5 Outfits and 4 things I love!

It has been months since I have shared my weekend outfits!! During my workweek my clothes fall into the “Mom clothes” category, so on weekends and during my blog shoots I get to really play with my clothes! Today on the blog I am sharing 5 weekend outfits, and 4 things I am loving right now! 
Plus Size Fashion blogger brings you links to 5 trendy/edgy weekend ready outfits. Post includes exact links to outfits pictured. Jacket | Leggings | Boots | Bag

  1. The TV Show Ozark- Keith and I have been watching the Netflix original Ozark like crazy! We loved Breaking Bad, and this show has that same feel to it. A little dark, a little twisted but ultimately about a man that is willing to do anything for his family including break the law. We haven’t had “Cable” TV for years, its a money saver and we get plenty of entertainment from Netflix and Hulu! 

Plus Size Fashion blogger brings you links to 5 trendy/edgy weekend ready outfits. Post includes exact links to outfits pictured. Denim(Similar) | Top | Leggings | Mules | Bag

2. Midcentury Industrial Home Decor- We are renovating our kitchen and I have become OBSESSED with home decor, its not something I share on the blog(I could, but I don’t think you are here for that lol). I am loving pretty much everything from West Elm, and have been doing a ton of research on concrete countertops and how to create an eclectic space that meshes old with new. If you have any home decor blogs that fit this criteria SEND THEM MY WAY!! 

Plus Size Fashion blogger brings you links to 5 trendy/edgy weekend ready outfits. Post includes exact links to outfits pictured. Dress | Booties

3. Low Heeled Booties- Last Fall I was all heeled booties ALL the time. I just could not get into the low heeled options. But this year, I have been super into what is being offered. I have two pairs that will be what I am wearing nonstop until December(when the real cold weather hits). Links HERE, and HERE for the exact pairs that I have been loving. 

Plus Size Fashion blogger brings you links to 5 trendy/edgy weekend ready outfits. Post includes exact links to outfits pictured. Top | Jeans | Mules | Bag

4. Cauliflower Mac and Cheese- Keith and I prefer to eat High Fat/Low Carb dinners, gluten in general is not really my friend. We both just feel better the next day when we follow this way of eating. I made some Cauliflower Mac and Cheese a couple of months ago and it has been a weekly meal since. We usually add extra veggies to the recipe, like onions and mushrooms and when Keith makes it he adds spices to make it hot!! Recipe link HERE 

Plus Size Fashion blogger brings you links to 5 trendy/edgy weekend ready outfits. Post includes exact links to outfits pictured. Top | Skirt(Similar) | Necklace(Similar) | Bag | Twilly 

 

I hope you enjoyed this little peak into my life. I was able to link most of the piece exactly, if you have any questions please comment and I will answer!! 

-Anne 

 

 

 

Fall Florals with Avenue and Loralette


Fall Florals one of the hottest trends for Fall 2017, Avenue and Loralette have lots of options for the plus size woman for Fall

Fall Florals one of the hottest trends for Fall 2017, Avenue and Loralette have lots of options for the plus size woman for Fall

Fall Florals one of the hottest trends for Fall 2017, Avenue and Loralette have lots of options for the plus size woman for Fall

Guys….Fall Florals are my life now. Thats it. They are my life.

Liz and I collaborated on this blog post with Avenue

I am so excited to be collaborating with my blogger bestie/one of my real life besties Liz from the fabulous blog withwonderandwhimsy.com on a Fall Floral post with Avenue and Loralette. I have a few things I would like to cover in this post. I want to share one of Falls hottest trends, I want to introduce you to a new brand that I haven’t worn or shared with you guys yet, and I want to beg and plead with Liz to give me the Avenue top she is wearing for this post. I NEEEEEEDDDDD it in my life.

If you are an avid reader of my blog(thank you very much by the way) then you already know all about Loralette, because I was the first influencer to work with them! But if you are new here, then read all about my super fun Loralette collab HERE.

Avenue

I am so so so in love with Avenue’s dresses for Fall! When I visited their Headquarters in June, I was able to see so much more of what they have planned! This floral maxi is just the tip of the iceberg. I picked this maxi specifically for the details, I love the cold shoulder and the double slits in front. The blousey fabric(a polyester blend) doesn’t cling and doesn’t wrinkle easily, which is perfect for me because I DONT iron. Like I don’t even own an iron.

Avenue is a plus size clothing brand founded in 1983 with the mission to provide the best fit for plus size women in the industry. The word on the street is that Avenue offers the BOMB DOT COM wide width shoes, and I love their dresses. 

