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TrendyCurvy Travels: NYFW

September 14, 2017

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Outfit details:

Duster: Charlotte Russe | Top: Old Navy | Jeans: Celebrity Pink (in darker wash) | Hat: Target | Sunglasses: ASOS | Booties: NY & Co. (similar)

Hey, hey! So I am just getting back to Los Angeles and I could not WAIT to do this recap of my recent trip. I have been going to New York every year for 3 years now but never during fashion week. Luckily, the CurvyCon for the first time moved to September so that it occurred at the same time as NYFW.  That enabled me to kill two birds with one stone. So let’s just get right into my fun-filled 5 days in New York City!

Where I stayed

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If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I always give you guys the low down on the places that I stay while out of town. I love a cute and chic hotel that gives me decor envy and the Hotel 48LEX did just that. A quaint boutique hotel located in Midtown Manhattan (about a mile from Times Square) was the perfect place to stay while in New York. The rooms were spacious (which is saying a lot for New York) and the customer service was impeccable. Turn down service and complimentary wine and fruit were just some of the things the hotel provided. I would definitely recommend and will be going back.

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Day 1

I hit the ground running! I mean, 3 outfit changes in one day kind of busy. Side note: my luggage was 51 pounds going to New York so you know I stuffed that thing to the brim! One of my first stops was to a brunch sponsored my Target put on by the CurvyCon. The brunch was filled with bloggers and those that had platinum tickets. I opted for none other than a Target blouse from the Who What Wear collection and black pencil skirt.

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Outfit details:

Blouse: Target | Skirt: Torrid & Bisou Bisou (similar) | Shoes: INC International Concepts

Day 2

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Skirt: ASOS

Saturday was another busy day! Not only did I go to the CurvyCon but I also jetted off to the Christian Siriano runway show! It was my very first NYFW show and it could not have been more amazing. The show was filled with body diversity which made me feel so good as a plus size woman and the way the fashion industry is headed. I wore this amazing origami, hot pink skirt all day and I got SO many compliments on it. I felt like I was really representing for us curvy girls and proving that we are just a fashionable.

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On The Edge

September 10, 2017

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It’s time to break out the leather skirts and booties! These are two items that signify Fall fashion yet are still fitting to be worn now. I was browsing online looking for clothing when I came across these dark green booties. I literally stopped in my tracks because of how stunning the color was. I immediately bought them thinking that I would just hang on to them until the weather started to cool down. Then I was at Old Navy and noticed this tank top that was almost the same color as the booties. My fashion mind started churning and I knew at that moment that I was going to combine the two. But what to put in between? A faux-leather skirt! Skirts are perfect right now because it’s still warm and the leather provides a different texture to help break up the monochromatic colors. I finished it off with a fringe clutch to match the edginess and my look was complete!

Outfit Details:

Top: Old Navy | Skirt: River Island & Fashion to Figure (similar)  | Booties: NY & Company

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Werkin’ 9 to 5

September 3, 2017

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Every Monday through Friday when you wake up in the morning, you have to ask yourself this question. Am I going to work today or am I going to werk? There’s a very distinct difference between the two. Just the slight change in the spelling dictates whether you want to blend in or stand out. Now this look isn’t for the faint of heart and certainly not for more conservative work places. However if you are able to pull it off, it would be a great way to infuse some chic style into your work wear while still looking professional.

I personally feel like it should be more acceptable to wear color at work. You spend more time at work than you do at home so you might as well be able to wear something that would brighten up the office. And this fire engine red skirt would do just that. It’s definitely a statement piece but I think pairing it with a black & white striped top helps to mute it. We can all agree that a button up blouse is the ultimate sign of professionalism so the top helps to balance out the unconventional color on the bottom. It’s the best of both worlds.

So again I ask you, are you going to work or werk? Your choice.

Outfit details:

Top: New York & Company | Skirt: ASOS | Shoes: Express (similar) | Bag: ASOS (similar)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Coming Up Roses

August 31, 2017

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The first day of September is tomorrow which means that temperatures will start to cool and the crisp air of Fall will be upon us. One of the main things that I’m most excited about for the upcoming season are the Fall colors! There is no season that can compare to the deep, rich hues that Fall is known for. These colors range from Cabernet wine (a personal favorite) to bright mustard to olive and other earthy tones. I just love this palette and how it encompasses the very essence of Fall.

