The Art of Jewelry I

When do you consider jewelry to be a piece of art? Does it have to stand out? Make a statement? Catch every passerby’s attention? When I wear a piece of jewelry I would like it to do all of the above. Sometimes, I’m not so brave. But, I’m about to change that. I will now be on the lookout for those special pieces. Here are a few that have made the cut. Most are designer…

Beauty Review & Giveaway: Johnson’s Baby Oil Body Wash

Would you like to smell as fresh as a baby’s bottom? I do! That’s why I jumped at the chance to review Johnson’s Baby Oil Body Wash. Who wouldn’t want to try a trusted product like this? And you don’t have to be a baby to use it.Product Info: Johnson’s Baby Oil Body Wash-retails at $3.99 for 13.5 ozProduct Claim: Cleans and helps hydrate dry skin leaving it feeling baby soft. Formulated with Johnson’s Baby…

A Weekend of Friends & Fashion

Whew! It’s Monday and I’m exhausted! Seriously! These girls (Reah, Denise, Marie, and Dawn) wore me out! LOL…well regardless I had an amazing weekend.It all started with my friend Dawn coming over. We spent ALL day Saturday shopping. But, I didn’t really buy anything because the selection for curvy girls…well…there really wasn’t a selection.I hate to complain, but this was just plain sad. Me…in a mall…and I only bought one thing? You might have read…

New & Improved La Grande Dame Web Site!

La Grande Dame is officially launching their newly designed web site tomorrow, Tuesday November 16th!“The new site isn’t just beautiful, it is easy to use. Plus, we have designed it to make shopping for plus size clothing easier. Shoppers can learn about the various body types and then shop for styles that will fit them!.” Said La Grande Dame Co-founder Michelle Wood.To celebrate the redesign, from November 16th-23rd, La Grande Dame is giving everyone 20%…

Curves and Chaos 2010 Survey Results: Part 2

What do you take into consideration FIRST when purchasing clothing?Price43%Fit32%Style23%Designer Label0%Other 2%When viewing plus-size retailer’s/designers advertisements, what makes you want to shop with them?The models they use.6%The way the clothes fit on the models.29%Their use of “real” women in ads.23%The sale or promotion in the ad.15%Ads don’t affect me.26%Name the #1 reason you continue to shop at your favorite retailer?The staff.1%The availability of stock and sizes.39%Their prices.34%The quality of the merchandise.21%Other4How important is it that…

OOTD: Plaid, Cheap, and Easy?

Oh Target…this is another reason I love you!I picked up this Converse One Star plaid dress for only $7 on clearance! I will admit it’s around two sizes too big, but nothing a little alteration won’t take care of. Besides if you just tie the strings in the back really tight, you can’t even tell.This is the first plaid item I’ve bought for myself this season, I didn’t think I’d like it, but I love…

Did someone say SALE?

First I would just like to say Happy Veteran’s Day to all of my military brothers and sisters. A heartfelt thank you to you all! Now, on to the SALES! I found some of these sales in my inbox and you know I love to share! If you have or know of a sale going on please share in the comments below! Don’t keep the awesomeness to yourself! Forever 21Eliza ParkerASOSLane BryantTorridAshley StewartNot a sale…

Curves and Chaos 2010 Survey Results: Part 1

In August I created the First Annual “Curves and Chaos 2010 Survey.” There were 201 responses to this survey. My goal was to get a sense of what other curvy women thought about shopping, brands, and other things that pertain to us in regards to fashion. I will post this in a three part series. Part 1Age18-2440%25-3033%31-3919%40-505%50-above3%Where do you currently live? United States76%United Kingdom9%Asia0%South America0%Africa0%Australia1%Canada5%Europe5%Other2%What clothing size do you currently wear?US 12 / UK 14…

Torrid’s 50% off Clearance Picks!

If you’re a Torrid fan, then you def have to head over there and check out their 50% off Clearance sale online and in-store! The sizes are going fast so hurry! These are my top picks: Grey Sequin Knit DressDouble Buckle Black BeltGrey Short-Sleeve Side Zip Ruffle TopOlive Parka JacketQuincy Stud Toe HeelZ.Cavaricci Couture Black Forgotten Skinny JeanDisclosure: This is not a paid or advertising post. This is my honest and true opinion.

Sequins Sparkle!

Like I need another reason to sparkle…hee hee…sequins always seem to stand out during the fall and winter seasons. I love wearing them during the holidays and as you saw in the Evans video below Toccara loves them too! Don’t worry if you think they’re too dressy, most of the pieces below are paired with jeans. It’s a great way to add a little “ooh la la” to an outfit. I love the cardigan below.…

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5 Questions: Amanda Tice

Here’s a new feature simply titled “5 Questions:” Meet Amanda Tice! I had the honor of meeting the beautiful and extremely nice Amanda in Miami. She was one of the models showcased in a Bali exhibit for their new shapewear. I went over and spoke with the curvy women…of course, and found them to be so down to earth! I knew I had to introduce you to her!

What I wore: “Discovering Màs”

On Saturday, I threw my first event for the Los Angeles Latina Bloggers. “Discovering Mas” was my attempt to bring together Latina bloggers to network and learn. It turned out to be an amazing day, with so many beautiful Latina women in one place! Thank you to everyone who came! This is the outfit I wore (left). Alfani top w/belt, Old Navy Jeans, and Sam Edelman flats. The day before the event I was running…