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A LITTLE GLAM

Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog Charlotte Russe Plus Holiday Outfit
What better than a little lace, sparkle, and shine for a night out?

COMFY COZY

Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog Long Sweater Cardigan with Jeans
I hope those of you that celebrate enjoyed the holiday weekend! :)

MINIMUM EFFORT MAXIMUM IMPACT


Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog Target Ava and Viv Maximum Impact Minimum Effort Holiday Looks

With the craziness of the holidays, having a couple no-fail, super easy, throw-on-and-go looks can be a total life saver! But just because the look doesn't take a lot of time and effort doesn't mean it can't be a head-turner! Click through for a couple looks in collaboration with Target Style that deliver a nice dose of style without a ton of thinking and planning!

HOLIDAY SPIRIT

Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog maurices holiday lace dress outfit

If you’re anything like me, one of your favorite parts of the holiday season is getting all dolled up and hitting the town for a fun party!

TOUGH LOVE

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I can’t seem to get enough of dark burgundy shades right now!

SWEATER WEATHER

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Chunky sweaters are pretty much a way of life for me.

MOOD SWING

Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog Kohl's Fall Look
It's currently 90 degrees out. WHERE ARE YOU, FALL?

MUTED SHADES

Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog Maurices Perfect Blouse Leather Skirt Fall Outfit

As much as I love bright colors and prints in the summer, fall weather calls for a more understated elegance. 

Fall Plaid with Target: Play by the Rules or Break the Rules


Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion blog Fall Plaid Outfit Ideas with Target

Nothing screams fall like pumpkin spice lattes, boots, and plaid! But what’s your plaid personality, classic and timeless, or graphic and bold?

STRUCTURED

Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog Charlotte Russe Workwear to Date Night Look

A structured but drapey jacket and tailored pencil skirt are perfect for transitioning from work to date night!

LAYERED UP

Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog Charlotte Russe Anorak Skinny Jeans Lace Up Boots

Is anyone else desperate for fall and colder weather? Because I won't lie, it still felt like summer when I wore this.

FALL READY

Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog Fall Ready faux leather midi skirt

Maroon and burgundy have become essential fall shades for me, and I can't wait to bust them all out as the weather gets cooler!

POP UP CLOSET SALE!

Eek! I'm SO SO SO excited to share that I'll be part of a huge pop up closet sale happening on August 30th in LA! Hosted by Reah Norman of Styled By Reah, and also including Gabi Gregg, Nicolette Mason, Ivory Jinelle, Rachel Richardson, and Jay Miranda, the pop up will be an awesome way to score seriously cute, brand new and gently used clothing and accessories for a total steal. Living Doll LA, Curvy Couture, and City Chic will also be there with previews of their fall lines!

I really hope you guys can come out--there will also be yummy treats, giveaways, and gift bags for the first 50 attendees!
I'll be bringing a tonnnnn of clothing to the sale--I'm talking moto jackets, tulle skirts, and tons more from recent outfit posts! Sizes of my items will range from 12 to 24, 0x - 3x, and the event will have pieces up to 28! I'll also be clearing out my bag and accessory collection! I'm pretty sure most of us will be accepting both cash and credit card (I know I am!) so come ready to shop! ;)
Hope to see you there!
HNYPT LA
Sunday, Aug 30, 2015 from 12pm-3pm
212 W 12th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
*metered street parking and public lots available on 12th, Olive and Hill
Event space website: www.hnyptla.com

Facebook Event here, Register to let us know you're coming on Eventbrite here!

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XO ALLISON


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BLUSH LAYERS

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(Okay but really, my face wasn't this geisha-like white in real life. I blame the sunscreen I was wearing!)

LIVE THE LOOK

Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog Live the Look Two Tone Dress

Sometimes a bold lip and a sassy animal print are just what is needed to add a little drama to your look!

OLD NAVY UNIVERSAL FIT DENIM





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If there's one thing I HATE shopping for, it's jeans! I have the hardest time finding jeans to fit my apple shape--they're always too baggy on my straight hips and butt, or too tight at the waist! Drives. Me. NUTS. That's why, when I find a pair I love, I buy them in multiples. Every rinse, different inseams...I'll take them all! My go-to style up until now has been the Old Navy Rockstar skinny jeans--they're a super skinny, peel-em-off-at-night style that I love! Sometimes you've just got to switch it up though...

UPGRADED CLASSIC

Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog MYNT1792 Shirt Dress
This has to be my favorite iteration of the classic shirt dress yet!

BOLD AND BLUE

Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog Charlotte Ruse Bold Blue White and Black Outfit

Who says plus size girls can't wear wide stripes?

BOHO CHIC

Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog Charlotte Russe Summer Dress

So loving the short dress/ankle boot  combo lately!

MAURICES SUMMER LOVE

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It's soooooooooo hotttttttttttttttttttttttt.