This look from Modcloth showcases the transition of Summer to Fall. As you know, I’ve been featuring several looks highlighting how you can style outfits for this in between time and this is just another simple way to do so. This look blends the floral patterns and vibrancy of Summer while staying true to the Fall colors that I was just speaking of. The full midi skirt and button front cardigan perfectly embody transitional style. It’s light and airy while still providing coverage for the months ahead. Best of all, it’s versatile. Even though I’ve worn these items together, I can easily break them apart and pair them with different garments. That’s the power of fashion!

Head over to Modcloth to browse through their selection of great pre-Fall pieces!

Outfit details:

Cardigan | Skirt : Modcloth

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

*This post is sponsored by Modcloth. All opinions are my own

Make ‘Em Blush

August 27, 2017

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Can you believe that we are at the end of August and September starts next week?! Where has this year gone? I was just in the grocery store the other day and I noticed the Halloween displays that were already up. I thought to myself “wow, they are starting really early this year” not realizing that it’s practically September with October right behind it. Before you know it, we are going to be in the holiday season! Any who, if you have not started to formulate your Fall wardrobe, now would be the perfect time because clearly time is waiting for no one.

I’ve been featuring transitional pieces on my blog these past couple of weeks with Fall skirts found here and here. The focus being on versatility so that you can accomplish many looks with the same key piece. Well, now we are moving to outerwear which is essential for the upcoming cooler months. Duster jackets are one of my favorite garments because of how many ways you can style them. Blush is a great multi-seasonal color so that mixed with versatile outerwear is a winning combination. A simple tank top and girlfriend jeans was all I needed to complete this look finished off with a light grey tote and some fun metallic sandals. This is transitional style made easy!

Outfit details:

Duster Jacket: Boohoo | Jeans: Celebrity Pink (darker wash) | Tank Top: Old Navy | Purse: GILT & Nastygal (similar)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Ivy League

August 20, 2017

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So remember in my last post where I said that it’s time to start investing in those Summer to Fall transitional pieces? Well here’s another example of that. You almost don’t even need to try anymore because Summer styles are definitely fleeting. The key is to choose garments that still have some elements of Summer so that they aren’t totally out of place but have some Fall details as well. For instance, the slit in the skirt makes it comfortable and breathable to wear now, but the deep tones along with the sweater-like material translate easily to the upcoming season. My favorite detail is the black piping that just takes it to another level. Details are where the best of the garment lies.

Stay tuned for more ways to incorporate transitional garments into your wardrobe so that you will be stylish this Fall!

Outfit details:

Top: JM Collection (similar) | Skirt: NY & Company (wearing size XL) | Shoes: ASOS (similar) | Strapless Bra: Curvy Couture

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Transitional Style

August 17, 2017

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Whether you like it or not, Summer is coming to a close and Fall is inching it’s way closer and closer. I personally, am very excited about the upcoming season as Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. I just feels like it is the height of fashion and some of the best garments are designed for the the Fall season.

With fashion always being a season ahead, Fall styles have already reached retail stores. In fact, I even saw thigh high boots the other day! (I’m ready, but not THAT ready). However, the weather is still warm so what’s a girl to do when you can only shop Fall items in the Summertime? Well, this is when those transitional pieces become so important because they will take you from season to season.

For instance, I received this amazing black and white pencil skirt from my latest Stitch Fix package. For those that are not familiar with Stitch Fix, here’s a brief overview. Stitch Fix is an online styling service where you fill out a profile of information pertaining to your body shape, style preferences, budget, etc. Then, a team of stylists take that information and put together items that they think you would like. When you receive your “fix”, you try on the clothes/accessories and you keep what you love and send back what you don’t. It’s that simple. My stylist was so spot on with this skirt and the other items in my fix because she selected pieces that I could get a lot of wear out of (and y’all know I have no problems wearing something multiple times).

The black and white geometric design is not only fashionable but it also allows for a very versatile palette. With temperatures still high, I paired it with an off the shoulder white bodysuit and bright pink pumps for a pop of color. As time goes on though, I can also pair this skirt with a moto jacket and booties or even a blazer and pumps for the office. This one garment can take you from season to season and occasion to occasion.

So with that said, if you would like to give Stitch Fix a try, you can sign up here. They have certainly have sent me some great pieces that are not readily available to consumers and introduced me to many new brands. Tell em Ms. Kristine sent ya!

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

*This post is sponsored by Stitch Fix. All opinions are my own