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Poncho Style

What is not to love about a poncho, easy to wear, super cute and so on trend right now. A poncho is a great way to add another layer to your look while amping up the cozy factor. I am sure I have shared in the past my love of cozy looks.

When styling a Poncho, you need to balance the loose fit of the poncho with fitted clothing underneath. That can come in the form of some leggings and boots, or a shear top and skinny jeans. A poncho can be the perfect piece of light outerwear to throw on when Christmas shopping, when I head into the Mall I hate wearing my big bulky coat, but its to cold to go without something. A poncho is the perfect piece of outerwear that will keep you looking chic, and warm enough to get in and out of the Mall during the Holidays.

Poncho options-

Dotted Line Poncho

Bonfire Poncho

Cardigan Poncho

Cable Knit Poncho

Hooded Blanket Cape

 Right now, my favorite Ponchos are coming from Loft. AND TODAY they are all 50% off! 

Photo’s by: ME Promotions
Curls and Contours, Plus Size Poncho

Curls and Contours, Plus Size Poncho

Poncho(Similar) | Loft, Chambray | Loft, Leggings | Michael Kors, Boots | Ariat, Sunnies(Similar) | Vivienne Westwood, Necklace(Similar) | Vintage

Curls and Contours, Plus Size Poncho

Curls and Contours, Plus Size Poncho

Curls and Contours, Plus Size Poncho

Curls and Contours, Plus Size Poncho

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

 

 

Sweaters and Skinnies

Its that time of year again. Where you find yourself getting ready to walk out the door in morning and you question if you need to grab that coat or not. I put off the inevitable “Coat” weather for the longest that I can bear it. I love to layer my look with sweaters, scarves and heavier fabrics through the fall. My down coat doesn’t see the light of day until December. I will dutifully wear my big down coat from December to March 1. Then all bets are off, I go back to layering and boycott “Coat” weather once again.

Sweaters and Skinnies, I know you have both in your closet. These two staple items for the Fall Fashionista can be whatever you want them to be, cozy, sexy, or relaxed. I like to pair my skinnies with everything from riding boots, to moccasins. But when I want to lend my look a sexier vibe I grab my wedge booties, effortlessly chic and comfortable the wedge bootie can really lend that cozier look a sexy vibe. AND WHO DOESNT WANT TO FEEL SEXY!

Some Skinny Jean Options-

  1. Not Your Daughters Jeans “Alina” Skinny
  2. Poetic Justice “Maya” Stretch Skinny
  3. Loft Curvy Sateen Five Pocket Jegging
  4. Loft Curvy High Waist Skinny 

Curls and Contours, Sweaters and Skinnie

Curls and Contours, Sweaters and Skinnies

Flannel(Similar) | Ralph Lauren, Sweater(Similar) | White House Black Market, Skinnies | Loft, Bag(Similar) | TJ Maxx, Wedges | Toms, Sunnies | Rayban, Earrings | OLD

Curls and Contours, Sweaters and Skinnies

Curls and Contours, Sweaters and Skinnies

Curls and Contours, Sweaters and Skinnies

Curls and Contours, Sweaters and Skinnies

Photo Cred- ME Promotions

Adams Halloween Bash

So I have been planning a Halloween party for months, and I had it all planned perfectly. In my mind the weather was going to perfect! I had planned a tent with these amazing lights, and decorations, a bonfire, a hayride. My home and property would be full of people dressed in fantastic costumes on a beautiful Fall evening. We would bob for apples and drink to much mulled wine. This party that I had planned was perfection. THEN, real life smacked me in the head. It was going to RAIN. And not just a light sprinkle, like TORRENTIAL down pour. I had all these decorations that I had obsessively selected, I mean I committed an entire Pinterest board to this event. I had centerpieces that I had designed and a Photo Booth that I created from scratch. At this point I was so bummed over the rain that I just didn’t even have a second plan in place, my hubby stepped in and completely cleaned out his barn, and prepped it for me to host my event in.

Now you may be thinking, damn that is so redneck, and at first I really though that it would be that way. But somehow we pulled off a fantastic halloween bash right in the barn. I didn’t even notice the rain. I took some photos of what I put together in the house, but not in the barn of my decorations(I ran out of time when the party got going). I had a fantastic Photo Booth, that really was a hit at the party. Super easy to make and was so fun!

