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Style Trend: Pleats

What do we know about pleats? We know it’s defined as a “type of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and securing it in place.” But, did you know there are 11 types of pleats? I didn’t either!

All I do know, is that when I went shopping the other day, I saw a lot of pleated pieces. Oh, and I’m not a big fan of ironing pleats. Too tedious! But, I do love the way they look. I’m kind of eyeing the burgundy Evans pleated maxi skirt (#11).

So, what do you think?

Are pleats the way to go? 

1. Dorothy Perkins 2. Ashley Stewart 3. ASOS Curve 4. Forever21+ 5. City Chic 6. Dorothy Perkins 7. Dillards 8. Evans 9. Dorothy Perkins 10. Macys 11. Evans

Win a Cacique Passion Lace ‘Pink Candy’ Bra

I love that the color pink represents the fight against breast cancer. When I look at it, I see it as a brave, courageous, and strong color. That’s why all this month, I’m going to be giving away something pink each week.

This week Lane Bryant wants to give away two of their new Cacique Passion Lace full coverage bras in the color ‘Pink Candy’ in sizes 38D and 42D.

Our luxurious passion lace full coverage bra combines sexiness and support. Seamless underwire cups feature a beautiful lace overlay with a silky lining. Side boning smooths and supports. Lightly padded adjustable straps.

I know it’s only available to win in two sizes. The way I see it, if it doesn’t fit you, then why not win it for you mom, sister, cousin, best friend, or aunt.

To enter, leave a comment below, telling me which size you’d like (38D or 42D) and tell me what the color pink means to your or what you think it represents.

For an additional separate entry, tweet the following and leave a separate comment stating you did so: “ Enter to win the @CurvesandChaos #giveaway in honor of #BreastCancerAwareness  

Rules: Open to US residents only, you must be 18 years or older to enter, only one entry per person, unless using the one additional entry (two entries maximum), please allow 2-3 weeks for shipping, winner will have 24 hours to confirm prize, ends 10/11/11, winner will be chosen using

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. The prize is sponsored by Lane Bryant. The above is my true and honest opinion.

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Shop Forever 21 for Breast Cancer Awareness

As part of Curves and Chaos going “PINK” for Breast Cancer Awareness month, I’m going to featuring brands and events that benefit the cause.

I actually got the email from Forever 21 last week about their support for the fight against breast cancer.

They have a special Pink is Courage collection,  they will donate 10% of each item sold from that collection to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

I went in on Friday and bought the Strength French Terry Pullover $19.80. I can’t wait to wear it and show my support.

I love that they are offering these items in different sizes, especially in their plus collection. The entire Pink is Courage collection is priced $4.80-$29.80. I’m sad, I didn’t see that umbrella when I was in the store. Guess, I have to go back and get it.

What will you buy? 

Hope, Strength & Faith

Curves and Chaos is going pink in October, all to support Breast Cancer Awareness month.

I hope to honor the memory of my aunt and all of those affected by this horrible disease.

I have a lot planned throughout the entire month. You’ll learn essential health information and tips, what you can do to help, and how you can support the fashion brands out there that are helping the cause themselves. I’ll even have a giveaway each week!

My main goal is help educate you, and of course bring awareness.

Stay up to date by following me on Twitter or Facebook.

Beauty Buzz: TRESemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo

This post brought to you by TRESemmé. All opinions are 100% mine.

The alarm goes off. You hit snooze. Alarm goes off again.

It’s one of “those” mornings. You know, the kind where  you don’t want to get up and out of bed. You just want 30 more minutes of sleep. Don’t get me started on how long it takes to style our hair!

If you feel like skipping a day of shampooing, then you might want to try TRESemmé Fresh Start Dry Shampoo.

It’s a unique formula created to absorb excess oil and remove odors. It rejuvenates hair without a single drop of water and will bring some life your unwashed tresses. You’ll love the bursts of citrus extracts in their full line of products.

Check out the line below.

Strengthening Dry Shampoo: The formula, with B12 vitamins and keratin, helps strengthen your hair and leaves it full of body.

Volumizing Dry Shampoo: This formula is made with mineral clay and citrus. It removes oil while injecting your hair with salon-gorgeous volume.

Smoothing Dry Shampoos: Here you get Vitamin H and Silk Proteins that refreshes your straight hair style by removing excess oil, impurities and odor.

