A great print is hard to come by…[[MORE]] |WEARING| Vince Camuto Dress (Sold Out), Vintage Earrings & Bracelet, BCBG Bag (similar here), Sam Edelman Pumps (similar here), Stila Lippy in ‘Caprice’ When it comes to prints, not many can win me over at first sight. But a print as decadent as this, is a serious no-brainer!
Gwynnie Bee Giveaway
[[MORE]] |WEARING| Asos Top via Gwynnie Bee, Vintage Necklace, Forever21 Clutch, H&M Skirt, Vintage Anklet, Nine West Pumps, Mark. Lippy in ‘Coral Fixation’ As an avid Gwynnie Bee borrower, I’m excited to announce that one lucky reader has the chance to win a 3 month free subscription of their own! The Gwynnie Bee service allows you to borrow amazing...
When the weather warms up, I opt for simplicity…[[MORE]] |WEARING| Forever21 Top, Vintage Louis Vuitton Clutch, Vintage Bracelet, J. Crew and Vintage Stud Earrings, Old Navy Jeans in ‘Batman’ wash, Nine West ’Flax’ Pumps When the weather warms up, I opt for simplicity over complicated. As of late, a lightweight top, comfy denim and pumps is...
Not a short shorts kind of girl?[[MORE]] |WEARING| Forever21 Top, Asos Shorts (similar here in +), Antique Earrings, Banana Republic Necklace, Tiffany & Co. Bracelet, Michael Kors Bag, Enzo Angiolini Pumps (similar here) Not a short shorts type of girl? Long line bermuda’s will do just the trick!
I love the versatility of black and white stripes.[[MORE]] |WEARING| Ralph Lauren Jacket (similar here), Forever21 Tee (similar here), Earrings thanks to ByBoe, Vintage Necklace & Bracelet, Michael Kors Watch, Kate Spade Dress worn as Skirt (Sold Out), Michael Kors Bag, Sam Edelman Pumps (similar here) I love the versatility of black and white stripes.
It’s the finishing touches that pull an outfit together.[[MORE]] |LINKS TO POSTS| Femme Fatale, Goddess Gown, Office to Evening Casual Friday Reinvented, Shades of Gray Casual Charm, Denim Day Singing in the Rain, Night on the Town, To the Max Miami Heat An accessory is like the cherry on top of an ice cream sundae- it’s the finishing touch that pulls...
I’m not typically a shorts kind of girl…[[MORE]] |WEARING| Dorothy Perkins Shirt Dress, H&M Shorts (similar here), Dior Sunnies, Tory Burch Cuff (similar here), Bag thanks to Coach, DV by Dolce Vita Sandlas I’m not typically a shorts kind of girl, but on rare occasions when the climate reaches over 90 degrees, they’re a must.
Every girl should own a casual maxi dress.[[MORE]] |WEARING| Old Navy Dress (maxi options here & long sleeve options here *all available in TALL & PETITE lengths!), Clutch thanks to mark., Vintage Necklace & Bracelet, Bangles from India, Antique Ring, DV by Dolce Vita Sandals The casual maxi dress should be a staple in every girl’s closet. It can easily...
DIY Lip Scrub
One of my absolute musts is making sure my lips are soft, flake-free and lipstick ready.[[MORE]] One of my absolute musts is making sure my lips are soft, flake-free and lipstick ready. To get my pucker perfect, I concoct a lip scrub that works wonders: 1/2 tsp. Olive Oil 2 tbsp. Sugar (I prefer white, it’s grainier) 1 tsp. Honey Combine the ingredients in...
A blouse with a fluttering cape…[[MORE]] |WEARING| Asos Top, Old Navy Skinnies, Antique Earrings, Foreign Exchange Clutch, Stuart Weitzman Pumps (similar here under $30) A blouse with a fluttering cape attached? Yes, please!
Little Black Peplum Dress
The little black dress just got an upgrade.[[MORE]] |WEARING| Dress thanks to Dorothy Perkins (similar here & here), Zara Belt (plus version here), Gucci Clutch, Foreign Exchange Cuff, Bangles from India, Nine West Heels, MAC Lippy in ‘Lickable’ The little black dress just got an upgrade. Have you added a LBPD to your wardrobe yet?
How To Shop Online
[[MORE]] I do 99% of my shopping online- clothing, makeup, skincare, shoes, you name it! These are some tips to help you succeed and shop without fear when buying online, and a list of my frequently shopped sites: Asos - Free Shipping & Returns, no minimums Forever21 - Free Shipping on orders over $50 Nordstrom - Free Shipping & Returns, no minimum Nine West - Occasional...
