• Cool Girls – The Summer 8

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    It’s cool to be cool again…just in time for summer. Pictures of these ‘cool girls’ have been littering my Pinterest and Tumblr feeds – with their messy hair, ratty shorts and perfectly slouchy tees. But, I kinda like it. The idea of an easy, light and simple summer wardrobe means you can invest in a few basics and then accessorize the rest with cheap jewels and flea-market finds.

    I’ve been slowly but surely building my “cool girl” summer closet, it’s the best thing I’ve done for my wardrobe since investing in a pair of leather booties last fall. But I wouldn’t want to leave you high-and-dry, no, I want to share with you the secret to achieving that it’s-whatever-I-just-woke-up-and-threw-this-on-but-I-look-like-Parisian-chic-but-mixed-with-NYC-hipness look.

    So here it is: the 8 summer items you need to find, buy and wear until they have “cool girl” rips and tears. And then wear them some more. Dang, you’re looking cooler already, girl.

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  • New: Health & Fitness on The Chic Curve

    Hello there!

    Today I wanted to introduce a new category for content here on The Chic Curve: Health & Fitness. I have been contemplating whether or not to add this, since historically the blog has really only focused on style and beauty. But as my blog continues to grow – so do I, as a person, editor and author – and this expansion will allow me to give a fuller view of who I am and what I’m passionate about.

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    So, here it is. It’s also in the navigation on the right rail. I’ll be adding posts monthly, doing a series on my personal journey with health and fitness, including a 45 pound weight loss story (my own). I hope that you are as excited as I am – and I want everyone to know that this addition doesn’t mean I’ll be straying away from my usual sassy style banter and outfits posts – it just means MORE content! And as always – please share your thoughts and opinions with me in the comments. I want to hear about your health and fitness journeys as well – even if they include gagging/swishing coconut oil in your mouth or falling in the middle of your first 3-mile run (which I’ve done, many times).

    To kick things off – I want to share with you my go-to list of health and fitness related resources! One of the hardest things about starting my journey to health was trying to understand where to get good information – and what to believe. So I’ve kept track of the great posts and tools I’ve found along the way – the ones that really left an impression. These include everything from articles on the dangers of sugar, Pinterest fitness boards, why fat is good for you, meal planning/tracking tools and everything in between.

    Health & Fitness Articles That Changed My Outlook on Things 

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  • THAT Skirt

    seattle fashion blogger striped skirt graphic tee

    Outfit Details - Jean Jacket: J.Crew; Graphic Tee: H&M (old, similar); Dockstripe Skirt: Madewell (I also love this darker one); Leather Flats: Madewell; Sunglasses: Nordstrom; Lipstick: Clinique Chubby Stick in Pudgy Peony

     

    It’s all about the silhouette – and this skirt is one of those rare, flattering-for-all pieces. It’ll create curves in places for those with more straight figures, and it will tastefully drape over problem areas, cinching at the tiniest part of the waist, for the curvier gals. A full mini is a MUST for summer, so hurry out and get one. No really. Do it. DO IT NOW.

    …need more help finding the perfect full mini for your summer wardrobe? Here are my 3 must-haves for the perfect skirt:

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  • How Outfit Shoots With Me Really Go

    The story of a girl who just can’t keep her shit together.

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    Outfit Details -  Washed Vans: Madewell; Herschel Supply Co. Retreat Backpack: Nordstrom;  Flannel: Vintage, (similar); Top: H&M, (old, similar); Jewerly: Vintage & Marrin Costello;

     

    If you know me well, then you know that no matter how hard I try, I can’t keep a straight face. Staring contest? I’m blubbering 5 seconds in. Really serious, important moment where giggling is the last thing I should be doing? You’ll find me running out of the room, hands over mouth. Whatever switch people have that allows them to turn off their silliness – well I wasn’t programmed with the option to flick it off.

    So…when I realized it had been too long since my outfit post, I asked my friend (the good sport that she is) Heather to snap a few photos (bless her precious soul). And out of 84 pictures taken total – only 11 of them are me with a straight or serious face. So, these are the photos I present to you.

    Warning: I. CAN. NOT. KEEP. IT. TOGETHER. Click through to see the photos (and hilarious captions).

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