When it comes to the state of plus size fashion—where do I even begin? It feels like this has become a discussion that could start anywhere and end nowhere. I’m pretty sure, if you’re a woman (or a even a man) and you wear a size above the normal range, finding clothing you love has never been easy.
When I was asked to partner with Shopbop.com a few years ago, I immediately said yes! Now, I know they don’t carry plus sizes, but they do carry some of the hottest designer shoes and accessories for men and women. And they’re always on trend—if that’s your kind of thing. If you’re a fan, then you know they don’t do many sales, maybe only a few a year. Well, you’re in luck shopinista. The “Big Event Sale” is happening right now and I already have my spring picks ready!
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.
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.
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.
A few years ago, I wrote about being a last minute shopper. It turns out, I’m still that person. I literally wait until the day of an event or an occasion to run to the mall to get an outfit together. As you can guess, it’s very exhausting! I envy those who plan outfits weeks or days in advance!
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?
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.
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.
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).
Fall is here and I’m sad to say that my wardrobe is not ready. As much as I wanted summer to be over, this procrastinator hasn’t really done any fall shopping. I blame it on the warm L.A. weather. Now, that I know it’s fall, there are five plus-size tops I want to add to my closet.