Confidence and The Curvy Con

Happy Monday all!

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of attending Curvy Con in NYC again. Curvy Con is quickly becoming THE place to see stylish plus size strut their stuff in a space that accepts them wholly.  It was so empowering to be surrounded by beautiful women expressing their individuality through fashion (see the pictures below). These women were rocking bright colors, bold prints and current trends without fearing judgement or negativity.  Believe me when I say there was enough confidence in that venue to fill a soccer stadium! I borrowed some of that confidence to move outside my comfort zone by pairing this fantastic Jibri dress  with Jeffree Star Cosmetics vibrant”Masochist” lipstick (which is unfortunately sold out) together!

Beyond fashion, Curvy Con is about empowering PS women to love themselves unconditionally and to be self confident despite negative societal stereotypes.  PS women have very few events that urge us to be confident.  This is why I highly recommend and support events such as Curvy Con.

Have a wonderful day!

Disclaimer: These attendees gave consent for their pictures to be featured in this post.   All photos in this post are property of Grown and Curvy Woman. 

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Dress: Jibri (here)
Sandals: Zara (here)
Earrings: Borrowed
Bracelet: Borrowed

Reiko from God’s Favorite Shoes and God’s Favorite Surprises

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Amber from Style Plus Curves

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Felecia, Washington DC

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Laronda, Maryland

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Brielle, New Jersey

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Qiana, Illnois

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Katherine, New York

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Erica, Illinois

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Ayanna, New York

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Ana, Massachusetts

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LaNita from One Curvy Bride

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Michelle, New York

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Happy Tuesday all!

My relationship with eShakti is like on/off again boyfriend. First we’re  together, then we break up for awhile and then we eventually find our way back to one another.  Our latest “break up” was nearly a year long because the last dress ordered fit so poorly I swore I would never buy from them again.   For the most part I was maintaining  our “break up” until this lovely dress jumped at me off the screen.  I knew I had to reach out and reconcile with eShakti.   As with any relationship there are issues and the source of mine was the fit of their clothes.  I always felt like I was playing roulette when ordering an item.  Sometimes the item would fit okay and other times not so much. Luckily this  time around the fit of the dress was right on the money.   It feels like eShakti might have addressed their previous fit issues and made necessary improvements.  If you’re not one for standard sizing, eShakti offers custom tailoring for an additional $9.95 to fit your body measurements.  If you’re going to do custom sizing, I would highly recommend getting a seamstress or tailor to take your measurements to ensure you get the correct numbers.

While eShakti is not perfect, they are and have always been committed to size inclusion with their clothing . All their clothes (and I mean ALL) is offered in  sizes 0 to 36. They don’t false advertise stating their clothing will include plus but then backtrack by picking and choosing a few items to be offered in plus (yeah Target x Who What Wear collaboration I’m looking at you!). By being inclusive, they are acknowledging that PS women want to look good and feel amazing too!

If you want to give eShakti a whirl, click here to sign up to get $30 off your first purchase (sorry this offer is only open to new eShakti subscribers).

Have a wonderful day!

This post was not sponsored by eShakti.  All opinions expressed are my own. This post contains affiliate links. 

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Dress: eShakti (here)
Shoes: J Crew Factory (old, similar here)
Bag: Kohls x REED (here)

 

15 Plus Size Blogger Outfits to Help Revamp Your Wardrobe

TGIF all!

It’s so easy to get into a style rut especially when you feel like you have nothing to wear.   You find yourself revisiting the same pieces in your closet over and over again out of convenience. For example, I wore my black midi skirt nearly every other day last month.  I knew I had fallen into a rut and my black skirt had become my go to item of clothing.  When we are in a style rut, we tend to forget about the other items our wardrobe.  Since we’ve all fallen into this at one time or another, I’ve rounded up 15 plus size blogger outfits to help bust your rut!  Hopefully these outfits will inspire you and help answer that daily question “what am I going to wear today?!”

Have a wonderful weekend!

Disclaimer: I have permission to use the following photos.  All photos displayed are property of the blogs they originate from.

  1. Ivory Jinelle: Wide leg jumpsuit + chunky accessories + strappy sandals

2. Cloud 14+: Pink pastel dress + matching accessories

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3. Kelly Augustine: Moto jacket + red dress + mixed print accessories

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4. Curvily: Tea length floral dress + comfy flats

5. Clothes Minded Jo: Distressed denim + feminine blouse + sleeveless blazer

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6. Heart. Print. Style: Multi stripe dress + stripe heels + matching purse

7.  With Wonder and Whimsy: Knotted shirt + fun print skirt + pop of color

Kyle and I share a his & hers style post with Yours Clothing and Bad Rhino. These red, white, and blue looks are perfect for summertime and 4th of July! #yoursclothing #badrhino #redwhiteandblue #memorialday #independenceday #fourthofjuly #4thofjuly #ootd #outfit

8. Fab Ellis: Red midi skirt + striped shirt + matching neck scarf

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9. Lulu Linden: Cold shoulder top + culottes + statement necklace

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10. Luziehtan: Polka dot dress + denim jacket+ platform sneakers

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11. In My Joi: Off the shoulder top + bright colored skirt + neutral sandals

12. The Hayet Rida: Bardot dress + kitten heels + straw bag

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13. Fab Four Fashion: Statement shorts + crop top + heeled sandals

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14. The Jenesaisquoi: Gingham dress + white blazer + red sandals

15. Tanesha Awasthi:  Strappy sundress + thong sandals + sleek tote

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10 Summer Dresses For Your Consideration

Happy Monday all!

Lately I’ve been having a serious love affair with Summer dresses. Usually skirts are my go to item for the Summer but  the recent dress offerings have swiftly changed my mind. These Summer dresses are not the garish, frumpy plus size frocks of old.   They embody everything Summer is supposed to be…colorful, bright and fun!

Have a wonderful day!

  1. Alice & You Embroidered Skater Dress

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2. Eshakti Cotton Check Shirt Dress (New to eShakti? Sign up and get $30 off your first purchase!  Click here: http://share-eshakti.com/x/3AJauh)

3. Lane Bryant Printed Fit & Flare Dress

4. Forever 21+ Ruffled Maxi Dress

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5.  Jibri Bat Sleeve Maxi Dress 

6. City Chic Holiday Romance Dress 

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7.  Eloquii Studio Eyelet Midi Dress

 

8. Simply Be Striped Midi Dress

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9.  Target Plus Size Printed Dress

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10. American Rag Flounce Maxi Dress

 

 

 

 

 

9 Outfits to Inspire Your Summer Wardrobe

TGIF all!

While scrolling through Pinterest (yes my Pinterest obsession continues) I came across these AMAZING outfits that are perfect for the upcoming Summer season.  These ladies are curvy/plus size rocking bold prints, bright colors and the latest trends.  They are proudly debunking  “fashion rules” about what curvy/plus size women should and shouldn’t wear.  Instead of worrying about what you shouldn’t be wearing,  go ahead and rock a  bold color like Curves & Curls.  Wear a horizontal striped dress like Trendy Curvy. Enjoy the warm weather in a fun printed romper like Style Over Size.

Once you free yourself from those “fashion rules”, you’ll look just as fabulous as these ladies do!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Disclaimer: I have permission to use the following photos.  All photos displayed are property of the blogs they originate from.

Wardrobe Oxygen

Wardrobe Oxygen in a Vince Camuto black, white, and blue graphic dress, Novica clutch, and orange Nine West pumps

Lion Hunter:

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Everything Curvy & Chic:

Plus Size Culottes

La Pecosa Preciosa:

Trendy Curvy:

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Pretty In Pigment: 

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Curves & Curls: