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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!

 

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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…

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! 

Baby It’s (almost) Cold Outside

Despite what it feels like outside, it is actually November…MID-NOVEMBER!

Eventually,  we will need a winter coat. Trust me on this. Being from Michigan, I love the fall season but I’m dreading the day we see our first frost. The best thing we can do now is to be prepared! 

Whenever those winter chill elements decide to hit us in the face, I’m here to provide a little help with your coat shopping. Finding the perfect outerwear to keep us warm can be task but don’t let that overwhelm you. You want to find a jacket or coat that you’re comfortable in, that you can actually move in and of course one that will keep you warm. In short, you want a coat to function, fit well, and look absolutely fabulous in!

 Below, I picked out several options for both style and the elements! There are jackets/coats that will keep you warm if you’re out when the sun goes down with the temp and jackets that will wrap you in warmth if it happens to snow.
 
 

Ready For the Chill

 

 

The first row of jackets (and one vest) are for those days when the chill isn’t quite chilly enough. Perfect for the days when you need to run errands but the wind may be a tad brisk. Shop these great items by clicking below…bonus…some of these buys are ON SALE! Hurry!

  1. Knit Moto Jacket ~ $74.90 ~ Torrid

2.  Faux Suede Vest ~ $64.95 ~ DebShops

3. Drexel Faux Leather Jacket ~ $58.90   ~ Fashion To Figure

 

For the second row of coats, these will definitely keep you warm when the wind decides to make your eyes water. These buys can last through fall all the way through the winter snowstorms. These are also on sale so head on over and pick one up!

4. 6th & Lane Parka ~ $149.90 ~ Lane Bryant

5. Oversize Faux Fur Collar Coat ~ $128.90 ~ Torrid

6. Puffer Coat ~ $72.90   ~ Fashion To Figure

 

Remember, if you buy something, be sure to drop me a line on Twitter or Facebook so I can see your goodies!

Lane Bryant Wants Everyone to Know that #PlusIsEqual

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Have you seen Lane Bryant’s new ad campaign that was unveiled last week during New York Fashion Week?!

In case you haven’t, here’s the commercial spot below!

The campaign is called Plus Is Equal and that’s pretty bad ass!

So whenever you’re using social media to get out your shopping and fashion frustration just hash tag that #PlusIsEqual and get your point across with ease! I could spend hours writing about this epic moment and make it the longest post ever but I’ll spare you guys…today.

Visit #PlusIsEqual for more info!

Enjoy!

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

That’s right! Mother’s Day is Sunday May 10, 2015 and it’ll be here before you know it!

Mother’s only get one “special” day a year, can you believe that? Absolutely egregious if you ask me!

I’m not a mom (don’t you dare ask me about having kids…not happening, anywho…)  I have the absolute greatest mom ever put on earth. Everyone says that but I truly mean it! She’s been with me during the hardest times of my life and always willing to be silly when we need a laugh.

That being said, moms deserve to be celebrated year round! So consider this a guide for the perfect gift that’ll bring the biggest smile to your moms face. Not to mention, a gift that will last more than one day! Below you’ll find Mother’s Day gift ideas for all price ranges. This should help you find the perfect gift for the special lady in your life.

 

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Gift cards may seem like an easy way out but in actuality they are the best thing for the recipient. It allows your mom to spend it any way she likes and you won’t even need a gift receipt!

My favorite places to get and give gift cards are: Spafinder.com, Target, Kohls, Best Buy (hey, some moms are tech geeks too!) Sephora, and Amazon

Stores that offer more than one brand or type of item is a great place to purchase a gift card, that way someone can get multiple “gifts” and they won’t feel the pressure to spend it all at once. A mother’s day treat because it’s the gift that keeps on giving!

 

 

mothersdayjewelryJewelry, of course, is a personal fave.

A mom can never have too many sparkly things, especially when those things are glittering gold or silver and maybe diamonds!

With tons of sales celebrating the start of spring and pre-Mother’s Day sales, jewelry is definitely within a reasonable grab for shoppers of all price ranges.

