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Beauty Buzz: Holiday Gift Sets

Are you looking for a gift for the beauty addict in your life? I really don’t think you can go wrong with a beauty set. You can pretty much find a set for anything-makeup, fragrances, body and skin care, and nail polish. And you can find them everywhere, so no excuses. I found a lot of great sets below. If you’re wondering, I’ll take any of them below. Click on your favorite and cross another person off your gift list.

Vintage Curves: The Plus Side of ModCloth

Where are my vintage clothing lovers? If you’re here, then you already know about ModCloth right. They offer vintage/retro inspired clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, and stuff for your home. They even have a vintage shop, but stuff sells out fast!

I’ve known about them for a while, but was always bummed to find out that they didn’t offer plus sizes. Well, that’s certainly not the case anymore. I stumbled over there today researching a post for one of my other blogs and I was surprised at how many plus size pieces they offer. I found these items below in sizes 12-22 or XL-3X. You can check out their Fit and Form page here.

ModCloth.com

really has me drooling over a lot of these dresses! Like this Awards Show Stunner Dress in Red (right). Isn’t it gorgeous? But there’s only 2 left! So hurry!

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Cutey Charm Bracelets are Charming

Aren’t we always on the look out for affordable but chic jewelry? OK, I’m always on the lookout for affordably chic jewelry. And lately I’ve had this obsession with Trollbead charm bracelets. I blame my best friend. But, each bead adds up and it just gets expensive. I’ve found my solution with Cutey charm bracelets.

Cutey, a UK line, is looking to bring you stylish, quality and easily customizable jewelry. They sent me the Oneiroi (£12.99) charm bracelet and was instantly charmed. No pun intended. They only carry charm bracelets at the moment, but they’re hoping to carry other pieces in the future.

I’d totally recommend checking them out if you’re a fan of charm bracelets. Right now they offer free UK shipping and they do ship worldwide. And if you use code DISC10, you get 10% off until 12/30/11. Hurry and order today! 

Disclosure: I was not paid for this review, but I was gifted a bracelet. The above is my true and honest opinion.

Bottoms Up

I’m so easily distracted! I was researching for one thing and decided to write about all of these cool pants, leggings, and skirts I saw online tonight. These are definitely not your every day bottoms. And they’re a great way to mix things up.

We have ASOS Curve, Forever 21, Torrid, and City Chic pieces below. I’m kind of eyeing all of the different leggings and the shorts. Didn’t think there were would be shorts available during this time of the year, but you could always pair them with tights. Now that I think about it, that would be really cute!

Would you rock any of the bottoms below? Which one is your favorite?

ASOS Curve
ASOS Curve
FOREVER 21
FOREVER 21
TORRID
TORRID
CITY CHIC
CITY CHIC

Inspired by Bill Cunningham New York, A Documentary

Bill Cunningham New York-Zeitgeist Films (Available on DVD, Digital, and Netflix)
Bill Cunningham New York-Zeitgeist Films (Available on DVD, Digital, and Netflix)

‎”Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life. I don’t think you could do away with it. It would be like doing away with civilization.” -Bill Cunningham

If there’s one thing I’m passionate about it’s living life and doing what you love. Today, I watched a documentary based on New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham and I witnessed a passion unlike any other. And it’s not even just for fashion. His love of life and doing what you love is inspiring.

Bill Cunningham New York, follows and chronicles the life of one of the most validated and beloved fashion/street style photographers of our time. Today’s ‘wanna be” street style photographers don’t compare to Bill. I don’t think you even need to love fashion to appreciate the message of this film and his philosophy on fashion.

Have you seen Bill Cunningham New York yet? What did you think?

Vote for your Favorite Beauty Brands of 2011!

Only 30 more days until 2012! I bet you haven’t thought about that huh? Well, whether we like it or not, it’s coming! The years may come and go, but our love for beauty products is forever. I mean…how many of you are faithful to one brand? What has worked for you and what hasn’t in 2011? Thinking about all of this made me even more curious than I normally am. Inquiring minds (like mine) really want to know! Please take a minute to answer my poll!

