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Summertime Fine

June 26, 2016

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Summer is here ladies and gentlemen! The time that we all have been waiting for. Temperatures heated up in the blink of an eye here in Los Angeles, going from mid 70s as the high, to 90 and even 100 degrees! Needless to say my wardrobe is consisting of dresses, skirts, shorts and only fabrics that are light and breathable.

I found this great cobalt blue dress while browsing online. I love the richness of this shade as its the perfect palette for the season. It’s also great for keeping me cool during this heat wave. You all know that I love color blocking even in a subtle way so I decided to sprinkle in some neons to add to the look. Neon colors are always on trend when temperatures start to rise so don’t be a afraid to add a bright pop to your outfits. These colors mesh together beautifully but can also work with many other combinations (i.e. neon and pink, cobalt and orange, etc.). Try different color palettes to come up with your own unique look!

Outfit details:

Dress: Nordstrom Rack, wearing XL (very similar here) | Shoes: Smash Shoes

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

NYC with Team Fit for Me

June 22, 2016

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Hey everyone! So I am still recovering from my recent trip to New York City and adjusting back into everyday life. And while I still haven’t unpacked, I wanted to give a complete recap of my week spent with team Fit for Me in the Big Apple. As you are probably already aware, I was selected to be a brand ambassador for Fit For Me which is a division of Fruit of the Loom that is specifically made for curves. Fit for Me by Fruit of the Loom sponsors Full Figured Fashion Week that is held annually in NYC and marked with events, fashion shows, workshops, etc. all week long. So needless to say, I was a busy girl! Here are all of the week’s events plus outfit details all wrapped into one!

Day 1

I landed in NYC at 5:45am and then darted off to my first event at 9:00am. Talk about a quick turnaround! Thanks to concealer and this beautifully colored dress set, I was ready to go. This outfit was perfect to kick off the week. It was vibrant and comfortable and hugged me in all the right places!

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With Madeline Jones, editor-in-chief of Plus Model Magazine.

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This event was curated by Denise Caldwell, celebrity stylist, and showcased how Fit for Me underwear and tanks can suit any outfit.

Outfit details: Dress & Duster: NY & Co. | Shoes: Vince Camuto

Day 2 (Happy birthday to me!)

I was fortunate enough to bring in my birthday in the great city of NYC! I felt so blessed to be able to partake in this amazing opportunity while celebrating another year of life. God is good! I celebrated by doing what any other tourist would do, by going to the Statue of Liberty. It was such a beautiful day with breathtaking views of the city.

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Upon returning to my hotel room, I was greeted with some flowers that my family sent me and champagne, a card and some of my favorite goodies from my boyfriend. I felt so loved! It was great to see everything on my window seal every time I returned to the room.

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Then it was time for the Curves at Sea boat cruise! This is one of the most highly anticipated events of the week. Everyone gets decked out in their all white outfits and heads to a Hornblower yacht that cruises around the harbor. My Fit for Me team and I were dressed to impress!

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Outfit details: Dress: Rachel Roy | Shoes: Calvin Klein | Choker: Aldo

Day 3

I started the day by attending the Celebrate My Size Expo where you could shop your favorite brands such as Fit for Me, Ashley Stewart, Lane Bryant and more as well as enjoy some light refreshments!

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With Allison McGevna

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With Chante of Everything Curvy & Chic

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Outfit details: Dress: ASOS | Belt: City Chic | Shoes: Vince Camuto

Day 4

I had a little downtime so I decided to go on over to Greenwich village for some banana pudding from Magnolia Bakery (so good!). Of course, still representing Fit for Me!

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Then I went out to an event and dinner with some fellow blogger boos in this super cute Adrianna Papell dress from Gwynnie Bee! Available for closeting soon!

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Day 5

Another gorgeous day in NYC called for a dress that was as bright as the sunshine! I absolutely love this color for the Summer and the fit wrapped around my every curve. I got to meet so many of my followers and the people that I follow and it was a such positive sisterhood of plus size women.

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With Project Runway winner, Ashley Nell Tipton

Outfit details: Dress: Rachel Roy (wearing a 2x)

Finally, I rounded out my NY trip by attending the highly anticipated runway showcase. Held in a beautiful ballroom and showcasing designers like Ashley Stewart, Cameo de Bore and of course Fit for Me, it was a must see event!

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And that’s a wrap! See you next time NYC!

Outfit details: Floral Waterfall Jacket & Pants Set: Simply Be | Crop Top: Forever 21+

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Hot Pink

June 12, 2016

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Can you believe Summer is right around the corner? This year is truly flying by! And while I feel like I was just getting the hang of Spring fashion trends, I can’t help but to dabble in Summer styles as well. Hence this adorable hot pink midi skirt from Forever 21. When I saw this skirt online, I knew that I had to order it and the color was even more vibrant in person. It’s a great piece to have for these warmer days ahead because of the lightweight fabric and it blends chic style with a feminine touch. To add my own little twist as I love to do, I paired my skirt with black and white strappy sandals and matching accessories to give some contrast to the pink. I couldn’t help but feel like a plus size Barbie.

Outfit details:

Tank Top: Similar here | Skirt: Forever 21 | Shoes: Charles Jourdan (other black & white sandals here and here)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Easy Breezy

June 5, 2016

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Kimonos are one of my favorite garments for this time of year. They are light, airy and can pretty work for every body type. Best of all, since kimonos are meant to fit loose, you can get them from nearly everywhere (straight and plus size stores). They ramp up a simple t-shirt and jeans look and instantly add some drama to your outfit. They can also be worn with a myriad of things from dresses to jeans to even swimwear. The options are limitless!

This kimono is unfortunately not available online, however I’ve listed some of my favorites below so that you can still match my look.

Outfit details:

Kimono: H&M (available in store. Others listed above) | Pants: Old Navy | Bag: Similar here | Shoes: Coach (similar here – 40% off temporarily)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

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