Rachel Parcell Spring 2018 Collection

Good Morning Everyone!

I am up bright and early to check out Rachel Parcell’s Spring 2018 Collection.¬† Rachel’s collection consisted of 4 feminine dresses (Psst… 2 of them are lace), 3 skirts and 2 tops; of course, there is one extra bonus item in two colors that would help you and your little one coordinate.¬† This collection, as quoted by Rach, “was inspired by French gardens and architecture.”¬† I can see it in each piece that she designed, which is why I adore this collection as much as her other ones in the past and here are my top 4 picks.

I will start out with the two lace dresses because I can not stop staring at them and I am only stopping now just so I can write this post.  The first dress would have to be her Amour Dress in French Blue.  This blue is puuurrrffeeccttt for Easter or might I add, great for weddings.  My favorite part is the asymmetrical skirt combined with the raw edges of the lace that defines feminine and romantic in my style book.  The sleeves are also great for an office environment but it is not fully lined to let some skin peek out in making it a great transitioning piece from the office to a night out with friends. The lace on this dress is also gorgeous, the lace florals are fist-sized and they are seen easily on such a thin and gorgeous material.  Also, note to self, it is best to machine wash and hang to dry because it is a comfy 65% cotton.

The next dress I would love to add to my own collection from the Rachel Parcell Spring 2018 Collection would have to be the Provence Lace Dress.  All for its subtle feminine, romantic and classic style.  This piece is great for the upcoming Spring festivities and might I add, wedding season.  The color is a beautiful pastel purple and like the Amour Dress, it also is fully lined, leaving only the sleeves exposed.  I adore the little detailing on the neckline.  Instead of a traditional hemmed neckline, a different style of laced was added, which makes me adore this dress even more for all the subtle details.  I would definitely wear this to a nice high tea party in Atlanta if given the chance.

This next piece is not a dress but a top that is a perfect basic but adds a nice touch of personal style.  The Shea Crepe Top is the perfect basic items for me and as I stated before, the sleeves are quite a feminine touch to the classic blouse.  Also, the best thing for me is that it is office friendly and great for layering a statement necklace on top.  I might also add that the Shea Crepe Top is fully lined, which means I may not need to wear a nude cami underneath, another plus in my book.

Lastly, I need to make a confession…¬† I own many skirts but rarely wear them.¬† Though here I am, hoping to add this one to my not-so-little and no-longer-a-secret collection.¬† I am also someone who loves versatile pieces and though¬†this is really two pieces that I would combine together to showcase a spectacular piece.¬† What I am trying to say but am not able to find the right words is that I just love it when I am able to pair the Paris Garden Skirt with the Paris Garden Top¬†and they turn into a beautiful Paris Garden Dress.¬† Of course, the two separate pieces is already great on its own due to being office-friendly (number one concern… as you can tell by now) and being able to pair each item with basics I already have at home.

If you were to ask me to just pick one… let me just stop you at “if” already.¬† Mainly because I won’t be able to and will try to never let you finish that question in one sitting; that is the real struggle right there.

 

What are your thoughts on the new collection and the pieces you would choose?

 

 

 

Always,

Nancy L

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Leopard Prints for Fall

Hello lovlies!

I honestly can not get enough of leopard prints.  I have them on shoes, bags, sunglasses, blouses, skirts, and scarfs.  Some might say, the only thing missing and probably a leopard print hat.  As you can see, I was able to score this skirt up for under $7!  Talk about a steal and what makes it even better is that it is soft and stretchy, which in my book equals comfort.  I love wearing it with just a plain top and heels for those 9-5 office hours, which is what I choose to do down below.  I just checked on their website and they are all sold out in regular sizes with a limited selection from the plus sizes department.  Another option would be their animal print midi-skirt.

Ever since I can remember, Cato’s has always been a favorite place of mine to shop with my mom in my hometown.¬† Cato’s always had clothes for girls/juniors up to plus sizes and that makes it a one-stop shop place for my mom.¬† As you can tell, some of her savvy-ness has rubbed off on me and is one of my favorite stores to still browse from time to time.¬† While most people have already packed their summer items away, I am scoring them down to wear a few weeks longer.¬† Here in Georgia, though the mornings are chilly and peaceful by noon it heats up to the high 70’s.

 

 

 

I am thinking about pairing these up with some booties and a slouchy cardigan for a comfier look, so stay tuned if it was a must or a bust… must as in I should repeat the style or bust as in a no-go (like… in ever!).

 

 

For the skirt, it is a size small and the actual length of the skirt is an¬†inch longer than what is shown.¬† While I rolled up the waist portion, I was able to have it hit at my knees which is the desired length when I am short and stubby.¬† The white blouse is medium and also from Cato’s and though it gives me enough snuggle room, it feels a tad large on me, but the small would have been too small.

