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Zelie for She “Island Vibes” Collection

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Hurry…right now and go check out “Island Vibes,” one of my favorite Zelie for She collections to date. Elann definitely has me in a tropical state of mind with this new spring/summer collection. Look at the amazing photo shoot location! These photos are stunning!  Read more

Celebrating 5 Years My Way! (Giveaway 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. Read more

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. Read more

10 Flirty Plus Size Panties

I’m in a flirty and fun mood over here with Valentine’s Day on the brain. I’m not normally a lingerie kind of girl, so you’ll have to excuse the lack of chemises and corsets. Instead, let’s get inspired with a pair of sexy and fun plus size panties! Read more

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. Read more

Inside the Mind of a Last Minute Shopper

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! Read more

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? Read more

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. Read more

5 Ways to Refresh an Office Wardrobe

Does your office wardrobe needs some refreshing? Are you wearing the same things over and over? Don’t worry, it happens to everyone. Believe me, you’re not the only one. And because I love ya, I’m here to help you wake things up in your closet.  Here are my five favorite tips on how to refresh an office wardrobe.  Read more