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Ouch! Bridesmaid Shoes Suck!

Guess what? I love weddings! Sad thing is, I haven’t been to one since mine…3 years ago! I was so honored to be a bridesmaid at my cousin’s garden wedding this past Saturday. It was a beautiful L.A. day and the bride was gorgeous! Love was beaming from their faces!! Oh, and for those who voiced their opinion on my hairstyle, I chose #6! There was only one thing that sucked? Our shoes! They are by Chinese Laundry and were made in satin. But, the style below is very similar.



I thought they were so cute too! But as I put them on, I wondered if the tiny (almost) 4-inch heels would hold this curvy chick up. They did, but not even 30 minutes after wearing them my feet started to hurt. Even during the ceremony I was having issues. My feet were slipping out of them. And for the past two days my calf muscles have been sore! I guess I’m not trained to wear (almost) 4-inch heels. That’s OK. But, if I had a choice, I would have chosen any of the ones below. I think these would make AMAZING bridesmaid shoes!!

Lingerie.com Review

When do you feel your sexiest? Is it when your lying around in a sexy piece of lingerie? It is isn’t it?

I am going to be completely honest…I used to be a t-shirt and sweats kind of girl. Now, I’m venturing into the world of sexy sexy. You know that place where anything lace, slinky, or frilly works?

You can only imagine how happy I was when Lingerie.com asked me to review something from their line of plus-size lingerie. Now, let me tell you this is one sexy web site…I hope you’re ready.

I honestly couldn’t decide what to pick, then I laid my eyes on the Flyaway Babydoll by Escante. It’s in this great bubblegum pink color, it just looked so fun!!

The first thing I was amazed by, is the fact that it fits in the breast area. I have a large chest and I am always spilling out of any store bought lingerie. I wear a US 16/18 and the 1X fits perfectly. The material is stretchy and soft, thus making it comfy. Their sizing chart is on point too! There is no underwire in the bra area, so you have to be prepared for that.

This is definitely an item that you’d want to hand wash, it’s a tad delicate. It’s made pretty well, but the edges look like they might unravel soon. So, I just have to be really careful with it. But it’s not something I’m going to wear daily.

Visiting Lingerie.com is pretty easy too, I just wish they had more of a selection. They have quite a few things, but I’d like a little more range of items. I’m all for products that make me feel pretty, feminine, and sexy. The prices aren’t too bad either for this bargainista, I’m going to keep coming back to see what they carry next.

If you’re looking for lingerie to make you or that special someone happy, then I’d definitely make time for a sexy visit!

Lingerie.com is on Facebook and Twitter too!

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Blogger Q&A: Carla

Carla “MessyCarla”
South Tyneside, UK.
MESSYCARLA: A Fashion Blog In A Size 16
Who is your favorite fashion designer and why?

I adored the late great Alexander McQueen as he was so inspiring and kept fashion fun and refreshing. I also have a few peices by Vivienne Westwood. I love Ana Sui’s quirky/punk look too. It’s also my dream to own a Chanel quilted handbag. But what I tend to wear is stuff from the UK High Street – cheap, chearful, fun and versatile.

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

Black eyeliner – It adds a quick dash of glamour to any look!

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

Ooh what a good question. It’d be ‘MessyCarla’s Volumizaganza’ and would be a hair product for big, massive hair. Sleek is chic, but for me – pump up the volume!

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?

My favourite city in the world is my home city of Newcastle. It’d be a very chillaxing event on Newcastle’s Quayside and anybody could attend as I love it when fashion opens it’s arms to people who wouldn’t usually be interested. There’s be fashion shows by high street brands and couture designers. Everywhere there would be cupcakes, chocolate fountains and everything would be PINK!

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

“Sometimes the illusion of grandeur is more endearing than actual riches” – Paloma Faith.

Because I love you…

You know I can’t pass up a good SALE!! And I always want you to get the best deals on the net. Here are a few of my favorite sites, with some great SALES! If you know any other sites that are having amazing sales please leave a comment and share!

