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!

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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.

National Handbag Day: Amina’s Picks

 

In honor of National Handbag Day, here are some of my favorite fun handbags, cross-bodies, clutches and backpacks! And don’t forget to enter to our camera bag giveaway ending soon!

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Cute Characters and Critters

Yummy Bags!

Fun and Functional!

 

 

Out of This World

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Meet Studio Mucci Photographer Lauren and Win Her Camera Bag!

If you follow me on any social media platform or read this blog, then you have definitely seen the work of full time Studio Mucci photographer Lauren Comes.

Lauren and Amina flower crownToday she is sharing what’s in her camera bag and a few insights on how to become more comfortable behind the lens. PLUS We are giving away an adorable coral camera bag, just like hers from TheIt!

Lauren has been holding a camera for nearly half of her life, which becomes more impactful once you learn that she’s only 23! She received her BFA in Professional Photographic Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2014 and shortly after joined the party here at Studio Mucci.

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So what does she carry in her camera bag?

Weapon of choice: Canon 5D MKII

Essentials: lenses, lens wipes, extra memory card, extra battery, and her favorite red lipstick

The Lula Bag in Coral

She also shared some valuable insights for anyone who is looking to improve their photos or just become more comfortable with a camera.

“Learn how to use your camera!”

Sounds obvious, but if you’re like me and tend to pounce on any technology or new task with a ”learn as you go” approach, this is valuable! Lauren suggests taking the time to familiarize yourself with every setting and option by researching and reading the manual. Because the more familiar you become the less you have to rely on auto mode and then thats where the magic will really happen.

Like any creative endeavor mastering photography really is about volume, as Lauren’s favorite Henri Cartier-Bresson quote suggests “Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”

Now that you’ve seen whats in her bag, here is your chance to win it! Lauren LOVES how cute and versatile her Lula bag is, Enter to win your own below!

The LULA in Coral

 

 

 

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Fun Flattering Mini Dress + Unicorn Hair Tutorial

 

Besides the fact that I’m pretty sure I wore this outfit already in the 90’s, this is totally one of my favorite silhouettes. Easy, flowing, short dresses with a little bit of structure at the waist or under the bust are super comfortable and universally flattering.  Throw on some sandals or cute boots and you’re set for any season! Get the outfit details on this entire look as well as the highly anticipated  tutorial for my unicorn hair below!

Babydoll cutout dress

Babydoll cutout dress

 

Babydoll cutout dress

Babydoll cutout dress

SHOP THIS LOOK! 🙂

 

unicorn hair

I’m so excited to share my first ever Tasselfairy Tutorial! After many questions and requests, I’m sharing all the deets on how I achieve my signature unicorn hair! Spoiler Alert: I use yarn! Check out the video below for more info. 🙂

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