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LABEL LOVERS: GUCCI SHOES FOR $150!

To all my label loving curvy girls, have I got some fantastic news for you. As I was reading one of my new favorite blogs Nitrolicious, I came across a post about Gucci shoes for $150 (I couldn’t believe my eyes). One thing curvy girls don’t have to worry about fitting into is shoes. Shoes always fit.

The rubber colored flats features interlocking G details. They look like a luxury version of jelly sandals (Remember those). I went to the Gucci site to check them out and they are selling out fast. The size ranges are from US sizes 4.5 -12. The “Marola” flats are from the Spring/Summer 2010 collection.

Hurry and get yours before they are gone!

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Ann Taylor Loft 2010 Summer Collection

Hey Curvy Girls:

On Tuesday I had the privelage (Thanks TBF) along with other bloggers to get an exclusive look at Ann Taylor Lofts 2010 summer collection. Loft (formerly known as Ann Taylor Loft) is one of my favorite stores to shop in, so it’s no surprise that I liked just about everything I saw. Loft is one of those chain stores that has great quality pieces that work for just about every aspect of your life.

The summer collection did not disappoint. Geometric and animal prints dominated a number of dresses and skirts. There were clean classic nautical looks and ethnic inspired looks. As soon as I walked into the studio I immediately felt like I was about to go on vacation. Half of the room gave a beachy Miami feel and the other half gave an african safari feel.

As a curvy girl I was looking at how many of the pieces would fit and flatter a curvy girls shape. Unsurprisingly many of the pieces would flatter a curvy girl with ample hips, butt, thighs, and breast. Not only were the clothes chic, the jewelry was big and bold, just how I like it. Large necklaces with baubles, coral, and lucite complimented just about every outfit.

Dresses and Jackets are under $100

Accessories under $50

And in case you did not know, Loft carries sizes 0-18, so many of us plus size curvy girls can get in on these looks too.

Summer Collection hits stores in June

Take a look at some of my favorites:

My Favorite Accessories

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Curvy Girls At Essence Black Women in Music Event

Essence celebrated Mary J. Blige at their Black Women in Music event and some of the most well known curvy girls in R&B music showed their support. Check out some of the looks and let me know who you think looked the best or missed the mark.

VOTE ON THEIR LOOKS

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STRIPE IT UP!

Many fashion stylists and insiders believe that curvy girls should stay away from horizontal stripes because they say it makes you look bigger. I have always disagreed with this fashion don’t, because you have to take into consideratio the fabric, color, style, and width of the stripes. Yes, I do believe all horizontal stripes are not created equal, you just have to find the right cut and style for your body.

Let’s say you have a round stomach and you like a t-shirt style dress that has large horizontal stripes that hit you right at the largest part of your waist, to detract attention from that area you could wear a long necklace or choose a fitted one button blazer or long grandpa cardigan to wear with it.

If you have allowed this so called fashion rule to stop you from buying horizontal stripes then it’s time for you to do away with that pesky rule and dive into some of springs classic and colorful horizontal striped pieces.

Red and white striped tunic: Dorothy Perkins about $25

Check out my picks:

Old Navy striped dress $15                                             Banana Republic striped tank $45
sizes, XS-XXL                                                                sizes XS-XL
Faith 21 striped dress $22.80                                      Dorothy Perkins striped cardigan about $40
sizes XL-3X                                                               sizes 2-20
Torrid Striped scooped neck sweater $12.49            Naughty Monkey striped pumps $74.94
sizes 1X-4X                                                                      
Evans striped long line t-shirt about $30
sizes 10-28
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TYRA’S TEEN PLUS SIZE MODEL SEARCH

According to US magazine’s website:

Tyra Banks announced her latest modeling competition — the first-ever “fiercely real” plus-sized teen model search.
The talk show host, 36, made the announcement on The Tyra Show on Monday and put out a call for women between the ages of 13 and 19 to enter.

The only requirements? The teens must have a dress size of 12 to 20 and stand 5’9″- 6’1″ tall, she told

Go to http://tyrashow.warnerbros.com/ for more info.

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CURVY CONVERSATIONS

Yesterday I was checking my email and I came across a silk zebra print dress by plus size designer Monif C. I consider Monif a luxury designer because most of her dresses are fairly mid to high price. I have never bought a Monif C. dress but, I hear her clothes are of quality and great style. What struck a cord in me about the silk zebra print dress was the fact that it was about $500. I thought to myself, wow, that’s kind of pricey for plus size clothing.

