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Can curvy girls wear crop tops?

Of all the current fashion trends, this is one I do not look forward to. I don’t care if it’s on straight or a plus size girl, I’m not a fan. The dreaded crop top is making a come back. I don’t know why, but I guess belly baring is not just for teens anymore.

This Abby Cropped V-Neck from Alloy is currently sold out. What does that tell us?

I’ve have seen some fashionistas wearing crop tops with short shorts on a few of the “street style” blogs, of course they are all skinny minnies. I haven’t seen any curvy girls wearing this daring trend.

Would you care if they did? I’m a true believer in being confident no matter what you wear.

So, I want to know what you think. Can curvy girls wear crop tops? Take the anonymous poll below.


Sassy City Chicks ‘Los Angeles Fashion Bash’

L.A. fashionistas and shoppers, It’s that time again. Yes, the Sassy City Chicks Los Angeles Fashion Bash is back. They’re even offering something special for my readers-win your free tickets below!!

On Thursday, March 24th from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. at The Petersen Automotive Museum, you’ll get the chance to shop spring fashions at prices up to 80% off retail prices!!

You’ll find deep discounts from labels like Kova & T, Genetic Denim, Ella Moss, BB Dakota, LNA, and more! Featuring fab swag bags, complimentary spa services, and FREE Svedka martinis. Yum!!

If you’re a shopper like me then you’ll definitely want to go. This will be my third visit and I always leave with something.

HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO WIN FREE TICKETS! 

The first 25 shoppers to enter ‘CURVES’ at checkout will receive a FREE Sassy Tote Ticket!

Don’t want to risk not winning? Then enter ‘LA12′ at checkout for 50% OFF a Sassy Tote Ticket or ‘GEN AD’ for free general admission (gift bag not included).

See you there!!

Beauty Buzz: Crackle Glaze

China Glaze, one of my favorite nail lacquers, has this amazing new collection called Crackle Glaze. And if you haven’t heard, all the beauty bloggers are loving this nail trend! When applied over your favorite China Glaze nail lacquer, any of these six colors (Lightning Bolt, Crackled Concrete, Black Mesh, Crushed Candy, Broken Hearted, and Faultline) will give your nails a crackled effect. Watch the video below for all the details!

Have you tried this nail trend yet? Are you loving or hating it?

The Shopping Diaries: Why so many shoes?

You’re in the shoe department and you see a pair that screams your name. What do you do? Do you run and hide? Or do you gravitate toward them like you’re being pulled in by their imaginary forces? Does your brain start calculating if you can afford them?

This is what I deal with every time I see a pair of shoes I want. About 90% of the time I’ll end up buying them. But, the minute I come home I’m dreading my husband’s favorite shoe catchphrase…”Why do you need so many shoes?”
Grrrrr…that annoys me.

Of course I can think of a lot of reasons why I need more shoes. I tend to go with…”Babe, I don’t have a basic black pump! The ones I have are so old and uncomfortable!” I really do think I come up with the best answers, but he just shakes his head and walks away.

Doesn’t he understand the need to have pretty shoes on my feet? Why don’t some people realize that styles and trends change? A girl needs options. And if they are on sale and they’re cute, that’s a double bonus! I can’t pass them up.

Hopefully one day he’ll understand why I love shoes. Until then, let the shoe shopping continue…

Do You Dare? Part II

“Do you Dare?” is back shoe junkies!

I love shoes…you all know that. But, sometimes we come across some questionable styles and patterns. Are they trend setting or a big mistake on the designers part?

Some might say they are a work of art, while others will call them tragic!

The Levon Platform $198 (left) comes from Free People and could be classified as creative and daring??

We know designers are quirky, but are their designs worthy enough to put on your feet?

So, what do you say? Do you dare to wear these shoes below? Or are they too boring for you?


Have you heard? Style Fashion Week LA

It’s no secret that Los Angeles is one of the trendiest places on the planet. You can’t walk down the street without fashion on the brain! That’s why I’m looking forward to Style Fashion Week LA!

