Sunday, January 31, 2010

2010 Grammy Dresses....OMG!!!

Okay, so I'm sure most of you were watching the Grammys and saw what most celebrities were wearing. Okay, so the whole time I was wondering what was going to be said online about Lady Gaga's dress. I have a feeling that it's going to be a bit torn here as fashion can be interpreted in so many ways. Here's a picture of the dress:

Personally, I would never leave the house like this BUT I would have been sooooooo disappointed had she worn a classic, glamorous dress. She entertains me and I can't wait to see what she's wearing at events. What do you guys think?
And then....there was Beyonce...I know some may disagree but I actually loved her dress. I think that nude color was perfect on her and the cut of the dress was awesomely flattering on her curves. Here's a picture of her dress:

What do you guys think? I'd love to hear the feedback :)

Stephanie of Buttons Bows And Brogues....

I came across Stephanie's fantastic blog through one of YFF's posts and asked her if she'd do an email interview with me. Lucky me, she said yes, :) here it goes:

Name: Stephanie
Age: 19
Location: North East, England

Can you describe a little about your personal style?: Currently I'd say my style is very eclectic. At this point, I don't think I've mastered my own distinct style, I think it's more of, I buy things that I like and try to throw them together with things already in my wardrobe! Although on a general basis I'd say my style seems to switch from laid back casual to quite girly and classy. I love anything with a bow!

Fashion Inspirations/Icons: Due to a lack of funds, I find it difficult trying to emulate the style of dressing which I admire so I tend to focus less on what I aspire to wear and more on what is actually achievable. I do love looking at the different ways in which others compile outfits though, be it celebrities, bloggers, or people on the street. Generally I don't have a preferred 'look' if it's worn well I will probably like it. As for fashion icons, I love Zooey Deschanel's style, she rarely doesn't look cute. I also love the style of Lourdes Leon and Agyness Deyn, it doesn't always work but I admire their confidence and originality and the way they seem to look effortlessly cool. On the other hand, I also love Kim Kardashian's classic sense of style, she wears basic key pieces and always manages to look well put together and fabulous.

What you love most about fashion: I love the freedom of expression that fashion allows us. The way in which you can dress to suit your mood or even to change it! I believe there are few rules when it comes to dressing, fashion is a journey and it's always fun to learn and adapt along the way.

Be sure to check out her blog at:

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Yay! Plus size fashion blogs featured in The Guardian!

Last night I was going through my Facebook updates when I saw posts by Gabi from YFF and Christina from Musings with a link to an article in The Guardian about plus sized fashion blogs. The article features several of my all time favorite blogs: Young Fat & Fabulous, Musings of a Fatshionista, Fatshionable, Manfattan Project, Fat Girls Like Nice Clothes Too, Shapely Prose, The Sartorialist, Frocks And Frou Frou, Fatshionista, & Forays In Fatshion. Here's the pic from the article of Christina, (she looks great!):

I was practically jumping up and down last night when I read it. It looks like both big companies and the fashion world are finally taking notice of the plus sized fashion world thanks to these smart, beautiful, ladies.
As someone who runs a small plus sized online store, all of my marketing is done online. I check my traffic reports daily to find out where my business is coming from. Over a year ago, I started noticing that a lot of my traffic was coming from these blogs. I owe so much to these ladies, almost all that were mentioned in this article have helped me out. So congratulations ladies, I'm so glad that you're getting the recognition that you deserve!
To view the whole article, go to:

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Silver Sparkles

Yesterday I scoured the web for gold metallic pieces and didn't have too much luck. I had a much easier time with the silver so here are my picks:

Torrid Silver lurex sequin strand halter top $34

Torrid Silver sequined shrug $38

JIBRI Lucy cocktail dress $240 (

BCBG Two-tone sequin pump $225

Calvin Klein Cora $97.95 (

Nine West Metallic skinny belt $38

Coach Poppy zip clutch $128

Jen's Fashion Plus Black silver sequined dress $27.99

MAC Silver ring eye shadow $14.50

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Gold Rush

I love to mix metallics into my wardrobe. Whether it's one large piece like a dress or just a clutch or a necklace, I think they look awesome year round. So I decided to do a two part series with silver and gold. I have a feeling that I'll have a lot more luck with the silver part because believe me, it was pretty hard finding gold clothing pieces worthy of posting. So here it goes.....

