, I can't wait to try out the new HD Blush. I'll let you know how I like it in an upcoming review or makeup tutorial on my YouTube channel!

We have exciting beauty news straight from the set of Mad Men! To add a flirty flush of color to the show’s sexy star Christina Hendricks, celebrity makeup artist Vanessa Scali used the new MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Blush in shade #210.   
The new HD Blush ($26), launching in Sephora stores nationwide this month, is a light and creamy formula that blends seamlessly into skin for natural-looking color. Its second-skin texture allows for perfect application and soft-focus effect diffuses light for a radiant come-hither glow. Available in 16 shades, there’s a shade for everyone, making the blush this spring’s must-have beauty essential. 
Christina’s fiery femme-fatale character Joan Harris returns April 13 in the new season of Mad Men and said this about her new favorite beauty product, “My makeup artist introduced me to the HD Blush, and I love it. It melts into my skin, leaving the perfect flush. - via Make Up For Ever

How to Wear a Peplum on Sunday

March 23, 2014

Sundays usually mean relaxing at home or brunch with a little bit of shopping. I wear an outfit light on accessories and rich in color when it's the latter. The Kiyonna Posh Peplum Top was the perfect item to end the weekend. Normally I wear peplums in a formal way (think: pencil skirt, heels, and sparkle). Today I dressed it down with a pair of boyfriend jeans and wedges. I love the relaxed yet pulled together feel of this look. It's not too complicated and appropriate for the best accessory of them all, a mimosa with extra champagne.

Thanks to Kiyonna for sending me the beautiful peplum top. As a member of Kiyonna's Blogger Brigade, I will share a piece from their shop every so often. I adore their Blogger Brigade and Real Curves movement. From bloggers and brides to staff members and customers, the program features styles worn by women of all sizes. It's a beautiful thing considering many plus size shoppers, especially those that shop online, want to see plus size fashion on a body similar to their own. Kudos to Kiyonna for making this happen!

Kiyonna posh ponte peplum top, Lane Bryant weekend jeans and patent wedge sandalsand Louis Vuitton Pochette Accessories.