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Shoe Fever: Dolce Vita

Dear Dolce Vita,

I love your shoes. Although, I’ve never owned a pair, I fall in love every time I see a pair and try them on. I just want you to know that if I ever come across a couple of hundred dollars, I will buy these three pairs above. They would probably make my feet melt, because they are so HOT!

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Blogger Q&A: Allison

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Allison
Curvy Girl Chic
L.A./Boston

Who is your favorite fashion designer and why?

It may be incredibly mainstream, but I absolutely love the house of Chanel. Everything from that design house is feminine but powerful, chic but timeless, and always impossibly stylish. Even though Karl Lagerfeld spoke unpleasantly about plus size women, it cannot be denied that his work is brilliant and that he possesses an amazing eye for designs that will remain stylish for centuries. It also doesn’t hurt that everything that comes out of his mouth is effing hilarious! Love his sharp little witticisms.

What is the one fashion accessory/item you can’t live without?

My bags!! I’m the type of person to carry my life around with me (wallet, keys, cell phone, chapstick, camera, sunnies, umbrella, etc…), so a great bag is a must! I just purchased a huge Vince Camuto bag (complete with buttery soft leather, chain and leather fringe accents, and an oh-so-convenient cross body strap! I was in love the minute I saw it! :)

If you were allowed to create a beauty product, what would it be and what would you name it?

Insta-Chub-Away! It would be the miracle cream that would make all those annoying little bumps that make clingy clothing look bad go away…it would be like shapewear but without the discomfort and unsexiness! :D

If you only had 10 minutes to pack for a fashion extravaganza in your favorite city, what would you bring and where would it be?

Seriously?! Just packing for my weeklong trip home took me over 6 hours, lol! I’m definitely the kind of person to try and shove my entire closet into my luggage…I also absolutely need to weigh my luggage before I finish since I’m always over airline baggage allowances! But I guess if I were to pack for a fashion extravaganza without any time, I would shove my dark wash skinny jeans, a big bag (prob my Vince Camuto one), a chic black blazer, various fun tops (glittery, chain, and floral, most likely), and black ankle boots into my luggage! I’d also throw in a couple hot little dresses and a flashy little clutch for dressier outings—you never know when you might need to get a little jazzed up!

Do you live by a fashion philosophy or quote? What is it?

My fashion philosophy is to always wear what you love!! People are always getting a kick out of telling other people what to wear or what is “flattering” on them. In my humble opinion, that person’s opinion isn’t worth a damn! After all, what makes them so worthy of telling you what to wear? As long as you LOVE how you look and what you’ve got on, people will be able to pick that confidence up and you’ll look awesome to them regardless of a lot of other things! Also, when in doubt, go with black. Black will always be the new black.

Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash

It was all about shopping, gift bags, complimentary spa services, and cocktails at the Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash! Held at the Peterson Automotive Museum here in Los Angeles, I had a chance to finally meet Cid from Cid’s Style File. FYI…she’s awesome!

I not only got a few freebies from sponsors like Chevy, Pixi, and Burke Williams, but I also picked up a Chillers T-Shirt for $10 and makeup from Pixi for only $5. I even got a free bra fitting from Frederick’s of Hollywood and a Buy One Get One Free coupon for one of their sexy bras.

With discounts up to 80%, there was clothing, jewelry, shoes, makeup, accessories, and handbags to choose from. There wasn’t much to choose from for us curvy chicks, but I think with a little urging maybe we can get a few plus-size designers out there for the next event. Maybe? I didn’t get to take the new Chevy Camaro for a spin either, but I did get to check it out and let me tell you, that is my next car for sure! It’s HOT!

If you are a self-proclaimed shopaholic then you need to get out to their next event. They hold them in L.A., San Francisco, New York, San Diego, and Las Vegas. Go here for dates.

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Bali Comfort-U Back Review

Finding the perfect bra is probably one of our biggest headaches. Especially, if you’re a curvy woman with a larger chest.

So, when I was contacted to try Bali’s Comfort-U Back bra I was pretty excited. This new line features the beautiful Helena Christensen and boasts about the straps and the back of the bra staying in place. You know I had to try it out.

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They sent me the Flower Bali Underwire bra. I actually wore this bra on my birthday and I was quite surprised at how comfortable it was. The straps never fell down and the back of the bra never rode up once, I guess I can thank the wide side straps and U-shape for that.

I wasn’t spilling out all over the place either. The only issue I had was the actual shape it gave my breast. I guess it’s natural, but I felt like they had a little bit of a cone shape. I would prefer them to have more of a round form.

As you can see in the pics above, the quality of the bra was great. It’s a very basic white bra with a simple floral design. They have a lot of different styles if this one isn’t for you.

I am big on comfort and affordability when it comes to undergarments. The Comfort-U bras have suggested retail prices of $29 to $36. That sound pretty good to me!!

“We are excited to let women in on the secret to a great bra-it’s in the back.”-Jennifer Stell, Bali senior marketing manager


Celeb Curves: Beyonce & Christina

Look at these lovely ladies!! Beyonce and Christina Hendricks! So gorgeous!

