Monday, May 22, 2017

Me encanta Cuba

Happy May everyone! Can you believe this year is almost half over? 2017 has been interesting (to say the least) but traveling to new places lessens the blow a bit. Cuba has been on my list for a while and I jumped on the opportunity. I suggest if you plan to visit, make it soon. With the political craziness going on, who knows how long the doors will be open?

Monday, February 6, 2017

2.14 Inspiration

Hey Everyone! I'm back with another Valentine's Day outfit inspiration. I was in Target, minding my own business and started pursuing the clearance racks, and out jumps this dress. I love the off the shoulder silhouette, the almost mini length and the chiffon (like) fabric. It's perfect for a romantic night spent with your favorite. Did I also mention that it was $8??? Yep, you read correctly. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a link for the dress online, but check your local Target. You never know what you'll stumble across.

*Dress alternatives: HereHereHere or Here

I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day and if you don't celebrate, I hope you have a fantastic Tuesday! 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Vegas Nights

Hey Everyone! Over the weekend, I took a quick trip to Vegas and I was determined not to overpack. I am notorious for packing way too many items and not wearing half of them. I only wanted to pack a carry-on and in doing so, had to make severe cuts to my normal ways of packing. I knew the majority of my trip would be spent experiencing the nightlife, so here's what I included:

  • 1 pair of Over the Knee boots
  • 2 rompers
  • 1 fur coat
  • 2 pairs of tights
  • 2 clutch purses
  • Multiple rings and 2 pairs of earrings
That's it! The old Ivory would normally pack 3-4 various options, but when you pack pieces you love,  you don't really need options. 

Coat: Eloquii
Sequin romper: Chic and Curvy
Black romper (that you can barely see): Boohoo, via Ebay

How did I do?? Considering my old ways, I believe I excelled. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Vision of Love

Happy New Year! (I haven't seen y'all since 2016, so it still applies) I hope your January is going well, with the exception of some event on the 20th. We won't ugly up this post with that nonsense, so let's move on. I spotted this dress inside a random booth at the Slauson Swapmeet. If you live in LA or surrounding areas and haven't been to Slauson Swapmeet aka Slauson Supermall, you are totally missing out! I always find random goodies and for very reasonable (or cheap, whatever) prices. If you've been around for a while, you know this print and the bright colors are directly up my alley. I'm in love, which totally works for Valentine's Day. How fitting is wearing a dress you love on a day specified for love? 

*Photos by The Curvy Cutie

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Merry (almost) Christmas! Are we ready? I am not, but that shouldn't come as a surprise. I'm a total last minute shopper, so I still have a few days to get things in order. Speaking of shopping, I found this "dress" on major clearance at Target. I purchased in a 4x, so I would be able to wear it as a dress. I fondly call this look my version of Uggs and shorts; if you live in or have visited Los Angeles, you know exactly what I'm talking about.

Simply Be sent me this parka, which I am absolutely in love with. It's a nice heavy weight and the fur is a cute touch in contrast to the camouflage. If the boots look familiar, they should. I have them in 3 different colors. They are the Michael Antonio Hesper boots and are the perfect over the knee boots for my 19 inch calves.

*Photos by Curves and Chaos

I hope y'all have an amazing Christmas and I will see you next year! Stay tuned for my New Years Eve outfit ;-)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Alternate Holiday

Happy December! It's holiday time and I wanted to show y'all an alternative to the normal sequins, gowns, and party dresses. I love a good sequin, but sometimes you just want something different, you know? I paired this bralet with these high waisted pants and an amazing vintage blazer from this vintage store I found via Instagram. The owner was kind enough to send me this blazer and I fell in love. It's got enough sparkle to satisfy the need for a bit of glam and is versatile enough for a pair of jeans and a tight tee.

*Photos by Curves and Chaos

It's super easy to get caught up in what you're "supposed" to wear, but consider thinking outside your fashion box. You may just love the results ;-)
Until next time!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Printed Doubt

Hey Hey! So have you ever purchase something and while you love it in person, on camera it just doesn't translate the same? Well, here we are with that scenario. I personally love this dress in person, but in pictures? Not so much...
That being said, it's honestly a great dress (in person) and was purchased from Proud Mary Fashion. If our temps ever drop below 75, I'll pair with a leather jacket and tights. Bonus: the empire waist allows for plenty of overeating during the upcoming holidays. 

Has this happened to you? Love it in person, but in selfies/pics the love isn't the same? Let me know! As always, thank you for reading!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Basics 101

Hey y'all! Hope your November (besides that fiasco that occurred on the 8th that we won't mention) is going well. While I'm not a fan of cold weather, I love sweaters...yes, I know how that sounds. My favorite sweaters are vintage, but there are exceptions to every rule. This sweater is one of them and will get tons of wear. Perfectly slouchy, a hint of sexiness,  and super comfortable. I went a bit "Instagram boutique"-ish with the over the knee boots, but I love how they completed the look. It doesn't get anymore basic than this, but in the best possible way.

While we're here, can we discuss these braids/beads? If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen where I was inspired. I love how they turned out and although the beads are a bit heavy, they are so pretty! After all, beauty is pain right? I found the beads on eBay, the Slauson Swapmeet, and a local beauty supply store. 

 Dress found here, similar boots here and here and here (LOVE these).

Friday, November 11, 2016


Black Lives Matter. 

These three simple words together invokes such disdain in the hearts of many, which completely baffles me. Why does me stating that my life and the lives of my black friends, family, and others bother you so much? Why do you instantly tell me that all lives matter, as if I'm not aware? When people who look like me are senselessly murdered by those who are paid to protect and serve, simply because of skin color, am I supposed to be quiet? Am I not allowed to be angry and inform you that MY life matters? We are literally viewing police murders caught on camera like they are the newest reality television show, while becoming desensitized to the issue.

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