My booties are from Avenue as well! They are open on both sides and absolute perfection for these transitional months(no socks required). They are a faux suede and are less than 100 bucks! Currently as I write this post they are on sale for only 45.00! When I paired the booties with dress, I felt like a curvy Stevie Nicks(give me all the rocker gypsy clothes). The flowy dress, the heeled booties, obviously I rock her hair style already.

Liz paired her Avenue top(see photos below) with a pair of Loralette flare jeans and some Avenue booties. This fall floral top is a blousey polyester blend, with all the little details added in. Liz created balance by pairing the top with flare leg jeans, she adds interest by wearing an olive western inspired bootie from Avenue’s fall shoe collection.

Fall Florals one of the hottest trends for Fall 2017, Avenue and Loralette have lots of options for the plus size woman for Fall

Fall Florals one of the hottest trends for Fall 2017, Avenue and Loralette have lots of options for the plus size woman for Fall

Fall Florals one of the hottest trends for Fall 2017, Avenue and Loralette have lots of options for the plus size woman for Fall

Fall Florals one of the hottest trends for Fall 2017, Avenue and Loralette have lots of options for the plus size woman for Fall

Loralette 

Loralette has some super fun fall florals in their inventory, I wanted to feature a top that isn’t a color combo that I usually reach for, and while this top is super sheer, it gives me all the romantic, whimsical autumn vibes. This piece is definitely well suited for warmer climates or early September for us northern girls! I love love the sleeves, and the warm tone of the polyester blend fabric. I opted to style this top with skinnies and some mules, which honestly is a fall staple for me. I grabbed some statement earrings to pull the look together at the last minute, but just as easily could have gone accessory free. The statement sleeves on this top are a major attention getter,  so keeping minimal accessories is easy. This is a sheer top, I would recommend a simple nude bralette underneath, and could see wearing this top out at night, to a local hotspot or my favorite martini bar.

Liz Styled her skinnies with a blue and pink floral cold shoulder top from Avenue, this top is a gorgeous knit fabric that can easily be dressed up or down. I love that she styled the look with some sassy patent pumps, and grey washed skinnies. This is a color combo for Fall that I wouldn’t easily think of, and I love that! The blue in the top is so rich and saturated, then with pops of pink flowers and little splashes of black this is a great piece for Fall with an unique color combo.

Style Tip

When dressing your curvy figure, go for balance.

Fitted top + Flared pants/skirt = Balance 

Flowy top + Fitted pants/skirt = Balance 

Ok, I promise I didn’t forget. LOL

Dear Liz, please give me the Avenue top you blogged about for this collab. I promise I will give it a great home and wear it ALL the time. hahahaha

This post was sponsored by Avenue, all opinions are my own. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wrap Dress Review with Kiyonna

Barcelona Wrap Dress Review with the plus size retailer Kiyonna. The Barcelona wrap dress comes in 4 different colors/patterns and is a true wrap style

Barcelona Wrap Dress Review with the plus size retailer Kiyonna. The Barcelona wrap dress comes in 4 different colors/patterns and is a true wrap style

Barcelona Wrap Dress Review with the plus size retailer Kiyonna. The Barcelona wrap dress comes in 4 different colors/patterns and is a true wrap style

Barcelona Wrap Dress Review with the plus size retailer Kiyonna. The Barcelona wrap dress comes in 4 different colors/patterns and is a true wrap style

Barcelona Wrap Dress Review with the plus size retailer Kiyonna. The Barcelona wrap dress comes in 4 different colors/patterns and is a true wrap style

Dress | Shoes | Bag | Earrings

I partnered with Kiyonna on this wrap dress review! I feel like I am sharing black dresses on Curls and Contours all. the. time. BUT! This dress is different than my usual black dress. This one has beautiful details and added ruffles to bring a unique twist to a timeless shape.

The Details…

This Kiyonna dress, comes in four different colors(two of which are patterns) and in my experience this means a couple of things. That this is a style that is here to stay with Kiyonna, and that this dress is popular enough that they offer it in a variety of options. Which I really like. To me this means that Kiyonna, has heard from their customers and has done the work to make sure this is a style that is perfect for plus size women.

Barcelona Wrap Dress

The Barcelona Wrap Dress is a polyester/spandex blend, which translates to a weighted, giving fabric with a bit of stretch. The Barcelona wrap is an A-line true wrap dress, which is great for fitting purposes the ruffles along the neckline trail down the front of the garment and wrap under the bust. The dress is fitted with princess seems, and a cold shoulder detail. It falls well below the knee and can be worn with a cami underneath for a modest look.

