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UPDATE…

Hey guys!

Just a quick update…

Some posts and photos are unavailable thanks to Photobucket (a photo hosting site) changing their site without notification back in July. This also happened to be the month I was sick with the worst ear infection I’ve ever had, so I’m just now seeing the issue.

It’ll be a task but I’ll have to find the posts among the hundreds with the missing photos and updating those posts. So far, it looks like its mostly posts from two-three years ago (no recent links) and those photos are on my OLD laptop so therein lies the headache.

This is when money and a personal assistant would come in handy!

Well, I’m off to get started on this monumental climb. I’ll keep you updated and will try my best to throw a new post up if I can.

xo

Rena

Wednesday Wants

Craaaaving these Sophia Webster sandals/heels/booties!

The “Delphine” is $650 and worth it!

They come in black as well but I’d definitely rock the gold with EVERYTHING in my closet!

*puts on Christmas list*

See and/or buy them ~~> H E R E

heeled sandals sophia webster

 

 

Speaking of Sophia Webster…

I can never visit the site without wandering around and wanting practically all the things!

Add this super cute butterfly backpack to my wishlist too…

“Kiko” is $695 and comes in black AND pink

 

 

(Photos via SophiaWebster.com)

Sipping at Starbucks: Unicorn Frappuccino

Rumors circulated around the interwebs for weeks…

A colorful drink that no one thought existed until the week of April 17th.  That’s when actual pictures of the mythical Unicorn Frappuccino drink surfaced (well, that’s when I saw actual pics.)

Starbucks then gave us a countdown til the release of the beast for consumption on April 19th! We wouldn’t know what it tasted like until you actually took a sip. Claims of color changing and flavor changing liquids are things for the science fair Gods but here we are as adults in 2017 getting hype for unicorns!

Now, of course, nothing in the coffee world that’s pink, blue or purple is acceptable but I didn’t want to be that person living with regret because I didn’t try this Unicorn Frappuccino. So, bright eyed and bushy-top knotted, I made my way to my favorite Starbucks to try it.

After chatting with my ever-so-peppy barista (seriously, Steve is the best) he handed me my very own sparkly unicorn!

 

 

Not an actual unicorn but this Unicorn Frappuccino will do! It is indeed color changing and flavor changing!

At first sip, it reminded me of those orange creamsicles that you could get off the ice cream truck back in the day (that is, if you’re old enough to remember.)  The actual color of the drink started off pink with a blue drizzle strip in the middle and as the drink melted or got stirred it would change into a purple color! Whip cream was topped off with sour sugar that change the flavor of the drink if mixed in. 

If you recall mixing your primary paints in kindergarten, you learned that mixing certain colors together gave you a whole new color!

The flavor wasn’t my favorite… Mostly because, I like a regular coffee frapp (clearly) and I don’t like the creamy fruit flavors of anything…or creamy slushes. It wasn’t the worst thing I’ve ever tasted ( I did read a few tweets on release day that people said it was disgusting and to each their own.)

As a limited time offering, it was worth it try the Unicorn Frappuccino from Starbucks but it probably wouldn’t be on my daily must-have list. Back to our regularly scheduled coffee.

Wednesday Wants

Happy Hump Day lovelies!

How about a little lusting (and possibly some shopping) to get us through mid-week. I’ve been craving lots of things lately…from sandals to a cross-body saddle bag!

Figured I’d share a few Wednesday wants with you guys today!

 

plus size black dress

Strappy Black Dress – $56.99 (hurry, it’s on sale at Macy’s!)

MBLM by Tess Holiday

Who says your LBD has to be plain? This dress is black, sexy and affordable!  Thank you Tess for making this dress

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Chloe Small Nile Bracelet Bag $1550   (currently sold out at Chloe.com   )
  2. Chloe Small Nile Minaudiere $1450     (also currently sold out online)

Sold out and still needs to be in my closet! Someone, somewhere out there make this happen!

 

 

 

The perfect spring/summer bootie that would go with practically everything! What’s not to want about these cuties?!

Vince Camuto Kensa $149 Nordstrom

 

 

 

 

 

gucci watch

 

Plexiglas Watch $670 – Gucci

Gucci has been on a social media frenzy about their new watches lately and honestly, I can’t blame them!

 

 

 

 

 

aquazzura

So torn on the short-stacked heel trend but I’m loving these!  Must be the playful fringe-y tassel design.

Wild Thing 50 – $785   Aquazzura

 

 

 

 

 

plus size bikini

 

Ashley Graham Guapa Bikini $88  – Swimsuits For All

Because it’ll be hot soon or I’ll be on vacation and it comes in my size soooo sizzle? Yes, sizzle!

