May 28, 2009
A few weeks ago I posted about this plus size halter dress by Igigi, and I don't know if I missed it, or it wasn't out yet, but it has a matching bolero style shrug
that absolutely makes the dress. $32.00 USD at Igigi.com
May 26, 2009
Shopping for wide width shoes can be such a hassle if you need to go from store to store, looking aimlessly for shoes that are available in your size. At Zappos.com you can search by size, so you only need to look through the shoes that you could actually wear. And best of all, shipping both ways is free, so if the shoe doesn't fit - just send it back. I found these super cute dressy sandals, Meadow by Softspot. These shoes have a 'pillow top' footbed that sounds really comfy. Reviews indicate that this is a shoe that buyers have liked very much. Available in wide and extra wide widths for $78.90 USD.
May 25, 2009
Today, I took a trip to a j.jill store to check out some of the items that I have seen online. I ordered some nice tops while I was there, because if you use their concierge service, shipping is free. I also bought a few items off the rack because, as it turns out, their XL is cut rather generously compared to lots of other retailers. One of the things I got was this Pima Cotton Elbow Tee. It comes in 7 dreamy j.jill colors in plus sizes 1X - 4X and a nicely proportioned XL.
May 21, 2009
This plus size Sylvia Dress
by Igigi is a stunning combination of navy and white, with an origami pleated bodice and inverted pleat skirt. Available in sizes 12 to 30-32 for $102.00 USD.
May 19, 2009
If you're not a fan of the tankini, or you need a suit for serious water activities, this Bra Cup One Piece Swimsuit is available in sizes up to 2X, tall. Features a tie halter neck for adjustability. Tall sizes provide extra length in the torso. $84.00 USD at Athleta.com
May 18, 2009
The little black dress is always a sure thing, and this Donna Morgan Cascade Dress is no exception. The luxurious silk fabric is ruched on the surplice bodice, with a ruffle cascading from the waist. Available in sizes 14W to 28W, for $148.00 USD at Nordstrom.com
May 17, 2009
Right now at Lane Bryant, you can get full figure bras like this Lace Trim Underwire Plunge Bra
, buy 1 get 1 for 50% off. Maximize your savings by picking up the matching lace trim boyshorts, 3 for $27 on sale.
May 16, 2009
A ton of cute summer tops were just too revealing for me to feel comfortable wearing; that is, until I discovered the shrug. This one by Igigi
is available in white and black, in sizes 12 to 30/32. $36 USD, hand wash.
May 15, 2009
This Dayna Halter Dress
by Igigi is perfect for the summer of '09. The surplice bodice with halter back is cool and sexy. The floor length pleated chiffon skirt is fully lined. This one is selling out fast, so get one in your size before they're all gone! Still available in sizes 12, 14/16, 18/20. and 26/28 as of right now. $138.00 USD.
May 13, 2009
The new Greek Chic collection at eShakti.com is available in plus and custom sizes, and I really love this Beaded Sash Waist Jersey Blouse. This empire waist, hip length beaded silk chiffon sash blouse is so creative and fun. Perfect for summer parties and going out at night. Available in plus sizes 1X - 3X, or custom for only $10 extra. $59.95 USD
May 11, 2009
This amazing Tie Dye Faux Wrap Dress is available in plus and custom sizes at eShakti.com. I love this dress because it's so unique and a fresh take on the black and white trend. Available in plus sizes 1X - 3X and custom sizes for an additional $10. Priced at just $39.95 USD.
May 8, 2009
This vibrant green Clarissa Top from B&lu is so cute and chic. Pairs especially well with white or black capris or an A-line skirt. Machine washable and made in the USA. Sizes up to 5X, for $34 USD.
May 7, 2009
This plus size Woven Border Tank Top by Blue Plate has really cool vertical and horizontal patterns. If you're self conscious about bare arms, then a shrug is a crucial accessory to add to your wardrobe. A shrug makes all of those cute tops and sundresses wearable to the arm-shy. Available in sizes 1X - 4X for $39 USD.
May 6, 2009
Athleta makes really cool and funky activewear and clothes for active lifestyles, like this Nusa Rollover Skirt. The semi-fitted A-line shape is comfortable and works with lots of different styles of tops. You can adjust the rise to fit your outfit with the rollover top band. The technical Sueded Tactel fabric is wonderfully soft, while keeping you dry and cool. Available in plus sizes 1X and 2X for $49 USD.
May 5, 2009
This adjustable Surf Swirl Necklace is the perfect casual summer accessory. It will match virtually anything you own and adjusts from 16" to 20" in length for the perfect fit with any neckline. Specially priced right now at $28.50 USD at Chicos.com
May 4, 2009
My dear friend K was sporting one of these Refreshed Bandana Shirts
from Coldwater Creek the last time I saw her, and she looked gorgeous
. Worn over a little embellished tank, it was so polished, yet casual. The turn-back cuffs, 3/4 sleeves and shaped seaming give this shirt a cute and sassy fit. It's made of smooth cotton/spandex fabric that looks crisp and feels cool. Available in plus sizes 1X - 3X in 5 fun colors.
May 2, 2009
I'm looking forward to trying one of these Organic Cotton Crossover Tees
from Jjill.com. I bought a few in a similar style from LB a few years back and I really loved them. They're just a little nicer than a plain old tee, and I like to wear something with a little detail to it, even if I'm just hanging out in Mommyville. These are available in size 1X - 4X in 4 dreamy Jjill colors.
May 1, 2009
I'm on an Igigi kick lately; That's because they have a lot of new items coming out and because I heart their clothes. This Angie Faux Wrap Dress
is super cute. Love the flared wrap skirt and pleated short sleeves. This color is vibrant, which is a hallmark of Spring '09, and the style is versatile and feminine. Available in sizes 14/16 to 30/32 for $86 USD.