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Striped Right

February 19, 2017

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How many times have you heard that plus size women shouldn’t wear stripes? It’s usually one of the first fashion “dont’s” that arise when it comes to dressing a plus size frame.  The theory is that stripes make you look wider, especially horizontal stripes because of the nature of the design. We all know that this is a myth and that plus size women can wear stripes just like anyone else. What I always say is that there really aren’t any fashion “dont’s”, there are only opportunities to make those trends or styles work for you.

So I decided to be living proof of turning a “don’t” into a “do” by rocking this multicolored striped skirt from Rachel Roy. I love the mixture of Winter and Spring colors in the skirt that will come in handy for the upcoming Spring season. Since the stripes are the highlight of this look, I paired it with a simple off the shoulder top and my fave nude pumps creating a cute, chic look (if I do say so myself).

So to all of the people out there that put limits on our style, its time to fall in line!

Outfit details:

Top: Similar here | Skirt: Rachel Roy | Shoes: Nine West (Similar here) | Clutch: INC International Concepts

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Spring Fling

February 14, 2017

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Spring is just on the horizon which means warmer weather, brighter colors and longer days are ahead! Although Fall/Winter are my favorites for fashion, I also love the blooming of the Springtime. It is a breath of fresh air to shed the heavy layers in exchange for lighter, cooler color palettes. And since its Valentine’s Day, it’s only right to call this post Spring Fling! Just for a moment we are going to forget that we are still in Winter and have a brief fling with Spring.

Old Navy has been one of my favorite denim brands for quite some time now particularly their Rockstar line. In anticipation of the upcoming season, they have fun, colored denim in their Rockstar line that are the perfect pop of color. With shades from Tattle Teal (which I’m wearing) to Strawberry Dust, you can put together an outfit that is unique and stylish. Pair it with a crisp white blouse as I did, a chambray top or just a simple t-shirt to create a look that will leave you head over heels!

Outfit details:

Top | Pants (wearing size 18). Size 22+ here | Bag (Similar here) | Shoes: Coach (old)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

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

Orange Is The New Black

February 12, 2017

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While retail stores have become infiltrated with Spring fashion, I’m still trying to hold on to Fall/Winter style for as long as I can. Although I am excited about Spring with all of the bright colors and prints, it always seems like the new season’s fashion comes just before I’m ready. Am I the only one? I understand how the fashion world works and how it’s always a season ahead, however I haven’t finished wearing my scarves, booties and all of the other great things that I love about this time of the year. So today I’m rebelling against Spring (just today though) with this all black look and burnt orange accents. I have always loved how chic an all black outfit can look. Combining that with a vibrant colored scarf is simple yet stylish!

Outfit details:

Top: ASOS | Jeans: Similar here | Scarf: ASOS | Shoes: Charlotte Russe (old)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Wardrobe Essential: Blazers

February 10, 2017

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Outfit details: Calvin Klein Blazer | Melissa McCarthy Jeans

If you haven’t figured it out by now, one of my go-to garments are blazers! Long gone are the days when blazers were strictly associated with work wear. Now, blazers come in a variety of colors, styles and prints, making it one of the most versatile garments out there. They are super easy to wear, look great on everyone and can go with just about anything in your closet. From the office, to drinks to even casual looks with sneakers, blazers can be worn for any occasion.

Here’s a look back at some of my most blazing moments (get it) and how you can steal these looks!

The “Ring the Alarm” Blazer

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So as you can see, I’ve worn this blazer before for a completely different look. This was a more “Summertime Fine” look that I paired with denim shorts and fun leopard print accessories! With a fire engine red color, this blazer is not for the faint of heart but the sleek, laid back style helps it to transform to just about any look.

Outfit details: Calvin Klein Blazer (another option here)

The Crisp White Blazer

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White blazers have to be my all time favorite style. There is something so polished and fresh about it that it immediately takes your outfit up several notches. Paired with a simple white t-shirt, skinny jeans and cute accessories, this simple look is anything but boring.

Outfit details: Similar White Blazers here and here

The Cape Blazer

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Cape blazers have been all the rave for quite some time now and I have to admit that I still love them. Ultra-chic and just outright fabulous are the descriptive words that I would use to describe this style. You can never go wrong with a cape blazer.

Outfit details: Similar cape blazer found here

Now go out and be trailblazers!

