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Peacock Pretty?

There were angels, butterflies, flowers, bows, and sparrows. Every season, a new print explodes into our wardrobes.

This season, you can’t walk into your favorite boutique without trying on at least one item with the peacock design. It’s everywhere.

The question is…are you buying it?

Spring Trends: Safari

Welcome to the Curves and Chaos jungle! This safari spring trend is for the fashionista woman warrior.

Colors like camel, khaki, and Army green can be incorporated into any wardrobe. A simple white tee, tank, or blouse is key for bottoms. Tops go great with jeans.

Don’t forget your accessories either. Canvas bags and wood adorned jewelry add an edge to any outfit. I can’t forget the basketweave-inspired shoe. It’s definitely on my shopping list…along with #5.

My golden rule: Be confident in whatever you wear. Remember, it’s an urban jungle out there!

10 things I love about …me.

Do me a favor. Copy this and print it out. I created this for you. These are 10 things you should tell yourself and believe…every single day. I love my fellow curvy gals!

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Spring Trends: Lace, Flowers, and Crochet

Bring out your soft side this spring with lace, flowers, and crocheted pieces. You aren’t the dainty type? It’s OK, you can add a feminine touch to your outfits with a sexy crocheted back, a flower adorned top, or a simple lace dress. Still too much? Try a lace-inspired piece of lingerie underneath your clothes…then you can go from there.

Don’t know what to wear with any of the pieces below? How about pairing any of these tops with a great pair of skinny jeans or leggings. Adding a simple ballet flat will add a romantic touch to any of the dresses below. Not into flats? A nude or taupe heel could work.

Remember: lace, flowers, and crochet don’t have to be your worst enemy.

My golden rule: Don’t forget to keep it simple. You don’t want to look too adorned.

Show Some Love: Part I

Tory Burch at ShopStyle


I know…I know…you are tired of all the Valentine’s Day posts. Telling you to wear red and pink on the “Day of Love.” But, have you even thought about showing some love on those cute feet of yours? Represent “V-Day” with shoes? Why not? You love shoes, right? I know, silly question.

Work of Art

Every year I look for the perfect spring dress. This curve hugging beauty might have made the cut.

What a divine dress! This Suzi Chin Maggy Boutique Print Sheath Dress is on my Nordstrom shopping list.

This watercolor design reminds me of a Monet portrait. I guess it is a work of art…a masterpiece…maybe?

The sleek cut and draping, makes a girl like me happy. Puts our curves in all the right places. I don’t know about you, but that’s exactly what I need.

Style Trend: Pencil Skirts

Pencil skirt? Yes, please!
These are from Torrid and they are the definition of glamour.
Love the cut. It reminds me of a fashion era that def needs to return!

Comfy Sunday

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I’m not going to lie. I’m really nervous about posting my first outift here. Lol. I think I’m trying too hard to impress you all. I mean…look at me…I cropped my face out because I was making a weird face!! Don’t worry. I will show my pearly whites on the next one.

This was my Superbowl Sunday outfit. I was nice and comfy, but not warm enough. I had to throw on a sweater and scarf a couple of hours after taking this. As you can tell, I’m a bargain girl! And proud of it!

‘New Look’ Inspires

New Look’s ‘Inspire’ line is calling my name. These are a few of my faves. Funny, because I’ve never really been a girly girl, but these fun and flirty pieces are going to have to make it into my closet. There’s nothing like adding a chic and feminine touch to a gray winter wardrobe.

Dear Alloy

Dear Alloy,

I can’t help but fall in love with these printed dresses I found on your website. I also love that they are available up to a size XXXL. Which is super duper cool in my book. My favorite is the Paisley Tunic Dress and I am already envisioning myself wearing it and feeling foxy fab. Thank you for bringing these gorgeous dresses to my attention, you have made a curvy woman very happy.

Sincerely,

Monique
Curves and Chaos

Monique’s Closet

My top 3 favorite items hanging in the closet right now.

1. Racerback Knit Sequin Tank, Target
2. Peacock Mini Dress, Faith 21 (Forever 21)
3. Floral Skirt, Target

The tank is so fun and sparkly. I wore it with leggings and a cropped blazer on NYE in San Francisco. It’s longer than the average tank and roomy. Love it! The mini-dress is fun for going out and adding some color to the night. I’m not a fan of the belt, I actually wear a wider belt with it. For some reason it’s not on the Forever 21 web site. I haven’t worn the floral skirt yet, in fact I’m kind of wondering if I should wait until spring. If not, maybe I can pair it with some opaque tights. It has two pockets (which I love) and it’s fun and flirty! I can’t find this skirt on the Target site either. But all three items are super comfy and that’s one thing I look for in any piece of clothing I buy.