When I opened my email earlier today, I flipped the fuck out. Missguided x Barbie collaboration has dropped and I'm gagging over the pieces.
I was first introduced to ToSave earlier this year in January it was one of those websites that I felt was too scary to shop on because it had EVERYTHING kind of like an Ali Express. I received an email from their PR company to do a review on the website and things did not go smoothly. Some of the items I wanted were not available in my size o were sold out but eventually we picked items that they had in stock and items that would fit. As always when shopping on Chinese sites, I am so worried with sizing because I don't fall into the traditional S,M,L,XL I'm in between M,L, XL and 1X so shopping can be super difficult for me. I posted tips on how to shop overseas (sites like Zaful, SammyDress, SheIn and now TOSAVE) and you can see this blog post here and this exact outline is what I used to make my determinations with sizing on ToSave.
I ordered 4 items and they came in approximately 11 days. Shipping from China usually takes anywhere from 10-30 days so this was pretty exceptional. All my items fit except for the lingerie piece that I had, the bottom piece was too small but it was beautiful quality. The lingerie item was the only thing that I felt didn't match the picture 100% I thought it would have more structure to it like it did in the picture however, for $4.00 you really can not complain. The most expensive item in this haul was the dress and it was $8. I'm interested in ordering more stuff from this site they have many home items and probably more bralettes because you can never have enough of those.
If you liked my mini haul, check out their sister site BeautyIn Hair
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1. Rock a bodysuit
After out mid sections expand and attempt to rubber band back to normal, we still try to hold on to our former selves. Our past lives of Forever21 camis and tight H&M tees are over. Bodysuits give coverage to your front and your back without the plumbers crack or chicho cleavage.
2. Not every jean needs to be skin tight
In the 2000s it was all about the skinny low rise. While we gasped at our moms rocking their mom jeans, we can do it too with a little more pizazz. Mom jeans are flattering to the tummy area without being too tight and still provides the assmazing view of the backside you want. Plus with the options of shoes to wear the jeans become much greater. My favorite pair of jeans came from Banana Republic.
3. Show your arms/ shoulders
You can be sexy without showing cleavage. I was so ecstatic to see off the shoulder tops make a come back. Those things were my favorite. You can grab some cute, inexpensive, off the shoulder shirts from my favorite site SheIn or from Rainbows if you are close to one. Some of them are similar to styles you may have seen at Zara for a fraction of the price.
4. Get fitted professionally for a bra
One of my biggest post partum challenges was the guess work of my bra size. I was doing the math adding and subtracting 32s, 34s, dividing cups until I figured something that I thought worked for me. A bad bra can ruin a great outfit. There's no need for your bra to be so tight that your skin seeps underneath in a cry for help. Back fat shouldn't be accentuated unless of course that's your thing. No one has the same size boobs all their life and like a pap smear you should be getting fitted yearly. AdoreMe.com is actually doing FREE fittings this month so check them out.
5. Go from body con to skater
As a smaller lady, my go to outfit was a crop top, body con skirt and Tory Burch flats. Now that I have a little more meat on me, I wear body con skirts occasionally but I really love A-line and skater skirts. They're so feminine and stylish. You can add elements like a leather jacket or studs to create a cute, contrasting look.
6. Do not get rid of your crop tops
Yes, I know the majority of us don't want to show our stomach and that's fine. But, do not get rid of your crop tops. Crop tops are not only great layering pieces but are excellent to pair with high waisted linen pants and a- line skirts.
I have a love affair with shoes but after Sai came, my shoe size increased and for the last 3 years I have been trying to re-build my shoe closet. I love unique and comfortable shoes. One of my best friends Shauna and I had a shoe website that ended up dissolving over time due to a number of things. As many of you know, I do a lot of shopping at stores like Rainbow and Dr. Jays but I also do high end shopping as well. I limit myself to one expensive pair of shoes a year. For me, there is no in between. It's either really expensive or super cheap. I love stripper shoes for the bedroom, a good pair of flats for work, and a good wedge for a BBQ. Lately, I've been going to tons of balls so crystal or sparkly wedding shoes are a must. FSJ shoes sent me an email and after looking at their website and looking up some reviews, I decided I would give them a try. So this is the preview post to the review post. They have a good range of designer inspired shoes and some really unique leopard print shoes. I haven't been wearing stilletto heels lately because one who wants to run behind a toddler in 4 inch heels and two I have a bunion so if I do wear them they have to be open toed. I picked out a few of my favorite shoes from the, check out the site let me know if you like my picks or if you see anything on there that you like.
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I hear so many women who don't know where to shop online for decent quality clothes, for good deals and for certain types of events including weddings and work. I have a shop with Raye tab that has not been updated for 2017 but I thought I would tell you guys my honest experience with each of these stores and why I love them still in 2017.
Missguided.com has been one of my online destination shops since 2014. They offer an array of fashionable, trendy clothing some suitable for work and some suitable for date night or going out with friends. I usually only buy their clothes on sale (balling on a budget) but I love their shoes and I bought at least 4 pairs last year. This is totally Instagram Baddie approved #babesofmissguided.
