{Style} Leather + Lace

As summer slowly comes to a close, I’m finding myself slipping into more fall inspired looks. Technically the first day of fall isn’t for a couple more weeks, but why not start airing out your fall clothes and adding a few new pieces. Adding new pieces to your wardrobe, no matter the season, is exciting, but can leave a dent in your wallet. This is why I always enjoy being introduced to affordable plus size brands. Pink Basis is an online shop that has standard sizes, plus size and accessories. They have a huge selection of killer heels, but plenty of boots and booties for fall. Pink Basis’ plus size section goes from 1x to 3x which roughly translate to 14/16 to 22/24. They have a good mix of items between party dresses to casual wear, even corsets and bedroom wear. Which kind of sums up my plans for the next few months. I have the one year anniversary with my boyfriend and a girls trip to Vegas! I highly suggest checking out the site especially during their amazing sale. Fashion doesn’t always have to cost an arm and a leg, it’s about finding what works for you.

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Knit Skull Cardigan- c/o Pink Basis || Tank- H&M || Skirt- ING from Macy’s || Ankle Booties-c/o Pink Basis


{Beauty} L.A. Girl Cosmetics NEW Glazed Lip Paint

Hello Beauties!

On Monday, affordable cosmetics brand L.A. Girl Cosmetics released 12 new shades of their popular and beloved Glazed Lip Paint. There are now a total of 18 shades, the six original shades plus the 12 new ones. I did not buy all 18 shades simply because I wanted shades I know I would wear. In total, I’m swatching 14 of the 18 shades, not too bad. To see the four swatches I’m missing, L.A. Girl just posted an Instagram post with all 18 here.

In case you have not hear of these, they have the pigmentation of lipstick, but the easy wear and shine of a lipgloss. Makeup artists and other bloggers say they’re dupes for Two Face’s Melted lipstick, but I disagree, they’re more of a dupe for OCC’s Lip Tar. But why are so many people loving these? One, because they are very similar to OCC’s Lip Tar ($18 at Sephora) and two, they’re only $4 on the L.A. Girl Cosmetics website. I agree, $4 for a lip product that gives this much pigmentation is a steal.

I do suggest using a lip liner with these because they do tend to feather. They have a wear of about four to six hours depending if you’re eating, drinking, etc. They do start to get a matte finish after about two hours, which I like. The applicator is very basic, expected for $4 and a little goes a long way, so careful when you’re squeezing the tube. I love all the purples’s and pink’s, even the nude’s. I don’t wear nudes too often as I love to wear color, but these I like. As a lipstick junkie and lover of everything lip related, I really love Glazed Lip Paint.

See my swatches below. I swatched all the new shades first, then the six original ones. You can buy the ones you like on the L.A. Girl website here.

My favorite at the moment? Seduce and Peony. ❤ Which one is your favorite?

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Disclaimer: I do work for L.A. Girl cosmetics however ALL opinions are honest and my own. That’s a promise.

{Style} All Floral Everything

I love a good floral print and they can be hard to come by, it’s true! Not all floral prints are created equal, so when I found this marigold floral maxi dress at Forever 21, I knew I had to have it. I love the natural waistline on this dress, it’s comfortable and flattering, but what surprised me the most about this marigold maxi dress was how much I loved the halter neckline. I’ve stayed away from halter necklines for a long, long time thinking they were’t flattering for plus size women, but I was proved wrong and I’m glad I was. I’ve worn this dress to work, date night and the farmers market, needless to say it’s super easy to take it from day to night.

Ladies, don’t forget, time and time again, don’t be afraid to try new styles! Wear what you want, own it and don’t limit your style options.

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Dress-Forever 21+, Sunglasses- Ebay, Shoes- Dolce Vita (similar here and similar in different color here)

Photos taken by: Stephanie Rodriguez 

{News} Hello Again.

