For our Day of Thanks I surprised my kiddos, Momz and the young scholar I have been mentoring with lunch at “Luminarias Restaurant” in Monterey Park, CA. During one of our first blog shoots my kiddos asked me: “Can we eat at that pretty restaurant on the mountain?”
When finances are not where I would like them to be my answer has always been “One day.”
Since our wall oven is broken and not having the ability to replace it I had to figure out a way to meet my kiddo’s expectations for this day. Being homeless and hungry for so many years I know how important it is to see a FEAST on our table on this day. It’s important for the kiddos and saved up my money to make it happen.
Thanks to “Luminarias” for having a HUGE gorgeous buffet that met every item on my children’s list and then some. The children LOVED it and will remember this day for years to come!
I love wearing red during the holidays and this intricate “London Times” shutter sheath dress is a perfect choice. I felt beautiful in it and red truly is one of my colors. Ha!
*My momz is sporting a GwynnieBee dress too! It’s review is on “Outfits Of The Day” tab too.
My makeup is a blend of coppers and plums from my “Naked Pallet 2.” Add a retro victory roll with my blonde highlights and a sophisticated pony tail and my look was a classic style. When I’m walking around with food plates around tables and tables full of food I didn’t want to balance on my usual heels and decided on my ever comfortable ballerina flats.
Accessories were my favorite Oaxacan chandelier earrings and my colorful bangles. I like to stick to my usual as you can tell.
48 – 44 – 55 Height: 5’0
I’m wearing Size 18W and it fit me perfectly as I like to wear these body hugging styles loose so that my apron tummy isn’t highlighted by the design. I was able to slide the dress on me without opening the zipper. If you want a more fitted look I recommend the 16W for my measurements.
This dress is available on line at: <<<CLICK HERE>>>
I received my dress through my Gwynnie Bee subscription. If you haven’t tried this service I wholeheartedly recommend it. It is similar to “Netflix” and but with Plus Size clothing. This has helped meet my fashionista needs and do so within my tiny budget. JOIN with $10 for your FIRST month by Sunday (December 30th) and you’ll be entered to WIN a FREE 6 month subscription! Give it a try and let me know what you think.