Celebrating 5 Years My Way! (Closed)


Curves and Chaos is officially 5 (insert confetti, champagne, and balloons here)! 2010 seems just like yesterday. Doesn’t it? I want to say time flies when you’re having fun, but I don’t think that phrase will work here. This Curves and Chaos journey has been so much more than “fun.” If you would’ve told me then, what I know today—I would have never believed you.

In five years of owning this blog, I have seen ups and downs on a personal level that go beyond what I could’ve envisioned for myself. If you’ve been reading since then (God bless you), you’ve definitely seen the transformation of who I am, my likes, and what inspires me. You’ve witnessed how I’ve become confidently real about my body and my struggles. Not to mention how my personal style has changed (wow!).

I’ve fallen down, got back up, and fallen back down again. And I’ve learned a lot more than I could’ve imagined along the way. I’ve been blessed with blogger buddies who are now lifelong friends. They put up with me in all of my chaotic ways. Thank you for loving me for all that I am.

We’ve seen the plus size fashion world evolve in a way that seemed unimaginable back then. All with the help of bold and confident women that will never quit. Fighting for change in an industry that is sometimes afraid of diversity. They are true icons in my eyes. Keep doing your thing!

Since 2010, I’ve learned that this space is more than just “a blog.” More than anything, I want it to be a place that offers inspiration to anyone who reads it. Whether it’s 1 person or 100 people. This is my space and it will reflect who I am and where I am in my life.

I want to thank ALL of you for being on this journey with me. Whether you’ve been reading since 2010 or you just joined us today. Thank you, as always, from the bottom of my heart.

To celebrate Curves and Chaos’ 5 year blogiversary, I enlisted the help of IGIGI and my amazing friend Jeshua (follow him Tumblr/YouTube) for a mini glam photo shoot. I’ve been lusting after the Angelica Gown in Noir Luxe since the moment I laid eyes on it. And they sent it to me! It’s so gorgeous and fits like a glove! Oh…and don’t mind the celebratory champagne. Here’s to five more years!!

P.S. As a small token of my appreciation and your dedication, you’ll find a little giveaway at the end of the post! XO







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  • MAYA

    I’ve been reading for a year? two years? three?!?!

  • Congratulations! It must feel like such an amazing accomplishment to get to where you are and to see success grow. I have about half a year blogging and can’t wait to also celebrate a successful future. You’re pictures are beautiful and I LOVE the dress. Cheers to another 5 years and more! 🙂

  • I’m so proud of you and even more, proud to call you my friend. you are an amazing talent and businesswoman! Love you, you gots da style, grrl!!

  • danae ybarra

    I love this!! Embracing my curves!! What an awesome inspiration to full figured WOMEN!!! God Bless!!

  • QueMeansWhat

    Wowza, mujer!!! I love it all. The dress, make-up, the hair, the 5 years, the blog, the blogger. Love. It. All. Xoxo! Congrats!

  • Colleen Boudreau

    I’m not really sure, maybe about a year?

  • I’ve been reading for almost a year now, at least once per week 🙂

  • Zadry Ferrer-Geddes

    CONGRATULATIONS Mo!!! I’ve been reading C&C for 4 years and it’s still one of my favorite sites. Wishing you muchiiiisimo success in all you do <3.

    p.s you are KILLING IT in that dress!

  • Tracy Iglesias

    5 years already! WOW! I started in 2009 and this June my blogs turns six, I have no idea how to celebrate that just yet! (Thankfully I have some time to think about it!) I want to say I have probably been reading since the begining, but steady commenting a bit later (I lurk everywhere I go first before I comment! LOL) You are working that IGIGI dress! I haven’t done an almost full floor length formal in a long time, you have me inspired! 🙂

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

  • DeeBy

    I’ve been reading for about 3 months! Congrats on 5 years!

  • Loraine Ellis

    I’ve been reading for about a month 🙂

  • Happy Blogaversary fab! I have loved following along!

  • aquaheart

    I want to say about a year! Congratulations 🙂

  • Tina Parra

    I’ve been reading for a few months and I love your style!

  • Kristen

    I’ve probably been reading for about….8 months.

  • Rocio Chavez

    Felicidades – how exciting to have made it to 5 yrs! Love, love, love all the style, the flair and everything you. Here’s to another 5 fabulous years!!! Hugs 😀

  • Sarah Ponder

    I’ve been following for about a month now, and I so enjoy your blog already!

  • E Kay

    I’m not exactly sure, six months +. Congrats on hitting this milestone!

