Last night Cid from Cid’s Style File and I were talking about where our inspiration to blog comes from. Personally, I’m inspired by everything around me. In fact, this post is inspired by this Dolce Vita image. They sent me an email about a sale and this Tammy Printed Sweater ($220) caught my eye. How could it not? I want this sweater, but my bargainista instincts say NO! When this happens, I look for substitutions. And f course ASOS Curve has this Pattern Wrap Blanket Cardigan ($74.21) that I want. Just another reason to love them!
Congratulations to the winner of the $100 Lane Bryant Gift Card! Our very own Stiletto Siren of Lips, Hips, and Fatshion Tips was chosen using Random.org. Can’t wait to see what she buys! Now, on to giveaway #3!
It’s officially December! That’s means holiday parties galore. And you know you’re going to need a hot snow melting design created for the curvy woman! And I know exactly where you can find it…JIBRI!
JIBRI is “a perfect combination of high fashion chic and urban street sleek sizes in 14-24. JIBRI features a variation of punk innovation, classic construction, and vintage inspiration.” Now, wouldn’t you want to own a design from this label?
Holiday Dress Giveaway #3 is here with a $150 gift certificate from JIBRI to use on any regular priced merchandise or sample! I received this gift certificate during Viva Fat Vegas, but haven’t been able to make up my mind of a purchase. I’ve kind of been driving myself crazy about it! So, I’ve decided to give it to one of you!
Imagine rocking this Strapless Leopard Cocktail Dress (right) during the holidays. You will definitely give those curves attention!
- Leave a comment below telling me which one of JIBRI’s past collections are your favorite.
- You must be 18 years old or older, leave a VALID email address, and the winner will be chosen on 12/6/10 using Random.org.
- Giveaway is open internationally.
- For only one extra entry tweet: “I just entered @CurvesandChaos #HolidayDressGiveaway for a $150 #JIBRI gift certificate http://t.co/z8MG9Pt ” (must leave a separate comment with link of tweet).
You know the holidays are right around the corner when all things velvet roll out. From dresses to accessories, it’s super luxe and often comes in basic colors like black and red. It’s definitely an acquired material, that gives whatever form it’s in a vintage appeal. If you love velvet, but don’t want wear it, how about you try carrying it. These clutches below could add some pizazz to your holiday look. That mustard Juicy Couture Gifting Bow Capsule Clutch is mine! So, are you a fan of velvet?
Inspired by the Sejour Zip Jacket (worn here) and it’s asymmetrical zipper, I went on a hunt for a few similar pieces. The Alloy sweater (the first one) is my favorite!
According to Dictionary.com, asymmetrical is defined as not symmetrical; lacking symmetry; misproportioned. I think that’s what I love most about these pieces below. It makes them kind of a rebel in the sweater world. Kinda like us curvy girls. Always working against what is considered the “norm.” Don’t you just love fashion? LOL
I love this 5 Questions feature. Meet model Griselangel Paula! Read more
This outfit is a perfect example of a comfy L.A. Saturday for me. Go ahead and judge if you’d like, I love my Uggs! They are the perfect boot for the chilly lounge days.You know you love them too! I find them to really be a love ‘em or hate ‘em shoe.
Comfy doesn’t even begin to describe today’s outfit. This top has a great tunic length, great sleeve length, and is made of the softest material. There are red and black rhinestones that accent the flower design and the shirred sides accentuate your curves. The leggings are not only comfy, but they are thick and durable. And the JMS brand is so affordable.
I threw on the Zip Jacket by Sejour and I got a lot of compliments. Made of 100% cotton, it has an asymetrical zipper, military-style lapel embellishments, and padded elbows. It will serve as such an essential piece to my wardrobe.
A comfy outfit for a comfy weekend.
All pieces of this outfit, except the Uggs, were gifted by JMS and Nordstrom. I was not paid for this post. The above is my true and honest opinion.