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Hair Trial with Living Proof

February 8, 2017

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Great hair is essential to any outfit that you can put together. It is an accessory and can enhance and elevate your style. After all, your look is a complete package that includes everything from head to toe, not just the clothing that you put on. So while it is great to keep up with the latest trends and designs, it is also important to maintain healthy, vibrant hair.

So I’ve teamed up with Living Proof to try out their Restore line of hair care products particularly their brand new Restore Perfecting Spray. You all know that I take a lot of pictures. I am constantly shooting for either my blog or brands which means that I am constantly styling my hair. I like to change up my hair styles along with my looks but that doesn’t always leave my strands feeling their best. With continuous heat styling, exposure to the sunlight and other elements, I need a hair care line that will keep my tresses from drying and provide a smooth, natural shine. From curly to straight to everything in between, I want to be able to continue to be versatile with my hair while also keeping it vibrant and protecting it from damage. After all, I have to be camera ready at all times!

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I’m trying out this regimen for 2 weeks and will report back with a hair update. As you can see, I will be using the Restore Shampoo & Conditioner, the Restore Mask Treatment and Instant Protection and of course the Restore Perfecting Spray.

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I am particularly interested in the Restore Perfecting Spray because it seems like it will be the solution I need for my busy life. It’s a featherweight detangler that you spray on your wet hair after washing and it boosts hydration, conditions and has a heat protectant. All of Living Proof’s products have what’s called OFPMA, which is their patented Healthy Hair Molecule that repels dirt, eliminates frizz and protects your strands. They also have PBAE which is their patented thickening molecule to create voluminous, full hair even on finest of textures. All of those qualities in one spray will seriously help to save time on wash days!

Have you ever used Living Proof before? If so, how did it transform your hair? Be sure to check back in a couple of weeks for the results. Also, you can try out the products with me and find them here.

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*This post was sponsored by Living Proof. All opinions are my own.

Blush Factor

February 5, 2017

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and while some of you may be planning on going to a fancy dinner and dressing up in a sleek dress, others may be taking the more casual approach by simply going to see a movie or having a girls night. I’d venture to say that more are taking the casual approach as opposed to the fancy dinner especially since Valentine’s Day is on a Tuesday this year. However, just because your plans may be not be extravagant doesn’t mean that your style has to be compromised.

Hence my take on this plus size Valentine’s Day outfit inspiration. Red is definitely the most notable color of the holiday however I find it to be a little more of a formal tone so I went with a blush pink sweater. Blush reads more everyday which matches the vibe of this look. I kept everything light with a white tank top, light wash denim and taupe booties. With Spring on the horizon, you will be able to wear this look far beyond Vday and well into the warmer months ahead. And we love versatility here at TrendyCurvy!

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?

Outfit details:

Sweater: Forever 21 (similar here) | Top: Old Navy | Jeans: Rachel Roy | Shoes: Debshops

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Neutral Ground

February 1, 2017

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I’ve said this before and I will say it again. Neutrals can be anything but boring! I’ve have grown particularly fond of gray tones and mixing that with light denim and nude shades. While discreet, it still somehow manages to make a statement! That’s why I blended this sleek yet casual waterfall cardigan with a matching scoop neck dolman tee underneath. Both of these items are from Slink Jeans. As the name suggests, the brand is definitely known for their denim but they also have some great complimentary pieces as well (as you can see).

Since we are on the topic of denim though, let’s chat about these distressed skinny jeans that I have on in this post. Comfortable, great fitting denim is so important to my everyday style. Jeans are my most worn garment just because of how versatile and easy they are to wear. Since I have a curvy frame, great denim is not always easy to find however some brands just seem to get it right. Slink Jeans is one of them. As their slogan “a Premier Collection designed for Curvy Women” suggests, they make their clothing specifically to fit curvy frames. This is so important especially when it comes to denim because of one word: stretch. In order to hug curves, the fabric has to have the ability to stretch. It not only makes the denim super comfortable to wear but it also hits you in all the right places, leaving no gaps at the waist or ill fitting portions. I think that it is so important to invest in a great pair of denim that will last for years to come and Slink Jeans would, in my opinion, be a wise investment. Give them a shot and see it for yourself. Check out their full selection here.

Outfit details: 

Top | Jeans: Slink Jeans*

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

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