Nautical Gone Rogue
With all the casual stripes floating around the fashion-sphere, I can’t express my excitement in finding something a bit more sophisticated.[[MORE]] |WEARING| Jacket thanks to Dorothy Perkins (similar here), Forever 21 Blouse (similar here), Old Navy Skinnies (here in size 16-30), J. Crew Earrings, Michael Kors Bag, Sam Edelman Pumps With all the casual stripes floating...
The easiest way to remix a dress?[[MORE]] |WEARING| ModCloth dress worn as top (first worn here), J.Crew Earrings, BCBG Bag, H&M Skirt, The Highest Heel Women’s Brazil Pumps via Amazon (similar here & here) The easiest way to remix a dress? By putting a skirt over the bottom half, and wearing it as a top!
A suit doesn’t have to be boring.[[MORE]] |WEARING| Suit, Blouse & Bag via Marina Rinaldi, Sam Edelman Pumps A suit doesn’t have to be neutral in color or serious in tone. This one embodies the fun of Spring and the fierceness of fashion to a tee.
If you’ve been following the blog for the past few months, you may have noticed the name Gwynnie Bee popping up in outfit posts.[[MORE]] |LINKS TO POSTS| Printed Peplum Jacket, Wrap Dress, Houndstooth & Checkers |LINK TO POST| Readdress the Dress If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you may have noticed the name Gwynnie Bee popping up in outfit posts lately....
In the game of fashion, one thing’s always true…[[MORE]] |WEARING| Forever 21 Blazer (similar here & here), H&M Top (similar here in +), Zara Necklace, Vintage necklace worn as bracelet, Old Navy Skinnies, BCBG Clutch (similar here), Sam Edelman Pumps (similar here) In the game of fashion, one thing’s always true: a blazer polishes off an outfit...
[[MORE]] As a committed curly girl- meaning I love my natural curls and try to keep them as healthy as possible, I get lots of questions about my hair care routine. Here’s a collection of FAQ’s related to my curly locks. |PRODUCTS| Kerastase Bain Nutri-Thermique Shampoo and Masque (used as conditioner) | Kerastase Deep Conditioning Treatment (Salon Only) | Loreal...
Culottes aren’t typically considered chic or glamorous…[[MORE]] |WEARING| Asos Crop Top (similar here) & Culottes (here in + size), Michael Kors Bag, Vintage Bracelet, Sam Edelman Pumps (similar here), MAC Lippy in ‘Love Lorn’ Culottes aren’t typically considered chic or glamorous… but with their vintage silhouette, and high waisted,...
So excited to be one of three women contributing to redbook magazine’s monthly column.[[MORE]] |WEARING| Forever 21 blouse (similar here), Merona belt via Target, Skirt thanks to Mark of Style by Mark Zunino for QVC, Earrings via eBay, Forever 21 beaded clutch (similar here), Nine West Heels If you follow me on facebook, twitter or instagram, you may have already heard the...
Zebra print takes black and white stripes, to a whole other level.[[MORE]] |WEARING| Zara Coat, Forever 21 Blouse (similar here), Kenneth Jay Lane Necklace (similar here), Vintage Bracelet, Skinnies thanks to James Jeans, Michael Kors Bag, Sam Edelman Pumps (similar here) Black and white stripes are having a major moment for Spring, but how can one take it to the next level? ...
Thanks to bronzer, the beauty of sunkissed skin can be achieved without baking in the sun! Here’s how to get the look…[[MORE]]
Print on Print
This season, print is in![[MORE]] |WEARING| Dress, Coat, Necklace & Bag via Marina Rinaldi, Sam Edelman Pumps (similar here), MAC Lippy in ‘Lickable’ This season, print is in, so what better way to make a bold statement, than with a print on print ensemble? To keep the focus on the prints, neutral accessories are a must. Finish the look off with a bold lip and...
The true beauty of an Indian wedding is in its traditions.[[MORE]] |ABOVE| The bride walking down the aisle | The groom walking to the mandap | Wedding Ceremony | The groom being welcomed to the family by the bride’s mother | The bridesmaids | Bridesmaids who stole the groom’s shoes (a fun tradition) | The bride putting on gifts of jewelry from the...
