When do you consider jewelry to be a piece of art? Does it have to stand out? Make a statement? Catch every passerby’s attention? When I wear a piece of jewelry I would like it to do all of the above. Sometimes, I’m not so brave. But, I’m about to change that. I will now be on the lookout for those special pieces. Here are a few that have made the cut. Most are designer and are out of my price range, but I can sure use them as inspiration. Which one is your fave?
Would you like to smell as fresh as a baby’s bottom? I do! That’s why I jumped at the chance to review Johnson’s Baby Oil Body Wash. Who wouldn’t want to try a trusted product like this? And you don’t have to be a baby to use it.
Product Info: Johnson’s Baby Oil Body Wash-retails at $3.99 for 13.5 oz
Product Claim: Cleans and helps hydrate dry skin leaving it feeling baby soft. Formulated with Johnson’s Baby Oil to leave skin feeling moisturized all day long. Non-greasy, rich, creamy texture. Dermatologist and allergy-tested.
What I found out: Every time I use this I get a whiff of that baby oil fragrance, without it being overbearing (that reminds me of a baby’s bottom). The body wash seems a little “watered-down” so I was concerned that it wouldn’t lather up right. I was wrong; it lathers up like any other luxurious body wash. It doesn’t leave any residue or that baby oil greasy feel, which I loved. And it definitely made my skin feel softer after 2 weeks of using it.
Would I buy it again? Yes! I love this and the price! It’s $3.59 at Target.
Why it’s your lucky day: One lucky reader will win their own bottle of Johnson’s Baby Oil Body Wash! All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what you love the most about Johnson’s products. Only one comment per person and you must leave a valid email address. Giveaway ends 11/29/10 and is open to U.S. residents.
**Please read my disclaimer. I was not paid for this post. This is my honest opinion.
It all started with my friend Dawn coming over. We spent ALL day Saturday shopping. But, I didn’t really buy anything because the selection for curvy girls…well…there really wasn’t a selection.
I hate to complain, but this was just plain sad. Me…in a mall…and I only bought one thing? You might have read my tweets, but in case you didn’t I was very disappointed in the Macy’s at the Glendale Galleria. The woman’s department was on the third floor, stuck in the corner, under really bad lighting, and the so-called “selection” was definitely lacking.
I was shocked to find a navy blue Alfani top I liked, but I didn’t take an outfit pic. Sorry! Of course there was a Torrid and Lane Bryant…so no complaints there. But, nothing really caught my eye. After our shopping excursion, we heading out for a couple of drinks and dancing in Hollywood. It was fun! On Sunday, I had an amazing brunch with the hubby and Dawn. Then it was off to Target in West Hollywood, to be disappointed AGAIN! They only had 3 racks of plus sizes! Come on! Geez! I think I’m going to start boycotting some retailers until they realize the changes they need to make. Who’s with me?
Anywhoo…Sunday night I headed out to the lovely Chenese Lewis’ birthday party here in L.A. I love that lady…unfortunately I didn’t get a pic with the sparkling birthday girl. I did get to catch up with the girls and we had an amazing time. Everyone looked stunning, of course!
This was the outfit I was going to wear, but I changed my mind at the last minute.
But, can I just say that I LOVE the way this dress fits! It’s from Size Appeal (gifted) and it is an amazing body hugging and curve enhancing dress! I couldn’t help it…the leopard print had me!
I love the whole 80′s vibe I feel when I wear it. I bought this necklace from Target, the leggings are from Bali (gifted), and my shoes are by Jessica Simpson. You might have seen Stylish Curves wearing it. Two different looks, one amazing Size Appeal dress.
The dress retailed for under $40 and there are a lot more like it here.
La Grande Dame is officially launching their newly designed web site tomorrow, Tuesday November 16th!
“The new site isn’t just beautiful, it is easy to use. Plus, we have designed it to make shopping for plus size clothing easier. Shoppers can learn about the various body types and then shop for styles that will fit them!.” Said La Grande Dame Co-founder Michelle Wood.
To celebrate the redesign, from November 16th-23rd, La Grande Dame is giving everyone 20% off the entire site! PLUS doorbusters for the first 50 shoppers. Doorbusters include free merchandise and gift certificates! One lucky shopper will win a $500 shopping spree to La Grande Dame. Even all newsletter subscribers will be entered for a chance to win. Use the coupon code LAUNCH20 for 20% off
“So many women feel they don’t deserve to buy beautiful clothing for themselves until they lose weight or because they are too fat to look good in anything. That’s ridiculous, if women wear clothes made for their particular body type in wonderful fabrics, every woman can look and feel great” exclaims Wood.
|The models they use.||6%|
|The way the clothes fit on the models.||29%|
|Their use of “real” women in ads.||23%|
|The sale or promotion in the ad.||15%|
|Ads don’t affect me.||26%|
|The availability of stock and sizes.||39%|
|The quality of the merchandise.||21%|
|Don’t care either way.||5%|
|Too tight in chest area.||6%|
|Too loose in chest area.||4%|
|Length of pants or dresses are too short.||4%|
|Length of pants or dresses are too long.||4%|
|Sizes runs too big for you.||0%|
|Size run too small for you.||2%|
|Sleeves are too tight around your upper arms.||8%|
|The waist area fits awkwardly||11%|
|I don’t have any problems.||1%|
|Not trendy enough.||43%|
Oh Target…this is another reason I love you!
