>WHAT I WANT NOW:DRESSES WITH ROMANTIC DETAILS

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Right now, I’m really into dresses. I want dresses that embrace my curves while giving off a romantic and slightly bohemian vibe. I want dresses that are adorned with ruffles and that have billowy sleeves. These 6 dresses are everything I’m looking for.

1. Rachel Pally Rowan Dress

I love the print of this dress and the billowy sleeves. It’s fitted through the body which helps to showcase curves and it comes in plus sizes too.

 2. Dorothy Perkins Floral Double Sleeve Dress

I love the bohemian feel of this dress. From the flowy sleeves to the dreamy floral print, this dress was made for Fall.

3. Amanda Uprichard silk and lace strapless dress

I love the contrasting blue and black in this dress. The ruffled hem and bust scream romantic.  

 

I was automatically drawn to the color of this dress. I love the over exaggerated ruffles on the sleeves and the u shaped neckline. It makes me want to put a red rose in my hair.
I love this dress because it just screams sexy and chic to me. The side draping and ruffles give off a sexy vibe while the round neck blouson top part of the dress looks so chic.
I love smock dresses with bare legs and chunky heels and this dress is so pretty. I love the sequin trimming around the sleeves and neck. A smock should have a flowy body skimming fit on a curvy girl. It should never swallow her up.
What style of dresses are you into right now?

FIVE SUPER CHIC DRESSES UNDER $100

As stores begin to roll in their back to school gear and direct your mind to what’s hot for Fall, SC is still in summer mode. We have decided to do a summer’s not over series where we will be bringing you some of the cutest pieces that you can still rock for summer. To kick off our series we found five of the cutest dresses under $100 to help you get through the rest of the summer looking hot and sexy.

I mean really, who is ready to rock ankle boots and a mock neck when it’s still 90 degrees outside?

Five super chic dresses under $100

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>FIVE SUPER CHIC DRESSES UNDER $100

>As stores begin to roll in their back to school gear and direct your mind to what’s hot for Fall, SC is still in summer mode. We have decided to do a summer’s not over series where we will be bringing you some of the cutest pieces that you can still rock for summer. To kick off our series we found five of the cutest dresses under $100 to help you get through the rest of the summer looking hot and sexy.

I mean really, who is ready to rock ankle boots and a mock neck when it’s still 90 degrees outside?

Five super chic dresses under $100

2. Fashion To Figure Get 15% off with code FTF15CURVE

>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

>RAVEN SYMONE’S XBOX 360 PARTY DRESS

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Hey curvy girls:
Reader Asha asked where did the lovely and slimmed down curvy star Raven Symone get her color blocked dress that she wore to the XBOX 360 party last week. Well Asha, Miss Symone is rocking the $653 Zac Posen color block dress. The dress was originally priced at $1,090. This fabulous dress is made of cotton and elastene. It looks like it is only available at SAKS.
I must say that Raven’s curves look awesome in this dress.
Want SC to find a celebrity item? Send me an email me at stylishcurves@gmail.com

>OOTD: AT THE OFFICE IN LOFT

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Hey curvy girls,
It’s been a long and exhausting week. However, I am so excited about next week because it will be Stylish Curve’s 1 year anniversary. I have so many ideas for this blog which I will sahare with you all at a later date.  For those of you who are still sketchy about Loft (formerly known as Ann Taylor Loft) I just wanted to share this dress I bought from their 40% off sale about a week ago. What drew me to the dress was the draping and the design at the top of the dress, plus, it had pockets (which I love). Yes, it may be a little simple for those of you who like more edgier looks, but, it was something about it that I just thought was so cute and casual. When I put it on, the jersey material was so soft and comfy. It felt more like lounge wear. I will say that I need to take the top part in because it is a little too big. I had to keep pulling it up. My bottom half is the largest part on me so, I try to fit that first and tailor the rest (future post on tailoring). Other than that it was perfect.

Last year, I bought this little bomber jacket from Loft and I thought it would be a nice youthful touch to the dress. To make the look more interesting, I added a pair of leopard print Michael Kors (2nd fave designer) pumps that I scored on Ebay for $30 and only worn once (so they say). I promise to put the necklace to rest and shop for other necklaces (this Logo necklace has saved me so much money) to add to my jewelry wardrobe. Now, I have an addiction to this Loft cuff bracelet. You will see this again.
Oh, and Loft is offering 40% off sale items in store and online as of today. In case you like the dress too they still have it and they have other colors.

Please note: The Loft dress and jacket were all purchased with my hard earned money. However, Loft did gift to me the cuff bracelet. I am a true fan of Loft and do not receive anything for promoting them on this blog.

>PLUS SIZE BOUTIQUE: LEE LEE’S VALISE

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Lee Lee’s Valise

The standout logo

About three years ago I received an email from the online plus size store Kiyonna. In that email was an introduction to a new plus size boutique called Lee Lee’s Valise in Brooklyn, NY.  I was so excited and thought, man, somebody stole my idea. The next day I stopped by the Caroll Gardens store and congratulated the owner on doing something wonderful for the world of plus size fashion. I then told every magazine forum I was on that there was a plus size boutique in Brooklyn, that they should check out. Fastforward to now, Lee Lee’s Valise has grown and is doing big things. You can see her store frequently featured on TLC’s What Not To Wear and plus size beauties like Jill Scott has worn pieces directly from her store. Lee Lee’s Valise has been featured on tons of magazines as the go to place for the plus size curvy girls. She even offers exclusive designs on some of her handbags and belts in store. I wanted to share with you some of her new items.

                                                
Jill Scott will be wearing this red multi colored floral dress on an upcoming episode of Law& Order SVU
                                        
This weekend I decided to revisit the boutique and see what they had to offer. The upscale boutique is moderately to expensively priced with butter soft leathers and the highest quality of silk, cotton, and matte jersey. Plus size designers such as Igigi, Donna Ricco, LuLu (best selling dresses), and a host of others fill the shop with the latest and classic trends.
              
Lisa is very hands on with her customers honestly telling them what looks good and what should just be put back on the rack. Her husband also gives pretty good insight to what looks good and what doesn’t. The clothes they sell are made in America and of good quality. Many of the dresses are washable and non dry clean.

                          

                                    
When asked how they felt about being one of the best plus size stores to go to, they say” If everyone else is a minus then we’re a plus. Otherwise we’re just a store with different sizes just like any other boutique.”

My Verdict: Great store for work dresses and evening events. Although prices are moderate to high, the quality of the material is well worth it. Love the variety of jeggings and skinny jeans.
If you haven’t already go and check Lee Lee’s Valise out. Don’t live in NYC you can also purchase things online at: http://www.leeleesvalise.com/
                      
That’s Lisa (Owner), me, and Lisa’s husband