It's officially countdown to the holiday season! And you know that means Christmas parties and events are coming our way. And you can't show up in the same dress you wore last year...no matter how cute it is on you.

The #MySharpCurves Pick of the Week may be able to help you out. Brought to you by the fine people at Kiyonna Clothing (kiyonna.com), I present the Luring Lace Dress. 

What do I love about this dress? Everything! From the color (ruby but also available in black) to the lace details on the arm, it's a winner! Although the models on the website and photo here (from their website) wear the dress off-shoulder, it can be worn on the shoulders as well. 

Style suggestion: Pair this with sparkly or metallic heels and a complimentary jewelry set for quick and cute semi-formal flare. 



So, what do you think? Is this a dress that you would rock for your holiday events?

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Thanks for stopping by and remember to keep those sharp curves super classy!

Smoochez!
Erika

Photos: Kiyonna.com

It's officially countdown to the holiday season! And you know that means Christmas parties and events are coming our way. And you can...

Happy October! I can't believe it's the last quarter of the year and I haven't done a post all year long. I need to get my life together but multi-tasking is a challenge when you have a toddler.

Anyway, we all know that October is the official month of Breast Cancer Awareness. Before I get into the fashion and fundraiser sponsored by Torrid, I want to remind you to do your monthly self breast exams. Here's a guide from CANSA on to how to do your own BSE if you don't know or don't remember:


Breast Self Exam by CANSA | Image credit: cansa.org.za

Now that we've handled that important business, I wanted to share that one of the most awesome stores for full-figured divas, Torrid, is doing their part to help support the breast cancer awareness movement.

Torrid is donating 20% of the net proceeds from sales of their pink ribbon inspired items to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for this epidemic that touches so many lives and families.


And the best part about it is that you get to look cute while you support this cause. It's a win-win situation!

Here are a few of the styles from the collection and you can click here to view the entire collection.


Image: Torrid
Image: Torrid
Image: Torrid
Image: Torrid

 Thanks for stopping by!
 
Remember to do your monthly BSE and keep those sharp curves super classy!
 
- Erika -
I ❤ #MySharpCurves
 
 

Happy October! I can't believe it's the last quarter of the year and I haven't done a post all year long. I need to get my life...

Photo credit: handpickedmedia.co.uk
Wow, I can't believe it's #NYFW already! That's New York Fashion Week for those looking with a blank stare. Ha! Two of the biggest stories are about France banning ultra thin models and Kanye West's "Yeezy" fashion unveiling. As far as the 'thin model ban', I think it's amazing that the fashion industry is becoming more adept to real life...even though we have a long way to go, especially for curvier figures. And Yeezy...people can say what they want but Mr. West is doing his thing. The nay sayers are forgetting that fashion is flexible and just because they don't care for it, that's their opinion.

Okay, back to life in the here and now...

Today is casual Friday so I'm wearing my jeans and work polo, which isn't spectacular in the least.

But yesterday, I finally rocked a simple yet stunning look that some of my favorite bloggers have done. It's the dress with booties look. Basically, you take a cute dress that is knee-length or shorter, add some tights or leggings and finish the look with some hot booties. I'm not referring to backside booties (got enough of that though), but to the ankle-height boots that come in a variety of colors and styles.

I styled mine by starting with an old maroon  sheath dress with faux leather side strips. I added some basic black leggings and some cute black booties that were a gift from my best friend. To spice it up and keep a little warmer, I added my faux leather with sheer stripes jacket. The best part of this is that I had all of this in my closet! Go team ME! 


And here are some of my favorite bloggers rocking this trendy trio of dress + tights + booties. The photos are courtesy of the ladies' blog sites.


 From left to right, these beauties are:
Chastity (garnerstyle.com)
 
"Diva Doing" items: Dress (old from Ross) + Leggings (old) + Booties (gifted from BFF) + Jacket (old from Ashley Stewart)

And before I got I have to give a shout out to my photographer extraordinaire, Ms. Shawnee!


Thanks for stopping by!

Keep those sharp curves super classy! 
~ Erika ~

Photo credit: handpickedmedia.co.uk Wow, I can't believe it's # NYFW already!  That's New York Fashion Week for those look...

I am absolutely in love with love! Like, seriously! I get so happy and teary-eyed when I get to witness true love. So what does that have to do with Fashion Flashback to the 1920s?

My friend, Rolanda, is getting married in a couple of months and her theme is 1920s Mafioso based. I'm so super duper excited to attend this sockdollager*! I am on auto-RSVP to arrive at the speakeasy (location undisclosed) in my cutest 1920s divaliciousity. (Yes, divaliciousity is a word...I just typed it twice.)

Of course, you always have to be fly when you attend a social function, especially a wedding. And especially when you're single...just saying, but that's another blog post. I need to find the perfect outfit from head to toe because, although it may be hard to believe, I'm still single. Yes, single, but I ain't no cancelled stamp*.

I actually had the opportunity to attend a 1920s throwback gathering last year and was able to pull this outfit together. Most of the stuff, including the mermaid-style dress and bob wig, I already had.



 For the upcoming event, I think I want to go with a shorter dress and a different hairstyle. I definitely can't wear what I wore the last time! Something about the diva dress code and statutes.

Here are the dress styles I'm considering. They're cute and available in plus sizes...and they don't cost too much mazuma*.

Which one do you like best?
The hair style to top either dress off to complete the look is the classy and retro finger wave style.
Forum Flapper Wig $10.97

And to kick it up just one more notch, I totally must have this head chain, especially for the low price.
Vintage Deco Head Chain22

Let me know what you think. Will I be a choice piece of calico* with these picks?

Thanks for stopping by!

Keep those sharp curves super classy! 
~ Erika ~

*Slang terms from the 1920s era used in this post:
- sockdollager: an event or action of great importance
- cancelled stamp: shy and lonely woman; wallflower
- mazuma: cash
- choice piece of calico: desirable woman

I am absolutely in love with love! Like, seriously! I get so happy and teary-eyed when I get to witness true love. So what does that have to...