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Celeb Curves: Amber Riley

Actress Amber Riley attends the Fox Up Fronts on May 17, 2010 in New York City (photo by Jack Shea / Meet The Famous) Photo via Newscom


Jun. 05, 2010 -  Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Jun 5, 2010 - Los Angeles, California,  USA - Actor AMBER RILEY arriving to the Butterfly Ball 2010 held at a  private estate. © Red Carpet Pictures

Look at Glee’s Amber Riley! She’s way too cute.
And don’t get me started on this red Dalia MacPhee gown, it has left me speechless!!
Out of all the looks, I really love her with the bangs. I especially love the fact that she doesn’t over accessorize.

41441, MADRID,  SPAIN - Thursday June 10 2010. Actors Chris Colfer (L) and Amber Riley  attend a photocall for Glee at the AC Palacio del Retiro Hotel in  Madrid.  Photograph:   Max Powell, PacificCoastNews.com
41524, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Saturday June 12 2010. Glee star Amber Riley arrives at London's Mahiki club with a host of stars from other hit US TV shows. The US TV stars were stopping over in the British captial before heading back the LA after attending the Monte Carlo TV Festival in Monaco. Photograph: PacificCoastNews.com

Help me pick a bridesmaid hairstyle!!

My cousin’s wedding is coming up and I’m so confused. I’m a bridesmaid and I NEED HELP!! I don’t know which hairstyle I want. I gathered a few below that caught my eye. I know I want a half-up style, but I want to dress it up. The dresses are strapless in a watermelon color. It’s a very summer inspired celebration!

Please help and tell which hairstyle you think would look good. Thank you!! I really appreciate it!! Now, I just need to find someone to do my hair on the big wedding day.

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UPDATE: I chose #6!! Thank you for all of your opinions! It came out great. But, next time I’ll probably do it myself, instead of paying someone $6o to do it. LOL

ASOS on the brain.

I am so in LOVE with ASOS Curve lately. They are definitely stepping it up in this game. Everyone and their mom has been blogging their favorite picks lately.

Here are my current faves…I am dying over the black and white dress. Gorgeous!!


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Fun, Friends, Food, and Family

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Is tomorrow Monday…already? Wow! Time does fly when you’re having fun. And believe me, it was a weekend filled with fun, friends, food, and family. I love it! I’m so blessed. I celebrated my hubby’s birthday with a BBQ on Saturday. We had so many friends in this tiny apartment, but that’s OK. We all fit and had the best food! Carne Asada, chicken, riblets, rice, and salad…Yummy! And I totally forgot to take a picture of my outfit. Ooopsie! But, I did have the hubby snap a few of my outfit today. I wore this to a high school graduation/pool party for my hubby’s little cousins. It was such a beautiful day in Southern California, that I decided to go with this strapless top. I’m on a mission to get a tan for my cousin’s wedding. Yeah…I don’t think it worked. Lol. How was your weekend?

Top: Lily White, TJ Maxx
Jeans: Old Navy
Necklace: H&M
Sandals: Avenue
Handbag: DKNY

Comfy to a Tee

If you’re a regular on this blog, then you should know how much I adore being comfy…remember…my number one rule. So, when Simply Be asked me choose a few things, I made sure to pick something that looked not only comfortable, but was a little different.

OK, first of all please do not mind the crazy bangs and my makeup free face. Lol. And I warn you that these are my lounge looks. I’ll have a dressier look for you soon! Promise.

I love the Frock & Frill Pageant Tee (#1)! I have gotten a lot of compliments on it and the quality is amazing. Super duper comfy. Then there’s the Acid Wash Zip Neck Top (#2) that goes amazingly well with leggings. Yes, I said acid wash! I haven’t worn that since I was a teen. I had to try it. Both tops can be worn many ways and I think that’s what I love the most about them.

Don’t forget Simply Be will be available to the U.S. online in July! It’s almost here!!

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#1. Frock & Frill Pageant Tee, Old Navy Jeans, Avenue Sandals, Earrings (gift)
#2. Acid Wash Zip Neck Top, Mossimo Leggings from Target, Roxy Flip Flops

Blogger Q&A: Jai

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Who is your favorite fashion designer and why?

I have too many to name but I love McQueen, Jacobs, Galliano, and Gaultier for their creativity. I love seeing what they do. I don’t know what is going to happen to McQueen’s line now that he is gone, but I hope his spirit can live on.

