Trending with Forever21

 Hi Dolls

I must say I so over this cold weather . I just keep dreaming about those warm summer days. Being able to express myself through clothing is so much easier when I don’t have to layer huge jackets on top . So for those who do not know Forever21 has a plus size division . Forever21 is always a top pick on my list of places to shop because it is super affordable and always on trend.

I want to talk about the fit with Forever21 plus collection. I am typically a size xl on top but as most of us know different companies cut things differently . Shopping at Forever21 for years I have got to know what pieces I need to size up or down in. When you learn the fabrics it makes it easier to shop online. Don’t be afraid to online shop! When online shopping I would suggest always read the materials as well as the reviews. Doing this will help you get a better sense of what size to pick.

Since I am California Dreaming with this New York State of mind I Threw together this beachy feel look. Its super casual but I still felt sexy.
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Lets talk about this Plus Size Maxi Dolman Cardigan it is the perfect addition to any look. I am wearing it in a 1x. This will work with any jeans or leggings you have. It is super light weight and just very easy breezey. I paired it along with the Plus Size Pencil Skirt in Olive . I am uber obsessed with neutral colors right now and I just feel that getting a color that may not be as bold will be able to last in your closet longer. Best part of this skirt its only $11.90 and I am wearing it in the 1x.
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My Absolutely Favorite part of this outfit is my Plus Size Trending Graphic Tee because COME ON who doesn’t want to be trending? I am wearing the XL in this top. This top has a crop top cut to it without it being a short crop top. It hits right at the waist which allows it to be paired with any pant or skirt. To finish my look I paired it with these Faux Leather Sandals . These Sandals are so on trend for this summer. What is great about these is they have a great platform so it makes it much easier to walk in because they are very high. The sole on these and the heel is very thick so they are totally doable.

 

 

 
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#CurvasenNYC Collaboration: My Fashion Loves

Hi Dolls

 So we are approaching Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. Everyone is trying to get all their date plans together. What am I going to wear is flying through all of us women’s heads? Even if you’re flying solo you can totally make this day about you and your girls. I teamed up with my Dolls Marcy of Fearlessly Just Me  and Darlene of Suits, Heels, and Curves to bring you dolls some fun Valentine’s Day looks…… Remember just because your single doesn’t mean you can’t use this day and dedicate it to spoiling yourself.

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So today I am bringing you dolls The Jessica Kane Skater Dress….This dress is the perfect dress to compliment any date plans you have for Valentine’s Day. This can be worn so many ways. I could throw on some tights and knee boots and a motto jacket and still feel super cute. This is the kind of dress that is going to work for all body types. It hits right above the hips to give the perfect flair and let’s talk about the comfort of this dress. It is a scuba material so it is so breathable on your body.

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Ladies I just want you to remember just because you may not have the perfect date planned it doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate you. We all need to take the time out to love ourselves and spend some you time…. I can’t wait to spend a fun filled day celebrating myself

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and my girls…..

Gray on Gray Styling

Hi Dolls,

So I like to think of myself as the crop top queen. I love a great crop top especially one that just makes me feel sexy. Its hard to find great crop top sets that hit my body in the right way without creating a muffin top . So I was so excited to see this set from Ashley Stewart . I was even more excited when I put it on.

 

 
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The way  The Solid Knot Front Crop Top crosses in the front gives this look and extra sexy touch with just enough belly and cleavage. This is the kind of crop top that I know I will be able to pair with a pair of jeans or high waisted legging. The Solid Double Split Skirt is the perfect midi length along with two slits that is giving just enough leg showing.  The large band on top of the skirt helps to hold tight to the waist. I have a smaller waist so this is always a concern of mine. This skirt is also a perfect skirt to pair with a great turtleneck or button down.

 
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You Dolls know I am all about buying items for your wardrobe that you can mix and match with other key items in your closet. This set is perfect for that and of course together you will look sensational. I hope I was able to give you dolls some fashion inspo from Ashley Stewart. 

Stay tuned for my new years look from Ashley Stewart.

 

 

City Chic for the Holidays

Hi Dolls so running around during the Holidays can be a total nightmare lets face it. You are fighting the crowds and dealing with ridiculously long lines. So why not look fabulous doing it. There isn’t a reason to look sloppy or not put together just while running around. I am the kind of woman that likes to look good even if I am just going to the corner store. Fashion to Figure has you covered with the  Maycee Long Cardigan. It is such a simple piece that has that wow factor. Red will always get you noticed and this is a piece you want to be noticed in.
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I love a great jean . I am always looking for a great fitting jean as well as one with a High Waist. Fashion to Figures Skinny Jean let me tell you yessss GIRL you will love them. They have a great stretch and sit high on the tummy. I love when I can rely on a jean to tuck my muffin top .
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I am a lover of handbags and I am always looking for a new bag that can fulfill my needs of being a busy mom but also bring fashion to my look. When I am out shopping it is important to me to be able to throw a bag across my body. I love when a handbag can give me two option of ways to be worn. The Sleekster Patent Satchel  has seriously become my fave. If you see me running around Westchester the last couple of days I can guarantee this has been in my hands. It has three compartments so plenty of space for all of my essentials. I am totes obsessed with the classy look of it as well as the ease of it. Dolls this one is a must have.

