With the tensions between Cuba and the US dying down, and the recent Chanel Resort fashion show in Cuba, it is no small wonder that Latin American inspiration is a big trend in fashion right now. Brands are making fabrics with tropical plants and animals on them. Bright, bold colors are showing up on many garments, and tassels and fringe are adorning the trims of many of the pieces being released into stores today.
Where would we be without ASOS and ASOS Curve plus size work pants? I haven’t done a Currently Craving blog post in while and suddenly got inspired by a conversation in one of my favorite Facebook groups. The ladies of the groups were discussing how hard it is to find pantsuits and decent, professional looking workwear in general. If it is hard for straight size women to find decent workwear, imagine how hard it is for plus sized women. Cue ASOS.
There are so many great options out there for plus size partywear. Anybody can find something great to wear to their next holiday office party or New Year’s Eve bash. There are skirts and dresses, jumpsuits, and the like. Everything sparkles and glows for a really festive look.
Thanksgiving is coming up soon…as in next week. NEXT WEEK?!?!? Yea. This year is really speeding by fast. Real fast. Anywho. Do you know what you know what to wear to Thanksgiving dinner? I wanted to bring you a post that will give you all the Thanksgiving outfit inspiration. Depending on whether your family dinner is casual or dressy, you should find something here that you like. The casual outfit if trendy with an army green moto jacket, ripped jeans, a velvet top, and some chic white sneakers. This outfit follows the latest trends and is super chic without being too cool.
If you have been reading this blog for a few years, then I am sure you know that the fall and winter are my favorite seasons. I love wearing sweaters and wrapping my neck in scarves. I love getting my glove and hat sets together. These are the things that make me smile. Last week we saw Gabifresh model the clothes in ASOS Curve’s fall lookbook. She looked so great! Sooo good! (more…)
ASOS has plenty of wide width shoes available for wide feet girls like myself. Even though the offerings are few, the ones that they do have are very cute and very trendy. You can even find some basic black pumps there in a wide width. That is so rare.
Sorry I have been away for some long. Two weeks seems like an eternity, but I have been busy with school. I only have a few weeks left and two weeks ago I had midterms. Everything is going by so fast.
Anyway. For today’s Accessory Minute, I wanted to write about plus size rings because I have large fingers. I think my ring size is a 10, so I always have trouble finding cute, stylish rings to fit my finger. ASOS Curve has a ton of rings on their site.
So you may recall me talking about how I am shopping for dresses to wear to several weddings this year on the blog and social media. Well I still am looking for some plus size dresses because I just learned that one of the weddings will be held outside. That changes things. Now I need to find something that won’t be too hot or too cold depending on the weather. (more…)
Today is like Christmas Eve’s Eve, but you still need to get yourself ready for New Year’s Eve. Here are a few of my favorite plus size party dresses for New Year’s Eve. You can move in these dresses, and look ready for that New Years kiss. Count down to the new year in something sparkly or subtle. Maybe you want a peplum that you can wear to work, and event, or the watch night services at church… All of the dresses below are party ready,some are on sale right now, and all of them are fabulous! Place your order today so you can get it fast. Hurry up and grab these dresses below before you are caught out there with nothing to wear on New Year’s Eve. Photos from Ashley Stewart, ASOS, Missguided, Dorothy Perkins. (more…)
Just like the little black dress, the classic black pump or a cute pair of black heels have a classic appeal to them. You can wear them with everything and wear them just about anywhere. Few shoes will get you as much mileage as the classic black pump. While looking on ASOS, I saw a slew of black pumps that instantly caught my eye. Some are available in half and wide sizes. All of the ones that I picked are under $100, but the ones below are just a sliver of what you will find on the website. Photo from ASOS. (more…)
ASOS Curve‘s fall collection is fiyah!!! They just released the images yesterday, but I couldn’t blog about it because I had a patternmaking class last night. I was so antsy, I wanted to show these pictures last night because the collection is full of grunge meets preppy pieces that I love. I can’t wait for this collection to come out. There is a tan coat that I will need if we have another winter like last winter.
The plaid pieces speak to me because if you know me, plaid is mah thang! I mean I just sewed up a plaid half scale dress in garment construction last quarter. I am also intrigued by the midi skirts. I just starting buying midi skirts. I used to think they looked weird on my, but now after wearing one and looking super cute I am all in. I might need to buy these ASOS ones as well. The collection should be on ASOS.com soon.
The ASOS Summer Sale is Now at up to 70% off! That is a whole lot of wow! The shoes are cute and vary from winter to summer season shoes. The prices are great too! The only thing is that now that the sale has been going on for some time, a lot of the sizes are gone. Run…don’t walk to the ASOS Summer Sale!
