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New Year’s Eve 2018

December 31, 2018

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Wow! What a year it has been! I first have to thank and praise God for showering me with tremendous blessings this year. I am overwhelmed by His constant grace and how he has kept me, my mind, my health, my family…the list goes on. This year has been life changing in many ways and I am just filled with so much gratitude.

Aside from Christmas, New Year’s Eve is one of my favorite holidays. I love the notion of taking a moment to reflect on all that has transpired throughout the year and setting goals/prayers for the next. I know that there is this stigma around making New Year’s resolutions and this “New Year, new me” mentality but I happen to enjoy it. I like the idea of coming into the New Year anew with a new mindset, new motivation and a new perspective. I think that we should all be evolving so an ending can serve as a reminder to keep growing.

So with that said, I pray that this next year is your best yet! I hope that you experience new things, travel to new places and live a life of purpose. I pray that you are not  fear but that you have an unwavering confidence to do and be anything you wish. I envision new businesses, new home ownership, new love (of self or of another) and new blessings. I hope this New Year exceeds your expectations.

Wishing you the best year ever!

Outfit Details:

Dress: Nordstrom | Faux Fur Stole: Nordstrom

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Best of 2018: Plus Size Fashion

December 30, 2018

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Here we are, at the end of 2018! What a blessing that is to say! I have been absolutely overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and support you all have shown me. It truly does not go unnoticed and I hope that I convey my gratitude to the magnitude that I feel. I never expected or even planned on this little blog becoming what it is today. I started TrendyCurvy with the pure intention of representing women that look like me in a fashionable light. Now, five years later, this community has formed of women that I could have only dreamed to inspire. Thank you for every like, every comment, every direct message…just everything. I wanted to compile ten of my top posts of the year so without further adieu, here they are. Looking forward to what 2019 has to bring!

#10: Plus Size Swimwear Lookbook 2018

#9: Sequential

#8: Spring Fling with LOFT Plus

#7: Business Casual

#6: In The Mix

#5: Push It To The Max(i)

#4: Five Years In

#3: Colorblock Pleats

#2: Vibrant Style

#1: Crochet Chic

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Holiday Cheer

December 23, 2018

It’s time to spread some holiday cheer! With only a couple of days left until Christmas, I thought that this would be the perfect time to do a giveaway. You all have given me so much throughout the year that it is only right that I give back to you. All of your comments and likes do not go unnoticed, and I am profoundly grateful for this online community/family that has formed. I am a firm believer that you are blessed to be a blessing to others. So with this giveaway, although I want to give to you, I also want you to give to someone else. Let me explain what I mean.

Here’s how the giveaway works. It will be hosted on my Instagram page and it’s really simple to enter. I am offering up two pairs of $50 gift cards. That means that two sets of two people will each have the opportunity to win a gift card. The reason that these gift cards come in pairs is because of how I’ve structured the giveaway. All you have to do to enter is write a comment and tag someone that you would like to give the gift card to. Write a little note as to why you’ve chosen them so share your prize with if chosen to be the winner. So in essence, I would be spreading holiday cheer with you and you would be spreading that to someone else as well. Be sure to enter today as the winners will be chosen on Christmas day! Happy holidays!

Outfit details:

Top: Ralph Lauren | Skirt: Amazon | Necklace: Lane Bryant | Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (similar)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

TrendyCurvy Travels: Maui

December 21, 2018

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Outfit details: Top and Pants from Astra Signature

So I’m finally getting around to posting about my recent trip to Maui. It was my first time in Hawaii and it was nothing short of amazing. Maui is an absolute dream and seven days wasn’t enough time to explore all of the beauty of this island. Before we get into the details, I have to give a huge thank you to Alaska Airlines for the flight. Alaska Airlines has become one my favorite airlines to travel seeing as though they go to all of my favorite destinations including San Francisco, New York and my new favorite, Maui. Their service, hospitality and ease of booking make traveling a lot less stressful.

Where I stayed: Wailea

I am the hotel research queen (self proclaimed of course). I don’t splurge on much but when it comes to vacations and getaways, I like to stay where I can get a bit of luxury and an experience all in one. I look at getting out of town as an escape/reset from everyday life so the hotels need to provide me with just that. With that being said, it seemed like there were two main tourist areas on the island. One is Wailea and the other Lahaina. I couldn’t make up my mind as to which location to stay at, so I split the trip in half so that I could experience both. One resort stood out the most to me for the first half and that was the Wailea Beach Resort.

As soon as you step foot on this property, you are instantly put into vacation mode. You are greeted with smiling faces that offer you leis and guava juice while you check in. The open air lobby is absolutely STUNNING and perfectly captures the Hawaiian landscape.

The Room & Amenities

The rooms are equally as beautiful. I opted for an ocean view room because all I wanted to look at all day was the ocean while I was there. The room we received was on the ground level so it included an extended lanai and a great view of the Serenity pool.

The Serenity pool is a breathtaking adults-only infinity pool that is the epitome of relaxation. You have a front row seat to the ocean and it has the most beautiful sunsets!

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