June 2011

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Casually…Red, White, and Blue

Yes, you’re going to see a lot of red, white, and blue inspired looks as we get closer to this 4th of July weekend. I wanted to go a little bit of a different route to offer you some color inspiration. A lot of these pieces can be paired together or just worn alone. I chose a lot of casual pieces, because one…it’s summer…and two…it’s the weekend. And it’s going to be hot!I’m looking at this and I can’t help but think how much I love all of these colors right now. Are you going to honor our country’s independence…

Simply Yours and the Camisole

If there’s one thing I’ve noticed in the plus size online-shopping world, it’s that there are quite a few options in the U.K. I used to live in Europe and at that time, I didn’t do any online shopping for clothes. Today, you can find almost anything online, including lingerie. Sexy! Sexy!Simply Yours is one of those U.K. lingerie brands. I actually owned a plus size corset of theirs and I loved it! They make the cutest pieces. Anything from bras, knickers, hosiery, nightwear and more.I was looking at their web site today and I couldn’t help but notice something. Why…

“Get Into the Move” with Degree and WIN! (Closed)

Are you like me? Do you often worry about finding that right anti-perspirant during the hot summer? What about finding one that will withstand a workout in the heat? Degree Women knows what you need and want! They are celebrating the launch of their motionSENSE™ technology. It’s the only anti-perspirant formula activated directly by movement, not moisture, and Degree is rewarding you for moving!! Now here’s your chance to win your own Degree® Women with motionSENSE™ technology anti-perspirant!! I will choose 6 winners!! To enter: Leave a comment below (with a valid email address), telling me what favorite activity or…

COVERGIRL’s Queen Collection BET Beauty Lounge

Ever since I got back from NYC, I really haven’t been feeling too well. So, in order to try and feel normal, I attended an event on Sunday. COVERGIRL was out and about in L.A. showcasing their Queen Collection at the BET Beauty Lounge.It was held at the always fabulous, Nine Zero One Salon in West Hollywood and the glam was definitely on hand. This exclusive event featured celebrity make-up artist Ashunta Sheriff and actress Tika Sumpter. Both were so sweet! Ashunta gave us some amazing and useful tips, while she was getting Tika red carpet ready for the BET…

FFFWeek: Runway Finale Outfit

I can’t believe Full Figured Fashion Week is all done and over with. My week in NYC went by in a minute! Before I knew it, the runway finale was upon us.The event was held in a hotel located in Times Square and I can tell you the energy at the event was ten times more than what was going on outside.I know I might sound like a broken record, but I can’t stress how amazing it is to have all of these amazingly full figured, plus sized, curvaceous, shapely, or whatever you want to call it, women in one room drooling…

China Glaze’s Turned Up Turquoise

I’ve been craving a turquoise nail color and I knew China Glaze would have what I was looking for. They always do. I found Turned Up Turquoise over at Ulta for $7. It’s little more green in real life. For some reason it was hard to get the exact color in the photos. Something really interesting about this color is that it dries matte. I used the China Glaze No Chip Top Coat to add some gloss. I love that top coat.What brand makes your favorite turquoise nail color?

Changing it Up!

Call it what you will…interchangeable, convertible, or infinity this style of dress has to be the best deal for your hard earned cash. One price with so many different options. I have been craving my own dress and can’t wait to buy one. You know I’ll get my money’s worth, because that’s what bargainistas do! I even found a blog, Rostitchery, that shows you how to create your own infinity dress. With so many options, what’s a curvy girl to do? Which designer does a girl choose?Do you own any of these dresses?Ashley Stewart 10-Way Dress $59.00Always For Me 6-Way Convertible…

Are you a Hat Lover? Introducing Arturo Rios

The minute this couture hat, modeled by Maxey for Curvysta, hit my page it was on! Everyone kept asking me where it was from. You should have seen the attention it was getting at the rooftop media reception event for Full Figured Fashion Week. It’s not only stunning in the photo, but amazingly beautiful in person!Designed by the very talented Arturo Rios from Los Angeles, this design is only the tip of the iceberg! Just take a look at some of my favorite pieces below. Stunning!!Would you rock one of these couture hats?

My Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Exhibit Visit

When I found out I was going to New York for Full Figured Fashion Week, I knew I had to head over to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. I’ve always been an admirer of Alexander McQueen, his vision, and talent. His death was a loss for the the fashion world. I loved his work, but didn’t know much about him personally. That’s why I made sure to attend the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibit.As the line wrapped around the museum, I couldn’t help but wonder what the exhibit would be like. From the minute I walked in, I was in…

Hot Summer Giveaway: Win an Evans Swimsuit!

Can you believe we are on the third swimsuit giveaway in the Hot Summer Giveaway series! Swimsuits For All and Torrid have already given away amazing swimwear!This week one lucky winner will have the chance to win this gorgeous Leaf Print Bandeau Swimsuit from the UK retailer Evans! I personally picked this swimsuit out myself. I really wish I could win it. No fair!Unfortunately, there is only ONE SIZE AVAILABLE. Sorry!!This swimsuit is a size UK 24 DD/E cup that is compatible to a US size 20 DD/E cup. I have the swimsuit on hand and it could possibly fit…

Seeing Red with Domino Dollhouse

I made my way over to Domino Dollhouse and was so inspired by their new Make Out Circus Collection! The pieces look so fun and I really love all the red! And I’m loving the models too (Go Tess!). Red always seems to be one of my favorite colors, regardless of the season. DD starts at size 14 and goes up. I love their saying.Domino Dollhouse strives to bring exciting, charming, and fun clothing and accessories to a market thirsty for more. While others give you water, we give you fruit punch!What’s your favorite piece below? Rosie Raglan Top in Red…

8 Plus Divas Presents 1st Annual Fashion Show “Diary of a Curvy Diva”

Where are my Bay Area curvy girls? Here’s an event by 8 Plus Divas just for you! It sounds fun!!When: August 6, 2011Time: 6pm-10pm6pm-7pm – Shop, Drink and Mix7:15pm-8:30pm – Fashion Show8:30pm-10pm – Dance, Drink, Mix, ShopWhere: Oakland Metro OperaHouse 630 3rd Street Oakland, CAThe Oakland Metro is a 6000 sq ft black box theater and opera house, located in Jack London square-Oakland’s thriving downtown entertainment district. It is equipped with full theatrical lighting system, state of the art sound and 2 full bars.What: Plus Fashion Show/Expo/Mixer* Shop some 20+ vendors* Premiere Plus Fashion Show with top brands/designers/boutiques/retailers set to…

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