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Friday, May 28, 2010

Hey curvy girls:
You all saw Crystal Renn walk in the Chanel St. Tropez show and probably thought to yourself, she's lost a lot of weight. Did she do so for the Chanel show? Well, Crystal's agent satisfies our curiosity.

According to People.com:
Not so, says Renn’s agent. “She is not trying to lose weight at all,” her Ford Models agent tells PEOPLE. “She fluctuates between a 10 and a 14.” At the moment, she seems to be on the lower end of that range, in part, her agent says, because she’s been so active recently.

“She went hiking in Patagonia for three weeks over the holidays and she firmed up and got a little smaller,” he says. “She has also been traveling like crazy and tends to be smaller when that happens.”

Do you feel there needed to be an explanation for her weight loss?

PHOTO CREDIT:PEOPLE.COM

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hey curvy girls, Looks like Lane Bryant has a sense of humor. According to Stylelist Lane Bryant posted a video on their Inside Curve Blog with a skeleton in lingerie gawking at her reflection. According to Lane Bryant's blog this video was not created by them, but, by Landline TV. It is to be considered a humorous response to the FOX and NBC networks for censoring their sexy lingerie ad with curvy model Ashley Graham.


Although the video is hilarious, do you think the video works against or works for the acceptance of beauty in all sizes?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Hey curvy girls,
Last week SC reader Tashua was inspired by the Loft (formerly known as Ann Taylor Loft) outfit I posted and sent in a picture of her recreation of the look. Check it out.
Great job Tashua, you look super cute and ready to show your office who's boss. I am loving that ruffle top.

Were you inspired by one of SC's outfits? Send in your pictures to stylishcurves@gmail.com.

Friday, May 21, 2010


Hey curvy girls,
I had been searching for a cute denim jacket to wear with a few of my prim and proper dresses. I wanted to add a youthful look to them. I know I could have bought an ordinary cropped denim jacket, but, I wanted something with more pizazz. The other day, I scored this great denim military jacket at the GAP. It was the last one in an XL and I knew it was meant for me. I thought I was going to lose it because I spotted another curvy girl watching it too. We circled around the t-stand that it was hanging on like two lions in the jungle ready to fight. I knew I had to pounce on it before she could, so, I went in for the kill and snatched it up and walked away. I didn't want to look back because I knew she was probably rolling her eyes at me, but, I didn't care.
After walking away with the jacket, I thought to myself, damn, this better fit. Luckily, it did. To top off my score of this military jacket, I remembered I had one of those new coupons from the GAP where you get 40% off one full price item every Wednesday. I was filled with glee when I plunked down my jacket on the counter and handed the cashier the coupon and saw the price of the jacket lower from $79.50 to $47.70. Score!

 

What I'm Wearing
Dress: Banana Republic
Jacket: GAP
Shoes: Nine West
Necklace: H&M
Beat up Bag: DKNY
Hey curvy girls,
It looks like warm weather will be here to stay beginning next week. It's Friday and for most of us that means pay day. Since there are so many sales going on and new items being stocked everyday, I thought I could help some of you out with a few of my picks from our favorite plus size curvy girl stores. Whether you're looking for cute day wear or party wear, I have you covered. Also, I have 2 exclusive SC coupons for you guys to use online.

Fashion To Figure- 15% off entire purchase use code FTF15CURVE
Addition Elle- 10% off purchase use code 1PLUS10

Check for more discount codes below

Dig in!

Faith 21



EVANS (click on store name to purchase)

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Torrid (For 10% off use code 5AF10OFF)



Eshakti (New customers sign up to receive $15 off purchase)
(click on store name to purchase)

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Dorothy Perkins ($15 off dresses)
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Addition Elle (Use code 1PLUS10 for 10% off)
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Hey curvy girls,

Can't believe it's Wednesday already. I have so much work to do at the office that I've been staying super late. Working for a hedge fund is no joke. At least when my workday is over I have this blog to look forward to. This week I got a little surprise in the mail (not really). Last week I ordered the Kelsi Dagger Juno sandals from Piperlime who was offering 20% off sandals and I was so excited to wear them.

Lately my social calendar has been nonexistent. Since I am a corporate working girl by day, I decided to wear my KD's with one of my work outfits that I got from one of my fave stores Loft.
 Curvy girls, do not sleep on Loft! I'm serious. They are one of the few chain retail stores that carry up to a size 18 and XXL in misses and a size 16 and XL in petites. I became a fan of their clothes after graduating college in 2003 because I needed some fun young looking clothes for work. You don't have to necessarily go to them for edgy pieces, but, you can find some really cute basic pieces that include trendy dresses, skirts, and tops. Which can easily be paired with your edgy looking pieces. The cuts are true to size and they truly offer some great girlie stuff (if that's your style). Lately I have been obsessed with their white boyfriend blazer (shown above). I wore it so much that I had to retire it to the cleaners because it was beginning to look yellow. This entire outfit, jacket, top, and skirt is all from the Loft (you can click on the links to purchase). I am in love with the ikat print skirt which will probably be one of my go to pieces for the summer.

I was a little mad with Loft when they stopped carrying size 16's in the store (due to the recession). However, you can get the 16's and 18's on their website. As curvy girls we have to support those stores that carry above a size 12 or 14 so they can start to send the larger sizes back to the store and we can stop losing our money in shipping. This is why I am also a fan of Banana Republic who carry's size 16's and Tall online. Their tops are also generously cut for us plus size curvy girls with a little extra something something at the top. If they don't see us buying in the store then we will have no other choice but to continue shopping online, which sometimes is a hassle especially when you have to pay to return.

