[ :: Faith21 top :: gifted SimplyBe sequin jacket :: gifted Torrid skinnies :: MaxStudio flats :: Isabella Fiore bag :: ]

Another piece sent to me by SimplyBe, and I am in LOVE. The sequins lay nicely on the fabric, which means the jacket isn't crunchy. It instead drapes very nicely and has lots of movement. You can honestly tell the second you pick up this jacket that it's great quality. It's also deceptively warm--I put this on after I had gotten home from work for some nighttime fun and was amazed by how toasty I got. Granted, it was still in the low 80's at night, but hey, I couldn't wait to take it out for a test drive! :D I'll definitely be using this a TON over the holidays! And for work...and play...and to go grocery shopping...

Yours, Etc.

Top Ten: Fall Loves

I'm usually the one loathing the change of season from Summer to Fall (goodbye, warm toasty beach sand :(...and the tan that comes with it) but this blistering Southern California heat is making me crave Fall more than usual. 

Here are my top 10 reasons to love Fall:

  1. Crisp Fall mornings that make you want to bury yourself in blankets
  2. The return of Pumpkin Spice lattes.
  3. Cashmere scarves long enough to wrap around 4 times.
  4. Fall boots in every height, color, and texture.
  5. Nighttime beach bonfires with lots of blankets and marshmallows.
  6. Getting together with friends and family for the holidays.
  7. Putting cinnamon in e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g.
  8. Leather jackets.
  9. Being able to wear jeans or tights without that hot clingy feeling.
  10. Pie! Pumpkin...apple...pecan...chocolate (yes, I love chocolate pie).

FFFWeek(end)™ Update: DESIGNERS!

If you're anything like me, the part of Full Figured Fashion Week(end) you're looking forward to most is the Finale Runway Event! :) I was so excited when I saw the list of designers, which are:

SONSI (also the Title Sponsor!)
Sealed with a Kiss
Igigi by Yuliya Raquel
Hips and Curves
DKNY Collection for Lane Bryant
Chan.nel Karama
Jill Alexander Designers
Plush Boutique
Sassi Rebel Clothing
Fashion to Figure Stores

More specifically, I'm incredibly excited to see what new designs Chan.nel Karama has up her sleeves, since her last show blew everyone away at FFFWeek in NY! :) I'm also thrilled to see that Hips and Curves will be showing--it's definitely going to be a hottt show! haha :)

If you haven't purchased your tickets yet, you can do so here! Let me know if you're coming--I'd love to meet you! :)

Yours, Etc.


[ :: Faith21 dress :: gifted Simply Be draped PU jacket :: Jessica Simpson heels :: Isabella Fiore bag :: ]

I was so excited to come home from Viva Fat Vegas to a big package from Simply Be USA! They were generous to send me a bunch of items for review--I think they're fabulous and will be revealing them over the course of the week, so stay tuned! :) This draped jacket is definitely one of my new favorites! I love that it's so easy-going, and can be dressed up or down. I can't wait to wear it with a slouchy top and jeans tucked into boots! :D

This dress is one that I picked up with the Viva Fat Vegas ladies on our last day! We went to the Forever21 in Fashion Show Mall (supposedly the largest F21 ever??) and totally ravaged the Faith21 section. So amazing! :D I was immediately drawn to the abstract/random/warpedness of the print. It kinda reminds me of the old school snake game I used to have on my cell phone. :P

Yours, Etc.

Sizes to Fit Dress Giveaway!

Hi loves! Giveaway time! :)

The lovely people at Sizes to Fit were generous enough to gift the Viva Fat Vegas bloggers with dresses. I chose the Two-Tone Satin Dress--it's a gorgeous cream and navy satin dress, perfect for the upcoming holiday season! :) I'd pair this with a gorgeous jeweled statement necklace, a fun clutch, and some super chic stilettos.

Size: 3X (Junior fit, best suits a size 16!)

To enter:
Simply be a follower of CurvyGirlChic, and comment with your name & email address! :)

*One entry per person, please!*
*This giveaway will run for a week (until September 30th) and is open to international readers. :)*

Welcome to Vegas, Baby.

I can't believe how quickly this past weekend went. I met the most amazing/sweetest/funniest/snarkiest bloggers, and had such a blast! I can't wait until FFFWeek hits so I can see them again! :)

Our first night there we had drinks at Peppermill, courtesy of Figuresque. It was a great way to meet and get to know everyone, which totally didn't take long since we all stalk follow each others blogs! :D We had also received some awesome swag bags filled with goodies from Torrid, Sonsi, Jibri, Plush Boutique, B&Lu, Pambras, and Sizes to Fit. (THANK YOU!) We all had such a blast going through our swag bags--it was like Christmas morning in a house full of bloggers! :D
[ :: swaaaaag :: shoddy photo from iPhone, sorry! :: ]
[ :: the ever-adorable Jazamillion and Dannika of FashionPlus3! :: ]

[ :: Micaela of FashionPlus3, Monique of Curves and Chaos,  and Veronica of CidStyleFile, pre-Peppermill! :: ]
[ :: We finally got to meet! :D :: ]
[ :: Snarky BFD, holding up her new Sizes to Fit dress! :: ]

[ :: Sam of Stiletto Lipstik, Dannika, Beth of Pretty in Plus, and Sarah of Return to Sender! :: ]

More updates later on! :D

Yours, Etc.

