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30+ Style Collaboration: The Tutu

Happy  Hump Day all!

When I found out that the tutu was going to be the next 30+  Style Collaboration, I was like “no way Jose!”.  I’ve seen multiple bloggers looking wonderful rocking a tutu but I couldn’t see myself doing it.  I’ve accepted there are some trends that are just not for me (me and harem pants will NEVER mix!) and I had put  tutus in that category….until now.  As we all know, sometimes rising to a challenge helps us to grow as a person. Participating in this collaboration  helps me shatter the myth that women over 40 don’t have fun with fashion…yes we do! We like to be on trend just like everyone else!  Dont let that  “dressing your age”  crap stifle you and stop you from looking your absolute best.  Remember….STYLE HAS NO AGE OR SIZE!

Check out how the other bloggers in the 30+ Collaboration styled their tutus!

In My Joi
Mode Plus
The Jenesaisquoi
Pumps and Studz
Pretty Plus Pep

Have a wonderful day!

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Skirt: eShakti
Jacket: Simply Be (bought 2yrs ago)
Necklace: Lane Bryant (old)
Shoes: Bandalino (old)
Clutch: Love, Cortnie (here)

Style Inspiration: A Little Dash of Darling

TGIF all!

I have to confess…I’m addicted to Pinterest. I can spend hours scrolling through various boards, pinning all kinds of things to my heart’s content.  During one of my Pinterest binges, I came across the lovely Caitlin of A Little Dash of Darling. Her post instantly spoke to me because lately I’ve been having a serious love affair with full skirts.  It seems Caitlin is just as smitten as I am and her full skirt outfits are wonderful. So I decided to put my casual Friday spin on her ensemble and make Caitlin my style inspiration today!

If you are on Pinterest (and addicted as I am), follow me so we can have some pinning fun!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Disclaimer: I was given permission by Caitlin to use her image. All images are property of A Little Dash of Darling.

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Shirt: Old Navy
Skirt: Eshakti
Necklace: Banana Republic
Shoes: Nine West

Weekend Edition: My Life on Instagram

Happy Monday all!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I’m still adjusting to life without my laptop. I never considered myself to be someone who is dependent on a computer but this situation has proven me wrong!  While my laptop is being repaired,  I’ve decided not to let it stop me from posting .  While I can’t post an outfit, I can share with you some of my Instagram pics!  If you are Instagram follow me at grownandcurvywoman.  Hope to see you there!

Have a great day!

Weekend Edition: Summer Rewind

Happy Labor Day all!

I hope everyone is enjoying the three day holiday weekend so far.  I’ve been spending this holiday enjoying not doing one darn thing! To me, lazy weekends are the best!

Now that Summer is pretty much over (even the temperature is changing tomorrow), I thought it be cool to pick my favorite outfits of the season.  This Summer I was more open to trying to new color combinations than I was last year. I’ve decided that no matter the season I will always add color to my outfit.  I will be color blocking to the day I die! LOL

What are some of your favorite outfits from this Summer?

Have a wonderful day!

Reality Bites

Happy Hump Day all!

Whoever created the saying “you need a vacation from the vacation” wasn’t lying! Im still daydreaming about exotic drinks, warm sun and sandy beaches. We get so caught up with our jobs, responsibilities and family we forget to take care of ourselves. It felt wonderful not be worried about stuff and just be in the moment. My time away reminded me that its okay to take a break from life. I promised myself to try and go on a vacation at least every 6-8 months. I won’t let another 2 1/2 years go by before I take another break.

How do you “get away from it all”?

Have a wonderful day!

P.S. Yes I am wearing the same outfit I wore on my vacation today! :)

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Skirt: eShakti
Blouse: Gap Outlet
Necklace: Forever 21
Shoes: Nine West

Weekend Edition: Vacation Mode Pt. 2

Happy Monday all!

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I spent my weekend doing housework, laundry and errands…I know SO exciting! LOL

I made sure amidst all the fun I was having that I documented some of  my outfits during my vacation.  Since I didn’t have my trusty tripod I had to rely on my BFF and my godson, Alex to take my pics. It felt good to be casual and not dolled up for work.  I spent the majority of my vacation lounging in bathing suits and shorts.

