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!

GlamCurvy T

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

 

 

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 

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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Pics Courtesy of Pinterest Contributors

 

 

Boot Swag

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The fall/winter season is my favorite time of year to showcase my boot swag. Most women love a sexy boot and jacket combo to showcase there style and glam during the wintery months.  Today, I started my boot swag “board” to identify my “must haves” for the fall/winter season.

Santa needs to stop by today, because I cannot wait until December to enjoy these. What is a curvy girl to do?

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Photos : Courtesy of Pinterest (Pic 1- Lavin, Pic 2 – unknown, Pic 3 – unknown, Pic 4 – Hader Ackermann)

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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Zaftig /zäftig/ adjective: (of a woman) Having a full, rounded figure; plump.

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Today, I was surfing the internet for the latest plus size news around designers, beauty, fashion, etc.  Then I came across this word with a definition attached.

  • Zaftig /zäftig/ adjective: (of a woman) Having a full, rounded figure; plump.

Here we go again, another label for the plus size physique.

Mainly, it was used in content with a historical cartoon character pin-up girl name Hilda in the 1950s, used to describe Marilyn Monroe, and others plus size women of that time. For some this word could be thought of as negative and to others as sexy/flattering. However you position it, just know this word exist and you may here it again.

Check out these Zaftig Pics!

Have a GlamCurvy Friday!

GlamCurvy T

Is it possible, plus size and fit?

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Okay, its time. I want to be plus but fit. A solid 9/10. No stretch. Today, I am a 12/14 stretch. Love it! Not mad at it at all. But I would love to be toned.  Also, I have to remember I am not in my 20’s to compete with the status quo. Today, I searched for some plus size fit looks I love to give me a little more motivation. <MY FIT VISIONBOARD>

It’s time for GlamCurvy T to change to GlamCurvy “FIT” T!

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Happy Friday!