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Introducing Sorella Swim

Summer isn’t over yet, my loves. If it was…would I be writing about Sorella Swim, this new incredibly chic luxury swimwear line? Hmmm???
“Our goal with Sorella Swim is to have our customer feeling sexy and chic while wearing her Sorella swimwear. With this in mind; we pride ourselves on the high level of quality with a specific focus on fit. This key attention to detail combined with superb craftsmanship and design set Sorella Swim apart from all other full figure swim brands. Sorella Swim is a luxury swimwear brand for the real woman. It is finally a brand she can call her own! “-Jessica Petersen, owner and designer of Sorella Swim
The swimwear will be available in sizes 10-24. And it will debut for the first time this summer to retailers in July during the famous Miami Swim Fashion Week.

Casually…Red, White, and Blue

Yes, you’re going to see a lot of red, white, and blue inspired looks as we get closer to this 4th of July weekend. I wanted to go a little bit of a different route to offer you some color inspiration. A lot of these pieces can be paired together or just worn alone. I chose a lot of casual pieces, because one…it’s summer…and two…it’s the weekend. And it’s going to be hot!

I’m looking at this and I can’t help but think how much I love all of these colors right now. Are you going to honor our country’s independence this weekend with a little red, white, and blue?

What color inspiration are you loving? The red, white, or blue

Hot Summer Giveaway: Win an Evans Swimsuit!

Can you believe we are on the third swimsuit giveaway in the Hot Summer Giveaway series! Swimsuits For All and Torrid have already given away amazing swimwear!

This week one lucky winner will have the chance to win this gorgeous Leaf Print Bandeau Swimsuit from the UK retailer Evans! I personally picked this swimsuit out myself. I really wish I could win it. No fair!

Unfortunately, there is only ONE SIZE AVAILABLE. Sorry!!

This swimsuit is a size UK 24 DD/E cup that is compatible to a US size 20 DD/E cup. I have the swimsuit on hand and it could possibly fit a US size 16/18 DD/E cup. So if you are in these size ranges, please enter!

You’ll also win Evans Tropical Flower Scarf as an added bonus, also courtesy of Evans!

To enter, please leave a comment telling me what your favorite look is in their Summer Catalogue. Please make sure to include a valid email address or Twitter i.d. or your entry will NOT count.

For extra entries complete the following as SEPARATE entries or they will not count. There is a maximum of 4 entries total.

Rules: Only one entry per person, unless using the 3 additional entries above. Must be a U.S. resident only, 18 years or older, and can’t have won in the previous two Hot Summer Giveaways. Winner will be chosen using Random.Org on 6/29/11.

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Evans. 

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Hot Summer Giveaway: Win a Torrid Swimsuit!

Want to make your summer a little bit hotter with a trendy and fun swimsuit? Torrid wants to make it happen.

The second “Hot Summer Giveaway” is all about not just giving you a fun swimsuit, but it’s about keeping you cool in the latest trends. And who doesn’t want to lay on the beach looking cute?

If you’re that one person, then you just might want to enter this giveaway. One lucky winner will walk away with a Torrid swimsuit!

To enter:
Leave a comment telling me what swimsuit you’d pick from Torrid if you won. Please leave a valid email address.

Extra entries:
(Please leave separate comments for each one.)
“Like” Torrid on Facebook
Follow Torrid on Twitter

Rules: Must be 18yrs or older to enter. Only one entry per person unless the additional 2 entries are used, making it 3 maximum. Ends 6/22/11 and winner will be chosen using Random.org

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Torrid. 

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Hot Summer Giveaway: Win $100 from Swimsuits For All

Are you ready for summer? Do you have your “go to” swimsuit ready for lounging by the pool?  Let Swimsuits For All and Curves and Chaos help you out with the Hot Summer Giveaway!

Swimsuits For All is “The Size 8 & Up Swimwear Shop.” You have your choice of one pieces, tankinis, separates, swimdresses, cover ups, accessories, and more. I love the Hot & Flattering Fuchsia Plus Size Halter Swimdress by Beach Belle®.

Don’t worry if you don’t have your hot swimsuit yet. One lucky winner will walk away with $100 to spend on whatever they want from Swimsuits For All…anything!

To enter visit SwimsuitsForAll.com and tell me what you’d buy with your $100. Make sure you leave a valid email address or your entry will not count.

