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In honor of my trip to N.Y.C for BlogHer 2010, I have partnered up with Lingerie.com for another great giveaway! This amazing city is such a fashion inspiration and I can’t wait to take it all in! One thing I’ve always loved about this concrete jungle is the night life.

Imagine yourself going out for “A Night in N.Y.C.” and you’d really like to add a sexy twist to your outfit. Nothing is sexier than wearing a piece of lingerie to spice things up. Lingerie.com has you covered. Why not try one of their corsets? I know it’s a bit daring, but this is the city that never sleeps. I think a leather corset would look amazing with a pair of skinny jeans and killer pumps!

Lingerie.com wants to give one of my curvy readers a $50 gift card to bring your sexy outfit to life!

How to enter:

  1. Leave a comment here telling me what your ultimate “Night in N.Y.C” would be like. Please leave a valid email address or Twitter I.D. so I can contact you.
  2. For an extra entry: Tweet the following, but remember you must post the link of your tweet as a separate comment, or it won’t count. “I’m dressing sexy with @CurvesandChaos and @LingerieDotCom #curvesrule”
  3. For extra entry: Go to their Facebook page and “Like” them. Leave a separate comment telling me you did, so I can verify it.

Rules:

  • Only open to U.S. residents.
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter.
  • Winner will be chosen using Random.Org
  • Giveaway ends on 8/20/10.

Lingerie.com on twitter www.twitter.com/lingerieDOTcom
Lingerie.com on facebook www.facebook.com/Lingerie

Contest Closed!!

L.A. Fatshion Bloggers Event Recap

Shopping, sushi, and more shopping. Yes, this describes the L.A. Fatshion Bloggers first event! We had such an amazing Saturday in one of L.A.’s most eclectic malls, the Westfield Culver City.

Our day started at 11 a.m., with a meet and greet. There Cid of Cid’s Style File, Gabi of Hungry for Fashion, Laura of Creative Xicana and I met up and chatted a bit before we got our shop on! Everyone looked amazing. Yeah, I think we’re new best friends. Jenn, from Sketching Jenn, met up with us later. We grabbed our tote bags, courtesy of Torrid, and made our way to Lane Bryant…our first stop.

Cid and I surprised our L.A. Fatshion Bloggers and fatshion lovers with $20 gift cards, courtesy of Lane Bryant. I don’t think I’ve seen bigger smiles! As you can see in the photos below, we had way too much fun. The staff was so amazing and helpful and the store looked great.

I think we might have ransacked the store a bit…sorry! Most of us were obsessed with the same pieces too. We all tried on the Ponte Knit Zipper Trim Dress and the Sequin Lapel Sweater Vest. You’ll have to wait for the OOTD’s and the reviews to see who bought what! Even us bargainistas were in heaven with their sale selection. They even surprised us with a gift bag. Too awesome!

We ran passed the time we had allotted for shopping before lunch. What itinerary?

I am sad to say, I dropped my camera in Lane Bryant. Now, it won’t work. So the photos below are courtesy of me (prior to broken camera), Cid (the amazing), and my cell phone.

We squeezed in some time to browse at Torrid, but we vowed to head back after lunch! Did I mention we even received $50 gift cards to Romano’s Jewelers? It was shopping overload.

Lunch at Yen Sushi was beyond amazing! All I heard were ooh’s and aah’s as the servers brought our food. They were really nice and described each meal they placed before us. After the delicious lunch, they treated us to dessert and a tour of their karaoke rooms. Which were named after the most elite fashion houses! Chanel, Fendi, Prada, Gucci…etc. I know! Right? I am so heading back there for their grand opening.

After the amazing lunch at Yen Sushi, we vowed to walk of this meal and headed back out into the mall. This is where the girls did more damage at Forever 21 (as seen below), H&M, Mode Plus, and Old Navy.

Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever had so much fun shopping! It’s so amazing to shop with gals that love the same things you do. We all got along fabulously and can’t wait until we meet up again for our next event. There’s a lot more shopping to do out there and I think we’re the right curvy ladies for the job!

If you’d like to see more photos go to www.LAFatshionBloggers.blogspot.com for a slide show. Also, please feel free to subscribe or follow us to receive updates about any of our future events.

Special thanks to the Westfield Culver City, Lane Bryant, Torrid, and Romanos Jewelry.

**L.A. Fatshion Bloggers, Cid’s Style File, and Curves and Chaos were not paid for any advertisement or endorsements in this post. Anything received during this event were gifts and did not influence this content in any way. All comments above are honest, true, and strictly my opinion.


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Blogger Q&A: Rikke

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Rikke
Copenhagen, Denmark
Sticky Sweet Danish

Who is your favorite fashion designer and why?

I actually don’t have a favorite, I like to mix things up. And I don’t think that clothes have to be expensive to look good. But no doubt Balmain has great influence this season.

What is the one fashion accessory/item you can’t live without? I can’t live without bags.

Tiny ones for going clubbing, huge ones for shopping and everything in between! I’m a bag lady, LOL. At the moment I love black, studs, florals and pastel ones.

If you were allowed to create a beauty product, what would it be and what would you name it?

I think it would be a body butter. I looove body butters. It would be very floral and fresh scented, not too heavy and I’d call it Butter Me Up… or something. I totally just made that up, I’ve never really thought about it before, haha!

If you only had 10 minutes to pack for a fashion extravaganza in your favorite city, what would you bring and where would it be?

I’d bring my phone, my camera, a bottle of water and a snack. This could take all day! And oh, I’d be going to London.

Do you live by a fashion philosophy or quote? What is it?

Don’t be a slave to fashion. Make fashion work for you!