I’ve included the top makeup and cosmetic brands, but I know there are more out there. If you don’t see your favorite listed below, please feel free to add it. What brands were your favorite in 2011? I can’t wait to see the results!

And because there are a million fragrance, hair, and skin care brands out there, please feel free to leave a comment below telling me your favorites of 2011. The next poll will ask you what your favorite Plus Size Brands of 2011 are!

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Thank you for your answers! 

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, and Isabel Toledo creating pieces. They are trendy and still affordable. Love it! Read more

It’s Sparkle Time!

I can’t believe it’s already December! Do you know what means? That means the holidays are right around the corner and there are going to be lots of parties in our futures.

And whenever I think of the holidays, I always think of dresses that sparkle. Bring on the sequins and glitter. Seriously, it’s kind of a must for me. I found a few dresses that caught my attention and I’m really looking at the SL Fashion dress from Macy’s. Very holiday chic!

Which one is your favorite? 

Fashion to Figure $45
ASOS Curve $101.81
ASOS Curve $101.81
Macy's Calvin Klein $229
Macy's Calvin Klein $229
Style369.com Lovedrobe £38.00
Style369.com Lovedrobe £38.00
Forever 21 $27.80
Forever 21 $27.80
Macy's SL Fashion $109
Macy's SL Fashion $109
Sonsi DKNY $128
Sonsi DKNY $128
Torrid $58.50
Torrid $58.50
City Chic $49
City Chic $49

AdoraOm’s New Year, New Look, and New You Makeover Contest

Lifestyle and activewear line AdoraOm has an amazing opportunity for you. The New Year, New Look, and New You Makeover contest! Who wouldn’t love a makeover? I’ve heard nothing but great things about the line and am secretly hoping I win!

One winner will receive:
*A customized hair service compliments of stylist Antoinette Holton of Jaeso Studio in Anaheim.
*Makeup application and tips, compliments of Makeup Artists Nicole Valentine of Nikki V. Beverly Hills.
*An outfit of your choice compliments of AdoraOm.
*Lunch with consultant and model Danielle Line and the AdoraOm Founders. Plus a surprise goodie bag full of items to get your New Year, New Look, New You Makeover off to a great start!

The contest is open now until December 31st, 2011.

Go here for details on how to enter. 

“Jockey Person to Person is designed for your life”

Did you know Jockey has a clothing line? Known for their underwear and basics, the Jockey Person to Person collection is fashionable and practical. I’ve tried a few of their pieces like the Burnout HoodieBootcut Jeans, and Rib Tank. I get a lot of compliments on the hoodie when I wear it. The pieces are not only comfortable, but they actually fit. The line does go up to a 3X and a lot of the pieces are versatile.

Head designer Sunil Ramchandani has designed lines for Anne Klein and Queen Latifah. The line consists of denim, tops, outerwear, activewear and more.  I love the Iconic Cape below! Have you tried Jockey Person to Person? What do you think?

Check out Jockey Person to Person Now!

Disclosure: This is not a compensated post. I was given clothing for review purposes. The above is my true and honest opinion.

$25 and Under: Handbags

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, there’s no need to give up hope on great deals. I found you a few chic handbags all $25 and under. Now, you better hurry, because with some of these prices starting at $11.99 they are probably going to sell out fast if they haven’t already.

(Just click on the handbag to be directed to the retail site.)

Shopbop Blog Love & $100 Gift Card Giveaway

Can you believe the holidays are already here! Are you ready? I’m not. Not at all. In fact, I haven’t even thought about gifts yet. Now, that this post has me thinking about it, I’m always pretty safe when it comes to picking them out. I like to lean toward things like accessories.

Thank goodness I was reading the Shopbop blog. I was instantly inspired to check out their accessories, like their selection of women’s hats. Great gift ideas. I wouldn’t mind a stunning cloche. I’m just saying…

Everyone loves accessories! Who doesn’t love Tilo Scarves or a gorgeous suede clutch from Maison Scotch? They are no-brainer gifts.

I’d love to get you started on that holiday shopping. One lucky reader will win a $100 Shopbop gift card!

Check out the widget below for details on how to enter.

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