I used two big pieces of butcher paper, some black and red paint. I taped the paper together and sketched out the block lettering, then just some free hand painting, and voila! We had a Photo Booth back drop. I took pictures with my camera, and set up a construction light to make sure there was plenty of lighting. Curls and Contours, Halloween Party

I shopped mostly JoAnn’s and TJ Maxx for my decorations. I was really able to put together some great stuff AND get some fantastic deals!

Curls and Contours, Halloween Party

I picked up these decorations at JoAnn Fabrics for 70% off just a couple of days before the party! I saved over 300 dollars on everything!

Curls and Contours, Halloween Party

The skull garland I found at Marshalls, they are fantastic BUT the bulbs broke really easy, boo.

Curls and Contours, Halloween Party

The Wicked table runner was a TJ Maxx find, and of course we had some Michigan wine.

Curls and Contours, Halloween Party, Fiestaware

My pumpkin came from Home Goods, and the candlesticks were a wedding gift(they are Fiestaware). The adorable Tooth of Troll, and Bat Wing candles came from JoAnns they smelled like vanilla.

Curls and Contours, Forrest Gump Costume

We shopped Amazon for our costumes, I am a big fan of putting together your own costume and not buying a bag costume. Forrest and Jenny Gump, my hubby has been growing this beard, so he opted for the running across the country version of Forrest Gump, I went for the Hippie Jenny look. A post drug addict/pre HIV Jenny Gump was really the look I was trying for.

Curls and Contours, Forrest and Jenny

Because the party was outdoors, I had to think of ways to stay warm, without losing the look of my costume. So I grabbed a Faux Shearling coat, and some Figure Skater nude tights(perfect because they are thick and warm)and . Once our barn got warmed up I took off the coat. This dress came from Amazon, and was perfect for the whole look. For makeup and hair, I had to do a flower crown, I got a blowout and then had my hair curled and bangs parted in  70’s style. I went big with blue eyeshadow.

Curls and Contours, Halloween Party

Curls and Contours, Halloween Party

Curls and Contours, Halloween Bash

Hello Gorgeous! My friends are so beautiful, and this skull! Seriously it was 10 bucks at Rite Aid.

Curls and Contours, Halloween Party

Dentz Denim

My Halloween Bash went down last night, and currently I am on the couch with a tea, and Sleepy Hollow on Hulu. I just want to be cozy today, so naturally I am in my favorite new sweatshirt from Dentz Denim. Its slouchy fit works perfectly with leggings, and later when I drag myself to the grocery store my favorite sneakers and vest will be on point with this adorable top.

Dentz Denim sent me this sweatshirt to try out, and I am IN LOVE, if being a “Wifey” isn’t  for you, your are in luck because they have hundreds of designs!!

Curly Hair – Check

Monogram Necklace – Check

Leggings – Check

Sneakers – Check

Dentz Denim Wifey Sweatshirt – Check

 

Curls and Contours, Dentz Denim Wifey

Curls and Contours, Dentz Denim Wifey

Wifey Sweatshirt by Dentz Denim

Curls and Contours, Dentz Denim Wifey

Curls and Contours, Dentz Denim Wifey

This is a c/o post courtesy of Dentz Denim, all opinions are my own.

Outfit Round Up 2

I had a crazy week last week so only 3 looks got captured for my weekly outfit round up. My photographer is out of town, and with the days getting shorter its harder to get photos in the evening. Here is a re-cap of a few of the looks I put together this week!

Happy Monday!

Curls and Contours, Outfit Roundup

Top (Similar) | Costco(I know right!), Pointe Pants | Old, Boots | Sketchers, Necklace | Old, Watch | Michael Kors, Bracelet | David Yurman

Curls and Contours, Outfit Roundup

Romper(Similar) | Old Navy, Vest | Lucky, Bag(Similar) | Emma Fox, Booties(Similar) | JCPenney, Watch(Similar) | Michael Kors

Curls and Contours, Outfit Roundup

Watch(Similar) | Michael Kors, Shoes | Nike, Leggings(Similar) | Lululemon, Scarf | Old,

Not Pictured* Tunic(Similar) | TJ Maxx, Vest | J Crew

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!*

 

 

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