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Comfy to a Tee

If you’re a regular on this blog, then you should know how much I adore being comfy…remember…my number one rule. So, when Simply Be asked me choose a few things, I made sure to pick something that looked not only comfortable, but was a little different.

OK, first of all please do not mind the crazy bangs and my makeup free face. Lol. And I warn you that these are my lounge looks. I’ll have a dressier look for you soon! Promise.

I love the Frock & Frill Pageant Tee (#1)! I have gotten a lot of compliments on it and the quality is amazing. Super duper comfy. Then there’s the Acid Wash Zip Neck Top (#2) that goes amazingly well with leggings. Yes, I said acid wash! I haven’t worn that since I was a teen. I had to try it. Both tops can be worn many ways and I think that’s what I love the most about them.

Don’t forget Simply Be will be available to the U.S. online in July! It’s almost here!!

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#1. Frock & Frill Pageant Tee, Old Navy Jeans, Avenue Sandals, Earrings (gift)
#2. Acid Wash Zip Neck Top, Mossimo Leggings from Target, Roxy Flip Flops

Blogger Q&A: Jai

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Who is your favorite fashion designer and why?

I have too many to name but I love McQueen, Jacobs, Galliano, and Gaultier for their creativity. I love seeing what they do. I don’t know what is going to happen to McQueen’s line now that he is gone, but I hope his spirit can live on.

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

I don’t know I guess my big black Hollywood Intuition purse from Target. It has all of these pockets and can hold just about anything. I love that thing to death, and I carry it everywhere.

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

I guess it would be called Lady Jai. It would be a lightweight foundation with full coverage. I’m talking light as a feather on your skin but heavy enough to cover up acne, hyperpigmentation, and other spots. Lady Jai would come in every color so no skin tone would be left out.

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?

I would throw all of my cameras, video cameras, laptops,cute flat combat boots, skinny jeans, tees, underwear, and toiletries in big suitcase that hopefully weighs 50 pounds, so I don’t have to pay extra. I would be packing for any of the cities during the four main fashion weeks. I can’t pick just one, so it would have to be Paris, London, New York, and Milan.

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

I think the motto I am living by right now in fashion is to just do whatever you want as long as you are comfortable. I can only be me, so I suggest others do the same.

Cosabella Lingerie Update

Hey lingerie lovers! I finally have an update on the extended size line Cosabella is creating! They have just launched pre-ordering of their “Never Say Never ‘Lovely’ Thong”!! There were even on Oprah the other day where women were allowed to pre-order as well! Sorry about all the exclamation marks but I’m really excited!

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I’m honored to have been a part of the testing and research on this line. So, I can tell you how wonderfully soft and comfy this thong is. The lace is divine! I wouldn’t expect anything less from a sexy piece of lingerie made in Italy.

They are offering two sizes: Small/Medium (US 12-16) and Medium/Large (US 18-22). This is the only color they are offering now, but they will make other colors available soon.

Faith 21’s Newest Model & Model Search

Are you a lover of the wonderful world of Faith 21? If you are then you must take a second to check out the latest model, Sheridan Watson. She won Tyra Bank’s plus sized model search. Isn’t she gorgeous?Annnnnnnd…if you take a look at the bottom left-hand corner…you can be the next face of Faith 21!!

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Do you think you have what it takes to be the next Faith 21 model? Hold on a sec…you must fit the following requirements:
  • We are looking for a size 14 model only at this point.
  • You must be 16 and over.
  • You must be able to travel to Los Angeles, CA. (Faith 21 does NOT pay for travel to our Los Angeles headquarters).
  • You must be available to come in for appointments during the week.
  • We do not schedule weekend appointments.

This contest has expired.

C&C Chit Chat

Hey there curvaliscious ladies! I can’t believe it’s already June and summer is peeking around the corner. Wow! Spring just flew right by, without a care in the world.

Not only is time flying, but there has been a ton of blogging ‘controversy’ going on. I’m not even going to elaborate on it, it’s sooooo not worth it. Drama will happen and maybe that’s a good thing. It gets it all out in the open and we all get a chance to learn from it and move on. As long as we are respectful when giving our opinions, I think the world will continue to turn. Done.

I don’t know about you but this summer has already gotten off to a great start! I’ve traveled around a bit and my cousins wedding is almost here. I can’t wait! There are birthdays and graduations to celebrate too! Maybe I’ll even squeeze in another weekend trip with the hubby. He deserves it! His birthday is tomorrow and I’ve been racking my brain on what to do. But, he claims over and over that he doesn’t want to do anything. Men…

Shopping, now that’s something I understand. I’ve found a lot of great deals recently. I’m a bargainista and proud of it! Lately, I’ve been on a mission to find workable pieces at super affordable prices. But, I do admit, I have a lot of clothes in my closet I’m not wearing. I’m going to have to start pulling some of those out. That means more OOTD’s! Yay! I just wish I had a crafty photographer at hand like some of you do. I guess the self-portraits will do!

