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Hippie Chick / Anna Scholz Black Label for SS 2012

Anna Scholz…what are you doing to me? You’re so fabulous and these latest images from her Hippie Chick collection from Anna Scholz Black Label Spring/Summer 2012 only prove it. I’m dying over here! I’ve always loved her use of prints with a feminine touch. And this collection is a perfect example of that.

Hippie Chick is “down-to-earth girliness with a sophisticated twist.” I agree. You will find maxi dresses and tunics in colors and prints for almost everyone. I will admit I’ve only owned one of her maxi dresses, but it’s so amazingly…amazing…that I just might have to splurge and grab something from this latest collection. Take a look for yourselves…what do you think? I can’t decide which one I want…

An Eye for Mint

Are you ready for spring? There are a lot of great trends coming our way. One trend that’s really caught my eye would have to be pastel colors. These colors are like a pale version of your favorite colors. Some people usually think of pink or yellow, but this one is a pale version of green. It’s mint and it’s one color that really stands out to me. I saw this amazing nail polish and a pair of heels the other day and I can’t get the color out of my head. I’m already trying to figure out what I’d wear with it. Oh great…now I’m craving mint chocolate chip ice cream. LOL!

Will you be wearing mint this spring?


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Awesome iFabbo Posts (Leave A Comment, Get A Comment!)

This one goes out to all of my fellow fashion and beauty bloggers! I’m part of a really cool group named iFabbo, you can read more about it below. We’re a group of fashion and beauty bloggers and we’d love for you to join us! Please take a few minutes to read all about it and the links to other posts below. Let’s support each other! Also, I’d really love if you could share this post via Twitter. Happy reading!

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Welcome! We are delighted to be part of Monique’s Curves and Chaos blog, who is hosting Awesome Posts. For those who don’t know, iFabbo is an organization that unites fashion, beauty and style bloggers with brands. Want to join? It’s free. Apply here. What are the Awesome Posts? We find interesting iFabbo member articles and one blogger to host links to them. We then encourage our members to visit the host’s blog to show their support.

Awesome Posts from iFabbo members:

  1. Monique (Our Fabulous Host!) @ Curves and Chaos: ”OOTD: Celebrating With The Curvy Fashionista”
  2. Dinah @ D.G.S.Beauty: “Reviva Labs: Light Cream Sun Protective Moisturizer and Light Skin Peel”
  3. Kelly Ly @ Pinkies And Bracelets: “I thought it was going to rain today.”
  4. Deena @ Miss Deena Diva: ”Fashion Trend: Tribal Winter 2012″
  5. Swati @ Perfect Skin Care for you : “Why Do Natural Products Break You Out?”
  6. Andrea Zanetich @ Fox in Flats: “I will no longer respond to anyone who talks to me while I’m on the toilet,” and 25 other New Year Resolutions”
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Mad for Metallics

Look mom! I like something besides sequins! Yes, my loves, I’m venturing into metallics. Whether it’s a top, jacket, shoe, or even a handbag-getting in on the shine will make you stand out. And if you don’t want to go all out, then why not add something with a touch of metallic. It’s a great way to break up an all-black outfit.

I put together a few collages below. The first three are outfits with a few touches of metallic. Each one has it’s twist. Then you have a selection of a few bags and clutches I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on, especially this one from ASOS (right). Then I venture into shoes…of course. Ughhhh dying over these shoes. Are you drooling yet?

Holiday Inspired: 3 New Year’s Eve Looks!

It’s New Year’s Eve-Eve! Woohoo! I don’t know what I’m “woohoo-ing” about, I’m still not sure where this chick will be when the clock strikes midnight. But, if I was going out, I’d definitely wear something along the lines of the three looks below. Simply chic with a pops of color is  how I explain these outfits. And if you’re one of those last minute, running around the mall, and looking for something to throw together shoppers-then these should be easy to find pieces.

My friend Ivory totally inspired the black and gold look. She has a vintage dress that’s similar to the one I chose. And you know I had to throw sequins in there! Guess, which one is my favorite? Hmmmm?

Which one are you loving?

The lady in red, black & gold, or silver?

2011…Almost out the Door…

Are you as stunned as I am that it’s almost 2012? Time flies when you’re blogging. Is that not the saying? Well, it is now! So, I started reflecting on this past year. Thinking about all the amazing people I’ve met, places I was blessed to visit, and the opportunities that came my way. Blogging really has become a creative outlet for me and to be able to blog about what I love is beyond words.

