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

 

 

 

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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. 

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.

Ending Racism on the Runway

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In the many years  of watching designers display there collection, I rarely saw models that look like me.  Even while reading the  fashion magazines I never saw a lot of diversity in the ads from designers such as Versace, Calvin Klein, Donna Karen, Gucci, Louis  Vuitton, Moschino,  and many more.  I never understood why there weren’t more black, asian, or latino models gracing the ads and runways.  It always seem the white female models were the norm.

Recently, I came across an article where a formal model agency owner name Bethann Hardison  is campaigning to increase diversity on the runway. Bethann has been reaching out to several fashion councils in Britain, Milan, and Paris with the letter below.

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Bethann’s also stated “Calvin Klein, Marc by Marc, Proenza Schouler, Victoria Beckham, Rag & Bone, BCBG, Rodarte, Mulberry, Preen, Prada, Versace, Marni, Celine, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, among many others. Designers called out include Calvin Klein, Marc by Marc, Proenza Schouler, Victoria Beckham, Rag & Bone, BCBG, Rodarte, Mulberry, Preen, Prada, Versace, Marni, Celine, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, among many others. It’s immediately apparent that, far from being leaders in the industry, big-name designers are some of the worst offenders.”

Also, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), headed by Diane von Furstenberg, is preparing for talks with Bethann Hardison and The Diversity Coalition’s accusations of racism.

I commend Bethann’s and others attempt to bring awareness and push for more diversity on the runway. It’s just sad that this topic even exist.

Source: A Call to End Racism on the Runway,

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who is sylvia mollie?

 

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Sylvia Mollie is a new emerging designer focusing on women’s contemporary everyday wear. Even though Sylvia Mollie’s clothing line is not solely plus size, this clothing line still caters to our curvier divas and cross boundaries. When I hear the words Sylvia Mollie, I think of “CLASSY TRENDY”.

The Sylvia Mollie brand was selected as an emerging designer at WWD Magic Market Week in Las Vegas, NV on Aug. 19-21st. Only 12 designers out the country was selected with over 140K retailers viewing our line. This is such a milestone for the Sylvia Mollie Team and I am proud to be apart of it.

Cross your fingers we ROCK!

Follow Sylvia Mollie on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, too!
Find out more at www.sylviamollie.com

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