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CurvyCo-The World’s First Resale For Plus Sizes

CurvyCo
CurvyCo
FCC: I was not paid for this review. This is an honest review.

What is CurvyCo?

Have you heard of CurvyCo? It is the world’s first retail marketplace for sizes 10 and up. It reminds me of web resale store Poshmark, except it is even better because it is strictly for plus sizes. I like that is it for plus sizes only because I don’t have to look over a limited selection of plus size clothes mixed with other things on the other websites. They have all the plus size clothes, shoes, and acccessories.

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Get The Boot With River Island

riverisland
This is an honest review. I was gifted these boots from River Island.

riverisland

I was recently contacted by someone from River Island to check out their products. I had never shopped there before because they used to only carry straight sizes and I am plus sized. A while ago the British retailer introduced plus sizes to their product line. They come in sizes 14-24, and are actually really cute. That isn’t much of a surprise considering how fashionable the straight size line is.
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Cleaning Out Your Closet-Organizing Your Jewelry

organizing your jewelry

organizing your jewelry

If you have been following my blog, then you know that I have been writing a three part Cleaning Out Your Closet series this month. The first post featured Tiffany Marie Tucker and taught you how to build a capsule wardrobe. The second post showed you how to organize your closet. The third post will teach you how to organize your jewelry. Organizing your jewelry can get messy, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Sometimes people have necklaces all tangled up and earrings and rings all over the place. Bracelets….yeah. Who knows where they are? You don’t have to lose your jewelry or get it tangled up. Look below to see a few things that will help you stay organized.

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Accessory Minute- Bucket Bags

bucket bags

bucket bags

Hey ladies! Have you been feeling the recent bucket bag trend? I remember bucket bags being really popular when I was little. They were everywhere, and then they kinda just went away as trends do. Now, again as trends do, they are back. I love bucket bags. I think that they are really sharp. I also like how they can come in various colors, sizes, and fabrics in whatever price point you want. Medium to large sized leather and canvas ones look really good with casual outfits during the day. Smaller sized silk and satin ones look great at night. Don’t forget the tassels. A great bucket bags has awesome tassels. Are you in to this trend?
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Accessory Minute- The Mini Bag

the mini bag

the mini bag

Today in Accessory Minute, I wanted to write about one of my favorite accessory trends of the past few years-the mini bag. I love mini bags. I am one of those people that try to carry their entire home in a bag, purse, backpack, whatever. Mini bags force you to cut things down to the bare necessities. You can’t carry 20 lip glosses in a mini bag, and that is the beauty of the mini bag.
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Shoe of the Week-Affordable Birkenstock Alternative From H&M

affordable birkenstock alternatives

affordable birkenstock alternativesH&M has an affordable Birkenstock alternative for you to try this summer for only $24.95. This slip-on sandal has two imitation leather straps that criss-cross over the foot, what seems to be a cork foot base, and then a rubber sole. If you really want to try the Birkenstock look without the price, this shoe is it. This is the cheapest version I have seen this season. Check it out at H&M.

Blogger Launches Joanie Totes for TTP Awareness

Joanie Totes

Joanie Totes

Family friend and friend to the blog, Staci Rutherford of the Handbag Report just launched Joanie Totes for TTP Awareness in honor of her mother who passed away from the disease last year. TTP, or Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, is a disease that is strange and unknown. I myself didn’t know much about it until last year when her mother got ill. The fact that not much is known about this devastating disease is very scary.

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Warby Parker Just Released Their New Spring 2014 Collection

Warby Parker

Warby Parker

Super cute and super cool eyeglasses and sunglasses brand Warby Parker just released their new Spring 2014 collection with eight new shapes and six new colors. I am loving all of them. The very round and owly Quimby frame is mah fave! I love all of the colors and shapes. The old school nerdy feel is more of my thing when it comes to picking out glasses, so I have always been a fan of Warby Parker. Check out the new collection here! Which pair do you like?

