Fashion Tips

Over 240 New Items at OneStopPlus

What’s new at OneStopPlus? Quite a bit! Their new arrtivals section is now stocked up with over 200 new designs from all our favorite brands. Check out these new arrivals today.

New Arrivals at OneStopPlus

Among their new items you can find a great selection of summer tunics. Various styles are available from casual to dressy, taking you from day to night looking fabulous.

Whilst you’re over there, don’t forget to check out their clearance section, where you can grab items at up to 80% off! Save on a variety of items from outerwear, lingerie and everything in between!

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1 Week Left: Save at Lane Bryant

Lane BryantJust a quick reminder about all the promotions currently running at Lane Bryant, which will expire in 1 week:

  • $25 off orders of $75+. Use code 025009972 at checkout.
  • $50 off orders of $150+. Enter code 050009961 at checkout.
  • $75 off orders of $225+. At checkout enter code 075009953.
  • 10% off your entire order. Use promo code 000109932.
  • 10% off Cacique. Enter coupon code 000109932 at checkout.

All above coupon codes are valid until July 27, 2009.

Summer's Top 9 Plus Size Dresses

Be Summer’s best-dressed curvy girl, with one of our top picks for the season. Nothing beats a dress for a beautiful silhouette. From basic black, to bolg geometrics, short to maxi, choose a dress to suit your style and your size.

Violet Halter Dress
1. Violet Halter Dress
A blooming floral design and flattering empire shape make this little dress a feminine pick for summer dress up! Features an adjustable tie halter and crossover neckline.

Sosie Geo Print Dress - ORANGE COM
2. Sosie Geo Print Dress
A bright and bold geo skirt is the focus of this modern summer dress. This is a sleeveless dress with U-neckline and wide straps for support.

Scarf Print Banded Dress - BLACK PINK
3. Scarf Print Banded Dress
A colorful print and ruched detail makes this summer sundress a flattering and trendy. This dress is also sleeveless and features a crossover neckline, and ruched banded empire waist.

4. Sleeveless Knit Dress
Featuring sturdy binding at the neckline and sleeves, this dress comes in an easy-care stretch cotton/spandex. You can wear it with a belt for a more dressed up look. It’s also a great cover up over swimsuits too!

Ruched Floral Maxi Dress
5. Ruched Floral Maxi Dress
This floral printed maxi dress is boho style with a touch of romantic style. Comes with elasticized cap sleeves and an elasticized neckline with ruffled trim.

6. Smocked Maxi Dress
The must-have long and flowing dress of the season in a vibrant splash of hot color. A flirty style to wear on or off the shoulder.

Smocked Maxi Dress
7. Black Smocked Maxi Dress
This simple smocked maxi dress is an always appropriate summer staple. Make it fresh with some colorful Summer accessories! Features tank straps and smocked bodice with ruffle trim.

Flower Power U-Neck Dress - GREEN COMBO
8. Flower Power U-Neck Dress
A bright blooming flower is the centerpiece of this retro-inspired U-neck dress. It’s sleeveless with a banded U-neckline. It’s slightly ruched throughout to flatter the figure.

Candice Hibiscus Splashed Dress
9. Candice Hibiscus Splashed Dress
A bright hibiscus print is splashed on the border of this flattering dress. Again, this dress is sleeveless and features a pleated empire waist and crossover neckline with slight ruching at shoulders and bustline.

How to Spruce Up Your Wardrobe Without Breaking the Bank – Part 1

Paris Back Flap Pocket JeansAs summer finally rolls around many of us are looking for ways to update our wardrobes without busting our budgets.  Buying new clothes can be expensive, and few of us have the extra money to spare these days.  But how are you supposed to look your best this summer without spending hundreds of dollars on a new wardrobe?

Fortunately there are some simple steps cash strapped shoppers can take to look their best without sacrificing either style or economic well being.  Updating your wardrobe on a budget is easier than you think – the key is to plan your new wardrobe around the clothes already in your closet.

1. Take a Look at What You’ve Already Got
Before you head to the mall or department store, take a good look at the clothes already in your closet.  Chances are you already have the makings of a wonderful summer wardrobe – and it won’t cost you a dime.

Take a look at the clothes you already have, and think about how those existing pieces can be used to create stunning new outfits.  From mixing and matching colorful blouses and skirts to accessorizing your favorite summer dresses, there are plenty of ways to enjoy your current outfits in a whole new way.

2. Look for Low Cost Accessories
Speaking of accessories, the right ones can make any outfit look better.  There are plenty of low cost accessories available, from inexpensive costume jewelry and lapel pins to stunning scarves in bright summer colors.

Chances are you already have some of these accessories in your jewelry box.  If it has been awhile since you looked at your everyday jewelry take another look and think about how those pins, pendants and necklaces can be paired with your existing wardrobe to create a great new look.  You may discover dozens of new combinations – at no cost to you.

