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5 Reasons to Start Your Holiday Shopping Early / Giveaway (Closed)

This post is sponsored by Kmart. I know you’re screaming…”But it’s not even Halloween yet!” and “Why? Why did you have to bring it up?” Believe me, I totally get it. It’s early for a lot of you. You don’t even want to start thinking about the holidays. But, bear with me. I’ve teamed up with Kmart again to bring you 5 reasons why you should start your holiday shopping early—like right now. Here’s a…

Lane Bryant #CombatCancer Event / Video Recap

I was completely honored when Lane Bryant asked me to co-host their #CombatCancer event with the American Cancer Society. I couldn’t say “YES” fast enough. Hosting this event has inspired me to do more, including raise money for the American Cancer Society by walking in the Making Strides Los Angeles walk for breast cancer. I made sure to recap this special event, because it meant so much to me to be a part of this…

Fall Shades of Gray

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. Ask anyone who knows me…I’m kind of obsessed with fall and all that goes along with it. Like…scarves. Yes, I might have a scarf addiction. But, we’re not here to just talk about that. Let’s chat about dressing for fall period. Even though it’s still really warm here in Los Angeles,  I do have my favorite season on the brain. I partnered with Kohl’s again to show you what…

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Style Trend / Marsala Plus Size Picks

Marsala may be Pantone’s color of the year for 2015, but it’s always been one of my favorite colors. Personally, I call it burgundy or wine. Whatever you call it, this deep and dark red is shade is a favorite whenever fall hits. Which is basically now. Of course, I did some looking online and found some Marsala plus size pieces that I’d love to add to my fall wardrobe.

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It’s here! Shopbop Friends & Family Event

As a Shopbop partner, I know they’ll have that must-have item I didn’t think I’d need. And I’m always patiently waiting for their next sale. Well, their Friends & Family Event is finally here! I’ve said it before, these sales don’t happen very often. So, when they do, you must take advantage of them. Especially, if you’re a designer kind of shopper. Now is your time to take advantage of 25% off your order with…

Are We Ready for Change in the Plus Size Fashion Industry?

If there’s one thing that bugs me the most about the plus size fashion industry, it’s the lack of true representation when it comes to body shape and size diversity. Not every plus size woman has a flat stomach, is hour glass shaped, or is 5’9 or taller. I’m 5’6, a size 16/18, and I carry most of my weight in my stomach. I’ve discussed this before on this blog or probably ranted about it on…

For Him / Clarisonic Alpha Fit

Over the years, the idea of cleansing your face has changed drastically. The tools we use and technology play such a huge part—this goes for women and men. Yes, men too! A few weeks ago, my good friend Jeshua and I were invited out to Baxter Finley Barber & Shop in L.A. to check out the new Clarisonic Alpha Fit for men. It’s a new cleansing system designed specifically for a man’s face. 

Donate to help Breast Cancer Awareness and Be Entered to WIN Fabulous Prizes!!

October is officially Breast Cancer Awareness month! And I am definitely thinking not only pink, but I am thinking that I want to help raise awareness and funds for the cause. That’s why I’ve decided that on October 17, 2015, I will be joining thousands of others by participating in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Breast Cancer walk here in Los Angeles. That means I’m in full on fundraising mode. And I need your help!

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20 Plus Size Halloween Costumes that Won’t Leave You Exposed

Whenever October rolls around, I’m always curious to see what plus size Halloween costumes will be popular. It’s usually “Sexy Police Officer” or “Sexy Nurse” that seems to get the most attention. I even saw a “Sexy Raccoon” costume today. I wish I was joking. Anyways, I’m not afraid to admit that I’m sooooo over sexy costumes that leave me freezing on Halloween night. So, I kind of went on a little hunt and found 20 plus size…

Craving Fall / Pinspiration

Are you craving fall inspiration like I am? I live in Los Angeles where fall seems to be nonexistent. So, I have to be inspired some way or another. That’s why I put together this new board on Pinterest of all things autumn. Take a look at “Craving Fall” and don’t forget to follow me for that pinspiration. Follow Curves and Chaos™’s board Craving FALL on Pinterest.

Join Me Los Angeles! Breast Cancer Awareness Event with Lane Bryant

If there is anything you should know about me, it has to be my support and advocacy for the fight against breast cancer. And as we all know, October is officially Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This Sunday, October 4, 2015, I am honored to co-host an event with Lane Bryant and the American Cancer Society at their Culver City, CA location—and you’re invited!

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30 Plus Size Cardigans for Fall

This is basically my “wishful thinking” fashion post. Meaning…I wish it was cold enough here in L.A. to wear any one of these plus size cardigans right now. Guys, it’s still hot here and it doesn’t look like the cooler fall temperatures will be here any time soon. So, I sit here dreaming of sweater weather. And like I always do, I found a few favorites that I wanted to share with you.

The Darkest Time of My Life

That moment you’re on a roller coaster and you’re about to hit a frightening loop. That ache in the pit of your stomach is back – but this time it rushes up through your heart. It feels like it grasps at your throat. Causing you to cry out in pain with a voice you’ve never heard before. Tears explode through you. You hyperventilate. And in that moment…you just feel helpless.

#beautiful by Luis Casco / Giveaway (Closed)

True story…I’ve been taking selfies before selfies were “a thing.” If you left your camera laying around, more than likely you found selfies of me making insane faces. Today, selfies are totally normal. So much in fact, that my good friend and makeup artist extraordinaire Luis published #beautiful by Luis Casco—50 Easy-to-create selfie-ready beauty looks. And I’m going to give you a chance to win your very own autographed copy!