Saturday, February 21, 2015

Short & Sweet: Elopement Bridal Inspiration for Curvy Brides


Creator/Fashion Blogger of Clothe Your Curves

“Going to the chapel and we’re…going to married!”

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Having a huge wedding bash is not always the ideal setting for some brides. Small and intimate occasion with a few friends and family or even just the two of you can be just as romantic. 
Elopements are on the rise for a number of reasons, but at the end of the day; you still want to feel and look like a bride!
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Wedding dress shopping can be one of the more stressful parts of wedding planning. However, if you are a curvier, full figured bride, a day of fun dress shopping can be even more of a challenge. Wedding dresses tend to be cut small, so often times when the max size of some boutiques is an 18; it’s really a 16! And we all know how critical those extra 2 inches at any size can be. 
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The most important thing to remember when shopping is choosing the right fit.  That actually applies to any shopping trip!

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Don’t be afraid to shop online. In doing so, you bring the designers to you. I highly suggest using the size chart and purchasing the size that is closest. Alterations can always be made to get the best fit.
shopping trip, but your wedding day is without a doubt is when you want to look beyond amazing!
What I love about elopement dresses is that they do not have to fit the mold of an ordinary wedding dress. They can match your destination, be short and sweet, vintage of mode. The best part is unlike a traditional wedding dress; you can wear it again depending on the style!

Intimate weddings allow you to be more relaxed, surrounded by those you know and love, so you can focus on what’s important…Getting married of course!

Here are a few more of my favorites available in sizes up to 24.

Which styles are your favorite? Eloping? What are your wedding plans?

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Why I Adore These 4 Love Songs

Emotions -

Those affective states which can be experienced and have arousing and motivational properties.

Love, emotions, feelings, affection, kissing, hugging slow dancing, cuddling, all tie into romance. Love is a strong emotion! There are so many elements, that connect us to love. Such as, music and today I will tell you about 4 of my favorite love songs. Because, music is so powerful, and can bring over 1000 memories! One certain song can make you remember perhaps a first kiss, or when you first met the love of your life. 

love -
a strong positive emotion of regard and affection
The songs I will talk about today, have so much attached (attached meaning "feelings")  to them. The memories, the love, it's so many love songs that I enjoy. But today I chose to discuss these four and why I love them so much. Just a songs lyrics alone can make you feel so warm.  A song can set a mood for a hot date night, or a relaxing evening in from of the fireplace. Maybe even a slow dance with just the two of you! 

feelings -
emotional or moral sensitivity (especially in relation to personal principles or dignity)

"Amazing" - by Luther Vandross
This song was utilized as our " First Dance" at our wedding. I remember the moment my husband and I were standing on the dance floor (arms wrapped around each other).  I looked at him shocked when the music started playing. He gently leaned over and whispered in my ear, and said that he changed the song. I was completely ok with that. The song is actually beautiful, and I was happy that he made that choice! We recently, renewed our wedding vows in New York! We used this song for our vow renewal video. 
Every time I hear that song it takes me back to when I married my husband! 

"You" - by Jesse Powell 
Such a wonderful song, I love the lyrics! Perfect for a wedding, everything about the song screams wedding! But, even before I was engaged or married I always loved this song. This has been a love song all time favorite of mines! I used this song as well in my wedding during the processional. Also, myself, and my siblings personally know the guy that sang this song. 

Once again the lyrics, are so beautiful. It's a old time favorite, of my husband and I. My husband is the one who told me about this song. When he played it to me I instantly fell in love with it! It's a song that I could just relax, and listen while enjoying special time with my husband. 

"A Couple of Forevers" - Chrisette Michelle 
Oh, how I love this song, and the video. The entire time she is expressing love between a couple. A everlasting love, and how much it means. When I first heard this particular song I loved it instantly! I felt like it described the love I have for my husband. It's so beautiful, that's why I adore this so very much!

 Have a Sweet Day, 

Photography:  by Jordan Rose
That picture was captured at my husband and I fifth anniversary party!
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Written by: Clarissa

Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Valentine's Day Sexy Gift Idea - Boudoir Shoot

I love Valentine's Day, it's one of my favorite times of the year! Lots of love, romance, fun, great date night plans. Also, flirty fun surprises, and sexy little gifts! Why, not show your most sensual side and plan to have a Boudoir Shoot! These pictures will bring out your inner sexy. Make it a sweet, flirty, and hot little project! What a perfect gift idea for your significant other ( your sweet Valentine)! 

Boudoir photography is a genre of photography that involves female subjects in sexually suggestive or sensual poses. It is distinct from erotic photography in its emphasis on the aesthetic qualities of the subject and the craftsmanship of the photographic process over the sexually stimulating nature of the image.

Just think about how fun it will be to plan your overall look. Your hair, nails, sexy lingerie, fish net and lace stockings, thigh highs, long pearl necklaces, and other accessories, thongs, sexy little props, boots, stilettos, and more! 

Here's 3 Quick Steps of how to prepare for a Boudoir Shoot: 

1) Book a photographer that has experience in shooting Boudoir shoots. Schedule a consultation, and talk about your ideas, look, the number of outfit changes, location, ect...bring pictures for inspirational purposes. Have fun talking about your photo shoot!

2) Go Shopping - think about what colors work best against your skin tone, and also what exactly you want to wear! Lingerie of course! But get creative perhaps maybe you want to be covered by a satin sheet only, maybe long pearl draping across you w/ sexy lingerie on. Go shop for sexy shoes! Have at least 3 different looks. Most of all buy something that makes you feel beautiful! 

3) Book a professional hair stylist, and make-up artist. You want to look your best in the photos. Get pampered (book a mani/pedicure Appt). Make it a full day of beauty, exfoilate your skin, or do a relaxing bath soak. Walk into the Boudoir shoot feeling confident, pretty, and ready to show your sensual sexy side! 

Lastly, I highly recommend the photographer organizes a photo book with your favorite images. Also, if you are giving the photo book away as a gift, or have one of the photos placed on canvas, trust that your photographer will deliver the best product ( it's worth the extra cost)! 

Have an amazing shoot! 

Have a Sweet Day,

Photography Credit: DVus Photography
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Written by: Clarissa

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Celebrating my Blogging Journey

This blog post concludes the 15-Day Blogging Challenge, by Natalie Sission. I feel awesome I was invited by a associate of mines, jewelry designer "Stand Out Style" I am certainly glad that I participated in blogging 15-days straight! Today, marks my 15th blog post in a row! Hooray! This has been a warm, and rewarding blogging journey. Also, a perfect way to jump off 2015! 

My favorite blog post out of the 15 -Day challenge was, "Creating My Ideal Business Model"! Because I was able to reflect on 2014. To have a snap shot view of some of my accomplishments. Also, to move forward and look into goals for 2015. This gave me a chance to talk about the events, and elements I implement into my business. It was exciting to write, because I really was proud of what took place within my business last year. I learned a lot, and had new experiences, challenges, growth, and more! Writing a business model truly sets a great tone for your business.  

I want to thank Natalie Sission for putting together such a awesome blog challenge! 

Have a Sweet Day,

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Written By: Clarissa