They’re called shoulder dusters, dangle earrings, drop earrings, strand earrings, and even chain earrings. I’m going to go ahead and stick with “dangle” because that’s pretty much what they do. And that’s what I’d like them to do. You know…just dangle there and look pretty. But, sometimes I’m worried they’re going to get caught in my hair. That would not be fun. They do look cool though.
I may be biased because I’m part of the Plus Model Magazine team, but I’m in awe of the January 2012 issue. It’s filled with literally everything. Loving the beauty and fashion features. I was really excited to put together my shopping piece covering three common new year resolutions. I’m especially moved by the What’s Wrong With Our Bodies Anyways? feature. It’s a powerful photo spread. Don’t take my word for it, check out the January issue of Plus Model Magazine now.
I’d love your feedback about this month’s issue.
Happy New Year my loves!
How has 2012 been treating you so far? I hope great! And I hope you had a safe and happy New Year’s Eve. The hubby and I rang in the new year with our family. We went over to my mother-in-law’s house and ate, watched the ball drop in New York City, and ate our 12 grapes (for good luck). My friend even came over to hang out, which was awesome!
I knew it was going to be a comfy night, so I decided to wear this sweater dress my mom bought me a couple of Christmases ago, leggings, Lane Bryant jewelry and my new favorite Steve Madden platforms. I swear you’re going to see these shoes a lot!
I know 2012 is going to be “the” year! Here’s to you and yours on the first day of the year! And to start it off right, I have a spontaneous giveaway for you. I just thought of this while I was writing this post. I’m going to make this really easy too!
Leave a comment below and tell me what you wore on New Year’s Eve and what you hope to accomplish in 2012. Must answer both questions! The winner will get a $25 Lane Bryant gift card!
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If I’m going to do any kind of 2011 recap, I’m definitely going to add my favorite plus models of the year. These models are taking the fashion world by storm. You’ve seen these ladies everywhere and there’s no stopping them! I personally know a few of them and I can tell you they are amazingly sweet and down to earth. Each of them are unique in their own way and have curves that kill! If you want to know about more about these beauties click on their photos, most of them are linked to their web sites and Facebook pages. Read more
It’s New Year’s Eve-Eve! Woohoo! I don’t know what I’m “woohoo-ing” about, I’m still not sure where this chick will be when the clock strikes midnight. But, if I was going out, I’d definitely wear something along the lines of the three looks below. Simply chic with a pops of color is how I explain these outfits. And if you’re one of those last minute, running around the mall, and looking for something to throw together shoppers-then these should be easy to find pieces.
My friend Ivory totally inspired the black and gold look. She has a vintage dress that’s similar to the one I chose. And you know I had to throw sequins in there! Guess, which one is my favorite? Hmmmm?
Which one are you loving?
The lady in red, black & gold, or silver?
Are you as stunned as I am that it’s almost 2012? Time flies when you’re blogging. Is that not the saying? Well, it is now! So, I started reflecting on this past year. Thinking about all the amazing people I’ve met, places I was blessed to visit, and the opportunities that came my way. Blogging really has become a creative outlet for me and to be able to blog about what I love is beyond words.
2012 will bring some changes around here, not major ones. I promise. Just little ones here and there. You’ll definitely see more outfit posts and I hope to be more creative in that department. I’m always talking about “stepping out of my comfort zone,” but never doing it. There is so much I love in fashion, it’s time to walk the walk my loves.
You’ll also celebrate Curves and Chaos hitting the “terrible two’s.” Yes! My blog is going on two years now, I can’t believe it! I am lining up some giveaways for you, my amazing readers. You, who’ve put up with design changes and sometimes questionable content. I know. What was I thinking? I’m still wondering if I should do one massive giveaway or a giveaway each week? What do you think?
I know one thing that will not change in the new year, it’s my stand on size and self-acceptance. Once you accept yourself for you are and how you were created, there’s no stopping you. It’s something I truly believe in.
