*G l V E A W A Y* Every time you babes find your perfect pair of hard-to-shop jeans, a blogger gets their wings 😇 I tried out @diaandco’s denim and really put their selection to the test by looking for the hardest style to fit (girlfriend jeans!), and I found just what I was looking for with this pair - a major #mydiastyle win 🙌🏻 To help you find your very own perfect pair, I’m partnering with Dia & Co. to give one winner a box of their best fitting denim! To enter, just follow me (@curvily) and @diaandco, and comment below with the type of denim you need in your closet 👖 You can also share this post on your Insta Story for an additional entry 💕 Winner must be based in the US, and will be chosen at random from all valid entries made by March 25th at 11:59 pm EST. This G l V E A W A Y is being conducted by me and is not endorsed by or associated with Instagram. #diaandcopartner #curvilytravels
Trying to head into the new week with this energy 🙏🏻 What mini goals have you made for yourself this week? Photo by @naomihopkinsphoto for @ashley_dorough’s great #mysizeatfashionweek series (check out her blog post), co-starring my friend @theislandiva (who just produced a great size inclusive shoot for @lalaanthonycollection @byashleystewart - check that out too!)
Happy weekend babes! What are you up to today? I’m back in NYC and still battling this never-ending cold, but at least it was moto jacket weather today 😊 This perfect hot pink moto is back in stock too - shop it at bit.ly/pinkmotoxoq before it sells out again (I’ll add a swipeable link to my Stories too).
You babes have asked for it time and again, and it is finally here: My first #inthefittingroom for bras! I partnered with @parfaitofficial to try on a range of their full bust bras, from classic satin styles to trendy strappy numbers to soft bralettes to cute sports bras that actually WORK! Head to my IG Stories now to see my full review of each set, including fit and sizing info, and then tell me your favorite in the comments :)
Got my kicks on Route 66 this morning 😁 I wish I had this ☀️☀️☀️ the whole trip, but at least I got to wear my fave @royaltyforme cutoffs with a bright swimsuit for a blissful moment of summer before heading back to NYC. I haven’t had a pair of cutoffs I’ve loved this much in ages (ever?) and I’m going to be ordering them in white next - get ready to see both colors all summer! They are true to size and have the perfect amount of thickness and stretch, so if you are looking for shorts I DEFINITELY recommend these. You can also get 30% off at #royaltyforme with the code CURVILY30 ❤️ #california #ymijeans #royaltyformepartner #curvilytravels #route66 #chasingdenissepresets
Amazing news for everyone who fell in love with this stunning hand mirrored silk caftan from @baacalofficial: It is now available for preorder! Cynthia Vincent is sustainably sourcing the luxury fabrics for this collection, which means there are limited quantities of this beaut, so order now if you love it. #baacal #cynthiavincent #plussizeluxury
A moment in the California sun ☀️ I lost a good day and a half of this LA trip to a really bad cold, but there was no getting around it. I had all these ideas of things I wanted to shoot for you babes, so I tried to push through on sheer determination and Dayquil, but my body was NOT having it. I crashed hard Friday night, so going forward I’m trying to get better at listening to my body when I need rest. Who else has fought a losing battle against a cold like this? Join me in turning over a new, kinder to ourselves leaf 💕
I spent yesterday in Cynthia Vincent’s beautiful Silver Lake studio trying on pretty much everything from her luxe new plus label @baacalofficial, and it was basically heaven (which you can probably tell from my effusive #inthefittingroom reviews 😁). I’ve loved Vincent’s designs for YEARS - fun fact: I actually met her at her former Elizabeth Street store way back in the day, and verbally asked her to make plus (this was even before #plussizeplease was officially a thing!) I love that @baacalofficial was a direct result of requests from women like me and from Vincent’s own wishes for beautiful high end pieces like this - she is a plus size woman herself, something that is all too rare for designers of #plussizefashion. The thoughtful details, construction expertise, and obsessive attention to detail make her signature designs even more special, and I just got more and more excited as piece after piece looked and felt amazing on. Go to my Stories now to watch the full #baacal In the Fitting Room, including some exclusive sneak peeks of her spring transitional line dropping soon!
