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Meet Your ‘Fashion Genius’

How many of you are scared of online shopping? Not sure if the styles will suit you? Or is putting together an outfit online a pain in the butt?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then you’re going to love this new online tool. Brought to you by Charming Shoppes, the Fashion Genius is here to the rescue.

In less than 3 minutes and with NO measurements required, Fashion Genius will identify your unique body shape & personal style preferences, and then match your style to the perfect bras, tops and pants … just right for you!

I will admit, I’m not a big fan of the term “flatter.” LOL. I’m more of an “enhance” kind of girl. But, that really doesn’t matter here. Because, when you take the survey and answer as truthfully as possible, you’ll get a lot of options.

You can take the survey on the Sonsi, Lane Bryant, Catherine’s, or Fashion Bug web site. Create, save, and share your outfits.

Try the Fashion Genius now.  

 

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I am participating in the Sonsi Fashion Genius promotion. The above is my true and honest opinion.

Nordstrom dress Sale

I was on one of my favorite shopping sites (of course) and I noticed a few dresses on sale at Nordstrom. These are casual dresses and they start at 50% off! I would like to go in the store and try them on, but my local Nordies doesn’t have a good Encore department. It’s all the way in the corner, like all the other plus departments. Sad isn’t it?

I’m digging the Suzi Chin for Maggie Boutique dresses!

 

 

 

Torrid’s Denim Boutique & Photo Contest

Have you had a chance to visit Torrid’s Denim Boutique yet? If you haven’t, you’re really missing out. With their Buy One Get One 50% off, maybe you should head over now. There are so many great styles and colors to choose from too!

Take your pick from skinny, curvy, straight, slim, and bootcut.

And to make it even sweeter, they’re hosting the We Swear by the Fit Photo Contest.

Here’s how you can enter:

  1. Submit a photo in your Torrid denim (photos will be screened prior to posting and may take up to an hour to post).
  2. Share your shot with your friends
  3. The photo with the most likes by Sept. 5th 12 PM PST will win a $100 Torrid Gift Card!!!
  4. http://www.facebook.com/Torrid?v=app_214506075227746
Are you going to submit your best Torrid denim photo? If you do, please leave a link here.
Good luck!!

I’m Loving…ASOS Curve Pants

I need to go shopping. Like, right now. I have this urge to go shopping so bad, but without $$$ all I can do is window shop on the internet. I’ve been eyeing ASOS Curve pants for a while now, especially the cropped pants. Why do they always have to have such great stuff when I’m broke? Grrrr…guess I’ll just look.

Did Someone Say SALE?

Size? What Size?

What is a true fashionista? We all have our own definitions, but one word I always come to is “unlimited.” A true fashionista has no fashion limits. She will try on anything, regardless of the what the label says. “What? The label say’s it’s a large? So, what! I like it and I’m going to see if it fits.” Actually I know a few who don’t even look at sizes.

I thought of this yesterday, as I was shopping of course.

If you haven’t met my friend Ivory of  the blog Ivory Jinelle, then you’re missing out. Not only is she a true fashionista, but she’s an awesome person to go shopping with (You’ll be seeing her a lot more around here). I love her outlook on fashion and her passion for not fitting the mold.

She’s one of the first curvy ladies, I met that didn’t “stay inside the lines.” When we go shopping, she goes straight to the ‘straight sizes.’ No pun intended. I’m always like…”Hey, the plus section is over here.”

Today, because of her and a few other curvy fashion inspirations online, I do not fear walking into the “straight sizes.” Actually it’s more of a personal challenge for me. As some of you might have read, for a long time, I was intimidated to walk into “straight size” stores or departments. Not anymore and for that I thank you…true fashionistas.

Here are a few straight size lines/brands that I’ve found. Make sure you try them on, some of their pieces are hit or miss. And remember I’m a size XXL or 16/18.

Rachel Rachel Roy

I tend to stick to her size XL, preferably any of her draped pieces.

Rachel Pally

Yes, I know she has the White Label Collection, but her straight sizes run pretty big. I have a dress that’s a large and it’s till big on me.

Tart Collections

I tried on a size large tank yesterday and it fit perfectly, but it was stretchy.

Free People

If you’re going to buy here, aim for the over-sized tops. I bought two yesterday in a large, but they do offer XL in a few pieces.