 
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I hope you Dolls find some Inspo from this look. I want to wish you all Happy Holidays with much love from your Doll Dana

Glitz and Glam with Fashion to Figure

Hi Dolls,

So I have been bringing you Dolls a month full of Holiday Inspired Looks and I am not done. As a plus size woman it is hard to feel that wearing a one piece jumper is going to be comfortable. We are always tugging and trying to make sure everything is in place as well as trying to make sure we look classy wearing one. Well Fashion To Figure hit this on right out the park. By adding the Peplum to this Midnight Peplum Jumpsuit it helps to conceal my biggest problem area while also helping to create a waist. The one shoulder gives a sexy appeal to this look. Once I put this jumpsuit on I fell in love.  This is the perfect New Years look.

 

I paired this look with a gold belt from Fashion to Figure, it is currently sold out but here is a similar belt to give the same affect Knotted Chain Belt . Also my clutch is from Fashion to Figure as well which has sold out but this would work well with the look also Galaxy Studded Gold Studded Clutch .So try something new Dolls, you never know how something is going to work out for you until you put it on. Make sure you feel comfortable and confident in what you are wearing. I promise it will show.  I hope this brings you Dolls some Holiday Inspo.

#CurvasenNYC Collaboration: New Years Eve Party Looks

Hi Dolls,

I hope that everyone had an amazing weekend . The Holidays are just about here and the biggest question I keep getting asked is “Where are you going for New Years?” I don’t really have any Grand plans in mind but I do know that where ever I do go I will be New Years Dress Ready. So my Dolls and I teamed up again to bring you some ideas on how to dress for this New Years . Marcy of Fearlessly Just Me  and Darlene of Suits, Heels, and Curves all  took risks on what we decided to wear. I think we all stepped a little out of our comfort zone in choosing our looks and we all hope you will too.
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I am usually the girl that goes for more of a fitted look. I tend to find for my shape a fitted dress just works. So I was surprised when I saw this Illusion Ball Gown  dress from Torrid that I was so in love with it . When I put this dress on I felt like such a princess. It also felt a bit Retro which is not a style that I associate with myself but it was worth a try. Boy am I glad I tried this dress. The flare on it is just perfect. The lace illusion on the top with a sweetheart bust line is just flattering for any woman.  This dress is timeless and I know that this is something that I can keep in my closet and pull out for any wedding our grand event that may pop up sometime.
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I wanted to go simple with my accessories. My shoes are the Strappy Platform Heel. These shoes are a wide width shoe. The extra platform in the front helps the shoe not to feel so high. If you are not use to walking in heels much I always recommend getting a pair that has a platform. It helps to balance out your weight so that you are not completely walking on the balls of your feet.
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So Dolls I hope this look brings you some Inspo for this upcoming New Years. ” In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different”-Coco Chanel. Feel beautiful always and no matter what you will be doing this New Years make sure you are doing it Fabulously.
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#CurvasenNYC Collaboration: ‘Not So Ugly Christmas Sweater Style

Hi Dolls,

We are back at it again, I teamed up this Holiday Season with two amazing women and bloggers Marcy of Fearlessly Just Me  and Darlene of Suits, Heels, and Curves to bring you dolls some ideas on how to dress for this Holiday Season. This time around we are bringing you guys our fashion inspo  on a “Not So Ugly Christmas Sweater Style” and all from Avenue. We wanted to show you Dolls some easy simple looks that anyone could put together and feel super comfy.
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So I am usually very nice but this year I might have been a little naughty. This Naughty Pullover Sweater was just the thing I needed to tell Santa what I have really been up to (hehe). The sweater is oversized and is just a cute fun top to show up to any family party with or rock on Christmas Day. I am wearing a size 14/16 and I found it runs a bit loose which was ok for the look I was going for.
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I am also wearing the Virtual Stretch Legging from Avenue in a size 16. These are mega stretchy and just super easy. A great jean legging can accompany any outfit. I did find that I could have sized down on these because they are just that stretchy. I accompanied my look with my favorite boots from Avenue Brooklyn Heeled Boot.