All in all, I can never have enough leopard prints items in my closet.  On top of that, I love how they can be worn all year round and they have become a staple in my wardrobe.  Maybe I need an intervention to prevent me from purchasing more (haha).

 

 

 

KEY PIECES:¬†TOP¬†CATO’s White Blouse¬†¬†| SKIRT¬†CATO’s Fashion¬†| SHOES¬†Sam Edleman| BAG¬†Michael Kors Cross Body

 

 

 

 

 

 

REVIEW: Michael Kors Mercer Medium Crossbody

Hello lovlies!

I have been on the hunt for a beautiful camel bag for fall and stumble upon it while in TJ Maxx looking for irresistible stationary, to which I also snatched up an agenda.  Since TJ Maxx is so swelled with setting up their handbags to the right of the entrance, I brainlessly walked towards it, like my legs had a mind of their own (hard to imagine right?).  While walking up and down the aisles, the color drew attention to me first and then I noticed it was Michael Kors.  To be honest, I usually browse past some of his bags until my eyes were drawn to The Mercer.  The pebble stone leather and, gold-tone hardware, and size makes it perfect for a mom on the go.  I notice that the bigger the bag means stuffing unnecessary items into my purse because of survival methods kicking in.

 

This is from his Studio Kors line which is exclusively sold in Macy’s and a cheaper alternative to the¬†MICHAEL Michael Kors line. ¬†The dimensions are 21.5 by 19 cm.¬† The handbag includes 3 separate pockets, one zipped and two opened. ¬†The handles are upright only and does not give an option to drop down which I do not mind. ¬†Also, inside the zipped pocket includes a care card and the dust bag. ¬†I do not care for the attached keychain and usually take it off because it looks tacky. ¬†As for the bottom of the bag, what sold me on to purchase the bag was that it contains gold studded feet with a height of 1/2 cm.

 

 

 

 

 

As you can tell through my Instagram feed and older blog posts, this has been my most worn bag of this month and the last few months.¬† I am sure I got my money’s worth of wear for this bag.¬† This reminds me, I also have my eye out for the Selena GRACE bag that Selena Gomez collaborated with COACH.¬† I just love the red handbag one and am slowly saving up for it.¬† I can not wait to get my hands on it, hopefully, it is still available.
With love,

mrscurvypetite

 

WI : NC : GA

Let’s be honest, it’s been a while and I am finally in GA. ¬†Not really settled in a place yet but we have been driving around and getting used to the area. ¬†We stayed in NC with my dad for about 6 days and then headed to our final destination, Georgia.

Tuesday 07.25.2017
-Finished cleaning the Duplex
-One last drink at Anduzzi’s
-Napped ūüôā
-Departure time at 9 PM
Wednesday 07.26.2017
-Arrived at 1:30 PM in NC
-Relaxed and ate an old fashion home cooked meal
Thursday 07.27.2017
-Errands: ¬†Post Office, Cato’s, TJ Maxx, ROSS, WAL-Mart
-Dranked¬†for DL’s 21st birthday
Friday 07.28.2017
-Late/early dinner/breakfast at Denny’s (ordered a Philly Steak Sandwich)
-Went swimming around 11 AM – 1:30 PM
-Had Pho with my mom
-Had a drink with Bo at Apple Bee’s (Watermelon Sangria – which I did not enjoy)
Saturday 07.29.2017
-Departure time 7:30 AM to Jacksonville, NC
-Had some healthy curry
-Was the DD so I had to be good
-Left Kana’s Frozen Flip Flops (whoops)
Sunday 07.30.2017
-Slept in and went to eat at Pho Le
-Stopped quickly at Shoe Carnival and found some matching sandals
-Drove back to my dad’s house and drank until 2:40 AM
Monday 07.31.2017
-Set off at 7:30 AM and arrived at 11:40 AM
-Went and look at a duplex which was a “no” from me
-Went and look at another one that was too steep
-Saw the final one and have been crossing my fingers to get the place since then
Tuesday 08.01.2017
-Interview at 1:30 PM
-Shopped at TJ Maxx
-Went and looked inside the prospective house
Wednesday 08.02.2017
-Slepted in until 8AM
-Went shopping at Super H Mart in Duluth, GA
So far, that is what has been going on. ¬†From everything else, I did not take photos (trying to live in the moment), but I did take some photos today and will share it below. ¬†Today’s would probably be one of the days where you will see how detailed I can get compared to the other busier days.
I believe I am a beer enthusiast, I love craft beer and like to dry them all. ¬†My husband and I have been looking for hite beer for the longest time and up in WI, wherever we went, they never sold it so when we got to Super H Mart, I headed straight for the alcohol section (no shame). ¬†I can’t wait to get a taste of this over the weekend and spend some quality time with the family. ¬†The only downfall was that there were only 12 packs. ¬†Cass is also another known Korean¬†beer brand that I picked up. (Please drink responsibly.)

