Royal Blue…

Royal Blue...

Karen Millen hi low maxi dress
$335 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Loose top
allyfashion.com

American Vintage white cotton shirt
$59 – question-air.com

Sergio Rossi heeled sandals
couture.zappos.com

Shoes
toms.com

Oscar de la Renta clasp purse
marissacollections.com

Proenza Schouler suede backpack
$1,750 – shopmrsh.com

Vince camuto tote
shoptheshoebox.com

Chandelier jewelry
stelladot.com

Donna Karan braided leather belt
$705 – theoutnet.com

St. Patrick’s Day Inspiration…

St. Patrick's Day Inspiration...

5 Must-Have Shoes For Fall

5 Must-Have Shoes For Fall

Essential Shoes For Fall

Essential Shoes For Fall

Cole Haan pumps
piperlime.gap.com

Corso como boots
piperlime.gap.com

Sam Edelman ankle booties
piperlime.gap.com

Boots
nordstrom.com

Zara pumps
zara.com

Dv by dolce vita boots
piperlime.gap.com

Nine West pumps
ninewest.com

Frye Jayden Moto Cuff
lorisshoes.com

French Connection Louise
piperlime.gap.com

Report Sophe L
piperlime.gap.com

Packing For Vacation

Packing For Vacation

Velvet long dress
farfetch.com

Alexander wang
lagarconne.com

Halter top
everythingbutwater.com

Nine west shoes
ninewest.com

Havaiana
swell.com

Tumi luggage
farfetch.com

Coral

Coral

Coral by rubyshoes42 featuring a hard case

H m
$15 – hm.com

Kate Spade hard case
piperlime.gap.com

Tarte lipstick
sephora.com

Nail polish
bloomingdales.com

Flight 001
shopbop.com

Coachella Style Featuring Free People

Coachella Style Featuring Free People

Dress / Free People crochet dress / Top / Top / Free People scalloped skirt / Nine West leather sandals / Vanessa Mooney black bag / Antik Batik fringe handbag / Antik Batik leather bag / H&M fringe shoulder bag, $92 / Studded handbag / Vanessa Mooney statement necklace / Vanessa Mooney tribal jewelry / Floppy hat / Vanessa Mooney / Straw hat / ANTIK BATIK Tong Poesy Blue, $220 / Ceinture Costa en cuir bleu Antik Batik, $13

Looking Good At Your Child’s Sporting Event

Looking Good At Your Child's Sporting Event

H M long sleeve shirt
$24 – hm.com

H M printed shirt
$24 – hm.com

H m
hm.com

Uniqlo
$96 – uniqlo.com

H m
$64 – hm.com

Etoile isabel marant
luisaviaroma.com

Ag adriano goldschmied
$225 – farfetch.com

Stussy military legging
$61 – generalpants.com.au

Nine west
piperlime.gap.com

Report leather boots
piperlime.gap.com

Making the best of what you have

Making the best of what you have

NYDJ slim fit jeans
$114 – nordstrom.com

Nine West wedge heels
$60 – dsw.com

Choker necklace
$104 – stelladot.com

So many women with curves come to me and have absolutely no idea how to dress their bodies.  They are often hiding behind shapeless garments that are doing nothing for them other than making them appear larger and shapeless.  My motto in styling is “accent what you got”! I can’t count how many times I pulled out a pair of Not Your Daughters “Skinny” Jeans for a curvy girl and heard “there is no way I am even trying those on!”  But guess what?  After a lot of coaxing I will get my way! Once she has those curve hugging jeans on,  the sour look has turned into a reluctant smile (as not wanting to admit they were wrong and I was right)!
 So let’s talk about my choices above and why they work…
The fabulous orange/peach colored NYDJ are curve enhancing and create a longer, leaner line especially when paired with a wedge heel (I’ll talk about the shoes in a minute). Pieces that fit well and sit CLOSER to the body are ideal for plus sizes. Too much volume will add bulk.
The chambray blouse works in this instance as it is tied at the waist (this is a huge look for Spring! You will find every designer doing a tie waist shirt this season in some form or another).  instinctively a curvy girl would want to wear a loose oversized shirt with these jeans. But by tying this shirt at the waist you are creating a line of demarcation and defining the waistline, ultimately, once again accentuating curves!
The Nine West wedge heels in this nude/tan color are ideal…there is nothing better for a larger girl then a chunky wedge.  It’s proportional to her frame rather than a thin stiletto and once again due to its height and color creates a longer line.  If we would have chosen a bright shoe it would have broken up the line of her leg.
I chose the Stella & Dot necklace for 2 reasons. One, it’s a statement piece that will be sure to draw the eye up towards the face. I worked in the jewelry business for a while and was always told “if you want to look like you just lost 10 lbs. then wear a great shorter statement piece”.  Also, it’s a necklace that’s in proportion to the models stature.
So there you have it…there truly is an art and science behind dressing, I hope this helps.