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Shoe Fever: Dolce Vita

I’m so in love with Dolce Vita shoes. I wish they offered shoe-a-holics a lifetime membership. You just pay a yearly fee and they just send you shoes when they come out. Yeah, I know there are a lot of shoe companies like this, but I want Dolce Vita! If they did, I’d be one happy girl.

Just look! This round of new arrivals has really caught my attention. It’s like little bits of suede deliciousness. Read more

City Chic Lingerie Lookbook

OK ladies…I don’t want to hear any more excuses. There’s no need to complain about not having lingerie that fits. Plus size lingerie is popping up everywhere. And this includes one of my favorite retailers, City Chic. You may have seen the beautiful Tocarra wearing their pieces in the October issue of Plus Model Magazine. The new line carries bras, panties, and shapewear. Sexy!

And you’re going to love this…it’s all 30% off right now.

L.A. Love: ‘THREAD Show’ Holiday Shopping Event

THREAD Show, a multi-city shopping event that promotes emerging designers and artists, has finally made its way to Los Angeles.

Tomorrow, Sunday, November 13th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., THREAD will showcase 100 of the top independent designers in each market. This guarantees shoppers unique and creative gifts.

Held at The Cooper Design Space, along with shopping, there will be a DIY Gift Wrapping Lounge, a themed photo booth, live music, a pop-up local art gallery, Style Lounge, Nail Bar, fashion art installation, THREAD Well Lounge, and giveaways all day.

“This holiday shopping event allows trend-setters to shop more cost effectively while purchasing unique gifts inspired with creativity for people they care about,” explains THREAD Show spokesperson, DanielleGano. “THREAD Show also gives locals an opportunity to meet the designers face-to-face, feed the local economy, be kind to the environment and ensure the gifts they give are locally-made and ethicallyproduced.”

$10 general admission tickets will be available at the door.

Visit for more information.

Brrrrr…it’s Beret Time

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?


Get Holiday-Ready with a Pennington’s Giveaway

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!

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The Curvy Fashionista launches “Keeping It Curvy.Confident.Chic.”

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!

And as a Curves and Chaos reader, Marie is giving you an exclusive chance to buy her book for a special price of only $6.99, instead of the regular price of $9.99!  

Click here for your copy of Keeping It Curvy.Confident.Chic.!
Click here for your copy of Keeping It Curvy.Confident.Chic.!

 When you buy her book and read it, I’d love to know what you think!! Come back and comment below.

AdoraOm-Active Wear for the Full-Figured Woman

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.

Check AdoraOm out today!

Winter & Holiday Collections

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?

IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel
IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel
Jessica London
Jessica London
Monif C.
Monif C.
Monroe and Main
Monroe and Main
Queen Grace Collection
Queen Grace Collection
Simply Be
Simply Be
Ulla Popken
Ulla Popken

Fall Trend: Fair Isle Knits

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.

Time flies when you’re having fun!

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!! 

15 under $15

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

9. Swimwear (various styles) via Newport News$10

10. Mossimo Supply Co. Ona Ballet Flat, Target (various colors) – $14.99


11. Sephora by OPI Two Piece Full Size Nail Color Set$10


12. Mint by Gorin Sweater Knit Panama Hat via Urban Outfitters$9.99










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




The November Issue of Plus Model Magazine

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!!