Girls Night Out

Girl's Night Out

When it’s time for Girls Night you need to be stunning! Bright colors are that way to go incorporated with graphic tees. You look comfortable yet dressed up ready for drinks, mingling and of course girl talk!


Skater skirt
ustrendy.com

High heel boots
lollicouture.com

Yellow purse
$22 – colettehayman.com.au

Hermès bangle bracelet
$885 – farfetch.com

Bounkit gold jewelry
boutique1.com

Tokyo Jane gun metal jewelry
$78 – the-dressingroom.com

Afternoon Shopping

Afternoon Shopping

For afternoon shopping you need to be super comfortable with splashes of colors and prints together. Of course you may want to wear heels but ALWAYS have your flats on standby especially for outlet mall shopping or a day of thrifting and flea markets.


Graphic t shirt
maurices.com

Black Rivet trench coat
wilsonsleather.com

Plus size skirt
alight.com

Oasis pointy flat
$35 – oasis-stores.com

Red handbag
blackfive.com

ASOS round glasses
$19 – asos.com

Infinity shawl
amazon.com

Weekend date night

Weekend date night

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE COLORS!!!  A weekend date night is a great time to wear colors to express your true self. Pairing the colors with black and white accent pieces are a great way to make a bold statement!

Weekend date night by Yani featuring a pencil skirt

Black pants
$23 – beyondtherack.com

Pencil skirt
maurices.com

H M knee length skirt
$39 – hm.com

Shoe Republic LA black shoes
$27 – beyondtherack.com

Fiorelli satchel purse
$115 – asos.com

Pluma leather cuff bracelet
$345 – uk.forzieri.com

Melinda Maria bracelet
bloomingdales.com

Yellow & Blue

Yellow & Blue

I am really loving the combination of yellow and blue. These colors together make me happy.


Darling oversized coat
$140 – vanmildert.com

Super skinny jeans
$29 – newlook.com

Party shoes
modcloth.com

Nila Anthony black and white handbag
$24 – nastygal.com

Lipsy embellished handbag
$60 – lipsy.co.uk

Kate Spade post earrings
piperlime.gap.com

Bracelet bangle
klustershop.com

Shyla bracelets bangle
$35 – oliverbonas.com

Claire s pendant
claires.com

Self Acceptance…FINALLY!

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Over the past weekend I attended the Shopaholic Suite event that featured several of the DC, MD & VA’s (DMV’s) local curvy bloggers selling items from their closets. The event was amazing – more about this later in the post.

But what happened as I entered the room, walked around, shopped and met some really cool people was that I finally came to a place where I accepted me, for me, EXACTLY the way that I am.

I Love Me Written inside a Heart Drawn in Sand

I was in a room with only other curvy woman that were also beautiful, smart, funny and extremely fashionable. They all looked like me – my size! I was not out of place – I fit in just like a piece missing from a puzzle. As I met all of the women and talked with them about the clothing that they were selling and about blogging it became more and more clear to me that God made everyone in different shapes and sizes for a reason. If we were all created to look the same the world as we know it would be completely boring.

Ever since I can remember, I have struggled with my weight. I have 4 sisters and I am the heaviest. In my circle of friends, I am the heaviest. At my place of employment, I am one of the heaviest. People that know me and that are the closest to me do not even know and probably could never tell that I have been self conscience about my weight and desperately wanted to know what it may feel like to be “normal size”.

I lost 60 lbs on Weight Watchers about 4 years ago. Since that time I have gained about 25 of those lbs back, hince my new plan, Operation Fat Be Gone – which includes daily visits to the gym, joining the Fitbit craze, tracking my food in MyFitnessPal. I have been on this plan since Sept 2  and I have not lost any weight, as noted in my post, Killing Myself in the Gym – But NOT LOSING ANY WEIGHT! I am motivated and committed to the plan, not only to lose weight but to he a healthier person so that I can live a long time. I have recently come to find out that I have a vitamin D deficiency – which may be enabling me to lose weight. Now I am taking vitamin D and will see what happens after about 6 months (the times for your body to respond to the vitamin D).

But what if I never lose another pound?……

I will love me just the way that I am. I will be the most stylish curvy fashionista that I can be and will encourage and support all of the other curvies of the world!

