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(EVENT) YOU’RE INVITED TO J. JILL’S STYLING PARTY HOSTED BY ALISSA OF STYLISH CURVES TO BENEFIT WOMEN IN HOMELESS SHELTERS

 Hey curvy girls all over the world,

I am so excited to share with you guys that I will be hosting J. Jill’s styling party at the Shops at Atlas Park in Queens. The reason I am so excited about hosting this event is because it is for an awesome cause. J. Jill has a compassion fund that supports women in need. They have partnered with the WIN organization. WIN helps to break the cycle of homelessness for women and children. They’re also a leading non profit agency that serves a total of 10,000 homeless women and their children in New York City each year.

During the styling party, I will be chatting and styling some of the women who are in the WIN organization. I will be helping them find some great work looks. Also, during the event, for every piece of gently worn clothing item you donate, you will receive 25% off a full price item. The more you donate the more discounts you receive. J. Jill is known for their fantastic linen pieces and they offer great quality basic pieces like chunky knit sweaters that can help you build your wardrobe.

The event will be held in Queen at the Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Ave. It will be from 1-3 pm, so you can stop by on your lunch break and bring a friend.

See more event info below and  checkout J.Jill 

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I would love for you my readers to come out and support me and this fantastic cause. Checkout one of the pieces I wore earlier this year (HERE)

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(STYLE) HOW STYLISH CURVES STAFF MEMBERS ROCK FALL PLUS SIZE DENIM TRENDS

Hey curvy girls all over the world,

The SC staff came together to show you guys how we’ve been rocking the fall denim trends. Back in August, contributor Aisia wrote an article on the best plus size denim trends for fall (Read HERE). I thought it would be fun and cute for all of us to take pics in our favorite jeans and share them with you. Checkout our look and you can shop them too.

First up is our contributor Kawana. Kaeana has great style and she’s the one that comes up with all the outfit ideas on the blog. Kawana’s favorite denim is boyfriend jeans. She came up with a denim on denim look that is perfect for daytime. For a little funk, she added a pair of suede pink pumps.

Follow her Instagram @K. Dupree and she has an amazing Tumblr HERE

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Shop her look

 

As for me, I love colored denim. It is such a break from the regular old light and dark wash jeans we see year in and year out. This fall season, I am all about jeweled tone colored denim. These teal colored jeans are from Avenue and the stretch is amazing. I chose an easy and comfy daytime look.
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Shop My Look

 

Last and certainly not least is our newest contributor Aisia, she’s the one who broke down the best plus size denim looks for fall. Aisia also went with a daytime look and rocked a pair of skinny jeans with a printed tank, mustard colored sweater, and orange sandals.

Follow her on Instagram @Sh3says

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Shop Aisia’s look

So, what do you guys think?

Also, checkout our fall denim shopping guide HERE

 

 

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(EVENTS) MS. FULL FIGURED HBCU PAGEANT IS LOOKING FOR PLUS SIZE MODELS & COLLEGE STUDENTS

Hey curvy girls all over the world,

We just got word that Ms. Full Figured HBCU pageant is looking for plus size models. So for those of you that have been looking for some modeling opportunities, we’ve got you covered, read more below

The Ms. Full Figured HBCU™ Pageant is looking for Plus Models and Plus

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students attending HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) to participate in the first ever Fashion Showcase which will be held in Hampton Roads Virginia March 2015.

The casting will be held Sunday October 12, 2014 at Curvaceous Boutique in Virginia Beach VA from 2-5PM. We are looking for sizes 14-24. There is no fee to audition and no height requirement.

For more info email info@msffhbcu.com.
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We Have An Inside Look At The SmartGlamour Plus Size Runway Show

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 The SmartGlamour collection designed by Mallorie Carington promotes body positive clothing.  SmartGlamour promotes self love and overall wellness for women of all sizes, shapes, and ages.  Their runway show upheld this ideal while showcasing beautifully designed garments for Fall/Winter 2014.  Which means that everything in this show, you buy now!  The event was held on September 9 in a lofty space on 34th street (NYC).

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 While waiting for the show to begin, I spoke with 2 of the event partners who both promoted body positivy and awareness with their respective companies:

[L] Charity Lynette of Curvy Chick Fitness| https://twitter.com/CurvyChickFit

[R] Sydney Stone of StylaphileMag | stylaphilemag.com

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The line featured feminine silhouettes with beautiful patterns all based on a jewel-tone color scheme my favorites among the collection were.  My absolute MUST HAVE was the Hope Chiffon Dress.  I didn’t get a decent shot of it because a lady jumped in front of me in glee! I shared the same sentiment the dress looked amazing in person:

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Photo by Emerson Chen Photography

The collection was absolutely stunning:

For more information images of the show, visit the SmartGlamourBlog.

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK: A MOI SPRING 2015 REVIEW

Hey curvy girls all over the world,

Today’s the official wrap for fashion week. Read my review on A Moi’s spring 2015 collection over at John Simon Daily. 

 

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CHECKOUT OUR LABOR DAY PLUS SIZE SALES FROM THE BRANDS YOU LOVE

Hey curvy girls all over the world,

It’s that time again. Before you head on the road for a long weekend of fun in the sun and backyard bbq’s make sure you checkout these labor day sales from your favorite plus size brands.

 

Get 10% off ASOS Sale Items with code HAVE10

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Get 40% off Eloquii with Friends and Family
Friends & Family! 40% off your entire purchase and free shipping over $100 with code FRIEND

Get 30% off at Ashley Stewart

Buy One Get One Free at Fashion to Figure

Buy One Get One 50% Off with code BOGO50

Macy’s

Get 20% off sale with code SUPER

Nordstrom-Get up to 40% off

Torrid

BOGO 50% Off Reg Price + BOGO Free All Clearance with Code STYLISH at Torrid.com!