I picked up this Converse One Star plaid dress for only $7 on clearance! I will admit it’s around two sizes too big, but nothing a little alteration won’t take care of. Besides if you just tie the strings in the back really tight, you can’t even tell.
This is the first plaid item I’ve bought for myself this season, I didn’t think I’d like it, but I love this dress!! It’s very comfortable and I love the military style brass buttons.
I wore a simple black cardigan, Assets opaque tights, Old Navy brass earrings (which you can’t see), and my boots from last season.
You know I love to keep things simple and easy. And this was! Oh…and the weather is starting to cool down, so I’m extra happy in the pic! LOL
First I would just like to say Happy Veteran’s Day to all of my military brothers and sisters. A heartfelt thank you to you all!
Now, on to the SALES! I found some of these sales in my inbox and you know I love to share! If you have or know of a sale going on please share in the comments below! Don’t keep the awesomeness to yourself!
|Not a sale but a treat at Sephora!|
In August I created the First Annual “Curves and Chaos 2010 Survey.” There were 201 responses to this survey. My goal was to get a sense of what other curvy women thought about shopping, brands, and other things that pertain to us in regards to fashion. I will post this in a three part series.
|US 12 / UK 14 / AU 16||3%|
|US 14 / UK 16 / AU 18||11%|
|US 16 / UK 18 / AU 20||27%|
|US 18 / UK 20 / AU 22||16%|
|US 20 / UK 22 / AU 24||12%|
|US 22 / UK 24 / AU 26||12%|
|US 24 / UK 26 / AU 28||9%|
|US 26 / UK 28 / AU 30||3%|
|US 28 / UK 30 / AU 32||1%|
|I don’t see myself as a “size.”||1%|
|All of the Above||49%|
|I don’t like shopping.||2%|
|Plus-Size Only Retailers||12%|
|Major Department Stores||3%|
|All of the Above||74%|
Part 2 will be released soon…stay tuned.
Disclosure: This is not a paid or advertising post. This is my honest and true opinion.
Like I need another reason to sparkle…hee hee…sequins always seem to stand out during the fall and winter seasons. I love wearing them during the holidays and as you saw in the Evans video below Toccara loves them too! Don’t worry if you think they’re too dressy, most of the pieces below are paired with jeans. It’s a great way to add a little “ooh la la” to an outfit. I love the cardigan below. Which one is your favorite?
Here’s a new feature simply titled “5 Questions:” Meet Amanda Tice! I had the honor of meeting the beautiful and extremely nice Amanda in Miami. She was one of the models showcased in a Bali exhibit for their new shapewear. I went over and spoke with the curvy women…of course, and found them to be so down to earth! I knew I had to introduce you to her! Read more
On Saturday, I threw my first event for the Los Angeles Latina Bloggers. “Discovering Mas” was my attempt to bring together Latina bloggers to network and learn. It turned out to be an amazing day, with so many beautiful Latina women in one place! Thank you to everyone who came! This is the outfit I wore (left). Alfani top w/belt, Old Navy Jeans, and Sam Edelman flats.
The day before the event I was running errands and decided to stop by Macy’s really quick to see if I could find something to wear. To my surprise, the woman’s section had six clearance racks and there was a coupon for 20% off! Yay!
I have been eyeing this red Alfani top for a while now, but I didn’t want to pay the $65. I spotted it on the clearance rack and proceeded to pay only $8!! Thank you to the mysterious lady who gave me her coupon.
It was very comfy and cool, which was great because I was doing a lot of running around that day. These Latina bloggers wore me out!
After the event, my brother and I had a chance to hang out. Which is kind of rare these days. We went out and ate at Sake House Miro (Yum!) and then went to have a cold beer to celebrate. As you can tell in the photo (right), I needed a drink. I look so exhausted! LOL.
The sweater is from Marshalls, the gray jeans are Source of Wisdom from Torrid (gifted), and the boots are also from Torrid.
This was the first “official” event I’ve planned and it was stressful! But so worth it. I had so much fun and I really learned a lot. I love hanging out with bloggers! Go to LALatinaBloggers.com for an event recap.