 

 

 

 

 

crossbody bag

A+ Crossbody Camera Bag $26 – Target

Such a cute bag and on trend with the wide strap. (Of course it also reminds me of the old school Gucci bags) but for a great bag under $30? Sold! 

 

 

 

 

 

If I’m going to do wild flats for spring/summer…it’d be these! Taking me back to the 90’s!

Randonata $1495 – Christian Louboutin

 

 

So, that’s my Wednesday Wants list! Anything standout to you? Something I need to add?

What are your hump day wants…

New York Fashion Week: Michael Kors F/W 2017

michael kors new york fashion week 2017

Michael Kors has always embraced the curves of plus size women so there’s no need for him to stop now. He continues to include a plus size line of clothing as well as including plus size models in his New York Fashion Week show.

For the 2017 Fall/Winter show, we were delighted with looks of timeless and classic fashion with a side of glamour.

 

Runway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bags x Up Close

Kors oh Kors, the bags! My kryptonite has and will always be a nice bag and this collection has everything I’ve ever wanted!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Shoes
 

 

 

 

So those were my fave looks from the show and was that pink fur or faux fur…not sure but I loved it and I want it!

The quintessential “city girl” or “sophisticated woman” or even “ski slopes in Aspen” are the vibes his show gave off to me.

Guess what? I’m totally OK with that.

Honestly, there isn’t much Michael Kors could do wrong in my book. I might be a little bias, simply because he designs the looks that I’ll keep my closet for years!

New York Fashion Week: Christian Siriano

christian siriano nyfw 2017

Christian Siriano is literally my favorite designer. I mean, I have been a fan since the Project Runway days so that has to count for something! Not only does he make gorgeous looks, he also designs for EVERYONE. When I say everyone, I’m describing a designer who is an “all-inclusive” designer…curves and all. So much like his previous runway shows, the fall/winter 2017 show the other day included plus size models!

I’d love to add every look from the show but here are just several of my favorite looks: from smooth satin, crushed velvet, and shiny adornments…I’m looking forward to fall all over again!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Up Close
 

This shirt is available for sale NOW here: People Are People. Proceeds will help the ACLU.

 

 
 

Shoes

In all their sparkly and velvet glory!

 

Lavazza Coffee x New York Fashion Week

lavazza coffee new york fashion week

‘Tis the season for snow, street fashion, and super models in New York!

 

New York Fashion week has kicked off and there’s a new sponsor in town. Lavazza coffee signed on to be one of the sponsors this fashion season and hosted a few tasting (tasty) events. The Lavazza Coffee Moment happening during NYFW at Skylight Clarkson Square in the Papyrus Café & VIP Lounge. 

 

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 10: Lavazza coffee and Papyrus cards on display at Lavazza Coffee Moment At NYFW VIP Lounge & Cafe at Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Lavazza)

 

 

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 10: The menu at the Lavazza Coffee Moment At NYFW VIP Lounge & Cafe at Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Lavazza)

 

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 10: Lavazza espresso on display at the Lavazza Coffee Moment At NYFW VIP Lounge & Cafe at Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Lavazza)

 

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 10: Lavazza coffee served at the Papyrus cafe at the Lavazza Coffee Moment At NYFW VIP Lounge & Cafe at Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Lavazza)

 

Bummed, I’m not in New York to experience this particular event (and the many runway shows) because it sure looks delicious! Fellow coffee lovers that aren’t in NYC, we must converged one of these days!

 

 

 

 

 

New York Fashion Week: Chromat

Chromat is known for having one of, if not THE most diverse runways during New York Fashion Week. Their A/W 2017 show is no different, especially with the representation of plus size models. Here are a few of my favorite looks from the show…enjoy! Be sure to check out Chromat’s Twitter feed for tons of behind the scenes pics

 

Up Close

Lip jewelry, wet hair and a very bold lined bottom eye…YES! 

Front Row

Dress Shopping: Maxi Dress Styled

Maxi dresses are always a go-to wardrobe staple. For obvious reasons…they’re comfortable, they don’t cling to places you don’t want them to and when they’re loose…they hide any imperfection. So who wouldn’t want the easy style of a maxi dress?!

I’m always on the hunt for plus size fashion places to shop and share with you guys but this time, the fashion came to me! Plus size maxi dresses are usually frumpy and not styled to fit curves, this isn’t true with this one. 

plus size maxi dress

 

 

This is the Alyssa Kimono V-Neck Maxi Dress in Navy Blue.  You can find this dress and many others in tons of colors at GCGme.com. The kimono sleeves are what sold me on this particular style…usually, I hide my arms but with this dress, they’re perfectly graced by the cut and fabric. No need to add a shrug or jacket.

