ASOS Curve

Sweaters and Skinnies Pt. 2

My new favorite outfit of all time. The softest sweater ever, plaid and some skinny jeans. Now I know what you might be thinking, um hello that outfit does NOT show off your curvaceous bod Anne. I agree, but its so soft and comfortable. This sweater is relaxed and falls easily over my flannel and curves. I wanted to balance this sweater with some skinny jeans that are very fitted. I wore this particular look with wedge booties, but it would also work great with some riding boots. When shopping for a sweater that you want to layer with, really consider how its going to lay over the top of the button up you have in mind. I like a looser look, so I sized up in the sweater.

I love BIG jewelry, so I picked a bold statement necklace to pair with the sweater and skinnies. But smaller subtle accessories would be just as chic.

How do you layer your sweaters in the Fall?

Sweater Options-

  1. Loft Relaxed V-Neck
  2. Loft Fauxmere Sweater
  3. BB Dakota “Karen” Long Sleeve
  4. Merona Womens Pullover Sweater
  5. Merona Pullover Sweater

Curls and Contours, Fall Sweaters

Curls and Contours, Fall Layering

Flannel | Ralph Lauren, Sweater | Loft, Skinnies | Loft, Boots | Sorel, Bag | Emma Fox, Necklace | OLD

Curls and Contours, Statement Necklace, Flannel

Curls and Contours, Statement Necklace, FlannelCurls and Contours, Plus Size Skinny Jeans

Curls and Contours, Fall Layers, Michael Kors

 

 

The Perfect Black Boot

For the past couple of weeks I have been on the hunt for a new black boot. Each year I update my boot collection in the Fall. I have this thing about boots, some fashionistas have a thing about purses, or nail polish, or expensive jeans. While I do love all of those things, for me its boots I just freaking LOVE boots. Over the years I have curated my tastes in a good boot specifically to leather all weather boots. I am really hard on my shoes, I always have been. That now translates into needing really good shoes, and a variety of them to share the workload. Thats at least what I tell my husband every time a new boot box comes through the door. Haha.

I have fabulous brown boots, I have fabulous snow boots, I have fabulous rain boots, I have fabulous wedge boots, I have fabulous riding boots, I have fabulous cowboy boots. My current black boot situation is not good, the pair from last year was not quality. So I am on the hunt. I want something rugged but subtle, not refined. I like a boot with buckles and a thick sole. I also need a wide calf. I want a leather boot, that is waterproof but not insulated(I have insulated boots already). With all of those specifications my pool of choices has become pretty small. I am sharing my options and the boots that I am picking from.

Being a curvy boot loving girl, I have to be careful to balance my whole appearance when wearing boot and skinnies. A rugged boot, with buckles and some slouch helps create a balance to your look.

Frye offers some fabulous options and Nordstrom is having a sale!! I am a big fan of Sorel, and Naturalizer. Being an equestrian I also have some Ariat boots that I have talked about on the blog.
Curls and Contours, Frye, Sorel, Plus size boots

  1. Frye “Veronica Slouch” Boot (Wide Calf)
  2. Frye “Veronica Shortie” Slouchy Boot
  3. Naturalizer “Jewels Buckle Boot” (Wide Calf)
  4. Vince Camuto “Jamina” Riding Boot 
  5. Sorel “Joan of Arctic” Wedge Mid
  6. Frye ” Jenna Cut Stud” Short Moto Boot

 

In Heaven Its Fall All the Time

 

Have you seen the colors, I mean its so beautiful and inspiring. I had to stop and snap some photos today of my favorite town. The colors are so vibrant its hard to look away. I happen to be wearing my favorite coatigan today that I have talked about before on Curls and Contours, but it sold out. Boo. I am attaching some options for you to get a similar look.

Coatigan Options-

  1. Colorblocked Coatigan
  2. Side Slit Duster
  3. Star Print
  4. Melissa McCarthy Snowflake

In the fall you can not go wrong with this simple outfit formula- boots, skinny pants, chambray, cardigan, scarf. Its THAT SIMPLE. So trendy and chic and effortlessly comfortable.

Don’t you just want a mug of warm apple cider, and a big chunky scarf when you look at these photos? All the feels.
Curls and Contours, Harvest Days

 

 

Curls and Contours, Harvest Days

 

Curls and Contours, Harvest Days

My favorite house.

