November 2011

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L.A. Love: ‘THREAD Show’ Holiday Shopping Event

THREAD Show, a multi-city shopping event that promotes emerging designers and artists, has finally made its way to Los Angeles. Tomorrow, Sunday, November 13th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., THREAD will showcase 100 of the top independent designers in each market. This guarantees shoppers unique and creative gifts. Held at The Cooper Design Space, along with shopping, there will be a DIY Gift Wrapping Lounge, a themed photo booth, live music, a pop-up local art gallery, Style Lounge, Nail Bar, fashion art installation, THREAD Well Lounge, and giveaways all day. “This holiday shopping event allows trend-setters to shop more…

Brrrrr…it’s Beret Time

I’m back from Chicago and brrrrrr…it was chilly there and this L.A. girl loved it. After seeing everyone bundled up, I started to think about how you can stay warm, but look chic at the same too. How about a beret? I really like this Pins and Needles Basketweave bow beret from Urban Outfitters ($14.99). There’s no need to be afraid of berets like this, you don’t have to be in in Paris to wear one. You can find them in almost every accessory store during the fall and winter. And they vary in price and design. From embellishment’s like…

Get Holiday-Ready with a Pennington’s Giveaway

Update 11/10/11: Use code  CURVY10 for 10%  off your purchase at Pennington’s! Only valid for 30 days!

Ever since I wrote the “Winter & Holiday Collections” post, I can’t seem to get the holiday’s out of my head. I’m already thinking about what I’m going to wear to all of my holiday parties. Are you the same way?

Well, maybe Penningtons can help you get holiday-ready? They are one of Canada’s favorite plus retailers, and is “dedicated to enhancing the image of the plus size woman.” Ohhhhh I like that…and you can always find an outfit to fit your budget. They carry sizes 14-32, have a wide selection of items, and they ship to the U.S.

Just take a look at some of the pieces from their holiday collection below.

And just to get you started on that holiday outfit, Penningtons wants to give one of my readers a $50 CDN gift card! Find out how you can enter below!

The Curvy Fashionista launches “Keeping It Curvy.Confident.Chic.”

My good friend, Marie Denee a.k.a The Curvy Fashionista, has finally launched her first eBook,Keeping It Curvy.Confident.Chic. I’m so proud of her and all that’s she’s accomplished! I had a chance to read it and it’s really good. It’s literally filled to the brim with plus size fashion style tips and advice for all fashionistas. It’s especially helpful to those who are clueless when it comes to the plus size fashion world. I personally know Marie and I’m impressed with the amount of knowledge this lady has! When you buy your copy of Keeping It Curvy.Confident.Chic., you’ll have access to…

AdoraOm-Active Wear for the Full-Figured Woman

Have you met AdoraOm yet? If you’re a fitness kind of girl, then maybe you should take a second to get to know them. Launching last week, this new active wear line was made for us! Described as “a premium fashionable active wear line of garments exclusively designed for the full-figured women, sizes 14W to 24W,” AdoraOm is all about giving us a “a premium fashionable active wear line that fits your body and lifestyle.” You’ll find pants, capris, jackets, and tops on their web site. Prices range from $12-$119. All our garments are manufactured from supplex with Lycra enabling…

Winter & Holiday Collections

The countdown for the holidays has begun! This is one of my favorite times of year. Yes, I’m “one” of those people. I’m a sucker for Christmas and all things having to do with winter. I know it’s still fall, but holiday and winter collections are already debuting. It’s time to get into the spirit of parties and celebrating. Avenue, Evans, IGIGI, Jessica London, Monif C., Monroe and Main, Queen Grace Collection, Simply Be, and Ulla Popken have already given us their collections. We have everything from dazzling dresses to red hot looks. Take a look below, which one is…

Fall Trend: Fair Isle Knits

Today, I had the pleasure of being invited to the Topanga Nordstrom Rack in Woodland Hills, California to check out their plus size section. This is probably one of “the” biggest Nordstrom Racks I’ve been too. The plus section had different designers and a few clearance racks! Yay!! If you’re a Southern California girl, I’d definitely check it out. I found a few tops and two cardigan-wrap sweaters. One of them caught my eye the minute I walked in. It’s a white and grey Fair Isle design. I can’t wait for it to get cold so I can wear it!…

Time flies when you’re having fun!

The month of October just flew by didn’t it? I spent some time in South Beach and Orlando, Florida and it feels like a dream. LOL! I can’t believe it’s already November. I’m freaking out over here. It’s going way too fast. I saw a Christmas commercial yesterday and I’ve determined I’m not ready. I didn’t even do anything for Halloween because I was sick. I saw everyone’s costumes and I was very jealous. Speaking of October…Breast Cancer Awareness month was one I’ll never forget. In fact, I created a quick video for you all. Check it out below. Oh…don’t forget…

15 under $15

If you questioned my love for shopping and finding bargains, think again. I don’t price discriminate. If it’s hot it’s hot! No matter what the tag say’s.  And you know I’m always looking to share the deals I find with you. I wanted to do a “10 Under $10,” but that proved to be a little difficult. Let’s save that for another time. LOL. Instead, I found 15 great deals under $15! I found a little bit of everything for you ladies. It took a while, but I did it. I’m patting myself on my back by the way. Enjoy……

The November Issue of Plus Model Magazine

Hot off the virtual press, the November issue of Plus Model Magazine has hit the internet.”The Luxe Issue” features all things luxury, as the stunning Katya graces the cover. The issue is filled with beauty, fashion, stunning features, fashion spreads, and tons of photos. I’m not biased, but as the shopping editor of PMM, I can say this issue has hit the mark! The PMM team works extremely hard to bring you this monthly issue. My feature, “Luxury for Less” was a work of love, sweat, and tears. I searched high and low for items, that are considered luxury, that…

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