So, I started thinking…When we think about fashion events, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? I don’t know about you, but I think of SWAG!! Also known as the “free stuff” that companies and brands give out at events; swag is what a lot of us look forward to. And that’s just what you’re going to get.
Torrid, the destination for trendy plus-size fashion, wants you to win this fierce package worth $275! You’ll get a Hello Kitty Black Patent Embossed Overnight Bag, Hello Kitty Denim Wallet, Leopard Sequin Laptop Case, Black Zip Studded Wristlet, Z. Cavarrici Couture Sunglasses, Z. Cavarrici Couture Perfume, Supermodel Candles by Whitney Thompson, and assorted hair accessories.
Carolina Pad, a place to find fun, trendy, and cool stationary, caught my eye at BlogHer 2010. I knew I had to get them involved in this giveaway. Their products are not only fashionable, but very practical. It’s what every lady on the go needs! Carolina Pad’s notebooks, binders, and other products definitely stand out from the crowd. You’ll have the chance to win this ultimate “red hot” prize pack!
T.J.Maxx, a brand name and designer fashion haven, wants you to bask in their 60% off department store prices with this $100 gift card! With over 900 stores nationwide, you’ve definitely got options. Maybe you can get those pair of shoes you’ve had your eye on or that handbag that calls you every time you step into your local T.J.Maxx. You’re welcome Maxxinistas!
Lingerie.com was created to bring you the sexiest lingerie! And no giveaway would be complete without a little bit of sexy. I know you’ll definitely feel sexy in these sheer thing highs with the back seam in black and white. If this doesn’t get someone’s heart pumping…well…we will just leave it at that.
Cosabella believes that a women’s lingerie should be able to reflect her every mood. Being that they offer their collection in more than 30 colors, there’s a chance they’ve got all the moods covered. I can tell you one thing, their “Never Say Never Lovely Thong” is more than yummyliscious! Lucky you will have the chance to win 4 pairs!
Phoenicia Goddess is a “Fashion Boutique for the Curvy Goddess” located in San Diego. They are all about helping curvy women “embrace the natural beauty of their bodies.” Wow!! I love it and they definitely love us! The ladies over at Phoenicia want to give you a dress and a handbag!
Sofia Valle is not only smart, but she’s creative as well. If you need jewelry to tie your outfit together, just check out her web site! She even donates a percentage of her proceeds to Turning leaves Foundation, a children’s foundation for Chronic Illness. The “Brown Sugar” necklace below will make a great addition to your fall wardrobe.
Size Appeal believes that clothes should “enhance and not inhibit curvy women.” That’s exactly what they do with their “to shop is to live” philosophy. Just look at their logo! “Be bold and sexy, because you can.” You’ll be able to do that with a $50 certificate to spend on whatever you like on their web site!
For the month of October, Eucerin wants to educate people on the science behind skin aging and teach them how to take the necessary steps to prevent wrinkles and keep their skin looking healthy. And this is what you’ll be able to do with one bottle of Daily Skin Balance Body Lotion and Hand Creme. Don’t forget to take the Eucerin Skin FIRST Pledge.
Leave a comment telling me why you think events like Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ are important to the “curvy” community. Make sure you leave your name and a valid email OR twitter i.d.
For extra entries:
Follow me on twitter. If you already do leave a separate comment stating that you are already following me.
Listen up bargainistas! Style expert Alison Deyette, was on hand today at Marshalls for the “Behind the Seams” event. It was a chance for bloggers to learn why off-price retailers are the best way to shop for our fall must haves.
We all know that Marshalls and T.J. Maxx have designer items up to 60% off, but do you know how they are able to offer us those amazing prices?
According to Marshalls, their buyers negotiate better prices with vendors because department stores plan their inventories much lower, they overbuy and then cancel orders, or designers overproduce. All of these factors allow Marshalls and T.J. Maxx to offer the same merchandise at lower prices. They don’t advertise their designers or sales, which can also save money. And we love saving money!
We ended the session with Alison presenting us with a “7 Looks, One Week, One Store” fall challenge. We were gifted a $100 gift card and then we were asked to use that gift card to buy anything we wanted. Then we have to use those pieces to create 7 different looks to carry us throughout the week. We are allowed to use pieces from our own wardrobes as well. Here are the pieces I picked up today.
Now, this is important. The blogger who has the most comments by October 4th at 5 p.m. EST will win. This is where you, my amazing curvy readers, come in. If I win…you win! That’s right, the blog that wins will win a $100 gift card from Marshalls for one of my readers!! That means the gift card could be yours!!
At the end of 7 days, I will post the outfits below. All you have to do is leave a separate comment telling me what you think about each outfit. It’s open to U.S. residents only and if we win I will pick a winner using Random.org.
Remember, the more you comment, the more chances we have to win!
