GC’s Top 5 Plus Size Shopping Sites for Fall Fashion

Hi Everyone- I am sorry GlamCurvy have been AWOL for the last few months. Life took place and new projects came my way I had to entertain. But anyway, I miss you all and still been following the plus size fashion industry. So much have transitioned in the plus size world since the summer. 1.) Increased media visibility to the plus size industry 2.) More leading designers offering collections sizes 16 and up.  3.) The variation of styles have evolved with similarity to the skinnys now. Well I am being honest. LOL.  We still have along way to go but I can see change and hoping it continues to represent us well.

With my time away, I started searching for who have the hottest looks that fit my style for fall fashion. Classy Trendy. I identified my favorite 5 shopping sites that I purchase from frequently. Drum roll please!!!!!

1. Boohoo Plus & Curvy Clothing My favorite right now. So many cute styles to select from and the pricing is perfect for my budget.

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2. City Chic Plus Size Clothing – In love. Fabulous luxe looks with affordable prices.

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3. Deb Shops  Who knew?  The Deb brand have been around since I was a kid in VA.  I haven’t seen an physical storefront in years. However, it was my favorite place to shop in my teenage years. And today, they still offer classy trendy looks I love. Great shoes, too!

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4. Forever 21 – Plus Size Clothing – My backup. Affordable prices of jeans, tops, and they also have great online specials. The only thing is if you buy online they only offer a credit if you return it to the store. Bummer! But usually its okay.. I can find something to purchase in replace of my credit.

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5.  Eloquii – Truth Serum. Just added to my bookmarks.  I was not a big fan of the Eloquii brand at first. I thought it was pretty standard and aligned more with Lane Bryant and Ashley Stewart typical looks. But over time I explored it more and came across a few looks I do love. Now it is a little pricey and sizes go fast but shop the sales. That’s the only time I peek…. and buy!

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I hope this was helpful. Don’t forget to follow GlamCurvy on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and join the The GlamCurvy Club community on Google +.

Please share your favorite plus size shopping sites, too. I am always looking for new ones to explore.

Happy Fall!

GlamCurvy Y

Photos Credits: Boohoo.com, CityChic, Deb Shops, Forever 21, and Eloquii. 

 

 

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Your Curvy Summer Fix

Living in the South usually means an HAWT summer! The sun plus humidity usually have everyone miserable in the heat. With no beaches and little water,  Atlanta is known for having an array of indoor and outdoor events. Whether you invited to an happy hour, bbq, pool party, dinner, concert/show, or networking event you need to have your curvy summer wardrobe “fix” ready for the summer and a few cute accessories.

Check out GC’s”Curvy” Wardrobe Fix selection for this HAWT Summer!

-Cobalt Blue Layered Keyhole Tunic Dress by CityChic.com – Ideal for happy hour, dinner, or concert/show.

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-Sheer Poolside Jumpsuit – Jibri.com – Ideal for summer poolside parties.

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-Kate Spade: Hawthorne Lane Ryan Tote – katespade.com – Great add on accessory for summer to spice up your casual or business looks.

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-One Shoulder Ruffled One Piece – rebdolls.com – Ideal for pool parties and beachwear.

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-Red and Black Stripe Dress – rebdolls.com – Great for a day fun in summer with sneakers.

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-Black Gladiator Sandal – uoionline.com –  Walk in style this summer comfy with gladiator sandals. Great to wear with shorts and summer dresses.

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Have a great Summer in July!

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Photos courtesy of Pinterest Contributors

Workout Cuter than the Skinnies

I am 5’7 and wear a size 14/16 and I can feel the extra weight around my waist, thighs, and boobs as I get older.  I don’t want to be skinny but just healthier. About 7 years ago, I lost about 50lbs and gain back about 20 lbs overtime.  Ideally, losing 15-20 lbs would be awesome right now but I HATE working out. Now I do walk my dog everyday which gives me about 30 mins of a lite walk but no heart beat increase. It probably just help me maintain my weigh enough to slow down the rapid weight gain.  This spring, my goal is to carry my “lazy” butt to the park at least 3 times a week and walk for 30-45 minutes briskly to start this healthy process and have a little less wine and sugar, too! WALK off the weight that’s my GOAL.

