#CurvasenNYC Collaboration: The Holiday Party

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

"I'll never be the size that has single digits and my thighs will always touch when I walk but I'm okay with that." ~ Sugar Jamison, Dangerous Curves Ahead

This year is the first year in a LONG time where I am in the holiday spirit. I am usually a Scrooge and trying to get my family to celebrate Festivus instead. When I hear Christmas music, I want to slit my wrists, especially that Mariah Carey Christmas album. Ewww.

But this year, I'm in the spirit. I miss my dad and brother but I know they would want me to celebrate and be thankful this holiday season. I am feeling great... my confidence is consistent... And I am really getting into fashion more for myself than just admiring it from a-far.

So one day, my blogger sisters Dana of Who's That Girl Dana?, Darlene of Suits, Heels & Curves and I were talking about holiday fashion and what to wear this season. And then we thought why not do a kick-ass fashion collaboration series together? We're three different sizes, shapes and heights AND we're all Latinas living in the big city. 

Holiday time in NYC is a magical time. Lights everywhere, trees and just festive stuff all over the place. So why not take advantage and use the "Bright Lights, Big City" as our backdrop for our first blog post of this three-part holiday fashion series featuring three of our favorite plus size fashion brands.

The goal of this series is to show that style has no boundaries and all curves, bodies and sizes are beautiful and worthy of fashion. What counts is that you are true to yourself and love what you're wearing.

In this first installment, we are focusing on Holiday Party looks, all from Fashion to Figure. Whether you're going to a glam party where you are channeling your inner bombshell or going to a holiday office party to even going out with friends for drinks, FTF really has a look for every occasion.

I chose to feature a look I would wear to meet with friends during Happy Hour. I'm very low-maintenance and like effortless but chic and pretty looks. I always want to feel pretty - that is a must in my world.

This Bradford Houndstooth Dress takes houndstooth to new levels with using a gold solid color under the black houndstooth print. The gold stands out and I love the shape of this dress. 

The dress is kind of short for my liking during the winter so I opted to pair the dress with the Stanton Black Ponte Leggings and some tall boots. I finished my look off with FTF's Sleekster Patent Satchel, which I am in love with. FTF has the best handbags and they are so affordable.

The dress has tons of stretch so I was able to fit into a 3, even though I am a size 26/28. I fit into a 3 in the leggings as well. This look is comfortable while making me feel beautiful and look chic. I love the zipper detail at the neckline that allows me to decide how much cleavage I want to show.

So that's my take on a holiday look perfect for those holiday girly drinks with your friends and the entire look is under $125. Plus, if you take advantage of FTF’s current promotion of 30% off (code 30FOR30) you can save an additional 30% off, making this entire look well under $100. Ballin' on a budget, ladies!

Be sure to check out Dana's glam bombshell holiday party look and Darlene's fun office party look over at their blogs:

Who's That Girl Dana?  - www.whosthatgirl524.wordpress.com

Suits, Heels & Curves - www.suitsheelsandcurves.com

Stay tuned for next week's look focused on a casual but cozy holiday look from another one of our favorite retailers (shhhh, it's a surprise!).

You can also see what we are up to this holiday season by finding us on social media via the hashtag: #CurvasenNYC

What are your some of your favorite holiday party looks?

**While this was a sponsored post, all opinions and comments stated are my own.


  1. When you throw your next party remember the best company party ideas: make it simple, delicious, stylish, fun & economical to all! A great idea for cocktail parties I recently read about in a magazine is to use parchment paper as a luminary wrap around a glass votive candle holder.

  2. What a lavish party! Pretty girls are looking forward for full night fun and enjoyment with friends. My sister in law is organizing a club membership party at one of the well known Chicago venues for the enjoyment. Luncheon or brunch is yet to be decided. Not sure about the number of guests even.