If there is one place I go to drool over designer totes, it’s definitely Shopbop (even bargainistas love designer bags.) If you’re a serious shopper, which you probably are, then you definitely know about this amazing designer shopping site. Shopbop designers range from Marc by Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Chanel, and so many more.
Just yesterday I was complaining about my handbag not being big enough! Not only am I a fan of oversized handbags, but I’m a fan of all handbag styles. In fact, my dear curvy shoppers, I am currently on the hunt for a black handbag. I love the one I have, but I need a new one stat!
Are you currently searching for your next designer piece? Well, you’re in luck! Shopbop is giving one of my lucky readers a $100 gift card!
To enter visit the Shopbop.com web site and tell me what you’d buy with the $100. Make sure you leave a valid email or twitter i.d.
For an extra entry tweet the following: “@Shopbop is giving a @CurvesandChaos reader a $100 giftcard! http://tinyurl.com/28smxyy“
*Please make sure you leave the link for the tweet as an EXTRA comment, or it will not count.
Contest is open internationally, with only one entry per person.
Must be 18 years or older to enter.
Winner will be chosen using Random.org and notified via email or twitter.
Win $1000? Yes, please! In honor of their upcoming fashion show on September 15th, during New York’s Fashion week, One Stop Plus wants to give you a new fall wardrobe! (Sorry, I’m a little late on this giveaway.) OSP is giving you a chance to win a $1000 gift card. All you have to do is post an OSP outfit on their Facebook wall. They’ll choose 10 finalists and the person with the most “likes” wins. It’s simple! But, hurry! It ends September 12th at midnight EST.
Look below for this GREAT interview by BBC with OSP’s editorial director Nancy Le Winter.
Have you ever styled an entire outfit around your jewelry? No? You will once you’ve set your eyes on the glorious boutique style pieces from Stella & Dot. If you’ve heard of Stella & Dot, then you know their reputation for on trend designs, timeless creations, and amazing personal service.
“Stella & Dot is a company inspired by and created for strong women- just like you.”
Kacie Keenan, a Stella & Dot Stylist, wants to give you an opportunity to own a Stella & Dot design. That’s why she’s giving you a chance to win a $25 jewelry credit! Just look at a few of the pieces below from their Fall/Winter Collection.
Not only is Kacie giving you a chance to win the $25 credit, but she’s also giving any Los Angeles or Orange County resident an opportunity to host a Stella & Dot trunk show at your home. You could receive $100s in free jewelry! And if you book a trunk show with her in September, October, or November, you will receive a free bracelet ($29 value) added to your hostess order. Go to her web site now for more information.
For an extra entry tweet the following “Completing my Fall/Winter look with the #StellaandDot and #CurvesandChaos Giveaway! http://bit.ly/9Nw9IA” . Please make sure to leave a comment with the tweet, or it will not be counted.
Contest is only open to U.S. residents.
This credit is only valid with Stella & Dot Stylist Kacie Keenan.
Here is your chance to win this NOW Limited Edition Garment from H&M. It’s a beautiful denim trapeze top I bought a few months ago, but never wore. The tags are still attached and everything! I’d rather give it to someone who I know will appreciate it, then return it. And besides you curvy ladies are awesome! The top is a US size 12, but I’m a size 18 and it’s still roomy on me. Sorry for the poor image quality, I have to send my camera in to get fixed. So, the Blackberry has to do.
Read below to enter!
To enter all you have to do is follow me on twitter. Now isn’t that easy?
If you already do or just start following, you must leave your twitter i.d. in the comment section and tell me that you’re following me.
For an extra entry tweet the following: ” I hope I win this #HM top from @CurvesandChaos http://bit.ly/b8BpZs ” Make sure you leave a copy of the tweet as a comment or it won’t count.
Remember this giveaway is for my twitter followers only!
Hurry up and enter, this ends on Monday, August 30th, 2010 at 11 p.m. PST.
New York, New York…you stole my heart. I love this city and lucky for me the 2010 BlogHer conference was held here. I had so much fun making new friends, networking, and learning from the best in the blogging world. Plus there was so much swag! Amazing!
But, it wasn’t the perfect trip…let me briefly explain. My flight out of LAX was delayed and made me miss my connection. I was rebooked which delayed my arrival by 6 hours! I checked into the hotel and that night my laptop crashed. My cell phone battery was dying after only 30 minutes of being fully charged and the camera I borrowed didn’t work. I was having a tech nightmare. So, the photos you see are via my cell phone (after a new battery) and a small Kodak hand held camcorder. I apologize for the quality.
I promised to not let any of my technical difficulties ruin my time in New York. Besides, I had some fabulous clothes courtesy of Lane Bryant to wear. I picked them up during the L.A. Fatshion Bloggers event, and I couldn’t be happier with these pieces.