Warby Parker

Nude Barre Pantyhose Are For All Shades Of Nude

nude barre

nude barre
Finally brown girls can rejoice. Nude Barre is here with shade of nude pantyhose for our legs too. The prices start at $12 and go up. Their sizes go up to a XXL. The fancier Beyonce style glitter fishnets are around $55. They even have underwear and stockings for children. To find your shade, either buy one of the swatch kits or go to this link on Nude Barre’s website and hold the underside of your arm up to each shade. Whichever shade blends with your arm is yours! Photos from Nude Barre.
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Shoe of the Week- Steve Madden’s Boundree Sandal Gives Your Birkenstock For Less

Boundree sandal

Boundree sandal

Steve Madden’s Boundree sandal gives you Birkenstock for less…literally. Every designer has come out with their take on the Birkenstock sandal. Celine’s is the most famous take on the classic sandal to date. I love Birkenstocks. I know a lot of people think they are ugly, but I wore them quite often in high school.

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Currently Craving- Wide Calf Boots

Wide Calf Boots
Wide Calf Boots1. Fabiola Wide Calf Boot, $39.95 ($59.95 – VIP Price), JustFab      2. Women’s Ryder Riding Boot, $49.99 (regular price is $59.99), Payless  3. Campbell Two Tone Riding Boot, $84.00 (on sale for $69.99), Avenue  4.Clean Riding Boot, $79.95,(on sale for $47.97) , Lane Bryant

As plus-size women, we struggle with a lot of ill-fitting clothing and accessories. Not to mention the struggle of finding wide calf boots during the fall and winter months. I am writing this post with compassion, because I too am affected by this problem. With boots being a fall fashion must-have, it is kind of hard to be without them. Below. I have written a few tips that will help you find wide calf boots as well as the best places to find these boots within your specific price range.

How to Find Wide-Calf Boots:

  • When looking for boots that fit for wider calves, look for elastic material that is embedded in the shoe’s material. The elastic makes the boot fit perfectly around your calf. However, if you do not like elastic material, some stores and/or online retailers, like Payless, carry boots that are made specifically for wide calves. Payless, for example, labels the shoes “Extended Calf Wide” and they go up to a size 13 online! If you want to learn more about how to choose the correct calf size when shopping online, click here.Screen Shot 2013-10-10 at 2.19.37 PM

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Of Course the New Pieces From Atelier Minyon Are Gorgeous

Atelier Minyon

Atelier Minyon

Of course the new pieces from Atelier Minyon are gorgeous! Why wouldn’t they be. Jewelry designer Alp Sagnak always makes really cool and interesting jewelry. I follow their Facebook page for updates because I love looking at what he is going to come up with next. His imagination and creativity know no bounds, no limits. I am in love with the new pieces that I saw, but there were a few that really caught my eye. I am in love with the mix of gold with rough edges and rough cut diamonds. It kind of reminds me of a battle between good and evil. Anyway, check out the pieces and tell me what you think. Photo from Atelier Minyon.
Even though I was able to view quite a few pieces, here are my favorites:
18K Yellow Gold Angel Wing Earrings with Diamonds
18K Yellow Gold and Oxidized Silver Winged Angel Necklace with 14K Rose Gold Chain
18K and Oxidized Silver Owl Cuff with Diamonds and Garnets

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Shoe of the Week Bangs Shoes Are Fashion With A Purpose

Bangs Shoes

Early last week, after I came back from my trip, I was able to meet with Hannah Davis (founder and president of Bangs Shoes). It was so nice to talk with someone my age who is actively making a difference in the world. I was tickled pink to know that we are from the same hometown and went to school in the same school district. It really is a small world.

During my time with Hannah, she told me about her mission and her company. The name “Bangs”  in Bangs Shoes comes from her time in China. If you know anything about the Chinese language, then you know that the Chinese character for “help” is phonetically spelled out as “BANG”. She also talked about how the plain green military shoes that everyone was wearing in her area of China caught her eye. Soon she realized that there was something about these shoes that people liked. Her Bangs Shoes journey started there.

I know everybody, including myself, has jumped on the cool shoe meets charity train, but Bangs Shoes are different. Instead of all the shoes going to one specific cause, each shoe color represents a different cause. The shoes come in either a high top or a low top, and each shoe has a specific symbol on it that represents each charity or cause. Twenty percent of the proceeds from each shoe sale goes to that charity. The high tops are $60 and the low tops are $55.

If you want to buy or try on her shoes in the Midlands, you can go to Good for the Sole in Five Points or Half Moon Outfitters on Devine Street. If you live elsewhere or are just really curious, you can check out her super sweet Bangs Shoes website. Hannah was nice enough to give me a pair of shoes to try. I picked the white high tops that invest in financial empowerment through Kiva.org. Even though I wear a size ten she told me to pick the 9.5. If you have wide feet, I suggest you try a size up. Watch my Instagram for a pic of me wearing my shoes. I am thinking of taking them on my next trip this weekend!