Forever 21 Medallion Necklace $5.80 ( I like this one because it reminds me of the Coach medallion necklace I wanted so badly about 2 years ago)

Faith 21 Metallic Peep Shoulder Tunic $19.80

Nine West Every $79

Nine West Smart Move $39.99

Torrid large gold layered flower ring $10

Dorothy Perkins gold quilted skinny belt $10

Saks Fifth Avenue David Meister sleeveless gold overlay evening dress $488

Aldo Casargo clutch $19.98

Top Shop Open back tie dress by Annie Greenbelle $60

Monday, January 25, 2010

What trend do you think should just go away?

I was reading through Allure today and came across a page where they asked celebrities what trend they think should just die...Here are a few of the responses:

Veronica Webb: "I'm over the '80's. I did it once and then twice. I think I'm done."

Hilary Duff: "Two, actually: I'm not feeling the baggy-crotch pants. Some girls can pull them off. And shoulder pads. I'm five feet two. They don't work for me."

Kirsten Dunst: "Anything Ed Hardy."

Stephanie March: "When the harem pant ends, I'm going to say, "I'm glad I wasn't on that train."

Okay, so don't hate me, but I'm going to have to agree with part of what Kirsten Dunst said, some girls can pull off the harem pants, but I am not one of them. And, when ever I try them on, I keep finding myself wanting to do the 'U Can't Touch This' dance. :) Oh well, I tried...

So what about you guys, what trend would you like to see gone for good?

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Button Love ....

I have been drooling over all things with big buttons lately. I guess it reminds me of the little sailor girl look, which I love. I've even been purchasing more dresses with buttons for my store and they're doing really well, so I'm guessing I'm not the only one. I've scoured through the internet for pieces with large buttons and believe me, they were harder to find than I thought. So here it goes, let me know what you guys think....

Torrid Denim ponte sailor dress $58 Military secretary dress by Pinup Couture $96 (this one kind of reminds me of a Halloween costume though)

Asos Curve pleat swing mac coat $65 (with all of the talk about ASOS, I had to include at least one piece)

Faith21 Flower etched button blazer $34.80

Jen's Fashion Plus Strapless button cocktail dress $27.99

Friday, January 22, 2010

ASOS Curve Line....My Picks.....

I know there have been a lot of posts about the ASOS Curve line but I still had to go in and take a look and share the pieces that I liked. As I've said, I'm not overly impressed just yet, but am pretty confident that they will end up getting it right.... :)

What do you guys think?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Brittany of Pockets and Bows.... <3

I had the pleasure of stumbling upon Brittany's blog Pockets and Bows a few months ago. She was nice enough to interview for me. Be sure to check out her blog at: . Her style truly is fresh and unique :)

Name: Brittany
Age: 22
Location: US

Can you describe a little about your personal style? My personal style is really classic in my opinion. I love to mix and match so I mostly buy solid colors and classic pieces with a few trendy things here and there. Every now and then i'll purchase a really bold, stand out piece! I believe a tailored fit, accessories and shoes really make an outfit!

Fashion Inspirations/Icons: Mary Kate Olsen, Rihanna, Blake Lively, Rachel Zoe, Victoria Beckham and I'm currently in love with Karla from Karla's Closet

What you love most about fashion: The thing I love most about Fashion is the fact that it allows people to express themselves! I believe that it is truly expression of character. Most of your energies, thoughts, and feelings project through clothing. Dressing up is like decorating ones body. Fashion has the ability to change your mood, give you confidence and give others an indication of who you are and your personality without having to say a single word. Fashion = Expression and Diversity and that is Beautiful!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Lingerie picks....

I'm always in need of some good undergarments, they're more important to me than what I'm actually wearing on the outside as they shape my body. But sometimes, I like to purchase pieces that look pretty in my drawer and make me feel awesome when I put them on. So I was looking for some new lingerie pieces today and decided to share.... Ruffle demi bra $42.95 Mesh ruffled boy shorts $28 Deep v neck polka-dot babydoll $32.69

Fredericks of Hollywood Hollywood dream corset $60 Minnie bra $170 Minnie brief $120