ASOS SALON for Curve is now on the site and it is gorgeous. They basically designed a vintage inspired, heavy embellished special occasion line that is perfect for summer weddings and other parties. I love the pastel colors and vintage feel. These are the types of things that I would look for a t a vintage bazaar. You can find all of the collection here.
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Check out this Plus Size Spring Dress Haul that I shot a few seeks ago. I love these dresses from Target and ASOS Curve. I told you all that I am trying to do more clothing videos. OKAY! OKAY! Anyway. I love these dresses. I can’t wait to wear then out and about. I almost wore one of the Target dresses this weekend. The deets are below. I might put the outfit pics on my Instagram @thefatandskinny. (more…)
I am really loving the ASOS Curve SS 2014 Lookbook! It is super duper cute and fresh. I love the patterns and the prints. The trends are things that I have been seeing in straight sizes for a while that I wish would come to plus sizes. I want to buy the denim dress under the leather biker jacket, the grey mac coat, and one of the printed dresses. This lookbook is giving me life right now because outside my window in a crazy ass blizzard. I cannot wait for the weather to get to a point when I can wear something from this lookbook. Click on the pics below to get the full essence of the collection. Photos from ASOS.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s only right that we provide all of our curvy readers with a What to Wear to a Thanksgiving Dinner post.
First things first, when picking an outfit to wear for thanksgiving, whether it be to a thanksgiving dinner with family, or a thanksgiving party, it’s best if you incorporate some of the following colors.
1. Shades of Purple
– Dark plum, maroon or burgundy shades
– Reminiscent of apple cider and cranberry sauce
– Brighten and liven up dark shades of grey and taupe with a plum scarf or burgundy cardigan.
*No restrictions means you can eat as much as you want without your pants getting too tight or your belt pressing into your skin.*
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2. Shades of Red
– Rich color and very earthy
– Similar to the fall leaves on the trees
– Thanksgiving reds have golden or bronze undertones, enhancing the complexity of the shade.
– You can pair with browns and accents of [mustard] yellow.
Complete this look with a pair of leggings, if you choose, or wear it plain.
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3. Shades of Green
– Green is a perfect color to make you stand out
– Wear with warm or yellowing shades of green, such as olive green, which is the perfect accent to the earthy tones. For example, an olive green dress with earthy brown and [mustard] yellow.
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5. Shades of Brown
– Core colors of the fall
– Any shade of brown will work
– Light beige shades of brown would work.
– More neutral earth tones of browns are also excellent options
– Be sure to keep your outfit exciting by incorporating bright colors such as green, yellow, red or orange!
This week I found three plus size sweaters to buy this fall. Now is the time to buy so you can be prepared for the first little chill. Each one of these sweaters features a fall trend – ombre, animal print, minimalistic color-blocking! My favorite has to be the ASOS CURVE Ombre Open Knit Sweater for $67.50. I am also partial to the Women’s Plus Color Block Tunic Sweaters from Old Navy for $43.94. Those sweaters come in two colors. The one above is the neutral sweater and the other one is red.
The Animal Heart Sweater from Lane Bryant is regularly $59.95 and super cute to boot. I can imagine myself wearing that sweater with my new flare skirt. I’m telling you to buy these three plus size sweaters now because this weekend will be full of Labor Day sales! Lane Bryant even has a code (LDAY40LB) for 40% off the Animal Heart Sweater above. Old Navy has 30% off with code SPREE. I will be sure to update this space with the code from ASOS when I find it out. They do have a sale on their sale items right now that is up to 70%, so jump on that. Photos from the store mentioned above.
There are a lot of cool collections and designer drops this fall like Carmakoma to ASOS. Now ASOS Curve Jewelry, coming in August, is another one. You may have noticed ASOS Curve little pieces of jewelry here and there, but not a larger selection will be available this fall. I can’t wait to check out the ID necklaces, bracelets and rings they have for sale. The prices are pretty good too. The range will be priced from $10-$51. Check back on the ASOS site for details on the jewelry launch. Photo from ASOS.
Have you seen this ASOS Curve plus size dress? I am in love with this dress. It is gorgeous and stopped me in my tracks! The ASOS CURVE Rainbow Maxi Dress With Necklace Trim is flouncy and fun and very summery. They say it looks like a rainbow, but to me it looks like a beautiful sunset. You don’t need much jewelry for this dress because the collar doubles as a gold necklace. The dress is to die for and is on sale for $110.31, but is totally worth the price. Get yours from ASOS today!