Pretty in Peach: 3 Ways To Wear It

Here are 3 ways to wear one of my favorite colors for summer at 3 different price points.

Shop the looks below 🙂

Amina Wildfox Citrus Dress

This sweet citrus dress is one of my favorite pieces from Wildfox’s Ready to Wear collection. Other than the fact that I’m obsessed with all things citrus, I also love how its short in the front and longer in the back. This is also a great option for lots of different body types (check out my wildfox haul video to see how I shop the brand)

Amina Wildfox Citrus Dress

Amina Wildfox Citrus Dress

Amina Pretty in peach

If you can’t tell by now, I’m really about the bare shoulders for summer. I love this ruffle top from torrid paired with peachy cutoffs and floral sandals.

Tasselfairy pretty in peach

Amina Mucciolo crop top

Amina Mucciolo Daisy

This entire look minus the tevas is from Forever21 Plus. Floral lace shorts and cute floral wrap crop top with adjustable ties.


AMina Mucciolo forever 21

All of the jewelry I’m wearing is from Mr. Kate 🙂 Shop the featured pieces below.

 

Hello Kitty, Torrid and Tasselfairy

A few weeks ago, I found myself covered in head to toe Hello Kitty, twirling in front of a photographer and having one of those “I can’t believe this is part of my job” moments. I have been obsessed with Hello Kitty ever since I was like 5yrs old, so of course I totally did a happy dance when Torrid asked me to help launch their HK collection.

Here is a behind the scenes look at my photoshoot for Hello Kitty X Torrid and some of my favorite looks from the collection!

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Everything is so cute and playful but there’s totally something for everyone!

Amina Mucciolo Hello Kitty

Hair styling and Makeup by Amanda Bourne 

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National Donut Day

 

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When I decided to cut back on refined carbs and sugar a few weeks ago, I totally forgot that National Donut Day was right around corner! I clearly didn’t think this thing all the way through, as I have been totally inundated with donuts today!

 

pink donut floatWell, I am determined to get in on the fun one way or another! I have found that the best way to avoid eating tons of sugary dough is by spending some ;)! So this time I am getting my sugar fix by shopping all the super sweet donut inspired clothes and accessories on the internets.

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Check out some of my favorite donut picks bellow, as well as links to where you can find this adorable donut pool float in lots of colors.

tasselfairy on a donut float

 

Neutral Style

Tasselfairy Plus Size Neutral StyleLong long ago, before I dawned rainbow hair and became my true unicorn self, I wore a whole lot of brown…. No seriously ask my husband. I was all about that boho life! My apartment was beige, my clothes were varying shades of neutrals with random pops of color and a sprinkling  of tribal prints.  I guess you could say I was extremely colorful “on the inside”, but I wasn’t quite ready to fully express myself.

Tasselfairy Plus size Neutral StyleThose days are clearly behind me and I now have a rainbow wardrobe to match my hair! And if you follow me on social media you know that my love for all things colorful is only matched by my love for all things cute! Enter this adorable brown bear bag from Modcloth! (I am literally squealing as I type!)

I was so smitten with this cute little cub that I had to find shoes to match… and before I knew it I was pulling together a very brown outfit in its honor. 

Tasselfairy Plus Size Neutral StyleInspired by memories of my earth-tone clad past and this cute little bag, I decided to keep going and pick out some out some of my favorite neutral pieces to share! Shop my look and the rest of my neutral style picks below!

Tasselfairy Plus Size Neutral Style

 

 

 

Reflecting On Recovery

Amina In Spring

I was reborn 5 springs ago. April 2011 is when I entered treatment for bulimia and began the journey of becoming myself. At the time, I didn’t really know that my life would change so drastically. I honestly didn’t believe that I would be alive for very much longer because I had given up… fortunately for me, the people in my life hadn’t.

Recovery is the hardest thing that I have ever done and continue to do, but the rewards have been immeasurable. As I’ve shared recently, I still struggle all the time with so many things. But the difference is that now I face my challenges openly and honestly and without shame, as the woman that I have always wanted to be. If you are struggling with an eating disorder (whether you have began recovery or not) please don’t give up on yourself. You are important. You are not alone. Your struggle is not shameful, it is human and therefore beautiful. You are worthy of acceptance and love from everyone and most importantly from yourself… And I pray that you find your spring. ?

xx Amina

Finding Friends on Instagram: #Dreamygirlgang

 

