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Bathing Beauty

Happy Monday all!

Bathing suit season is quickly approaching which can cause anxiety for some of us ladies.   For many years I would avoid wearing a bathing suit and when I did, I would only wear a suit with a skirted bottom. I honestly thought the skirt was hiding my thick thighs and bodacious booty (it wasn’t lemme tell ya! LOL)   So while on my cruise last August, I decided to throw caution to the wind and go without a skirted bottom.  This was the first time I had ever conjured up the nerve to venture out without a skirted bottom. At first I was scared because my security skirt/blanket was gone but after  a while I completely forgot about it.  After that I decided to never go back to a skirted bottom.  Uncovering my lower half was another step in accepting my body, thick hips and all!

Now that I’ve “liberated” my hips (lol), I’m looking  for new swim suit for the Summer. Plus size swim wear has come such a long way.  Now there are chic, trendy choices for suits that still provide coverage and support.  There are now bathing suits with fun prints and bold colors to reflect your personality.  Below are a sample of some of the fantastic options out there.  Which one is your favorite?

Have a wonderful day!

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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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Cold Weather Chic

Happy Hump Day all!

With day light savings time right around the corner, colder weather isn’t too far behind. Falling temperatures doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style when it comes to your Winter coat. There is a selection of colorful, printed options to warm any fashionista’s heart.  If you’re  in the market for a coat his season,  why not go for a red one?  A red coat will add an instant pop color to your Winter ensemble.  Want to step outside your comfort zone this season?  A leopard print coat is a fun way to step up your coat game.  A bold cobalt blue down coat will not only keep you warm but on trend.  Below are a few coats to that will definitely make you stand out in a Winter wonderland!

Have a great day!

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Via Spiga coat
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Fabulous Faux

Happy Hump Day all!

While scrolling through Pinterest last night, I came across GarnerStyle’s pin of this AMAZING Wilsons Leather faux leather jacket.  I instantly went “whoa!” and put it on my Must Have list for the Fall.  The jacket got me thinking about how far faux leather has come.  They’re no longer grainy and cheap looking jackets.  The jackets are now made with quality materials that mimic leather so much, you wont believe it’s faux.  The new faux leather jackets are better constructed to fit the plus body so you can move around without feeling stiff.  Better quality means a longer lasting jacket that can be worn year after year.    The faux leather jacket I bought from Kohl’s last year is still in great condition and has no signs of wear.

Adding a faux leather jacket to any outfit instantly adds edge and polish to any outfit. Try it with a  maxi dress or  jeans to update your look.  It’s one closet staple you’ll wont regret having!

Do you have a faux leather jacket? How do you wear it?

Have a great day!

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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!

Casual Friday/Back in the Saddle

TGIF all!

I finally returned to work  this week after jury duty and I have to say I was glad to be back!  I’m pretty autonomous at my job so I missed being able to work at my own pace. Luckily there wasn’t a huge pile of work waiting  for me  so it easy to get back into the swing of things.   Another thing I missed was dressing up for work.  Don’t get me wrong, I love being casual but I also love wearing a cute work outfit with a great pair of shoes!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Pants: Talbots

Shirt: Macys INC

Shoes: Nine West

Necklace: Banana Republic

Ode to the Dress

Happy Hump Day all!

To say that I love dresses is a serious understatement.   I love how they cling to my body and accentuate my curves. There was a time where I associated dresses only with special occasions such as weddings. Back then if you asked me to wear one, I would scoff and ask “why?”  Now instead of throwing on a pair of jeans and tee to run errands, I make a bee line for the maxi dress!

What are your favorite dresses?

Have a great day!