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Swimsuits For All Launches Designer Boutique

I know some of you are still buried under snow and ice, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop dreaming about warmer weather. No you don’t! And when I say warmer weather, I’m talking about the beach and swimsuit season. While you’re dreaming of that warm sun hitting your skin, you should know that Swimsuits For All has just launched their Designer Boutique.  Read more

My Favorite Summer Jewelry Trends

I’m definitely in some kind of jewelry mood right now. I was researching for this summer jewelry trend post and I ended up finding a bunch of stuff I like. That always happens. It’s a blogger problem. Hahaha! Can you blame me? Jewelry is a must have accessory for me. No outfit is complete without it. With that being said…here are my favorite summer jewelry trends! Read more

My Summer Sandals: Naya Shoes Zenobia

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I looooooooooooooooove wearing sandals. That’s all I wear in the summer. In fact, the only time I wear a shoe that requires socks is if I’m going to workout. That’s about it. And thanks to Naya Shoes, I recently added a new pair to my summer sandal aresenal—the Zenobia. Read more

10 Favorites: Black and White Plus Size Swimwear

I am on a serious black and white kick right now. This trend is all I want to wear! And now that it’s officially hot here in L.A. all I can think about is lounging by my pool. Why can’t I carry this obsession over to swimwear? I rounded up my 10 favorite black and white plus size swimwear pieces! From bikinis to one pieces. It’s here.  Read more

Style Trend: Aztec Print

I love social media, well you already know that because it’s pretty much my life. When I was at a conference this past weekend, I was able to live through my friend/fellow blogger Jasmine’s Coachella experience. I’m not one bit jealous…OK that’s a lie. Anyways, as I sat through her music loving moments, I couldn’t help but wonder what my favorite outdoor concert style trend will be this summer. And yup! I found it… Read more

Tips for a Fresh Summer Look

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Trying to stay cool last summer!
Trying to stay cool last summer!

Hello my loves! Summer is almost here and I want to know if you’re ready to face the hot weather. I don’t know what it’s like where you live, but in Los Angeles we can see days in the 90’s and almost in the 100’s! That’s crazy hot!!

There are so many different ways to get yourself ready for the summer. You might be thinking about what you’re going to wear and where you’ll get your swimsuit. BUT, have you thought about how you’re going keep that fresh summer look? You know what that is right?

A fresh summer look is when it’s hotter than hot outside and your best friend’s makeup is running down her face and you look like you just stepped outside. Don’t be skeptical , it’s possible!

I’m going to give you a few tips on how you can achieve that fresh summer look without breaking the bank. These are all products you can get at your local drugstore, like Walgreens.

First things first, it all starts with your daily shower. Try using a body wash like Dove’s Go Fresh Cucumber & Green Tea Body Wash. It will leave your skin feeling refreshed and hydrated.

After your shower, why not try using Johnson’s Baby Powder or Pure Cornstarch Powder to help absorb any excess moisture or help prevent chafing.

And let’s not forget one of the more important things you can get your hands on this summer and that’s deodorant. I love Degree’s Women MotionSense Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant. It helps keep me fresh during the hottest moments.

When it comes to your makeup, make sure you find a moisturizer and foundation with SPF protection. When choosing eyeshadow, blush, or lip gloss stick to the lighter and fresher looking colors like peach or coral.

And there’s no other way to keep that fresh summer look than to keep your skin protected. No one likes a sunburn! The higher the SPF the better. Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock Lotion SPF 85+ would be perfect.

I hope you find these tips helpful! Not only will you feel fresh you’ll look fresh all summer long!

What are your favorite ways to keep that fresh summer look?

EVANS Spring/Summer 2012 Lookbook

UK retailer Evans wants me to be broke. I think they really do. Just look at their Spring/Summer 2012 Lookbook!! It’s not like you haven’t heard this before, but I want it all! They’re very feminine and yet some of the designs are bold. I’m drooling over the Cobalt Maxi Skirt! I can already imagine the possibilities! All these pieces and more, will be available on their US web site starting tomorrow (Saturday 5/26/12) on http://www.evansusa.com.

Which piece is your favorite? 


