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Spring Maxi

May 21, 2018

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It’s maxi dress season and it’s one of my favorite times of the year! Maxi dresses are the ultimate Spring/Summer go to. Not to mention that are super easy and comfortable to wear. Whenever I’m going out of town to somewhere warm, they are the first thing that I think about it to pack. While on vacation, you just want no fuss fashion, am I right? But even if I am home, maxis are perfect for weekend brunch with friends or really any casual weekend activity.

This particular maxi dress was a find that I got from thredUP. If by chance you are not familiar with the company, thredUP is an online consignment and thrift store where you can purchase lightly worn, secondhand clothing at a fraction of the retail price. They have a huge selection of everything from clothing to accessories to shoes so you are sure to find something you love. I have personally loved shopping their site because they have so many great pieces and even better deals. I love a good bargain (you can thank my mother for that)!

In fact, this entire look is from thredUP. The dress, the straw bag AND the sandals I purchased from them. In addition to Summer garments, I have been looking for great accessories as well such as this straw bag which is a season’s must-have! Then I loved these fun, multicolored sandals for vacay style. Here’s the breakdown of what I saved.

Dress:

Retail Price – $48

thredUP Price – $38.99

 

Bag:

Retail Price – $60

thredUP Price – $27.99

 

Sandals:

Retail Price – $39

thredUP Price – $27.99

That means I got everything for under $100! Lastly, I love how versatile these items are. I can wear them with so many different outfits and they will be perfect for my upcoming vacations.

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

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

Lilac

May 20, 2018

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Lilac was named the official color of the season by many notable fashion publications. So of course with my blog having trendy in the name, I had to follow the trend. Lilac and pastel colors are nothing new for Spring but like all trends, they come back around in new and exciting ways. This color has exploded onto the market being offered in jackets, dresses, jumpsuits and more making it the “it” hue of the moment. We know as plus size women that it’s not always easy to follow what’s popular simply because it’s not readily available in our sizes. So when I saw this skirt from Eva Mendes’ line at New York & Company, needless to say I jumped on it.

This skirt is not plus size but because it is a sweater like material, it is very plus size friendly. Plus they go up to an XXL which is the equivalent to about a size 20. While subtle, it is such a feminine and pretty color that is perfect for the season. I wanted to keep the palette light and bright so I paired it with a white off the shoulder top and taupe heels. It’s minimalist and simple yet chic. You can also do a monochromatic look with this matching top also from the line. Whatever way you decide to style it, the important thing to note is that we don’t have to be excluded from trends. We can make styles work for us and this is a perfect example of that.

Outfit details:

Top: Charlotte Russe (similar) | Skirt: NY & Company (wearing size XL) | Shoes: BCBGeneration

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Vibrant Style

May 19, 2018

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*This post is sponsored by Macy’s x Tommy Hilfiger. All opinions are my own

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Since Summer is just on the horizon, I’m dabbling in bold and bright prints in preparation for the upcoming season. The Summertime is prime for wearing tropical inspired fashion, colorful styles and more. This top from Tommy Hilfiger’s plus line available at Macy’s embodies just that. It is made for someone that is not afraid to stand out and have a little fun with their wardrobe. Comprised of neon-like colors from the highlighter yellow to the deep coral, this top is sure to be noticed. To further fit within the Summer vibe, I decided to tie this button up blouse rather than tucking it in. I feel like that gave it a very laid-back feel that was necessary for the look.

Pairing it with white denim served to be a stark contrast to the top. Because the print is so vibrant, it needed something to mellow it out so that it could be balanced. These white jeans, also from Tommy Hilfiger’s plus size line, was the clean slate that this outfit needed. Finally, I just finished it off with simple nude sandals and gold accessories.

Be sure to check out the full line of Tommy Hilfiger plus at Macy’s here!

Outfit details:

Top: Tommy Hilfiger | Jeans: Tommy Hilfiger

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Bloom

May 17, 2018

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This post is sponsored by Macy’s x City Chic. All opinions are my own

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Every now and then I come across a dress that is the epitome of feminine and chic. This dress is just that. There are so many little details that made me fall in love with this garment. The first is the print. It has a soft and understated nature about it that I find really endearing. Although I love a bold and bright print, it’s nice to tone it down sometimes in a really pretty and subtle way. Plus, the floral design pairs so well with this style of dress. The second thing that I love is how the dress is made for whimsical romance. What I mean by that is it makes a statement when you walk, just twirling in the wind behind you. That’s thanks to the sheer overlay that allows for air to flow in and through creating a picturesque vision. With details such as these, you don’t really need much else to complete the look. The dress is the star in and of itself.

