Saturday, December 31, 2011

GIVE-A-WAY WINNER


I got a great response for my first give-a-way. You all really wanted the jumpsuit. So I am happy to report that the winner of the jumpsuit is LaJoyce from Joyceyladenson CONGRATS!!! Be sure to check out her blog!

Be on the look out for another give-a-way ladies!

xoxo
Shay

Favorite looks of 2011

hey hey hey...After shifting through my post (im joning the banwagon) I have picked my favorite looks from this year. Surprisingly enough it wasn't hard. and I pretty sure I know which one you guys loved lol you made in very clear! This blog is only 9 months old but I'm so in love with it. It has really forced me to step on my comfort zone. Wearing crop tops, being super okay in short shorts etc. You all really keep me going, because I as I shop now, when I have a certain item in my hand, the first thing I think about is how can I make this different, how can I be creative so I can post it. So many of you young women are just SOOOOO creative and can put together an outfit almost effortlessly, and it makes me salivate lol. I want to step up my game for you guys. You set the bar and I want to do my best to reach it!

So here are my faves of this year....and definitely want to keep the bar high in 2012!








 Love you all have a happy and safe new year...PLEASE BE SAFE!

xoxo
Shay

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

OMG...Shoes!

I know it has been quite awhile with me posting, I've been working like crazy, but I'm quite excited about this post. Answer me this ladies, how many times do you find great shoes but they're tooooo TIGHT? or those shoes fit but just don't zip up over those great calves? Well ladies I just heard about an awesome online store that is just for you.

Vivaladiva.com is here to save the day. vivaladiva.com boost 180 different brands of shoes, with a range of sizes and for wide feet calves. This fabulous site offers wide fitting shoes and wide fitting boots for all women, men and children #epicwin When I found out about the site, it was relief to know that there are wide fitting shoes and boots available. As the shoe junkie (yea I said junkie) that I am, the minute I saw the homepage I felt right at home (pun definitely intended) lol. It's perfect for all us women that can go from wearing those 4-5 inch heels and want to switch it up and wear sneakers. It's a one stop shop how could you go wrong.

VivaLaDiva.com aims to be the leading footwear destination website, developed by women who love shoes - for women who love shoes.

At VivaLaDiva.com we provide a simple, one-stop shop for all your footwear needs - whatever your sense of style or budget.

We are committed to providing the greatest selection of brands on the Internet and fantastic customer service to make your shopping experience as easy and enjoyable as possible.
-vivaladiva.com

A lot of times we sacrifice being comfortable in shoes, because they are just to cute but vivaladiva.com allows us to have our cake and eat it to. They also offer intricate measuring charts to ensure that those fabulous pumps or boots fit just right. I know I couldn't tell you the 1st thing about measuring ones feet. But vivaladiva gives you step by step instructions to guide you to the right fit. So for those who have wide feet, fat feet, muscular calves, or just rather large calves...vivaladiva.com has got you covered.



Now on to the logistics. Price point is always important when buying shoes (or anything for that matter) but I am proud to say that the prices are reasonable on a very wide spectrum. There are prices to fit the recession free shopper as well as the student loan paying, tight budget shopper. Granted the prices are in Euros, but it's nothing a currency converter can't help.

of course I have to show the few things on my wishlist....






Their slogan says A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO SHOES and they couldn't be any more right.

xoxo
Shay

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas 2011 Wishlist

Christmas 2011 Wishlist





So I've been really thinking about what I want for christmas. Now I know I won't have everything on this list. But it doesn't hurt to dream right?!?! lol So here we go...

-Contrasting top and blazer
-Riding boots
-Beige lace up wedges
-Colored belts
-Beats headphones
-A new laptop
-A nook tablet
-Pair of jordans

What's on your Christmas list?

xoxo
Shay

Bloggers.com

I had a nice surprise this morning. I was wondering why I had so many emails when I woke up. and my twitter was kinda going crazy. Come to find out I am one of three bloggers that is featured on Bloggers.com's home page. If you have not registered your blog there yet, you really should. It's a great way to build some more traffic.
But as I was saying, from being featured on the home page, today has bought some great traffic to the blog today. I couldn't be any more excited. To join Bloggers.com click here

Love you guys,
Shay

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas dress at a christmas party

First let me preface this by saying that I hope you all know how much I love you, Cause I froze me blogger fingers off in 40 degree weather to take these pictures lol. Like Trey Songz sad "tell em that I do it, tell em that I do it for ya'll, for ya'll, for ya'll"

Cause I sure do.....

buuuut anyway, can I tell you all just how much I love this dress. This is the perfect case of sometimes you just have to try things on. I saw this dress on Fashion to Figure's  website and I thought it looked horrible. Then when I went shopping, I saw it in the store and I was like okay it's not so bad. BUT when I tried it on...it was a wrap, I just had to buy it.
I was never really a fan of one shoulder dresses (on me at least) but I absolutely adore this dress. The length (I love) and the gray and gold mixture is great for the holiday season. I wore this dress to a Christmas party I went to last night. At first I thought I would be a little too over dressed, but I felt amazing in the dress all night. It was flattering, it fit great...what more could I ask for.








Love the shoulder detail!

Now let's talk about the shoes...the shoes...THE SHOES HONEY...oh the shoes. So during my little shopping trip to find my dress, I randomly wandered into a shoe store. I was on the hunt for black pumps (it's quite sad that I don't own a pair of black pumps) I finally settled on these. On the front they seem normal, but when you look at the back of the heel...SURPRISE!!!


They are super sexy and I wouldn't have it any other way.

I kept the jewelry and things very simple because I wanted the dress and shoes to speak for themselves.

Outfit Rundown:
Dress: Fashion to Figure
Shoes: Dereon
Bag: Express (about 4 yrs old)
Jacket: Lane Bryant

So what do you think?
xoxo
Shay

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Her Royal Flyness

A lot of ladies always ask me where do I get my inspiration from. And a lot of times I just scratch the surface. But to be honest I grab my inspiration from so many places. Of course other blogs dedicated to curvy women. Tumblr (i mean who doesn't get inspired by Tumblr), fashion magazines, but really my inspiration is very much stereotypical. A lot of it comes from celebrities and models (yup straight size women). some of my favorite fashion icons are Rihanna, Cassie, Zoe Saldana, and Solange, just to name a few. When ever I see them in something that I like, I go into shopping mode. I either end up at the mall or I go shopping in my closet because I'm trying to find my own spin on what they have.








Clearly you all know I'm gonna find the budget friendly version, and tweaking it to fit my body. I look at women like Chanel Iman and salivate...not cause I wanna be her body size, but cause 9 times out of 10 I want the bag on her arm or the shoes on her feet.

I do follow quite a few straight size fashion blogs, because I am infatuated with how these women put outfits together. You all know I don't let my body dictate what I wear. I'm always trying something different. I think that's what fashion means to me. Being inspired, feeling good in what you're wearing.

My favorite fashion bloggers

Dulce Tejeda from Dulcecandy


 Alissa from Stylishcurves


I spend a lot of time cruising different blogs just to see what other woman are wearing, to see what's in (of course). And naturally I do a lot of online window shopping . One cause most of the time I'm broke lol but places will put together looks as advertisements for different items, and what ever catches my eye, I make a point to recreate.
 So all in all my inspirations comes from all over. like most you, but I figured I would answer all the questions in one shot!

Where do you get your inspiration?

xoxo
Shay


*photos are credited to their owners