I am not going to lie to you. I’m not a professional hair care kind of girl. Yes, it’s true. But, I do know a good product when I use it. That’s exactly what happened when I used this product that was gifted at the Sassy City Chicks event. There’s a reason it’s currently sold out.
Product Info: Nick Chavez Beverly Hills Plump N’ Thick Leave-In Thickening Creme Conditioner, retails $22.00 for 8oz.
Product Claim: Our Nick Chavez Beverly Hills Plump ‘N Thick Leave-In Thickening Creme is an exceptional leave-in conditioner for all hair types that maximizes your hair’s body and volume creating richer, thicker, fatter hair.
What I found out: My hair type is thick, but I often find it hard to add volume to it. This thick and delightfully scented creme has finally done it, with added shine. And you don’t need a lot of product to get it there. It also leaves my hair incredibly soft. I love it even better the next day, when it seems my hair has extra extra volume.
Would I buy it again? Honestly, I wouldn’t normally spend this much on a hair product. But, I really do love the volume it gives my hair. So, yes…I think I just might.
Why it’s your lucky day: Nick Chavez Beverly Hills is currently offering free shipping and buy one get one free ending Monday 11/29/10 at 11:59 p.m. PST.
**Please read my disclosure policy. I was not paid to do this post, although this item was gifted. The above is my true and honest opinion.
Here are a few more reasons to love Betsey Johnson. Yes, her jewelry is amazingly rocker chic and these rings continue to prove that. And they only cost between $35-$65! Unique pieces without costing an arm and a leg. I don’t think I can even pick one. Decisions…decisions. Which ring do you love?
I love Shalon! She’s got a killer runway walk! Get to know her better here.
MODEL Search for Phoenicia Goddess going on NOW!
Phoenicia Goddess, a fashion boutique for the Curvy/Plus Size Goddess in San Diego is looking for new Curvy/Plus Size female models for our 2011 Ad Campaign. The 2011 Ad Campaign will consist of the following:
· Fashion Shows
· Promotion Events
· Print Ad
· Networking Events
· 2012 Phoenicia Calendar
We’re looking for fresh new faces to add to our current team! If you are THAT girl, or know of someone who should be, please submit your request to: Info@phoeniciagoddess.com
REQUIREMENTS and RULES:
Only looking for CURVY/Plus-Size Models. Models should be between a size 10-20.
Looking for Curvy/Plus Size females: 18 years old – 35 years old!
No traveling expenses will be paid. Jobs will be trade for print and exposure.
Open Casting call will be in January 2012.
We’re ONLY taking online email submissions, so please, no calls to the corporate office with submission requests! send ALL submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit your digital portfolio including a head shot and full body shot
Please submit the following: Dress, pant, top and shoe size
No excessive facial piercings or body modifications and no major scaring.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS December 31, 2010.
Congratulations to Crystal who blogs at Thicker Than Your Average Girl! She won dress #1! I know she’s going to look great in it! We expect to see photos on your blog!
Dress #2 isn’t exactly a dress, but it’s enough to get you that stunning holiday look! It’s a $100 gift card to one of my favorite stores, Lane Bryant. They have a great selection of holiday dresses and the must needed “bling” to get you that festive holiday look! Details on how to enter are below…
- Visit Lane Bryant and leave a comment telling me which holiday dress you’ll buy with the gift card.
- Must leave a valid email address or your entry will not be counted.
- For only one extra entry: Tweet “Win a $100 gift card from @LaneBryant and @CurvesandChaos for the #HolidayDressGiveaway http://bit.ly/ia8lH5 ” must leave the tweet as a comment or it will not count.
- Giveaway open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.
- Only one entry per person, unless using the one extra entry. Winner will be chosen using random.org on 12/1/10.
Unlike most of you fashionistas out there, I cant always wear a stunning 5-inch high heel. Sometimes, I need to wear flats. I blame it on 5 years of wearing military combat boots. So, when I want to dress up and I know I’m going to doing a lot of walking, I want a shoe that will still stand out. Especially with the holidays coming up. How about a few fancy embellished flats, all under $69.95? Click on the shoe for retail info.