Friday, April 30, 2010

Hey curvy girls,
I spotted singer Estelle in this beautiful ruffled one shoulder purple dress. What's better than a dress in a standout color with a ruffled neckline to bring fashionable drama to any event. I think the look could have been better if she had a different shoe. It's something about those snakeskin shoes that doesn't really compliment the dress. However, I thought this was a cute look , so, of course, I had to hook my curvy girls up and recreate Estelle's look just for you.

Skinny Girl Fashion For Curvy Bodies

The dress is from ASOS and the shoes are from DSW

Would you rock this look?
 Hey curvy girls,

It's Friday and spring is in the air. There are tons of sales going on and Stylish Curves has a special coupon just for it's readers. Plus Size store Fashion To Figure has some great and trendy clothes for us curvy girls. We are part of their affiliate program and I thought it would be nice to offer you guys a little discount on some of their pieces.

Fashion To Figure


This coupon is exclusive to Stylish Curves readers so please take advantage. You can just click on the Fashion To Figure link below to begin making your purchases.

.15% Off All Fashion To Figure Orders with Code: FTF15CURVE.
The coupon is 15% off your entire purchase valid until June 28th 2010
Also, Madison Plus went to visit their store and modeled a few pieces on their blog. Check it out HERE

***If you live in the NYC area, Fashion To Figure is having a grand opening for their new store in the Bronx located in Bay Plaza Shopping Center Bronx, NY. 10% of the sales will be going to VH1's Save The Music Foundation

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Hey curvy girls,
We all love ourselves a pair of Z. Cavaricci jeans for their trendy yet comfortable fit. Well, they have received a makeover and Stylish Curves likes it. The infamous brand has come out with their very own couture line, Z. Cavaricci Couture for the young trendsetter. Check out their look book at The line is available at select Torrid stores nationwide and on I love the edginess of the pieces but, when I think couture, I think structure and tailored silhouettes, not sure if I am seeing that here, however, the new line does look appealing and Crystal Renn is working it.

Pictures from lifestyles of the broke famous
Hey curvy girls,
My fellow curvy girl blogger Big Beautyful Mess is doing a giveaway of that cool new plus size clothing store Lucie Lu (I wrote about them last month). The prize is a $50 gift card.

In order to enter the contest you must become a fan of both BBM and Lucie Lu. For more info checkout BBM's fashionable plus size blog at Big Beautyiful Mess.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hey curvy girls,
A few weeks ago, I was contacted by a company called RX Undies to try a pair of their thong underwear.  Before receiving the underwear, I educated myself on RX Undies just to see what they were all about. I found that they are designed by two women who are a doctor and an engineer. Go figure!

According to their press release:
RX Undies are designed with a focus on comfort. They come up high enough in the front to keep you comfortably and completely covered, but stay discreetly tucked away with even low rise pants. RX Undies have a V-shape in the back so that they stay concealed within your clothing, even when you sit down. In addition, they have a longer lining that extends up higher in the front; this allows for greater comfort and keeps your anatomy fully covered. Not only does their design make RX Undies more comfortable, but it makes them more hygienic as well.

My Review:
There are two reasons RX Undies peaked my interest (1) They are made from organic fabrics and (2) they come in regular clothing sizes from 2-20.
After wearing the thongs with a pair of my skinny jeans, I had to admit that they were truly comfortable. The material was soft, light, and didn't irritate my skin. It was like I wasn't wearing anything. Most importantly the coverage was great. They were not like your normal slim jim thongs that sometimes disappear or move when you move. It was nice to wear a pair of thongs that stayed in its place and wasn't droopy. The width and fit of the thong eliminated the embarrassing plumber butt. What I didn't like was that the thong had no style. They were plain white. This was a disappointment because for women, they should know that we like our intimates in pretty colors and prints. I requested the thongs in my true pant size and they fit like a glove. Personally, I can't wait to see the direction this company heads in, because, I would like to see more from them.

