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FFFWeek: White on White Sunset Cruise Photos

 WOW, I can’t believe Full Figured Fashion Week is finally over. It’s such a bittersweet feeling. The events I attended were amazing and a step in the right direction for the plus size community.

I’ve never seen such support and love for us fashion loving curvy women.

Here are some images from the White on White Sunset Cruise that was held on Thursday night. What do you get when you invite a bunch of curvy girls wearing white on a boat? Fabulousness of course…and a lot of dancing.

Everyone looked great and proved that there are no rules in fashion! Who said we can’t or shouldn’t wear white? We proved them wrong…once again. Thanks for an unforgettable night Gwen and staff!!

I’m wearing a maxi dress from New York & Company, Jessica Simpson peep toe sling backs, an Aldo cross body bag and necklace, and bracelets from Avenue.


Disclosure: I’m a member of The Fashion Front, which allowed me complimentary access into all events. The above is my true and honest opinion. 

Full Figured Fashion Week Day 1

If you happen to see any words misspelled or words just left out of the sentence, it’s probably because I’m so exhausted. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good kind of exhausted!

I’m so grateful to be here in New York City for Full Figured Fashion Week. It’s such an amazing feeling to be surrounded by all of these people who care about the plus community and fashion industry.

Tonight was the first of events, the Media and Buyer’s Reception. It was held at the Sky Bar. It was such a beautiful day and that rooftop bar was packed! I met so many amazing designers and models. And reconnected with those whom I already know.

The outfit I wore tonight was courtesy of Lane Bryant. I wore the Curved Hem Dress by Seven7 , the Sequin Embellished Paisley Scarf in blue, and 9 Piece Bone Bangle Set. This dress is so amazingly comfortable and it’s pretty much made for any body type.

Here are a few pics. I loved all of the designs, especially the Queen Grace Collection and the Margaux Kouture dresses. I can’t wait for tomorrow! Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @CurvesandChaos for day 2 of Full Figured Fashion Week!

Maddy of Plus Model Magazine
The Sky Bar

Hat by Arturo Rios by way of Curvysta.com

Gwen Devoe doing interviews

Model Griselangel

Sweetooth Couture

Queen Grace Collection

Model Allison
Margaux Kouture

OOTD: Feeling a Little Blue

I’m really not sad. LOL. I’m just loving this blue top! I bought this at a yard sale that was held by Stylist Reah Norman. Thanks Reah! It’s by Daniel Rainn and it has these amazing ruffles and pockets. You know how I feel about pockets. I wore it to a high school graduation last night. Which had a whopping 680 graduates by the way and it was in a sports arena! WOW.

Back to the outfit…I went simple with my jewelery, only because the color was so bold. My earrings are these cute little rhinestone bows I bought at Torrid and my bracelets are from Lane Bryant. My shoes are from the Kenneth Cole outlet. These suede wedges have a cool magenta stripe on the heel. The belt is from another top and I had to wear it because the top was a little big and I wanted to add some shape. I really liked this look, I’m guessing it was the color. It made me feel a little sassy! LOL

Staying Golden with Midnight Velvet

What did you wear during the Memorial Day weekend?

If you you had weather like us in Los Angeles, then you’d probably wear something similar to my outfit-a flowy dress and sandals. It’s kind of the perfect combo for a beautiful day.

We hosted a small barbecue at my apartment and I wanted to wear something chic. I made sure to wear this Golden Paisley Dress that Midnight Velvet sent me.

This dress is so feminine with it’s golden paisley design, beads, and sequins. I know you can’t see them (sorry), but there are adjustable spaghetti straps under my hair. Which I loved! There is a side zipper, but I didn’t even need to unzip it. The dress just slid over my head for a perfect fit. The empire waist is my favorite part to this dress. It’s so beautiful. Of course I paired it with my Avenue bangle bracelets and these gladiator wedges (for comfort value, because I was going to be cooking).

I must warn you to be careful with the beads on the chest part of the dress. I was brushing my hair and the comb knocked off a few beads.

