About

I’m a 42 year old curvy woman seeking to show other plus size divas that WE too have style and DO NOT need to compromise our integrity to look good. As I become more comfortable with this position, I’ve stopped trying to force myself to live up to the stereotypes dictated by mainstream media.

I realize there are so many other women like me who have struggled in this area, and decided to blog my journey. So welcome to my blog and let’s celebrate and highlight the grown and curvy fashionitas together.

If you would like to contact me, please do so at grownandcurvywoman1@gmail.com

Thanks for checking me out!!

71 comments

  1. I came across your blog from your comment on Nadia’s blog. I like how you put together your outfits especially when you use bright color. I just wanted to drop a line and say good work.

    TeaTodd

  2. I just found your blog today via Girl With Curves’ blog and I LOVE it!!!! The way you put things together, the fact that you are “grown” :) (me too), Really – great job! Thank you!

  3. I love your blog I have just crossed over to the 30s and am doing something different loving me. Am taking care of myself and will not be comparing me to the media. I love your bold colours. Keeping doing you. You are modest and very classy lady. Greetings from sunny London, England.

  4. HI THERE! I just ran across your blog maybe a couple of weeks ago, AND LOVE IT!!!! I’m diggin’ your style, keep up the good work.

      1. You’re more than welcome. I’ve been all different sizes and haven’t always been happy about them. It’s great to see a blog like this. Seeing other women like oneself really helps keep a good attitude about one’s size.

  5. I love this! I was trying to help my mom go shopping the other day and was SO frustrated that so many stores don’t make things for ‘plus sized’ ladies. They can be (and are) fashionable and beautiful too! Keep doin’ your thing! <3

  6. Just found your blog through Freshly Pressed (Congratulations!) and love your style. I’m over 60; short and round (some call it ‘fluffy’) and have a hard time finding clothes that fit and look good. Thank you for showing how it can be done!

  7. I’m grown but not curvy. :) However, I just want to tell you i appreciate your blog because it goes against the stereotypical image of beauty that the media portrays. We each have our own beauty. AND I love fashion! AND I’m going to share this with my mom. Blessings to you!

  8. I just stumbled on your blog in a round about way via Pinterest. All I have to say is WOW!! You look amazing….in everything I’ve seen. I have been toying around with the idea of starting a blog myself. I’m 50, short, size 16 and I have a bad foot from bunion surgery that greatly hampers my shoe fetish. You talk about barriers to being fashionable!! I’ve been looking on Pinterest and other blogs for “look” inspiration and clothing sources. Your blog has given me some great ideas. I do have a couple of questions. You reference GAP a lot. I tend to shy away from retailer that seem to cater to the young and thin. Are GAP sizes comparable to say ASOS Curve? I’ve ordered my first ASOS Curve dress and I’m thrilled with how it fit and feels.

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! Women like yourself are the reason why I blog. As for the Gap, no they are not comparable to ASOS Curve BUT they go up to a size 18/20 (XXL) online. I would recommend you try them out. I have several XXL GAP shirts and a dress and I dont have any compliants. Hope I was helpful!

  9. Hi,
    I know that you’ve ordered from Simply Be, could you tell me if they are true to size? It’s hard ordering online, especially when you’re not familiar with International Companies and their sizing.

    Thanks

    1. Hi! I find that Simply Be clothing is true to size but alittle roomy. I wouldnt size down becuase of this though. They have a US site with US sizing and dollars. From my experience, it can take 7-10 business days to receive your merchandise. Hope this was helpful!

  10. Hey Gorgeous, and let me repeat u are gorgeous!!! I came across your blog on Pinterest. I live in Dubai and struggle to get fashionable stuff in plus size. So I order online from Macy’s/JCP. I love your blog, it makes me feel there are more of me around… Keep blogging…

  11. I nominated you for a R.E.A.L.I.T.Y Award

    http://rosecoloredphoto.wordpress.com/2012/11/14/r-e-a-l-i-t-y/

    So, like other blogger-to-blogger awards, there is a short q&a and a pay-it-forward element (for this award, there are 8 nominees):

    1) If you could change something what would you change?

