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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 Nylon/Lycra Tights in Scarlet Red or Red ($15 value). It’s your choice!

It’s really simple to enter:

To enter: You MUST follow me via Google Connect (on the sidebar) and leave me a comment below telling how you would style these tights. What item in your closet would you wear them with?

*Make sure you leave a valid email address or twitter i.d. or your entry will not be counted.

For extra entries:

**You must provide separate comments stating you completed each of the extra entries or it will not count.

Rules: Only open to U.S. residents, only one entry per person unless using the three extra entries, you must be 18 years or older to enter, winner will be chosen using Random.org and the giveaway will end 2/28/11.

Giveaway closed!!

How to Accessorize a Maxi Dress

One of my favorite silhouettes for spring would have to be the maxi dress. It’s the ultimate dress for comfort and style. And it’s so versatile.

This Lane Bryant V-neck Maxi Dress ($39.95) is a perfect example. This LBD (I’m now calling the long black dress) is like a blank canvas.

From the waist to your neck and down to your feet, there are so many ways to accessorize and make this the dress you’ll wear all spring. Not only will you be able to accessorize like a pro, but you’ll do it at reasonable prices with pieces that will carry into other seasons.


The Floral Scarf

The Leather Belt

The Chunky, Funky, or Long Necklace

The Eclectic Cuff Bracelet

The Gladiator Sandal

Now that I think about it, you probably have most of these items in your possession. How do you dress up your maxi dresses?

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 rich, colorful and feminine. The pieces will express Sophie’s design aesthetic and French sensibility.

“Partnering with a well-established footwear and accessories business such as Nine West has given me the opportunity to live out my life-long dream of designing on a larger scale. I was able to take one of my favorite patterns and create a collection that captures both my design aesthetic and the spirit of the Nine West brand.” -Sophie Theallet

Avant Garde designer Giles Deacon’s collection is slated for fall 2011. The British designer will debut the “Giles Deacon for Nine West” collection and will be “cutting-edge in its incorporation of technology in a fashion-forward way.”

Visit the Sophie Theallet Shop-in-Shop at www.ninewest.com/sophietheallet for more details on the collection.

Yes, you can shop at Charlotte Russe

Most 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?

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 on some coupon codes (hint, hint).

Do you love this bag or will you be on the search for a different style? 


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 a look at these below. They are all under $40!

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 wasn’t sure about the quality. I found these tights to be really soft, comfortable, and durable. They come a wide range of sizes and when I first put them on I was worried they might be too big. But they never once rolled down or sagged like some tights do. They would be great for those on the taller side. But, I’m 5’6 and they were perfect for me. I can really see them getting a lot of wear in this chilly L.A. weather!

Update: Win your own pair of We Love Colors tights!! To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below (with a valid email address) telling me which color you’d choose if you win! Go here for a list of colors. 

For extra entries (make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry): 

  • “Like” We Love Colors on Facebook.
  • Follow We Love Colors on Twitter.
  • Tweet “@WeLoveColors and @CurvesandChaos want you to win a free pair of tights http://bit.ly/eGHIdx

Rules: Must be 18 yrs or older to enter. This is open internationally. Only one entry per person, unless using extra entries.  Contest ends 12/15/10 and winner will be chosen using Random.Org.

**Read my disclosure policy. I was not paid for this post, the item was gifted. All of the above is my true and honest opinion. 

Contest Closed!!

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?
Comfort 20%
Fit 40%
Style 19%
Price 19%
Other 1%

Where do you purchase your undergarments?

Major Department Stores 41%
Discount Retailers 15%
Plus-Size Retailers 27%
Online Only 4%
Specialty Lingerie Retailers 11%  

Do you wear plus-size lingerie?
Yes 58%
No 22%
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?
Yes 19%
No 40%
Sometimes 40

What is the ONE accessory that you find most difficult to find, because of size issues?
Bracelets 12%
Hats 8%
Belts 44%
Rings 12%
I don’t have a problem finding accessories that fit. 24%

Do you have a problem finding plus-size costumes?

Yes 43%
No 47%
I make my own costumes. 10%

When it comes to plus-size costumes, what is the ONE major issue in regards to fit?

Their sizes run too small. 26%
The costumes are uncomfortable. 6%
The costumes are too revealing. 14%
They don’t offer a variety of sizes. 16%
I don’t have any problems with plus-size costumes. 37%

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 at a few of the pieces below from their Fall/Winter Collection.

The Adrienne Mixed Chain Necklace or Fringe Hoop earrings could be yours! These are such versatile pieces, dress them up or dress them down. You really can’t go wrong. The Anastasia Brooch has me drooling over here!

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Not only is Kacie giving you a chance to win the $25 credit, but she’s also giving any Los Angeles or Orange County resident an opportunity to host a Stella & Dot trunk show at your home. You could receive $100s in free jewelry! And if you book a trunk show with her in September, October, or November, you will receive a free bracelet ($29 value) added to your hostess order. Go to her web site now for more information.

How to enter:

  • Click here and go to Kacie’s Stella & Dot web site and leave a comment telling us which piece you love from their Fall/Winter Collection. Please leave a valid email address or twitter i.d.
  • For an extra entry tweet the following “Completing my Fall/Winter look with the #StellaandDot and #CurvesandChaos Giveaway! http://bit.ly/9Nw9IA” . Please make sure to leave a comment with the tweet, or it will not be counted.

Rules:

  • Contest is only open to U.S. residents.
  • This credit is only valid with Stella & Dot Stylist Kacie Keenan.
  • You must be 18-years-old or older to enter.
  • Winner will be chosen at random using Random.Org.
  • Ends 9/26/10.

**Read my disclosure policy here.

**Contest Closed**

Jewelery Takes Shape


I couldn’t help but notice the recent trend of geometric shaped jewelry. It’s a style anyone can wear and it could liven up the most toned down outfit, if you’d let it. I love the clean lines and simplicity of it all. Personally, I’d really like the Marc By Marc Jacobs bracelets. Just sayin’.

What do you think? Would you wear any of these pieces?