  • Marla Verdugo

    Happy Five Years!!! I think I’ve been reading your blog for about 2 years. 🙂 You’re such an inspiration Monique. And it really pushes me to keep working towards my goals. I really admire your hard work, dedication, style, confidence, and good vibes . 🙂 keep doing what you are doing. Cheers my dear! xoxo

  • Jennifer Meadows

    Congratulations! I only found your blog a few months ago, but you have already inspired me in many ways. Here’s to many more years!!

  • I am new to your blog but I love it. You look beautiful in that dress! Congratulations on five years!!


  • Arianna Varas

    I’ve been reading your blog for about 2 years now!! Congratulations on 5 years!!! Love you & your blog!!

  • Martha McIntosh


  • Hannah

    I’ve been reading for a couple months. I love it!

  • Inga

    It’s been at least three years and I can’t believe that much time has gone by. It could have been longer. Either way, congratulations.

  • Trish

    Love the dress – congrats on the anniversary! I’ve been reading you for about a year

  • Ambrielle Bender

    I am a Newbie, about 3 months or so!

  • Teresa Kennedy

    I’m not sure how long I’ve been reading but it’s probably been a couple of years.

  • I’m relatively new to your blog and just found you a couple of months ago. Someone on another blog (unrelated to fashion) mentioned you had a body-positive blog and I had to check it out. I was instantly hooked!

  • MilaXX

    It’s only been a month or so. I just discovered you

  • Teeyuh


  • Karen

    About 2 years I think! x

  • Bobbie Cole

    I have been reading for a year!

  • The Get Fit Diva

    Three or more years most def! Happy Blogaversary and here’s to many mo’!

  • van pham

    I have no idea how long I have been reading the blog. I want to say a couple months though.

  • Cyn Martinez

    5 years!!!!!!! So proud of all the work you have done not only in the fashion community, but in the Latina Blog community. Uggg, I’m shedding a tear. So glad i came across your blog 4 yrs ago. wow!! You’re one of the longest relationships I’ve ever had. lol

  • Marla

    I have been reading this blog for about 3ish years. Congrats on your anniversary!!!

  • Marla

    I have been reading for about 3ish years. Congrats on your anniversary!!!

  • I have been tuning in for a few years. Here’s to five more years! Not to mention how stylish and glam is this photo shoot. Love it!

  • Erika926

    I’ve have reading CurvesandChaos for about 2 years now. Keep up the awesome work!

  • Lindsay

    I’m guessing its been a year or maybe 2!

  • I’ve lost count but I would estimate at least a year and a half! Happy 5 years, and here’s to many more!! xx

  • Ritchie Annand

    I still remember when ‘plus size’ meant that you either obviously wanted to dress in sweats or dress as an 80-year-old.

    Lovely shoot!

  • Debbie Bray

    just started

  • ks

    Congratulations i like your blog

  • mita

    I want to say about a year.

  • Gina M.

    I’ve been reading for a couple months!

  • Tina Renee Barker

    I’ve been reading for 2 years now. Congratulations on turning 5!!

  • Jenny

    I’d say about a year now!

  • Here’s to 5 years!

  • Dawn Monroe

    This is my first time here.

  • Tina W

    I’ve been reading for about 6 months.

  • Ritchie Annand

    Shoe holding looks artistic, but were the shoes also uncomfortable? 🙂

  • FELICIDADEZ! Many more to come!

  • Leslie Marie Mejia

    I’ve been reading for a couple months now and I have really enjoyed your posts! Congratulations!! 🙂

  • Sheila Lopez

    Congrats!! ^_^ I am a recent reader for about 5 months and I love this blog! Thank you! You are a true inspiration! #curvygirlsrule

  • cecilia heredia

    Congrats C&C! <3 Ive been a follower for like, 2 years now and I look forward to many more!

  • Happy anniversary Gorgeous!

  • Awesome Congrats <3

  • mami2jcn

    I think it’s been a year.

  • ZeinabDh

    Congrats and good luck to everyone

  • Lorie

    I’m hoping to evolve my own style and have enjoyed your journey. Congrats and I wish you many blessed and happy years blogging. Can’t wait to see what the future holds. The dress is spectacular!

  • ––––––––––––––––––– i’m not exactly sure when i started reading your blog , but i think it’s close to 3 years .

    congrats on 5 years ! cheers to 5 more !

    ––– nicole o.

  • Jeralynn Mosley

    I’ve been reading for three years now. I love it!

  • Christine Lovell

    Ive been reading for a few months