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All Bangled Up!

Welcome to my new obsession, wooden bangle bracelet sets. Yes, it has to be a set. My friend Ivory has really inspired me to start wearing large bangle bracelets. She always rocks them! Today, I went shopping with my mom and she bought me an early birthday gift, which included a set from Avenue. She did buy me other stuff, but you’ll have to wait and see those. If you haven’t noticed, I have to buy my bracelets at plus size stores. I have my dad to thank for my large man hands. LOL. I love the tribal feel you get from these and they pretty much go with anything. Take a look at the wide assortment below.

Which set do you love? 

1. Nordstrom $28 2. ASOS $25.10 3. Alloy $16.90 4. Nordstrom $38 5. Evans £15.00 6. Forever 21 $7.80 7. Forever 21 $6.80 8. Evans £15.00 9. Forever 21 $7.80 10. Old Navy $10.50 11.ASOS $23.31

Calling All Roberto Cavalli Fans

You asked and he delivered.  You might have already heard that Roberto Cavalli’s White Collection is available on the Designer Plus Size Fashion web site Navabi
Just look at this gorgeous coat! 
Unfortunately, this girl can’t afford any of his designs. This coat is $1467.90, so instead I will sit here and dream about wearing it on the streets of Paris. A glass of wine in one hand and my Chanel bag in the other…sitting under the Eiffel Tower. What can I say…I’m a fashion dreamer.
You can see other Roberto Cavalli designs on Navabi here




What do you think about Roberto Cavalli’s plus size collection? 

All photos courtesy of Navabi. 

What I Wore: Hispanicize Conference

Last week I attended the Hispanicize 2011 right here in Hollywood. It was their 2nd Annual PR & Social Media conference. I had an amazing time networking and reconnecting with my friends. I was asked to sit in on a panel of Fashion and Beauty bloggers. I was pretty nervous. There were four of us up there and I couldn’t help but stress how brands and companies are passing up opportunities to work with the “plus size” community.

I also made sure to tell the audience, that I don’t sit here telling you what to wear. I just give you recommendations on what I like and feel would look good on me. We all know that we have to find our own personal style. That being said, here are the three outfits taken by the awesome Cid of Cid Style File. My partner in crime. I made sure to dress comfy, because these are all day conferences. P.S. don’t mind my hair (I swear it was windy) and my awkward poses. LOL.

Day 1
Cascade Style Cardigan (Size Large) from Forever 21
Nude Sandals from Target (last season)
Bangle Bracelets courtesy of Lane Bryant

Day 2
Cascading Cardigan H&M (Size Large)
Jessica Simpson Flats

Day 3
Wrap from Nordstrom (Sale)
Skirt from Forever 21
Boots (not seen) from Marshalls

Disclaimer: I was NOT financially compensated for the above. Although some items were gifted, the above is my true and honest opinion.

You don’t want to miss KURVEE!!

Hello ladies of Los Angeles!! If you haven’t bought your tickets for tomorrow’s shopping and beauty event Kurvee, then you’re going to miss out on shopping, beauty treatments, dessert sampling, FABULOUS GIVEAWAYS and so much more! It was created specifically for you, the “Kurvee” fashionista!

I will be there along with some amazing vendors and sponsors. You have a few hours to buy tickets today HERE, but you will be able to buy them at the door as well. But, make sure you get there early, only the first 100 guests will get swag bags.

I hope to see you there!!

Beauty Buzz: China Glaze’s ‘Blue Iguana’

Looking for a bold nail color? You know, something that will make those nails pop?

Just so you know, I usually play it safe when it comes to nail color, but now I’m all about stepping out of my nail comfort zone.

If you’re not afraid of bold colors, then you should definitely try China Glaze’s Summer 2011 Collection “Island Escape.” This collection features a shimmering bold blue named Blue Iguana.

I wore this color yesterday and I got so many compliments I couldn’t stop looking at my nails. Do you ever do that? LOL!

The collection also features:

  • Papaya Punch: Crème based vivid orange.
  • 108 Degrees: Flirtatious berry pink with specks of micro glitter.
  • Senorita Bonita: Passionate purple shimmer with pink micro glitter.
  • Cha Cha Cha: Vivacious shimmer green.
  • Electric Pineapple: High intensity crème based lime green.

Take a look at the China Glaze tutorial featuring the Island Escape collection.


What’s your favorite China Glaze color?

Disclaimer: I was not paid for this post. Although the item was gifted, the above is my true and honest opinion.

FFF Week-The Fashion Front

Full Figured Fashion Week, the only plus size fashion week, will invade New York June 16-18 and I can’t be more excited. I’ve only attended the Los Angeles FFF Week and it was beyond amazing. I was a part of The Curvy Collective, a group of bloggers chosen to cover the event. This year the name of the group has changed, it is now The Fashion Front and I have been selected as a member again. I am so very honored to be included with these fellow bloggers!

Betsey Johnson’s Cats & Elephants

I’m in a really big hurry this morning, but I just had to show you these adorable cat and elephant pieces from the jewelery line of the creative Betsey Johnson. Of course my heart belongs to vintage cat collection, but the elephants are too cute! This woman never runs out of ideas. What it must be like to live in her head. Anywhoo, enjoy the Betsey love!

Which one are loving?


