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L.A. Love: ‘THREAD Show’ Holiday Shopping Event

THREAD Show, a multi-city shopping event that promotes emerging designers and artists, has finally made its way to Los Angeles.

Tomorrow, Sunday, November 13th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., THREAD will showcase 100 of the top independent designers in each market. This guarantees shoppers unique and creative gifts.

Held at The Cooper Design Space, along with shopping, there will be a DIY Gift Wrapping Lounge, a themed photo booth, live music, a pop-up local art gallery, Style Lounge, Nail Bar, fashion art installation, THREAD Well Lounge, and giveaways all day.

“This holiday shopping event allows trend-setters to shop more cost effectively while purchasing unique gifts inspired with creativity for people they care about,” explains THREAD Show spokesperson, DanielleGano. “THREAD Show also gives locals an opportunity to meet the designers face-to-face, feed the local economy, be kind to the environment and ensure the gifts they give are locally-made and ethicallyproduced.”

$10 general admission tickets will be available at the door.

Visit www.Threadshow.com for more information.

Standing Out with Plus Size Fix

Are you the kind of lady that likes to make a fashion statement? You know…someone that stands out in a crowd? I know a few brave ones. I unfortunately am not that brave. I’m usually the one who has wishes she had the the guts to step outside of my comfort zone, when it comes to fashion. If you read my blog, then you know I’ve said this many times before.

For example, last week I was browsing around the Plus Size Fix web site and found a few daring pieces. I instantly thought to myself…”Cute, but I could never pull that off.” Have you ever felt that way? I think almost everyone has had one of those moments.

Take a look at some of the “stand out” pieces below…which one would you rock?

What I want…Right Now!

There comes a time in a woman’s life, when she knows what she wants and is determined to get it. That…is now and they all involve sequins. This is what I want…right now!

Monif C. Samantha Dress (Holiday) $268
Monif C. Samantha Dress (Holiday) $268
IGIGI Minelli Sequins Skirt $90
IGIGI Minelli Sequins Skirt $90
Calvin Klein (Nordstrom) $198
Calvin Klein (Nordstrom) $198
Aidan Mattox (Salon Z -Saks Fifth Avenue) $385
Aidan Mattox (Salon Z -Saks Fifth Avenue) $385

Shop Forever 21 for Breast Cancer Awareness

As part of Curves and Chaos going “PINK” for Breast Cancer Awareness month, I’m going to featuring brands and events that benefit the cause.

I actually got the email from Forever 21 last week about their support for the fight against breast cancer.

They have a special Pink is Courage collection,  they will donate 10% of each item sold from that collection to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

I went in on Friday and bought the Strength French Terry Pullover $19.80. I can’t wait to wear it and show my support.

I love that they are offering these items in different sizes, especially in their plus collection. The entire Pink is Courage collection is priced $4.80-$29.80. I’m sad, I didn’t see that umbrella when I was in the store. Guess, I have to go back and get it.

What will you buy? 



Introducing REAL by MYHABIT, A New Shopping Experience

Everyone’s favorite “go to” shopping site, Amazon.com has created MYHABIT. It’s one of the latest “membership-only” fashion sale sites.

And they just recently launched REAL by MYHABIT. It’s a series of online sale events offering women, sizes 14-24, the best designer and contemporary brands at up to 60% off.

The sales will last up to 4 days, unless they sell out (which can happen!). Today’s sales include dresses from Taylor Dress, denim from CJ by Cookie Johnson (some of my favorites are already sold out), and Z from Zenobia.

I’m loving the red blazer by Z from Zenobia. It’s originally $1,350 and is now $269!!

What I love most, besides the great prices, is that the site offers instant membership, free four day shipping, free returns (US orders only), and a flate rate $15 for priority international shipping.

The site is cool too with it’s 360-degree video of the clothes. That comes in handy, when you’re curious to see how an item fits.

So, check out REAL by MYHABIT and let me know what you think.

Meet Your ‘Fashion Genius’

How many of you are scared of online shopping? Not sure if the styles will suit you? Or is putting together an outfit online a pain in the butt?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then you’re going to love this new online tool. Brought to you by Charming Shoppes, the Fashion Genius is here to the rescue.

In less than 3 minutes and with NO measurements required, Fashion Genius will identify your unique body shape & personal style preferences, and then match your style to the perfect bras, tops and pants … just right for you!

