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Holiday Dress Giveaway #4: Sealed With a Kiss Designs

Congratulations to Mary over at Pretty Face No Waist for winning the JIBRI gift certificate! I know she’ll look fab!

Now, if you’ve never worn a Sealed with a Kiss Designs, then you are seriously missing out! Their designs are not only classically chic, but they are so flattering and curve enhancing! I’ve tried on a lot of their pieces and I can’t say enough about them.

That brings us to the Holiday Dress Giveaway #4, here’s your chance to win the Sealed with a Kiss Design’s Plus Size Classic Dressy Dress ($59). How perfect is this dress for the holidays? Doesn’t my friend Nik (right) look amazing in it? What I love about this dress the most is it’s versatility, you can dress it up so many ways!

Available in sizes 1X-6X and in colors Hollyberry, Gold Dust, and Black Licorice, this dress will make you shine!

How to enter:

  • Leave a comment below (with a valid email address) telling us how you would style this amazing dress.
  • Rules: US residents only, one entry per person, unless using the extra entry, giveaway ends 12/13/10, and winner will be chosen using Random.Org. 

Extra entry:

Giveaway is Closed!!

    We Love Colors Review & Giveaway!

    Need to add a little color to your curves? We Love Colors might be able to help. They offer a rainbow of colors in their plus sized tights, 51 to be exact! I was given the opportunity to review a pair of their Nylon/Lycra tights in Charcoal ($15).These opaque tights (courtesy of WLC) matched this charcoal Forever 21 Plus skirt, that I’ve been dying to wear. I just didn’t have any tights to match. The scarf I wore even had some gray in it, so it all came together.

    Like you, I’ve heard a lot about We Love Colors, but I wasn’t sure about the quality. I found these tights to be really soft, comfortable, and durable. They come a wide range of sizes and when I first put them on I was worried they might be too big. But they never once rolled down or sagged like some tights do. They would be great for those on the taller side. But, I’m 5’6 and they were perfect for me. I can really see them getting a lot of wear in this chilly L.A. weather!

    Update: Win your own pair of We Love Colors tights!! To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below (with a valid email address) telling me which color you’d choose if you win! Go here for a list of colors. 

    For extra entries (make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry): 

    • “Like” We Love Colors on Facebook.
    • Follow We Love Colors on Twitter.
    • Tweet “@WeLoveColors and @CurvesandChaos want you to win a free pair of tights http://bit.ly/eGHIdx

    Rules: Must be 18 yrs or older to enter. This is open internationally. Only one entry per person, unless using extra entries.  Contest ends 12/15/10 and winner will be chosen using Random.Org.

    **Read my disclosure policy. I was not paid for this post, the item was gifted. All of the above is my true and honest opinion. 

    Contest Closed!!

    Velvet Feet

    I don’t know what it is, but whenever the holidays roll around I have velvet on the brain! Seriously, I just featured those velvet clutches and I now I want velvet shoes! I think it has something to do with my mom dressing me when I was little. She put me in a lot of velvet. I love that lady! And now look at me lusting over velvet shoes! Drooling over all of these shoes…(click on the shoe for shopping details).


    L.A. Shopping Event: Thread Holiday Pop-Up Shop

    Thread’s Holiday Pop-Up Shop is making it’s first appearance back in L.A. after two years! That means lots of shopping! Need I say more? It will be held at the Bay Salone at 2035 Bay Street, Los Angeles, CA. I am planning to be there on Sunday. I hope to see you there!

    Make your holiday to-do list a fun experience with a cocktail in your hand, great music, fashion shows, a holiday-themed photo booth, a free style lounge for seasonal demos and touch-ups, live art, food trucks and free giveaways all day long.

    You must RSVP if you plan to attend- entrance fee is $5.

    SATURDAY: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    SUNDAY: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    Enjoy THREAD Show shopping all day with fashion shows at 1 and 4 p.m.

    BE Beverly Hills Launch Party

    Last night Cid from Cid Style File and I attended the BE Beverly Hills Launch Party at the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills. Very posh! BE Beverly Hills was introducing their new Eco-luxury line. Celebrity hair stylist Frankie Payne, who styles Kim Kardashian’s gorgeous locks, was on hand. There was an open SVEDKA bar, some celebs, yummy food, free copies of Angeleno and New Beauty magazines, and delicious cupcakes. Cid and I loved our VIP gift bags which had a bottle of their BE Inspired Shine and Repair Serum with Argan Oil. Some claim it’s a miracle product, I can’t wait to try it. I’m wearing a Spense sweater dress (Ross), Assets tights (Target), and plum round toe pumps (Kohls). 

    Beauty Buzz: China Glaze Holiday Collection

    China Glaze has been gracing nails like yours for 13 years and now your holiday can be a little more festive with their 2010 holiday collection.

    With colors like Naughty and Nice, Jolly Holly, and Little Drummer Boy, these 16 holiday shades will pretty much go with any of your party dresses. Personally, I love Ms. Claus. I’m a sucker for red and glitter.

    Made with China Clay as a nail hardener and a 400 strand brush, I don’t think nail polish lovers will be disappointed. I have a bottle of the No Chip Top Coat and it’s awesome!

    These little nail kits (top and right) would make a great stocking stuffer!

    Don’t know what the color will look like on you? Check out their Virtual Nail Studio. You get to adjust the skin tone and nail length that closely resembles your hand. So which color will you be trying?

    Dolce Vita Inspiration

    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!


    Holiday Dress Giveaway #3: $150 JIBRI Gift Certificate

    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!

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    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!

    To enter:

    • 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).
    Giveaway Closed!!

      Delightfully Velvet

      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?


      Misproportioned Fashion

      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


      OOTD: Comfy Saturday



      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.

      On my comfy day I decided to wear this Evolution™ by JMS Screenprint Top With Shirring ($13.99), JMS (Just My Size) Essentials Stretch Legging, and the Zip Jacket by Sejour.

      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.

      Beauty Review: Nick Chavez Plump N’Thick Leave-In Thickening Creme Conditioner

      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.