The Curvy Fashionista http://thecurvyfashionista.com Curvy.Confident.Chic. Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:51:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 COOL NEWS! Rebel Wilson Launches her own Plus Size Clothing Line! http://thecurvyfashionista.com/2017/06/rebel-wilson-launches-plus-size-clothing-line/ http://thecurvyfashionista.com/2017/06/rebel-wilson-launches-plus-size-clothing-line/#comments Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:35:27 +0000 http://thecurvyfashionista.com/?p=60109 Girl. Have I got some cool news! Now, we all know who Rebel Wilson is, right?!?! The Australian native that has been killing the comedic movie scene, with her vibrant personality, quirky jokes, and feel good attitude. But today? Not only is Rebel Wilson setting the stage for Pitch Perfect 3, she has been busy on a really cool project! You see, Rebel has long been dabbling in plus size fashion and today, she is taking it just a step further! Rebel Wilson has teamed up with Mamiye Group to create her own plus size fashion line: Rebel Wilson x Angels, launching this fall!

Ohhh girl, I am so curious about this collection. You see, the collection will include flirty dresses, jackets, bombers, graphic tees, and cheeky statement tops, all centered around a few must have denim essentials, that make for great options for everyday wear! I am soooo curious to see what this line will look like, aren’t you?

When I worked on plus-size capsule collections in the past, it was such a fun and rewarding experience that I really wanted to break out with my own line. I’m so excited that these designs will reach more people and remain available all year round.” Rebel Wilson

For the Rebel Wilson x Angels collection, every piece is designed “to celebrate the figure, not hide it, and give the wearer the confidence to be her own Rebel.”  Ohhhh, I can get behind this. Options and variety? Let’s do it… So it is not only for the fashion forward woman but also for those of us who prefer to choose something simply cute but comfortable. Okay… I see you Rebel!

I know how hard it can be to find the cool, quality fashion I want to wear, even with the help of Hollywood stylists… I’m so proud to be creating this collection with The Mamiye Group, and to give gorgeous ladies everywhere amazing clothes that empower them to express their confidence and chic attitude.” Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson x Angels will start delivering to Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Lord & Taylor, and Dia & Co. this July! How about that?!  The collection will range from $49 to $298 and will include options from sizes 14 to 24. I do hope that she will consider extending her sizing options her to at least a 4/5x! Fingers crossed!

Make you sure you bookmark her site, rebelwilsonxangles.com!

So ladies keep your eyes open for this latest collection and you may even catch a glimpse of her pieces in her new upcoming movie Pitch Perfect 3!

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5 Items to Help You  Stay Cool (and Look Fresh) This Summer http://thecurvyfashionista.com/2017/06/stay-cool-this-summer/ http://thecurvyfashionista.com/2017/06/stay-cool-this-summer/#comments Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:00:30 +0000 http://staging.thecurvyfashionista.com/?p=52404 Summer, summer, summertimmmme! Hasn’t this year started off fast?! It seems like just yesterday we were wearing coats and hats! Ah welp! Its that time of year again to pull out the shorts and sundresses! Take trips with your friends and catch the waves at the beach! Things are beginning to heat up!  Summer is here, and while we are so excited for sundresses and days by the pool – we aren’t looking forward to feeling gross and sweaty.

Unfortunately, you can’t carry your desk fan with you everywhere this summer.  And we certainly can’t hibernate away in air-conditioned comfort. But have no fear!  I’ve found 5 items to help you stay cool – and looking fresh –  while out and about in the summer heat.

5 Items to Help You  Stay Cool (and Look Fresh) This Summer

5 Items to Help Keep You Cool This Summer

Evian Mineral Water Spray

I discovered this spray ($10) while waiting in line at Ulta Beauty, and it has been a LIFESAVER.  Spray directly on your face or in front of yourself, walking through a refreshing mist.  

5 Ways to Stay Cool (and Look Fresh) This Summer

ChafeZone

Wearing a sundress or some shorts may help you stay cool in the clothing department, but what happens when that coolness turns into red thighs and chafing? You know how it is in the summer especially since there’s no extra barrier of fabric between our thighs we can sometimes experience chafing. No worries Chafe Zone is here to help us out! Just glide it on and you’re good to go! Say goodbye to chub rub! 

