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Wish List: Maurices


It’s official…I’ve been shopping a little more than I should be. Ugh! I really need to reach into my closet and wear the clothes I already have.

Maybe it’s an addiction…maybe it’s not. Who knows? But, I do know I love these items from Maurices!

I promise I won’t buy. I can look can’t I?

Rest, Relaxation, and Simply Be

If I didn’t love the city of L.A. so much…I think I would move down to San Diego. We had a great bachelorette weekend. Nothing crazy…just rest and relaxation. I had the most amazing massage! I can’t stop thinking about it. It was a little overcast on the beach, but it didn’t stop us from having fun.

I was very excited for this weekend! And do you know what made it a million times better? Maybe it had something to do with the package from Simply Be I received the day we left!! What a great time to try out new clothes!! I wore the Denim Halter Maxi Dress on Saturday and the Anna Scholz Print Maxi Dress on Sunday. I am so impressed with the quality and material of the dresses.

The denim dress is very durable and of course I was cool all day. The Anna Scholz dress has the best details, especially on the neckline. Both dresses could have been a little bit longer, but other than that they were very comfortable! My #1 requirement. I know I’m going to wear these maxi dresses out this summer!

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I highly recommend checking Simply Be out! And for us US based fashionistas you’ll get to try them out as soon as this July.

**Both dresses courtesy of Simply Be.

Daring Fashionistas: Beth Ditto

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Beth Ditto and the Gossip Live - Paris

There’s nothing I love more than a daring fashionista! One who doesn’t care about the so-called “rules of fashion.” That’s why I admire Beth Ditto from the indie rock band Gossip! She wears what she wants and she kills it every time! Here are a couple of pics from events held in the last few months. I am head-over-heels for the black and white striped dress! I want it!

Me and my Jeans

You know I adore a good pair of jeans. Here are a few ways I’ve worn them over the past week. A week that consisted of my best friend’s visit, Las Vegas, and the resort town of Big Bear. It went by sooo fast. I can’t believe it’s over and my bff is on a plane back to Maine. I’m kind of bummed right now and I’m trying to get back into my blogging routine. Maybe shopping will help. ;)

As you can see, the shoes and jeans are pieces you’ve seen before. They are my faves. FYI…those are the heels I walked the Vegas Strip in and probably won’t wear for a while. They killed my feet. It led to a barefoot walk through the Flamingo. Lol.

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1. Top-Mode Plus, Jeans-Old Navy, Shoes-Nine West, Earrings-F21, Necklace-H&M
2. Top-Target, Jeans-Old Navy, Sandals-Nine West
3. Top-Target, Jeans-Paper Denim & Cloth, Shoes-Nine West, Necklace-F21

Patricia Field’s Fashion Philosophy

I love Patricia Field and her outlook on style. This necklace she designed for Payless is too cute!

Patricia Field, America’s Style Icon and long-time partner of Payless ShoeSource, designed a four-leaf clover charm necklace inspired by her recent work as a stylist and custom designer creating the fashion for the movie Sex and the City 2. The Patricia Field for Payless necklace is available now for $12.99, while supplies last, on Payless.com and in all Payless stores nationwide – fully supporting Payless’ idea of democratizing fashion.

Mish Mesh?

I’ve been seeing a lot of mesh around lately…and I wondered if I was daring enough to wear it. I think I would if it was on a shoe. These are really HOT and could add enough punch to any outfit. Very daring!

What do you think? Mesh or Not?


Impulse Buy??


OK…considering I just went shopping yesterday, I really shouldn’t want to buy something today. Right? But, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this skirt!!!! They don’t have it at my local Forever 21 yet…I just called. And it’s only $13.80! Should I get it? Ugggghhhhh!!! I know I can wear it when I go to Las Vegas!! What to do???

So…you blog?

I am a blogger. Yes, that’s who I am.

I’ve been blogging for almost 3 years now. I’ve done it in various formats, trying to find my niche. In 2008, I created Urbanista, a blog about fashion and beauty for the urban/city woman. This past January, I asked myself if that blog was really what I was all about. Don’t get me wrong, I love that blog. I’m actually thinking of going at in a different direction. But, I had to ask myself a few questions.

Do I love fashion? Yes.
Do I love beauty? Yes.
Do I love shopping? Yes.
Do I love to blog? Yes.

Wait…Why do I blog about fashion that I can’t wear? I’m a plus-size girl blogging in a NON-plus-size world. That’s when I decided to create Curves and Chaos. I’m so glad I did.

Why do I blog? It’s very simple…

I blog because I love to share information. I blog because it makes me very happy. I blog because I’ve had a dream to write since I was little. I blog because I have a degree in Journalism and I love this format of New Media. I blog because I love that I can write what I want, when I want, about anything I want. I blog because I can.

I do run a couple of other blogs and yes I consider this my “job.” I also consider it my passion.

I’ve learned a few things in the past couple of years as a blogger. I’d love to share them with you.

  • Write from your heart.
  • Be creative and original.
  • Stay true to yourself.
  • No one likes an egotistical blogger.
  • If at first your blog doesn’t succeed…try and try and try again.
  • It’s your blog…do whatever YOU want.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve become aware of a few things in this blogger community. This quote expresses exactly how I feel.

“When science discovers the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to find they are not it.” -Bernard Baily

Summer Trends: Polka Dots

How many times have you been told “you shouldn’t wear polka dots. It will only make you look bigger”? This is when you tell them to !@#$%&* off! But, in nicer words. Wear what you want…even if it’s polka dots! Yes…the dreaded polka dots! Remember, you should never fear fashion! My fave? #1 love that handbag!!

My golden rule:
there will be no more golden rules. Have fun with this trend!

B.Chic: Beauty Products

Brenda’s back with a fashion and beauty update!

Living in Arizona means you must always have a summer dress and chic sandals around! It’s gets pretty hot out there! Curves and Chaos loves this floral print tube dress.

And when it comes to makeup, she doesn’t discriminate. Whether it’s an over-the-counter or department store product, Brenda just wants it to perform. It has to get the job done!

Here are a few of the beauty products she used to get the following looks.


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  1. Flower headband from Styles for Less and earrings from Target. Anastasia eyebrow pencil, Revlon Colorstay liquid foundation, MAC Studio Fix powder, Loreal Mother Pearl eyeshadow, MAC Satin Taupe eyeshadow, Revlon Colorstay pencil eyeliner in black, Revlon Double Twist mascara, Revlon Colorstay lip color in natural, and MAC blush in Margin.
  2. The dress brand is unknown…she stole it from her sister. Ring is from Target and sandals are from Charlotte Russe.
  3. Revlon Color Cream shadow and MAC eyeshadow in Dazzlelight Tempting and Retro-Speck.
  4. MAC Studio Fix powder and Revlon Colorstay liquid foundation.
  5. Anastasia Brow Wiz eyebrow pencil. Brenda claims it’s the best! Anastasia only specializes in brow makeup.
  6. MAC Studio Fix Powder and Revlon Colorstay liquid foundation, Revlon Colorstay lip Color in natural, MAC lipstick in High Tea, MAC eyeshadow in Tempting, MAC Retro-Speck, Revlon Cream shadow on top of eyeshadow, Revlon eyeliner, and Loreal Voluminous mascara.
  7. Revlon eyelash curler, Loreal mascara and Revlon Colorstay eyeliner in black. All great by The way!
  8. Revlon Colorstay Overtime lip color in Timeless Nude.

GAP Denim under $25?

Hurry up and check out these denim jeans and skirts from the GAP! They are all under $25 and believe me…the sizes are going fast. They do go up to a size 20, but there aren’t many left. Good luck!