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My Spring Checklist

Today is the first day of spring! Woohoo! OK, my loves, I don’t know what the weather is like in your neck of the woods, but it’s beautiful here in Los Angeles. I hope it’s like that wherever you are. Fingers crossed.

I wanted to come in and give you my two cents on a few things we should have to be ready for these beautiful spring days. It’s by no means mandatory, LOL! You probably already have most of these pieces anyways. Are you ready? Let’s get started…from the tips of your fingers to the bottom of your feet.

Nail Polish

I need a wide range of fun and colorful nail polishes. Just like all of these Essie colors below.

Jewelry

Really, anything pretty much goes. But, I’d love to stick to pieces like these below. Bright  colors and jewelry with floral touches.

Dresses

It’s dress time…yay! From the long to the short, all styles welcome! I can’t wait to wear maxi dresses.

Accessories

Sunglasses? Check. Belt? Check. Light airy scarf? Check. Sun hat? Check.

Shoes

Shoes…wedges, sandals, colorful flats and pumps. Need I say more?

Handbags

Loving prints and bold and neutral colors. Don’t forget a fun clutch.

Denim

I’m a big fan of denim. I love pretty much all cuts and washes. I’m actually eyeing a pair of white jeans.

What’s on your spring checklist?

JIBRI Spring 2012

Hey my loves…not sure if you’ve seen this yet, but here’s JIBRI’s Spring 2012 Collection. I will admit, I don’t own any of Jasmine’s designs, but my friend Ivory does and she LOVES the line. I’m actually eyeing that first skirt! So gorgeous! Her pieces don’t usually last very long, so if you see something you like…get on it! Check out the line here.

Update: I am now the proud owner of this skirt (below) LOL! 

Dolce Vita Spring 2012 Lookbook

You all know about my love for Dolce Vita. In fact…I love them ever more, because I won a free pair from them on their Facebook page! I don’t know what pair I’m getting, but hey it’s free. If you haven’t entered, why not? If I can win, maybe you will too! But hurry, because it’s only until the end of February. Read more

Queen Grace Signature Spring Collection

The Queen Grace Signature Spring Collection is now available online! Loving the clean and classic cuts and designs. Big fan! They are available in different prints and vibrant colors. They’ve even extended their sizes up to a 26. And they are offering a 25% discount code QUEENIE25 for all shoppers and FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $100! My favorite, the Grace dress is included as well!

Hippie Chick / Anna Scholz Black Label for SS 2012

Anna Scholz…what are you doing to me? You’re so fabulous and these latest images from her Hippie Chick collection from Anna Scholz Black Label Spring/Summer 2012 only prove it. I’m dying over here! I’ve always loved her use of prints with a feminine touch. And this collection is a perfect example of that.

Hippie Chick is “down-to-earth girliness with a sophisticated twist.” I agree. You will find maxi dresses and tunics in colors and prints for almost everyone. I will admit I’ve only owned one of her maxi dresses, but it’s so amazingly…amazing…that I just might have to splurge and grab something from this latest collection. Take a look for yourselves…what do you think? I can’t decide which one I want…

Mad for Metallics

Look mom! I like something besides sequins! Yes, my loves, I’m venturing into metallics. Whether it’s a top, jacket, shoe, or even a handbag-getting in on the shine will make you stand out. And if you don’t want to go all out, then why not add something with a touch of metallic. It’s a great way to break up an all-black outfit.

I put together a few collages below. The first three are outfits with a few touches of metallic. Each one has it’s twist. Then you have a selection of a few bags and clutches I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on, especially this one from ASOS (right). Then I venture into shoes…of course. Ughhhh dying over these shoes. Are you drooling yet?

Spring Sandal Giveaway #1 with Torrid

It’s May…so that means spring is in full effect! (Or at least it should be) It’s definitely spring here on my blog. And there’s no better way to celebrate than with one giveaway a week for the entire month. You know we all need a great pair of sandals to carry us through the spring into the summer, that’s why I’m hosting the Spring Sandal Giveaway.” I wish I could win!

This weeks giveaway is courtesy of Torrid. One reader will win a pair of Torrid’s Emily Snake Wedge Sandal (above). The winner will get to choose from one of the three colors-orange, silver, and yellow.

To enter leave a comment below telling me what color (above) you’d choose and what piece of clothing, on Torrid.com, you’d wear with the sandals. Make sure you include a valid email address or Twitter I.D or your entry will not count.

Extra entries: You must leave a separate comment for each entry or it will not count.

