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.

boohoo-plus-dresses

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

68ea5e3a-9fd4-49ff-a7a1-88a25817342b_70s-luxe_05

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!

Screen Shot 2016-10-29 at 8.08.32 PM.png

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.

plus_size-main_m1

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!

hp-slide-black_tie

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. 

 

 

Advertisements

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

10587531_hi

Antimicrobial Printed Active Legging – LaneBryant.com –  $44

Screen Shot 2016-03-08 at 7.52.59 PM

Plus Size Graphic Leggings – Forever21.com – $24

00182749-02

Sport Tights – HM.com – $17

hmprod (1)

Plus Size Active Pullover – Forever21.com – $15

grid-cell-24881-1452372571-5

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

GlamCurvy T

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

 

 

GlamCurvy: 2016 Top 5 Designer Handbags

SIN: I LOVE HANDBAGS = FANATIC!! So it was time to hit the runways and locate the “hottest” designer 2016 handbags. These fabulous favorites had to be unique, bold, fierce, adorable, daring, and regal…that sums it up! Check out GlamCurvy’s top 5 “hottest” designer handbag picks….

#1 – Erin Fetherston

GlamCurvy Review – Adorable – Five Stars!

facebag

2. Burberry

GlamCurvy Review – Daring – Five Stars!

burberry

3. Gucci

GlamCurvy Review – Fierce – Five Stars!

gucci

4. Prada

GlamCurvy T – Regal – Five Stars!

prada

5. Fendi

GlamCurvy – Bold – Five Stars!

fendi

GC followers: Let’s us hear your thoughts and reviews. Comment below..

GlamCurvy T

Photo 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

102397118_956

 

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

Screen Shot 2015-09-13 at 12.10.15 PM

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

Screen Shot 2015-09-13 at 12.38.50 PM

GlamCurvy T #glamcurvy

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

Departure Style Information Board - TRAVEL

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

Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 5.39.55 PM

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! 

24082011101957

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

20150515_192354

GlamCurvy T

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

Screen Shot 2015-04-11 at 12.12.49 PM

2. Boohoowww.boohoo.com

Screen Shot 2015-04-11 at 12.20.42 PM

Screen Shot 2015-04-11 at 12.24.28 PM

3. Jibri – www.jibri.com

Screen Shot 2015-04-11 at 12.31.27 PM

Screen Shot 2015-04-11 at 12.31.10 PM

4. Evans – www.evansusa.com

Screen Shot 2015-04-11 at 12.39.57 PM

Screen Shot 2015-04-11 at 12.39.20 PM

 5. CityChic – www. citychic.com.au 

Screen Shot 2015-04-11 at 12.53.21 PM

Screen Shot 2015-04-11 at 12.53.01 PM

GlamCurvy T

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

a84df8277dcda09f03ed96a74dbfe523

 

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

il_570xN.484555882_t7ts

 

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

HC7056_gry_main.jpg_1.1395724057

Stay fierce.

GlamCurvy T

Photos Courtesy of Pinterest Contributors 

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.

pic1

#3. Be Fiercer.

pic5

#4 Eliminate the negative baggage. 

pic8

#5 ……and Live MORE called ENJOY LIFE.

pic6

GlamCurvy T

*Photos Courtesy of Pinterest Contributors

 

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

cj2

 LOOK 2: Leopard Shirt/ Black Ripped Jeans

cj4

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

cj1

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

cj5

 

LOOk 5: Grey Lace Shirt/Ripped Jeans

cj6

Photos Courtesy of Pinterest Contributors

GlamCurvy T