FFFWeek Style: Society Plus Skater Dress in Central Park

I had one free afternoon to myself when I was in New York City for Full Figured Fashion Week, and since it was a gorgeous, mild, sunny day...and I knew I wanted to go for a long walk in Central Park. And I had the perfect outfit! This Society Plus Skater Dress* in this gorgeous red color was cool, casual and comfortable -- perfect for a walk in the park! (This is an affiliate link! If you click through and make a purchase, I'll get a small commission!)

Society Plus Skater Dress, Plus Size Skater Dress, Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves Walking Through Central Park
Walking through Central Park in the perfect plus size red skater dress from Society Plus
I cannot tell you how much I loved this dress. It fit perfectly! With cap sleeves and a full skirt...and OMG POCKETS!!!, this Society Plus Skater Dress felt so fresh and flirty. It paired perfectly with some white sneakers...like these La Coste slides! Throw on a belt, and you have a stylish, comfortable outfit perfect for just about any occasion!

Society Plus Skater Dress, Plus Size Dress, Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves, Central Park, New York City
After meandering through the park and taking in all the sites, I stumbled upon this adorable little fairgrounds. I so wanted to sneak in, but it was closed for a private event. I managed to snap some pictures anyway though!


What an amazing view in the middle of Central Park!

When I finally forced myself to leave the park, I walked through Times Square. It's so colorful...full of energy and so many people from all over the world!

Society Plus Skater Dress, Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves, Central Park, New York City

It was a lovely end to the day and a wonderful low-key moment during a hectic week!


*Society Plus provided me with this Skater Dress in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links -- if you click through and make a purchase, I get a small commission!

FFFWeek Style: I Am Redefining Healthy Event Recap

Full Figured Fashion Week officially kicked off with a wonderful and empowering Redefining Healthy panel discussion hosted by Darlene Lebron from Suits, Heels, and Curves. She brought together a fabulous panel of individuals to each address health from a different perspective -- confidence, style, exercise, inner strength and beauty. It was such a touching, powerful start to the week and it was a great reminder for each of us to focus on our personal health and well-being.

Plus Size Bloggers Amber from Style Plus Curves with Darlene from Suits, Heels and Curves
Me with the lovely Darlene from Suits, Heels and Curves during the Redefining Healthy Panel for Full Figured Fashion Week
FFFWeek Redefining Healthy Panel Speaker List

The panel kicked off with a personal discussion among the panelist, moderated by one of my most favorite people in the world, Marcy Cruz, blogger behind Fearlessly Just Me and the Blog Editor for Plus Model Magazine


She is absolutely lovely and led a great session where the panelists discussed their relationships to food, activity, and other aspects of style and beauty. Each panelist shared her story and reinforced the idea that health is not determined solely by waist size or bmi or what doctors tell you. Health is a spectrum that all people -- no matter their size -- need to be aware of and work to balance. It was very moving and inspiring! 

After the panel, it was time to get in a little sexy workout! Jessie Diaz from Curves with Moves is a Certified Vixen Instructor, and she led us in a sexy fun workout including all sorts of Beyonce-worthy poses. It was so hot and I was sweating like crazy -- even though it wasn't a very long workout!

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves with Jessie Diaz, Vixen Instructor during FFFweek Redefining Healthy Panel

After that, we had heard from Ada Rojas, the beauty blogger behind Gypsy in the City...and she let us in on some beauty secrets including a foundation that can withstand the summer face sweat situation! 


Another one of my favorite parts of the panel was the Finding Your Shero session with Sahar Paz. She opened with a strong, inspiring spoken word piece and led us in a discussion about overcoming our fears and embracing who we are from the inside out. This was the most intimate part of the day -- where many people shared their personal stories and struggles.


It was a fabulous session, and I was thrilled when Darlene announced that that they will be having a separate, stand along Redefining Healthy conference next year! I'm looking forward to what she does with the #IAMREDEFININGHEALTHY movement that she has created!

Oh...and I also had a blast meeting Sasha the Glamazon, one of the panelist and a certified diva extraordinaire, and Gwen Devoe, the founder of FFFWeek!



This is me at the end of the event -- still sweaty from our workout and looking a little worse for wear!