So, I’ve covered the basics: summer, drama, shopping, and men. But, I left the best for last…YOU! I know I do this all the time, but I can’t help but say THANK YOU to all of you who visit my blog, comment, and are just an inspiration to me. There are so many wonderful, creative, gorgeous, and amazing bloggers out there! I am so very lucky to have met you and I hope to continue to form friendships! I know this may sound corny, but it’s my blog and I can do that!

{Oh..btw…thank you for all the blog awards! You’re all too cute, I’m just really really bad at re-posting them. Sorry.}

I hope to have many more amazing giveaways for you all! Thanks for reading!

Stay curvaliscious, confident, and courageous!

Wish List: Maurices


It’s official…I’ve been shopping a little more than I should be. Ugh! I really need to reach into my closet and wear the clothes I already have.

Maybe it’s an addiction…maybe it’s not. Who knows? But, I do know I love these items from Maurices!

I promise I won’t buy. I can look can’t I?

Shoe Fever: Sam Edelman


Sam Edelman…where have you been my entire life? As I sit here and drool over your gorgeous shoes…I want to know if any of you have a pair of his shoes.

Do you love them? Hate them? Want them?

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Beach Chic on a Budget

I’ve definitely been craving a day at the beach. I just want to grab my favorite magazine and a book and just lounge! When I was packing for San Diego last week, I realized that my entire beach outfit cost less than $35! That’s swimsuit, sun hat, and flip flops.

Well, you must know I’m a budgeting master. And just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t look chic on the beach, right? Well, the entire look I put together (below) was only $95.83! This is definitely a look that will carry you through the entire summer.

Rest, Relaxation, and Simply Be

If I didn’t love the city of L.A. so much…I think I would move down to San Diego. We had a great bachelorette weekend. Nothing crazy…just rest and relaxation. I had the most amazing massage! I can’t stop thinking about it. It was a little overcast on the beach, but it didn’t stop us from having fun.

I was very excited for this weekend! And do you know what made it a million times better? Maybe it had something to do with the package from Simply Be I received the day we left!! What a great time to try out new clothes!! I wore the Denim Halter Maxi Dress on Saturday and the Anna Scholz Print Maxi Dress on Sunday. I am so impressed with the quality and material of the dresses.

The denim dress is very durable and of course I was cool all day. The Anna Scholz dress has the best details, especially on the neckline. Both dresses could have been a little bit longer, but other than that they were very comfortable! My #1 requirement. I know I’m going to wear these maxi dresses out this summer!

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I highly recommend checking Simply Be out! And for us US based fashionistas you’ll get to try them out as soon as this July.

**Both dresses courtesy of Simply Be.

Blogger Q&A: Cid

Cid
Long Beach, CA
Cid’s Style File

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

My jeans, if I could I would wear jeans everyday. I love them because their are so many styles of jeans that can work for everyone. You can dress them up and look sexy or be totally casual and comfy.

Who is your favorite fashion designer and why?

I don’t really have favorite plus size designer, but over all I love Betsey Johnson and Anna Sui. I love Betsey and Anna because their designs are always a fun, with a bit of edge yet still flirty and feminine. If either designer had a plus size line I would fill my closet with all their clothing.

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

I would create a potion that you would put on your hair it would instantly straighten your hair. I have very curly hair & its hard to manage. As much as I would love straight, I hate to use a flatiron or dryer, so if I could just put on gel or some kind of potion I would be in heaven! I would call it curls b-gone!

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?

Paris is my dream city & vacation spot. The fact that is one of the most fashionable & stylish cities I think I would grab trash bags & bring as much as I could. I wouldn’t want to be unprepared in Pairs, or I can just pack my undergarments and go on a shopping spree in the city of lights! That would be a dream come true!

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

My fashion philosophy is I wear what makes me feel good and comfortable. I like many styles of fashion and I try to incorporated as many as I can in my wardrobe (not all at once of course) Don’t want to limit my self to a certain definition of style, life’s too short not to be stylish!

Perfectly Pink Nail Color Giveaway

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One fantabulous reader will win three Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear nail color. I found these on a drugstore haul. The three colors are Sugar Babe, Strawberry Icing, and Party Time. Nothing like three different shades of pink to liven up the summer! It’s so easy to enter! Look below.

Contest Closed!!

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