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.
February 15, 2009
The styling on this plus size 'Sugar' Tunic is classic Athleta. The floral embroidery on the sleeves gives this spring weight sweater it's yogini vibe. Available in sizes 1X and 2X in 'Sea Spray' and 'Dove' colors. $74.00 USD at Athleta.com
February 10, 2009
I've always liked the way the clothes at Jjill capture the essence of serenity and comfort with their tranquil hues and clean lines. Their affinity for natural fibers adds vitality and texture, lending a grounded, earthy flair. Unfortunately, the plus sizes are available only online. I have seen plus size items at their outlet stores, so if you happen to live near one, you could go and get a feel for how the clothes work on your body. One of my favorite items from the 2009 spring collection is this linen blend double layer pullover
. The fit is body skimming, ending at mid hip. Available in sizes 1X - 4X in 4 versatile colors.
January 22, 2009
This plus size outfit by INC features a split neck sweater and dark wash jeans, new at Macys. The sweater is washable cotton with embroidered details and tassel trim, in sizes 0X - 3X. The jeans are stretch cotton, bootcut, 5 pocket jeans with rhinestone flower buttons. Sizes 14W - 24W.
January 5, 2009
I'm not generally a fan of the big colorful print craze that's out right now, but I think this plus size Madison top has a lot going for it. The envelope neckline and more body conscious fit are appealing, and I like the color combination. The colors actually look good on the model, not too clashy or muddy. It's on sale now for 30% off and you can get free shipping with an order of $75.00 or more. Available in sizes 1X-3X.
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.
October 29, 2008
Another item from the new Belk department store website, this plus size sublimated print top is youthful, trendy and on sale now for 31% off. Available in sizes 1X-3X. If you like this top, there are several others with the sublimated print in different styles and color combinations to choose from.
October 21, 2008
Here's a cute plus size Caslon print smocked top at Nordstrom.com. The brown color is my favorite, but it also comes in a dusty olive. Available in sizes 1X - 3X, in hand-washable cotton/modal fabric.
October 14, 2008
Today, I stumbled on a site that was new to me; softsurroundings.com. I do a lot of surfing trying to find things that I like, that hopefully you will like too. I was pretty excited to find a great selection of women's plus sizes and tall sizes as well. If you're a 16 or 18 petite, they have you covered there too. This soft and comfy looking dressy hoodie caught my eye. It has long sleeves (pushed up in the photo, not a 3/4 sleeve), shaping at the waist and a little bit of stretch. It's also machine washable. Available in sizes 1X - 3X in 4 calming colors.