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Block Party

May 29, 2016

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Color blocking is a trend that will never go out of style for me. It transcends seasons, styles and color palettes so pretty much anyone can accomplish this look at any time of year. If you are unfamiliar with color blocking, although I’m sure you can figure it out from this look, it is essentially taking bold colors on the opposite side of the color wheel and putting them together to create a color contrast. This contrast brings about a fun, chic and unexpected look that can so easily be assembled. Having a guide such as the color wheel takes the guessing out of it and also opens up many more combinations of your own. Although color blocking is about choosing opposites, the color selections do not necessarily have to follow that rule and can be similar as well (hence this blue green). It’s all about trying different combinations, not just with garments but with accessories as well to create a winning look that suits you.

Outfit details:

Top: H&M (similar here) | Skirt: Eloquii | Clutch: INC International Concepts

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

 

Trending Topic

May 22, 2016

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This post is dedicated to the power of curves. While my blog and all of my posts are focused on curvy fashion and proving that plus size women are just as beautiful/fashionable/trendy as anyone else, I think its also important to remind ourselves of the sheer power that we possess. Simply put, “curves are trending” as this shirt so perfectly displays. Notice that it does not say “Curves are a Trend”. A trend would indicate that curves are a passing fad or something that comes and goes but that is certainly not the case.

We all know the statistics. In 2012, an estimated 67% of American women were above a size 14 and I’m sure that percentage is even higher today. We also know that despite this fact, plus size women are one the most underrepresented demographics in the fashion industry. Yet in still, we are revolutionizing fashion because of our refusal to be ignored. It is because of our massive spending power, our open letters to brands and our undeniable influence that the industry has begun to take notice. And while we still have a long way to go, brands, media outlets and the like are realizing that leaving us out of the conversation is doing them as well as us a disservice. So in summary, keep those curves trending, keep the conversations going, keep slaying and keep demanding more. We are making an impact and we are here to stay.

Outfit details:

Top: Boutique+ at JCPenney | Skirt: Old Navy | Pumps: BCBGeneration (similar here, in Teal here)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

White Peach

May 15, 2016

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Crisp, bright whites are one of the season’s hottest trends. Although pretty simple, it has such a classic and clean look to it that just reads expensive. I used to shy away from white in fear that it would “show everything” since white is not a very forgiving color (not to mention I was sure that I would get stains all over it). I have learned, however, how to incorporate whites into my wardrobe in ways that look best on me. In this instance, I wanted a blank canvas on top with the boyfriend tee and the blazer, but to sprinkle in some Spring shades with the peach bag and matching shoes. And that is what TrendyCurvy is all about, taking the best of the season’s trends and making them work for you!

Outfit details:

Blazer: Similar here | Top: Charlotte Russe | Jeans: Melissa McCarthy | Clutch: Apt. 9 (in camel) | Shoes: Missguided (in blue and black)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Spring Lipstick Shades for Darker Skin

May 13, 2016

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Today I am doing something a little different on the blog. Although I love fashion, I also love to dabble in beauty, particularly lipsticks. Lipsticks are such a great way to get an instant pop of color. They can be the perfect accessory to your outfit by complimenting your color scheme or being the contrast that you need to really make your look shine. The best part is that lipsticks are easily accessible to everyone and different shades can look great on a myriad of skin tones. This post, however, is dedicated to my brown girls since I am a brown girl myself and wanted to test out some brightly colored shades for the Spring/Summer seasons.

Lipstick Color: ColourPop Mars

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So I finally got on the ColourPop train. I have been hearing about this brand for so long and how they have great quality products for inexpensive prices. I almost thought that it was too good to be true. With these matte lipsticks for only $6/each, I thought there has to be something wrong with them, right? I was pleasantly surprised with this bright coral color that is the same texture and consistency of some of my $20 lip shades. Needless to say, I’m a believer!

Lipstick Color: Stila Cosmetics Como

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This is probably my favorite lipstick shade. Every time I wear it, I get SO many compliments. Although its a bright color, it complements my skin tone well. A mixture of a pink and purple, it gives off a flawless shade that is sure to get you noticed. Best thing is, its versatile. I originally saw this lip color on a blogger that was white and fell in love with it on her. After heading to my nearest Sephora and trying it on for myself, I knew that I had a winner.

Lipstick Color: Coloured Raine Electric Raine

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For my bold girls, this color is for you! This orange colored hue is one that will definitely get you noticed. Electric is actually the perfect name to describe it. Although it is a vibrant shade, our melanin can handle it. The warmth and richness of our skin tone is a great balance and only enhances our face creating an overall glowing look. P.S. – Coloured Raine is a black owned business.