FFFWeek Style: Blue and Red at the Empire State Building in NYC

During Full Figured Fashion Week (FFFWeek) in New York City, I took an hour or so to play tourist before the panels started heating up on Sunday. I knew that I had to visit the Empire State Building when I was in town, so I hopped over there on Sunday morning. Since the Empire State Building is a classic art deco building that makes me swoon...I wanted to wear something classic and girly. And this light blue flowy off-the-shoulder top with this rich vibrant red full circle skirt was just perfect for the outing!

Plus Size Blogger Style Plus Curves at Empire State Building
I was complete in awe of the building when I walked into the lobby...the rich marble, the golden engraved reliefs and the gorgeous columns were so lovely!

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves at Empire State Building

What I Wore: I paired this mint blue (or aqua) off the shoulder top from Forever 21 Plus with this rich red circle skirt from Studio Untold on Fullbeauty.com. The and shoes are from Lane Bryant and the fringe straw bag is from H&M.

Plus Size Blogger Style Plus Curves at Empire State Building View

Plus Size Blogger Style Plus Curves at Empire State Building View

Plus Size Blogger Style Plus Curves at Empire State Building View
 What a view!!!!!

Plus Size Blogger Style Plus Curves at Empire State Building in Red Skirt and Blue Top

Plus Size Blogger Style Plus Curves at Empire State Building in Red Skirt and Blue Top
 It was SO SO SO windy...that I had to hold my skirt down the entire time. And since it was SO FULL...it was impossible to keep down!! Some lovely bystanders were so kind and tried to help me keep it down long enough for a picture. LOL. And one woman even used her cane to hold down my skirt in the back. I was laughing so hard...and the wind was so relentless...that these were the best photos I could get. LOL. But...it was so fun and everyone was very helpful to a solo blogger trying to get a picture!

Plus Size Blogger Style Plus Curves at Empire State Building in Red Skirt and Blue Top

Plus Size Blogger Style Plus Curves at Empire State Building in Red Skirt and Blue Top


What a wonderful day...and a great little morning adventure in New York City!

FFFWeek Travel Style: Chic and Comfortable in Avenue

Traveling can be super stressful, and that's why I always try to wear simple, classic pieces that look great and don't hamper you when you're lugging around all of your bags at the airport! When I went to Full Figured Fashion Week earlier this month, I had to take TWO suitcases and TWO carry on bags. It was extremely hard to come up with 9 days worth of killer outfits and fit them all onto a plane, but I managed it! Thankfully, Avenue offered me the chance to choose a simple and chic outfit that was perfect for traveling.

plus size blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in a travel outfit from Avenue Plus; black capris and black and white tunic top
The perfect plus size travel outfit courtesy of Avenue Plus

Super Stretch Trouser Capri with Tummy Control and Colorblock Sharkbite Top c/o Avenue Plus*


I knew I wanted to wear pants -- because you never know if you'll have to find a seat on the floor in the airport while you're waiting to board. And I wanted a loose top that looked effortless and that I wouldn't fuss with. The solution? These classic black capri pant that were super stretchy and comfortable and I paired them with this great black and white colorblock sharkbite tunic top from Avenue for the journey!

plus size blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in a travel outfit from Avenue Plus; black capris and black and white tunic top

This ended up being the perfect travel outfit. It was chic and effortless and I could look put together, even when I was seriously stressing about getting packed, to the airport and through security in time for my flight!

plus size blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in a travel outfit from Avenue Plus; black capris and black and white tunic top

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Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves at O'hare Airport in a Travel Outfit by Avenue Plus
 I made it to the airport with plenty of time to spare!!!! And I felt so excited to start my journey to Full Figured Fashion Week! What a great start to the trip!

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves at O'hare Airport in a Travel Outfit by Avenue Plus




*Avenue Plus provided these black capri pants and colorblock top in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All opinions are my own.

Swim Diva! Rue 107 Plus Size Swim Suit

When I was planning my poolside outfit for this year's Golden Confidence Plus Size Pool Party, I could NOT decide which one of my swim suits to bring! I wanted something dramatic and unique...and I didn't to show up in something that another fabulous curvy lady was wearing! I ended up finding the perfect DIVA-RIFFIC two piece swimsuit at Rue 107.

This Rue 107 Miami Bikini Top comes in the most lovely purple-pink color and has these amazing sheer mermaid sleeves. So different and so dramatic! And the bikini bottoms are navy and white stripe with a luscious fruit and foliage motif. I love the way they paired together. So unexpected!





Did you catch yesterday's post with candids from the pool party? Check it out here! I am already looking forward to next year's event! xoxo