Friday, October 23, 2015

Hello Adele, Welcome Back...How I Miss You!

Adele's new single is finally here, she is definitely a voice for a generation of women. I love her deep soulful voice and the power she has with it. Here is her latest song and video "Hello". I also shared what she has to say about this new album and what it means to her. Adele is definitely wise beyond her young 25 years. This resonates with me at 40, I am ready to say "Hello" to who I really am and the woman I want to be. So happy for Adele for coming to this discovering at 25, some of us took a little longer, but glad we are both there!

What do you think about this new song and video?


When I was 7, I wanted to be 8. When I was 8, I wanted to be 12. When I turned 12 I just wanted to be 18. Then after that I stopped wanting to be older. Now I’m ticking 16-24 boxes just to see if I can blag it! I feel like I’ve spent my whole life so far wishing it away. Always wishing I was older, wishing I was somewhere else, wishing I could remember and wishing I could forget too. Wishing I hadn’t ruined so many good things because I was scared or bored. Wishing I wasn’t so matter of fact all the time. Wishing I’d gotten to know my great grandmother more, and wishing I didn’t know myself so well, because it means I always know what’s going to happen in the end. Wishing I hadn’t cut my hair off, wishing I was 5’7”. Wishing I’d waited and wishing I’d hurried up as well.
My last record was a break-up record and if I had to label this one I would call it a make-up record. I’m making up with myself. Making up for lost time. Making up for everything I ever did and never did. But I haven’t got time to hold on to the crumbs of my past like I used to. What’s done is done. Turning 25 was a turning point for me, slap bang in the middle of my twenties. Teetering on the edge of being an old adolescent and a fully-fledged adult, I made the decision to go into becoming who I’m going to be forever without a removal van full of my old junk. I miss everything about my past, the good and the bad, but only because it won’t come back. When I was in it I wanted out! So typical. I’m on about being a teenager: sitting around and chatting shit, not caring about the future because it didn’t matter then like it does now. The ability to be flippant about everything and there be no consequences. Even following and breaking rules… is better than making the rules.
25 is about getting to know who I’ve become without realising. And I’m sorry it took so long, but you know, life happened.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Plus Fashion Show at Macy's with Plus Model Emme

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. 

It's not to often I get to attend a fashion show, and it's even more rare to attend a plus size fashion show. Well thanks to Macy's and Plus Model Emme, I get to do both! Macy's is having a fun free fashion event hosted by Plus Model Emme. If you are not familiar with Emme, she is the worlds first plus size super model. I truly believe Emme, opened the eyes of the fashion world to plus size fashion and women with curves. She has been a major influence on the plus size fashion community around the world. Emme is not only the worlds first plus size super model, but also built a community around positive body image and embracing your curves. We can all use a good role model when it comes to embracing and loving ourselves no matter what size we may be. Don't you agree?

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Come meet Plus Model Emme and Enjoy a Plus Fashion Show at Macy's 
I am excited to be a part of the positive body image movement as well as the plus size fashion community. I've been blogging for 6 years about plus fashion and have seen its evolution from lack luster frocks to stylish trendy pieces.  Not only has the fashion evolved, but so have I along with the plus community. Everywhere you go you see more curvy ladies proudly showing off their style with confidence.  We have more options and places to shop than ever, which makes me very excited! Now, you can be a part of this movement too, on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Macy's Rancho Cucamonga, CA at 2:00pm. Come meet Plus Model Emme and enjoy a fabulous fashion show, with all the latest trends in plus size fashion.  You can RSVP at for this free event. 

I am looking forward to the plus fashion show with Emme, highlighting the seasons newest looks from Melissa McCarthy Seven7, Calvin Klein, INC, Michael Kors and many more - all for us curvy ladies!  After the show you can stay for a shopping party. You can meet Emme, enjoy refreshments and take home an exclusive cosmetics travel bag with a purchase of $75 or more in the Macy's Woman department.  Plus, let the MyStylists help you find the perfect look and gift for every occasion.  I will be there too, enjoying the fashion show, shopping and even helping you shop!  I'm great at finding the best deals and sales for every budget. 

If you're in Southern California, hope to see you at Macy's! Make sure you come say hi and show me all the great fashions you found.  

Join Macy’s and Emme for an afternoon of fun and fabulous fashion!

For more info and details click here. Make sure to also follow me on Instagram and Snapchat (CidStyleFile) for all the fun from the event. 

Monday, September 7, 2015

Plus Size Universe: Patchwork Jeans

It's been a minute since I've done a Plus Size Universe feature, but I'm back with one of my favorites...jeans!  In case you haven't noticed from my outfit post on Instagram, jeans are my favorites.  I could live in denim and wear jeans everyday. Sadly I can't really wear jeans to work, so I take full advantage on the weekends.  I love jeans in all styles, washes and finishes.  One trend that isn't really new is patchwork jeans, but I have noticed it's showing up more in plus sizes.  Although plus fashion has evolved and grown in the past few years, it's still taking a long time for trends to trickle down from the runways. It seems plus size woman have to wait for a year of more for certain trends to come in our size.  I had seen patchwork jeans on a few celebs and on other straight size bloggers a year or more ago. I love this look and needed a pair of my own. Unfortunately these style jeans were not easily found in plus size a year ago. I even considered making my own, using an old pair of jeans. I am not much of DIY type so just forgot about it.

Recently I notice more plus size brands and retailers started selling these patchwork jeans.  I recently bought pair and wanted to share the trend, which I still think is stylish. Below are some of my fave looks from some celebrities wearing this trend.  Gwen Stefani is always a favorite of mine and is often seen wearing jeans.  Taraji P. Henson was seen at the airport wearing a pair of patchwork jeans looking very casual and stylish. 

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Gwen and Taraji are wearing some high end denim retailing for $200 plus.   Although their jeans look very stylish and cool, no way would I pay those prices for jeans.  Especially a very trendy style such as patchwork which I like, but its not a classic style that can be worn for many years.  I like to find much more affordable versions of trendy denim styles like the ones featured.  The pair I bought  the Boyfriend Patchwork Jeans from Old Navy seen above, it retails for about $45 and is currently on sale.  I actually bought a pair from the straight size and not the plus size, which is only sold on line.  I usually get my Old Navy clothes in the "regular" size since some things run a bit bigger. These patchwork jeans are very roomy and have stretch, I didn't have to order the plus size online, so try the sizes in store and see if they work for you too. Another pair I loved is the Cropped Patchwork Jeans from Harper & Liv, they are from Macy's and retail for $59, currently also on sale from $10 off.  I found a few other pairs from other plus size store like Rainbow and Fashion to Figure. This trend is becoming more accessible and affordable in plus size.  

What do you think about patchwork jeans?  
Would you wear them?

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Me wearing the Old Navy Boyfriend Patchwork Jeans on Labor Day with H&M top and sneakers

Hope you enjoy this weeks Plus Size Universe feature. Want me to find a plus size version of an outfit for you? Email me and I can help you find your Plus Size Universe. Leave a comment with your thoughts on this outfit. Also follow me on Instagram for more of my style finds.

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