Have you been checking out British retailer New Look lately? I bought a few things from their Inspire line a few years ago, and then forgot about them. I don’t know why. They have cute plus size clothes at very affordable prices and wide width shoes. After listening to the panelists at The Curvy Fashionista Style Expo, I decided to hop back on the site. I am still loving their clothes, shoes, and prices. One of them things that I found was this uber cute, uber now suedette skater skirt. 70s boho chic is in right now, and this skirt embodies that look without going full boho. Sidenote: I am a fan of the boho look, but in moderation. This skirt is perfect to wear now, and it is super perfect to wear later with some tights and boots or chunky platform heels during the fall. The price is 19 British pounds which should be about 32 Us Dollars. You can’t beat that!
Charlotte Russe Plus came out a few months ago. I looked at the clothes, thought they were cute, and then forgot about them because life got hectic and what not. Now I am back. I saw a skirt on Garner Style’s Facebook page and thought I better take another look at this line. Charlotte Russe’s plus size section is really cute. I really love some of the basics and jumpsuits that they have on the site. I haven’t seen this collection in stores yet. If you have, let me know what you think about it below.
Hello everyone! I hope your wallets are ready, because the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here! I am so excited. Nordstrom has a great plus size selection in their stores, and an even bigger selection online.
Plus size clothing line One One Three is back and it is bangin’!!!I don’t know if you remember One One Three, but I blogged about them here a few years ago. I have have always loved their clothes and style. I think they are edgy and fun. Tres cool y’all! You should check out their collection for the summer. The line features pants, tops, outerwear, and even swimsuits in that hot neon tropical Miami style that is super popular right now! The pieces are moderately priced and are UK sized 18-26. I think that should be a US 14-22. Photos from One One Three.
Hi! This week’s currently craving is a brand; Harper & Liv. Harper & Liv, a millennial plus-size clothing brand created for stylish plus-size women who has no problem embracing her curves in quality clothing, and who has a flirtatious and fun sense of style.
All items will range in price from $39.00 to $129.00. The summer collection will be available in department stores like Dillard’s – in store as well as online, in May. Included in this line will be detailed suede, faux leather and faux fur high fashion pieces. By the fall season Harper & Liv plan to have the brand in Lord & Taylor as well as Macy’s. Harper & Liv Take a look at a few of our favorite pieces below! (more…)
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…)
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. (more…)
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. (more…)
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. (more…)
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.
eShakti has casual and work appropriate fall jackets in sizes 0 to 36W. They are cute and easily customizable for fit and style on eShakti’s website. I love that these jackets are casual enough to be worn on the weekends and after work, but they are also fancy enough to be worn to work. If you register on eShakti’s website today you get a $25 gift card. Jump on those jackets ladies! Photos from eShakti.com.
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!
ASOS Curve‘s fall collection is fiyah!!! They just released the images yesterday, but I couldn’t blog about it because I had a patternmaking class last night. I was so antsy, I wanted to show these pictures last night because the collection is full of grunge meets preppy pieces that I love. I can’t wait for this collection to come out. There is a tan coat that I will need if we have another winter like last winter.
The plaid pieces speak to me because if you know me, plaid is mah thang! I mean I just sewed up a plaid half scale dress in garment construction last quarter. I am also intrigued by the midi skirts. I just starting buying midi skirts. I used to think they looked weird on my, but now after wearing one and looking super cute I am all in. I might need to buy these ASOS ones as well. The collection should be on ASOS.com soon.
Today’s currently craving designer/brand is Ashley Nell Tipton of Ashley Nell Tipton Design, a 21-year-old from San Diego, California. Sewing since she was 7-years-old, Ashley created her first fashion collection when she was a senior in high school.
The Ashley Nell Tipton collection is designed for women ages 20-30 with a bit of an edgy style, on her Facebook page she says:
“My collection is a full figured collection for the woman in her 20’s or 30’s who is a chic rocker! My collection is an artful combination of glamour and street fashion. I love color and I’m very inspired by curvy women and helping them feel good in their clothes. I want to offer plus size women the opportunity to wear fun colors and to avoid the pit-falls of only wearing black because many curvy girls think it is the only color that is slimming.”
Her designs come in sizes 1x (10-12) – 6x (30-32), which means that there is something for everyone! I love it! For more size information, check out her size chart.
Here are a few pieces that have me losing my breath!
Carmakoma never ceases to amaze me. They consistently design sexy, stylish plus size clothing for the plus size woman that wants something edgy, yet hella feminine. They have already released the lookbook for their fall collection. They must have had at least 100 great items in it.
ASOS SALON for Curve is now on the site and it is gorgeous. They basically designed a vintage inspired, heavy embellished special occasion line that is perfect for summer weddings and other parties. I love the pastel colors and vintage feel. These are the types of things that I would look for a t a vintage bazaar. You can find all of the collection here.
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eShakti.com sent me an amazing printed shirtdress that made me feel like a 1950s housewife. I was trying to do my best Lucille Ball impression in the video. Tee Hee. This beautiful dress is $69.95. I love eShakti.com because they have some really cute clothes that are affordable and go up to a size 36.
The other thing I love, which I will be trying next time, is there custom feature. You can put in your own measurements and they will make one of their many garments in your size. I love it because every body isn’t a standard size. Shipping takes about 14 days. I think it is longer for custom garments.
Use coupon code fatskinyfashes to get 10% off when you shop at eShakti-valid from 6/14/2014 to 7/12/2014!!!