As women in general we fluctuate in weight, but, as plus size women, many of us are trying to trim down for health or personal reasons. So, spending $500 on an article of clothing would seem like a waste of money, right? Or, does it not matter because you want luxury items just the same as non-plus size women?

Today I pose this question:
As a plus size woman would you buy or have you bought an article of clothing for $500 or more, and why?

I would love to hear your thoughts.

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ASOS PLUS SIZE CLOTHING LINE IS NOW AVAILABLE

As of today you can finally purchase items from the new ASOS curve line. Sizes range from UK size 20-26 which is equivalent to US sizes 16/18-24. The pieces are very classic but chic. These are great wardrobe builders or add ons.

What do you think?

Take a look:

To purchase go to ASOS

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Skinny Girl Fashion for the Curvy Body

I am such a fan of Kerry Washington’s style. It’s always lady like as well as edgy. She was curvy a few years ago when we first met her in Save The Last Dance. She recently lost some weight and is rocking a new slimmer body. Check her out in this coral draped dress.

For all my girls with curves looking to rock a similar look, I found this Baby Phat dolman sleeve dress in a cream color. If you don’t know by now, Baby Phat is a clothing line that makes the same clothes in misses sizes as well as plus sizes. This dress retails for $59 and comes in sizes 1X-3X.

Another slender girl with great style is Eve. Her style is always edgy and sexy. At the VH1 Hip Hop Honors she sported a corseted style sheath dress.
To create a similar look try this Ann Taylor dress, $180, sizes 00-18. You can take it to the tailor to have it shortened. To really recreate Eve’s look you can go to the fabric store and purchase a piece of leather or faux leather fabric and have the tailor add it to the waist of the dress.
Oscar winning actress Charlize Theron is a very slim woman who also has a sexy and edgy style when it comes to fashion. The African born actress always looks so well put together. If you like her style and would like to make it work for your curves try this dress from Dereon, $69, sizes 1X-3X.
Also for my curvy sisters below a size 10. Dereon, another urban line that makes the same clothes for misses and plus sizes, offers another version of the plus size dress for $59, sizes XS-XL.

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Skinny Girl Fashion For Curvy Girls:Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie is known for her chic bohemian style. In this ensemble she decides to change up her look by going with a gold sequin mini dress, black stockings, and round toe platforms for a cute glamourous look.

Curvy girls can achieve this look with a tunic and leggings. What’s great about the Michael Kors tunic is that it has slits on the side which offers a comfortable fit for curvy girls who carry their weight in the lower half of their body. Since the tunic is short, leggings would be an appropriate choice for coverage. Round toe platforms add a hint of sexiness to the look.
Crowd Pleaser: Tunic comes in Misses and Plus Sizes. Hooray!
Get Nicole’s style for your curves:

From top:

1. Gold Sequin Tunic, Michael Kors, sizes XS-XL & 1X-3X, $92.90

2. Black Leggings, Torrid, sizes 0-5, $20

3. Round Toe Platforms, Joan & David, $200

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MY WATCH LIST

Everyday I am on the lookout for great classic pieces to incorporate in my wardrobe. I like pieces that can transform my look from day to night. Lately I have been looking for a cool new classic blazer and form fitting dresses.

Check out what I’m watching:


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The navy chambray blazer will be worn with white skinny jeans and 4in. gladiator sandals while a long cardigan will be belted over this animal print skirt with fish net stockings and ankle boots.
                                                                             

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Me and my hips have our ups and downs and right now we are on the up. I am loving all the form fitting body conscious dresses that are in for the spring season. The gray applique dress is a great option for work and when 5pm hits I can breakout the sexy heels and have drinks with friends.

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I love these gladiator style platform sandals which can be worn now with black tights and can carry me into the spring. They also go perfectly with everything above.

1. Navy Chambray Jacket, Banana Republic $130, sizes 00-16

2. Animal Print Skirt, Forever 21  $12.80, sizes XL-3X

3. Belted Ponte Dress, Dorothy Perkins $57, sizes 2-18

4. Dot Print Dress with Applique, Ann Taylor Loft $89.50, sizes 2-18

5. Ohlson Sandal $100, Aldos