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Marble Print Planner + Gold Foil To Do Stickers {Giveaway}

Hey Delights!

As mentioned in my Janaury To Do List post, I am giving away this super cute marble print 2018 weekly planner. It is exactly like the one that I own, except mine is from July 2017 - Dec 2018 and this one runs from Jan-Dec 2018.

This stickers are really great for adding visualization to planning and the planner is a little powerhouse of efficiency for me and at 5 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches, it is a perfect size for carrying around with you. It features:
  • 56 week calendar
  •  Week Per Page Spread
  • 12 Full Month Planning Spreads
  • An Address & Notes Section
And as I shared in my How A Planner & Stickers Are Changing My Life post, I highly recommend utilizing a planner as a tool to keep track of and get things done in your life.

So, I am keeping this short and simple because I want to winner to get it and get into it.

And as the famous statement goes, "with membership comes perks". 

Instagram Live Recap + A Rose Gold Pop Solo Karaoke Microphone {Giveaway}

Hey Delights!

As mentioned here, I hosted an Instagram live featuring 5 fabulous last minute gift ideas that you can order online and pick up in store. Did you see it?! I really had so much fun going live for the first time and definitely plan to do it more often.
"I did my best" Flannel Pajamas | Let It Snow Mug | Chair | Pillow (has cute gold polka dots on the back)
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Here are the five gift ideas:

{Five Fab} Last Minute Gifts + An Instagram LIVE Giveaway!

The giveaway is live! Check it out here!

Hey Delights!

OMG can you believe that Christmas is less than a week away? I can NOT!! December has gone by way too fast! But in the spirit of the season, I want to share some great last minute, buy online, pick up in store gift ideas with you and I am doing it LIVE on Instagram.

All of of the gift ideas are budget friendly and there is something for everyone, for families, for hosts, stocking stuffers or even Secret Santress gifts.

And because I love playing Santress so much, I am giving away my favorite pick of the gifts! It is so cute and so fun.  You will love it!
Faux Leather Ruffle Crop Top (last seen here) | Green Velvet Skirt (c/o - use code curvatude20 for 20% off $59+)
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I will be revealing the 5 fab gifts + sharing the giveaway live on Instagram tomorrow, 12/20 @ 9am cst. so tune in!

Let's Connect!


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{Giveaway} Enter to Win a $200 Universal Standard Gift Card Code

Hey Delights!

update: The answer to this giveaway was mentioned here.

As mentioned here & during my Instagram stories visit to the Universal Standard pop-up shop at Nordstrom, I have partnered with Universal Standard to host this awesome giveaway.  I also spent some time chatting with the brands co-founder Alex Waldman. We talked about everything from why they created the brand to what new things we will see from the brand and lots more in between. Stay tuned for more of that conversation on the next CurvaCast.

At the pop-up I tried on some of the pieces that I mentioned here, like their twist cut out faux leather top and this gorgeous tie front dress, a piece that is amazing on every single body that I have seen it on.
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A couple of things that I really love about Universal Standard:

{Lifestyle} Fresh n' Lean Meal Delivery Service Review + Giveaway #Foodie

Hey Fabs!

As I have mentioned before, I am all for ways to make my crazy life easier, so I was geeked to try Fresh n' Lean meal delivery service. I love that so many of these businesses are popping up. They are a godsend, especially this time of the year.

I mean most of us have so much going on on a regular basis, so when you add to that all that the holidays bring, who has time to cook every night?  So it's nice to be able to just pop a meal in the microwave and enjoy it.


Plus Size {Fashion} Pick of The Day: Double Decker Picnic Sneakers #PlusSizePick

Hey Fabs! 

Happy long 4th of July Weekend!

Aren't these Double Decker Picnic Sneakers the cutest? 

They are a part of a collection of Keds that includes fun prints like this one and also watermelon, lemons and raspberries that are so perfect for all your summer casual fun.


{Luxaholic} Who Doesn't Love A Good Massage?! #Giveaway

Hey Lovelies!

Some people might think it's fabulous to spend most of your work days sitting on your tush but those of us who do it day in and day out know sitting aint always easy.

Sitting & using a computer for hours on end can bring about a host of issues from back aches to bum aches, etc. So when I was at a housewares show here in Chicago and came across and sat on one of these PainFreePillow™, I knew she was coming home with me.

