Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leaping With Excitement: What I’m Excited For 2.0

It’s the day that only comes once every four years - February 29th, and what better day to share what has me leaping in excitement!

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.

Welcome Fashion To Figure to the Mall at Prince Georges!

Although I do a lot of online shopping, nothing gives me a thrill like snatching an item off a rack or shelf and the sound of the cash register ringing up my purchases.  What can I say, I like instant gratification?  

If you’re not located near one of Fashion to Figure’s actual stores, you can always check them out online at

Ok, so it’s no secret that I LVoe to shop, more importantly, I LVoe finding NEW places to shop.  The other thing that has me on pins & needles is the opening Majesty’s Closet.  This online boutique will open it’s virtual doors on March 31, 2012.  

Majesty’s Closet is owned by T.V. personality Tionna Smalls and her sister.  The boutique is set to offer trendy plus size items in sizes 12-28 and I LVoe their store’s motto - “We dress better than our size 4 friends.”  Yup, we sure do. 

Be front and center with your fingers on your mouse clicker when the store opens at the end of March.  You can shop til you drop on their site

Happy Leap Day and Happy Shopping  ~The Plus Size Shopaholic~ Muah!

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….

Spice it up in this black lace overlay chemise from Hips & Curves in sizes 1-3x for $39.95.  Purchase online at

Compliment a saucy bra & panty set with this pink ribbon corset from Lane Bryant in sizes 14/16, 18/20 & 26/28 for $69.50.  

These lingerie printed tanga panties are also from Lane Bryant and extra cheeky with their peek-a-boo and ribbon-tied slit.  Currently available in sizes 12 -24.  Purchase both the corset and tanga panties either online at or at your nearest Lane Bryant store for $18.00.

By way of Facebook, I learned about Beatrix Prive`.  A luxury plus size lingerie retailer from Phoenix, Arizona. Check out Beatrix Prive` at or on their Facebook page by the same name. 

Ain’t plus size sexy grand?

Happy Shopping ~The Plus Size Shopaholic ~ Muah!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Look Good While Moving

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.

Old Navy offers an active wear line of compression pieces that are stylish and functional.  Get tanks, jackets, t-shirts, sports bras, and pants for $24.94 - $39.94, ranging in sizes 1x -4x.  Check out all the great pieces they have to offer here:

Another place you can shop for active wear is at AdoraOm, which is a store completely dedicated to plus size active wear.  AdoraOm offers its line of active wear is sizes 12-24 in an array of styles and colors.  Item pricing ranges from $12.00 - $120.00.  Check out AdoraOm online at:

Now grab a cute outfit and get moving!

Happy Shopping! ~The Plus Size Shopaholic ~ Muah!