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Mode Mondays

January 12, 2010 Leave a comment

MODE MONDAYS

Ok I know its Tuesday but my internet is down right now so I am a day late 😦

Any who on to our dress piece today from Tim Gunn..

DRESS PANTS: Although it doesn’t say black, this is probably what you want to look for. Black is flattering on all figures and goes with everything.

I love a good pair of dress pants, in neutral colors black, gray and brown.  They come in so handy I also have one pair of tuxedo pants this is not plus size, but it is from Spiegel.com $69.00.  But if you can only get one pair I say go for black or grey, a dark grey. Both are from Lane Bryant for $69.50 each

You want to go for a straight leg, no taper it will give you that lovely Ice Cream Cone effect and we know how sexy that is lol

If you have a tummy as most of us do, * God Bless the Curvy Girl with the flat tummy I so want to be you lol * If you have a tummy you want to steer clear of pleated front pants.  I know this is hard I my self am guilty of this. But pleats add volume and that is what we don’t want.  You want to get a straight leg, slightly long so when you wear heels * I know you Curvy Girl Divas love your heels * your pants will hit at the right spot.

If you can afford to get 2 pairs of dress pants I suggest getting one dark grey pair and a black tuxedo pair.

Now what to wear with the dress pants, the possibilities are endless.

I love a classic crisp white button down shirt *sorry no french cuffs on this one from LB $39.99* with French Cuffs *I am a cuff link junkie*  or a twin sweater set and a pair of loafer *yes I am preppy lol *

Any number of shirts, blouses, sweaters and/or camis would go great with the dress pants, add a blazer and your set for work.

Now if you are going out on the town, you can pair it with a sexy silk cami, light weight sweater shrug, some pearls *did I mention I love pearls* and your best pair of platform pumps and your ready to head out with your Honey and have a great time.

For a Semi-Formal Event you can wear the tuxedo pants, again the silk cami and a satin jacket, sparkly earrings and black satin heels and you are ready to do the damn thing.

The dress pant is a great piece to add to your wardrobe.


Let me know how you like to wear your dress pants

Love Peace and Curvy-ness

Cute Curve Girl V

Confessions of a Reality Addict

January 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Hangs Head in Shame

Yes, my name is V and I am Addicted to Reality TV

I hate to admit it but I am.  I mostly watch the fashion and make-over shows like

  • What Not to Wear…LOVE STACY AND CLINTON – airs on TLC
  • How Do I Look …I miss Finola Hughes the old host – airs on Style
  • Say Yes To This Dress…airs on TLC
  • Project Runway….Love Tim Gunn he is my new BFF but he does not know it yet lol – airs on Lifetime

These are just a few of the ones I watch but they are the main ones that I make sure I catch every week.


The last one Project Runway which originally aired on Bravo TV  and is now on LifeTime.  Now that P.R. is on LifeTime, Bravo seems to be looking for it’s replacement.  They have had two shows so far, The Fashion Show Isaac Mizrahi,  Fern Mallis, and Kelly Rowland where the judges of the show.  While I adore Isaac and Fern, every week I watched I wondered why Kelly Rowland was on the show…she was ‘eh at best.

The show was ok but most of us who watched were hopeing it would have the same spark as Project Runway has…and of course it did not.

Currently airing on Bravo TV is Launch My Line , where Dean & Dan Caten who are D2, along with Lisa Kline &Stefani Greenfield are the other two judges.  This show is a bit far fetched for me.  You have people who have no sewing experience or background as the designers and experts who do the sewing and guidance to help them launch their line.

I am feeling this show less than The Fashion Show.

Bravo needs to beg, bow, scrape, etc to get PR back on Bravo, because the two shows that they have put out have not come close to PR.

And yes I know it will not be the same but, you don’t even find your self liking most of these designers on this show.  While Project Runway exposed you to stuff you could wear every day, and some really out there stuff, the items and challenges on the two new shows were just a bit far fetched for my tastes.  Not to mention I think the twins from D2 are a bit annoying, and too over the top.

While most of us who watch PR love and adore Michael Kors, and love to hate Nina Garcia, we (at least me) learn something from the show.  Be it a new designer, or some history or just something (like who Fern Mallis is) I don’t feel these other shows do that.

Maybe I am expecting too much from them, and unfairly judging them.  I will continue to watch the fashion reality shows that Bravo puts out in hopes that they can hit PR Gold again.

Sssooo my Fashion Followers…what do you all think?

Let me know if am being too harsh lol

Love, Peace and Curvy-ness

Curvy Girl V

10 Pieces I Want This Year

December 30, 2009 Leave a comment

One of the best things I ever learned from Project Runway, Which airs on Lifetime, was finding out about Tim Gunn…OMG

I this man so much

His book A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style which describes the 10 Essential Items:

  1. Basic Black Dress
  2. Trench Coat
  3. Dress Pants
  4. Classic Shirt
  5. Jeans
  6. Any Occasion Top
  7. Skirt
  8. Day Dress –
  9. Jacket
  10. Sweatsuit Alternative

Bonus: One Indulgent Trendy Item

Tonight i am going to talk about the 1st one, the Black Dress or as many of us Ladies call them the LBD the Little Black Dress

I found this pic of Tim online holding up a LBD Clearly this dress was not meant for a Curvy Girl….the spagetti straps alone would nix it for most of us.

Now me I Love Love Love a Sheath Dress on me and a Curvy Girls

This is a cute lace sheath dress that can be dressed up or down, put a blazer over it for the office, or going out a cute little shrug , and Pearls.  I don’t know what it is about a LBD that i just have to have some pearls with it

This dress is from Lane Bryant $79.50 Pearls from Target $39.99

Another classic LBD

From OneStopPlus.com $39.99

This is a great dress, it is knit with an empire waist and 3/4 sleeves for those that don’t want to show their arms.  Great again for work  or a night out with the girls add a pop of color by adding a belt

from Amazon.com $12.99 on sale


To my Curvy Divas go out have fun and enjoy looking for the Perfect Little Black Dress, here are a few other styles, i will list the websites below

Monif C

Kiyonna

So Cute Curvy Girls send me your pics of your LBD….I will post up pics of mine soon

Love & Peace

Cute Curvy Girl V