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Summer Chic

June 18, 2017

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Although Summer is all about the bright colors and vibrant tones, some of the more neutral, cooler tones also have a place. Pastels are most popular in the Spring however Spring/Summer are so similar in terms in style that they can easily be intermixed. This flounce top from Forever 21 is such a cute Summer style. Off the shoulder ruffle tops are already so popular right now as you’ve seen me wear many times on my blog so this is a different take on that style. This top comes in 3 colors and I really gravitated towards this baby blue color. It’s a color that I really don’t have too much of in my closet and I thought that it would be a great compliment to my skin tone.

Because the top is such a light tone, I couldn’t think of a better garment to pair with it than a white skirt. Although I don’t wear white too often, sometimes it really is that perfect piece that you need to complete your look. To keep with the light neutrals, I finished off this outfit with beige accessories that kept with the color scheme. Try out your own neutral look this season!

Outfit details: 

Top: Forever 21 | Skirt: Fashion to Figure | Shoes: Charles David

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Plus Size Swimwear Lookbook 2017

June 11, 2017

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My swimwear lookbook is here! Recently, I took a little vacation to Miami as you can see here. I stayed at the beautiful Nobu Eden Roc hotel and had an amazing time. While there, I took advantage of the gorgeous scenery and shot my annual swimwear lookbook right on the hotel grounds. Now if you’ve been following me for a while now, you already know the drill. But to those that are new to my blog, every year I round up some of my favorite swimwear styles of the season. You can see my previous posts here and here. Historically, it has been so difficult to find trendy plus size swimwear but every year I do this lookbook there seems to be more and more options. Here are just some of the cute styles that caught my eye and that I styled with my own little flair. Enjoy!

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I featured La Blanca for the first time on my lookbook last year and I had to feature them again. This time, I went with their one pieces that are unlike any that I have seen out there. Their attention to detail with the lace up front and gold hardware makes for one fabulous poolside look.

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La Blanca La Azteca Lace Up One Piece | Swimsuit Cover-up

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La Blanca Wild Safari Lace Up Plunge | Zebra Sarong

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What can I say? SwimsuitsForAll will always be a staple in my swimwear lookbook. Not only do they have such a wide variety of swimwear in a myriad of sizes but they have so many great collaborations with people like Ashley Graham, Gabi Fresh and more. I was particularly drawn to Gabi’s swimwear this year so I had to feature a couple of suits from her line.

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GabiFresh x SwimsuitsForAll Inspiration Bikini G/H Cup (D/DD, E/F Cup found here)

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GabiFresh x SwimsuitForAll Hera Bikini | Aphrodite Sarong

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Kenneth Cole is making its debut to my annual lookbook. To be honest, I had no idea Kenneth Cole even made plus size swimwear. When I saw this mesh embroidered suit though, I immediately knew that it was a winner. This year I was particularly drawn to pieces that are unlike anything I’ve seen before and this was definitely it. The mesh panels with the beautiful garden design is super chic and a really clever way of being sexy without showing too much.

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Kenneth Cole High Neck Garden Groove Top | Kenneth Cole Garden Groove High Waist Brief | Black Sarong

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Last but certainly not least, there’s Miraclesuit. These suits are one of the most supportive and well-designed suits on the market. They hug you in all the right places and slim you down in the all the right places. I’m always amazed at how tiny my waist looks in their swimwear. Known for their one pieces, I went with some fun prints that really brought the suits to life!

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Miraclesuit Printed Escape One Piece | Black Sarong

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I know that it is not always easy to feel confident in swimwear and trust me I have my days. Especially when it comes time to shoot this lookbook, I get especially anxious. Plus size women already get attention, whether positive or not, when wearing swimwear so you can imagine that it only amplifies when there’s a photographer and multiple wardrobe changes involved. However, each time I have done this shoot I have been met with people that give me amazing compliments and remind me of why I continue to showcase this lookbook. The more you face your fears and decide to live your life instead of hiding in the background, the more you realize that your insecurities are insignificant. It’s time to grow into confidence and enjoy all that life has to offer!

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Color Pop

June 4, 2017

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My fashion eye has strongly gravitated towards Spring & Summer brights. While staying true to my same style and aesthetic, I have just swapped out muted colors for brighter tones. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of colors that you may not have necessarily worn otherwise. There have been many stigmas about plus size women wearing bright colors and how we should stray away from them however, that could not be more false. Colors are not indicative of size. No matter what size or shape you are, you can wear every color under the sun. Period.

