I know you have been wondering where I have been the past few weeks. I am a fashion design student, so I was really busy with school. It really took a lot out of me completing my assignments for Collections class. I had to create a tiny clothing collection for class. I spent a lot of time, money, and resources trying to make magic happen. This was the first time I would show my own designs to the world, and I didn’t want to half step anything. I created countless test muslin shells and patterns, and had way too many visits to the fabric store.
Archive of ‘Plus Size News’ category
So you may recall me talking about how I am shopping for dresses to wear to several weddings this year on the blog and social media. Well I still am looking for some plus size dresses because I just learned that one of the weddings will be held outside. That changes things. Now I need to find something that won’t be too hot or too cold depending on the weather. (more…)
FTC: This #TBT Style Icon With Boohoo.com post was done in conjunction with Boohoo.com. They also supplied the clothes.
Hey everyone. Can you guess what my #TBT Style Icon with boohoo.com is? Hint, hint. The name is in the title of this post. British retailer Boohoo.com told me to pick out some clothes and base them on one of my style icons for a #tbt or Throwback Thursday post. One of my favorite movies from the 90s is The Craft. I love the story of four teenage witches pick to live in a house with seven strangers….sorry. Sorry. Wrong show.
Plus size models are in Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue. Being in the swimsuit issue is a big deal for any model’s career. People have wanted plus size representation in the issue for years. On Wednesday we learned that size 16 Ashley Graham will be heating up the issue in advertisement for swimwear brand Swimsuits For All. There is a video version of the print ad too. Both of them are pretty hot. I hope you check that out.
I wish I was near Atlanta. Plus size store Ashley Stewart is having a #LOVEYOURCURVES tour featuring Marie Denee from The Curvy Fashionista and more special guests. They are also giving away two scholarships. Great right? Yea it is. You better get yourself together, call your friends and head out to Ashley Stewart’s #LOVEYOURCURVES tour.
Today is like Christmas Eve’s Eve, but you still need to get yourself ready for New Year’s Eve. Here are a few of my favorite plus size party dresses for New Year’s Eve. You can move in these dresses, and look ready for that New Years kiss. Count down to the new year in something sparkly or subtle. Maybe you want a peplum that you can wear to work, and event, or the watch night services at church… All of the dresses below are party ready,some are on sale right now, and all of them are fabulous! Place your order today so you can get it fast. Hurry up and grab these dresses below before you are caught out there with nothing to wear on New Year’s Eve. Photos from Ashley Stewart, ASOS, Missguided, Dorothy Perkins.
Another day another holiday gift guide. This time I had to hook the plus size gals up! I added a few items from clothes to underwear to accessories, shoes, and jewelry. Everything is $150 or less so you don’t break the bank too much. Just like yesterday’s holiday gift guide for men, some of these items are already on sale. I hope you enjoy.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and the invites for holiday parties have started coming in. Do you have something to wear? Plus size holiday dresses are getting cuter and cuter. I found a few, plus a jumpsuit, that I thought were to die for.
AWW SNAP!! UK brand Missguided adds plus sizes to their site, so that #babesofallsizes can get some great fashion. A lot of the UK brands have really good plus size lines. I don’t know what is going on in the US market. It seems like we have to rely on the UK brands and indie plus size designers. Missguided + is a line that I think trendy, fashion forward plus size shoppers will love.
FTC: I was given this Lumia phone to try for a trial period of three weeks and a $200 gift card. This is an honest review.
Microsoft Lumia gave me one Lumia phone and $200 to spend on clothes for this style challenge. Luckily for me, a lot of the stores were having exceptional Veteran’s Day sales. SCORE!!
UK brand boohoo lands in NYC for a pop up shop in Soho for two weeks. You have ample time to see the brand in person if you are in the tri-state area. I wish I was in the city right now so I could go shop the pop up shop. Y’all know I love me some Boohoo. If you can’t make the pop up shop, head on over to boohoo.
Old Navy Women’s Patterned Tweed Jacket Boohoo Anastasia Faux Fur Cropped Jacket Eloquii Camel Convertible Coat Forever 21 Hooded Knit Duffle Coat Ashley Stewart Belted Two Tone Wrap Forever 21 Plus Hooded Moto Jacket New Look Inspire Faux Fur Trim Hood Padded Parka Boohoo Fifi Woven Cape Jacket Boohoo Saffron Longline Oversized Boyfriend Coat
FTC: Boohoo.com sent me the jacket. I paid for the rest of the outfit myself. This is an honest review.
I just wanted to bring you this fall plus size fashion video with pieces from Boohoo and DSW. This is kind of a Halloween inspired video with the orange and black colors. This outfit was really fun to wear.
I recently got some wide calf boots from DSW that actually fit my calf muscles. Color me surprised. When I see a boot labeled wide calf in the store, they don’t usually fit. I get really skeptical when I see the label on boots because of that. However… When I went to DSW there were a ton of boots to pick from. Some fit and some didn’t, but the ones I bought look fantastic.
I am loving this new fall collection from Eloquii. They are calling it Rebel Yell and it was a grunge look to it with all of the plaids and ripped jeans. They also have some really great looking sweaters in this collection too! Eloquii really has been on the move lately. They just put new suits and tights on their website.
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I know I am late to the party-preparing for finals y’all, but I had to post this. The Design Collective for Evans S/S15 fashion show was the first time a plus size retailer had shown at London Fashion Week, and that is big news. I mean they literally made history. A lot of the clothes in this collection are super cute. I love the colors, the laser cut skirts, the fabrics that went from really sheer to really solid. I can’t wait to see how they translate this to their website next season.
Here is a little more info for you:
Design Collective for Evans brings together a handpicked selection of renowned fashion designers, brand new breakthrough designers, the latest winners of the acclaimed Cut for Evans design competition and our exclusive in house designs. The exclusive catwalk event shows that high fashion is for all.
Showcasing S/S15 designs from Clements Ribeiro, Giles Deacon, Hema Kaul, Lulu Liu, James Wei Huang and Vita Gottlieb watch the full catwalk show which took place in London. Click here to find out more – http://www.evans.co.uk
Here is my video of my new fall pieces from Ashley Stewart. I am no model, but I tried to show you the different ways to wear the skirt, shirt, and sweaters. The Skirt is $34.50 and has ruching down the side. The shirt has a removable jewelry piece at the neckline, is quilted, and is also $34.50. *SIDE NOTE- This top is fitted, so it you want a looser fit, order a size up. The sweaters or cardis are both $29.50 and felt warm on the chilly day that I shot my video in the shade.
I adore the pre-fall fashion in Eloquii’s new August lookbook. Prints and patterns are something that I think Eloquii does a great job of. Just because you are plus sized, that doesn’t mean you can have fun with color, shapes, prints, and patterns. There is a dress and a pair of pants in this lookbook that are calling my name y’all. I listed a few of my fave pieces down below. Photos from Eloquii. View the rest of the lookbook here.
Fave Pre-Fall Fashion Pieces from Eloquii:
Plus size retailer Eloquii released their 2014 summer look book yesterday featuring their latest collection, entitled “Violet Femmes“. This collection features crop tops, cutout dresses, flirty skirts, in a variety of purple hues and my favorite, lace!
There are a few pieces from this collection that are available for purchase now. Did I mention that prices are under $200? Well, what are you waiting for? With a collection full of standout pieces, check out Eloquii today.
If you see something you just have to have, use code SUMMER to take 30% off your entire purchase!
Ready. Set. Shop!
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