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Brush It Off

May 24, 2017







How adorable is this dress?! There are so many things that I love about this little printed number so let’s go down the list. First, let’s talk about how shoulders are having a serious moment! I personally have been wearing off-the-shoulder garments nonstop lately. The ruffled neck detail is such a popular trend right now and I am taking full advantage of it. There is something so feminine and fun about a little shoulder action, and it is the perfect amount of skin for the season.

Secondly, this blue and white paisley print mixed with the pom pom hem just screams warm weather and vacations. It is everything that you would want in a Spring/Summer dress and can be worn anywhere from a backyard BBQ to a nice dinner date by the beach.

Lastly, the fit is so flattering for the plus-size frame. The drop-waist hem allows the garment to mold around your shape. The ruffles on the top and bottom of the dress balance each other out and, although they add volume, they give the illusion of a minimized midsection.

I thought it would be fun to add a little pop of color, and red was the perfect complement. It’s Americana style but in an unexpected way. Red high-heel sandals, a red clutch and, of course, my go-to red lipstick was all I needed to complete this Spring look!

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Outfit details:

Dress: Venus*

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

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

Spring Florals

May 21, 2017







Every year the trend report comes out for Spring and florals is always named as a top trend for the season. I, and along with others I’m sure, do a collective eye roll at the obvious selection since florals for Spring isn’t exactly original. However, I’m always pleasantly surprised at the unique ways that florals are incorporated into garments and the outfit possibilities that arise.

This year, the floral trend is leaning more towards tropical flowers and colors. Hibiscus, lotus, lillies, etc. just to name a few are among the wide variety of tropical prints being placed on garments from dresses to pants to even outerwear. I love this new take on the traditional floral print that allows for more exotic and vibrant looks. I’ve worn tropical inspired pants in a previous look but for this post, I decided to rock it with a kimono. As I’ve mentioned before, kimonos are super versatile garments to have in your wardrobe. This kimono was intended to be a swimsuit cover up however I decided to pair it with a camisole and skinny jeans. It provided a fun and dramatic element to the outfit that is totally in line with the season’s more popular trends. This is TrendyCurvy personified!

Outfit details:

Kimono: Boohoo | Jeans: JcPenney | Bag: Similar here | Similar Shoes: Charlotte Russe

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Bright Palms

May 15, 2017







Between my last post and this one, I’d say that there is a definite trend forming here. And that trend is bright colors, bold patterns and tropical prints. With Summer on the horizon, so many colorful garments are infiltrating retail stores making it extremely hard to resist. Clearly I have buckled under the pressure and have gone all in (and let me tell you, I don’t feel bad about it).

Playing up prints with solids is one of my favorite things to do when styling a look. It’s almost like color blocking since you are complementing or contrasting one with the other. Green and yellow have traditionally meshed well together so I thought pairing this palm print top with this bright yellow skirt could work. And as if I didn’t already have enough color, I decided to completely commit (refer to the above statement when I said I’ve gone all in) and finish this look off with a yellow shoe as well. Being matchy-matchy doesn’t always work but in this instance I thought it was subtle enough to blend in. Try out a bold look and take a walk on the bright side with me!

Outfit details:

Top: Old Navy | Similar skirt: Eloquii | Similar Shoes: Nine West

Photographer: Steve Suavemente


May 9, 2017







Pom-poms have become all the rave lately. This cute and flirty detail has made its way from designer runways to the closets of everyday people like you and me. Tops, dresses and even pants have this fun hem that adds so much character to a garment. I think the best thing about fashion and style are the details. It’s those subtle and unexpected parts of an outfit that really bring it to life and give you a glimpse into a person’s aesthetic.

This dress from Fashion to Figure, while understated, has some key elements to it that really make it shine. I cannot get enough of off the shoulder anything as you’ve seen in my recent posts. Shoulders are so feminine and sexy so its great to show them off around this time of year. The bell sleeves give the dress a bit of a retro vibe and of course the pom poms finish it off. I decided to play off the black and white with a white fedora and black strappy sandals. Now, all I need is a Caribbean vacation to match my look. Get your pom-pom on today!

Outfit details:

Dress: Fashion to Figure*

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own


May 7, 2017








Summer is almost here which means that it’s time to break out the bold and bright prints. When the weather warms up, that’s your green light to turn your style up a notch and experiment with some things that you may not typically wear. For instance, these pants are daring to say the least. Not only are they fire engine red but they also have a large, colorful design to go with it. There have been so many times that I’ve heard that bold prints such as this are a fashion “don’t” for plus size women. This is especially true for the larger parts of your body, which happens to be my bottom half, as not to bring attention to it. If you haven’t figured this out by now, clearly from this post you will see that I don’t follow the typical fashion rules.

Bold prints are for curvy girls! All you have to do is make them work for your body type. Pairing my pants with my favorite top right now (which is the ruffle off the shoulder) and matching high heel sandals, I was summa’-time ready!

Outfit details:

Top: Boohoo | Pants: Old Navy (wearing size 18)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Dress for Less

May 2, 2017








Last week, I talked about Spring Cleaning and how thredUP can help you clean out your wardrobe and make a little money along the way. In case you missed that post, let me give you a quick recap. thredUP is a one stop shop to buying and selling quality secondhand clothing. Through their services, you have the ability to purge your wardrobe by filling up their Clean Out bags in exchange for cash or credits to shop. So once you have cleared out your closet, it’s time to reward yourself by buying something new. The great thing about thredUP is that you can do that guilt-free. What I mean by that is you can shop your favorite plus size brands at a discounted rate from sellers just like you and me.

And that’s exactly what I did for myself. This dress was a “job well done” gift to myself for organizing and cleaning out my closet. The brand is 6th & Lane and it normally retails for $95. I bought it for the low price of $24.99! I also picked up a few other dresses from well known brands such as Michael Kors and BB Dakota that were all under $30! The dresses are in great condition and everything I purchased fit so well. Even if you haven’t purged your closet and are just looking for discounted clothing, thredUP is a great resource. In addition to clothing, they offer shoes and other accessories so you can really get a complete look.

Just for my readers, you can get an additional 40% off first time orders using promo code: TRENDY40. Discount is up to $50 and it expires on 6/30!

Photographer: Steve Suavemete

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

Color Envy

April 30, 2017








One of my favorite colors during this time of year is without a doubt emerald green. It’s just such a rich and vibrant hue that looks great on every skin tone. Green is known as the color of jealousy and envy and I can see why when it comes to fashion. The eye-catching and lush nature of this color is sure to leave you wishing you had some of it in your wardrobe.  In my experience, emerald green garments aren’t available in excess so when I find something I like in this color, I make sure to snag it. And that’s exactly what I did with this dress!

The high-low trend has become very popular and although I think that sometimes it can be overdone, with this dress it fits. The swing of this dress complements an asymmetrical hem and allows it to blow in the wind. With simple brown accessories to serve as a neutral as not to compete with the green, this look was complete.

Although recently purchased, this dress is no longer available on Target’s website. BUT I have searched around and found some other emerald green dresses that are just as chic. See below!

Outfit details (similar):

Photographer: Steve Suavemente