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What I Wore: City Chic’s Passion Flower Maxi

What do you wear on a sunny day in Los Angeles? A maxi dress! Not just any dress, but the Passion Flower Maxi (on sale $30) by City Chic. The Australian fashion retailer is really impressing me with the fit and quality of their designs. My hubby picked this dress and I’m so happy he did. It’s the perfect length for my 5’6 height. I really liked the slight draping in the front and the ruched band on the bust. My favorite part of the dress is the fact that it actually fit me in the chest area without falling…

What I Wore: Hispanicize Conference

Last week I attended the Hispanicize 2011 right here in Hollywood. It was their 2nd Annual PR & Social Media conference. I had an amazing time networking and reconnecting with my friends. I was asked to sit in on a panel of Fashion and Beauty bloggers. I was pretty nervous. There were four of us up there and I couldn’t help but stress how brands and companies are passing up opportunities to work with the “plus size” community.I also made sure to tell the audience, that I don’t sit here telling you what to wear. I just give you recommendations…

Dove VisibleCare Body Wash Review & Giveaway

Are you on the quest to find that softer and beautiful looking skin for those flirty spring dresses? Yes, it’s time to start thinking about that.Don’t worry, Dove’s VisibleCare Body Wash has got you covered…literally, in the shower that is. They promise beautiful looking skin in one week! You know I had to try this out!I am currently using the “Softening” body wash and it smells great, without being too fragrant. I love how it lathers up and it even feels silky on the skin when your washing your body. That’s always important to me with a body wash.I can definitely…

Beyond the Rack Launches “Full-Figured and Fabulous!”

It’s all about “members-only” shopping web sites in 2011! If your a fashionista, then you must know about Beyond the Rack! They’re also a members-only shopping site for men and who women who crave the latest designer fashion and accessories at 70% off.I remember hearing about Beyond the Rack years ago, but unfortunately they didn’t carry anything in my size. If you’re like me, then you’ll be happy to know they are launching a plus size category on Wednesday, April 6th!It’s called “FULL-FIGURED AND FABULOUS” (sizes will range from 16-24 and 1X-3X). You’ll be able to shop for designer casual attire…

SimplyBe has your Vacation Essentials

You can always find some of the best plus size womenswear from SimplyBe. Last year I did a review on a few of their pieces and I was very impressed with not only the quality, but the fit. Let’s just say I visit their site weekly. Today I clicked on their site and I immediately wanted to bust out the sunscreen and go somewhere tropical. Their Vacation Shop is up and running and I can’t start planning my next vacation fast enough. They have the basics needed like swimsuits, tank tops, maxi dresses, shorts, and even some sexy lingerie to spice things…

My Closet: Buxom Boutique Dress

Today, I attended a luncheon at the gorgeous Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. I always feel so classy when I enter that place. That’s why I decided to wear this amazing Asymmetrical Black Dress courtesy of Julia from Buxom Boutique. I paired it with my Madden Girl pumps, black tights, gold hoop earrings, and a gold statement ring. The asymmetrical neck gives this “little black dress” an edge, but with a 1950’s sillouette. The knee length hem is breath of fresh air in today’s world of mini’s. I wear a size 16/18 in dresses and this dress is a 3X.…

Fashion for the Curvy Pin-Up Girl!

Is it too late to change my fashion style? After seeing Bettie Page Clothing on the runway in Las Vegas, I want to dress up like a pin-up girl! The style is all about embracing your curves, not hiding them. Don’t you just love that? No need worry about not being able to find these retro designs in plus sizes. I found a few below, along with two designers on Etsy who create custom pieces.Bettie Page ClothingPinUpGirlClothing.comStop Staring ClothingThe Pin Up Peep ShowBaby Girl BoutiqueDismantled FashionsRocket Betty

Wow them in White

Wearing white makes me think of spring…and we are five days away! It’s a clean and crisp color that will go with pretty much anything. The looks are endless. 1 Forever 21, 2 City Chic, 3 ASOS, 4 Evans, 5 Ashley Stewart, 6 Carmakoma, 7 Lane Bryant, 8 Aldo, 9 Nordstrom,

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 I love the quality and fit!To Enter you must do ALL of the following in one comment:Follow Nordstrom Encore on Facebook.Follow Curves and Chaos on…

Sealed with a Kiss Designs Spring/Summer 2011

Sealed with a Kiss Designs, the creator of the most figure enhancing dress I own, is sharing their spring and summer 2011 look book!!I’m not going to lie, I am soooo looking forward to the collections below. You can tell they’ve worked hard on bringing us fashion we love all under $100. Their pieces are not only flattering, but they are very versatile.Spring and summer will bring us The Basics Collection, The Aquarius Collection, The Garden Party Collection, and finally The Santorini Collection. Wait until you see their pieces.Here’s a description of the collections from Sealed with a Kiss Designs…

How to Accessorize a Maxi Dress

One of my favorite silhouettes for spring would have to be the maxi dress. It’s the ultimate dress for comfort and style. And it’s so versatile. This Lane Bryant V-neck Maxi Dress ($39.95) is a perfect example. This LBD (I’m now calling the long black dress) is like a blank canvas. From the waist to your neck and down to your feet, there are so many ways to accessorize and make this the dress you’ll wear all spring. Not only will you be able to accessorize like a pro, but you’ll do it at reasonable prices with pieces that will…

If I was a rich girl: Saks Fifth Avenue’s Salon Z

You’ve heard me describe myself time and time again as a bargainista. I do love a good bargain, but sometimes I do crave the finer designers in life.If I was a rich girl, I would definitely be wearing designers that you would only find at high-end department stores like Sakes Fifth Avenue and their Salon Z.Salon Z carries pieces in sizes 14-24 by designers such as Michael Kors, Eileen Fisher, Amanda Uprichard, David Meister, Elie Tahari, Design History, Juicy Couture, and more.I have been in love with Amanda Uprichard’s pieces since the first day I saw them. The cut of…

LOVE Giveaway #2: Ashley Stewart

Thank you to everyone who entered the LOVE giveaway #1 and a big thank you to Sonsi! Let’s see what giveaway #2 has for you!I love adding some spice to your life! And not just during February, Curves and Chaos’ official month of LOVE, but all year round!Ashley Stewart, who “dresses the women from the bedroom to the boardroom,” has been dressing curvy women since the early 1990’s! And they want to help you feel extra sexy with giveaway #2.One lucky lady will win 2 pieces of “ooh la la” lingerie courtesy of Ashley Stewart! The Lace Babydoll Set in…

Jessica London is Something Special

Spring has already started blooming over at Jessica London. Today, they launched “There’s something special happening this Spring” campaign. It’s all about the new spring fashions! They are even offering free shipping on orders of $75 or more! “Jessica London® has designed a beautiful portfolio of Spring leather with more colors and styles, as well as high definition denim with new and improved fit jeans specially made for the plus size woman. The collection also features modernized fits on all its pants (denim, career pants and suits) and a broader selection of plus size dresses.”They’ve also launched the “What’s your…

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