As you will see from the outfit details below, this dress is from City Chic. I have really been loving the dress selection from City Chic lately and I especially enjoy the fact that I can pick them up at my local Macy’s. Macy’s plus has such a wide selection of styles and brands that it has been my go-to destination for quite some time. Be sure to check out the full line of City Chic available at Macy’s found here.

Outfit details:

Dress: City Chic (wearing size 18W)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

The Weekender

May 13, 2018

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This is one of those looks that is perfect for any casual weekend activity.  It has all of the important elements that qualifies it for chic weekender style. One of the most crucial components is first and foremost comfort. That’s why I started out with a great pair of skinny jeans from LOFT. Ever since I had the opportunity to try LOFT’s plus denim, I have worn them more times that I care to admit. They quickly became one of my favorite pairs and combine both comfort and style.  The second factor is wearing a top that you can just throw on and go. I love how this particular blouse comes with a built in belt so it really doesn’t need anything to be added to it. Finally I got these great pair of heels from a recent Stitch Fix box. They have a relatively low, chunky heel that make them easy to walk around in. Also, they have this great laser cut design and cut outs that elevate the style of this shoe. With a brown tote and some gold accessories, I was ready for some weekend fun!

Outfit details:

Top: JcPenney | Jeans: LOFT | Bag: DSW (similar) | Shoes: Report (exact pair in different colors). Similar pair, same color found here | Necklace: Anthropologie (similar)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

TrendyCurvy Travels: Key West & Miami

May 11, 2018

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Let me preface this post by saying this is going to be a long one. I traveled to Key West and Miami for a total of 7 nights and 8 days so I have many details and fun experiences to share. I promise it will be worth the read though! So without further adieu, let’s get into it.

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Outfit details – Kimono sold out. Similar here | Tank Top: Old Navy | Shorts: Slink Jeans | Sandals: New York & Company | Hat: Nordstrom (similar)

So as I mentioned, I recently flew from LAX to Miami for some much needed rest and relaxation. I’ve been to Miami several times and I really wanted to experience a new place. I’ve been to Key West before but only as a short stop on a cruise so I really didn’t get to experience it fully. Since Key West is only a 3 hour drive from Miami, I decided to make the trip down the southernmost point of the United States and stay for a few days.

Where I stayed

If you haven’t noticed by now from following my travels on social media, I’m very particular about where I stay. I’m the friend that does way too much research to find what I hope will be the best hotels and resorts to make the whole experience worthwhile. I don’t splurge on very many things when it comes to day to day life so when I get opportunities to go to different places, where I lay my head is very important. I stumbled on this beautiful resort called the Ocean’s Edge Hotel & Marina and immediately fell in love! It was modern, sleek but still had a Caribbean flair. Every room has a view of the water so there isn’t a bad spot in the entire place. I stayed in the Ocean King Suite which was even more stunning in person than the pictures online.

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Click below for more about my trip!

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Color Stripe

May 6, 2018

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If you’ve been following me on social media for the last few days, you know that I have been vacationing in Key West, Florida and now in Miami. I absolutely love coming down here with all the sunshine, bright colors and tropical vibes. It mirrors my style completely and I feel a need to blend in with the scenery. Every time I think of going on vacation, I immediately want to go somewhere with warm water and my wardrobe becomes a colorful rainbow palette. Hence this outfit that I think encompasses Miami style.

We are definitely entering crop top season so it was only fitting to wear one here. I like to just show a sliver of skin in my midsection so this top hit me just right. The color is all over this top so there was no need to carry it to the bottom. Just a simple ponte pencil skirt (which is one of my favorite black skirts might add) did the trick. With colorful accessories to play off the top, this look was complete!

Outfit details:

Top: JcPenney | Skirt: Torrid | Shoes: Kenneth Cole (similar) | Clutch: Bluefly (similar)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente