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  • 5 Fall Wardrobe Staples for Cool Girls

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    While the basic bitches are already out pumpkin-patching with knee-high boots, leggings, ear muffs and PSLs, you’re trying to figure out how to transition from summer to fall. You probably already have the basics I outlined in my summer must have post – like the perfect linen tee and a cross-body bag. Those staple items will be perfect for fall layers – so while the jorts & sandals may have to get tucked away, most other pieces are transformative and are still relevant as the season changes.

    These 6 items are perfect additions to your wardrobe for fall – and it’s a simple way to organize a shopping strategy for fall without completely breaking the bank or falling for trends that won’t last more than a season. You should already have a fall coat that you love, as well as scarves, beanies and fun socks. Pair these 6 refreshed items with your classic favorites and boom – you’re cool enough to get a PSL and not end up on a Buzzfeed list called something like 11 Typical Basic Girls Instagram Posts for Fall.

    1. The Perfect Flannel

    To wear buttoned & tucked in, open and with layers or tied around your waist with a sweater & skinnies.

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    My picks: Straight Size: Madewell Boyfriend Flannel Plus Size: ASOS Curve Plaid Flannel

    2. Black Jeans with a Twist

    Either distressed black skinnies or boyfriend jeans – or leather paneled black skinnies. Simple black jeans with some detail or twist to go with everything.

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    My Picks: Straight Size: Distressed Boyfriend Jeans from Nordstrom | Plus Size: ASOS Curve Ripped Knee Skinnies

    3. Updated Booties

    An updated pair of short boots with little to no heel – for comfy wearing throughout the day. Pick either brown or black – whichever one your closet is missing.

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    My Picks: Black Booties: Madewell Nico Bootie | Brown Booties: Top Shop Vintage Booties

    4. Dark Stripes

    Stripes are always in, we always need a little bit of Parisian in our closets no matter the season. Instead of your classic white & black stripe, try a darker grey & black.

    dark fall stripes seattle style

    My Picks: Straight Size: J.Crew Linen Swingy Stripe Shirt (on sale!)  | Plus Size: Nordstrom Stripe Block Tee

    5. Relaxed Knit

    A knit sweater that is perfectly relaxed and makes you want to drink cocoa and watch Miracle on 34th Street.  Find a simple one, with some interesting but subtle details.

    perfect fall sweater 2014 seattle blog

    My Picks: Straigtht Size: Madewell Uphill Pullover Sweater (it’s a splurge but it’s INCREDIBLE) | Plus Size: ASOS Curve Mustard Relaxed Sweater 

    All images taken from and are not property of The Chic Curve. For image sources please email 




  • Gold & Leather


    Another sunny day in Seattle means this fashion blogger is trying to figure out how to style her normally layered wardrobe. With the Seattle weather gods whispering in my ear…don’t wear anything Natasha, just be cool and free…actually doing my make-up, putting on clothes, shoes and accessories and styling my hair seems like an unlikely thought. But I did it (except for my hair. I didn’t really do anything there.).

    The gold crop top I’m wearing is a fun vintage piece I found thrift shopping for Sasquatch – but it ended up not being quite warm enough for me to willingly sport a crop top – so this is the first time I’m wearing it outside of my apartment. The leather skirt is from SimplyBe (c/o, I also wore it for fall here). Belt and locket necklace are vintage. The cut-out wedges are Seychelles and are very comfortable (even though I think I make other people uncomfortable because I’m about 7 feet tall in them).

    And finally…one note about being curvy and hot weather. I see lots of women who are void of a 26 inch waist who insist on layering up in 85 degree weather. They won’t bare legs or arms (or mid drift) and it’s not because they don’t want to – it’s because they feel uncomfortable showing any skin. First off: girl I feel you. I personally understand that not having toothpick thin legs or bone-like arms means that my summer outfit doesn’t match up to that in popular magazines. But guess what – it’s doesn’t matter. A cute summer outfit is a cute summer outfit – whether it’s hanging loose on a thin frame or hugging on to curves and hips. Wear a tank. Put on that summer dress. Be confident in your body. You look amazing.

    And with that note…I wish you good weather and breezy outfits no matter how small or large your frame!

    Shops Open!

    Also a quick note – I recently updated the Chic Curve Shop with summer dresses and fun shoes – check it out!







  • Simple Summer

    seattle fashion blogger summer outfit simple details

    In case you haven’t noticed – or you live in Antarctica – it’s HOT. In fact, it’s really just too hot for clothes (90 degrees in Seattle is like 120 anywhere else) – but we have to wear clothes, otherwise people look at you funny. Also I’m a fashion blogger, so clothes are sort of a requirement (even when I’m sweating profusely while a friend takes my outfit shots under the blazing sun).

    Well enough first world problems. Let’s chat clothes. This dress was a STEAL from Gap (on sale, similar straight size here, similar plus size here) – and it’s lightweight fabric and adorable pink neckline trim makes it the perfect summer go to (plus, the drawstring waist is a big-time-bonus to define curvy or hourglass figures). The jean jacket is a vintage Levis find I picked up at a local thrift shop (cute vintagey one here). Jewels are vintage, Marrin Costello (c/o, purchase here). Shoes are J.Crew (last year, but they just released an updated version of the same wedge here).

    Short and sweet – just like your skirts & shorts should be in this weather. Stay cool, my friends, stay cool.

    …and if you need some summer inspiration, check out my Sunshine inspiration board on Pinterest 

    seattle fashion blogger summer outfit simple details

    seattle fashion blogger summer outfit simple details

    seattle fashion blogger gap vintage jean jacket j crew wedges



  • San Francisco & A Blue Hat

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    First off, I have to say…I’m completely enamored with San Francisco. It reminds me so much of Seattle – but bigger and more compact; you’ve got more people and more square footage in a smaller area. It’s got the big-city feel paired with charasmatic-city charm, and I almost felt at home strolling down the sidewalks from the sunny Embarcadero waterfront to the shopping district at Union Square.

    Though I was just visiting SF for work, I was able to spend a few hours catching up with the lovely Amanda of Fashionablee Me – a necessity while I was in such close quarters with her! If you’ve never checked out her fashion blog – do your self a favor and head there now. Oh, and did I mention she’s responsible for much of the marketing over at Poshmark? Yea – Amanda has got it going on (with a side of sass – a favorite friend trait).

    If you’ve never had a chance to explore San Francisco – put that on your list of things to do. And bring layers, because just like Seattle and my emotions, the weather tends to be a bit unpredictable!

    My Outfit Details:

    Hat: Forever 21 | Scarf: Zara (old, similar here) | Cross-body bag: Gifted | Sheer top: H&M (old) | Skinny star print jeans: GAP | Ballerina Flats: J.Crew

    seattle fashion blogger natasha jarmick in san francisco

    seattle fashion blogger natasha jarmick in san francisco

    seattle fashion blogger natasha jarmick in san francisco

    seattle fashion blogger natasha jarmick in san francisco