Summer is finally upon us and as I was walking around New York City one day I noticed more and more men carrying tote bags instead of messenger bags; and I thought it was such a cool idea as us ladies have been carrying tote bags for so long. Tote bags are a great way to help the planet by not needing to carry plastic bags; but also because they are light weight, can carry anything and can be thrown in the wash! Tote bags don’t have to be the free ones with logos thrown on the front but can be structured, zippered, come in nice fabrics and can look really chill slung over a shoulder. You can find them to suit any style. Below I have scoured the internet to find cool totes that won’t break the bank but look more expensive so you can leave the messenger bag at home..and Totes are great all year round..so enjoy!
Men’s tote bags
Finally the weather is thawing out and we can finally enjoy the sun; but with warm weather comes the humidity and mugginess of Summer..So why not carry everything in a light weight and stylish bag that goes with any of your Summer wardrobe? I first saw transparent handbags when I looked at Korean bloggers’ posts as well as in Japanese magazines such as Mini magazine’s May 2018 issue and couldn’t help but noticed they were more chic and just as structured as regular handbags! I loved how they wore baseball caps, sundresses and either sneakers or sandals for a perfect, fun and stylish warm weather look. It was a little tougher finding these kind of bags in the us online for reasonable prices but I found several styles all under $40! I hope you find one from our picks and let us know in the comments!
Clear bags are featured in the May 2018 issue of Mini
Romance is in the air and tomorrow marks the historical day when Meghan Markle becomes the first American and bi racial beauty to entire the royal family when she weds the handsome Prince Harry! Their love and happiness have placed a smile on everyone’s face and we are all so excited to finally be interested in royal news lol! Why not celebrate by donning a beautiful tiara? We chose ones that don’t look tacky or cheap without spending over $20! Tiaras are always in thanks to Courtney Love so here’s a chance to add one to your wardrobe without even scratching your bank account..
Hello my lovely curvy readers,
I was flipping through the pages of another glossy magazine when I came across a new trend for Spring; wear rainbow stripes with a candy colored twist. I loved all the beautiful pops of delicious colors that reminded me of those rainbow mints you would see in your grand mother’s candy bowl or a doctors offices back in the nineties when you were a kid.. What I didn’t see was any suggestions for plus sized or curvy women and that bothered me a lot! We can rock stripes just as well as any straight sized woman! There is a huge myth going around that curvy girls can’t wear stripes as it makes us look bigger..I wear stripes all the time and I’m a size 16 and I don’t look any bigger..So get out your wallets take our guide and go get some yummy rainbow stripes! I have chosen everything under $40!
Next in our look-a-like series Red edition; I chose the beautiful and chic Christian Louboutin So Kate pumps! These beauties are sky high, patent leather and will add a sleek pop of color to any outfit you can think of to pu together! The price tag for these lovelies is a not too bad ( as Louboutins can go for way more)$675. The similar styles we found surprisingly had similar shapes and heel length..Let us know in the comments if you think we chose wisely and what other designer look-a-likes you would like featured next month!
Back by popular demand; our designer look-a-like series! We started this series almost 8 years ago when designer dupes weren’t even a thing. We saw so many girls drooling over high end designs but couldn’t afford the real thing just yet.( we don’t condone designer knock offs EVER) We a,ways looked for something similar to the style and color of the designer Brand. Now more then ever you can shop the designer sales, stalk sample sales or wait for the real thing to show up on Poshmark, the real real..etc.. OR if you still don’t have or want to spend the money on said piece you can use our cheat sheets and get the similar look once again! We decided since valentine’s Day is right around the corner why not start with a pop of red which never goes out of style!
First up is the look-a-Like for the yummy Gucci Disco bag; this pebble leather bag is just the right size with a cute tassel; but with a $1190 price tag and the 100% leather material that might turn some off we came up with some similar styles we hope you like..let us know in the comments which ones you want or which look-a-like we should do next!
As Valentine’s Day draws near to us it’s the perfect time to look for heart shaped or heart pattern accessories! I love heart shapes as they are romantic, whimsical and fun to wear. I love how anything with hearts immediately adds a sweet and quirky touch to your wardrobe without being over the top (like my giant stuffed Bunny back pack from Wego Japan and artist Esther Kim lol)I decided to put together a cute collage of heart accessories that don’t scream Valentines Dayas well as being very affordable! These can be worn all year around. Enjoy and let us know in the comments if you bought anything or what’s your fave.
1. Red Fashion Wild Heart Shaped Rivets Bag $17 gamiss.com
2. Betsey Johnson Heart Appliqué Mini Backpack $50 nordstromrack.com
3. LC Love by Lauren Conrad Heart Crossbody $29 Kohls.com
4. Forever 21 Girl Power Earrings $4.90 forever21.com
5. Echo I Heart You Silk Scarf $49 Macys.com
6. Betsey Johnson Gold Tone Angel Heart & Rose Cluster Studs $28 Belk.com
Hello my fellow curvy readers,
The holidays are upon us and with it comes all the holiday parties. Being curvy makes it sometimes hard to look Chic and sexy during the holidays but; not anymore! You can’t go wrong with a sequin dress! It’s sparkly, flattering and goes with any shoes and accessories you may have in your closet. This season sees the long sleeve sequin dress as a new silhouette and I couldn’t be happier as it keeps you warm, hides any flaws and looks so sexy on any body type. Try pairing this dress with neutral accessories or add sequin or rhinestone pieces for that glittery Christmas Ornament vibe! I was totally surprised to find many options in slinky, sexy and cute designs; all being under $127! Let us know if you Fall in Love with any of our glamorous pics!
That time of year is upon us for the annual Christmas and Holiday parties. There will be so many and you can’t wear the same thing to every one of them; so why not have some fun this year will your outfits and get several sequin dresses! You can’t go wrong with a sequin dress as it flatters any figure, is chic and goes with just about any shoe or bag! This year we are looking at the long sleeved version as it’s more versatile,keeps you warmer and is much more flattering on all figures; try adding neutral accessories or go full on sequin to get your Christmas ornament homage on..The sequin dress in lower price points has been looking very luxe lately with more attention to details,the sequin fabric being fuller, more color ways and chicer silhouettes. These are our picks for the best sequin dresses under $100 so you can go to all those holiday parties without wearing the same thing and not breaking the bank.
The last stop on our pre fall journey ends in clutches with flowers on them. Think very dark and romantic floral patterns and flower embellishments. FYI I went yesterday to Lord And Taylor and was pleasantly surprised to find a ton of flower and global print clutches and bags at 70% off! They even have an extra 25% off coupon to stack on top! I was able to score an gorg floral print top handle bag ( another huge Fall staple) by Ted Baker for $65 down from $249!! So that really hits home what I was saying about end of season sales..A lot of the floral trends from Soring and Summer can be used for Fall; saving you tons of money and helping you try a trend you weren’t too sure about. Nordstrom is also having their end of season sale right now.
I chose the flower clutch as I feel ladies are sleeping on one of my fave accessories! You can throw a clutch into your work tote and pull it out for a night on the town. I like using larger clutches as day bag cuz they hold so much yet can fit easily under my arm or in a tote bag while I’m out and about. The flower clutch will add a statement to any outfit and as the leaves fall you will be carrying around a garden to remind you to stop and smell the roses…