fashion plus. curvy cuteness!

I really enjoyed this makeover from the blog, A Beautiful Mess. As a Kindergarten teacher, Erin struggled finding clothes that were stylish AND functionally comfortable. A common complaint from Curvy Women is how difficult it is to find clothing that doesn’t make you look and feel older than you are. The fashion industry tends to believe only one or two boxy patterns are all plus-sized women can ever wear.

So my hat is always off to companies that celebrate curves by accentuating the best features as well as the youth and fashion-conscience minds of all women.

In lieu of finding cute clothing, Erin (like so many other women) resorted to jeans and an over-sized t-shirt…

After partnering with Ruche and their Curvy Plus Section, the following two looks were successfully achieved.

Thank you, Ruche, for keeping all women in mind as you collect your vintage finds.

some of my favorite online magazines

I have mentioned before that I am a total magazine whore. I love spending time absorbing magazines of various types. Being a food stylist or interior design stylist – setting up small vignettes and photographing them in perfect light…mmmmmm – that would be pure heaven to me!

There are many paper subscriptions I have, but I also enjoy the beauty of online magazines as well. The photography advancements over the past few years has been remarkable. Print magazines are meeting some sad outcomes, like Newsweek’s recent announcement that they will soon be eliminating their hard-copy magazine. I have enjoyed the mixture of both print and online magazines this year and hopefully a few of the following links are new to you so you can relish in some leisurely hours of dreaming along with me.

Inside Out – creating your ideal home

Heart and Home – British home decor magazine

Sweet Paul – food, photography, exceptional!

est – home decor and fashion with an Australian flair

refueled – modern day stories about the resurging interest in our heritage, and how we live today (crafting, community, gardening)

What Liberty Ate – foodie

Add an overstuff chair and a cup of warm chai tea and I am one content, happy reader!

being.

I cannot get enough of Advanced Style‘s subjects. Ari Seth Cohen has a wonderful way of finding beauty and style in the ‘advanced’ set. They color our world and add depth and experience to our lives. Who says you have to be understated once you “reach a certain age”?!

Flaunt your personality; no matter your age or position.

Wanny Di Filippo in Florence

Wanny Di Filippo’s Florence on Nowness.com.

Or how about 91 years old, Iris Apfel, whose philosophy is “More is more and less is a bore.”

Classic people living an extraordinary life.