Bare a Little Blue

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Ever since I came across PinkBlush, I’ve been obsessed.  I was estatic to find a new retailer that carries Pus Size Clothing, and that is cute!

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Off the Shoulder is a big trend this season and this blue striped Off the Shouder Striped Dress is making me feel PrettyinPinkBlush! I love the Baby blue color and I think I have an obsession with stripes and dresses because that’s all I’m buying right now.

 

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I paired the dress with some Heeled Strappy Sandals and a Brown belt. I wanted to add some definition to my waist at the same time add some color, but it is a great dress without a belt too.

To add a slight edgyness which I got to do, I added a black choker, a small charm necklace and cat eye sunglasses.

This a great dress for you to dress up or down. It’s perfect for Brunch with friends or style it with heels for an early dinner date especially going into summer.

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PinkBlush

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Okay Plus Size Babe’s  Ive decided to make a commitment to myself to blog regularly. Life happens, you get busy and things come up what can you do? Now that life has slowed down I can take a breath and focus on following my dream of blogging! So let me start off my telling you about what I got from….. shoppinkblush.com

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This PinkBlush Black Lace-up Dress is soooo soft I love it! When I saw that it is made up of 73% Modal and 27% Polyester I was estatic! Modal is what makes it so soft and its always nice to have something besides cotton in your closet. This dress also comes in a soft baby blue color which made it hard to decided what color to get. Going with Black is typical of me but I’m still adjusting to my new hair color. Don’t get me wrong though the baby blue color is gorgeous especially for Spring and Summer.

 

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I was headed out to a birthday dinner and I wanted to be casual but cute. Since the dress is simple but has this great Lace-Up detail I went with more of a boho touch. I wanted to add a bit of color and these camel gum sole booties were perfect, with a bag to match. I added a soft touch of boho jewelry to keep the attention on the Lace-Up detail. What I am super Impressed by this trendy online boutique is it’s sizing! I kept going back and fourth 1X or 2X, 1X or 2X. I range in sizing based on comfort level, like if I want it to fit bigger or I feel like it might run small. I decided to go with a 1X and I am so Happy I did. It runs true to size, it i not tight in the arms or too short and those are usually my problem areas.

FYI: PinkBlush also carries a Maternity line for both Women & Plus. Which I can’t wait to buy from here when its time to have a baby!

 

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This dress is really versatile, you can dress it or down. It’s perfect for keeping it casual but easy to dress up.  Pair it back with some sneakers and a baseball cap. Or just throw on some booties to dress it up real quick!

Go give PinkBlush a look, there’s some great spring pieces especially dresses!

Hot Ginger LA

 

It’s been a crazy few months between working in retail at a fashion company during the holiday and then moving it has definitely been chaotic and kept me on my toes. Now that I am back to blogging, I thought it’d be perfect to share with you about Hot Ginger LA for my first one back!

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At Hot Ginger LA you take a quiz so they can get to know your style better and each month they send you box and there is 2 different boxes to choose from. You can choose a three-piece box or a 6 piece box. They also sell the items individually if you don’t want to commit to a box!

I got this mock neck ribbed dress and it is so comfortable. I don’t wear body-con but I’ve been trying to step out of my comfort zone and wear items I wouldn’t normally. Body-con anything is one of those things and it’s a self conscious thing but I don’t want to hold my style back because I’m afraid of someone making fun of me.

 

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When I put this dress on I was impressed! It is soooo soft and stretchy. I do not feel restricted in it which is great because I am a fast pace girl at work, I am constantly moving picking up things up, getting on ladders and I felt like I could do anything in it! It hugged my body right without being baggy in certain areas or tight.

I was going to wear my taupe creepers with it and make it a monochrome look but I decided to wear knee-high black boots since it was chilly. I always wear something around my waist it is a comfort thing so I added a pop of denim. I wanted to keep this look sporty but edgy so I wore a taupe leather baseball cap which played perfect with the dress and a black leather jacket to playoff the black boots. There are so many ways to wear this dress, you can even wear it out with pair heels and a clutch at night.

 

 

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The second item I got from them was this long slit cardigan in navy. This cardigan just like the dress is extremely soft and comfortable. Hot Ginger LA clothing is simple, comfortable and stylish.

I decided to wear this cardigan out to breakfast with my nephew and sister-in-law. I paired it with boyfriend denim, and a white tank with a strappy bra underneath. I wore my new champion running shoes from target and paired it with this gray Men’s baseball cap from Forever 21.

