Thursday, October 27, 2011

eloquii by The Limited Preview Event

I'm still on cloud nine from last night, when I had the pleasure of hosting the preview event for eloquii by The Limited. It was held at the Cooper Square Hotel, and I don't think I've ever seen a more beautiful view of New York City. The event featured mannequins and models styled in eloquii clothing, as well as iPads so that people could preview the products on the website (you can start shopping online next Tuesday)!

I wore one of my absolute favorite pieces from the collection, a gorgeous yellow silk dress with a black band at the waist. I cannot get over the fabulous color, quality material, and cute little details like the pockets and pleats.

Thanks so much to everyone who came, it was seriously one of my favorite nights since moving to NYC!

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With Linda Heasley, CEO of The Limited
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Gorgeous models in eloquii clothing, including my favorite piece, the cream and black tuxedo blazer!
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Photo Credit: Will Ragozzino

Saturday, October 15, 2011

VOGUE x Target

I had so much fun last week at VOGUE, celebrating the limited edition collections from Albertus Swanepoel, Dana Kellin, and Josie Natori for Target. From beautiful sleepwear to delicate jewelry and fun hats, each designer offered one of a kind gorgeous pieces. The collections will be available from the end of this month through December 26th!

I wore my Forever21+ blazer and blouse with my pleather shorts from the UK retailer, Very. (Unfortunately they don't ship to the US, I had to have a friend order them and send them to me). I've been on the hunt for leather shorts FOREVER, and as usual, it's taken many seasons for plus size brands to catch up to the trends. Luckily, Franceta introduced me to leathercult.com, an online store that makes custom sized leather pieces; I definitely plan to get their pleated skirt!

Like everyone else right now, I'm loving the neon & neutral trend, so I decide to finish the look with a neon green belt. The gorgeous bow bag was given to me courtesy of Rebecca Minkoff, and has easily become my favorite accessory. I also got non-stop compliments on my earrings from Pixel Heart Pixel--such cool, affordable jewelry.

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Photos above by Nicolette Mason
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With some of my favorite fellow fashion bloggers!
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Blazer & Blouse-Forever21+/Shorts-Very/Belt-Street Vendor/Shoes-Forever21/Bag-Rebecca Minkoff/Earrings-Pixel Heart Pixel

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Polka Polka

I know I've been wearing sheer non-stop, but I can't help it! Whenever I shop, it's the first thing I gravitate toward and before I know it I'm buying another see-through top. Speaking of which, apparently a while back, a retailer posted an outfit of mine on their Facebook wall, and a reader informed me that it got a lot of negative feedback. People were saying how I shouldn't be wearing sheer at my size. I didn't check it (I know better), but I do forget that lots of people reading my blog are relatively new. I thought this would be a good opportunity to remind everyone that though this is a fashion blog, it's rooted in body acceptance. That means I refuse to dress "for my size," instead I dress to express my style. I pick out the same items (or at least styles) I'd wear if I were a size two. I have no issue showing my midriff, arms, legs, or anything else. I hope I don't sound preachy, and I know everyone doesn't subscribe to this way of thinking, but I just wanted to let you guys know where I'm coming from :)

When I saw this sheer polka dot button up in a newsletter from NastyGal, I immediately fell in love (there are cut-outs on the shoulders and in the back--SO cute). I paired it with khakis and my favorite spike collar necklace from Forever21.

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As you can see, I decided to go back to dark hair for the fall.The amazing people at Arrojo Salon invited me back last week to celebrate the fact that they are now open on Sundays! I got my hair dyed, cut, and styled by an amazing team of people. If you're a New Yorker, you should definitely check it out. They are offering two for one specials on Sundays for the rest of the month!