grownandcurvywoman

I'm Georgette a 43 year old curvy woman living in the City of Brotherly Love & Sisterly Affection (Philadelphia) seeking to show other plus size divas that WE too have style and do not need to compromise our integrity to look good. 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 remember...style has no AGE or SIZE!

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TGIF all!

Happy New Year! I wish I could say the new year is off to a great start but the Bomb Cyclone and these arctic temps are making me desperate for 40 degree temperature!

While I haven’t formally made any new year resolutions, I plan to continue to try new trends to enhance my style.  I’ve been wanting a pair of white boots since they showed up on various street style stars during the year.  White boots are very polarizing, either you love them or you hate them.  There is no middle ground when it comes to white boots and shoes.  I own a pair of white pumps but not a pair of ankle boots.  While scrolling through Poshmark (you can shop my Poshmark closet here…lol) I stumbled across these leather Zara booties that were perfect for me.  What was even more perfect was the price.  These boots were originally $120 and I got them for $40!  With a deal like that I couldn’t pass them up.

Now that I have the boots I’ve worn them to work and out with friends.  I’ll admit I was a little apprehensive when I first wore them. I wondered what folks at work would say about my boots.  After a few seconds, I came to my senses and wore them anyway!

Have a great weekend!

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Sweater: Who What Wear Collection (not available; similar here and here)
Skirt: Charlotte Russe (not available; similar here and here)
Belt: Eloquii (no longer available)
Boots: Zara via Poshmark (similar here and here)
Earrings: Baublebar (similar here and here)

TGIF all!

As 2017 comes to a close, I’ve been reminiscing on all the things that have happened this year. There were definitely more highs than lows this year and for that I am grateful.  I stopped making resolutions a few years ago because quite frankly I never followed through on them.  The only  promise I.m making going into 2018 is to continue to grow as a person.

As always, I am profoundly grateful to you my readers for continuing to support Grown and Curvy Woman. Thank you, thank you , THANK YOU for always showing me love.

Have a wonderful and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

 

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Jacket: Old Navy (here)
T-Shirt: H&M (not available, similar here and here)
Pants: Boohoo (old, similar here )
Shoes: BCBGeneration (old, similar here and here)

 

 

 

 

TGIF all!

Is it me or whenever we spend the holidays with our families we tend to dress more modestly?  I know I’ve experienced this, especially when I know my older relatives are going to be present.  I guess I do it as a sign of respect.  I don’t think my aunt would be too keen on me showing up for Christmas dinner in mini skirt.  Modest dressing doesn’t necessarily mean boring or basic.  You can wear a Grandma approved outfit and still be chic.  Instead of Grandma pulling at your hem, she’ll be asking you where you got your outfit from!

Have a wonderful and very merry Christmas everyone!!!

Jacket: ASOS Curve (old, similar here and here)
Sweater: Who What Wear x Target (no longer available,  similar here)
Skirt: Who What Wear x Target (no longer available; similar here)
Shoes: Zara (no longer available, similar here )
Earrings: Mango (no longer available, similar here and here)

Happy Tuesday all!

To say I’m looking forward to spending Christmas with my family in NYC is an understatement.  I haven’t seen my family since my sister’s wedding in October so a visit is over due.  I’ll be spending the holiday with my older sister Virgie, my brother in law Tyrone and my nephew Frederick.  Virgie absolutely loves Christmas so I know her house and tree will be decked out in colorful decorations and lights.  Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas”  will be on repeat from Christmas Eve into Christmas day.  Their dogs Simba and Mia Bella in their Christmas outfits (I kid you not) will keep me company while I watch “Elf” and sip on spiked egg nog.   Christmas for family  is about being together and chilling out.  It’s also a time when I feel enormously blessed to have family that I love dearly.

What are you looking forward to this holiday season?

Have a wonderful day!

PS:  Check out my Poshmark closet to see what goodies from my closet I’m selling!

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Coat: Talbots Woman (old, similar here)
Skirt: City Chic (no longer available, similar here and here)
Top: Eloquii (here)
Shoes: BCBGeneration (old, similar here and here)
Earrings: Baublebar (old, similar here and here)

 

Happy Monday all!

While the holidays are a festive time, it can be also overwhelming.  It is very easy to become overwhelmed with  shopping for Christmas gifts or preparing to host family for the holiday dinner.  If allowed to go unchecked, stress can transform you from Suzy Homemaker to the Grinch.  Practicing self care during the season can reduce your inner Grinch from ever seeing the light of day.  Here are a few tips on keeping yourself sane during the holidays.

  1. It’s okay to say “no”: you are not Superwoman, you can’t do it all.  Saying “no” doesn’t make you selfish or mean. You do not have to overextend yourself to the point of exhaustion because it’s the holidays.  Just say no.
  2. Take a time out: if you find yourself feeling stressed out, just stop. Take a step away and give yourself space to breathe and get your wits together.
  3. Schedule “me” time: your emotional health is important during the season, especially if you’re grieving the loss of a loved one.   Make sure to carve out time in your busy schedule for yourself.  Me time can be anything from reading a book or exercising.  Make sure you make yourself a priority too during the holidays.

What are some ways you keep sane during the holiday season?

Have a great day!

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Sweater: Gap (here; similar here)
Skirt: ASOS (old, similar here and here)
Flats: JCrew Factory (old, similar here and here)