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Posted on February 5, 2016

Summer in Winter With Target Swim

Special thanks to Target for sponsoring this post.

So last night I went to bed and it was 30 degrees, Today I woke up and the high was 61.  Okay, okay,  maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration but I swear we went from winter weather to spring in matter of hours, with no warning. Am I complaining? Nope, not at all.  One thing it did do was excite me for the warm weather to come. So much so that I jumped at the opportunity to join Target’s epic swimsuit launch this month and test out some of their swimsuits for their #NOFOME campaign.

I imagine a lot of you are probably perplexed as to why I would even mention the word bathing suits, so soon after the holidays. You may not think you’re “swimsuit ready” or have a few pounds to lose before being even nearly ready for the pool parties. Myself along with Target, am here to tell you to throw your inhibitions out the window! Live for now!

Girl, listen up-don’t miss out on what can possibly become the best summer of your life.  Stop allowing people’s perceptions dominate your psyche and cowar you into shying away from that amazing two piece or daring one piece. Vow that this year, nothing will hold you back from exuding confidence on the beach and at the pool. I’m always on a mission to defy the misconceptions that a plus size or even curvy body can’t be stylish and it doesn’t end at swimsuits. Target has so many pieces to choose from for every body type. Don’t like your stomach? Choose a ruching bodice one piece. Need more bust support? Can’t go wrong with this underwire colorful monokini. Want the minimizing effect of an all black swimsuit without being all black? This olive green number will fit the bill. Best part of them all, Target.com has free shipping & returns allowing you to try on suits in the comfort of your own home, risk free! What is your excuse now?

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nofome, target swimsuit, plus size swimsuits

nofome, target swimsuit, plus size swimsuits

nofome, target swimsuit, plus size swimsuits

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Target shows that there’s a swimsuit for everybody – no matter your age, race, budget, body type or taste. This month, take the opportunity to find your fit. Remember, it all starts with throwing those body shaming thoughts and inhibitions out the window and getting pumped for what’s to come. Share your #NOFOME stories with me. What pledge are you willing to take to ensure your body happiness this summer? Can’t wait to hear your stories.

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Posted on January 29, 2016

Fringe Benefits

“Um, are you channeling your inner cowgirl?” asked my husband with the most bewildered expression, soon as I pulled this skirt out it’s package. “No, I’m trying to add more variety into my wardrobe” I responded with confidence. But truth be told, I was a bit taken back by the amount of fringe with little doubt on whether I could really pull it off. Yes, even style bloggers have their “Can I pull this off” moments.  All doubts were laid to rest soon as I put it on. In warmer weather I’ve worn it with single strap heels and platforms and easily switched them out with boots this winter. Needless to say, I fell in love with the movement the fringe gives off with each step. It truly is a fun piece to wear. I encourage you to test it out yourself especially since my skirt is on sale for $24 and runs up to a size 18! Buy here. (btw, I’m wearing a sz 12 and there’s slight stretch)

suede fringe skirt, ny&company, wine and camel color combo, OTK boots + Fringe Midi SKirt

suede fringe skirt, ny&company, wine and camel color combo, OTK boots + Fringe Midi SKirt

suede fringe skirt, ny&company, wine and camel color combo, OTK boots + Fringe Midi SKirt

suede fringe skirt, ny&company, wine and camel color combo, OTK boots + Fringe Midi SKirt

By the way, how amazing does the camel shade look against merlot? Ugh, one of my favorite color combos.

Posted on January 27, 2016

Leather Jumpsuit

As much of a fashion rebel I like to think I am, there are certain styles that are out of my comfort zone yet I always look forward to trying out. Fashion is about taking risks yet not losing yourself at the same time. I love me a great jumpsuit and with good reason! They’re comfy, usually versatile and do I dare say it, timeless. You’ve seen me rock them in a myriad of styles from tapered leg to crop, and from flowy and dressy to casually chic in denim. There is a style for EVERYONE. So of course when Tamar Collection reached out to me to style their vegan leather 1 piece from their plus size line, I jumped at the opportunity.