Well. If this muggy heatwave doesn't scream summer, I don't know what does. The struggle to keep cool and remain chic is in full swing, so this maxi dress from maurices has been in constant rotation as I try not to sweat my face off! (TMI? :P)

FALL SHOPPING HEAD START: NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE PICKS!

It's that time of year! Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale is THE BEST time to shop for Fall's new arrivals at awesome prices. I got the chance to check it out a week early in store since I'm a Nordstrom cardholder, so I've actually seen and touched most of my picks below! Check out my favorites from  each category--to shop, just click on the item! :) Make sure you shop soon--items tend to sell out quickly during the sale, and prices go back up on August 3rd!

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I am BEYOND obsessed with this maroon leather fit and flare dress! It's 33% off in the N Sale, so I'm definitely scooping it up before prices go back up! The collar is such a cute accent, and the color is perfect.

I'm also so excited for cooler weather so I can actually wear my jeans and coats. The colorblock parka with faux fur hood is so cozy and chic, and at deal at under $120. I'm usually a dark denim girl, but this pair of light gray skinny jeans is at the top of my wishlist since I can't help but imagine how perfect they would be with black booties or heels and a slouchy sweater!

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How incredible is that maroon backpack? (Clearly I'm having a maroon moment.) The gold buckles and genuine leather are super luxe and even prettier in person! If a clutch is more your style, definitely check out this ombre leather envelope version! It's on sale for less than $60, which is a total steal!

I've been in the market for a cool new pair of headphone, and this pair from Frends with oil-slick scalloped edges is super cool and totally practical. It also comes with an awesome set of earbuds!



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OMG CAN IT BE BOOT SEASON ALREADYYY. While there will always be a place in my heart for pumps and heels, a boot season is my absolute favorite because the shoe game is just SO. GOOD. How incredible is that pair of burgundy leather wide calf riding boots?! Dying.

For those of you shopping for pieces to wear now, I'm beyond obsessed with the teal ankle strap heels. They've got awesome detailing behind the ankle, too!

Another item definitely in my cart already is is the simple black suede ankle boot. I wore my last pair to death, and this looks like the perfect replacement!

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Ohhhh beauty stuff always always always gets me (because who doesn't have space for just one more lipstick or eyeshadow palette?). It is especially hard to resist sets, because they're always such a great value! The Chanel travel set above, for example, has eye, cheek, and lip products, brushes, AND a mascara. All for under $100! Such an amazing deal.

I got to swatch the NARS lip pencil set at the store last week, and holy cow, they are SO pigmented, and so gorgeous! All three colors looked great on my skintone too, which is usually a hard thing for me to accomplish! NARS also totally hit it out of the park with their Blame it on NARS cheek palette, which comes with a bronzing shade, 2 blushes, a highlight, AND a travel size NARS Ita kabuki brush! It's a $160 value, on sale for $59. Crazy, right?! 

What do you guys think of the sale? Will you be picking anything up? I'd love to hear what your wishlist items are! :D


XO ALLISON


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FACES IN PLACES

Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog Striped Eloquii Dress and Kate Spade Clutch

One of my faaaavorite things to look at is Faces in Places...they haven't updated in ages, but the archives are so good! Getting nerdy here, but did you know that the brain is primed to see faces in objects? Too funny!

SUNSHINE STATE

Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog Yellow Palm Print Dress from Gwynnie Bee

It doesn't get more summery than a big beach tote, palm print dress, and wedges!

RESTYLE: How to Style a Bridesmaid Dress for Everyday Wear

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Wedding season is definitely in full swing, and many of you have probably been in a bridal party at least once in your life! As fun as being a bridesmaid is, there's nothing worse than spending your hard-earned money on a dress you'll only wear once. This doesn't have to be the case though! With this look, I wanted to share an easy way to restyle and wear those bridesmaid dresses for day-to-day occasions!

AMERICANA

Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog Americana Fourth of July Outfit

After a nightmare 40 hour travel time, I'm finally back from Nashville! :D We had such an amazing time at CMAFest, and I couldn't think of a better way to commemorate our trip there with than with an Americana-inspired look!

CURRENTLY COVETING: Boho Summer Accessories

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Without fail, every summer, my SoCal roots start to show as I reach for my fringey pieces, lots of leather, and natural stones! Something about boho style just screams hot summer days at the beach to me, so I thought I would share some of the pieces I currently have my eye on. Just add some sun for a great day! ;)

NOIR ET BLANC

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Nothing chicer than a simple, sleek, black and white look!

EASY BREEZY

Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog Charlotte Russe Plus Crochet Cardigan and Pink Pech Pleated Dress

Cream and pale peachy pink is one of my favorite color combinations--perfectly girly and breezy, especially in crochet, lace, and pleated chiffon textures!