Fashion

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.Flower headband from Styles for Less and earrings from Target. Anastasia eyebrow pencil, Revlon Colorstay liquid foundation, MAC Studio Fix powder,…

10 Things I love about myself.

Over the past couple of years, I have blogged my little heart out. It wasn’t until this past January, when I created Curves and Chaos, that I realized just how much I’ve grown as a person. This isn’t a “pat myself on the back” moment either. I honestly believe that this community of amazing and beautiful curvy bloggers, has been exactly what I needed to realize what I love about myself.I know what true love is.I know I’m not perfect.I can be silly any minute of any day and not be embarrassed by it.I am comfortable in my own skin.I…

Curvy News: Simply Be

If you haven’t heard already, it was announced last week that UK plus-size retailer Simply Be, will launch their online store in the US this summer! Very exciting news!That means we’ll be able to enjoy fashions like these!! Doesn’t fashion just make your heart flutter?

Brighten it Up!

These lovely ladies have definitely inspired me to get some color back into my wardrobe! Jessica Simpson and Gabourey Sidibe simply glowed at the TIME/CNN/People/Fortune 2010 White House Correspondents’ Dinner Pre-Party. While Christina Ricci made me green with envy at Chopard Celebrates 150 Years Of Excellence party. But, you’re not going to find me running around L.A. in a cocktail dress or fancy gown. Sorry. I’m going to stay closer to my price range…like Old Navy! One of my favorite stores to shop at. Here are three spring/summer alternatives, all under $40! And if the weather gets chilly, throw on…

Gray and Comfy

Last night, the hubby and I met up with his sister and brother to watch our lovely Los Angeles Lakers. I wasn’t really in the mood to dress up or anything. I was in one of my good ol’ comfy moments. Seems like I’ve been in that kind of mood lately. By the way, I haven’t worn a denim jacket since I was a little girl! I got this gray one at Old Navy for $7!! It has a very worn and thrifted feel to it. I wish it was more fitted, I felt like my waist got lost in…

I’m a simple outfit kind of girl!

Jeans, cardigans, and I, we go way back. There’s nothing I love more than throwing on a comfy pair of jeans, a tank top, and a simple black cardigan. They make me a happy chica! Here are two casual outfits where accessories and shoes can make a difference. Outfit #1 was for a dinner and I wore outfit #2 to the Sassy City Chicks event. I am obsessed with the gladiator sandals. Love them!!#1Jeans: Paper Denim & ClothCardigan: TargetTank Top: Shade ClothingShoes: Nine WestNecklace: Forever 21#2Jeans: Old NavyCardigan: TargetTank Top: Shade ClothingSandals: Nine WestScarf: O’Neill

Summer Trends: Gladiator Sandals

Sandal Season is here!! Well, it is in L.A. Sorry, I don’t mean to brag. Some of you will get yours soon! Then you’ll want to try this trend, if you haven’t already.This is another shoe style that I didn’t really love at first. That is until I tried it on and the gladiator sandal captured my heart. These go great with maxi dresses, capris, shorts, skirts, and even skinny jeans. If you have a wide foot, don’t worry…Torrid has us covered!I just want to thank all those hunky Roman gladiators for bringing us this trend!My golden rule: Make sure…

An Eye on Faith 21

Hey there! I just got back from a weekend road trip, not a happy one, but I did get out of L.A. I had the chance to meet up with a lot of family that I haven’t seen in a long time. It was a pretty exhausting weekend. Let me tell you…I was very happy to be back home. I love me some City of Angels!! And just to update you, I am still on a budget…kinda. Lol. I did do some shopping last week. I spent my birthday gift cards…Sorry I didn’t do a post about the stuff I…

City Chic’s Denim Inspiration

I think I have to get my hands on a denim vest! I found these pics on City Chic’s Inside City Chic blog. These are only two of the lovely looks from their new “lady like lookbook.” I love the ruggedness of the denim and the delicate touch the flowers give the outfit. A great combination!

Trends?

I was flipping through the pages of this month’s issue of Harper’s Bazaar and I came across the “Rules of Summer.” You know…the things you should be wearing this summer, according to HB. They listed “12 Easy Updates,” which include leather shorts and a white blazer.I am so down for the white blazer, I think it would look great with almost anything. Very versatile. Shorts and a tank, a pair of jeans, or a summer dress would all look very chic. And it’s probably really easy to find one at a thrift or vintage store (sorry the brain is always…

Summer Trends: The White Dress

Keep yourself cool this summer with a chic white dress. The thing I love the most about this trend is you can definitely mix it up! It’s as easy as adding a colorful accessory, a short sleeved cardigan, flip flops, or whatever you want! Or simply just wear it by itself. It’s a no-brainer. Don’t you just love easy fashion?My golden rule: Don’t mix up different shades of white, keep it simple. Asos Curve Jersey Maxi Vest DressTorrid White Swiss Dot Rosette Hem DressMacy’s London Times Puff Sleeve Eyelet Button FrontNordstrom Donna Ricco Notch Front DressAsos Curve Lace Bow Bandeau…

Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash

It was all about shopping, gift bags, complimentary spa services, and cocktails at the Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash! Held at the Peterson Automotive Museum here in Los Angeles, I had a chance to finally meet Cid from Cid’s Style File. FYI…she’s awesome!I not only got a few freebies from sponsors like Chevy, Pixi, and Burke Williams, but I also picked up a Chillers T-Shirt for $10 and makeup from Pixi for only $5. I even got a free bra fitting from Frederick’s of Hollywood and a Buy One Get One Free coupon for one of their sexy bras.With discounts…

Bali Comfort-U Back Review

Finding the perfect bra is probably one of our biggest headaches. Especially, if you’re a curvy woman with a larger chest.So, when I was contacted to try Bali’s Comfort-U Back bra I was pretty excited. This new line features the beautiful Helena Christensen and boasts about the straps and the back of the bra staying in place. You know I had to try it out.They sent me the Flower Bali Underwire bra. I actually wore this bra on my birthday and I was quite surprised at how comfortable it was. The straps never fell down and the back of the…

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