February 26, 2014

Weekly Finds

For a while now we have been wanting to restart making posts about the plus size product we love and what we find in store and online. The purpose of this is pretty basic. We want to help our readers find cool stuff, and change their minds about fashion. Being in style is not as hard and unaffordable, as many people think. You just have to learn how and where to shop.

For this week´s post we chose One our favorite go to stores  Forever 21. We love that they have affordable and very edgy pieces for us plus size ladies and for the less curvy ladies too. Don´t expect their clothes to last forever, But then again if you want to invest in trendy pieces without spending too much money , this is the place. Through out our cool find hunt, we have been seeing a lot of plum colored pieces, floral,nautical and animal prints and also a little hyped up mint green shades.

It was very hard to pick only 4, so we encourage you to go online, and/or visit your local store, to check out more cool stuff for Spring time. So without further or due theses are this weeks 4 Must haves from Forever 21:

The Cut out skater dress.
Dress : Forever 21
This plum hued skater has the perfect color and silhouette for this spring, plus the cut outs make it a little 90´s inspired. You can dress it up or down, this dress is a great basic to have in your closet. This silhouette is perfect for almost any body type, since it emphasizes the waist and is loose fitting in the bottom half.

Hyped Up Mint Fatkini

Fatkini : Forever 21
$12.80 each piece

Like we said in a previous blog posts Summer is coming and Suit up! ;  these two piece bathing suits are very much in style and here to stay. Who says curvy girls can´t wear a two piece suit? What we love a bout this one is that it comes in a variety of colors, so you can mix and match however you want. The price is not that bad either, since you get two pieces for under thirty dollars.

Leopard Print Harem Pants
Pants: Forever21
Here at the offices we live by the motto of ¨Leopard is my favorite color¨. With this said you know we will always be up for almost anything in a leopard print. This pair of harem pants are great, and we love to rock them with a crop top, leather jacket and sneakers. They are a Must have piece because of their versatility. Go For them if you want to make a bold statement, and or wear leopard in a new way.

Nautical Bodycon Dress

Dress : Forever21
Who says we cant wear horizontal stripes? If you wear them in right kind of silhouette you can, and they will look amazing. This bodycon dress is again a very good buy, because you can upgrade into a fancy outfit, and or can just rock it with a combat boot and give it a little edge. If you are not ready to expose your curves completely you can pair it with a cardigan or jacket and it will still look sexy and hip. 

Always remember to get the right kind of shapewear to wear underneath these body conscious pieces. You don´t want to walk around with weird pantie lines and or marks, it can make a perfectly put together outfit look ¨skanky¨ and sloppy. 

We love the Slimplicity Lingerie-Strap Slip from Spanx, for this kind of dresses. You can always find others, form other brands. You just have to remember to use the ones that fit and enhance your body type and the silhouette you are wearing.

So! Whats the best part of shopping at Forever 21? Well, we would say that you come out with a whole outfit for under a hundred dollars, and in this economy that is amazing. We hope you have a blast shopping , and remember you can always come to us with any question or suggestion on where, what, or how to shop for your size.
Stay tuned for next week´s Weekly Finds, who knows where we will shop again.

Team BB

February 13, 2014

Two outfits, one day.

A few weeks ago Beautiful Beast began collaborating with online curve loving magazine su-style.com. It is a page dedicated to curvy Latinas, where you can find information, about products for us curvy ladies, articles on health and self esteem, and backstage footage from recent photo shoots and activities in the plus size world. Founded by publicist and jewelry designer Suzanne Ujaque, Su-style. com is a great place to find all the information you need to know about looking great, feeling great and inspired.

On our First colab, we wanted to show the readers, How you can create an outfit to wear from day time to night time, with just a few easy changes.  For thisValentine´s Day inspired outfit we used as base a basic black skater skirt, a very feminine Rose applique, knit top and a gold base statement necklace from Forever 21.

To make it casual, but still rocking, we added a washed out denim Jacket and patent leather Doctor Marten boots.
Photo From Su-style.comTop : Forever21+
Skirt : Forever21+
Denim Jacket : Similar
Boots : Dr.Martens
Necklace : Forever21

For the night time, more fancy look we removed the denim jacket and changed our beloved ¨dockies¨ to a pair of leopard print pumps.

Photo From Su-style.comTop : Forever21+
Skirt : Forever21+
Necklace : Forever21 
shoes: Similar
To pump up the look a little more put on some dark berry toned lipstick or even a bright red Matte one. For this look our favorites are SEPHORA COLLECTION Rouge Infusion Lip Ink in Cherry nectar and NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl.

These outfit tips will work on any body type, the key for success is to combine color, texture and layers. So don´t be scared to give it a try.

To check the magazine out and read the profile interview on our Leading lady and Creative director, Lucero Cintron, clicking on the link bellow.

Until next time Beautiful Beasts!

February 11, 2014

Don´t hate it, Style it

In the past few months, I have been frequently asked. Why I usually wear my hair up?,  How do I get my hair to look so cute? and even, Where do I find the info for the DIY fancy looking hairdo I have been wearing?  So here is my answer, this is the story behind my YouTube tutorial addiction.

Anyone can say whatever they want about getting radical hair make overs. For me it is the best way to get rid of bad vibes, that in some way make you feel heavy and sad. This is why I tend to do something crazy every other year, or maybe twice a year, depending on how many bad situations I have been in, or how badly I need change.

A few years ago I came across a blog post on postmodernrunway.com, it was titled 50 most stylish Newyorkers. It featured known and unknown bloggers, artist, stylists, models and creative directors, that worked in New York City. This is when I first saw a picture of Jenné Lombardo. I had no idea who she was, all I knew right then and there was that she was my new fashion idol.

Jenné Lombardo / 

I shared my discovery with every one I knew, because I really wanted to get that hair style, but did not have the balls to do it. Until one day I fell victim of my own erratic behavior, and after going through bad emotionally draining episode, of its not you its me, I ran to my hairdresser and demanded him to give me what I thought was THE BEST HAIRCUT EVER, at that time.

I rocked it for almost a year, until Rhianna was photographed rocking it and consequently every single Fashion victim in Puerto Rico and the world, started asking for it at the hair salon.

I immediately started growing it out, but rapidly understood that I had to do something with my hair, because it was looking ratty and i was having a very hard time styling it.  I had rocked the pixie, when I was 15 and I loved it then, so I decided to chop my hair and getting one again.

And, Why is this relevant to what we wanted to show you guys today? Well, this is the reason behind why I began researching new ways to style my hair. I just needed some help avoiding a whole new I need to change may hair again rampage. 

So once I had grown my hair down to a short bob, I began experimenting with Buns and braids.
With this said My Top go-to styles up to now are :

The messy Bun and The Sleek Ballerina Bun

Both versions of this style, are great for the days you want to look a little funky and fresh. It is a great go to for both day and night and there are many more versions of it to experiment. Weather you have long or short hair it will look awesome paired with a burgundy lipstick, and a graphic cat eye makeup.

The Milk Maid and Dutch Braid

Braids are always awesome if you want to go for a boho-Chic look. They are the perfect remedy for untamable hair days and give you a soft, girlie vibe. You can rock them with a maxi dress or to add some soft femininity to an all black ensemble.

YouTube Tutorials have been my saving Grace throughout this process. Don´t be afraid to experiment with this styles. Weather you have short or long hair, all  you only need a few tools, like small hair ties, booby pins, a comb, a sock bun, or a tube sock to make a sock bun, and hairspray.

To begin your journey you just have to log in to your You Tube page and type into the search bar, there are many cool tutorials out there waiting to be discovered.

Until Next Time My Beautiful Beast