I’m back from Chicago and brrrrrr…it was chilly there and this L.A. girl loved it. After seeing everyone bundled up, I started to think about how you can stay warm, but look chic at the same too. How about a beret? I really like this Pins and Needles Basketweave bow beret from Urban Outfitters ($14.99).
There’s no need to be afraid of berets like this, you don’t have to be in in Paris to wear one. You can find them in almost every accessory store during the fall and winter. And they vary in price and design.
From embellishment’s like stones or sequins to nuetral or bright colors, there’s pretty much something for everyone. I always worry they won’t stay on my head, but that’s what bobby pins are for. LOL.
Are you a beret or beanie fan?
Update 11/10/11: Use code CURVY10 for 10% off your purchase at Pennington’s! Only valid for 30 days!
Ever since I wrote the “Winter & Holiday Collections” post, I can’t seem to get the holiday’s out of my head. I’m already thinking about what I’m going to wear to all of my holiday parties. Are you the same way?
Well, maybe Penningtons can help you get holiday-ready? They are one of Canada’s favorite plus retailers, and is “dedicated to enhancing the image of the plus size woman.” Ohhhhh I like that…and you can always find an outfit to fit your budget. They carry sizes 14-32, have a wide selection of items, and they ship to the U.S.
Just take a look at some of the pieces from their holiday collection below.
And just to get you started on that holiday outfit, Penningtons wants to give one of my readers a $50 CDN gift card! Find out how you can enter below!
My good friend, Marie Denee a.k.a The Curvy Fashionista, has finally launched her first
eBook,Keeping It Curvy.Confident.Chic.
I’m so proud of her and all that’s she’s accomplished! I had a chance to read it and it’s really good. It’s literally filled to the brim with plus size fashion style tips and advice for all fashionistas. It’s especially helpful to those who are clueless when it comes to the plus size fashion world. I personally know Marie and I’m impressed with the amount of knowledge this lady has!
When you buy your copy of Keeping It Curvy.Confident.Chic., you’ll have access to so much! Like exclusive plus size designer and retailer coupons (we all love deals!), you’ll learn what key items every wardrobe should have, how to find that perfect pair of jeans, there’s even a checklist for things to know before you head out shopping, an informative Plus Size Resource chapter, and a lot more! Curves and Chaos is even mentioned in it! I’m beyond flattered!
When you buy her book and read it, I’d love to know what you think!! Come back and comment below.
Have you met AdoraOm yet? If you’re a fitness kind of girl, then maybe you should take a second to get to know them.
Launching last week, this new active wear line was made for us! Described as “a premium fashionable active wear line of garments exclusively designed for the full-figured women, sizes 14W to 24W,” AdoraOm is all about giving us a “a premium fashionable active wear line that fits your body and lifestyle.”
You’ll find pants, capris, jackets, and tops on their web site. Prices range from $12-$119.
All our garments are manufactured from supplex with Lycra enabling them to hold their shape. We use a very high gauge of weight to insure a smooth fit that shapes the body. The material manages moisture, is breathable, fade resistant and long lasting wash after wash.
The countdown for the holidays has begun! This is one of my favorite times of year. Yes, I’m “one” of those people. I’m a sucker for Christmas and all things having to do with winter. I know it’s still fall, but holiday and winter collections are already debuting. It’s time to get into the spirit of parties and celebrating.
Avenue, Evans, IGIGI, Jessica London, Monif C., Monroe and Main, Queen Grace Collection, Simply Be, and Ulla Popken have already given us their collections. We have everything from dazzling dresses to red hot looks. Take a look below, which one is your favorite?
Today, I had the pleasure of being invited to the Topanga Nordstrom Rack in Woodland Hills, California to check out their plus size section. This is probably one of “the” biggest Nordstrom Racks I’ve been too. The plus section had different designers and a few clearance racks! Yay!! If you’re a Southern California girl, I’d definitely check it out. I found a few tops and two cardigan-wrap sweaters. One of them caught my eye the minute I walked in. It’s a white and grey Fair Isle design. I can’t wait for it to get cold so I can wear it!
If you’re wondering what Fair Isle is, it’s a traditional knitting used to create different patterns with a variety of colors. It’s named after a small island named Fair Isle north of Scotland, part of the Shetland islands. You’ve probably seen the patterns before and you’ll definitely see more of it this season. Here are some perfect examples:
1. Dorothy Perkins £20.00 2. ASOS $16.17 3. Lane Bryant $128 4. Dorothy Perkins £38.00 5. Macy’s $78.90 6. Macy’s $52.20 7. Style369 £30.00 8. Style369 £38.00 9. Lane Bryant $89.95 10. Dorothy Perkins £32.00
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I was gifted a Nordstrom gift card for my purchase. The above is my true and honest opinion.
