Tuesday, December 10
You ever hear a song that you swear speaks to you and what's going on in your life at that moment? I'm starting to think Ms. Marsha Ambrosius is spying on me and writing songs about what she sees, just kidding! As one of my favorite artists from the UK, her music seems to tell a story that's very easy to relate to.
Her new single "Without You" featuring Ne-Yo now has a video to go along with it. The video is a little deep as most of her videos are but the song still sounds incredible! Have a look...
Speaking of our great fashionable friends across the pond, (UK United Kingdom), stay tuned for a special guest post from a fashion expert with great advice for us curvy girls! I'm excited to see what's in store!!
Saturday, December 7
One day, I wore a hoodie.
The next day, I wore a thin jacket.
Today, I'm wearing a parka, hat, scarf, gloves, and several layers!
Not too sure about where you guys are but if it's anywhere in the states, you're probably freezing right about now! Even the southern states (which are usually in the 60-70 degree range) this time of year are experiencing frigid temps. Not to mention my friends on the west coast...they're not too sure how to cope with "Winter 2013", trust me...I have the text message conversations to prove it!
So what's a curvy girl to do if she's living in this current arctic air?
She shops for a stylish, trendy, and warm coat of course!
Meet six jackets and coats that are right on trend for whatever temps you're facing out there...
Plus size fashion shouldn't be a hard thing to shop for and that's why I'm here! Here to help more curvy girls during times like Winter Storm Dion. I'm willing to do the research and shopping so you don't have to! These plus size winter coats are curvy girl approved and ready to be the new addition to your winter wardrobe!
Ready for the weather because, "Baby, it's cold outside!"
Wednesday, December 4
Ever go through the picture roll in your phone or camera and wonder...
What the heck is that?
Haha, that's what I did
Here's what I found...
Besides pics of my nails, Starbucks Discoveries Caramel Macchiato (my fave instant cold coffee), and the pink dress pic.... I have the slightest idea how the rest of these pics happened! My best guess? I was about to take a picture but the button accidentally got pressed before the actual pic. Makes sense to me. I might be a good candidate for the evidence department at the police station because, clearly things are kept very well around here!
Anywho...this may become a regular post every Wednesday because I'm sure there's tons more "oops" pics in both of my phones and digital cam!
What do you guys think?
Monday, December 2
Welcome to December stylish sweets!
There are officially 23 days left til Christmas, can you believe it?!
If you still have any shopping left to do, then this guide is for you!
Last year, we went over what to buy those special people in your life with the Gift Giving at Any Budget Guide. This year, I'm doing it little differently. The following tips and ideas are perfect for getting you through that quick mall trip that turns into a three-four hour event!
The most important thing: COMFORT! You do not want to wander around the mall for hours in heels, a dress, a skirt, a heavy coat, or even tight jeans for that matter (unless of course they're stretch!)
The following outfit is great for doing everything you need to do.
A crossbody bag that's big enough to hold your scarf and gloves but not too big that it gets in your way. Think "hands-free".
Leggings, yes curvy girls, leggings! Don't let anyone tell you you can't wear leggings! These are the best thing to happen to the fashion world since....since....well, you get the idea! Make sure you're wearing a top long enough so that it covers your butt. That's very important, especially if you happen to have a pair of leggings that aren't Lululemon proof.
Next, you want to have bobby pins....no brainer, right?!
Finally, the footwear. You want to be stylish but comfortable not stylish and in pain. A flat biker boot is the way to go.
I know you're probably thinking...what about a coat?! Here's the thing about coats...they're hot, bulky, and cumbersome. If you wear a coat, you're going to take it off eventually, then you're stuck carrying it...you don't want that. I say, try your best to get a close parking spot and make a run for the door! Or there's always those mall lockers if they're available at your location, definitely use one of those if a coat is a must!
Now, if you're going to have a purse during your shopping adventure, make sure it's a cross body bag. For the obvious reasons like hands free shopping, it's a great safety measure. No matter what town, city or suburb you live in, thieves are right around the corner and it's best to protect yourself any way you can.
By wearing a crossbody bag, a would be thief will have a harder time snatching it off your body. It's also great because carrying a heavier tote or clutch...just isn't a comfy idea.
So, what is mandatory for your shopping event?
Nothing that'll weigh your shoulders or the bag down. Just make sure you have the essentials. For me, that includes a travel sized brush, hair ties, lotion & body spray, a long lasting colored lip gloss, a wallet, hand sanitizer, and sunglasses. Those are pretty much everyday items for me, I never ever ever leave home without them. You want to try to look as fresh leaving the mall than when you came in.
I've been that chick that leaves the mall looking haggered. I get home and people are asking me if I'm ok, are you feeling alright, do you need water?! You don't want that. You're tired, annoyed, hot and bothered and trust me, looking how you feel at that moment is the pits! You walked into the mall to get things done so feeling accomplished is the look you're going for. A quick moisture spray and foundation touch-up somewhere between Macy's and the Food Court mid-adventure should do the trick.
At that point, you're halfway done or heading towards the door.
Once you're done...you're done!
Tuesday, November 26
Back to business as usual stylish sweets! Today, take a look at the beautiful full figured curvy girl. Also known as Curves And Coffee's "Curvy Beauty". I love to feature plus size models and regular women with curves as much as possible. We have to remember that everyone is beautiful in the skin that they're in.
Meet the lovely...
photos via Heffner Management
photo by Nichole Alex
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Monday, November 25
Guess who's baaaack?!
Good morning stylish sweets!
Sorry I've been away. My GrandPaPa is in the hospital and still recovering. I have to be on call and available 24 hours a day...imagine that stress for a person that barely gets sleep in the first place. So needless to say, I had to take a quick break from everything and just try my best to relax. It's been a hard and long moment in time but I think I'm finally adjusting to the circumstances put in front of me. With that said, I'm going to try my best to start posting regularly again. Thanks for being patient and sending all of your good vibes my way :)
So, now that you guys are updated, let's jump back into the swing of things, shall we?!
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Grab your coffee for todays Morning Linkage!
Regular Women + Curvy Bodies + Lingerie = The most amazing show of confidence I've ever seen! See why us curvy girls rock! ~ Huffington Post Women
Read and see more about Curvy Girl Lingerie owner Chrystal Bougon ~ Plus Size Lingerie
Looking for another way to use your extra coffee (that is of course, IF you have extra coffee) around the house? Look no further! ~ Bruce Lubin
I. Am. So. Doing. This. Buy and/or sell your plus size clothing on Twice! ~ Twice
Lady Gaga is Donatella Versace these days and I'm loving it! ~ Fashionista
In case you never lived during the 1920's and we haven't, The Thought Catalog has compiled a list of awesome phrases from the era to use today! ~ Thought Catalog
That's all for today!
Hope your Monday is great!
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