Curls and Contours, Harvest Days

Necklace | Amazon, Chambray | Banana Republic, Coatigan(Similar) | Loft, Skinny Pants | Calvin Klein, Boots | Ariat, Bag | Marc Jacobs, Watch | Michael Kors, Fitbit | Fitbit

 

Curls and Contours, Harvest Days

The nudest of nude bags. 🙂

Curls and Contours, Harvest Days

 

Curls and Contours, Harvest Days

Michigan Wine Trail

On Saturday the hubby and I headed out for an adventure around Southern Michigan. The Mitten State has become increasingly popular in recent years for wineries. They are popping up everywhere! We live just west of Ann Arbor, near the popular southern Michigan wine trail. To celebrate our anniversary this year Keith and I decided to tour some wineries in our area. We had a blast, bought way to much wine and and ate way to much cheese.

Here is breakdown of our Pioneer Wine Trail Experience!

First stop! J Trees Winery in Tecumseh Michigan, this beautiful Cidery and Winery is located in the restored Hayden Mill in Tecumseh. I loved their Frazzle sparkling Rosé! I loved the atmosphere and decor of this location, it was light and airy with lots of photographs and fantastic light fixtures. The bar was bright and felt fresh and trendy.

Curls and Contours, Michigan Wine Trail

Curls and Contours, Michigan Wine Trail

Next! Flying Otter Winery in Adrian Michigan, this beautiful all outdoor space had fantastic views and great atmosphere! I fell in love with their Apple Pie Dessert wine, and Keith loved the Chancellor table red. We were able to walk around amongst the grapes a bit before taking off for the next spot.

Curls and Contours, Michigan Wine Trail

Curls and Contours, Michigan Wine Trail

Sweater | Loft, Top | Loft, Jeggings | Torrid, Booties | TOMS, Bag(Similar) | Marc Jacobs, Necklace | Amazon, Necklace | Loft, Watch | Michael Kors, Bracelet | Tiffany, Bracelet | David Yurman, Bracelet | Charming Charlie

NEXT! We traveled over to Brooklyn Michigan home of The Michigan International Speedway to visit Cherry Creek Winery. This place was beyond cool, located in a restored one room schoolhouse. This Winery also had live music, a great patio and THE BEST Lambrusco I have ever had! After the tasting we just hung out and listened to music on the patio for awhile.

Curls and Contours, Michigan Wine Trail

Curls and Contours, Michigan Wine Trail

Our next stop was Lone Oak Vineyard Estate in Grass Lake Michigan! What was neat about this winery, was that it was an Estate winery, meaning the only grapes used to create the wine were grown on the property.

Curls and Contours, Michigan Wine Trail

Curls and Contours, Michigan Wine Trail

Our last stop of the day was The Sand Hill Crane Vineyard. The favorite from our first wedding anniversary. Keith and I picked a wine from this vineyard on our first anniversary that we plan on opening on our 10 year anniversary. This year at Sand Hill Crane we purchased a Maple Syrup wine that will knock your socks off, aptly named Annie’s Mapleshine, and a Apple Crisp wine that you serve warm that is simply delicious.

Curls and Contours, Michigan Wine Trail

Curls and Contours, Michigan Wine Trail

We had planned to end the day with an elegant dinner somewhere BUT someone (that would be me) had a little too much wine, so we ordered greek salads from takeout and relaxed at home with some Criminal Minds and WATER. lol

Outfit Round Up

Trying out a different type of post this week!

As Fall swings into high gear I have started layering up! Scarves in the morning that I can shed by the afternoon when it starts to heat up, light outerwear AND BOOTS!!!

How these types of posts work, I share different outfits that I wore this week with all the details on where you can shop to create the look! I am all about soft textures and comfy shoes, and this past week I wore both! The weather was beautiful in Michigan mid 60’s everyday! I did have some drama with tights. I stuck my finger through two pairs of tights before I was able to get it right. So pissed. So with two pairs of tights down, I just HAD to run into TJ Maxx to stock up again, because seriously where else do I shop? lol That is where I found the most beautiful Emma Fox Bucket bag on super sale!

Alright! Lets try out this outfit roundup! If you like it I can work it into the regular schedule! Let me know by commenting on this post!

