Fashion

Celebrating 5 Years My Way! (Closed)

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Curves and Chaos is officially 5 (insert confetti, champagne, and balloons here)! 2010 seems just like yesterday. Doesn’t it? I want to say time flies when you’re having fun, but I don’t think that phrase will work here. This Curves and Chaos journey has been so much more than “fun.” If you would’ve told me then, what I know today—I would have never believed you.

The Hopeless Romantic

I’m in the mood for love, romance, and all things Valentine’s Day. Yes, I’m a hopeless romantic. What are you going to do with this girl? I can’t help it—I have a big ol’ heart. I just love love. And it’s during this time of the year, we’re usually bombarded with all things red. Instead, I’m easily inspired by the soft hues of pink, mauve, ivory, and gold.

Emme Opens Up About the Plus-Size Industry

When I look back and realize how far the plus-size fashion industry has come, I can’t help but think of those who fought and helped it evolve. Emme, known as the “first plus-size supermodel,” is one of those people. And she is far from finished. I don’t normally share interviews that I don’t do myself, but I felt like this is one you should read. She opens up about how she got started, her views on the plus-size fashion industry, and what she’s working on.

Mixing Prints (With a Little Help)

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We all know I’m not the boldest one in the room. But, that’s definitely something I’m working on. And I couldn’t do it with a little help from my friends. It’s a good idea to have some amazing supporters on your side, who are well-versed in creating their own personal style. So, when I have an event to attend, need last-minute styling advice, and am considering mixing prints—who did I call?

10 Most Popular Posts of 2014

Can you believe 2014 is almost over? I can’t! When I think about the past year and what I’ve written for you, I think about why I started this blog. My intention was to help women like me who didn’t know where to find plus-size fashion. But, as the years have flown by, this blog has evolved into something else.

9 Sweater Styles for the Season

I’m happy to report that it’s finally starting to feel like sweater weather around here. You don’t even know how happy that makes me. I’m a huge fan of chilly weather. I know you East Coasters probably think I’m crazy, but when you live in L.A. it’s not something you’re used to. This gloomy day helped me realize that it’s time to stock up on cozy sweaters.

10 Favorites: Shopbop SALE

If you’re a fan of designer shopping sites, I think you’re going to love this sale. Even though they don’t carry plus sizes, Shopbop is one of my favorite sites for designer shoes, accessories, and handbags. And I know that sales don’t happen very often on this site. So, when they do have a sale, I have to take advantage of it—reasonably of course. For the next three days (October 14-16), you can enjoy Shopbop’s Friends and Family sale! That means 25% sitewide (with some brand exclusions).

Why Plus-Size Models on the Runway Matter

When the news of plus models walking the runway during New York Fashion Week hit social media, it seemed like the internet exploded for a moment. Everyone had an opinion about it. Some good, some bad, and some right-on-point. The minute I read my friend Ivory’s Instagram status, underneath a photo of model Denise Bidot walking the Chromat runway, I couldn’t help but laugh and instantly agree with her.

Fashion Tips for Lazy Girls / Guest Post

Hey everyone! I’m Maya from Mayainthemoment.com! Monique asked me to guest post this week and of course I had to say YES! Since I’m a fashion “n00b”, I consider myself  a “lazy girl,” which is basically someone who is low maintenance when it comes to all things fashion. This summer I went through an experience that pushed me out of my comfort zone and forced me to dress up! Check out that story in the video below along with my own fashion tips for lazy girls!

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