From March 15th-18th, this “new kid on the fashion block” will bring us four days of fashion. It will be hosted at the amazingly beautiful Vibiana Cathedral in Downtown Los Angeles. That’s 35,000 square feet of luxurious space. If you’ve never been there, believe me…it’s a stunning location.

“The newest and most ambitious fashion week to hit L.A. will exhibit this season’s emerging, progressive, and established men’s and women’s collections to the media, celebrities, tastemakers, and national and international buyers.”


I’m loving it already! Yes, I’m an L.A. Fashion week newbie. And I know there will not be any plus designers featured, but I am still looking forward to what the fashion the designers will send down the runway. It definitely serves as my inspiration.

Their previous fashion events have featured designers such as: Chanel, Badgley Mischka, French Connection, and Marc Ecko to name a few.

One of the highlights will be The Go Red For Women Celebrity Fashion show. This is the first time it will be held in Los Angeles and all proceeds will go to the American Heart Association. I can’t wait!

For more information and the schedule click here. 

Ready for Spring? Win a $100 Nordstrom Gift Card!

I don’t know about you, but I am officially counting down the days to spring. Yes, I love winter, but the idea of sandals and floral prints dresses are calling. 
Nordstrom wants to make sure you get your spring started off right with a $100 gift card! That means you can run into any Nordstrom Encore department and grab something from the new Sejour line!

Sejour is an amazing line I had the honor of reviewing and I love the quality and fit!

To Enter you must do ALL of the following in one comment:
Extra entries:
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  • Tweet the following and leave a comment stating you did this: ” I’m getting ready for spring with a @Nordstrom and @CurvesandChaos giveaway! http://t.co/zhcHF59 ”                                                                                       

The winner will be chosen using Random.org. You must be at least 18-years-old to enter and a U.S. resident.

What I Wore: Latina History Day Luncheon

I was so very honored to be invited, by Macy’s, to the HOPE Latina History Day luncheon. It was very empowering and pretty exciting. The Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was in attendance, along with celebrity Eva Longoria (she was on her lunch break from Desperate Housewives). The dress code was business attire. Newsflash…I work from home. I don’t have any thing business-like!

So, I ran over to Macy’s (at the Westfield Culver City) and bought this INC ruffled blazer. It was originally $119, but on sale for $34.99. I am very much in love with the ruffles. It’s all in the details! It’s not on the Macy’s web site, sorry. But, it’s a great quality blazer with a flair. It zips up and has a little bit of stretch to it. The top underneath is tucked in and is also from Macy’s.

The day before the event, I had bought these Madden Girl Fizzlee Platform Pumps at T.J. Maxx ($24.99), which also has the ruffle detail. But, I still didn’t know what to wear with them. Then I remembered the amazing pair of Sejour Slim Pants I was gifted by Nordstrom (on sale now $39.90). They are really comfortable with a slight stretch in the material. I threw it all together with a layered gifted necklace. It was a very last minute outfit!

I learned one thing-I need to be better prepared for events with a business dress code!

*Disclaimer: I was NOT compensated for this post., although the pants were gifted. The above is my true and honest opinion. 

Plus Size Shopping iPhone/iPad Apps

It’s no secret that the iPhone and the iPad have revolutionized our  little world. Getting information on the go and in the palm of your hand is more convenient than ever.

I do own an iPad and I will admit I’m kinda obsessed with the apps (a.k.a. applications). You know the saying…”There’s an app for that!” Well is there?

Not exactly. We all know I’m a shopaholic and I’d love to do some shopping from my iPad. Sadly, there are only a few options for the “curvy” lady.

I found a few free iPhone and iPad shopping apps that offer plus sizes.

Of course there are tons of fashion apps out there like Style.com, but only two of the shopping apps are by plus size retailers. It doesn’t make sense to me. I really hope to see more in the future.  So, listen up plus size retailers…get your iPhone or iPad apps going. You’d make this curvy girl very happy!

What’s your favorite shopping app?