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Shopping on a Budget? ModDeals.com is ‘Cheap Made Chic’

I’ve told you all a million times before, one of the reasons I started this blog was to be able to share with you my love for fashion and shopping. And although I love to give you the inside scoop of where to find my favorite plus size fashion pieces, I’m also in love with accessories. I think ModDeals.com knew this when they contacted me. Read more

Bauble Alert: Nordstrom and the Brooch

I love fashion…trends always come and go, but there are just some that never leave or make a full turnaround. Those are my favorites. They’re reinvented, like the brooch. It’s always been here…but now they seem just a little bit cooler. And I love Nordstrom’s new feature on them! Read more

Daily Deals with DaisyGem & Giveaway!

I love finding new and “cost effective” ways to handle my shopping addiction and then sharing them with you! This time, I have to admit I didn’t find this…they actually found me and that makes me happy! I’d love to introduce you to DaisyGem…one of my NEW favorite jewelry and accessories sites! Read more

How I Wear my Michael Kors Watch #MKTimeless

Where are my beloved Michael Kors fans? Sigh…I adore him.He’s my favorite on Project Runway!I love his classic and chic take on American fashion. Even though I’m a fan, I still haven’t gotten my hands on one of his watches. I know…I know. Bad Monique! Read more

Put a Heart on It

 

I’m in the mood for loooooove. Sorry, I’m a Valentine’s Day kind of girl. And when I start thinking of this day, nothing but hearts come to mind. Accessorizing with any of these pieces above will make your day a lot more “lovely.” Sorry, I had to do it. LOL!

1. Patent Heart Cross Body Bag  2. Red Heart Ballerina Shoes 3. Felix Rey I Heart You Clutch 4. Heart Cut Out Frame Purse 5.Heart of Bold Heel 6. Cheap & Chic Flat 7. Lady Dragon VII 8. Heart of the Matter Flat 9. Resort Wristlet 10. Luisa Black and White Heart Heels 11. Find it in Your Heart Handbag

Wanted: Oversized Sunglasses

Sunglasses + me = Love. I adore them and they are one of my favorite accessories. I was doing what I do best…online window shopping on a Saturday night and I ran across a few pairs that really caught my eye. And they all happened to be oversized. In a Jackie O kind of way of course. But, I was watching Scarface and Michelle Pfeiffer was rocking them too. Loved her style in that movie! Anyways, back to the sunglasses. I can already see myself wearing them this spring and summer with my favorite maxi dress. It’s time to find that perfect pair.

Do you see yourself wearing oversized sunglasses?


More Tom Ford…


More Marc Jacobs…


More Roberto Cavalli…


More Diane von Furstenberg…


More Givenchy…


More Balenciaga…


More Juicy Couture…


More Tom Ford…


More Burberry…


More Alexander McQueen…


More American Apparel…


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GlassesUSA.com to the Eye Rescue!

I can see youuuuuuuu! I’m wearing my brand new eye glasses courtesy of GlassesUSA.com. These frames are sleek, lightweight, and super stylish.

I was able to browse through the different frame styles, shapes, and colors; all while using their “Virtual Mirror.” You get to “try on” the prescription glasses virtually and even send the photo to your friends.

I filled my prescription, chose the lens, and what coatings I wanted so easily. I will say that you do have to search for the exact dimensions of your glasses. Not every frame comes in your size. For example a few of the frames I liked weren’t available in my bridge or temple size. But after some searching, I found these.

And with shipping and handling, I only paid $82.95! They even offer a 110% lowest price guarantee and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

You’re probably going to ask yourself why you’ve never heard of them…I did the same thing. So, if you’re looking to buy glasses head on over and check out GlassesUSA.com. You can take advantage of their  generous refer-a-friend program too (You can get $30 for each first purchase a referred friend makes – and use the $30 towards your next pair of glasses)!

You’ll find tons of deals on the Glasses USA Sales and Coupons page!! 

Disclosure: I was NOT compensated for this post. I did receive a gift card towards the purchase of these glassess, courtesy of Glasses USA. The above is my true and honest opinion.

Celebrate Fall with MICHAEL Michael Kors

Yay! It’s the first day of fall and I can’t wait for the weather to change. I’m already thinking about cold weather accessories! Go ahead and blame it on the new Bloomingdales catalog.

I saw this yummy-licious MICHAEL Michael Kors Twist Neck Warmer that is definitely on my shopping list.

I know it’s L.A. and it doesn’t get that cold, but it doesn’t hurt to be fashionably prepared. LOL. Me and my excuses to shop!

Here are a few more MICHAEL Michael Kors accessories that wouldn’t hurt to have.

MICHAEL Michael Kors at ShopStyle
MICHAEL Michael Kors at ShopStyle
MICHAEL Michael Kors at ShopStyle
MICHAEL Michael Kors at ShopStyle
MICHAEL Michael Kors at ShopStyle
MICHAEL Michael Kors at ShopStyle

Style & Designer: Tory Burch Part II

Tory Burch has always caught my eye, especially with that logo! I’m sorry, I’m not normally about logos, but I can’t help but look when I see someone wearing one of her pieces. Especially if it’s an accessory.

I have featured Tory in one of my first Style & Designer pieces here.

