Sunday, September 29, 2013

Curvy Girl Fashion - Owl Casual Friday

Ok, I know...my owl obsession is getting a little out of hand. Everything I see, I want to buy!! I bought this top the same day I purchased my owl sweatshirt - one of my co-workers told me she saw an owl top at Winners that week. I just popped in to see if I could find it and it was there and I loved it (and it was only $19.99)! Its long so its great with leggings and the owl is kind of crocheted onto the shirt. It's a little big but that's the way a lot of tops seem to be lately so its perfectly fine.

Friday, I wore it with a pair of red leggings from Urban Planet and my "Bare Traps" boots from The Shoe Company (I don't know if I mentioned this last week but these are wide calf). This outfit is super casual, comfy and perfect for fall!


I'm working on an outfit that I'm SUPER excited to share on my blog. It's not for everyone but it certainly gives me nostalgia. I almost have everything so hopefully it will be on next Friday's blog!!

Much Love,
April
xo

Friday, September 20, 2013

Curvy Girl Fashion - 4 Days Of Work Outfits!!!

So to make up for my laziness this past summer, I decided to do 4 outfits for this week's blog post! I would have done a full work week but one of the days I wore a dress you have already seen (the 3/4 length sleeve lipstick dress from Forever 21+).  So this is 3 work outfits and a casual Friday outfit!

For the first outfit, I paired a ribbed sleeveless black peplum top from Forever 21+ (which was a gift...thank you!), and a pair of burgundy cropped dress pants from Reitmans. The necklace is also from Reitmans which was a perfect addition to this outfit to give it some character. For work I almost always wear flats because its an old building with a lot of stairs and slippery floor. You may think a secretary sits down all day but honestly I'm running around all day so flats are the safest footwear all around!


The second outfit is a rose print tank top from Bootlegger with a grey skirt and black cardigan - both from Reitmans. Same black flats as the last outfit!


The third outfit is a black stretch cotton dress from Forever 21+, owl printed scarf from Old Navy, and riding boots from Steve Madden. I love this outfit!


And finally...casual Friday!!  My friend Kathy posted this sweater on my Facebook wall and I just had to get it. It is sorta like a sweatshirt but super thin and really soft!! The owl is pink sequins which is a little young but I still love it! It looks great with jeans but with a long tank underneath, it can also go with some leggings! The sweater is from Ricki's, jeans are from Old Navy, and the boots are wide calf "Bare Trap" boots from The Shoe Company.


Which one is your favorite? Comment below and let me know :)

As always, thanks for reading!

Much Love,
April
xo

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Curvy Girl Fashion - Weekly Work Outfits

Ok, I'm getting back into the swing of things I just need to get on a weekly routine again with these blog posts! Work has been super busy but I'm slowly catching up. One of these outfits is what I wore on the first day of school, and two outfits are what I wore to work this week (one dressy and one casual). 

This one is my first day of school outfit. If you are a teacher, or any type of school staff you have to admit - picking out that first day of school outfit is still fun! And if you don't, you're lying :). This year I wore grey dress pants from Reitmans, an owl printed blouse from Ricki's, and a black 3/4 length sleeve cardigan from Reitmans. These dress pants are so comfortable! I got them in petite so they are the perfect length to wear with flats (there are a lot of stairs and slippery floors at work so I usually pass on the heels). They don't have a button/zipper fly - instead they just pull on so they are great for those days you feel like you ate just a few too many carbs. They are basically yoga pants made out of dress pants material so how can you go wrong? The owl blouse, well - I had to. Its a cream coloured top with a overall print of two cute little owls. I wore the cardigan for a little more coverage as the owl top is sleeveless. The red shoes are just little flats from Payless!


The next outfit I didn't realize looked very much like one from my previous blog post. Last time I wore the polka dot top, green cropped pants, and black cardigan. This time I wore that same polka dot top from Forever 21+, black ankle pants from Reitmans, and a green cardigan from Reitmans for a little pop of colour. I didn't realize the similarity until after I posted this outfit on my Instagram and saw my previous outfit from a couple of weeks ago. I just wore plain black flats with this outfit.


And finally, a casual outfit. On Friday's I usually pick out something a little more laid back (not necessarily jeans) but still put together. Friday, I wore a taupe flowy sleeveless blouse from Forever 21+ (with a long black tank underneath), black leggings from Eclipse, and boots from Madden Girl. To top it all off, I wore a pink headband from Forever 21 for a little pop of colour :)


I still have so many outfit ideas I want to share on my blog! You guys still give such amazing positive feedback and you keep me motivated to keep this going. And it gives me an excuse to go shopping!!! Thank you everyone for all your love and support <3

Much Love,
April
xo