Oh Rachel Pally…you just don’t know what you’re doing to me. I’m sitting here waiting until I hear those magic words “Sample Sale.” Then I can head over and grab one of you creations below from your White Label. You’re warehouse is just a hop, skip, and a jump away. I love living in L.A.
If you don’t know, the Rachel Pally’s White Label is made exclusively for sizes 1X, 2X, and 3X. But, beware these sizes “can” be a little generous. I think that’s because her designs are meant to be chic and comfy at the same time. Imagine that…looking fab and feeling fab at the same time! And what I love about them is how wonderful the material feels on your skin. Yummy!
Take look below at some of my White Label favorites! I’m especially loving the Misha Dress!!
There’s nothing like a stunning cocktail ring to brighten your day…and your outfit. With the holidays around the corner, it’s time to start looking for that statement piece of jewelry. Here’s a little bling inspiration.
The cocktail ring, also known as a dinner ring, is meant to stand out . Just look at the beauties I found below. They’re stunning…especially the vintage-inspired ones. Finding one is easy, almost every jewelry store or department has them. And they really do vary in price. I’m going to start looking for a few to grace my fingers. They’ll be great for those holiday parities!
Do you have a cocktail ring? Where do you like wearing it?
As I sit here trying to recover from this dumb cold, I’m wishing I was at a cool Halloween party instead. So, what does a bored blogger do on a Saturday night? Surf the internet of course. And I just realized I need a new pair of shoes. I haven’t bought any in a while and I think I’m due. Read more
October is almost over and this is our last “pink” Breast Cancer Awareness month giveaway. I can’t believe how fast the month flew by. Let’s not forget all of those who have been affected by this horrible disease and honor them by taking care of ourselves. Get examined by a doctor, be conscious of any changes in your body, and stay healthy! Remember, breast cancer awareness is year round.
Hopefully, those who have won any of these giveaways will be reminded every time they wear their pink prizes. Like this last giveaway. Courtesy of the always fab Ashley Stewart, one reader will win this chic pink clutch with pink jewelry to match! You’ll get a necklace set, one ring, a bracelet, and two pairs of earrings! Details to enter are below!
Halloween is only a few days away! What are you dressing up as? I’m always curious to see what costumes will be popular each year. And according to HalloweenCostumes.com, these are the 10 most popular plus size costumes on their web site.
I like most of them…I actually have the Sexy Vixen Pirate! LOL! I’m surprised the German Beer Girl costume isn’t up there? Well, if you haven’t purchased a costume yet, hurry and order on HalloweenCostumes.com today. You might be able to get it shipped by tomorrow for all of your weekend parties. And to make it even better, I think all of these are on sale. They range is price from $16.99-$69.99.
Inspired by an obviously cool guy in line at Disney World, I think fanny packs are way underrated. Bear with me for a second…
I mean…if you love having pockets, then you should love having everything you need at arms reach, right at the waist, and without having to add that uneeded stress to your shoulders. Right?
Are you agreeing with me yet?
But…the term fanny packs is soooooo 1980′s. How about we just call them what they’re referred to now…”belt bags.” I’ve seen a few people wear them, but it’s not really a full on trend..yet?
I really like this Michael Kors Vienna braided leather belt bag (above), but I have a high waist, it would sit too high on me. Besides, I doubt any of these are made for plus sizes (hint hint retailers!). I found a few belt bags below, but only in straight sizes.
Thanks to Plus Model Magazine for the heads up on these two videos. Vice.com (from the UK), covered Full Figured Fashion Week for their series “Fashion Week Internationale.” I’d really love to know what you think after watching both videos.
I will tell you, it was honor to attend Full Figured Fashion Week and wouldn’t of had my experience any other way. I had an amazing time and loved being surrounded by women who love fashion as much as I do.
Are you the kind of lady that likes to make a fashion statement? You know…someone that stands out in a crowd? I know a few brave ones. I unfortunately am not that brave. I’m usually the one who has wishes she had the the guts to step outside of my comfort zone, when it comes to fashion. If you read my blog, then you know I’ve said this many times before.
For example, last week I was browsing around the Plus Size Fix web site and found a few daring pieces. I instantly thought to myself…”Cute, but I could never pull that off.” Have you ever felt that way? I think almost everyone has had one of those moments.
Take a look at some of the “stand out” pieces below…which one would you rock?
Calling all Los Angeles Fashionistas! If you love to shop, then you don’t want to miss the Sassy City Chicks L.A. Fall Fashion Bash!
I don’t know a better way to celebrate Fall! I’ve been to this event twice and it’s filled with shopping, shopping, and more shopping. There are major discounts on brands like Free People, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Ellie Tahari, and lots of jewelry and accessories.
They’ll have complimentary cocktails from Pinnacle and Qream Liqueur. Sip on a Strawberry Creme drink from the Qream Lounge. There will be mini-spa treatments from some of L.A.’s hottest salons. You’ll even get your hands on a Sassy Tote! The Sassy Tote is valued at over $30 and features nutritious SOYJOY bars, Softlips, and Fredericks’s of Hollywood lingerie. Sexy!!
