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Maxi Dresses: From Informal to Rocker Chic

This post is in collaboration with Macy's, one of my favorite plus size stores, and #NYcollection! 

Maxi Dresses are a must-have for summer, but you can also give them a modern and formal twist by pairing them with a leatherette jacket. This cute NY Collection dress from Macy's is cute, comfortable, and, best of all, it is also available in petite 🙌.  How do you pair your maxi dresses?  Check out the NY Collection Here!


You Are Radiant!

This blog post is part of a paid social media collaboration with #EloquiixDraperJames ; however, i'm not being paid to do this post, and all opinions are my own.
You Are Radiant Mural


If there is one thing I learned from my favorite movie, Legally Blonde, is that no matter what the world says, or how they perceive you, YOU/WE are all radiant! All of us have the potential to do great things, we just need to find our passion and pursue it with all of our heart.

Upon stumbling with this wall, I could not stop looking at it and internalizing its message. We all have those moments when we do not feel radiant, when we feel like we are not enough. Finding this wall was the reminder I needed to look within myself for validation and not outwards. I AM RADIANT! I'M ENOUGH!


Beached Collection by Urban Decay: Swatches and Review

These products were courtesy of Urban Decay. I am not being compensated for doing this review and all the opinions mentioned here are my own!Swatches and Review of Beached Eyeshadow Palette, Vice Lipsticks, and Bronzers

Summer is approaching and Urban Decay knows it, and that's why they released their new collection called Beached . This collection has three lipsticks, an eyeshadow palette, two eyeliners, and two bronzers. Do you want to know which ones I think are worth it? Keep reading...

Shoes of Prey: Design Your Own Shoes

Shoes are courtesy of Shoes of Prey. All opinions are my own. 
Plus Size Outfit Inspiration

Have you ever imagined how Cinderella felt when she put on the glass slippers? Well, that's exactly how I felt when I put on these heels from Shoes of Prey which, by the way, were designed by none other than.... ME! 🙀Shoes of Prey is a website that lets you customize your shoes.They carry sizes 2-15 US and many of their models come in narrow, wide, and extra wide. 

Some of the customizations that Shoes of Prey offers include, picking the material, the color, the shape of the shoe, the width of the heel, and the height too. There are many other ways to customize each model to make it unique and, most importantly, make it fit you like a glove! 

For girls who find it difficult to find shoes in large or wide sizes, this is an excellent option. Yes, it can be a little more expensive than your average shoes, but they are worth every penny.

I designed this style thinking about the events where I have to be standing for hours, thus the height and width of the heel, and I also wanted a color that would make my outfit pop. While designing it, I was a bit nervous that I might not like the design in person; however, when they arrived they looked exactly the same as the website simulation. These shoes are exactly what I envisioned!

FYI: Shoes of Prey ships internationally! If you order your own personal shoes, use code "AlessandraGonzalez" to get a free inscription (valued at $ 49 USD)! 

wide shoes

The Light At the End of the Tunnel...


William Shakespeare said that "to weep is to make less the depth of grief" and that technically summarizes these last few weeks. After a major loss in my life, I took time off to grief and reflect on life. I noticed that after each day full of pain, the sun would always came back up to remind me that there's always light after darkness. We cannot change the past and we cannot revive our loved ones, but we can honor their memory by living our lives to the fullest. 

This outfit has been on my computer for weeks, but for the same reasons I was not in the mood to upload it. Today, I decided that it is time to see the future with more optimism. Life is short and we have to make the best of our time on this earth!


Birthday Outfit: Affordable Plus Size Fashion

The products mentioned here were provided by the respective stores; however all the opinions are 100% my own.
mint shoes

I know i'm not the only one that feels that you need to "dress-up" on your birth day. I mean, that is the perfect time to be and feel special. So, why not wear the crown, the fancy dress, or the "it's my birthday" shirt? Hey, many of us have endured a lot of struggles and pain, so why not take that special day to celebrate that you made it? 

This was me last week on my birthday! I dressed up and showed off my balloons because, why not? I honestly had a great birthday. I felt special because of my outfit, but most importantly because of the especial people in my life who took a moment to celebrate me. 


Dolce & Gabbana: A Beauty Brand That Deserves More Exposure

Maquillaje Dolce & Gabbana

When I think of the Dolce & Gabbana brand, the first thing that comes to my mind is fashion, perfumes, and sunglasses. I never knew that they had a large makeup line, until a few months ago when I received a courtesy package with the new perfume, The One, and a couple of Dolce & Gabbana's beauty products, and WOW! Some of them surprised me a lot!

Do you want to know my opinion? Keep reading!