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I am a huge dork and I pretty much always have been. Maybe thats the reason why I’ve always had a hard time making girlfriend. People assume that I’m cool and then I open my mouth, awkwardness ensues and its over lol. I seem to have the same experience over and over again living and working in LA amongst digital influencers and industry people… which honestly tends to leave me feeling like I don’t quite fit (probably because I don’t). But this is why I love the internet! It is a place where dorky awkward girls like me, who really just want to have fun, go to Disneyland and eat cotton candy, can meet other people with a similar outlook on life 🙂

Thats exactly what  happened last Wednesday.  I took my Instagram relationship with Izzy (@Izzy_Jacqueline ) to the next level and started texting. We’d been having all of these near misses IRL at various events, so I thought… Hey, we obviously like the same stuff, lets hang out on purpose. She then informed me that her and some other girls from Insta were all meeting at Disneyland and invited me to join!

I was a little apprehensive. I mean people are weird… I’m weird…  drop all that weirdness off in the middle Disneyland and who knows what could happen. To balance out my dorkiness, I invited my friend (and Studio Mucci photographer) Lauren to come along. Lauren and I also needed to meet up to work on a project so it all kind of came together perfectly.

Despite my initial anxiety, we all seemed to get on immediately. Everyone was just so sweet!

(I posted this to snapchat moments after Lauren and I joined the group)

And then we took like a million photos which was pretty fun! My husband is a great sport and will tolerate my incessant photo taking, but these girls were just like me… all about getting the shot!

House of Mouse Ears
We all had our ShopHouseofMouse ears (Made by Jess)

 

We obviously had to get ice cream! Duh!
We obviously had to get ice cream! Duh!

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Meet the girls and find out about their super cute outfits below!
Meet the girls and find out about their super cute outfits below!

We had so much fun! I totally felt like I was hanging out with girls I’ve known for years!  And on the car ride home I found out that every single one of these adorable, fun, interesting women that I’d been having a ball with all day were loyal Studio Mucci customers (which made me a little emotional)! Needless to say, we’ve already made plans to do more fun things together. Follow along with our adventures on Instagram under #DREAMYGIRLGANG (cute name right?)

Groupie!
Groupie!

The moral of the story here is… YES! It is a good idea to make friends on the internet. I mean I kind of knew this already (I met my husband online over 10 years ago). I have honestly made so many amazing friends online from all over the world and if geography wasn’t a factor my girl gang would be even bigger! 

Heres a little more about these cool chicks and their cute outfits!

Izzy:

Meet Izzy Jacqueline! She’s the cute blonde in the middle serving palm leaf realness ;)! I learned (via her adorable accent) that she is Chicago native who just recently moved to the west coast. You can find her blog at www.izzyjacqueline.com and follow her on Instagram @izzy_jacqueline. Shop her outfit below!

All about Izzy
Thats Izzy in the middle, scroll to meet these other dolls :)

Jess:

Meet Jessica Gochman! She is the designer of all of the adorable ears we all wore! (They are my favorite for fun photo shoots!) She is also a fellow Wildfox enthusiast :). You can find her ears at www.shophouseofmouse.etsy.com and check her out on Instagram @shophouseofmouse. Shop her outfit below!

How cute is Jess!
How cute is Jess!

Karen:

This is Karen Pagtama Hickman and she is just the sweetest! When she’s not busy being a TV producer on some of your favorite reality shows, she makes the cutest pins and accessories! Find out more about her at www.littlesweetthing.com and on Instagram @littlesweetkaren. Her cute dress is from Unique Vintage, shop the rest of her look below 🙂

Karen Pagtama Hickman
She is a total ray of sunshine!

Jenna:

Jenna Fields is an true LA girl who loves retro clothes, tons of color and has a passion for sweets! Find out more about her colorful life @circusofcakes on Instagram and shop her look below!

Jenna Fields
As sweet as a cupcake!

 

Tisha:

Meet Tisha, who I am pretty sure is actually Minnie Mouse in real life! Find out more about her world filled with cute retro dresses and Disneyland excursions on Instagram @teamsparkle and shop her look below!

Team Sparkle
Team Sparkle

Lauren:

If you read this blog or follow me on social media, then you already know this little sunflower, but I’ll introduce you again! Lauren Comes is part of the Studio Mucci and Disney family which makes her twice as magical in my opinion. See what she’s been up to on Instagram @sunflowerdiaries and shop her outfit below!

Lauren Comes
Flower Child!

Lauren also documented our adventures on her new vlog! check it out and be sure to subscribe!

