Thursday, March 28, 2013


Hey everyone and Thank You to all the new followers! :) So I was looking online to see if there was any emerald clothing out there for plus-size women, since it's the color of the year. But I noticed that the options were very limited, didn't see much clothing that was emerald. So I thought of ways that we could incorporate it into our wardrobe and they are listed below. 


Emerald by curvy-mod featuring nicholas kirkwood shoes

1. Accessories - I think this is the easiest way to add emerald into your current wardrobe. For example adding a emerald clutch or some emerald shoes to an outfit can be a great pop of color to an all black outfit. Or If your wearing an every day outfit of jeans and plain t-shit why not add an emerald scarf or some jewelry to really make the outfit extra special. 

2. Makeup - Now this is for the more adventurous people out there that like to change up there makeup. There are plenty of brands out there that have come out with emerald color shadows they look great as a nice smokey eye. But if your more of a neutral shadows kinda girl like me, there are also eyeliners in emerald colors that you can add to make your neutral eye pop. Another thing that I like to do is add a little bit of the colored eye shadow to the bottom of my lower lash line, so it's a little pop of color but not too crazy. 

3. Nail polish - One of the easiest ways to incorporate emerald into your wardrobe is through your nails. I looked online to see the different brands that had an emerald color and there are so many. Nail brands like essie, OPI, China glaze, Revlon and even forever 21 has an emerald color that you can choose from. 

So if your looking for a way to incorporate the color of the year, Emerald in your wardrobe these are a few things you can try. 

Have a wonderful day ~Nina~ 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Bright days...

Hey Everyone, so it's starting to get hot here in California and when it's hot it means like 80 degrees. I don't mind that it's getting hotter but dang it went straight to summer weather. Well since the weather was warmer I decided to wear some brighter colors. I don't know why but when I wear brighter colors it just makes me happier, I think it might be the yellow. 

Colors are the smiles of nature.  ~Leigh Hunt

My skirt is actually a high-low skirt but it doesn't really look like it because i'm kinda round so it alters the skirt to look like a regular skirt. I'm not sure if i want to try to cut it to make it look like a high-low skirt or just leave it the way it is. What do you guys think, should i cut it or leave it the way it is? 

{yellow cardigan | Old Navy} {gray tank | F21+} {skirt | target} 
{necklace & shoes | Market in Philippines}

Have a wonderful day ~ Nina 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Fashion Star...

Hey friends! So I was catching up on the shows that I DVR and one of them is Fashion star, I liked the show last season and it just started up again and so far I'm enjoying this season. One of the designers this season is a plus sized women and her name is Johana Hernadez. Let me tell you this girl has an awesome style, from the few episodes that they've had so far she has worn some great outfits. 

Here is a picture of Johana, this is from the NBC website. I looked her up and she has a pretty inspiring story and she seems to be pretty successful right now too. She was born in Compton California and her parents worked in sweat shops for high end brands which started her passion for fashion. She has worked for several different brands one being Seven7 jeans which she was the head designer. She has her own collection called GLAUDI which was sold in multiple locations which included Macy's, Lane Bryant, Target and  few others. I defiantly think she's a designer to look out for. You can look her for yourself, here's a link to her clothing website . 

Another thing I wanted to talk about was the last episode which was called "Something for Everyone," I really enjoyed the concept of this episode because it was about making clothes that worked for all body sizes. What happened on the show was they had two models one smaller model and one that was bigger model and they had both models wear the same outfit. This was to show that people of all sizes would be able to wear outfit. I love the concept of the episode because I totally believe that people of all sizes should be able to wear the same thing. But what got me kind of upset was one of the buyers stated that the looks would look great on people from  sizes 0 to 12 and for me I'm not part of that bracket. I just thought that was a little upsetting because they are talking about clothes to fit different sizes yet I am not part of the bracket that they are selling towards. :( 


Above are pictures of the two outfits that I liked the best from the episode. The first is a peplum dress designed by Hunter Bell, and the second is a tunic designed by Cassandra Hobbins. Both looks can be found at express, here is the link . But unfortunately I looked and for the tunics they only have small sizes left and for the peplum they only go up to size 12. I just thought I would share the ups and down's about this certain episode because I was very excited about it and then I was let down after I found out it wasn't really for plus-sized women. But hey you have to look at the positive at least they are acknowledging that their are women of different sizes and that's a step up. 

Have a wonderful day ~ Nina 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tribal Print

"I intend to accept my body today, Love my body tomorrow 
and appreciate my body always! (no matter what size)" 

Hey Friends! So today was a warm day here in California. So i decided to wear a nice flowy dress and to be honest this isn't my complete outfit. I actually wore the jean jacket i wore in my last outfit post but i decided since i wore that in the last post i would take a picture without it on. Which brings me to the quote above, I have always been uncomfortable with showing my arms. But I have been inspired by so many body acceptance blogs and things I've read on the web that i decided I shouldn't be ashamed of my body and just let my arms show. So this summer i'm going to start showing off my arms and not wear long sleeve jackets when it's 100 degrees outside. But of coarse i gotta start off slowly and this is my first step! :) 

So my dress has a little story and it goes like this, I used to see nice printed hi-low dresses at forever 21 but they never had them in the plus sized line and I don't fit in the regular forever 21 line. So I looked at other places and I could only find plain hi-low dresses in single colors and no prints. So I decided to make my own and this is the result, a tribal print hi-low dress. Its kinda big so that's why I put a belt, and i got the belt from a friend. Well that's my outfit of the day! I hope you're all having a wonderful day! ~ Nina 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Spring is the air

Hello Everyone! I'm so excited for spring because i'm excited to wear color! Well technically you can wear color now but there is just something about spring. I'm not sure what it is, maybe its the warmer weather and the flowers blooming that makes you happier. 

“Spring is nature's way of saying, ‘Let's party!’” -Robin Williams

Spring Trends

Spring Trends by curvy-mod featuring essie nail polish

“Florals? For spring? Ground breaking.” -  Miranda Priestly (“Devil Wears Prada)

Above are some of my favorite trends that you basically see every spring but I still love them. Pastels, floral's and brights are some of things that i'm excited to wear and to mix and match them as well this spring. What trends are you looking forward to this spring? 

Have a wonderful day ~ Nina 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hello Friends, Yay for my first post! I hope everyone had a wonderful day! Since it's St. Patrick's day I had to wear green. I don't really celebrate the holiday but I like to participate in it anyway I can, so wearing green and eating corned beef cabbage with my family is the way I celebrate it. 

My green dress is from Old Navy and the belt is from a pair of shorts that I got from target. The belt actually doesn't fit me with the shorts, so i thought hey i'll just make it work another way and now i wear it with dresses. You have to stay positive and make it work for you. 

The jean jacket that i'm wearing is from Forever 21+ that I got a few years ago when Forever 21 first started their plus size line. I was so excited when I saw the line at one of my local Forever 21. This is my favorite jacket so you might see me wear it a lot in this blog.

Lastly I want to leave you with this video of CeeLo and Kermit the frog singing "Bein' Green." I figure it's fitting because when you think of St. Patrick's Day you think green. This is also one of my favorite performances because who doesn't love the muppets and the meaning of this song to accept who you are. Plus i'm excited for the new season of the Voice. I love the concept of how they don't judge the person by the way they look but by their talent. 

Have a wonderful day! ~ Nina 

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