Curls and Contours, Outfit of the Day

Blanket Scarf | Handmade, Piko Top | Boutique, Leggings | Lululemon, Shoes | Aldo, Bag | Marc Jacobs,   Watch | Michael Kors, Bracelet | David Yurman

Curls and Contours, Outfit of the Day

Leggings | Lululemon, Sneakers | New Balance, NOT PRICURED Quarter Zip | Addidas, Scarf | Lululemon

Curls and Contours, Outfit of the Day

Poncho | White House Black Market, Top | OLD, Joggers | Loft, Sneakers | Aldo, Bag | Marc Jacobs, Necklace | Tiffany, Necklace | Amazon, Watch | Michael Kors, Bracelet | David Yurman

Curls and Contours, Outfit of the Day

Necklace | Charming Charlie, Dress | Macy’s, Cardigan | TJ Maxx, Bag | Emma Fox, Boots | Skechers, Watch | Michael Kors, Bracelet | David Yurman

Curls and Contours, Outfit of the Day

Necklace | Mirina Collections, Necklace | Amazon, Dress | Target, Scarf | Handmade, Bag | Emma Fox, Boots | Skechers, Vest | J Crew, Watch | Michael Kors, Bracelet | Tiffany, Bracelet | David Yurman, Tights | TJ Maxx

*If you use the code “anne20” at checkout with Mirina Collections you can save 20% off your total!*

 

 

Curvy In The Saddle

I have yet to really post on Curls and Contours about my Equestrian life. This post is long overdue for multiple reasons, one being that so much of my personal style stems from my equestrian roots, and two riding is a HUGE part of my life. I spend my days in three versions of the same outfit. Mornings I can be seen running around in leggings and sneakers, afternoons I can be seen in skinnies and a cute top, and evenings I have on boots, breeches or jeans and a barn top.

I am blessed to have three beautiful horses in my life. All of them like people bring something different to the table. I have the youngster who is bred for greatness but is still a work in progress, the people pleaser who is just happy to be where you are, and the beautiful bay mare who runs the whole operation and is as much of a princess as I am. I am beyond blessed to have these beautiful creatures in my life, and I am lucky to call them teammates in competition.

Fall is my favorite season for riding, so look forward to more posts on C&C on my Equestrian life!

Curls and Contours, Equestrian

Curls and Contours, Equestrian

Hat | Conner Hats, Scarf | Handmade by Me, Top | Old Navy, Jeans | Loft, Boots(Similar) | Tony Lama 

Curls and Contours, Equestrian

Curls and Contours, Equestrian

Curls and Contours, Equestrian

Adams Pumpkin Patch

This weekend the weather was TERRIBLE. Rainy, cold, drizzly, and yuck! BUT we had a mission, we had to get our pumpkins out of the garden before they would begin to rot on the vine. So we made a plan to harvest the 9 beautiful pumpkins that were grown in our backyard. It was so much fun, we had our 4 year old niece over to help us get them, and so she could pick one to take home and keep for Halloween.

This time of year is especially significant to Keith and I, we were married 5 years ago this October. Our wedding theme was Glamorous Fall, and it was beautiful and perfect. We were married before Pinterest existed so I consider myself lucky. My wedding day was perfect and free from the pressure of the perfect Pinterest bride. I never felt the pressure to DIY the shit out of my wedding day. I was a Bride that had to buy ACTUAL wedding books and talk to designers and florists about ideas and designs. I will share my day someday.

We had a blast harvesting our pumpkins and decorating the porch, we followed up this chilly afternoon with Hocus Pocus, and easy baked apples.

My jacket is vintage, but this southwestern look is really popular right now. Here are a few options to recreate this look without having to search through thrift shops and flea markets.

  1. Maurices- $49.00
  2. Sundance- $198.00
  3. Nordstrom- $58.00
  4. Eloquii – 79.90
  5. Target- 27.99

AND HAVE YOU SEEN MY BOOTS! So amazing, waterproof, stylish, they fit my curvaceous calves! I wear them all the time, from the barn to mall. These boots never miss a beat! The best part is that the “Equestrian” style of dress has gone mainstream, so even if you don’t ride these babes will be perfectly on trend.

Curls and Contours, Pumpkin Patch

Curls and Contours, Pumpkin Patch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curls and Contours, Pumpkin Patch

Curls and Contours, Pumpkin Patch

Curls and Contours, Pumpkin Patch

Curls and Contours, Pumpkin Patch

Scarf(Similar) | Handmade by me, Jacket | Vintage, Chambray | Banana Republic, Jeggings | Torrid, Boots | Dublin, Watch | Michael Kors

Curls and Contours, Pumpkin Patch

Curls and Contours, Pumpkin Patch

Curls and Contours, Pumpkin Patch

Date Night Out

What is it about that perfect little outfit when the heavens open up and rain hotness down on you? One second you are some curvy hag, and the next you are a stone cold fox. I know you know what I am talking about, as woman we ALL have that one little outfit/top/dress that just WORKS. This little number is that for me. AND believe me when I tell you I have a shit load of clothing, I really should have more than one foxy outfit but alas I don’t. I mean, I regularly do my laundry every two weeks.