Well we know the”skinnies”is taking over the gyms, parks, and streets with their committed energy, petite bodies, and fancy workout gear.  Right now, committing myself to their energy levels or desiring those petite bodies is not in my thought process. But the workout gear.. WE can SLAY it! Check out these fancy affordable threads to “workout cuter than the skinnies”….

“Goal Digger” Tank Top  – Torrid.com – $34

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Antimicrobial Printed Active Legging – LaneBryant.com –  $44

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Plus Size Graphic Leggings – Forever21.com – $24

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Sport Tights – HM.com – $17

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Plus Size Active Pullover – Forever21.com – $15

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…. feeling healthier with style …that’s us! Good Luck!

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Photos courtesy of Torrid.com, LaneBryant.com, Forever21.com, HM.com. 

 

 

Top 5 Xmas Gift Ideas under $10

Is it Christmas time already? I am still eating leftover candy from Halloween. LOL.  Well tis’ is the season to be jolly and Christmas will be here in less than 24 days and the New Year will be here in less than 30 days. YIKES! Which means many of us is still behind on christmas shopping and may still need a little assistance finding gifts for our family, friends, and/or colleagues. To assist, I decided to search the cyber universe to find unique xmas gift ideas for under $10. Check out GlamCurvy’s Top 5 Xmas Gift Ideas under $10….it may be worthwhile…

1. Zip Top Cosmetic Pouches – Dress Barn – $10

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2. Hello Gorgeous Mug by Sandra Magsamen – JCPenney – $10

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3. Performance Fleece Infinite Scarf – Old Navy -$4.00

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4. Holiday Lane Silver Initial Ornament – Macy’s – $4.99

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5. Lint Removing Sweater Stone – Nordstrom – $7.99

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Also, a few of the gift ideas is even cheaper when discount coupon codes are applied at checkout. Tip: Download Honey to your web browser, it will automatically locate the coupon codes and add it to your order if applicable.

Quick Win: GlamCurvy Top 5 gifts could total less than $40. Not too bad!

Good Luck Holiday Shopping!

GlamCurvy T

Pics courtesy of Dress Barn, JCPenney, Old Navy, Macy’s, Nordstrom

 

 

FANCY FALL JACKETS 101: Fab, Fierce, Edgy, Sleek, Daring

Is it time to bring out those scarves and fall jackets or just purchase new ones? Depending on where you reside,  the fall season can come early or late, either way a fancy fall jacket/cardigan is a necessity. I am so excited because the plus size fashion industry finally nail it by bringing us variety and swag this Fall. Offering even hotter looks then what the skinny’s endure year after year.

Plus size curvy women are here to stay! Whether you recycling your fall wardrobe from last year or upgrading by purchasing new pieces to add to your collection, it’s here… FANCY FALL!

Check out GLAMCURVY’s top 5 picks for FANCY FALL…

1. Sleeveless Cardigan – Boohoo – Fab

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2. Duster Jacket – ASOSFierce

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3. Fluffy Biker Jacket – Misguided Edgy

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4. Cape Blazer – MisguidedFancy

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5.  Tribal Wool Coat – Jibri Online – Daring

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And remember whether you are Fab, Fierce, Edgy, Fancy, or Daring you ROCK!  Clothes enhance it but don’t determine who you are. Happy Fall!

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Photos courtesy of Pinterest Contributors

 

 

 

BYE BYE BODYCON DRESSES!

Is the summer over yet?

I am so excited and been checking out the plus size fashion industry collections for Fall. However, one of the biggest observations I found is when it comes to wearing fabulous dresses they either too short, too clingy, or too bare. Hello World! Not every body type or woman wants to wear a “BODYCON” dress and have to layer with undergarments or outerwear to camouflage imperfections.

So….  I went online window shopping to find a dress for ladies night out, date night, and/or afterwork cocktails with colleagues. Whatever the occasion is I discovered a few alternatives that may be flattering on any body type and the style feels sexy/grown. I don’t want to wear teen dresses in my 30’s, trying to compete with the younger generation. But on the other hand, looking 60 is not an option either. Check out GC’s three versatile dress picks under a $100 that may eliminate the extra add-ons that inhibits us from really enjoying our fab haute looks…..

1st Look – DATE NIGHT-  Lace Surplice Fit and Flare Dress – $56 – Dressbar.com

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2nd Look – GIRLS NIGHT OUT – City Chic Front Zip Print Pleat Tunic – $62 – Nordstrom.com

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3rd Look – AFTERWORK – “Diamond Desires” Short Sleeve Midi Dress – $45 – Rebdolls.com

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Photos Courtesy of DressBar, Nordstroms, and Rebdolls. 

