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City Chic Denim Review

The denim curiosity started in Las Vegas. From the moment I saw model Fluvia Lacerda in a pair of City Chic jeans, I knew I had to try them out. She has amazing curves and these jeans hugged her in all the right places.

And since skinny jeans are all the rage, I wanted to do something a little different by picking the Lace Up Wide Leg Jean ($58). I think this my might be my new favorite cut.

I do have a high waist, so low rise jeans are not for me. For some reason, I thought these were higher waisted, but they actually sit a little bit below my belly button. That’s not ideal for my shape.

One of my favorite features is the dark wash of the jeans. This makes it so versatile and easy to dress up. Because of the stretch in the denim, these jeans are also very comfortable.

The length of the jean was perfect for my height (5’6), while wearing my new heels. But, I do warn that the hem will probably drag with a flat shoe. I haven’t had a chance to wash them yet, so I can tell you if they shrink or not. When I do, I’ll post that as an update here and on my Facebook page.

Take a look at the pics below. This is after wearing them all day, so they keep their shape. They didn’t start to sag, which a problem I normally have with jeans. Because of this one pair, I am very interested in trying another cut. Hmmm…skinny or bootcut?

Do you own a pair of City Chic jeans? Do you love or hate them?

Disclaimer: I was NOT paid for this review. Although, this item was gifted, the above is my true and honest opinion.

Lounging into Spring with Linen

We are officially one week into the spring season. Even though it doesn’t seem like it in some parts of the country. The weather has been crazy! It’s supposed to be in the 70’s this week here in L.A.

One of my favorite things about spring is being able to layer. Because the weather is still mild and with today’s unpredictable weather, you have to be ready. It’s always changing.

That’s why during this time of the year, you start seeing a lot of linen peices. A linen blazer is great to use over a tank top or a spring dress, because it’s a lighter material than the wool or heavy cotton pieces we were wearing. Not to mention it’s pretty comfy.This Lane Bryant Asymmetric linen jacket ($59.95) is so cute!

Last year, I found a great linen blazer while out thrifting. Yay me! They’re so easy to find at your local thrift store, if you don’t feel like spending a lot. If you want yours brand spanking new-I found you a few below.

Will any linen pieces make into your spring outfits?


Old Navy at ShopStyle
J. Jill at ShopStyle
Talbots at ShopStyle
J. Jill at ShopStyle

Clique To Know “The Shape of Things to Come”

Every time I turn around there’s a new shopping experience. This one looks to be even better!

Clique To Know, a new members-only site dedicated to all curvaceous women out there. Love fashion? Need a designer fix? Adore securing a bargain? Then Clique To Know will be your one-stop shop for fabulous luxury fashion at discounted prices from size 10 and upwards.

Clique To Know will launch later this spring and if it’s good, it will probably empty my wallet! Sign up now and you have a chance to receive a $20 e-gift card and you’ll be able to participate in the first ever Clique To Know sale – a chance to buy at an exclusive preview before anyone else!!

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited to see what designer brands they come up with!

A Day of Shopping

I’m back after honoring the ‘For Japan with Love’ Blogger’s Day of Silence. On my day off I had a chance to go to the Fashion District in Downtown Los Angeles with my girl Ivory. FYI, she’s a fabulous fashionista and an awesome shopping partner.

We were in search of plus size fashion and believe me it wasn’t easy! We headed down to Santee Alley a.k.a. “The Alley.” It’s literally a 3 blog alley way of shopping. It’s mostly clothes, shoes, handbags, accessories, and toys. But,you can pretty much find anything down there. It’s only a five minute drive from my house, I really need to go down there more often.

Let’s just say there was A LOT of walking. I did make a mini shopping haul video. You can go over to my YouTube channel and watch it. I even did a little review of my new favorite tee. The “I Love my Rolls” t-shirt by Feminine Funk.

ASOS Wish List


It simply is not fair. Why does the ASOS Curve line continue to tempt me? Their clothes are right up my alley; simply chic.

And why don’t they just hurry up and open a store in Los Angeles already? I know I sound like a broken record, but I…I mean “We” need them out here.

Not only are they killing me with the pieces below, but the the colors are calling my name. Sigh…

Being on a budget sucks! I can’t wait until these bad boys go on clearance. Here’s to wishful thinking…


Can curvy girls wear crop tops?

