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Misproportioned Fashion

Inspired by the Sejour Zip Jacket (worn here) and it’s asymmetrical zipper, I went on a hunt for a few similar pieces. The Alloy sweater (the first one) is my favorite!

According to Dictionary.com, asymmetrical is defined as not symmetrical; lacking symmetry; misproportioned. I think that’s what I love most about these pieces below. It makes them kind of a rebel in the sweater world. Kinda like us curvy girls. Always working against what is considered the “norm.” Don’t you just love fashion? LOL


OOTD: Comfy Saturday



This outfit is a perfect example of a comfy L.A. Saturday for me. Go ahead and judge if you’d like, I love my Uggs! They are the perfect boot for the chilly lounge days.You know you love them too! I find them to really be a love ‘em or hate ‘em shoe.

On my comfy day I decided to wear this Evolution™ by JMS Screenprint Top With Shirring ($13.99), JMS (Just My Size) Essentials Stretch Legging, and the Zip Jacket by Sejour.

Comfy doesn’t even begin to describe today’s outfit. This top has a great tunic length, great sleeve length, and is made of the softest material. There are red and black rhinestones that accent the flower design and the shirred sides accentuate your curves. The leggings are not only comfy, but they are thick and durable. And the JMS brand is so affordable.

I threw on the Zip Jacket by Sejour and I got a lot of compliments. Made of 100% cotton, it has an asymetrical zipper, military-style lapel embellishments, and padded elbows. It will serve as such an essential piece to my wardrobe.

A comfy outfit for a comfy weekend. 

All pieces of this outfit, except the Uggs, were gifted by JMS and Nordstrom. I was not paid for this post. The above is my true and honest opinion.

Beauty Review: Nick Chavez Plump N’Thick Leave-In Thickening Creme Conditioner

I am not going to lie to you. I’m not a professional hair care kind of girl. Yes, it’s true. But, I do know a good product when I use it. That’s exactly what happened when I used this product that was gifted at the Sassy City Chicks event. There’s a reason it’s currently sold out.

Product Info: Nick Chavez Beverly Hills Plump N’ Thick Leave-In Thickening Creme Conditioner, retails $22.00 for 8oz.

Product Claim: Our Nick Chavez Beverly Hills Plump ‘N Thick Leave-In Thickening Creme is an exceptional leave-in conditioner for all hair types that maximizes your hair’s body and volume creating richer, thicker, fatter hair.

What I found out: My hair type is thick, but I often find it hard to add volume to it. This thick and delightfully scented creme has finally done it, with added shine. And you don’t need a lot of product to get it there. It also leaves my hair incredibly soft. I love it even better the next day, when it seems my hair has extra extra volume.


Would I buy it again? Honestly, I wouldn’t normally spend this much on a hair product. But, I really do love the volume it gives my hair. So, yes…I think I just might.

Why it’s your lucky day: Nick Chavez Beverly Hills is currently offering free shipping and buy one get one free ending Monday 11/29/10 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

**Please read my disclosure policy. I was not paid to do this post, although this item was gifted. The above is my true and honest opinion.

Put a Betsey Johnson ring on it!

Here are a few more reasons to love Betsey Johnson. Yes, her jewelry is amazingly rocker chic and these rings continue to prove that. And they only cost between $35-$65! Unique pieces without costing an arm and a leg. I don’t think I can even pick one. Decisions…decisions. Which ring do you love?


Torrid’s Hello Kitty Party!

On Saturday, November 27th Torrid will be hosting Hello Kitty Party’s! There will be exclusive Hello Kitty offers, giveaways, a lots of fun! Contact your Torrid store for details.

Are you a “Curvy” San Diego Model?

MODEL Search for Phoenicia Goddess going on NOW!

Phoenicia Goddess, a fashion boutique for the Curvy/Plus Size Goddess in San Diego is looking for new Curvy/Plus Size female models for our 2011 Ad Campaign. The 2011 Ad Campaign will consist of the following:

· Fashion Shows
· Promotion Events
· Tradeshows
· Print Ad
· Networking Events
· 2012 Phoenicia Calendar

We’re looking for fresh new faces to add to our current team! If you are THAT girl, or know of someone who should be, please submit your request to: Info@phoeniciagoddess.com

REQUIREMENTS and RULES:

Only looking for CURVY/Plus-Size Models. Models should be between a size 10-20.

Looking for Curvy/Plus Size females: 18 years old – 35 years old!

No traveling expenses will be paid. Jobs will be trade for print and exposure.

Open Casting call will be in January 2012.

We’re ONLY taking online email submissions, so please, no calls to the corporate office with submission requests! send ALL submissions to: info@phoeniciagoddess.com

Please submit your digital portfolio including a head shot and full body shot

Please submit the following: Dress, pant, top and shoe size

No excessive facial piercings or body modifications and no major scaring.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS December 31, 2010.

Holiday Dress Giveaway #2: $100 Lane Bryant Gift Card

Congratulations to Crystal who blogs at Thicker Than Your Average Girl! She won dress #1! I know she’s going to look great in it! We expect to see photos on your blog!

