Philadelphia-based social worker Georgette (48) breathes enjoyment of life, or “joie de vivre”, and I can’t help but smile when browsing her blog Grown and Curvy Woman. She is an adventurous dresser who is clearly having tons of fun with fashion. Her outfits are an explosion of happy colours and bold patterns. Georgette rocks skirts and dresses, embraces trends, and has a collection of playful footwear that make her outfits even more fun.
“My style has evolved to become more colorful and open to trying new trends. I love using color to express my mood especially during Winter. I have to have a pop of color in every outfit I wear. I’ve become more open to trying new silhouettes and trends to amp up my wardrobe.”
This sweater and midi skirt combo in sunny yellow is great for transitional dressing. Georgette has created a column of colour by tucking a buttercup yellow turtleneck sweater into a midi skirt. Tucking the sweater lengthens the leg line, and the cosy rib knit provides warmth on cooler Spring days. The sunray pleated skirt adds textural interest and provides crispness. Layering a unique light-wash denim jacket over the sweater adds warmth. The peplum style accentuates our blogger’s waist and creates structure. Gorgeous blue metallic patterned loafers add sassy polish. Note how the gold butterfly detail echoes the yellow in Georgette’s outfit. Bright red lipstick and gold earrings finish off the look.
Georgette’s love of colour shines through once again in this marvelous polished casual holiday look. She’s tucked a thin-ribbed golden yellow turtleneck into a calf-length midi skirt. The pleats provide visual interest, while the subtle metallic finish on the geometric pattern in different shades of green adds a dressy festive touch. Lace-up cream ankle boots add lots of dressy and crisp pizzazz. The Modern Classic wool coat in jade contrasts beautifully with the yellow sweater, and brings another shade of green into the mix. Dangly silver earrings, bright red nail polish and a darker red lip are the festive finishing touches.
This is a fab take on Angie’s Graphic Tee with Blazer outfit formula. Georgette dresses up for Galentine’s Day in a silver metallic skirt that creates tons of polished shine. A cheeky Rolling Stones graphic tee casualizes the look and adds relaxed playfulness, making for a great juxtaposition. The classic fit blazer echoes the black tee and streamlines the silhouette. The faux leather adds a tad of Hard Edge, that is softened by our blogger’s wonderful short curls. Pointy-toe pumps with dainty ankle strap add further dressy polish. Dangly silver heart-shaped earrings and rich purple lippy complete the look.
This stunning trench in eye-catching red check is trademark Georgette, and undoubtedly the star of the show! She’s wearing the classic fit, tailored trench over a flowy skirt in bright red that matches the coat. Pairing the skirt with a mid-blue denim shirt, another timeless Modern Classic, makes the happy red pop even more. Tucking the shirt streamlines the look. Expert pattern mixer Georgette opted for leopard print oxfords, which are quite the unexpected touch. The light brown subtly refers back to the beige in the trench, which is enough to make this work splendidly. Our blogger completes the look with gold circular earrings and red lipstick that match her skirt and coat.
Georgette looks just as fab in black and white as she does in her favourite brights. During a trip to Marrakesh she sported this fabulous short-sleeved polka dot dress. The fitted bodice skims and flatters her curves. The full flared skirt creates breezy movement. The self-coloured belt emphasizes the waistline and creates extra structure. On-trend white sneaks add a Sporty touch and bookend the white polka dots perfectly. Finally, our blogger keeps it simple in the accessories department with silver oversized flat hoop earrings and her go-to red lippy.
I can’t wait to hear what you think of Georgette’s cheerful style. Let us know in the comments, and be sure to check out the rest of her amazing outfits on her blog.