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I love you…but I can’t afford you.

There comes a time in our life, where we realize that our love for shoes will sometimes break our hearts. Like these amazingly beautiful Christian Louboutin’s. They are $1,375; more than what most of you pay for rent. That’s where the broken heart comes in. There’s no way I can afford these delicious luxurious suede delights. I guess it’s time to find a replica pair.


Torrid’s 2010 House of Dreams Model Search Winners! Exclusive Pics!

The winners of Torrid’s 2010 House of Dreams Model Search have been announced! They are:

Krystal (Juncos, PR)
Aryn (Evanston, IL)
Mia (N. Dignton, MA)
Isabelle (Florence, KY)
Jakoy (Ammon, ID)
Melissa (Alexandria, VA)
Jennifer (Twenty Nine Palms, CA)

Congratulations ladies!!

The  winners were in L.A. last week enjoying their glamorous prize. It included a two night stay at The Standard Downtown, a visit with Karli Henriquez at the world famous KIIS FM station, dinner at Eva Longoria Parker’s restaurant, ‘Beso’ as well as a V.I.P. Torrid photo shoot! Here are a few sneak peek photos (courtesy of Torrid) from their L.A. visit and upcoming Holiday spread!

Ultimate Swag Giveaway Winner is…

The Ultimate Swag Giveaway winner is Jessie from Bites and Pieces! She was randomly chosen using Random.org. What a lucky girl! She wins all of the amazing items from all of the amazing sponsors!

Thank you to everyone who entered and I hope you continue to come back and enjoy Curves and Chaos. I’d also like to thank all of the sponsors, who are listed below. I couldn’t have been done without you! Remember, this giveaway was in honor of Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ which kicks off on Thursday!

Don’t worry curvaliscious ladies…I’ll be back with another amazing giveaway soon!




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Free People’s Vintage-Inspired Jewelry

Free People Clothing Boutique’s vintage-inspired jewelry has kinda made my heart skip-a-beat. Just look at these gorgeous designs! All of the pieces here range from $18-$38 (click on the pic for details). That’s definitely something I can get behind. I’ve never held the jewelry in my hands, so I can’t tell you about its quality, but it looks chic. Anyone out there ever buy from Free People? Please spill!


Halloween Shopping at Lingerie.com get an Additional 10% Off!

Don’t have that sexy Halloween costume yet? You’re in luck…because there’s still time to pick one up over at Lingerie.com.

Take a peek into their plus size costume collection. Most of the costumes are 29%-73% off too!

And don’t forget that from now until October 31st, my curvy readers get 10% off any and all costumes on Lingerie.com. Just enter the code “CurvesandCostumes” at checkout.

*Read my disclaimer here. I was not paid or compensated for this post. 

“Love Your Body Day” Weekend

What an amazing weekend!! The Love Your Body Day (LYBD) events were everything and more! On Friday night, Nik from xoxo NikStar and I hung out at the launch party. It was held at Bar Lubitsche in West Hollywood. We met so many amazing women; models, entrepreneurs, a teacher, a florist, and more! There were so many curves in that bar! If you take a look at the pics below you will see all of the beautiful women…including the super sweet Denise Bidot.

My outfit for the night: 

Sweater: Marshalls
Denim Skirt: Old Navy
Tights: Assets
Boots: Torrid
Necklace: Kohls
Bracelets: Lane Bryant

On Saturday, we attended the LYBD event, also in West Hollywood. It was hosted by America’s Next Top Model winner Whitney Thompson and Chenese Lewis. Love Chenese! This time Cid from Cid’s Style File came out and hung with us. We visited all of the amazing exhibitors, watched the performers, and drooled when the clothes hit the runway. It was an amazing and empowering day! If you didn’t attend this year, I highly recommend attending next year!

Outfit for the day:
Denim Jeans: Torrid (gifted)

Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ Countdown!

I am beyond excited for Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ ! I am officially counting down to one of the hottest fashion events for the curvy woman!

