Monday, January 30, 2012

Color Pop





Weather in LA has been awesome, sunny warm days and breezy cool nights.  Some days all you need is a scarf to keep the chill away.  I am not one to wear bright colors, but every now and then I like to have a pop of color.  I dug up one of my favorite colorful scarves and threw it on to add some color.  This scarf really added a much needed pop to this outfit.  Sometimes just a little color or accessory can make all the difference.

 
 ~Scarf: H &M ~ Top: Old Navy ~ Pants: Lane Bryant ~ Shoes: The Gap ~ Bag: Stussy ~

Monday, January 23, 2012

Almost Lipstick by Clinique

Clinique has been one of my go to cosmetic brands since I was in high school. When I first started working retail at a department store, (very long time ago) the cosmetic counter was the most coveted job of all. I had a friend who finally made here way to cosmetics and was working at the Clinique counter. I have to admit, secretly I was a little jealous of her white coat she wore.  What girl doesn't love to play with make-up all day!

Clinique is one of those brands where you know you will get great skin care and classic make up to make us look beautiful.  This winter Clinique released a new lip collection called Almost Lipstick.  The Clinique website describes Almost Lipstick as ...
"Transparent pigment merges with the unique, natural tone of your lips to create something wonderful and yours alone. Sheer, glossy. Emollient-rich and very lightweight."

Clinique sent me three shades of the new Almost Lipstick to preview. Below are the pictures and how the colors looked on my lips.  The colors looked similar, but have a feeling they will react and look a bit different on every ones lips.  I liked the sheerness of the lipstick, which made it look like a gloss with out being too sticky or super shiny.  The feel and consistency of a lipstick made the colors last longer and moisturized my lips.  This type of lipstick is great for spring or summer weather.  I don't like to wear heavy or highly pigmented color in warmer weather.  Almost lipstick is great when you want some color on you lips but want the light feel of a gloss.  I some times don't like lip gloss that is super shiny, which can make your lips look greasy.  The Almost Lipstick from Clinique seems to be the perfect balance between a lip stick and lip gloss. 

chic honey

flirty honey
lovely honey

Almost Lipstick by Clinique comes in 8 different shades and cost $15 each, now available in stores on online at the website.   What do you think of the colors?  Is Almost Lipstick something you would try?



*This is my honest and personal opinion of the product, for best results you should always try it out yourself. I was not paid for this post, but was given preview samples to review, courtesy of Clinique.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Color Trend: Skinny Jeans

Color Skinny Jeans have been on the scene for awhile.  Last year we saw celebs wearing them and being spotted on magazine and fashion website.  As with most plus size fashion and retailers, trends come a season or two after "straight" size fashion.  Lately I have been noticing many plus size websites and retailers finally giving us plus size gals options in colored skinny jeans.  Doesn't look like the skinny jean trend is going away for awhile.  What do you think about the color skinny jeans?  Some colors I like and other I just don't see my self wearing.  I'm happy we can also wear this trend and buy color skinny jeans in our size. 

Classic Fit Skinny Jean from Eloquii $79.90
Curvy Fit Skinny Jean from Eloquii $79.90
Green Skinny Jean from Asos Curve $57.30
Lavender Skinny Jean from Asos Curve $57.30
American Rag Baked Apple from Macy's $59.00
Apple Bottoms Purple Skinny from Macy's $69.00   
Dark Teal Skinny from Torrid $48.50
Most of these style can be found on line for under $100.  Have you tried this trend? What color is your favorite?  I am leaning toward the darker colors, like blue, purple or teal.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Celebrating Curves with The Curvy Fashionista

On Saturday January 7, 2012 I headed to a party in LA to celebrate Marie Denee The Curvy Fashionista. I am not really a party girl, but had to be there to celebrate with all my fave LA bloggers and curvy friends.  Marie put together a great party and had a packed house.  I had lots of fun being in the company good friends and lots of beautiful curvy stylish woman.  Congrats to The Curvy Fashionista and wishing her the best for many years to come.  I was feeling a little sick and didn't get too many photos, but here are the few I did manage to get.

Enjoy!

Me and plus model Danielle Line


These girls were my crew for the night!

Ivory, Monique, Babs and Me


Can you spot Kim Coles in the crowd?

Monique with Stylist Reah Norman
Monique and her twin...LOL what are the odds someone wearing the same dress!!

Nik and Reah
Reah and I

Ah my fave LA bloggers, Nik and Monique are my homies! LOL


Some how I didn't get a picture with Marie, she was busy being a fab hostess..LOL  But you can view the official pictures from the party here.  I was feeling a bit sick but still managed to pull my self together and attend the party.  My outfit was kinda last minute, it turned out OK.  I'm wearing a black mini skirt from Torrid, Fringe Tank from Avenue, Kimono wrap from Nordstrom Rack with black tights and booties.  In the end I was happy with the outfit. 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy 2012

Happy New Year to All!

Hope everyone had a great holiday and made some great new memories.  Just wanted to say hello and let you know I am still alive!  Took a short break from the blog, to enjoy the holidays with family and friends.  Its a new year and I have many ideas for the blog to come. Hope to bring you all new and exciting content that you will enjoy reading.  I also am looking forward to catching up on reading other blogs as well, sadly I fell behind this past year.   Thank you all for staying with me and as always look forward to your comments, emails and feedback.

This was the last blog event I attended and outfit for 2011.  I didn't go to any holiday or new years party, so sorry no fancy outfit post.  Just me taking some time to hang out with friends and do some last minute Christmas shopping.




~ Jacquard Print Top: Loop 18 ~
~ Black Maxi Skirt: Calvin Klein via Macy's ~
~ Denim Moto Jacket: Lane Bryant ~
~ Lace up Boot: from Overstock.com ~
~ Studded Canvas Bag:  Stussy Outlet ~