The month of October just flew by didn’t it? I spent some time in South Beach and Orlando, Florida and it feels like a dream. LOL! I can’t believe it’s already November. I’m freaking out over here. It’s going way too fast. I saw a Christmas commercial yesterday and I’ve determined I’m not ready. I didn’t even do anything for Halloween because I was sick. I saw everyone’s costumes and I was very jealous.
Speaking of October…Breast Cancer Awareness month was one I’ll never forget. In fact, I created a quick video for you all. Check it out below.
Oh…don’t forget to enter the last “Pink” giveaway. You can enter to win a pink clutch filled with jewlery from Ashley Stewart. It ends Friday!! Enter Now!!
If you questioned my love for shopping and finding bargains, think again. I don’t price discriminate. If it’s hot it’s hot! No matter what the tag say’s. And you know I’m always looking to share the deals I find with you.
I wanted to do a “10 Under $10,” but that proved to be a little difficult. Let’s save that for another time. LOL. Instead, I found 15 great deals under $15! I found a little bit of everything for you ladies. It took a while, but I did it. I’m patting myself on my back by the way. Enjoy…
Here are 15 great deals, all under $15.
1. The Solid Scoop Neck Tee from Forever 21+ – $3.80 each
2. Charlotte Russe Chunky Knit Scarves – $12.99
3. 18Hour Comfort Lace Bra via One Stop Plus – $6.99
4. Torrid Denim Bandage Pencil Skirt (Only size 12 & 14 left) – $12.97
5. Elementz Ruffled Blouse, Macy’s – $14.99
6. Ashley Stewart One Button Chambray Blazer (Only size 3X available) – $1.25
7. ASOS Curve Skinny Metallic Belts – $10.38 each
8. City Chic Studded Cargo Pant – $14.99
10. Mossimo Supply Co. Ona Ballet Flat, Target (various colors) – $14.99
13. Poppie Jones Jeweled Satin Coin Pouch, DSW – $14.99
14. Stitched Stretch Belt, Forever 21+ – $6.80
15. Charlotte Russe Jewelry (asst.) – $6 each
Hot off the virtual press, the November issue of Plus Model Magazine has hit the internet.”The Luxe Issue” features all things luxury, as the stunning Katya graces the cover.
The issue is filled with beauty, fashion, stunning features, fashion spreads, and tons of photos. I’m not biased, but as the shopping editor of PMM, I can say this issue has hit the mark! The PMM team works extremely hard to bring you this monthly issue.
My feature, “Luxury for Less” was a work of love, sweat, and tears. I searched high and low for items, that are considered luxury, that could fit a fashionista’s budget-but still look fabulous! Check it out on pages 32-37. It’s a “faux” lover’s dream!!
I saw the issue last night and I was dying over the “Exterior Motives” beauty spread! The makeup is stunning!! OK, seriously there’s so much I love about this issue. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, you should head HERE now and read it. Come back and tell me what you think. I’d love to hear your thoughts!!
As always…thanks for your support!!
Oh Rachel Pally…you just don’t know what you’re doing to me. I’m sitting here waiting until I hear those magic words “Sample Sale.” Then I can head over and grab one of you creations below from your White Label. You’re warehouse is just a hop, skip, and a jump away. I love living in L.A.
If you don’t know, the Rachel Pally’s White Label is made exclusively for sizes 1X, 2X, and 3X. But, beware these sizes “can” be a little generous. I think that’s because her designs are meant to be chic and comfy at the same time. Imagine that…looking fab and feeling fab at the same time! And what I love about them is how wonderful the material feels on your skin. Yummy!
Take look below at some of my White Label favorites! I’m especially loving the Misha Dress!!
Which one do you love?
There’s nothing like a stunning cocktail ring to brighten your day…and your outfit. With the holidays around the corner, it’s time to start looking for that statement piece of jewelry. Here’s a little bling inspiration.
The cocktail ring, also known as a dinner ring, is meant to stand out . Just look at the beauties I found below. They’re stunning…especially the vintage-inspired ones. Finding one is easy, almost every jewelry store or department has them. And they really do vary in price. I’m going to start looking for a few to grace my fingers. They’ll be great for those holiday parities!
Do you have a cocktail ring? Where do you like wearing it?
As I sit here trying to recover from this dumb cold, I’m wishing I was at a cool Halloween
party instead. So, what does a bored blogger do on a Saturday night? Surf the internet of course. And I just realized I need a new pair of shoes. I haven’t bought any in a while and I think I’m due. Read more