>IF I WERE A STUDENT IN THE 70’S

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Since August is the start of back to school shopping, I thought about what is the first thing girls buy when it comes to school shopping. During my school days, the first thing I went for were a pair of great jeans. Which made me come up with the title “If I were A Student In The 70’s” because the 70’s were the best era for jeans.
If I were a student in the 70’s I think this outfit would be something that I would have worn during that era. The 70’s is one of my favorite decades. The music, the clothes, the politics. Everything about that era was just inspiring. I got this top from my favorite resale store in Brooklyn, which is ReDress NYC. I was immediately drawn to the pattern.

I love the vintage look it gives so I decided to go the extra mile and wear it with a pair of wide leg trouser jeans that I bought from Torrid last year. I added some purple chandelier style earrings and a cuff bracelet. After putting everything together all I could think was that it looked like something from the 70’s. All I needed was an afro.
All I was missing from this look was an extra platform on my shoes with a real fish swimming around, lol.
What I’m Wearing
Top: Liz Claiborne via ReDress NYC
Jeans: Z. Cavaracci
Shoes: Nina
Earrings: H&M
Bracelet-Passed on to me from my auntie (RIP)

>CURVY CELEB STYLE BATTLE

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It looks like it has been a great week of style for curvy celebrities. This week Amber Riley and America Ferrera both represented for the curvy girls on the red carpet.

Miss Amber Riley knocks it out the park in a super chic white dress and nude peeptoes.
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America Ferrera kills it in a purple body con dress with black peeptoes
Who wins this style battle? Vote!

>SUMMER’S NOT OVER SERIES: 30 PAIRS OF WEDGES UNDER $100 TO BUY NOW

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For the second installment of SC’s Summer’s Not Over series we are taking it to the feet. I know you are seeing tons of new fall boots and you can’t wait until the weather gets a little cooler so you can start wearing your Fall footwear. Well, SC is giving you a reality check. Summer is still in progress, so we decided to come up with 30 pairs of wedged sandals to help you stay fly in this 90 degree weather. Those Fall boots can wait.
30 Pairs of Wedges Under $100

>CURVY CELEBRITY STYLE RESUME:BEVY SMITH

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I have always been a fan of fashion editor/socialite/TV personality/business woman Miss Bevy Smith. If you are not familiar with Bevy then you need to Google her ASAP.  This curvy celebrity is the former Fashion Editor at Large for Vibe magazine and currently she runs her own business where she brings together the best in entertainment through her famous dinner parties called Dinner with Bevy.

What I love about Bevy’s style is that it’s always chic. You will always find her in a banging dress in an eye catching print or color. It seems that wrap dresses are her favorite along with sexy sky high heels. Most importantly Bevy wears her curves well, she always manages to keep her girls on display in a flattering unhidden way. I’m sure her shapely frame has men tripping all over themselves when she passes them on the street. Bevy’s personality and confidence is mesmerizing, she exudes sexiness and is not afraid to show off her shape.

If you identify with Bevy Smiths body type here are a few notes you should be taking from her looks

1. Fitted/ body con dresses show off your curves
2. Utilize a belt to create or enhance curves
3. Be sure to invest in V-necks to display your ample bossom is a classy and chic way
4. Don’t be afraid of prints that make you standout in a crowd

Photo Credits:
Twitter.com/Bevysmith
Flickr.com
Necole Bitchie.com
Dinner With Bevy

>THE IMPORTANCE OF ONLINE PLUS SIZE MAGAZINE’S

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As a teenager in high school during the 90’s, I remember religiously reading fashion magazines like YM and Seventeen. The styles were always creative and the content was always about current teen issues, but, there was one thing missing out of those magazines, a young teenage curvy girl that looked like me or even resembled me. Before it became cool to have a little meat on your bones, teen magazines did not showcase any girls with a body type bigger than a junior size 11/12. Even if they did, they had the poor girl in the most basic looks possible. Fast forward to now, atleast two types of curvy figures are featured in teen mags and countless clothing lines that cater to the young curvy girl are also featured, but, we need more.

When I think back to my high school days and how insecure I was, because I wasn’t as thin as my friends or couldn’t find some of the same cool clothes they did in my size, makes me wish that there were more teen mags that catered to the curvy girl during the 90’s. Since we can’t turn back the hands of time, I am glad and proud to see the handful of online magazines that are catering to plus size curvy girls. They are truly needed and important to our younger generation. E-mags like Skorch were one of the first to target the plus size reader market and did it in a way that made plus size women of all ages feel like they could be as stylish as everyone else. They made it possible for young girls to see themselves in a positive yet fashionable light.

