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In The Trenches

Happy Monday all! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend!

As you know, Spring weather can be so finicky! One day it’s 70+ degrees and the next temps are below average.   When the weather is that unpredictable (especially early Spring),  a trench coat becomes my go to for when I head out.  It’s  perfect for mild/chilly weather that isnt too warm or light for the elements. I dont have to tell you that a trench coat is timeless.  It goes with nearly everything in your closet. It can be dressed up or down depending where youre going.  For me a trench coat is a must have in every woman’s wardrobe.

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Trench: Talbots Woman (sold out)
Skirt: Talbots Woman (bought last year)
Shirt: Lane Bryant (very old)
Shoes: Marc Fisher (via Macys)
Clutch: C Wonder (here)
Necklace: Bauble Bar

If you’re in the market for a trench, here are some favorites!

Have a great day!

Trench Coats

Coat
macys.com

Black velvet coat
lordandtaylor.com

Coat
penningtons.com

Coat
ashleystewart.com

Coat
asos.com

 

 

 

 

White Hot

Happy Monday all!

I think it’s safe to say that white shoes can very polarizing…you either love or hate them.  I’ve been on the fence about white shoes for years. Lately white heels have made a fashionable comeback which has renewed my interest in them.  So when I  found these cute Marc Fisher kitten heels marked down from $69 to $40 at Macy’s I had to scoop them up!

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Blazer: Lane Bryant (here)
Cropped Pants: Talbots Woman (here)
Shirt: Lane Bryant (very old)
Shoes: Marc Fisher (bought the last pair in the store & couldn’t find them online…SORRY!!!)

So if you are looking  to add a white pair to your Spring/Summer wardrobe, below are a few of my favorites!

Have a wonderful day!

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My Life on Instagram

Happy Hump Day all!

Unfortunately due ANOTHER Winter storm (this is the second one this week and a THIRD is coming Sunday!) , I had to scrap my outfit post for today.   I don’t think taking pics during an ice storm would end well for me! I havent done a “My Life on Instagram” post in a while so I thought  today would be good to share some of my favorite Instagram pics! If you are on Instagram, follow me at grownandcurvywoman!

Have a wonderful day!

V Day Look Book

Happy Saturday everyone!

I hope youre having a wonderful weekend so far! About a week ago, a reader requested I do a Valentine’s Day look book. Honestly a look book wasn’t on my radar but she inspired me to do one, so here it is!

V Day Dinner with the Girls:

Some of my best V Day memories are with my girls.  A girl’s night out celebrating calls for a sparkly skirt and colorful heels.  Your fab outfit will have heads turning all night long!

P.S. This is my V Day outfit!

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Sweater: Old Navy (old)
Skirt: Target (here)
Bracelet: Gap Outlet (old)
Shoes: Nine West (old)

V Day Dinner with your Sweetheart

If you and your sweetie are heading out for V Day, a curve loving dress is the way to go! Dress it up with a statement necklace and add a fun clutch to complete the look.  Trust me, your sweetie wont be able to take his/her eyes off you!

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Dress: c/o Simply Be (here)
Necklace: Shoplately (here)
Bracelet: Lord & Taylor (old)
Shoes: Ivanka Trump (here)
Clutch: Old Navy (old)

V Day Dinner at Home

Having V Day dinner  at home for many people is a better option than sitting in a crowded restaurant.  Being comfortable doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style! Try a trend (like mixing prints) to elevate your casual look. And remember…romance can happen anywhere!

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Pants: Lane Bryant (got them on clearance)
Sweater: Old Navy (old)
Shoes: Old Navy (got them on clearance)

Be Electric!

Happy Monday all!  

Winter has come early for most of us here in States. In my neck of the woods, it has already snowed three times in the past week.  Needless to say, I’m not a happy camper. Shoveling is NOT sexy! So to combat the frigid cold, I wanted to wear something super bright today to warm my spirit.  While it’s natural to gravitate towards wearing dark colors during the colder months, try adding  pops of color to brighten up your Winter outfits.   Before you know it, we’ll be welcoming warm Spring days!

How do you like to brighten up your Winter outfits?

Have a wonderful day!

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Jacket: Gap
Shirt: Lane Bryant
Pants: Simply Be
Shoes: Nine West
Bag: Coach

Party Time!

Happy Monday all!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday weekend! I spent Thanksgiving with my family in New York and we had such a good time hanging out together.  I haven’t been feeling myself lately so going home was the best thing for me.  Feeling their love and acceptance definitely lifted my spirits.

Now that the holiday party season is upon us, figuring out  what to wear can be somewhat stressful.   May I suggest the classic LBD (little black dress)  for your party needs?   The LBD is a classic wardrobe staple that can be worn to any holiday soiree on your calendar.

Below are a sample of some of my favorite LBDs of the season.

