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Spring Trends: Coral

What’s the difference between coral and orange you say? Coral has a touch of pink or red hue. Let’s not worry about that…let’s just enjoy this vibrant color in our spring wardrobes. There’s nothing like a splash of color to wake up the fashion senses.

I’ve had my eye on #3 for about two weeks now. I think I’m going to go and grab it before it’s gone. And don’t get me started on #5!! Love love love coral.

My golden rule: Don’t let bright colors frighten you! Even if it’s a pair of shoes or a rockin’ handbag, wear it proud!

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Designer Details: Fendi

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Fendi never disappoints when it comes to their accessories. Their Fall 2010 handbags are no exception. The Milan runway showcased the gorgeous Fendi design with classic silhouettes and pops of color. I’m banking on mustard as the “it” color for fall. What do you think?

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Vogue goes Curvy!

I have just found my new indulgence…are you ready for this? Vogue Curvy!!! Featuring all “curvy” models, this web site was launched by Vogue Italia and couldn’t be more fantabulous! Of course you will see faces like Crystal Renn and Lizzie Miller…gorgeous. You know what? Just take a look at it. My description won’t do it justice. Enjoy!

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Ruffled Up!

Old Navy at ShopStyle

Ruffles aren’t just for little girls. I swear they’re not. I’m a big fan of this trim, I just won’t go crazy with them. You can if you love ruffles, it’s up to you. Remember you are your own fashionista! You can even grab a ruffled handbag, if you don’t want them on your clothes. What do you think about ruffles?

L.A. Rain

If there is one thing you should know about me, it’s that I love the rain. Yes, a “California Girl” loves the gray and cold weather. That’s why I was super happy to hear rain in today’s forecast. It gives me a reason to dress cozy and comfy. Good thing I was comfy, I had a doctor appointment and a few errands to run. Leggings, a roomy top, and my Uggs have become my new jeans and t-shirt alternative. Oh…btw… I love my Uggs!! I am not going to lie, I used to think they were ugly. I know! That was until I planted these bad boys on my feet. Now, I’m in Ugg heaven.

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P.S. Today I found out I really love Lay’s Limon chips and I don’t like rude people. So, if you’re rude…stop it!! No one likes a rude lady. Be nice. :)

My 1st Video

Here I am in all of my nervous and bummy glory!! Sorry, it’s such a lazy job. But, I promise the next one will be better.

Designer Details: Roksanda Ilincic

Raise your hand if you love big hair? I do! I do!
You’ll have to excuse the enthusiasm, but I love big fun hair. I always think of the time my bff teased her hair out in Las Vegas. She looked like an extra in a 80′s rock music video. It was awesome. Now, imagine how much I loved the Roksanda Ilincic Fall 2010 line that graced the London runways. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves. Oh…btw…be prepared for big hair to be a hot spring trend!

Lingerie Survey

A popular high-end woman’s lingerie company contacted me today and is considering creating a plus size line and they would like your feedback!

I would really appreciate you taking the time to fill out this survey that I created. Thanks ladies!!


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Spring Trends: Geometric, Tribal, and Ikat Prints

Repeat after me…”Prints are my friend.” Don’t be afraid of this daring spring trend. Geometric, tribal, and ikat are definitely the eye-attracting prints to wear this spring. If you’re not into the much loved floral print, then this may be for you.

Any of the tops can be worn with a simple solid color legging or even a skinny jean. I have my eye on #2 and #11. I love the idea of a chic long layered necklace as an accessory. Or even a solid color skinny belt can add definition.

My golden rule: Try not to wear more than one style of print, no combining here! The print is already your bold statement piece.

An Evening Affair

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What a fun night! My hubby and I were invited to a 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration. It was a true honor to be there and witness their love. There was a live band and everything. Yes, I do dance.

I was worried the dress might have been too short or showed too much cleavage. But, I think it was OK. Right? lol

This whole outfit costs….$65! Not bad, considering I can wear these pieces over and over. The only thing about the dress was the belt. It kept coming undone, so I had to fix it with an emergency bobby pin. The shoes weren’t the most comfortable, but they worked. I even got a few compliments.

**Sorry about the weird expression on my face…hahahaha…it was the best pic of the bunch.

Real on the Runway

Bravo Mark Fast!! Real women on the runway, again.
Look at these lovely ladies at London Fashion Week.
Wearing Mark Fast’s fall 2010 line proud.
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True Beauty: Emme

In 1994, People Magazine named model Emme, one of their ‘Most Beautiful People.”
Looking forward, she says, “to the day when we don’t put people down because of their size,” Emme sometimes lectures at high schools near her Leonia, N.J., home. Her message: “Don’t kill yourself trying to change your body. Change the way you think about your body.”-People Magazine

In the News: The Negatives of Plus-Size

**I found this article about 30 minutes ago. Please, Please, Please leave a comment and tell Mrs. Richardson what you think about her article. I sure did. Click on the title for the link.

The negatives of plus-size
The Daily Iowan

BYGRETA HAGEN-RICHARDSON| FEBRUARY 19, 2010 7:30 AM

We are in the midst of the hottest time in fashion. February begins the Fashion Week parade that jumps from New York to London to Paris, complete with the walking pieces of art that will hit (mostly elite) stores in the spring. Implicit in your thoughts on couture designers and bright runways are the models. While the exact shape of the model changes to express the zeitgeist of the decade, the actual size has basically stayed the same. This year, however, more than one designer has chosen to include the generally dreaded (in the fashion world at least) plus-size model. Rumors abound from London and New York about the opposition to this new inclusion.

So what is all the hubbub about? Despite my very secure self-identification as a feminist, I find myself a bit out of sorts where this topic is involved. While I oppose the idea of size-0 models as the only representation of the female form on the runway, I don’t think I am a fan of the size-12 models either.

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