Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I Support All Things Curvy!

The headline says it all if you didn't get that message from my blog before ;)

Today I stumbled upon the Kardashian's Sears new campaign for the Kardashian Kollection, which this time is all about you. 

Kourtney, Khloe, and The Future Mrs. West are rolling out with a plus size Denim extension of their brand at Sears. To commemorate the launch they are asking you to strut your stuff and be the face of the campaign to be featured in the full line Ads (which is actually pretty cool).

Details here: 

The winner will receive:

  • Round trip coach air transportation for one (1) to Los Angeles
  • One (1) night lodging in LA
  • A professional photo shoot for Kardashian Kurves
  • A photograph from the shoot will appear in an advertisement for the Kardashian Kurves denim line

To enter click the really hard to find big blue link at the bottom of the page and let me know if you win! I would love to see my Curvy nation represented in a stylish campaign, exclusively at Sears. ;)


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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A Curvy Girl Takeover: Wedding Season!

One of my readers (Brittany) came to me with a request I couldn't turn down. Like the title says it's Wedding season and whether you are a Bridesmaid or guest, you will need a formal frock to dress for the occasion. Brittany asked: 
I'm going to a wedding and I need your help finding a dress! I'm 5'10 and my measurements are 32-27-39, so I have to be cautious that I'm not showing too much skin. I'm not a fan of high necks because I'd like to look modest up top. Something flowy but fitted, in pinks, teals, yellows, and corals. Summer colors.
First of all Ms. Brittany: you go girl!  This isn't a problem, this curvature is a girls dream (as are all our Curves, but I digress)! You have come to the right place. Like most formal events, finding the perfect dress for any shape and size can be a time suck. You have to find something appropriate, something that fits your body not too snug or too big, and something you feel most like yourself in. Oy! The 'joys' of being a woman.

Here are my tips for Fancy Fashions for a Curvy Girl:

  • Rule #1: This rule contradicts everything I believe in shopping & Curvy-dom, but it's a must in Formal/Wedding Wear. Do NOT have an idea of a dress silhouette (yes, you're going to be at the mall for a while). It's good to have a general look or color scheme in mind, but every Strapless, Mermaid, and Halter gown is cut differently. There are some silhouettes made for Curvy Girls (cue: Midi's Are Not Your Mom's Work Attire & Slick Splits), but you will get discouraged quickly if you stick to one category, and miss out on great styles that can compliment you just as well! 
  • Know your measurements (Kudos to Brittany!). If you are online shopping, you'll have to look at a size chart (avoiding buying two sizes if possible because shipping/return costs are not on our side). Don't forget to add an inch! We're going for classy-- not skin tight, Girls ;)
  • Don't be afraid of color - any color! I know it's Summer and you're supposed to be bright, but 'Fall' colors are actually a part of the year round uniform. Maroon, Navy, & Black are classic and they aren't going anywhere, so you might as well embrace them-- even when the sun is out.
  • Cutouts are your friend! As on trend as they are, Cutouts are a Curvy Girl's saving grace. They give you the opportunity to show some more skin in more appropriate ways (i.e. back, sides, or shoulder peek-a-boos), while still having a modest length and neckline.

My dear Brittany, here are my picks for you:

Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids Lace Illusion Sheath Dress

Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaid Ruched Cationic Chiffon Dress

Maggy London One Shoulder Matte Jersey Dress

Hybrid Dress with Side Zip Feature in Midi Length
JS Collections Dress

BCBGeneration One Shoulder Layered Pleated Dress

For more of my pics see Brittany's Pinterest board, and if you have any other Formal events this summer, this Curvy Consultant is here to help you :)

Glad to be back Curvy Girls!


Monday, July 9, 2012

Work That Body!

Hey Curvy Girls!

We will be back in full swing this week with blog posts that I am sure you will love :) Hint: think Clothes, Kollections, and Bells that are ringing!

Until then, here are some truths that I think we could all use a dose of today: