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Covering It Up

I don’t know about you, but I’m counting down the days until I get to lounge in the sand on the beach. Doesn’t it sound relaxing? But, what do you wear when you aren’t in the water or laying out getting a tan? You can walk around in your swim suit, but I want to look cute and still protect my skin. That’s when I grab a cover-up.  There are tons of styles, colors, and prints to compliment you and your swim suit. Which one below do you like? Click on the style you like for pricing details.

 Are you a cover-up kind of girl? 


Rachel Roy the Jewelery Designer

I will tell you right now, that I loooooove Rachel Roy. Who doesn’t? She’s not only an amazingly beautiful woman, but she is a talented designer that really get’s it. Her designs are effortlessly chic. Plain and simple.

I really wish she made plus sizes, but I can tell you that her XL from the Rachel Rachel Roy line that is sold at Macy’s could possibly fit up to a U.S. size 16/18. I bought the 24/7 dress, because I LOVED it, but it was a little too short for me. It hurt me to return it. If you’re in that size range, I would definitely encourage you to try a few of her pieces.

Now, the real reason for this post. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Rachel Roy also designs jewelery. I know! Just look at her pieces below. I have my eye on the elephant ring and the spike pendant necklace. Divine!

Did you know she designed jewelry? Are you loving her designs?

Memorial Day Weekend Sales & Shopping Codes!!

Attack of the Retro Sunglasses

If you must know…I love wearing sunglasses. Always have and always will. I don’t know where it started. But, I do know they not only offer style benefits, they also offer protection for your eyes. You will hear me say that over and over and over. And with all of the current trends from the 80’s and 90’s, you had to know that the sunglasses were going to get in on it. I saw a few of these retro styles at Torrid the other day and couldn’t help but try them on. Unfortunately, they didn’t really fit the shape of my face. That sucks! All I can do is look at you enjoy these retro style sunglasses. No fair.

Will you be rocking retro sunglasses this summer? 

YOU by crocs™ were made for ME!

Say hello to Mimilita, courtesy of YOU by crocs™. She’s my new BFF. Wait, can a shoe be a BFF? Well, if it couldn’t before, it is now. I want to wear these cork platform wedges all of the time. These are hands down,   “the” most comfortable wedges I have ever worn. It seriously feels like I’m walking on cushions. And not only are they comfy, they are cute! YOU by crocs™ has really outdone themselves. The straps are so soft and they are easy to buckle. Don’t worry about paying an arm and a leg either. These shoes are currently on sale for $49.99! I am now eyeing the Lauralou style and I can’t wait for their fall line!

Disclosure: These shoes were gifted by You by crocs. The above is my true and honest opinion. 

Torrid’s 10th Birthday Bash

It’s hard to believe Torrid is 10 years old. On Sunday night, I was invited to attend one of their birthday parties at the Brea, California store. After the mall closed, we were allowed in the store to shop, mingle, eat yummy mini-cupcakes, and take photos. There were raffles ( we didn’t win) and  music (thanks DJ Dazzler). Ivory and I found a lot of things we loved, but I only bought two rings, which were “Buy One, Get 1/2 Off.” Can’t beat that deal. If you look at the photo below, you’ll see they even had live models on display in the windows. They were too cute!

Chiffon is Chic!

It’s about to get real classy up in here…make room for chiffon ladies. Chiffon is that material that was usually saved for special occassion dresses. Not anymore. I have seen this trend every where. And I really think any age or size can wear it in almost any color. There are so many different styles and it’s used different ways. Personally, I love when it’s used on the sleeves. Just so you know, I am literally lusting after #4 from Dorothy Perkins and if someone buys it before I do…I just might scream.

Which chiffon piece below caught your eye? 

1. Dorothy Perkins 2. Ruche 3. Lane Bryant 4. Dorothy Perkins 5. Forever 21 6. Torrid 7. Style369 8. Style369 9. Style369 10. Dorothy Perkins 11. Forever 21 12. Wet Seal 13. Ruche

Full Figured Fashion Week “Soiree”

“Soiree” is French for “evening party.” A party in New York City? That’s sounds just about right for this next Full Figured Fashion Week event.

We want to invite you to come out and “join us for an “end of the work week” wind down. Mix, mingle, sip, and chat with in a social setting while continuing our monumental celebration of curves and fashion.”

The Soiree, held on Friday June 17th, is the official night of networking for plus industry officials and the Full Figured and Fabulous runway competition. The contestants will show us their runway skills for chance to win prizes in excess of $5000! What amazing and fierce model will take home the crown?

Make sure you get your tickets! They are only $25 and can be purchased here. I heard they are selling out quickly. According to my countdown, there are only 22 days until FFFWeek!! Are you ready? 

Casual Sunday Afternoon

Yesterday was a really great day. I went to church, made brunch, did some work, and headed out to Torrid’s 10th birthday bash with my girlie Ivory (check out her blog here). This is the outfit I wore earlier in the day. I didn’t know what to wear in the morning, so I searched all the way in the back of my closet for this blazer from Lane Bryant. I wore my new Levis Curve ID jeans with these BCBG platforms I got at Ross on sale! It was my first time wearing them, so I still have some breaking in to do. My jewelery is from Avenue and Reah’s yard sale. I picked up the sunglasses at Forever 21 in Chicago, love them! I’ll post pics from the Torrid birthday bash tomorrow!  

Spring Sandal Giveaway #4 – Ashley Stewart

This is the final Spring Sandal giveaway for 2011! Congrats to all the winners. And thank you to all of you who’ve entered. Stay tuned for next month’s giveaways!

Now, here’s your last chance to win a pair of sandals. And of course it would be courtesy of everyone’s favorite store, Ashley Stewart.

They have been providing us with plus size fashion since the 1990’s and they haven’t looked back. One lucky winner will walk away with a free pair of their chic sandals.

To enter, leave a comment below, telling us why you love Ashley Stewart. Make sure you leave a valid email address or your entry will not count.

For extra entries: (make sure you leave each extra entry as a separate comment or it will not count)
-Follow Ashley Stewart on Twitter
-“Like” Ashley Stewart on Facebook
-Tweet “Win a pair of @_Ashley_Stewart sandals with @CurvesandChaos #SpringSandalGiveaway http://bit.ly/jRWte6

Rules: Only one entry per person, unless using the 3 extra entries, making it 4 entries max. Must be a U.S. resident and 18 years or older. Winner will be chosen using Random.org and will end 5/29/11.

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Ashley Stewart, prizes are subject to availability. 

Giveaway Closed

Individually Fashionable

If there’s one thing I love about all my fashionista friends it’s their individuality. Fashion to them isn’t just about getting dressed for the day, it’s about expressing who they are. Besides, long gone are the days of the old fashion faux pas. When was the last time you matched your shoes to your handbag?

Today, trends like mixing prints and color blocking prove that it’s OK to be fashionably different. Although, there are some trends I wouldn’t wear, I applaud those who have what it takes to pull it off. This makes my friends individually fashionable.

And if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, then you know I’m slowly trying to come out of my fashion comfort zone. Baby steps! I can only do that with the friends I have. You know who you are! They continue to inspire me with their style and are honest with me when I need their opinion. This gives me the confidence I need to be a little more daring.

Keep it up gutsy fashionistas! You continue to inspire fashion lovers like me.

Who inspires you to be individually fashionable?