Wishful ‘Spring Outfit’ Thinking

I really wish it wasn’t raining today. Yes, I said it. I know I said I love the rain in the past, but after a leak in the roof caused damage to my closet (the consequence of living on the top floor), I am reconsidering the love. Thank goodness nothing was damaged. My clothes, shoes, and handbags are safe and sound. We caught the leak just in time. So, now I sit here wishing I…

Beauty Buzz: Head & Shoulders

No one wants to admit they have dandruff right? In reality, it’s a lot more common than most of us might think. I’m not afraid to admit my bouts with it in the past. (Don’t know what causes dandruff? Click here.)I know dandruff is on the way when my head starts to itch. When that happens I make sure to wash my hair with Head & Shoulders. Yes, we all know this brand. They’ve been around…

A Cropped State of Mind

After posting the poll asking whether curvy girls should be able to wear the infamous crop top, I was on the hunt to find a few cropped tees.I love this “I Love Me Tee” (right) from Wet Seal and at $19.80 it’s a bargain.All of the tops below are from Alloy and are available up to a XXXL. Personally, I would wear a crop top, but only with a tank top underneath. How would you…

Belts I’m loving NOW!

I’m kind of on a belt kick right now. They can change an outfit in an instant. Belts can be used as an accessory to an already simply chic outfit or to give you shape while embracing your curves. There are two skinny belts below, but for some reason I’m loving the wide chunky belts like the Equestrian belt from Torrid (#11).1.Avenue 2.Torrid 3.Ashley Stewart 4.Forever21+ 5.Simply Be 6.Torrid 7.Simply Be 8.Torrid 9.Forever21+ 10.Forever21+ 11.TorridWhich…

Do you need a personalized shoe shopper?

image sourceBuying that perfect pair of shoes can be a little stressful. When do you have time to shop? Are you always working or busy? Besides, how do you know what the hottest trend will be?If any of this sounds like you, then maybe using an online personalized shoe shopper will help. Interested? I’ve found a few companies below that might help.Basically, you tell them what your personal style is, pay a monthly fee, and…

Fashion for the Curvy Pin-Up Girl!

Is it too late to change my fashion style? After seeing Bettie Page Clothing on the runway in Las Vegas, I want to dress up like a pin-up girl! The style is all about embracing your curves, not hiding them. Don’t you just love that? No need worry about not being able to find these retro designs in plus sizes. I found a few below, along with two designers on Etsy who create custom pieces.Bettie…

A Day of Shopping

I’m back after honoring the ‘For Japan with Love’ Blogger’s Day of Silence. On my day off I had a chance to go to the Fashion District in Downtown Los Angeles with my girl Ivory. FYI, she’s a fabulous fashionista and an awesome shopping partner.We were in search of plus size fashion and believe me it wasn’t easy! We headed down to Santee Alley a.k.a. “The Alley.” It’s literally a 3 blog alley way of…

“For Japan With Love” Bloggers Day of Silence

In honor of the horrible earthquake and disaster is Japan, tomorrow, March 18th, I am participating in the For Japan With Love Bloggers Day of Silence. I am doing this along with a long list of bloggers who hope to bring awareness to this devastation. There will be no blog post tommorrow on CurvesandChaos.com.If you are a blogger I encourage you to participate. And whether you’re a blogger or just a concerned citizen of this…

ASOS Wish List

It simply is not fair. Why does the ASOS Curve line continue to tempt me? Their clothes are right up my alley; simply chic.And why don’t they just hurry up and open a store in Los Angeles already? I know I sound like a broken record, but I…I mean “We” need them out here.Not only are they killing me with the pieces below, but the the colors are calling my name. Sigh…Being on a budget sucks! I…

LPLP by Linea Pelle at Target

One of my favorite handbag designers Linea Pelle has just debuted ‘LPLP by Linea Pelle’ at Target. Well, there goes my Target boycott (I was boycotting them because of their sad plus size department).Available in stores and Target.com, the line “introduces a new demographic to the Southern California “casual chic” lifestyle sensibility embodied by the brand, which currently celebrates its 25th anniversary.”Priced at $9.99-$34.99, the line includes handbags, belts, wallets and other small leather goods…

MAKE UP FOR EVER Goes Untouched

MAKE UP FOR EVER, a Paris-based make up brand, has just launched it’s first ever unretouched print and online ad campaign. That means the models haven’t been digitally altered. It was even certified by a notary public. According to the brand, the ad is set to highlight the brand’s HD Invisible Cover Foundation which provides a photo ready finish after every application. The campaign will appear this spring in issues of select national magazines.What do…

Wow them in White

Wearing white makes me think of spring…and we are five days away! It’s a clean and crisp color that will go with pretty much anything. The looks are endless. 1 Forever 21, 2 City Chic, 3 ASOS, 4 Evans, 5 Ashley Stewart, 6 Carmakoma, 7 Lane Bryant, 8 Aldo, 9 Nordstrom,