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Rainbow Sherbert

July 28, 2019

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I missed National Ice Cream Day but this look is as “sherbert chic” as they come. I personally prefer butter pecan over any other flavor, but that’s neither here nor there. This outfit has Summer written all over it. The colors just remind me of a big ol’ scoop of rainbow sherbert ice cream (hence the name) on top of a sugar cone. Kimonos are one my favorite pieces to wear especially during this time of year. I have so many different prints and color combinations. However, I don’t have anything quite like this. This kimono is such a fun & vibrant statement piece that is sure to brighten up your day.

The saying “less is more” definitely comes into play with this look. The kimono is the star so it’s important not to add anything that could potentially compete. For me, my go-to is always a great pair of jeans and a quality tank top. These two items provide the foundation to just about any outfit.

One of the great things about kimonos and why I love them so much is because of their versatility. You will always get your money’s worth because you can pair them with so many different things. Of course we know that jeans and a tank works, but you can also style with a fitted dress, skirt and top, and even a bathing suit. The possibilities are endless.

Check out all of the outfit details below! I hope that you all are having an amazing Summer so far!

Outfit Details:

Kimono: Amazon | Top: Nordstrom | Jeans: Celebrity Pink (slightly different jeans but same brand. One of my favorite companies for denim)  | Shoes: Circus by Sam Edelman

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Color Lines

July 21, 2019

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It’s no secret that I love color. Especially in the Summer months, my longing for beautiful shades grows even stronger. It helps that stores are just marked with all of these vibrant garments for me to choose from. I found this striped pleated skirt while browsing at Macy’s. I think that out of all of the places to shop at in-store, Macy’s is one of my favorites. Although department stores in general have a long way to go, Macy’s has a good variety and typically has a decent plus size section. And even though this skirt is not plus size, it goes to show that even some of their straight size brands are “plus-friendly”, going up to an XL and a 2x.

So, I loved the rainbow colored pleats of this skirt. These types of garments typically have no stretch, but the elastic waistband really makes it fit well and very comfortable to wear. I paired it with a crop top,which I love to do with these types of skirts. I was always taught that an outfit should have balance. That means if the top part of your outfit is on the tighter side, the bottom should be of a looser fit (and vice versa). So, when I wear a skirt what is very full and loose, I feel like I have room to play with crop tops and the like.

Since I’m still rocking my faux goddess locs, I’m taking full advantage of all of the different styles that I can create. This has become one of my go-to ways of styling. It’s pretty much a huge, pineapple-like bun with a statement scarf wrapped around it. Although the yellow in the skirt is subtle, I wanted to bring it out seeing as though yellow is one of my favorite colors to wear. Finishing the look off with my favorite pair of beige sandals, this look was complete!

Outfit Details:

Top: Forever 21 (similar). Original Sold out | Skirt: Macy’s | Shoes: Target | Scarf: Walmart (similar)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Sunshine & Stripes

July 14, 2019

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Summer Style

Summer temperatures are at an all time high. Here in Los Angeles, you can feel the heat rising by the day and peaking in the 90s. I also have been traveling to warm climates such as New Orleans and Palm Springs so I have been feeling every bit of Summer. This is the time of year where functionality of clothing becomes of key importance. I need garments that are breathable, easy to wear and most of all, comfortable! However, I don’t want to trade off functionality for style. I believe that you can get the best of both worlds.

So, this outfit is a perfect casual weekend look. Starting with this dress, which is very lightweight and an outfit in one. Although it is a simple striped dress, there are several details that I love about it. The first is that it has ruched side that is very flattering for the midsection. The criss-cross front adds an extra layer of fabric that helps to conceal, as well as add a design element to the dress. Also, classic black and white stripes go with just about everything.

Summer Fashion Tips

My philosophy for styling looks is always to start with a simple base, and then build on that. The first thing that I grabbed for was this fedora hat. I love this style because it can literally be worn all year long. In addition to it being super cute, it also provides a bit of a shield from the sun. Then, I decided to pair it with a denim jacket. I felt like the outfit needed a contrasting element but something that wasn’t going to be too heavy. By wearing the jacket off the shoulder, you can still keep the outfit cool, but be prepared if things get a bit chilly in the evening. Finishing off with a simple pair of my favorite tan sandals, I was cool, comfortable and cute (if I do say so myself!)

Outfit Details:

Jacket: Old Navy | Dress: Bar III (wearing an XL) | Hat: Amazon | Shoes: Target

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

TrendyCurvy Travels: New Orleans Essence Fest

July 12, 2019

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Outfit Details

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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