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TrendyCurvy Travels: Cabo San Lucas

June 8, 2018

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I recently went on vacation to beautiful Cabo, Mexico and had the most amazing time. I had never been to Cabo and didn’t realize how close it was to California, particularly Los Angeles. It is only a 2 hour plane ride from LAX! So I thought to myself, “in the same amount of time that it takes to drive to San Diego, I could be in a blissful paradise?” Sign me up!

The whole reason for the trip was to celebrate my mother’s 60th birthday (of whom no one believes that she’s 60 but I promise she is). My family and I had not taken a vacation together in quite some time so this seemed like the perfect opportunity to do so. We were just missing my older brother who just had a baby girl a few months ago and had to work (oh responsibilities). I, like always, took the lead on researching places to stay and I found the perfect resort for us. Continue reading below to hear all the details about our trip.

Here’s a picture of my mother (middle), sister (right) and I during one of the many beautiful sunsets. See below for our outfit details.

Green Dress (old). Another option here | Purple Ruffle Top, Skirt (old) | Red Floral Dress (from ASOS but sold out). Similar here | Hat: JcPenney (similar)

I’m so glad that I get to inherit these genes from my mom!

Cabo San Lucas Hotels

There are so many resorts in Cabo, Mexico that it can become overwhelming trying to find the right one for you. I felt like I was searching for weeks trying to figure out what area to stay in, the amenities, the rooms, the activities, etc. but I was determined.

One thing that helped to narrow down my search is that we wanted to stay at an all-inclusive. My parents had never experienced the all-inclusive life and my sister and I just knew that they would love it as much as we did our first time. There were many viable candidates that were not all-inclusive though that were so tempting, namely a resort called Cabo Azul. The room rates are very economical and the resort is so luxurious. We debated which route to take and ultimately we felt that we should stick with our first instinct which was an all-inclusive and I’m so glad that we did.

Paradisus Los Cabos

So the resort that we chose is called the Paradisus Los Cabos. The pictures really do not do this place justice. It is absolutely breathtaking from the minute you pull up to the open air lobby. Paradisus Los Cabos is in the San Jose Del Cabo area. There are two main towns that you can stay in: San Jose Del Cabo & Cabo San Lucas. From what I gathered in my research, Cabo San Lucas is where all the action is. The bars, clubs, restaurants, etc. are all in that area and closer to the famous Arch. I also found that the hotels are a bit smaller and not as grand (size wise) as I would have liked. San Jose del Cabo is further up the coast but only about 15-20 away from Cabo, Mexico and seemed to fit our vibe of just wanting to relax and be pampered.

Hotel Accommodations

We opted to splurge a bit to get what is called Royal Service. There are several amenities included in this. The first is that you have rooms in the adults only section of the resort along with an adults only pool and a restaurant that is exclusively for Royal Service guests. The rooms are the closest to the beach and have the best views. Plus the Royal Service rooms are the only ones with swim up pools which was my favorite part. It also comes with an on-call butler 24 hours a day that can make dinner reservations for you, organize activities and excursions and in our case help to plan special occasions like birthdays. They give you a “butler phone” and everything and they answer every time.

Ultimate relaxation to me means not having to think about anything. I never had to figure out what to eat or where to eat, never had to take out my wallet (only to give a tip if I was so compelled to do so) and just never had to lift a finger for anything. Our butler even brought meals and drinks to our swim up pool so that we wouldn’t have to get out for the whole day. Talk about being spoiled!

Click “Continue Reading” to see the rooms and to hear more about my trip!

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Plus Size Swimsuits Lookbook 2018

May 27, 2018

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If you have been following my blog for a while now, you know that every year I post a plus size swimsuits look book showcasing some of my favorite styles of the season. Well, it’s that time of year again and I’m so excited to share these amazing suits with you. My recent trip to Key West wasn’t just about vacationing but it was also to capture this look book in a beautiful and tropical setting. Each year, plus size swimwear gets better and better and I’m always excited to feature new styles and designs. For me in particular, it is difficult finding great fitting swimwear not only because I’m plus size but also because I am busty. Not all plus size suits fit my chest area so I am always delighted when I can find brands that give me the support that I need. So without further adieu, here’s my 2018 plus size swimsuits look book!