Style Trend: Summer Scarves

Accessories are an essential piece to any outfit. One of my favorite accessories is the multi-use scarf. Love it in all materials! This week alone I bought 2 scarves! And as I was perusing my fave blogs, I came across a few outfit posts where they accessorized with a scarf. Yes, I know it’s summer, but you can still wear them! Just make sure to stay away from the heavy materials like 100% pure wool and cashmere. I tend to lean towards the silk, cotton, and linen. FYI…I want these!




I love thrifting scarves too! They are really inexpensive and can be used in so many different ways. Have you run out of ways to wear your favorite scarf? I found this cool article from Refinery 29 “4 New Ways to Wear a Scarf.” Click on the image for detailsl.

So, what do you think about accessorizing with a scarf this summer?


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Yes…Another Update

It’s almost August and here I am, fresh out of the pool——>

Wait a second…I will be in NYC in 5 days! I can’t believe how fast all of this is happening. If you would have asked me a month ago if I was going to attend the BlogHer conference…I would’ve said no. Now, not only am I attending, but I’m a volunteer. So super duper excited to meet bloggers from all over the United States and learn from them. I am very grateful for this experience.

I will be tweeting, vlogging, and blogging about my trip. From outfit posts (including an outfit courtesy of Lane Bryant) to even a giveaway, I’ll be working my blogging butt off while I’m out loving the East Coast.

Yes, I’m a West Coast chica, but I can like other coasts too! BTW…where are my New York ladies? I’d love to hang out. Contact me if you’re interested.

Changing Subjects: Cid and I very excited about Saturday’s L.A. Fatshion Bloggers Shopping Event! Go Here for all of the details! Can’t wait to meet you!!


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Colored Inspired: Red

There is just something about the color red that screams “Look at me!” It’s such a hot color and I love it! Maybe it’s the red Camaro my mom drove when I was little, but it has always been my favorite color. I was at the mall yesterday and everything red caught my eye. Especially the shoes! And then I looked in my closet and realized I don’t even have any red pieces! I need to get my hands on something red.


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No Wire Bras!

I am on a mission! A mission to find a soft cup/wire free bra that will support these puppies! Underwire bras have been bugging me lately! But, I don’t want just any bra. Once I get back from NYC, there’s going to be some serious bra shopping going on. I found a few below that I thought might work for me, in certain clothing and life situations. Are you a wire free lady? What brands do you love?

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Brazil’s ‘Beleza em Curvas’

Welcome Beleza Em Curvas (Beauty in Curves), the publication of Brazil’s first plus size women’s magazine! Yay! Very exciting for the Brazilian curvy ladies! The magazine will be on the Brazilian news stands in August. They will feature Fashion, Beauty, Health, Celebrity interviews and more! Their goal is to show the magazine readers of the world that Plus Size women do exist and that they are happy with who they are. They also believe that good self-esteem is fundamental to who you are as a person. Sounds great!

Here’s their info if you’d like to follow them:

twitter: @belezaemcurvas
Facebook: Beleza em Curvas
Myspace: Beleza em Curvas


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Share Your Beauty Tips with Us!

Beauty trends come and go, but advice lives forever. Right? I’ll never forget the beauty advice my mom gave me as a teen. And of course I’ve read tons of beauty tips online and in my favorite

magazines.

But, there are a few that I will never forget and am so grateful for. They are not only essential, but some are very basic and practical. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • Use a used ‘cooled’ green tea bag for puffiness, redness, or itchy skin.
  • Try not touching your face. Your hands may have dirt and oils that will clog your pores.
  • If you run out of shaving cream, you can use hair conditioner.
  • When wearing a fragrance on your wrists, don’t rub them together. The scent can be altered.

Like I said, they are simple. Nothing too scientific here. Now, I know all beauty tips are different. Some tips work and some don’t. I know I’ve tried stuff that hasn’t worked for me. What has worked for you?

What are some of your favorite beauty tips? Share!!


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Wish List: Maurices

I really want this outfit before the summer ends. I love the coral in this outfit. I think it’s one of my favorite colors of the season. And that dress looks super flattering. I love flattering.


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PLUS Model Radio with Chenese!!

Cid from Cid’s Style File and I were just interviewed on PLUS Model Radio with Chenese Lewis! So exciting. We were discussing our L.A. Fatshion Bloggers shopping event. You can listen to us here:

Listen to internet radio with PLUS Model Radio on Blog Talk Radio


Thank you so much Chenese! You are amazing. We can’t wait to meet you Saturday! You can listen to her live every Monday at 6 p.m. PST/ 9 p.m. EST. Check out Chenese on her links below!

WebsiteBlogTwitterFacebookMySpacePodcast


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Bank Breaker V$. Bargain: The Nude Pump

Who doesn’t love the classic Christian Louboutin pump? Seriously, they are on every shoe lover’s list. But, that red sole will cost you! The Simple Nude Pump costs $595 at Barney’s New York. That makes it a ‘Bank Breaker.’ Wait until you check out the ‘Bargain’ pump.

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The ‘Bargain’ pump is from Nine West. The almost identical Ambitious Pump can be found at Macy’s for $69. Compared to the Louboutins, that’s a deal! Would you rock the bargain pump?


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$25 OFF $75 at Lane Bryant!

If there is one thing I love to do, it’s hook you curvy ladies up! Lane Bryant wants to hook you up too! They’re offering this amazing Inside Curve Gift Cheque! Print it out here and for more info. Are you a member of Inside Curve yet? I am! Join today!! You get exclusive Lane Bryant coupons, tips, and more.

You can even join them on Facebook, like them and you’ll be entered to win a $250 gift card once they reach 80,000 fans! Fun!

If you’re going to BlogHer in NYC, look for me. I’ll have these Gift Cheques on hand and I’d love to chat with you about Lane Bryant.


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