What do you guys think about this new brand of underwear?

Hey curvy girls,
For the past two weeks, I have been wanting to do a post about my new favorite shoe line Kelsi Dagger. Kelsi Dagger is the sister line to my other favorite Pour La Victoire. I love Kelsi's shoe line because of the trendy styles that easily translate from day to night. I love shoes with embellishment and Kelsi offers plenty of that. I've featured a few pair of Kelsi Dagger shoes in the section of the blog titled, "Because Shoes Always Fit."

I checked out the companies site and here's what they had to say about the line:

Kelsi Dagger is confident, independent, slightly dangerous and speaks to the accelerating velocity of how young people live today. In a world full of sensory overload, Kelsi Dagger is the voice for all that is fresh, young and totally hip.

Check out a few of the looks:

Hey curvy girls,

I was over at Nitrolicious (she loves H&M too) and spotted a few of her flicks from H&M's spring/summer collection. According to Nitrolicious some of the items are already in stores and others are on their way. I am a 100% true fan of H&M clothes mainly because they are curvy girl friendly. You can be a size 18-22 and still find a myriad of things to wear from there. Hopefully they will bring back there plus size line. Currently they only carry it in the UK.

Check out Nitro's picks:
I am loving the Rihanna and GaGa tees

Hey curvy girls,
I told you we can rock just about everything the skinny girls wear. I was actually a little excited when I saw Vanessa Hudgens in her leopard print leggings with a white top. Of course, it made me think about Monday's post of me in my animal print jeggings.

Look at the similarity, curvy girls rule.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hey curvy girls,
Last week I wrote a post about fashion blogger Garance Dore implying that being plus size is unhealthy. Well, due to unfriendly feedback from readers, Garance is recanting her statements about plus size models.

According to Huffington Post Garance says this:

"I never said that plus-size models are unhealthy. That would be totally stupid of me. To me, they represent the diversity of women's bodies, and what I said is that I will be happy to see them on a runway on a regular basis, just mixed [in with regular models] and not [walking] all together at the same time.

But I also think that if things like V Mag or the Mark Fast show contribute to making people more tolerant and the fashion industry more open to that, then it's just great and a good sign for the future.
I, myself, am not a model at all, and I have always said that I like my curves. "

I dislike when people try to back track on their statements because it caused controversy. Now she loves her curves and never said that being plus size was unhealthy (Ok!). COME ON! Don't renege now Garance, you meant what you said. I know you probably talked with some PR people and they told you how to clean up what you said.

Ok guys, I am over this. I just thought you might be interested in hearing how she recanted her statement.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Hey curvy girls,
This weekend was so nice and warm until Saturday night when the rain came tumbling down. I spent my weekend with my BFF in my hometown Brooklyn (all day, everyday). Although we were not doing anything special, I decided to breakout my leopard print jeggings. I have had them for some time now and never had the chance to wear them, so I said screw it, I'll just wear them strolling around the neighborhood. I wore flats for the stroll, but, I threw on my new favorite budget friendly heels that I got from H&M when I met up with my BFF.

I rocked the jeggings with my white boyfriend blazer I bought from Ann Taylor Loft . I am in love with this blazer and have worn it 3 times already (I'll share pics later this week). Some of you curvy girls may be afraid of printed pants because you think it may make you look bigger, but, the truth is that sometimes prints especially medium size prints, can actually make you look smaller. So, don't be afraid to experiment with printed pants.

Hope you like. You'll be seeing these leopard print pants again.

P.S. My hair looks a little messy because the wind was blowing my hair all over the place.

