Cheetah Print Chic
[[MORE]] With Cheetah print at its fashion peak, one must find with ways to stand-out from the trend-following crowd. Finding this sheer maxi was a major feat, but it was a tad too straight-forward for my taste. Safety-pinning one side and draping the fabric gives it an asymmetrical silhouette, which I find extremely sexy, without being overtly revealing. Paired with my latest...
[[MORE]] As a girl with curves, finding the right pair of pants is a challenge in itself, let-alone ones that rival runway trends. One of Spring’s hottest pant-styles is the cropped trouser, but is the silhouette curvy-friendly? Definitely! After searching in-person, online, and even in a friend’s closet, you can imagine my excitement when I came across a perfect day-to-night,...
The Power of a Print Scarf
[[MORE]] Sometimes a simple accessory can bring your entire look to life. Best of all, color is a proven promoter of happiness- and who doesn’t want to be happy and fashionable?! So the next time your outfit lacks-luster, add a pop of print. —————————————— Printed Cotton...
Horizontal Stripes: a Do or a Don't?
[[MORE]] Horizontal stripes have been a fashion faux-paux for as long as I can remember, and with the nautical trend going strong in its 2nd year, it’s no wonder we’re currently seeing the horizontal-stripe have its 15 minutes (or maybe even 30 min!) in the spotlight. Although this trend is having a major moment right now, the fashion industry says that not all of us can, or...
Mini Skirt & Leggings
[[MORE]] I often shy-away from short-skirts, but worn with opaque leggings, the length factor of a mini no longer applies. Besides, any article of clothing as versatile as this sporty, made-for-Spring, mint-green mini, is a wardrobe must. Short-skirts and shorts calling your name? Go for it! ...
[[MORE]] From season to season, style takes a twist and a turn in the direction of the weather. With Fall lingering in the Spring Cali air, I’m having fun mixing and matching my seasonal wardrobes. A minty-green tank screaming Spring! layered under a striped cardigan, jeggings and slouchy boots, makes for a great Spring come hither ensemble. So as you dress...
I Heart Ruffles
[[MORE]] When it comes to personal style, I’m a total girly-girl. In any given store, I head straight for the overtly girly- swooning over frilly details and colors that bring back memories of my fave childhood ensembles: knee-length dresses with shiny maryjanes and braided pigtails with bows on the ends. That said, it’s no surprise that this powder-pink, ruffled top stole my...
Color me Coral
[[MORE]] Is it just me, or is coral having a major fashion moment? And with so many fabric options, shades and styles to choose from, you’re bound to find coral clothing that’s closet friendly (meaning it can be paired with many items already in your closet). Have you found your best shade of coral yet? ...
How to Wear: High-Waisted
[[MORE]] Spring is in the air, and so is one of the most debated trends for curvy fashionistas: to wear or not to wear high-waisted. Who says curvy girls can’t do high-waisted? With the right silhouette and proportions, this look can be ultra-flattering! The hardest part: finding the right article of clothing. High-Waisted pants are extremely unflattering on a curvy-body, due...
[[MORE]] Going casual doesn’t mean sacrificing style. Whether you dress-it-up with bold brights, girly frills or a subtle accessory, the smallest details take a casual outfit from frumpy to fab. I call this my sporty-gone-girly look: simple, yet full of unexpected details that require a double-take. How do you dress-up a casual ensemble? ...
Night on the Town
[[MORE]] Never underestimate the power of blue jeans and a blazer. Throw in some fierce accessories and voila! a perfect ensemble for a night out on the town. Whether you’re going to dinner, a movie, bar-hopping or clubbing downtown, pulling-off this look requires polish, poise, and curves to kill. (I wore this out to dinner and a movie with my hubby). Think blazers are boring?...
Mix it Up
[[MORE]] It’s important to mix styles on opposite ends of the fashion spectrum. Because if you’re not taking risks, you’re not growing, and if you’re not growing, how can you continue developing your ever-expanding fashion identity? This outfit is exactly what I needed: a major style-mixer. Some would say that a military inspired blazer, blousy top, print...
Back to Basics
[[MORE]] When all else fails, refer back to the basics! A neutral, go-anywhere ensemble is a curvy girl’s (stylish) best friend. One of my un-defined (until now!) getting dressed rules, is: when lacking color and accessories, express your style with texture and detail. The tweed, bell-sleeved blazer with over-sized buttons and a permanently-popped collar, adds texture, personality,...
[[MORE]] Move over timeless trench- make room for the chic, versatile, camel coat! Worn on a rainy day or a cool, Spring afternoon, a camel-colored coat can add a hint of chic to almost anything. Paired with a cheetah print top (first seen here), the camel coat adds drama to an otherwise simple, weekend ensemble. The ultra-fab effect of an over-sized collar and flattering a-line shape...
Color Combo. Heaven
[[MORE]] When getting dressed, color is my ultimate weapon. Whether it’s brights, lights, neutrals or pastels, there’s nothing like using color to your fashionable advantage. Obsessed with match-matchy? Don’t be! Up the ante by coordinating color like never before- you might surprise yourself. Try this: mix and match different tones of the same color, like browns and...
[[MORE]] Prints always make a statement, but they don’t have to scream as loud as they look. When I want to wear print without looking too busy, I pair it with casual, neutral-toned staples. This top is a loud print turned quiet, without going silent. Do try this look at home! And remember, it’s the articles of clothing paired with the busy print that makes it appear quiet...
Pink & Orange (In Motion)
[[MORE]] Here’s a glimpse into today’s photo shoot (using a movie-like technique to piece 7 still images together. Today I wanted to experiment with pink and orange, accented by gold. Necklace/Forever 21 Sweater/Forever 21 Jeans/New York & Co. Embellished Flats: Sam Edelman
[[MORE]] I’ve been eyeing this burgundy sweater hanging in my closet for some time now, so I thought I’d go a bit casual and dress it up with accessories. Sometimes, it’s the details that makes an outfit uniquely yours. I love the girly details of this cream top paired with casual blue jeans, a pop of color sweater, and ethnic inspired accessories. The mix of colors makes...
[[MORE]] The cold, weekend weather called for heavy coats, boots and lots of layers. Gloomy weather doesn’t mean your clothing has to be drab. I love a colorful coat with whimsical, girly details like this one. My fave way to turn an outfit more exciting? Duh, add an accessory! A print scarf can add extra appeal to any outfit. (I call this one my Missoni look-alike. A small...
[[MORE]] I found this ethnic, Egyptian inspired, metal necklace at a boutique in Palo Alto, CA over the weekend. I love a purse that resembles a mini duffel! This one is an early b-day gift from my hubby. The cardigan is also a weekend purchase (Shopping Addiction? Maybe.) I couldn’t pass-up a great quality/low-cost, long hem cardigan in a neutral tone, embellished by girly details!...