Catherines Curvy Collection

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Catherines Twist Top (size 0X)

 Catherines Limitless Skirt (size 1X)

When it comes to modern, sexy, and contemporary fashion brands, Catherines Plus Sizes may not have always come to mind, but it’s a new day.  Their new Curvy Collection is breaking the mold and pushing the limits!

The Curvy Collection has arrived to celebrate your curves in soft, sexy pieces that fit perfectly and flatter the body beautifully. There is an array of items that are a part of this collection, including bodycons, wrap skirts, stylish tanks, and dresses.  With more than 350 locations nationwide, along with catherines.com, this brand is here to meet your fashion needs and offer styles for sizes 16W-34W and 0X-5X.

With spring in the air, the color white is one of the most adored colors of the season.  It is fresh and classic.  Nothing looks better than an all-white outfit that is done right because it can be a tricky color to pull off.   Sometimes wearing white can bring on anxiety, but the Curvy Collection twist top and limitless skirt are a match made in heaven!  The midi-length skirt is fully lined, which helps to ensure that your undergarments are not exposed.  The twist top features cutouts at the shoulders that show just the right amount of skin and was the perfect pairing with the skirt.

I love this outfit, and I hope you do too.  You can find the Curvy Collection online and in select stores.  What are your thoughts about the collection?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Catherines. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Catherines. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

Spring Stripes Trend with Loralette

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Get my jumpsuit HERE I am wearing a 2x in this jumpsuit, which is my normal size.

Get my shoes HERE

Hi, friends!  Spring is officially here and the stripes trend is all the rage!  I absolutely love rocking stripes, and I don’t let my curves stop me!  Stripes are fashion-forward, bold, and fun.  There are so many styles to choose from, but what I adore the most about the off-the-shoulder striped jumpsuit I’m wearing is the vertical stripes!  I enjoy horizontal stripes, but they can make you appear wider, so I love the vertical feature.

Today’s outfit is from Avenue’s new brand, Loralette!  This jumpsuit is beyond fabulous and I’m excited to share a new place to shop.  Loralette is a youthful brand for the curvy & confident girl that range in sizes 14-24.  These styles are trendy and will appeal to younger consumers that enjoy shopping online.  There are a wide variety of options to choose from with this line, from destructed denim, bodysuits, bralette’s, trendy tops, and dresses.  I am sure that you will find some items that you love so make sure that you check out the site!   Will you be rocking stripes this spring?

Sponsored by Loralette and ShopStyle

 

Get The Perfect Fit With Your Jeans

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Booties (Nine West) – similar HERE

*This post was sponsored by Slink Jeans.  All opinions and thoughts are my own.

I always get a lot of compliments on how my jeans fit.  If you know anything about my style, you would know that I live by the rule “fit over everything.” Whatever I wear has to flatter my shape and look amazing on my body, and jeans are no exception.  Slink jeans is a premium denim line that I have fallen head over heels in love with.  This brand knows how to make superior denim and features jeans that are designed with curve hugging technology.  

I know that trying to achieve the perfect fit can be a struggle, but here are a few principles that I think will help.

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Slink Long Sleeve Hi-Lo Top

  1. Stretch is the key.  Jeans that contain stretch is non-negotiable in my book.  My favorite jeans are always constructed from a blend of cotton, polyester, and spandex.  Jeans should have structure, yet be ultra soft at the same time.
  2. Knowledge of your body type and jean styles.  You must learn your body type so that you can experiment with jeans that will flatter your shape.  There are so many washes and jean styles to choose from.  Have fun with it!
  3. Understand the “rise” of your jeans.  Rise refers to the distance from the crotch area to the top of the waistband. The incorrect rise for your body type can create the “muffin top” effect or gapping.  The correct rise will make you appear slimmer. 
  4. Try jeans that are designed for your shape.  Due to the fact that I am curvy, Slink Jeans works perfectly for my figure because they are designed for women with my body type.  This brand understands that we want jeans that are comfortable with great stretch.  So find a brand that works for your unique shape!

 

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Slink Belted Cardigan (I’m wearing a size 1X).

Slink Boyfriend Jeans 

I find this brand to be true to size for my body type, so order your normal size, or according to how you like your jeans to fit.

I hope you find these tips helpful!  Currently, Slink Jeans is having the “Love Your Body Model Search.”   By entering this contest you have a chance to earn a $2,5000 modeling contract and the opportunity to be signed to a top agency. Make sure that you enter the contest if you are an aspiring model, and check out Slink Jeans!  I have an exclusive discount code for you!  Use the code: NaturallyFashionable15 to receive 15% off your purchase (excludes all Sale items and hats).  Let me know if you have tried Slink Jeans and check out my lookbook below!

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Inside The Classroom: Teacher OOTD

Teacher outfit of the day

Vest ~ Talbolts (Get it HERE)

Boots ~ New Look (similar HERE)

Dress ~ Just Fab (Sign Up HERE.  I really am enjoying their wide selection of plus size clothing!) 

While I share most of my Teacher OOTD outfits on Instagram, every once in awhile I will share them here as well.  Today I am wearing one of my favorite items of the moment, my coat vest!  This is the ultimate coat vest!  I wear it at least once a week (sometimes twice…shhh don’t tell anybody).  It’s reversible and I love how it can be styled with so many pieces in my wardrobe.  It really is the perfect layering piece for the winter because when you work in a classroom, you never know how hot or cold it will be from day to day.  I am all about clothing that can serve double duty.  I like for 70% of my wardrobe to consist of clothing that I can wear to work and out casuallyto the movies, to church, and to run errands.  This makes my life much easier when I’m shopping and planning outfits for the workplace. While this vest is an investment piece, it is totally worth it because it is a quality item that can last you a lifetime.  I get compliments all of the time when I wear this vest, and I plan to continue to wear it often.

My 2017 Word of The Year

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Recently, I was listening to a very compelling message from the Elise Joy podcast, and the topic of discussion was choosing a guiding word for the year!  I fell in love with this idea because if I am honest with myself, I have to admit that I never keep my New Year’s resolutions.  Yes, I still reach various milestones and goals throughout the year, but everything is scattered instead of being focused. I am quite unorganized and I tend to jump from one thing to another, due to my inability to be able to focus sometimes!  This year, instead of a making an empty resolution I am choosing a word of the year.  This is a word that I will use to focus, meditate, and reflect on as I live my daily life.  The word I chose is consistency. At first, another word came to mind, but I changed it because you cannot have anything in your life without being consistent.  This is a very powerful word that represents what I am trying to achieve in my life.  I want to be consistent with reading my devotionals and journaling daily, spending time with my family, exercising, my podcast schedule, and with growing my youtube channel.  Focusing on one word is going to help calm the madness in my mind and get stuff done.

I have a few practices that I am going to use to help me reflect on my 2017 Word of The Year.

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My new planner! Get it HERE!

 

1. Planning. It is very important to make a plan, but since I am a free-spirit, I hate to plan, but that must stop.  It’s a new day!

 

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2. Reflect.  Every day, I plan to take some time to have my tea or coffee and reflect. When life is crazy, sometimes you have to be still and this process is going to help me do that.

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Love this phone case!

3. Get off my phone and experience more of real life.  This year I am going to travel more and spend less time glued to my phone.  I want to strengthen the relationships that I already have, and maybe create some new ones.

Being consistent means that I will be unchanging and unmoved in my journey to reach all of my personal and professional goals.  It feels good to know that I am starting fresh without the burden of a ton of resolutions.  All I have to do is more of what I love, consistently.