Fashion

Summer Romper

June 28, 2015

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It’s officially the Summer time ladies! Time for backyard BBQs, beach days and endless sunshine. I absolutely love this time of year because its all about showing a little skin and taking in the warm sun rays. I stepped a bit out of my comfort zone with this outfit because traditionally, I have stayed away from rompers. I have never been able to find one that really flattered my body type. Most of them were either too short, too small or just plain ill fitting. I pretty much got to the point where I gave up on them altogether.  I decided to give them one more try with this 70’s inspired romper from ASOS and I’m so glad I did. You can really tell when a company makes a garment with plus size women in mind. From the longer length shorts to the elastic waistband to the fabric choice, it has restored my faith that rompers really can work for curvy frames. I encourage you all to step out of your comfort zones this season and try something that you would never normally wear. You may surprise yourself like I did!

Outfit details:

Romper: ASOS | Shoes: Fergie | Bag: Old Navy

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Fashion, Travel

TrendyCurvy in NYC

June 22, 2015

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I’ve spent the past 5 days in New York City for Full Figured Fashion Week and CurvyCon and if you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know that it has been an action packed week. From Manhattan to Greenwich Village to Brooklyn, I officially left my mark on the streets of New York. Meeting fellow bloggers, brands and plus size fashionistas was truly a special experience. Here is a little insight into my trip.

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I had the opportunity to visit the Rent The Runway store in Flatiron to select a dress for CurvyCon. If you are not already familiar with Rent The Runway, it is a company that allows women to rent high end dresses and evening wear for one-time events. So if you have a gala, a wedding or in my case, a conference to attend, you can get a designer dress at a low rental price. Rent The Runway has a plus size line with an amazing selection of dresses for us curvy girls. With stores in Chicago, Washington D.C., NYC and Las Vegas, you are sure to find the perfect look for any occasion.

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Jumpsuit: Michael Kors (similar here)

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Fashion, Travel

New York Street Style

June 19, 2015

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If you’ve been following me on social media, then you know that I am in New York City for Full Figured Fashion Week and CurvyCon. This week is filled with tons of exciting events catered towards the plus size community. It has been so amazing meeting bloggers, followers and designers that embrace all things curvy. Plus, New York is one of those cities that truly never sleeps so it has been exciting times this far.

Being that I live in Los Angeles, things are a little different on this side of the country. The biggest change is the amount of walking that I’ve done. Hopping in to a car is not an option so I’ve traded my heels for tennis shoes and made comfort and simplicity my number one priorities. Hence this street style look. It has been the perfect outfit for running all around town and just what I needed to survive this concrete jungle. The details of this look can be found on my Fitbay account. If you’re not already familiar with Fitbay, it is an app that allows you to connect with “body doubles” from around the world to share outfit ideas and inspiration. It is an amazing platform because you get to see women who look just like you down to the body measurements. You can also see what size garments they are wearing and links to the items. If you haven’t signed up already, be sure to sign up here or download the IOS app in your app store. The Android app is due to come out before the end of 2015.

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Fashion

California Cool

June 14, 2015

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If you don’t know already, I’m a California girl. Being born and raised in the Los Angeles area, I have come to know a type of easy Californian way of dressing. A mixture of boho, beachy and carefree are key characteristics to describe this style. I feel most comfortable and confident in a good pair of jeans and a t-shirt which is totally indicative of the West Coast way. That’s why this outfit from Charlotte Russe was the perfect look for me. Boyfriend style jeans have always been a favorite style of mine. They can be dressed up or down and offer a lot of versatility. I paired the jeans with a basic white crop top and a kimono style cardigan. I love kimonos because they offer a bit of coverage but still allow the outfit to be light and airy. Lastly I completed the outfit with lace up caged heels. This style of shoe is somewhat casual even though they are heels so it went well with this laid back look. Also, the caged design all around was a different touch and an unexpected feature to the shoe. Overall this outfit is “California Cool”, simple but still stylish.

Outfit details:

Kimono Cardigan | Crop Top | Boyfriend Jeans | Lace Up Heels*

Photographer: Steve Sauvemente

*Items have been provided courtesy of Charlotte Russe. All opinions are my own

Fashion

Blog Post Ready with Bioré®

June 8, 2015

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.
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As a blogger, photo shoots have become a part of everyday life. Being camera ready at any given moment is not the easiest thing to do but what helps me to look my best is taking good care of my skin. Great skin is the foundation to any look and can help enhance your style. I’m always on the hunt for products that help solve my skin issues so I was excited to try the new charcoal line from Bioré®. I tend to have oily skin so the offerings of the Bioré® Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser seemed like a perfect remedy. Natural Charcoal is known for its ability to draw out and trap deep-down impurities. By using this in the cleanser, it claims to deep clean 2x better than basic cleansers & naturally purify pores, leaving your skin tingly-smooth. Also, being oil-free and infused with Japanese Skin Purifying Technology, it’s gentle enough for everyday use. Everything sounded great so I had to give it a try.

Here’s how I prepared for my shoot. I started by using the Bioré® Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser to wash my face. It definitely tingles as the product claims which to me is a good sign that the cleanser is working. It left my skin feeling refreshed and provided a great base for makeup application.

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Then I selected what I would be wearing for the shoot. I settled on a tropical inspired shift dress with some fun red high heel sandals.

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In addition to the cleanser, I also picked up the Bioré® Self Heating One Minute Mask which actually warms upon contact to open your pores. By opening the pores, it removes dirt and oil, giving you purified pores in just 1 minute. All of these products can be found at Target in the skin care aisle. Purchase any 3 Biore items and you will receive a $5 gift card. Offer runs 6/7-6/20.

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You can always opt to order online here. Also, you can check out Bioré® across the globe here.

Be sure to check out more beauty tips from Bioré® at Target here. I’d love to hear your favorite!

Fashion

Tropical

June 7, 2015

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Lately I’ve been dreaming of taking a vacation to a tropical destination. A place where the only decisions that I will have to make are sun dress or bikini, margarita or piña colada. Since this dream vacation isn’t quite a reality yet, I decided to settle for wearing tropical inspired fashion to get me through. This palm print skirt was the perfect remedy. I used the skirt as a base for the look and wanted to tie in some bright colors. I saw this twist tie yellow top from ASOS and knew that it would help complete the island vibe that I was going for. Complete with mirrored aviator sunglasses and high heel sandals, this look is ready for tropics!

Outfit details:

Top: ASOS | Skirt: H&M (similar here) | Shoes: Charlotte Russe | Clutch: Charlotte Russe

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Fashion

Monif C. Beach Chic Giveaway!

June 5, 2015

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It’s giveaway time! This is my very first TrendyCurvy giveaway and I am so excited to be teaming up with Monif C. to give away one of her fabulous swimsuits from her newest collection, Sea by Monif C.

To enter is very simple. Just follow these two steps below and you could be the lucky winner!

1. Must follow @TrendyCurvy and @MonifCplussizes on Twitter

2. Retweet this post

THAT’S IT! Giveaway goes from June 5th – June 18th. Good luck!

*Swimsuit selection will be based on availability upon request

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Photographer: Steve Suavemente

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