This post is sponsored by Chic Soul, and features my Chic Soul Gift Guide
Today on the blog I am sharing a gift guide for the clothes loving curvy babe. I set up my picks for the different curvy babes in your life from the girl that loves all things casual, to the beauty that lives for floral and ruffles and pink, to that glamazon that is rarely caught without leopard somewhere on her body.
I was referred to Chic Soul from my dear blogger bestie Liz, and I found myself gravitating to their site to peruse all the options. I am always on the hunt for unique pieces to mix into my wardrobe, and during the holidays you can never have too many cute outfits. When I sat down to map out this post, I knew I wanted to share some options for anyone shopping FOR a curvy babe. There are SO many options at Chic Soul, its easy to get lost, so I took some of the work out of it for you. I have my top three picks for three different types of tastes.
Lets get started.
The Glamour Girl.
Hi my name is Anne, and I am a self admitted glamour girl. I freaking love me some leopard, and black dresses make my life complete. I am known to carry expensive handbags, and I love big jewelry. Like a lot. This category was really really easy for me to put together, because DUH its my favorite. I included some leopard, dark florals, and a black sweater with a unique sleeve detail.
You know that girl in your life that lives in any variation of pink,sees lace as a neutral, and lives for pretty florals. My top picks for the girly girl in your life are a floral top with ruffled sleeves, a soft mocha cardigan with a ruffled hemline and a gorgeous pink top with black lace inset.
Raise yo hand if you live life in jeans and a tee. My picks for this girl, range from a top that has a little extra ruffle, to an Aztec sweater that I pretty much need. I styled my casual look with leopard, and some OTK boots to add some interest.
Today on the blog I am sharing a gift exchange gift guide that I personally SEARCHED THE INTERNET looking for(what I mean is, I tried to find this on other bloggers sites/amazon/retail stores etc…and couldnt)! This particular guide is not usually what I share on Curls and Contours BUT during the holidays its needed, for those days when you just need to jump on Amazon and get something that will wow the crowd.
Here is the deal. Each year my large but very close family ends up having a gift exchange, the usual dollar amount to be spent is 25 bucks. AND each year I struggle SOOOOOO hard with what to bring to the exchange, I don’t want to do what all the guys usually do(booze, lottery tickets and gift cards) but I also want to bring something that will be fun and exciting to the person opening it. Each item in this gift guide is something that would be fun to open, but on the flip side also fun to take home if you don’t like anything else in the exchange.
Each item is….
Appeals to different genders and tastes
Something I would be happy to take home
For the Entertainer – Charcuterie Board with bowls for dipping- These have become so popular for entertaining and displaying different cheese and meat options. This is perfect for the cheese snob in the group OR the entertainer!
For the Trendsetter – Marble Phone Case – All the trendy kids are doing it! I picked up a marble theme phone case this summer and I get comments on it ALL THE TIME! Wow the tech trendy person in the gift exchange with this phone case!
For the Foodie – Lodge Cast Iron Grill Pan – Who is the foodie in your group? Cast iron is a classic piece to have in your kitchen AND they have reemerged as a trendy kitchen item to have on hand.
For the Tech Savvy – Amazon Echo Dot – Have you seen the commercials? The Echo is “Alexa” this fun little piece of technology will be HOT in the gift exchange, you link this little device up to your amazon account and wifi and you can access music, make lists, order things. The smallest of the “Echo” series this little guy will be a HIT at any exchange!
For the Home Body – Jonathon Adler Bourbon Candle – Rose Gold is sooo in right now, I love that this candle has a modern look and scent. When I go to Home Goods, all the scents have some sort of whiskey name these days.
For the Naturalist – Essential Oil Diffuser – I am not a big fan of essential oils as “remedies”(only because I don’t really know what I am doing LOL) but I loveeeee them in a diffuser, they provide a clean safe way to add scent to a home.
For the Home Decor Lover – Tabletop modern vase – These little vases are so cute and modern, I love that you can use them as small planter’s or you use them to hold things(pens, makeup brushes etc…)
For the Outdoorsmen – Yeti 20oz cup – We own a couple of these cups and I have gifted the larger sized ones as Christmas gifts in the past! My husband loves to take these out ice fishing in the winter, and I love them during the summer months to keep beverages cold all day!
I hope this little guide helps you find some inspiration for any upcoming Christmas exchanges you may have on your calendar!
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are spending your day doing something you love with people you love! I am so thankful to have all of you to share my fashion and life with. Thank you for reading and following along.
I just wanted to share a quick post with some Black Friday sale links, inspiration photos, and my picks from the stores!
Have a great Thanksgiving!!
Have you started your holiday shopping yet?
I share a Kiyonna pieces regularly, this brand specializes in classic well made dresses for the curvy woman. I love to shop Kiyonna for casual and occasion dresses! Check out more of my Kiyonna posts HERE, HERE, and HERE.
My love affair with Society Plus started long before I had a skirt with them. I love to shop society plus for skirts, I own 4 of their skirts!! This brand is so great for honest sizing, and SUPER quality pieces!! For more on my experiences with Society Plus go HERE and HERE.
Rachel Pally is a designer that has both straight and plus sizes, I love her knit pieces specifically her knit maxi dresses!!
Jones NY is so great for wear to work styles, I love their winter coats and vests! Faux Fur is so fun in the winter, Jones NY has some great selections in “Faux” this year.
Loren Hope earrings are the bessstttttt! I first tried a pair in a jewelry subscription service, and have been hooked ever since. If you have been following me for awhile then you know I am jewelry minimalist, but when it comes to earrings I am always looking for quality statement pieces. Loren Hope has so much to offer in that category!