Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Romantic Feminine LACE-Peek-A-BOOBS!

I am REALLY into the brushed lace trend right now!  It's soft, flirty, romantic and feminine (my motto).  It oozes just the right amount of sexiness when paired with a cami underneath.  
Below are my favs that I am obsessed with right now.  ESPECIALLY the black cropped lace shirt with the tulip back from Anthropologie.  The back is SO different yet current.
I also have 2 different colors of the lace top from Urban Outfitters (ON SALE FOR $14.99!) which I LOVE!  The lace trend will carry into the Spring and flatters most figures, (especially the busty kind!)

Romantic Feminine LACE

T shirt
$78 -

T shirt
$78 -

Kimchi Blue boatneck tee
$15 -

Brushed Lace Pullover
$68 -

Platform pumps
$30 -

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Wonderful Winter Wardrobe- CROPPED SWEATERS

Happy 2012 Fashionista's! I hope your holiday's were as smashing as mine!
It has been quite some time since my last post. I am going to try and make an effort to post more often. Some posts will be just my fav outfits and some will break down the current trends. But, all will still focus on what looks good on women with CURVES!
Ok, let's get down to business. A popular trend right now, that will carry into the Spring, is the cropped sweater. At first I stayed away from cropped ANYTHING! It reminded me of Britney Spears circa 1999, which she ROCKED with her flat-abs and belly ring. Hesitant, I tried on an UBER soft, loose knit, navy blue, cropped sweater that I found at Nordstrom (listed below). I tried it on with no layering underneath and it looked AWFUL! I was ALL boobs, no torso, and my muffin top was spilling over my jeggings (think, Chris Farley "Fat guy in a little coat" from Tommy Boy). Like I said, AWFUL! I then went and grabbed a long navy tank to layer underneath it and voile; I LOVED It!!
So, the key to cropped sweaters for curvy women is to get a size that fits well, not too big or you will look like you are wearing a potato sack; and not too tight or you will look like you're in a toddlers sweater. Once you find the right fit, grab a long layering tank. You can add some color with the layering tanks or go for a monochromatic look and stick to the same color. Play with it!
I wear my cropped sweaters with jeggings or a long, flowy, romantic skirt in a bold scarlet color and brown riding boots. I wore this outfit Sunday in Walnut Creek and had quite a few compliments.
Below are some of my favorite cropped sweaters and layering combos. Let me know what you think!!

Cropped Sweaters and flowy skirts

Leifsdottir metallic top
$80 -

Rubbish sweater
$54 -

Old Navy long sleeve top
$37 -

Old Navy scoop neck top
$10 -

Leifsdottir chiffon skirt
$40 -

$49 -