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Just Peachy

August 19, 2018


I think that it’s safe to say that I love pencil skirts. If it wasn’t already completely obvious, now you know for sure. Pencil skirts are just a classic design that will never go out of style. They are also super versatile and can be worn with many looks taking you from day to night. The great thing about this garment is that the style possibilities are endless. The term “pencil skirt” is really just a base description. Colors, prints and fabric can enhance and transform to make each one unique. They are definitely a must-have staple in your wardrobe.

Since Summer is still in effect, I’m still in full blown color mode. So what better way to showcase that than with a highlighter yellow fitted pencil skirt! Temperatures are still quite high here in Los Angeles so I kept it really simple with a plain white tank top. Then, in true Kristine fashion, I needed something that would take this look over the edge. My solution is and always will be an unexpected pop of color. I recently received these peach colored pumps from a Stitch Fix box and had to have them. The translucent heel was such a fun detail that really set these a part. I just so happen to have a cross body bag that complimented the shoes perfectly and brought it all together. This color combination is one that I never would have thought of but somehow it just works.

In conclusion, the moral of the story is pencil skirts will always be my favorite and new color pairings make fashion just peachy!

Outfit details:

Tank Top: BP | Skirt: Eloquii (similar) | Shoes: Call It Spring | Purse: DKNY (similar)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Outside The Lines

August 12, 2018


Anybody else starting to dream about Fall? For me personally, I’m over this heat. These temperatures are just too hot and I’m ready for things to start cooling down. It’s also a very weird time in fashion because Fall clothing is starting to pop up all of the place. I mean, I even saw Halloween decorations in the store the other day! So needless to say it creates a bit of a dilemma when the weather is still warm but our options for clothing are jackets, long sleeve tops and the like. So yea, Fall, I’m ready for ya.

In the meantime, we have to make the best of the situation since Fall is still pretty far away. You can do that by infusing some of next season’s styles into your Summer wardrobe. Think light and airy fabrics that have somewhat of an Autumn feel. I thought that this blouse from Pretty Little Thing was just that. It is actually a wrap blouse however I decided to wear it open in a kimono fashion. It not only makes the garment more breathable but it allows me to wear it in many different ways.

So hold on just a little while longer and get your Summer to Fall transition pieces ready. Stay cool out there ladies!

Outfit details:

Top: Pretty Little Thing | Tank Top: Old Navy | Denim: Old Navy (same brand of jeans, slightly different style) | Shoes: ASOS

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Summer Romance

August 5, 2018


Outfit details – Dress: Soprano

The Summertime is marked full of fun parties and events. Everyone wants to take full advantage of the warm weather, sunshine and long days. The event that seems to pop up the most are weddings. Who doesn’t love a Summertime wedding? The only problem is when you have to decide what to wear. Formal wear for plus size women is already difficult to find but finding a special occasion dress that is also Summer proof can seem impossible. It has to be the perfect blend of comfort, style and functionality (the ultimate trifecta). I’ve put together some of my favorite styles for the season along with this chic ruffle dress to hopefully help your process a little bit easier. And of course, these looks don’t have to solely be worn at weddings but they can translate to any special event that you have coming up.

So let’s start off with the dress that I’m wearing. Summer wedding attire and just Summer fashion in general is all about color. This hot pink color immediately caught my eye and was the perfect hue for the season. On top of the color, I absolutely loved the ruffle detail that gives off a very fun & flirty vibe.

Below I’ve listed a few other dresses that I think would be perfect to end this Summer dress season. Love is in the air so your outfit should be loved as well!

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

In The Mix

July 29, 2018


Plus Size Crop Top SetBlack and White Summer OutfitPlus Size Mixed Prints

Plus size women wearing crop tops has been quite a controversial topic. There are many opinions about whether we can or really if we should be wearing these types of things. For many years, fashion publications and the media have said that crop tops are not flattering for our bodies. One publication in response to the question if someone could pull off a crop top responded “If (and only if!) you have a flat stomach, feel free to try one.” Luckily, much of the conversation surrounding limitations of plus size fashion has shifted but there still are lingering misconceptions. So let’s clear this up once and for all!

Fashion to Figure Striped Crop TopHot Pink Pumps

Can Plus Sizes Wear Crop Tops?

I mean, do you really need me to answer this question? The answer is yes! No matter what your size or shape, you can absolutely wear a crop top. Now, how you decide to rock it based on what you’re most comfortable with is up to you. But there is no reason why any plus size woman should be excluded from this style.

Ways to Wear Plus Size Crop Tops

There are so many different ways that you can rock a plus size crop top. It doesn’t have to show a lot of your midsection if you don’t want it to. You can dictate how much or how little based on your comfort level. For me, I like to show a little sliver of my tummy so I opt to rock my crop tops with high waist garments. Pencil skirts with elastic waistbands make the perfect pairing because you can pull it up or down and it will stay in place. I’ve done this many times before with this matching crochet set and this fun striped top and black pencil skirt. Another way that I love to style crop tops is by putting a blazer on with it as I did with this look. Longer blazers help to provide some covering and really make the look appear more elevated.

Lastly, if you would prefer to pair your plus size crop top with something a little less fitted on the bottom, you can opt for a midi skirt. These skirts naturally sit higher on your waist and flow away from your body. You really don’t have to show any of your midsection at all and can still get the crop top look. These are only some of the ways that you can rock your crop but the main point is that you can wear them.

Mixed Prints Crop Top Set Alfani Polka Dot Skirt

In true TrendyCurvy fashion, whenever there is some limitation put on what I can wear, I not only debunk it but I do it in a big way. Along with rocking my crop top, I decided to have a little fun with it by mixing up the prints. It not only adds a unique element to the look but it stands out which is exactly what I wanted to do. With a pink pump to finish it off, my mixed print, pop of color, plus size crop top look was complete!

Outfit details:

Top: Fashion to Figure (wearing size 2) | Skirt: Alfani (wearing 16W) | Shoes: Nordstrom (similar)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente