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Dolce Vita Inspiration

Last night Cid from Cid’s Style File and I were talking about where our inspiration to blog comes from. Personally, I’m inspired by everything around me. In fact, this post is inspired by this Dolce Vita image. They sent me an email about a sale and this Tammy Printed Sweater ($220) caught my eye. How could it not? I want this sweater, but my bargainista instincts say NO! When this happens, I look for substitutions. And f course ASOS Curve has this Pattern Wrap Blanket Cardigan ($74.21) that I want. Just another reason to love them!


Holiday Dress Giveaway #3: $150 JIBRI Gift Certificate

Congratulations to the winner of the $100 Lane Bryant Gift Card! Our very own Stiletto Siren of Lips, Hips, and Fatshion Tips was chosen using Random.org. Can’t wait to see what she buys! Now, on to giveaway #3!

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It’s officially December! That’s means holiday parties galore. And you know you’re going to need a hot snow melting design created for the curvy woman! And I know exactly where you can find it…JIBRI!

JIBRI is “a perfect combination of high fashion chic and urban street sleek sizes in 14-24. JIBRI features a variation of punk innovation, classic construction, and vintage inspiration.” Now, wouldn’t you want to own a design from this label?

Holiday Dress Giveaway #3 is here with a $150 gift certificate from JIBRI to use on any regular priced merchandise or sample! I received this gift certificate during Viva Fat Vegas, but haven’t been able to make up my mind of a purchase. I’ve kind of been driving myself crazy about it! So, I’ve decided to give it to one of you!

Imagine rocking this Strapless Leopard Cocktail Dress (right) during the holidays. You will definitely give those curves attention!

To enter:

  • Leave a comment below telling me which one of JIBRI’s past collections are your favorite.
  • You must be 18 years old or older, leave a VALID email address, and the winner will be chosen on 12/6/10 using Random.org.
  • Giveaway is open internationally.
  • For only one extra entry tweet: “I just entered @CurvesandChaos #HolidayDressGiveaway for a $150 #JIBRI gift certificate http://t.co/z8MG9Pt ” (must leave a separate comment with link of tweet).
Giveaway Closed!!

    Delightfully Velvet

    You know the holidays are right around the corner when all things velvet roll out. From dresses to accessories, it’s super luxe and often comes in basic colors like black and red. It’s definitely an acquired material, that gives whatever form it’s in a vintage appeal. If you love velvet, but don’t want wear it, how about you try carrying it. These clutches below could add some pizazz to your holiday look. That mustard Juicy Couture Gifting Bow Capsule Clutch is mine! So, are you a fan of velvet?


    Misproportioned Fashion

    Inspired by the Sejour Zip Jacket (worn here) and it’s asymmetrical zipper, I went on a hunt for a few similar pieces. The Alloy sweater (the first one) is my favorite!

    According to Dictionary.com, asymmetrical is defined as not symmetrical; lacking symmetry; misproportioned. I think that’s what I love most about these pieces below. It makes them kind of a rebel in the sweater world. Kinda like us curvy girls. Always working against what is considered the “norm.” Don’t you just love fashion? LOL


    OOTD: Comfy Saturday



    This outfit is a perfect example of a comfy L.A. Saturday for me. Go ahead and judge if you’d like, I love my Uggs! They are the perfect boot for the chilly lounge days.You know you love them too! I find them to really be a love ‘em or hate ‘em shoe.

    On my comfy day I decided to wear this Evolution™ by JMS Screenprint Top With Shirring ($13.99), JMS (Just My Size) Essentials Stretch Legging, and the Zip Jacket by Sejour.

    Comfy doesn’t even begin to describe today’s outfit. This top has a great tunic length, great sleeve length, and is made of the softest material. There are red and black rhinestones that accent the flower design and the shirred sides accentuate your curves. The leggings are not only comfy, but they are thick and durable. And the JMS brand is so affordable.

    I threw on the Zip Jacket by Sejour and I got a lot of compliments. Made of 100% cotton, it has an asymetrical zipper, military-style lapel embellishments, and padded elbows. It will serve as such an essential piece to my wardrobe.

    A comfy outfit for a comfy weekend. 

    All pieces of this outfit, except the Uggs, were gifted by JMS and Nordstrom. I was not paid for this post. The above is my true and honest opinion.

    Beauty Review: Nick Chavez Plump N’Thick Leave-In Thickening Creme Conditioner

    I am not going to lie to you. I’m not a professional hair care kind of girl. Yes, it’s true. But, I do know a good product when I use it. That’s exactly what happened when I used this product that was gifted at the Sassy City Chicks event. There’s a reason it’s currently sold out.

    Product Info: Nick Chavez Beverly Hills Plump N’ Thick Leave-In Thickening Creme Conditioner, retails $22.00 for 8oz.

    Product Claim: Our Nick Chavez Beverly Hills Plump ‘N Thick Leave-In Thickening Creme is an exceptional leave-in conditioner for all hair types that maximizes your hair’s body and volume creating richer, thicker, fatter hair.

    What I found out: My hair type is thick, but I often find it hard to add volume to it. This thick and delightfully scented creme has finally done it, with added shine. And you don’t need a lot of product to get it there. It also leaves my hair incredibly soft. I love it even better the next day, when it seems my hair has extra extra volume.


    Would I buy it again? Honestly, I wouldn’t normally spend this much on a hair product. But, I really do love the volume it gives my hair. So, yes…I think I just might.

    Why it’s your lucky day: Nick Chavez Beverly Hills is currently offering free shipping and buy one get one free ending Monday 11/29/10 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

    **Please read my disclosure policy. I was not paid to do this post, although this item was gifted. The above is my true and honest opinion.

    Put a Betsey Johnson ring on it!

    Here are a few more reasons to love Betsey Johnson. Yes, her jewelry is amazingly rocker chic and these rings continue to prove that. And they only cost between $35-$65! Unique pieces without costing an arm and a leg. I don’t think I can even pick one. Decisions…decisions. Which ring do you love?


    Torrid’s Hello Kitty Party!

    On Saturday, November 27th Torrid will be hosting Hello Kitty Party’s! There will be exclusive Hello Kitty offers, giveaways, a lots of fun! Contact your Torrid store for details.

    Are you a “Curvy” San Diego Model?

    MODEL Search for Phoenicia Goddess going on NOW!

    Phoenicia Goddess, a fashion boutique for the Curvy/Plus Size Goddess in San Diego is looking for new Curvy/Plus Size female models for our 2011 Ad Campaign. The 2011 Ad Campaign will consist of the following:

    · Fashion Shows
    · Promotion Events
    · Tradeshows
    · Print Ad
    · Networking Events
    · 2012 Phoenicia Calendar

    We’re looking for fresh new faces to add to our current team! If you are THAT girl, or know of someone who should be, please submit your request to: Info@phoeniciagoddess.com

    REQUIREMENTS and RULES:

    Only looking for CURVY/Plus-Size Models. Models should be between a size 10-20.

    Looking for Curvy/Plus Size females: 18 years old – 35 years old!

    No traveling expenses will be paid. Jobs will be trade for print and exposure.

    Open Casting call will be in January 2012.

    We’re ONLY taking online email submissions, so please, no calls to the corporate office with submission requests! send ALL submissions to: info@phoeniciagoddess.com

    Please submit your digital portfolio including a head shot and full body shot

    Please submit the following: Dress, pant, top and shoe size

    No excessive facial piercings or body modifications and no major scaring.

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS December 31, 2010.