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H&M+ is here!

I don't usually write much on plus size fashion news, but think this is definitely worth sharing...

H&M+ has finally launched in the US!

H&M's BIB (Big is Beautiful) line was recently revamped to HM+ and launched in the US! The line will include styles in sizes 14-24, and only be carried in select stores. (EDIT* You CAN in fact search online which stores will have it! Their store locator has a dropdown where you can filter which categories you want to search for.) I'm also expecting it to be available online when their US online shopping website launches in the fall.

In their own words, "Following the success of last year’s Inclusive collection, H&M was inspired to extend parts of the main line to include all sizes. So this Spring, H&M+ makes its debut – bright, colorful and stylish pieces that go effortlessly with your everyday wardrobe. Some of our favorite items include a silky color-blocked pink blouse, striped tunics and a versatile navy parka. With H&M+, we want to celebrate every confident and fashionable woman around the world!"

Here a few items that H&M has indicated will be included in their plus size line:




First impression? Cute. I really like the camel/pink t-shirt. So perfect for spring! The parka is kinda "eh" but I imagine that there will be some really cute, standout pieces. I can't wait to see what other goodies they'll have! Trying not to get my hopes up but I can't help it! :P If anything, it's about time someone gave Forever21+ a run for its money!

So tell me, will you be shopping H&M+ in store? Better yet, has anyone already seen the new stuff? I'm dying to know!

***UPDATE: The 3 stores closest to me will NOT be carrying the plus size line. Way disappointing. Just like Forever21, I'm thinking that they're placing the plus size line at smaller, lower traffic locations. So lame. Either way, I'll be out there this weekend to check out the line and I'll report back! :D Can't wait!

Yours, Etc.
CurvyGirlChic

Jason Wu for Target Kitty Tote Giveaway!

Hello! ♥

Those of you who know me in "real life" or, even on twitter, know that I'm kind of a designer collaboration NUT. That being the case, I WAS one of those crazies who lined up at 7:30am for the opening day of the Jason Wu for Target collaboration! I didn't have that great of luck in-store opening day (not aggressive enough, I think! :P), but I did stay up the night before to order items as they became available online. :)


I was lucky enough to get most of what I was looking for, so I'm spreading the love by giving away one of the most hard-to-find items...the Milu Kitty Tote! :) Milu is Jason Wu's mischievous kitty-muse, and the "face" of the Jason Wu for Target campaign!
Isn't this totally cute??? This canvas tote retails for $39.99 and is one of the more coveted items from the collection. It's a pretty substantial size, perfect for school, the beach, and everyday use! Women were SNATCHING these from each other in the store! It was kinda vicious. lol. Luckily, I got this online, so no fighting! hahaha

How to Enter:

Simple! Just follow CurvyGirlChic via GFC, and leave a comment on this post with your name and email address so I can contact you if you win! :)

Additional Entries (optional):

Follow me @CurvyGirlChic on twitter and tweet "I just entered to win a #jasonwufortarget kitty tote at @CurvyGirlChic! http://bit.ly/ApheNg", then comment again with your twitter usename!

*Giveaway will run TWO weeks, ending at 11:59 PST on 2/22/12.
*Limit one entry per method per person. Thanks! 

That's it! :D Good luck!

*Giveaway item purchased by me. This post is not affiliated with Target or sponsored by Target.

Shopping Spotlight: Rachel Pally Warehouse Sale!


I was graciously invited by the Rachel Pally team to check out their pre-sale yesterday, and it was AMAZING. Total shopping heaven! Doesn't hurt that Rachel and her team are totally amazing, hilarious, and all-around awesome hosts! :D Thank you! :)

One of my FAVORITE Rachel Pally prints. Gorgeous, and totally edgy!

Okay, shopping regret number one? I DIDN'T GET THIS DRESS. Dying inside as I look at this photo. If anyone hits up the sale, grab this for me in a 2x, please! I'll fully reimburse you. and buy you dinner. and maybe a movie. and maybe even my firstborn.

Racks upon racks of the most beautiful and wearable clothing you will ever find. 

That's my I'm-so-happy-because-I'm-shopping face. :D

Totally bought this blue and mauve-ish maxi skirt. LOVE it so SO much!

Close-up of the gorgeous print. Amazing, no? And like everything from RP, SO soft!

Such pretty colors!

Of course I bought this. It is absolutely beautiful in person!

[Reah, Tulin, Grisel, Marie, me, and Rachel!]
We're all shopaholics. It was so much fun shopping with them! :D

Rachel and I--she is so sweet, too funny, and totally awesome. (Also, totally drool-worthy Dries shoes!)
Thanks for having us! :D

If you guys are in OC/LA, totally hit up this sale! (And grab that printed maxi dress for me!! and maybe the Leandra one shoulder dress...lol!)
If you aren't in the area, definitely check out RachelPally.com. You won't be disappointed! :D


Happy shopping! :D

Yours, Etc.
CurvyGirlChic

P.S. Wearing: Calvin Klein maxi, Carmakoma blazer, Coach bag, DVxT wedges, & F21 necklaces!
P.P.S. Photos by the ever-patient boyfriend who stood around for 2 hours while I got my shop on! Major brownie points! haha