Winter Watermelon

January 7, 2013
Hello Beauties,

We are well into 2013 and nothing seems to be slowing down for me — which is a good thing.  I like to keep busy with meaningful projects, friendships and trips.  2012 was pretty great but I’m looking forward to make 2013 even more stellar.

I sometimes get into a rut with styling during winter months usually wearing black from head to toe.  This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, wearing all black is a classic look and very flattering to the curvy silhouette but just like the dreary dark skies that have been looming over Jacksonville lately it can kind of get a girl down. A quick way to instantly change your mood is the use of color.  Even Van Gogh used particular color pallets to depict his mood in his work, so why not use the same concept in order to reflect how you feel.  Without a word what you wear and how you wear it speaks volumes about who you are and how you are feeling.  The combo of a lime green and hot pink inspired warm summer days eating sweet watermelon to come to mind.  Even if we have a few more months of winter’s cold warm wishful thinking can’t hurt.

Dress :: JCP 
Coat :: Formerly owned by my mother
Shoes :: ASOS
Bag :: old
Belt :: CK from another dress
Feeling Blue:  Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night, painted while he was in an asylum in Saint Remy, 1889
Mellow Yellow:  One of Van Gogh’s stills of Sunflowers, 1888.  The use of bright yellows depicts vibrant life in full bloom and the wilting browns symbolize death.

This entire outfit cost me a total of $10!  I scored the dress free — that’s right, free!  (Thanks to some doubling up on some coupons at JCP.)  The coat was stolen from my mother’s closet and all the accessories were things I already had in my closet.  The shoes were purchased on super sale from ASOS and that was my only expense.  That fact alone makes me happy but the major use of color seconds that emotion.

Thanks for reading and as always
Stay Lovely Signature

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17 Comments

  • Reply Anonymous January 28, 2013 at 9:30 am

    I love the colours in this post. You look so beautiful in that dress! You have such a warm smile!

    JT

  • Reply Rmumbi January 14, 2013 at 10:43 am

    you are really beautiful. I love the way you match colors. You are an inspiration

  • Reply VanoueLicious January 14, 2013 at 8:22 am

    You look amazing!

  • Reply Anonymous January 13, 2013 at 1:11 am

    I love your style. I first read your contributions in Lucky. You manage to mix colors and prints in such a beautiful and unexpected way. I’m fashionably challenged and always admire women who can pull together a great outfit! I’ll definitely keep looking to you for inspiration!

    Meg

    • Reply Musings of a Curvy Lady January 14, 2013 at 10:28 am

      Thank you for your sweet words Meg, they mean a lot. I’m so happy you like what you’ve seen on the blog. I hope to continue to bring you looks of inspired fashions! Xx

  • Reply Simplybee January 9, 2013 at 4:13 am

    that fuchsia dress is FIRE!!! beautiful & vibrant!

    • Reply Musings of a Curvy Lady January 9, 2013 at 6:58 am

      Thanks simplybee! I love it too! I love it more because it was free! Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you follow the blog on FB!

    • Reply Musings of a Curvy Lady January 9, 2013 at 6:58 am

      Thanks simplybee! I love it too! I love it more because it was free! Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you follow the blog on FB!

  • Reply grownandcurvywoman January 8, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    I just found your blog and I LOVE IT!!! Your style is off the charts FAB! You have a new follower in me!

  • Reply Beautifully Coco January 8, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Words can not express my love for this ensemble and it’s inspiration. It’s so hard to place a finger on what I love about it most from the use of such vibrant colors or the use of leopard print(which is my fav). Either way this look is a sure winner for gloomy weather…AA+

    beautifullycoco.blogspot.com

    • Reply Musings of a Curvy Lady January 9, 2013 at 6:56 am

      Yay! I’m glad you love it! Hopefully my mom doesn’t miss this coat because she’s not getting it back. Lol thanks for following!

  • Reply Tye January 8, 2013 at 4:44 am

    This is my first time stopping by and visiting your blog, but I’m just in love with the color combination in this look. You look absolutely stunning. I can’t wait to read more and lovely blog!

    http://www.diaryofachicmommy.com

    • Reply Musings of a Curvy Lady January 9, 2013 at 6:54 am

      Thank you for your sweet words! Im so glad you like the blog Thanks for following!

  • Reply Musings of a Curvy Lady January 8, 2013 at 3:58 am

    Thank you Style4Curves!

  • Reply Style4Curves January 7, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!

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