My favorite thing about Indian weddings is the fashion.[[MORE]] |WEARING| Salwar Kameez Suit & Bangles via Maharani Boutique in San Jose, CA, Gold Bangles & Earrings from India, Ivanka Trump heels Aside from the song & dance, great food and celebrations, my favorite part of attending an Indian wedding is the fashion! It’s not everyday that a girl can wear...
Readdress The Dress
With Spring officially here and the need for a closet update, I’m dependong on a recently discovered treasure called Gwynnie Bee, to keep my wardrobe current and my budget intact.[[MORE]] |ABOVE| Eloquii dress via Gwynnie Bee, Zara Jacket, Michael Kors Bag, H&M Tights, Sam Edelman Pumps (similar here) |ABOVE| Eloquii dress via Gwynnie Bee, Belt via Target, Nine West Heels, ...
We all have those moments when we can do nothing but laugh about ourselves. These are just a few popular occurances that come up in my personal circle of curvies.[[MORE]]
Nothing warms up a Winter wardrobe like the color peach.[[MORE]] |WEARING| Zara Jacket, Forever 21 Blouse (similar here), Bangles from India, Michael Kors Bag, Jeans thanks to James Jeans, Zigi Soho Sandals via DSW, MAC Lippy in ‘Ravishing’ As Winter fades and Spring emerges, I like to introduce a warmer color palette into my wardrobe. This peach topper is...
I never thought I’d embrace the neon trend…[[MORE]] |WEARING| Forever 21 Blouse, Skirt thanks to Asos, Belt via Target, Vintage Earrings, Bangles from India, BCBG Bag, Sam Edelman Pumps (similar here) I never thought I’d embrace the neon trend, but what better way to conjure Spring, than with a bold shade of citron?!
My everyday makeup is simple, quick and fuss-free, but sometimes I like a little more drama! For days when I want a little something extra, I add winged eyeliner. Here’s how to get the look. Tools: Liquid Eyeliner or Eyeliner Pen Q-Tip Makeup Remover 1 of 5
[[MORE]] |WEARING| United Colors of Benetton Jacket, Forever 21 Top, Vintage Bracelet, Michael Kors Bag, Old Navy Skinnies, Top Shop Flats (similar here) As much as I love color, you can never go wrong with classic black and white. Throw in hints of gold and an oversize jacket in a muted tone, and you’ve got a classically chic ensemble that never goes out of style.
I’ve been in search of the perfect moto jacket for as long as I can remember.[[MORE]] |WEARING| Jacket thanks to Wilsons Leather (site-wide 30% off SALE happening now!), Wilfred Blouse, Foreign Exchange Clutch (similar here), Old Navy Skinnies, Enzo Angiolini Pumps (similar here & here) Ever since moto jackets emerged as a wardrobe staple a couple seasons ago,...
[[MORE]] |WEARING| Forever 21 Blouse, Xhilaration Belt via Target, J. Crew Earrings, BCBG Bag, Dorothy Perkins Skirt, Nine West Heels (similar here & here) My birthday isn’t something I usually celebrate…I tend to shy away from announcing I’m one year older, and find it hard to admit to myself I’m getting older. This year though, I made a vow to...
London Photo Diary
[[MORE]] |ABOVE| Beg Ben | Wearing: Coat thanks to ModCloth, Faux Fur Infiniti Scarf thanks to Navabi, Zara Bag, Nine West Boots | Valentino Master of Couture Exhibit | Natural History Museum Architecture | Best Indo-Chinese Food | Ben’s Famous Cookies
Two Minute Eyebrows
For many years, I struggled with sparse eyebrows. As a quick fix, I used to fill in my brows with pencils, until I graduated to a shadow and pencil blend, and eventually brow gel on top of anything else I could get my hands on. Recently though, I’ve developed a quick & easy way to fill in my brows, in less than 2 minutes! |TOOLS| Disposable Mascara Wand, MAC Angled Brush, MAC Eye Shadow in...
I don’t think there’s anything more fun than playing dress-up in a designer showroom….[[MORE]] I’ve been in search of a bold colored pant suit for a while, so when I saw this hanging in Anna Scholz’s London showroom last week, I had to try it on! As for the printed dress below, it was Anna’s recommendation…she said I need to incorporate...
Here’s a closer look at the outfit I wore for the meet & greet with Anna Scholz & Navabi.[[MORE]] |WEARING| Mossimo dress via Target, Forever 21 Blouse (similar here), BCBG Necklace, H&M Knit Tights (they carry size XL!), Coat thanks to ModCloth (similar here), Nine West Booties via eBay (similar here), Michael Kors Bag The weather in London calls for loads of...