For extra entries, complete the following and add them as separate comments or they will not count:

Rules: Only 1 entry per person, unless using the 3 extra entries, making it a maximum of 4 entries total. You must be 18 years or older to enter, winner will be chosen using Random.org. Giveaway ends 6/15/11. You must leave a valid email with your comment. Winner has 24 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. 
Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Swimsuits For All. The above is my true and honest opinion. 
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Covering It Up

I don’t know about you, but I’m counting down the days until I get to lounge in the sand on the beach. Doesn’t it sound relaxing? But, what do you wear when you aren’t in the water or laying out getting a tan? You can walk around in your swim suit, but I want to look cute and still protect my skin. That’s when I grab a cover-up.  There are tons of styles, colors, and prints to compliment you and your swim suit. Which one below do you like? Click on the style you like for pricing details.

 Are you a cover-up kind of girl? 


How to Wear White & Gold this Summer

Excuse all the white and gold for a minute. I’m some kind of white and gold kick. I think it has to do with my search for a white dress to wear to Full Figured Fashion Week’s Curves at Sea event in NYC.

Normally, I love wearing white. But I am such a klutz and I always end up getting dirty. I’ve been like that since I was a kid! It never fails. (LOL) That’s why you won’t see me in white very often. But, this summer, I plan on wearing it. And when I do, it will mostly likely be in the form of the four styled outfits below.

Do you love white & gold together?

The White Sundress


The White Skinny Jean & Tank Top


The Off-White Shorts & Flowy Top


The Gold Bathing Suit

Which outfit is your favorite?

SimplyBe has your Vacation Essentials

You can always find some of the best plus size womenswear from SimplyBe. Last year I did a review on a few of their pieces and I was very impressed with not only the quality, but the fit. Let’s just say I visit their site weekly.

Today I clicked on their site and I immediately wanted to bust out the sunscreen and go somewhere tropical. Their Vacation Shop is up and running and I can’t start planning my next vacation fast enough.

They have the basics needed like swimsuits, tank tops, maxi dresses, shorts, and even some sexy lingerie to spice things up while you rest in your cabana.

This Beach2beach swimsuit (right) caught my eye immediately. It even comes in two different lengths, for the taller ladies. Their sizes range from 10-28, which gives us curvy ladies quite a range of fashion to choose from.

I think my vacation essentials should consist of the Pack Of 3 Camisoles, Joe Browns Summer Days Dress, Joe Browns Dip Dye Tunic, and these Joe Browns Turnup Shorts (all below).



What are your vacation essentials? 

Disclaimer: This is post is sponsored by SimplyBe. Although it’s sponsored, the above is my true and honest opinion.

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?

Last Minute Summer Wish List

I know summer is almost over, but that doesn’t mean I can’t keep looking for that chic summer dress! These dresses are from Saks Fifth Avenue’s Salon Z department…so they are probably going to remain on my wish list due to budget restraints. That’s OK…a curvy girl can still look, can’t she?


Style Trend: Summer Scarves

Accessories are an essential piece to any outfit. One of my favorite accessories is the multi-use scarf. Love it in all materials! This week alone I bought 2 scarves! And as I was perusing my fave blogs, I came across a few outfit posts where they accessorized with a scarf. Yes, I know it’s summer, but you can still wear them! Just make sure to stay away from the heavy materials like 100% pure wool and cashmere. I tend to lean towards the silk, cotton, and linen. FYI…I want these!




I love thrifting scarves too! They are really inexpensive and can be used in so many different ways. Have you run out of ways to wear your favorite scarf? I found this cool article from Refinery 29 “4 New Ways to Wear a Scarf.” Click on the image for detailsl.

So, what do you think about accessorizing with a scarf this summer?


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Summer Romance Giveaway with Lingerie.com

We all know how HOT this summer has already been! Are you ready to heat it up a little bit more with a chance to win lingerie for those sexy curves?

Did you even know this summer is the “Summer of Romance?”You didn’t? Well, it is and if you don’t enter to win this plus size robe with matching babydoll from Lingerie.com, then your summer might not sizzle. I’m just sayin’…

Available in sizes 1x/2x and 3x/4x, this set by Dreamgirl will definitely heat things up. Details to enter are below:

How to enter:

  1. Leave a comment here telling me which piece you love on the Lingerie.com web site.
  2. For extra entry: Tweet the following, but remember you must post the link of your tweet as a comment, or it won’t count. “I got killer curves from @lingeriedotcom & @CurvesandChaos and so can you! www.CurvesandChaos.com #curvesrule”
  3. For extra entry: Go to their Facebook page and “Like” them. Leave a comment telling me you did, so I can verify it.

Rules:

  • Only open to U.S. residents.
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter.
  • Winner will be chosen using Random.Org
  • Giveaway ends on 7/30.

Lingerie.com on twitter www.twitter.com/lingerieDOTcom
Lingerie.com on facebook www.facebook.com/Lingerie

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