I will be honest, I have never shopped with Midnight Velvet. But, I instantly fell for their contemporary pieces (misses and plus sizes), accessories, shoes, jewelery, health and beauty, and home products. It’s definitely a shopper’s paradise. Make sure you check out their partner site, Monroe and Main. I’ll definitely add them to my shopping list.

Disclosure: The dress was gifted by Midnight Velvet. The above is my true and honest opinion. 

L.A. Sunset and an Outfit

This is what I wore out tonight for dinner in Santa Monica. It was just a quick thrown together outfit. I grabbed my hubby to take the pics before the sun set. I don’t know if you can tell, but the sun was glaring into my eyes. LOL. These skinny jean capris are from Old Navy , this flowy crop top is from T.J.Maxx, and these are my new wedges from Aldo. Love them!! 

City Chic’s Pretty Frilly Chiffon Dress

The minute I saw City Chic’s Pretty Frilly Chiffon Dress I knew it was destined to be mine. This is what I wore on Mother’s Day. I was a little surprised when I got the dress, because it looks white on their web site, it’s actually an ivory color. It fit great and it was really comfortable. The ruffles on the chest are so cute! I did change the patent leather belt out. I wore this Betsey Johnson belt instead. This photo was taken at the end of the day. I didn’t realize how white my legs are, I need a tan. I hope I didn’t blind you. LOL.

Disclosure: the dress was courtesy of City Chic. The above is my true and honest opinion. 

Pretty Cardigan in Pretty Peach

This may surprise you, but I used to hate wearing bright colors. OK, you might have heard me say that before. But, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. I’m still on the fence about bright colors, but one of my shopping partners in crime is slowly getting me out of my “dark clothes comfort zone.” On a side note…I just went back and took a look at my old outfit post and I wore a lot of grey and black! Today, you are my witness as I vow to start wearing more color!! Yes, you heard it here first.

Thanks to WomanWithin.com for this Modern Fit Cardigan Sweater in pretty peach. I’ve had it in my closet for a few weeks; and because of L.A.’s recent cool weather I decided to wear it. The thing I love most about cardigans like this is that they never go out of style and can be worn so many ways. I know this is a very casual outfit, but I wanted to be comfy. So, I wore a basic Old Navy tank underneath, my City Chic jeans, Forever 21 jewelery, and these pewter gladiator sandals from Avenue. I know they look a little strange, but that’s what I love about them. I’m slowly coming out of my comfort zone, one bright color at a time.

Disclosure: Although, the cardigan was gifted, the above is my true and honest opinion.

Casual L.A. Saturday’s

Do you ever have those days where just don’t want to get out of bed and get dressed? That was me on Saturday. It’s been a little gloomy here in L.A., maybe that’s why.

Good thing I got my butt out of bed, I was invited to the P&G Orgullosa de mi Belleza (Proud of my Beauty) event at the Sunset Tower Hotel. It was such a great afternoon of pampering.

I got my hair and make up done with Pantene and CoverGirl products. Then I had a hand massage with Oil of Olay body lotion and a neck massage. I was in heaven.

I also had a chance to meet Celebrity Makeup Artist Rebecca Restrepo. She gave me some tips on how to create a cat eye, without struggling (LOL). We even walked out with a gift bag full of P&G goodies!

The outfit I wore was just thrown together at the last minute. The cardigan is from H&M, the navy top is from Macy’s, jeans are Levi’s Curve I.D. straight leg from HSN, my shoes are Kensie’s, my jewelery is from Lane Bryant, and the handbag is courtesy of Shoedazzle.com.

Disclaimer: Entry to the event was free along with the products. The above is my true and honest opinion.

Maxi Dress Heaven with City Chic

I’ve already told you I’m obsessed with maxi dresses this season. And this one from City Chic is no exception. I wore this at the opening of the About Face exhibit and I never felt more sexy. Seriously, it’s a va-va-voom dress in the chest area. Meaning, it showed a lot of cleavage. LOL. The dress is no longer available on CityChicOnline.com. Sorry, but there are tons of other pretty dresses. I paired it with gold earrings, a black cascading cardigan, Nine West open-toed pumps, and my new fave Melie Bianco clutch. I wore the dress again on my birthday and I can’t wait to wear it again.

