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Wish List: Faith 21

It’s about to get really bright in here, thanks to the good ol’ Forever 21′s Faith 21 line.

Despite, their sometimes lack of quality, I still love the pieces they are producing. But, for the prices you pay, do you really expect them to be top of the line quality. If they were, we’d be paying A LOT more than $17.80 for a top.

Can I tell you how much I am into bright colors and prints right now. This is not my style at all, but I am trying to step out of my clothing comfort zone. You know…fashion baby steps.

I want all of these pieces right now. I can see any of the tops paired with skinny jeans, leggings, or shorts. And the dresses are so summer chic, just throw on a pair of flip flops or gladiator sandals.

Summer makes me want to shop! Not good.

Celeb Beauty: Christina Hendricks

Stunner Alert!!

Look at the gorgeous Christina Hendricks as she’s featured in the recent Los Angeles Times Magazine.We don’t get to see her glorious curves, but we do get a peek at these five retro glam beauty looks. Here’s a little peek from the interview.

As a woman, I have to say the retro underwear on Mad Men actresses looks like utter torture. Am I wrong?

No, you’re not wrong. We’re so used to it now, but those undergarments really aren’t made for relaxing. If I get my entire costume on, and I have to wait a few hours for my next scene, I have to learn how to position myself, otherwise the boning presses into my guts! It can really hurt those internal organs! I have this little war wound—a blister from wearing a garter the other day for 17 hours.

Read the rest here…

Shoe Fever: Steve Madden

Of course all the shoes I want are $99 and over! Somehow, the hot shoes and I are always separated. We’re kind of like Romeo and Juliet. We’re destined to be together, but other circumstances keep us apart…like no money. Except, I don’t think I would die for them. So, maybe we aren’t like Romeo and Juliet after all. See how these hot shoes mess with my mind!! Read more

Favorite Summer Dress?

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Ok…I look yucky and I’m not too happy with these photos, but they’ll do. I just wanted to show you the outfit I wore on Saturday, for our little gathering. This is the dress I bought at H&M. It is very roomy. It’s a large and I think it would fit anyone up to a size 22. This may be my new favorite dress for the summer and it has pockets! Yay! The great thing about this dress is the print and the colors. It can be worn so many different ways!

Dress; H&M
Belt: Old Navy
Leggings: Target
Earrings: Target

Beauty Buzz: mark.

Great prices, quality products, and a name that every woman knows. Yes, I’m talking about Avon products, but not really. I’m talking about mark. It’s an Avon brand aimed towards young women. So, what do you think? Do you use mark.? Do you sell it? What do you think of it?

Blogger Q&A: BBM


BBM
Southern California
Big Beautiful Mess

Who is your favorite fashion designer and why?

Of course I have to give some love to Chanel because she’s the epitome of fashion. I’m also loving Kate Spade’s collections more and more these days. I love her mod/vintage and cutesy vibe. It’s so girly and I love girly. I should call her one of these days and let her know she needs to start producing plus sizes. ;-P

But in the real world – my go-to designer is B&Lu. I also love local street wear SD designers like 5& A Dime, and PNOY Apparel. They’re my weekend wear – which consists of a t-shirt and a jean skirt.

What is the one fashion accessory/item you can’t live without?
SPANX. No doubt.

If you were allowed to create a beauty product, what would it be and what would you name it?
I would create a hair removal cream … where unwanted hair can be gone forever! Can I get an AMEN ladies? I would name it Baby’s Cheeks. LOL. I dont know!

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?
An LBD, pumps, and red lipstick. It would be a fashion show at Crystals in Vegas. Front row with Vuitton giveaways of course.

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

Yes. What my mom taught me — FASHION KNOWS NO SIZE.

90′s Trend Comeback?

Raise your hand if you loved the 90′s! Come on! Am I showing my age here? Anyone? Well, Elle Magazine’s July 2010 issue is claiming yet another 90′s grunge comeback. Are you going to pull out your flannels? Combat boots? Floral prints? Shredded jeans? Wait…do I hear crickets? All the decades are cool, but the 90′s were one of my faves. I don’t know about you, but I like it!

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1, 2, 3, 5: ASOS
4: Dr. Martens
6, 7: New Look
8,11: Wet Seal
9, 10, 13: Forever 21
12, 16: Alloy
14, 15, 19: Evans
17: Converse
18, 21, 22, 23: Torrid
20: Simply Be
24: B&Lu

Is it HOT in here?

Summer has officially started and if you don’t believe me, just check your calendar. The 4th of July weekend is only a few days away! You know what that means…SALES! And you can’t forget the most important factor…the heat. The blazing sun is so unforgiving!

Interestingly enough, I think my hubby will really love this summer. Let me elaborate a bit…without getting too personal. LOL. Now, I’ve told you all before that I’m a t-shirt and sweats kind of girl. But, not this summer. I’ve never been so comfortable with my body and I am on a mission to make this a summer of firsts. Like…wearing lingerie to bed. I know! I know! But, I am a married woman who needs to keep the romance alive!

And after writing that review about that gorgeous Flyaway Babydoll from Lingerie.com, I realized how much I love wearing a sexy undergarment. And they definitely carry sexy plus size lingerie. Maybe these two will work?

Do you need help keeping your summer romance alive? Lingerie.com is always here to help.

From July 1-6, Lingerie.com is offering 15% off the entire site.
Just use the code SummerFling at checkout.

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Vintage Fashion Rewind: Stripes

Fashion…you are amazing. There are so many reasons, but we don’t have all day now do we? No, we don’t. So, let me just say that I love the fact that certain prints and styles are still hot today as they were back then. Oh…do you need an example? How about the use of stripes? They’re definitely a year-round trend and have been since the beginning of fashion.

These fashion photos, featuring stripes, were found over at MyVintageVogue.com. They are dated from the 1940′s to the 1960′s. I love the classic and feminine touches. Gorgeous!

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Vintage Curves: Etsy

Are you a vintage lover? Of course you are! Here are a few vintage pieces I found on the always amazing web site Etsy. If you love handmade and vintage items, then this is the site you need to visit. Such great one of a kind pieces here. Just like these four dresses I am drooling over.