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!
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.
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 Hoodie, Bootcut 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?
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!
I know it’s November, but there’s still time to help support Breast Cancer Awareness month! Woman Within, a plus size retailer, is selling their Woman Within Quilted Logo Tote Bag to support the cause.
Woman Within is donating $2.00 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® for each tote bag sold, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $25,000.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
The countdown for the holidays has begun! This is one of my favorite times of year. Yes, I’m “one” of those people. I’m a sucker for Christmas and all things having to do with winter. I know it’s still fall, but holiday and winter collections are already debuting. It’s time to get into the spirit of parties and celebrating.
Avenue, Evans, IGIGI, Jessica London, Monif C., Monroe and Main, Queen Grace Collection, Simply Be, and Ulla Popken have already given us their collections. We have everything from dazzling dresses to red hot looks. Take a look below, which one is your favorite?
Today, I had the pleasure of being invited to the Topanga Nordstrom Rack in Woodland Hills, California to check out their plus size section. This is probably one of “the” biggest Nordstrom Racks I’ve been too. The plus section had different designers and a few clearance racks! Yay!! If you’re a Southern California girl, I’d definitely check it out. I found a few tops and two cardigan-wrap sweaters. One of them caught my eye the minute I walked in. It’s a white and grey Fair Isle design. I can’t wait for it to get cold so I can wear it!
If you’re wondering what Fair Isle is, it’s a traditional knitting used to create different patterns with a variety of colors. It’s named after a small island named Fair Isle north of Scotland, part of the Shetland islands. You’ve probably seen the patterns before and you’ll definitely see more of it this season. Here are some perfect examples:
If you questioned my love for shopping and finding bargains, think again. I don’t price discriminate. If it’s hot it’s hot! No matter what the tag say’s. And you know I’m always looking to share the deals I find with you.
I wanted to do a “10 Under $10,” but that proved to be a little difficult. Let’s save that for another time. LOL. Instead, I found 15 great deals under $15! I found a little bit of everything for you ladies. It took a while, but I did it. I’m patting myself on my back by the way. Enjoy…
Hot off the virtual press, the November issue of Plus Model Magazine has hit the internet.”The Luxe Issue” features all things luxury, as the stunning Katya graces the cover.
The issue is filled with beauty, fashion, stunning features, fashion spreads, and tons of photos. I’m not biased, but as the shopping editor of PMM, I can say this issue has hit the mark! The PMM team works extremely hard to bring you this monthly issue.
My feature, “Luxury for Less” was a work of love, sweat, and tears. I searched high and low for items, that are considered luxury, that could fit a fashionista’s budget-but still look fabulous! Check it out on pages 32-37. It’s a “faux” lover’s dream!!
I saw the issue last night and I was dying over the “Exterior Motives” beauty spread! The makeup is stunning!! OK, seriously there’s so much I love about this issue. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, you should headHERE now and read it. Come back and tell me what you think. I’d love to hear your thoughts!!