Just me

But again, all of this happened from attending the Shopaholic Suite event over the weekend that was held in the Silver Spring Civic Center. This event was utterly amazing. There were gift bags – with actual gifts, nicely set up tables and clothing racks, free massages and delicious baked goods. I met some of the most down to earth friendly bloggers as well as other shoppers. I had not had that much fun in a long time. I definitely shopped until I was ready to drop!

Below is just a small sampling of the items I purchased:

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I hope to attend more events like this in the future. I want to see more people that look like me!

Steppin out Style: Curvy & Twisted’

Today I stepped out to The Shopaholic Suite event that was hosted by Kim of  Curvy CEO in Silver Spring, MD. The event was amazing – you do not know what you missed out on, if you were not there! Not only did I get to find some statement pieces for my wardrobe, but I met some really amazing people – More about the event in the next post.

Since I was stepping out to a shopping event, I wanted to be super comfortable so I chose to be Curvy & Twisted:

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Outfit details: grey twisted high low shirt by Starstruck Fashion(through Ebay), black tank by Old Navy (sold out), black jeans by Forever 21, shoes by Bandolino (through Macy’s) and clutch by Nine West (sold out), my Yani nameplate necklace created by Monogramhub and bangles bought from Burlington.

Yani necklace Twisted The shoes The purse and bangles The back of shoes

This outfit was definitely comfortable for my day of shopping and hanging out with some of the best bloggers in the biz.

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Hair by me: Faux bun with Marley braiding hair

Photos taken by Neko Wright (that is my son and he is 10 years old- I love that lil dude!)

Curvy Girl Event: Shopaholic Suite – Shop Blogger’s Closets

Ok, yall, I am SO EXCITED to be attending the Shopaholic Suite event this Saturday, November 8 at the Silver Spring Civic Center in Silver Spring, MD from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm! This is an event where I will have the chance to meet some wonderful bloggers AND update my wardrobe all at the same time…This is so exciting that I am glad I am sitting down, otherwise, I might faint!

EVENT FLYER

The bloggers that will be selling items from their closets are:

Kim of Curvy CEO

Kym of Curvy Girl’s Kitchen

Elle of Eat, Style, Play

Jann’l of Girls of Plenty

Vivi of Heart, Print & Style

Sherra of Ivie Rose Boutique

Deb of Real Girl Runway

Ola of Road to Fashionable

ChiChi of Supple Chic

Aside from the bloggers selling their closet items, there will be gift bags, vendors, free massages, raffle prizes and more!

I hope to see yall there!

Office Style: Smokin Hot AFRO

My friend and collegue Cyrstal really knows how to incorporate her afro into her office style.

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She is gorgeous and I definitley have afro envy!  Crystal always dresses impeccably and knows how to accessorize her looks. With the weather getting cooler putting a long colorful jacket over a simple black dress is a great way to update your look for the fall.

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The thing that I love most about her is that she is not afraid to try different styles with her natural hair. She will definitely be featured on Naturally Curvaceous again!

imageWhat Crystal is wearing: Dress – BCBG, Jacket – Angie, Boots – Sketchers

Photos taken by Yani of Naturally Curvaceous

Fashion Trend: Animal Instincts

Oh, how how I LOVE animal prints! I love the way that they can be the main statement piece of your outfit or the best supporting accessory. Animal prints have been around as long as I can remember and it does not seem that they are going any where any time soon.

Animal Print

I am trying to decide which type of animal print shoe I need for the fall. Which one should I add to my wardrobe?

Get to know Yani of NaturallyCurvaceous.com

My name is Yani and I am brand new to the blogging scene. I am starting this blog to share my thoughts on natural hair, being curvaceous, finding style bargains in thrift stores or flea markets, weight loss (or lack there of), my love of food, which could be the problem with the weight loss and just my random thoughts on anything that may pop into my mind.

I currently reside in Capitol Heights, MD. I am the mother of just one 10 year old boy who is the love of my life. I am recently engaged so I will not be offering any dating advice but I may give my thoughts on how to keep a relationship going.

I am a very simple woman that likes to keep as many “coins” in my pocket as possible. So I will share some of my frugal ways with you in hopes to keep the “coins” in your pocket too.

So sit back, relax, read, make comments and please share this blog with your friends!