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Vogue goes Curvy!

I have just found my new indulgence…are you ready for this? Vogue Curvy!!! Featuring all “curvy” models, this web site was launched by Vogue Italia and couldn’t be more fantabulous! Of course you will see faces like Crystal Renn and Lizzie Miller…gorgeous. You know what? Just take a look at it. My description won’t do it justice. Enjoy!

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L.A. Rain

If there is one thing you should know about me, it’s that I love the rain. Yes, a “California Girl” loves the gray and cold weather. That’s why I was super happy to hear rain in today’s forecast. It gives me a reason to dress cozy and comfy. Good thing I was comfy, I had a doctor appointment and a few errands to run. Leggings, a roomy top, and my Uggs have become my new jeans and t-shirt alternative. Oh…btw… I love my Uggs!! I am not going to lie, I used to think they were ugly. I know! That was until I planted these bad boys on my feet. Now, I’m in Ugg heaven.

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P.S. Today I found out I really love Lay’s Limon chips and I don’t like rude people. So, if you’re rude…stop it!! No one likes a rude lady. Be nice. :)

Spring Trends: Geometric, Tribal, and Ikat Prints

Repeat after me…”Prints are my friend.” Don’t be afraid of this daring spring trend. Geometric, tribal, and ikat are definitely the eye-attracting prints to wear this spring. If you’re not into the much loved floral print, then this may be for you.

Any of the tops can be worn with a simple solid color legging or even a skinny jean. I have my eye on #2 and #11. I love the idea of a chic long layered necklace as an accessory. Or even a solid color skinny belt can add definition.

My golden rule: Try not to wear more than one style of print, no combining here! The print is already your bold statement piece.

In the News: The Negatives of Plus-Size

**I found this article about 30 minutes ago. Please, Please, Please leave a comment and tell Mrs. Richardson what you think about her article. I sure did. Click on the title for the link.

The negatives of plus-size
The Daily Iowan

BYGRETA HAGEN-RICHARDSON| FEBRUARY 19, 2010 7:30 AM

We are in the midst of the hottest time in fashion. February begins the Fashion Week parade that jumps from New York to London to Paris, complete with the walking pieces of art that will hit (mostly elite) stores in the spring. Implicit in your thoughts on couture designers and bright runways are the models. While the exact shape of the model changes to express the zeitgeist of the decade, the actual size has basically stayed the same. This year, however, more than one designer has chosen to include the generally dreaded (in the fashion world at least) plus-size model. Rumors abound from London and New York about the opposition to this new inclusion.

So what is all the hubbub about? Despite my very secure self-identification as a feminist, I find myself a bit out of sorts where this topic is involved. While I oppose the idea of size-0 models as the only representation of the female form on the runway, I don’t think I am a fan of the size-12 models either.

Read the rest here…

Vintage for the Curvy

It’s no secret that vintage clothing for curvy gals is hard to come by. I did a little research and I wanted to share it with you. Here are a just a few sellers on Etsy and the web. Vintage clothing is not only Eco-friendly shopping, but I see it as a great way to find one-of-a-kind high quality pieces for your wardrobe. Read this for guidelines before you buy any vintage clothing.

*If you know of any other sites that sell vintage please leave a comment with the link. Thanks!

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.