July 31, 2008
is not billed as a plus size boutique, they do offer flexible sizing that equates to a 14/16 or 16/18, depending on the garment. Some pieces are available in tall sizes as well. My interest is in the jewelry. The adjustable length chokers are stunning - like this Azalea Necklace
. Metal, stone and leather combine to forge a look that's bold and substantial. (Don't miss the free shipping offer through August 3rd.)
July 31, 2008
Inbetweenies (size 14/16) may already know about the eclectic offerings at Chico's
. I absolutely adore their necklaces. Most have adjustable chain extenders, which allow for a customizable fit. Every one that I've ever purchased has lasted, despite the torture test that my 2 year old puts them through, and I always
get compliments on them. This Daysana
necklace caught my eye. These colors are just perfect for fall.
(BTW, you can get free shipping on all purchases through August 3rd.)
July 30, 2008
I love this top and these capris together. The global and earthy elements are versatile and serene, but still have a hint of sparkle. Get this look at Avenue.com.
July 29, 2008
One of my favorite workout/hangout shirts right now is this
contrast piping tee shirt
from Lane Bryant. It's so comfortable and the contrast piping coordinates nicely with my navy running shorts. If you're shopping online at Lane Bryant, be sure to use these coupon codes, now through August 8, 2008:
- Save $25 on any order of $75 or more.
Enter promotion code 025009217 at checkout.
- Save $50 on any order of $150 or more.
Enter promotion code 050009220 at checkout.
- Save $75 on any order of $225 or more.
Enter promotion code 075009236 at checkout.
- Offers valid through 11:59 P.M. PT on 08/08/08.
July 28, 2008
Plus Size belts for women are not so easy to find - especially a well made one that isn't a cheap P.O.S. Well, I managed to scout out this glove leather belt from Lands' End.
This belt boasts a feather edge strap with top stitch detail and a solid brass rust-proof buckle. It comes in 3 colors; black, dark brown and dark English tan. The buckles are silver tone. OK ladies, time to return those belts you stole from your man's closet! Yeah, you know you're guilty! ;-)
July 27, 2008
Coldwater Creek is one of my favorites. They carry plus sizes 1X - 3X in addition to standard, petite and tall sizes. Now, about this jacket
... I love this amazing color! The peplum seaming is pretty and subtle. Crinkle silk and linen spice things up and the look is clean, with no buttons or flaps on the pockets. This would pair nicely with some dark wash jeans, trousers, a mid-length or long skirt.
July 25, 2008
This plus size
scoop neck tunic
from Land's End almost makes me long for the crisp autumn weather. Depending upon where you live, you could find yourself looking for a little warmth at the waterfront or the bus stop in as soon as 6 weeks from now! This super soft 100% cotton interlock tunic could be just the thing to banish the chill of that first fall morning. Won't you feel smart for shopping early while your choice of sizes and colors are still available? Natch!
July 24, 2008
Deep Royal Blue is the hot color this season, and this beautiful
from Kiyonna Klothing is a great way to incorporate this cool hue into your wardrobe. Elbow length blouson sleeves and front yoke tabs with shirring make this blouse stand out from the crowd. Pair with a pencil skirt or tailored trouser for a clean, sopisticated look.
July 23, 2008
Every modern wardrobe, plus size or otherwise, needs some basic pieces that anchor everything else. Wide Leg Trousers
are definitely on the must-have list. They create a contemporary silhouette which pairs well with camis, tunics, sweaters and jackets alike. These pants from Newport News, for example, are available in 6 colors and a wide range of plus and tall sizes. Although great for any season, definitely get into a pair for this fall - it'll be here before you know it!
July 22, 2008
Need a Plus Size Dress for a special occasion right away? Sydney's Closet has this flirty
in stock and ready to ship in this dramatic cranberry hue, sizes 16 - 32. If you have a little more time, you can order your choice of color in more sizes. This gown is dressy, yet simple and versatile - great for attending a formal wedding, homecoming, cruise or prom.
July 21, 2008
Take the world by storm in this plus size wrap blouse and boot cut pants
from Igigi.com. More relaxed than a suit, this outfit conveys cool confidence and uncompromising style. The blouse is stretch pearl finish cotton with adjustable, self-covered buckle and princess seams. The pants have a contoured waistband, side zipper and front creased legs for a beautifully tailored look. I love the red accessories - they really make this outfit pop!
July 20, 2008
Feast your eyes on this richly colored, gorgeous fitting cami from Calvin Klein, available at
This would look hot with dark jeans or a straight leg trouser. Add a shrug and you are all set to go anywhere. Carry this top over into your fall wardrobe with a jacket or sweater.
July 19, 2008
If you wear a size 16-34W, you may find that a lot of swimsuits available in plus sizes are more ornamental than functional. However, if you want to swim laps, take a water aerobics class or engage in any kind of water sport, you'll need a suit that is sleek and stays put. I went looking for just such a suit and found plenty like this one
at swimsuitsforall.com. This suit has a keyhole back, hits at the natural crease of the leg and fits up to D bra cup sizes. If this one is not really your fav, then take a look
at the nice selection of other plus size swimsuits that are available.
July 18, 2008
Ok, This might not be a big deal to all of you, but these jeans
come in my size, in a tall
length, and a regular rise (no coin slot for me, thanks!), which means that they are the perfect storm of jeans. They come is sizes 10W to Tall 24, in white or blue wash. I have been waiting to buy white jeans, trying to find the perfect pair. These babies are mine!
July 17, 2008
Teens won't risk dressing like their moms when they shop at
Macy's Junior Plus
online. Check out the designer labels, like Baby Phat, Apple Bottom, and Dereon. Macy's offers many of the hottest styles of plus size tanks, tees, hoodies, camis, tunics, jeans, and shorts for juniors. One caveat - there aren't too many plus size models on the site. You'll have to use your imagination to figure out what the clothes might look like on the bodies that are going to wear them. :-?
July 16, 2008
Act quickly and scoop up some great plus size camis, tees, tunics, shoes and accessories for just $10! For a limited time, Avenue.com
has a selection of merchandise on sale for just $10. Click on the 'sale and outlet' link from the home page and you'll see the $10 event listed on the left menu. Happy Shopping!
July 15, 2008
You may have noticed a trend in plus size fashion, which is that you can have anything you want, as long as it's black. Well, cheer up kids, because this sexy little number
is an ultra chic, contemporary brown and turquoise. You can even get it in blue and magenta if you're so inclined, or dare I say... black. The halter style and gorgeous waist detailing really set this dress apart. It even comes with a matching shrug. So, don't do the cookie-cutter wallflower dress thing. Get out there with your bad self and show off your great sense of style.
July 8, 2008
Stay cool in the sultry summer heat in this plus size maternity sundress
from Lane Bryant. Perfect for casual weddings and sunset cruises, this dress will keep you comfortable and looking fabulous. The light colored print is a refreshing alternative to black, giving this dress a fresh and vibrant personality. So, don't decline those invites to summer parties just because you're expecting. Get out there and enjoy!
July 3, 2008
Allow me to introduce you to Lane Bryant's online shoe shopping site, Shoetrader. Free shipping and free returns take the worry out of buying wide width shoes online. The site is also really easy to use, with many search options to hone in on exactly what you're looking for. For example, these breezy wedge sandals
are available in wide and double wide widths, for only $19.99. They also come in lime, turquoise and orange.