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Remember when we told you that our Creative Director, Jodi Arnold, has a style crush on Rochelle from Beauticurve? We were so impressed by her natural instinct for style that she’s become our latest Style Muse! She came to visit our office in NYC where she selected her favorite styles from our pre-fall collection, Green Envy

Because true style extends beyond individual pieces, we asked Rochelle to put together her picks for a shoot in the streets of Gramercy Park. If you think stripes are only for nautical moments, her combinations of leopard, floral, and perforated faux leather will convince you otherwise. Be inspired by her pairings (photos, above) or create your own looks from her expert selection

Her bold approach was such an inspiration that we had to ask Rochelle even more questions, including the lightning round we had so much fun with during our interview with Allison from Curvy Girl Chic

ELOQUII: Has your style changed since you started Beauticurve?

Rochelle: Not dramatically. If anything I’ve just become more confident in my wardrobe choices and have been a bit more adventurous when it comes to trying new looks.

E: What’s the most common question your readers ask?

R: I always get asked about advice for starting a blog. I always answer – Just go for it! I didn’t have a “Mission Statement” or a 5 year plan when I started. I just wanted to share.

E: What’s one trend that you can’t stop loving and one trend that you won’t try again?

R: So, I’m obsessed with distressed boyfriend jeans (ELOQUII note: we have some hot new denim coming soon - stay tuned!). I want to wear them every day. I’ve been over the overall trend since my 13th birthday party… they had Mickey and the gang on them…tragic.

E: What trends are you most looking forward to this fall?

R: I love a Cape. Can’t wait to wrap up in one. I also am looking forward to holding on to my heavier crop tops by adding a crisp button down.

E: Do you have any hobbies?

R: I love to travel. Eat out. Shop. Workout. Hunt for recipes on Pinterest.

And now for the style lightning round! 

Leopard or zebra?

Leopard

Sweater or sweatshirt?

Sweatshirt

Jumpsuit or pant suit?

Pant suit

Pleated or pencil? 

Pencil

Black or camel? 

Black

Ankle booties or sneakers?

Ankle booties

East coast or west coast? 

West coast - of course! Born & raised! 

Curly or straight?

Curly

If you want to bond with Rochelle over your mutual love of pumpkin pie ice cream & state fairs, head on over to her Instagram, but if you’re looking to steal her style, shop her picks right this way.

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BEAUTICURVE TURNS 2
Thank You for Reading, Laughing, Sharing & Being Fabulous with Me

Hurray!! Today marks two full years from the day I started this little blog of mine. I started off a bit lost in the blogging world, but I’m so pleased with all that has come. This year has been FULL of surprises — Connecting with other bloggers, brands, readers — Forming new friendships, partnerships and even getting to meet a few of you along the way!

I just want to take the time to thank ALL of you for your support! For reading, for commenting, liking, sharing and for just cheering me on! You all affirm me like I never imagined and I’m very grateful!

So here’s to another year of success, growth and fab style! I’m so ready for what’s in store next because God just keeps confirming that I’m doing what I’m supposed to do!

Thank You, thank you!

- Ro

P.S. I’m going to do some giveaways to celebrate the occasion… stay tuned!

About the Clothes

  • Moto Jacket - Forever 21
  • Body Con Dress - ASOS
  • Peplum Hem Petticoat - Vintage (actual petticoat for a tea length thrifted skirt)
  • Black Leather Heels - Steve Madden
  • Red Leather Bag - Aimee Kestenberg

Pattern Mixing with Beauticurve.com by rachel featuring flat sandals ❤ liked on Polyvore

Red top, $15 / Athena Procopiou beach cover up / Madewell shorts / 3.1 Phillip Lim flat sandals / MICHAEL Michael Kors michael kors purse, $430 / Bare Escentuals makeup, $37 / Sara Happ lip treatment, $30 / Yves Saint Laurent nail polish
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1-800-FLOWERS Florals… not the most unexpected trend of the season, however the look is most definitely blooming in a serious way this spring/summer— and in new silhouettes, styles, and unique prints. If you think this trend is not exactly your thing, try adding the print in smaller doses. Try a floral clutch or a pair of cute floral pumps. The point is to embrace the power of the flower. Pick from the crazy bouquet of floral inspirations for your perfect summer wardrobe additions. Shop this look and others at Cori Coren Boutique.
  • Floral Midi - Cori Coren
  • Black Pumps - Tom Ford (Similar Below)
  • Structured Bag - Vintage Gucci (Similar Below)
  • Oversize Sunnies - Fendi (Actual Below)

Dress courtesy of Cori Coren Boutique. All opinions are my own.