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

I don’t know I guess my big black Hollywood Intuition purse from Target. It has all of these pockets and can hold just about anything. I love that thing to death, and I carry it everywhere.

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

I guess it would be called Lady Jai. It would be a lightweight foundation with full coverage. I’m talking light as a feather on your skin but heavy enough to cover up acne, hyperpigmentation, and other spots. Lady Jai would come in every color so no skin tone would be left out.

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 would throw all of my cameras, video cameras, laptops,cute flat combat boots, skinny jeans, tees, underwear, and toiletries in big suitcase that hopefully weighs 50 pounds, so I don’t have to pay extra. I would be packing for any of the cities during the four main fashion weeks. I can’t pick just one, so it would have to be Paris, London, New York, and Milan.

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

I think the motto I am living by right now in fashion is to just do whatever you want as long as you are comfortable. I can only be me, so I suggest others do the same.

Cosabella Lingerie Update

Hey lingerie lovers! I finally have an update on the extended size line Cosabella is creating! They have just launched pre-ordering of their “Never Say Never ‘Lovely’ Thong”!! There were even on Oprah the other day where women were allowed to pre-order as well! Sorry about all the exclamation marks but I’m really excited!

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I’m honored to have been a part of the testing and research on this line. So, I can tell you how wonderfully soft and comfy this thong is. The lace is divine! I wouldn’t expect anything less from a sexy piece of lingerie made in Italy.

They are offering two sizes: Small/Medium (US 12-16) and Medium/Large (US 18-22). This is the only color they are offering now, but they will make other colors available soon.

Faith 21′s Newest Model & Model Search

Are you a lover of the wonderful world of Faith 21? If you are then you must take a second to check out the latest model, Sheridan Watson. She won Tyra Bank’s plus sized model search. Isn’t she gorgeous?Annnnnnnd…if you take a look at the bottom left-hand corner…you can be the next face of Faith 21!!

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Do you think you have what it takes to be the next Faith 21 model? Hold on a sec…you must fit the following requirements:
  • We are looking for a size 14 model only at this point.
  • You must be 16 and over.
  • You must be able to travel to Los Angeles, CA. (Faith 21 does NOT pay for travel to our Los Angeles headquarters).
  • You must be available to come in for appointments during the week.
  • We do not schedule weekend appointments.

This contest has expired.

C&C Chit Chat

Hey there curvaliscious ladies! I can’t believe it’s already June and summer is peeking around the corner. Wow! Spring just flew right by, without a care in the world.

Not only is time flying, but there has been a ton of blogging ‘controversy’ going on. I’m not even going to elaborate on it, it’s sooooo not worth it. Drama will happen and maybe that’s a good thing. It gets it all out in the open and we all get a chance to learn from it and move on. As long as we are respectful when giving our opinions, I think the world will continue to turn. Done.

I don’t know about you but this summer has already gotten off to a great start! I’ve traveled around a bit and my cousins wedding is almost here. I can’t wait! There are birthdays and graduations to celebrate too! Maybe I’ll even squeeze in another weekend trip with the hubby. He deserves it! His birthday is tomorrow and I’ve been racking my brain on what to do. But, he claims over and over that he doesn’t want to do anything. Men…

Shopping, now that’s something I understand. I’ve found a lot of great deals recently. I’m a bargainista and proud of it! Lately, I’ve been on a mission to find workable pieces at super affordable prices. But, I do admit, I have a lot of clothes in my closet I’m not wearing. I’m going to have to start pulling some of those out. That means more OOTD’s! Yay! I just wish I had a crafty photographer at hand like some of you do. I guess the self-portraits will do!

So, I’ve covered the basics: summer, drama, shopping, and men. But, I left the best for last…YOU! I know I do this all the time, but I can’t help but say THANK YOU to all of you who visit my blog, comment, and are just an inspiration to me. There are so many wonderful, creative, gorgeous, and amazing bloggers out there! I am so very lucky to have met you and I hope to continue to form friendships! I know this may sound corny, but it’s my blog and I can do that!

{Oh..btw…thank you for all the blog awards! You’re all too cute, I’m just really really bad at re-posting them. Sorry.}

I hope to have many more amazing giveaways for you all! Thanks for reading!

Stay curvaliscious, confident, and courageous!