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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Happy Hump Day everybody!!! Half the week is already over! Time sure does fly!!!

Sexy is something I never used to think of myself as. I always equated being sexy with Victoria Secret models and skinny starlets. Since I’ve began loving my body, Ive realized that every curve of me is sexy. I wanted to highlight these sexy curves, so I wore my Michael Kors pencil skirt and red blouse together. Once I put the outfit on, I instantly felt like sashaying down the hallway. Red is such a sexy color. I feel strong and bold whenever I wear it. For years I wouldn’t wear anything that would show off my voluptuous shape because I was ashamed of myself. I look back at those years and I can’t ever imagine going back to that old Georgette. This Georgette is claiming her sexy with bold colors and curve hugging clothes. I’m proud of this body and if you don’t like it, then too bad!

What clothing do you own that makes you feel sexy and strong? Have a wonderful evening!!!

Blazer: Torrid

Skirt: Michael Kors

Blouse: Ann Taylor Loft

Necklace: Macys

Shoes: Nine West

Happy Monday all! I hope everyone had a great weekend!

I know 99% of my outfit posts are me in work gear so on Friday I was invited a semi formal function on the Spirit of Philadelphia. This was the perfect opportunity to wear something other than work clothes! Since it was semi-formal dress I pulled out my lavender cocktail dress I bought last summer for another function. I believe a gal should have at least one go to cocktail dress. I love the ruching on this dress because it accentuates my waist. The ruching gives the dress a wonderful shape. It’s a great dress for plus size gals. I love purple so the lavender color complimented my skin tone. My glittery peep toe pumps rounded out the outfit perfectly. It was almost as if they were made specifically for this dress. I also wore my favorite red lipstick from MAC which I think brings me out. A plum shade would’ve been just “blah” on me.

My girls & I had such a GREAT time Friday night! The DJ played a good mix of new and old school songs. I finally learned how to Dougie and I even busted out my old break dancing moves (luckily there are NO pictures of that mess! LOL)! We laughed and enjoyed ourselves. It was the perfect way to end the week and usher in the weekend.

Shondrika, me, Narjis and Shoshanna...Having a ball!!

Of course no post wouldn’t be complete without my OOTD! Honestly, I picked out this outfit when I got up this morning. I’m totally lazy for not putting my outfit together last night. I don’t really have time in the morning to be scrambling for something to wear. Whenever I do this I always forget something. So my $12 Kenneth Cole flats are making their blog debut because I forgot to put my pumps in my bag!

Hope you enjoyed my night & day look! Have a wonderful evening!

NIGHT:

Dress: Adrianna Papell Woman via Lord & Taylor

Shoes: Enzo Angiolini

Earrings, clutch & bracelet: Macy’s

DAY:

Blazer: Gap

Skirt: Lane Bryant

Shell: Fashion Bug

Flats: Kenneth Cole Reaction

Necklace: Forever 21

Earrings & bracelet: Gap Outlet

Happy Friday everybody! I hope everyone has great plans for the weekend. I might finally go and see “Safe House” (if it’s still in theatres!). That movie has been on my agenda for a few weeks but I havent gotten around to see it. I hope it’s a good movie!

I finally got the Eloquii green pencil skirt I posted about here. It’s such a pretty shade of green! It’s the perfect addition to my Spring wardrobe because I can wear it with so many things. I instantly paired the skirt my favorite yellow cardigan. I love this cardigan! It goes with so many things in my closet so I wear it at least 2-3 times a week. When I bought it 2 years ago, I didn’t think I would know how to wear it but now I get ALOT of mileage out of it. I didn’t want to wear a plain white shell with the skirt so I wore my new black & white striped blouse. It’s a tiered blouse which the pictures unfortunately don’t show. I finished off the outfit with my green beaded necklace from Forever 21 (I don’t know if beaded was the right word but I didn’t know how else to describe it!), sliver hoops and bracelet.

What is your favorite go to item of clothing? Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Skirt: Eloquii

Blouse: Ann Taylor Loft

Cardigan: Old Navy

Necklace: Forever 21

Earrings & bracelet: Gap Outlet

Shoes: Nine West

Happy Hump Day all!!! I can’t believe half the week is over already!

Unbeknownst to me my outfit today is opposite of an outfit I wore here. As you can see I’ve switched the black pants to the blazer & the pink blazer to the pants. These are the first pair of pink pants I’ve EVER owned. Since starting this blog, there have been a lot of “firsts” for me. Stepping out of the box and not being afraid to try different things has broadened my horizons. My new motto is “claim it and own it”. The fear of what others think or say is eroding everyday. There is freedom in allowing yourself to let go and forget about the bullshit (sorry for the cussing!). I look forward to many more “firsts” and I hope to share them with you!

What are some of your “firsts” this year? Have a great day!!!

Pants: Avenue

Blazer: Torrid

Shirt: Lane Bryant

Wedges: Bandolino

Bracelet: H&M

Necklace: Lord & Taylor

Happy Monday everybody! Hope you had a great weekend. I dared to venture out on St. Patrick’s Day and had a great time with my girls. The weather was beautiful and the laughs were plentiful!

Monday is always tough because I immediately begin to wish for the weekend. To combat my Monday Blues I wanted to wear something bright & cheery (although I’m FAR from being bright & cheery at 6:30am!!!) . I decided to wear my neon floral blouse from the Gap Outlet and my neon green cardigan from Old Navy. The blouse is colorful but not loud and is really pretty. I wanted the colors of the blouse and cardigan to be the center of attention, so I kept it simple with black slacks and wedge heels. I added my sliver necklace & earrings to finish off the outfit.

What do you do to combat the Monday Blues? Have a great day!!!

Cardigan: Old Navy

Blouse: Gap Outlet

Pants: Eloquii

Shoes: Bandolino wedges

Necklace & Earrings: Old Navy