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Topshop “Hangs” Out


Tassels, fringe, or strands? What would you call this jewelry trend? I tend to lean toward fringe.That’s the first word that comes to mind. Wait, does it really matter? Not really. What I do know is that Topshop is all over it! Are they ever going to open a store in Los Angeles? Hurry up already!!

Alisi Swimwear=Love

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I never thought it would be possible for me to fall in love with swimwear. I mean, I’ve always HATED my body in a bathing suit. Well, I guess Alisi Swimwear has given me a reason to LOVE again. I’m head-over-heels for these swimsuits! Gorgeous! They come in Australian sizes 12-24. That averages to US sizes of 10-22 (make sure you check out the size chart).

I would wear any one of them proudly in all of my curvy glory! Alisi is an Australian company, but they do ship internationally. You can even find them on these US and UK web sites, but it looks like sizes go pretty quickly. So get on it!

Let’s make a day at the beach or just lounging by the pool fashionably classic.

Beauty Buzz: Benefit Lip Gloss

It is officially summer! Are your lips ready? Yeah, I said lips. You know you need to keep them hydrated. Why not add a colorful Benefit lip gloss to your makeup bag while you’re at it. I love these shimmery colors for summer. I can’t choose just one!

Ouch! Bridesmaid Shoes Suck!

Guess what? I love weddings! Sad thing is, I haven’t been to one since mine…3 years ago! I was so honored to be a bridesmaid at my cousin’s garden wedding this past Saturday. It was a beautiful L.A. day and the bride was gorgeous! Love was beaming from their faces!! Oh, and for those who voiced their opinion on my hairstyle, I chose #6! There was only one thing that sucked? Our shoes! They are by Chinese Laundry and were made in satin. But, the style below is very similar.



I thought they were so cute too! But as I put them on, I wondered if the tiny (almost) 4-inch heels would hold this curvy chick up. They did, but not even 30 minutes after wearing them my feet started to hurt. Even during the ceremony I was having issues. My feet were slipping out of them. And for the past two days my calf muscles have been sore! I guess I’m not trained to wear (almost) 4-inch heels. That’s OK. But, if I had a choice, I would have chosen any of the ones below. I think these would make AMAZING bridesmaid shoes!!

Lingerie.com Review

When do you feel your sexiest? Is it when your lying around in a sexy piece of lingerie? It is isn’t it?

I am going to be completely honest…I used to be a t-shirt and sweats kind of girl. Now, I’m venturing into the world of sexy sexy. You know that place where anything lace, slinky, or frilly works?

You can only imagine how happy I was when Lingerie.com asked me to review something from their line of plus-size lingerie. Now, let me tell you this is one sexy web site…I hope you’re ready.

I honestly couldn’t decide what to pick, then I laid my eyes on the Flyaway Babydoll by Escante. It’s in this great bubblegum pink color, it just looked so fun!!

The first thing I was amazed by, is the fact that it fits in the breast area. I have a large chest and I am always spilling out of any store bought lingerie. I wear a US 16/18 and the 1X fits perfectly. The material is stretchy and soft, thus making it comfy. Their sizing chart is on point too! There is no underwire in the bra area, so you have to be prepared for that.

This is definitely an item that you’d want to hand wash, it’s a tad delicate. It’s made pretty well, but the edges look like they might unravel soon. So, I just have to be really careful with it. But it’s not something I’m going to wear daily.

Visiting Lingerie.com is pretty easy too, I just wish they had more of a selection. They have quite a few things, but I’d like a little more range of items. I’m all for products that make me feel pretty, feminine, and sexy. The prices aren’t too bad either for this bargainista, I’m going to keep coming back to see what they carry next.

If you’re looking for lingerie to make you or that special someone happy, then I’d definitely make time for a sexy visit!

Lingerie.com is on Facebook and Twitter too!

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Blogger Q&A: Carla

Carla “MessyCarla”
South Tyneside, UK.
MESSYCARLA: A Fashion Blog In A Size 16
Who is your favorite fashion designer and why?

I adored the late great Alexander McQueen as he was so inspiring and kept fashion fun and refreshing. I also have a few peices by Vivienne Westwood. I love Ana Sui’s quirky/punk look too. It’s also my dream to own a Chanel quilted handbag. But what I tend to wear is stuff from the UK High Street – cheap, chearful, fun and versatile.

