Handbag Delight: Big Buddha

JCARTER $100Handbags and I…we go way back. The love affair started at an early age and continues to this day. Don’t even get me started about my days working at Nordstrom and my employee discount!So, I know a beautiful bag when I see one. And when I was flipping through the new issue of Redbook, I saw a bag that caught my eye (#5 below).When I found out it was a Big Buddha design, I…

Kiss the Curves “Hollywood Kiss” Event

Please Note: This event has been postponed via KTC Facebook page on 3/16/11.We are in the midst of L.A. Fashion Week here in Los Angeles. And there’s nothing I love more than someone throwing some curves into the mix.Kiss the Curves (KTC), a plus size fashion gala, will present “Hollywood Kiss,” March 18-19 at the beautiful Boulevard3 in Hollywood, California.Designers include LEVI’S, Sean John, Torrid and more. I can’t wait to see what they send…

Meet Olga Gonzalez-Ramos

Model, editor, writer, mother, wife, actress, salsa dancer, motivational speaker, and gardening guru; meet your modern day super woman, Olga Gonzalez-Ramos.Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, this only child was an avid book reader. She even started a “Dear Diary” journal at the age of eight. This started her love affair with writing.Today she is an editor of Daily Venus Diva, the Plus Size Lifestyle Magazine, Olga writes on a variety of topics, including the…

Can curvy girls wear crop tops?

Of all the current fashion trends, this is one I do not look forward to. I don’t care if it’s on straight or a plus size girl, I’m not a fan. The dreaded crop top is making a come back. I don’t know why, but I guess belly baring is not just for teens anymore.This Abby Cropped V-Neck from Alloy is currently sold out. What does that tell us?I’ve have seen some fashionistas wearing crop tops…

Sassy City Chicks ‘Los Angeles Fashion Bash’

L.A. fashionistas and shoppers, It’s that time again. Yes, the Sassy City Chicks Los Angeles Fashion Bash is back. They’re even offering something special for my readers-win your free tickets below!!On Thursday, March 24th from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. at The Petersen Automotive Museum, you’ll get the chance to shop spring fashions at prices up to 80% off retail prices!!You’ll find deep discounts from labels like Kova & T, Genetic Denim, Ella Moss, BB Dakota, LNA,…

Beauty Buzz: Crackle Glaze

China Glaze, one of my favorite nail lacquers, has this amazing new collection called Crackle Glaze. And if you haven’t heard, all the beauty bloggers are loving this nail trend! When applied over your favorite China Glaze nail lacquer, any of these six colors (Lightning Bolt, Crackled Concrete, Black Mesh, Crushed Candy, Broken Hearted, and Faultline) will give your nails a crackled effect. Watch the video below for all the details!Have you tried this nail trend…

The Shopping Diaries: Why so many shoes?

You’re in the shoe department and you see a pair that screams your name. What do you do? Do you run and hide? Or do you gravitate toward them like you’re being pulled in by their imaginary forces? Does your brain start calculating if you can afford them?This is what I deal with every time I see a pair of shoes I want. About 90% of the time I’ll end up buying them. But, the…

Do You Dare? Part II

“Do you Dare?” is back shoe junkies!I love shoes…you all know that. But, sometimes we come across some questionable styles and patterns. Are they trend setting or a big mistake on the designers part?Some might say they are a work of art, while others will call them tragic!The Levon Platform $198 (left) comes from Free People and could be classified as creative and daring??We know designers are quirky, but are their designs worthy enough to put on…

Have you heard? Style Fashion Week LA

It’s no secret that Los Angeles is one of the trendiest places on the planet. You can’t walk down the street without fashion on the brain! That’s why I’m looking forward to Style Fashion Week LA!From March 15th-18th, this “new kid on the fashion block” will bring us four days of fashion. It will be hosted at the amazingly beautiful Vibiana Cathedral in Downtown Los Angeles. That’s 35,000 square feet of luxurious space. If you’ve…

Ready for Spring? Win a $100 Nordstrom Gift Card!

I don’t know about you, but I am officially counting down the days to spring. Yes, I love winter, but the idea of sandals and floral prints dresses are calling. Nordstrom wants to make sure you get your spring started off right with a $100 gift card! That means you can run into any Nordstrom Encore department and grab something from the new Sejour line!Sejour is an amazing line I had the honor of reviewing and…

Kurvee for the L.A. Fashionista

Calling all curvy L.A. fashionistas! On April 10, 2011, Kurvee-The Premiere Shopping and Beauty Experience for Kurvee Fashionistas will bring you shopping, beauty treatments and more! Tickets are only $8.00 and proceeds will benefit Pushing Pedals, an organization committed to working with at risk women and teens to help build self esteem and empowerment through makeup. So, what are you waiting for? Buy your tickets today!