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Summer Swimsuit Two Piece

As many of you know, Elomi has quickly become one of my favorite brands for bras so imagine my complete excitement when I found out that they were also making swimwear! This top is one of the best swimwear tops that I have ever owned. It has the same great support as the bras in this cute, geometric design.

Swimwear Fit Notes

Elomi is a UK brand that is sold at various retailers in the US. Their cup sizes range from a DD – HH and this exact top can be found here. (Sizing note: just order whatever your normal bra size is. Once you click on the size, a caption will come up that says whatever size you selected is the equivalent to a different US size but disregard. They just have a different system for sizing. For reference, I wear a 38H in bras and I ordered and am wearing a 38H in this swim top)

Another alternative top can be found here

Bottoms Sizing

Bottoms found here. (Sizing note: The sizes in the drop down menuĀ are UK sizes and that runs 2 sizes larger than US sizing. I’m wearing a US 16 which means that the equivalent to a UK 20. So I would select 20 from the drop down menu. Also note that their sizing is generous. I typically wear a US 18 in bottoms and for swimwear bottoms, often order a US 20. For instance, I wear a US 20 in all Swimsuitsforall bottoms so I would say size down.)

 

Red Plus Size Bikini

Plus Size Two Piece Swimsuit

Bright Swimsuit

Click “continue reading” to get details on this suit and to see the rest of the plus size swimsuits!

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TrendyCurvy Travels: Key West & Miami

May 11, 2018

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Let me preface this post by saying this is going to be a long one. I traveled to Key West and Miami for a total of 7 nights and 8 days so I have many details and fun experiences to share. I promise it will be worth the read though! So without further adieu, let’s get into it.

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Outfit details – Kimono sold out. Similar here | Tank Top: Old Navy | Shorts: Slink Jeans | Sandals: New York & Company | Hat: Nordstrom (similar)

So as I mentioned, I recently flew from LAX to Miami for some much needed rest and relaxation. I’ve been to Miami several times and I really wanted to experience a new place. I’ve been to Key West before but only as a short stop on a cruise so I really didn’t get to experience it fully. Since Key West is only a 3 hour drive from Miami, I decided to make the trip down the southernmost point of the United States and stay for a few days.

Where I stayed

If you haven’t noticed by now from following my travels on social media, I’m very particular about where I stay. I’m the friend that does way too much research to find what I hope will be the best hotels and resorts to make the whole experience worthwhile. I don’t splurge on very many things when it comes to day to day life so when I get opportunities to go to different places, where I lay my head is very important. I stumbled on this beautiful resort called the Ocean’s Edge Hotel & Marina and immediately fell in love! It was modern, sleek but still had a Caribbean flair. Every room has a view of the water so there isn’t a bad spot in the entire place. I stayed in the Ocean King Suite which was even more stunning in person than the pictures online.

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Color Stripe

May 6, 2018

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If you’ve been following me on social media for the last few days, you know that I have been vacationing in Key West, Florida and now in Miami. I absolutely love coming down here with all the sunshine, bright colors and tropical vibes. It mirrors my style completely and I feel a need to blend in with the scenery. Every time I think of going on vacation, I immediately want to go somewhere with warm water and my wardrobe becomes a colorful rainbow palette. Hence this outfit that I think encompasses Miami style.

We are definitely entering crop top season so it was only fitting to wear one here. I like to just show a sliver of skin in my midsection so this top hit me just right. The color is all over this top so there was no need to carry it to the bottom. Just a simple ponte pencil skirt (which is one of my favorite black skirts might add) did the trick. With colorful accessories to play off the top, this look was complete!

Outfit details:

Top: JcPenney | Skirt: Torrid | Shoes: Kenneth Cole (similar) | Clutch: Bluefly (similar)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente