#CurvasenNYC Collaboration: 'Not So Ugly' Christmas Sweater Style

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

"Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing."  ~ Alexander Wang

I'm that girl who loves a cozy, casual look and I love clothing that makes a statement. So of course, when this time of the year rolls around, I'm the first one to be wearing an 'ugly' Christmas sweater with some cute or funny saying on it. Hey, a grinch can have fun too.

So in this second part of our #CurvasenNYC collaboration, Dana of Who's That Girl Dana?, Darlene of Suits, Heels & Curves and I have partnered with plus size fashion brand Avenue to show off our favorite cozy casual holiday styles, featuring 'not so ugly' Christmas sweaters! YAY!
Me with Darlene (middle) and Dana (right)
If you missed the first part of our fashion series, you can click here to check out our Holiday Dresses installment, featuring looks from Fashion to Figure.

As I mentioned before, this collaboration is so important to us that we show plus size women out there that style knows no size. We're three different sizes, shapes and heights. Not to mention, we're all fierce and fabulous Latinas living in the big city. 
I'm so happy that we included Avenue in this series because honestly, for me, I feel like Avenue doesn't get as much love as the more trendier brands out there. And Avenue has been around WAY before these other brands came on the scene. 

Avenue was personally my saving grace back in the 80's and 90's, when a girl needed some plus size fashion in her life and some basics like jeans, bras and underwear. So, yeah, I'm an 'OG' Avenue customer, lol.

Even now, the brand continues to deliver when it comes to denim, outerwear, wide width/calf boots, basics and even, special occasion styles. Best part of it all, they offer up to a size 30/32. In a time when many brands stop at a size 24 / 3X, that means the world to women like me above a size 24.
We decided to head to the Parkchester section of the Bronx, where there was a Holiday scene up, including a little red house dubbed The North Pole and Santa Claus sitting inside the house. I know I said last time that I am a grinch during the holidays but dammit, I have to admit... I am a sucker for Santa and never miss an opportunity to talk to the man. I'm a grown adult and still act like I'm 8 when I see him. Even though I had to tell him that I was not trying to sit on his lap - that's where I draw the line.
The Christmas sweaters that Avenue is offering this year are awesome. And it allowed all three of us to choose a sweater that reflects our personality and humor.
For me, since I am the selfie queen, of course, I chose the 'sELFie' pullover sweater.
I love that it has some sparkle in the fabric and it's a decent fabric weight as well. It fits me true to size (I'm wearing a 26/28) and while the length is a little short for me, I can deal.
I'm probably going to wear this sweater A LOT this month - real talk. I love it that much! And I had so much fun that day - I'm really enjoying this mild winter weather we are currently experiencing in NYC as well as the holiday season at the moment. So I am going to ride this festive wave for as long as it lasts!

Shop my look from Avenue:
**If you decide to try this coat in-store, be advised that it runs small. I had to size up to a 30/32 and even then, it was a snug fit. But I do like how clean and polished it looks.**

Be sure to check out Dana's #naughty sweater look and Darlene's fun Oh Deer! sweater look over at their blogs:

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

Suits, Heels & Curves - www.suitsheelsandcurves.com

Stay tuned for our final installment in our #CurvasenNYC holiday fashion series launching on Friday and featuring New Year's Eve party looks from another one of our favorite retailers that will be revealed later.

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 cozy holiday looks?

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


  1. You look super cute!! I love your sweater, Happy New year!!

  2. Thanks, for a great post. I won't be linking up today since although I do folk dances, I don't have any to showcase yet. Good Job! latest...