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What fires me up is helping the everyday woman feel ready for her closeup. SNAP, you can do it using my stylist skills!

Sharon Haver, Fashion Expert & Style Mentor

Author | Marie Leggette

  • Sharpen Your Rag Picking Prowess with Tips to Shop the Pasedena Flea Market, Cruze-arati Style

    I love a good flea market for its unexpectedness and odd one-of-a-kind items. I've picked up some incredible vintage finds from Paris to New York, and many dusty points in between. So when I heard that Curvy Fashionista Marie Denee had some super tips by way of Strim Vintage Designer, Wendy Mirts on how to shop a huge flea market, like the one in Pasedena, I had to have her share her tips with you! Marie Denee one of the bloggers scouting out finds across the country on behalf of the Chevy Cruze-arati team, so who knows where she'll turn up next. Watch how to repurpose vintage finds into something new and more fabulous… and on the hood of a car to boot! –S.H.Out and about and on to the Pasadena Rose Bowl Flea Market!What happens when you drop a vintage fashion designer and reseller with a Curvy Fashionista like myself- all while playing in my all new Chevy Cruze?Fashion Unexpected is one of my webisodes where we fashion something – literally unexpected!On a special tour of one of the largest flea markets, vintage queen Wendy Mirts takes me on a tour around the Paedena Rose Bowl Flea Market, giving me tips on how to shop, what to look for, and how to manage the GINORMOUS grounds!

    Published on March 16, 2011

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  • Figure Flattering Swimsuit Tips For A Curvy or Plus Size Body

    We all know how impossible it can be to find a figure flattering swimsuit– even skinny models have their share of fit issues. When you have ample curves, or more of an everyday woman figure, selecting the most becoming bathing suit that shows your body off in the best light can even be more of a challenge.But it doesn’t have to be!Follow the Curvy Fashionista’s tips to look great in one or two-piece swimsuit styles. — S.H.The sun is out, the humidity is high, and invitations are overflowing your mailbox with the summer’s hottest pool party. However, you haven’t the slightest thing to wear to keep you cool and chic. Shopping for a bathing suit can send even the most experienced shopper into cold sweats, so know you are not alone. Beating out denim, swimwear is the hardest thing for a woman of ANY size to shop for!So what is a curvy and fashionable lady to do?Breathe. The latest trends of spring and summer deliver hope and fashion for the plus size woman. While caftans and tunics may seem like the only way to rev up the fashion factor, know that these trends in swimwear translate to fashionable figure flattering swimsuits. Take note of these trends and tips and sashay your curves into the fiercest and most curve friendly swimsuit season yet!SHOP: Plus-Size Shopping GuideWhich trends translate into flattering plus size swimwear and why it works for you

    Published on July 20, 2010

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  • Jeggings and the Curvy Gal

    Plus size fashion tips on how to wear skinny jeans, Hint: Fit and fabrication are the most important!At FocusOnStyle we believe that looking gorgeous is not about size but about attitude. Please welcome Marie Leggett, The Curvy Fashionista to share some of her plus size fashion tips about how to make the most of what you’ve got, no matter what size you wear.Marie’s skinny jeans tips are not only for the plus-sized fashionista, but for anyone with a curvy figure who has a tough time fitting into jeans because her body type has some hips and thighs.–S.H. * Curvy jeggings pictured in lead photo: James Jeans, Salon Z Skinny Stretch Denim Jeans at Saks.comAre they jeans or are they leggings?Actually they are both!Just when you thought that skinny jeans couldn’t get any skinnier, we have jeggings amping up the style factor as one of the one of the season’s hottest trends.Now before you ask… YES, the curvy fashionista CAN wear jeggings!Jeggings are this season’s new fusion “it” item for the spring with the combination of the jean and the legging, hence, jeggings- cute right? That’s sounds like something destined for a skinny girl, right?Well, not if you follow some some of my plus size fashion tips about how to work your curves into looking amazing in a pair of well-fitting jeggings.

    Published on March 22, 2010

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