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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

TrendyCurvy Travels: Coachella 2018

April 18, 2018

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So if you’ve been following along on social media, you know that I have just returned from weekend 1 of Coachella 2018. I am still recovering (both mentally and physically) from such a whirlwind of a weekend but I had to tell you guys all about it. This was my second time attending Coachella so I wasn’t a complete newbie but I would say that this year’s experience was much different than last. The first difference was that I went VIP versus general admission (moving on up!) which had its pros and cons. Also, I did some things outside of the festival that added to my overall experience. So let’s get into it!

P.S. – how beautiful is Palm Springs?!

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Outfit details – Top: NY & Company (similar) | Skirt: NY & Company (wearing size XXL) | Shoes: NY & Company (similar)

Day 1

As always let’s start out with the outfit. I wore this cute dress from City Chic that I thought was subtle but totally fit the festival vibe. I love the easy, breezy, no spanx-nezzy (not a word but you get the point) nature of the dress. It was comfortable and cute, just like I like it!

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Dress found here

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I was fortunate enough to attend Coachella with HP. They host an HP lounge on the Coachella grounds and this year they completely outdid themselves. Aside from the space being air conditioned which was much appreciated, it is a cool, technological marvel in the desert. There were so many activities from designing you own water bottle to creating light art that keep you entertained. Fit with a DJ and an amazing atmosphere, the HP lounge was the place to be in between shows!

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The performances were great as always. I saw Vince Staples, Sza and The Weekend (from afar…My IG fam knows what I’m talking about). The one thing that I appreciate about Coachella is that everything starts on time! Give or take a few minutes, most performers go on right when they are supposed to as to not disrupt the schedule.

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TrendyCurvy Travels: NYFW

September 14, 2017

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Outfit details:

Duster: Charlotte Russe | Top: Old Navy | Jeans: Celebrity Pink (in darker wash) | Hat: Target | Sunglasses: ASOS | Booties: NY & Co. (similar)

Hey, hey! So I am just getting back to Los Angeles and I could not WAIT to do this recap of my recent trip. I have been going to New York every year for 3 years now but never during fashion week. Luckily, the CurvyCon for the first time moved to September so that it occurred at the same time as NYFW.  That enabled me to kill two birds with one stone. So let’s just get right into my fun-filled 5 days in New York City!

Where I stayed

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If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I always give you guys the low down on the places that I stay while out of town. I love a cute and chic hotel that gives me decor envy and the Hotel 48LEX did just that. A quaint boutique hotel located in Midtown Manhattan (about a mile from Times Square) was the perfect place to stay while in New York. The rooms were spacious (which is saying a lot for New York) and the customer service was impeccable. Turn down service and complimentary wine and fruit were just some of the things the hotel provided. I would definitely recommend and will be going back.

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Day 1

I hit the ground running! I mean, 3 outfit changes in one day kind of busy. Side note: my luggage was 51 pounds going to New York so you know I stuffed that thing to the brim! One of my first stops was to a brunch sponsored my Target put on by the CurvyCon. The brunch was filled with bloggers and those that had platinum tickets. I opted for none other than a Target blouse from the Who What Wear collection and black pencil skirt.

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Outfit details:

Blouse: Target | Skirt: Torrid & Bisou Bisou (similar) | Shoes: INC International Concepts

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Skirt: ASOS

Saturday was another busy day! Not only did I go to the CurvyCon but I also jetted off to the Christian Siriano runway show! It was my very first NYFW show and it could not have been more amazing. The show was filled with body diversity which made me feel so good as a plus size woman and the way the fashion industry is headed. I wore this amazing origami, hot pink skirt all day and I got SO many compliments on it. I felt like I was really representing for us curvy girls and proving that we are just a fashionable.

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