It’s been a little shy of a year since I’ve posted on the blog. A few things have happened which led to my lack of blogging. I started a new chapter in my career as a marketing coordinator + social media coordinator for a cosmetics company, I fell in love with an amazing person who I now live with and overall, I’ve been focusing more on meditating as a approached my late 20’s. Let me tell you, approaching my late 20’s, I’ve learn and realized a few things. One thing I realized was that for the first time, I wish I was younger and had “more time” to do things. Not SUPER young, but 24 specifically. It’s taking a lot for me to admit that, but in all, I can’t complain. I’ve learned friends come and go, but it’s the ones who are there those dark nights that you keep forever.


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I’m in a happy place right now and I felt the one thing that was missing was making the time to blog. I miss taking photos, I miss writing about all my favorite things, but more than anything, I just missed writing. So, here I am, again in the blogging world sharing my plus size style and my love for beauty+cosmetics and decor. My readership and following is still growing and I’m looking forward to seeing where it goes and sharing my blog with new people. After all, blogging isn’t about how big you are, it’s about making quality content and that is what I missed.

Some of my favorite shots from the last few months. Make sure you’re following me on Instagram!


Fun fact: My boyfriend is a chef!


My growing succulents collection from the farmers market


Work swatches

Lookbook Love: Torrid’s Holiday Collections

A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of going to Torrid’s headquarters in Los Angeles to preview their holiday collection. I wasn’t sure how they were going to show off the news items, but when I walked in and saw the glitter background and runway, I instantly became excited. There were more than 30 looks, each I can seeing fitting into every girl’s closet. Below are some of my favorite looks, I love all the leather accents and the lace details. The jewel tones were also fun to watch coming down the runway. Who says fall has to be drab and filled with no color?

Another trend I saw on the runway was combining different styles, for example, adding some sparkle to a grunge inspired outfit or adding some preppy accents to a rock and roll outfit. The coolest part of the fashion show? The models showing off the clothes were Torrid store employees! Real girls, modeling clothes for us curvy ladies, it was amazing.

Most if not all these items are in stores and online now! From updating your fall wardrobe, to holiday parties, to a date night, to just getting your knit sweater fix, there is something for every girl in Torrid’s holiday collection. If you’re torn and are deciding on that ONE item, my pick is the vinyl jacket, the peplum jacket, or that gorgeous red sweater.

Which would you choose? Which looks are your favorite? To see the rest of the photos, head here.

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From Left: Monique from Curves and Chaos, myself and Jay Miranda from jaymiranda.com


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Leather, Lace and Everything Nice


Life is kicking my butt, in a good way. I have a few posts in my arsenal and I’m finally getting back into the swing of thing, so I tell myself. Thanks to Monique, from the amazing blog Curves and Chaos, I have a (kind of) new outfit post. I wore this look when I attended Torrid’s Holiday Preview. Myself and some of my favorite plus size bloggers were able to catch up and preview Torrid’s holiday collection. Some of the items are in stores now and the rest will be available middle of November. There’s a a bit of leather, lace and just the right amount of sequins, lookbook coming very soon!

I’m wearing a dress (from Torrid!) that I cut the slip, to show off the lace. I threw on a top and jacket with the dress for a layered fall look and added a wide brim hat. I’ve never been one to wear hats, but this one from H&M was calling my name, I had to have it. I stepped outside my fashion box and I like the outcome ;-).

How are you wearing your favorite fall styles? Any fun purchases yet for the colder season?

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Floral Dress: Forever 21 PLUS || Necklace: Double Drop Turquoise chain c/o Capwell || Sunglasses: Vigoss || Shoes: Adelaide Metallic Flats c/o Barefoot Tess

Ever since I blogged about the metallic shoe trend, I’ve been obsessed with metallics. Shoes, handbag and clothes, maybe it’s the ’90s girl in me, but I’m digging this trend across all boards. Needless to say, when I saw these flats from Barefoot Tess, I was stoked to style them. Tess Russell, who is behind the online shoe store Barefoot Tess, is a 20-something-year old who gives women above a size 10  (sizes 11-15) in shoes the option to have current, trendy shoe options. I love this idea because I’m a 10.5 to 11 in shoes and I have wide feet. My sister is a 11 or 12 and she hates shoe shopping, but after I told her about Barefoot Tess, I could see her face light up.