Moisturizing Waterless Foam Shampoo: This formula has Witch Hazel, Citrus, and Aloe Vera. It also refreshes your hair by removing excess oil, impurities, and odor while moisturizing your hair.

Not sure how to use it? Here are some do’s and dont’s.

  • Do shake vigorously before use and in between spray bursts for best results.
  • Do lift sections of dry hair and spray lightly at roots.
  • Do spray in short burst, holding 8-12 inches from head.
  • Don’t spray like hair spray (all over and continuously)
  • Do leave in for 1-2 minutes.
  • Do use fingertips or abursh to distribute product evenly.

Still need help? Check out this YouTube tutorial by Tanya Burr. She’s even hosting a $500 gift card giveaway. But, you need to hurry and enter!

Have you tried TRESemme’s Fresh Start Dry Shampoo? Would you give it a try? 

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ASOS Curve’s Little Black Dress Love Affair

If you take a second to visit the ASOS Curve web site, you’ll notice the 19 LBD’s they are currently selling. I know we all love a little black dress and they’re definitely offering your lots of options here. I’m not even sure which one I’d pick. Although, the one with the white corsage really sticks out. It’s so chic! It’s like LBD heaven up in here!!

Introducing REAL by MYHABIT, A New Shopping Experience

Everyone’s favorite “go to” shopping site, has created MYHABIT. It’s one of the latest “membership-only” fashion sale sites.

And they just recently launched REAL by MYHABIT. It’s a series of online sale events offering women, sizes 14-24, the best designer and contemporary brands at up to 60% off.

The sales will last up to 4 days, unless they sell out (which can happen!). Today’s sales include dresses from Taylor Dress, denim from CJ by Cookie Johnson (some of my favorites are already sold out), and Z from Zenobia.

I’m loving the red blazer by Z from Zenobia. It’s originally $1,350 and is now $269!!

What I love most, besides the great prices, is that the site offers instant membership, free four day shipping, free returns (US orders only), and a flate rate $15 for priority international shipping.

The site is cool too with it’s 360-degree video of the clothes. That comes in handy, when you’re curious to see how an item fits.

So, check out REAL by MYHABIT and let me know what you think.

Love 3.1 Phillip Lim bags? Win a $100 Shopbop gift card and go shopping!

What is it that makes you swoon over a hand bag? Is it the material? Is it the hardware? Oris it the designer?

I like to say it’s all of the above. And there’s no better place to find your favorite new bag than at

Not only will  you find designers like Zambos and Siega, but you’ll also find Le Sportsac and 3.1 Phillip Lim bags. Yeah, this is a shopping site you really need to make one of  your favorites.

In fact, you should really become a fan Shopbop and “like” them on Facebook today.

Do you feel like shopping now?  No money?

How about winning a $100 Shopbop gift card? 

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Shoe Fever: Velvet Heels


Why do I always find shoes I can’t have. It’s like we were meant to be together, but it just isn’t going to happen. Isn’t this always the story of my shoe life.

Today, I’m lusting after velvet heels. It all started when I saw the Rosa Velvet Heel by Juicy Couture ($225) in the color Cobblestone (right). Read more

Sneak Peek: Just My Size Fall/Winter Looks

Here’s a little sneak peek into the Just My Size fall/winter look book! I’m loving the chunky knit sweaters. As you can see, a lot of the pieces are great for layering and nothing here is over $20! Available at Walmart, this line is very budget-friendly.

Celebrate Fall with MICHAEL Michael Kors

Yay! It’s the first day of fall and I can’t wait for the weather to change. I’m already thinking about cold weather accessories! Go ahead and blame it on the new Bloomingdales catalog.

I saw this yummy-licious MICHAEL Michael Kors Twist Neck Warmer that is definitely on my shopping list.

I know it’s L.A. and it doesn’t get that cold, but it doesn’t hurt to be fashionably prepared. LOL. Me and my excuses to shop!

Here are a few more MICHAEL Michael Kors accessories that wouldn’t hurt to have.

MICHAEL Michael Kors at ShopStyle
MICHAEL Michael Kors at ShopStyle
MICHAEL Michael Kors at ShopStyle
MICHAEL Michael Kors at ShopStyle
MICHAEL Michael Kors at ShopStyle
MICHAEL Michael Kors at ShopStyle