 

plus size maxi dress

The pics don’t do this dress justice! It’s a gorgeous blue and flows the way a dress should.

 

 

I think I’ve found the perfect dress for one of my spring vacations! Of course, it’s too cold here in Michigan to flaunt about in the elements but I just couldn’t wait to try it on! Also, super fast shipping from this company, I’ll be sure to keep them in mind for future shopping endeavors. Well, that’s one outfit down and about 10 more to go to make sure I over-pack successfully!

 

This dress was given to me for my honest opinion which is my own.

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Every Budget

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Valentine’s Day Gifts: hooray!

Every time Valentine’s Day rolls around, people in relationships are hit with a dilemma: What am I going to get him or her for Valentine’s Day?!

If you aren’t asking yourself this question, congratulations, you are free to spend all your monies on yourself!

Maybe I’ll get around to a wonderful post on self-spending…oops…self-love.

In the meantime, let’s look around at gifts for our significant others.

The title of this post is not misleading, as you know, here at Curves And Coffee, I try to cover ALL spending levels. If you have $20 or less to spend or you’re balling out of control and spending upwards of $500 or more…I’ve got you covered! Below, you’ll find gifts for any girlfriend, boyfriend, spouse, or significant other in just about every category. 

 

 

Starting with gifts under $100

 

 

Signature Handwritten Bracelet – $30

AshleeArtis on Etsy

 

I’ve personally been “eyeing” this bracelet for awhile to purchase for myself. A great way to wear or remember a special person.

 

 

 

 

Rose Embroidered Babydoll $56

Lane Bryant

 

This is kind of a two-fer…for both him AND her! It can also just be worn for just yourself…a day or night when you just want to sleep sexily. If you haven’t checked out their complete Valentine’s Day Cacique collection, please do! If I could get every single sexy piece of lingerie, I would in a heartbeat!

 

 

Custom O.G. Reclaimed Wood Beard Comb $34

McClaren Woodshop on Scoutmob

 

 

Great for the bearded guy! This shop also offers a mini size beard comb that’s perfect for those that carry less.

 

 

 

adidas X PLR $80

 

 

So who doesn’t love sneakers?! Even the guy that wears suits everyday or the girl who wears heels wouldn’t mind a nice pair of sneakers to relax into. 

 

 

Gifts $100-500

 

Polaroid Snap Touch Camera $179

Best Buy

 

 

 

Perfect for the amateur photographer or anyone who loves taking selfies. This camera is an update to the instant Polaroid of the “old days.” It instantly prints out the pics you take on a mini scale film. Bonus: it comes in different colors so your fashion forward significant other will love it even more!

 

 

 

 

Majestic Custom Jersey $124

 

Another versatile Valentine’s Day gift for him or her. A custom baseball jersey for your significant other would be a great way to cheer on their team before the MLB season gets underway. You can also get their favorite player if you don’t want to go the custom route or if you’re running short on time.

 

 

 

Royal Salute 21 Year Old Scotch Whiskey – $209

Caskers

 

 

 

Everyone knows someone who wouldn’t mind an aged Scotch (well, I’m guessing here a tad but a lover of spirits will love this for sure!) Shock them with this gift and beautiful bottle for his bar. There’s also a great back story about the Chivas Brothers to go along with this brand. Be sure to sneak that into the gift-giving. 

 

 

Gifts over $500

 

Sophia Webster Boss Lady Pumps $495

 

 

OK, let’s be real…you know she’s the boss but now everyone else can know it too! These are so very close to the $500 price tag that once you add tax + shipping (unless it’s free). You’ll get several frequent flyer miles on your card after this purchase!

 

 

Sydney Evan Diamond Love Necklace $1,610

 

 

 

Show her and tell her just how you feel with this gorgeous necklace. She’ll be glad you did!

 

 

Caribbean Cruise $Cost Will Vary

 

 

Because, who wouldn’t want to get away for a couple of days and hide from winter?! Count me in! Also, someone take me on a cruise! Let’s all pack up and enjoy lots of sunshine (with sunscreen of course) have some cocktails and forget about everything except your cabin key! I didn’t pick a particular brand or cruise line simply because everyone has their own preferences and that choice is best left up to you, the buyer. Before you cruise, do your due diligence in research…my favorite cruise site is Cruise Critic, check them out and read the forums for tons of cruising tips.

 

 

 

 

What a wonderful list of Valentine’s Day gifts, right?!

 

As always, if you do shop and buy something from any of my lists, drop me a line to let me know!