Bohemian Babe

This summer has been a time of change, transition, and growth for me. I have decided to pursue modeling, I have changed jobs, and I have even managed to set aside some time that’s for just me. Vacation time!

As far as fashion goes, I’m wearing what makes me happy. This bohemian dress makes me happy. It’s white, which is almost never a recommended color to girls above a certain size, and it’s shapeless, which is never ever recommended to women who wear plus sizes. But I love it. It’s flowy, freeing, fun, and embodies the carefree feeling that I am feeling right now, being on vacation between jobs. It’s #fullandfearless. And it’s so summery. I know summer is coming to an end- but my vacation starts next week and I just can’t wait.

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This has to be one of the fastest photo shoots that I’ve ever done. I was wearing this outfit to meet up with friends for happy hour, and decided to bring my camera down to snap some shots before getting on the train. It took about 3 minutes. And I attribute it all to the easy, breezy, carefree feeling of this dress.

I soon will be in California, sunning myself on a beach. I plan on bringing this dress and using it like a swimsuit cover up. It definitely is a bit sheer, so I wore Spanx underneath to ensure no peeping.

Dress: Boohoo.
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, thrifted.
Shoes: Dolce Vita, Nordstrom.

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Who What Wear for Target

As soon as I heard about the Who What Wear collection for Target, and that it had plus sizes (!!) I had to check it out. Because NYC’s Targets are just not great, I shopped it all online and had a really positive experience. These pants? So comfy. I’ve since bought them in black too.

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You’ll recognize my shoes from a previous post. They’re one of my go-to’s. The jacket is actually from Forever 21 last year, but the top and pants are both from Target’s Who What Wear collection. I also ordered a black button down, but it was just a bit too small and gaped in the bust- one of my biggest pet peeves. I couldn’t order this dress online (technical difficulties, I suppose)- but my amazing LA bestie Brittany (you know, that girl from my last post!) grabbed me one and FedExed it my way. Expect it to be in an upcoming post. Once it’s, you know, warm in New York so it just might be in May.

Polka Dot Top: Who What Wear for Target
The best pants: Who What Wear for Target
Shoes: Franco Sarto, Nordstrom
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Polka Dots on a Stoop

Cozy fall weekends are the best. I love flowy silhouettes (it’s the hippie in me) and snuggly layers. I absolutely adore this maxi dress by PLY. They are a really great local designer duo out of NYC, and they’re a great couple. It’s from Hey Gorgeous!, of course. I styled it up my way, pretty boho- with a big blanket scarf, my go-to denim jacket, and a floppy felt hat.

We shot this look on a stoop a couple of doors down from me, one whose ivy I’ve admired for a while. I love the stoops of the brownstones in my neighborhood.

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I usually am not much of a drop-waist girl but I love this dress. The tea-length fit, the print, the way it lays, the feel. Paired with tights, I will wear this into the winter. It even is a great lay-around-the-house outfit!

This blanket scarf is big and so cozy- it will be fantastic into the cold depths of NYC winter. But the little fuzzies on the scarf get absolutely everywhere. Including all over Joe’s coat. Sorry Joe!

This look felt so me. Comfortable. Cozy. Great for a fall afternoon spent getting late brunch then scrolling the internet looking for Halloween costume inspiration.

Dress: by PLY Apparel, from Hey Gorgeous!
Scarf: H&M
Denim Jacket: handed down from my mother, similar here.
Bag: thrifted.
Shoes: DSW
Hat: Forever 21

Fabulous Las Vegas

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Las Vegas. It’s a weird place.

Joe’s sister was getting married in Vegas, and we took full advantage of the situation. Between the wedding, the animals, and the cool ferris-wheel-open-bar situation we had a really fun time. I have to say, it is not exactly my kind of place. I like authenticity and culture and this odd place is a replica of many of these authentic places all lumped together in one unwalkable town. There’s a pyramid, there’s an Italian villa, there’s a version of the Eiffel Tower and the Empire State building all on the main stretch.

We stayed at the Flamingo Hotel, and we ran into these guys…

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Then we met this Komodo Dragon guy…

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See this pool? We went in that. See that ferris wheel thing behind it?

We did that too. And there was a full (open) bar inside. As many drinks as we want while it goes around for a half hour? Yes please.

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You may recognize that dress from my last post… It was a great Vegas dress!

We had a great time exploring.

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I wore this outfit to a magic show, then out and about. Props to my boyfriend, Joe, for these cute pics. I love this outfit. The desert weather meant I pulled out all of my summer clothes for a second. How nice! Hello sandals!

Crop Top: ASOS Curve.
Denim Jacket: handed down from my mom. Similar here.
Sandals: Birkenstocks.
Necklace: H&M.
Earrings: Baublebar (in gold here).

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And then there was the wedding.

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I had a great time getting all dolled up for this wedding! My glam up do- and Joe in a tux!!!

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Fabulous Las Vegas was about what Brandon Flowers cracked it up to be. I had a great time. I’m in no rush to get back to it, but it sure was a fun getaway.

Brooklyn Girl

Here goes my first outfit on my new blog.

I am a Brooklyn girl now, I moved from Manhattan in May after graduating from NYU. I love my new neighborhood. It’s just beautiful- lots of great brownstones and amazing tree-lined streets.

My rooftop is pretty spectacular as well- great views and great vibes. There is something special about it at sunset that you just don’t get to see from street-level. I asked my boyfriend to snap some shots of me at sunset on the roof. These rooftop sunsets are golden and dreamy.

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IMG_1709I paired it with booties and a military green light jacket to dress it down a bit. The lighting in this image makes the color of the dress so vibrant.

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IMG_1697My boyfriend, whom I lovingly coerced into taking these photos, pointed out that my tattoo shows perfectly through the keyhole.

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Hello, sunshine.

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Dress: Asos Curve.
Jacket: thrifted. Similar here and here.
Booties: cannot remember for the life of me. Similar here.
Earrings: gifted to me from my boyfriend. Similar here.

I wore a strapless bra with this dress, because, ya just gotta on this one. Besides the bra, the outfit was really comfortable. I am headed to Vegas this week (!!) and am so excited to bring this dress with me. With some flashy jewels and heels, this dress will so fun in Vegas.

Oh and Joe wants me to order seamless.

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