Accessories

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…

LOVE Giveaway #4: We Love Colors

The month of “LOVE” is almost over! Can you believe it? And you know I always save the best for last around here.We Love Colors is one of my favorite brands. Not only are the tights amazing, but their range of colors is insane!In fact, when I think of love-one of the first colors that come to mind is red. And no tight collection is complete without a pair of red tights. Can you imagine the fashion possibilities?Don’t own a pair of red tights?This is your lucky day, We Love Colors is giving one lucky reader a pair of their…

Nine West Launches “Shoelaborations”

One of your favorite shoe brands, Nine West, has just launched Shoelaborations, a new collaboration project that will bring the vision of international trendsetters, artists, and designers to you.The first collection, from French designer Sophie Theallet, is already in stores for spring/summer 2011. The “Sophie Theallet for Nine West” collection tells the story of “Sophie from Paris Takes a Trip to NYC” and includes uniquely designed pieces that are Sophie’s take on summer essentials: a ballet flat, a double platform sandal, a raffia wedge, two satchels, as well as a charm necklace and bracelet.The collection is said to be exturally…

Yes, you can shop at Charlotte Russe

Necklaces by Charlotte RusseMost curvy gals can’t shop at the affordable mall favorite Charlotte Russe. They don’t make clothes for us. In fact, every time I walk in there I always head right over to the accessories. Here are a few necklaces, handbags, and shoes that would make my spring shopping list in an instant! And everything featured in this post is $40 and under.Would any of these pieces make your shopping list?Totes by Charlotte RusseSatchels by Charlotte RusseSandals by Charlotte RussePlatforms by Charlotte Russe

Topshop’s Got it Handled

Move over handbags, the satchel with the handle is making it’s mark as one of my favorite bags of the season! I love all handbags and I don’t discriminate, but this style is definitely on my to-buy list. I found a great selection over at Topshop. It doesn’t hurt that most of them can be worn as crossbody bags which is a bonus in my book. Especially, since I need my hands free for shopping. The Coral Leather Lock Handle Bag is divine, but for $110, I might need to find a cheaper alternate. Unless I can get my hands…

Bag on a Budget?

2011 has started off with a bang for me! How about you? We are five days into this new year and I’m wondering if you’ve stuck to any of your resolutions. Is saving money one of them? I’m with you on that one; that’s why this year will be all about shopping on a budget. I started that resolution a little early as I planned my New Year’s Eve trip to San Francisco. I found this amazing handbag over at Nordstrom for $28! I’m amazed by it’s quality and style! If you’re searching for a “Bag on a Budget,” take…

We Love Colors Review & Giveaway!

Need to add a little color to your curves? We Love Colors might be able to help. They offer a rainbow of colors in their plus sized tights, 51 to be exact! I was given the opportunity to review a pair of their Nylon/Lycra tights in Charcoal ($15).These opaque tights (courtesy of WLC) matched this charcoal Forever 21 Plus skirt, that I’ve been dying to wear. I just didn’t have any tights to match. The scarf I wore even had some gray in it, so it all came together.Like you, I’ve heard a lot about We Love Colors, but I…

Curves and Chaos 2010 Survey Results: Part 3

It looks like this is going to a four-part result series. These results talk about undergarment, lingerie, shoes, accessories, and costumes. Do these numbers surprise you? Why or Why not?What is your #1 concern when it comes to plus-size undergarments?Comfort20%Fit40%Style19%Price19%Other1%Where do you purchase your undergarments?Major Department Stores41%Discount Retailers15%Plus-Size Retailers27%Online Only4%Specialty Lingerie Retailers11% Do you wear plus-size lingerie?Yes58%No22%I would if I could find it.7%I don’t wear lingerie.12%Do you have a problem finding shoes that are wide enough?Yes19%No40%Sometimes40What is the ONE accessory that you find most difficult to find, because of size issues?Bracelets12%Hats8%Belts44%Rings12%I don’t have a problem finding accessories that fit.24%Do you…

The Art of Jewelry I

When do you consider jewelry to be a piece of art? Does it have to stand out? Make a statement? Catch every passerby’s attention? When I wear a piece of jewelry I would like it to do all of the above. Sometimes, I’m not so brave. But, I’m about to change that. I will now be on the lookout for those special pieces. Here are a few that have made the cut. Most are designer and are out of my price range, but I can sure use them as inspiration. Which one is your fave?

Stella & Dot Giveaway!

Have you ever styled an entire outfit around your jewelry? No? You will once you’ve set your eyes on the glorious boutique style pieces from Stella & Dot. If you’ve heard of Stella & Dot, then you know their reputation for on trend designs, timeless creations, and amazing personal service.”Stella & Dot is a company inspired by and created for strong women- just like you.” Kacie Keenan, a Stella & Dot Stylist, wants to give you an opportunity to own a Stella & Dot design. That’s why she’s giving you a chance to win a $25 jewelry credit! Just look…

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