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Clique To Know “The Shape of Things to Come”

Every time I turn around there’s a new shopping experience. This one looks to be even better!

Clique To Know, a new members-only site dedicated to all curvaceous women out there. Love fashion? Need a designer fix? Adore securing a bargain? Then Clique To Know will be your one-stop shop for fabulous luxury fashion at discounted prices from size 10 and upwards.

Clique To Know will launch later this spring and if it’s good, it will probably empty my wallet! Sign up now and you have a chance to receive a $20 e-gift card and you’ll be able to participate in the first ever Clique To Know sale – a chance to buy at an exclusive preview before anyone else!!

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited to see what designer brands they come up with!

The Shopping Diaries: “Me” Time

With the hubby being out of town, I had the chance to do something I haven’t done in a very long time. I had shopping “me” time. Not just regular old shopping time, but time well spent.

I spent hours just walking around the mall. Taking in fashion and a few bargains. I wasn’t in a rush, I didn’t have to be anywhere. I just took my time. It was awesome. I highly recommend it.

We all get our inspiration, one way or another. This is how I get inspired. I almost bought this amazing Rachel Roy dress from Macy’s, but I didn’t want it to be an impulse buy. Now, I’m sitting here going back and forth to the web site wishing I had bought it. Why does that always happen?

I did pick up some jewelery from Francesca’s Collections, two books from Urban Outfitters ($2.90 each!!), and a cardigan from Nordstrom. What can I say…it was a  productive day.

And because of L.A.’s cloudy and chilly weather I wore the most comfy outfit I could put together:

Sassy City Chicks L.A. Fashion Bash Event

Shopping, shopping, and more shopping. Just one of the reasons to go to the Sassy City Chicks event. My curvy gals and I were sooooo happy to see a plus size vendor on hand, Sassi Rebel! You can’t even imagine the excitement. Yesterday was my third time attending this event and I always leave with something. Last night I snatched up a yummy clutch and a shirt. Our Sassy Totes were awesome…as always.

There are tons of accessories on hand, but we were still yearning for more plus vendors and shoes…we need shoes! I did get my spa on…believe me. I got there early enough to sign up for an amazing chair massage and hand massage. We grabbed a drink from Svedka Vodka and checked out all the vendors. 365Hangers.com was even on hand. My friend found a Marc Jacobs dress…lucky girl! I snapped a few pics below.

Sassy City Chicks is coming to a city near you…San Francisco April 7, Chicago May 5, New York Jun 15 and 16.

Retro Eyes with Free People

I love sunglasses. You all know I used to work in the accessories department at Nordstrom. I always say that’s where the love affair began.

Now, that it’s officially spring, I’m in the mood to start wearing different styles and colors. Right now the love is geared towards retro style sunglasses. Like the Kelly Wayfarer (right) from Free People. Aren’t they fun?

Do you know what’s better than stylish sunglasses? Stylish sunglasses for $18. Woohoo! All of the sunglasses below are only $18 at Free People.

You are welcome…a bargainista’s work is never done.


Take the Dove Close-Up Challenge

I love soft skin! Don’t you? That’s why I’m trying the new Dove® VisibleCare™ Crème Body Washes. They state you’ll “get visibly more beautiful skin from a body wash in just 1 week.” I can’t wait to write a review for you.

In the meantime, Dove® is inviting real women everywhere to create a video up to 60-seconds in length sharing why they are ready for their close-up experience.

The selected woman will receive a weeklong all-expense-paid trip to Los Angeles where she will get an authentic “Dancing with the Stars” experience including training with a performer from the show, confidence coaching by Jennie Garth and the ultimate opportunity: a “finale” of her own.

She will get to show off her smooth moves and beautiful skin in front of America when she dances in a Dove-sponsored TV spot in the season finale of “Dancing with the Stars.” Hurry up because the deadline is this Saturday, March 26th.

For more information and details on the “Dove® Close-Up Challenge”, you can visit the official site here: http://www.dovecloseup.com/#close-up

One Stop Plus partners with Dress for Success

Every now-and-then life knocks us down and sometimes it’s a struggle to get back on our feet. But, when we do get back up and want to look for a job. We are all faced with the rule of any job interview…”dress professionally.” What do you do when you don’t have the means to get that professional attire? That’s where Dress for Success steps in.

