image OOTD: Festive Plaid

Last Thursday, I went to the birthday event for Kellie Brown of And I Get Dressed, one of the first fatshion bloggers I met when I was just starting out as a fledgling blogger myself.  It was a lovely affair with cupcakes and champagne, thrown by luxury label Lafayette 148.  Their concept store was done up for the holiday season, and there was an AMAZING photobooth.  Here I am with my blogger babe Sandra from La Pecosa Preciosa: More…

image Curvily’s Holiday Gift Guide

It is officially the last minute (tomorrow is the last day for free Christmas shipping at most online retailers), but no fear – I’m here with gift picks guaranteed to get smiles.  When it comes to gifting, my philosophy is to give something that the recipient would love to have, but would not spend on themselves for.  Those little [or big] luxuries are often prized more than practical gifts. I’ve rounded up some gift ideas for all types of recipients – let me know your favorite below, and feel free to share this post with anyone who might need a hint ;) More…

image Curvily Holiday Party Dress Picks

Z by Zevarra Red Sequin Dress

Its officially the holiday season, and there are tons of parties that are calling for glitz.  There is no better time for sartorial sparkle, whether in the form of flashy sequins or metallic accents.   Check out my top picks for anything from work soirees to NYE bashes – just click on each picture for the product link! More…

image OOTD: More Than Flattering

I’m pretty sure I am breaking every rule in the proverbial book with this outfit: Oversized, striped, short, no leg-lengthening heels.  These are all things we’ve seen listed as major don’ts, especially if you are not a willowy model.  They’re not flattering, we’re told.  But you know what?  I love it.  This outfit just feels like *me* – when I found this oversized sweater/dress at H&M, I spent 15 minutes in the fitting room dancing around happily in it (don’t worry, there wasn’t a line!).  It’s fun and feels like a sartorial expression of who I am, so I am not going to let arbitrary fashion rules tell me I can’t wear it. More…

Lookbook Love: Fashion to Figure Holiday

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New York’s inconsistent weather has made it difficult to get in the holiday spirit – cold rain and random 60 degrees does not feel like Christmas to me!  But the latest look book from Fashion to Figure accomplished what nature could not: All of a sudden, I am ready for all the glitz and glitter of the season.  I want to put on a sparkly dress, drink champagne, and nom seasonal hors d’oeuvres.  I’m ready. More…

OOTD: Heart on my Shift

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For the SmartGlamour Holiday presentation at a LES gallery, I went with a fun dress from one of my favorite plus size labels, Carmakoma.  The loose shift dress silhouette kept the heart print from feeling too twee, and tights and ankle boots made it winter ready.  My only gripe with the dress is that it wrinkles after a normal day of sitting at a desk, but it nonetheless pulled in tons of compliments. More…

Curvily Deal Alert: Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

One of the things I love about plus fashion is the abundance of indie designers bringing their own unique looks to the market.  Small Business Saturday is a great time to take the plunge and try out a label you’ve been curious about, as there are sales and discounts aplenty. More…

What to Wear: Thanksgiving

ASOS Curve Red Skater

When it comes to a holiday that is centered on eating and lounging around with family, comfort is key.  That does not mean you are resigned to sweats, however!  If you want to look cute and festive, I recommend the most food-baby friendly style: The skater dress. More…