Saturday, October 27, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
I have a confession to make. This post was supposed to be published around Memorial Day since it officially marked the unofficial beginning of summer 2012, but as you can tell from my lack of posts, I have neglected the blog. I have been super busy and haven’t had the time. Sorry fans, I promise to get it together.
With the summer months comes the bright colors and bold prints, but more importantly all things white. I typically shy away from white clothing because I’m a messy eater and white is often a dirt magnet.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not totally against the color white. I mean, who doesn’t like a crisp white button-down?
Now take for instance this knitted sweater below from Old Navy :
Saturday, May 12, 2012
I think I’ve previously established that I like things with loads of color. I LVoe the POP of it.
With the recent popularity of the color blocking trend, it’s like a crayola box has exploded - colorful things are everywhere. Another trend I’ve noticed is the one of geometric blocks and patterns with multiple colors. Below are a few pieces that have tickled my fancy:
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Lets be real. In the world of iPhones and Androids, the Blackberry can’t compete. From its poor picture quality to its lack of compatibility with most applications, many customers have jumped ship and moved on to bigger and better smartphone horizons. But not me…..
I’m what you call a nonconformist. Also, I’m not tech-savvy or into techy gadgets, so my Blackberry is fine with me. It accepts/makes calls, it allows me to text, I can Twitter, Facebook, internet surf, and check email; therefore, the Blackberry is fine with me, and since my LVoe affair isn’t ending any time soon, I decided to upgrade my Blackberry with a little bling.
Introducing my new Blingberry (Blackberry case) by Jewelry By Tiffany
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
So a few nights ago, I attended the Sheckys’ Girls Night Out (SGNO) event that was held in Washington, D.C. For those of you not familiar with SGNO, it’s a shopping event held in various cities across the U.S., typically coinciding with the Fall and Spring shopping seasons. The event is held at a large venue, where independent vendors come out to sell their products which can range from clothes, jewelry, accessories, and handbags, or to promote services targeted at the female consumer such as health and beauty.
The SGNO was held on March 13th and 14th at Constitution Hall in Washington D.C. Despite not buying anything (surprise, surprise) I actually had a good time browsing, people watching, and sipping the SGNO signature drink....which was complimentary!
Admission runs between $15-$30, depending if you’re able to get a deal on Groupon and comes with an awesome goodie bag.
The next SGNO will be held in New York City June 7-9th at SIR Stage 37. If you’re in the area, grab your girls and stop by!
For me information on upcoming events in the U.S. check out Shecky’s website at www.sheckys.com.
Happy Shopping ~The Plus Size Shopaholic ~ Muah!
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
If you read “What I’m Excited For” from November 2011 then you know something good this way comes!
Is anyone else excited for Spring? I sure am and I’ve already started picking up a few pieces for the warmer weather, but I’ll do a separate post on my Spring 2012 picks.
A few weeks ago, by happenstance, I found out that plus size retailer Fashion To Figure opened a store in my area.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Aside from being the dead of winter, February is synonymous with all things love & sexy. The economy always see a slight jolt with the purchase of cards, flowers, balloons and candy around the 14th. Lets face it, nothing says I love you more than a drugstore purchased box of Whitman’s chocolates. Ain’t love grand?
The other item which increases in sales is lingerie. That is in the mainstream retail market, of course. Lingerie is one of the least purchased items in the plus size retail market. Mainly because we have been shamed into believing that anyone whose size consist of two digits can’t be sexy.
Or so they think….
Sunday, February 5, 2012
There is a huge misconception about fat people - we don’t work out. Sure, there are some that don’t, but there are a lot of us that do. We do aerobics, we weight train, and we can even bend our round bodies in position to do yoga. Yup, just like fashion, working out isn’t just exclusive to skinny bitches!
A few months ago I was on my way to the gym when I was stopped by a woman who I saw at the gym a few nights before. She kindly told me that she and her workout buddy were talking about me after I left. The nerve! I just knew they were talking about my fat ass sweating like a hog at a barbecue while working out a few treadmills over. Oh no, she told me that they were talking about how my workout clothes were color coordinated and how great my hair looked after my workout. Well I’ll be darned! I had no idea people checked out your gym clothes too. I don’t put up much of an effort since the clothes are only going to get soaked with sweat. I was flattered. I LVoe compliments!!
As days went pass, I started thinking. You don’t have to be Raggedy Ann in the gym. There are items out there that are comfortable, functional, and stylish that can be worn to workout.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
I'm pretty sure there are other junior plus size retailers out there but these are the ones that in my opinion have that cutest clothes. I really wish I had these places to shop at when I was in junior/senior high school. You would not have been able to touch me with a red hot hammer!