This trip to LA is both work and play for me, and it involves a LOT of driving between the two! I’m so happy to be partnering with @mazdausa to get to every meeting and brunch in style in this gorgeous 2018 Mazda6 Signature. I kicked off my packed schedule with an #inthefittingroom and studio visit in the hills of Silver Lake with a designer I’ve admired for years (see my IG Stories for more!). With the rush hour traffic it took me TWO HOURS to get there (!!!) but the wonderfully comfortable seats of the 6 kept me impossibly relaxed the whole way. I’ll be sharing more of my trip over the next few days - follow along to share the ride with me ❤️ Photo by young artist @thatpinkhairedgirl, who got that perfect lens flare naturally (no app required!) 🙌🏻 #curvilytravels #mazda6
I am always here for companies that recognize the value of all women and respond to the demand for #plussizeplease, so I’m happy to be one of the #WomenOfMercer! Check out @ofmercer for the full feature, including my daily essentials and what I can’t live without. This post doubles as #workwearwednesday too, because this chic #ofmercer sheath dress is my go-to for days when I need to be polished and professional, and it comes in both plus and straight sizes 🙌🏻 Also, could I have this HMU and lighting on all my shoots? 😁
SO ready for warmer temps, but in the meantime I’m surviving all this winter in springy jeans from @royaltyforme. I love the versatility of a pair I can style for now (like here with ankle boots and a faux fur) and later (like with an open toe mule and an oversized button down). Get this pair of jeans to transition you into spring and beyond for 30% off with the code CURVILY30 (and I’d recommend sizing down on this pair of you are in between sizes - they have a lot of stretch!) #royaltyformepartner #ymijeans #royaltyforme #westvillage #nycblogger #plussizedenim
One of the top reader questions I get is for bra recommendations, so I’m planning on sharing more of my faves here, starting now this one is on sale! I’m just over the top of the @curvycoutureintimates cup size range, but this Diamond Net set has still become one of my go-to faves. The plunge neckline is perfect for low cut tops, and this aubergine color is gorgeous. Even better, I got an exclusive coupon code for you babes that you can combine with the sale price! Use CURVILY20 for 20% off CC’s site (this super high waisted matching panty is on sale too) ❤️ P.S. I tagged some of my makeup bag faves on the counter - ask me any questions below! #curvycouture
Another cold and snowy day in the city means another day I’ll be bundling up in one of my favorite teddy coats! This #halogenxatlanticpacific coat is sold out, but this is actually the best time of year to shop coats to wear now and next fall. Would you like a shopping guide of all the best end of season coat sales? Let me know in the comments!
All these Paris Fashion Week posts and Stories are giving me MAJOR French #wanderlust, so this #tbt is me being unabashedly extra on my first trip there last year. I can’t wait to go back. What travel destination is calling your name? Tell me in the comments! #curvilytravels P.S. This #chasingdenissepresets edit seriously upgraded this pic 🙌🏻
#lowengripgiftedme Do you wash your hair every day? For most of my life I have, because I have super fine hair that tends to get oily within 24 hours 😭 I’ve read articles that say that washing it daily actually trains your scalp to produce oils faster, but even with that knowledge I was reluctant to cut back my wash frequency because I *hate* when my hair looks greasy. I’ve tried many a #dryshampoo too, but nothing has worked for me like Good to Go by @lowengrip. This picture is actually Day 3 hair (!!!), and at Fashion Week no less - I literally would have NEVER done that before finding a dry shampoo that works! #lowengrip has delicious smelling scents too - this one is Caramel & Cream and smells just as yummy as that sounds 😊 Paired with my beloved @shhhowercap, this product has been a game changer for me. 📷: @karyaschanilec #OctolyFamily
TFW your suit is good enough to frame 😊 I wore this @lanebryant floral number for a busy 12 hour day spanning THREE trade shows (starting at 8:00 am with @lingerieselect)! Even though I was exhausted by the end, I got compliments on my look all day, and was completely comfortable the whole time. That combo of looking sharp and feeling good is truly the best 🙌🏻 Do you have a go-to #statementsuit? I’m linking both pieces on my IG Stories now BTW!
Apparently there is some garbage meme going around about how naturally sitting boobs aren’t “cute,” and I just want to go on record to say that the only thing that isn’t cute is adolescent objectifying body shaming BS! As a I said on @denisemmercedes post in response, #sorrynotsorry that my tits don’t defy gravity 🤷🏼♀️ I’m happy that that meme is laughable to me now, but I definitely had to unlearn some internalized crap about how boobs should look first. I literally *never* saw fuller breasts with a space between them in the media growing up, so I really thought it was cleavage or nothing. #representationmatters so I’m sharing this in case you could use a reminder that all boobs are good boobs - I mean, look how happy me and my boobs were in Miami, space and all 😊 Check out @theslumflower’s #saggyboobsmatter movement for more 🙌🏻
#sponsored I get SO many questions about great workwear pants in plus, and I’ve finally found a pair that fits great and is available in sizes up to 34W, with both petite and tall length options too 🙌🏻 Head to CurvilyFashion.com to check out my latest post with @catherinesplus for all links and fit info, and to see these styled for a more classic office environment too.