Ok now that I got that out of my system, lets get down to it. Date night outfits, do you get fixed up before you go out on the town? I really like too, and I don’t mean ball gown fancy. I just mean some fresh lipstick, cute top and MAYBE some wedges.

Skinny jeans(preferably jeggings because duh), and a cute little top is one of the easiest ways to step it up before you step out for the night. If you are struggling with colors keep it basic, dark on the bottom and then mix it up with a fun flowy top. I also typically do dark comfortable heels as well so that my leg looks the longest it possibly can.

Also….Monochrome so amazeballs so if you aren’t sure when it comes to color. Try black and white, it always works. ALWAYS.

Photo cred- ME Promotions

Curls and Contours, Date Night Out

Curls and Contours, Date Night Out

Curls and Contours, Date Night Out

Sunnies(Similar) | Vivienne Westwood, Earrings(Similar) | Charming Charlie(OLD), Necklace | Loft(OLD), Top(Similar) | Shelli Segal for Laundry, Skinnies | ASOS, Booties(Similar) | Lucky, Clutch(Similar) | Halston Heritage

Curls and Contours, Date Night Out

Curls and Contours, Date Night Out

Curls and Contours, Date Night Out

Curls and Contours, Date Night Out

 

 

Rain Rain Go Away

Happy first day of Fall! My favorite time of year, I love the fashion, weather, changing colors, and activities. Here in Michigan Fall is THE BEST! From the Haunted Houses, to the Color Tours there is so much to do in this state! But the weather is not always beautiful, as the leaves turn the rain starts up. This rain isn’t a little sprinkle that is warm and refreshing, its a heavy cold rain that weighs the leaves down and makes them fall from the trees. BOO!

What do you need when it rains? Well you need Rain Boots of course! The coveted Hunter boot, made famous by Princess Diana and the Queen of England has exploded in popularity. NOW, some say these boots were made popular by Kate Moss, but lets be real Royalty has been rocking these beauties for much longer. If they are good enough for Royalty they are good enough for me.

Hunter boots are not the only fantastic boot on the market, lots of brands have added rain boots to their lines. You can find a boot in any color, pattern, style, or price that you might want. For us curvy girls with bigger calves, they even have options for wide calf rain boots!

I have linked some options in this post that will work for girl with bigger calves(like me). I own the Hunter Boots with fringe, and I LOVE LOVE them!

 

Rain Boot Season

 

Sperry Top-Sider waterproof shoes
englinsfinefootwear.com

Hunter short boots
victoriassecret.com

Hunter black booties
$115 – office.co.uk

 

Curls and Contours, Rain Boots

 

Joggers for the Curvy Girl

Joggers, have you tried them? Let me tell you RIGHT NOW that this new trend is AMAZEBALLS.

Now you may be thinking Anne what the hell is a “Jogger?” Joggers are pants that are gathered at the hem (Like your Grandpas sweatpants). Except NOW they aren’t just sweatpants, they come in a million different patterns and styles. They are effortlessly on trend and are insanely comfortable. Be prepared to get some comments from the men in your life (my older brother had something to say, and Keith had an opinion) on these pants. My answer to their comments was…I don’t dress for you, I dress for myself. AND today MYSELF wore these pants. 🙂

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Pictured here- Joggers/ ASOS(similar), Sandals/ Tory Burch (Similar), V-Neck /Lululemon, Earrings /Charming Charlie(Similar), Watch/ Michael Kors, Bracelet/ David Yurman, Bag/ Nine West(Similar)

This particular pair came from ASOS Curve, and I seriously wear them EVERY time they are clean. I have worn them with sandals, wedges, and moccasins. I have worn them with a black shirt, white shirt, chambray. I have worn them with tons of jewlery, just the basics or none at all. I wear them hair up, hair down, hair dirty, or hair brown (just kidding on that last part). I think I just had a Dr. Seuss moment haha.

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Photo Cred- ME Promotions