I’m still in need of some furniture pieces in my new place but am trying to avoid overshopping. I no longer have my own personal garage to hoard things in anymore, now that I’m a city girl. My go to place is HOMEGOODS, the sister furniture store to Marshall’s/T.J. Maxx. They have the best selection of decorative items, at an affordable price. Here are some of my fave pieces that I would’ve purchased without thinking about it, just because I liked them. Clutter is no longer an option and therefore I have these lovely pictures to hold on to instead. Check out the Curvysta sculpture! LOVE IT! I’m going to try to find a spot for it somewhere in my house.
Hello Curvystas. It’s been more than a minute since I’ve sat down and posted on anything on the blog. I’ve moved from Georgia to Virginia this summer and it seems as if I’ve been preparing for it since the beginning of the year. The best thing about the move is that I am closer to the Tristate and still able to hop on the plane and head south when I need to. I will be posting pics from NY/D.C./N.J./Virginia/Atl and Cali of course.
Now back to fashion. If you don’t know, I am Blessed with four girls, ranging from 5-15. I never planned to have children, but He knows why He does things. In any case, my love of fashion has definitely passed on to my girls. They also love to shop for bargains. My oldest is a huge fan of Loehmann’s, T.J. Maxx and Marshall’s. Filene’s Basement in NY is a treasure chest for a teen. She once found an in season, yellow, Marc Jacob’s skirt with matching leggings for less than $75.00. My three younger ones love anything with sparkles, grommets and zippers. Just like their Mama (remember my Franco Sarto handbag in an older post!). They are still very different when they put it all together. My second child loves to mix and match colors and textures. The third one is preppier and the baby (she’s five) loves anything that reminds her of Fancy Nancy.
In Merriam’s Dictionary, the word SWAGGER is defined as such: 1: to conduct oneself in an arrogant or superciliously pompous manner; especially: to walk with an air of overbearing self-confidence.
In Urbandictionary.com, SWAGGER is defined: How one presents him or her self to the world. Swagger is shown from how the person handles a situation. It can also be shown in the person’s walk. e.g. Ryan: “Denzel Washington has swagger in all his movie rolls”.
I embrace the urban dictionary’s definiton of SWAGGER. Having SWAGGER does not require arrogance or pomposity. It is the genuine belief that you are fabulous and you love yourself as you are, no holds barred. Gabourey Sidibe, is a true example of Curvysta Swagger. On the cover of Ebony, Essence, V magazine and now, in the February 22, 2010 issue of People magazine, she explained how she found her inner confidence.
After being teased for her weight, dark skin and being told “she would never really be anything”, Sidibe found her SWAGGER. “I decided for myself that whatever people said, and no matter what I look like, I was going to be happy with myself. It’s like a force of will I gained inside, and ever since it’s worked for me.”
Here are photos of women at the Bronner Bros show with the Curvysta Swagger!
Be thankful for who you are and find your “inner” SWAGGER!
The oldest offspring mixes cheap and expensive with a Limited too top (T.J. Maxx) and a Marc Jacobs skirt (Loehmann’s, N.Y. find). The leggings/stockings are IISLI (Loehmann’s, N.Y.) that happened to match exactly. The boots are from Nordstrom’s (Phipps Plaza, Atlanta). Sunglasses (Bealls outlet).
The baby diva is wearing a faux fur coat with pleather belt (my boutique, last season), Black suede boots (T.J. Maxx), Hello Kitty watch (N.Y. street vendor).
Sunglasses(two seasons ago, my boutique).
Yes, these are my girls working at the boutique and dressing mannequins. The baby diva chose the outfit and accessory and is clearly directing her vision. OK!
Today I was literally, exhausted. Those plus mannequins are heavy! So, because of my lack of energy, I decided to wear jeans and a sweater. Comfort was important. I found my Navy Magaschoni sweater and paired it with Ashley Stewart dark jeans and the boots. I purchased the Magaschoni sweater at Nordstroms at 75% off of $298.00. It’s really a Misses XL, but it stretched so I went for it.
My accessories were on the softer side today. Peach color freshwater pearl necklace with a sterling silver pendant and the matching bracelet. The bracelet has four rows of freshwater pearls with medallion charm that matches the necklace. I purchased it at T.J. Maxx of course! The ring was purchased on vacation in Hawaii.
My girl, Yoly, said she will post some time this weekend. Look out for her! The girl knows her hair!
Crystal Renn, author of Hungry and supermodel for all things Curvy, rocked V magazine opposite your normal, anemic model. The bitch is fierce! She can outmodel any House. My favorite pose is on the right, with the Versace top and the Proenza Schouler skirt. All the right angles and still working the curves.