I will admit, I’m not a big fan of the term “flatter.” LOL. I’m more of an “enhance” kind of girl. But, that really doesn’t matter here. Because, when you take the survey and answer as truthfully as possible, you’ll get a lot of options.

You can take the survey on the Sonsi, Lane Bryant, Catherine’s, or Fashion Bug web site. Create, save, and share your outfits.

Try the Fashion Genius now.  

 

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I am participating in the Sonsi Fashion Genius promotion. The above is my true and honest opinion.

Nordstrom dress Sale

I was on one of my favorite shopping sites (of course) and I noticed a few dresses on sale at Nordstrom. These are casual dresses and they start at 50% off! I would like to go in the store and try them on, but my local Nordies doesn’t have a good Encore department. It’s all the way in the corner, like all the other plus departments. Sad isn’t it?

I’m digging the Suzi Chin for Maggie Boutique dresses!

 

 

 

Torrid’s Denim Boutique & Photo Contest

Have you had a chance to visit Torrid’s Denim Boutique yet? If you haven’t, you’re really missing out. With their Buy One Get One 50% off, maybe you should head over now. There are so many great styles and colors to choose from too!

Take your pick from skinny, curvy, straight, slim, and bootcut.

And to make it even sweeter, they’re hosting the We Swear by the Fit Photo Contest.

Here’s how you can enter:

  1. Submit a photo in your Torrid denim (photos will be screened prior to posting and may take up to an hour to post).
  2. Share your shot with your friends
  3. The photo with the most likes by Sept. 5th 12 PM PST will win a $100 Torrid Gift Card!!!
  4. http://www.facebook.com/Torrid?v=app_214506075227746
Are you going to submit your best Torrid denim photo? If you do, please leave a link here.
Good luck!!

I’m Loving…ASOS Curve Pants

I need to go shopping. Like, right now. I have this urge to go shopping so bad, but without $$$ all I can do is window shop on the internet. I’ve been eyeing ASOS Curve pants for a while now, especially the cropped pants. Why do they always have to have such great stuff when I’m broke? Grrrr…guess I’ll just look.

Did Someone Say SALE?

Size? What Size?

What is a true fashionista? We all have our own definitions, but one word I always come to is “unlimited.” A true fashionista has no fashion limits. She will try on anything, regardless of the what the label says. “What? The label say’s it’s a large? So, what! I like it and I’m going to see if it fits.” Actually I know a few who don’t even look at sizes.

I thought of this yesterday, as I was shopping of course.

If you haven’t met my friend Ivory of  the blog Ivory Jinelle, then you’re missing out. Not only is she a true fashionista, but she’s an awesome person to go shopping with (You’ll be seeing her a lot more around here). I love her outlook on fashion and her passion for not fitting the mold.

She’s one of the first curvy ladies, I met that didn’t “stay inside the lines.” When we go shopping, she goes straight to the ‘straight sizes.’ No pun intended. I’m always like…”Hey, the plus section is over here.”

Today, because of her and a few other curvy fashion inspirations online, I do not fear walking into the “straight sizes.” Actually it’s more of a personal challenge for me. As some of you might have read, for a long time, I was intimidated to walk into “straight size” stores or departments. Not anymore and for that I thank you…true fashionistas.

Here are a few straight size lines/brands that I’ve found. Make sure you try them on, some of their pieces are hit or miss. And remember I’m a size XXL or 16/18.

Rachel Rachel Roy

I tend to stick to her size XL, preferably any of her draped pieces.

Rachel Pally

Yes, I know she has the White Label Collection, but her straight sizes run pretty big. I have a dress that’s a large and it’s till big on me.

Tart Collections

I tried on a size large tank yesterday and it fit perfectly, but it was stretchy.

Free People

If you’re going to buy here, aim for the over-sized tops. I bought two yesterday in a large, but they do offer XL in a few pieces.

These are only a few brands and designers…

What “straight size” brands do you tend to gravitate to? 

My New Love Affair with H by Halston

I’ve been looking for a magenta shoe and I’ve found it. Say hello to my new love affair. I really don’t need many words to describe the love for a shoe. It’s something you either understand or you don’t. And doesn’t a picture speak a thousand words? Just look at these gorgeous H by Halston pumps/wedges I bought at Baker’s yesterday. Yes, they were on sale. Sorry, they aren’t on the web site. I think I actually drooled when I saw the sole on these shoes.