5 Ways to Stay Cool (and Look Fresh) This Summer

Towelettes:

Ever lifted your arm and you’re a little, um, ripe?  Honey, we’ve all been there.  I keep refreshing wipes and travel-sized deodorant in my bag.  These handy wipes from Pacifica let me quickly duck in and out of the bathroom, skipping the whole “washing my armpits with a paper towel” nonsense. Who has time for that?

5 Items to Help Keep You Cool This Summer

Hand fans

A few summers ago, I went to Italy and saw women using chic fans at a cafe to stay cool.  It had never occurred to me to actually use a fan, but now I never travel without one.  For everyday wear, I like to use a simple and chic sandalwood fan, but my next purchase just might be some sassier fans, like this one from Fancy Hand Fans.

 

Stay Cool This Summer

Blotting Sheets

Another must-have for your bag, blotter sheets get rid of the sweaty sheen (excuse me, “sunkissed glow“) that comes with summer.  These sheets are great because you blot away sweat without wiping off your make up.  I love that NYX Cosmetics has 4 kinds of sheets (50 sheets for $6), depending on what you use them for.  The tea tree sheets are my favorite when I’m wearing make up.

So ladies what other ways do you stay fresh, cool and chub rub free during the summer?

Let us know in the comments, and be sure to tag your summer fun photos with #TCFStyle.

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These 5 Plus Size Boutiques Will Have You Outfitted For Any Occasion http://thecurvyfashionista.com/2017/06/5-plus-size-boutiques/ http://thecurvyfashionista.com/2017/06/5-plus-size-boutiques/#respond Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:30:37 +0000 http://thecurvyfashionista.com/?p=59682 What do you do when you have somewhere to go and absolutely NO IDEA where to find the perfect outfit? We’ve all been there…fashion crisis. So do you hopelessly continue to try and piece something together  or tirelessly search the web for the perfect outfit? Long gone are those days! Crisis averted!

Since we understand and don’t want you ladies making desperate clothing choices, we’ve add 5 more boutiques to our directory that will definitely come through in an emergency or just some nice retail therapy! And best of all they have looks and designs ready to make you stand out and make people do a double-take!

Check These 5 Plus Size Boutiques!

Curvy Girl Lingerie

These 5 Plus Size Boutiques Will Have You Outfitted For Any Occasion

Looking to sex it up on occasion? Curvy Girl Lingerie is your go to boutique for plus size lingerie! Curvy Girl Lingerie believes that “Sexy is NOT a size.” and was created to make all of us feel sexy and relevant. They have created a very safe environment for plus size to shop for lingerie, sexy shoes and pretty panties. Their  lingerie ranges in sizes from 12 to 28x and their shoes are from size 7 to 12.

Location:
2990 Meridian Ave
San Jose, CA 95124
Website: www.curvygirlinc.com

Redress NYC

These 5 Plus Size Boutiques Will Have You Outfitted For Any Occasion

Looking for hand picked vintage & modern plus size clothing? Re/Dress is the place to go! This thrift store turned boutique is sure to have something for any occasion. They’re available online and in their boutique is located right outside of Cleveland! They offer sizes 1X – 5X in women’s and 1X – 3X in junior sizes.

Location:
17140 Madison Ave
Lakewood, OH 44107
Website: redressnyc.com

 

Voluptuous Boutique

These 5 Plus Size Boutiques Will Have You Outfitted For Any Occasion

Voluptuous Clothing Boutique was started as an initiative to empower young women through vibrant, flattering and stylish clothing. They offer vast selection of full-fashion choices by finding and working with many different vendors and brands. This Canadian boutique excels in giving women what they want; in style, bold and sexy fashions. Their sizes range from a 1X – 3X.

Location:
5985 Rodeo Drive #8A
Mississauga, ON L5C 1T7
Website: www.voluptuousclothing.com

Z.Bella Boutique

These 5 Plus Size Boutiques Will Have You Outfitted For Any Occasion

Started by a mother & daughter duo, Z.Bella Boutique is for curvy women who want a great selection of current, quality fashion in plus sizes. Everything from casual to sophisticated; for fun, work or special occasions; in styles appropriate for any age.  Z.Bella, the only boutique specializing in plus sizes in Wisconsin, promises you a friendly, comfortable place where you  get expert advice on everything from the latest trends, to shapewear—to what defines and flatters each of our personal styles!  Their sizes range depending on brand.

