May 2011

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FFFWeek Update: Plus Designer of the Year – Monif C.

If there’s a designer out there that knows a woman’s curves, it has to be Monif C. That’s why she was selected as Full Figure Fashion Week’s Plus Designer of the Year. Do I even need to give you another reason why? Just look at her designs, they speak for themselves. Besides, most of them are sold out. That should tell you something.If you’re attending Full Figured Fashion Week, which I hope you are, you’ll be happy to know that the Monif C. boutique is located in New York City. You’ll actually get to see her famous convertible dress and…

Beauty Buzz: Introducing Caciquebody

Lane Bryant’s Cacique line, is more than just intimates. It’s now about beauty and body care. Available online today, Caciquebody is a new line designed to tone, smooth and revitalize a woman’s natural curves. Sounds great, right?The new collection includes smoothing body lotion, hydrating body mist, and body butter. Available in scents Pinkberry, Citrusfresh, Waterblossoms, and Nightbloom. They also offer anti-chaffing cream, revitalizing leg cream, and shimmering body lotion.Lane Bryant sent me the hydrating body mist Spray It Again and the smoothing body lotion Firm Believer in Pinkberry and I was pleasantly surprised. Pinkberry is a “romantic blend of cherry blossoms,…

Covering It Up

I don’t know about you, but I’m counting down the days until I get to lounge in the sand on the beach. Doesn’t it sound relaxing? But, what do you wear when you aren’t in the water or laying out getting a tan? You can walk around in your swim suit, but I want to look cute and still protect my skin. That’s when I grab a cover-up. There are tons of styles, colors, and prints to compliment you and your swim suit. Which one below do you like? Click on the style you like for pricing details. Are you a…

Rachel Roy the Jewelery Designer

I will tell you right now, that I loooooove Rachel Roy. Who doesn’t? She’s not only an amazingly beautiful woman, but she is a talented designer that really get’s it. Her designs are effortlessly chic. Plain and simple.I really wish she made plus sizes, but I can tell you that her XL from the Rachel Rachel Roy line that is sold at Macy’s could possibly fit up to a U.S. size 16/18. I bought the 24/7 dress, because I LOVED it, but it was a little too short for me. It hurt me to return it. If you’re in that size…

Memorial Day Weekend Sales & Shopping Codes!!

Hey loves! I just want to wish you a amazingly beautiful Memorial Day Weekend! And because I love you, I’ve rounded up a few sales and coupon codes. You know I couldn’t let these deals pass you by. Enjoy and I can’t wait to see what you buy. You’re welcome!Be safe this weekend and have fun. xoxoAlloy: 20% OFF Every Single Item: Use Code: STARSAshley Stewart: Free Shipping with Your $75 PurchaseCity Chic: Everything is 50% OFFEliza Parker: 25% OFF Everything: Use Code: Fresh25Fashion To Figure: 25% OFF Online Only: Use Code: MEMORIAL25Jessica London: 30% Off your entire order plus Free…

Attack of the Retro Sunglasses

If you must know…I love wearing sunglasses. Always have and always will. I don’t know where it started. But, I do know they not only offer style benefits, they also offer protection for your eyes. You will hear me say that over and over and over. And with all of the current trends from the 80’s and 90’s, you had to know that the sunglasses were going to get in on it. I saw a few of these retro styles at Torrid the other day and couldn’t help but try them on. Unfortunately, they didn’t really fit the shape of…

YOU by crocs™ were made for ME!

Say hello to Mimilita, courtesy of YOU by crocs™. She’s my new BFF. Wait, can a shoe be a BFF? Well, if it couldn’t before, it is now. I want to wear these cork platform wedges all of the time. These are hands down, “the” most comfortable wedges I have ever worn. It seriously feels like I’m walking on cushions. And not only are they comfy, they are cute! YOU by crocs™ has really outdone themselves. The straps are so soft and they are easy to buckle. Don’t worry about paying an arm and a leg either. These shoes…

Torrid’s 10th Birthday Bash

It’s hard to believe Torrid is 10 years old. On Sunday night, I was invited to attend one of their birthday parties at the Brea, California store. After the mall closed, we were allowed in the store to shop, mingle, eat yummy mini-cupcakes, and take photos. There were raffles ( we didn’t win) and music (thanks DJ Dazzler). Ivory and I found a lot of things we loved, but I only bought two rings, which were “Buy One, Get 1/2 Off.” Can’t beat that deal. If you look at the photo below, you’ll see they even had live models on display in the windows.…

Chiffon is Chic!

It’s about to get real classy up in here…make room for chiffon ladies. Chiffon is that material that was usually saved for special occassion dresses. Not anymore. I have seen this trend every where. And I really think any age or size can wear it in almost any color. There are so many different styles and it’s used different ways. Personally, I love when it’s used on the sleeves. Just so you know, I am literally lusting after #4 from Dorothy Perkins and if someone buys it before I do…I just might scream.Which chiffon piece below caught your eye? 1. Dorothy…

Full Figured Fashion Week “Soiree”

“Soiree” is French for “evening party.” A party in New York City? That’s sounds just about right for this next Full Figured Fashion Week event.We want to invite you to come out and “join us for an “end of the work week” wind down. Mix, mingle, sip, and chat with in a social setting while continuing our monumental celebration of curves and fashion.”The Soiree, held on Friday June 17th, is the official night of networking for plus industry officials and the Full Figured and Fabulous runway competition. The contestants will show us their runway skills for chance to win prizes in excess…

Casual Sunday Afternoon

Yesterday was a really great day. I went to church, made brunch, did some work, and headed out to Torrid’s 10th birthday bash with my girlie Ivory (check out her blog here). This is the outfit I wore earlier in the day. I didn’t know what to wear in the morning, so I searched all the way in the back of my closet for this blazer from Lane Bryant. I wore my new Levis Curve ID jeans with these BCBG platforms I got at Ross on sale! It was my first time wearing them, so I still have some breaking…

Spring Sandal Giveaway #4 – Ashley Stewart

This is the final Spring Sandal giveaway for 2011! Congrats to all the winners. And thank you to all of you who’ve entered. Stay tuned for next month’s giveaways!Now, here’s your last chance to win a pair of sandals. And of course it would be courtesy of everyone’s favorite store, Ashley Stewart.They have been providing us with plus size fashion since the 1990’s and they haven’t looked back. One lucky winner will walk away with a free pair of their chic sandals.To enter, leave a comment below, telling us why you love Ashley Stewart. Make sure you leave a valid email…

Color Block with Accessories

We’ve heard all about color blocking when it comes to your clothes, but how can we leave out our accessories? Shoes, jewelery, and handbags need color blocking love too! It’s always a great way to liven up any outfit. What do you think? Is color blocking with accessories for you? Sandals by Pour La VictoirePumps by KORSEarrings by TopshopBracelets by French ConnectionClutches by Marc JacobsShoulder Bags at ModCloth

Individually Fashionable

If there’s one thing I love about all my fashionista friends it’s their individuality. Fashion to them isn’t just about getting dressed for the day, it’s about expressing who they are. Besides, long gone are the days of the old fashion faux pas. When was the last time you matched your shoes to your handbag?Today, trends like mixing prints and color blocking prove that it’s OK to be fashionably different. Although, there are some trends I wouldn’t wear, I applaud those who have what it takes to pull it off. This makes my friends individually fashionable.And if you’ve been reading…

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