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Chocolat Frey: The Perfect Holiday Gift

**Disclosure: This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Chocolat Frey. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. All opinions are my own. 


Chocolat Frey: The Perfect Holiday Gift

I am super excited to share with all of you THE perfect holiday gift of the season – Chocolat Frey!!


This holiday season, Chocolat Frey is the absolute perfect holiday gift. I created this gorgeous gift basket filled with some of my favorites from Chocolat Frey. Their packaging is pure perfection, easy to open, festive, and looks beautiful. Each product has it’s own unique, distinct, delicious taste. I adore how you can taste every single ingredient. Everything blends together to create a smooth, indulgent, chocolaty adventure that makes you want to come back for more (and more, and more, and more…). Giving Chocolat Frey is a lovely gift idea for anyone who is a lover of chocolate, sweets, or just craves an incredible extravagant experience.

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Chocolat Frey is premium authentic Swiss chocolate that started thanks to two brothers, Robert and Max Frey in 1887. They had a passion for creating fine Swiss chocolate products. This is the foundation of the company’s commitment to quality and excellence. Did you know that today, Chocolat Frey is the #1 chocolat brand in Switzerland?!


Chocolat Frey uses only authentic, GMO-free ingredients (heck yes!!), including rich cocoa beans, whole roasted nuts, and milk – creating some of the most delicious chocolate I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. One of my favorite things about Chocolat Frey is that they have a bean-to-bar method that leaves nothing to chance. This process, perfected to the T, consistently provides true quality, and that incredible indulgence that we all crave when looking for a delicious, premium chocolate.


Aside from being utterly delectable, Chocolat Frey is UTZ certified. I love that they take a careful approach to the environment, while supporting sustainable cocoa farming.  It makes their chocolate that much better!!


Want to know  where you can purchase Chocolat Frey? I’ve got you, boo! Chocolate Frey Napsli can be found at Sam’s Club across the country. 80 delicious individually wrapped authentically Swiss milk and dark chocolate pieces for only $9.99. I’ve included a list of retailers below where you can find Chocolat Frey.


Make sure to follow and like Chocolat Frey on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram!


Chocolat Frey is graciously giving away a $55 selection of Holiday chocolate!! Read on below for the full giveaway details and how to enter!!

  • Prize: a $55 Selection of Holiday Chocolat Frey (substitutions are possible)
  • Who can Enter: US Residents ONLY, 18 years and older!
  • Time Frame: Giveaway starts December 5th at 10:00am EST and ends December 18th at 11:59pm EST
  • Winner: One winner will be selected at random and contacted via email
  • How to enter: Enter using the GLEAM widget below

$55 selection of Holiday Chocolat Frey

Be sure to hop on over and visit the other blogs, check out their holiday ideas including Chocolat Frey, and enter more giveaways!!

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Vintage Velvet

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Outfit Details:
Vintage velvet dress – Tea & Tulips
Belt – Target
Tights – We Love Colors
“Iris” Wedge – c/o Blowfish Shoes
Melie Bianco Bag – c/o LuLus
Necklace – gift from Sapphire Bee
Bracelet – gift from Scott

For all of you who celebrate, I hope you had a wonderful, warm & happy Christmas! Scott & I had a really great day filled with awesome food, good conversation, laughs, love, family, and friends. Those are a few of my favorite things! I must say it feels good to be back to posting again. Sorry for the brief hiatus there – work has been absolutely insane. Now that I am moving into day three of my winter break, things are much more relaxed and I have more time on my hands. I hope this break goes by nice & slow!

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NYE Looks

I’m sorry for such a hiatus, my loves!! With the time of year, it’s been so busy, I feel like each day time gets shorter! Time is definitely fleeting at the moment. Speaking of which, can you believe how quickly this year flew? I mean, in seven days, it will be “Hello 2013!”. New Years always makes me excited – it’s yet another day that anything and everything is sparkly – and wearable. I made a combination of my favorite NYE pieces from ASOS to share with you. Don’t worry, I will get back to my normal outfit posting schedule this week!! xoxo

NYE Looks from ASOS

(from left to right)
1. Sequin & Mesh Shift Dress (On sale!!) ~ $80.03
2. Shift Dress with Baroque Beading ~ $263.85
3. Blazer with Sequin Sleeve (On sale!!) ~ $68.60
4. Pointed High Heels ~ $79.16
5. Rose Gold Box Clutch ~ $52.77
6. Leather Panelled Pants ~ $158.31

Shop the post!

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Lane Bryant Holiday Fashion Fun Twitter Party + Giveaway Winners!