Location:
1903 Cayuga Street, Suite 101
Middleton, WI 53562
Website: www.zbellaboutique.com

Simply Country Plus Size Boutique

These 5 Plus Size Boutiques Will Have You Outfitted For Any Occasion

This plus size boutique & craft store specializes in affordable and trendy clothing for full figured women. They carry brands such as Lavender NY, Marcelle Margaux, La Chula, and Christine V. They even offer swimwear from Dippin’ Daisy’s! They offer sizes from 1X to 6X.

Location:
833 W. Commercial St
Mansfield, MO 65704
Website: www.plussizeboutique.biz

Do you know these five plus size boutiques?

Soo ladies there you have it,  5 more amazing boutiques to shop from! Did you like the variety in the different styles from each boutique? I love that you didn’t have the same esthetic from boutique to boutique! Options are a must!

Make sure to visit them online or even take a stop into the stores if your live in or happen to visit the area! Oh and don’t forget about our ever growing Plus Size Boutique Directory, definitely check it out if you have not already! And let us know about new boutiques that we should add to the list!

Until next time!!!

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7 Items We Love From RACHEL Rachel Roy Curvy http://thecurvyfashionista.com/2017/06/rachel-rachel-roy-curvy/ http://thecurvyfashionista.com/2017/06/rachel-rachel-roy-curvy/#comments Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:00:11 +0000 http://thecurvyfashionista.com/?p=60060 Shopping as a plus size woman used to be frustrating, simply because of lack of options.  More and more everyday a new designer jumps into the plus lane and gives us what we want! MORE OPTIONS! So it was to no surprise that Rachel Roy threw her hat in too!

When Rachel Roy announced last year that she would be including a Curvy Collection to her popular line, RACHEL Rachel Roy, plus size fashion lovers widely celebrated the news. The fact that a popular fashion designer made the choice to not only acknowledge women sizes 14 and up but include them was huge!

Since it’s debut last spring, the line has been a personal favorite for many of us here at The Curvy Fashionista, and the reason is simple. RACHEL Rachel Roy Curvy makes comfy, chic and effortlessly cool pieces for the curvy crowd. Annnnd if you tuned into our Facebook Live last week, we unboxed with DIA&Co and there were these super cute jeans from the Rachel Roy Curvy collection! You guys loved them so we thought it would only be right to show you more of the collection!Today, we’re sharing just a few of our favorites from Rachel that we want in our closets immediately!

7 Items We Love From RACHEL Rachel Roy Curvy

7 Items We Love From RACHEL Rachel Roy Curvy 7 Items We Love From RACHEL Rachel Roy Curvy 7 Items We Love From RACHEL Rachel Roy Curvy 7 Items We Love From RACHEL Rachel Roy Curvy 7 Items We Love From RACHEL Rachel Roy Curvy 7 Items We Love From RACHEL Rachel Roy Curvy 7 Items We Love From RACHEL Rachel Roy Curvy 7 Items We Love From RACHEL Rachel Roy Curvy

If you are the consummate minimalist, then this collection is all you! Can I just say that I need those wide leg crop jeans in my life?!? With a tee shirt or even with a cute, relaxed crop top, I could easily see myself rocking them this summer. And what about that  peacock blue (my favorite color) cold shoulder top? Imagine that with a midi skirt and sandals for brunch with the girls? How cute would that be? Basically I can see myself rocking a few of these pieces, more than a few times… which is a new plus size fashion rule that I picked up from Marie!

Were any of our favorites yours as well? Leave a comment below telling us all about your favorite piece and how you’d rock it! We know you can inspire us with your style and we can’t wait to hear from you!

Until next time!

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TCFStyle Roundup: Keeping It Cute with These Summer Worthy Off the Shoulder Looks! http://thecurvyfashionista.com/2017/06/off-the-shoulder-plus-size-inspiration/ http://thecurvyfashionista.com/2017/06/off-the-shoulder-plus-size-inspiration/#comments Sat, 24 Jun 2017 15:30:15 +0000 http://thecurvyfashionista.com/?p=60043 Heyyy girl!! The weekend is here, it’s finally summer and we’re soooooo happy about it! This summer is going to be hot hot hot and we have to be prepared to handle the heat (for real girl, be careful!) Start by wearing cool and fresh clothes, of course always showing your style and chicness! Sooo since we are talking about summer styles.. This is just perfect timing to bring up one of the most popular trends: Off-the-shoulder!

