Monday, November 28, 2011

Olive Trench

Hey Beauties!
I must say I'm in LOVE with this trench! Being the cheapy 
that I am, I scored this coat from Old Navy for $12 last year!
I'm so glad the weather allowed me to bring this beauty out.
OMG do you know who this is?! Her stage name is Lady Rage, but
you may know her as Robin Allen aka Coretta from The Stever
Harvey Show. She hasn't aged a bit! 

Outfit Chic
H to T: Earrings & Jeggings-Forever 21~Scarf-Macy's(Jessica Simpson)
Top & Coat-Old Navy~Boots-Payless

****Do you notice something different in the pics? If so,the first****
person to comment with the CORRECT answer will win 
a gift!


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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Pink Military-BDIB Challenge


Hey Beauties! 
It seems like forever since I've posted an actual outfit post. I've been very busy and little under the weather. Please forgive my lack of posts.  
WARNING: This post will be nice & short. Well that's the plan lol!
This outfit was inspired the the Bloggers Do It Better Challenge-Military Chic.
I fell in love with this shirt/blazer and decided I would sport it for the challenge.
I wanted to keep the jewelry simple because I wanted the top to 
be the focus of the outfit. 



Isn't this shirt/blazer the bomb.com!? I would join the 
Military in a heartbeat,if the uniforms looked like this lol! 
Wouldn't you?!!

Outfit Chic
H to T: Necklace & Watch-Gifted~Top-Target
Shirt & Skirt-Thrifted~Combat Boots-Walmart




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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

What are you THANKful For?

During this time of the year, we tend to reflect on things that we're thankful for. However, I've learned to appreciate everything; the good and bad.  Oftentimes, we "forget" to be thankful for ALL that we're blessed with. I, myself am guilty of this as well.  I would choose to tally up those things I should be thankful as Thanksgiving approached. My grandmother would tell me to be thankful each and everyday.  She would say don't wait until Thanksgiving to show God, family and friends that you're thankful. I thank my grandmother for dropping some wisdom on me! EVERYday I'm blessed with life, I make sure I tell God that I'am thankful for everything he's done for me as well as my family and friends.

So what are you thankful for? Personally, I thank God for health, mind, clothing, my parents, great friends, etc.  Each day you should be thankful for your health, job, family and numerous other things God has blessed you with.

I don't mean to sound "preachy" but, this subject was on my heart. I truly hope and pray that this post touches someone.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving everyone!

xoxo
Kourtney

P.S. I love you! 
: )

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Blogger Secret Santa


Hey Beauties! A few weeks ago, I asked some blogger friends whether or not 
they would want to partake in Blogger Secret Santa.
I thought this would be a great idea for us fashionistas
to connect and get to know one another!
I would like to extend this invitation to my blogger family as well. 

If you're interested in joining us, please include the following in an email.
Email address: cheapchicandcurvy@gmail.com

Include
Your Name
Blog Name
Wishlist

I will need more info as the time draws near to conduct the exchange. 
For additional info I will correspond via email. Due to time
I will CLOSE this invitation on November 30th at 12 a.m.

P.S. The maximum dollar is $30. If there's an issue with this amount 
please send a email letting me know.  

Thanks for participating

xoxo
Kourtney

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Red Blazer



Hey Beauties! 
How are you guys?! I miss you all : (

Last week we had cold weather, which means I had to bring
the RED Blazer! *Trumpets Playing*
 I decided to wear this outfit to have lunch with 
a great friend.  
This blazer was thrifted for $5! Can you believe it?
Might I add, its Lord & Taylor!
I paired this look with a pair of jeans from Avenue.
I added my DIY leopard top to emphasis the red blazer.
What's your favorite color to pair with leopard?
As for accessories, I decided to keep it simple by
wearing a watch and bracelet. Of course, I had to bring out my knee-length
boots from Payless. Isn't it just divine?! Lol

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xoxo
Kourtney

Styling 101: Sweater Dress

Hey Beauties!
I miss you guys, it seems as if its been forever! As the colder months make their arrival, I plan on wearing a few sweater dresses to stay warm.  Honestly, I've never worn a sweater dress, but this season I plan on sneaking a few in my wardrobe.   Have you beauties sported the sweater look? Do you plan on wearing a few this fall/winter? Below I've gathered various styles, to help with styling sweater dresses. Enjoy!

