Three Perfect Pastel Rainbow Dresses (Plus Shopping Tips)

Its hard enough for us unicorns to find fun, bright, and colorful clothes (esp if you’re + size like me). If clothes covered in cute rainbow patterns that aren’t overly costumey or outrageous are rare, then pastel rainbows are basically the holy grail! But here they are! Three pastel rainbow dresses that are available now (shop quick because they’re selling out fast) along with a few tips that I use to help me find colorful clothes all year long. (even during the fall when everything is brown and orange *gag*)

 

1. Pastel Prisms and Skiing Cats

This cute blue dress from Modcloth has the most whimsical print! Cats are skiing, lurking on snow covered mountains and making cat snowmen all with a pretty pastel prism overlay. 

This is a great look for the office, date night or twirling around on a Sunday afternoon.

*Shopping tip: We are approaching one of the best times to shop for special pieces. While Modcloth is known for their fun prints and sense of humor, they really kick it up a notch during the winter holiday season. There will likely be a heavy supply of shimmering dresses and sequin embellishments. Check your favorite stores starting Nov 1 and set aside a little $$ to treat yo self! You’ll thank me later when you’re rocking that cute sparkly top with your favorite jeans this spring 😉

2. Pastel Rainbow Gradient

This  pastel smock dress from Asos is basically my favorite kind of dress. Its universally flattering, comfortable, inexpensive and perfectly pastel. I have the same style dress in multiple colors and am always looking out for more. I love anything I can just throw on with sneakers and look slightly put together!

*Shopping tip: This is an Asos brand oversized smock dress in a size 14 (I also have the size 12 and it fits great too) . For all my plus size girls out there who have a hard time finding cute easy to wear dresses, never skip the “standard size” section. Look for words like “oversized” and “loose fitting” and don’t get caught up on dress size! Just try it on and see what happens… you will likely be pleasantly surprised but either way theres really nothing to lose.

3. Pastel Rainbow Dash

Thats right, this dress is a My Little Pony “Rainbow Dash” themed dress that was released in celebration of the latest MLP movie.

Even though I ultimately purchased this dress at Hot Topic, I originally saw it at their sister store Torrid in the Halloween costume section.  Which brings me to my final tip…

Shopping tip: One person’s Halloween costume is another person’s super cute tulle pastel rainbow dress! You’d be surprised how many super cute clothes I’ve found checking the cosplay and halloween costume sections, that goes double for accessories. Alongside the bad rainbow clown wigs and “sexy nurse” outfits you’ll sometimes find fun novelty pieces that you can work into your regular wardrobe.

The Perfect Plus Size Romper For Summer

Rompers are probably one of my favorite things to wear, especially during the summer!

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Except for the awkward being topless moment when you have to hit the ladies rooms, I would say its one of the easiest trends to incorporate into your wardrobe. I am always on the hunt for a cute romper! But as I’ve learned on my hunt, there is definitely an art to picking the perfect one for your body type.

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I have tried a few this season and this one from Fashion to Figure is definitely a favorite! It meets all the criteria for a great summer romper that will be flattering on many!

1. Its lightweight without being sheer.

2. Versatile, You can wear it three ways (my favorite is off the shoulder.)

3. It has an elasticized waist and is very comfy

4. it comes in 3 colors 

5. It’s the perfect length AND it has pockets!

Amina Mucciolo Plus size Romper

So FTF totally isn’t paying me to make this post btw lol…  I just love sharing when I find something really cute!  If you have a favorite romper this summer, please share in the comments!

Tasselfairy RomperShop my entire look below!

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!

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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!

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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 

 

 

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