What to Wear to Work: Mixed Patterns

Some of us may be nervous to mix patterns but it is time to stop being scared. I am from the Garanimals era, where people seem to like for everything to match from head to toe but the more I see mixed patterns, the more I love them!

My girl, Jacki rocked the mix patterns to work this week and I had to feature her on the blog!

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The 2 patterns are similar, in the fact that they are both floral prints but still very different.

I would also like to welcome Miss Jacki to the natural hair club – She looks simply beautiful with the short cut she is rocking.

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Do you like to mix patterns? Or are you scared?

 

(What Jacki is wearing: Jaket: J. Crew, Skrit: Pint Apple, Shirt: WD NY)

Photo Credit: Yani

 

 

 

 

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Have y’all seen the Yorkdale Fashion Santa?!?!?

Happy Holidays from Naturally Curvaceous!

I hope you all have seen the Yorkdale Fashion Santa! He is GORGEOUS!

If he had crept into my house overnight, he could have gotten some real “cookies”!

No real intro needed… Just look:

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To Ugg or not to Ugg

IMG_0644To wear Uggs or not – This has come up in conversation between myself and my girlfriends lately. Is it still fashionable to wear Uggs? Was it ever fashionable to wear Uggs? Is it more about the comfort than the style? How should you wear Uggs? We discussed all of these things and since I had never owned a pair of Uggs, I thought it would be a great time to try them out and give my 2 cents on the Australian boots.

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First I want to know – Do you wear Uggs?

So I was told that I would fall in love as soon as I slid my feet into my Uggs – this did not happen. They were actually a bit uncomfortable at first, especially where the stitching went across my the top of my foot. But after wearing them for about 30 minutes it was like someone turned on the comfortable switch. I was also told that the Uggs would conform to my foot and indeed they did and it felt like heaven!  The Uggs I bought were, of course the most flashy Uggs I could find as I am turning into my Mom and love all things that shine and glitter!  My next pair will not be quite as flashy but more something that can be worn anytime.

So to answer my own questions:

Is it still fashionable to wear Uggs? I think so. Celebrities wear them all of the time!

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Is it more about the comfort than the style – ABSOLUTELY! we all know that Uggs are not the most stylish-looking boots and can sometimes look like they have no shape at all – but it is all about the outfit you pair them with!

So, hince my last question – how should you wear Uggs? Here are some great examples:

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Click here to check out what Vogue has to say about Uggs

My conclusion: I definitely love the comfort of Uggs and will be purchasing another pair,

What to Wear to Work: Floral

My friend and colleague, Laura looks AMAZING in her floral print dress. It is perfect for a hot summer day in the DMV!

Laura wore this dress to work on Wednesday and I had to feature her on this blog. The colors compliment her skin tone and the print and colors made me happy when I looked at this dress. Laura’s beautiful smile is just the icing on the cake of this amazing outfit.imageWhat Laura is wearing:

  • Ralph Lauren floral dress – Ross $18
  • Tan Sandals – Payless $17
  • Belt – repurposed from another dress

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What to wear to work: Black & White & Bright

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Nothing makes me feel better than bright colors. I am also a huge fan of black and white – so why not put the two together!

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What I am wearing:

Black & white polka dotted shirt (Dress Barn) – Thrifted for $2.00

Yellow knee length skirt (Golden Flava) – Thrifted for $3.00

Black strappy sandals (Cloudwalkers) – Thifted for $2.50

The entire outfit cost $7.50. I did have to get the zipper replaced on the skirt which was $10 at my local dry cleaners – so if you ad that on, the entire outfit was a whopping $12.50!!

Shopping on a dime (Thrifting) is one of my favorite things to do!

 

Photo Credits:  Jacki Manson (Photographer)

I am BACK! (I took a short hiatus)

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I took a hiatus from Naturally Curvaceous to take a minute to focus on what I want for myself and what I want for this blog.

I am BACK!

My promise to my subscribers and readers is that I will post at least once a week on my blog. I will still focus on fashion (on a dime), natural hair, being curvaceous, weight loss, and of course my random thoughts.

What I wanted to achieve for myself was:

  • A healthier lifestyle – some of which I will document on this blog
  • An addition to our family – a Yorkie named Nitro that I am sure you all will meet soon
  • A way to incorporate more family time into my schedule (with fun, free events, of course!) I will be sharing those with you as well.

For the blog I want to stay true to my authentic self and hopefully post information that is entertaining and interesting.

Thank you for sticking with me through this time, now let’s get on with it!!

Yani

Steppin Out on New Year’s Eve

Steppin Out on New Year's Eve

Adrianna Papell see through dress
$110 – johnlewis.com

Belted dress
$3.13 – amazon.co.uk

Adrianna Papell evening dress
newyorkersapparel.com

Wide pumps
$26 – beyondtherack.com

ALDO heels & pumps
aldoshoes.com

High heel pumps
unique-vintage.com

High heel shoes
$41 – styletread.com.au

Platform shoes
payless.com

Teal pumps
$31 – newlook.com