Dress for Success‘ mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. And I know this amazing organization is in need of plus size suits and attire. Us curvy girls need to dress professionally too!

That’s why I was so happy to hear that One Stop Plus has officially partnered up with the Dress for Success organization. They’ve been working with them for years; donating thousands of plus-size women’s suits and shoes for disadvantaged women. OneStopPlus.com team members have even volunteered as personal shoppers at their local Dress for Success organizations, attended fundraising events, and participated in the annual Dress for Success Power Walk to raise awareness and funds.

We are extremely proud to officially partner with Dress for Success and continue to provide clothing and resources that will help empower women to be confident and successful,” said Stephanie Sobel, President of OneStopPlus.com® Division. “As the industry leader in plus-size fashion, OneStopPlus.com® understands the importance of all women feeling strong and beautiful, no matter their size or circumstances, making our relationship with Dress for Success a natural fit.

Support Dress For Success here.

Wishful ‘Spring Outfit’ Thinking

I really wish it wasn’t raining today. Yes, I said it. I know I said I love the rain in the past, but after a leak in the roof caused damage to my closet (the consequence of living on the top floor), I am reconsidering the love. Thank goodness nothing was damaged. My clothes, shoes, and handbags are safe and sound. We caught the leak just in time. So, now I sit here wishing I could wear an outfit like the one below. Instead, I think I’m pulling out my Uggs.

Beauty Buzz: Head & Shoulders

No one wants to admit they have dandruff right? In reality, it’s a lot more common than most of us might think. I’m not afraid to admit my bouts with it in the past. (Don’t know what causes dandruff? Click here.)

I know dandruff is on the way when my head starts to itch. When that happens I make sure to wash my hair with Head & Shoulders. Yes, we all know this brand. They’ve been around for years and have really evolved to be the best dandruff shampoo on the market. And that’s for good reason. Their shampoo and conditioner really work. No, I’m not a spokesperson, just a satisfied customer.

I don’t have to worry about “that smell” either. You know what I’m talking about. The smell that most generic dandruff shampoos leave you with. The new Head & Shoulders collections come in 11 different scents at an average price of $7.99. The hubby and I have been using the “Ocean Lift” formula and it has done wonders. And I’ve even noticed how soft and manageable it has left my hair. I only use it once a week now, but it has helped to maintain the health of my scalp.

Disclaimer: I was NOT financially compensated for this post, although the items were gifted. The above is my true and honest opinion.

Belts I’m loving NOW!

I’m kind of on a belt kick right now. They can change an outfit in an instant. Belts can be used as an accessory to an already simply chic outfit or to give you shape while embracing your curves. There are two skinny belts below, but for some reason I’m loving the wide chunky belts like the Equestrian belt from Torrid (#11).

1.Avenue 2.Torrid 3.Ashley Stewart 4.Forever21+ 5.Simply Be 6.Torrid 7.Simply Be 8.Torrid 9.Forever21+ 10.Forever21+ 11.Torrid

Which one is your favorite? 

Do you need a personalized shoe shopper?

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Buying that perfect pair of shoes can be a little stressful. When do you have time to shop? Are you always working or busy? Besides, how do you know what the hottest trend will be?

If any of this sounds like you, then maybe using an online personalized shoe shopper will help. Interested? I’ve found a few companies below that might help.

Basically, you tell them what your personal style is, pay a monthly fee, and they send you shoes based on your style. Keep in mind each company is a little different and the monthly fees vary. I’ve been interested in joining, but I’m a “gotta try on every shoe” kinda girl.

Have you used any of these companies below? Would you recommend them to your fellow shoe lovers?

Fashion for the Curvy Pin-Up Girl!

Is it too late to change my fashion style? After seeing Bettie Page Clothing on the runway in Las Vegas, I want to dress up like a pin-up girl! The style is all about embracing your curves, not hiding them. Don’t you just love that?

No need worry about not being able to find these retro designs in plus sizes. I found a few below, along with two designers on Etsy who create custom pieces.