Monday, June 27, 2016

BBQ Ready


Hey y'all! Summer is in full swing and with summer comes the bbq's and outdoor parties. I paired up with Dionna and Joi to give a bit of inspiration for your upcoming outings. We all know how much I love vintage, so this look is no exception. I've been having major luck in the past year (I always shop off season…always) with finding vintage rompers via eBay. This one is a slight pain to get into because it buttons up on the shoulder, but I couldn't resist. I paired it my favorite summer straw bag and some super comfy heels for an easy summer bbq look.



Thursday, June 23, 2016

Fever in the City


My new motto when shopping is "If I don't love it, I won't be buying". When I say love, I mean you may give a slight gasp and do a small jig. This has tremendously helped my shopping habit and helps me be completely happy with my wardrobe. I am very much a believer in quality over quantity, so if I set out on a shopping trip and only purchase one item, that totally works for me. I would rather have 5 items I can't get enough of, than 15 that are just "ok". I found this dress during one of my daily Hautelook adventures. No, it's not plus and no, House of Harlow does not make plus sizes; however I refuse to limit myself to what the number on the tag states. This is a kimono and can fit a variety of sizes. Keep an open mind while shopping and step outside your box a bit. I can almost guarantee you'll be pleasantly surprised.



Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Jibri Bridal


I had briefly mentioned me being in New York and this is why.  On 06/16/2016, I  attended a showcase for Jibri, which debuted her newest adventure: Bridal! We all know how much I adore Jasmine and her designs, so I should not have been surprised by her take on bridal. Pictures/videos do not do this collection justice. It was absolute perfection and so far from the typical plus size bridal wear box. These dresses are for the adventurous bride who loves fashion and enjoys taking a risk or two. I loved attending a real fashion showcase; no gimmicks, no extras…just pure fashion and innovation. The price point is equally amazing; dresses range from $500-$2500.

 "I wanted to create some pieces for the brides I encounter the most...the unconventional bride. These pieces work for brides everywhere from destination weddings, second-time brides, Brides over 30, Courthouse weddings etc. These are pieces for the unconventional bride with an unconventional way of wanting to represent herself fashion wise."--Jasmine Elder




Monday, June 20, 2016

And it begins...

Hello All! If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat, you know I was in New York for a few days last week. I absolutely LOVE New York in the summer; the vibe is so opposite of LA. I have always said if I was a teacher, I would find a way to spend my summers in New York, taking in every bit of the fabulous city. A fabulous city deserves equally fabulous outfits, yes? When I was packing, I made sure to only pack items that I absolutely love. This helps to avoid overpacking and being completely clueless about what to wear while traveling.

This romper is vintage, via eBay. I have so many plus size women asking how I shop vintage on eBay and my number one rule is to KNOW YOUR MEASUREMENTS. I cannot stress this enough! Contact the seller and inquire about complete garment measurements, if they aren't already listed. True vintage runs smaller than today's modern sizing, so knowing both your body and the item inches is super important.









Romper: Vintage via eBay. Similar found here and here here here
Clutch: Thrifted


I've purchased several new and new to me (vintage) rompers for the summer season and can't wait to share them all with you. As always, thanks for reading! 

*Also: stay tuned for my reason for being in New York ;-)

Monday, June 6, 2016

Yatir Clothing

Happy June everyone! So excited to get this summer ball rolling and what better way with the introduction of a new indie brand? We all know how much I love summer and discovering new independent designers, so this post was a pleasure to write. I discovered Yatir via one of my Instagram scrolls. I fell in love with the designs and just had to reach out. I was especially intrigued by the size range, which goes to a size 30! Read more about this exciting brand below:


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Festival Ready


Raise your hand if you knew "Festival Season" is now a thing. Thanks to Instagram and Snapchat, I am very aware. Who didn't love looking at Snaps of various OOTF (Outfits of the Festival) at Coachella? So many prints and crop tops, so little time. When Teva reached out to me to incorporate a pair of sandals into my festival look, I gladly accepted the challenge. If you've been here for a while, you know how much of a high heel girl I am. Initially, I wanted to go crazy with my prints (like we all know I can), but decided on a simple look that would let my accessories shine. 



Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Vivrant Thing

April is winding down and what a month it's been. I was feeling a certain type of way and decided that a "pretty day" was in order. Nothing like one of my favorite dresses and a new lippie from Colourpop (The Rabbit) to lift my spirits.




Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Springing Around

Hey Y'all! Just wanted to quickly share with you this matching set I grabbed last week from Charlotte Russe. I had to make a return and I had reached the date where I could either receive store credit or make an exchange. This cute set caught my eye immediately; it's super light and breezy.






Sunday, April 3, 2016

4.3.16

Happy April! We made it y'all! Spring is officially here and I can (hopefully) put away my sweaters and tights. If you've been around for a while, you know that spring/summer are my favorite seasons. I am a true So Cal girl!
I love discovering new brands, especially when the fit and quality are perfect. I randomly stumbled across Nadia Tarr's site a couple of years ago. I have about 4 pieces, all of which I love. The line is similar to Rachel Pally, as they both use great quality spandex/jersey. Nadia Tarr pieces are usually a double knit, which provides for great hold. I found this jumpsuit via Hautelook and was super excited how great it fit and the fact that I haven't seen it on any of my fellow plus beauties. I gotta keep it real and say that I get tired of seeing the same looks on everyone over a size 12. It's fun for a minute and then I'm like…….




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