Monday, August 24, 2015

Don't Call It A Comeback

Whoa could it be another outfit post in the same month? Yup! I've slacked off way to long on posting outfits, time to make my comeback. Although I never really left, been here since 2009 and don't plan on quitting the blog any time soon. I wasn't really in a fashionable mood for quite some time.  Most of the summer was spent kinda bumming it and no one wants to see my "bum" outfits.  Trust me it's not cute! Now that I've seem to have gotten my fashion mojo back, hope to share more outfit post.  Seems to be what people like to see, on my instagram ootd pictures get the most likes. By the way hope you're following me on instagram, that's where I am most active. Find me under CidStyleFile on IG and Snapchat too!   

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OK so back to the outfit, its nothing spectacular, but gosh darn it I felt cute.  Isn't that what matters most, how we feel in our clothes.  Sometimes I think my outfits are not special or worthy to post on the blog. Then I slap my self and say hey this is me and my style and that's the whole point of the blog. It's about sharing my style and what I love to wear, some may like it and others may not. Hope to post more outfits and share my style, even if it's simple and casual.  This is me and what I love to wear, sometimes it may be fab and other times not. 

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I had not been to Torrid in a long time, decided to drop in the other day.  It was my lucky day because they were having an extra 50% off clearance sale.  Woohoo! My 2 favorite things clearance and 50% off, my timing was just right!  I go through periods of time where I shop a lot at certain store.  Torrid use to be a fave, but for a while I honestly wasn't loving what they had to offer.  Lately from what I have seen the styles seem to be improving, or at least appeal more to my style. The clearance racks were over flowing with lots of goodies, it was so difficult to decide what I wanted.  I tried on several things, like a dozen actually, there so many cute clothes.  Well one thing about Torrid clearance, it's final sale and you can't exchange or return. I always make sure to try on clothes when its on clearance, thank goodness I did.  Out of all the items only 2 really fit well and I loved. I bought this top, with the cool cut-out and Tarot graphic, along with a studded belt (wearing it but you can't see it). Spent less than $20 for both, now that's a bargain for Torrid!

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I've been trying to be more conscious of only buying clothes that fit me well and really love.  I'm awful about buying stuff cause it cheap, then I don't end up wearing or hating the fit. It's almost embarrassing sometimes going through my closet and finding clothes with tags and never worn. I mostly end up giving stuff away to my aunt, who loves my clothes.  She makes out like a bandit on her visits from Mexico. Sometimes she doesn't even bring lots of clothes in her luggage, because she knows I'll have new things to give. No wonder I am one of her fave nieces, ha ha.  Well at least I'd like to think so. 

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Outfit Details
Tarot 3 of Swords Top - Torrid
INC Jeans - Macy's (old)
Lila Cutout Sandals - MIA via Rack (old)
Sunglasses - via Ross
Bag - Coach
Watch - Hellz Bellz Baby G Shock


Saturday, August 15, 2015

Last Days of Summer

Summer is almost over, but here in California we are still enjoying some hot days and breezy evenings. I am keeping busy with work and spending my time off with my boo and exploring our city. It's funny how you can live in a city for years and not really know it well. This weekend we enjoyed a movie, dinner, drinks and explored the new Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center or Artic as we like to call it. Basically a transportation hub were you can catch the train, metrolink or take a bus to almost any where in Southern California. Such a cool spot right across from Angel Stadium and Honda Center.  I really love the architecture of it and the modern futuristic look. Thought it would a good spot for some outfit pictures. 

I received a Kimono courtesy of Harper & Liv, a new plus size line which I had previously mentioned here on the blog. The collection launched in May and is sold at Dillards, Lord & Taylor and now available at Macy's. I really love the style and quality of the items so far.  I wore another one of their pieces here, and received lots of compliments and questions about it.   Harper & Liv is a contemporary line, with many on trend pieces, but doesn't feel too junior or young, but definitely not too mature either.  The Kimono has a southwestern print and fringe trim making it a fun and versatile piece in your wardrobe. I love anything with fringe, but you need to be careful the fringe kept getting caught on everything!  Otherwise I love the Kimono and can see myself wearing it all year long, with a dress, jeans and skirts.  

I kept my outfit a bit basic and made the kimono the focus paring it with jeans, a tank and sandals.  My accessories were minimal as well and just let the print on the Kimono be the star. Harper & Liv is becoming one of my fave brands, and happy they are now selling at Macy's.  Check them out and tell me what you think. 

Here's how I wore the Fringed Southwest Print Kimono.





Outfit Details
Southwest Kimono - c/o Harper & Liv
Black Skinny Jeans - Levi's via Ross Dress For Less
Black Tank - Espresso via Ross
White "Birk" Sandals - Mossimo Supply Co via Target
Sunglasses - Eli Tahari via Marshalls 




*Disclosure I was provided with clothing courtesy of Harper & Liv for review purposes only.  All thoughts and opinions on this blog are my own. 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Plus Size Universe: Safari Print Maxi

Summer is full blast and there's nothing better for hot days than a breezy maxi dress.  When I saw this cute little maxi on Vanessa Hudgens, immediately thought there needs to be a Plus Size Universe version.  Yup there is, sometimes I find version that are really similar and other times just items that kinda resemble.   Either way I am happy that plus fashion is evolving and more options are available.  

Here is my version of the safari print maxi dress Vanessa Hudgens was seen wearing in NYC.  I love this look, totally cute and effortless just the way I like to dress for summer! 

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Vanessa’s total look is about $1000, which is like paying rent for some people.  I can’t imagine spending the same amount of money on an outfit as paying my rent.  Well good news, with my Plus Size Universe version you won’t have to spend even half the price.  I pride myself on being a bargain shopper, being able to find quality items for much less and never paying retail!   Here is my PSU version that only cost about $100 total!   Found a somewhat similar safari print maxi dress from Target’s new plus size line Ava and Viv, for only $35. I paired the maxi dress with some MIA block heel sandals from 6pm for only $26 and added Fringe Bucket Bag from Forever 21 for only $27. Finished off the look with a stylish pair of Round Sunglasses from Asos, which are on sale now for only $13.  Viola! There you have it a easy, chic and stylish summer outfit. 


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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