Target Denim: DIY the perfect pair

Finding the right denim for your body can be a grueling ordeal. Being short, I often find myself doing some simple alterations to my jeans so I prefer to purchase wallet friendly pairs in case I perform boo-boos. I received compression and a free pair of Denizen jeans from Target, and I think they're one of the two brands most complimentary to my body shape.  In this particular pair, I simply cut a few inches off the hem and pulled some strings to give that distressed affect. I'm thinking about furthering my DIY and adding the ever so popular knee slits.

Target denim c/o ||Zara suede top similar here||Lace up suede sandals nearly identical

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is Here!

Although I love shopping, I love sale prices even better. With that said, I've been patiently waiting on Nordstroms Anniversary Sale to add some items to my summer and fall wardrobe but at a fraction of the cost. Now, THAT'S my kind of shopping. 

Flats and Sandals

Although I love a stiletto heel, lately I've been alternating between flats and heels for work. If I'm going to do a flat, it has to have some embellishment or pattern to keep it interesting. Here are my top picks on sale...


As I mentioned last week, I'm starting a new job at a new institution who's atmosphere is a little more conservative than what I'm used to so definitely using this sale to add more contemporary and conservative staples to my work wardrobe. Here are my top picks on sale...



Dress c/o AmitaBon Boutique // H&M yellow heels (old) similar//Gold Hoops//Invicta Watch

A little monochromatic neon look for you all on this lovely Friday. I appreciate all the support I've been receiving as of late. You guys are awesome! Make sure to keep up with me on Instagram and Snapchat (@CurvEnvy).


OFFICE STYLE: Styling with Olive

Special thanks to Target for sponsoring this post.

Let's face it-summer is synonymous with bright colors which I have undoubtedly been sporting thus far. However, in the work place, neon hues may not be so welcome. Instead of opting for black, throw in some pattern or better yet, go with an unexpected dark shade like olive.

In this work look, I paired my Ava and Viv olive leopard pants with suede lace-up heels, tank, and sleeveless blazer. These pants are definitely work-to-weekend as they can easily be made casual with flats and a tank. They're also a great transitional piece for the upcoming fall with ankle booties. 

For a little more edge, let's start with this jumpsuit-really comfortable and on first impression, pretty basic. Well, let me tell you, this jumpsuit is so versatile! I wore it for the first time to get manis and pedis last weekend with converse and matching red lip. Later the same evening, I restyled it with heels, accessories and an olive Ava and Viv anorak. 

For the office, pair it with a great blazer like this stripe one, silver accessories and strappy heels

The Ava and Viv line seems to be a big winner in my area as the racks are always left with 2-3 pieces, and if I'm lucky, at least one in my size. I can only contribute this to you-the consumers satisfaction with the route the line has taken. I'm thrilled that they've taken the responses of their customers to heart, pen to paper and creating these awesome pieces that I, in return, can style and show you guys how to rock it. 

I hope I've shown you that olive can be quite versatile and not so drab. I encourage you to try this shade out. Visit your local Target or check out my favorite pieces below. 
(All images are links)

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All white Everything: Wearing white to a wedding

As I mentioned last week, I resigned from my job as a result of landing a director position at another institution. In doing so, I've been bombarded with a slew of last minute assignments, filings and training not leaving much time for anything else. Thankfully, my weekend consisted of fun family activities and a bespoke roof-top wedding. As per wedding etiquette, women are discouraged from wearing white in an effort to let the white-wearing bride stand out. However due to the nature of this being a not so traditional wedding, I took the liberty of wearing a not so traditional white outfit. 

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How amazing and adorable is this outfit from Rue 107?! From the bardot style frilly Sophia off the shoulder top to the layered tea-length Paris skirt, I was smitten. Due to the style and whimsical features, I decided that, although white, it wasn't silk or tulle or even lace-fabrics reminiscent of a wedding gown, so I was in the clear. 

Rue 107 had become one of my favorite indie brands. Between their daring styles to bold prints, their statement making pieces are not for the faint of heart. I consider myself to be a very confident woman, but even I was a little apprehensive wearing this...or perhaps it was the idea of wearing white to someone's wedding (insert in-denial emoji). Speaking about going against the grain, I'm also not wearing any shapewear in these pics. Not so much because I didn't need to, but because I couldn't find my go-to extra firm high waist briefs. I wore them with the skirt in the past, and it definitely helped lift and mold my bottom half.  

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Bardot top & bottom c/o Rue 107//Chanel le boy bag similar & nearly identical//Strappy shoes (old)


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I'm wearing a 1x in the topper
I handed in my resignation letter this week and that brought out a slew of work, hence the lack of post. However, I did manage to take some pics last week in this super comfortable denim longline topper just in time to respond to the Oprah Magazine article stating crop tops are only for flat stomachs. Um. No! Shame on them for going the body shaming route. Nonetheless, a longline topper/vest is a great piece to add onto an otherwise basic outfit for 1-visual interest and 2-as a cover-up. This particular one has high slits along both sides that can be tied up in various ways. Can't wait to style them with shorts. Get it here!


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