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Spring Sandal Giveaway #3 – You by crocs™

When you hear the name crocs™, you probably think of the the clogs that have swept the nation. But, these are not your ordinary crocs™.

You by crocs™ was created by designer Samantha Bryan . She wanted to combine the comfort of crocs™ and add fashionable styles into one shoe. And she’s definitely done it. Thank goodness!

I own a pair of the Mimilita wedges and I can’t even express how amazingly comfortable they are. I swear on all things fashion, that when I put them on, I felt like I was walking on cushions.

Who wouldn’t want a shoe that is not only chic, but functional and comfortable? I know you do! That’s why You by crocs™ is giving away one lucky reader a pair of their sandals!

To enter, leave a comment below telling us why you want to win a pair of You by crocs™ sandals. Make sure you leave a valid email address or your entry will not count.

Extra entry: (make sure you leave each extra entry as a separate comment or it will not count)
-Follow You by crocs™ on Twitter.
-“Like” You by crocs™ on Facebook (tell them Curves and Chaos sent you)
-Tweet ” Win a pair of @Youbycrocs sandals with @CurvesandChaos #SpringSandalGiveaway http://bit.ly/lDtcCa

Rules: only one entry per person, unless using the 3 additional entries (4 entries total). US residents only. You must be 18 years old or older to enter. Winner will be chosen using Random.org. Ends 5/21/11.

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by You by crocs™. The above is my true and honest opinion. 

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Why You Should Love Yard Sales

I’ve been going to yard sales (a.k.a rummage sales and garage sales) since I was little kid and I’ve even hosted a few. And now that summer is almost here, there are going to be tons of them and I can’t wait. This morning I attended one held by Stylist Reah Norman. Now, if you’re going to attend a yard sale, you definitely want to go to one held by a stylist. Reah is a close friend of mine, so I made sure to go and support her. Oh…I also wanted to do some shopping. I walked out with three tops, a dress, a scarf, a bracelet, and a pair of shoes for $35! I was definitely a happy shopper.

After I left, I started thinking how awesome yard sales are. If you call yourself a bargainista and you’ve never been to one…well…let’s just say you’re not really a full fledged bargainista. LOL. Here are my reasons why you should love yard sales.

  • Low Low Prices-The whole idea of going to yard sales is to buy items at low prices. These are things the person hosting it doesn’t want anymore, so you might even have a chance to negotiate on prices as well. 
  • You’re Going Green-When you buy an item, you’re saving it from going into the landfill. Therefore you’re reusing it and that makes the planet happy. 
  • Vintage Finds-You never know what you’ll come across at yard sales, especially if it’s an estate sale. People have found unique and valuable items just by rummaging through boxes people pull out of their garages. 
  • No Pressure-It’s all about leisurely shopping, just walking around and taking your time. And no one will make you feel bad if you leave without buying anything.
  • Happiness-You’re giving an article of clothing a second chance to make you look fashionable. And in the end,  that leads to happy clothes and a happier you. 
What do you love the most about yard sales? 

Beauty Buzz: Gillette’s Venus Spa Breeze Razor

I’m going to make this beauty review short and sweet. I am in love with the Gillette Venus Spa Breeze razor. Seriously, I’ve been shaving my legs since I was a pre-teen and I have never had such a close shave. It’s pretty awesome for someone like me with coarse hair. Is that T.M.I.? Well, whatever it’s true.

Do you know what else I love about the Spa Breeze? It’s the fact that you will never need shaving gel again. Because, there’s a shave gel bar affixed to the top of the razor. And it really does smell good with it’s white tea scent.

Looks like I’ve found my new razor. The price really is reasonable and so are the catridge refills. That’ something that’s been driving me crazy lately. When did razors get so expensive?  
Disclosure: This item was gifted to me by P&G. The above is my true and honest opinion. 

L.A. Sunset and an Outfit

This is what I wore out tonight for dinner in Santa Monica. It was just a quick thrown together outfit. I grabbed my hubby to take the pics before the sun set. I don’t know if you can tell, but the sun was glaring into my eyes. LOL. These skinny jean capris are from Old Navy , this flowy crop top is from T.J.Maxx, and these are my new wedges from Aldo. Love them!! 

Jeffrey Campbell has my Attention

Tonight, I went out to dinner with my hubby, brother, and cousin. We headed out to Santa Monica Promenade, where I used to work, and after dinner we visited a shoe store. That’s where I fell in love with a pair of Jeffrey Campbell wedges. Of course, I’ve known about Jeffrey Campbell, but his styles never really caught my eye…until tonight. I went online and found a few pairs that I wouldn’t mind owning. I definitely need to start a Jeffrey Campbell fund.

City Chic’s Pretty Frilly Chiffon Dress

The minute I saw City Chic’s Pretty Frilly Chiffon Dress I knew it was destined to be mine. This is what I wore on Mother’s Day. I was a little surprised when I got the dress, because it looks white on their web site, it’s actually an ivory color. It fit great and it was really comfortable. The ruffles on the chest are so cute! I did change the patent leather belt out. I wore this Betsey Johnson belt instead. This photo was taken at the end of the day. I didn’t realize how white my legs are, I need a tan. I hope I didn’t blind you. LOL.

Disclosure: the dress was courtesy of City Chic. The above is my true and honest opinion. 