 

Plus Size Casual Collegiate Style with Torrid & Rebel Wilson

Torrid has always been an easy go-to where curvy girls like me can find great fitting jeans and fun t-shirts… but as of late I’ve discovered that they’re so much more! They’ve recently teamed up with funny lady Rebel Wilson for an adorable spring collection. I’m sharing one of my favorite collegiate inspired looks from the Rebel Spring Collection bellow! I’ve also combed Torrid’s entire website for super cute dresses, swimsuits and denim — You can find my picks here.

Click each item in the photo below to shop my look!

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You can also shop this look below 🙂 And don’t forget to checkout my Torrid Spring Summer Favorites 

 

 

Pastel Workout Clothes: What Unicorns Wear to the Gym

There is nothing like a cute outfit to help you get excited about working out, and these days I need all of the help that I can get!  I mean… Is it just me … or don’t you actually run faster when you have cool sparkly shoes? Being the unicorn/mermaid/fairy that I am, I’m always on the lookout for colorful clothes with a sense of humor.

Whether you’re looking for workout outfit inspiration or just something snazzy to spice up those ubiquitous black leggings…  Here is what I wore to the gym so far this week, and some of my other favorite finds.

 

Unicorns need cardio too ;)! Click each item in the picture to shop

 

This mermaid is ready to sweat her tail off. Click each item in the picture to shop


Head to the Tasselfairy Chronicles Fitness Gear Page to shop more of my curated colorful workout clothes and accessories.  And don’t forget to comment below, and share your favorite place to buy cute stuff for the gym!

 

Little Black Dress

I can probably count all of the black articles of clothing in my closet on one hand and maybe even have a few fingers left to spare. Recently, I realized the one thing thats been missing from my wardrobe is the ever classic and versatile LBD. I mean… any fashionista will tell you that every girl should have at least one. So I decided to heed Coco’s sage advice by heading to Rachel Pally for my very own little black dress.

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I’m still me, so naturally I had to lighten up all the black with pops of pastel duh! 🙂

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I was inspired by the return of my fairy floss hair, so I kept the accessories minimal and in sweet cotton candy colors

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I don’t typically wear this type of silhouette but the fabric was so soft and scrunchy that I just couldn’t resist! I swear Rachel Pally makes her dresses from cloud fluff or something. They are so comfortable!

Tasselfairy LBD4

I totally love the idea of styling a bodycon dress with sneakers for a more laid-back look. But I will pretty much wear tennis shoes with a ball gown if given the opportunity so theres that.

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I think there might be more black attire in my future… but I’ll always add a little colorful whimsical twist 😉

Don’t forget to shop this look below and tell me your favorite ways to style a little black dress in the comments!

Photography by Lauren Comes Check her out on instagram

 

Tasselfairy’s New ‘Do

I just dropped like 10 lbs!

Of hair!!!

Well, ok maybe my yarn braids didn’t weigh that much… more like 2-3 pounds, but I didn’t actually weigh them so its impossible to know 🙂

After almost a year and a half of wearing yarn braids I decided it was time to lighten up…

Tasselfairy rainbow balloon
{Jitterbug suspender skirt from Unique Vintage}

put some spring in my step…

Vintage pinup vibes
{Pink Floral Formosa Swing Dress from Unique Vintage}

And change my look!

Amina Unicorn hair
{Ivory Floral Halter San Vicente Swing Dress from Unique Vintage}

The transformation from this

Rainbow Yarn braids

to this

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Was a long, educational and collaborative process. The first thing that I did was start thinking about all of the amazing styles that I could possibly have. When I finally decided that I would definitely want extensions, the next thing I did was contact my fellow boss babe Melissa of Big Chop Hair.  I had such a positive experience the last time I wore big chop extensions, that I knew I wanted to use them again.   

When I began dreaming up my new ‘do, the only thing that I knew for sure was that I wanted to keep my mermaid-unicorn color (I don’t think I will ever wear natural hair color again).  Lucky for me, I happen to be friends with one of the top celebrity colorists in L.A., Kacey Welch. Once we received the hair, Kacey and I immediately began conducting experiments! (Well Kacey and her team conducted the experiments while I “watched” via text message lol). 

Several test strands and text messages later Kacey came up with this unicorn mermaid magical goodness.

Amina's natural hair color  It’s the perfect combination of vibrant pinky purple and neon pink.

Kacey is also the resident senior extension expert at the Jonathan and George Salon so yeah, she totes installed my extensions too! She’s such a badass that she pioneer her own method for installing extensions (The Kacey Welch Method).

Kacey Welch installing Amina's mermaid hair

Kacey welch and Amina Mucciolo

You probably couldn’t tell, but I’m totally obsessed with my new hair 🙂

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Photography by Lauren Comes.