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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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. 

GC’s Top 10 Shady Eyez for the Summer

Not sure if you noticed, but our famous fashion and eyewear designers came back with an vengeance showcasing the shadiest eyez for 2015 spring and summer.  Sure, I am excited about the influx of new curvy fashion, trendy sandals, fancy handbags, and bold jewels, but the collection of designer sunglasses have a genre of there own. I think when you step out on a hot summer day, showcasing a pair of unique sunglasses it increases attention and conversation. Sunglasses is like a bow to a present, it will complete your fashion look with a uniformed presentation and include the question “WHO IS THAT?” instead of “WHAT IS THAT?”.

Whether you spend $1 or $500 on a pair of fancy sunglasses, make sure the style/frame is a great fit for your face, be bold, try a new color outside of the normal black or brown, and own it! You fierce enough!

Check out GC Top 10 shade picks that grace our 2015 spring/summer runways!

1.) Mercura

2.) Hussein Chalayan

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3. LeSpecs

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4. Christian Dior

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5. Quay Eyewear

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6. Kenzo

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7. Fendi 2015

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8. Versace

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9. Gucci

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10.  Prada

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A Curvy Girl Travel Tips

Is it vacation time? Have you start planning to take a trip this summer? Whether you flying from coast to coast, international, driving to a nearby city with a beach, or cruising the seas, it’s time for U to enjoy this summer. At the beginning of the year, I always plan a economic 3 day, 4 night weekend trip in May or June to relax, read, and sit on the beach the entire time. (i.e. Cancun, Bahamas) No sightseeing tours, no phone, and no work. It’s a way for me to think, mediate, refocus, and distress from the 1st part of the new year. Also, I try to plan a week long vacation out the country whether by boat or plane in July/August to a new destination. Research is key, so try to locate a GREAT travel agent. They do all the guess work and conduct research, schedule tours, transportation, and setup payment arrangements. Periodically, I may use the travel search engines for the last minute trips but if I can plan it out, I call my travel agent. Usually the same price and more perks!

1.) Find a Travel Agent

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With all my upcoming trips, the biggest question I have is “WHAT TO TAKE”? I am a plus size curvy women size 14 with a edgy style, but I feel a little too old to wear all my skin out as if I was 18 years old. So, I been looking through my closets, trying on last year spring/summer clothes to determine if it still fit or dated. Nevertheless, whether I purchase new or repeat from last year. I am still in odds with “WHAT TO TAKE”? For the beach we all know, swimsuits, sundresses, cover-ups, and flip flops. But I am a moody dresser, I may love it today and don’t want to look at it tomorrow. So, I had to come up with a plan for my trip to Cancun this past week. Less is more when packing. I had one suitcase and my purse. I packed  4 sundresses, 3 bathing suits, 1 shirt, 1 pair of shorts, 4 pairs of sandals, beach towel, collapsable beach bag, toiletries, and undergarments. All done! My luggage was light and I had everything I needed.I felt great! Less fuss and more practical.

2.) Pack light, but practical

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Lastly, enjoy your trip! Don’t let things you cannot change destroy your mood. Whether the airport temporarily lost your luggage, hotel room not ideal,  or someone was rude/unpleasant, don’t let it affect your trip. As adults, we have to learn how to pick our battles and not let other events affect our mental state. The main purpose of a vacation is “serenity” not “dismay”. My grandma use to state “When you run out of options, that’s when you worry”, but as long as you got them you can survive. Makes perfect sense. Enjoy yourself and your vacation, you deserve it.

3.) Really enjoy your trip! 

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MOMENT TO SHARE: I just returned from a 3 night- 4 day weekend in Cancun, Mexico with one of my dearest friends staying at the Presidente Intercontinental Cancún Resort. It was an awesome trip with a calming beachfront, plenty sun, and laughs. I feel if you work ALL the time, even if money is an issue to see other parts of the world, locate happiness at a neighboring city or beach. Remember, life is what you enjoy while you living it. #GLAMCURVY

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Photos courtesy of Tanisha Brown and Pinterest Contributors.

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.

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Photos Courtesy of Pinterest Contributors 

Fierce: Let me “SHOW” you the ways

Happy Wednesday!

Fashion! A word with endless thoughts, creativity, and style that WE all love. Within fashion, a FIERCE handbag, pair of shoes, or bracelet, can take a white tank top and pair of jeans to another level.  Recently, I was checking out these new unique pieces that hit the runway in 2015 and I am infatuated. Some of our most influential designers created visual stimulating pieces and I am like a kid in a candy store. Check out my favorite picks for 2015!

It’s FIERCE.. Let me show you the ways.

Louis Vuitton Resort 2015

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Louboutin 2015

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Regilla ⚜ Lanvin SS 2015

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Dsquared2 Spring 2015

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Chanel 2015

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CHANEL 2015 –  Iridescent calfskin Boy Bags purses

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2015 Curvy Diva Resolutions

Hello GlamCurvy Divas! It’s 2015 and we made it. Many of us probably had a lot of awesome days mixed with a  few bad ones in 2014. Whether you experience more of the other or not, you blessed. To kickoff 2015 I found five inspirational quotes that would become more than words on paper …..it will become MY REALITY. I plan to embrace ME and only fulfill my soul with greatness. Life is too short to cloud your soul with unhappiness.

Happy New Year Divas!  YOU READY?

#1 – Rock Your Curves

#2. Keep your soul happy.

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#3. Be Fiercer.

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#4 Eliminate the negative baggage. 

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#5 ……and Live MORE called ENJOY LIFE.

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