Casual Friday/Model for a Night

TGIF!!!

Last night I had the privilege of  participating in Skinny Minority and Macy’s Fashion Night Out event.  Three women and I modeled outfits that highlighted clothing for curvy women.  The purpose of the event was to show  women how to dress for their body type. Karima of Skinny Minority was an excellent host!  Karima is an advocate for plus size/curvy women and a  talented stylist. She is very knowledgeable about fashion and how to use fashion to accentuate your curves.  The audience was eating up all the tips and advice she was giving out!  Another plus to participating in this event was meeting the other models  Mecca of Style Out Loud   and Yve (fit model and journalist). Not only were these women beautiful, they were extremely friendly and nice.

I was very pleased with the outfit I wore because it flattered my  body and represented who I am.  I wanted to show the “grown and curvy”  women in the audience  that style has no age or size!

Have an awesome weekend!

My awesome co-workers who came out to support me! Yes TJ was there too!

Karima from Skinny Minority!

My first time modeling! Woo hoo!

The sweet and wonderful Mecca! (on the left)

Me talking about my blog!

The beautiful Yve rocking that peplum dress!

I was thinking “I hope I dont fall!” LOL

My fab buddy Shondrika photo bombing me! LOL

Blazer: Macy’s INC (here)

Shirt: Macy’s INC (here)

Skirt: Macy’s INC

Shoes: Michael Kors (here)

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25 Comments

  1. September 8, 2012 / 2:56 am

    Looks like you had fun, too!

    • September 9, 2012 / 3:46 pm

      I did! Although by the end of the event my feet were on FIRE!!! LOL

  2. September 8, 2012 / 3:10 am

    So proud of you!!!! You (as well as the other women) looked great.

  3. September 8, 2012 / 5:53 am

    Its looks wonderful and high fun. Good Luck

  4. September 8, 2012 / 4:12 pm

    You looked great 🙂 I love the outfit you modeled!

    • September 9, 2012 / 3:45 pm

      I loved it too! Its something I would definitely wear!

  5. September 8, 2012 / 4:38 pm

    Cute! What a good way to brand and get followers!

  6. maria
    September 8, 2012 / 5:27 pm

    we all knew you would be a natural! your outfit is beautiful and the shoes are gasp worthy! all ladies are stunning x

    • September 9, 2012 / 3:44 pm

      Thank you so much! I had such a great time at this event!

  7. September 9, 2012 / 5:24 pm

    I think you choose a fantastic outfit to highlight your curves. You are rocking the pencil skirt. And I love your hair!! It looks really good!!

    • September 10, 2012 / 5:30 pm

      Thank you so much! I loved the skirt so much. Its definitely a winner!

  8. September 10, 2012 / 3:20 am

    Love that outfit! Did you get to keep any of the pieces? Looks like a great event:)

    • September 10, 2012 / 5:28 pm

      Unfortunately no we didnt 🙁 I wish we had though!

  9. September 10, 2012 / 3:22 pm

    You look AWESOME!! Confident, poised, and beautiful. And public speaking, yikes! I would be more terrified to speak in front of a crowd than to walk a runway… but I bet you did both with style and grace. Congrats on a successful show! 😀

    • September 10, 2012 / 5:27 pm

      Thank you sooo much! I was SO nervous but once I saw familiar faces in the crowd, my nevourness disappeared. Thank you again for such sweet & kind words! 🙂

  10. September 10, 2012 / 6:04 pm

    CONGRATS!!!! Get it, girlfriend! You look great!!!

    • September 10, 2012 / 8:22 pm

      Thank you SOOOO much! I had such a great time!

  11. curvyceo
    October 22, 2012 / 11:28 pm

    I know I’m maddd late, BUT I actually have a fashion/styling question about peplum and since you’re the peplum queen I figured I’d ask you! *lol* I actually tried on the same dress Yve has on in her picture . . . and I love it! But, I would want to wear it with a jacket . . . any suggestions for what kind/type/style/brand to pair with it? I’m thinking a cropped, tailored jacket in a color like fire engine red….thoughts?

    • October 23, 2012 / 1:07 pm

      Actually ALL of those you can wear with a peplum top. I usually wear a more fitted jacket to contour to my waist and show off the peplum ruffle. I say try all of the different jacket styles & see what works for you. Fire engine red is always a great option! 🙂