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Orient Watch USA Giveaway!

 The holidays are right around the corner and what better way to start it off than crossing someone off your gift list in November. Here’s your chance to win a watch from Orient Watch USA!

Orient watches “are mechanical watches powered by a mainspring, without using electrical power. The winding of the spring causes the “heart” of the watch to beat.” In other words…they don’t require a battery and they wind themselves when you wear it!

These are definitely classy and stunning watches. My husband really needs a watch! I wish I could buy him the CEY04003W or CFM00005D. It would make a great gift!

But, this isn’t about my gift list…it’s about you winning and choosing one of the watches below! That’s a $135 retail value! Find out how to enter below.

To enter go HERE and leave me a comment below telling me what your favorite watch is. Make sure there is a valid email address or twitter i.d. in your comment.

Extra Entry:

  • Tweet “I hope I win the #OrientWatchUSA giveaway from @CurvesandChaos http://bit.ly/aWWaIp ”  Please don’t forget to leave your tweet as a comment, or it won’t count (This entry can only be used once!)
  • Follow me via Google Connect, if you already do, leave a comment telling me you already follow me. 

Rules:

  • Open to U.S. residents only.
  • Must be 18 years-old or older.
  • Only one entry per person, unless using the 2 extra entries.
  • Giveaway ends November 15th, 2010. 
Contest is Closed!

    What I wore to FFF Week

    Photo #4: courtesy of Nicolette Mason

    1. Curvy Cocktails L.A.

    • Leopard Print Top-Voluptuous Boutique(gifted)
    • Sejour Leggings-Nordstrom (gifted)
    • Boots-Torrid

    2. Discussion Panels

    • Blazer-Lane Bryant (thrifted)
    • Sejour Beaded Top-Nordstrom (gifted)
    • Jeans-Torrid (gifted)
    • Sandals-Target

    3. Finale

    • Giselle Dress-Sealed with a Kiss Designs (gifted)
    • Shoes-Forever 21
    • Necklaces-Forever 21
    • Bracelet- Kohls

    4. Curves for a Cure

    • Top-City Chic (gifted)
    • Jeans-Old Navy
    • Shoes-Jessica Simpson
    • Bracelets-Lane Bryant

    Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ Runway Finale

    The Curvy Collective

    Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ ended with a fatshionable bang last night! Not only did everyone look amazing! But, it was a little surreal. There I was sitting in a room with people who love fatshion as much as I do. With beautiful women of all shapes and sizes on the runway and people cheering them on as they strutted their stuff. It was so inspiring and outrageously fun!

    Before I go on, I want to thank the “oh so chic” Gwen DeVoe and Marie (The Curvy Fashionista), for including me in “The Curvy Collective.” I am honored.

    Last nights runway finale showcased the best in the plus size biz. They were Abundance Plus Size Boutique, Chan.Nel Karama, LTD., Forever 21+, Hips and Curves, IGIGI By Yuliya Raquel, Jill Alexander Designs, Kiyonna, Lane Bryant, Plush Boutique, Sassi Rebel Clothing, Sealed with a Kiss, SONSI, and Youtheary Khmer. The fashion was unreal! I included a few pics below of the night. I am going to do a recap in the next few days that will include ALL of the photos I took. In the meantime, enjoy.

    Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ Panel & Discussions

    We came, we discussed, and we conquered! If there was ever a more productive and powerful day, it had to be yesterday at the Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ Panel & Discussions. I unfortunately missed the first session “The Voluptuous Woman Company, Inc® presents “The PLUS Side of Business”, but I did make it to the “New and Aspiring Models Panel Discussion/Seminar” and “The State of the Curvy Community.” I learned a lot from the top people in the “curvy” business! Here are a few photos from yesterday.

    There’s still time to attend tonight’s finale and runway show! You can’t buy them online, but they are available at the door, but it’s CASH ONLY! Visit www.FFFWeek.com for details!

    Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ Opening Reception & “Curves for a Cure”

    Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ officially started last night with a cocktail reception and “Curves for a Cure” fundraiser. It was an amazing night for an amazing cause! I am a strong supporter of Breast Cancer Awarness, since it has unfortunately touched my family. The event was hosted by the fabulous Gwen DeVoe, talented songstress Kelly Price, and 102.3’s Lon McQ. All proceeds went to the L.A. Komen for a Cure Foundation.

    This was also a chance for all the bloggers to meet up. It was great seeing all of these beautiful faces in one place. There was even a Sonsi Photo Booth we were all playing with. I will post those pics later! It was too much fun. I finally wore my City Chic top (gifted by City Chic) out with a pair of black skinny jeans and Jessica Simpson open toe platform pumps. I was bringing the bling last night! Don’t forget, you can still purchase tickets to Saturday’s Finale Event! Go Here!!

