Allison Teng: Curvy Girl Chic

If you aren’t reading Curvy Girl Chic, stop what you’re doing (seriously, right now) and get to know Allison Teng’s unique style. She effortlessly blends that California cool with a dash of sweetness and a bit of edge. It all comes together beautifully on her blog, so it’s no wonder that People StyleWatch tapped her to contribute online. We caught up with her during Full Figured Fashion Week, chatted about all things style, and then turned her loose on the sample racks. She’s picked out her favorites for you to shop, plus get to know her better in this fun Q&A!

ELOQUII: Did you always know that you wanted to share photos of your outfits? What gave you the confidence to put yourself out there in such a personal way?

Allison: Definitely not! I’ve always been relatively shy and a pretty quiet person, but I guess when I started my blog, I did so expecting nobody to read it. After all, the internet is a huge place–how would people find me? Still, when people started reading and commenting, I got to find other like-minded people sharing their POV and style, and it was just really fun to be part of that conversation!

E: How has your style evolved since you started Curvy Girl Chic?

A: It’s definitely gotten a little more grown-up, and a little more daring! Considering I’d just graduated from college when I started my blog, I was still discovering my style and what I like to wear most. Nowadays, I still love to play with trends and try new styles, but I know the looks that make me feel the most “me”!

E: What’s the most common question your readers ask you? 

A: Hmmm…this is a tough one, but the most common question I receive is how to be more confident. This is always a hard one for me, because I feel like your confidence is so dependent on your environment–the kind of people you surround yourself with, what media you take in, and what you choose to believe and allow to influence you. My recommendation is always to start reading more body positive blogs and social media outlets, plus size fashion blogs, and to start tuning out negative influences. Whether it’s a friend that’s constantly putting you down, or the news article that states anyone above a size 4 is unhealthy, it’s got to go!

E: What are your top 3 favorite pieces on the site right now?

A: Only 3?! I’m dying over the new arrivals but my favorites have to the the Rose and Stripes Crop Top, the pink Pique Midi Skirt, and the Studded Ponte Pencil Skirt.

E: Looking ahead - what are you most looking forward to from fall fashion?

A: Statement outerwear! GIVE ME ALL THE COATS.

And now for the style lightning round!

Stripes or florals?

Stripes!!

Favorite neutral?

Does navy count?

Mascara or lipstick?

Mascara

Maxi, midi or mini?

Mini!

Skinny, boyfriend, or trouser jeans?

Skinny

Bows or peplum?

Bows

Flats or heels?

Heels!

Necklace or earrings?

Necklace

Black or white?

Black

Uptown or downtown?

Uptown on the weekday, downtown on the weekends!

 

Thanks so much for sharing your style with us, Allison!

BlogKelly Goldston