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tamar collection, plus size jumpsuit, leather jumpsuit

tamar collection, plus size jumpsuit, leather jumpsuit

Fit wise, I’m wearing a sizze XL and I find it fits true to size with a little stretch in the material. Shop now and ger 25% off your purchase of any item off the site with my code “CURVENVY25.” Make sure you tag me on Instagram when you’re rocking your Tamar Collection piece.  Check out some other trendy and affordable looks form the Tamar Collection . The next look I plan on styling is their vegan leather faux wrap ruched dress. Can’t wait!

Posted on January 25, 2016

How to do AthLeisure


Special thank you to Target for sponsoring this post.

“How do you do Athleisure?” Never heard of it? Don’t worry, neither did I until I did a little research. The fashion-related term “Athleisure” is just a made-up word serving as a trendy justification for wearing workout clothes outside the gym. Without shame, I can say that I’m guilty of this former faux-pas particularly during weekends to my daughter’s sports practices. Who can blame me- leggings, yoga pants, comfy tops and hoodies-served as the ultimate soccer mom ensemble. It wasn’t until Target reached out to me to review their athleisure pieces that I realized that these pieces can also be styled for other occasions that doesn’t necessarily call for sneakers.

Long gone are the days of lounging in your boyfriend sweats. Now, Target has sweatshirt dresses in that loose comfy fit. I paired mine below with over-the-knee boots for an edgy monochromatic date night look.

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target athleisure, how to do athleisure, how do you do athleisure, plus size style, sweater dress with suede OTK boots

Mixed Media shirts have always been a fave. This particular top is soft and loose-fitting and perfect paired with leggings and flats. To jazz it up, I added my Target OTK boots in the same family color for that stylishly low-maintenance look great for drinks with the girls to Casual Fridays at work.

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target ava and viv, target plus size fashion, how to do athleisure plus size, leggings and OTK Boots

As I mentioned above, activewear, more commonly worn to the gym, has become a weekend staple for me. While I’m more open to retail cardio than the actual act of working out, I just love the pieces available at Target. These pixel-pattern bottoms and soft hooded top create a really pulled-together look for any activity.  Needless to say, Sunday afternoons just got a whole lot more chic.

Target Athleisure, plus size athleisure, nike hurraches

Target Athleisure, plus size athleisure, nike hurraches

As you can see, athleisure can be easily achieved. This really cute quick video shares some pieces dedicated for that laid-back lifestyle that athleisure-wear dominates.

Check out more pieces from Target’s Athleisure line here. Below I’ve added some of my faves.

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Posted on January 21, 2016

Stripe Turtleneck and OTK Boots

I think it’s safe to say that my go-to winter wardrobe this year has been one of two things, turtlenecks and pencil skirts or skirts and over the knee boots.  Not only is the combination easy and comfortable but it’s incredibly chic and works for the office.  While I detest winter, one thing I do look forward to is styling my OTK boots with multiple items in my closet. This black and white turtleneck against my faux leather pencil skirt not only provide contrast but a play on patterns, even at the expense of looking like the Hamburglar.

ANN TAYLOR FAUX LEATHER PENCIL SKIRT, F21 STRIPE MOCK NECK TOP, STRIPE TURTLENECK, WOOL COAT, BLACK LACEUP OVER THE KNEE BOOTS, PLUS SIZE STYLE, WINTER OFFICE STYLE

PLUS SIZE STYLE, WINTER OFFICE STYLE, OTK BOOTS, LEATHER PENCIL SKIRT, STRIPE TURTLENECK, PLUS SIZE FASHION, PLUS SIZE BLOGGER, SANDEE JOSEPH

PLUS SIZE STYLE, WINTER OFFICE STYLE, OTK BOOTS, LEATHER PENCIL SKIRT, STRIPE TURTLENECK, PLUS SIZE FASHION, PLUS SIZE BLOGGER, SANDEE JOSEPH

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