August 2010

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OOTD: Torrid Review II

When was the last time you looked at a piece of clothing, that you loved, but thought “I can’t wear that!” And then you’re on to the next item. For whatever reasons it may be…color, style, body issues. Let’s just push that all aside. How do you know you can’t wear it unless you try it on?For some reason, that’s what I thought when I saw this top I’m wearing here. My first instinct is to throw a sweater over it, but it’s hot here! Then I tried it on and I loved it. Courtesy of Torrid, the Black Butterfly…

Bank Breaker V$. Bargain: The Brown Satchel

Do you have your staple brown satchel for the upcoming season yet? I promise this bag will go with a lot of your fall outfits. I don’t have one yet, but I am on the look out! This Sissi Rossi Medium Safety Pin Shoulder Bag looks like something I wouldn’t mind carrying. And I would if it didn’t cost $1,170.00 at Barneys New York! Check below for my bargain version.The bargain version is very similar to the Sissi Rossi, but it’s A LOT cheaper. Try this Kirra Chase Satchel from PacSun.com for only $29.50. That’s more like it. Ahhhh…my budget…

2010 Queen of the Desert Model Search

For those of you who haven’t heard, there is a great and amazingly awesome plus size blogger conference in Las Vegas on September 17-19, 2010. It’s called Viva Fat Vegas and today I got confirmation of another amazing event occurring while we are there.Brought to you by Moxie Management, it’s the 2010 Queen of the Desert Model Search!!”Queens of the Desert® is a sizzling fashion experience showcasing voracious, vivacious, and voluptuous ladies rocking the latest Las Vegas high end fashion trend. The fiercest, sexiest woman will rock the pages of this mind-blowing magazine feature, which is currently on the search…

OOTD: Torrid Review Part I

Last night was date night with the hubby. I had the pleasure of wearing a few things courtesy of Torrid. I wore this Ivory Asymmetrical Ruffle top ($28) and the Source of Wisdom Virtual Stretch Distressed Skinny Jean (on sale $42). This photo was taken after a delicious steak dinner, I should of thought about this before wearing a skinny jean.The ruffle top was extremely soft and comfy, but it was a little big on me. I usually wear a US size 18 and this was a Torrid size 2. I think the size 1 would have been perfect. I…

Twitter Weekend Giveaway!

Hey Twitter buddies! Do you love H&M? Here is your chance to win this NOW Limited Edition Garment from H&M. It’s a beautiful denim trapeze top I bought a few months ago, but never wore. The tags are still attached and everything! I’d rather give it to someone who I know will appreciate it, then return it. And besides you curvy ladies are awesome!The top is a US size 12, but I’m a size 18 and it’s still roomy on me. Sorry for the poor image quality, I have to send my camera in to get fixed. So, the Blackberry…

Fall Trends 2010: Cascading Knits, Vests, & Jackets

I know the sun is blazing here in L.A., but I am still day dreaming about fall trends! We have seen this cascading trend already, but I don’t see it going anywhere just yet. This time it has hit our knits and jackets for the upcoming season. They are so easy to pair with your favorite tanks or tees. And it’s the perfect “go to” look with a pair of booties and jeggings. It definitely gives us that layered look we all love. I think I want them all! Why does that always happen?Which ones are you loving?Old Navy Woman’s…

InStyle’s 10 Things Every Woman Must Own

InStyle Magazine asked celebrity stylist Nicole Chavez what every woman should have in their closet. According to Chavez, there are 10 key pieces every woman must have. I made this my curvy-bargain version.I think I have maybe five of these items. Oh oh! Another reason to go shopping. What do think? Is the stylist on point?1. Black Blazer2. Leopard Print Scarf3. Red Flats4. Striped Shirt5. Statement Necklace6. Little Black Dress7. Opaque Tights8. Oversize Watch9. Classic Trench10. Flared Jeans

OOTD: Cafe Magazine, Melissa, & Me.

Yesterday, my husband and I had the pleasure of being photographed for Cafe Latino Lifestyle Magazine by the talented Melissa Valladares. It’s a contemporary Latino magazine published in Chicago. I’ll tell you more about it when it’s published. I had no idea what to wear. I was stressing out and very nervous, but then I thought…I’m just going to be comfortable. So, this is what I wore. I love the detail on the back of the top. Oh, excuse my bangs, I’m having a love/hate relationship with them right now. They don’t like to cooperate. The shoot was fun and…

Beauty Buzz: Fuchsia Lips

Be bold!In your face!Popping with color!Nothing but fuchsia love for your lips!Yes, I’ve lost it for the “right now” hot lipstick color! Pull out your fuchsia lipstick.I was all over Target’s beauty section looking for the right shade. But, I was being really picky. And I’m allowed to be; it’s part of my beauty rights (I just made that up). I didn’t find what I was looking for, but today I’m heading to the drugstore on a fuchsia search.Will you be part of the bold beauty babes and give fuchsia lipstick a try?

Love Your Body Day Ad: Nude and Beautiful

I was about to go to sleep, when I saw a link on twitter to these amazingly beautiful photos of the extraordinary Chenese Lewis and Whitney Thompson. You might know Chenese as a model and the host of Plus Model Radio and Whitney as the first plus-size winner on America’s Next Top Model. They’ve come together nude to promote Hollywood NOW ‘Love Your Body Day’ in West Hollywood on October 22-24, 2010. Whitney is the celebrity host of this year’s events. According to their web site:”Love Your Body Day Weekend is an annual event where women of all sizes come…

My Favorite Fall Trend: Gray Suede

Pumps by Cole HaanTotes by Dooney & BourkeOne fall trend I am looking forward to wearing is any bag or shoe in gray suede. I’ve had my eye on this trend for a really long time. I love this look and I am currently on the hunt for a few items. I’d love to pair it with an all-black outfit. I can’t wait for this heat wave to be over! L.A. needs to cool down! I need fall weather here A.S.A.P!

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