The shoes I’m wearing are the Adelaide and their from Barefoot Tess brand, their store line has tons of styles, kitten heels, sandals, loafers, flats, any and every style you can imagine. They’re super comfortable and I love the pointed toe, I felt like styling them with a ’90s inspired daisy dress seemed appropriate.  The store doesn’t stop at their BFT line, they have other brands in the shop like Jeffery Campbell, Steve Madden, Dolce Vita and Blowfish, SO many options!

It’s about style, and style shouldn’t stop at size 10 in shoes or a size 8 in clothes.

Side note: I think I want to change the color of my hair, I feel like this one isn’t doing it for me anymore.

A Black & Lace Summer

Yes, it’s summer, but does that stop me (or you) from wear black? Heck no. This dress from Torrid combines many elements of my style, I love the maxi length and I adore the black lace. Originally, the slip was the same length as the lace, hitting the ground. Realizing how beautiful the lace print was and using this as inspiration, I took a pair of scissors and cut the slip to above my knees. Pretty crafty, huh? 😉

And guess what? This dress from Torrid is currently on SALE! Although summer is almost over, you (because I know I will!) can rock this same maxi in the fall too. Layer the dress with your favorite pull over sweater, a cute beanie and your favorite pair of ankle booties and voila, a comfy, cool fall outfit. It’s never too early to start brainstorming fall looks, right?


Black Chiffon & Lace Maxi Dress: c/o Torrid || Bracelet: Jewelmint || Heels: Vintage

Red, Gold and Blue

I wore this look for the 4th of July, but after putting it together, I quickly realized I might be wearing it all summer. I’ve never been much of a ‘wear the American flag’ kind of girl. When it comes to fashion, I try to incorporate my patriotism in other ways, like working with the red, white and blue palette. I bought this dress from Forever 21 because I’ve been searching for a cute denim shirt dress and this collared polka dot one had my name all over it. I’ve already worn it on a date and to two summer BBQ’s. A denim shirt dress is worth adding to your closet because it offeres a lot of versatility. I can add some textured tight, boots, a leather jacket and it’s ready for fall.

I wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve noticed how much I’ve been using this Vieta bag since Coachella back in April. I carry a lot of stuff in my handbags, so a larger one has always been a no brainer for myself. The reason this has been my everyday bag is because not only does it carry everything I need with ease, but I love the orange color. It’s been the perfect color for spring and summer. Although I never saw myself to be a orange handbag kind of girl, the color quickly grew on me, I stepped out of my handbag confort zone and I came out loving a new color.

I’ve also been actively trying to add more bracelets to my jewelry ensemble. I’ve always worn earrings and necklace on a constant basis, but having chubby fingers and thick wrists have lead to not too many bracelets and rings. Thanks to Torrid, who cater to not only plus size clothing, but also jewelry, I have added some pretty rad bracelets to my arm swag.

Lessons for today, step out of your fashion comfort zone and you can never wear too much gold. ❤

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Cardigan: Vintage || Dress: Forever 21 PLUS  ||Bag: Dani Tote c/o Vieta || Sandals: c/o Cynthia Vincent || Jewelry: Spike Necklace c/o Torrid (similar here) || Arm Swag: c/o Torrid

Snapshots: Summer Has Arrived

It’s officially summer in LA and the city is bursting at the seams. As much as I love the colder seasons, summer is when Los Angeles is most alive. From outdoor movies, pool parties, music festivals and food festivals there is always something exciting todo. I love this city. Here’s to a fun filled summer with tons of work and tons of play.

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4th of July

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Yes, out faces are painted as cats, but it WAS a Cat Face party, after all.

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ReDiscovery art installation

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Trying on amazing Stella & Jamie jewelry at their Blogger Party.

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Cat Naps

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Glitter on the CeilingHanging out with my little sister. ❤