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Posted on January 30, 2017

HOW TO WEAR BRIGHT COLORS IN THE WINTER

While it’s been brutal in terms of weather here in NYC, one day last week, we were blessed with a nearly 60 degree day. I made sure to take full advantage and pull out my crochet top, last seen here, and marigold yellow slacks. I find that wearing bright colors in the winter not only is a mood lifter, it certainly helps you get more out of pieces you already own, year round.

Crochet Top (Comes in black also), Ankle Slacks & I own this yellow Croco Skirt as well//Valentino Rockstuds (s/o) similar here

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I find that during winter, the weather really affects my mood. The colder it is, the sadder my demeanor becomes. So for me, it definitely helps to have some colorful pieces in my wardrobe to help. My Valentino rockstuds in more ways than one, hits the mark and yellow slacks, although a bit oversize (I shouldn’t have ordered up), helps a lot.  Although I’m wearing a crochet top, this look can easily work for a colder day by opting for a white cozy sweater or turtleneck paired with the slacks.  To keep your feet and toes toasty, go for tights or ankle booties.

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P.S.  I recommend sizing up in this top if you’re busty otherwise for for your regular size. I’m wearing a sz 14.

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Posted on January 23, 2017

STYLE| Bell Sleeve Dress + Fur Coat

Phew, what a weekend!! If the female solidarity and feministic storm that engulfed the U.S. is any indication for what’s to come, I’m here for it all! I felt it was only right to share this style post with a shade typically linked all things overly girly, pink. Not just any pink, but damn near fuschia.  I rarely wear this shade but thought it was befitting on the account of this weekend.  Not to mention, I often like to step outside my comfort zone. Bell Sleeve, Faux Fur? Yes, please!

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I’ve had my eye on this dress for months but it would always sell out in my size! Clearly, I’m not the only woman out there obsessed with it. Between the modest length and whimsical flare sleeves, it certainly isn’t for your typical wallflower. Coming in white, black, plum, kelly green and obviously, fuschia, there’s a shade for every woman out there.  I paired mine with gold multi-strand necklace and pink sparkly earrings.  Next time I wear it, think I’ll opt for a gold belt or fur stole. Although it’s gorgeous, it certainly serves as a blank canvas to build, on with accessories including statement heels like my Valentinos.

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It’s still winter and as much as I often welcome suffering for fashion (went bare leg this day), I needed not only a warm coat, but a fashionable one as well. There are so many amazing coats out there sold in our size. ASOS is one of my go-to retailers for all things faux fur, especially outerwear.  You last saw my green fur coat here during the holidays paired with a velvet suit. Green goes quite well with pink, so it was a total no-brainer to wear it with my dress.

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Here are a few of my favorite Asos Fur coats

 

Posted on January 22, 2017

7 REASONS WHY THE WOMEN’S MARCH SHOULD AFFECT YOU

Just about everyone person knows that women are organically strong, minus one orange president I will not mention, however the events of this weekend’s Women’s March showed our unbreakable strength in numbers.

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Millions of women all over the United States, from Washington, D.C. to California to Boston, banded together to march against inequality and in defiance of the new president. Often times, we do not know our true strength until we’re tested and lord knows, one of the biggest test in our lives awaits us for the next four years.  With that being said, why should this march affect you?  Well, for one this march may

  • motivate more women to run for political offices hence more representation in government
  • Set the ball running for equal pay in the workplace in this country
  • Affect Trump’s legislation against implementing laws that will set women’s right back decades
  • Women no longer have to hold themselves against ridiculous standards when the president elect hasn’t
  • Call for racial and economic equality and anti-discrimination against LGBT
  • Continue access to affordable reproductive health care including contraception
  • Affect immigration reform and protections

While I wasn’t able to participate, I did support from afar and glad that family members and friends of mine were able to attend and have their voices heard.  Not to mention, instagram served a great outlet to some of the best protest signs! I’ve included some below.

The best protest signs from the Women’s March on Washington

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  4. For the Harry Potter fanatics out there…   MARCH Collage
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If this weekend left you with anything, remember this….

SHE IS CLOTHED WITH STRENGTH & DIGNITY

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Posted on December 29, 2016

BEST OF 2016

Happy (almost) New Year!!

2016 was an epic and amazing year for me. In case you didn’t know, I ended it (as in few days ago) with the purchase of my very first home! So excited to becoming a home owner. Living in NYC, it’s so hard to achieve but by the grace of God, a commitment to saving we were able to buy without a mortgage! I can only hope and pray that 2017 holds more amazing things in store for myself and my family.  I’m also so appreciative of you guys-yes you! Thank you for all your comments, enthusiasm, thus far on this journey with me and CurvEnvy. I am in the works of adding some awesome content in the new year, including home decor, interior design, more beauty and international travel starting with Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in February.  Since I’m moving, I will also plan another blog sale within the next couple of weeks!! Make sure you sign up for Curvenvy newsletter so that you can have first dibs on many of the pieces I’ve styled on here, and a lot that never made it. With that being said, lets take a stroll down memory lane of some of my favorite 2016 posts and looks.

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Posted on December 21, 2016

Style| How to Wear All Black

Can’t believe I’m wearing all black and its four days ’til Christmas! This beautiful blouse was a gift and I couldn’t wait to wear it. Initially, I had so many items on my list but as time went on, nothing on that list mattered as much. This year has been an amazing year for me filled with many firsts.  I went back to school for another professional degree, I taught at my University for the first time, I moved to  Brooklyn, New York and most recently, I just learned that our offer was accepted and we close in a week on our first home! I’m so grateful for all the positive things in my life, including you guys! Thanks so much for commenting, liking, and participating with me on social media as well as on this blog.  It certainly doesn’t go unnoticed. I had planned on throwing a couple of giveaways but with this recent news, we’re busy packing and setting things up for the move. However, I will be giving them away after the new year.

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Although I favor color and neutrals, I always appreciate an all-black look. This particular one, I wore to work this week.  There really isn’t any wrong way to wear black but there are some do’s and don’ts. For one, the shade of black comes in variety of shades from off-black to blue-black.  The key to looking cohesive is to wear the same shade throughout. Pairing various shades of black, honestly, can come off as looking ashy or washed out. Although my black top is a mix of lace and taffeta, I simply paired it with a nude camisole underneath (my black was was MIA), in order to mute the sexiness a bit.  Added my pleated skirt and metallic brogues for some added visual interest.

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Posted on December 19, 2016

OFFICE STYLE WITH DANIEL WELLINGTON

As many of you know, I don’t solely run this blog, but I also have a career in higher education. With that being said, many of the looks featured on here are outfits that I wear to work (I often take my blog pictures on my lunch break).  Although I love trendy pieces and pair them with my looks from time to time, there’s something to be said for the classics (white crisp button-down, pencil skirts, etc).  I tend to go classic with my accessories especially my watches.

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My Daniel Wellington rose gold and black watch fit the bill, not only is it classic with the dark leather band and round face, it adds a little trend with the rose gold accents.  Not to mention, it’s totally unisex and you can pick which strap(s) you want it with.  With Christmas around the corner, this is a perfect gift for the woman or man in your life.  If you’re a late bird like me, order by December 21st and you will get the watch just in time for Christmas or Hannukah (I celebrate both).

Make sure to use my code “CURVE” for 15% off your order.

 

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Tell me, which one(s) your favorite?


Thank you to Daniel Wellington for sponsoring this post.

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