Pretty Cardigan in Pretty Peach

This may surprise you, but I used to hate wearing bright colors. OK, you might have heard me say that before. But, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. I’m still on the fence about bright colors, but one of my shopping partners in crime is slowly getting me out of my “dark clothes comfort zone.” On a side note…I just went back and took a look at my old outfit post and I wore a lot of grey and black! Today, you are my witness as I vow to start wearing more color!! Yes, you heard it here first.

Thanks to WomanWithin.com for this Modern Fit Cardigan Sweater in pretty peach. I’ve had it in my closet for a few weeks; and because of L.A.’s recent cool weather I decided to wear it. The thing I love most about cardigans like this is that they never go out of style and can be worn so many ways. I know this is a very casual outfit, but I wanted to be comfy. So, I wore a basic Old Navy tank underneath, my City Chic jeans, Forever 21 jewelery, and these pewter gladiator sandals from Avenue. I know they look a little strange, but that’s what I love about them. I’m slowly coming out of my comfort zone, one bright color at a time.

Disclosure: Although, the cardigan was gifted, the above is my true and honest opinion.

Remembering Mia Amber Davis

Image via Mia Amber Davis FB Fan Page

Beautiful and groundbreaking model, Mia Amber Davis, passed away today. Plus Model Magazine has confirmed the passing of a true inspiration to many women throughout the world.

I know I will never forget the first time I saw her in a Monif C. ad, she was stunning and definitely left an impression. She was recently awarded Full Figure Fashion Week’s Runway Model of the Year, a well deserved award.

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family, friends, and fans.

To leave your own thoughts and condolences, please visit her Facebook Fan Page.

Are you Full Figured Fashion Week’s Biggest Fan?

Calling all Full Figured Fashion Week Fans!! Yes, I’m talking to you!!

Are you a fashionista? Do you love Full Figure Fashion Week? Are you dreaming about attending the big runway finale show? Then you need to enter “The Biggest Fan Contest!” 

The winner will receive the following:

  • Two VIP tix to the Red Carpet Reception and Runway Finale Event on Saturday, June 18th
  • One night’s accommodation at the Affinia Hotel (check in Saturday, June 18th, check out Sunday, June 19th)
  • Ground transportation on Saturday, June 18th from the Affinia Hotel to the Metropolitan Pavilion and back to the Affinia (pick up and drop off location cannot be changed, nor additional stops added)

The Biggest Fan Contest is on right now and if I wasn’t a part of The Fashion Front, I would soooo enter!! Good luck to all who enter and I can’t wait to meet you!!

Casual L.A. Saturday’s

Do you ever have those days where just don’t want to get out of bed and get dressed? That was me on Saturday. It’s been a little gloomy here in L.A., maybe that’s why.

Good thing I got my butt out of bed, I was invited to the P&G Orgullosa de mi Belleza (Proud of my Beauty) event at the Sunset Tower Hotel. It was such a great afternoon of pampering.

I got my hair and make up done with Pantene and CoverGirl products. Then I had a hand massage with Oil of Olay body lotion and a neck massage. I was in heaven.

I also had a chance to meet Celebrity Makeup Artist Rebecca Restrepo. She gave me some tips on how to create a cat eye, without struggling (LOL). We even walked out with a gift bag full of P&G goodies!

The outfit I wore was just thrown together at the last minute. The cardigan is from H&M, the navy top is from Macy’s, jeans are Levi’s Curve I.D. straight leg from HSN, my shoes are Kensie’s, my jewelery is from Lane Bryant, and the handbag is courtesy of Shoedazzle.com.

Disclaimer: Entry to the event was free along with the products. The above is my true and honest opinion.

China Glaze’s 108 Degrees

China Glaze’s Island Escape collection has been nothing but bright and fun colors! I really do love the one I’m wearing right now, 108 Degrees. It’s a bright berry color with specks of glitter in it. I’m always so impressed with China Glaze, the colors always last so long  This is the third color I’ve worn in this collection and I think this is my favorite so far. There are still three colors left to go. Wonder which one I’ll wear next.

Spring Sandal Giveaway #2: Lane Bryant

The Spring Sandal Giveaway is well underway! If you didn’t win the first one with Torrid, don’t worry, you now have a chance to win the giveaway #2 with Lane Bryant!

As I browsing their web site, I immediately noticed that LaneBryant.com offers a large selection of sandals that will go with any of your favorite LB outfits. I honestly don’t know which one is my favorite. OK, I have an idea, but it involves more than one.

If you’re chosen as the winner of the Spring Sandal Giveaway #2, Lane Bryant will let you choose any pair of sandals you like! Annnnnnd you also will win a $25 Lane Bryant Gift Card!! That should help get you started on your spring outfit. Yay! Once again, I wish I could win!

To Enter—Leave a comment below telling me what pair of Lane Bryant sandals you’d choose if you won. It’s that easy! Just make sure you enter a valid email address or your entry will not count.

And you know I’m going to give you a few extra entries, just make sure you add each one as a separate comment or it will not count. Extra entries:

  • “Like” Lane Bryant on Facebook.
  • Follow me via Google Connect (on sidebar)
  • Tweet the following ” I just entered to win a pair of @LaneBryant sandals via @CurvesandChaos #SpringSandalGiveaway http://bit.ly/lHuFQX 
Rules: Must be 18 years old or older to win, only one entry per person unless using the 3 extra entries (4 entries max), U.S. residents only, contest ends 5/15/11 and winner will be chosen using Random.org.

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