What I'm Wearing:
Leopard Print Jeggings-FAITH 21
Blazer: Ann Taylor Loft
Bow Top-Old Navy
Bracelet-Alexis Bittar
Hey curvy girls,
It's been about 2 weeks since I last did the Skinny Girl Fashion For Curvy Girls feature. So, today, I have a cute remake for you. Leave it to SJP to take a simple look and punch it up with accessories. What I love about this look is that the accessories don't necessarily match, but they do go together. She used neutral colors like gray jeans and a white tank as the base of her outfit and chose standout accessories to add her own personal flavor. I am digging the hat, it's so MAJOR! I thought this was a cute look that any curvy girl could pull off for a breezy spring day.
Hey curvy girls.
Let the excitement begin over EVANS Autumn/Winter 2010 line. I was reviewing the EVANS blog and saw they posted up a few pics from their press review.

I am drooling over the military coats. So Major! One of the things I love about EVANS clothing is that they offer good layering pieces, like vests and open cardigans. From what they are showing so far, I think the clothes look cute and comfy. I am wondering if they will have little splashes of color in the collection.

Take a look

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Hey curvy girls,
It looks like leggings aren't going anywhere (I hope). This popular current wardrobe staple has been a good friend to the curvy girl. If a dress is too short, we reach for a pair of leggings. If a shirt is too long, we reach for a pair of leggings. That's why I got super excited when I was checking out Nakimuli's (of Etsy fame) colorful leggings. At $55 a piece they are a bit pricey for leggings. The designs are so artistic that they could pass for a pair of colorful jeggings. I love Nakimuli because they are curvy girl friendly going all the way up to a size 3X.

Check out a few of their funky leggings.

Hey curvy girls,
Zac Posen for Target only carried junior sizes up to XL and dress sizes up to 13. I was there early and managed to get these voluptuous curves into a cute denim dress and tank top. Some of the other dresses could be used as tops, but, overall some of the fits were curvy girl friendly and the rest not so much. I tried to grab what I could and get out of there. The fitting room line was around the corner at 8:30 in the morning. There are still a few tops and dresses available on line in an XL so get them before they are gone.

Outfit post in these items, possibly this week.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Hey curvy girls, It's a wrap for me today. I have tons of work to do for some special posts next week. I want to leave you with a little curvy fashion inspiration from one of my favorite curvy girl bloggers (I mean it, I'm not just saying this) Chastity from The Curvy Girl's Guide to Style (congrats on the book Chasity).

Last week I posted picks of Jibri's Spring collection and Ms. Chastity posted on her blog this week one of the dresses. All I have to say is YOU BETTER WORK CHASTITY!
Hey curvy girls,
While I was cruising the EVANS site for some retail therapy, I came across this photo of former ANTM contestant Toccara Jones posing in an EVANS outfit. Could it be that she is doing a spread for them?  I was shocked to see her and was clicking all over the site to see if I could find anymore pictures of her. I wish Toccara along with Anansa would get more modeling gigs because they truly have swagger and Toccara knocked it out the box with that Italian Vogue spread (I thought she would have blown up a little more from this). I love me some Crystal Renn and KAte Dillion, but once again, are the black plus size models non existent to the fashion industry?

I know it's been a struggle for black straight size models to get their shine on the runways. It's boggling and frustrating to me to not see the young black plus size models represented more. Yes, you see them modeling the latest plus size fashions for designers like Monif C. but, you rarely see black plus size models in fashion spreads beyond black media. Hmm...what's up with that? Well I'm on the case to find out if Ms. Jones has any more pictures modeling for EVANS. I will say that Evans does embrace the black models, just check out  model Julie Henderson.

Ok. I could go on for days about this. I'm not trying to start anything, I just feel that all nationalities should be recognized in plus size fashion just the same way that plus size women want to be recognized in the fashion industry period.

I wrote a post about this topic two months ago, so , feel free to check it out HERE

What are your thoughts on this?

Hey curvy girls,
There are so many UK based plus size clothing websites that you forget about some of the ones that have been out for awhile. As I was cruising the net, I came across plus size clothing site, A UK based plus size clothing that has been hooking up curvy girls with trendy clothes since 1997. They carry sizes 14-32. I came across a few pieces that I thought were cute yet funky. The prices are budget friendly with many pieces under $75.

Check out their other looks at Yours


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