Easter

You can never go wrong with a great dress for Easter. I can give you several reasons for such. First, the ease. Dresses are an instant outfit maker, and when you are trying to get dressed quickly so that you can beat the church rush for your favorite seat, a good dress has your back. Another reason why dresses are great, there is a type for everyone. Depending on what you want to highlight or conceal- there is a dress out there. My all time favorite dress types is the fit & flare followed by bodycon. I know two ends on the spectrum, but I will explain why. The fit & flare is what I call my ladylike dress. It can cinch your waist to create a hourglass (regardless if you are or not), and you don’t feel constricted on your lower half (esp for those that have wide hips or a bit of a tummy). On the other end a good bodycon brings the sexy. It hugs in all places and believe it or not this can be slimming. 

When it comes to my fit & flares I look for materials that are no fuss. Now I don’t have an issue with ironing, but if I can throw on an outfit and walk out the door I’m happy. Fabrics such as ponte and scuba are great because they barely wrinkle. Everyone wants to look bomb in their Easter’s finest and wrinkles just take away from the whole look.  

I received this cutie from my latest Dia & Co box. It’s the quintessential Easter dress. It’s colorful, has florals and the best feature of all - pockets. Dresses loose cool points with me if they don’t have pockets. The love of pockets is real in these streets. To play with some print mixing, I added a striped belt. Also I wanted to snatch my waist a bit, and adding a belt is the easiest way to create a smaller waist. Dia & Co is a great resource when you are looking for something new to add to your wardrobe. These days sometime you are either too busy to shop, or just overwhelmed with what is on sites. Having a Dia stylist curate items based on your style/call outs really makes shopping a breeze. It comes to your doorstep, try it on, and keep what you like, return the rest. Quick & painless. 

When I am wearing cutesy dresses, I always like to toughen up the look with a moto. My collection of moto’s continues to grow and this metallic one from Who What Wear has been in heavy rotation. I believe everyone should have at least 2 moto’s in their collection. The classic black and a fun color. I have motos in all colors of the rainbow, but jackets are my thing so I will always check out what is out there. hat can I say, I just want to live my life in technicolor. This metallic version is sold out in plus, but there is a pink version available as well as a floral one. Target has been cranking out some hits, and with their wallet friendly prices it’s more than enough reason to add everything to your cart.

 

 

 

At first I was going to wear a necklace with this look, but changed my mind when I decided to add a belt. Since the belt was sitting up higher than my natural waist, I felt adding a necklace would make me look shorter than what I already am. My go to accessory for the last several months has been a fun colorful earring. I found these online at Baublebar during the holiday season for less than $15. These are sold out but I found two other similar styles - the Coretta and the Canary. Both come in this bold pink hue and they are on sale.

 

 

 

 

 

If you are loving this dress make sure to ask your Dia stylist for it. Not signed up for Dia, then you are in luck cause you can sign up by clicking the link below!

Do you have your Easter outfit ready? Let me know what you are wearing in the comments below!!

 

A Day Out with Dia & GWC

A couple of week's back I hosted my first Facebook Live via one of my favorite brands Dia & Co. It was all about how I get ready for a night out with my gals. In my box, I was lucky to receive pieces from one of their new lines that launched this fall. One of Dia's exclusive lines is with blogger extraordinaire Tanesha of Girl With Curves. The Girl With Curves collaboration has a great mix of casual and dressy items that will amp up your wardrobe.

In my box I had the following: striped tunic blouse, skinny step hem jeans, peplum blazer, dark floral dress, and a velvet studded clutch. With the great versatile pieces in the box, I was able to mix and match different items to make a bunch of cool looks. One look that the Dia viewers wanted to see was how I would wear the jeans for a night (well in this case day) out. 

We all know I love mixing dressy with casual, so when Ashby curated my Dia box, she was spot on with all of my items. Any one that knows me, knows that I love wearing denim. Denim is definitely one of those items that most have a love/hate relationship with, but when you find the right pair it's magic. These jeans I must say fit like a dream. They are perfectly stretchy, and the step hem is so on trend. Frayed hems, hi-lo hems are really big this season, so I'm happy I got to try a pair. These jeans sit perfectly on my waist, and I wore them all day, and they did not stretch out. Win win!!!

Striped Tunic

I love a good blazer- it's an easy way to dress up a casual look of jeans and a top. So I was excited to receive this peplum hemmed version from the GWC collab. Having a black blazer is a wardrobe must, but this is a fun twist with the peplum. I ended the look with the velvet clutch and my favorite flats

If you love the items you see here you can ask your Dia Stylist to send you items from the Girl With Curves collaboration. Not a member of Dia? Well you can sign up now on their site and request all the goodies to your hearts content. Muah lovers!!

Dia & Co Fashion Show

I was super excited to get a chance to see Dia & Co's first fashion show at the Curvy Con. Co CEO of Dia & Co, Nadia Boujarwah shared that the company was to debut four new lines to their ever growing assortment. Earlier in the year, I was stoked to see pieces from the Rebel Wilson x Angels line, but the other's I was completely shocked and excited to see. 

Girl With Curves

Blogger Tanesha Awasthi teams forces with Dia to create a fun collection of updated classics. I love the blazer with slight ruffle hem, and stripes. 

Nanette Lepore

Nanette Lepore, the NY based brand know for prints and pretty dresses now has thrown their hat into plus size with her Nanette Nanette Lepore line. Expect lace, velvet, and pretty dresses. 

East Adeline

Love Parisian style? Then this brand is the brand for you. I'm a big fan of chunky sweaters that show a bit of skin, so that is on my get list. 

Molly & Isadora

A new denim line is here ladies, and her name Molly & Isadora. Look for distressed, classic skinnies in shades of blue and pops of color. I had a chance to try them at Curvy Con, and even though the rise was not as high as I would like, the denim was made of a good quality and the stretch hugged my curves. 

Rebel Wilson x Angels

The wait is over, Rebel Wilson's line is now available! My favorite is the cobalt suede moto and the fun 

Rachel Rachel Roy

No stranger to the blog, RRR Curvy is now at Dia & Co. The fall collection sports dark florals, asymmetrical tops and dresses. Since their debut a year ago, there is always something that I just have to add to cart.

Definitely head to Dia & Co to check out the new arrivals and get something from one of these lines in your next box. Muah!!