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10 Reasons I love Payless

I remember being a little girl and always shopping at Payless Shoe Source. I’m going to be honest, at that time the quality of the shoes weren’t that great, but they were affordable. And believe me we were always on a budget. Today, Payless is so different. You have designers like Lela Rose, Christian Siriano, [...]

City Chic Lingerie Lookbook

OK ladies…I don’t want to hear any more excuses. There’s no need to complain about not having lingerie that fits. Plus size lingerie is popping up everywhere. And this includes one of my favorite retailers, City Chic. You may have seen the beautiful Tocarra wearing their pieces in the October issue of Plus Model Magazine. The [...]

Win a Cacique Passion Lace ‘Pink Candy’ Bra

I love that the color pink represents the fight against breast cancer. When I look at it, I see it as a brave, courageous, and strong color. That’s why all this month, I’m going to be giving away something pink each week. This week Lane Bryant wants to give away two of their new Cacique Passion [...]

Meet Your ‘Fashion Genius’

How many of you are scared of online shopping? Not sure if the styles will suit you? Or is putting together an outfit online a pain in the butt? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then you’re going to love this new online tool. Brought to you by Charming Shoppes, the [...]

Win! Playtex 18 Hour Bra Review & Giveaway

I’ve said it many times before on this blog, but I’m always looking for a comfortable wireless bra. I get so irritated when a wire starts poking me! And because I am larger in the chest, finding a wireless bra that will actually support me and offer full coverage can be difficult. That’s why I [...]

ABOUT MONIQUE

  Curves and Chaos™ is your source of inspiration in the fashion and cruelty-free beauty (as of January 1, 2015) areas of your life. I discuss all things that I love, are important to me, and what I think you should know about. Thank you for joining me on my journey. View my Fohr Card profile [...]

Softcup Retreat @ Bliss Spa

Last week, my girlie Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista invited me to a pre-Espy’s Softcup retreat at Bliss Spa located in the W Hotel in Hollywood. There were lots of celebs and athletes hanging around getting their choice of spa treatments. Just to name a few actress Gabrielle Union, sisters Vanessa and Angela Simmons, [...]

A JET and Sophia Outfit Kind of Day

Most of you know that I love the laid back L.A. style and this outfit is a perfect example of that. Torrid sent me the JET John Eshaya White Leopard Print Tank ($34.50) and the Sophia Jegging Regular length ($58.50). This was the perfect outfit for a day of shopping, eating barbecue, and more shopping. [...]

Simply Yours and the Camisole

If there’s one thing I’ve noticed in the plus size online-shopping world,  it’s that there are quite a few options in the U.K. I used to live in Europe and at that time, I didn’t do any online shopping for clothes. Today, you can find almost anything online, including lingerie.  Sexy! Sexy! Simply Yours is [...]

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 [...]

The Curvy Revolution: Day 2

Day 2 of The Curvy Revolution was all about meeting the vendors at the Expo. I know there are so many amazing products and brands out there for the curvy woman. I even had the opportunity to get a free bra fitting by Lane Bryant. I found out I’ve been wearing the wrong bra size! What? [...]

Teer Wayde Stuns in Simply Be

  Stunning Australian model Teer Wayde models some of her favorite pieces from the Simply Be lingerie line. She’s wearing the Naturally Close Control body and the Naturally Close Pack of two plunge bras in Navy and Coral. I might have to check these pieces out. And why haven’t I heard of her before? Hopefully [...]