At the core of the PainFreePillow™ is a patented four patterns of vibration system that is activated by pressure, that was created to improve posture and circulation.

And in three words, I LOVE IT

I mean who doesn't love a good massage? And the varied vibration is really nice, especially the deep one, it really feels like hands are on you working out the kinks.


New Year, New Vibe: Be Inspired Journal & Love Pouch Giveaway

One of the things that I started 2015 affirming for myself was actively working to accomplish my goals, my dreams and my aspirations.

Doing so definitely requires spending more time connecting with myself and really getting to the heart of the things that I want to achieve and do and be.

I desire to really engage more creatively, to take more chances, to stop procrastinating and to be open to being inspired in a variety of ways and hopefully be inspiring for others.

So when I came across this journal, it was just PERFECT.

GiGi New York Satchel: Rent or Buy | Journal: Marshalls |
Stamp Set: Michaels | Love Pouch: Target


{Fashion} Houndstooth Cape Giveaway | #NaBloPoMo

While I could always sell the extra fab items that I purchase, I love how I feel when I win something, so I like to host giveaways instead. And in the spirit of this holiday season of giving, this seemed like the perfect time to do so.

So rewind to a couple of weeks after I purchased two of my latest and greatest capes, this red plaid one featured here and here and the one below, I came across another one and instantly thought it would make a great giveaway.

I have been deep IN LOVE with my capes this season. They are both super stylish and so versatile. And every single time I post or rock them, the comments & compliments always flow.

Reversible Houndstooth Cape
Hat: Old Navy (similar & seen here) | Felt Purse: The Winding Road | Shoeties: Similar


Flywheel Stadium Cycling Mini Review & Giveaway #NaBloPoMo

If you follow me on facebook or twitter, then you may have seen this lovely pic of my crazily bruised calf.

How my calf came to this state is beyond me. I just know that my legs had been incredibly tight and I hadn't been doing my morning stretches as much as I should have. But I knew on Tuesday that I had my intro to Flywheel coming up and it was something that I did not want to miss.

So, I pulled out my two stiff, achy body weapons of choice, my foam roller (similar) and my wooden ball massager (similar) and worked it out throughout the day.

And although it hurt like h e l l, it did the trick and by the time that I had to leave for my class, my leg, while crazy bruised and still achy was no longer stiff and almost immovable.


And then the fun began...


#CurvatudeXmasInJuly Instagram Favorite Things Giveaway

Instagram has definitely become one of my favorite web homes, so I decided to use it to host my latest favorite things giveaway!

The Goods:

- Closet Fete Parental Advisory Curves Ahead Tee in either size XL (Fits size 16-20 or 2XL (Fits size 20-24) I smile ever so brightly every time I wear mine! OWN IT!
- L O V E Ring Set (Graduated sizes. Ring finger fits a size 7) - I love this set SO MUCH & wear it often
- River Island Super(wo)man Stud Earrings - These are so fun!
- Kurt Geiger Gold Leather Card Case - Simple, elegant case that holds up to wear & I do mean wear in my many purses
- Body Shop Moringa Body Mist (3.3 oz) - Recently started rocking this and it is DELICIOUS!

Enter to win HERE!

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{Fun} Twitterversary Giveaway

It's no secret that Twitter is my social media drug of choice and Twopcharts 
tweeted me that today is my 5th year twitterversary! My how time flies.

I am currently getting a lot of fabulous pieces in for Spring for Closet Fete, so I thought why not celebrate my twitter obsession with a giveaway.

The piece that I am giving away, the Crystal Drops Necklace is seriously AWESOME!


{Fun} Blogaversary Giveaway - Bless This Mess

I was going thru old posts and it dawned on me that today, Jan 7th is technically my blogs 5th blog-anniversary aka blogaversary.

I say technically because as noted here, I started it (with this super cheesy post), followed by a few others like this "What is Curvatude Manifesto" and a piece about Oprah's weight and didn't post anything else for like 6 months (which has happened several times over these past 5 years, so I have probably really been blogging for a total of 2 years or so) but whatevs...

I am rolling with it and celebrating the fact that I have never shown my blog as much love and attention as I have the past year and so much more is in the works for this year, soooo...to acknowledge that and thank those of you who have stuck around thru all my moments, I am giving away a few things this month.

