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{Travel} Eat...Slay...No Sleep #JetSetCurves in New York

Hey fabs!

I have just returned from being in New York for 5 days and as always, it was a beautiful thing to be back in my crazy heart home.


{See more of my travel pics here> #JetSetCurves}

This time, I invited my girl SinnamonS to come along since it was her birthday weekend, which honestly was a huge thing for me because other than Joe or my kid, I usually travel alone. I have written about it before, an it's not that I don't like hanging with my peeps, it's just when I go away, I just don't like to be on other people's schedule.


But I bucked it up and tried to be a good friend and invited her and we definitely put in a lot of miles..whew...anyone who has been to NYC knows that the concrete jungle will beat you down and like anything that you are obsessed with, you will love every minute of it.

While there, we got in three shows on and off Broadway. First we had a double hitter day of theater and saw Chicago in the afternoon and as a birthday surprise for Sinn, I got us tickets to a night time performance of Eclipsed. The next day we saw this awesome one woman show called Mabel Madness.

Mini reviews of all three to come but I just wanted to check in and give a short update of what a girl has been getting into.

Also, it's my birthday month and while I am probably not going back to my events every day days, I will be celebrating it the entire month and being in NYC definitely jumped off the excitement of it for me.

I even got some new hair while I was there LOL. It's been a minute since I have gone the protective style route with my hair but I should have done so months ago, but better late than never & I am rocking it!

It's a wig!

Anyway, these April showers and winter temps on the other hand are a total Spring buzzkill but I am going to throw on my cutest mix of Spring & winter {insert side eye} drag and make the most of it like I did when it went from the 70's to the 30's while we were in NYC.


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{Fashion} River Island Plus Size Collection Has Arrived!

Things are finally starting to get a little sexier outside with winter loosening its' hold and I feel like I am slowly but surely peeling back my hibernation cloak and getting excited about Spring.  And like kismet, UK fashion dynamo River Island is {finally} dropping their new 75 piece plus size collection, RI Plus, March 9th!

RI Plus River Island Plus Size White Stretch Deconstructed Jeans
Photo: River Island
The collection includes everything from lace up bodysuits, to a cold shoulder dresses, to white deconstructed jeans and one of my favorite things ever, a sexy black biker jacket. There is a vintage feel to some of the colors and patterns mixed in with modern touches, like the white jeans.

The collection is fronted by model Candice Huffine, who said in an interview that she feels that River Island "definitely thought about a curvy woman's body" with the RI Plus collection and she was gaga in love with several of the pieces and from the looks that I have seen, there are quite a few pieces from the collection that I would most definitely rock into Spring.

 RI Plus River Island Plus Size Dress
Photo: River Island
What say you? Are you excited for this collection? 

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Plus Size {Fashion} Pick of The Day: Marble Print Workout Wear + Fit Notes #PlusSizePick

As my #CurvesDefined journey continues, I am always looking for cute workout gear because I am definitely one of those people who gets a little more gym mojo when I am rocking fun pieces.

The fabs at Forever21+ sent these new plus size marble print workout pieces from their new Ashley Graham fronted campaign to me a couple of weeks ago and as I mentioned in my instagram post, I wanted to share a bit about the fit. So here you go.

I am a 44DDD, so there is rarely a workout top that I can just throw on and go with. I always need a bra with a lot of hold. So, this medium impact sports bra, which btw has removable cups and a super cute contrast crisscross back design would need to be backed up with another bra for my girls. Of course if you are less busty, you may be able to rock it solo.

The stretch knit capri leggings have a nice amount of structure to them, which is a huge requirement for me when it comes to workout wear. I need my pieces to hold a girl up & down and I would say these offer a medium hold.

Shop this look HERE!

Check out the previous #plussizepicks HERE!

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{Link Love} Shouts & Raves | Vol 2

So much is happening in the plus size world and of course I have to start with the history making Sports Illustrated cover featuring Ashley Graham. This has of course been a long time coming.

Ashley, who posted an ugly cry video on her instagram page from when she found out she would be in the issue, said that she is "Truly speechless!!! This cover is for every woman who felt like she wasn't beautiful enough because of her size. You can do and achieve anything you put your mind to"


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