Size Details

I am wearing my usual size 1, and it is a great fit! I have found that with Kiyonna the dresses run true to size.  Be aware of the ruffles when you are getting dressed, some of them have the tendency to fold under and not show especially around the shoulders.

How to Style 

I chose to style the Barcelona wrap with lace up black sandals, red earrings, and red lips! I love the way these classic colors combine to make a bold statement. Lately I have been in a bold earring mood, and I love the way these red tassle earrings pop. I feel like I am always carrying my leopard clutch, its a great neutral and with the Barcelona wrap it adds some additional texture.

I can see myself wearing this dress to date night, a wedding or even a cocktail party depending on how you style it with accessories!

Other Kiyonna posts

You can check out my other Kiyonna posts, here, here, and here. 🙂

 

Liz Louize Store Tour

Liz Louize Store Tour. A new plus size boutique in Royal Oak Michigan. This post takes you into the newest addition to Royal Oak.

I collaborated on this post with Liz Louize. Today, is a great day to be a plus size babe in Michigan. Because today, a new boutique has opened in Royal Oak JUST FOR PLUS SIZE BABES!! Boom. I am going to be sharing a “Liz Louize store tour” on Curls and Contours with you! We will be taking a look inside Liz Louize and I will be featuring some of my favorite pieces from the store!

Liz Louize Store Tour. A new plus size boutique in Royal Oak Michigan. This post takes you into the newest addition to Royal Oak.When I first entered this boutique, my eyes were immediately drawn to the FANTASTIC wallpaper that decorates the back wall of the store. On the wall there was fun art, and uniques cases with shoes and accessories. From there I really started to take a look around, and notice other subtle pieces of the store. Fun music playing in the background, a light sweet scent that wasn’t overpowering but was just “there.” As a plus size woman, I felt good, honestly it was one of those “These are my people” moments, I found myself wandering around the store touching things on each rack and thinking “This is for me, this will fit me.” To me the true test of a boutique is how the customer interprets the store within the first minute of being there. Is she going to walk in and go “Yep, I can see myself finding something here.” Or is she going to walk in, feel intimidated and overwhelmed. The Liz Louize crew set out to make every woman that enters the store feel at home, a very fabulous, pink, girly home. But at home. 🙂

Liz Louize Store Tour. A new plus size boutique in Royal Oak Michigan. This post takes you into the newest addition to Royal Oak.

Ok plus size babes, you know how when you go into a regular size boutique and you make a beeline for the accessories because you know that while the stuff is cute it will never fit. As I walked around and put my hands on each piece that the Liz Louize crew had hand picked for their store I was overwhelmed with this sense of freedom. I didn’t have to just look at the accessories, I could try things on and pick stuff out. I could try everything on if I wanted. And then girls, thats exactly what I did. I tried on EVERYTHING. I picked something from each rack, which let me tell you is ALOT! I would love to tell you that this was purely for journalistic purposes but thats NOT true lol. It was pure girly giddy excitement.

The store has so much inventory, there is something for everyone. As most of you know I am a shopper, I like shopping online, in department stores, in boutiques, at the mall, at the outlets. I love to shop. And it always surprises me when I walk into a store that has like 4 items to sell. Where is the variety? Where is the inventory? Especially plus size boutiques, or boutiques that carry both plus and regular sizes. Usually the plus section consists of 3 stretchy wrap dresses in 3 different shades of black. Its clear that the Liz Louize crew set out to defy those “standards.” Because this pretty little boutique had so many different options.

Liz Louize Store Tour. A new plus size boutique in Royal Oak Michigan. This post takes you into the newest addition to Royal Oak.

Do you need a dress for an upcoming vacation? What about jeans for fall? Do you need dress pants for work? OR a skirt for an upcoming wedding? Liz Louize has it. THEY HAVE IT. I even tried on a romper.

Ok, I know I am gushing.

Liz Louize Store Tour. A new plus size boutique in Royal Oak Michigan. This post takes you into the newest addition to Royal Oak.

Ok lets talk fitting room. It was basically a party. Liz(withwonderandwhimsy.com) and I were visiting the store together, and while we were there. There were other plus size babes shopping too! We all ended up in the fitting room together(not the same room LOL). It was so fun! Here is how it went; put something on, step out into the fitting room sitting area and have a chat about the fit, the color, where you would wear this or that piece. Talk about a confidence booster. Each woman was supportive, the staff was there to assist with size or different color options. It was a clothes party and everyone was a model. 🙂

Liz Louize Store Tour. A new plus size boutique in Royal Oak Michigan. This post takes you into the newest addition to Royal Oak.

