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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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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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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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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“CURVY ART” in the EYE of the BEHOLDER

Recently, I came across some very cool artwork that I truly admire. Curvy Art. It takes on a whole different meaning of expression, freedom, and showcases curvy femininity at its best.  The silhouettes, abstract appeal, and bold vivid colors highlights the curvy world many of us identify with today.  Art is in the Eye of the Beholder, but Curvy Art represents an imagination I not only envision but experience.

Artist: UnKnown

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Artist: David “Moko Jumbie” James

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Artist: SimpleSue aka Sue Hughes

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Artist: Marie Reigns

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Artist: Truthsayer

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The London Voyage

LONDON – Best trip ever. The diverse culture, history, and shopping was well worth the eight hour flight. I arrived in London on Sunday, Aug 10th early morning and enjoyed every last minute of the LONDON VOYAGE until departing on Saturday afternoon. The weather was not as favorable as I desired but definitely manageable. Just remember to ALWAYS carry a raincoat or umbrella at all times. The US Dollars to British pounds conversion, just say on average a $1 in US is $0.60 British pounds. Go figure. The public transportation subway called the “TUBE” is similar to the “METRO” in New York  and it goes everywhere but clean. Our hotel K&K George was located conveniently in Kensington two blocks from Earls Court Station. Perfect location.

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Sunday, we kicked off our arrival day in London by visiting Portobello Market and later had dinner at Nando’s. Very Tasty!

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Monday, we caught the London Hop on Hop Off Tour exploring the London Eye, London Bridge, Big Ben, and Trafalgar Square. Later, dinner was a indian cuisine at  Masala Zone.

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Tuesday, CAMDEN MARKET was the destination ALL DAY. The shopping, food, and eclectic environment was very entertaining. In addition, I got a fish pedicure at Zoola Fish, received an henna tattoo, conquered a tasty cupcake at Mimi’s cupcakes, and  enjoyed fish -n- chips at Poppies.

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Wednesday, we started our day with shopping at TKMaxx (TJMaxx) and had a “Fashion Tea” scheduled at the Berkley. I felt like Royalty. Later, we paid a visit to the famous Harrod’s Department Store.

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Thursday, we signed up for a 10 hour sightseeing tour to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Oxford. Windsor Castle was so rich in culture and history. Stonehenge was quite intriguing and I am still baffled about the purpose and creation of those stones. Oxford history and building designs showcased a city like no other. Very pristine and sacred.

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Friday, the National History Museum was our first destination. Free admission with an hour wait, not bad at all.  Then shopping on Oxford Street in London checking out Selfridges, Primark, Topshop, etc. Later that night, we met with a close friend for dinner at the italian restaurant called Zizzi’s. Delicious!

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Saturday, we packed up, enjoyed our last breakfast at the hotel, and hop into a car to take us to London-Heathrow Airport. The London Voyage was officially over and reality would restart. However, the experience  and memories in London will last a LIFETIME. I am blessed and humbled to be able to experience it.

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Check out me and my Atlanta Sister on the London Sightseeing Tour. #LONDONDIVAS

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Three Cool Summer Looks

Summer is here. I always feel my spring/summer wardrobe needs more options. I have a lot of pieces to select from but no desire to wear them. I assume either I am not picking what I love and just picking want I like. Or I am guilty of picking similar pieces and get bored with the same look in different colors or fabrics. So I had to do a little research to determine what looks I love to be an option this summer. With traveling and attending events I need to make sure I have plenty options. Check out these great finds…..

1.  Black/White Graphic Rae Crop Blouse – JIBRI

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 2. YK Tulip Skirt & White Tank Top – Youtheary Khmer 

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3. Simple Black Dress – Qristyl Frazier 

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Have a GlamCurvy Week!

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GlamCurvy Nominated for an Award

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The summer is here and GlamCurvy is near but not as visual as I envisioned. With work and personal travel, birthday celebrations, and happy hours/dinners, my summer time has been minimum to bring more awareness to the GlamCurvy universe. So when I was nominated by RobinCharmagne with the “Very Inspiring Blogging Award”  I was elated.

GlamCurvy’s goal is to educate the universe about women who is curvy like me. Receiving this nomination sparked a fire inside of me again and inspired me to recommit to the cause consistently. Because I have a lot of thoughts to express, things to learn, and resources to share about the plus size industry.  It’s time for GlamCurvy to return. U ready?

Rules

1.Thank and link the amazing person who nominated you.
2.List the rules and display the award.
3.Share seven facts about yourself.
4.Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
5.Optional: Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you.

7 Facts About Myself

1. On my father’s side of the family, I am the first female in 50 years and 3 days since my grandmother was born. Weird right! My birthday is 8/18 and my Grandma Cora birthday was 8/15.

2. I LOVE TO SHOP! From fashion to home decor to tech gadgets! Put me in rehab!

3. My favorite cuisine is all seafood. However, CRAB LEGS I could eat everyday! When I was young and growing up in Newport News, Va my grandfather was co-owner of a fish market. Fresh fish, crabs, scallops, and oysters all day. I was in heaven!

4. I am in love with TRUE HIP HOP. Not the new hip-hop. My favorite rap artist is NAS.

5. I have a Associate degree in Fashion Merchandising, but work in Information Technology! Go figure!

6. My mother and I favorite color is PINK. WE LOVE PINK!

7. I am a corporate tech chick, entrepreneur, hobby blogger, and manager of a clothing line! I am enjoying my journey and never want to stop.

GlamCurvy Blog Nominations

1. Financially Literate

2. Tracing Amy

3. Friendly Fairy Tales

4. Kiwi the Beauty

5. Curvatude

6. Loving Food, Fashion, & Life

7. Chloe’s World of Fashion

8. Red Wine and Heels

9. Fabulously Curvy

10. Pumps and Studz

11. Fab Glance & Style

12. Curvy and Happiness

13. My Fab Finance

14. Curvy Goddness Lounge

15. Style Has No Size

 

Thanks again RobinCharmagne for the nomination and have a GlamCurvy Week!

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