>Queen Latifah

>One of my favorite curvy girls, Queen Latifah  always spices up her style. I love when a woman looks fabulous in a dress and a pair of heels, but, I also love when a woman can look just as fabulous in jeans and sneakers.  Last week Queen Latifah got it right both ways. Check her out in a fitted sheath dress and then check her out in a sequin jacket, skinny jeans, and sneakers.

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Get the look

Sequin Blazer: http://www.evans.co.uk/, $80, Dickies Skinny Pants: http://www.torrid.com/, $48, Sneakers: Fila @ http://www.endless.com/

Queen Latifah

One of my favorite curvy girls, Queen Latifah  always spices up her style. I love when a woman looks fabulous in a dress and a pair of heels, but, I also love when a woman can look just as fabulous in jeans and sneakers.  Last week Queen Latifah got it right both ways. Check her out in a fitted sheath dress and then check her out in a sequin jacket, skinny jeans, and sneakers.

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Get the look
Bebe at ShopStyle

Get the look

Sequin Blazer: http://www.evans.co.uk/, $80, Dickies Skinny Pants: http://www.torrid.com/, $48, Sneakers: Fila @ http://www.endless.com/

>Michelle Obama Looks Great at the White House State Dinner

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First Lady Michelle Obama looked stunning in a beautiful gold dress designed by Naeem Khan for the White House State Dinner.

The gold in the dress compliments Michelle’s brown complexion. Stacked bracelets gives the dress that Michelle touch and the updo is soft and sophisticated. She looks beautiful.

The madly inlove pair always looks good together
First Lady Michelle Obama looking like the shining star she is

Michelle Obama Looks Great at the White House State Dinner

First Lady Michelle Obama looked stunning in a beautiful gold dress designed by Naeem Khan for the White House State Dinner.

The gold in the dress compliments Michelle’s brown complexion. Stacked bracelets gives the dress that Michelle touch and the updo is soft and sophisticated. She looks beautiful.

The madly inlove pair always looks good together
First Lady Michelle Obama looking like the shining star she is

>Are Celebrities Inspiring You to Lose Weight?

>Is it me or are all of our curvy celebrities losing weight? Tyra, Mo’Nique, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, America Ferrara, Jordin Sparks, and Toccara all have dropped a significant amount of weight. Their common reason for their weightloss is to be healthy.

Whenever a celebrity loses weight, it seems as if their career sky rockets. So, I have to ask myself are they losing weight to truly be healthy or to boost their careers. Many of these women who have lost weight already have successful thriving careers. Queen Latifah has a movie and beauty empire. Tyra has a media empire, Mo’Nique is a queen of comedy, and Jennifer Hudson has an Oscar and a Grammy award. Since Mo’Nique has lost a few pounds she has gained a talk show. I’m quite sure this could have already been in the works before she decided to lose weight, but, I can’t help but wonder was the talk show a factor in her decision to lose weight, besides her handsome hubby telling her he wants her for a lifetime?

What I do find odd about these curvacious celebrities losing weight is that each one of them gained their claim to fame by being proud of their large curves and the majority of them have trimmed down those large curves significantly.  Are these weighlosses sincerely for health reasons or were these celebrities truly unhappy with their bodies? Will they lose some of their die hard fans who looked up to them because they could relate to them physically?

I also noticed that as the weight comes off they seem to dress a little better, which I am quite sure is due to the variety of designers that are now available to them. My biggest question is how long will they stay this way? Maintaining weight for many people is a real struggle. You have to live a completely different lifestyle. Will these celebrities maintain or are these weightlosses just for the moment?

Jordin Sparks, after winning idol has trimmed down

Toccara Jones, after celebrity fit club has trimmed down

Mo’Nique, now rocking a trimmer shape to be healthy

Queen Latifah, Lost 20lbs after Jenny Craig to get healthy
Tyra Banks, back to model size. She wanted to be fit
Are you inspired by these celebrities to lose a few pounds yourself ?

Are Celebrities Inspiring You to Lose Weight?

Is it me or are all of our curvy celebrities losing weight? Tyra, Mo’Nique, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, America Ferrara, Jordin Sparks, and Toccara all have dropped a significant amount of weight. Their common reason for their weightloss is to be healthy.

Whenever a celebrity loses weight, it seems as if their career sky rockets. So, I have to ask myself are they losing weight to truly be healthy or to boost their careers. Many of these women who have lost weight already have successful thriving careers. Queen Latifah has a movie and beauty empire. Tyra has a media empire, Mo’Nique is a queen of comedy, and Jennifer Hudson has an Oscar and a Grammy award. Since Mo’Nique has lost a few pounds she has gained a talk show. I’m quite sure this could have already been in the works before she decided to lose weight, but, I can’t help but wonder was the talk show a factor in her decision to lose weight, besides her handsome hubby telling her he wants her for a lifetime?

What I do find odd about these curvacious celebrities losing weight is that each one of them gained their claim to fame by being proud of their large curves and the majority of them have trimmed down those large curves significantly.  Are these weighlosses sincerely for health reasons or were these celebrities truly unhappy with their bodies? Will they lose some of their die hard fans who looked up to them because they could relate to them physically?

I also noticed that as the weight comes off they seem to dress a little better, which I am quite sure is due to the variety of designers that are now available to them. My biggest question is how long will they stay this way? Maintaining weight for many people is a real struggle. You have to live a completely different lifestyle. Will these celebrities maintain or are these weightlosses just for the moment?

Jordin Sparks, after winning idol has trimmed down

Toccara Jones, after celebrity fit club has trimmed down

Mo’Nique, now rocking a trimmer shape to be healthy

Queen Latifah, Lost 20lbs after Jenny Craig to get healthy
Tyra Banks, back to model size. She wanted to be fit
Are you inspired by these celebrities to lose a few pounds yourself ?

>What To Wear This Holiday Season

>Thanksgiving is around the corner and I know my curvy girls are going to need some great outfits to wear. Since Thanksgiving is also family time, we all know what that means. There is always that one relative you have not seen in a long time making you aware of how much weight you gained since the last time they saw you. As if you needed them to remind you. Nevertheless, it still does not deter you away from moms sweet potato pie or another helping of macaroni and cheese.

When this time comes around I always wear neutral colors with a  bright shoe or coat. I try to pick comfortable pieces so that way buttons are not popping after my 2nd helping of mac and cheese. I also choose pieces that are not over the top or too simple because you do want to wow your family members (especially the ones you have not seen in awhile) but, you also don’t want them talking about how you were all dressed up for no reason.

If you are looking for a little inspiration, check out my choices below
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Missy Curves

GUESS at ShopStyle

An empire waist top that floats over your stomach is a great option to hide that bulge that develops after you have eaten. Go for an empire waist top that has embellishment at the waist or a belt  because it will help to create a waist while a low neck and draped sleeves gives off a suttle sexy goddess like look. Pairing a flowy top with skinny jeans will make your legs look miles long which will give you a slimmer look. A bright coat will have all eyes on you as soon as you walk in the door.

Plus Size Curves

Apple Bottoms at ShopStyle

I love to wear dresses on Thanksgiving, especially with leggings. I am free to move around and be relaxed without feeling confined. Which is why this jean dress is such a good choice. It’s freeing and flowing. A great pair of bold earrings and a wide belt will spice up a simple dress. Matching your belt to your shoes is a nice way to pull your look together.

These options will have your family giving you compliments all day instead of giving you tips on how to keep your weight down.