1. Ribbon Letter Monogram Necklace ~ $145 ~ Bauble Bar

2. Birthstones Bangle Bracelets ~ $28+ ~ Alex and Ani

3. Dew Drop Threader Earrings ~ $45 ~ Blue Nile

4. Kendra Scott Oval Statement Earrings ~ $60 ~ Nordstrom

The key to buying jewelry is to “Keep It Simple”…yes, it’s really that easy! Huge statement pieces are trending at the moment but if you want your mom to have something sparkly that she can wear regardless of the season, remember to find jewelry that has a classic look that can be worn with just about everything in her closet.

 

flowersAs with many special occasions, flowers and fruit baskets are great options too!

The flowers won’t last a lifetime and the fruit might not make it through the day but mom is sure to love them and that’s all that matters.

Think of giving a gift basket that has more than sweet edible nibbles such as a coffee lovers basket which includes a mug and coffee press. Find them at 1-800-Baskets & 1-800-Flowers or get creative and make your own…just stay away from the uncooked macaroni!

 

By now, you should have the hang of shopping for mom…simple, classic, and timeless are your go-to keywords. Those words go out the window if you know your mom and understands that she likes getting different kinds of gifts or perhaps not even wanting a gift at all. Just remember if you’re ordering a gift, be sure to place that order soon or you won’t have it delivered in time. You definitely don’t want her to think you forgot about her on this special day.

Get out there and go shopping! Happy gifting!

 

 

Spring Shopping Haul

I went shopping!

(again)

Everyone already knows, I’m a shopaholic, it’s serious. I should seek help…one day. Until that day comes, we all get to enjoy the fashionable or sometimes not so fashionable things that I bring home!

 

Lately, I’ve been slacking showing you guys the good things. Gonna have to blame that on having sinus surgery two months ago. By the way…that surgery was the single most painful thing I’ve ever been through in my entire life, nothing quite comes close.

Let’s move on to happier times, shall we?!

Instagram followers already have the jump on seeing this purchase (those lucky folks have it good!) You should follow too for some sneak peaks!

I had fun at Fashion To Figure!!

The plus size fashion goods:

fashiontofigure shopping haul

 

1. Andy Tribal Print Jersey Dress – $32.50

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2. Love Cutout Top – $22.50 (sold out)

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3. Super Scuba A-line Skirt – $28.50

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4. Tube tops (spring/summer layering essentials) – $6.50

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5. Dolman Double Stripe Top – $22.50

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Everything you see was purchased at Fashion To Figure a plus size clothing store made specifically for us curvy girls! They have great stuff and this was my first purchase from their site. As I was getting the links for the items I bought, I noticed their new items…

Heaven help me!

I wish they had a physical store here in Michigan because no one wants to continuously pay for shipping. Even though they offer *free shipping over $75* sometimes a chick just wants a cute dress and that doesn’t add $75. But alas, Fashion To Figure seems to almost always have a discount being offered, that’s how I grabbed all that stuff you see here!

Sooo, what do you think? Did I do good?

If you’re wondering…I wasn’t paid for this post nor am I affiliated with or work for FTF. Gotta give you guys the disclosures 🙂

 

Splurge Vs. Steal on Back To School Backpacks

Back to school week continues! If you’re stylish fashionista like myself (you’re here so I’m going to go with…yes!) it’s hard trying to keep up with what’s in style versus what’s in your wallet. Today, that decision won’t be a hard one, especially with these backpacks! Backpacks are at the TOP of the “what’s trending list” and they aren’t just for students going back to school. They’re for everyone! I managed to find backpacks that are both functional and stylish for everyday use. Check the bags below (or after the jump) to pick out your fave!

back to school: backpacks

Can you believe a simple backpack is over $1,000?! I’ll never get use to seeing a price tag that high! As much as I absolutely love MCM (and have since 19xx….disregard that 😉 ) I can’t imagine paying the cost of a mortgage for a bag. Maybe one day when I’m uber rich and swimming in money but today? Nope!

Anywho… hope these help with your back to school shopping lists!

Back To School–Plus Size Denim 3 Ways

Pretty sure you aren’t ready to hear the words “Back To School.”

Well, I won’t apologize just yet!