These are only a few brands and designers…

What “straight size” brands do you tend to gravitate to? 

My New Love Affair with H by Halston

I’ve been looking for a magenta shoe and I’ve found it. Say hello to my new love affair. I really don’t need many words to describe the love for a shoe. It’s something you either understand or you don’t. And doesn’t a picture speak a thousand words? Just look at these gorgeous H by Halston pumps/wedges I bought at Baker’s yesterday. Yes, they were on sale. Sorry, they aren’t on the web site. I think I actually drooled when I saw the sole on these shoes.

HSN & QVC Wish List

Where are all my home shoppers at? Flip on the television and check out HSN and QVC for a few surprises. I just bought a pair of Levis Curve I.D. jeans on HSN, which I love! It was my first purchase with them, but with items like these, it won’t be my last. I’ve got my eye on these beauties below, especially that Nick Chavez set. I love that product!

What’s been your favorite item you’ve bought from QVC or HSN?
Do you have any tips for us home shopping newbies?

HSN

QVC

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. They were too cute!

Why You Should Love Yard Sales

I’ve been going to yard sales (a.k.a rummage sales and garage sales) since I was little kid and I’ve even hosted a few. And now that summer is almost here, there are going to be tons of them and I can’t wait. This morning I attended one held by Stylist Reah Norman. Now, if you’re going to attend a yard sale, you definitely want to go to one held by a stylist. Reah is a close friend of mine, so I made sure to go and support her. Oh…I also wanted to do some shopping. I walked out with three tops, a dress, a scarf, a bracelet, and a pair of shoes for $35! I was definitely a happy shopper.

After I left, I started thinking how awesome yard sales are. If you call yourself a bargainista and you’ve never been to one…well…let’s just say you’re not really a full fledged bargainista. LOL. Here are my reasons why you should love yard sales.

  • Low Low Prices-The whole idea of going to yard sales is to buy items at low prices. These are things the person hosting it doesn’t want anymore, so you might even have a chance to negotiate on prices as well. 
  • You’re Going Green-When you buy an item, you’re saving it from going into the landfill. Therefore you’re reusing it and that makes the planet happy. 
  • Vintage Finds-You never know what you’ll come across at yard sales, especially if it’s an estate sale. People have found unique and valuable items just by rummaging through boxes people pull out of their garages. 
  • No Pressure-It’s all about leisurely shopping, just walking around and taking your time. And no one will make you feel bad if you leave without buying anything.
  • Happiness-You’re giving an article of clothing a second chance to make you look fashionable. And in the end,  that leads to happy clothes and a happier you. 
What do you love the most about yard sales? 

FFFWeek Update: Full Figured Shopping Crawl

Full Figured Fashion Week in New York City is only 40 day’s away! If you haven’t bought your tickets or registered for any of the events, you should really do it now. You just might want to kick yourself in the butt when they sell out. There’s one amazing event tailored for the shopper in you!

Where are my shopper’s at? You definitely don’t want to miss out on the Full Figured Shopping Crawl. This is an exclusive escorted shopping trip to all of New York City’s hot spots for plus size fashion! We all know how hard it can be to find stores that sell our sizes. This trip brings you to their front doors!
Here’s what you’ll get:

  • Travel throughout NYC in style with an executive car service, chauffeuring you to the latest plus size “haute” spots.
  • We share with you our inside access to the latest in plus size fashion- offering you special access, insider knowledge, and exclusive discounts
  • Access to the latest designers and retailers bringing you the highest fashion for your curves.
  • Exclusive Swag bags just for you.
  • Meals provided to keep you fashionably charged throughout the day.
Here’s the kicker shopaholics…there are only 25 spots available!! So, hurry up and buy your tickets HERE!

Facebook & Fashion Collide?

Don’t you just love social media? I know I do. Say what you want about it, but it’s connecting us in ways we never thought was possible. Especially, on Facebook! Take a look at these three recent emails that landed in my inbox. All you have to do is “Like” them on Facebook.

Fashion to Figure will donate $1 for every “Like” they get on FB to help the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. 

Lane Bryant will give you 30% off your entire purchase if just “Like” them on FB.

If you “Like” OneStopPlus.com, they will give you 50% off your highest priced item when you spend $75 or more.

Do deals like this make you want to shop more? 
If you know of any other retailers offering something similar above, please let us know!