So now on to this look. For my trendies that have been following me for a while, you know that I love to color block. I can go to the extreme of a complete head-to-toe color blocked look as I’ve done here or I can go the more subtle route as I’ve done here. In this instance, I let the accessories add that extra pop instead of using an actual garment. Accessories can really enhance your look and change it for the better. Yellow and pink is an unlikely yet fun combination that exemplifies Summer style. What combinations are you going to try this upcoming season?

Outfit details:

Blazer: JcPenney (wearing size XXL) Available in Plus here | Top: Old Navy | Jeans: JcPenney | Clutch: ASOS | Shoes: Similar here

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

TrendyCurvy Travels: Miami

May 28, 2017

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I’ve just recently returned from an amazing getaway to Miami, Florida and I must tell you all about it. If you have been following me on social media, you were going along the trip with me every step of the way BUT here is a full recap of my vacation and all the things you didn’t see.

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Outfit details: Similar Top: Forever 21 | Skirt – ASOS (wearing size 14) | Necklace

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Brush It Off

May 24, 2017

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How adorable is this dress?! There are so many things that I love about this little printed number so let’s go down the list. First, let’s talk about how shoulders are having a serious moment! I personally have been wearing off-the-shoulder garments nonstop lately. The ruffled neck detail is such a popular trend right now and I am taking full advantage of it. There is something so feminine and fun about a little shoulder action, and it is the perfect amount of skin for the season.

Secondly, this blue and white paisley print mixed with the pom pom hem just screams warm weather and vacations. It is everything that you would want in a Spring/Summer dress and can be worn anywhere from a backyard BBQ to a nice dinner date by the beach.

Lastly, the fit is so flattering for the plus-size frame. The drop-waist hem allows the garment to mold around your shape. The ruffles on the top and bottom of the dress balance each other out and, although they add volume, they give the illusion of a minimized midsection.

I thought it would be fun to add a little pop of color, and red was the perfect complement. It’s Americana style but in an unexpected way. Red high-heel sandals, a red clutch and, of course, my go-to red lipstick was all I needed to complete this Spring look!

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Outfit details:

Dress: Venus*

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

*This post is sponsored by Venus. All opinions are my own

Spring Florals

May 21, 2017

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Every year the trend report comes out for Spring and florals is always named as a top trend for the season. I, and along with others I’m sure, do a collective eye roll at the obvious selection since florals for Spring isn’t exactly original. However, I’m always pleasantly surprised at the unique ways that florals are incorporated into garments and the outfit possibilities that arise.

This year, the floral trend is leaning more towards tropical flowers and colors. Hibiscus, lotus, lillies, etc. just to name a few are among the wide variety of tropical prints being placed on garments from dresses to pants to even outerwear. I love this new take on the traditional floral print that allows for more exotic and vibrant looks. I’ve worn tropical inspired pants in a previous look but for this post, I decided to rock it with a kimono. As I’ve mentioned before, kimonos are super versatile garments to have in your wardrobe. This kimono was intended to be a swimsuit cover up however I decided to pair it with a camisole and skinny jeans. It provided a fun and dramatic element to the outfit that is totally in line with the season’s more popular trends. This is TrendyCurvy personified!

Outfit details:

Kimono: Boohoo | Jeans: JcPenney | Bag: Similar here | Similar Shoes: Charlotte Russe

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Bright Palms

May 15, 2017

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Between my last post and this one, I’d say that there is a definite trend forming here. And that trend is bright colors, bold patterns and tropical prints. With Summer on the horizon, so many colorful garments are infiltrating retail stores making it extremely hard to resist. Clearly I have buckled under the pressure and have gone all in (and let me tell you, I don’t feel bad about it).

Playing up prints with solids is one of my favorite things to do when styling a look. It’s almost like color blocking since you are complementing or contrasting one with the other. Green and yellow have traditionally meshed well together so I thought pairing this palm print top with this bright yellow skirt could work. And as if I didn’t already have enough color, I decided to completely commit (refer to the above statement when I said I’ve gone all in) and finish this look off with a yellow shoe as well. Being matchy-matchy doesn’t always work but in this instance I thought it was subtle enough to blend in. Try out a bold look and take a walk on the bright side with me!

Outfit details:

Top: Old Navy | Similar skirt: Eloquii | Similar Shoes: Nine West

Photographer: Steve Suavemente