Basketball Wives Reunion & Evelyn’s Louboutins!

I’m not a fan of all the women on the Basketball Wives series on VH1, but I must admit I love their style!  The reunion show did not disappoint.  My favorite of the night was Evelyn Lozada.  She may have a potty mouth but the woman has a wardrobe to die for.  Her Herve Leger Gisele Geometric Jacquard Dress, $1950.00 and Pink “Changing of the Guard” Christian Louboutins, $1665.00, with gold accessories… fabulous!  By the way, Curvysta.com has similar shoes for $265.oo.  My second favorite look was Tami Roman.  Her Forever 21 dress looked better than Shaunie’s, by a European designer and about 100% more in dollars, at less than $50.00.  Best shoes of the night goes to Shaunie.

 


Who is Esperanza Spalding?

 

Who had the nerve to win Best New Artist Grammy for 2011?  Esperanza Spalding…the poor thing has received such backlash for beating out Justin Timberlake.  Sorry, I meant Justin Beiber.  He’s a little talented fellow but Esperanza, a classically trained jazz vocalist and bassist, deserved to win.Click on the link to learn more about her.

http://www.esperanzaspalding.com/

My Silver Treasure Chest

Hi Curvystas

I receive many compliments on my silver jewelry so I thought I’d show some of my priceless collection.  Why priceless? These are the ones that make me feel complete. I wear these more than my wedding rings (he understands).  Most of these pieces were purchased at T.J.Maxx and on the streets of NY.  There are some pieces that I especially love.  My black onyx, custom ring made by Aakofi, an Atlanta jewelry designer or rather artiste’.  She also does handbags and is a photographer.  Make sure you visit her website at http://www.aakofii.com.  The earrings are by Robyn Canady, another fabulous jewelry designer from Atlanta.  Who also happens to remind me of Audrey Hepburn.  Her website is http://www.designsbyrcanady.com.  Great gifts for the holidays!

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FIENDING JEFFREY CAMPBELL!

Jeffrey Campbell Shoes, how I love you so!  Your spring collection has this shoe addict fiending and foaming at the mouth.  How long must I wait to quell this jonesing I have for your platforms?

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Win a Curvysta gift package the next 10 days before Christmas!

A dress, necklace, pair of earrings, headdress and mini handbag with a total value of over $100.00, along with a 5-notebook journal set from FOSSIL and a $25 American Express giftcard.

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This giveaway will end 12/24/2010 at 5 p.m. Eastern standard time.  All 12 points must be earned prior to the end of the giveaway.  The winner will be chosen at random on 12/24/2010 after points earned are verified.  The winner will be announced on 12/24/2010.  This contest is only open to US residents.  This contest is sponsored by http://www.curvysta.com, American Express and Fossil.

Curvysta Sculpture in HOMEGOODS

Hi Curvystas!

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.

Curvysta Street Wear/D.C. & Atlanta

Hello Curvystas!

As I walked out of the liquor store in Little Five Points in Atlanta, I saw this woman walking to her car.  The girl didn’t have a chance!  I am worse than the paparazzi when I want to take a photograph.  She was sweet enough to stop, acknowledge my presence and be photographed.  I don’t remember her name, but she models in the Atlanta area.  Her boots caught my eyes first and then her cornrows.  Great style!

I met this lovely girl, Elena, at Tyson’s Corner Mall in Mclean, Va. on Black Friday weekend.  Her diva eye makeup caught my eye;  A little goth and such a contrast to the rest of her.  Great outfit for a date, which I think she was on, with a handsome gentleman.  You go Elena!  The top and sweater are from Chadwicks.  The wide leg pants were Lane Bryant.  I have them in every color. Love, love, love, wide leg pants with ballerina flats or with menswear style shoes (very Marlene Dietrich!).

And finally here is a pic of me trying to choose a handbag to go with the outfit.  I went with the black bag.  Easier to shop with.  I also wore a leather belt and forgot to take the pic after the fact.  The sweater is a cashmere Ralph Lauren with leather patches.  The brown handbag is a Coach saddle bag and the black one is an Italian designer.  My phone is a Droid X.  Love it and its video capabilities.

Ladies be ready for me….cause you will never know when I’ll sneak up on you for a pic!  Be on your best fashion behavior!

The Miss Tina Collection by Tina Knowles at Walmart

Hi Curvystas,

I no longer live near a Walmart so as soon as I was able to get there, I headed straight to the Miss Tina Collection by Tina Knowles.  There were three racks of clothing to select from.  Out of those three racks, I honestly only liked three pieces.  I know its Walmart, but I expected a little more from the collection.  Norma Kamali delivered a great selection and better cut clothing for the plus size woman.

The first piece I tried on were her knit leggings with an attached miniskirt.  This was my favorite piece, although the skirt could be just a tad higher on the waistline for comfort and to avoid belly rollover.  It is 96% polyester and 4% spandex and was $15.00.

The second piece was an embellished long sleeve top made of 96% polyester and 4% spandex and $15.00 as well.  The length of the top was great.  It hit almost mid thigh, so its something you can actually wear with leggings or jeggings and not feel like your exposing to much bottom.  I tried it on with the skirt/legging piece and the proportions were wrong together.  I would love this top to wear with black leggings or tight jeans, maybe even a longer pencil skirt and a body shaper.

The last piece I tried on was a woven taffeta jacket with stretch fabric built into the sides.  The jacket had great hanger appeal but once I put it on I was soooo disappointed.  The closure was too high on my stomach.  The attached belt does not give allowance for women that may choose a more structured belt.  I hate fabric belts.  It accentuates my problem area.  The reason I was soooo disappointed is that the jacket had potential.  The collar and the sleeves are amazing.  The sleeves were 3/4, with just enough pouf without reminding you of the 80’s but the elastic at the end of the sleeve cheapened it.

The fabric reminded me of the old Adidas workout pants that made noise when you walked.  Like plastic rubbing together or sitting on your grandmother’s sofa.  It was $25.00 and the woven taffeta is really polyester.

I didn’t buy anything from Miss Tina but I did leave with this great t-shirt.  I plan to wear it with one of my many black blazers.  What do you think too much for a PTA meeting?  And I could not leave without my Wonder Woman wallet.   All I need are my gold cuffs and red and white bustier.  If only I could find a golden lasso.