L.A. Fatshion Bloggers, along with The Curvy Collective, are going to kick things off on Wednesday, October 27th with Curvy Cocktails L.A.! It’s an informal meet and greet in honor of Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ . I promise there’s no pressure and no “list.” Just come out, have fun, and meet other women who love “fatshion” as much as you do.

Join us at the Xbar, which is located at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, at 7 p.m. I have a few prizes to raffle and a little treat for you!

If you haven’t bought your tickets for Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™  hurry up and buy them now! Before they are sold out! You don’t want to miss this! 

Kim Kardashian shows off her Curves and more!

The always curvaliscious and sexy Kim Kardashian shows of her artsy side? Or rather her nude backside and front side in this month’s issue of W Magazine. The article is titled “Kim Kardashian: The Art of Reality.

Talk about “loving your body,” she seems like she’s full of confidence! The first set of photos are from the web site, yet the second set are the ones that went to print in the magazine. The photos were taken by photographer Mark Seliger.

There’s no doubt that she’s a stunning woman, but do you think the photos are a piece of “art” or just for press?

**Warning: Nude images below.
Above images found here: http://www.wmagazine.com/celebrities/2010/11/kim_kardashian_queen_of_reality_tv?currentPage=2

Above images found here: http://www.styleite.com/media/kim-kardashian-w-magazine/

Don’t Miss “Love Your Body Day”

Come out and join Curves and Chaos and L.A. Fatshion Bloggers, as we take part in Hollywood NOW’s 5th annual “Love Your Body Day” from October 22-24th in West Hollywood, CA. According to LoveYourBodyDay.com, the Love Your Body campaign was created in September of 1998 as a national day of action to “speak out against advertisements and images of women that are harmful, offensive, disrespectful and demeaning.” America’s Next Top Model winner, Whitney Thompson and the beautiful Chenese Lewis will be the hosts for the weekend! You don’t want to miss this!

Check out the schedule of events below!

Friday, October 22, 2010
Love Your Body Day Launch Party
Hosted By Tomiko Fraser’s Goddess Gathering, 7:00 pm – 10:00pm
Bar Lubitsch
7702 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
21 and up (must have I.D.), Free Admission
DJ Rell
RSVP LIST CLOSED


Saturday, October 23, 2010
Love Your Body Day
12:00 – 4:00 pm
West Hollywood Park Auditorium
647 N. San Vicente
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Vendors – Entertainment – “Real Women” Fashion Show
Special Performances by TFGG “Changing Woman”,
Kathy Dietch of Broadway’s Wicked,
and LA Sparks Ole Skool Crew  (click for more info)
FREE ADMISSION
Free Gift Bags For First 100 Attendees


Saturday, October 23, 2010
Cathy Lewis Universal Comedy presents:
The Love Your Body Day Comedy Show
Doors Open: 8:00pm Showtime: 8:30pm
The World Famous Comedy Store
Belly Room
8433 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Admission: $10.00 (pay at door)
21 and over
2 drink minimum

Sunday – October 24, 2010
Body Image Panel Discussion:
1:00pm – 3:30pm
Plummer Park – Great Hall
7377 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
*Reception Immediately Following Panel Discussion

Bank Breaker V$. Bargain: Leopard Print Tote

As you can tell, my brain never stops thinking about fashion! I’ve been craving a leopard print tote…bad! You’d really be surprised at the amount of super ridiculously expensive leopard print designer bags there are out there. As I was researching, I found some in the thousands! This M Z Wallace ‘Grace’ Tote is $425 at Nordstrom; not too bad compared to some of the others, but it’s still a “Bank Breaker” for me!

Now, take a look at the ‘SCHMUTZLER’ handbag from Aldo, which is on sale for $27.98! That’s a lot better for my budget! I think I’m ordering this bad boy!

What about you? Are you craving a leopard print tote?

OOTD: Gray in L.A.

