New York City here I come! Yes, I’m coming back and I couldn’t be more excited. I was lucky enough to be invited to the Plus Model Magazine Conference with Just As You Are.
Just As You Are, a, outerwear company, will give us (a group of bloggers) the first look at their plus collection.
Just As You Are™ is brought to you by AUI International, who have been designing and making ladies coats and outerwear for over 50 years. They are branching out to the plus size market – uniquely blending high fashion and functionality . Their Fall/Winter 2011 media campaign incorporates a diversity of real women , in a variety of shapes and types.
I’m not going to lie, I’m really excited. How many times have I been shopping for a coat, especially a wool pea coat, and couldn’t find anything that was of decent quality. It’s another form of fat girl shopping frustration…don’t you agree?
Looking for a belt that fits can be a pain in the butt, especially when you finally find one you like and it cost a lot more than what you wanted to spend.
I have done this for years, that’s probably why I only have 4 belts. Don’t get me wrong, I do want to wear more belts. They can add so much to a look, all while helping to show off that curvy figure.
Just My Size wants to help us with our belt problems, they have just launched a new belt collection. If you haven’t seen them in your local Walmart, it’s probably because they’ve only launched them in select stores nationwide.
There are only four of the nine styles and they only cost $12! They are available is sizes 1X-4X. That makes me a very happy shopper.
I tried out the Metallic Silver Black Leopard Print Belt and Wide Stretch Belt. The quality seems great and I love the trend twist to each belt. I am a size 16/18 and the 2X in each belt fits well. The stretch belt does seem to run a little big for me, but that’s OK. I hate wearing a belt that’s too small. That’s not something you have to worry about with the Just My Size belt collection.
Do you want a belt? Today’s you’re lucky day. Just My Size wants to giveaway a belt to three of my readers!!
To enter, you should be following me via Google Connect (on sidebar). Just leave a comment below telling me which of the belts, you’d choose if you won. It’s that easy.
Rules: Open to U.S. residents only, must be 18 years or older to enter, only one entry per person, you must submit correct contact information, you only have 24 hours to claim your prize upon notification, winner will be chosen using Random.org, and giveaway ends 09/18/11 12 p.m. PST.
Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post. The items were compliments of Just My Size. The above is my true and honest opinion.
I am in LOVE with the Anna Scholz ‘White Label Collection’ Autumn/Winter 2011 look book. The backdrop is Montefiascone, Italy. It’s sooooo romantic! Shot by designer Anna Scholz’ brother Jonas, this look book is very reminiscent of Sofia Loren. I’ve been to Italy and this makes me want to go back! Oh and her designs are gorgeous as always.
When you think of natural beauty products, you have to think of The Body Shop. They have been creating products with natural ingredients for years. All they want to do is “enhance your natural beauty and express your unique personality.” I’m all for beauty products with us in mind. And I love trying out new products with values like this.
We believe there is only one way to be beautiful, nature’s way.
I had a chance to try out five new products below.
1. 100% Natural Lip Roll-On: This lipgloss is mint-a-licious. It goes on nice and cool, with it’s metal roll-on ball. And it makes your lips glossy. Available now.
2. Hemp Moisturising Hand Wash: If you like the smell of hemp, then this is definitely your kind of hand wash. It is moisturizing and it’s made with Community Fair-Trade hemp seed oil. The scent does last for a while too. Available October 2011.
3. Almond Hand & Nail Butter: You already know how I feel about body butter, well this is made especially for your hands and nails. It smells so yummy and goes on nice and thick. It is made with sweet almond oil and Community Fair-Trade brazil nut oil. Available October 2011.
4. Extra Virgin Minerals Foundation: Any product with the word “mineral” it, doesn’t catch my attention. I’m afraid it will be too light and not provide coverage. This foundation was light, but it did cover. And it left a dewy fresh look. Available September 2011.