Congratulations to Kathleen Porteous & Analilia Kline-Hathcock!! Both of you lucky ladies have won a $30 gift card to Lane Bryant!! Be sure to check your email! Still wishing to win yourself a little something from Lane Bryant? Well you still can! Do you need a little fashion inspiration for an upcoming holiday party? How about some tips on how to keep your look fresh this season? Sure it’s cold outside (unless you are down in Florida like me!), but that doesn’t mean we can’t feel & look sassy, stylish, & maybe even a little flirty through the winter! Come one, come all, because we’re talking holiday fashion with our friends at Lane Bryant! Join our @LaneBryant “Holiday Fashion Fun” Twitter Party this Monday, 12/17 at noon PT/3pm ET! Fab prizes! RSVP to win prizes, including $30 Lane Bryant gift cards! RSVP:

And don’t forget! Lane Bryant’s “12 Days of the Most Wonderful Surprises” is still going on now until December 16 (that’s today, lovelies!!)! You can unlock a new surprise offer every day on the Lane Bryant Facebook page. It’s the perfect way to get your favorite must-have fashion items for the holiday season, at great prices.


The Details:

What: Lane Bryant “Holiday Fashion Fun” Twitter Party
When: Mon 12/17 noon PT/3pm ET
Where: On Twitter! CleverTweets:
Follow: Hashtag #LBHoliday @CleverGirlsColl @LaneBryant
Prizes: 18 $30 Lane Bryant gift cards

Don’t miss out on all of the fun! Plus, be sure to take advantage of the surprise offer Lane Bryant is offering right now: Cacique bras: buy one get one for $1. Accesories: buy one get one for $1. 

**Disclosure: I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
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Lane Bryant Holiday Fashion Fun + Giveaway

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Outfit Details:
Sequin Dress (similar) – c/o Lane Bryant
Belt (similar) – Target
Heels (similar) – Zara
I shopped my local Lane Bryant store this past weekend in search of the perfect holiday outfit. When I saw this dress, it was instantaneous (picture a light bulb going off). I did try on other items like this gorgeous sequin skirt with this plaid tunic for a more casual look, but this dress won. I really liked how the store was laid out, easy to move around in and find things – nothing was crammed in there and difficult to see what was available. The people – both employees & fellow consumers were crazy friendly. Overall, it was an extremely pleasurable shopping experience. I love how versatile this dress can be – dress it up further with a blazer for work, throw on a pair of tights for a night out, add some brightly colored tights or belt to really jazz it up. The possibilities are endless. What’s even more fun about this LBD? The sparkly sequins!!! They catch every bit of light, but not obnoxiously so. They are only on the front of the dress, which is kind of nice – you don’t have to worry about pulling anything when you sit down or if you lean on something. I think this dress is perfect for a fancy holiday party or a fun New Years Eve event.

Now for the really fun & exciting part!! For all of my fellow curvies out there, Lane Bryant is offering up two (2) $30 gift certificates to two lucky winners!! Make sure you jump on this, ladies – this giveaway ends Sunday, December 16th!! Keep a look out for an additional surprise offer too!!
** Giveaway is open to US Residents Only**

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Be sure to check back on December 16th to see you are one of the lucky winners!!

**Disclosure: I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
curvy miami fashion blogger · eshakti · holiday outfit · Holidays · Outfit · plus size fashion · plus size miami fashion blogger · sole society · team curvy

Feeling festive

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Outfit Details:
Dress (similar) – c/o eShakti
“Margie” Heels – c/o Sole Society (here’s an invite!)
Bracelet (similar) – Forever 21 (old)
Bow Ring (similar) – Modcloth (old)
Ornament – Target

Last week Scott and I headed out and got our very first Christmas tree. I’m really excited, because we got a cute little one, but it’s real. You know, with that absolutely glorious pine scent? One of my favorite smells of all time. The tree is all decorated with cute little bells, ornaments, a gingerbread man, a mushroom, and that red bead garland. Let me tell you a little story about that garland. While holding it in Target, I suddenly felt like a 5 year old girl again, bubbling with excitement. I used to ransack the boxes of decorations looking for it, and exclaim, “Dad, dad!! Can I please put the cranberries on the tree??” That pretty red wood beaded garland was cranberries to me, and was my favorite part. I felt it made the tree look complete, and beautiful. They are still cranberries to me…and you can bet they are on my little tree.

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fox & elephant

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Outfit Details:
Vintage Dress – Twitch Vintage
Cap Toe Heels – Target
Elephant Ring – c/o Swaychic
Necklace & Bracelet – gift from Melanie

I’ve been all about animal jewelry lately – rings, necklaces – you should see my growing collection! I’ll soon have a little forest. I participated in this super fun blogger gift swap with a whole group of other bloggers, hosted by Amy from At the Pink of Perfection. It was really exciting to be paired up with another blogger and go on a hunt for a gift for her based on what I saw on her blog. I had a lot of fun with it. I received these pretties (the necklace & bracelet) earlier this week, and was really excited. The necklace is my favorite – mostly because of the fox. I tied it up to adjust the length in these pictures, because it comes just below my navel at full length. I just think it adds a touch of sweetness & cuteness to my fun vintage look.

Want to see who else swapped?? Check out At the Pink of Perfection for the full list!

P.S. A big thank you to Kara for taking these pictures!!