GlamCurvy’s – Top 5 Plus Size Shopping Sites

Plus size shopping at one time was a nightmare. Just a few years back, I could remember Lane Bryant , Ashley Stewart and department stores like Nordstrom, Macy’s, and JCPenney were some of the only mainstream retailers attempting to carry plus size collections. And to be honest, we ALL know the variety, and style was limited for the chic modern woman.  Luckily today,  the need for trendy, classy, and fun plus size clothes is finally being conquered . Every week, I would read post from bloggers listing the newest/hottest  “plus size shopping sites” and I am too excited.  Today, I would like to highlight a few saved under my favorites that offers a little something out of the norm. Check out GlamCurvy Top 5 Plus Size Shopping Sites where I enjoy spending my shopping time and money on a periodic bases. Yes, I need rehab. 🙂

1. Rebdollswww.rebdolls.com

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2. Boohoowww.boohoo.com

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3. Jibri – www.jibri.com

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4. Evans – www.evansusa.com

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 5. CityChic – www. citychic.com.au 

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Photos courtesy of Rebdolls, Boohoo, Jibri, Evans, and City Chic.

 

Fabulous But Not Fancy

The spring is approaching and I am excited about all the fabulous plus size fashion lines. However, I struggle with what to wear when I lounge around the house with a guest, run an errand to pick up a sandwich at the corner market, or meet someone for coffee without looking overdressed or trying to hard. I need the balance of fabulous but not fancy. With me working from home full time, the energy to get dressed is almost a “chore” and with this always “fab” mentality sometimes I just get exhausted thinking about it. I am not sure if its an laziness or am getting to old to be at a 100% all the time, but it would be nice to find a balance that encompasses the “fancy” without all the work.

Recently, I been on the hunt to find a few wardrobe pieces that can turn fancy down and fab up with a little bit of “she” to accessorize. Check out these cool looks…

Coffee Break or Lunch Meetup. Whether it’s catching up with your friends, scoping for potentials, or meeting your “soulmate” during the day to chat. Bring “SHE” with the tank top, sweat pants, clutch bag, and maybe spice it up with jewels. Bring your fab to fancy. Outfit by: GStageLove.com

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Comfy Enough  – Whether you lounging around the house with this cotton shirt and legging ensemble or slipping on those flats/booties to run an errand of two. Supermarket, Nail/Beauty Salon, Lunch, whatever errand it is this look is Super Simple. No fuss! Outfit by: Onor via Etsy

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All Day in the House/Morning Errand – A “sexy” enough tee shirt paired up with some boy shorts to feel sexy in the house all day. Or run an early morning errand and look fabulous enough for the men to say “Hello Sunshine”. My favorite.  Outfit: Damn Sexy Wide Neck Tee – HipandCurves.com

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Stay fierce.

GlamCurvy T

Photos Courtesy of Pinterest Contributors 

Jacket Curb Appeal

Are you ready to show off your Fall/Winter jacket curb appeal? I have been following the fashion “gods” trying to determine the must have items to enhance my wardrobe and it’s been found. No matter what bottom, top, shoes, jewelry, or handbags you wear, add a leather jacket and the whole outfit becomes a new statement.

Check out my favorite pieces… similar in color, but different in how they make you feel/look.

1.) Edgy 

 2.  Glam

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3. Bold

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Photos Courtesy of Pinterest Contributors

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5 Curvy Ripped Looks

The FALL is here and I am so excited to pull out my fall/winter wardrobe consisting of tall boots, leather jackets, sweaters, etc. Also, I am looking forward to the ripped and curvy denim that surface this year. So, I went on the hunt to locate the hottest ripped and curvy denim looks to help me think of different ways to showcase my curvy rippled styles.

Check out my 5 Curvy Ripped Looks I selected…….

LOOK 1: Black Leather/White Tee/Ripped Jeans

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 LOOK 2: Leopard Shirt/ Black Ripped Jeans

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LOOK 3: Black Motorcycle Jacket/White Tank/Ripped Jeans

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LOOK 4:  Letterman Jacket/Gray Tee Shirt/ Ripped Denim 

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LOOk 5: Grey Lace Shirt/Ripped Jeans

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Photos Courtesy of Pinterest Contributors

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