>IN LOVE WITH BLACK & WHITE PRINTS

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Hey curvy girls all over the world,

This is what I wore to the YFF Blogger Conference. I found this dress at H&M and immediately grabbed it up. I truly love that store and how their size Large manages to fit a wide range of curvy girl sizes. As you already know, I rarely wear anything without having a pop of color on, so, I thought my pink (my favorite color) sandals would be the perfect compliment to this dress. I wore leggings because I have a big ole’ booty that causes the back of the dress to rise higher than the front. I am not Marilyn Monroe so I didn’t want the dress to fly up and give everyone a peek at my goodies. However, I actually liked how the leggings looked with the dress. I also loved the movement of the dress, it made me feel sexy and free.
Being that I was going to the conference after work, I didn’t want to lug another bag so I threw on my go to white blazer to play down the dress.
My favorite part of this dress is the back. Oh, so, sexy!
Any who, I will be posting about my experience at the YFF conference soon. Hope everyone is nice like at FFFWeek
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>FIVE PANT TRENDS EVERY CURVY GIRL SHOULD TRY

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Hey curvy girls:
Have you ever found yourself saying this, “That won’t look right on me.” At one time or another we have all been discouraged to participate in fashion trends due to the model in the ad. She is slim and the article of clothing just drapes her body like she was a tall hanger. You think to yourself, oh, I can’t wear that. My hips are too big, my butt is too big, or, you say, that’s for skinny people. I have been an offender of using these lines when shopping, but, I always stop myself and say, just try it on, you never know. Forget the tall blonde hanger in the ad.
Last week Loft unveiled advertisement for their new silk cargos (tall blonde hanger included) and Facebook fans wrote in asking the retailer to show pictures of real bodies rocking the silk cargos. Loft accepted the challenge and emerged victoriously with photos of their employees, sizes 2-12 wearing the slim looking silk cargos according to their personal styles and fans loved it. This goes to show that women want to see more ads with bodies that they can relate to.
This spring/summer season, the hottest pants to wear are cropped cargos, pleated harem pants, and slouchy jogging pants. Below are a few of these trendy pants that I think every curvy girl should try and not dismiss. 
Not sure how to style these quirky looks? A blazer and gladiator sandals will give these pants a polished look.

>LOFT FOR CURVY GIRLS? PLUS MY NEW KELSI DAGGER’S*

>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?

>ETHNIC/TRIBAL PRINT TREND FOR THE CURVY GIRL

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Hey curvy girls,
Stylish Curves believes that every curvy girl can get in on fashion trends. One of the hottest trends right now are the ethnic/tribal prints. You’ve seen them on celebrities from Project Runway star Heidi Klum to Gossip Girl style maven Leighton Meester. We’ve picked out a couple of cute and funky pieces to help keep those curves stylish in this trend.

Take a look at our picks: 

Ethnic Trends For Curvy Girls

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1, Dorothy Perkins, sizes 2-18
2, Dorothy Perkins, sizes 2-18
3. Eshakti, sizes 2-26
4. Plus Size Fix, sizes 1X-3X
5, Torrid, sizes 12-32
6. Dorothy Perkins
7. Faith21, sizes 1X-3X
8. Dorothy Perkins
9.Torrid
10.Dorothy Perkins, sizes 2-18

Our tips on keeping your curves stylish in this trend:

1. Make sure to choose a print that flatters the size of your frame. Since some ethnic prints can be too big or too busy, you don’t want a print that overwhelms you or makes you look bigger.

2. Choose prints in colors that flatter your complexion (this goes for pretty much anything you wear).

3. Be careful of the silhouette you choose in an ethnic print. For ex. if you have large hips (like me) and the print you choose is in a side draped silhouette, you may want to go for a more streamlined silhouette that flatters your curves.