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I kept my outfit more casual since I knew I’d be playing with my nephew after but this cardigan would be great for anything. It’s the perfect piece to use when you need to run errands and want to be comfortable but cute. It also great to thrown on top of a simple body-con dress!

I feel so comfortable in these items and I know I can wear them all day long with no complaints! Go check them out! hotgingerla.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boy Meet’s Girl

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I love mixing feminine and masculine styles together as well as adding a twist to my style. Living in California the weather is all over the place so when I got he chance to layer oh you bet I did!

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I totally forgot I owned a white button up and I remembered I got it because it was thin and loose! I added a gray ribbed sweater top to add texture to my outfit and added a leather jacket for that masculine touch. To keep it on the casual side I paired my top with skinny blue denim from Old Navy.

TIP:  Old Navy is great for denim, it’s affordable when regular priced but it’s even better when they are having a sale and they always are! Plus they are on trend with the denim and they have a wide range of sizes.

 

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It’s all in the details, adding a statement necklace to your collar depending on your style can make it playful or add an edge to keep it from feeling preppy.

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I love these Faux Suede Loafer’s!! They are the perfect mix of an Oxford without being too preppy and a thicker sole so they are soooo comfortable! I planned my outfit around my shoes and you can get inspired by 1 article of clothing or an accessory or in my case shoes!

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DISTRESSED

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I had been wanting to get a Thrasher Magazine shirt for awhile now and when my friend Crystal started customizing her own shirts I knew it was meant to be! Plus this Love Sick  Denim is so comfortable and the distress goes perfect with the shirt.

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My friend Crystal is amazing at customizing shirts! She Bleached splattered, distressed and gave a v-neck to the shirt! She knows exactly where to add the bleach and is great and really understanding what you want. Check out her personal Instagram account for some of her work @itsthatcrystaaal plus you can see how she rocks her own work!

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I am obsessed with how she distresses her shirts. I let her know I only wanted a little bit and her idea was to do on the edges of shirt and it was exactly what I wanted!

Crystal also does lace up detail, v- necks and of course bleach splatter! Check out her business Instagram @disstresssed and contact her about getting your own custom shirt!!

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Check her profile out! She has a lot of awesome ideas and keeps coming out with more styles of shirts!

Athletic Meets 90’s

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I am in love with this dress that I bought from Forever 21 Plus! The white top is attached to this light weight ribbed body con dress. I NEVER buy body con, I do not feel confident in body con I feel like I lack the curves for it. But I went a size up in the dress so it wasn’t tight on my body and it hit lose in the right areas to were my confidence was through the roof! I found a similar dress that is a 2 in 1 from ASOS Curve that is amazing! You can always buy a top and dress separately and get the same style. This is a very big trend going around and you can do this style with floral, body con or a skater dress!

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I grabbed this Men’s light washed Denim Jacket from my wife’s closet, this over sized denim jacket gives it a great spin on wearing “your boyfriends” clothes. You can wear this with anything and depending on your style add a different take on your outfit. Pairing over sized jackets with body con balances the different fits of your clothes.  The dress was perfect to play off the athletic vibe with a Leather Base Ball Cap. You could even do a Canvas  Base Ball Cap as an alternative.

TIP: To spice up your outfit this fall, plaid is a great way to add color and print. I added a burgundy lace choker to play off the plaid and Nude Heels to pair with the Base Ball Cap. This is a great way to balance your feminine and masculine pieces.

 

 

I wanted to show a different way to style this dress. I love wearing just Black and White together especially when I have an athletic spin on it. I wore white leather converse high tops to balance out the white with a black beanie. Leather is a great way to add edge to any outfit with keeping it classy especially with a Leather Motto Jacket.

This a great alternative way to style with a casual feel without being too casual. Adding a beanie and a choker mixes the athletic and 90’s vibe together.

 

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I mixed both styles together for a comfortable but stylish outfit to run errands in.  I traded in my heels for the sneakers but still kept the plaid around my waist to keep from being too plain. It was getting way to hot for a jacket and a hat but all these items can be mixed together in any which way to combine an athletic and 90’s vibes for a great outfit for any occasion.

Long Beach Hipster

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Of course when Sunday comes around that means it’s Sunday Funday! I went over to my friends for a barbecue since it was finally nice enough to go outside and want to actually wear clothes. These black pants are amazing! They are thin and so stretchy it feels like you can do anything in them and the Pintuck detail is a plus to keep them from being too casual.