I promised myself this Summer I wasn’t going to wear  skirted bottom with my tankini.  To be honest I was really self conscious about  my thighs being uncovered  but by the second dip in the pool, all was forgotten!  I love this pic of me in my tankini while on Governor’s Beach in Grand Turk. Thanks Alex for taking such a good pic!

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Here are some more of my outfits from the week!

Have a wonderful day!

Getting Accustomed

Happy Hump Day all!

It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for a pretty dress so when I saw this on eShakti’s website I had to have it.  This is my second custom made dress from eShakti.  While my first custom dress fit  fine,  when I ordered this dress I  made my bust measurements bigger  because I didn’t want  that area to be tight.  Unfortunately making it bigger caused the top to gape therefore  exposing the undersides of my bra.   Since I didn’t want to send the dress back I had my tailor fix it.  I don’t fault eShakti for this because they were  going by the measurements I provided.   It’s important to make sure your measurements are correct to ensure a better fit.  You can either get someone to measure you or have your tailor do it (if you feel comfortable doing so).  I know the next time I’m gonna leave my measurements alone!

I definitely recommend giving eShakti a try.  They offer size 0-36 in ALL their dresses (they also have tops, jackets and skirts too!).   You can opt to have the dress of your choice custom made to your measurements for a mere $7.50. Also depending on the dress you can add sleeves, change the length of the dress or remove extras like pockets.  It’s an all-inclusive retailer which frankly more need to be like.   And to make things easier, if  you use my referral code GCN22879 you’ll  get $40 off your first eShakti order!  Sweet!

Have a wonderful day!

Disclaimer: This is not an  eShakti sponsored post.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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Dress: eShakti

Necklace: Banana Republic

Shoes: Nine West

Bracelet: Lord & Taylor

Casual Friday/To The Left

TGIF everyone!

I have a confession to make…I don’t like my left arm. Why? Because its bigger than my right  which makes buying long sleeve shirts and blazers difficult.   I know this may sound  silly but for me it’s something about myself I don’t like. While I dislike my uneven left arm, I’ll still show it  love and let it hang out in sleeveless dresses or tops. Basically what I’m trying to say is no matter what you dont like about your body, embrace it. Dont let it stop you from  loving yourself or accepting who you are.  In light of recent events in this country, life is too short to sweat the small stuff.  So be thankful for who you are and rock on!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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My big ol’ left arm! LOL

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Dress: Eshakti

Necklace: Old Navy

Shoes: Tahari (via Macy’s)

5 Things I’m Loving Right Now

Happy Hump Day all!

1. Eshakti Dresses

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I’m going to need a second job to afford my love for Eshakti’s fab dresses! The best thing  about Eshakti is that ALL of their clothing (skirts, shirts, dresses and jackets) go up to a size 36! Plus they can customize any dress to fit your measurements. How great is that?!
 
 
 
 
2.
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I didnt think any game could surpass my love for “Words With Friends” but “Ruzzle” has! My nickname is “bxphlgal” if you wanna play!
 
 

3. “Justified”:

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One of the BEST dramas on television right now (next to Scandal of course!).   The series is about US Deputy Marshall Raylan Givens trying to enforce the law and old demons in  Kentucky.  Superb acting, complex characters and explosive storylines are the highlight of this show. I highly recommend checking  this gem out on Tuesday nights at 10pm on FX.
 

4. Museums:  I love museums but I don’t get to visit them as much as Id like, so this Spring Im going to make up for lost time.  I have trips planned to the Barnes Foundation (here in Philly), the Guggenheim, the Museum of Sex (yes its a real museum! lol) and the Studio Museum of Harlem.

5. Fun, flirty necklaces:

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What are you currently loving right now?

 
 Have a great day!

Casual Friday/$40 and Under For Spring

TGIF all!

Here are some of my favorite Spring items that are all $40 and under! There are a lot of great clothes out there  for a gal on a budget.  I already have the  JCPenney dress  (worn here) and I LOVE IT!

What are some of your secrets to shopping on a budget?

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Jcpenney
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Top
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Jcpenney
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Tux jacket
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.Chiffon Chic Skirt-pink
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Pants
6pm.com

Old navy
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