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Marisota

Marisota Celebrates Labor Day with a 30% off Site Wide Sale! Use Code: 2205

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Old Navy

Starting 8/28 – Labor of Love Sale, Up to 50% off everything at Old Navy! Ends 9/1. Restrictions apply.

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Get 30% off $150

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Steve Madden- Get up to 30% off

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4 SUPER EASY STYLE TIPS AND TRICKS TO TAKE YOUR OUTFITS TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Hey curvy girls all over the world, 

I’ve always believed that its the little things that make an outfit fantastic. Even when I think about style icons, they’ve always done something simple to amp up their outfits. Getting dressed everyday is a task in itself and sometimes its the little touches that make an outfit stand out. To help you make the best of your ensembles, today, we are sharing 5 style tips and tricks that will help take your looks to the next level. Check them out and let us know what you think.

1. Cuff the bottom of your jeans

Cuffing the bottom of your jeans adds a cool factor to your looks and it also shows off your shoes.

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2. Tie a shirt up  around your waist

For those of you still afraid to rock a crop top, tying up the front of your button down shirts is a a great way to create a waist and show it off.

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3. Drape a coat or blazer over your shoulder and wear it as a cape

This is one of my personal favorite tricks. I love draping a blazer or coat over my outfits because it adds instant polish and ups your chic factor. Also, it is a great way to still get use out of those blazers and jackets that may be too small to button (hey, we’ve all been there with the too small jackets).

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4. Rock A Statement Necklace Over Your Button Up

This trend is still going strong and it honestly gives your outfit a completely different look. Try layering on more than one necklace for a more fashion forward look.

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 Easy and simple, right? What are some of your style tricks and tips?

 

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STYLISH CURVES 5th ANNUAL FALL PLUS SIZE DENIM TREND GUIDE

STYLISH CURVES FALL 2014 PLUS SIZE DENIM GUIDE

It’s here! SC’s annual denim guide. Every year in August we bring you the hottest plus size denim trends. This year we have some classic styles returning but we also have some new denim styles that will definitely add a little flavor to your wardrobe.

Checkout out the latest fall 2014 plus size denim trends:

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Boo Hoo |  Violeta By Mango | Old Navy | Ashley Stewart

I am absolutely in love with the moto style trend.  As the weather gets cooler we can look to the structed panels to give us edge AND still keep our knee caps warm! The great thing about this style is you can pair it with your flannel shirts, your graphic tees and you can also pair with elegant blouses.  You can dress these jeans up or down and you’ll still look great! I love Old Navy’s subtle take on the trend and Ashley Stewart gives you a unique take on the trend witha curvier line.  I’ve got my eye on the Violeta pair since the first time I’ve seen them.  Pair these jeans with a strong boot or closed – toe heel.

Unique Mineral Wash

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Keeping up with the resurgence of Acid Wash denim – we’ve seen some new unique washes and colors come from this trend.  For fall we see dark and light browns and a deep breath taking hue of red from ASOS.  Liek the moto trend – these jeans are ready to be dressed up or down, although I would avoid super feminine tops like peplum with these jeans.

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Who needs pockets when you have zippers? It seems like this season the zipper accent has traveled from the ankle to the front pockets on many styles!  The zippers are diagnol to set compliment your curves.  Styling wise – I would pait these jeans with shorter tops to showcase the hardware like peplume or a cropped top.

Forever 21Violeta By Mango | NYDJ| City Chic

Overalls/Jumpsuits

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I am so happy that feminine overalls are going to be here for awhile an no matter what your shape is, they are coming out with more and more quality styles and colors.  As a an earthtone afficianado I can’t wait to get my hands on a pair of the olive overalls from Ashley Stewart!

Ashley Stewart  | SimplyBe | Wet Seal | Rainbow

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80’s denim has made a return and I’m not mad at it. Acid wash jeans are cool again. From skinny jeans to ripped styles, acid wash is definitely a denim trend worth trying for the first time or reliving for the 2nd or 3rd time.

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 Which denim trends will you be rocking this fall season?

 

 

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IT’S HERE, SOPHIA THEALLET SEXY AND CLASSY LINGERIE LINE FOR LANE BRYANT

Hey curvy girls all over the world,

Literally, fresh out the SC inbox is the look book for Sophia Theallet’s exclusive collection for Lane Bryant. This is LB’s second designer collaboration and it is perfect. The dark floral printed collection consists of lace and silk baby doll nighties and sheer bra and panty sets. I find the collection to be delicate and feminine. It’s not like a Cacique collection but it has a sophisticated yet romantic vibe.

The collection will range in size from 14-28 and will be available to purchase this September.

Checkout a few of the looks below:

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 Well, what do you guys think? Home run on this collaboration or nah?

Visit Lane Bryant to checkout their latest fall fashions HERE

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BAD GIRLS CLUB ALUM TANiSHA THOMAS SPOTTED IN DEMESTIKS NYC

Hey curvy girls all over the world,

Everybody’s favorite bad girl Tanisha Thomas has been upping her style game lately. Recently she was spotted in a custom made dress from Demestiks NYC. Everyone seems to be in love with designer Reuben Reuel’s African printed dresses and skirts. You’ve seen celebs like Beyonce rocking his pieces and bloggers of all shapes and sizes have also sported the unique tribal printed styles. Remember I wore one of his sassy peplum skirts (seen HERE).

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Although this was a one of a kind custom made piece, Demestiks NYC has loads of printed pieces for all sizes up to a size 22. You can checkout their Etsy shop HERE

What do you think of Tanisha’s look?