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 all!!! Hope your week so far has been treating you well. Mine has. I had an impromptu girls get together last night and had a ball! Thanks Shoshanna & Shondrika for such a great time.

Have you ever fallen in love with a piece of clothing? Loved it so much that once you put it on, you did the “happy dance”? This is how I feel about the Dorothy Perkins dress I’m wearing today. Last Monday I talked about my first purchase from Dorothy Perkins. This was one of the items I got. I had been searching for the perfect peplum dress without success. I was going to give up on my peplum dreams until I saw this on their website. It was love at first sight! And it came in a polka dot print! Swoon!

I quickly placed my order and waited anxiously for my dress to arrive. When I finally got it, I ran up to my room to put it on. I did the “happy dance” because it fit and flattered my shape. The ponte knit has a nice stretch that doesn’t constrain me. A few months ago I wouldn’t have dreamed of wearing such a dress. I would’ve talked myself out of it because of the fit. This dress makes me feel beautiful and proud to have curves.

Have you ever fallen in love with a piece of clothing? Have a great day!!!

Dress: Dorothy Perkins

Cardigan: Old Navy

Shoes: Nine West

Necklace: Lane Bryant

Happy Monday all! I hope everyone had a great weekend. My weekend was wonderful! I got to meet the cutest little girl in the world (Emma!!!) and hung out with new friends. Plus my godson turned yrs old yesterday (Happy Birthday Alex!!!).

For this month’s “Say Yes!” feature, three of my co-workers decided to step out of their comfort zones and try something different with their wardrobe. I want to thank these ladies for allowing themselves to “Say Yes!” and embrace something new!

Nicole: I stepped out of my comfort zone with a belt to cinch my waist. I wanted to bring something different to my outfit.

Sherena:I’ve had this jacket for so long and didn’t think to wear it with this blouse. I like the combination and would do it again!

Tamera:I’ve always been the black, white, brown clothes type of girl but I decided to Say Yes! to color with this green French sleeve button up, blue sweater and silver flats.

What styles or trends you normally wouldn’t wear are you now saying yes to? I would love to know! If you would like to be featured in “Say Yes!”, please send a picture of yourself to grownandcurvywoman@gmail.com . Please include a few words on your outfit and why you said yes to it.

*Disclaimer: All and any photos submitted will be used for this feature only. They will not be used inappropriately or as other content.*

Have a great day!!!

TGIF everyone!!! The weekend is finally here! Was it just me or did the week seem to drag? I’m looking forward to relaxing and getting some household stuff done this weekend.

Since I work in a courthouse casual Fridays are always somewhat of a challenge for me. I try to balance out my want/desire to wear jeans on Friday without being disrespectful to the court (although I’ve seen plenty of outfits worn by clients that are EXTREMELY disrespectful to the court and themselves!!!). I usually pull out my pair of trusty dark trouser jeans but this Friday I decided to do something different. I’ve been wanting to wear my ASOS Curve cobalt blue skinny jeans since I bought them in late January. I paired them with my printed Jones NY sleeveless blouse and black Torrid blazer to tone the jeans down. Since I’m seated during most of my time in the court, my judge rarely sees me from the waist down, so I felt comfortable wearing them. The jeans are a great shade of blue and are form-fitting but not tight. They are surprisingly long on me therefore bunching up around my ankle. I tried to fix this by wearing my heeled booties but don’t think I was successful. The added length straightened the leg out a little bit. I added my Macy’s necklace (which Im obsessed with & have worn multiple times this week!), earrings and NY & Co bracelets to round out the look.

What do you wear for Casual Friday? Have a great weekend!

Blazerr: Torrid

Blouse: Jones NY

Jeans: ASOS Curve

Bracelet: NY & Co.

Necklace & Earrings: Macy’s

Shoes: Bandolino booties

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

Spring is literally around the corner and I can’t wait!!! What I look forward to the most is that perfect 70 degree day when I can chuck my winter coat and be in the sun. Below are some of the things I must have for Spring. Anything with color is pretty much on my list.

What do you “gotta have” for Spring? Have a great day!!!

Gotta Have it for Spring Pt. 1

Happy Monday all!!! Hope everyone had a fun weekend. My weekend was really good, so I can’t complain. I watched the Oscars last night and while I was disappointed that Viola Davis didn’t win , Meryl Streep is fantastic! I wasn’t a fan of Maria Rinaldi’s dress for Melissa McCarthy. It just didn’t fit her right and I felt the blush color did nothing for her. Octavia Spencer’s Tadashi Shohji dress was beautiful but she looked a little matronly. Viola on the other hand blew me away with her gorgeous Vera Wang dress and natural hair. As someone who wears her hair natural it was amazing to see her do this on the biggest red carpet in the world.

For awhile now, I’ve been mulling over whether or not to order from Dorothy Perkins. For those who don’t know, Dorothy Perkins is a UK clothing retailer that goes up to a size 18. What propelled me to finally take the plunge was their black ivory spot peplum dress. I instantly fell in love with it! I had been looking for a peplum dress and this fit the bill perfectly. I checked out their sizing chart before I ordered and the measurements for an 18 looked like it would fit me well. With fingers crossed, I ordered that dress along with the coral V neck peplum dress and black floral print wrap top. Lemme tell ya, I was not disappointed in the least. I LOVE my dresses. The coral dress is snug on my hips but that’s something that can be remedied by a little exercising (I started running yesterday with Black Girls Run & I ran over a 1/2 mile without stopping! Yay me!). The black and ivory peplum dress fits wonderfully & hugs my curves in all the right places (there will be more on this dress on Wednesday!).

Today I’m wearing the floral print wrap top. I like how the colors stand out against the black background. While the top fit me in the waist, the V neck gaped exposing my bra. To be honest, I didn’t feel like sending it back to the UK so I put on a black lace cami underneath. I think the lace cami is kinda flirty under the top. It is a pretty blouse that can be worn with skinny jeans or jeggings to dress it down. I paired the top with my curvy fit pencil skirt from Eloquii to keep the outfit proportioned. I finished the look with off my black Target necklace and H&M bracelt.

Has anyone else bought clothing from Dorothy Perkins? Have a good evening!!!!

Top: Dorothy Perkins

Skirt: Eloquii

Cami: Old Navy

Shoes: Bandolino booties