I recently had coffee with a new blogger friend, its crazy how small the world is. Its so great to meet new people, and to share some caffeine with someone that does the same work you do. Afterwords we set out to photograph each other, my hubby does most of my photography and it was refreshing to get a female perspective. Sometimes a little girl talk is just what the doctor ordered, it is so helpful to chat with a fellow creative. For inspiration, room to vent, and to toss around current issues facing the plus size community.
Something that I went out and did as soon as our little outing was over, was to buy a writing prompt book. Liz(her blog With Wonder and Whimsy) inspired me to work harder at my love of writing. I love reading, and writing, its something that I have always loved. As a way to work on my skills, I ordered a new journal(thanks for the idea Liz!) with daily writing prompts. I will link a few below if you are interested. 🙂
I personally ordered the “Soul Journal” but will probably end up owning all three of the journals I listed.
I ordered this Boohoo “Jumper” a few weeks ago, I just love the lace detail. I styled it here with leggings and OTK boots because I freaking love OTK boots(HA). And I wore it this past weekend with jeans and a leather jacket for an evening out. I typically size up when ordering from a UK brand, I would rather have to have something be to big and or altered by a seamstress then have it be to tight. In this case the sweater was a perfect fit.
I am so looking forward to starting my soul journal tomorrow, and I plan on sharing some prompts in future posts.
Follow my fellow curvy blogger and new friend Liz at withwonderandwhimsy.com, photo credit is all hers for this post. 🙂
Im my last post on Curls and Contours, I shared this look with a fabulous jacket. I wanted to share this look again for a couple of reasons. 1) I have a few more thoughts on this look. 2) Its just to good not to share again. 🙂
I am always up for trying new things in my wardrobe, this dress is a product of that. I NEVER wear tight stuff, I hate layering and I hate tight shit on my body(exception leggings obvi). So for me to get this dress was miles outside of my comfort zone, because there is literally no where for you to hide in something this tight. Admittedly I have worn this dress before, to a party(my friend had to convince me to leave the long cardigan home) and then for a blog feature where I was able to hide under a fabulous coat. And now for this little post. I am a big believer in getting out of your comfort zone, I think one of the best ways to experience growth is to get a little uncomfortable.
When I stepped out of my closet in this my husband was like “Who are you and what have you done with my wife?” HA. This to me meant a couple of things. First of all, Spanx work (really well) and second I need to push myself more often. This isn’t a blog post where I am going to tell you the merits of wearing tight figure hugging dresses, you are either into that. Or you aren’t. This is a blog post telling you to get out of your own way, and get out of your comfort zone. Whether that is in fashion, or trying something new.
Life has been moving so quickly lately. I can’t believe we are in the third week of January already, now is that time of year when the cold settles in, and we tend to fall into style ruts based around staying covered up as much as possible. The question always seems to be “How many layers is too many layers?” during this time of the year. I am guilty of this, my work week wardrobe consists of leggings and sweaters and boots. I mix in scarves and different jackets, but its pretty much the same uniform look. So on the weekends I am always trying to mix it up, date night out? I am pushing myself to get out of my Winter uniform. I want to be warm, and covered but I don’t want to be dressed in the same ole same ole.
Last week I shared the many positive attributes of a midi length dress, and this week I am staying with that trend. I paired this gorgeous blue waterfall coat with a fitted black midi dress(that can be pulled above the knee if you want) and over the knee boots. The dress is TIGHT, much more fitted than I usually wear, so to balance out the look I grabbed this Midnight blue draped parka from Yours Clothing. This look is soooooooooooo fabulous. As a blogger, I love all my clothes equally but this particular outfit combo stands out amongst the crowd.
What especially catches my eye with this look? The way the blue coat pops off the all black dress and boots. This color combo is right on trend for Winter, and can easily transition into Spring with some updated accessories. This coat was perfect from a 40+ degree day, and is so soft and fluid.
Not into the OTK look? There are lots of different ways to pair this color combo together. For a “Safer” version of this outfit pair this coat with a pair of black skinnies and a comfy black tee. I would even add some great sneakers, and maybe a beanie.
This post was sponsored by Yours Clothing, as always all opinions are my own.
Its been sooooo cold here in Michigan this past week. Its frigid out, I have been binge watching Game of Thrones and drinking hot cocoa like its going out of style. We are in that post Christmas “still have to deal with the cold” time of year. You can’t wear a maxi because of the snow and wet ground, and you don’t want a mini because of the COLD FRIGID ASS WEATHER!
Enter the midi dress, a trendy way to keep your hemline dry, and keep your thighs warm. 🙂 I like to style mine with fun booties and a flashy clutch. This midi from Yours Clothing is a great knit basic that works with tights and booties, I have styled it for a more casual day look but with the right accessories you could take this dress into a comfortable date night outfit.
Style Tip: Have you tried anything with a lattice neckline yet? Like so many curvy girls know the V-neck style is very flattering to bigger chested women. The added lattice is a unique and super trendy way incorporate the V-neck style into your wardrobe.
Its 2017! So many people during this time attempt to reinvent themselves in one way or another. I myself have been one to make New Years Resolutions in the past, ones that are attainable(stop biting my nails 2010) and unattainable(lose all the weight and become super thin 2004-2012). I figured out a few years ago, that New Years Resolutions are dumb. You shouldn’t wait until a new year to start towards a goal, if you have a goal in mind START WORKING ON IT. You want to change your style? Change it. You want to start working out? Join the gym. You want to kick a nasty habit? Kick it.
A goal that I started working towards in November was to update my style. These past few months I have been moving towards a simpler aesthetic. Classic well made neutrals, in unique fabrics mixed in with beautiful statement pieces. I opted to pair this comfy cardigan with a black top and leggings with my favorite OTK boots. Simple, sexy and comfortable. I love this particular cardigan because it has black and brown in it. My entire life my mother has preached the “Matchy, Matchy is best” slogan. Now that I am the one giving the style advice, I just can’t deny the items that will match both black and brown pieces in my closet.
The other style goal I am going for? Understated, over the next few months I am going to be working towards more of a understated look. Luxe basics, chic bags, and the occasional ultra trendy item.