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I tend to find that sometimes I have a real problem finding good coats during the winter. The reason I have a problem is because my bottom half is bigger than my top half . Usually when I am looking for a coat a long torso coat is hard to find because it will pull around my thighs and butt and then be loose on my top. So one thing I usually look for is a coat that I can tighten at the waist to allow me to show my shape but also something that will keep me warm. Unfortunately this coat sold out but check out all of the current options of Avenue Coats.
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Be sure to check out Marcy’s Elfie look and Darlene’s Oh Deer look over at their blogs:

Fearlessly Just Me –www.fearlesslyjustme.net

Suits, Heels & Curves – www.suitsheelsandcurves.com

You can also see what we are up to this holiday season by finding us on social media via the hashtag: #CurvasenNYC

Holiday Dressing with Avenue

Hi Dolls,

Keeping up with my Holiday Looks for you Dolls I am sharing with you this Versatile Dress From Avenue ,  which is a for sure winning look at any Holiday Event. This is the Noir Sequin Cold Shoulder Dress . What is so great about this dress is the fact that any woman at any age can wear this and feel comfortable and fabulous. The material on this dress is super stretchy which makes it a perfect dress to dance the night away as I would be doing in it. The cape part of this dress adds that extra touch of elegance with a band of sequence that goes all the way around the dress. This dress can be worn in two ways the model in the picture is using it as a full cape. The slits in the dress are large enough to place your arms through which is how i am wearing it. I love it both ways.
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I accompanied my look with a leopard print clutch from Society Plus to give the look just a little Funk.
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I hope you Dolls find some Inspo from this look and, I hope your Holiday Season is filled with Love and Blessings .

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Torrid Insider Collection

Hi Dolls,

Ok 1 Holiday down 2 more to go . I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving . I hope some of you were able to take advantage of amazing Black Friday Deals. I was out there with my mom helping her with styling ideas for everyone she was buying for and we didn’t do too bad! As you Dolls know I am all in the Holiday Spirit and I am trying to bring you some inspo that you can use this Holiday Season.

So Torrid Recently put out a Collection called the Torrid Insider Collection. What I love about this collection is that there is literally something for everyone. This collection includes tees, leggings, skirts, dresses, coats, and more. The collection was made where you can mix and match many of the pieces which is always something that I love. You will always get more for your money when you know that you can use the pieces in different looks. The two pieces that really caught my eye I felt are staples in any girls closet that can be worn more than one way.
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The Textured Knit Moto Jacket is super soft but heavy weight. It is definitely a jacket that can be worn during the NYC winters. I was shocked to feel how heavy it actually was. So if you are looking for a Moto Jacket that is actually not paper thin I would totes recommend this one. My skirt is the Fringe Midi Skirt. No woman could go wrong with a black skirt add some fringe and now its a party. Once again the skirt is made so well with plenty stretch and a nice thick elastic band at the waist.
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My handbag is also Torrid and it is the Metallic Chain Foldover Bag. This bag can be worn as  a clutch or you can attack the metal chain which helps it to go across the body perfectly. I had so much fun wearing this walking down NY streets and that fringe just swaying back and forth.
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I hope this looks brings some Inspiration to more of your Holiday looks for the season.

 

#CurvasenNYC Collaboration: The Holiday Party

Hi Dolls,

The Holidays are here and it all about Family, Friends, and Fashion. A super important thought on women’s minds is “What am I going to WEAR”? Sometimes as a curvy girl, you can feel that your options are limited. Well, I teamed up this Holiday Season with two amazing women and bloggers Marcy of Fearlessly Just Me  and Darlene of Suits, Heels, and Curves to bring you dolls some ideas on how to dress for this Holiday Season.  The looks we chose are so inspirational on how to achieve a great Holiday Party look. For all the Details and Links to their looks, check out their blog.Here is what we came up with:

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What we wanted to show you Dolls that at no matter what size or height you are there are items in stores that you can find that will suit your body. You Dolls know I feel that trying things on is super important and also taking a risk sometimes can pay off. My Blogger Dolls and I are all bringing you looks from Fashion To Figure. We played with color, sparkles, and lengths.

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all of you dolls know that I am a full-on Glam kind of Girl and all you Dolls Know that. The Holidays bring up the good and the bad. It is an extremely stressful time of the year but is also so fulfilling and rewarding. When I saw this Rita Ruched Dress I just knew it was made for me. Red makes me happy and when I put on this dress, I felt so Old School Hollywood Glamorous. It’s a rare thing to find a dress that can hit every curve in the right way but let me tell you something, this one did. I paired it with my own jewels and the Bar None Denim Wristlet in Gold. Dolls this is a must have dress for this season.
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So Dolls no matter where this Holiday Season may take you make sure you feel your best in whatever YOU want to wear. Be comfortable in your own skin and just enjoy the holidays with the people who mean the most. I love you Dolls and I hope we were able to offer some inspiration to your Holiday Season Fashion.

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Be sure to check out Marcy’s Sparkle the night away holiday party look and Darlene’s fun office party look over at their blogs:

Fearlessly Just Me –www.fearlesslyjustme.net

Suits, Heels & Curves – www.suitsheelsandcurves.com

Stay tuned for next week’s look focused on a casual but cozy holiday look from another one of our favorite retailers (shhhh, it’s a surprise!).

You can also see what we are up to this holiday season by finding us on social media via the hashtag: #CurvasenNYC