Ruffled Up

My quest of trying new things has been a lot of fun. It all started with trying some ruffle hemmed pants (If you haven't checked out that post, click here), but now I am woman obsessed with ruffles. Now I have added a ruffle skirt to the mix, and this is only the beginning.

The ruffle flounce skirt from Eloquii is a great piece to add to your closet. It's made of a lightweight twill material, so even though it was 90+ degree's I was not hot at all. Another bonus, it has pockets. Anything with pockets makes my life all the better. I am wearing a 16, and it has stretch so you can order your size and you will have room. 

Since I was at the Fit For Me event during Full Figured Fashion Week, I wanted to make sure I kept it cute and comfortable. It was hot in NYC, so it's all about items that are hot, but can still can keep me cool. I paired my skirt with the super cute and trendy tassel tee. I love a great tee, and this one gives added interest without any need for accessories. 

To bring my look together, I wore my Steve Madden Inca block heel sandals. These are a favorite of mine for so many reasons. First, they are leopard, and we all know leopard goes with everything. Second, the heel is great for daily wear. Third, the embroidery. From the front, it's just your simple leopard sandal, but when you see them from the back, you get to see all the great flower detail. Every time I wear these shoes, I receive tons of compliments. Currently, they are on sale, so definitely check them out. All that was left was my favorite red lippie from Too Faced called Lady Balls. This liquid matte is phenomenal. It has been hands down my favorite liquid lippie. 

I enjoyed the evening catching up with the blogger boo's and having some much needed cocktails. Don't worry because I will have a post dedicated to the event. So stay tuned lovers!!!

What Do You Pink?

The first pink item that I fell in love with was a pair of pink striped overalls from Osh Kosh B'Gosh. They were comfy and oh so cool. Here it is some time later, and I am in love with another easy breezy pink piece, this time a jumpsuit. The more things change, the more they stay the same. 

Cute & affordable?? Buy this jumpsuit now!

This jumpsuit is from the new plus size brand Loralette. If you have not heard of them, they are the sister brand to the Avenue. Their focus is towards the plus size trendy gal. The brand launched earlier this year, and there are some super cute pieces that I have been feeling. If you head to the site, there are great tops, dresses, and even some cute swim options. 

I am wearing a 2X in the jumpsuit. Loralette sizing goes from 1X-3X. I normally wear a 16-18 and the 2X had just the right amount of room for my thighs. With this being cropped, I am always worried about where it hit against my leg, but the length on this worked great for my 5'5" frame. The faux wrap design gives it some added interest and the self tie gives the illusion of a belt. It's stretchy which makes ever so comfortable. It's also a great price, only $55, but when you sign up your, first purchase is 40% off which would make this $38.50!!! An instant outfit maker that's affordable? Add this to your cart ASAP. 

Hey you!

 

Besides the price, the versatility of this jumpsuit is another reason why this is a keeper. I can wear it to work- all that is needed is a lightweight jacket since the office can get chilly. Weekend running around with some sneakers, or date night with some killer heels. For my look, I went with my favorite oldie but goodie wedges with a choker and fun clutch. My clutch is sold out, but I found another cute option from Who What Wear. 

Definitely check out Loralette which is online, or in select Avenue locations! 

Enjoy lovers!!! Muah!

MDW

I live for three day weekends. Usually I am out and about running around doing the most, but this weekend, I kept it lowkey and just relaxed. I caught up on movies I haven't seen, took a nice long drive and just enjoyed the weather. Taking time to just reset is always needed, but for once I don't feel bad for not doing much. When I have a lazy weekend, I end up feeling bad cause I could have done X, Y. Z and get things taken care of, but this weekend, I do not feel the least bit bad about not working on my never ending to do list.

These days, I feel like my weekends are filled with errands and catching up versus going out and enjoying. Last weekend I went with my girls to this event called Must Love Beards, and had dinner afterwards. Hanging with the crew nowadays is far & few between due to our schedules, but I am making it a priority to spend as much time with them while we can. It's so easy to get caught up with work that before you know it a whole month has gone past and you haven't had crew time. Starting this weekend, and throughout the summer, I have a list of things that I want to do. Definitely be on the lookout to see me hanging at a rooftop bar, the beach, and going back to Atlanta. Yes, one should handle the responsibilities of the daily grind, but all work and no play makes this blogger tired and run down. 

