July 2, 2009
Separates are a great alternative to dresses, and this Beaded Silk Flutter Sleeve Top
is absolutely stunning. Pair with a ball skirt for formal events or slim fitting pants for a night out on the town. As always with this designer, eShakti, the sizes go up to 3X and you can also order custom to your measurements for just $10.00 extra. $129.00 USD. Also available in tunic length.
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 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.
April 26, 2009
More than just a plain black top, this plus size Flutter Sleeve Top has a beautiful, feminine, deep scoop neckline and gossamer, flowing short sleeves. Available in sizes 1X - 3X for $78.00 USD. Also comes in a pink abstract print and a powder blue floral print.
April 23, 2009
Yesterday, I went to Lane Bryant and bought one of these Bold Floral Tops.
I am not generally in love with polyester, but this one is the cool, silky variety, not the hot, sticky variety. Anyway, the smocking on the sleeve and hem are really subtle and do not add a ton of ruffles and bulk. The neckline is not too low, and the waist area is not too clingy. An overall nice easy fit in a fun, bright fabric that is very 'in' this season. Available in sizes 14/16 - 26/28 for $44.50 USD.
February 9, 2009
Transition easily from winter blues to spring flings with the New Blue Attitude collection at Lane Bryant. You know how this time of year is... you'd like to freshen up your wardrobe and get out of the big sweaters, but the weather is not cooperating just yet. The pieces in this collection are versatile enough to herald the arrival of Spring, without looking like you just came back from a tropical vacation and forgot that you live in Chicago. Layering short sleeves with jackets and cardigans will keep you from freezing in the cool morning temps, but allow you to sneak out to bask in the afternoon sun at lunch time.
January 29, 2009
I like this plus size floral top by Style and Co.
because it reminds me of a painting. The fabric and cut are modern, dramatic and most decidedly sophisticated. Wear this top with straight or wide leg pants and a bit of attitude. Available in sizes 1X - 3X at Macys.com
January 13, 2009
This plus size Obi Sash Blouse and Crepe Pants ensemble by Gayla Bentley is chic and conservative. An excellent option for a business function where style matters, or for lunch with your future mother-in-law. Both pieces available in sizes 14-16 to 26-28 at Neiman Marcus.
November 16, 2008
This plus size square neck top is super cute and also comes in two different floral prints. Sizes 1X - 3X at Nordstrom.com. You should also know that you can get free shipping on orders over $100 until December 19, 2008, noon Pacific time.
November 3, 2008
I love this look for a holiday gathering that's not so formal, like an open house or office party. Get this shiny shirt with beading from Coldwater Creek
in sizes up to 3X. It's also available in a stunning copper color as well. Perfect as shown with black crepey pants. Add a shimmering necklace for more impact.