It was nothing but gray skies today in L.A., just the way I like it! Yes, I’m a cold weather lover living in the City of Angels. I had a business meeting today, so I decided to try out my new Torrid Jayden Faux-Leather boots, dark denim jeans, and my Sejour Faux Suede Jacket by Nordstrom. The beautiful Nik of xoxo NikStar took my pics for me. She’s a doll! I was a little frustrated by the cowl neck on this top! I bought it at Macy’s a long time ago and don’t get me started on my hair. LOL. I was in a rush, so I went really simple with my jewelry; necklace from H&M, Fossil watch, and Lane Bryant bangle bracelets. The faux suede jacked was comfortable. It’s definitely not a warm weather jacket, but it’s a perfect fall piece. The boots are probably my favorite pair of shoes right now, but they are a little too high for me. No problem, I’ll just wear them more often to get practice. Don’t you just love giving yourself reasons to wear new shoes?!

photo by: xoxo NikStar
  • Faux Suede Jacket: Sejour by Nordstrom ($ n/a gifted)
  • Jeans: Marshalls ($7.00 Clearance)
  • Top: Macys
  • Boots: Jayden Faux-Leather Boots at Torrid (on sale $45.50)
  • Watch: Fossil ($95 gifted)
  • Bracelets: Lane Bryant ($14.99 for set)
  • Necklace: H&M

**Some of the items were gifted. This has no way affected my review, all of the above is my honest opinion. I was not paid for this post. Please read my disclosure policy.

Jessica London Launches Plus Size Leather Collection

Jessica London, a plus size women’s retailer,  announced the launch of the “First Ever” plus size leather collection yesterday.

They promise an “unrivaled leather collection.” Their sizes run from 12 to 32 and will feature a large selection of “modern silhouettes in rich colors and chic new metallics perfect for the fall and winter seasons. Jackets, skirts and blazers are available in soft, elegant leather including must-have items like the classic blazer in five colors (with ribbed sweaters dyed to match), several coat styles in new lengths (long leather coat, leather trench, leather peacoat and ¾ length leather coat), a best-selling zip front jacket in copper, bronze and pewter metallics, and fresh contemporary silhouettes (leather bomber, “moto” jacket, aviator jacket and maxi length leather coat).

They are even offering a special promotion called “The Extraordinary Leather Event.” Just in time for fall and winter, they are offering $50 off every leather coat and jacket. And that’s not all, Jessica London® is also offering 30% off one item to customers who place a web order using coupon code JLHOLIDAY (valid through 12/31/10). According to the press release customers can take advantage of both discounts on one order!

“The Jessica London team has designed a beautiful leather collection featuring stylish, easy-wear fashions that can take our customers straight from work to a night out on the town.”

It’s time to get romantic…with Alloy.

Alloy is really setting the mood with these romantic pieces! The Isabelle Beaded Blouse (the first one) is my favorite! It’s so beautiful and billowy and yummy. I can’t resist that trio. And if you’re wondering, these pieces are all carried up to a XXXL. Yay! That makes this curvy gal very very happy!



Out and About…

Time does fly when you’re having fun! After returning from Blogalicious in Miami, I only had a day-and-a-half to get ready for my next trip. This time it was a 4 day mini-vacay to see my best friend (in the green dress) who lives in Maine. The last time I saw her was in May and I was definitely missing her. It was so strange unpacking my summer clothes from the Miami trip, then packing the fall clothes for the New England weather. Even though it was a bit chilly and it rained all day on Friday, I couldn’t help but stare at the gorgeous colors of the fall foliage as we drove to Boston. We went out dancing that night and had such a great time (as you can tell in the photos). I am always inspired by the curvy women when I visit other towns. It’s fun to see what the curvaliscious trends are in different parts of the country. For most of the trip I wore sweaters, skinny jeans, and UGG boots. Sorry, but that’s mandatory vacation gear for me. But, as you can tell I did dress up for the night out in a simple LBD and my Steve Madden leopard print pumps. And the striped cashmere eternity scarf I’m wearing was gifted by Marshalls. It’s soft, warm, and perfect for fall weather. After a long flight home, I made it back to L.A. safe and sound. I think I’m going to stay grounded for a while.