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Tadashi Shoji: New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019

From lush velvet to shiny sequins, this parade of formal frocks had it all…including a few rompers/jumpsuits! Even I’d LOVE to wear these!

Here are just a few of my faves from one of my faves from the always inclusive Tadashi Shoji.

Featuring plus size models in dresses perfectly made to hug curves just right…

Photo via Gio Staiano for Now Fashion

 

Photo via Gio Staiano for Now Fashion

 

Photo via Gio Staiano for Now Fashion

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Photo via Gio Staiano for Now Fashion
Photo via Gio Staiano for Now Fashion

All the looks from this show looked soft yet so powerful and regal…just what you want in evening wear or a party dress. Tadashi Shoji continues to amaze.

 

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Wednesday Wants: Hip Hop History MCMxPuma

80’s and 90’s hip hop is how I grew up. From my listening to what my Dad listened to, to hanging around the older brothers of my childhood friends…hip hop is in me and so is the fashion that comes with it.

 MCM & Puma are two brands that were synonymous with rap way back when. I remember carrying my Mom’s MCM purse around the house in the 90’s like it was mine so this collab brings back good memories! Some trends may come and go but TRUE hip hop fashion is trendsetting just like MCM!  

Now let me just get some life savings together to afford such a luxury when its’ released next week!

In the meantime…

Here’s a preview…

 

 

 

 

Start the countdown and sign up now to get updates.

Here: PUMAxMCM

 

 

Let MCM tell you about it…

 

 

Seriously, are you ready?

 

 

All photos are via MCM.com

Fave Fall Finds: Boots Edition

 

Whether you have small feet, wide feet, thicker calf muscles, or larger ankles…there is a boot out there for you!

So, it finally feels like fall…wait…scratch that…it’s STILL summer.

After going through a major heat wave in September…I’m talking about 90+ degrees in Michigan, we’re still in the 80’s and it’s October! This is making it feel like a very long summer.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for getting some vitamin D but I’m ready to add a few layers. 

The one thing this weather won’t stop: me from wearing boots! That’s riiiight, it’s boot season whether the temperatures says it or not. 

And since it’s that time of the year, I’ve been scouring the stores to find the perfect pairs to share with you guys!

 

 

Let’s go shopping, shall we?

 

Kinsey Heeled Boot ~ $79

Maia Flat Boots ~ $84

Sabine Heeled Boot ~ $84

If you get any of these boots, be sure to use my sign-up link here ~~~> www.justfab.com/invite/curvyrena

(prices go down TREMENDOUSLY if you’re a VIP and sign up for an account! I’m totally obsessed with JustFab!)

 

 

 

Faux Suede Ankle Boot ~ $69

Stretch Ankle Boot ~ $69

Over-the-Knee Boot ~ $89

Studded Ankle Boot ~ $69

 

 

 

 

LOUISE ET CIE VINN FAUX PEARL EMBELLISHED BOOTIE ~ $198 

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VINCE CAMUTO PATIRA – QUILTED RIDING BOOT ~ $189

 

 

 

 

Faux Suede Ruched Boot ~ $75

Side Grommet Faux Suede Boots ~ $89

Elastic Calf Stretch Boots ~ $89

Over-the-Knee Heel Boot ~ $89

 

 

All of the boots featured ARE available in wide calf.

So if you’re looking for a wide calf boot, simply click any link and you’re good to go! Remember prices may down during certain sales so be sure to watch the stores (and their websites) for falling prices on boots.

 

Are there any other fall finds that you’ve spied recently?



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: 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. 

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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.

On Court Fashion: Day 2 Australian Open 2017

Day two of the Australian Open gave us more bright colors and greeted the players with even brighter sun rays!

While the temps flirted with 100 degrees, the matches also heated up and lasted well into the night.

(Or morning if you’re on east coast time like me)

Let’s see what Day 2 of Round 1 had in store for on court fashion…

 

 

 

Serena Williams in Nike

 

 

Aga Radwanska in Lotto

 

 

 

Novak Djokovic in Uniqlo

 

 

Tsvetana Pironkova

 

 

Heather Watson in New Balance
 

 
 

Ivo Karlovic in Mizuno

 
 

Donald Young in Boast USA

 
 

Yulia Putinetsiva in Mizuno

 
So that’s it for Day 2 but definitely not it for the Australian Open! Follow along with me to cheer on our faves and to (of course) see what they’re wearing on the courts.

