Friday, March 8, 2019

A Classy Closet Welcomes Curvy Central to the Family

During the forming of what is now known as A Classy Closet Boutique, I purposely made sure that we had options for curvy women. My weight has fluctuated over the years and at one point, I scaled up to a size 16-18. Fortunately for me, during that period in my life, I wasn’t in the head space to really care about being trendy. My focus was getting over the emotional hump of a bad relationship and buying clothes that did not make me feel even worse. So unlike most, I started venturing into more bright colors and loving knits. It was then that I realized that I liked the way certain clothing looked on me than when I was slimmer. And of course, there were cuts of clothing that I could no longer wear comfortably that were great with I was slimmer.

Anyway, Curvy Central has been permeating in my mind for years. I guess I have to admit that when I opened the first brick and mortar, I really wanted it to be an exclusive plus size store. I struggled with doing that because the curvy ladies didn’t think I was curvy (enough) to sell apparel for them. All I can say is THANK GOD FOR MATURATION! I cared then…I don’t now…LMBO! Curvy Central will carry sizes all the way to 6X..yes, I said it…6X! Everyone deserves to have access to the cuteness and the hotness…lol. Seriously, this brings me so much joy. Our debut selections for the spring make me smile.

I am just so happy and I certainly hope you are! If you aren’t…COME TO A CLASSY CLOSET & CURVY CENTRAL…and grab yourself a happy dress, some happy jewelry or a happy hat!

Curvy Central will be available at online at and In-Store at 119 N. Main St., Lowell, NC 28098 at the end of this month. All Curvy Closet inventory will be moved under our Curvy Central brand. A Classy Closet will now only consist of sizes Small to X-Large.

We can wait to see you this spring!

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Black-in; Black-out; Rock it out!

Me and all of the other millions of the ladies that reach for the black jeans, black tights, the comfy black knit top, black booties, black sneakers, a black scarf, the black hat…you know where I’m going with this! There is no other color that lacks loyalty to seasons or even occasions. It’s sexy…it’s chic…it’s timeless…it’s simple…it’s BLACK!

This post was inspired by all of the individuals that think they can diagnose psychosis because someone wears black more often than not. What would be interesting is to know your thoughts on wearing black. Share you thoughts with us by commenting on this blog post.

Maybe there are others like me that prefer a more simple, easy-going look that doesn’t include contrasting colors and floral graphics. Yes, there are many prints and textures that I love (my favorites are sequins, buckles, stripes, and polka dots), but I often opt for something simple, classic and chic. Some choose to accessorize using the actual textures and hardware on their garments by accentuating them; I, however, choose to accessorize my black with scarves, jewelry, coats and hats. Whatever way you choose to add spice to your look; it is the perfect way. We each have pieces that speak to us and make us feel like the day is going to be okay. Some pieces say “I don’t care today”, others say “I am a conqueror.” What say you? Do you have the discipline to select that conqueror piece on the day you don’t care? That’s the key. Every selection we make from our closets should feel like draping ourselves in armor with our sword and shield, slipping into a heavenly gown or sitting upon our thrown as queen for the day. If you don’t have pieces that do either of these for you…it’s time to add some fearlessness, comfort and self-esteem to your closet…NOW! Don’t wait. Why wait? Or, better yet, why waste? You have wasted your money on pieces that do nothing for you. Why? …Because they were on sale? That’s a poor excuse. You can find items that on sale that actually make a difference to you. Spending an accumulated $200 on 6 items that lack character could have landed you the same number of items at the same price point had you taken the time to find them. These items would also land you a better resale value when it’s time to purge and replace.
We must be our closet’s keeper. Hell, we sponsored it and we are responsible for its contents! In 2019, let’s promise ourselves to only spend our money on pieces that move our stylish souls. If you don’t think you have style, ask for help. Our staff at A Classy Closet Boutique would take great pleasure giving you our thoughts on your fashion sense and make suggestions to support your budget.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Setting your sights on the Spring, while settling into Winter

Settling into your winter wardrobe can give your anxiety as your mind wants to wonder into spring. Depending on where you are geographically, you have a few more month of cold weather. This is the perfect time to purge or resale all of your winter items that have aged. I’m sure you picked up something new during all of the holiday sales and as gifts. If you added two sweaters to your inventory, find one to give away or resale. Doing this for articles of clothing, jewelry and accessories allows your keep your closet fresh, declutter and possibly make some extra cash on the side. There is nothing worse than making discoveries of items with tags still affixed because your items don’t have a designated place. Your drawers shouldn’t be hard to open and close, your clothes should be wrinkled on the hanger because they have no room to actually hang (rolling my eyes). Treat you items like you want them to last forever, although we know they won’t, but they WILL last much longer with proper care…as with anything. If you feel that I’m am speaking to you directly…get to purging! You will see that the result if having a closet that houses items you are happy to select from. This is ultimately where you want to be. You don’t want to pick over items that you’ve paid good money for, but don’t want to wear. Let’s reflect and be real with ourselves. The primary reasons we don’t want to purge:

(1)   I’m going to lose the weight – Okay…but until you do, get rid of it! These items are taking up valuable space that can be used for items that you can ACTUALLY wear. Stop walking around with clothes on that are too small. No…it’s not cute…you look larger than you actually are and uncomfortable.

(2)   I can still wear it, but I really don’t go out like I used to – Okay…keep 1-2 outfits on ice for those special occasions, but GET RID of the rest. You could consign these items or sell them online and generate some extra income. You aren’t going to start going out more frequent just because you have clothes you need to wear; it typically does not work that way. There is nothing that precludes you from buying something to wear with the time comes or renting some (checkout the Rent the Runway app...I am all about saving a dollar).

(3)   I’ve had these for years and I can still wear them – Ladies and gents…how about refreshing the closet with some newer and more trendy items. We all know that styles always come back around, but not exactly the same way. Just because plaid was in 10 years ago and now plaid is back, the way that it is being styled is different. If you don’t want to part with the plaid shirt, trade the large belt and bell bottom for a cute vest and some skinnies. You can still purge, yet stay within your comfort zone.

(4)   I’m going to take my boots and get them fix – If you haven’t worn those boots all season and they are not CURRENTLY at the shoe shop…purge them! Most women love shoes and we run out of places to store them. If we really looked at their condition bi-annually, we would be able to manage our inventory without the overflow. Ask yourself, how many of them are in wearable condition? And please, do yourself a favor by not including those with scuffed heels and toes (blink, blink)…thank you!

Let’s not make excuses for having the hoarder’s closet, but instead prep our closets for new spring arrivals. Managing our storage space for our prized possessions only leads us to happiness when we find new “must haves”.

Use this time wisely and enjoy the last couple of months of boot and sweaters season!  Check out for great fashion finds (wink). Shop 1/18/19-1/21/2019 and use coupon code: ITSCOLD for 30% off our entire inventory, online and in-store.