All over, people are posting about the end of summer and so on. I don't know about you all, but here in NYC, summer is far from over. This week's forecast-high 90's!! As much as I look forward to fall, the changing of the leaves, crisp air and so on; I am taking in all the sun I can during these end of days.
Below is a quick date night 'fit I wore this weekend celebrating our pre-1 month of marriage. Happy Anniversary babes!!!!
I can't stress enough just how much of a closet staple, a white button-down should be. It acts as the perfect canvas for a myriad of chic looks. Lately, I've been investing in higher quality versions and came across Ann Taylor's stretchperfect button downs and let me tell you, "perfect" hits it on the head. For a busty plus size woman like myself, gaping is inevitable when it comes to these type of tops but, AT's gives me the smallest to nonexistent gap. They also go up to a size 18. I am a believer!!
From office to weekend casual, the possibilities are endless with a great quality white button down. Today, I'm wearing an embellished version which I fell head over heels for. It possess the right blend of professional tailoring with feminine detailing without the need of accessorizing. It's already done for you! Not to mention, it's a sturdy thick fabric that helps to not give off that peek-a-boo see-through look many of us know far too well.
When I wasn't frolicking around on the beach and in the pool, as one must while on honeymoon, I wore this little white one-piece number to dinner. Easy dressing while away is always both a plus and must for me.
Update: This jumpsuit is now on super sale. Get yours before it sells out!
Our honeymoon began in San Francisco for a few days to take in the sights, food and visit Napa Valley, Sausalito, and partake in outdoor activities like hiking. As the result of 2 hurricanes, an earthquake, and cancelled flights, our honeymoon from California to Hawaii was an epic fail. However, we ended up in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with absolutely no regrets because our adults only hotel was amazing, beautiful and the sights were breathtaking.
Late last week, Optimum Hair Care in collaboration with Essence Magazine released their Amla Legend hair tutorial video 2 part series with celebrity hair stylist Johnny Wright and myself. In the video, Johnny shows how to achieve a beach wave hair style using the line of Amla Legend hair care.
In the video, I am wearing an awesome two-tone jumpsuit from Fashion To Figure. This jumpsuit was just too cute and too comfortable not to blog about. Best part about it is, it can easily be transitioned into colder months by simply adding a turtleneck underneath or blazer over it.
Side note, aren't these curls amazing?! Above is a still from my own hair tutorial on how to achieve my wand curls using the AMLA hair line. The video will be released on my Youtube channel shortly with a giveaway!
In the meantime, check out Optimum Care's video with yours truly for a beach wave styling below.
New and old readers of CurvEnvy know that I have an unhealthy obsession with Asos going back 5 years and counting. Quite a number of my wardrobe consists of pieces from this U.K. based mega fashion house. So naturally I'd want to share with my awesome readers that they're currently having an amazing sale where you can grab everything from skirts, dresses to shoes and accessories. I, myself, picked some pieces that will effortlessly transition to the fall months.
Here's just a few of my picks. (click on each image for details)
I've never been uncomfortable in denim perse. My problem really stem from finding jeans that are both stylish and flattering to my shape. For years, it was either one or the other but never both until I came across Fashion to Figure's new denim line! You all know that I am an avid shopper of FTF and was ecstatic when they asked me to be a part of their exclusive denim campaign. Myself along with seven other plus size bloggers were the models for their "real women" denim lookbook in advance of their 10th anniversary.
Every girl needs a pair of relaxed denim. My go-to are distressed boyfriend jeans. Keep it far from boy by adding a pair of heels and it becomes totally feminine!!
The new collection features cutting edge pieces including colored denim, distressed boyfriend jeans high-waisted jeans, legging jeans and denim track pants. The collection marks the first time these denim offerings have been created specifically for the FTF plus size women at such amazing prices - each pair retails for under $40. Catch some behind the scenes footage off of their Youtube channel and don't forget to subscribe to their fashion blog!
On August 2nd, 2014, I married my best friend hence the lack of posts. I'm currently out of the country on our honeymoon, so please bare with me until my return. Thank you all for the emails and comments you've sent to me thus far. You guys are amazing and I am happy that you share my enthusiasm about our union.