Dress #2 isn’t exactly a dress, but it’s enough to get you that stunning holiday look! It’s a $100 gift card to one of my favorite stores, Lane Bryant. They have a great selection of holiday dresses and the must needed “bling” to get you that festive holiday look! Details on how to enter are below…

To enter:

  • Visit Lane Bryant and leave a comment telling me which holiday dress you’ll buy with the gift card.
  • Must leave a valid email address or your entry will not be counted. 
  • For only one extra entry: Tweet “Win a $100 gift card from @LaneBryant and @CurvesandChaos for the #HolidayDressGiveaway http://bit.ly/ia8lH5  ” must leave the tweet as a comment or it will not count.
  • Giveaway open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.
  • Only one entry per person, unless using the one extra entry. Winner will be chosen using random.org on 12/1/10.
Giveaway Closed!!

Fancy Flats

Unlike most of you fashionistas out there, I cant always wear a stunning 5-inch high heel. Sometimes, I need to wear flats. I blame it on 5 years of wearing military combat boots. So, when I want to dress up and I know I’m going to doing a lot of walking, I want a shoe that will still stand out. Especially with the holidays coming up. How about a few fancy embellished flats, all under $69.95? Click on the shoe for retail info.



Curves and Chaos 2010 Survey Results: Part 3

It looks like this is going to a four-part result series. These results talk about undergarment, lingerie, shoes, accessories, and costumes. Do these numbers surprise you? Why or Why not?

What is your #1 concern when it comes to plus-size undergarments?
Comfort 20%
Fit 40%
Style 19%
Price 19%
Other 1%

Where do you purchase your undergarments?

Major Department Stores 41%
Discount Retailers 15%
Plus-Size Retailers 27%
Online Only 4%
Specialty Lingerie Retailers 11%  

Do you wear plus-size lingerie?
Yes 58%
No 22%
I would if I could find it. 7%
I don’t wear lingerie. 12%

Do you have a problem finding shoes that are wide enough?
Yes 19%
No 40%
Sometimes 40

What is the ONE accessory that you find most difficult to find, because of size issues?
Bracelets 12%
Hats 8%
Belts 44%
Rings 12%
I don’t have a problem finding accessories that fit. 24%

Do you have a problem finding plus-size costumes?

Yes 43%
No 47%
I make my own costumes. 10%

When it comes to plus-size costumes, what is the ONE major issue in regards to fit?

Their sizes run too small. 26%
The costumes are uncomfortable. 6%
The costumes are too revealing. 14%
They don’t offer a variety of sizes. 16%
I don’t have any problems with plus-size costumes. 37%

‘Just My Size’ Maria Teza talks Brand & Fashion Show

Last month, No.1 plus-size apparel brand JMS/Just My Size hosted a fashion show in New York City. They unveiled their holiday styles and even previewed their spring and summer fashions. The models strutted down the runway in colorful styles accented with metallic, lace, and beaded embellishments. Sold at Walmart, each style was priced below $25! Just take a look for yourself and you might notice a few fellow bloggers in the audience.

I was given the opportunity to ask Maria Teza, director/general manager of JMS, a few questions about the event, plus size fashion, and the JMS brand.

Q. What was your favorite moment from the fashion show in NYC?
My favorite moment from the fashion show in NYC was seeing the looks come out on our beautiful plus-size models whose silhouettes represent a range of real women. It is important to us as a brand to show our clothes on truly plus-size women.

Q. What were some of your favorite pieces from that show?
My favorites include the embossed velvet boyfriend shirt and black tee paired with our seamed legging. For work, it’s the Solution Pant with printed tank and cocoon jacket that always looks polished and professional. And the dresses are fantastic.

Q. What did you learn from the bloggers who attended the event?
We learned just how informed and passionate about plus size fashion these bloggers are. They really engaged with our design team to address what they feel works in plus size fashion and what opportunities exist.

The intent of the Just My Size Style Symposium is to look for new and exciting ways to connect with the plus-size woman, and to provide her with the information and resources she wants. We know the Just My Size woman is an avid online user. She goes online for information and to tap into a community.

Q. What makes JMS different from other plus retailers?
Just My Size is dedicated to the plus-size woman. Everything we design is expressly for her, and each silhouette is developed specifically with her body shape in mind. Also, the Just My Size senior design team is plus, so we get it. We understand her fit and style needs at a very personal level.



Q. Who is the JMS woman?
The JMS woman is confident and comfortable because JMS clothing gives her great-fitting, stylish options to make her look and feel terrific!

Q. What do you think is the biggest misconception the public has about plus size fashion?
Do I have to limit it to one!

One of the biggest misconceptions if that you can’t find style at a value. That is simply not true, and JMS is a great example of that. We have great basics, terrific trend-right pieces, as well as items that mix and match to create entire wardrobes—all at a tremendous value.

Another misconception is that plus size fashion is for women that aren’t that interested in or who don’t demand fashionable and stylish clothing.

Q. What can we expect from JMS in the future and the upcoming collections?
For Winter/Holiday, our theme is “soft luxe” with an influx of soft fabrics in rich, vibrant colors such as purple, ruby red and teal. We’re combining these soft fabrics with beautiful prints, including animal prints and feminine florals, and adding in touches of lace and metallics. The bottoms are slim – jeggings, leggings and slim leg pants all designed with her shape in mind.

Heading into 2011, our collection for Spring is fresh and bright. There beautiful shades of pinks, corals and blues that we’ve paired with neutrals in khaki and loden. We expect the military influence to be big for Spring, so we’ve translated that trend into pants with cargo pockets, tabs and brass accents.

Summer has a fun, Moroccan beat with vibrant colors and touches of macrame, wood beading and lace. We’re introducing gauze fabrics that are very light and easy to wear in a beautiful collection of versatile summer dresses in different lengths.

*all images and video courtesy of Just My Size.