Upcoming Curvy Girl Makeovers

by Brittany on September 24, 2013

in Project Curvy, Self & Body, Style & Beauty

Seattle Sushi
Hotel robe and take-out sushi, thanks for the welcome, Seattle, I love you already!

I am writing this from Seattle, on the day before another Curvy Girl Makeover, and it feels like Christmas Eve.

Which only reinforces that I don’t want this feeling to end, so I’ve decided to not let it. Is it hard tracking down sponsors for this project? Totally!

Explaining to people why this is important isn’t always easy, sending emails to get no response isn’t always easy, paying for huge parts of this out of my very own pocket isn’t always easy, but that doesn’t matter.

It makes everything, from the relationships with the women I meet to the partnerships I find with brands who are excited to gift curvy women with the confidence, style and sisterhood that comes with this project, that much sweeter.

Onward.

2013 Upcoming Curvy Girl Makeovers

September: Seattle, WA

October: Columbus, OH

November: TBA

December: Orlando, FL

2014 Upcoming Curvy Girl Makeovers

Coming soon!

Nicole May September 24, 2013 at 8:40 pm

So happy that this is happening!!
So totally jealous that “Columbus,Ohio” isn’t me :(
I will continue to read, watch, take notes, and learn from you!!!
And… TOTALLY hope that you do this again, and I win!!!!!
I wear glasses and am plus size….. And have NO clue how to dress myself except for BIG, and HIDE, and don’t let clothes TOUCH YOU!
:)

Samantha September 24, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Columbus! Yay! If you’re still hunting for someone to makeover, I’m a single young professional who would love to find some new ideas for work and going out. PS I used to work with Andy at Best Buy back in the day.

Teresa September 24, 2013 at 8:59 pm

I am literally the least fashion conscious person on my team at work. Also single mom of 2, working on my bachelor’s degree in business. Long time reader and jealous girl of your marriage and love story with Andy. I just happen to live in the unofficial capital of Country Fried Steak, where every breakfast comes with biscuits and gravy, and when you order “Tea” it’s assumed you’re ordering Sweet Tea. C’mon down to Kentucky! (I have no connections to bribe you with, but I a helluva good time!)

Natalie September 24, 2013 at 10:26 pm

I was going to suggest Chicago but I see your dance card is already full
Of offers and sponsors and things I have nothing close to comparing.
I’m just a middle aged frump with huge boobs and butt and a husband
Who’s mad his wife never lost the baby weight. What I can offer is a good opportunity
To make over a curvy girl, good laughs , hard work to try and find sponsors , a place to
Hold events that’s had filming done there many times , and a tour of the great city of Chicago. I’ve lived here all my life , I know it inside & out ! You would be treated like family here !

Ashley September 25, 2013 at 8:01 am

Please consider coming to Omaha NE. I would love to get the chance to meet you and get some style advice. I feel like I have no style identity and would love to establish one.

Carolynne Parker September 25, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Yes…please please PLEASE consider coming to Omaha!! Sure…people may think there is nothing but cornfields here, but I tell you that’s just not the case!! And in having a daughter who is 5″9 and thin and leggy, while I am 5″5 and NOT… I seriously would appreciate your fashion advice…. keeping up with 4 kids and work and life? Kinda lost how to get my own thing going….anyway…love your posts and you are inspirational (me not groveling…well…sorta)…safe travels!

Rebecca Jeffries-Hyman September 26, 2013 at 11:58 am

OMG Come to New Orleans!!!!! I NEEEEED you!!!

Frenz September 28, 2013 at 7:25 pm

You need to come to Colorado! Don’t be fooled by the idea that everyone in the Rocky Mountain state is a fitness freak and totally at ease with their bodies. That’s simply not true, and there are plenty of curvy women who would welcome you and frankly need a makeover. But not me. No, I don’t need a makeover. ; -)

Aimee Greeblemonkey September 30, 2013 at 8:07 am

I will help you with Colorado….

Jena September 30, 2013 at 8:54 am

I’ve always been self conscious about my weight. Even when I lose weight I’m not completely comfortable with my body. That is what is happening now, I have recently lost almost 30 lbs. (from a size 16/18 to a size 10/12!) and while I feel good about the weight I have lost, I just don’t feel comfortable in my clothes. My husband is a Navy pilot and we recently were stationed in Jacksonville, FL. Due to the Navy life, I work from home as a registrar and am working toward my PhD, so there is not much incentive to dress up lately. In addition, due to buying a house (and the possible loss of income for a while, thank you government!) we don’t really have the extra money right now to buy me a new wardrobe to fit my new slimmer body. Though my husband is very supportive of me, I feel like I’m not being fair to him by not being happy with myself and it sometimes hurts our relationship. I would love your help to boost my self esteem as we start our new life in Jacksonville!