Disclosure: This dress is courtesy of City Chic. The above is my true and honest opinion. 

My Closet: Lovedrobe’s Crochet Neck Dress

I was looking over some old outfit posts and I couldn’t help but notice how my style has evolved. I don’t follow any “rules” and I dress regardless of what people think. It’s how I feel in a garment that dictates my mood. For example, this Lovedrobe Crochet Neck Dress (£38.00) made me feel very flirty. Not that I was, but you know what I mean (LOL). The dress was a little too short for me, so I wore my Bali leggings underneath. My hubby was happy about that. I chose my trusty Nine West heels to wear out that night. And I accessorized with a beautiful ring from Avenue and my Lane Bryant bracelets.

This dress got me so many compliments! I love the ruffle hem and the crocheted neck. Two distinct design features that you wouldn’t normally think go together. And the crochet goes all the way around, while the ruffle hem is just in the front. The dress does have a tie in the back so you can adjust it and a black slip underneath the dress, so it’s not see through. I did get a size bigger than what I normally wear, bit it didn’t make too much of a difference, I just adjusted the tie in the back and I was set. Love it!

Lovedrobe is a UK plus size clothing line and as of now you can find it on Style369.com. You should definitely check them out if you haven’t already.

Would you wear this dress?

*This dress was gifted by Lovedrobe. The above is my true and honest opinion.

What I Wore: City Chic’s Passion Flower Maxi

What do you wear on a sunny day in Los Angeles? A maxi dress! Not just any dress, but the Passion Flower Maxi (on sale $30) by City Chic. The Australian fashion retailer is really impressing me with the fit and quality of their designs. My hubby picked this dress and I’m so happy he did. It’s the perfect length for my 5’6 height. I really liked the slight draping in the front and the ruched band on the bust. My favorite part of the dress is the fact that it actually fit me in the chest area without falling down and being uncomfortable. I actually didn’t want to take the dress off, that’s how comfortable it is. Oh and I must point out that the shipping from City Chic is FREE and it got here in a few days. That makes me a happy shopper.

I accessorized this dress with my favorite pair of Nine West gladiator sandals, a coral ring from H&M, bracelets from Avenue, and a brass key necklace from Mindfulnest. I told you ladies I’m going to be a maxi dress wearing fool this spring and summer (LOL).

What do you ladies think? Would your wear this maxi dress?

Disclaimer: The dress was gifted by City Chic. The above is my true and honest opinion. 

What I Wore: Hispanicize Conference

Last week I attended the Hispanicize 2011 right here in Hollywood. It was their 2nd Annual PR & Social Media conference. I had an amazing time networking and reconnecting with my friends. I was asked to sit in on a panel of Fashion and Beauty bloggers. I was pretty nervous. There were four of us up there and I couldn’t help but stress how brands and companies are passing up opportunities to work with the “plus size” community.

I also made sure to tell the audience, that I don’t sit here telling you what to wear. I just give you recommendations on what I like and feel would look good on me. We all know that we have to find our own personal style. That being said, here are the three outfits taken by the awesome Cid of Cid Style File. My partner in crime. I made sure to dress comfy, because these are all day conferences. P.S. don’t mind my hair (I swear it was windy) and my awkward poses. LOL.

Day 1
Cascade Style Cardigan (Size Large) from Forever 21
Nude Sandals from Target (last season)
Bangle Bracelets courtesy of Lane Bryant

Day 2
Cascading Cardigan H&M (Size Large)
Jessica Simpson Flats

Day 3
Wrap from Nordstrom (Sale)
Skirt from Forever 21
Boots (not seen) from Marshalls

Disclaimer: I was NOT financially compensated for the above. Although some items were gifted, the above is my true and honest opinion.