2012 will bring some changes around here, not major ones. I promise. Just little ones here and there. You’ll definitely see more outfit posts and I hope to be more creative in that department. I’m always talking about “stepping out of my comfort zone,” but never doing it. There is so much I love in fashion, it’s time to walk the walk my loves.

You’ll also celebrate Curves and Chaos hitting the “terrible two’s.” Yes! My blog is going on two years now, I can’t believe it! I am lining up some giveaways for you, my amazing readers. You, who’ve put up with design changes and sometimes questionable content. I know. What was I thinking? I’m still wondering if I should do one massive giveaway or a giveaway each week? What do you think?

I know one thing that will not change in the new year, it’s my stand on size and self-acceptance. Once you accept yourself for you are and how you were created, there’s no stopping you. It’s something I truly believe in.

OK…it’s time to get back to work. I’ll write a couple of more blog posts for you before 2011 is officially out the door. Now, start working on putting those New Year’s Eve outfits together!

xoxo

Monique

 

Glam Gowns for New Year’s Eve

Hi my loves! I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas. I really had an amazing weekend. And now that Christmas has come and gone, it’s time to start thinking about New Year’s Eve. Do you know what you’re wearing? As for me? I don’t even know what I’m doing yet. LOL. You know I’m a last minute kind of girl. Well, if you’re planning to attend a formal event here are a few gowns I found for you. I love the Adrianna Papell one, it’s stunning!

Which gown would you pick?

Adrianna Papell
Adrianna Papell
Calvin Klein
Calvin Klein
Queen Grace Collection
Queen Grace Collection
IGIGI
IGIGI
David Meister
David Meister
Kiyonna
Kiyonna

Comfy & Warm Knits

It’s official my loves! Today is the first day of winter. Well…it’s almost 70 degrees here in L.A., so I’m not really experiencing a chilly winter day. I swear I’m not bragging! I love the cold weather and I wish I could trade you, that way I can wear these warm and comfy knits. These also come in handy if you’re traveling this holiday season. OK…I’m ready to house swap with someone who has snow outside their door right now!

Just My Size



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Dorothy Perkins



Ashley Stewart



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ASOS Curve and The Collar

As a child, I was enrolled in an elementary school with a strict dress code. Girls could only wear skirts and dresses (no shorter than your knees of course) with collars or a collared shirt. I did this from kindergarten until the 5th grade. So, when I noticed ASOS Curve’s love for collars, I immediately had flashbacks. LOL…OK it’s not that bad.

I did notice their mini-obsession with the collar. Which you can find embellished, Peter Pan style, scalloped, and even color blocked.

I’m curious…are you a collar fan? 


GlassesUSA.com to the Eye Rescue!

I can see youuuuuuuu! I’m wearing my brand new eye glasses courtesy of GlassesUSA.com. These frames are sleek, lightweight, and super stylish.

I was able to browse through the different frame styles, shapes, and colors; all while using their “Virtual Mirror.” You get to “try on” the prescription glasses virtually and even send the photo to your friends.

I filled my prescription, chose the lens, and what coatings I wanted so easily. I will say that you do have to search for the exact dimensions of your glasses. Not every frame comes in your size. For example a few of the frames I liked weren’t available in my bridge or temple size. But after some searching, I found these.

And with shipping and handling, I only paid $82.95! They even offer a 110% lowest price guarantee and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

You’re probably going to ask yourself why you’ve never heard of them…I did the same thing. So, if you’re looking to buy glasses head on over and check out GlassesUSA.com. You can take advantage of their  generous refer-a-friend program too (You can get $30 for each first purchase a referred friend makes – and use the $30 towards your next pair of glasses)!

You’ll find tons of deals on the Glasses USA Sales and Coupons page!! 

Disclosure: I was NOT compensated for this post. I did receive a gift card towards the purchase of these glassess, courtesy of Glasses USA. The above is my true and honest opinion.

Vintage Curves: The Plus Side of ModCloth

Where are my vintage clothing lovers? If you’re here, then you already know about ModCloth right. They offer vintage/retro inspired clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, and stuff for your home. They even have a vintage shop, but stuff sells out fast!

I’ve known about them for a while, but was always bummed to find out that they didn’t offer plus sizes. Well, that’s certainly not the case anymore. I stumbled over there today researching a post for one of my other blogs and I was surprised at how many plus size pieces they offer. I found these items below in sizes 12-22 or XL-3X. You can check out their Fit and Form page here.

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really has me drooling over a lot of these dresses! Like this Awards Show Stunner Dress in Red (right). Isn’t it gorgeous? But there’s only 2 left! So hurry!

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