November 2010

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Curves and Chaos 2010 Survey Results: Part 3

It looks like this is going to a four-part result series. These results talk about undergarment, lingerie, shoes, accessories, and costumes. Do these numbers surprise you? Why or Why not?What is your #1 concern when it comes to plus-size undergarments?Comfort20%Fit40%Style19%Price19%Other1%Where do you purchase your undergarments?Major Department Stores41%Discount Retailers15%Plus-Size Retailers27%Online Only4%Specialty Lingerie Retailers11% Do you wear plus-size lingerie?Yes58%No22%I would if I could find it.7%I don’t wear lingerie.12%Do you have a problem finding shoes that are wide enough?Yes19%No40%Sometimes40What is the ONE accessory that you find most difficult to find, because of size issues?Bracelets12%Hats8%Belts44%Rings12%I don’t have a problem finding accessories that fit.24%Do you…

‘Just My Size’ Maria Teza talks Brand & Fashion Show

Last month, No.1 plus-size apparel brand JMS/Just My Size hosted a fashion show in New York City. They unveiled their holiday styles and even previewed their spring and summer fashions. The models strutted down the runway in colorful styles accented with metallic, lace, and beaded embellishments. Sold at Walmart, each style was priced below $25! Just take a look for yourself and you might notice a few fellow bloggers in the audience.I was given the opportunity to ask Maria Teza, director/general manager of JMS, a few questions about the event, plus size fashion, and the JMS brand.Q. What was your…

Sealed with a Kiss “Pink Turkey Sale”

**Update! Here’s your chance to win a 50% off “Pink Turkey Pass.” All you have to do is visit Sealed with Kiss Designs and leave a comment below telling me what you’re going to buy with this 50% off pass! Make sure you leave a valid email address! Looking for that amazing Thanksgiving sale? Check out Sealed with a Kiss Designs “Pink Turkey Sale!” Register and you may get 50%, 40%, 30%, or 20% off anything in the entire store! Go here for more information! Giveaway Closed!!

The Holiday Dress Giveaway! Dress #1

The Holiday Dress Giveaway is here! Yay! Every week until mid-December, I’m giving you a chance to win your holiday dress! Yes, I am a festive holiday-loving person! This week, this dress is courtesy of ME! I was shopping at Ross (one of my bargainsita faves) for a dress to wear on New Year’s Eve and I saw this beauty below! It’s an R&M Richards (size 24 only!) and it retails for $79, but Ross is selling it for $29. They didn’t have my size (boo!), but I couldn’t let it go. I felt that someone should have it. I’m…

The Art of Jewelry I

When do you consider jewelry to be a piece of art? Does it have to stand out? Make a statement? Catch every passerby’s attention? When I wear a piece of jewelry I would like it to do all of the above. Sometimes, I’m not so brave. But, I’m about to change that. I will now be on the lookout for those special pieces. Here are a few that have made the cut. Most are designer and are out of my price range, but I can sure use them as inspiration. Which one is your fave?

Beauty Review & Giveaway: Johnson’s Baby Oil Body Wash

Would you like to smell as fresh as a baby’s bottom? I do! That’s why I jumped at the chance to review Johnson’s Baby Oil Body Wash. Who wouldn’t want to try a trusted product like this? And you don’t have to be a baby to use it.Product Info: Johnson’s Baby Oil Body Wash-retails at $3.99 for 13.5 ozProduct Claim: Cleans and helps hydrate dry skin leaving it feeling baby soft. Formulated with Johnson’s Baby Oil to leave skin feeling moisturized all day long. Non-greasy, rich, creamy texture. Dermatologist and allergy-tested.What I found out: Every time I use this I…

A Weekend of Friends & Fashion

Whew! It’s Monday and I’m exhausted! Seriously! These girls (Reah, Denise, Marie, and Dawn) wore me out! LOL…well regardless I had an amazing weekend.It all started with my friend Dawn coming over. We spent ALL day Saturday shopping. But, I didn’t really buy anything because the selection for curvy girls…well…there really wasn’t a selection.I hate to complain, but this was just plain sad. Me…in a mall…and I only bought one thing? You might have read my tweets, but in case you didn’t I was very disappointed in the Macy’s at the Glendale Galleria. The woman’s department was on the third…

New & Improved La Grande Dame Web Site!

La Grande Dame is officially launching their newly designed web site tomorrow, Tuesday November 16th!“The new site isn’t just beautiful, it is easy to use. Plus, we have designed it to make shopping for plus size clothing easier. Shoppers can learn about the various body types and then shop for styles that will fit them!.” Said La Grande Dame Co-founder Michelle Wood.To celebrate the redesign, from November 16th-23rd, La Grande Dame is giving everyone 20% off the entire site! PLUS doorbusters for the first 50 shoppers. Doorbusters include free merchandise and gift certificates! One lucky shopper will win a $500…

Curves and Chaos 2010 Survey Results: Part 2

What do you take into consideration FIRST when purchasing clothing?Price43%Fit32%Style23%Designer Label0%Other 2%When viewing plus-size retailer’s/designers advertisements, what makes you want to shop with them?The models they use.6%The way the clothes fit on the models.29%Their use of “real” women in ads.23%The sale or promotion in the ad.15%Ads don’t affect me.26%Name the #1 reason you continue to shop at your favorite retailer?The staff.1%The availability of stock and sizes.39%Their prices.34%The quality of the merchandise.21%Other4How important is it that a retailers staff make you feel comfortable and welcome?Very Important54%Somewhat Important37%Not Important3%Don’t care either way.5%When shopping , what is the ONE MAJOR problem you find…

OOTD: Plaid, Cheap, and Easy?

Oh Target…this is another reason I love you!I picked up this Converse One Star plaid dress for only $7 on clearance! I will admit it’s around two sizes too big, but nothing a little alteration won’t take care of. Besides if you just tie the strings in the back really tight, you can’t even tell.This is the first plaid item I’ve bought for myself this season, I didn’t think I’d like it, but I love this dress!! It’s very comfortable and I love the military style brass buttons.I wore a simple black cardigan, Assets opaque tights, Old Navy brass earrings…

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