    2) If you could repeat an age, what age would it be?

    3) What one thing really scares you?

    4) What one dream have you not completed yet and do you think you will be able to complete it?

    5) If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be?

      1. I really admire your blog. I love your sense of fashion, I love your color combinations, and I love your look. You are a beautiful woman and I really enjoy watching how you totally embrace your size and shape and inspire other women to do the same!

      2. Thank you so much for this! I so desperately want women to love themselves because it just makes life easier when you do. So many things are set up to make us feel less but Im glad my message of self acceptance is helping other women! Thank you!!!

    1. Love Jaye’s blog and Im so happy you found me through her. I started my blog for the same reasons you stated. I wanted to show “grown and curvy” women that style isnt just for young women but for women at ANY age. Im glad you enjoy the blog and hope youll come back soon!

  12. Hello, lovely lady who runs this blog. I have been following you for a while and I think that you run quite an interesting and inspiring blog. I nominated you for an Inspiring blog award. You do not have to participate in this but check it out if you like.

    Here’s the shortlink to my post:

    http://wp.me/p2ss0K-7o

    Good day to you :)

  13. As a man it is reassuring to know there are women like you who do not allow themselves to be oppressed by the skinny chic sellout. If a woman is naturally slim, svelte or skinny, however, we characterizes it, then fine, But for women to spend their lives cringing at the altar of diets (not that there is anything wrong with diets, but you know what I mean) and trying to fit into sizes 1 and 2 is truly sad. By contrast women who have your mindset, to say nothing of your curves, and are able to confidently flash as daring and dazzling a smile as you give me hope that the skinny chic (or heroin chic as it was once called) may be a trend foisted by marketers of diet products and what have you.

    Thank you for being “out” and about it :-)

    Barry

  14. I always beat myself down with names. I call myself overweight, chubby and fat. All sound negative.
    What I admire about you is that you are so confident and it shows in your styling and the colours you use. No wall flower for sure.
    I love that you are bold and so many things I wish I was.
    Keep it up.

    1. There was a time I too called myself names & put myself down. I never thought I could be happy with myself but I learned to accept myself. Its not easy, I still have days when I dont feel so great but Im able to weather those storms. Its hard work but I hope you can see past those negative things and see the beauty that is inside of you.

  15. Hello! You have so inspired me to just be. I want to be cute, I want to wear cute clothes and indulge myself a bit when it comes to clothes. I’ve always had issues with what I wear – comparing myself to those who are smaller than me and never measuring up – and you have inspired me to move beyond that in my 40’s, and it’s OK to do so. Thank you – thank you and thank you again…

  16. Just found you while looking for clothing love love.. You are simply amazing. Love that you share where you got everything. I struggle trying to find new places that have my size. After a while it seems like Lane Bryant, Avenue all carry the same stuff. Thank you

    1. Thank you so much! Im glad I could provide you with other options for clothing. I remember when I too only thought Lane Bryant & Avenue only carried clothes my size. Im so happy that those days are over! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

  17. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! I’m not a plus-size beauty like you, but I still find your style very refreshing, chic and inspiring!!!

  18. So I found your page while searching for ensemble options to jazz up my casual Friday look (which is usually jeans and a “ladies” polo). LOVE your sense of style!!

  19. It’s really wonderful to find a fellow “BBW” like myself over 35. I’m 45 (though I still think I’m 35) and you (as well as Stephanie Zwicky and Girl With Curves) inspire me to think outside the box. I was so happy that you blogged about wearing shorts. I’m wearing bermuda shorts publicly for the first time in 7 years at least! God, it’s such a JOY to dress appropriately to the weather and still feel appropriate. Your article left me feeling justified. Thank you for your blog.

    1. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment! Im so happy that we can inspire you and encourage you to come out of your comfort zone. Kudos to you for wearing shorts and feeling great in them! :)

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