Thursday, October 2, 2014

Balancing Act


 I can't believe it's been so long since my last post ( I didn't even post for my 32nd birthday!!!), actually I can believe I guess I just don't want to. Trust me, I love blogging - I love expressing myself through writing, I love sharing my style journey with you all and I love reading about all of yours. But my journey in both my professional and personal life are going in a direction that makes it harder to blog like I used to.

In the words of my students "So what does that mean?"

Remember the good old days when I blogged 3 times a week? Well, I'm not there anymore, once a week is something that I feel confident I can do. I'm still here & here...being silly, connecting and evolving.

I never set out on this journey to the be the  most popular, get the most likes, etc. -  I'm just a big girl defying the rules that folks with small minds created. I appreciate those who still reach out, those who keep asking me to keep blogging and throw my voice in the ring, thank you for still rocking with me, it's so appreciated.

~Luvin' My Curves

Monday, August 4, 2014

What J is Jonesin' For: Summer isn't over just yet

As of today, my summer break is officially over. This summer has been so good to me; I explored Boston a bit and traveled all over.  Funding my summer wanderlust has meant that my actual shopping has taken a backseat, but I'm still always on the lookout. Here are the top five things I've been jonesin' for  this month: 

1. Mila Crop Set - Monif C. 


 Monif C. brings it every single time! I love the combo of the crop and maxi skirt - how nice would this be for an end of summer boat ride? 

2. Hajai Skirt with Bow Tie- The African Shop 

I started looking for print blazers for the upcoming school year and came across this Etsy shop. Not only do they have blazers, but they also have this amazing and showstopping skirt. *Swoon*

3. It's Carnival Season  so I want a  good party 


 ATI in Jamaica, Caribana in Toronto and Cropover in Barbados were all this past weekend and for me ushered in the end of the Summer Carnival Season. I'm jonesin' for a good fete to just let it out.      

4. Gel-Sendai 2 - Asics

I've been keeping up with my workouts and have really been wanting a bright pair of sneakers that also give good support. I'm happy to know that those two things are no longer hard to find together.

5. Bondage Bathers - Gisela Ramirez

     I'm hoping to get away for my birthday and I think a freakum' swimsuit like this is in order. 

What  have you been  jonesin' for? 

~Luvin' My Curves

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Love & Happiness


 Who doesn't love "love"? 

 This past weekend I was so happy to witness the nuptials of one of my longtime sister-friends and her "sweet thang"!

Dress: City Chic Online; Belt: Lane Bryant; Shoes: Target 
Although I usually wear heels to weddings, I factored in  two key points 1) It was outdoors and 2) I was running around to coordinate logistics. Needless to say, I didn't even try to go that route. (Know your limits!) I loved the color, the fit and the comfort of this dress, and the slight wedge in the sandals helped me to not feel like I totally abandoned my heels. The pop of mint was to have some fun and coordinate with the wedding colors :)

~Luvin' My Curves

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Festival Fierce

In a couple of days I'll be heading off the Big Easy for my 1st ever Essence Music Fest!!

If you're like me, you keep trying to figure out what to wear to stay cool, comfortable and stylish while you're down there. And if you're trying to avoid the baggage fees, you might also be trying to stuff it all in one carry-on. (#horriblepacker, #highlyunlikelythiswillhappen)

I always hear that EMF is super-trendy, and I can imagine that for anyone it might be a more than regular task to figure out outfits to stay on point. Although this festival is super-special , I've been to music festivals before, so I'd like to share my packing process with you:

 1. Go For What You Know...and Like 

If you know that certain pieces aren't for your style and your body type then don't try to follow the Fashion Joneses and debut the new look at an event like this. The last thing you want is to be uncomfortable and unhappy about your choices when you could be having the time of your life!

 2. Comfortable Shoes

For some this may be 4" heels, wedge sneakers or your favorite flats. Everytime I visit N.O, I walk ALOT and I'm so sure the this time is no different. I know many will wear heels in the day and change later, do whatever is going to get you through the day without your ankles wanting to give out on you.

Metallic T-Strap Flats, Torrid

3.  Steer towards the "one-stops"

My definition of a "one-stop"? Clothing and/or accessories that can easily transition from the day events to the evening concerts and parties. Pieces like rompers, printed soft pants, and maxi's are popular one-stop pieces for a music festival. I'm guilty of having a whole bag full of accessories for trips, and though I'm getting better at parting it all down but it's still a process.
Fiesta Printed Romper, Fashion to Figure

4. Don't forget the festival basics.
  • Shades: Block the sun & cutie-scope without your 'target' knowing. 
  • Compact Umbrella: For the sudden rain shower. (Your hair will thank you)
  • Scarf of Light Jacket: It's hot outside, but the AC in arena's are turned up. 
  • Tape,Pins: Just in case you have a wardrobe malfunction. (no one wants to get caught 'out there')
  • CrossBody Tote: Lots of vendors & exhibitions, which mean freebies and other random pieces of  anything. A bag big enough to hold a water bottle, lip gloss, your mobile charger and whatever else you need to get through the day. 

5. Add your spin!

Once the basics are covered - add yourself all over and through your outfits. Music Festivals are the perfect type of event to have fun with your clothes and let your style shine through, size has NADA to do with it! #WalkGiveFacePoseTwirlandRepeat!

A Lil' Bougie, Tees in the Trap

Am I missing anything? 

I'll be snapping pictures of Stylish Curvy Girls in N.O, will I see you there? 

~Luvin' My Curves

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