Alessandra Gonzalez: Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle


Plus Size Formal Dresses: The New Windsor Store Line

This post is in collaboration with Windsor Store. All opinions in this post are my honest opinion.

Girls, I have awesome news! Tomorrow, August 14, 2017 we, plus size woman, will have one more shopping option for formal dresses.  Windsor Store, famous for its awesome selection of formal and informal dresses, will now carry plus size! They will carry sizes 1X-3X (FYI I'm wearing a 3X). At the moment, Windsor will only be carrying their plus sizes online; however, depending on demand, they will eventually have the items available in store. 

You have no idea how happy I was when I got the news because, to be honest, there are very few party dress options out there, especially for formal dresses. Plus, Windsor has always been characterized by having a great selection of dresses that are pretty, on trend, and at a good price.

I will be sharing with you more dresses and outfits featuring their plus size line; however, I wanted to share the news and start by sharing with you my this dress. I think this is a must have! I fell in love with it. It was a bit tight on the bust area; however, I added a bralette and voila! problem solved. 

FYI: This dress, and many of the dresses I received to review, are stretchy. I was a bit worried about sizing, especially because the dresses I picked seemed to not have any stretch; however, I was happily surprised to see that most did.

This particular dress is super cute and I can see many of you wearing it to prom, homecoming, or any of those especial events that require formal attire.

If you want to see the full selection of plus size dresses, or if you want to snatch this dress before it's gone, check out Windsor Store tomorrow!

Baptism Outfit: Tulle Skirt + Bodysuit

Hey! Today I want to share with you the outfit I wore to a baptism party a few weeks back. 

As you know, I love tulle skirts but to be honest, I don't use them as often as I would like. I haven't worn this skirt in a long time and I wanted to bring it out for this special occasion as tulle skirts can be dressed up or down.

I paired it with this super cute bodysuit that was gifted to me by Shimmera store I've mentioned here before many times and which I loveThey have a large variety of bodysuits in store and a couple super cute ones online as well. Check them out here!. I've been eyeing the pink one! 

Here are more photos and outfit details! 

Boutique + Jeggings and Plaid: The Perfect Combination

I'm one of those girls that often finds herself staring at her closet (full of clothes BTW) thinking she has nothing to wear. And, to be honest, I KNOW i'm not the only one. I'm sure you, YES YOU, have also found yourself in that predicament 😹. On one of those occasions I created this outfit. Yes, I know it's a semi-casual outfit, but as much as I have worn each of the pieces individually, I have never ever put them together, and when I did.... Oh, I feel in love! Plus, the heels gave it that perfect pop of color! 

Oh, and let's also talk about these lashes! I LOVE THEM. I think I used them on my previous post too haha. No, I'm not being paid to speak about them, I just wear them too often lol.  These are the Jet Setter lashes from PUR Cosmetics!  

Do you want to see the outfit details? Keep on reading...

Another Twist to my Little Black Dress

It is starting to feel warm and that means that it is time to take out your dresses, skirts, and shorts! This dress from Torrid is an LBD that I have been using non-stop since I got it. It is made from a t-shirt material which makes it cool and perfect for spring and summer!

You have already seen this dress in a previous post on a Casual Park Day Outfit, but this time I wanted to give it a twist by adding this blazer to give it a pop of color!

Back to Blogging: Touch of Yellow

I'm officially back to blogging and I cannot tell you how much I missed it. I missed taking photos for holiday outfits, recording look-books, sharing product swatches etc. But, I'm finally back and I do not plan on leaving again!  🙋

So... Let's Begin!

Fall in California: Suede and Military Green

Plus Size Outfits

I had been looking for a suede style jacket or cardigan for a very long time. Most of the ones I found were not appropriate for California weather as they were mostly heavy. On my last visit to Shimmer I found the PERFECT suede style cardigan. It was everything I wanted, lightweight, cute, fell on the right places, and looks super cute. This is my new favorite fall outfit! 

If you are from San Diego, you MUST visit a Shimmer store. For locations near you click here
But, if you are not from San Diego, do not worry because Shimmer is offering you 30% off your next purchase with code "ALE30." It excludes the $5 sale items, which by the way you MUST check out. Click here to go to the $5 Sale section