    Stay tuned for pics and recap from today’s panel sessions. You can follow me on twitter @CurvesandChaos where I will be tweeting live!

    Curvy Cocktails L.A.



    Lots of hugs, laughter, and goodies filled the X Bar last night as L.A. Fatshion Bloggers and The Curvy Collective came together for Curvy Cocktails L.A. It was a meet-and-greet to start off Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ here in Los Angeles. Here are a few photos of last night, including photos of the raffle winners and the beauty goodies we handed out. It was so great to meet all of the amazing women who make up part of our curvy community; whether you’re a blogger, model, stylist, entrepreneur, or a fatshion lover!

    A big and special thank you to Torrid, Sonsi, Ardell, China Glaze, Kurvee, and Bali for sponsoring our goodies! You just made our night that much more special!

    I love you…but I can’t afford you.

    There comes a time in our life, where we realize that our love for shoes will sometimes break our hearts. Like these amazingly beautiful Christian Louboutin’s. They are $1,375; more than what most of you pay for rent. That’s where the broken heart comes in. There’s no way I can afford these delicious luxurious suede delights. I guess it’s time to find a replica pair.


    Torrid’s 2010 House of Dreams Model Search Winners! Exclusive Pics!

    The winners of Torrid’s 2010 House of Dreams Model Search have been announced! They are:

    Krystal (Juncos, PR)
    Aryn (Evanston, IL)
    Mia (N. Dignton, MA)
    Isabelle (Florence, KY)
    Jakoy (Ammon, ID)
    Melissa (Alexandria, VA)
    Jennifer (Twenty Nine Palms, CA)

    Congratulations ladies!!

    The  winners were in L.A. last week enjoying their glamorous prize. It included a two night stay at The Standard Downtown, a visit with Karli Henriquez at the world famous KIIS FM station, dinner at Eva Longoria Parker’s restaurant, ‘Beso’ as well as a V.I.P. Torrid photo shoot! Here are a few sneak peek photos (courtesy of Torrid) from their L.A. visit and upcoming Holiday spread!

    Ultimate Swag Giveaway Winner is…

    The Ultimate Swag Giveaway winner is Jessie from Bites and Pieces! She was randomly chosen using Random.org. What a lucky girl! She wins all of the amazing items from all of the amazing sponsors!

    Thank you to everyone who entered and I hope you continue to come back and enjoy Curves and Chaos. I’d also like to thank all of the sponsors, who are listed below. I couldn’t have been done without you! Remember, this giveaway was in honor of Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ which kicks off on Thursday!

    Don’t worry curvaliscious ladies…I’ll be back with another amazing giveaway soon!




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    Size Appeal

    Free People’s Vintage-Inspired Jewelry

    Free People Clothing Boutique’s vintage-inspired jewelry has kinda made my heart skip-a-beat. Just look at these gorgeous designs! All of the pieces here range from $18-$38 (click on the pic for details). That’s definitely something I can get behind. I’ve never held the jewelry in my hands, so I can’t tell you about its quality, but it looks chic. Anyone out there ever buy from Free People? Please spill!


    Halloween Shopping at Lingerie.com get an Additional 10% Off!

    Don’t have that sexy Halloween costume yet? You’re in luck…because there’s still time to pick one up over at Lingerie.com.

    Take a peek into their plus size costume collection. Most of the costumes are 29%-73% off too!

    And don’t forget that from now until October 31st, my curvy readers get 10% off any and all costumes on Lingerie.com. Just enter the code “CurvesandCostumes” at checkout.

    *Read my disclaimer here. I was not paid or compensated for this post. 

    “Love Your Body Day” Weekend

    What an amazing weekend!! The Love Your Body Day (LYBD) events were everything and more! On Friday night, Nik from xoxo NikStar and I hung out at the launch party. It was held at Bar Lubitsche in West Hollywood. We met so many amazing women; models, entrepreneurs, a teacher, a florist, and more! There were so many curves in that bar! If you take a look at the pics below you will see all of the beautiful women…including the super sweet Denise Bidot.

    My outfit for the night: 

    Sweater: Marshalls
    Denim Skirt: Old Navy
    Tights: Assets
    Boots: Torrid
    Necklace: Kohls
    Bracelets: Lane Bryant

    On Saturday, we attended the LYBD event, also in West Hollywood. It was hosted by America’s Next Top Model winner Whitney Thompson and Chenese Lewis. Love Chenese! This time Cid from Cid’s Style File came out and hung with us. We visited all of the amazing exhibitors, watched the performers, and drooled when the clothes hit the runway. It was an amazing and empowering day! If you didn’t attend this year, I highly recommend attending next year!

    Outfit for the day:
    Denim Jeans: Torrid (gifted)