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November 2013

11.30.2013 ~ Saturday Special ~ Outfit Post ~ Wishing You All Well This Thanksgiving Weekend!

Hello to all my fabulous readers!  I just wanted to take a moment to say that I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday!

RJ and I spent the greater part of the day enjoying the company of our loved ones in our home here in Independence, and it was such a wonderful time.  The sun was bright and shining, the air had that sweet smell of fall turning to winter, and it couldn’t have been a more beautiful day.

As always, we take the time to remember all the things that we are thankful for.  For me, I am most thankful for my family, my friends, my faith, and all of you.  I have the most spectacular support system on the planet, and the love that I feel everyday means the world to me.

Thank you for being a part of my journey.  I’ll leave you to the rest of your holiday weekend with this:

“Some people are always grumblin’ because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” – Alphonse Karr




11.6.2013 ~ Want It Wednesday ~ OUTFIT POST ~ Easy, Breezy Denim Two Ways with Lee Jeans

I may have a problem.

I was doing laundry recently, and I realized something quite shocking…I have a jeans addiction.  If it wasn’t for the massive pile of jeans that had accumulated in the last two weeks, I may have never known.  The only thing that I could think to do as I bagged up those 15 pairs of jeans was to promise myself that I wasn’t going to buy any more jeans this year.

And then something kinda funny happened – I received a coupe of pairs of jeans from Lee Jeans in the mail.

Sooooo technically I didn’t buy them so that doesn’t break my promise to myself, right? 🙂

The really cool thing about this, though, is that I learned something completely new about an old brand.  Truth is, I haven’t thought about buying a pair of Lee Jeans since I was in high school.  In fact, I don’t think I’ve owned a pair of Lees since I was maybe 16 or 17 years old. Let’s just say that’s been a BIT ago.

The two pairs I received were Lee’s Classic Fit Straight Leg and Midrise Fit Barely Bootcut, both in a size 18W.

Now I will start by saying that neither of these jeans are the kinds of jeans that I would typically purchase, mainly because of the leg style.  I’ve almost exclusively been purchasing skinny and super skinny jeans, but I was pleasantly surprised by the look and feel of both of these pairs.

Lee Jeans Collage - Curvy in Kansas CityIn terms of the straight leg jean, the fit was very relaxed.  In hindsight, I may have perhaps tried one size smaller, simply because I am not very hippy, and I had a little more room in the hips and butt in these jeans than I might otherwise like.  If you do have a curvier frame, these would likely be an ideal pair of jeans for you, especially if you’re looking for a perfect pairing of style and fit. For me, personally, with this little bit of room the jeans were amazingly comfortable, and I could see myself wearing these on any given weekend day running errands or shopping at the mall paired with a casual tee, perfect fall flannel, and some Chucks.

The bootcut jeans; however, were my ABSOLUTE favorite.  I was immediately drawn to them once I saw the fabulous fleur de lis pocket detail, and when I slipped them on, they hugged every inch of my curves.  Plus, the bootcut wasn’t so large that I felt weird about them.  In fact, they were just wide enough to pair with some ankle boots.  They were a little long, with a 32.5 inch inseam, but this length of inseam usually is too long for me since I have a longer torso and shorter legs.  It’s nothing that a small heel can’t solve; however, and let’s be real, there’s nothing better than a great pair of jeans paired with an even better heel.

Both of these jeans are available now, up to size 24W, and both pairs are currently on sale!  If you’re looking to try out some new denim this fall, don’t be afraid to check out an old favorite at!

If you’re loving what you see here at Curvy in Kansas City, don’t forget that we are in the running for Navabi’s Curvy Blog Award 2013!  Your vote could be all the difference!  Thank you so much for all your support!!!!


11.4.2013 ~OUTFIT POST ~ Monthly Color Combination & Breaking News ~ This Curvy Nominee Will Rock That Black & Brown Combo

I’ve had a lot of fun shopping this fall, and while I’ve been attracted to a lot of bright colors lately, I have to admit that neutrals have been drawing me in big time.

And having said that, I’m going to introduce November’s color combination – black and brown.

I know, I hear you.  You’re saying, “What the heck?  What kind of exciting color combination is that?  Are you serious right now?”

Here’s the deal, ya’ll…when done the right way, the combination of black and brown can be very flattering.  It’s really all about the shades of each color that you combine (stick to warmer, soft tones) and how you use prints to bring the entire look together.  There’s no surprise here, I utilized an awesome animal print to serve as the foundation of this killer fall look.  The dress (similar here) and combat boots are both from Torrid, tights from Target, ring from Bohme (similar here), and monogram necklace from Forever 21!

Curvy in Kansas City - Fall Black and Brown 1

Curvy in Kansas City - Fall Black and Brown 2



Curvy in Kansas City - Fall Black and Brown 5This year has been such a crazy ride for me, and it seems that the action will continue well into the holidays!

I found out recently that I’m a nominee for Navabi’s Curvy Blog Award 2013.  For those of you that haven’t heard of this award, each year Navabi searches for “passionate fashion lovers who can inform, inspire and advise women worldwide.”

During a three-week voting period, a total of 10 finalists will be announced and they will have an opportunity for some amazing prizes and some pretty wicked street cred.  The grand prize winner will be a model in a professional photo shoot in London, will get to meet an international top model, and will be an attendee at London Fashion Week.

And if that wasn’t pretty darn cool in and of itself, the winner will also be able to bring a friend along for the entire trip and receive over $600 to spend at Navabi!

I’m up against some pretty stiff competition…there are over 200 bloggers worldwide that have been nominated, and they’re ALL fabulous.  It’s a pleasure to be nominated, for sure, but of course I would love to win such an amazing award.  If you would like to vote for Curvy in Kansas City, please click on the image below where you will be taken to the voting page.  All you have to do to vote for Curvy in Kansas City is find my blog logo (#052) and click on it, then scroll down to the end of the blogger list where you will see a security code box.  Enter the security code, then click the “Vote” button.

navabi Curvy Blog Award 2013

I want to thank you all for your support!  Voting is open through November 17th.  Look forward to Wednesday when I’ll have a great post featuring Lee Jeans.  See ya’ll then!

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