Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New Blog Launch: I Need YOUR Pictures!

Hello everyone!

The new Chic Curve blog will be launching in the next couple of days, and I want to involve other fashion bloggers in the launch.

I will have a section of the blog called "The Style File" which will be dedicated to showcasing different styles. I want to include pictures & links of fashion bloggers with great style on this page, so my readers can find some other great blogs as well.

If you want your blog & picture to be featured on the blog, all you have to do is post a comment on this entry with the following:

  1. Your Name 
  2. Your Blog's Name
  3. Your Blog's URL
  4.  Email Address
  5. A link to a picture of you that you feels represents your overall style
  6. Your style described in 5 words or less.
I'm VERY excited about this and can't wait to spread the love! 

Stay tuned, I'll email you when the page is LIVE so you can check it out. Let me know if you have any questions!


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Monday, April 25, 2011

OOTD: The Summer Peacock

Summer comes in a luke-warm flavor here in the Northwest.

Here in Seattle, the minute the sun peaks its head over the clouds, and it warms up to 60F degrees, outcome shorts, flip flops and t-shirts. I look around and see the stereotypical "Seattle" summer style, which includes rolled up cargo shorts, flip-flops and a loose, button-up cotton blouse. I thought I'd try and step up the typical "Seattle-summer" fashion game, with my new top, which I've lovingly named the Summer Peacock top. The best thing about this top? It will double as my go-to shirt during my trip to Tuscany in June.

Another note: My new favorite accessory is Lip Stain! The most amazing thing - a subtle pop of color that stays on all day with little maintenance. The shade I'm wearing here is Revlon's "Just Bitten" Lip Stain in "Flame."

What is your go-to summer top? The perfect airy, flowy, bright-colored top - we all have one. Post your summer go-to in the comments!

Top: Nordstrom

Flats: Gap

Necklace: Givenchy 

Bangles: Forever21

Lipstain: Revlon Just Bitten in Flame

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Chic Curve is Getting an UPGRADE

I've been blogging now for about 6 months and I'm loving it. I love every one who leaves me comments...I've loved reading every one's blogs, and I'm excited to see how far I can take The Chic Curve in the next 6 months!

I've decided that The Chic Curve needed a new outfit, and so I'm redoing the blog. It will be LIVE early next week, I'm SO excited about it...it is a HUGE upgrade. I'm moving to Wordpress, but I'm keeping the Google Connect gadget, so if that is how you are following the blog, don't worry, nothing will change :)

I'm also going to Europe for 3 weeks in May, and will be posting some chic Europeans & myself, on the brand new blog!

Here is a sneak preview. Once the blog goes live, I'll make the official announcement & redirect the blog to its new site :)


Monday, April 18, 2011

Week In Review: Shopping, Cocktails & Work

Happy Monday!

Last week in 10 words:

  1. Work
  2. Exhaustion
  3. Shopping
  4. Limitless
  5. Cocktails
  6. Friends
  7. Mani-pedi
  8. Espresso
  9. Umbrella 
  10. Twitter

Post your last week in 10 words in the comments...10 words! No more!

And here are the outfits & pics:

Bracelet, Nordstrom; Necklace, Forever21; Blouse, GAP

Much needed mani-pedi day!

Cheers! Dinner and cocktails at the lovely @ZoeTapp 's place. I got everyone using Twitter, which is fabulous :)

My Bows came! They are brooches, not bow ties! To buy: Here

Jacket, Nordstrom Rack; Top, H&M; Brooche, vintage; Lace up wedges, DSW

Necklace, Forever21; Lace Dress, Target; Heels, BCBG; Sweater, Nordstrom 

Cropped Jacket, GAP; Top, Nordstrom Rack; Necklace, Urban Outfitters; Loafers, KAYA

Scarf, H&M; Top, Michael KORS; Cropped Slacks, Macys; Flats, GAP

Looking forward to reading your weeks-in-review (10 words or less)!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Outfit Post: Just Boots, Blues & Brains

This week has been insane - buried in work at my job, I still managed to get a few blog posts up! Currently, I'm giving myself a little pat on the back...

So is it just me or is everything super hectic right now? How is everyone else holding up?

I've been thinking a lot about fate lately - and the idea that everything has already been laid out for you. No matter what you do, fate is fate, and you can't escape it.

Personally I don't think that the idea of fate is very encouraging - no matter how hard you work, it doesn't actually make a difference, because you'll end up in the same place? A bit silly, and immature if you ask me.

However maybe its enlightening to know that your path has been paved, and you are just walking along it with each step.

What do you think? Do we all fall victim to our fates, or do we blaze our own paths?

Well, enough existential thinking...its hurting my already overworked brain. Here are my outfits shots, enjoy :)

Necklace & Cardi: Nordstrom; Top: Forever21; Boots: Crown Vintage; Bag: "Tory Burch "


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Trends: Pierre Hardy Pumps for GAP Design

I'm in love. I'm deeply, madly, crazy in LOVE with these shoes that GAP is releasing this month. Honestly, I thought about not posting these shoes, because if you all know about them, and rush to get them, they could get sold out before I snag a pair.

But then I thought...what the hell. That is the true spirit of a fashion blogger.

So here they are, in their glory. Amazing Pierre Hardy pumps designed for GAP (their special "Design" line). They should be available for purchase within the next couple of weeks! Keep an eye out for them...I'm guessing they are going to sell out quickly!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Trends: Loafers (and how to make them look fashionable)

The newest old trend on the streets of big, fashionable cities is...drumroll please...women's loafers! I'm in love with this trend for two reasons: 1. Loafers are extremely comfy. 2. Can be dressed up and down.

But beware, my fellow fashionistas! Wearing loafers the wrong way can make you look like granny-gone-wrong, and thats not fabulous at all. So I've compiled the best ways to wear women's loafers (in my opinion, of course), as well as some great options for purchasing your own classic yet modern pair!

The J Crew Way: Socks & Pleated Skirt (J Crew Fall collection 2011)
Contrasting & Sexy (J Crew Fall collection 2011)

Opaque Tights & Loafers

Milan: Loafers & Rolled Slacks (amazing image from the Sartorialist)
And its me! And my Kaya loafers. Cropped slacks, long cardi. 
Kaya tassel loafers in chocolate & Isaac Mizrahi LIVE! Loafers in black (my 2 fav pairs)

Crown Vintage Loafers, Buy at DSW.com ($60)

Mark McNairy for Weejuns $475 (Buy at Mirabella.jp)

Leopard Horsehide Studded Loafers by Giacomorelli $590 (Buy at Luisaviaroma.com)

Windsor Loafer by Michael Kors $98 (Buy at Nordstrom.com)

Heisserer Loafers by Aldo $90 (Buy at Aldo.com)

Hope you enjoyed all the lovely loafers! Show me your loafers (link in the comment section)!


Friday, April 1, 2011

From the Author: Favorite NEW Trends!

I've been seeing some truly amazing trends lately in the streets of Seattle...so I thought I'd show you my favorites! Some of these are so new you may have never seen them before. Trust me...these are bound to be the hottest trends of this year, mark my words!

Let me know what you think, as always :)

Hot in 2011: Clown suits

Hot in 2011: Drunken Grannie Look

Hot in 2011: Hannah Montana Fits

Hot in 2011: Ruffles, ruffles, ruffles!

Hot in 2011: Hot Flash Blush

Have a good April Fools everyone :)