If you’re in college, thinking about what to wear to class is the last thing on your mind. You’re worrying about the cost of books, semester credits, and that weird thing your roommate does in her sleep. Side note, my college roommate was a sleepwalker and totally tried to smother me with a pillow one night…she managed to wake up before my untimely death. FYI: we’re still friends but that’s neither here nor there so I’ll just move right along 🙂

Is there a better way to take your mind off all of those stressful college things than clothes?! Personally, I think not! Previously, I created a “Back To School Bag Guide”  for every type of student, better known as the “Bag” To School Guide for any budget. This year, I wanted help my fellow book hoarders with outfit ideas.

First up: DENIM! Plus size jeans (denim) don’t have to be expensive (just like everything else in the mall.) They’re perfect for dressing up, dressing down and anything in between.

Here’s three back to school looks for 2014.

 

Back To School Plus Size Denim: Look #1

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Back To School Denim: Look #2

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Plus Size Back To School Denim: Look #3
What did you think of those three outfit ideas?
All are easy to shop for, affordable, on trend, and totally suitable for going back to class! Be sure to add your own touches to make each look personalized for you. Hopefully these looks will give your brain a boost before hitting the books (definitely a lot less stressful than finals in a few months!)
Almost forgot…I’m sorry for mentioning school.

Friday Faves: Spring Worthy Plus Size Clothing Trends


Has winter left you feeling blue or blah?

 

The bulky coats….

The heavy layers….

 

Blah.

 

 

Nothing better than shopping or “eye-buying” to get you out of that funk!

 

Spring shopping can be such a task for a northern girl. When you wake up to 70 degrees and fall asleep to 25 degrees…it’s not much you can buy and/or wear to prepare for such extremes. This doesn’t stop a girl from craving all things pretty though! Actually, it makes me want to hit the stores more.

 

My trip through the “eye-buying” mall included stops at DSWSaks, and One Stop Plus to name a few. All have awesome deals on lust-worthy spring styles and you absolutely can’t pass up a deal! Of course my adoration for McQueen wouldn’t let me have a shopping trip without him! Here are a few things that I can’t wait to purchase and style when the weather finally (officially) breaks.

 

 

 

Just Lace IT

 

Just Lace IT by curvesandcoffee featuring ballet flats

 

 

1. White Lace Inset Top ~ $40 ~ One Stop Plus

 

2.  Skull Lace Print Back Pack ~ $1,995 ~ Alexander McQueen

 

3. Black Lace Inset Top ~ $40 ~ One Stop Plus

 

4. French Follies Zeal Ballet Flat ~ $20 ~ DSW

 

5. Joan & David Cutie Platform Pump ~ $90 ~ DSW

 

6. Givenchy Floral Lace Slip-on Sneaker ~ $650 ~ Saks Fifth Avenue

 

 

I’m currently craving L A C E!

 

Can you tell?

 

Lace is the perfect way to say “hey, I’m a girl and like to be pretty” without really having to say anything. There’s more feminine trends and wishful buys coming soon….hopefully a few of these things make their way into my closet!

The Curvy Girls Guide to Valentine’s Day Outfit: Girls Night Out or Date Night

Partying and getting tipsy with the girls or snuggling up to the boyfriend after a nice date?

Whatever your plans may be, you’re going to need a killer outfit!

Luckily for you, I’ve got a few ideas for you to choose from.

Let’s start with a night out with the boy…You can find these fabolous pieces at online stores like; loveculture.com :: plussizefix.com :: baublebar.com and more! Simply click the photos!!

Date Night on Valentines Day

A sexy dress (perfect for this date night outfit) that’s going to hug all of your curves but still covers problem areas (if you have them of course.) Be sure to grab a coat or jacket if you’re anywhere near the 60% of the snow covered states. Keep the accessories simple, that way your honey can keep his eyes on your curves. Plus, overdoing it isn’t an option…think less disco ball and more discreet bling.

Now if you night includes dinner and bar hopping with your favorite gal pals, this outfit is for you!

Valentine's Day: Girls Night Out

 

This outfit choice is where you want to have a little more fun! Try new prints or different fits of your regular club clothes…this way, the jitters of wearing things outside your comfort zone won’t be a problem because you’re with your girls! Pair skinny jeans/leggings with a basic tee and dress it up with the accessories. It’s ok to brighten it up on this night.

 

 

There you have it!

Hopefully, these ideas takes away the stress of finding something to wear next weekend. Just focus on having fun!

 

 

Remember to check out these dating tips featured earlier in the week.