*All photos are courtesy of Evans.

Swimwear: BECCA ETC Animal Instincts

As you know, I had a chance to preview the new plus size BECCA ETC swimwear collection and I pretty much love it! And I wanted to share my favorite of all the lines-Animal Instincts.

I guess I’m a sucker for python print and I’m in love with the colors too! There are so many different styles, as you can see on the beautiful Tara Lynn below.

These are quality suits ladies! You are definitely going to get what you pay for. There are different options too-various two pieces, one-pieces, and cover ups. Some of the other bloggers that attended are even eyeing the cover ups as possible dresses! They’re such fashionistas!

If you want to see the other lines from the collection, you can view them all on the Curves and Chaos Facebook page here.

Visit BECCA ETC collection now. 

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Peek inside the IGIGI Spring/Summer Lookbook

Take a peek inside the colorful and stunning IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel spring/summer lookbook! The beautiful Kailee O’Sullivan models the latest collection, appropriately named A Breath of Fresh Air. This vintage-inspired designs “celebrates the rejuvenation of femininity, vibrancy, and liveliness the spell of Spring unveils in all women.” It has a very Mad Men-esque vibe, doesn’t it? I’m in awe of the colors and soft sillhouettes.

“My design sensibility has always had a vintage vibe to it, so this season I decided to go all the way and just have a blast with stylistics. I took the old covers of Vogue magazines from early 20’s all the way trough 50’s and created homage to the history of style.” Said Yuliya Raquel, Founder, Creative Director and Lead Designer.

I’m officially in love with the last wedding dress! Which design is your favorite?

The collection is available now on www.Igigi.com.

Wanted: Oversized Sunglasses

Sunglasses + me = Love. I adore them and they are one of my favorite accessories. I was doing what I do best…online window shopping on a Saturday night and I ran across a few pairs that really caught my eye. And they all happened to be oversized. In a Jackie O kind of way of course. But, I was watching Scarface and Michelle Pfeiffer was rocking them too. Loved her style in that movie! Anyways, back to the sunglasses. I can already see myself wearing them this spring and summer with my favorite maxi dress. It’s time to find that perfect pair.

Do you see yourself wearing oversized sunglasses?


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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…

A Turquoise Summer

It was another hot weekend in Souther California! I know it’s been hot all over the country and that makes it hard to actually want to go outside. But, I had a 3-year-old’s Hello Kitty birthday party to go to. You can’t miss those!

I grabbed this Fashion to Figure dress I’ve had in my closet for a few weeks and it was perfect weather to wear it. Besides, this is one of the colors I’ve been loving this summer.

The dress is no longer available on the web site, but I can tell you it’s a beautiful turquoise rayon summer dress with an embroidered ruffle on top. The straps are adjustable and there’s an elastic band under the chest, to give it shape.

I was a little worried that it would be too short, but it actually hit at the right spot for me. I wore my tan Aldo wedges (that are hard to button) and headed out the door.

Everything was cool until there was a gust of wind that flew right up the skirt. It seems like the dress wanted me to flash people or something! LOL

I’m so jealous of you east coast ladies that have a Fashion to Figure in your city. No fair. They need to come to Los Angeles!

Disclosure: This dress was gifted by Fashion to Figure. The above is my true and honest opinion. 

In Awe…Plus Model Magazine’s Swimsuit Issue

I am in awe…seriously. I had to stop, right in the middle of what I was doing, to write this post.

For a lot of us, we’ve had to deal with being told that fat is ugly. And that we are not worthy of fashion, because we don’t fit the fashion industries mold. That’s total BS!

As I was flipping through Plus Model Magazine’s Swimsuit Issue, I didn’t realize I could be affected like this. I was almost brought to tears (of happiness). Finally, a magazine gets it!

This special issue brings together five very talented photographers, to shoot these beautiful curvy women.

I pray that you, teens and young women look at this and know that you are beautiful. And that you do look like the models in the magazines…Plus Model Magazine.

Please take a few minutes to check out this special issue.

On a side note-I’d just like to let you all know that I am now the Shopping Editor of Plus Model Magazine. I am so very honored and humbled to be a part of this amazing team. xoxo