Thursday, March 28, 2013

Trendy Thursday: Nail Polish

Who doesn't love a fresh manicure, with a pretty sparkly polish. I am in such desperate need of a mani & pedi, can't wait to get my toes done this weekend. This morning I was doing my rounds on Pinterest and saw the cutest nails. The colors and speckled glitter reminded of Easter eggs. Have you peruse Pinterest for nails and polish....OMG  I can spend hours looking at the designs and colors.   Nail polish has sure come a long way.  I remember back in my youth when the most daring of polish was black, or a little glitter.  Oh remember when french manicures were ALL the rage.  Yeah that's so old school, now you can literally have any color and design imaginable on your nails.   If you don't believe me just do a Google of Pinterest search for nail polish and be amazed at what pops up.   For today I leave you with these pretty colors from KB Shimmer and Lac Attack, which I think are perfect for Easter/Spring.  
 
photos from Pinterest

When it comes to nail polish I have to admit, not being so brave and crazy with color.  I usually stick to dark colors or neutrals.  The trend now is bright colors and designs, from polka dots, to stripes to even textures.   When it comes to polish colors whats your favorite?

Are you bold and daring? Safe and traditional?  Do you go long or short with your nails?  Leave me your comments and feedback, I love reading what you have to say!  

BTW way notice the new layout. What do you think?

Saturday, March 23, 2013

No Party Like An 80's Party

When was the last time you went to an 80's party?  Last weekend I went to a friends birthday party, which happened to be an 80's theme party.  Totally Awesome!  It really was awesome and I had too much fun.  The music and the fashion makes the 80's the best decade, one I can say I lived through!  Well I will make this a short blog post and let you see for your self.  I made a little video of the party with the help of RX2Lab.com.  Take a look and enjoy! 


If your not already subscribed to my youtube channel make sure you do, lots more videos coming this year.


Here is what I wore to the 80's party.  Everything I already had in my closet except for the leggings.  Its not like so obviously 80's but, oh well I liked it!  What do you think about my outfit?




~Tunic: Rachel Pally White Label ~ Leggings: Active Basics ~ Denim Vest: American Rag~
~ Boots: Kelsi Dagger ~ Belt: Target ~ Leather Glove: Lane Bryant~


Can you tell I'm an 80's girl!  So what decade is your favorite for fashion and/or music?

Monday, March 18, 2013

POSH LA Fashion Show

I had a busy weekend and it really wore me out.  Its been a long since I partied and was out and about for the entire weekend.   It started off on Saturday with the BF's sisters birthday dinner, immediately followed by a friends 80's themed birthday party and ended with Posh plus size fashion show on Sunday. Phew!  Serious wore me out, old age is catching up with me I suppose.   So for now I am leaving with some pictures from the fashion show.  I will follow up with a write up about the designers.  For now enjoy some shots of me and my blogger/stylist/fashion buddies.   It was truly refreshing and fantastic to attend a fashion show where literally everything that walked down the runway would fit me!  Do you know how rare it is for a plus size/curvy girl so say that....It was magical! 

First POSH LA Plus Size Fashion Show.  More coming soon!
Me, with Chenese Lewis and Nik Smith from XOXO NikStar
My blogger besties, Monique from Curves & Chaos & XOXO Nikstar
Nik, Stylist Reah Norman and Moi
Ivory from Ivory Jinelle
Sommer Green, POSH fashion show producer.

I'm kinda back to work this week and will try update soon with pictures of the actual runway.  In case your wondering about my outfit, I found this dress at Ross!!  I loved the black/white stripes with a touch of color and added some booties and off to the fashion show.   Thanks for reading, as always I love to read your comments and feedback.  :)

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Has It Been 4 Years?

Yes it has, can you believe this little blog of mine turns 4 this month!! Woohoo!  Well you know that means its time to celebrate and say thank you to all of the wonderful readers.  I really want to do something for you, the readers who have supported and kept me going.  Whether your new to Cid Style File or been with me since day one, this celebration is for you.   I have a few giveaways planned this month and hopefully will continue through out the year.  So make sure you come back every week to find out what other fun things are going on.


I'll start off the giveaways with one of my favorite LA jewelry designers,  Jenny Dayco.  I had the pleasure of meeting her a few years ago during LA fashion week.  I immediately loved her designers, which are edgy, fun and modern....so LA! No only are her designers fabulous, but have been worn by many of the hottest celebrities.  She is also a very nice and down to earth, which makes her even cooler.  I wore her jewelry to BlogHer11 conference and got so many compliments.  People loved what I was wearing and I made sure to tell everyone it was courtesy of Jenny Dayco designs.  Well now is your chance to own one of her pieces from the Spring 2013 Collection.   Jenny hand picked this bracelet for one lucky Cid Style File winner.   I love it and have always been a fan of studs.  So don't miss out and enter below for all the details! 



Thank you for entering and good luck!   Don't forget to subscribe to Cid Style File via Google Friend Connect or via email and stay updated with all my post and giveaways.  :)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Trendy Thursday: Printed Denim

When it comes to denim, seems like there's a new updated trend every year.  People love to wear jeans and they are not going away.  Jeans have been around for many decades and every generation has their own way to style and wear it.   The past few years in trends have seem to evolve with colors and prints.  It started off with color denim a few years ago, with jewel tones, to brights and now even pastel color jeans.   This past year the trend in denim was more prints like animal and floral.  This year seems like there are no limits when it comes to jeans.  I am beginning to see more prints, not just floral either....now you have stripes and tie-dye and everything else in between.  The prints are getting brighter and bolder with more variety of colors.   I am especially glad the plus size brands and retailers offering more styles to us plus size gals.   I have a few pairs of printed and color jeans, love them both.  Will have to add some floral prints for spring this year.  Don't be afraid of printed jeans, they can be surprisingly flattering for any size and age.  I dare you to go try a pair!

Top Row: (L-R) Nordstrom NYDJ Floral Ankle Jeans ~ Forever 21 Rose Skinny Jeans ~ Forever21 Striped Skinny Jeans
Bottom Row: (L-R) Forever 21 Tie-Dye Skinny Jeans ~ Forever 21 Blue Floral Skinny Jeans ~ Eloquii Printed Jeans Oatmeal


Floral print jeans are dominating the market right now for spring.  Is there other type of printed jeans you would like to see?  Have you or are you going to try this trend?

Leave me your comments and feedback, I love reading what you have to say. :)