Viva Fat Vegas!

Viva Fat Vegas in 1.5 days! :) I feel so behind--all the other bloggers have been packing and prepping and shopping and fancy-ing themselves up in preparation for Viva Fat Vegas. I on the other hand, have managed fall totally behind--I have NO idea what I'm wearing, and just tonight, made a quick run to Torrid and H&M to do some last minute shopping! :D 

Anyway, I can't wait to meet the other lovely bloggers and hang out in Vegas! Sarah and Stiletto planned a ton of awesome events so we're going to be buuuuusy. You can check out details here!

Yours,  Etc.

FFFWeek(end)™ LA

Hi lovelies! :D

As NYFW chugs along, we in the Plus Size Fashion Community can start gearing up for FFFWeek(end)™ in LA! :D Sponsored by Sonsi, this 3 day long event will be packed with events! I'm most looking forward to the Silent Auction benefiting the LA Komen for aCure Foundation, the State of the Curvy Community discussion, and of course, the Finale show and Masquerade Afterparty! :D

Thursday, October 28
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ Opening Reception and Silent Auction Fundraiser

Friday, October 29

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: The Voluptuous Woman Company, Inc® presents “The PLUS Side of Business” 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM: New and Aspiring Models Panel Discussion/Seminar
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM: The State of the Curvy Community - A Panel Discussion
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM: Designer Trunk Sale and Shopping Event (I'm going to be ALL OVER THIS!)

Saturday, October 30

Semi Formal Finale Runway Event (Plaza Pavilion)
5:30 - 6:30 PM: VIP Red Carpet Arrivals and Cocktail Reception (by invitation only)
6:00 PM: Doors Open for General Admission Arrivals
7:00 PM: Runway Show Begins
10:00 PM: Masquerade After Party (The X Bar at the Hyatt Regency)

I'll be attending as part of the Curvy Collective (yay!) so will be keeping you lovely readers in the loop about FFFWeek(end)™ goings-ons regularly. I'm sure Twitter will soon be flooded with FFFWeek news--you can follow along with me at @CurvyGirlChic or checking out the #sonsifffweek hashtag! :)

Yours, Etc.


[ :: Faith21 top :: Nordies tank :: AE shorts :: Asos backpack :: ]
[ :: H&M bracelet :: Urban Outfitters earrings :: Aldo boots :: ]

Took these photos yesterday while showing the bf around my area. I love that this place is a coastal but desert, and forest-y wherever the state deems it worthy of proper irrigation.

Love my recently purchased Asos backpack. It's all sorts of soft and slouchy goodness, perfectly worn-in, right out of the box. Still holding onto the last few days I can survive without a jacket--though I think the days of shorts are quickly coming to a close...I had goosebumps by the time 5pm hit, so I won't go into detail about how ridiculous this ensemble was for a late night date with the man. Let's just say, I practically had to defrost my legs.

Anyone else holding onto Summer?

Yours, Etc.

Shoe Obsession: Senso

It's been a while since a shoe has completely floored me. 
This pair by Senso did it

NEVE by Senso is currently available for pre-order at Solestruck. Such awesomeness will cost you $200 (free shipping, and way less than their designer counterpart) and goes up to a size 12.

I want it! Do you think I can convince my family to buy it for me as a belated b-day gift? (lol, I wish!)

Yours, Etc.

grasping on

[ :: Asos maxi dress :: surevolution bangle :: ]
[ :: Cynthia Rowley bag :: Topshop wedges :: ]

It seems like Southern California is holding on to the last bits of Summer with all its might. 90 degree weather with cloudless skies and warm evening breezes. As much as I'm looking forward to Fall, I'm definitely going to enjoy this weather while it lasts.

Yours, Etc.

standing still

[ :: Selective Potential dress :: F21 miumiu k.o. platform mary janes :: ]
[ :: earrings from taiwan :: bracelet from bonjour gazel's giveaway :: F21 bag :: ]

[[ Officially back and living and Cali! :D Now to catch up on the many blogs and blog activities I'm behind on! ]]

I love these shoes. L-O-V-E them. The heels are a solid 5.5 inches and they were way too narrow for me when I first got them. However, they're a nice faux suede that stretches easily so I used a shoe stretcher to break them in a little. They're still a bit tight but I'm hoping a few wears will break them in nicely. :)

Also, I've been waiting forever to blog about this dress! It's from Modcloth (one of their very few items that extend to size 3x). While it's super adorable, it's also super short. Definitely not for doing anything that requires a lot of er.. bending over? Yeah.

Anddddd, I received the bracelet from Bonjour Gazel!'s giveaway! (stupid post office) I love it! It's the perfect length and so classy. Reminds me of something Ladies Who Lunch would wear. :)

Yours, Etc.