DressLily.com is a Chinese website similar to Sammydress, LinkeShe, Romwe and others... Be warned I do NOT buy clothes from here but I do buy trendy jewelry I see on Instagram and Youtube from here. They have tons of beautiful accessories for super cheap and affordable. They also have one of those programs where you can receive huge discounts and free stuff if you post reviews/pictures of the stuff you bought.
PublicDesire.com has quickly become one of my favorite shoe destinations on the web. They have high quality, trendy shoes for affordable prices. They also do that points thing where you save more when you spend. I got $5 plus 20% my first two purchases and I bought some bomb over the knee velvet crush boots with a silver heel that I will post on youtube once they come in.
TBdress.com is my go to for ball gowns. Last year I went to 3 balls and I always want my dresses to be beautiful and a affordable. They also have dresses for Quincineras and Weddings. They almost always have a discount.
Lulus.com is the place I go to for day time weddings, they have beautiful dresses that can fit any body type and has great stretch. They also have clutches for weddings so while everyone is shopping at Aldo, you'll find something one of a kind for your event.
SheIn.com has taken over my life for the 99 and 2000. If you scroll on my blog, you will see at least 1 post about them per month. Even though they are China, they have high quality clothing for really good prices. They also have designer inspired shoes and bags which are of the highest quality. They have a blogger program for posts in exchange for clothing. Don't get it twisted though, I have spent my own money at SheIn.
Windsor.com and Boohoo.com are my version of FashionNova.com. Similar to HotMiamiStyles, Windsor and Boohoo provide that glam instagram outfit at yummy prices. I think that both of their qualities are better than FashionNova and they have some exclusives that I can't find anywhere else.
My bfs Jas put me on NakedWardrobe.com and they have all the basics that you need for your wardrobe. That's it. Nothing spectacular but everything you need. It's delicious.
Of course there are other stores that I shop at but these are the first ones I put in my URL bar when I'm looking for clothes. All of these sites fit my post baby body(and feet) and I never have to return anything. Share your favorite sites below!
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A while ago, I did a video on YouTube about some wigs I purchased from DressLily. Since then, I have been in a wig frenzy even rocking lace front wig for a brunch ball I attended on New Years Day called Sparkle(see pic above). This new website called Coco Wig features some affordable wigs modeled after celebrity styles. To see their cheap celebrity wigs|celebrity style wigs for sale, click the link. Below is my favorite celebrity style, Rihanna with a messy, curly hairstyle with dyed tips. Which one do you like best?
I wrote this post before the New Year, before SheIn sent me that beautiful sweater you see above. It's so cute and although it's a bit shorter than I expected (it hits my waist), I love the fit, the zippers open and close and because of the choker I don't have to wear a necklace! Since writing this post, SheIn has announced a huge sale of 40-50% off. I currently have $100 worth of items in my cart that I'm purchasing and will share with you when they arrive. Until then, enjoy this post!
As many of you know, I work for the Amazin Mets and it's about that time again. I return to work in February 2017, and because I started work late in the year last year, I have not one winter outfit suitable for work. So recently, it's been back to the drawing board. Finding stuff that not only fits my mom belly but is also super affordable happens to be rare in New York so I look to shopping online. Luckily, SheIn has some bomb clothing to help me build the perfect work appropriate wardrobe, (without shapewear) of course. This post can also be inspiration to new moms that might be returning to work soon.
Since it's cold as shit in NY, I want big, cozy sweaters that I can wear tights underneath, lots of warm fabrics like velvet and suede, midi dresses to go with mid-length and over the knee boots, and of course pieces like button down dresses that will help me transition into Spring and Summer.
Style Tip: Mesh can be appropriate for work with a cami under and a blazer on top, layering is key!
SHEIN SHOPPING TIP
Like most Chinese sites, the sizing is not traditional US sizing, I stay away from dresses that doesn't have stretch and prefer to get an XL for my bottoms and dresses but my usual M for tops.
After having Sai, I dreaded getting dressed up. The old me loved to wear anything that was short and tight but my new body just wasn't having it. I was stuffing my fat ass into things I was wearing pre baby with shapewear that made me feel like a stuffed turkey with a muffin top. Now, almost 2 years after having him, I have finally figured out how to dress for my shape without Spanx and I wanted to share some of these tips with you guys.
Firstly, I love skater dresses and ruched midi dresses. I love midi length items and high/low skirts because when the back rides up because of my large ass, it makes it a knee length skirt and totally work appropriate. Empire waist dresses are also a good friend of mine. After having Sai, I have a lot of extra skin in my mid area that causes me to go a size up in dresses. With empire waist dresses, I can wear a medium without having to worry about sucking my stomach in. Cami dresses with gathering in the middle is also very good for disguising a mid area and look great on women with a medium sized bust.
Now that Halloween is over, fall is in full gear in NY. I have a love/hate relationship with the fall. I love to be decked out in a cute fall jacket, I love rocking cute sweaters with boots but I hate being cold!
SheIn is by far my favorite website of the moment and lately, I've been stalking their website for some peek-a-boo shirts and some really cute fur vests and coats. Check out my wish list for November below and tell me which one is your favorite!
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