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10 Summer Beauty Favorites

This summer I’m going to do everything I can, in the beauty department, to make this a carefree season of fun. This includes protecting my hair, skin, and nails. Yes, this is my idea of fun. I created a list of 10 summer beauty favorites that are definitely must-haves for me. Here’s to a hassle-free summer! Read more

5 Simple Accessories to Refresh a Summer Outfit


There are million-and-one reasons to repeat an outfit. I’m guilty of wearing my favorites over and over. Whether I love the style or fit, there’s just something about those favorites that call my name the minute I reach into my closet. As we head into summer, I know you might want to change your favorites up a bit. That’s why I came up with five simple accessories to refresh any summer outfit. Read more

13 Boho-Inspired Swimsuits

Who’s in a bohemian kind of mood? Where are you at? I don’t know what it is, but I’ve been feeling this laid back and chic vibe lately. I love it! And now that summer is practically here it’s time to look for a new swimsuit—preferably in a boho style. Besides, I’m in a “get my butt to the beach” state of mind.  Read more

It’s Almost Swimsuit Season! Sorella Swim Giveaway

When it comes to luxury swimwear for us curvy gals, you might think we don’t have very many options. I’d like to tell you (in a nice way), that you are absolutely wrong! Brands like Sorella Swim are the epitome of luxurious swimwear for women with curves. And because swimsuit season is right around the corner, we want to make sure you’re ready to hit the pool in style. Enter below to win one of three chic swimsuits from Sorella Swim! Read more

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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