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Women’s Empowerment in Carmel

October 6, 2019

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Outfit Details – Top: NY & Company | Jeans: Kut From the Kloth (same brand, slightly different style) | Booties: Dolce Vita (similar)

If you’ve been following me on social media, you know that I went on a very exciting trip with Mercedes Benz and Glamour Magazine to Carmel, CA to celebrate women’s empowerment. It was thrilling, it was inspiring and it was action-packed. I don’t know how they were able to fit so much into a short couple of days. There’s so much that I want to share from the stunning resort they graciously put us in, to the activities and more. So, let’s get into it.

Where We Stayed

Carmel is only about 45 minutes by plane north of Los Angeles right along the coast. I’ve lived in LA all my life but have never been to this area. I can definitely say that it won’t be my last. It was filled with vast mountains, lots of unique shops, beautiful vineyards and more. As we drove through the hills, we turned into the Bernardus Lodge & Spa which is arguably one of the most beautiful properties that I have ever stayed at.

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TrendyCurvy Travels: NYFW 2019

September 12, 2019

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My bags are still unpacked and I’m living out of suitcases but, it’s time for another New York Fashion Week recap! This is my third year attending the NYFW/CurvyCon combo and I have so much to share. I get so excited for this time of year for many reasons. One is that there is nothing like New York during fashion week. It is filled with so many trendsetting fashionistas and I get so inspired about my own style. The other reason is that year after year, fashion is getting more and more diverse. And I mean that across the board – from size, to age, racially and even people with disabilities. It is so encouraging to see and it makes me feel as though we are moving in the right direction.

So without further adieu, let’s get into this recap.

New York City Hotel

This is my second time staying at AKA Wall Street and it is definitely my favorite hotel in New York at the moment. The rooms are set up like studio apartments equipped with a full kitchen, living room and bedroom area. It’s chic, sleek and a great place to unwind from the busy NYC streets. Plus, the customer service is so amazing. From the front desk clerk to the bellman, everyone is so hospitable and attentive. I highly recommend.

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Photos borrowed from the website. I do not own these images.

The CurvyCon

CurvyCon is literally a breath of fresh air. If you haven’t been, you are really missing out on an amazing experience. To walk in a room of so many women that look like you and share the same sentiments as you is something you really can’t describe. And the fact that it was created by plus size women just sends it over the top. Bravo to Chasity & Cece for another incredible year!

I was overwhelmed with the love and kind words that I received while there. Every hug and picture that I took I truly cherish. Thank you for being so kind and for being such a great online community!

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TrendyCurvy Travels: New Orleans Essence Fest

July 12, 2019

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Top: Bar III (old) | Skirt: Amazon

This is one of those travel recap posts where I don’t even know where to begin because it was such a great trip. So, I will just dive right in. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I visited The Big Easy last week for Essence Festival. Essence Festival is a huge event that brings about 500,000 people to the city of New Orleans every 4th of July weekend. It was highlighted in the movie Girls Trip and it celebrates black culture, music and of course food! I went to my first Essence Festival two years ago and I have been so excited to go back. So here are all of the details of my latest trip. Enjoy!

Where I Stayed

My first time in New Orleans, I stayed on Bourbon Street. While it was fun and exciting, it was also…a lot! So this time around, I decided to rent a house. My sister and some friends came so it seemed like the perfect option for us all to be under one roof. It was the best decision. The house was absolutely gorgeous. It was the perfect blend of New Orleans old charm mixed with modern details. This historic home was built in the 1890s and a lot of those older details that you can’t find anywhere else have been preserved. However, it had features like a top of the line, modern kitchen, surround sound throughout the entire home including the backyard and rain head steam shower. Plus, it had a private pool that was so needed in the sweltering humidity.

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TrendyCurvy Travels: Honolulu

June 23, 2019

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Outfit Details – Dress: Forever 21 | Earrings: Aldo

I’ve just recently gotten back from a heavenly vacation to Honolulu to celebrate my 32nd birthday. It was everything I wanted and more. It was beautiful, luxurious and self-indulging. As always, here’s a full recap of my trip that includes everything from what I wore, to where I stayed and what activities I did. Hope you enjoy following along my trip!

Even from the plane you can see the beauty of these islands. Hawaii is just breathtaking and absolute paradise.

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