The Curvy Girl’s Style Guide To Howard Homecoming.

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Singing, “I’ll always love my alma mater cause she’s my favorite girl”.

Hello all I’m Valita bka VaVa. I’m a curvy girl and I’ll be your residential Howard Girl/guest blogger this week.

Fall brings in a new season and with a new season comes new fashion and of course Homecomings! At HBCU’s it’s all about fashion and celebration during Homecoming. Everyone knows the Queen B of all Homecomings is Howard University’s homecoming. Said to the be the biggest homecoming on the East Coast [HBCU or Non]. In keeping with it’s legend this years Howard homecoming theme is “Epic.”

That means Curvy girls you can’t show up and not show out. Homecoming is about reminiscing with your old friends, seeing and being seen, partying and most importatly, NETWORKING.

Festivities officially start Wednesday (today: 10/23). So, if you’re a Curvy girl new to this homecoming thing, in need of a refresher or you simply just want a style reference; no worries I’m here to get you together right quick.

Day 1: Let’s Get Organized with the 3 Essential items to have in your wardrobe

This first post is for my last minute ladies. Maybe you’re flying in to DC tonight or even tomorrow and your still unsure about those pieces in your suitcase. More than likely you’re going to go to a minimum of three functions, if nothing else you have to make sure you have these three essentials:

Curvy Girl’s Style Guide:

1. Grown and Sexy-perfect for networking functions; cocktail or sheath dress. Emphasis on keeping it classy.

2.Party Girl Garb-ratchet night; eye catcher, body con, or dramatic statement dress. Accessories make all the difference.

3. Wild Card Look-yard fest; think festival style but be prepared for the unpredictable DC weather. Yard fest is the one day for outlandish attire, blatant trends and just about anything goes is encouraged. So bring your creativity out to play.Keep in mind that you’re a Curvy Girl and standing out isn’t an option, it’s a given… better yet a MUST!

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Didn’t have time to order anything or couldn’t find that perfect vintage piece, didn’t want to take the chance on a shipping delay with ASOS Curve, no problem I got you. Drop your bags wherever you’re staying and spend that first morning at these area shops, that are both debit card and curve friendly.

Stores and Locations:

Fashion to Figure

The Mall at Prince George’s

3500 East West Highway

Hyattysville,Maryland 20782

Forever 21

1025 F St. NW Washington,DC 20004

Nordstrom

The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City

1400 S Hayes St. Arlington,VA 22202

Dots

10 Audrey Lane Oxon Hill, Maryland

I’m also letting you shop with me as I look for my own last minute fashion pieces to bring together my looks. I’ll update you on what I chose through out this week.

Ready, set, do it!

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Stay tuned for personal shopping with me…

XOXO,

Valita

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VaVa doll (bka Valita) is a guest contributor, emerging Full figured Fashion blogger and stylist residing in the DC metro area.