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OPI’s Charged Up Cherry

I picked up this yummy color in a gift bag at an event. OPI’s Charged Up Cherry is definitely an eye-catcher. The color is a mix of neon pink with a hint of coral. Love this color! It’s fun and it’s perfect for summer. Plus it’s OPI, so you know it’s a long lasting nail lacquer. Would you wear Charged Up Cherry?

Disclosure: This item was gifted. The above is my true and honest opinion. 

Introducing Sorella Swim

Summer isn’t over yet, my loves. If it was…would I be writing about Sorella Swim, this new incredibly chic luxury swimwear line? Hmmm???
“Our goal with Sorella Swim is to have our customer feeling sexy and chic while wearing her Sorella swimwear. With this in mind; we pride ourselves on the high level of quality with a specific focus on fit. This key attention to detail combined with superb craftsmanship and design set Sorella Swim apart from all other full figure swim brands. Sorella Swim is a luxury swimwear brand for the real woman. It is finally a brand she can call her own! “-Jessica Petersen, owner and designer of Sorella Swim
The swimwear will be available in sizes 10-24. And it will debut for the first time this summer to retailers in July during the famous Miami Swim Fashion Week.

It’s Hot and I’m Floral

I guess this HOT weekend was one with a lot of firsts. For example, I haven’t worn a floral romper since I was kid. I was really surprised when Torrid sent me their Floral Ruffle Tube Romper ($48.50). I don’t even think I would of purchased this for myself.

Doesn’t it kind of look like a dress? I was happy there were no malfunctions while wearing it. And you have no idea how happy I was knowing that there were pockets. It was roomy and pretty comfy, but after wearing it all day the elastic in the tube top kind of starting irritating me. There is also an elastic waist, which gives it shape. I threw on this skinny braided belt, my You by crocs wedges, gold hoop earrings and bangle bracelets, and my Forever 21 sunglasses. It was sooooo hot on this day and this jumper kept me nice and cool!


Disclosure: The clothing and shoes were gifted in this post. This is no way affected my post. The above is true and my honest opinion. 

Tom Ford and his Fat Phobia

I didn’t know if I should even write about this. I’m unsure about even mentioning his name, because I don’t want to give him any more publicity. But, I just wanted to give you ladies another and perfect example of size discrimination in the fashion industry (like you needed more). Read more

Another 90’s Fashion Trend?

We all know that denim comes in a lot of different washes. When I was a teen (showing my age LOL) acid wash was really popular.

A few weeks ago, I went into a Forever 21 and saw a few pairs of acid wash jeans. You probably saw them. They were turquoise and pink. I can’t remember the other colors. Ever since that moment, I couldn’t stop thinking about them. But, I knew I couldn’t really pull off those colors.

Then I walked into Forever 21 on Saturday and saw these Mineral Wash Skinny Jeans ($24.80) below. I knew I had to have a pair. I didn’t know what color I wanted, but I was only going to allow myself one pair. I have been on one major shopping spree lately. After trying them on, I chose the charcoal color.

I’m 5’6 and these are a little long on me. Also, I will say the waist is pretty generous. They are stretchy and I almost went a size smaller, but they were too tight for my liking. You should definitely try them on. I haven’t worn them yet, but when I do, you will definitely see them here.  What do you think?

Will you wear the acid wash trend? 

Sunset OOTD with Torrid

Don’t mind the glare in my eyes, I was running out the door to an event. I did make sure to snap a photo of some pieces Torrid had sent me. Yes, I did get the package that day. Thank goodness, because I didn’t know what I was going to wear. And since this was a casual L.A. happy hour, I thought this would be perfect.

I’m wearing Torrid’s Feather Print Tube Top and Source of Wisdom Black Luxe Skinny Jean. The top is really light and has a little cinching under the bust, which I liked because it gave me some shape. I think the best thing was the fact that it didn’t fall down every second like some tube tops do. Now, the skinny jean is really soft and you know I love a stretchy jean. They aren’t heavy and thick like normal denim, which I appreciated, because it was pretty warm.

I kept the accessories simple with Bongo earrings from Kmart, bracelets bought at a yard sale, and a ring I got in Downtown L.A. for $1! My shoes are by Jefferey Campbell (Nordstrom Rack), I love the back of the heel. For some reason it makes me feel fierce!

Disclosure: I was gifted the clothing from Torrid and earrings from Kmart. This by no way affects my review. The above is my true and honest opinion. 

