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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!!

Daring Fashionistas: Beth Ditto

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Beth Ditto and the Gossip Live - Paris

There’s nothing I love more than a daring fashionista! One who doesn’t care about the so-called “rules of fashion.” That’s why I admire Beth Ditto from the indie rock band Gossip! She wears what she wants and she kills it every time! Here are a couple of pics from events held in the last few months. I am head-over-heels for the black and white striped dress! I want it!

Feather Inspiration

It’s no secret that I love accessories. And when I go shopping, I have to check out what the latest jewelry trend is. The other day I went to the Grove, here in L.A., and couldn’t help but notice feather jewelry every where. Not peacock feathers, but bird feathers. I love that kind of post inspiration. Here you again my lovely bloggers…more inspiration and of course dumb ol’ shopping temptation. My apologies to your bank account.

P.S. Love that hat!!

Me and my Jeans

You know I adore a good pair of jeans. Here are a few ways I’ve worn them over the past week. A week that consisted of my best friend’s visit, Las Vegas, and the resort town of Big Bear. It went by sooo fast. I can’t believe it’s over and my bff is on a plane back to Maine. I’m kind of bummed right now and I’m trying to get back into my blogging routine. Maybe shopping will help. ;)

As you can see, the shoes and jeans are pieces you’ve seen before. They are my faves. FYI…those are the heels I walked the Vegas Strip in and probably won’t wear for a while. They killed my feet. It led to a barefoot walk through the Flamingo. Lol.

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1. Top-Mode Plus, Jeans-Old Navy, Shoes-Nine West, Earrings-F21, Necklace-H&M
2. Top-Target, Jeans-Old Navy, Sandals-Nine West
3. Top-Target, Jeans-Paper Denim & Cloth, Shoes-Nine West, Necklace-F21

Patricia Field’s Fashion Philosophy

I love Patricia Field and her outlook on style. This necklace she designed for Payless is too cute!

Patricia Field, America’s Style Icon and long-time partner of Payless ShoeSource, designed a four-leaf clover charm necklace inspired by her recent work as a stylist and custom designer creating the fashion for the movie Sex and the City 2. The Patricia Field for Payless necklace is available now for $12.99, while supplies last, on Payless.com and in all Payless stores nationwide – fully supporting Payless’ idea of democratizing fashion.

Wish List: Nordstrom

It’s that time again. I’m in love with these tops from Nordstrom. I know I won’t buy them because they aren’t in my budget at the moment. So, like I always do…I will admire from afar. Also known as e-window shopping.