5. Wild Rose Hand Cream: I’m going to be honest, I’m not a fan of anything rose scented. In fact, I originally didn’t want to try it. But, I tried a little bit and it’s not overwhelming at all. It smells like an actual rose, with a powdery finishing scent. This is made with rosehip oil and Community Fair Trade brazil nut oil. Available October 2011.
The Body Shop Rainforest Radiance Hair Butter (Available starting October 2011): Yay for hair butter!! I finally wanted to try and I did. It wasn’t as thick as I thought it would be, but that didn’t matter. It still made my hair soft. I used Rainforest Radiance “sourced from the seed of the pracaxi tree which grows organically in the Amazonian rainforest, a few drops of this oil turns even the most difficult hair into manageable, shiny strands, boosting softness and helping you style and comb your hair easily.”
*The item pictured is not the type I tested.
What’s your favorite Body Shop product?
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. The products were compliments of The Body Shop. The above is my true and honest opinion.
Do I even need to explain how much I love shoes and how much I love buying shoes?Who knows how much I’ve spent over the past year! I’ve been thinking that maybe I’ve been taking my shoe purchasing for granted. That’s why I’m hosting my very first fundraiser!
Starting today until December 1, 2011, my goal is to raise $1000 for the non-profit organization, Soles4Souls.
Soles4Souls® is one of the fastest-growing charities in North America. We have donated over 15 million pairs of shoes to people in need – both in the U.S. and around the world. Soles4Souls partners with your local shoe retailers, footwear brands, and thousands of Non-profit organizations, such as homeless shelters, churches and civic groups…and individuals just like you.
I have even pledged to not purchase one pair of shoes during the entire 90 days of the fundraiser. I’m already jonesing for some killer heels!!
Did you know $1 will provide a pair of shoes to someone in need? I know!
Now, I need your help. I’d love if you could visit my fundraising page and donate. Anything will help. If you can’t…I will ask that you please share my page via Twitter or Facebook. That would mean so much too me.
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!
When it comes to classic American fashion, you can’t help but think of Ralph Lauren. Whenever I do a search online for Big&Tall clothing, his line always pops up. Yet, I don’t know many guys actually wearing it. Why not? This line carries essential pieces that can be worked into your wardrobe. This is great for you guys who hate shopping. This means less shopping, because you already have what you need! Read more
I don’t know why it has taken me this long to see these Fit for Me commercials! I want to send a big kudos to Fruit of Loom and their recent commercials and ads. They feature women with curves! I’ve written about Fruit of the Loom’s Fit for Me collection before, but had never seen these.
As you know, I’m a big fan of self-acceptance and self-confidence. And we know how much the media plays a role in what young women consider beautiful. Hopefully, other brands will follow and show everyone that beautiful comes in all sizes.
So, what do you think?
Do you love the commercials? Have you seen them? Or do you not care?
I’m always looking for the next trend, this time I found one I really like! The neck enhancing collar necklace. And it’s exactly what it is, a necklace that is supposed to rest on your collar bone. I love all of these too, like always. Most of them are from Topshop…looks like I’m going shopping soon.
Ooooohhh…I bet you can find a lot of these at vintage or thrift stores. My neck needs one…or two.
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.
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.
With only a few weeks of summer left, I’m already craving sweaters. Fall is calling me and so are these knits with their bold stripes.
Sorry summer lovers, but it’s going to cold soon and I can’t wait to bundle up.
Weather it’s a cardigan, poncho, or cropped sweater-bold stripes are looking really chic for the fall. They can be paired with a wide leg or skinny jean and a great pair of boots or flats. Ohhhhh a chunky necklace too! Sorry, fashion makes me excited. LOL.
Awwww….hurry up and get cold already!
Are bold stripes in your fashion future?
1. Nordstrom $68 2. Ashley Stewart $29.50 3. Forever 21+ $24.80 4. Macy’s $79.50 5. One Stop Plus $49.99 6. City Chic $48.00