First up is one of my favorite household things... this fun apron.

bless this mess apron giveaway


My 3rd Annual Favorite Things {Giveaway}

Welcome to my 3rd annual Favorite Things Giveaway!

As in previous years I am giving away things that I love and wanted to share with one of YOU!


{Sponsored} Make a Fashion Statement: Wink by ICU Readers + A Giveaway

This post is sponsored by ICU Eyewear and I will be compensated for writing it but don't get it twisted, 
the content and opinions expressed here are all my own ;). More on my featured posts policies here.

Even if you have never worn glasses a day in your life, sometimes as we get older, reading becomes a little more difficult. Readers can be a fun, stylish option to make reading that juicy novel or even just your computer screen easier.

I have recently been introduced to the Wink by ICU Eyewear line of reading glasses and I think you will like them. The aptly named Wink brand offers a huge variety of styles, to express your personality, mood or even match your outfit.

And because ICU wants to make the most fashion forward collection, they are seeking YOUR help and offering YOU the chance to win a free pair for yourself (or a loved one) in return, just for having your say on which pair rocks!


Go to the Read In Style Giveaway page, enter your email address & gender.

Choose your favorite pair & you will then either be selected instantly as a winner of the pair you voted for OR receive a 40% off coupon for all readers on the ICU Eyewear site.

Easy, right?

For a little fun, I paired them with some of my looks to show how I would incorporate them into my fashion life.

This funky peacock like style is awesome with the denim.

{Fun} Beach Essentials Bag Giveaway!

I dig the Random Crap bag from my beach essentials post so much that I wanted to share the love and give one away.

My latest swimsuit (sold out online.. loving this one) is from Forever 21. Overall I like it, especially the high waist bottom but I have to make an adjustment to the top because it does not provide the support that I like and need for my girls.


{Beauty} #RiRiWoo'n & a Giveaway!

While all the MAC Ruby Woo wearers are in major eye roll mode because RiRi Woo is so similar, I am too busy giving you extra pout to show it off because I never wore Ruby Woo or matte lipstick & I am loving it.

Truth be told, I have never been a big MAC fan (blasphemy to the diehard's ears, I know). I mean I have rocked a lipglass or two and used to live by the NC45 compact foundation but I haven't purchased either in years, although I did purchase one of those blogger collab colors but I didn't really care for it.


{Fun} Facebook Fan Page Giveaway

Hey lovelies!

I thought I would show my facebook fan page followers a lil love with a giveaway.

Today I uploaded a bunch of awesome pieces to Closet Fete (and many more are coming!!)

This mint spiked bracelet is so gorgeous and Spring perfect and one of my very favorite pieces and since I am the kind of girl who likes to share what I love, I am giving it away.

To enter to win, you just need to be a follower on my facebook fan page 
AND leave a comment on THIS POST!

A winner will be randomly selected, Tues, 4/16/13.


{fun} Are You the Winner? And Doing a Little Good!

I just wanted to drop in to remind you guys of my charity: water campaign and announce the winner of the #SHOPNBCBeauty giveaway!

As noted in my last post, I have joined the charity: water campaign by asking that folks help me celebrate my birthday with a donation to the cause.

Please take a moment and hop over HERE and check out all the great work that charity: water does and consider donating!

Kudos to those of you who were smart enough to enter the #SHOPNBCBeauty giveaway (it's such good stuff), the winner of  is....

Amanda, expect an email from me shortly!

Happy Humpday lovelies! 


{Life} Moving...Breathing

Sometimes in the midst of the daily madness, or in my case, in the midst of packing for a big move (over 90 boxes & counting at this point), you find something to smile about, and these babies did the trick for me today!

So gorgeous, I can't wait to rock them! Snag a pair here.

So I have facebooked/tweeted about it for weeks and mentioned it a little here on le blog but finally my move takes place this week.

I wrote a bit about why I am moving and the home decor fun to come on Luxaholic.

It has been so long since I have moved that I forgot how fun it could be...NOT!

I am physically exhausted and achy in every possible way.

The movers come tomorrow and we still have a bit to go but because of my ride or die kid, we will be ready!

I am so thankful for her and all that she has been doing to help her mama. She turned 19 last month and will be leaving for the Marines soon and I am so crazy proud of the woman she is becoming.

Happy Hump day fam and don't forget to enter my latest giveaway
You can enter every day until 4/2!
It's really some awesome stuff, so get into it!
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