This dress is perfect for accentuating your curves with its belted waist.


Contrary to popular belief, curvy women can wear stripes.  
This dress would be perfect with a bold colored moto jacket or trench. 
For a funky style,pair this dress with a cute wedge bootie.


Short Sleeve Ribbed Sweater Dress

This particular style is a great combo of comfort and style.
I would pair this dress with a great blazer and killer pumps.
Considering that the dress has great neckline, I would steer away from
a necklace of scarf.

 Colorblock Banded Waist Dress

 This number exhibits two of my favorite styling tips; color blocking and belting.
With a dark & wide band around the waist, your're instantly sucked in! 
This dress is so versatile, you can wear with a trench or blazer. Also, this 
dress is a great transition piece. 

Who made that dress?!
1. Forever 21
2. Torrid
3. Ashley Stewart
4. Ashley Stewart


Thanks for reading!

xoxo
Kourtney


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I've been nominated...

Hey Beauties!
I was nominated for a Kreativ Blogger award by the lovely Kara of The Juicy Journal. How awesome is that?! Thank you so much Kara for considering me for this award! If you haven't checked out The Juicy Journal, you're definitely missing out!


Here are the RULES:

1. Link back to the person who nominated you the award
2. Complete the form below
3. Share 7 random things about yourself
4. Award 10 blogs and inform them about it

Name your favorite song: Wow, that's a tough one! I would say my favorite song currently, is Beyonce's Party. Isn't that song just great!? It just makes you wanna move something lol!

Name your favorite dessert: Cookies & Cream Ice Cream

What pisses you off: Hmm, where should I start?! Lol I would say lying and jealously really grind my gears.

When you're upset, you: I talk to my parents or friends about whatever I'm currently feeling. Oftentimes, their voice of reason makes me realize its not worth being upset about.

Your favorite pet: My favorite pet would have to be my current pet. His name is Tex and I love him most because we grew up together, literally. He's such a caring, smart dog!

Black or White: Definitely a LBD. I'm too clumsy to wear a LWD lol!

Your biggest fear: Not fulfilling my purpose here on earth.

Your best feature: My personality and smile.

Everyday attitude: Make your yesterday jealous of your today.

What is perfection: God

Guilty Pleasure: SHOPPING

7 random things:

1. I'm an only child & no I'm not spoiled LOL.

2. I have mini-concerts when I'm bored..I'm sure I could out sing Beyonce any day lol!

3. I'm obsessed with Youtube, hence me having my own channel (CheapChicandCurvy).

4. I graduated from a HBCU. There's nothing like the black college experience.

5. I love shopping & yes that pertains to anything! I consider it....art o_O!


6. I want to be a stylist. Although I graduated with a BSW (Bachelor of Social Work), I would love to work with fashion as well.


7. I'm a goof ball...I laugh at the most weird things. #shrugs





Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thrifting 101


Hey Beauties!
Over the past months I've received a lot of questions regarding this topic.  In order to address ALL the questions, I made a video. In this video you will be informed about the art of thrifting and shopping as a curvy/plus size woman.  If you have any questions after watching the video, feel free to drop me a comment or email. Enjoy!



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Stay Cheap. Stay Chic. Stay Curvy

xoxo
Kourtney


Monday, November 7, 2011

Rustic Canyon


Hey Beauties! 
Is it me or was the extra hour much needed?! 
How was your weekend? 



Excuse the horrible grass...Houston HEAT, need I say more?!



Usually I feel like a pumpkin or something when I sport orange & black.
On this day I decided said screw it & threw on this top with my fav jeggings!




Outfit Chicness
From H to T: Earrings,Cuff & Jeggings- Forever21~
Top-H&M~Handbag-Thrifted
Boots-Dolce Vita-Target

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Stay Cheap. Stay Chic. Stay Curvy

xoxo
Kourtney

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Vintage Stripes









Can you believe this dress was ONLY $3?!? 

Outfit Chic
H to T: Earrings-Forever21~Dress & Clutch-Thrift~
Leggings-Spanx~Bootes-Report (Marshalls)

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Stay Cheap. Stay Chic. Stay Curvy
xoxo
Kourtney