 

I love boots! I got these on sale last year & I am obsessed. These patent leather boots are a great must have for your closet, you can add a great sleekness mixed with some edge for any outfit. I found a few great styles for this season on Lola Shoetique that I am in love with and I might just have to get them myself! Sleek Ride and Abbey and both great boots to have in your closet.

This high neck top adds a sleek touch with a soft feel with the powder blue color. I added a plaid a round my waist for some print and it gives it the casual feel for a barbecue with the boots.

 

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I added a think black choker of course and a gold drop necklace. With the high neck top you don’t want your jewelry to over power it, so keep to delicate and simple and stay away from statement necklaces or anything to bulky. This Gold Drop necklace is a great piece to have or even this one from  Urban Outfitters.

You always want to stay comfortable but cute from Sunday Funday because you never know what kind of adventure you will get in!

 

Bralettes & Chokers

Okay so I might have an obsession  with chokers and bralettes that’s getting out of control but I just can not help myself!  So this Blog Post is different from the others. I really want to share with you guys 2 fashion pieces I love! Starting with this Lace Razor Back Bralette from Love Sick is as comfortable as it is cute.

I was never really into jewelry because I felt like I was suffocating but for the past year and a half I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone and found accessories I love, as well as my everyday jewelry!

TIP: Adding jewelry to any outfit will not only complete the outfit but is a perfect piece that can really show your own style. For Example I always have on a choker regardless of my outfit because it’s my own flare on everything.

 

Bralettes are amazing! I will throw one with anything! Full coverage criss cross bras like the one below are great to wear by themselves with a high-waisted bottom or I wear it under tops that are too revealing for the look I am going for.

Then there’s the bralettes like the ones below to add a hint of sexy to an outfit. I usually wear one when I’m wearing a top or dress that has a deep v neck.

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FYI you can wear a choker with any outfit! If you feel like you can’t just try it, there’s so many different kinds and the texture and thickness can turn it from grunge to sophisticated. And as you can tell by the pictures I wear one with everything!

Date Night

Yesterday I decided to surprise my wife and take her out to dinner! I had bought this Surplice Pink Sweater a few days ago and I knew had to wear it out. I had been thinking about it all day on what to wear with it and that’s when I felt like going cute & feminine.

I don’t buy pink often but I am obsessed with surplice tops, and this sweater was calling my name. The Deep V gives a sexy vibe while still having that sweet feel to the sweater. I had bought the Black Window Pane skirt a couple of years ago to step out of my comfort zone and to add some “Girly” touches to my closet.  A black pleated Midi Skirt is great to have in your closet or a Tulle Skirt that will add texture to your outfit. The Window Pane print is soft and the mesh is a great texture to give it some edge.

 

TIP: Step out of your comfort zone when shopping, both these items I wouldn’t normally run to, but I love them! I am always saying something is too “girly” for me or it washes me out especially with the color pink.  But these pieces can be styled in such opposite ways, they are definitely versatile.

 

I wore nude pointed heels, to keep the outfit from feeling too dark and still feel feminine. I added a thin black velvet choker and a gold layered drop necklace for a sexy touch. I threw on a gold-plated belt last-minute to add definition to my waist.

TIP: If your going out for a date using sleek Jewelry will add a sexy feel to your style.

 

“Style is knowing who you are and what you want to say-“

Fall into Rust.

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My latest posts have been about my edgy side but I do have a different side to my style.  I wanted to show my own take on a feminine 70’s feel. I love the color rust and this button front midi skirt was a must have. On the plus side the skirt can be great for any season and styled many different ways.

 

img_5068-1I wanted to add a denim pop to my outfit to give it that casual feel and to really compliment the rust skirt. This oversized denim buttoned shirt was a great choice for today’s whether it was thin and the perfect piece to go into fall with.

TIP: Denim, Denim, Denim. You can never have enough denim in your closet. The one I am wearing is oversized so it can work with any style. Must haves for your closet include: Denim Jacket, Long Sleeve Buttoned Top and a Short Sleeve Chambray Top.

 

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I always wear boots it doesn’t matter what season it may be my  go to shoes are boots. But I’ve really been branching out and I got these strappy heeled sandals and it gives my outfit that feminine touch.

TIP: If you want to try out new shoes get them on sale. These were part of a Semi-Annual Shoe sale, and since I was so uncertain that I’d wear them, it was the perfect time to get the shoes.

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“Fashion has two purposes: comfort and love. Beauty comes when fashion succeeds.”
― Coco Chanel