Accessories

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?

TRI this ANGLE with Jewelery

Rings at Max & ChloeNecklaces at Max & ChloeI’m always on the look out for different pieces of jewelery. Especially, different shapes. And I’ve kind of been leaning towards triangles. It’s something a little different and always interesting. There’s nothing like adding a little bit of shape to your necklace, ring, bracelet, or your earrings. I love that black Marc Jacobs bangle. It’s on sale too! It probably won’t fit me because I have man hands! LOLDo you own any triangle shaped jewelery?

Rachel Roy the Jewelery Designer

I will tell you right now, that I loooooove Rachel Roy. Who doesn’t? She’s not only an amazingly beautiful woman, but she is a talented designer that really get’s it. Her designs are effortlessly chic. Plain and simple.I really wish she made plus sizes, but I can tell you that her XL from the Rachel Rachel Roy line that is sold at Macy’s could possibly fit up to a U.S. size 16/18. I bought the 24/7 dress, because I LOVED it, but it was a little too short for me. It hurt me to return it. If you’re in that size…

Attack of the Retro Sunglasses

If you must know…I love wearing sunglasses. Always have and always will. I don’t know where it started. But, I do know they not only offer style benefits, they also offer protection for your eyes. You will hear me say that over and over and over. And with all of the current trends from the 80’s and 90’s, you had to know that the sunglasses were going to get in on it. I saw a few of these retro styles at Torrid the other day and couldn’t help but try them on. Unfortunately, they didn’t really fit the shape of…

Color Block with Accessories

We’ve heard all about color blocking when it comes to your clothes, but how can we leave out our accessories? Shoes, jewelery, and handbags need color blocking love too! It’s always a great way to liven up any outfit. What do you think? Is color blocking with accessories for you? Sandals by Pour La VictoirePumps by KORSEarrings by TopshopBracelets by French ConnectionClutches by Marc JacobsShoulder Bags at ModCloth

Bank Breaker V$. Bargain: White Satchel

Wow, it’s been a while since I did a Bank Breaker V$. Bargain feature. This time I chose an item that I want-a white satchel. This hand bag is a very chic no-nonsense kind of bag. I can really see it getting a lot of use this spring and into summer. I found the Alexa by Mulberry on LaGarconne.com in “petticoat white” for $1150.00! It’s our “Bank Breaker” all right. I actually like the “Bargain” bag better.The “Bargain” bag is the Maurissa Carry-All Messanger from Melie Bianco in “bone” for $96.00. That is an insane deal compared to the bag…

Honor Earth Day with Recycled Jewelery

Maganda Recycled and Revamped JeweleryToday is Earth Day, a day to appreciate and bring awareness to the Earth’s environment (although we should be doing that every day). Did you know there are so many things you can do to honor our planet?As a fashionista there are more than enough ways to be fabulous, chic, and green. In middle school, I was taught the three R’s-Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.You can incorporate these three R’s in your every day life…fashionably of course. And if you’re like me…you should start with baby steps, like recycled jewelery. This is when items are reused or…

Handbag Delight: Melie Bianco

Melie Bianco is a handbag line based out of Los Angeles and offers what they call “Affordable Luxury.” You won’t find anything over $100. I recently purchased one of their bags at the Sassy City Chicks event. It’s this amazing clutch that I’ve only used once and I can’t wait to use again. If you’re looking to add some color into your life with a handbag, just look up. Oh…and if you live in the Los Angeles area, you’ll be happy to know they are holding a sample sale on April 30th at their headquarters in Pico Rivera. Go here…

All Bangled Up!

Welcome to my new obsession, wooden bangle bracelet sets. Yes, it has to be a set. My friend Ivory has really inspired me to start wearing large bangle bracelets. She always rocks them! Today, I went shopping with my mom and she bought me an early birthday gift, which included a set from Avenue. She did buy me other stuff, but you’ll have to wait and see those. If you haven’t noticed, I have to buy my bracelets at plus size stores. I have my dad to thank for my large man hands. LOL. I love the tribal feel you…

Beyond the Rack Launches “Full-Figured and Fabulous!”

It’s all about “members-only” shopping web sites in 2011! If your a fashionista, then you must know about Beyond the Rack! They’re also a members-only shopping site for men and who women who crave the latest designer fashion and accessories at 70% off.I remember hearing about Beyond the Rack years ago, but unfortunately they didn’t carry anything in my size. If you’re like me, then you’ll be happy to know they are launching a plus size category on Wednesday, April 6th!It’s called “FULL-FIGURED AND FABULOUS” (sizes will range from 16-24 and 1X-3X). You’ll be able to shop for designer casual attire…

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.

Belts I’m loving NOW!

I’m kind of on a belt kick right now. They can change an outfit in an instant. Belts can be used as an accessory to an already simply chic outfit or to give you shape while embracing your curves. There are two skinny belts below, but for some reason I’m loving the wide chunky belts like the Equestrian belt from Torrid (#11).1.Avenue 2.Torrid 3.Ashley Stewart 4.Forever21+ 5.Simply Be 6.Torrid 7.Simply Be 8.Torrid 9.Forever21+ 10.Forever21+ 11.TorridWhich one is your favorite?

Rings Take Shape

I am now just realizing that I need more rings in my life. After wearing the big sparkly one I bought at Aldo Accessories I know I need more! Call it a budding obsession with statement rings.But, everyone should have at least one statement ring. If you don’t, then you have no idea what your outfit is missing. In fact, while doing a little bit of ring browsing online, I came across a few rings that caught my eye. Rings that need to be on my fingers soon!They were in various simple, yet bulky stunning shapes and angles. Most are…

Black, White & Leopard All Over

I’m all about being inspired today. In fact, the immediate second I saw these delicious Leo Platform heels from Alloy ($46.99), I knew I had to write this post.Leopard is always in style, but I say we venture out of our fashion comfort boxes and go a different route with black and white leopard print.Now, if you’re already in possession of black and white leopard print, yay! for you. But, I’m not and I think these would jump start my collection.Ok, I don’t know about a collection, but grabbing a few pieces here and there can really add some “oomph” to…

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