Spring Pattern Mixing With Rochelle From Beauticurve.com


Spring Pattern Mixing With Rochelle From Beauticurve.com by anne-symanski-goranson featuring a leather purse ❤ liked on Polyvore
H M plus size skirt, 150 RON / maurices Plus Size - Blue Jasmine And White Striped Tee, 98 RON / Leopard shoes, 98 RON / Braccialini leather purse, 1.350 RON / Neon necklace, 155 RON / Kate Spade cheetah belt, 400 RON
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GO FIGURE

Nothing else has the effect of a figure-hugging bodycon dress. Short for body conscious, bodycon dresses follow your silhouette, enhancing your shape adding a dash of instant sexiness. I know for some, tighter silhouettes can often be intimidating. However, a lot of bodycon pieces are actually pretty flattering, due to the fact that they suck you in, smoothing out your shape, especially when wearing a little concealed help (Spanx)!

Also wanted to picture another way to wear the dress to make more comfortable for many occasions. Simply wear it with a blazer/jacket to balance the look. As with anything you wear, its about adding elements to make it uniquely you.

This beautiful printed bodycon dress was sent to me for review from CORI COREN Online Boutique. I’m wearing a 2x in the dress. I love how it juusst reaches the knee. I’m 5’ 9”, tight and short not my fave combo. This dress hits me right where I like, when it comes to bodycons. The material provides plenty of textural interest and is soft and snug to the body. I found that even wearing it all day didn’t loosen the shape, and didn’t have an issue with the see-though effect that’s typical of these stretchy pieces. Go over to www.coricoren.com for this dress and many other super cute pieces!

  • Printed Bodycon Dress: Cori Coren Boutique
  • Tassel Necklace: TJ Maxx
  • Leather Pumps: Prada
  • Leather Clutch: Michael Kors

Dress courtesy of Cori Coren Boutique. All opinions are my own.

I’m so excited to announce a new contest I’m working on alongside Polyvore. In case you’re unfamiliar, Polyvore is a site where people can give and receive styling advice from a global community of stylists. They recently announced a new category, Plus Size!

As part of my collaboration with the Polyvore team, they’ve posted more about me on their site here. Along with my profile, check out some of my favorite Plus Size styles.

http://polyvore.com/beauticurve

Since Polyvore launched Plus Size, I’ve loved checking out all the stylish outfits. To help kick-off Polyvore’s Plus Size launch, Polyvore has organized a contest inspired by my style. This is where you come in!

I’ve chosen the theme Spring Pattern Mixing because we all know I am pattern mixing obsessed!. Now it’s up to you to create an outfit around Spring Pattern Mixing . I’ll pick a winner and they will receive $500 to ASOS!

  • To enter, create a Polyvore account if you haven’t already.
  • Enter my contest here and click “Create Set” to build an outfit using some of my inspirational items like gingham, leopard, and stripes.
  • When you’re done, click ‘Publish’ to enter the contest. Don’t forget to share your outfit on social, use the hashtag #PVCurvyChic and tag me so I can check out your outfits.
  • At the end of the 5-days, I’ll pick a winner who will receive a $500 gift card to ASOS! 

Happy styling!

Spring Pattern Mixing with Rochelle From Beauticurve.com by polyvore-editorial featuring a spring outfit ❤ liked on Polyvore
Pattern Mixing with Beauticurve.com by rachel featuring BP.

Apiece Apart white crop top / River Island pencil skirt, $15 / Christian Louboutin red shoes, $630 / STELLA McCARTNEY leather handbag, $855 / 14k ring / Panacea gold jewelry / Bare Escentuals mineral makeup, $37 / Victoria s Secret victoria secret perfume / BP nail polish