The Secret to the Perfect Maxi dress


Dress(Similar) | Loft, Watch (Similar) | Michael Kors, Necklace | Charming Charlies, Earrings | Charming Charlies,

Lets talk about why everyone should own a classic maxi that is the perfect fit. Being the curvy girl in between, I STRUGGLE to find maxi dresses that fit. They are to tight around the booty, they are to short, the neckline isn’t flattering…blah, blah, blah. I searched HIGH AND LOW to find a dress that fit the requirements of the curvy girl in between.

Requirements for the perfect maxi for summer-

1. Must be a light fabric.

2. Must have a fitted/defined waist.

3. Must be loose and flowy(everywhere else besides the waist). I want that Princess effect.

4. Must be a fun print or color…

Enter my chance encounter with the PERFECT maxi dress last summer. Weeks before a family wedding, I breezed into LOFT to shop around for a dress to wear. I instantly spotted the sister dress to the one shown here in the pictures. This dress fit my requirements to a T and honestly changed the way I looked at maxi dresses. I was so delighted to have found this dress that I grabbed it up and wore every week and to every function for the rest of the summer.

Then this spring I popped over to the LOFT website just to see what they had hanging around on their spring/summer line. AND this dress popped up. I seriously freaked the efffff out. The same exact dress but with a bolder print. Heaven on earth, I had to have it in my life. I have since then been wearing this dress to everything I can. In fact I will be wearing it to a wedding this weekend. I think the dress has been sold out because its AMAZING but I will keep you posted if it pops up again. BECAUSE you know I will be buying another.

I love a bold print and this dress does not disappoint, I have chosen to utilize red, white and blue once again because A. Merica, and B. These colors work on me. They are a solid fall back for me when I am struggling to make something work.


I know I need a spray tan like its my job right now, but it hasn’t happened yet.


I picked up this hat at Marshall’s one day before a Kentucky Derby party to wear with this dress, and I find myself grabbing it all the time, a hat is a great way to top off an outfit or add a little something extra. I believe I paid 12 bucks for this beauty AND its SPF 50!


Lets talk labels… Watch (Michael Kors), bracelet (David Yurman), bracelet (Charming Charlies), necklace (Charming Charlies), earrings (Charming Charlies), hat (Not sure…sorry!), dress (LOFT), ring (Charming Charlies).


Photo Cred- ME Promotions

Tall Boots, Short Dress

Today was a big day for Curls and Contours! I had my first photoshoot with a dear friend showcasing some outfits that work for the curvy girl in-between. Let me tell you how freaking weird it was to have my photo taken. I went through my closet and pulled my current faves to create a bank of photos to feature here on my fabulous blog. IMG_6533 I mean seriously, I am like “Hey, I don’t know about hands or standing.” Not cute… Luckily my totally adorable friend Michele of “ME Promotions” was able to give me some pointers on how to look like a human.

IMG_6536Ok moving on, lets talk about why this outfit is A. Ok for curvy girls to wear. And B. How to pull off boots in June. And C. ‘Merica!

The dress is from a little boutique that  I started following on Social Media. You have probably heard of it, Pink Coconut Boutique? This was my first time ordering from them and I am very pleased with the result. I did have this dress tailored to fit my specific needs (which I highly recommend to all women) but that is a different post for a different day. What I happen to really like about PCB is that they have different REAL girls modeling their clothing for the site. AND they list their sizes so you can actually get a feel for how its going to look on you.

I know this little number is SHORT, for that reason I chose to pair this dress with some classic cowboy boots. The boots height has a balancing effect on the whole look, I am featuring and showing my legs but letting the boots do the walking (I crack myself up). These particular babes are from Tony Lama, let me tell you they are comfortable. I have MANY pairs of cowboy boots from all the popular brands. But these beauties are kept from the mud and the muck at the barn and used only for concerts and fashion purposes. Follow me on insta (Curlsandcontours) for more pictures of these beauties out and about on me.


HEYYYY….My Fitbit made it into the photo because I am obsessed with my steps. My bag | Miche (last year), watch | Michael Kors, bracelet | David Yurman, ring | Charming Charlies.

Oh and C.”Merica, bag and boots…My go to for festivals and concerts!

Chat Soon!


Photo Cred- ME Promotions