Liz Louize is owned by the babes that own the plus size bridal boutique Bombshell Bridal, they have the experience and expertise on how to create a fantastic in store experience for each customer. Tucked into the fitting room area of the store, there are shape wear options and nighttime options. Literally NOTHING was left out, when they were stocking the store.

Liz Louize Store Tour. A new plus size boutique in Royal Oak Michigan. This post takes you into the newest addition to Royal Oak.

Now you are probably thinking. “Cool Anne, I am so glad you are a psycho about this store, but how can I go?”

Liz Louize Store Tour. A new plus size boutique in Royal Oak Michigan. This post takes you into the newest addition to Royal Oak.

I will be sharing Liz Louize updates every month, from sales and special events to my favorite pieces in store! If you follow me on instagram then you KNOW I am a huge believer in shopping local and supporting female entrepreneurs. I can not wait to share more from Liz Louize with all of you!

 

 

 

Tiger Mini Dress

Yours Clothing dress review and how to find the correct size when ordering. Plus Size Wrap Mini Dress with Tigers and Cherry Blossom print.

Yours Clothing dress review and how to find the correct size when ordering. Plus Size Wrap Mini Dress with Tigers and Cherry Blossom print.

Yours Clothing dress review and how to find the correct size when ordering. Plus Size Wrap Mini Dress with Tigers and Cherry Blossom print.

Yours Clothing dress review and how to find the correct size when ordering. Plus Size Wrap Mini Dress with Tigers and Cherry Blossom print.

Yours Clothing dress review and how to find the correct size when ordering. Plus Size Wrap Mini Dress with Tigers and Cherry Blossom print. Yours Clothing dress review and how to find the correct size when ordering. Plus Size Wrap Mini Dress with Tigers and Cherry Blossom print. Yours Clothing dress review and how to find the correct size when ordering. Plus Size Wrap Mini Dress with Tigers and Cherry Blossom print.

Dress(similar) | Shoes | Bag 

I am so excited to share a Yours Clothing Dress Review with you today!

I have blogged about LOTS of different types of wrap dresses on Curls and Contours. But I have never shared a wrap mini. I am pretty open about not being a shorts person, I don’t like shorts and its NOT because I don’t like my legs. I actually do like my legs, I show them off in skinny jeans, skirts and dresses all the time. While shorts are not my thing, I do wish that I could tap into the shorter length that shorts wearing girls get. So when I first saw thing dress on yoursclothing.com I knew it would be a great fit for me.

Where To Buy

What I was the most excited about was the length and style of this dress. The tigers are just a bonus, :). This dress is by Limited Collection and is from Yours Clothing, a UK based brand that I share on the blog regularly. It is 100% Polyester, which means that its not hot and doesn’t wrinkle easily. Its perfect for a summer night out, I paired it with some strappy sandals and my favorite clutch. The perfect mix of sassy and sexy.

The Print

My blogger bestie Liz (from the blog With Wonder and Whimsy) is all about finding whimsy and romance in the everyday. And you know me, I am all about luxe basics, the patterns I can usually be found in are camo, stripes, and leopard. A cherry blossom and tiger printed mini dress isn’t usually something I would grab. But I was inspired to reach for something fun and in my own way whimsical. Life isn’t so serious, and I really love how fun this dress is, and how fun and light hearted it made me feel!

The Fit

When I order from the UK I get a size up, this method works great, here is my logic. If the piece is coming all the way across the ocean, I want to guarantee it will go on my body. If it runs small, then I will have a perfect fit. If it runs true to size, then it will fit but be a bit loose and I can have it tailored for the perfect fit. This dress was a little big, but not so big that I couldn’t pull it off. I am wearing a size 16.

I am 5′ 6″ and this dress hits above my knee, because the silhouette is a true wrap you close and tie it under your bust. When we shot this look it was a little breezy, and I felt like the front was going to open and show a little too much skin. But it was all good, nothing was showing and honestly thats the nature of a wrap piece.

Something Else…

Right now the dress is out of stock. I couldn’t get the dress on the blog quick enough before it sold out. I know, boooooo. BUT there is another dress by Limited Collection with….get this. TIGER EMBROIDERY!!! The dress has the same cut, the same fabric and EMBROIDERY. Mic drop.

Yours Clothing dress review and how to find the correct size when ordering. Plus Size Wrap Mini Dress with Tigers and Cherry Blossom print.

 

 

This post was sponsored by Yours Clothing