Monday, May 27, 2013

Curvy Girl Fashion - Forever 21+ Peach Lace Dress

This blog is going to be short and sweet as I am not feeling well and heading to bed early tonight to get some rest. You may remember this dress in a winter outfit back in February paired with a denim jacket, tights, and riding boots. Now its Spring (almost summer!!) and today I wore it alone with no jacket, no tights, and some short tan boots to show a little bit of leg! This dress is so versatile - you can dress it up with some heels for a flirty and romantic vibe, or throw on some short boots like I did here and it kinda gives it a little bit of edge. It would also look great with some cute sandals or flats for the summer time. Every time I wear this dress I always get tons of compliments - today a little grade 2 told me my dress was beautiful :)

The dress is from Forever 21+ and the boots are from Payless.

See...short and sweet just like I promised. You should follow me on Instagram to see outfits that don't make the blog - my username is aprilpink. See you in the next blog (or on Instagram)!

Much Love,

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Curvy Girl Fashion - Chambray with Maxi Skirt

I know you've seen this chambray shirt on my blog already (and probably Twitter, Facebook and Instagram too) but its one of my favorite Friday/weekend pieces and I just love it! I usually wear it with leggings or skinny denim jeans but now I want to show you how I wear it with a black maxi skirt. Its still a casual look but I think the maxi skirt slightly dresses it up a little bit. I like how it makes me look a little bit taller - and who said short people can't wear maxi skirts & dresses? I think they look great on everyone! If you are short and buy one that's too long, just simply bring it to a seamstress to hike it up to the right length for your height!

The skirt is from Old Navy (it has a drawstring waist, stretchy, and made of legging material so its really comfortable), the chambray shirt is from Forever 21 Plus, and the white tank underneath is from Old Navy as well. Since this was yesterday's work outfit, for shoes I am wearing a pair of blue floral open toe flats from Payless (I just love Payless for their cheap cute flats!!). For jewelry I have a pair of owl earrings my Nan gave me (can't see them here but they are cute), my Guess watch, and of course, my Pandora bracelet (with no new charm additions this time).

Sorry for the grainy, dark picture again - my husband wasn't around to take a pic for me. I'm going to try to get more outdoors non-mirror pictures of my outfits since there's no ugly snow on the ground and its warmer!

Thanks for reading. See you in the next blog :)

Much Love,

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Curvy Girl Fashion - Night Time Look

Last night my school had a wine tasting fundraiser and I wanted to share the outfit I put together! Sorry for the not so great quality - this was taken after I got home so its in my dark hallway and sort of grainy. 

You might remember this skirt from my very first Curvy Girl Fashion blog post paired with a chunky knit sweater and some boots. This is what I love about these can wear them casually or totally dress them up which is what I did last night. The skirt is the pink bandage skirt from Forever 21+, the white woven scoop tank is from Forever 21+ (I wore a white tank top from Old Navy for some extra coverage underneath because its really sheer), and some really high black peep toe sling back wedges from Payless. For jewlery went with a black and silver theme: zebra teardrop earrings from Forever 21, my pandora bracelet, my black Guess watch and a geometric black, white and silver necklace from Reitmans. I curled my hair and wore a really dark smokey eye with nude lips. I don't go out to something fancy very often so I really wanted to blog about this outfit. I hope you like it :)

I got around in these wedges (including a lot of dancing) for about 4-5 hours - my feet were sore last night but today my knees and legs are killing me! The price we pay for fashion, hey? I tumbled a few times because I'm not used to being so tall and so far away from the ground :D (and it wasn't the wine either). Since my injury last year, I find that high heels aggravate the bone I broke so I've been buying and wearing more wedges.

And before I end this blog I just wanted to share the new additions to my Pandora bracelet. I purchased a couple of cheap charms from a kiosk in the mall (the pink cupcake and the drink) to fill it up a bit. I also went back to the store where my husband got my bracelet and got two "Lazy Daisy" clips and a music note charm (all Pandora). I'm going to stop buying for a while because it is quite an expensive thing to collect :)

See you in the next blog!

Much Love,

Monday, May 6, 2013

Curvy Girl Fashion - eShakti Owl Love Dress + Birthday Week + Makeup Area Redecorating

I've had this dress since December and you've seen it in my review blog but I haven't worn it - it has just been too cold here for such a flowy dress and I needed to get the length hemmed. I finally brought it to a seamstress last month and got it hiked up to my knee and I'm even more in love with it now than I was when I got it! 

Today, I decided to spruce up my Monday and style my Owl Love dress for work. I paired it with a white cardigan from Old Navy and my red flats from Payless. For jewelry I wore my Guess watch and my new Pandora bracelet my husband gave me for my birthday. The length is so much more flattering for my height (you can see what it looked like before here).

I turned 31 on Tuesday and it was the best birthday I ever had! The entire school where I work sang me happy birthday during the morning announcements (I cried a lot!!) and I got lots of homemade cards, hugs, birthday wishes, a candy bouquet, dinner, and lots of very thoughtful presents from my family and friends. I am such a lucky girl to have all these wonderful people in my life who make me so happy. Thank you so much to everyone!

Here is a little picture of my Pandora bracelet. My first charm was appropriately, an owl. I can't wait to start collecting more charms :)

And also this week I finally completed my makeup corner redecorating - I am so pleased with the results! This was the before....


And this is the after! I kept the mirror on the wall, and my chair. Hoping to find a leopard print rug for under my chair. And yes, that's a Jersey Shore calendar - its my guilty pleasure! :)

The storage drawer is from eBay, the desk is from Walmart, the director's chair is from Pier 1 Imports, the pink/green baskets are from Michaels, the tray behind makeup mirror is from Winners, makeup mirror is from Bed Bath and Beyond, and supplies to make brush holder are from Michaels! My everyday makeup is in the big drawer, and my eyeshadow palettes are in the little drawer to the right. Everything is sectioned off with mesh trays and organized very neatly!

Thanks for reading!! See you in the next blog :)

Much Love,