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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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Bottoms Up

I’m so easily distracted! I was researching for one thing and decided to write about all of these cool pants, leggings, and skirts I saw online tonight. These are definitely not your every day bottoms. And they’re a great way to mix things up.

We have ASOS Curve, Forever 21, Torrid, and City Chic pieces below. I’m kind of eyeing all of the different leggings and the shorts. Didn’t think there were would be shorts available during this time of the year, but you could always pair them with tights. Now that I think about it, that would be really cute!

Would you rock any of the bottoms below? Which one is your favorite?

ASOS Curve
ASOS Curve
FOREVER 21
FOREVER 21
TORRID
TORRID
CITY CHIC
CITY CHIC

Inspired by Bill Cunningham New York, A Documentary

Bill Cunningham New York-Zeitgeist Films (Available on DVD, Digital, and Netflix)
Bill Cunningham New York-Zeitgeist Films (Available on DVD, Digital, and Netflix)

‎”Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life. I don’t think you could do away with it. It would be like doing away with civilization.” -Bill Cunningham

If there’s one thing I’m passionate about it’s living life and doing what you love. Today, I watched a documentary based on New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham and I witnessed a passion unlike any other. And it’s not even just for fashion. His love of life and doing what you love is inspiring.

Bill Cunningham New York, follows and chronicles the life of one of the most validated and beloved fashion/street style photographers of our time. Today’s ‘wanna be” street style photographers don’t compare to Bill. I don’t think you even need to love fashion to appreciate the message of this film and his philosophy on fashion.

Have you seen Bill Cunningham New York yet? What did you think?

Vote for your Favorite Beauty Brands of 2011!

Only 30 more days until 2012! I bet you haven’t thought about that huh? Well, whether we like it or not, it’s coming! The years may come and go, but our love for beauty products is forever. I mean…how many of you are faithful to one brand? What has worked for you and what hasn’t in 2011? Thinking about all of this made me even more curious than I normally am. Inquiring minds (like mine) really want to know! Please take a minute to answer my poll!

I’ve included the top makeup and cosmetic brands, but I know there are more out there. If you don’t see your favorite listed below, please feel free to add it. What brands were your favorite in 2011? I can’t wait to see the results!

And because there are a million fragrance, hair, and skin care brands out there, please feel free to leave a comment below telling me your favorites of 2011. The next poll will ask you what your favorite Plus Size Brands of 2011 are!

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Thank you for your answers! 

It’s Sparkle Time!

I can’t believe it’s already December! Do you know what means? That means the holidays are right around the corner and there are going to be lots of parties in our futures.

And whenever I think of the holidays, I always think of dresses that sparkle. Bring on the sequins and glitter. Seriously, it’s kind of a must for me. I found a few dresses that caught my attention and I’m really looking at the SL Fashion dress from Macy’s. Very holiday chic!

Which one is your favorite? 

Fashion to Figure $45
ASOS Curve $101.81
ASOS Curve $101.81
Macy's Calvin Klein $229
Macy's Calvin Klein $229
Style369.com Lovedrobe £38.00
Style369.com Lovedrobe £38.00
Forever 21 $27.80
Forever 21 $27.80
Macy's SL Fashion $109
Macy's SL Fashion $109
Sonsi DKNY $128
Sonsi DKNY $128
Torrid $58.50
Torrid $58.50
City Chic $49
City Chic $49

AdoraOm’s New Year, New Look, and New You Makeover Contest

Lifestyle and activewear line AdoraOm has an amazing opportunity for you. The New Year, New Look, and New You Makeover contest! Who wouldn’t love a makeover? I’ve heard nothing but great things about the line and am secretly hoping I win!

One winner will receive:
*A customized hair service compliments of stylist Antoinette Holton of Jaeso Studio in Anaheim.
*Makeup application and tips, compliments of Makeup Artists Nicole Valentine of Nikki V. Beverly Hills.
*An outfit of your choice compliments of AdoraOm.
*Lunch with consultant and model Danielle Line and the AdoraOm Founders. Plus a surprise goodie bag full of items to get your New Year, New Look, New You Makeover off to a great start!

The contest is open now until December 31st, 2011.

Go here for details on how to enter. 

“Jockey Person to Person is designed for your life”

Did you know Jockey has a clothing line? Known for their underwear and basics, the Jockey Person to Person collection is fashionable and practical. I’ve tried a few of their pieces like the Burnout HoodieBootcut Jeans, and Rib Tank. I get a lot of compliments on the hoodie when I wear it. The pieces are not only comfortable, but they actually fit. The line does go up to a 3X and a lot of the pieces are versatile.

Head designer Sunil Ramchandani has designed lines for Anne Klein and Queen Latifah. The line consists of denim, tops, outerwear, activewear and more.  I love the Iconic Cape below! Have you tried Jockey Person to Person? What do you think?

