September 2010

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Day 2 & 3: Viva Fat Vegas

Days 2 & 3 of Viva Fat Vegas were a lot of fun! Yes, there are more photos. And I know you’ve seen them on the other girls blogs, but now it’s my turn! Lol.After our afternoon at Voluptuous we spent an evening with Sealed with a Kiss (SWAK) Designs. We were lucky enough to try on pieces from their fall line. We even had our own private fashion show. The pieces were beyond amazing. They were not only comfy but the cuts were flattering and accentuated our curves! There are tons of pictures below. SWAK gifted us a dress…

Marshalls “Behind the Seams” Help Me and Win!!

Listen up bargainistas! Style expert Alison Deyette, was on hand today at Marshalls for the “Behind the Seams” event. It was a chance for bloggers to learn why off-price retailers are the best way to shop for our fall must haves.We all know that Marshalls and T.J. Maxx have designer items up to 60% off, but do you know how they are able to offer us those amazing prices?According to Marshalls, their buyers negotiate better prices with vendors because department stores plan their inventories much lower, they overbuy and then cancel orders, or designers overproduce. All of these factors allow…

Day 2: Voluptuous Boutique & Queen of the Desert

Day 2 of Viva Fat Vegas started out as we all headed over to Voluptuous Fashion Plus Boutique. We were in FATshion heaven! Once again, my photos of this event are on my cracked out lap top, but I do have a quick video tour of the boutique. I promise to add the photos as soon as I can get to them.Update: I finally got my hands on my photos. There is a photo slide show below.The owners of Voluptuous, Patty and her husband Juan, are amazing! Not only did they tell us all about the ins and outs of…

Day 1: Viva Fat Vegas Recap

Viva Fat Vegas has come and gone…but at least I have some of the memories. If you love Fatshion and Las Vegas, then you would of loved this blogger conference! It is true, I am having issues with my laptop, it won’t turn on. I think day 1 and 2 are on there. And I tried to post these pics the other day, thank goodness it was saved as a draft!The day we arrived Cid from Cid’s Style File, did a little outlet shopping at Primm, just to get warmed up! We checked into our room at the Riviera, which…

Viva Fat Vegas!!

Viva Fat Vegas here I come! As Elvis’ “Viva Las Vegas” song echoes in my head, I know I should finish packing, but I’m an addicted blogger.Tomorrow morning Cid from Cid’s Style file and I will take a road trip from L.A. to lovely Las Vegas, Nevada! We’ll join 10 other bloggers for the Viva Fat Vegas Blogger Conference.This is my first plus size fashion blogger conference and to say I’m excited is definitely an understatement. Unlike the last conference, I am fully stocked when it comes to technology. Camera…check! Mini-camcorder…check! Laptop…check! Fully functioning Black Berry…check! Hopefully it will last…

I’m Ready for Plus Size Sleepwear

My name is Monique and I wear t-shirts and sweats to bed. Yes, I know there is nothing wrong with that as long as I’m comfortable. But, today I determined I am ready to move out of my sleeepwear comfort zone. I’ve even noticed that when I go shopping, I never really shop for it and I don’t know why? Sleepwear is everywhere! And here’s the amazing thing about that..there are some really chic and comfy looking plus size pj’s out there! I don’t know about you, but I don’t want my sleepwear to lose it’s comfy appeal. I’m currently…

Win a $100 Shopbop Gift Card

If there is one place I go to drool over designer totes, it’s definitely Shopbop (even bargainistas love designer bags.) If you’re a serious shopper, which you probably are, then you definitely know about this amazing designer shopping site. Shopbop designers range from Marc by Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Chanel, and so many more.Just yesterday I was complaining about my handbag not being big enough! Not only am I a fan of oversized handbags, but I’m a fan of all handbag styles. In fact, my dear curvy shoppers, I am currently on the hunt for a black handbag. I love…

Crystal Renn for Gottex Spring 2011

Crystal Renn strutted her stuff down the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week catwalk for the Gottex Spring 2011 line today. There’s no doubt she’s a beautiful woman, but has our poster girl for plus size models lost her plus size appeal?In my honest opinion, if she’s happy with the way she looks and she is comfortable in her own skin, then I’m happy for her and anyone for that matter; regardless of their size. I guess compared to the size 2 on the runway she is still a plus size model. And Gottex does make extended sizes in their swimwear line.…

Victoria’s Secret ‘Bombshell’ Event

Sexy was definitely in the air yesterday! I was invited to the Victoria’s Secret launch of their new fragrance “Bombshell” at The Grove in Los Angeles.I met up with two blogger buddies and we had so much fun! Not only did we get mini-makeovers, but we also got a autographs and a few seconds to chat with three of the Victoria’s Secret super models; Adriana, Lily, and Candice.Bombshell ($45) definitely smells delicious! It’s a blend of purple passion fruit, Shangri-la yellow peony, and vanilla orchid. It really is a sexy scent. I’m not a fan of those overpowering fragrances either.…

Beth Ditto for Evans in 3 Days

In three days, plus size UK retailer Evans will release their Beth Ditto collection. The A/W collection promises to include “unique twists on classic pieces whilst ensuring the cut, shape and fit work for the fuller figure.” Some of the designs include inspiration from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. The Gossip’s lead singer even designed accessories like a vintage mesh ankle strap shoe and cameo belt. This sounds interesting.“Working with Evans the first time round was a dream come true and this time the experience was even better than before. Getting a feel for what people liked and didn’t like…

The Curvy Collective & Full Figured fashion Week(end)™

The other day on twitter I made a comment about going to sleep with fashion on my mind and waking up with fashion on my mind. And the news I got yesterday, just confirmed what the next two months will be like!On October 28-30th L.A. will be home to Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™! I was informed yesterday that I will be part of The Curvy Collective! Yay!The Curvy Collective is a collaborative social network of plus size fashion bloggers and digital magazines for the industry leading Full Figured Fashion Week™. As a part of The Curvy Collective, I get the…

Christian Siriano & Lela Rose for Payless Collection

Fashion has hit a recent trend lately; designers are making their designs available to the fashion-lusting public. Not everyone can afford a $1000 pair of shoes. Instead, it’s time to get fashion at more reasonable prices. Payless ShoeSource is here to make sure of that.Inspired by African, Indian and Chinese influences mixed with measures of elegant opulence, the Christian Siriano Spring 2011 hit the runway last week at New York Fashion Week.Not only did his clothes make their debut, but his Payless ShoeSource line debuted as well for their Guest Designer collections. Four styles, inspired by his spring line, represent…

Fall Trends 2010: Military

If there is ever a trend I can relate to the most, it’s definitely military fashion. Yes, my curvy friends, I did serve in the U.S. military. To this day, you will not find me wearing anything camouflage or combat boots. I wore them for five years and that’s enough for me. But, everything else in this trend is OK. If anything I love the symmetry of the buttons. Chic without overpowering your outfit. Can someone please buy me the ASOS Curve Military Knitted Cape? Please?Will the military trend make it to your closet this fall? Torrid Cobalt Military Button…

OOTD: Simply Reworked

When it comes to re-working pieces into different outfits, there’s no better way to do that than with simple accessories. For example. You’ve seen this top from Torrid here and my favorite Old Navy skinny jeans a ton of times. Since my wallet has been on lock down lately, I haven’t been able to go shopping. So, I do what everyone does…rework pieces I’ve already worn. Today, I went to a womens luncheon with my cousin and I just wanted to be comfy. All I did to change things up was add earrings from Target, a Mudd Eternity Scarf (Kohls…

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