This style has been around for a pretty long time but we still are obsessed about it! Showing a little skin but not too much.. We have to leave something to the imagination right? This trend is sooo feminine and fresh, and you can pretty much match it with anything, try an off-the shoulder top with cute denim, shorts, skirts, pants.. giiiirl! It goes with everything!

Well now, I looked up on Instagram (you guys know is my fave social media to look for inspiration), and using our hashtag #tcfstyle I was able to round up my favorites off-the-shoulder finds! I found soo manyyyy, of course, I liked them all, but today I’ll show you my top 12! From tops, to dresses and even jumpsuits! These are such cute looks that can inspire you to create your perfect off-the-shoulder summer outfit!

Wanna see my favorite looks? Scroll down to check them out!

Keeping It Cute with These Summer Worthy Off the Shoulder Looks!

– Beautiful @inmyjoi! ・・・ 👋🏽I’m talking summer essentials in today’s blog post plus featuring another fun summer pick from @GwynnieBee! I ❤ that the straps on this sundress can be worn on or off the shoulders. Versatility is high up on my list when deciding whether or not to purchase something. If I can quickly think of at least 3 ways I’d like to style it, chances are I’ll purchase it 😁 What about you – how do you decide what to purchase versus what to leave behind? Tap the link in my bio to see whether or not I decided this dress was for keeps + sign up for a FREE trial membership with Gwynnie Bee❗ #ShareMeGB#BorrowNBuy#GwynniePartner#plussize#psfashion#psstyle#psblogger#lablogger#summerfashion#teamnatural#melanin#celebratemysize#fullfiguredfashion#iembodyme#flyfashiondoll#bgki#blackgirlmagic#summerstyle#sundress#coldshoulders#strawhat#psootd#ootd#blackswhoblog#blackbloggers#tcfstyle#goldenconfidence#boldncurvy#dailytww

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Soooo.. How do feel about this? Did you find some inspiration for you summer wardrobe?  I’m all in for the maxi dresses, those are so pretty and casual for a brunch date with your girls, add some accessories and a cute pair of sandals and you will look like a queen! And for the night I’m all about the jumpsuit, super sexy and elegant!

And tell me, which one is your favorite? And what accessories would you use with your off-the-shoulder looks? Let me know in the comments! And..

Are you following us on Instagram, at @thecurvyfashionista?

Make sure to tag us at #TCFStyle on Instagram with your look and you may appear in next week’s post!

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First Look: Be Bold & Chic in Christian Omeshun’s Curvy Girl Chronicles Swimwear Collection http://thecurvyfashionista.com/2017/06/christian-omeshun-swimwear/ http://thecurvyfashionista.com/2017/06/christian-omeshun-swimwear/#respond Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:00:33 +0000 http://thecurvyfashionista.com/?p=60024 Ladies! We’re only two days into the summer and we’ve already given you some hotness with the MEG x SBB Swimwear Collection. Today we’re bringing you another collaboration. This time, Atlanta designer, Christian Omeshun has teamed up with plus size blogger T.Danni of The Curvy Girl Chronicles for her Curvy Girl Chronicles Swimwear Collection! I must say, I htink that your swimwear just got better!

Drawing inspiration from the The Curvy Girl Chronicles Swimwear takeover, this swimwear capsule brings you vibrant colors and styles that you’re sure to turn heads in! The signature ruffles and peplum designs we know and love from Christian Omeshun are the perfect addition to these swimsuits giving your swimwear a touch of sophistication and boldness!

This collection was in inspired by The Curvy Girl Chronicles Swimwear takeover! I had the pleasure of being apart of an amazing project where we wanted to eliminate the negative stereotypes that many people associate with plus size women. The colors in this small capsule collection are a representation of body positive women who are free, bold, and fierce in every way!

Take a look at the Christian Omeshun Curvy Girl Chronicles Swimwear capsule collection and get your life!