Lipstick Color: Jeffree Star Cosmetics Prom Night

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I love a good pink lipstick. It is my go-to for a lot of looks because its a great pop of color that is noticeable yet can also blend in. This shade from Jeffree Star screams all things Spring. It is fun, vibrant and totally girlie (sort of like me). A classic Barbie pink that is matte and lasts all day? Sign me up!

Lipstick Color: ColourPop Trap with Revlon Super Natural Gloss

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Ok raise your hand if you are a brown skin girl who has had the hardest time finding a great nude lipstick? (insert raised hand emoji here). It is such a struggle right? If they are not making your lips look completely ashy, they just appear non-existent altogether. I stumbled on these two products and I am so thankful that I did. I had to buy several of the ColourPop colors because, hello, only $6 and I didn’t want to pay for shipping twice if I loved them. So that creates the base of these nude lips. That only looks great but is matte and I was looking for a more glossy look. I received this Revlon gloss in a gift bag and it is so perfect for me. With a slight tint of color, it adds the shine to any nude shade and creates a simple yet flawless appearance.

Hugs & KISSES,

Kristine

Red Blaze

May 9, 2016

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The smartest thing you can do for your wardrobe is have versatile garments that can work for many different occasions. This is one of the reasons why I love blazers so much. The obvious use of them is for the office, however, paired with the right elements it can easily be a playful, fun weekend look or even be perfect for girls night out. Hence this look. The blazer, while normally is a structured garment, is not the case with this outfit. The loose, button-less jacket gives off a more relaxed feel and the fiery red color is far from traditional. I decided to go all the way casual with some distressed denim shorts that fell slightly lower than the blazer’s length. Although blazers and distressed denim seem like complete opposites, they are one of my favorite, go-to combinations. It’s almost like the ying and yang that an outfit needs to be balanced. To complete my look, I included leopard print high heel sandals and a matching clutch that truly helped to tie everything together.

Outfit details:

Blazer: Calvin Klein | Shorts: JcPenney | Shoes: Charlotte Russe (similar here) | Clutch: Sole Society (similar here)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Picture Perfect with Walgreens

May 2, 2016

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Today I am reminiscing on a fun weekend spent in Palm Springs during weekend 1 of Coachella. I attended the POPSUGAR Cabana Club for the second year in a row, and let me tell you, this is one of my favorite events to attend. The party is marked with festival-style fashion and vibes and there are always great activities to partake in while there. Held at the beautiful Avalon Hotel, you can’t help but to capture pictures all over this venue. With the perfect setup of the DJ in the black and white cabana, picturesque pool right behind it and surprises in each of the villas, it was another amazing event.

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This year, Walgreens helped us picture fanatics feed our addictions by having a cute photo Airstream at the venue. I, of course, took full advantage, snapping photos left and right. The cool thing is that the photos printed out right then AND you could send them via email as well. At , you can do something similar by printing your photos out online, on the app or in store. With the ability to choose different sizes, quantities and other products like Canvas prints, wood panels and more your creativity can run wild and you can develop some really unique items from your memorable moments just as I have done below.

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Be sure to check out Walgreens Photo for your next printing needs. From prints to photo books to posters, calendars and more, you can really customize your moments in a creative way. Best part is that you can get 40% off with the coupon code: COACHPICS

Disclaimer: Coupon code COACHPICS valid for up to 5 uses per Walgreens.com/photo account or the Walgreens Mobile App thru May 31, 2016. Code must be entered at time of checkout to apply discount. Includes collage. Discount does not apply to previous purchases, taxes or shipping charges. Orders must be placed by logged-in customer by May 31, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time to qualify. Timing will be determined by Walgreens server clock. Offers cannot be combined on one product. Multiple coupons can be used in one cart if no overlapping products exist in the offers being applied. Shipping costs may apply if in-store pickup is not available in your area. Offer not valid in store. Void where prohibited. No cash value. Subject to change without notice.

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This post was sponsored by Walgreens through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Walgreens, all opinions are my own.

Lemon Drop

May 1, 2016

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This look combines everything that I love: a great pair of ripped jeans, a comfortable t-shirt and a colorful pump. Although I love a good fitted dress or pencil skirt, this is truly my go-to outfit for those casual weekend activities. It allows me to be comfortable yet stylish in my own unique way. Pops of color, as many of you already know, is my favorite way to take ordinary looks to the next level. Without these lemon pumps and matching handbag, this outfit would be very basic and plain. However, by adding just those two elements, it brings a fun and bright detail to your wardrobe.

Outfit details:

Top: ASOS (similar here) | Jeans : Charlotte Russe (similar here and here) | Shoes: Nine West | Bag: Nine West

Photographer: Steve Suavemente