What is the one fashion accessory/item you can’t live without?

Black eyeliner – It adds a quick dash of glamour to any look!

If you were allowed to create a beauty product, what would it be and what would you name it?

Ooh what a good question. It’d be ‘MessyCarla’s Volumizaganza’ and would be a hair product for big, massive hair. Sleek is chic, but for me – pump up the volume!

If you only had 10 minutes to pack for a fashion extravaganza in your favorite city, what would you bring and where would it be?

My favourite city in the world is my home city of Newcastle. It’d be a very chillaxing event on Newcastle’s Quayside and anybody could attend as I love it when fashion opens it’s arms to people who wouldn’t usually be interested. There’s be fashion shows by high street brands and couture designers. Everywhere there would be cupcakes, chocolate fountains and everything would be PINK!

Do you live by a fashion philosophy or quote? What is it?

“Sometimes the illusion of grandeur is more endearing than actual riches” – Paloma Faith.

Because I love you…

You know I can’t pass up a good SALE!! And I always want you to get the best deals on the net. Here are a few of my favorite sites, with some great SALES! If you know any other sites that are having amazing sales please leave a comment and share!

Click on the image to be directed to the site!!

Celeb Curves: Amber Riley

Actress Amber Riley attends the Fox Up Fronts on May 17, 2010 in New York City (photo by Jack Shea / Meet The Famous) Photo via Newscom


Jun. 05, 2010 -  Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Jun 5, 2010 - Los Angeles, California,  USA - Actor AMBER RILEY arriving to the Butterfly Ball 2010 held at a  private estate. © Red Carpet Pictures

Look at Glee’s Amber Riley! She’s way too cute.
And don’t get me started on this red Dalia MacPhee gown, it has left me speechless!!
Out of all the looks, I really love her with the bangs. I especially love the fact that she doesn’t over accessorize.

41441, MADRID,  SPAIN - Thursday June 10 2010. Actors Chris Colfer (L) and Amber Riley  attend a photocall for Glee at the AC Palacio del Retiro Hotel in  Madrid.  Photograph:   Max Powell, PacificCoastNews.com
41524, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Saturday June 12 2010. Glee star Amber Riley arrives at London's Mahiki club with a host of stars from other hit US TV shows. The US TV stars were stopping over in the British captial before heading back the LA after attending the Monte Carlo TV Festival in Monaco. Photograph: PacificCoastNews.com

Help me pick a bridesmaid hairstyle!!

My cousin’s wedding is coming up and I’m so confused. I’m a bridesmaid and I NEED HELP!! I don’t know which hairstyle I want. I gathered a few below that caught my eye. I know I want a half-up style, but I want to dress it up. The dresses are strapless in a watermelon color. It’s a very summer inspired celebration!

Please help and tell which hairstyle you think would look good. Thank you!! I really appreciate it!! Now, I just need to find someone to do my hair on the big wedding day.

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UPDATE: I chose #6!! Thank you for all of your opinions! It came out great. But, next time I’ll probably do it myself, instead of paying someone $6o to do it. LOL

ASOS on the brain.

I am so in LOVE with ASOS Curve lately. They are definitely stepping it up in this game. Everyone and their mom has been blogging their favorite picks lately.

Here are my current faves…I am dying over the black and white dress. Gorgeous!!


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Fun, Friends, Food, and Family

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Is tomorrow Monday…already? Wow! Time does fly when you’re having fun. And believe me, it was a weekend filled with fun, friends, food, and family. I love it! I’m so blessed. I celebrated my hubby’s birthday with a BBQ on Saturday. We had so many friends in this tiny apartment, but that’s OK. We all fit and had the best food! Carne Asada, chicken, riblets, rice, and salad…Yummy! And I totally forgot to take a picture of my outfit. Ooopsie! But, I did have the hubby snap a few of my outfit today. I wore this to a high school graduation/pool party for my hubby’s little cousins. It was such a beautiful day in Southern California, that I decided to go with this strapless top. I’m on a mission to get a tan for my cousin’s wedding. Yeah…I don’t think it worked. Lol. How was your weekend?

Top: Lily White, TJ Maxx
Jeans: Old Navy
Necklace: H&M
Sandals: Avenue
Handbag: DKNY