City Chic’s 2nd Blogger Lookbook is finally here. If you haven’t seen it yet, take a second to click on over and check it out. It features 12 bloggers wearing pieces from the Australian retailer. I’m wearing the Lava Zip Back Top and Leatherette Biker Jacket. The top is on sale now, so go and grab it. I get tons of compliments on it. Great colors! I love the jacket too, but it’s been a little too warm here in L.A. to wear it as often as I’d like. I know I’m going to get a lot of wear out of it, once the cool weather kicks in. It’s probably one of my favorite City Chic pieces. Do you have a CC favorite?
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. The items were gifted by City Chic. The above is my true and honest opinion.
This last year in the “plus-size” fashion world has been crazy. We’ve been getting the most coverage I’ve ever seen. Even so, mainstream America still has no idea about what this world is like.
Yes, there was the cable mini-series Big Sexy on TLC. It definitely caused a stir. But that’s it…or is it? Tonight, Curvy Girls premiered on NuvoTV. The new show features models Denise Bidot, Lorna Litz, Rosie Mercado, and Victoria Castillo.
Curvy Girls provides an all-access pass inside the glamorous world of professional modeling by shining the spotlight on four working plus-size Latina models whose passion and pride fuel their drive to achieve fame, fortune and fabulousness. But secret battles with insecurity, eating disorders, family fiascos and rocky romantic relationships threaten to singe their competitive spirit as they navigate through L.A.’s fast lane of auditions, photo shoots and fierce competition.
I personally know Denise and Rosie, and couldn’t be happier to see these two featured on this show. They are amazingly wonderful and sweet women. I’ve spent enough time with both of them to know that they are both fighters and hard workers. Both are great moms and beautiful on the inside and out.
As I watched tonight, I listened to all of these women reveal their personal struggles and couldn’t help but feel for them. They may be physically beautiful, but they hate their boobs or think they aren’t perfect enough. In other words, body-image issues don’t stop at just us.
We even get an inside look on the dreaded modeling standards and how they effect if and how much these ladies actually work. There were a “few” scenes that I’m not very happy about or impressed with, but that’s just television…I guess.
They always need to add drama to the show (via editing). So, enters the mean-spitired people, cattiness, jealousy, and an almost fight. Mannnnn…some people can be so ugly on the inside. I guess the plus size modeling industry is a lot like the straight-size modeling world. This documentary really got me thinking…
Did you watch Curvy Girls?
What did you think?
Models…is this a proper representation of your world?
Listen up Southern California ladies! Will you be attending Love Your Body Day? It’s such an empowering experience, you have to be there! This year LYBD will be held October 21-23 in West Hollywood, California.
And the celebrity host is blogger, daughter to John McCain, and writer-Megan McCain.She will host Saturday’s event from 12-4 pm. Admission is free and the first 100 attendees get free gift bags!
The community event will include performances by various singers, actors, dancers, and spoken word artists. The pinnacle of the festivities is the “real women” fashion show where models will be flaunting the styles of various plus-size designers and retailers.
Organized by the National Organization of Women (NOW) Hollywood, this day is not just one day. It’s actually an entire weekend.
LYBD was launched in September of 1998 as a national day of action to speak out against advertisements and images of women that are harmful, offensive, disrespectful and demeaning. Each year, on Love Your Body Day, activists around the country say “no” to twisted beauty standards and hazardous advertisements by holding rallies, pickets, house parties, classroom discussions and more.
My friend Chenese Lewis, apositive body image and self-esteem advocate, is the current President of the Hollywood Chapter of NOW. She’s amazing! She invited me to speak on a panel this weekend, but I had already accepted an invitation to another event. I really wish I could be there. Because I can’t, I hope you can make it!
Take a look at the schedule below:
Friday, October 21, 2011
Lane Bryant presents
Love Your Body Day Celebration Party (view flyer)
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Westfield Culver City Lane Bryant
6000 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230
- A live DJ
- A free bra fit consultation
- Meet Richard Zielinski, Lane Bryant Techinal Design Designer
- Take 30% off any purchase
- Enter for a chance to win a $500 Lane Bryant Gift Card
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Love Your Body Day (Main Event)
12:00 – 4:00 pm
West Hollywood Park Auditorium
647 N. San Vicente
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Special Performances by:
The Los Angeles Sparks Ole Skool Crew
Body Image in the Media Panel Discussion
“Real Women” Fashion Show
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Beyond Beauty and Body Image
Panel Discussion and Reception
2:00 – 5:00 pm
The Great Hall at Plummer Park
7377 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Beyond Beauty and Body Image: Top bloggers and social media experts discuss what are the broader social and political consequences of our image driven culture?
- Racism, sexism, homophobia
- Political representation and leadership
We’re on giveaway #3 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month! And this weeks giveaway is courtesy of YOU by crocs.
Yes, I said “crocs.” But, these aren’t what you think. YOU by crocs not only makes comfy shoes, but these are actually cute and their comfort footbed absorbs shock for reduced foot and body stress. And did I mention their pink?
One of you lucky readers will win a fuschia pair of Anjons ($70). Only US sizes 5-10.5 are available (including half-sizes). This is definitely a shoe I can see myself in.