Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I do!

In five months I will have been married for five years!  My husband and I will be going to Maui to celebrate and I'm on the hunt for the perfect Anniversary dress!

To get you up to speed...this is where I started..my wedding dress!  So it's not traditional...but then neither was my courtship!  I met my husband on the M Light Rail Muni in front of SF State...three months later we were married!  

By Robbie B
Ramesis and I...and no he didn't wear this to
our nuptials...he changed for the reception!

From Left to Right: My Middle Sister Désirée,
My Oldest Sister Juna
é, My Mom Terry, My Step Dad Greg,
 Me, My Husband Ramesis
& My Sister-in-law Laureta

Now...I want to go traditional...sort of!  I'm on the hunt for a cute white dress that would be comfortable in Maui...and will wow my amazing husband!  I found this...

Johnny Was Collection Plus Scallop Lace
Trim Tank Dress

what do you think?  It's a bit costly for a beach dress...but it looks romantic and comfortable for the heat!  I'd love to hear your suggestions and thoughts...or post a comment with a link for a better/more affordable option! 


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Neon Obsession

I love bright colors...they just make me happy!  So when I saw this top from ASOS Curve I had to have it right away!  I blogged about it with mixed reviews...but once I got it in the mail and wore it the feedback was nothing but positive!  
I rarely listen to the opinions of others about my wardrobe and I'm glad because if I had listened to the peanut gallery I wouldn't own this fab top!

Top-ASOS Curve/Tank-Old Navy/Jeans-Old Navy Online Plus/Shoes-Jeffrey Campbell

Shoes-Jeffrey Campbell  99
Funny because same went for these shoes...when I was hunting for them online NO ONE thought they were cute...and now I can't wear them without someone complementing them!  I'm totally obsessed with Jeffrey Campbell shoes...I can't pull off all of the crazy styles they put out but some of them just call my name!  It doesn't hurt that they more often than not are actually bearable in the comfort department!

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this outfit!


*Photography by Alex Szoenyi of ponyfeathers

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I Work Out!

If there is such an obesity problem in the US why is it so hard to find Women's Plus Active Wear?  I'm always lusting after so many active tops...sports bras...track jackets and nothing is available in my size!  How are we supposed to get fit with nothing to workout in...and why can't we look cute while losing it?

Top-Zella/Tank-Old Navy/
Pants-Old Navy Online Plus/Shoes-Nike

Jacket-Old Navy Online Plus

I've been an active person my whole life...I was a varsity athlete in High School and I continue to participate in my favorite sports...though not as much as I'd like or should!  I want to wear that cute Nike mesh top...that hot pink tank from Victoria Secret Pink...but if I can't I want someone to make something similar to that for me!  

There's just something about loving what I work out in...it makes it fun and easier somehow!  What do you work out in?  Dose it matter?  What Brand(s) would you wear if they came in Plus Sizes?  I'd love to hear from you!


*Photography by Alex Szoenyi of ponyfeathers

Friday, May 18, 2012


We've all done it...stopped to look at something...and after admiring it kept walking with a thought or comment "It's super cute but that cut is so unflattering!" 

I saw this dress in store and said something of the sorts...on the hanger the dress lacked shape and looked like it would make me look a hot mess...then I got into a twitter convo with @NordstromSF and they sent me a video tweet with one of the sales girls wearing it and I think she looked amazing!

Adrianna Papell
Crochet Shift Dress

Props to the Nordstroms SF Team...I love that they sent me a video in response to my tweet! So cool!

What do you think about this dress?  I'd love to hear from you!


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Love It or Leave It

I wanna hear it...your thoughts on smocking!  

What is smocking?  It's that embroidery/stitching technique used to gather fabric so that it can stretch ...it can be at the waist, under bust (empire) on the sleeve...at the wrist etc.  Do you love it?  Do you care? Would it stop you from buying a top?

Women's Plus
Printed-Smocked Chiffon Top
I hesitated on ordering this top because of the smocking at the waist.  For me it doesn't always work out as I have a longer torso...but I couldn't resist as I LOVE chiffon...and this color/pattern was just calling my name!  

Would you...who ever you are out there reading this...like to see what this looks like on me when I get it in the mail?  I want to hear from you...and I'd love it even more if you followed me!


Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Swim Experiment

Forever long I have been on the hunt for a fashionable, comfortable, flattering swim suit.  I have found some...but they were never "the one".  You see I don't lay out...I get in and I swim...attempt wake-boarding and other water sports and or activities.  

One of my biggest fails in past searches were two piece options...I'm in the water all day and if you've ever taken off a wet one piece you know how much of a pain it is and lets be real a girl has to hit the restroom a few times during the day!

Ikat Frill Tankini Top


Isis High-Waist Swim Brief
Just this week I placed an order for what I'm hoping will be my dream two piece swim suit!  You see I want the two piece for comfort and function...but under no circumstance should my tummy show!  This high-waist swim brief should do the trick, I'm just hoping the size I've ordered fits and the quality is there as I'm sure I'll have to pay for return/exchange if it doesn't work.  As for the City Chic tankini top...I've been eyeing it for some time now and with free shipping both ways I'm confident it will work out!

What are you wearing to the beach or pool this Summer?

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Night Out

Drooling over this dress...at times like this I HATE online shopping and wish I could just swing by a store to pick something up...but then getting packages delivered to my desk at work is always fun!

Draped Faux Wrap Dress

This dress inspires me to do many things...
1. Order it.
2. Get a tan!
3. Get to the gym and workout my legs!
4. Start planning an event to be seen in it!

Do you love it?  Where would you wear it?  How would you wear it?  I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Color Pattern Texture & Shine

The elements of a winning outfit...I've got them covered here!  

The pop of color coming from my earrings and bag...the subtle pattern of stripes on my cuffed blazer and the texture and shine of my sequin cami!  This outfit makes me feel smart with sparkle!

Blazer-Old Navy/Cami-Old Navy/Jeans-Gap Online/
Shoes-DV by Dolce Vita/Earrings-Juicy Couture/
Purse-Cambridge Satchel Company/Sunglasses-Oakley

*Photography by Alex Szoenyi of ponyfeathers