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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.

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Contest Closed!

Cover It Up!

Summer…Summer time!! Ok…I’m not going to get into that Wil Smith song, but I am more excited than usual in this hot weather. I am writing this post before I head to the pool and I’m staring at my ugly old cover-up. It has come in handy, but I think it’s time to move on and I’ve found a few replacements. I don’t want anything too flashy, just simple and classic. And I love the Avenue prices!!

Is it HOT in here?

Summer has officially started and if you don’t believe me, just check your calendar. The 4th of July weekend is only a few days away! You know what that means…SALES! And you can’t forget the most important factor…the heat. The blazing sun is so unforgiving!

Interestingly enough, I think my hubby will really love this summer. Let me elaborate a bit…without getting too personal. LOL. Now, I’ve told you all before that I’m a t-shirt and sweats kind of girl. But, not this summer. I’ve never been so comfortable with my body and I am on a mission to make this a summer of firsts. Like…wearing lingerie to bed. I know! I know! But, I am a married woman who needs to keep the romance alive!

And after writing that review about that gorgeous Flyaway Babydoll from Lingerie.com, I realized how much I love wearing a sexy undergarment. And they definitely carry sexy plus size lingerie. Maybe these two will work?

Do you need help keeping your summer romance alive? Lingerie.com is always here to help.

From July 1-6, Lingerie.com is offering 15% off the entire site.
Just use the code SummerFling at checkout.

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Beauty Buzz: Summer Essentials

As I make my way into the weekend for some much needed sun, fun, shopping, and relaxation-I can’t help but pass on what I think are summer essentials. In Monique language, that means beauty products your face, skin, nails, and hair will need to survive the harsh sun…and a few extras…of course. Besides, the sun also causes wrinkles!! That’s enough to convince me!

  1. Sunscreen: I can not stress how important it is to wear sunscreen. Come on! It’s your skin we’re talking about. The higher the SPF (Sun Protection Factor) the better. SPF is defined as a number assigned to a sunscreen that is the factor by which the time required for unprotected skin to become sunburned is increased when the sunscreen is used (Dictionary.com). There is even nail polish and daily skin moisturizers with UV (Ultraviolet Light) protection. Skin cancer will not make you curvaliscious by any means!
  2. Sunglasses: Please don’t forget about your lovely eyes! They need sun protection too! If you can, try buying sunglasses of higher quality. Sometimes, the less expansive brands do not carry any UV protection. I know this because, I used to work in the industry. If you take care of the sunglasses, it’s definitely a great investment.
  3. Lip Balm w/SPF: Here’s another product you might not think about, but those lips need all the protection they can get. Keep your lips sun-free and luscious at the same time!
  4. After-Sun Products: There are after-sun lotions, shampoos, and conditioners that will help replenish moisture to your skin and repair any damage done to your hair by environmental factors.
  5. Extras: Using any products (body scrub) to help prep your skin before you bare it, will definitely give you that summer glow. Even without going out into the sun, there are sunless lotions and bronzers to help.

Birds and Paradise

Summer has just crept upon us! I know huh? Well, you know what that means…right? Luaus!! Pull out your tropical bird and floral prints. Don’t have any? No worries, I found a few for you. You’re going to be sitting there looking all cute, drinking out of a coconut, and eating BBQ. I love summer!

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Alisi Swimwear=Love

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I never thought it would be possible for me to fall in love with swimwear. I mean, I’ve always HATED my body in a bathing suit. Well, I guess Alisi Swimwear has given me a reason to LOVE again. I’m head-over-heels for these swimsuits! Gorgeous! They come in Australian sizes 12-24. That averages to US sizes of 10-22 (make sure you check out the size chart).

I would wear any one of them proudly in all of my curvy glory! Alisi is an Australian company, but they do ship internationally. You can even find them on these US and UK web sites, but it looks like sizes go pretty quickly. So get on it!

Let’s make a day at the beach or just lounging by the pool fashionably classic.

Beach Chic on a Budget

I’ve definitely been craving a day at the beach. I just want to grab my favorite magazine and a book and just lounge! When I was packing for San Diego last week, I realized that my entire beach outfit cost less than $35! That’s swimsuit, sun hat, and flip flops.

Well, you must know I’m a budgeting master. And just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t look chic on the beach, right? Well, the entire look I put together (below) was only $95.83! This is definitely a look that will carry you through the entire summer.

Hurry up Simply Be!

Will UK’s Simply Be please hurry and come to the U.S. already! I’m drooling over here! I know they will be here this summer, but this shopaholic is getting impatient.

Look at this Simply Yours swim wear! I can’t stop staring at the Panache (polka dots) Swimsuit. I am looking for a cover-up too. Something that isn’t boring and a waste of money. Why is it always so hard to find a decent swimsuit?

Have you found your summer swimsuit yet?

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  1. Panache Swimsuit
  2. Beach2Beach Swimsuit
  3. Simply Yours Bikini Set
  4. Beach2Beach Bikini Set
  5. Joe Browns Cover-Up
  6. Joe Browns Beach Dress
  7. Joe Browns Beach DRess