I was doing some research last night for the next issue of Plus Model Magazine and I couldn’t help but fall in love every time I saw one of her handbags. So, today I went looking for a few pieces and found these.

She’s keeps everything so classic and clean. Something I really appreciate when it comes to accessories. I would take everything here, because I can’t choose just one.

Although, the boots are kind of calling my name.

What would you rather wear, the flats or the boots? 

Tory Burch at ShopStyle
Tory Burch at ShopStyle
Tory Burch at ShopStyle
Tory Burch at ShopStyle
Tory Burch at ShopStyle
Tory Burch at ShopStyle
Tory Burch at ShopStyle
Tory Burch at ShopStyle

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Handbags go Tribal

You can call it a tribal, aztec, or even southwestern print. It actually reminds me of a sarape. That’s a brightly colored mexican blanket or shawl, by the way.

I remember having a blanket like this as a teenager, but that was in my anti-bright color days. So, it was  taupe, black, and white. Whenever I look at these, I feel like go to Tijuana and buying a few of those blankets. LOL.

Ove the past two days of shopping, I’ve seen the print every where. Especially, in the handbag world. I even bought myself one today at Old Navy. I also saw a lot of ponchos in this sprint.It’s really boho chic or is it surfer girl?

Whatever it is, I like it! Do you?

Let’s be friends.

Who wants to be my friend? Anyone?

Fine! Then you’re not got getting a friendship bracelet from me.  I’m sorry but that’s the new rule around here. LOL.

OK…that’s really not the rule, but you should grab one for you and your BFF. I bought this Lauinger bracelet from Aldo yesterday. I kind of feel like I’m 12 again.

I only plan on wearing them with a casual outfit. Wait…did I just by myself my own friendship bracelet? Well, I am my own best friend.

If you don’t want a style like this one, take a peek below. The Juicy Couture bracelet is pretty cute.

You can even dress them up! Look at this great DIY my friend Kelsi from Dedicated Follower of Fashion created.

 

Juicy Couture at ShopStyle
Ettika at ShopStyle
Michelle Roy at ShopStyle
Kris Nations at ShopStyle
Ettika at ShopStyle

What do you think?

Are friendship bracelets for you? 

 

What’s missing?

I’m always so curious as to finding out exactly what fashionistas like when it comes to accessorizing. I’m a true believer that just one accessory can liven up any outfit. Especially if it’a nude or tan dress, like the T-Bags mini-dress below, and the accessory is a much needed pop of color. But, that’s just me. I want to know what you think…(read below)


T-Bags at ShopStyle

I’ve chosen 6 random accessories below.
If you could ONLY choose ONE, which item would you pair with the dress and why? 
I’m curious.


Be Eco Chic with the Found Objects Giveaway

Found Objects is a creative and unique brand created by Angelica Callanta, a Chicago based designer, stylist and entrepreneur. She not only designs jewelery, but she also creates handbags, including custom designs and reconstructed vintage pieces.

“My aim is to find ordinary objects and morph them into extraordinary yet classic pieces of wearable art. My hope is that my designs convey a seamless combination of sophistication, elegance and fearless street style. When a woman wears ‘Found Objects’ I want her to exude confidence, grace and femininity paired with playful originality.”-Angelica Callanta

I featured some of her recycled leather jewelry from the Aurora line. I found her on Etsy and instantly loved her earth-friendly, hand crafted pieces. Especially the Slash Cuff.

Guess what? One lucky winner will get to choose any piece from the Aurora line! It’s even open internationally!!

Here’s what you have to do to enter (state all 3 items in ONE entry):

  • Leave a comment below telling me what piece, from the Aurora line, you’d choose if you won (make sure you leave a valid email address or your entry will NOT count).
  • You must “Like” Found Objects on Facebook.
  • You must be following Curves and Chaos via Google Connect (on sidebar).

Additional Entries:

Rules: You must leave a valid email with each entry, or it will NOT count. Only one entry per person, unless using the additional entries (3 maximum total), must be 18 years or older to enter, and winner will be chosen using Random.org on 7/14/11. Giveaway is open to international readers. 
Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Found Objects. The above is my true and honest opinion.

In a Cobalt Blue kind of Mood

Ever since I wore that blue dress to the Full Figured Fashion Week runway finale, I can’t get the color out of my head.

Now, it’s not just any kind of blue, it’s more like cobalt blue. It can easily transition into the fall season and looks good on pretty much anyone. Don’t we love that?

You know I’ve said it before, but adding an accessory in a bright color like this really stands out. And it’s easier to experiment with these bold colors, when it’s just a shoe or piece of jewelry.

Just look at this Enigma Slide Sandal from Endless.com and BCBGMaxAzria Abstract Stone Bracelet from Lord & Taylor. I can see these accessories getting a lot of use out of them.

Once again…you know I can’t leave my UK ladies out! I found this Ravel Generous Wedge Sandal and Elasticated Cuff Bracelet (on sale!) over on the plus size ladies fashion web site Marisota.

I can just see me know wearing them with a white summer dress.

Now, that I’m looking at these colors, I can’t help but be reminded of the beach or a cold glass of water. LOL! I’m such a day dreamer!!

Are a fan of cobalt blue? 
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. The above is my true and honest opinion.