Of course I was reading my daily dose of JustJared.com and I saw this pic of Beyonce! She looks fab and she is rockin’ Alexander McQueen Cuffed Lace-Up Ankle Boots ($1,085)!! Are you loving them?


Here you have Christina gracing the current cover of Esquire…too beautiful!

Win Perricone’s Advanced Eye Area Therapy



It’s time for a beauty giveaway thanks to Dr. Perricone! One lucky reader will win the much adored Advanced Eye Area Therapy ($95 value).

Advanced Eye Area Therapy is formulated with DMAE and Alpha Lipoic Acid to help prevent and correct the early signs of aging that appear around the delicate eye area, making us look older than we really are. It minimizes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness, while diminishing dark circles and discoloration with Vitamin C Ester. Paraben-free. -Blog.PerriconeMD

You might have even heard about Perricone’a Super Acai Berry…looks like someone’s skin is going to be very happy!

Leave me a comment telling me why you’d like to win the Advanced Eye Area Therapy. Or just tell me why you love Perricone products.

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Rules:
1. U.S. and Canadian residents only.
2. Only one comment per household.
3. Must be 18 years or older.
4. Contest ends 5/10/2010

Contest Closed!!!

The winner is….


Melissa of Day2Day Living!! Congrats!!

Whew!!

What an amazing birthday weekend! I am so blessed to have such a

wonderful husband, family, and friends.

I spent the first part of the day just being a bum. My hubby bought me some red roses (awwwwww). Later that night, we made our way to a cousin’s birthday party. They even sang happy birthday to me…it was too sweet. We partied until 3a.m.! I was paying for that this morning.

I got $150 worth of gift cards…which I can’t wait to use by the way. So excited to go shopping! Of course I’ll keep you updated on what I buy. My bff sent me a little birthday package. The necklace (left) I’m wearing in the pic was part of my gift and she also bought me these beautiful silver tear drop earrings. She’s the best!!

Today, we had a BBQ and we had some friends come over. We watched the Lakers and the Dodgers win! Yay! Now, I’m sitting here yawning every 30 seconds. I’m pooped! I also wanted to say thank you to all of you who sent me birthday wishes. It means so much to me. Thanks!!

Simply Simple

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My hubby and I went out last night for a pre-bithday date night. Nothing fancy, so I just threw on a comfy and simple outfit and my hair in a bun. We went to eat at one of my fave resturaunts-Chyn King on 3rd/La Brea in L.A. So yummy! Then we went to the Little Bar…love this place. It was a chill night…one of my favorite kind of nights. Then I just sat there and counted down until midnight…second by second…until I was a year older. Blah! It’s OK…age is nothing but a number anyways. Lol. Right?

Dress: Xhilaration, Target (on clearance)
Shoes: Madden Girl, Marshalls
Cardigan: Caslon, Nordstrom
Nylons/leggings: Hue, Macy’s
Earrings: studs from F21

Wish List: Evans

Why won’t these amazing European stores, like Evans, open up boutiques in the states? Whyyyyyyy?

I am so skeptical when buying something online, because I don’t get to try it on. But, that doesn’t really matter anyways because I am on my current shopping freeze. Blah!!

Anywhoo…that won’t stop me from lusting after great fashion pieces, like the ones I’ve chosen from Evans below. Sigh…

Blogger Q&A: Jennifer


Jennifer
JasiferLionsClub
Uppsala,Sweden

1.Who is your favorite fashion designer and why?

I’m only familiar with the famous ones, and never been that into designer clothes but more designers bags! So…I like Marc Jacobs, Mulberry, Miu miu and Chloé for example, because their bags are mostly simple, clean yet trendy…AND BIG! Love big bags!

2.What is the one fashion accessory/item you can’t live without?

Black leggings!!!

3. If you were allowed to create a beauty product, what would it be and what would you name it?

Some sort of wax strip that’s cut out with the shape you want for your eyebrows, I suck at doing my eyebrows, I’m to lazy to shape them, would be wonderful to have them done with just one pull. :) (if it only were that simple)

4. If you only had 10 minutes to pack for a fashion extravaganza in your favorite city, what would you bring and where would it be?

Comfortable cute flats, leggings, cute dress’ and tops and my biker jacket and Denim Jacket. And it would be New York, still have a lot more to explore there.

5. Do you live by a fashion philosophy or quote? What is it?

As long as you feel comfortable in what you’re wearing, you’ll show confidence, and you’ll shine! and you’ll feel good, and that is all that matters…

Beauty Buzz: Nails and Lips

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I was flipping through my new issue of Elle, when I came across the “Elle Beauty Obsession” page. I fell in love with this pic! The nail polish is OPI’s Hong Kong collection “Jade is the New Black” and the lipstick is Chanel’s Rouge Allure Lipstick in “Super.” I need the nail polish!! I found it on Amazon for $2.50!! I have to ask the hubby if we can fit this in our budget!

Style Trend: Leopard Print

Grrrrrrrrrrr…its all about leopard prints! That was my sad attempt of some kind of cat growl…lol. I’ve seen tons of chicas wearing it lately and this sexy print will pretty much always be in style. It’s fun and adventurous…just don’t be afraid to wear it. If you think it’s too much, just try adding an accessory with this print to a solid black outfit. Bring out the feisty gal!