 

 

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74th Annual Golden Globes

Awards season has officially kicked off!

Let the bright lights and double sided boob tape not blind you!

Last night were the 74th Annual Golden Globes in California. There were some BIG winners outside on the red carpet and some even bigger winners inside the auditorium. (On a personal note, I debated with myself on covering the event simply from being tired of people overusing the word “slay” … yes, I’m that annoyed.) 

Anywho…there were lots of shimmering metallic, black and white combinations, and wonderful soft pastels gracing the entrance of the Golden Globes.

 

Here are my faves that should top everyone’s “Best Dressed” List: 

 

 

I MUST start with THE Tracee Ellis Ross who wowed everyone on the red carpet and most notably wowed with her acceptance speech for her role on Blackish. The first black woman to win in…basically my whole lifetime. Wearing a Zuhair Murad dress and Yeprem jewelry covering her fingers. 

poses in the press room during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

 

 

Evan Rachel Wood switched things up with an Altuzarra tux. 

 

 

 

Lily Collins wore the most beautiful dusty rose dress by Zuhair Murad Couture.

 

Viola Davis sparkled in a pop of yellow in this one shoulder Michael Kors dress. 

photo via Getty Images 

 

Emma Stone was bright as a star (pun intended) in Maison Valentino

 

 

 Priyanka Chopra (I have the biggest crush on her…sshhh) in this stunning gold Ralph Lauren

 

 

 

 

Now for the guys…

 

Eddie Redmayne can never do anything wrong. Rocking an almost dark blue suit, the Omega watches brand ambassador topped it all off with the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch (you guys know how much I love a nice watch!)

   Eddie Redmayne arrives to the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

 

 

 

Donald Glover wore a chocolate brown velvet Gucci suit while he scooped up TWO Golden Globes for FX’s hit Atlanta. 

 photo via Getty Images 

poses in the press room during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

 

 

 

Ryan Gosling who had the most gracious of acceptance speeches thanking the beautifully strong Eva Mendes.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock (7734777if)
Ryan Gosling
74th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA – 08 Jan 2017

 

Well, that’s it for me! I’m pretty sure I’ve missed some other great dressed stars but these topped my list! Hope you enjoyed. Let’s discuss your faves and more via Facebook or Twitter!

 

 

 

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New York Fashion Week: Christian Siriano Spring/Summer 2017

 

Here are a few of my fave looks from Christian Siriano’s runway show last week in NYC.

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photos via Vogue.it Photo by Marcus Tondo / Indigital.tv.

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End of Summer Style

Summer is just about over!  For those in between days when it’s not quite cool enough for a sweater and you still want to look cute, what to do? Or if you’re like me, you want to get at least one more wear out of that perfect summer maxi dress…

 

0park2Simply pair a denim jacket and sandals with your maxi dress and you’re all set to go for a Sunday stroll in the park!

Dress: Perfectly Priscilla

Shoes: Pour La Victoire

Jacket: Old Navy

Phone Case: Kate Spade

 

 

plus size maxi dressOf course I took my furry baby beagle Chipper (who’s now 5 and loves to pull me) for a walk through the park! Dubbed “Great Expectations Maxi Dress by Perfectly Priscilla” is spot on! Needless to say this dress meets and exceeds my expectations! It is both cute and functional, isn’t heavy so it doesn’t weigh me down. It isn’t too thin, so no one will be able see through the fabric! I am absolutely in love with this dress! It’s the perfect length even for my short 5’3″ frame without any alterations.

 

Speaking of the fabric…the print! Oh my gosh, the print!

Perfectly priscilla maxi dress

It has a very Moroccan motif that I’m absolutely in love with! The material is perfect for summer or an almost fall day. Bonus: the upper part of the strapless dress is lined!

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Must say, I’m pretty excited about fall weather coming. For me, there’s nothing better than a pair of jeans and a sweater when the air is crisp. Can’t wait to see what Perfectly Priscilla has in store for the fall and winter! I’ll definitely grab a couple of stylish things.

 

This cute plus size maxi dress was provided by Perfectly Priscilla for my honest review.