Holiday Sparkle

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It’s the holiday season and arguably the most wonderful time of the year! I personally love everything about the holidays – the decorating, the gift giving and of course, the parties. I love a good holiday party that allows you to dress up and wear something that you wouldn’t normally wear. My go-to for Christmas and New Years attire is sequins. It’s such a festive material that reflects the spirit of the occasion. I found this sequin skirt that is perfect for the holidays. The green color is a little unexpected and it is sure to be a crowd favorite. Although sequins may seem limiting, it actually can be versatile, pairing it with black, as I did, a white collared shirt or even a green top to make a monochromatic look. Either way you style it, you are sure to be the best dressed at the party. Tis’ the season!

Outfit details:

Top: ASOS | Skirt: Dorothy Perkins | Shoes: Fergie | Necklace: Natasha Accessories

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

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Gone with the wind…

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Now you all know that I was born and raised in Los Angeles and I love everything about my city (well, minus the traffic). I also love to support LA businesses so this post is brought to you by a local clothing boutique called Philthy Ragz. I have been a fan of Philthy Ragz for quite some time now because their clothing is not that of a regular boutique. They bring another level of chic and fabulous to each of their garments. Also, I love that their clothing has a certain drama factor about it hence the name for this post. The items that I selected just blow in the wind as though I’m running off into the horizon of beautiful sunset (maybe that’s a little too dramatic but you get the point). It’s simply gone with the wind fabulous.

Outfit details:

Dress: Philthy Ragz | Boots: Forever 21

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Outfit details:

Top: Philthy Ragz | Jeans: Fashion to Figure | Shoes: Steve Madden

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

*Items provided courtesy of Philthy Ragz. All opinions are my own

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Fall Style

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Living in Southern California, we have a unique challenge (some would say privilege) of trying to carry out Fall styles in warmer weather. One way to tackle this challenge is by wearing earthly tones that resemble Fall colors. Now, I must say that I do love a good jumpsuit but with this particular jumpsuit being sleeveless and with temperatures being slightly cool in LA, I didn’t want to wear it just by itself. I was able to find this velvet fringed kimono that was a perfect compliment to the jumpsuit. The orange and green added some pops of color while fringe detail added a bit of flare. Also, because the kimono is of a heavier fabric, it served its purpose in keeping me warm from this harsh (kidding) LA weather. Fall fashion done the Cali way.

Outfit details:

Jumpsuit: Pink Clubwear* | Kimono: Calvin Klein

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

*Jumpsuit provided courtesy of Pink Clubwear. All opinions are my own

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Rocker Chic

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I think we all have that edgy, unexpected side to us. It’s the cool, carefree, bada** (shut yo’ mouth) type of attitude that doesn’t care about following the rules and beats to the sound of her own drum. Gone are the days where this rocker persona is filled with heavy makeup and grunge. Nowadays, this rocker style has taken on a chic revamp with leather, studs and fringe being the focal point of this new aesthetic. I wanted to incorporate elements of each of these to fit my style so I paired this zipper detailed jacket with faux leather leggings to serve as a base of my rocker-esque look. I love all black outfit that mixes together different textures to make the outfit a little bit more interesting. I also found these peep toe booties with small studded details on the shoe to compliment the gold detailing in the jacket. And of course, nothing would be better suited than a fringed clutch in my hand. My rock star transformation is complete!

Outfit details:

Jacket: Fashion to Figure* | Leggings: INC International Concepts | Shoes: JCPenney  | Bag: Similar here

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

*Jacket courtesy of FTF. All opinions are my own

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Rustic

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Doesn’t this skirt just scream Fall to you? The burnt orange, rust color is so reminiscent of a blend of Fall foliage. In addition to loving the color of this skirt, I also love the design of it. If you’re like me, anything with gathering, rouching or draping you are immediately drawn to. It’s those details that hide little imperfections or fall in just the right places to give you that perfect silhouette. In this case, the front flap camouflages the tummy area while still enhancing the curves.

I paired my skirt with black but I could have easily paired it with lighter colors such as white and nude or even mint. I also decided to incorporate a dark blue and teal necklace from Everything Will Be Cute to give it a subtle, unexpected contrast. There are many ways to style these items to make them the perfect look for you.

Outfit details:

Top: Forever 21 | Skirt: ASOS | Necklace: Everything Will Be Cute

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

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Back to Basics

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I’m a girl that loves her fair share of glamour and flashy things but every now and then, I just want to be simple. There’s something about an understated look that marries comfort and style together. It’s like you can finally exhale from the everyday “beauty is pain” mantra. A great pair of jeans, a super soft top and minimal accessories are the perfect elements to an easy going outfit.

If you are following me on Instagram (which you should be), you know that I just posted about this cool new app called Fitbay. This app takes your body type information (weight, height, shape, etc.) and they provide you with other users of the app that are your “body doubles”. By following your body doubles, you can see what their favorite clothing items are AND (here’s the best part) the size that they bought. How many times have you shopped online and wondered which size would fit you best? Let’s face it, those sizing charts aren’t exactly accurate. By using the app, you can not only get style inspiration but fit information to find the best clothes for your shape. Be sure to download the app and find my profile: fitbay.com/trendycurvy. Outfit details will be posted there!

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

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It’s Just Black & White

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Black and white will never go out of style. It’s one of those timeless fashion combinations that never cease to die out. Because the staples are so basic and minimal, it allows for so much versatility with prints, textures, accessories and more. I personally can’t get enough of black, white and gold (hence my outfit). I first spotted the skirt and fell in love with the large print. Also the slit in the front was a nice touch. I already had in my mind how I wanted to style it and everything just came together (I love when that happens!).

Now we must talk about my shoes! How many of my ladies have large feet (size 10 and up)? It can be a struggle finding cute shoes in your size, right? Well my dear friend has solved this problem for us by creating a shoe line specifically for sizes 10-13. And they are fabulous honey! You can find the complete line on her website, Smash Shoes. I’m wearing the ‘Mercedes’ pair and I have probably worn them three times already since I got them a week ago. This pair, along with many others, are stylish, on trend and most importantly in your size. Please support the launch of her new company! As a young woman of color, I couldn’t be more proud to call her a friend and now entrepreneur. Buy a pair and tell a friend. Be sure to hashtag #smashshoes!

Outfit Details:

Top: ASOS | Belt: ASOS | Skirt: JCPenney | Bag: H&M | Shoes: Smash Shoes

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

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