Meet & Greet
A couple days ago I had the honor of meeting the Navabi Team, as well one of my curvy sheroes, designer Anna Scholz.[[MORE]] A couple days ago I had the honor of meeting the generous Navabi Team who so kindly brought me to London Fashion Week as part of the prize package for winning the Best Curvy Blog 2012 Award, as well as a meet & greet with one of my curvy sheroes, designer Anna...
Layered in London
Rarely do I get to dress for climates below 57 degrees fahrenheit…[[MORE]] |WEARING| Old Navy Coat, Forever 21 Sweater, H&M Faux Fur Stole, Old Navy Skinnies, Nine West Boots, J. Crew Earrings (similar here), Michael Kors Bag Rarely do I get to dress for climates below 57 degrees Farenheit, so of course I took full advantage of the London chill, and layered a few of...
Time and time again, this infamous question shows up in my inbox: what should I wear on an interview? When it comes to interviews, my style philosophy is to dress the part with professionalism, sophistication, and a touch of personal style. Here are 3 interview outfit ideas, appropriate for the most common office dress codes: casual, business casual and corporate. First up is a...
To celebrate GWC turning 2, I’ve teamed-up with by boe to give away 2 accessory sets![[MORE]] To celebrate GWC turning 2, I’ve teamed-up with by boe, one of my fave jewelry brands, to give away 2 accessory sets! I’m always on the hunt for timeless, everyday jewelry that works for the office as well as after hours, and the crystal studs I’m constantly sporting are...
Nothing makes me happier than a coat with movement.[[MORE]] |WEARING| Coat thanks to Mod Cloth (similar here & here), Forever 21 Scarf (similar here), Seven Jeans (similar here), Nine West Flats, Michael Kors Bag Nothing makes me happier than a coat with movement. The pleating and vintage appeal, make fit & flare coats my absolute favorite outerwear. (How could a girl...
The collared shirt is a timeless wardrobe staple, but how can this classics be modernized? By adding a bit of art under the collar! 1 of 4 [[MORE]]
Utility Gone Glam
I’m a fan of the utility jacket for its casual appeal.[[MORE]] |WEARING| Forever 21 Jacket (similar here & here in +) & Blouse, Vintage Earrings, BCBG Bag, Old Navy Jeans in ‘Batman’ wash, Sam Edelman Pumps (similar here & here), MAC Lippy in ‘Love Lorn’ I’m a fan of the utility jacket for its casual appeal. But adding a faux fur...
At The Office
Office ensembles should be one part conservative and one part personal style.[[MORE]] |WEARING| Talbots Duster, Forever 21 Blouse (similar here & here), Vintage Earrings, BCBG Necklace (similar here), H&M Belt, Mod Cloth Skirt, Zara Bag, Nine West Pumps (kitten heel version here) Office ensembles should be one part conservative and one part personal style. To me, that...
Animal print makes a statement on its own.[[MORE]] |WEARING| Zara Coat (similar here & here), Merona Blouse (similar here), Old Navy Pants, Sam Edelman Pumps, BCBG Necklace, Gucci Bag, MAC Lippy in ‘Lickable’ Animal print makes a statement on its own. But paired with cool blues, its on a whole other level.
Although I’m an avid heels girl, I wear flats quite often.[[MORE]] |FROM LEFT TO RIGHT| Nine West ‘Speakup’ in Leopard & Nude, TopShop Slingbacks, Nine West ‘Kilianna’ Slingbacks Although I’m an avid heels girl, I wear flats quite often. For running errands, to strolling through downtown and cruising local thrift shops, flats are my go-to...
The New Floral
Colorful florals, not your fashion forte?[[MORE]] |WEARING| Forever 21 Blazer (similar here), Blouse thanks to Dorothy Perkins, Forever 21+ Trousers, BCBG Necklace (similar here) & Bag (similar here), J.Crew Ring, Nine West Shoes Colorful florals, not your fashion forte? Try roses on repeat, in a neutral goes with everything color palette.
Fashion is about having fun.[[MORE]] |WEARING| Zara Blouse, Vintage Sweater Vest (also worn here and here), Forever 21+ Pants (similar here), Sam Edelman Pumps (similar here), Tory Burch Cuff, Zara Bag Fashion is about having fun, so wear what you love! My current crush is the color blue, so how could I resist mixing teal and navy?!