March 2011

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Prints Charming

I’m in the mood for shoes! Inspired by this amazing, yummy, and delish shoe, the Starlet Stiletto from Alloy ($39.90), I had to go in search of the printed shoe.And I’m not just talking about floral prints. I’ve also included stripes and the ikat/tripal prints. I can just imagine wearing a white sundress with a bold printed shoe. Dreamy…oops, back to the shoes.Prints are seen in all shapes and forms this spring. Whether it’s on the upper part of the shoe, only in the straps, or even in the heel; prints have definitely grabbed my attention.It’s not like I need anymore…

Plus Model Magazine’s April Cover

Plus Model Magazine’s April 2011 Spring Issue launches tomorrow, but I’ve got a sneak peek at the cover! It features the Ashley Stewart’s Coast to Coast Curves Model Search winner Wyinnetka. Isn’t she beautiful?The issue also features a 5 page editorial spread featuring PMM favorite Mia Amber Davis, Marquita Pring, and a $100 gift card giveaway from Ashley Stewart. You definitely don’t want to miss that!Visit Plus Model Magazine now…

My Closet: Buxom Boutique Dress

Today, I attended a luncheon at the gorgeous Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. I always feel so classy when I enter that place. That’s why I decided to wear this amazing Asymmetrical Black Dress courtesy of Julia from Buxom Boutique. I paired it with my Madden Girl pumps, black tights, gold hoop earrings, and a gold statement ring. The asymmetrical neck gives this “little black dress” an edge, but with a 1950’s sillouette. The knee length hem is breath of fresh air in today’s world of mini’s. I wear a size 16/18 in dresses and this dress is a 3X.…

Designer News: Silvia Tcherassi for Payless

Columbian designer, Silvia Tcherassi, was announced today as the latest designer to collaborate with Payless ShoeSource. I don’t about you but I love these designer collaborations!According to Payless, the two-year collaboration named Silvia Tcherassi for Payless, Tcherassi will design two semi-annual collections including shoes and handbags for the Spring and Fall seasons. Here’s a look at her first design (right). I am kinda drooling over this shoe!!The designs will be priced from $40-$70 an item, will “reflect a strong international and Latin influence inspired by the urban woman with a contemporary, passionate and vibrant sense of style.” The initial collection will be available in…

City Chic Denim Review

The denim curiosity started in Las Vegas. From the moment I saw model Fluvia Lacerda in a pair of City Chic jeans, I knew I had to try them out. She has amazing curves and these jeans hugged her in all the right places.And since skinny jeans are all the rage, I wanted to do something a little different by picking the Lace Up Wide Leg Jean ($58). I think this my might be my new favorite cut.I do have a high waist, so low rise jeans are not for me. For some reason, I thought these were higher waisted,…

Lounging into Spring with Linen

We are officially one week into the spring season. Even though it doesn’t seem like it in some parts of the country. The weather has been crazy! It’s supposed to be in the 70’s this week here in L.A.One of my favorite things about spring is being able to layer. Because the weather is still mild and with today’s unpredictable weather, you have to be ready. It’s always changing.That’s why during this time of the year, you start seeing a lot of linen peices. A linen blazer is great to use over a tank top or a spring dress, because…

Clique To Know “The Shape of Things to Come”

Every time I turn around there’s a new shopping experience. This one looks to be even better!Clique To Know, a new members-only site dedicated to all curvaceous women out there. Love fashion? Need a designer fix? Adore securing a bargain? Then Clique To Know will be your one-stop shop for fabulous luxury fashion at discounted prices from size 10 and upwards.Clique To Know will launch later this spring and if it’s good, it will probably empty my wallet! Sign up now and you have a chance to receive a $20 e-gift card and you’ll be able to participate in the…

The Shopping Diaries: “Me” Time

With the hubby being out of town, I had the chance to do something I haven’t done in a very long time. I had shopping “me” time. Not just regular old shopping time, but time well spent.I spent hours just walking around the mall. Taking in fashion and a few bargains. I wasn’t in a rush, I didn’t have to be anywhere. I just took my time. It was awesome. I highly recommend it.We all get our inspiration, one way or another. This is how I get inspired. I almost bought this amazing Rachel Roy dress from Macy’s, but I didn’t…

Sassy City Chicks L.A. Fashion Bash Event

Shopping, shopping, and more shopping. Just one of the reasons to go to the Sassy City Chicks event. My curvy gals and I were sooooo happy to see a plus size vendor on hand, Sassi Rebel! You can’t even imagine the excitement. Yesterday was my third time attending this event and I always leave with something. Last night I snatched up a yummy clutch and a shirt. Our Sassy Totes were awesome…as always.There are tons of accessories on hand, but we were still yearning for more plus vendors and shoes…we need shoes! I did get my spa on…believe me. I got…

Retro Eyes with Free People

I love sunglasses. You all know I used to work in the accessories department at Nordstrom. I always say that’s where the love affair began.Now, that it’s officially spring, I’m in the mood to start wearing different styles and colors. Right now the love is geared towards retro style sunglasses. Like the Kelly Wayfarer (right) from Free People. Aren’t they fun?Do you know what’s better than stylish sunglasses? Stylish sunglasses for $18. Woohoo! All of the sunglasses below are only $18 at Free People.You are welcome…a bargainista’s work is never done.

Take the Dove Close-Up Challenge

I love soft skin! Don’t you? That’s why I’m trying the new Dove® VisibleCare™ Crème Body Washes. They state you’ll “get visibly more beautiful skin from a body wash in just 1 week.” I can’t wait to write a review for you.In the meantime, Dove® is inviting real women everywhere to create a video up to 60-seconds in length sharing why they are ready for their close-up experience.The selected woman will receive a weeklong all-expense-paid trip to Los Angeles where she will get an authentic “Dancing with the Stars” experience including training with a performer from the show, confidence coaching…

One Stop Plus partners with Dress for Success

Every now-and-then life knocks us down and sometimes it’s a struggle to get back on our feet. But, when we do get back up and want to look for a job. We are all faced with the rule of any job interview…”dress professionally.” What do you do when you don’t have the means to get that professional attire? That’s where Dress for Success steps in.Dress for Success’ mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. And…

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