Check out Jockey Person to Person Now!

Disclosure: This is not a compensated post. I was given clothing for review purposes. The above is my true and honest opinion.

L.A. Love: Rachel Pally Warehouse Sale

If you live in the Southern California area, you don’t want to miss the Rachel Pally Warehouse Sale. Unfortunately, I missed the last one. But, I promise you I WILL NOT MISS THIS NEXT ONE. Mark my words. I’m on a mission. I love her clothes and I need more in my life. These really are amazing prices you won’t find anywhere else. So mark your calendars. The dates are on the flyer. Maybe I’ll see you there!

Dorothy Perkin’s Disco Fever

I’m a biiiiiiig fan of the 1970′s disco era. When I was little, I used to love looking at old photos of my mom wearing her mini skirts and hot pants. Soooo 70′s! There’s just something about the music and fashion that combine to make good times. And don’t forget about the sparkle of it all. The fashion from that era definitely mimicked a disco ball. Looks like Dorothy Perkins found the disco inspiration in these pieces below.

FYI…Dorothy Perkins only goes up to a US size 18. And their web site is now available to the US.

Which dress is your favorite? The blue sequin one is calling me!

Brrrrr…it’s Beret Time

I’m back from Chicago and brrrrrr…it was chilly there and this L.A. girl loved it. After seeing everyone bundled up, I started to think about how you can stay warm, but look chic at the same too. How about a beret? I really like this Pins and Needles Basketweave bow beret from Urban Outfitters ($14.99).

There’s no need to be afraid of berets like this, you don’t have to be in in Paris to wear one. You can find them in almost every accessory store during the fall and winter. And they vary in price and design.

From embellishment’s like stones or sequins to nuetral or bright colors, there’s pretty much something for everyone. I always worry they won’t stay on my head, but that’s what bobby pins are for. LOL.

Are you a beret or beanie fan?

 

Get Holiday-Ready with a Pennington’s Giveaway

Update 11/10/11: Use code  CURVY10 for 10%  off your purchase at Pennington’s! Only valid for 30 days!

Ever since I wrote the “Winter & Holiday Collections” post, I can’t seem to get the holiday’s out of my head. I’m already thinking about what I’m going to wear to all of my holiday parties. Are you the same way?

Well, maybe Penningtons can help you get holiday-ready? They are one of Canada’s favorite plus retailers, and is “dedicated to enhancing the image of the plus size woman.” Ohhhhh I like that…and you can always find an outfit to fit your budget. They carry sizes 14-32, have a wide selection of items, and they ship to the U.S.

Just take a look at some of the pieces from their holiday collection below.

And just to get you started on that holiday outfit, Penningtons wants to give one of my readers a $50 CDN gift card! Find out how you can enter below!

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The Curvy Fashionista launches “Keeping It Curvy.Confident.Chic.”

My good friend, Marie Denee a.k.a The Curvy Fashionista, has finally launched her first
eBook,Keeping It Curvy.Confident.Chic.

I’m so proud of her and all that’s she’s accomplished! I had a chance to read it and it’s really good. It’s literally filled to the brim with plus size fashion style tips and advice for all fashionistas. It’s especially helpful to those who are clueless when it comes to the plus size fashion world. I personally know Marie and I’m impressed with the amount of knowledge this lady has!

When you buy your copy of Keeping It Curvy.Confident.Chic., you’ll have access to so much! Like exclusive plus size designer and retailer coupons (we all love deals!), you’ll learn what key items every wardrobe should have, how to find that perfect pair of jeans, there’s even a checklist for things to know before you head out shopping, an informative Plus Size Resource chapter, and a lot more! Curves and Chaos is even mentioned in it! I’m beyond flattered!

And as a Curves and Chaos reader, Marie is giving you an exclusive chance to buy her book for a special price of only $6.99, instead of the regular price of $9.99!  

Click here for your copy of Keeping It Curvy.Confident.Chic.!
Click here for your copy of Keeping It Curvy.Confident.Chic.!

 When you buy her book and read it, I’d love to know what you think!! Come back and comment below.

AdoraOm-Active Wear for the Full-Figured Woman

Have you met AdoraOm yet? If you’re a fitness kind of girl, then maybe you should take a second to get to know them.

Launching last week, this new active wear line was made for us! Described as “a premium fashionable active wear line of garments exclusively designed for the full-figured women, sizes 14W to 24W,” AdoraOm is all about giving us a “a premium fashionable active wear line that fits your body and lifestyle.”

You’ll find pants, capris, jackets, and tops on their web site. Prices range from $12-$119.

All our garments are manufactured from supplex with Lycra enabling them to hold their shape. We use a very high gauge of weight to insure a smooth fit that shapes the body. The material manages moisture, is breathable, fade resistant and long lasting wash after wash.

Check AdoraOm out today!