I know you may all be tired of hearing about the Viva Fat Vegas conference, but I’m kinda bored waiting for my hubby to get home. And I just wanted to share the boots I picked up while I was there. I got these amazing faux leather boots at Torrid. Unfortunately, it’s been too hot to wear them. But, as soon as it cools down, you’ll see an outfit post. Promise!
Ever since I heard I about Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ coming to Los Angeles, I knew I had to plan a major giveaway in honor of it.
So, I started thinking…When we think about fashion events, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? I don’t know about you, but I think of SWAG!! Also known as the “free stuff” that companies and brands give out at events; swag is what a lot of us look forward to. And that’s just what you’re going to get.
One and only one lucky winner will win ALL of the following from these amazing sponsors: Torrid, Carolina Pad, T.J.Maxx, Lingerie.com, Cosabella, Phoenicia Goddess, Sofia Valle Co., Size Appeal, and Eucerin.
- Leave a comment telling me why you think events like Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ are important to the “curvy” community. Make sure you leave your name and a valid email OR twitter i.d.
- Follow me on twitter. If you already do leave a separate comment stating that you are already following me.
- “Like” Curves and Chaos on Facebook. If you already do, leave a separate comment telling me.
- Tweet ” I just entered @CurvesandChaos Ultimate Swag Giveaway! Have you? http://tinyurl.com/34qqu8x ” Please leave a separate comment with the link to tweet.
- Write a post about this giveaway on your blog. Make sure you leave a separate comment with the link to the post.
- Contest is only open to U.S. and Canadian residents (sorry shipping issues).
- Must be 18 years or older to enter.
- Only one entry per person, unless using the “extra entries.”
- Contest ends 10/26/10.
- Winner will be chosen using Random.Org.
GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!
Wear your pink ribbons proud! October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it’s time to pay attention! Your breasts will thank you for it!
The truth is breast cancer affects all of us. No matter what your race is. Early detection and awareness is your best bet. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. Breast cancer is the number one cause of cancer death in Hispanic women.It is the second most common cause of cancer death in white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women. ”
The goal of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is “to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to screening services.”
Unfortunately, most of us know someone who’s been affected by this horrible disease. My aunt lost her battle to breast cancer when I was 19-years-old, to this day I do monthly self-exams. I don’t want to become a statistic; I understand that early detection can be life saving. Make the pledge to save your own life and win a tee from Save the ta-tas®! See below!
With the help of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, I created an “Early Detection Plan.” It will remind me to do a breast self-exams, and attend my clinical breast exams and mammograms. I can be reminded via email, calendar, text messages, and RSS feeds. In this busy world, it is just this easy!
Here’s a chart from the National Breast Cancer Foundation on how to perform a breast self-exam.
“The Save the Ta-tas Foundation and ta-tas® Brand was created by clothing designer Julia Fikse as a way to fight breast cancer using laughter and fun as a way to fight a serious disease. Her playful line of t-shirts and accessories include messages such as “save the ta-tas” and “friends don’t let friends lose ta-tas.”
This weekend, Thursday September 30th – Saturday October 2nd, each Torrid store will have a Breast Cancer Awareness event. You can contact your local Torrid for details.
They also have a special offer going on to help drive donations on September 30th – October 11th. If you donate $5 or more to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (through Torrid) you will get $15 off any pair of jeans! It’s called “Breast Cancer Can Kiss My Booty.” Love it!
And when you buy select Breast Cancer merchandise, 10% of that will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. You can even make a donation in any amount to NBCF the entire month of October at Torrid.
All you have to do is leave a comment below, promising me you’ll honor those affected by breast cancer by pledging to perform monthly breast self-exams.
- Make sure you leave a valid email or twitter i.d. This contest is open internationally. The winner will be chosen November 1st. using Random.org.
Although there’s a mini-heat wave hitting Los Angeles, I am still thinking of all things fall; and yes that includes Halloween.
I love Halloween! Every year I try to be creative and dress up as something different, but as most of us curvy girls know, it’s hard to find a costume that truly fits and is sexy at the same time.
I was sent the Vixen Pirate Wench Plus Size Costume ($43.99) to review. As most of you know, I wear a US size 16/18. So, I was a little skeptical when choosing my size, only because every 1X/2X I order runs small. But, I know Lingerie.com’s size chart is pretty accurate. And I was right…this costume is a perfect fit.
Another thing I worry about is the material that these costumes are made of. Most of the time they’re flimsy or just look cheap. I was pleasantly surprised to find this costume to be pretty good quality. The “corset” is made of black crushed velvet and it stretches (yay!). I just wish there was a little more coverage in the chest area. Being that I am pretty big on top, I need to cover them up. I don’t want the hubby to be a jealous pirate!
