Universal Thread is big box store Target’s answer to inclusive denim and style. The new line of denim and accessories- which debuts on February 4th, is set to make a big splash in the industry. The line is affordable, super stylish, comes in various sizes, and the ads are super inclusive.
Target’s Who What Wear Collection is chock full of amazingness and it comes in plus sizes too. Also Target’s other new lines are really great too, but this collection is so good. I went to the store with mom and I wanted to get these pants. The Who What Wear Collection Tapered Leg Patent Papaerbag Trouser is calling my name. I am so mad I didn’t get these pants. The only reason I didn’t get them is because I am still on my weight loss journey and every time I buy pants or skirts, they end up falling off of me the next week.
This is a sponsored post. Simply Be gave me these clothes to review. This is still an honest review.
Hey y’all. I know it has been a minute, but I have been thinking of rebranding this site. I can’t decide if I should rebrand TFAS or start anew. Anyway…Simply Be gave me these sweet plus size dresses to review. They are perfect for fall, but since we aren’t exactly experiencing fall weather right now it was super hot when I took these photos.
Thanks Simply Be for these dresses. They are super cute, and I am totally in love with them. I was sent three separate dresses, so I am going to tell you about each one so you can know how to shop the site.
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.
Watching Project Runway’s Ashley Nell Tipton working on her clothing line with JCPenney is more than inspiring….IT IS AMAZING. I can only hope to be in her shoes one day, or at least have the opportunity to work with and collaborate on a clothing line with a brand that I love or look up to. I have been working on my plus size clothing line since last year. It can get very frustrating because I am doing everything myself, and I am working on a limited budget. If I could get a team together like this….you all wouldn’t be able to tell me anything! I also took a little break from working on things because I felt like I was doing too much. I was trying to do every idea that popped into my head, and I got overwhelmed. Then my fit model moved a few hours away. 🙁 Thank God I learned the lesson on to how to walk away from something and come back to it when I am more than ready.
Rachel Roy launched her new plus size line, RACHEL Rachel Roy Curvy, at Macy’s and I lost it. While this line doesn’t feature each and every piece from her straight size collection, it does feature a good bit of them. We have been asking major fashion designers for years to make a line for us that has the same if not similar items as the main line, and she did it.
Have you ever thought about certain denim street style looks that you think should be made into plus sizes? Well I’m back with another post where I show y’all street style looks that I would love to see/make for plus sizes. The first post in the street style series is here. Sidenote: If you are someone who wants your clothes to be flattering, this isn’t the post for you. I am from the f*^k flattering school of thought. If I like it, then I will wear it. 🙂 OK. Moving on. These are the looks I really love. I can’t wait for plus size designers and plus size women to start taking more style risks.
This weekend I drove to Atlanta to attend The Curvy Fashionista Style Expo. I don’t know if you follow me on Snapchat @tfasblog, but all of my Atlanta adventures were documented on the app. I had a really good time at Marie’s Denee’s event even though my day got off to a very rocky start.
I received Bandelettes from the company to try.
Want chub rub relief? Try Bandelettes. I recently tried Bandelettes, a product that promises chub rub relief. I am so glad the company let me try this product out because this is something that I seriously needed. I am not ashamed of my chub rub or thigh chafing, and you shouldn’t be either.
The Anna Scholz Black Label SS14 Lookbook just showed up in my inbox the other day. I am starting to get quite a few lookbooks now, and I keep looking at my almost empty wallet like o_O. Anyway. This collection looks really good. I am in love with the baseball jacket. I like how they paired it with a pencil skirt. It kind of reminds me of the Pink Ladies from Grease. I am also in love with the dresses. Anna Scholz really knows how to make the perfect plus size dresses that look amazing on our bodies. The last thing I love is the jumpsuits. Jumpsuits are really big for the spring, and I have been seeing a lot of plus size brands and designers making jumpsuits for the past season or so. I think it might be time for me to try it out. What about you? Photos from Anna Scholz. Click below to see my fave looks.
I am really loving the ASOS Curve SS 2014 Lookbook! It is super duper cute and fresh. I love the patterns and the prints. The trends are things that I have been seeing in straight sizes for a while that I wish would come to plus sizes. I want to buy the denim dress under the leather biker jacket, the grey mac coat, and one of the printed dresses. This lookbook is giving me life right now because outside my window in a crazy ass blizzard. I cannot wait for the weather to get to a point when I can wear something from this lookbook. Click on the pics below to get the full essence of the collection. Photos from ASOS.
Canadian Diana Di Poce is only 22 years old, but she has already founded Toronto based Dare Magazine. The online magazine is geared to fashion forward plus size women and features fashion legend Jeanne Beker and Karyn Johnson of Killer Kurves in the first issue. I can’t wait to check it out and see what it is all about. There has been an influx of plus size magazines lately and it makes me feel good that someone is stepping up to the plate to bring fashion to an underserved market. Check out Dare Magazine here. Also beware the website has a video with music, so those at work beware! Photo from here.
Gabi from Gabifresh is really doing some great things with her blog. Last year she brought about the great fatkini craze of 2012. This swimsuit season she is bringing a supergalactic swimsuit line with plus size swimsuit company SwimsuitsForAll. The collection features galaxy prints and bright neon colors. I can’t wait to buy one… that is if they don’t sell out before I get my coins together! The 5 piece collection goes on sale on the SwimsuitsForAll website May 15th. Check out an interview and extra sneak peek of the line on Refinery29 and see some behind the scenes shots of the photoshoot on Gabi’s on Gabifresh. Photo from Gabifresh.
Don’t forget to enter in the giveaway I’m doing at Ladies in Navy for the $25 Target gift card!
Candice Huffine and Laura Catterall prove that plsu size girls can wear prints too in Marina Rinaldi’s S/S 13 ad campaign. They look pretty hot if you ask me. I was finally able to visit a Marina Rinaldi store when I went to Monaco. It was divine. I think there is one in New York City. I might have to check that out the next time I am in the city. Click here for a video and the rest of the campaign.
1. Eileen Fisher High-Collar Down Coat-Saks Fifth Avenue $378.00 2.Plus Size Pleated Double Breasted Coat-Avenue $148.00 3.Textured Coat with Back Detail-ASOS Curve $175.90 4.Women’s Plus Long Wool-Blend Coat-Old Navy $59.00
Finding a plus size winter coat that fits is one thing. Finding a cute plus size winter coat is another. Luckily plus size brands have been stepping up their coat game something fierce. I found a few cute coats from the brands above, but they weren’t they only cute plus size winter coats that I found. The amount of plus size winter coats out there is amazing. Photos from Avenue, Old Navy, ASOS, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
According to H&M‘s mass email today, select stores will carry the Swedish brand’s plus size clothes in the States. Unfortunately despite clicking the link, I couldn’t figure out which ‘select stores’ are carrying the size 14-24 line. The clothes are really cute. Are they as trendy and stylish as the main line brand? Yes and no, but I think with time, unless they discontinue the line again, the clothes will get better. Photo from here.