Monday Morning Memo – Happy Labor Day!

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"Rest is sweet to those who labor." - Plutarch, Greek historian

Whether you are lounging at the beach, curled up with a good book, or taking in the latest bit of ratchet reality tv, I wish you a restful and relaxing Labor Day!

Curvy CEO Featured in IFB Links à la Mode!

This week, I am thrilled that my post on GarnerStyle's #BoycottingTarget campaign is featured as part of Independent Fashion Bloggers Weekly Round-Up! Hopefully this will bring even more attention to the issue and encourage others to join the movement.

Here is the complete list of blogposts featured in the roundup - happy reading!

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Last Weekend

Labor Day marks the last day of "Summer" even if it's actually September 21st... but who's counting? Oh yeah, EVERYONE! Fashion Month kicks off next week, so everyone get your rest. Get everything you need to be done for regular life done this weekend if you can, because we'll all be glued to the runways for the next month. So now is the time to muse about life and style, to stock up on your Fall wardrobe, and catch up on your magazines... don't know where to start? These links will help!

Links à la Mode: August 28th

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Welcome to #WorkwearWednesdays!

Today we introduce a new feature to the blog - Workwear Wednesdays - because, apparently, this is a thing. People on social media post pictures of themselves in what they're wearing to work, tips on dressing for success, and so on. Since this IS a blog for plus-size professional women, it makes sense that we would participate as well, no? So, here at Curvy CEO, we will post images of suggested work looks every Wednesday. Sound good? Here goes!

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ASOS CURVE Exclusive Soft Drape Jacket ($77.39); Vince Camuto Embellished Sleeveless Blouse ($109.00); ASOS CURVE Pant With Wide Leg ($42.56); Vince Camuto 'Basics' Elongated Hoop Earrings ($32.00); Vince Camuto 'Caprita' Leather Pointy Toe Pump ($97.95); Longchamp 'Medium Roseau Box' Tote ($695.00).
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What are you wearing to work today? Shout us out on social media using the hashtag #workwearwednesday!

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One Last Weekend at the Beach!

Sooo, I am completely in denial that Labor Day is next week. (For those of you outside of the USA, we consider that the unofficial end of summer.) In case you are NOT in denial and, in fact, have some vacation plans, here are a few looks to help you enjoy it in style!

FUN ON THE BEACH

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Top, L to R: ASOS CURVE Exclusive Plunge Bikini Top In Pansy Print ($19.35); ASOS CURVE Exclusive Bikini Bottom In Pansy Print ($18.38); La Blanca Crochet Trim Cover-Up ($99.99); Vince Camuto 'Adrelin' Flat Thong Sandal ($49.90). Bottom, L to R: Topshop Floppy Straw Hat ($23.99); ASOS Chunky Cat Eye Sunglasses - Black ($19.35); Kate Spade New York 'polka Dot' Reusable Shopping Tote ($16.00).
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ON THE BOARDWALK

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L to R: ASOS CURVE Denim Playsuit With Contrast Strap ($40.63); TKEES Blends Flip Flops ($35.00); Sole Society 'Nellie' Studded Faux Leather Backpack ($49.95); ASOS Aviator Sunglasses With Blue Mirrored Lens - Gold ($23.22).

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DINNER AT THE RESORT

Resort Dinner Top, L to R: City Chic 'Cross Hatch' High/Low Maxi Dress ($119.95); Natasha Couture Box Clutch ($38.00); Vince Camuto 'Mitzy' Metallic Snake Print T-Strap Sandal ($109.95); Nordstrom 'Layers of Love' Bead Stretch Bracelet ($28.00). Bottom, L to R: Adia Kibur Asymmetrical Earrings ($30.00); Kische Open Front Cardigan ($49.00).

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Honestly, my life has been so hectic these last few weeks, I don't have any plans for Labor Day other than resting at home for a good ol' fashioned staycation. What about you? Any big plans?


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Monday Morning Memo – Who Helped You Get Where You Are?

monday-morning-memo NEW None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody - a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns - bent down and helped us pick up our boots. - Thurgood Marshall, U.S. Supreme Court Justice While it can be so tempting to pat ourselves on the back, no matter how hard we've worked and how talented we are, there is always someone who helped us along the way. For me, it was my parents who made a supreme number of sacrifices so I could have a high quality education. I'm wondering - who was that person for you?