OK…it’s time to get back to work. I’ll write a couple of more blog posts for you before 2011 is officially out the door. Now, start working on putting those New Year’s Eve outfits together!
There’s nothing I love more than Rebecca Minkoff Handbags
! I adorrrrre! This California native started with apparel in 2001 and designed her first handbag in 2005. It’s been “Handbag Delight” ever since. Today, her collection consists of apparel, handbags, and accessories. I really need to get my butt to one of her sample sales here in L.A. My friend Ivory keeps on telling me to go. OK Ivory, I promise to go to the next one with you! Geez, you and your shopping pressure! LOL Anywho…back to the bags. Like I was saying…I love them and I’d gladly take one of each style in any color. Hopefully the handbag fairies are listening. Just putting it out there. OH! And they’re having their End of the Year Online Sale now! Hurry it ends tonight!
Are you a Rebecca Minkoff fan?
It doesn’t have to sparkle, but it does have to stand out. When it comes to my New Year’s Eve jewelry, I always lean towards statement pieces. There’s just something about jewelry that does the talking for you. It’s an easy way to dress up a simply chic dress or a way to add a lot of drama to any cocktail dress. Don’t be afraid! Be bold and daring!
Do you have your jewelry for NYE picked out yet?
OK…you’re probably sick of me and sequins by now! LOL!! But, to be honest, I’m not. I could probably wear them every day. It’s a sequin addiction!!
Maybe it’s just the holidays and maybe it will pass after the new year. We’ll have to wait and see. Until then, this is the outfit I wore on Christmas Eve.
Pennington’s sent me their Allover Sequin Tee and I love it. The only issue I have with it , would have to be my hair getting caught in the sequins on the backside of the tee. But, that’s the only thing. lt’s very comfortable and has the perfect length sleeves. The sequins don’t poke or bother at all. I wore it with my Torrid jeans.
I do have to tell you about a new pair of shoes I bought. The Steve Madden PUMMP is my new “go to” black platform. I LOVE this shoe! Seriously, it’s probably the highest heel I own at 4.75 inches, but they’re pretty comfortable. I think it’s the chunky heel that adds the comfort. I’ve been eyeing them for a while and I’m sooooo happy I grabbed them. I found them at Nordstrom Rack for half of what Steve Madden is selling them for! I know I’ll be wearing them a lot…like a lot!
What did you wear on Christmas Eve?
Disclosure: The Pennington’s top was gifted. The above is my true and honest opinion.
Hi my loves! I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas. I really had an amazing weekend. And now that Christmas has come and gone, it’s time to start thinking about New Year’s Eve. Do you know what you’re wearing? As for me? I don’t even know what I’m doing yet. LOL. You know I’m a last minute kind of girl. Well, if you’re planning to attend a formal event here are a few gowns I found for you. I love the Adrianna Papell one, it’s stunning!
Which gown would you pick?
This is going to be a short and sweet “Beauty Buzz.” There’s no sugar coating when I’ve found a product I love. I was gifted a small sample can of Suave’s Dry Shampoo at the Two Point Oh L.A. Snowball.
I’ve heard all the stories about dry shampoo and even wrote a small post about a certain brand’s new line. But, this is the first time I’ve actually used it. I was supposed to meet up with two of my girls for dinner, but the boiler in my apartment building broke and we didn’t have hot water. There was no shower in my future. My hair tends to get oily and I thought this would be the best time to use it.
Suave’s Dry Shampoo has mineral clay in it that soaked up the oil in my hair. It smells great and it added lift to my hair. Problem solved! And the best thing about it? It’s only $2.74 at Target! You and your hair can thank me later.
It’s official my loves! Today is the first day of winter. Well…it’s almost 70 degrees here in L.A., so I’m not really experiencing a chilly winter day. I swear I’m not bragging! I love the cold weather and I wish I could trade you, that way I can wear these warm and comfy knits. These also come in handy if you’re traveling this holiday season. OK…I’m ready to house swap with someone who has snow outside their door right now!