September 25, 2012

Mustard Yellow + Polka Dots + Fall

Hello Chicas,

It is officially Fall!!! Though, in Texas it still feels like Summer. 
But what better way to welcome Fall then to rock one of the major trends- POLKA DOTS!
I am wearing F21 polka dot blouse and pleated mustard skirt. 
My current obsession these studded black sandals from Dolce Vita. 
I found these babies in the Sale section of DSW. 
Hope you like the look and are inspired.
Today, I am flying high in the sky across an ocean to London. 
For pictures of my adventures in London and Paris follow me on Instagram: IvonneStacy.
Oh and I planned out all my outfits which I will also feature on Instagram.
Thank you again for visiting the blog! 

Love, 

Ivonne Stacy. 


September 20, 2012

Peplum + Color + Curves!

Hello Lovelies, 

Today I am featuring my lovely friend Teresa. She is rocking one of my favorite trends for this Fall the Peplum Party. Two questions I received a lot at the Dallas Chic Fest was how do I wear peplum or what colors will look good on me since I am plus size??? I am a believer that no matter what size  you are you should wear what makes you feel good. Confidence is really key. The way you carry yourself is 50 percent of an outfit. The other 50 is fit and the way you style it. So, if you love a certain color and are afraid to wear it because you are plus size...PLEASE do not be hesitant. Remember you can incorporate color in shoes, accessories, your clothes, make up....So on and so on. It truly doesn't matter what size you are! Peplum is one of those silhouettes that I feel works for everyone. If you are really thin it adds those desired curves and if you are curvier it accentuates the curves. It can be worn with pretty much anything; skirts, jeans, shorts.... 
 So, I say, lets rock the peplum and pops of color ladies!
Remember accessories are key! I love how Teresa rocked a trendy gold and black statement ring with those awesome art deco earrings. It really finishes up the look perfectly. The color blocking on the skirt is divine. It keeps the eyes moving parallel adding the illusion of height.
The next question is where can you shop for cute, trendy pieces for this Fall if you are plus size? Well I have found three shops that have amazing apparel and are reasonably priced. 
Asos
H and M
 Forever 21 
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you find some of this info helpful. 
If you have any more questions please comment below.

Have a  wonderful weekend! 

Love, 

IvonneStacy.

September 18, 2012

Blue + Orange Stripes

Hello Lovelies, 

The countdown begins...Exactly one week from today I will be on a plane with the hubz heading to Europe. Wohooo! This is really a dream come true for me. I've never been on the other side of the world so I am, as you can imagine, super ecstatic. Have you guys ever been to the UK or France? 
If you have....Do you have any recommendations or suggestions of places we should visit besides the major touristy areas? I would greatly appreciate it :) 
Quick Outfit of the Day! 
Striped orange top from F21, bright blue skirt from lulus.com, belt from Aldo accessories, and Steve Madden combat boots. 

 A quick birthday shout out: Happy Birthday Teresa! Thank you so much for stopping by ladies. May you have a wonderful week. (Already mid- September!)

Love, 

IvonneStacy. 

September 14, 2012

Ivonne Stacy's Trend Report

Hola Chicas, 

I want to share with you my fave trends for Fall 2012. I created these sets on Polyvore.com.
Hope you enjoy!

#1 PEPLUM. You ladies know I cannot get enough of this particular silhouette. It is feminine, sophisticated, and perfect for any body shape. Adore!
 #2 FULL SKIRTS. What can I say these babies are one of my weaknesses. I literally just bought another one to add to my extensive collection. I love these skirts because it gives the illusion of a tiny or narrow waist. The flare adds volume and shape to your body giving you that hour glass figure.
 #3 POLKA DOTS. Big, medium, small- the dots come in all sizes. This is such a classic pattern that I recommend everyone have at least one piece.You can mix it with other patterns like stripes, florals, even more polka dots for a more contemporary look. Try it!
#4 BLACK FAUX LEATHER. It is so edgy and sexy. I love how a lot of the pieces are intertwined with softer fabrics. For example a black cotton peplum top but the peplum is leather. So chic and cool. There is a range of apparel that you can add to your closet in this faux leather trend from skirts to tops.
 #5 WINTER WHITE. It is such a taboo for you not to wear white after labor day. Who the hec cares! I will definitely be rocking my white and creams this winter. Best part is you probably already have a little white dress or skirt in your closet. Bring it out add some tights, even a pop of color and you are good to go.
 #6 LACE. It's so dainty and beautiful. I really like how the fabrics are also, like leather, being intertwined with other non-textured fabrics. Just like the top below. It is a soft pink fabric but the shoulders have an amazing black lace detail.  It adds character and a feminine touch. Love.
 #7 MILITARY. Every season there is always the masculine designs we have to incorporate and this year it is the military look. I love the details, details, details. Most military inspired pieces have vintage rustic gold buttons, or  tabs on the shoulders or they come in that beautiful forest green color. I cannot wait to rock this trend.
 #8 FLORALS. Usually, when I think of florals I think of Spring. So, I am surprised that this trend has transferred from Spring to Fall. I do love it though. I would recommend rocking some black tights, black heels, putting a little black leather jacket on....Pretty much transfer your pieces to Fall by adding darker colors in the accessories and your layering garments.
Now to my favorite Fall accessorizing/styling tips.....
Rock the bright red lip!
Rock the sock bun. (It is an instant face lift ladies! lol)
When wearing your hair up accessorize with a chunky pair of earrings. So cute. One of my rules is if you wear a larger earring do not wear a statement necklace. Vice versa- if you wear a statement necklace wear a small stud. Balance is definitely  key! 

And last but not least! Don't be afraid of color, especially if you are rocking a monotone outfit. You can add a pop of color with a small accessory like a ring or earrings. You can add color with a cute clutch or even your shoes. 
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope my fall trend report will help you a little.
What do you think, will you be wearing some of these trends for the Fall? 

Love, 

IvonneStacy.

September 11, 2012

2012 Dallas Chic Fest

Hello Lovelies, 

Wow, talk about an amazing experience. The Dallas Chic Festival was absolutely amazing. I had the awesome opportunity to talk fashion with some pretty inspirational and God loving women from all over Dallas. I am not going to lie, I was so so so nervous walking up on that stage but once I started there was no turning back. Everyone seemed to enjoy what I had to say, lol! Not only did I get to talk fashion, but I had the wonderful surprise of meeting some of my readers! {Too cool.} Thank you so much for coming out! It means so much to me. I am so so thankful and grateful I was given this opportunity. 
Warning: Picture Overload! 
The Outfit: Asos kelly green dress/ Steve Madden Glitter Heels/ H&M Accessories
In love with this little bow hair piece from H&M. 
A closer look:
With the beautiful host of the festival Kayla Travis. 
Me, Jerome Wiggins- from the Tia & Tamera Show, Becky Williams- Designer of Lola Verde and Kayla Travis the lovely host. It was so nice to meet all of them and really special to share the stage with them.




Above: You see me walking on stage and talking about my favorite trends for this Fall. Also a picture with one of my lovely readers and my parents. Below: Are two of my best friends Kate and my hubby.


Above is a pic of two of my lovely readers, thank you so much for coming out! (Don't forget to email me any ?s) Below is my best friend Teresa. Love her :)
Thank you so much for stopping by and thank you for always leaving me your sweet comments. Thank you Kachelle and Kalisha for the incredible opportunity.                                                                God is great ladies. 
Love,  

IvonneStacy.