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TFAS Holiday Gift Guide-Plus Size Gifts

Plus Size Gifts

Plus Size Gifts

The other day I did a beauty gifts under $100 gift guide post, and today I am doing a plus size gift guide. Since my blog mainly caters to plus size women, I thought it would be nice to show some items that would be great for any friend or family member … or even yourself. I picked a bunch of different items from ASOS Curve, Eloquii, Dress Barn, and Forever 21.

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TFAS Holiday Gift Guide-Gifts Under $100

Gifts Under $100

Gifts Under $100
Hey everybody! This is the last holiday gift guide post for holiday gift guide week! I hope you have enjoyed the other posts- beauty gifts under $100 and plus size gifts. The gifts in the gift guide today are the cutest little stocking stuffers and gifts under $100 that are great not just for your friends, but also yourself. I found cute animal themed shower caps, cutely phrased to-go coffee mugs, and accessories that are just too kawaii to pass up. Check out all the gifts under $100 below!

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Easy DIY Christmas Gifts To Give This Holiday Season

DIY Christmas Gifts

DIY Christmas Gifts
Need a quick an inexpensive Christmas gift for yourself or someone else? A few years ago I shot a few videos to show you all how to make some easy and quick DIY Christmas gifts. I actually bought most of the suppliers from the Dollar Tree, so you know these gifts are cheap to make. If you are into making things, you can always buy something from my Etsy store PotentQuotesEtsy. I sell easy printables that you can download and print out.
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Save Money: Shop at the Dollar Store

ShopHow many of you spend more than $200 just on Christmas decorations, bake-ware, gift wraps as well as gift bags, plates and napkins? A lot of you, I know; now let’s not forget about the cost of the gifts! Many of you may spend well over $400 just for Christmas; well that’s about to end. I’m here to tell you how you can save money this holiday season by shopping at one of my favorite stores, the Dollar Store.

At the Dollar Store, you can find many of the items that are on your last minute ‘To Buy’ list. Items such as:
1. Gift bags- if you aren’t much of a gift wrapper
2. Wrapping paper, which is where I always get my wrapping paper and scotch tape from.
3. Stocking Stuffers, like candies, boxed puzzles
4. Christmas Cards – there is no need to purchase a Christmas card for $4.95 plus tax when you can get a box of 16 or 20 Christmas cards from the Dollar Store for a $1.00.

For more Christmas savings, take a look at the Dollar Store Online Catalog below.


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What are some of your favorite holiday items to purchase for less than nothing? Sound off below!

Happy holidays,


Currently Craving- Petite Party Dresses

Petite Party Dresses

Petite Party Dresses

The holidays are coming up quickly and everyone is looking for an appropriate, cute petite dress to wear for the fam. Luckily, these dresses can be found on 4 great sites; Anthropologie, Shop Ruche, Boohoo, and Dorothy Perkins. On Anthropologie, I found many options for the holidays. The dress I picked is fun, yet sophisticated and is called the Amalie Dress in Black. It is $248.  In my opinion it is the perfect dress for any occasion.  At Shop Ruche I saw the Hotel Brunch Belted Dress in Black. This dress is more affordable at $49.99. It is very conservative and formal, but can still be worn at a casual event.

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This Is Better Than That Shirt Grandma Knits Every Year…

You know every Christmas you always get one of those ugly knitted sweaters from your grandma?  Well, not this year.

This Christopher Kane sweater is perfect for the holiday season and beautiful with its embroidered front and sleeves. The entire collection is wonderful and very folklore inspired, and for the first time I think of it in a good way.

-Sofie at Ok,Bowtie

Evans Christmas Collection 2009

I woke up this morning with a lovely email from Evans. I love Evans. They are one of the best plus size clothing retailers out there, but I haven’t bought anything from them yet. I might be buying something soon, especially since the British-based clothing company isn’t affected by the postal strike.Their new Chirstmas collection is hot, hot, hot! I really love it. Usually I just like a few pieces, but I like the majority of the pieces offered.

This red dress is so hot and sexy. I could see myself wearing this to a party or a night out. I love how they paired it with black tights, but I would probably wear them with my green tights for Christmas dinner and the black tights when I go out with my friends. I also love the other going out look. That whole look would go great with my black motorcycle jacket. I would wear that for more of an everyday look that I would turn into night. Those pants are cute too. It is a very rare thing to find plus size pants that have a skinny ankle. I hate buying skinny pants in plus size and the bottom looks like a bootcut jean. If I wanted bootcut, I would get bootcut.

I totally want at least two pairs of these jeans. Like I was stating above, the ankle on these jeans actually looks like how a skinny jean ankle should look. I think I would get the denim jeggings and the bootcut jeans. They are 2 for 30 pounds which is about 50 American dollars. So that is like buying two pairs of Old Navy jeans or one pair of some Gap jeans. Sorry I am trying to rationalize my spending. SMH!
WOW! WOW! WOW! Let’s talk about how these outfits are totally on trend and super cute. There are no muu-muus or wrap dresses here. I love the plaid shirt. Usually I get my plaid from the Goodwill store for $1 no holla, but I think that Evans’ plaid shirt is doing the most for me. Loves it. And who doesn’t love the floral tunics. So gorg! What do I need to sell on ebay so I can get some extra moolah?
Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, they come out with the cutest little coats I have ever seen. It is rare that I find cute winter coats. It doesn’t get too cold here in South Carolina that often, but when it does I want to wear something cute too. Usually I just wear my big coat, or some coat that wa made in plus size but doesn’t really fit the plus sized body. URGH! I really shouldn’t have opened my mailbox today. I want the pink coat and the plaid coat. FML!

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Kate Moss For Topshop Christmas 2009

I really like the Kate Moss Topshop Christmas Collection. The collection is Asian inspired and very festive. I love the use of sequins and silks because it really makes the collection pop. This is by far the best and sexiest of all her Topshop collections. It just went on sale last week, and I am sure it will sell out soon. Topshop hasn’t been affected by Britain’s postal service strike so shop, shop, shop.

Photos from Topshop.