 

 On our way out, I stopped by their little bakery and pick up some macaroons, these uber sweet delicacy is always a must for me.  I was pretty happy about their flavors that ranged from the regular flavors to black tea, rose and lavender, which were all the flavors that I got.  Ranging from sweetest to less sweet would be black tea, rose and then lavender as the ones that I prefer and would like to get again would also be the same.  I do have to say that I enjoyed the black tea one the most.

 
Colored Sprinkles – Lavender
White Dots Sprinkles – Rose
Blue – Black Tea

 

Of course, we stopped at the food court to enjoy some much needed Korean food.

 

Bows & Sequins Tweed Jacket

Spring is here and I can start pulling out my pastels items, starting with this Bows & Sequins Tweed Jacket.  I am excited to wear this because it perks me up, especially on a rainy day, though I might skip the white jeans and strappy heels.  Sadly, it has sold out and is no longer available on the site, if I find something similar in the future, I will link it here.

The weather has been quite favorable lately and luckily I work in a casual environment (for the most part) so I took advantage of that with this outfit.  Most of the time I would use my clutch as a wallet for weeks and toss it in my work bag so this particular photo may be a bit misleading.  The tweed jacket has been on my wish-list for the longest time and I finally had the courage to pick it up.  I do not regret purchasing it as all.  For the price that I paid, the quality is uncomparable to most jackets in a similar price bracket.  I adore the color, frills, and especially the gold hardware.  I believe that is what caught my eye, on top of that the jacket is light-weight and perfect for this kind of weather.  Initially, I ordered the Bows & Sequins tweed jacket in a size medium but was drowning in it so that was returned and exchanged for a small.  The inside is lined with a matching light blue made of 100% polyester while the jacket itself is made of 50% wool and 50% polyester.  While I have not found an alternative to this jacket, I will keep an eye out for the future.

 

Just something about this look makes me wanna scream “Cinderella,” pretty sure it’s the color because every time I look at the outfit I have the urge to rewatch the movie. ¬†I mean come on, how can you say no to this soft pastel blue?

Features:

Bows & Sequins Tweed Jacket

Blouse

Pants – Similar 1, 2, 3

Shoes – Similar 1, 2, 3

Yours truly,

mrscurvypetite

 

 

 

Hello

Hello, everyone!

My name is Nancy and this is my creative outlet.  No matter what, I find myself wanting to create content.  I have had my highs and lows with blogging but in the end, I do want to succeed.  Finally, after graduating, I am able to focus on the things I love.  Going to school full-time, working full-time, taking care of my own little family and taking ice skating lessons was challenging but worth it.  I was able to prove to myself that I was able to still keep it together when it seems like life was just trying to pull me apart.  Of course, I do have to thank all those who have helped me along the way.  I had a plethora of understanding people in my life who was willing to work with me to make all of the above possible and that pushed me through the days when I just want to give up or break down and cry.  Trust me, I have had my rough days where I would literally freak out over losing one page of notes or have a few mental breakdowns and through all of the last year, I found myself picking up bad eating habits as well; mainly due to stress.

After graduating, I choose to reside in my current occupation because my resume looked pretty empty.  I can not say I was not a privileged child since I received all the necessities and more, maybe a little too much that it makes me look inexperienced at times.  Work itself is still a challenge to take on and to prove to myself once again.  I would like to be more confident in what I do and that is another task at hand.

I choose the name mainly because I have wide hips and am pretty petite in size, making it difficult to find clothing.  I have had quite some luck but that is not always the case.  I feel quite insecure about posting my sizing but I believe it will be beneficial to those who share the same struggles.

Arm length:  50

Chest:  36

Waist:  34

Hips:  39.5

Shoe Size:  4.5-5 for heels and 6 for flats running shoes

Thank you to those who will join me on this new journey of life after graduation and the struggles or accomplishments along the way.

Sincerely,

G. Nancy L aka mrscurvypetite

-P.S.-
Occasionally I get products/clothing sent or given to me free of charge by PR companies, meaning, I may not have paid for everything I talk about. I am not obligated to mention these products so if I have done it is because I genuinely like them.
Sometimes I may be sponsored by brands for videos/blog posts. I would never endorse a brand/product that I didn’t truly love and believe in.