Now, I’m looking for the sexy accessories to dress up this costume. Maybe in the future they can throw in a sword or hat. Just an idea. If you’re looking for a costume and you’re on a budget make sure you take a look at Lingerie.com’s sexy Halloween sale!
And 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.
**This item was gifted This has no way affected my review, all of the above is my honest opinion. Please read my disclosure policy here.
Do My Jeans is an internationally based denim web site that will create you your own unique pair of jeans! Didn’t think that was possible for curvy girls like us? Starting at $119 you can be as creative as you want by choosing the type of waistline, the cut, the wash, the belt style, front and back pocket design, the fly, and of course the accessories. You’re pretty much the designer here!!
Do My Jeans offers pants for men or women who want to stay trendy, no matter their size size! Big, tall, large or small Do My Jeans dresses everyone, according to personal tastes. Customize your clothes by choosing the style and the dimensions.
And don’t worry about sizes either, I was told there is no limit to their sizes! So, instead of paying $200 for a pair of store bought designer jeans, that may or may not enhance your curves, you can design and create your own for less! Visit them NOW!!
Make way for another…yes another curvy girl loving plus-size fashion retailer! Yay! Chesca is located in the UK, but they ship worldwide. That makes me love them more by the way. They have just launched Chesca Now, a more contemporary, but trendy line. I love these two looks below! Their sizes range from a UK 12-24, which is a US 10-22 and consists of the Lynx, Argenti, Mosaic, Easy Rider and Mystique collections.
Need an idea on how to make that all-black outfit pop? Add a little sparkle! Yes, can be more of an evening look, if you follow rules. But, you know we don’t! And besides, I think it’s a fun way to make your outfit stand out. All of these pieces are from Forever 21′s Faith 21 line. I’m already imagining these skirts with a pair of black opaque tights. I told you I have shopping on the brain! All I know is there’s nothing like a little sparkle to brighten up your day!
Known for chic and sleek styles, American Sportswear designer Calvin Klein never disappoints. In fact, my first pair of designer plus size jeans were by Calvin Klein and believe me when I say I wore them out! I loved them and of course they were on sale. What’s your experience with Calvin Klein pieces been like?
It’s almost October…and you know what that means? That means Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ is almost here! I don’t know about you, but I am very very excited (as you can tell by my countdown on the sidebar lol)!
I can’t believe we’ll be sippin’ on cocktails and chatting at Curvy Cocktails L.A. in 29 days! It will be great to meet those who love FATshion as much as I do! And Thanks to Torrid for our door prizes! Visit our Facebook event page for more info.
There are going to be so many great events like “The State of the Curvy Community” panel.
This sounds like it’s going to be a great discussion that will “address the current state of the plus-size community and the significance of Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™, through the eyes of the industry’s leaders, bringing different perspectives from various experiences and points of view.”
You don’t want to miss out on this panel:
Host: Chenese Lewis
Kelly Price- Singer
Sharon Quinn- The Original Runway Diva
Heinrich St. Germain- Judgment of Paris
Reah Norman- Fashion Director of PLUS Model Mag and plus size stylist
Marie Denee- The Curvy Fashionista
It was a runway of curves at Elena Miro‘s Spring 2011 show. In stunning shades of gray, her models strutted their stuff during Milan’s Fashion Week. Yet, not a part of Milan’s Fashion Week. Kind of like One Stop Plus showed in New York during New York Fashion Week, but wasn’t a part of New York Fashion Week. Actually, just like that. In fact, according to many news sources, Miro was knocked off of Milan”s Fashion Week calender.
I saw this shirt at Torrid and I couldn’t help but love it! Of course you should love your boobies! You should love them so much you’d do anything to keep them! That means becoming knowledgeable when it comes to breast cancer awareness and loving your body. Yes, I do care. My aunt died from breast cancer and the odds are you probably know someone affected by it. Go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure web site now and learn more.
I think I’m going on a designer binge after checking out Milan Fashion Week. It’s all I can think about and sometimes that’s not such a good thing for a girl like me on a budget. But hey, it doesn’t hurt to look and save money for a much needed pair of designer sunglasses. I’m just sayin’! I’m still looking for the perfect pair.
I know I call myself a bargainista, but there’s nothing wrong with looking at beautiful designer pieces. In fact, they give me so much inspiration for the upcoming seasons. I have always been a fan of Fendi. This Italian super design house has never really disappointed me. Their Spring 2011 line was a stunner at Milan, and of course I am eyeing all of their hot accessories. All that red is killing me!!
In the world of shopping, I don’t think there is anything worse than falling in love with something and then finding out that it costs way more than what you can afford! Isn’t that the worse feeling? That’s why I love to research online and find items that not only standout, but are within my budget. Jewelry is one of those items I love to find for bargain prices. I hate to spend more than $25 for a piece of costume jewelry. Here are a few pieces I wouldn’t mind owning and are $25 & Under.