I started the first day of the conference in their leopard print maxi dress, which I got for an amazing price by the way! This dress was so comfortable and I got tons of compliments on it! Unfortunately, I don’t think it’s available on the site anymore. But, you can check their in-store sale section.
Did I mention it was really hot and muggy while I was there? I really didn’t have to worry about that, because I was nice and cool in this dress. I paired my Nine West gladiator sandals with it and a necklace from Forever 21. I wish I would have gone up one size in the dress, but this was the only one they had. I had to pull the dress up a couple of times. I also got my hands on a Cacique Seamless 5-way Convertible Bra. I love this bra! The support was great, especially when I wore it strapless. I didn’t feel like I was going to fall out or that it was going to fall down.
On Saturday, I wore their Sequin Lapel Sweater Vest, their Knit Denim Jeggings, and a white tank. I also got a lot of compliments on the vest. It was surprisingly nice to wear the vest in the 80 degree weather and I loved the length. The only issue I had was the sequins around the neck area would get caught on my hair. And can I just say that these jeggings are AWESOME! This was my first pair and I want to go back and get more! Loved the fit and stretch of the denim. I went down one size from what I normally wear and I was loving them! The length was perfect for me (I’m 5’6). Thanks Lane Bryant for outfitting me during BlogHer 2010!
Now here’s your chance to win and save with Lane Bryant! Get your hands on this amazing gift cheque! You can get a whopping $25 off a $75 purchase, it’s only valid until August 24th. Go here to print it out!!
**BlogHer Recap: You already know I had an amazing time! Not only did I meet amazing women, but I had to the chance to get my makeup done at the P&G Home, I got tons of swag, and I met model Veronica Webb (very nice) and Bruce Jenner. I even took the time to talk to HauteLook, Shop Style, and White House Black Market about carrying extended sizes. ASSETS by Sara Blakely were on hand and we had a great conversation. Hopefully, I made great connections! Here’s a slideshow of some pics:
In honor of my trip to N.Y.C for BlogHer 2010, I have partnered up with Lingerie.com for another great giveaway! This amazing city is such a fashion inspiration and I can’t wait to take it all in! One thing I’ve always loved about this concrete jungle is the night life.
Imagine yourself going out for “A Night in N.Y.C.” and you’d really like to add a sexy twist to your outfit. Nothing is sexier than wearing a piece of lingerie to spice things up. Lingerie.com has you covered. Why not try one of their corsets? I know it’s a bit daring, but this is the city that never sleeps. I think a leather corset would look amazing with a pair of skinny jeans and killer pumps!
Lingerie.com wants to give one of my curvy readers a $50 gift card to bring your sexy outfit to life!
How to enter:
Leave a comment here telling me what your ultimate “Night in N.Y.C” would be like. Please leave a valid email address or Twitter I.D. so I can contact you.
For an extra entry: Tweet the following, but remember you must post the link of your tweet as a separate comment, or it won’t count. “I’m dressing sexy with @CurvesandChaos and @LingerieDotCom #curvesrule”
For extra entry: Go to their Facebook page and “Like” them. Leave a separate comment telling me you did, so I can verify it.
We have a winner!! (The winner was randomly selected using random.org.)
And the winner is Martina! Congrats!!
Do you have wrinkles, enlarged pores, dryness, redness, discoloration, uneven skin tone, impurities, loss of firmness, loss of smoothness, and loss of radiance? (I don’t know about you, but I have a few of these!)
Available in sizes 1x/2x and 3x/4x, this set by Dreamgirl will definitely heat things up. Details to enter are below:
How to enter:
Leave a comment here telling me which piece you love on the Lingerie.com web site.
For extra entry: Tweet the following, but remember you must post the link of your tweet as a comment, or it won’t count. “I got killer curves from @lingeriedotcom & @CurvesandChaos and so can you! www.CurvesandChaos.com #curvesrule”
For extra entry: Go to their Facebook page and “Like” them. Leave a comment telling me you did, so I can verify it.
Now, it’s Monday and we know that Monday’s aren’t always the best, especially when you’ve had an amazing weekend. Hopefully my next giveaway will make it a little bit better!
Remember that post I did about NewExtrave Fashion Studio? They’re an amazing clothing studio I found on Etsy. They’re offering a $25 credit towards a purchase on their Etsy site. Prices range from $29-$82, so that’s a great deal! Visit their site here and details to enter are below!
You MUST visit their Etsy site and leave a comment telling me which piece you’ll buy if you win and why you love it! .
Must leave a valid twitter or email address.
For an extra entry tweet the following: I just entered to win $25 off a NewExtrave design @CurvesandChaos http://bit.ly/cEncTU
Please make sure to post the link of your tweet, as a comment. Or I won’t be able to keep track of your extra entry.
Only one entry per household, unless adding an extra entry via twitter.