Christian Omeshun’s Curvy Girl Chronicles Swimwear Collection

First Look: Christian Omeshun Curvy Girl Chronicles CollectionCO Tie Dye Set at ChristianOmeshun.com

First Look: Christian Omeshun Curvy Girl Chronicles CollectionCO Abstract Top & Cross Peplum Bottom at ChristianOmeshun.com

First Look: Christian Omeshun Curvy Girl Chronicles CollectionCO Abstract Swimsuit a ChristianOmeshun.com

First Look: Christian Omeshun Curvy Girl Chronicles CollectionCO Aztec Ruffle Top & High Waist Bottom at ChristianOmeshun.com

First Look: Christian Omeshun Curvy Girl Chronicles CollectionCO Ruffle Top & Aztec High Waist Bottom at ChristianOmeshun.com

So ladies! Life given right?! I love that these pieces can be worn to the beach or pool, but also versatile enough to wear out and about on vacay! The neons and abstract prints are definite must haves for this swim season. You can even mix and match pieces! I already have some ideas in mind!! What’s even better is that all of these pieces are custom and handmade here in Atlanta!

Oh and did you see the Swimwear Takeover? Dope right?!

Shop the Curvy Girl Chronicles Collection now on ChristianOmeshun.com

So which swimsuit are you eyeing? I’m thinking the off the shoulder  CO Abstract one piece and pairing the Tie Dye Set top with the Cross Peplum bottoms?! Hmmmm… decisions, decisions. Let me know which ones you’re feeling!

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Attending an Evening Wedding? We’ve Got Tips For You to Wow the Crowd! http://thecurvyfashionista.com/2017/06/plus-size-evening-wedding-style/ http://thecurvyfashionista.com/2017/06/plus-size-evening-wedding-style/#comments Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:00:29 +0000 http://thecurvyfashionista.com/?p=59526 When you are plus sized bride, finding the perfect wedding dress can be a stressful endeavor. I know this. You know this. We all know this. But what about if you are a plus sized guest at an evening wedding? Searching for that perfect plus size evening wedding guest style?  That’s certainly no walk in the park!

Not only do you have to find a flattering dress that fits you perfectly, but you have to ensure that you’re not dressed too formally or casually for the wedding… What’s a curvy girl to do? Fortunately for you, we’ve done the research and we’re more than willing to share the deets on all we’ve learned.

Of course, because we are ALL about fashion here at The Curvy Fashionista, our handy dandy guide will include examples to ensure you totally nail it when you attend your next wedding… without outshining the bride, of course!

A Few Ideas for What to Wear to an Evening Wedding

When attending a wedding as a guest, the first and foremost clue to suitable attire should be from the bride and groom themselves. Most wedding invites specify how they want their attendees to dress for their big day. The invitations should clue you in to whether the festivities will be either formal, semi-formal, or informal (casual).  Check out our quick slide show giving you examples of fun and fashionable plus size dresses that are perfect for evening weddings!

Formal

If you are attending an evening wedding with formal attire, it’s the perfect opportunity to unleash your hidden Dynasty fantasies. Feel free to rock a long evening dress, dressy cocktail dress, and if you really want to commit to the glitz and glamour… gloves. An evening formal wedding is the best time for the most glittery, sequin-adorned items you can find.

Semi-Formal

If the invite to your evening wedding indicates the dress is semi-formal, feel free to keep the sequins to a minimum, instead opting for a simple cocktail dress, tea-length dress or dressy pantsuit. Evening wedding guests generally are requested to wear dark colors, so unless specified leave the bright colors and soft pastels at home.

Informal (Casual)

If you are attending an evening wedding with informal or casual attire, please do not consider this an invite to rock jeans and tank tops. Don’t be that person, y’all.  For the casual evening wedding, a simple summer sundress would be killer. Also a skater dress would be excellent wedding attire (that you could wear again after the wedding’s over.. Bonus!)

When you are given the opportunity to attend a wedding, you are being blessed with the chance to watch love take on a new beginning. The objective is to dress in a manner that is stylish and blends well with the other attendees. This ensures that all eyes are where they should be… The bride and the groom!

Do you have style tips and tricks for evening weddings? Let’s share the wealth of knowledge, tell us all about it!!!

Until next time!!

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