-Tweet “I hope I win a pair of @TorridFashion sandals in @CurvesandChaos #SpringSandalGiveaway http://bit.ly/mMzroa 
-“Like” Curves and Chaos on Facebook
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Rules: You must be 18 years or older to enter. US residents only. Contest ends 5/8/11. Only one entry per person unless using the 3 extra entries, making it a maximum of 4 entries.

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Giveaway Closed!!

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

Wishful ‘Spring Outfit’ Thinking

I really wish it wasn’t raining today. Yes, I said it. I know I said I love the rain in the past, but after a leak in the roof caused damage to my closet (the consequence of living on the top floor), I am reconsidering the love. Thank goodness nothing was damaged. My clothes, shoes, and handbags are safe and sound. We caught the leak just in time. So, now I sit here wishing I could wear an outfit like the one below. Instead, I think I’m pulling out my Uggs.

Sealed with a Kiss Designs Spring/Summer 2011

Sealed with a Kiss Designs, the creator of the most figure enhancing dress I own, is sharing their spring and summer 2011 look book!!

I’m not going to lie, I am soooo looking forward to the collections below. You can tell they’ve worked hard on bringing us fashion we love all under $100. Their pieces are not only flattering, but they are very versatile.

Spring and summer will bring us The Basics Collection, The Aquarius Collection, The Garden Party Collection, and finally The Santorini Collection. Wait until you see their pieces.

Here’s a description of the collections from Sealed with a Kiss Designs themselves:

The Basics Collection will be released in early March. Full of comfortable and flattering wardrobe staples, Basics will contain items that are wearable and closet-friendly. The collection will include tunics, boyfriend tee’s, day dresses, skirts and a selection of tops and leggings.

Next will come Aquarius! The Aquarius Collection is part boho-chick, part rocker and a whole lot of 70’s style. Maxi dresses, tunics, flowy tops and day dresses make this collection up. The Aquarius Collection color palette will explore earth-based and muted tones such as mushroom, faded aqua, dusty rose, sepia and silver grey.

Mid-spring will bring the release of our Garden Party Collection! Featuring colors as vivid as bright, garden flowers, Garden Party features ultra-feminine and wearable styles. This collection offers a brightly-hued party dress, one shoulder tunic, dress and skirt in a playful eyelet and a myriad of versatile tops. Bright purple, green, pink, cantaloupe and white are the featured colors.

Our final collection of the season is the Santorini Collection. Inspired by the Grecian island of the same name, the Santorini Collection utilizes clothes that drape to highlight the feminine form. Gracefully draped tunics and dresses are sure to flatter a woman’s curves. The color palette features vibrant cobalt blue, a vivid sea-blue color, poppy red and sand.

In addition to the above collections we will, of course, be adding new colors to our best-selling Veronica Maxi Dress and shorter Victoria Dress.

Which Sealed with a Kiss Designs collection are you looking forward too?

Just My Size Spring Fling Giveaway!

Don’t worry my curvy ladies spring is almost here! And there’s no better way to get you ready, than with the Just My Size Spring Fling giveaway! These looks were featured on the runway during the JMS Fashion Show in New York City.

And courtesy of Just My Size, one lucky reader will win ALL three looks!

Go Nautical!
Crisp nautical stripes will be all the rage this Spring, and what better way to show off your style than this split neck tee in navy/white stripe paired with classic fit jeans that can be rolled up just so!

Bohemian Rhapsody
Evolution by JMS ombre-printed tunic with tie-shirred sleeves paired with our Evolution by JMS distressed boyfriend jean capris.

The Military Trend is Key
This Spring, look for lots of military-inspired looks such as this ¾ sleeve tunic paired with cargo capris with lacing at the hems.

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Jessica London is Something Special

Spring has already started blooming over at Jessica London. Today, they launched “There’s something special happening this Spring” campaign. It’s all about the new spring fashions! They are even offering free shipping on orders of $75 or more!

Jessica London® has designed a beautiful portfolio of Spring leather with more colors and styles, as well as high definition denim with new and improved fit jeans specially made for the plus size woman. The collection also features modernized fits on all its pants (denim, career pants and suits) and a broader selection of plus size dresses.”

They’ve also launched the “What’s your sign?” swimsuit campaign of swim solutions for all body types. Check out the video below.

It’s designed to help you get the “best-ever” swimsuit fit by helping you choose a design that’s most suitable for your body type.

Will any of these looks make your spring wish list?