Which one do you like?

Have a wonderful evening!

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Casual Friday: Work In Progress

TGIF all!

I gotta be honest, I’m not feeling my outfit today. Being casual is always a struggle for me because I’m so used to dressing up everyday. Does this sound silly? I’ve seen other women (such as my new blogger crush Curves and Curls) with amazing casual style but I just cant do it! Gimme a pencil skirt and some kitten heels and I’m good to go. Give me a pair of jeans and shirt and I’m at a loss. Go figure! 

Nevertheless, I’m committed to improving my casual style. If any of you have any tips please feel free to share!

Have a great weekend!

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Coat: Old Navy
Sweater: Old Navy
Jeans: Lane Bryant
Necklace: Banana Republic
Shoes: Gap

Casual Friday: Let’s Do Brunch!

TGIF all!

One of my goals this year was to meet and connect with my readers in person.   I envisioned having brunch with you ladies (and some gents)  laughing and having fun.  Last month, I met lovely event planner Erika from Your Chic Is Showing and shared with her my idea.  Erika has graciously put together a brunch meet and greet for me! Yay!

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The meet and greet is on Sunday, October 27th at 12pm at Smoking Betty’s here in Philadelphia.  Seating is limited so RSVP here before October 23rd!  I’m SO excited to meet everyone. Your continuous support and love means so much to me.

I hope to see you at my brunch meet and greet on October 27th!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Jacket: Target

Shirt: H&M

Pants: Talbots Woman

Shoes: Aldo

Necklace: c/o Lane Bryant

5 Things I Love About Myself feat. Shondrika

Happy Hump Day all!

My friend Shondrika is a beautiful person inside and out.  So it was natural for me  to ask her to participate in my first “5 Things I Love About Myself” feature!

Here’s what she had to say!

1. My Smile
People say that a smile speaks louder than words and can heal a million souls. My smile just comes naturally. It’s the first thing others notice about me. I really love that I always have a smile that engages people and I believe it draws people to me. I believe that I’m speaking any healing through my smile

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2.My energy
I truly live my life wanting to be there and help people.  I think that people see and feel your energy and what you bring to them. I truly believe that a person’s energy is what really speaks to their authentic self.  For me part of my energy is my sense of humor, my sense of care, my sense of empathy for other people. These are things that I absolutely believe in and are some of my favorite things about me

3. My “TNA”
While everyone is working really hard to lose the boobs and their derriere, I love mine. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m working towards getting it together. But if you don’t love yourself and your body parts no one else will so I embrace what you have. The key is to really love YOU! And I love ME, if I could add a selfie to this I would 😜.

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4. My Family
Family is the foundation of yourself. My life, my story are all field with and grounded in the experiences that I have with my family and I love them. Family is blood and water,  there are people who I’ve been friends with for 15 years that I consider my family. So when I say family I’m talking about my mother, my sister, my brother, but I’m also talking about my best friend, my partner and people who are dear to me that I love. They are family to me.

5. The Piece of God That is in Me
Lastly I love that piece of God that is in me which is love. And not just love for myself but love for others, love for humanity in and for life. God is love, and love is within me.

IMG_6089Thank you Shondrika for sharing with us! I can personally attest to how wonderful she is!

If you ( yes you!) would like to be featured in “5 Things I Love I About Myself”, please submit your list and at least two photos of yourself to grownandcurvywoman1@gmail.com  I really hope you will participate!

Have a wonderful day!

Dress: Lane Bryant

Shoes: Payless

Bag: Coach

Transitions Pt 1: The Sleeveless Dress

Happy Monday all!

Whenever I buy clothes I think primarily about sustainability.  If I can’t wear an item for at least two seasons, I’m probably not going to get it. Having an interchangeable wardrobe is essential because you’re getting more wear out of your clothes and it decreases the need to constantly replenish your closet.   Sleeveless dresses are definitely an item that you can get a lot of wear from. Plus  they  transition smoothly  from season to season.  The next time you want to wear a cardigan with  your sleevless dress, dont leave it open.  Button it up to create a crew neck sweater to wear over your dress.  Add a belt and ta da…its now a skirt!  This pretty much works on most sleeveless dresses so get creative, try it with your favorite printed or patterned sweater. 

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 The easiest way to transition a sleeveless  dress is by adding a blazer. But instead of  reaching for a blazer, try a fitted leather jacket. It adds instant polish and  edge to your dress but Is still appropriate for work.

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How do you transition your sleevless dresses? 

Have a wonderful day!

OUTFIT 1:
Dress: JCPenney
Sweater: Old Navy
Necklace: Lane Bryant
Shoes: BCBGeneration
Belt: from an old dress

OUTFIT 2:
Dress: JCPenney
Jacket: Kohls
Necklace: Ann Taylor Loft
Shoes: Nine West