Also don’t forget about the $140 J. Crew gift card giveaway!

TFAS Reviews: Silver Linings by Chu Shu New York

Silver Linings by Chu Shu Shoe Liners

Silver Linings by Chu Shu Shoe Liners

A few days ago I received four free pairs of Silver Linings by Chu Shu New York odor absorbing shoe liners. The company claims that by “Harnessing the power of silver, SILVER LININGS help keep feet fresh and odor-free while also preserving shoe interiors.” To be quite honest with you, I was a little weary of putting some silver shoe pads in my shoe. I didn’t know if they would really work, or if they were some kind of gimmick.

Luckily for me, I tried them out on a hot, humid day. I was happy that the Silver Linings liners were thin, because I already have to wear shoe pads in my shoes for arch and heel support. The thinness allowed me to wear them without feeling uncomfortable. Actually they made the balls of my feet more comfortable since most of my shoe pads stop before the ball of my foot. The fabric on the Silver Linings by Chu Shu New York shoe liners was soft and velvety. My foot was sweating in my shoe, but the shoe didn’t smell after I took them off, so it seems like they do work after all. You can get a 5-pack of these shoe liners with antimicrobial silver-based technology for $19, but I have two pairs Silver Linings by Chu Shu New York shoe liners. The contest is only for my Instagram followers, so go check out the contest there!

Don’t forget to enter in the giveaway I’m doing at Ladies in Navy for the $25 Target gift card!

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Shoe of the Week- New Balance Classics W574

neon new balance sneakers

neon new balance sneakersThe New Balance Classics W574 from Zappos.com are great for working out, running, and walking. What you might not know is that people are wearing brightly colored and retro style sneakers with dresses, skirts, and dress pants now. The look is still chic and sophisticated, but the sneaker adds a bit of pop and fun to the look. Check out these street style stars and their sneakers. The New Balance Classics W574 is the perfect shoe to try this trend. It usually costs $67.95, but now it is on sale at Zappos.com for $54.99. Get you a piece of this shoes. There are a ton of colors to choose from. [SOURCE] [SOURCE]

Bad Bish-Michelle Obama’s Thom Browne Inauguration 2013 Look

Michelle Obama Inauguration Fashion

Michelle Obama Inauguration Fashion

Michelle Obama looked amazing on Monday at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration. She wore at checkered coat and dress by Thom Browne, a belt by J. Crew, a sweater by Reed Krakoff, and custom boots! Oh and did you check out those hot bangs?! The ball gown was again designed by Jason Wu, and that was fantastic too! She looked fabulous! [SOURCE] [SOURCE]

Enter the Yuna Yang for Project Canvas Giveaway!

Yuna Yang for Project Canvas

Yuna Yang for Project Canvas

Designer Yuna Yang collaborated with Project Canvas on a limited edition line of embellished sneakers featuring French lace and polka dots. Project Canvas strives to raise funds to support underfunded creative art programs in public schools, encourage creativity, help build self-esteem and nurture optimism. Enter the contest below to win a pair of the Yuna Yang X Project Canvas shoes! Details below, and click here to see the pair of shoes YOU could win!

1. Leave a comment telling us where you will wear (or how you will style) your Project Canvas shoes.
2. “Like” The Fat and Skinny on Fashion’s facebook page right here.
3. “Like” Yuna Yang Collection’s facebook page right here, too.
4. Share this at your twitter!

To enter, you must be 18 years of age or older and a United States citizen and resident. Contest ends November 30, 2012.

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It seems like everybody in the world has a Michael Kors watch except me. Waahhh!! I’ve wanted one forever! I go into the Michael Kors store, look in my local department stores, and even look online. I still don’t have one. I can’t make up my mind about which one I want. I am completely in love with these watches because they are timeless, #mktimeless.

They look good with anything. Anything!! You can wear them with any outfit, and they have a look about them that will never get old. #MKtimeless…ah hello! Hopefully I will get my hands on the Michael Kors Paris Limited Edition Runway Watch. If not, a brown or gold one will do. If I could ever make up my mind. If you want to win one of the Michael Kors Paris Limited Edition Runway Watch look below.

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