Sorry for the super long post, but, I just wanted to share a few of my new goodies with you.

Also, Kelsi Dagger is having AN ULTIMATE FAN fan contest on their Facebook page. Upload a picture of you in your favorite pair of KD shoes and you will be entered to win not one but three pairs of Kelsi Dagger shoes. For more info on the contest go HERE.

*Please Note: I have not been paid to promote any of these products. Nor were they given to me by any of the brands. I spent my hard earned money on everything. I am just a real consumer giving my real and honest opinion on the products I love.

Are any of you Loft fans? What do you think about their clothes?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hey curvy girls, 
Today's skinny girl fashion for curvy bodies is brought to you by former Disney star Hillary Duff.
We love Hillary Duff for her youthful and simple chic looks. If you're looking for a cute and cool look to beat the summer heat, then, this outfit is perfect. So many curvy girls are afraid of skinny jeans and probably can't even fathom wearing a pair of white ones (Yikes!) unless we had the body of a model or an actress like Duff. Well, you know SC doesn't believe in that. I believe plus size curvy girls can wear just as many styles and trends as any slim person. So, go ahead try you a pair of white skinny jeans, throw on your highest heels (or flats) and strut your curves this summer.

Click on the pictures to purchase

**Skinny Girl Fashion For Curvy Girls is a feature where we take a slim celebrities look and recreate it for Plus size curvy girls.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Hey curvy girls,
Yesterday was a beautiful day in Brooklyn. I just felt super girlie and decided to breakout my blue and white polka dot dress. I love this dress because the color is so bright and springy and I love how the silhouette flatters my shape. I love the pockets too. It also gave me the chance to wear my new strapless bra I told you about (old post). It held the the triple D's up very nicely. As a curvy girl, I have never been afraid of strapless anything. It's one of my favorite styles to wear along with a halter.  I wanted to keep the bright colors going, so, I decided to wear a yellow pearl necklace because I loved how the colors looked together.

What I'm Wearing
Dress: Faith21
Belt: Redress NYC
Necklaces:Claires
Bracelet:Vintage
Shoes: Banana Republic

Hey curvy girls,
So far this month has been a great style week for both Jennifer Hudson and Queen Latifah. Our fellow curvy girls were out promoting both of their movies. If you haven't heard already Jennifer Hudson will be playing Winnie Mandela in a biopic and Queen Latifah's movie Just Wright hit theaters this weekend. The newly slimmer stars have really been embracing their smaller frames and I thought it would be cute to see who you guys think was the most stylish.

Ready, Set, Vote!

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Sunday, May 16, 2010



Hey curvy girls,
America's Funky Sweetheart NaKIMuli Spring 2010 line is now available in plus sizes. Although my heart will always be with classic pieces, I can appreciate edgy and funky pieces for their ability to transform you into an entirely different person. For that reason, I love the designs that NaKIMuli comes up with. With the medley of colors and patterns, it reminds me of a Picasso painting, quirky yet interesting. I think every girl needs a few pieces in their wardrobe that transforms them from their daily looks.

Checkout a few of the plus size looks that also come in missy sizes at NaKIMuli


 


Friday, May 14, 2010

Hey curvy girls,
The UK based plus size clothing site Simply Be is now coming to the US this July. If you are unfamiliar with Simply Be. They carry sizes 14-32. The online shopping site not only offers their signature brand, but, carries other brands that cater to the plus size woman. Their demographic is ages 35+, but, the clothes are modern and trendy enough for the 20 something crowd.

I personally can't wait until July for them to get here. Simply Be has some really cute and trendy pieces. Based on other blogger reviews (whom they've sent clothes to personally) like Fatshionable say that they love their clothes. All I have to say is, what took them so long? Now, I just hope the same amount of stylish pieces that are available on the UK site are available on the US site.

According to Stylelist:

Simply Be promises to use only plus-size models for its catalog and Web site.


A British plus-size clothing company is in hot pursuit of the American market. Simply Be, which is devoted to women size 10 to 28 (U.S.), will launch here this summer, with a Web site debut in July and a catalog rollout in August.


The Simply Be customer is both confident in herself and in her size," spokesperson Clotilde Gros tells StyleList. "[She] likes to dress up when she goes out with her friends and wants to look good."

Here are a few pieces from their site.







Hey curvy girls,
The other day I was chatting with one of my closest friends about cocktail parties and what to wear to one. In my opinion, I think a dress is always the best way to go. Although, I've seen some really fierce pants suits that are cocktail worthy. I think a dress is more fun, flirty, and sophisticated depending on how you wear it. I decided to offer a great dress option from ASOS (which was featured in an older post) in case some of you were looking for a cocktail dress for an upcoming event or party.

I think of cocktail parties as a chic event to show off your curves in an elegant way. To punch up your look add a little bit of false lashes to draw attention to your eyes. This may sound corny, but, I'm all for cocktail rings whether it's day or night. Also, put on a perfume that has a lingering scent, it's a definite conversation starter when you smell good. Also, it helps people to remember you.
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Hey curvy girls,
Since spring is underway, it's time to breakout those floral dresses (no surprise here). You've seen celebrities from First Lady Michelle Obama to fellow curvy girl Jessica Simpson rocking their floral frocks. This spring season it seems that floral dresses are more colorful and even edgier then ever before. Just checkout Mrs. Obama in a beautiful blue floral empire waist dress and Jessica Simpson in a long one shoulder floral gown, two totally different looks. Long gone are the days of frumpy floral dresses that make you look like you could be on an episode of Golden Girls.

SC has the hookup for you on some of this seasons hottest floral dresses for curvy girls of all sizes.

Check it out

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