Friday, May 11, 2012

Tanesha Featured in June's Glamour

Tanesha in her coral blazer!

Glamour asked Tanesha what her favorite blazer was, she told them it is a pastel coral. Everyone needs a blazer, but black can be boring. You really don’t want to be boring in the spring and summer. Choosing a colored blazer doesn’t have to be just for the spring and summer so it doesn’t have to be too trendy.

If the idea of wearing head to toe color is too much for you, just add a pop of color. An unexpected way to do this would be with a blazer. Wearing neutrals is how most people dress and the way to get the most out of your wardrobe. Having a few pieces that are fun colors such as a blazer or a t-shirt is how to stay fresh and stay on trend without leaving your comfort zone. If you buy one piece that is in the seasons hottest color which right now it is in the coral/tangerine family. Might as well buy a piece that can be worn many different ways such as a blazer. Which can be worn to work, casually on the weekend and dressed up for date night. 

I love the idea of a coral blazer, thanks for the inspiration Tanesha. 

Congrats to Tanesha for being featured in Glamour Magazine. Love it!! See more about Tanesha in Glamour here

Thursday, May 10, 2012

How To Find The Perfect Special Occasion Dress

Tanesha Awasthi in a midi dress

Dressing for a special occasion can be very intimidating especially if you are not comfortable with your size to begin with. 

Take some advice from Tanesha and find something that fits you well. The navy midi length dress she is wearing is flattering for many reasons. The silhouette is perfect for any curvy girl, fitting the most closely at the smallest part of the body which is typically under the bust. Having a belt or other detailing at the smallest point will bring attention there instead of other areas that you may want to camouflage.  Finding a dress with interest by the face is a great way to bring attention up. Choosing a darker color can help you feel confident, but you don’t always need to choose black. Navy is a nice alternative to black also choosing a print is great. 

The length is nice to because ending the dress around the knee area is faltering and most likely comfortable to wear. Most importantly find a dress that makes you feel good and confident. On you special day you don’t want to be fidgeting with what you are wearing or unsure. Find the right dress for you and own it! Finding this dress may take time but finding inspiration online before you head out the stores may help. 

Take a look at Tanesha's blog for ideas on dresses you may like, she has a lot of good ones that you may like as well. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dressing For The Ever Changing Springtime Weather

More about this spring time look from Tanesha Awasthi 

I know I have the summer on my mind but it is still spring time where I live. Half way through the day the temperature changes by about ten degrees. This time of year dressing for any weather is necessary. Light layers are the way to go. Take a basic top (that would be look fine on its own) on top of that pair a light weight cardigan. To add more excitement to the look add a printed scarf.

If you run out for lunch during your break you can peel off your cardigan and the scarf if need be. In the morning when it’s cold having the scarf tied around my neck would be great but by the end of the day having it tied might not be necessary or if the weather really turned warm tying it to your bag might even be a better option. A cardigan that zips or buttons is wonderful option because if the wind picks up or the air conditioning is blasting you can cover up more or vice versa. 

Tanesha has taken a cute top and put a light weight cardigan and topped the layering off with a brightly printed scarf. When layering and working with prints it is always best to keep the bottoms simple. Tanesha is wearing a basic pair of jeans and sandals. I think if you take this inspiration you can easily turn this look into your own and make it appropriate for the different occasions you may need to layer in. 
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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Hot Trend: The Maxi Dress

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The maxi dress is still a hot trend, so for this season Tanesha found maxi dresses for any occasion you might have coming up. What makes the maxi dress such a popular selection to other dresses is the ease they project. There is also something a little glamourous about a maxi dress even it is just simple solid colored cotton.

The selections that Tanesha found are a maxi for a wedding. This selection is a gorgeous turquoise with a high-low hemline.  This choice would be perfect for a beach wedding or any other casual wedding for the summer.
The date night maxi dress is a one shoulder with an elastic band around the waist. The dress also has a very cute print. This maxi dress is just the right amount of sexy for a date night but still easy to not seem fussy or high maintenance.

Wearing a maxi to the office can be a very hard thing to find. Finding a maxi dress that has a three-quarter length sleeve makes this trend work appropriate. Adding a colored blazer or sweater would make the look more professional and help cope with the air-conditioned offices.

The casual maxi dress would probably be the easiest to find. Select a maxi dress that is flattering an in a fun color. I love that this dress found by Tanesha has a little bit of a cap sleeve making less poolside and more out to lunch or to a movie.

The last event that a maxi dress would work is for the prom. This dress features a high-low hemline and an embellished waistband. If you are going to where killer shoes why not let people see them?
The weather is getting warmer and slipping into an easy dress like the maxi sounds like the best outfit. 
See Tanesha's blog here

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Weekend Basic Is Anything But Boring

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 Weekend casual dressing is one of my favorite looks to create. Especially jeggings and leggings they are so comfy but still look fashionable (as long as worn the right way). What makes the outfit that Tanesha created for a casual weekend look is all in the accessories.

  The basic part of the outfit is a sleeveless top and jeggings. Adding a printed long scarf creates a much stronger impact then a necklace ever could. A bold bangle will be a great way to add jewelry to your look and also to add coverage to the arm. Bold rings are another way to add something unexpected to a basic outfit. Bold rings just don’t need to be saved for the evening anymore.

  The big question is what kind of shoe? A flat sandal and a simple bag finish up the look. Creating a basic look can sometimes look sloppy or too simple. By taking this as a starting point I think many great looks could be made. If you feel like any outfit looks to boring always adding bold accessories is the way to pop any outfit.  
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Interview Time

I had a chance to ask Tanesha from Girl With Curves to ask her a few questions about fashion, her personal style, curvy fashion, and her influences. I love knowing more about other people who love fashion and how they create their own looks. If you want to look at her blog I highly recommend it. I love Tanesha's style and  I think you will too!! 
What made you want to start your blog?

I needed a creative outlet outside my full-time job in the Tech field.

What is your favorite piece in your closet right now?

A coral-tone blazer.

What is your favorite trend for right now?

Bold color.

What is the best tip you can give someone who is curvy and wants update their wardrobe?

Start building your wardrobe with versatile pieces like great jeans, a peep toe pump, flats and a blazer.  From there, add in your own style accessories.

What is your favorite type of clothing to shop for?


What is your favorite accessory?


How do you come up with the looks from your blog?

I wear what I like :)

What is the most commonly used clothing item/accessory in your blog?


Do you focus your look around one item or the whole when you create an outfit?

I often start with the shoes and work my way up.

Which designer would you choose to make your dream outfit? Why?

Michael Kors- he knows how to make sexy clothing, without being overt and tacky.  He keeps it classy.

What is your favorite store to shop at? 

Forever 21, hands-down.

Have you ever gotten caught up in a sale and bought something you regretted or a trend that you
followed and didn’t work?

Yes!  I bought an LV bag from a consignment shop ended-up never wearing it, so I sold it on eBay!

How would you define your style?

Classic with a twist.

What is your favorite fashion decade? 

The 50's and 60's

Who are your style icons? 

Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Olivia Palermo

What movie has your favorite fashion?

Definitely Breakfast at Tiffany's!

Do you think living in the bay area it is harder for curvier women then other parts of the country? 

I think women in the UK have the best selection of Plus Size clothing, compared to women in the US.

What is your favorite season style wise? 


Who is your favorite designer or your favorite brand? 

I love Michael Kors and Max Azria

Thank You so much Tanesha for answering my questions, please check out her blog at