Lane Bryant Isabel Toledo Chicago #LBToldeo

I had the most amazing time last night at the Lane Bryant Isabel Toledo fall collection exclusive. It was the best hosted event ever. Lane Bryant did a wonderful job hosting a beautiful event with the designer Isabel and her husband Ruben. Isabel and Ruben are the most caring and passionate couple ever. They make… Continue reading Lane Bryant Isabel Toledo Chicago #LBToldeo


  Latino Fashion Week® (LFWTM) is now in its Eight Year will take place from Wednesday, October 1st – October 4th, 2014, at Block Thirty Seven, 108 N. State St., 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60602. Teen World: Expo 15 & Sweet 16, Sunday, October 5th, will take place at the Midwest Conference Center, 401 W… Continue reading LATINO FASHION WEEK: “BEYOND EXCEPTIONAL” HAS ARRIVED 8th Annual Latino Fashion Week Tour

Double the fun! Bloggers with clothing collections!

There's such a refreshing and exciting feeling I get when I hear that a plus size blogger is coming out with their own clothing collection. Plus size bloggers know the frustration and the needs of shopping while being fat. Even though the plus size industry has made a significant improvement with fashion quality sometimes there’s… Continue reading Double the fun! Bloggers with clothing collections!

Six questions to ask yourself in the fitting room

What's your go to stop when you're looking for something cute at the last minute? This past weekend I had a fashion emergency. I had nothing to wear! I know, I know but still I hated everything in my closet this weekend. I recently moved from the northwest side of Chicago to the south side,… Continue reading Six questions to ask yourself in the fitting room

Cocoa Boricua? Fashion & Beauty for people like me!

What does Cocoa Boricua have to do with fashion and beauty? I get side eyed all the time when I tell people the name of my blog. Some think I'm doing the most or picking one ethnicity over the other, and that's not the case at all. I decided to name my blog The Cocoa… Continue reading Cocoa Boricua? Fashion & Beauty for people like me!

Style it! Flirty Girl Punk

I'm getting so excited about Latino Fashion Week and Dangerous Curves Ahead Fashion Show! I love to style my outfits way in advance for any event. I'm sure you can tell I'm a girly girl. My signature colors are classic black and white with a pop of pink or red. When I'm going to fashion… Continue reading Style it! Flirty Girl Punk

Transform your dreams!

It's Tuesday and every Tuesday I see hundreds of transformation pictures. I love how the entire world abides by an editorial calendar. Every Monday is motivating and man crush Monday. Tuesday is transformation. Wednesday is woman crush. Thursday is the notorious throwback and Friday is flashback? I'm not sure about Friday but you get the… Continue reading Transform your dreams!

Beyond Exceptional Latino Fashion Week 2014

October is Chicago's most fashionable season. Latino Fashion Week is back! This year the Beyond Exceptional fashion shows will start on October 1, through October 5 and will be held at Block Thirty Seven. Last year was my first year attending and I loved the high fashion. I'm so excited about this year's Love Your… Continue reading Beyond Exceptional Latino Fashion Week 2014

Peace out jeans! Jean alternatives for curvy girls!

It’s freezing here in Chicago and NYFW is finally over with. I think autumn has finally arrived. One thing I despise about cold weather is wearing jeans. I’m an apple shape, which means my top is heavy and my bottom is smaller. Jeans can be and often are uncomfortable to me. They tend to hurt… Continue reading Peace out jeans! Jean alternatives for curvy girls!

NYFW 2014 Weekend Recap

It's one of my dreams is to go to New York Fashion Week (NYFW) but that's every fashion + beauty lover's dream. Right? Thanks to social media and technology I felt like I was there this weekend. There was such much going on. Here's my favorite moments that I spotted in these social media streets. Denise… Continue reading NYFW 2014 Weekend Recap