Allison Cupid September 30, 2013 at 9:00 am

You know, you COULD cross the border and come up to Canada. No need to learn a new language, it’s totally just like being at home but we say ‘sorry’ a lot and sometimes get stuck just endlessly holding the door open for other people. BUT you may want to hold off until next spring or summer because quite frankly, we are heading into winter and you don’t want to be here then….seriously.

Katie September 30, 2013 at 9:15 am

Please come to WISCONSIN!!! I have been following you now for about two months and love your blog! I too am a redhead and fair skin. On top of all that I am a size 16/18, have a large chest, and only 5’4″ (at least that is where I’m sticking…although my medical records prove that I’m shrinking!). I am a mom of 2 (6 and 2 years), work full time, go to school full time, and run around taking my kids where they need to go. I struggle with finding the right colors to complement my hair color, skin color and then my size and height. I’m stuck! I want to be able to dress so that I’m not the frumpy mom! Everytime I shop, I find excuses for why the clothing won’t work for me…it’s too constricting, I don’t look good in that color, it washes me out, makes my boobs look too big…and on and on! I have not been able to come to terms with who I am, how I’m shaped and built, and have become that mom that wears comfy clothes all the time. My wardrobe is T-shirts, comfy pants, and baggy shirts that are all browns, blacks, and grays. My mom keeps telling me I need to get over it and not worry so much about being the perfect size, but I still struggle…all the time. Once in awhile I’ll jump out and buy something I usually wouldn’t…but it tends to stay hidden in my closet and never gets worn. I need your help…I need someone to push me out of my boundries and help me find the right looks that flatter my shape, my hair, and make me feel like the hot mom I want to be. Please help me!!!

Corrine September 30, 2013 at 9:18 am

Denver, Denver, Denver!!

Kymber September 30, 2013 at 9:43 am

You might have enjoyed the seafood in Seattle, but have you never really experienced seafood until you’ve had blue crabs on Maryland’s beautiful Eastern Shore. And, while you’re here, this two-job working, full-time student, caretaker of hubby with cancer, and mom of three kids could use a little fashion advice. I mean, for realsies, I take pride in my hoodie collection … how sad is that?

Adria September 30, 2013 at 9:49 am

I’m thinking November needs to be Oklahoma City!! I’d love the opportunity to just hang out with you, and making me look hot? BONUS. I think I’d be a little bit more of a challenge. I notice lots of your stuff seems to come from Old Navy, and they don’t carry my sizes except online. (HELLO, can someone change this? Plus sized women need to try stuff on even MORE. Duh.)

Andrea September 30, 2013 at 10:00 am

Can you do distance makeovers? I’m in BELGIUM, y’all!!! :’(

Danyelle September 30, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Brittany, I don’t expect you to come to Arkansas, but I will meet you in Memphis, TN if you come there. I’ve actually considered sending pictures to you on facebook in outfits because I really have no idea if something looks good or if that is what it is supposed to look like (There is always the question of is this a shirt of a dress. always.) and lack anyone around here to advise me.

Samantha September 30, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Please come to Las Vegas! Obviously for 1. there is so much good food here and 2. my work “uniform” consists of yoga pants and other workout attire and I cannot dress myself to save my life. whomp whomp. I also am getting married next March and want to show my future husband that I can look the part of a normal human being.

Sara September 30, 2013 at 3:16 pm

I live in a tiny town in far northern California (Redding) and it’s so insanely hard to shop here because we don’t have a whole lot of options.
All of your makeovers have just simply been lovely.
With that being said, come see what small town living is like! I’d love to get, like, ten beers with you!

Amy September 30, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Please let it be Boston or Providence and then pick me! Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kim September 30, 2013 at 8:25 pm

NASHVILLE!!! You seriously must come to Nashville. We have an amazing city full of fabulous food (just google Loveless Cafe and Pucketts’s Grocery), great music and even a drink that has bacon in it… Seriously! http://www.foodrepublic.com/2012/07/12/21-great-things-eat-and-drink-nashville. Not only could you have a fantastic weekend in my hometown, you could help this elementary teacher finally start dressing like the thirty something I am and start enjoying clothes. I’m that girl that has lost weight and has no idea how to dress her new body. I am still prone to going with what’s safe and too big. I’m scared to actually pick up a 16 because it has been so long since I’ve seen that number. I need your help! You inspire me every time I read your blog or your Facebook page and I wish I had the courage to follow through on that inspiration.

Rebecca October 1, 2013 at 10:00 am

Hi Brittany!