Introducing KRA by Skinny Minority, the Lookbook

First of all…I love the name “Skinny Minority!” And if you were wondering, it’s a full service personal styling and image-consulting company based in Philidelphia founded by Karima Renee.

Karima founded Skinny Minority with one thing in mind-find “real recognition within the fashion industry for curvy women.”

 KRA is their first clothing collective. The A/W 2011 line is comprised of 12 pieces-9 dresses and 3 jackets. The ready-to-wear line will be available in sizes 8-18/20.

“KRA focuses on cut, design, fabric & quality. For us there is nothing else. The designs take shape from both the 1940’s and 50’s era. Our pieces are for women and young adults who enjoy being a woman.”

Loving the party dress look! But, can they make more pieces please! I need the black lace dress!

What do you think about KRA? 

All images courtesy of Skinny Minority

Be Eco Chic with the Found Objects Giveaway

Found Objects is a creative and unique brand created by Angelica Callanta, a Chicago based designer, stylist and entrepreneur. She not only designs jewelery, but she also creates handbags, including custom designs and reconstructed vintage pieces.

“My aim is to find ordinary objects and morph them into extraordinary yet classic pieces of wearable art. My hope is that my designs convey a seamless combination of sophistication, elegance and fearless street style. When a woman wears ‘Found Objects’ I want her to exude confidence, grace and femininity paired with playful originality.”-Angelica Callanta

I featured some of her recycled leather jewelry from the Aurora line. I found her on Etsy and instantly loved her earth-friendly, hand crafted pieces. Especially the Slash Cuff.

Guess what? One lucky winner will get to choose any piece from the Aurora line! It’s even open internationally!!

Here’s what you have to do to enter (state all 3 items in ONE entry):

  • Leave a comment below telling me what piece, from the Aurora line, you’d choose if you won (make sure you leave a valid email address or your entry will NOT count).
  • You must “Like” Found Objects on Facebook.
  • You must be following Curves and Chaos via Google Connect (on sidebar).

Additional Entries:

Rules: You must leave a valid email with each entry, or it will NOT count. Only one entry per person, unless using the additional entries (3 maximum total), must be 18 years or older to enter, and winner will be chosen using Random.org on 7/14/11. Giveaway is open to international readers. 
Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Found Objects. The above is my true and honest opinion.

John Eshaya for Torrid Now Available!

John Eshaya, the celeb stylist, has finally arrived at Torrid
Take a peek and tell me if you like this collection, that was exclusively designed for this trendy plus size brand. I was kind of hoping there’d be more pieces available. 
 I think you might see one of these pieces on me soon. xoxo

In a Cobalt Blue kind of Mood

Ever since I wore that blue dress to the Full Figured Fashion Week runway finale, I can’t get the color out of my head.

Now, it’s not just any kind of blue, it’s more like cobalt blue. It can easily transition into the fall season and looks good on pretty much anyone. Don’t we love that?

You know I’ve said it before, but adding an accessory in a bright color like this really stands out. And it’s easier to experiment with these bold colors, when it’s just a shoe or piece of jewelry.

Just look at this Enigma Slide Sandal from Endless.com and BCBGMaxAzria Abstract Stone Bracelet from Lord & Taylor. I can see these accessories getting a lot of use out of them.

Once again…you know I can’t leave my UK ladies out! I found this Ravel Generous Wedge Sandal and Elasticated Cuff Bracelet (on sale!) over on the plus size ladies fashion web site Marisota.

I can just see me know wearing them with a white summer dress.

Now, that I’m looking at these colors, I can’t help but be reminded of the beach or a cold glass of water. LOL! I’m such a day dreamer!!

Are a fan of cobalt blue? 
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. The above is my true and honest opinion.

Sexiness in the Mail with Panty By Post

There’s nothing like getting beautiful and sexy French lingerie in the mail. OK…I’ve never really gotten French lingerie in the mail until recently. Panty By Post sent me this amazing pair of lace lavender (super soft) undies from their Signature Line.

Sign up for one of their monthly subscriptions (from the Signature Line or Bridal Line) and you can get a panty or two each month in the mail. The guys can even get in on this too with an Eco-pouch boxer. You also have a choice of thong, hipster, bikini, or a mix of styles. They go up to a size xxxxl and they mail internationally.

Buy a subscription for yourself or as a gift. Imagine getting a “A pretty panty. Mailed Monthly.” I think I can get used to this. “The secret to French women’s confidence? It’s all about what’s underneath.”

Want to learn more? Watch this…

Disclosure: I was gifted this item. The above is my true and honest opinion.