>PENCIL SKIRTS FOR THE CURVY GIRL

>Curvy celebrities like Jennifer Hudson are never afraid to wear  things that show off their curves.You shouldn’t either. As a fan of pencil skirts,
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           Photo credit: People.com                      This me at the office in my pencil skirt
one of the things I hate the most is when celebrity stylist and a few t.v. hosts constantly tell plus size curvy girls to wear a-line skirts. It drives me crazy because they make it seem like it’s the only skirt that is flattering for those of us with a little more body than the regular straight size 2’s and 4’s. As a curvy girl with full child bearing hips, I purchase more pencil skirts than anything else (you’ve seen my cobalt blue one). I feel like a pencil skirt shows off my curvy hips in a sexy and chic way. So, if you feel like you can’t wear a pencil skirt because your hips are too big, I am here to tell you that you can. Omit what some magazines and stylist tell you. A pencil skirt on a plus size body is a sexy thing.

If you don’t have one in your closet, here are a few options for you:

1. Faux Leather Pencil Skirt, Torrid $44, sizes 12-24
3. Gray Stripe Block Skirt, Dorothy Perkins, about $40, size 2-18/20
4. Zippered Denim Skirt, Lane Bryant
6. Lace Back Pencil Dress, Shape FX $64, Sizes 14W-24W  My Favorite
7. Zippered Stretch Twill Skirt, Ralph Lauren $95, sizes 14W-22W
2. Sequin Pencil Skirt, Lane Bryant $89.50, sizes14-28
5. Animal Print Pencil Skirt, Liz Claiborne $74.40, sizes 14W-20W

PENCIL SKIRTS FOR THE CURVY GIRL

Curvy celebrities like Jennifer Hudson are never afraid to wear  things that show off their curves.You shouldn’t either. As a fan of pencil skirts,
Read more below:

           Photo credit: People.com                      This me at the office in my pencil skirt
one of the things I hate the most is when celebrity stylist and a few t.v. hosts constantly tell plus size curvy girls to wear a-line skirts. It drives me crazy because they make it seem like it’s the only skirt that is flattering for those of us with a little more body than the regular straight size 2’s and 4’s. As a curvy girl with full child bearing hips, I purchase more pencil skirts than anything else (you’ve seen my cobalt blue one). I feel like a pencil skirt shows off my curvy hips in a sexy and chic way. So, if you feel like you can’t wear a pencil skirt because your hips are too big, I am here to tell you that you can. Omit what some magazines and stylist tell you. A pencil skirt on a plus size body is a sexy thing.

If you don’t have one in your closet, here are a few options for you:

1. Faux Leather Pencil Skirt, Torrid $44, sizes 12-24
3. Gray Stripe Block Skirt, Dorothy Perkins, about $40, size 2-18/20
4. Zippered Denim Skirt, Lane Bryant
6. Lace Back Pencil Dress, Shape FX $64, Sizes 14W-24W  My Favorite
7. Zippered Stretch Twill Skirt, Ralph Lauren $95, sizes 14W-22W
2. Sequin Pencil Skirt, Lane Bryant $89.50, sizes14-28
5. Animal Print Pencil Skirt, Liz Claiborne $74.40, sizes 14W-20W

>ZAC POSEN DESIGNING FOR SIZE 16?

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My ultimate favorite blog to read everyday is nymag’s fashion blog. I mainly like to read because of the funny honest comments other people leave. Today, I was reading and I came across this article that Zac Posen said it was always a dream to dress a size 16. What! Who knew? Well, I am very pleased to hear this because some designers act like anything above a 12 is grotesque. Zac has a new line called Z spoke that recently launched in Saks Fifth Avenue stores. The line is lower priced from about $80-$675.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:
“It’s a dream of my life to be able to make a collection that can work for so many different kinds of women,” he told us. “This is about dressing America.” While his runway pieces run up to a size 12 in stores, Z Spoke, which Saks Fifth Avenue stocks exclusively, includes up to a size 14 for the spring/summer collection, and will expand to include size 16 for fall 2010. Is this a reaction to the emphasis on curves lately? Perhaps. But according to Posen, it’s just a matter of confronting reality. “It means we’re able to really address our planet. And how women are and look, and really make a difference
For more on the story go to: NYMAG
 My Verdict: Zac can dress me anytime.

What do you think about Zac coming on over to the curvy side

ZAC POSEN DESIGNING FOR SIZE 16?

My ultimate favorite blog to read everyday is nymag’s fashion blog. I mainly like to read because of the funny honest comments other people leave. Today, I was reading and I came across this article that Zac Posen said it was always a dream to dress a size 16. What! Who knew? Well, I am very pleased to hear this because some designers act like anything above a 12 is grotesque. Zac has a new line called Z spoke that recently launched in Saks Fifth Avenue stores. The line is lower priced from about $80-$675.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:
“It’s a dream of my life to be able to make a collection that can work for so many different kinds of women,” he told us. “This is about dressing America.” While his runway pieces run up to a size 12 in stores, Z Spoke, which Saks Fifth Avenue stocks exclusively, includes up to a size 14 for the spring/summer collection, and will expand to include size 16 for fall 2010. Is this a reaction to the emphasis on curves lately? Perhaps. But according to Posen, it’s just a matter of confronting reality. “It means we’re able to really address our planet. And how women are and look, and really make a difference
For more on the story go to: NYMAG
 My Verdict: Zac can dress me anytime.

What do you think about Zac coming on over to the curvy side

>VOGUE ITALIA GOES CURVY!

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According to nymag.com:
Italian Vogue just relaunched its website with a  section called Vogue Curvy.
After reviewing the site, the Vogue Curvy section is showcasing the best clothes in plus size fashion. They offer a video blog by a well known french plus size blog called “Saks in the city.” The video blogs will feature stores that cater to the curvy girl. You will find other sections titled Glam and Curvy, Curvy Icon, and Curvy News which inform you about today’s hottest curvy celebrities and models.

I am super excited about this. I told you curvy girls are on the rise. When will american Vogue hop on the band wagon?

You can check it out at: Vogue

VOGUE ITALIA GOES CURVY!

According to nymag.com:
Italian Vogue just relaunched its website with a  section called Vogue Curvy.
After reviewing the site, the Vogue Curvy section is showcasing the best clothes in plus size fashion. They offer a video blog by a well known french plus size blog called “Saks in the city.” The video blogs will feature stores that cater to the curvy girl. You will find other sections titled Glam and Curvy, Curvy Icon, and Curvy News which inform you about today’s hottest curvy celebrities and models.

I am super excited about this. I told you curvy girls are on the rise. When will american Vogue hop on the band wagon?

You can check it out at: Vogue

>TORRID SWIMWEAR IS HERE

>Since it’s been so cold and snowy, my mind can’t even fathom swimwear right now. When I checked my email and saw that Torrid swimwear is now available. Looking at the pictures just makes me long for winter to be over. The suits are cute and girly. My favorite is the zebra print with the purple trimming. Oh, I can just imagine myself on the beach in Miami sipping on a mimosa with a sombrero.

Check it out at Torrid.com

What do you think about Torrid swimwear?