My name is Rebecca, and I am writing to you from Japan! My husband is an active duty Navy pilot and we are stationed an hour south(isn) of Tokyo. I’m writing in hopes of having you come to JAPAN!
Why should you come to Japan and lead me on a style makeover? Well, besides the fact that you will visit fabulous Tokyo, I need your help! I have gone through some major life ups and downs in the past few years. Two years ago, I was diagnosed with a heart problem and my doctor found cancer within a month of each other. I had been on a good, healthy path until then, but suddenly I became sedentary and ate all of my feelings (about 40lbs worth). After a few procedures, my heart condition was fully diagnosed and my cancer became a thing of the past, but my weight increased and increased and increased. Then, we found out my fiancé had skin cancer, and HE had to have an operation! And, somewhere in there, my fiancé received Orders to Japan, so we had a very quick wedding, I left nursing school abruptly, and we moved to Japan! I am happy to report that we are both very happy and healthy individuals now, but the 40lbs that I gained during all of our medical crises has increased by another 10lbs. I am struggling to get the weight off my body, so I am entering a new phase of accepting myself as I am right now, but continuing to work on my fitness and my self confidence. After many months of work, I am feeling better, but I struggle to dress my body!
Since we live in Japan, I have to do most of my shopping online and I struggle to make good choices. I constantly feel like the fat, frumpy friend, whose boobs are always too obvious and whose shirt is a little too tight around her midsection. Or, I am the fat, frumpy friend who is dressed in too many layers in an attempt to hide her midsection. I am no longer able to be the light hearted, life of the party that I once was because I just can’t seem to be comfortable in my own clothes and I perpetually feel self conscious. It’s the worst!
Maybe you don’t even have to come to Japan – maybe we could do an online make-over. I know that I need help, and I know that I’m not able to help myself further then I have.

Thank you so much for doing what you do and being who you are! You are awesome!!!

Kristin October 2, 2013 at 6:09 am

I’m so close to Orlando, I’d love to to be your makeover canidate.

Johanna October 2, 2013 at 8:05 am

You should do a Kickstarter account or something similar to help with the costs. A lot of people donating $10 or so could go a long way.

Kim October 2, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Oh, I think you should ABSOLUTELY come to Austin, TX!! Especially when the winter blahs have set in and you want some sun – we have it year round!!!!

Michelle October 3, 2013 at 9:51 am

Please come to NC to do a curvy girl make over. I am a mother of 3 who works at home and has completely let myself go after my husband had a stroke in 2010 and my youngest daughter was diagnosed with cancer in 2012. Thank goodness they are both doing well but the fall out from caring for my family has definitely taken its toll on me. I would love to get up one day and look in the mirror and not be sad at what I see.

Jess G. October 3, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Atlanta, Montgomery or Birmingham! All three of which are close to me. I would be so honored to be part of this project. I’ve stuggled for years to dress my plus size body, and now that I’m a mother and my body has changed so much I feel like I just look frumpy. I so want to put effort into myself, but so many other things come first, kids, husband, work, house etc. I can’t wait to see more of these, thank you for all that you are doing! ♥

Stefanie October 4, 2013 at 12:41 pm

I really wish you could stop by while in Columbus to go through my existing wardrobe to help me fit together outfits and be the voice of reason to ditch outdated items!

Nicole T October 4, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Please come visit me while you’re in Columbus! Even if I’m not the makeover – I’d love to meet up.

Jessica October 8, 2013 at 3:29 pm

“Come Back to Texas…It’s just not the same since you went away…”

That’s a line from a song by the oh-so-popular group Bowling to Soup. (Ok…so they aren’t popular, but the message is still valid.) You know you wanted to come back…there were things you didn’t try remember?? Whataburger, Sweet Tea…plus you love the accents right? It’s calling you…I know it is!

In all seriousness, I’d LOVE for you to come to Texas. Not to belittle a famous saying, but “Everything is bigger in Texas” and that includes some women like me. And when you live in a land where skinny > fat….it’s hard to find your place. It’s even harder when you’re 29 and divorced.

I started dating my high school sweetheart my senior year of high school and after going to college together, we got married. I loved him so much and was so blessed to have found someone who loved my curvy body for what it was…an imperfect flab of fair skin attached to a pretty face. I’ve struggled with my self image since Jr. High days and it’s taken even more of a hit when I found he had an affair and left me for her.

I want to say, “Help me kick some cheating-husband ass.” But what I REALLY want to say is “Help me to understand that my body is awesome and that any guy would be lucky to have me.”

In wise words chosen by such a silly show, Grey’s Anatomy, “Pick me. Choose me. Love me.”

You’re awesome.

Jessica (<~~~In Dallas, Texas)

Shirleyanne November 5, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Please come to Omaha, NE. I have never been able to dress out of my comfort zone of jeans and t-shirts. Please help….Single mom of 3 wonderful boys :)

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