These plus size magazines are important because they are offering young girls a higher self esteem as well as body images that they can relate to. There are a myriad of young plus size girls out there who are battling with body acceptance and feel like they must lose weight in order to dress or look a certain way. Plus size magazines make it possible for these young women to see that they are beautiful and can look great at any size. You don’t have to be thin to be stylish. Plus mags like Daily Venus Diva are great resources for health, beauty, travel, and business. Plus Model Magazine is the leading online magazine for helping plus size models start and better their career. The magazine offers information anywhere from how to strengthen a modeling portfolio to finding a plus size modeling agency.

Today, plus mags are garnering more attention than ever before as they are being discovered daily by young plus size curvy girls who are craving great fashion in sizes above a 12. Just recently Gemini magazine announced that their online magazine will be going to print. This is a great feat for any online magazine. Within the next few months we will be seeing a couple more plus size magazines emerge, like PHAT magazine and Evolve magazine.

It is imperative that we continue supporting these magazines online and in print so that there will come a time where we can pick them all up on newsstands across the world. So, if you haven’t familiarized yourself with these yet, then you need to hop to it.

>DID REFINERY 29 FAIL AT FINDING FALL FASHION FOR THE PLUS SIZE?

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Today I was reading Refinery 29’s  site and I came across this post titled, Fall Fashion for Plus Size Ladies. Once I viewed the post I was a little disappointed. All I could say was, “Hell To the Naw!” (in my Whitney Houston voice) While some pieces were cute, the  looks just wasn’t screaming stylish Fall fashion for plus sizes. I appreciate the curvy girl love from Refinery 29 (I do enjoy reading their site), I just didn’t appreciate some of the looks. So, Stylish Curves decided to give you a couple of Fall fashion looks for the plus size curvy girl who wants to look modern and most importantly stylish.

What do you think of the looks that Refinery 29 showed?
Checkout SC’s Fall looks

Floral Prints For Fall

Since floral prints are equated with being sweet and pretty a great way to toughen up a floral dress is with a cropped or motorcycle style jacket and a pair of sassy killer heels. (Click on pictures to purchase any of the items)
Capes For Fall

Capes are coming back in a major way this upcoming Fall season. We’ve already seen stars like Rachel Bilson rock the cape look and ASOS offers this wonderful green military style cape specifically for plus sizes. Pair it with a slouchy sweater like the one above from Dorothy Perkins and a pair of skinny jeans and tall suede boots. (Click on pictures to purchase any of the items pictured)

Lace For Fall

  Lace is a great option for evening cocktail parties and it looks like this trend will be making another appearance this Fall season

DID REFINERY 29 FAIL AT FINDING FALL FASHION FOR THE PLUS SIZE?

Today I was reading Refinery 29’s  site and I came across this post titled, Fall Fashion for Plus Size Ladies. Once I viewed the post I was a little disappointed. All I could say was, “Hell To the Naw!” (in my Whitney Houston voice) While some pieces were cute, the  looks just wasn’t screaming stylish Fall fashion for plus sizes. I appreciate the curvy girl love from Refinery 29 (I do enjoy reading their site), I just didn’t appreciate some of the looks. So, Stylish Curves decided to give you a couple of Fall fashion looks for the plus size curvy girl who wants to look modern and most importantly stylish.

What do you think of the looks that Refinery 29 showed?
Checkout SC’s Fall looks

Floral Prints For Fall

Since floral prints are equated with being sweet and pretty a great way to toughen up a floral dress is with a cropped or motorcycle style jacket and a pair of sassy killer heels. (Click on pictures to purchase any of the items)
Capes For Fall

Capes are coming back in a major way this upcoming Fall season. We’ve already seen stars like Rachel Bilson rock the cape look and ASOS offers this wonderful green military style cape specifically for plus sizes. Pair it with a slouchy sweater like the one above from Dorothy Perkins and a pair of skinny jeans and tall suede boots. (Click on pictures to purchase any of the items pictured)

Lace For Fall

  Lace is a great option for evening cocktail parties and it looks like this trend will be making another appearance this Fall season