Of all the current fashion trends, this is one I do not look forward to. I don’t care if it’s on straight or a plus size girl, I’m not a fan. The dreaded crop top is making a come back. I don’t know why, but I guess belly baring is not just for teens anymore.

This Abby Cropped V-Neck from Alloy is currently sold out. What does that tell us?

I’ve have seen some fashionistas wearing crop tops with short shorts on a few of the “street style” blogs, of course they are all skinny minnies. I haven’t seen any curvy girls wearing this daring trend.

Would you care if they did? I’m a true believer in being confident no matter what you wear.

So, I want to know what you think. Can curvy girls wear crop tops? Take the anonymous poll below.


Kmart’s Launches LYS Collection (Love Your Style, Love Your Size)


Listen up Kmart shoppers!

Kmart has just launched the LYS plus-size collection! It’s all about “Love Your Style, Love Your Size” and I don’t know about you but I’m very excited to check it out!

Designed for the effortlessly chic woman, the line is stylish and contemporary. (And affordable!) There are splashes of color and bold prints that are trendy but not overpowering. And they used fabrics like satin and denim to mix it up. Many of the pieces can definitely translate from day to night looks.

LYS Senior Designer, and plus-size woman, Nicole Magnani sees LYS as redefining the plus-size fashion landscape, bringing her personal eye for style and ease to the clothing. She says, “Kmart will be the destination where curvy women shop for clothes they feel great in, want to be seen in, and look amazing wearing!”

Take a look at the video below. It features model Fluvia Lacerda and Maddy Figueroa-Jones of Plus Model Magazine checking out the LYS line for the first time. I love their honesty! FYI…Fluvia and Maddy are two of my favorite peeps in the whole wide world! Why? Because they understand and represent the curvy women of the world. Enough said.

Are you interested to try the Kmart LYS collection? Do you think it will meet your fashion expectations? 

LOVE Giveaway #3: INES

Editors Note: Congratulations to Carleen, who won the super sexy Ashley Stewart lingerie. And a big thanks to Ashley Stewart!

Happy Valentine’s Day!! 

Love is definitely in the air…whether you like it or not! And what better way to spread the love? With the “month of love” giveaway #3 of course!

One lucky winner will win this amazing INES Sleeveless Empire Dress (right) courtesy of Shop Translated. This hot pink dress, with an art nouveau print, is perfect for spring. Available in sizes 0X-3X, it’s definitely an eye-catcher!

To enter: You MUST follow me via Google Connect (on the sidebar) and leave me a comment below telling me your favorite Valentine’s Day memory.

*Make sure you leave a valid email address or twitter i.d. or your entry will not be counted.

For extra entries:

**You must provide separate comments stating you completed each of the extra entries or it will not count.

Rules: Only open to U.S. residents, only one entry per person unless using the four extra entries, you must be 18 years or older to enter, winner will be chosen using Random.org and the giveaway will end 2/21/11.

Giveaway is Closed!!

You, City Chic & Australian Fashion Week

Australian plus size retailer City Chic is all about fashion for the curvy girl. Offering sizes 14-24, they want you to know “that fashion is not only for the skinny!” And that’s why we love em’!

Want another reason to love them? For a limited time only, they are offering you 30% off your City Chic orders with the coupon code BM30FS. That means you can buy this One Shoulder Striped Top (right)!

How about one more reason? Go HERE and enter to win a trip to see City Chic during Australian Fashion Week!

Watch this video for more details…

I’ve already signed up, have you? 

A Letter to ASOS

Dear ASOS,

Why do you hate me and my brokeness (I know that’s not a word, but oh well)? You continue to produce amazingly chic clothes that my wallet can not support at this moment. Although, I hear you’re getting a lot of flack for your shipping issues. But because you’re so awesome…I will forgive you.

And can I just say; I am loving this neutral colored trend you have going on (below). It’s like you know what my closet is missing right now. How do you do that?

It’s kinda like you’re a fashion genius! OK, I know you’re on trend, but I figure if I keep flattering you then we might just become the best of friends.

Maybe one day, you’ll actually open a store in Los Angeles and we can rule the world together. Until then, continue creating fab clothes and I’ll continue to love you.