365Hangers.com Giveaway!

Calvein Klein, Michael Kors, Rachel Pally, and Diane Von Fursteberg are only a few of the designers available on 365Hangers.com. This jewel of a sample sale site guarantees women’s designer labels at 70% ! That’s a steal, if you ask me. I love that they use models that represent different shapes and body sizes. And their sizes range from 0/XS to 16/XL. My friend just purchased a Marc Jacobs dress from them at Sassy City Chicks, for an amazing price. I was actually looking at this Rachel Pally design, it would make a great spring dress.

How would you like a little something to get you started on this shopper’s paradise? 365Hangers.com wants to give one of my readers a $25 gift card! Enter below today!


To Enter: You must be following CC via Google Connect. Then visit 365Hangers.com and leave a comment telling us what your favorite item is. Make sure you include a valid email address or your entry will not count.

Extra Entries-you must leave separate comments stating you did the following:

Rules: U.S. and Canada Residents only, you must be 18 years-or-older, only one entry per person unless using the two extra entries (maximum of 3 entries), Giveaway ends 4/19/2011 and the winner will be chosen using Random.org.

Giveaway Closed!

‘White Hot’ with Ashley Stewart

Maybe it’s the bright L.A. sun or the smell of spring in the air, but I have been craving white skinny jeans. It never fails, the trend of wearing white always pops up around this time.

Ashley Stewart has some really great white pieces to add to your closet. Being that it’s a basic color, there are so many combinations possible. And it’s an easy way to brighten up any outfit.

Something like this Off the Shoulder Smocked Blouse $29 (left) is definitely a versatile piece. It can be worn with jeans like the model, shorts, or capris.

I think adding something like a bright colored floral pin to a basic white top is so easy. I might have to get my hands on the white Cropped Denim Jacket $29 (below). I can see myself wearing it with a floral dress or tank dress and a cute pair of sandals.

What is your favorite color for spring?   

Dove VisibleCare Body Wash Review & Giveaway

Are you on the quest to find that softer and beautiful looking skin for those flirty spring dresses? Yes, it’s time to start thinking about that.

Don’t worry, Dove’s VisibleCare Body Wash has got you covered…literally, in the shower that is. They promise beautiful looking skin in one week! You know I had to try this out!

I am currently using the “Softening” body wash and it smells great, without being too fragrant. I love how it lathers up and it even feels silky on the skin when your washing your body. That’s always important to me with a body wash.

I can definitely feel the difference in my skin, it’s a loft softer to the touch. And my skin has a slight glow to it. It has to be their unique formula of NutriumMoisture™.  It contains skin-natural building blocks to help improve your skin’s look over time.

Dove wants you to have radiant skin too , that’s why they’re giving away one bottle of their VisibleCare Body Wash to a Curves and Chaos reader!

To Enter: You must be following me via Google Connect and leave a comment below telling me what your favorite Dove product is. Make sure you include a valid email address or Twitter I.D.

Extra Entries: (you must leave these as separate comments or they will not count)
-“Like” them on Facebook
-Tweet the following “I want beautiful skin in 1 week with @Dove & @CurvesandChaos Do you? http://bit.ly/f8swJo  “

Rules: U.S. residents only, you must be 18 years or older, only one entry per person (unless using the 2 extra entries). Giveaway ends on April 18, 2011. Winner will be chosen using Random.org.

Giveaway Closed

Beyond the Rack Launches “Full-Figured and Fabulous!”

It’s all about “members-only” shopping web sites in 2011! If your a fashionista, then you must know about Beyond the Rack!  They’re also a members-only shopping site for men and who women who crave the latest designer fashion and accessories at 70% off.

I remember hearing about Beyond the Rack years ago, but unfortunately they didn’t carry anything in my size. If you’re like me, then you’ll be happy to know they are launching a plus size category on Wednesday, April 6th!

It’s called “FULL-FIGURED AND FABULOUS” (sizes will range from 16-24 and 1X-3X). You’ll be able to shop for designer casual attire like tops, dresses, jeans, and swimwear. Are you excited yet? Wednesday’s sale will include Seven7, Onyx Nite Dresses, Sharagano, Carmen Marc Valvo, Rocawear, One World, Dereon, Red Woman, Spiegel, and Baby Phat!

To join Beyond the Rack you must be invited by a member or request a membership. But, no worries…I’ve got you curvy fashionistas covered. Here’s a special invite with a $10 shopping credit! Click on the link to become a member today!

http://www.beyondtherack.com/member/invite/PLUSSIZE

My Closet: Lazy Sunday

It’s a great start to a lazy Sunday. I wanted to post this outfit before I got too comfy.

I bought this vintage top from Kori of Buxom Vintage for $8. You should def check her out, she specializes in plus size vintage. She was a vendor at the Curvy Revolution.

 I’d love to turn this into some sort of crop top. But the embroidery around the neck, sleeves and trim is really unique. So, I’d hate to lose any of it. Should I just leave it the way it is?

The denim straight leg capri ($20) is courtesy of Just My Size. I couldn’t find them online, but I know they are a piece from their spring looks. There’s a little bit of stretch in the material, which makes them the perfect capri for my lazy day.

What do you wear on your lazy days?

*I was not paid for this post. Although, one item was gifted, the above is my true and honest opinion.