Flower Power

Florals were definitely something I would say I had no interest in. Growing up florals were very blah and frumpy. I definitely did not see my tom-boy self wearing them. Twenty years later, my closet is full of them. 

Over the years florals have definitely evolved from boring and blah, to fun and flirty. The use of bold color, cool silhouettes, or the combination of the two have really made florals completely wearable no matter what size you wear. It's funny to think that florals was once a no no since big prints were not "flattering" especially on a bigger figure. My how they were proven wrong. 

I am a big fan of high waisted wide leg pants. I feel like they are the perfect pant for the summer. It's definitely a piece that you can easily dress up or down. Depending on my mood, I will wear them with a tee and sneakers for a casual look, with a pair of heels and an off the shoulder top for a night out, or with a button up and a good sandal. These Eloquii pants are not only super cute, but they are warm weather friendly. Even though I am all about pants, you never want to wear a pair that make you hotter than you already are. I went with a size 18 in these just to make sure they fit without being too tight on the thigh. 

With florals I like to mix it up. Literally. I love to mix florals with stripes. There is barely a stripe/floral combo that I have not liked. When I bought these pants I was wondering what top would really make the pants pop. The pant is soo cute, that I felt that it needed another showstopper that would not detract from the print, but bring it all together. I bought this one shoulder striped top last year and I was looking for the right piece to pair it with. These pants were it. The stripes bring out the blues in the pants, and make the whole look fun and fresh. 

If you have not gone to Target these season, you are totally missing out. Besides the great items from Who What Wear, their brand A New Day has some bangers as well. In addition to the clothes, they have a great assortment of slides and shoes. The Stacia knotted sandal comes in this great bold yellow shade (to me it looks golden), and these come in wide width. They are also available in navy & green, so for $23 you can buy all three and not feel the slightest bit guilty about it. They are comfortable, cute and extremely versatile- get them asap!!!

My statement earring obsession is still going strong, and when I saw these cute wooden hoops on sale I just had to have them. Can't go wrong with a fun earring for less than $15. 

The finishing touch for this look was the right handbag, and I knew that my Ark bag from Cult Gaia totally work with my look. With it being a neutral it does not compete with my look. When I mix prints, I want the focus to be on my clothes, not my handbag, 

Are you all about Flower Power? Let me know. 

Denim FTW

I love denim. For me its one of the most versatile pieces in my wardrobe. I love dressing it up with some cute shoes, or rocking it with a tee and sneakers. This season, denim has been given an upgrade. You don't just have to stick to jeans or a jacket. I present to you, the denim dress!

I have been eyeing the Rebel Wilson x Angels collection since the preview I attended last year with Dia & Co. Each season, there is always several pieces that I could see myself wearing and this season was no different. I could have went for their denim- I have heard good things about them, but I decided to switch it up, and get the dress. This denim dress is definitely an item you would want in your closet. It is quite stretchy, which makes it easy to move in. I went with an 18, and it was perfect. When it comes to items that are made to fit close to the body, I don't want it too tight especially since I have wide hips and a booty. It being stretchy just ups the comfort level. If you are like me, dresses with pockets automatically makes it keeper. Added bonus- the dress is on sale, so check it out. I can wear this dress all year long. I can easily wear this in the fall with a blouse underneath, or with a turtleneck & blazer with some boots. 

I wanted to keep the denim goodness going by pairing the dress with a pair of denim block heel sandals. These are the Ivee from Betsey Johnson. I found these cuties last summer, and must say they were a great buy. They are easy to walk in, and the knot detailing makes them stand out. These also come in other colors which are still available in certain sizes. 

I decided to keep my accessories simple with some metallic earrings from Madewell. These are sold out, but I have found a similar pair. I kept it neutral with my Cult Gaia Ark bag. I will say that this bag has been in heavy rotation and it's still going strong. I opted for a pop of color with my favorite red sunnies and lippie from Nars called Starwoman

Have you tried anything from Rebel Wilson x Angel collection? What are some of your favorite pieces? Share in the comments!

Tropical Fantasy

It's getting hot out here...which means it is time to start showing off these thick thighs. When it's too hot for a jumpsuit, I go for it's younger sister the romper.

I first talked about Loralette when I wore their great pink jumpsuit. Now I am all about this romper. It's definitely an item that makes an impact without any major effort. With the fun floral print, it makes me think of all the fun times at the beach. With it's cold shoulder and flounce overlay, it is all about the latest trends. Since this is the junior line of the Avenue, I went with a 2X to make sure I had enough room to comfortably move about. There is nothing worse than a too small romper. When shopping for rompers I always buy what size accommodates my thighs. What's the point of buying an item that is soo uncomfortable that you can't enjoy life. 

The Tropical Cold Shoulder Romper is a versatile piece that you can easily dress up or down. I was heading to celebrate my bestie's bday so I kept is simple with a choker and sandals and my Ark handbag from Cult Gaia. If you have not noticed, this has become the it bag of the summer. I have the large, and it holds a lot and is very sturdy. Okay, now back to the romper. The great thing about summer dressing is that you can completely change the look based on your shoes. For a night out with your boo, a great pair of mules would like nice. Running errands, I say a great sneaker a la Stan Smith's. For kicking it with the girls, an espadrille would look super cute.  This month I am featured on Loralette as the newest face of their style profile. There I have picked my favorites that encompass all of the elements of my style. You have the funny- a graphic tee, the sassy- a jumpsuit, and flirty- this romper. Check it out, and let me know what you think! Added bonus, items on their site are currently on sale! Enjoy!!!