While me being out and about enjoying life, all the goodies I have been ordering will be in rotation as well. When the temps rise, I practically live by the one and done dressing rule. Dresses, jumpsuits, and rompers are all on deck this summer. First to kick it off is the Halter Neck Romper from Eloquii. I just love how easy this romper is an instant statement maker with it's simple color palette. I am wearing a size 18 because since this is lined, I wanted to make sure I had enough room for the thighs. It easy to get in and out of- so you don't need a bathroom buddy to zip you. Well you can if you want, but it's not a requirement. If you are a fan of a jumpsuit, you will definitely like this romper. 

Keeping it cute and comfortable is always my number one priority. I found these Betsey Johnson shoes on sale, and I just had to have them. Gingham is huge this season, and in a great low heel shoe, it's a win win. They also come in a floral print and denim so if you are in the need of a cute sandal that you can wear with anything, then look no further. Bonus, they are less than $30. 

I ended out my look with the "It Bag" of the season the Cult Gaia Ark bag. Anytime I have it with me, I receive so many compliments, and it holds everything I need while looking chic. 

Now I am off to finish off my Must Have Fun List. LOL! Enjoy lovers!!

Lovely

Last week I headed over to the Rue 107 showroom to check out their sale. I have been an admirer of Rue 107 for years, their bold prints have always stood out. This line is not for the faint of heart, it's bold in your face and you will stand out in a crowd. 

Let me introduce you to the Mercedes Swing Dress in the Lovely Print. I love the bright shades of red and cobalt, and the funniest thing about it all, is that my name means Lovely. So I guess you can say it was fashion kismet that I found the only one on the rack and it fit me. I am wearing a 1X in the dress, but I usually wear a 2X in their clothes. I did try on the swing top, but since it was cropped, it hit in the wrong spot so I passed on it, but the dress looked super cute. It is a little snug across the chest, but that is usually the case with me so as long as I was not uncomfortable I went for it and bought it.

Since this was a sample sale, the dress is no longer available, but if you love the print, they do have other silhouettes available. The Marion top (the cropped swing version I tried on) is available, as well as Muni Scuba Skirt and Miriam Scuba Dress. 

I will definitely get a lot of use from this dress. For a more casual vibe, I would swap out my cobalt sandals for some sneakers. These are oldie but goodies from Vince Camuto, but I have found a similar pair that are super cute. 

Well this lovely in her lovely dress is out to enjoy this weather. Can you believe we are a week away from the unofficial start of summer??? Jeez this year is flying. Later lovers!!!

Friyay

We are slowly but surely heading into summer. Can you believe it Memorial Day Weekend is only a week away! Spring has been here one day, but gone the next (NYC has been all about cloudy, dreary conditions and windy days), so the fact Spring has been more of a get in where you fit in situation kinda sucks. I am the type of person that I will not wear dresses or skirts, if the weather is not great. I will just wear some cute pants or my go to uniform of a blazer with some jeans and be contempt. Trust me I am happy to see the temps going up, instead of down, because I have been wanting to wear this floral skirt for the longest. 

I saw this super cute floral skirt on Fullbeauty's site. I have shared my affection for Melissa McCarthy's line here on the blog, but this was my first skirt. If you have not tried her line, please do, there is something for everyone. I am fan of her denim and tops, but this skirt has me expanding my horizons. The paperbag skirt is a midi on me, but for my tall gals it would be great short option. What drew me to the skirt was the color scheme. The colors play well with each other. Definitely gives off a Spring vibe with the shades of purple and green's. I am wearing a 1X which can fit anyone that wears a 16-18. 

It's very rare that I wear a floral item without mixing it up with a stripe. Stripes and florals go hand in hand, and I went with this super affordable striped tee from Target. When it comes to my tee's I look for items that feel great against the skin, and fit well. Target's Ava & Viv tee's fit well and are always on sale. 

Since the trains in the morning are extremely cold,  I have my trusty leather jacket from Jessica London to keep me warm. This jacket has been on the blog several times because it is a great leather item to own. As a moto obsessed woman, don't get me wrong, I love my faux leather one's, but you should have at least one in leather in your closet. It will last a long time, and it is great for layering especially if you live on the East Coast where the weather is just bipolar. Currently the jacket is on sale, and in comes in cobalt, so I suggest checking it out before it sells out. 

My shoes are called the Genie from Nine West. I have had these shoes in my closet for months waiting for some great weather so I can wear them. Yes, I am that person- I buy sandals when there is snow on the ground, but if I can get a deal on them, why wait and run the risk of FOMO. Besides they are a lace up block heel, my two weaknesses in one shoe. These are currently on sale, and they are quite comfy, so if you are in the need of a new shoe, then go for it. 

I'm looking forward to this weekend. The weather is going to be great and I am going to spend some time with the crew and enjoy. Make sure you are following me on Instagram to see all that i  get into! Later lovers!!!