3. Trade Clothes With Your Friends
Trading clothes and sharing wardrobes is not just for teenagers.  In fact sharing clothes is a great way for friends to cut down their clothing budgets while expanding their wardrobes.  If you have friends who are your size, why not ask them if they would be interested in sharing their clothes.

You may even want to start a new tradition by choosing a new piece of clothing each season and having your friend do the same.  That way you can expand your wardrobe at half the cost.  You loved sharing your clothes with your girlfriends when you were growing up, so why not rediscover the fun?

We have more coming up! Next week we’ll share with you the final 3 tips to help you update your style without negatively updating your bank account! So keep on reading the Plus Size Clothing Scoop!

First Look at Fall with Jessica London

FallJessicaLondon2009The last thing on your mind right now, with this Summer hear, is the thought of the Fall and the colde months that are only but a couple of months away.

If you want to cool your senses a bit today, have a lool at Jessica London’s first items within the plus size Fall collection, which they have just launched. Find new looks and be the first to get your hands on the must-haves of the upcoming season.

Currently you can also save whilst shopping at Jessica London. Use coupon code JLE4593 now until 18th July and take 50% off your preferred item!


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How to Select Flattering Summer Jewelry – Part 2

Lime Shell Teardrop EarringLast week we too a look at how charms and accessories made from natural material can be great choices for your summer jewelry. In this second part of this article, today we’ll be giving you other suggestions which can be great picks for the summer.

Natural Stones
There’s something about wearing natural stone jewelry that feels right for summer. All natural stones such as turquoise and coral are always a popular choice and look stunning paired with cool, cotton tops and summer shorts. Don’t forget that natural stones such as turquoise and coral can be combined with other materials such as wood and ceramic for an eclectic look. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Head down to your local bead store and make your own.

Natural Shells and Sea Glass
Shell pendants and bracelets feel good to the touch and look stunning against gently sun kissed skin. Choose from paua shell, abalone shell, conch shell, hammer shell, or puka shell, among other shell types. You can even collect your own small shells on the beach along with some sea glass that’s been gently molded by the waves and create your own unique summer necklace or bracelet. Shells can be combined with other natural materials such as stones and rough wooden beads and strung onto hemp or leather for truly one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry.

Have fun choosing and creating your own special summer jewelry!

Ends Tomorrow: Save 20% at Kiyonna

Kiyonna has been running a fabulous 4th of July sale, where you can save 20% Off EVERYTHING, just by using coupon code: FIREWORKS09.

This is just a quick reminder that this sale will expire at midnight tomorrow, July 8, 2009!

4th July Plus Size Savings

4th July FireworksA lot of our favorite plus size clothing stores have launched some super cool savings this week to celebrate 4th of July. Here is a re-cap of the best sales currently available:

  • Catherines: Free shipping on all orders from Friday 3rd July, through to Saturday 4th July. No coupon code needed for the offer to apply!
  • Kiyonna: These guys are celebrating Independence Day in a spectacular way! They are offering 20% OFF everything with coupon code FIREWORKS09. This deal will expire on 8th July and cannot be combined with any other coupon or offer. Take advantage of this amazing offer at Kiyonna.
  • SwimsuitsForAll: Big clearance sale now running, with savings of up to 80% on top brands including Longitude, Delta Burke, Anne Cole, Penbrooke, Miracle Suit, Beach Native, Aerin Rose and many more! Hundreds of styles on sale. But that’s not all, SwimsuitsForAll are also giving your the chance to get an extra 15% off any purchase you make on the 4th July, when using coupon code INDEPENDENCE.
  • Always For Me: Get a free eco tote bag with any Always For Me purchase of $100 or more.
  • JustMySize: Get shipping for only $4.99, now through 11th July.
  • IGIGI: Get up to 50% OFF selected styles, only until 6th July. Use coupon code 4THJULYSALE at checkout for your discount to be applied to your order.
  • Size Appeal: Get 20% off Size Appeal jeans when using coupon code SA20JEAN09 at checkout. Plus, received free shipping when spending $50 or more!
  • Torrid: 50% off all items within their clearance section. This sale runs through Sunday, 5th July and no coupon codes are needed for savings to be applied.
  • Alight: Alight are currently holiding their biggest sale of the year. Save up to 75% off original prices. Again, no coupon codes required here.

These are the hottest sales I’m currently aware of; though keep on watching this space as I will be updating this post as I receive news of new Independence Day savings.

How to Select Flattering Summer Jewelry – Part 1

Gold Butterfly Bird Cluster Charm NecklaceWhen the temperatures and humidity rise and coats and sweaters are retired to the back of the closet and replaced with sheer tops and dresses, it can feel cumbersome to wear heavy jewelry. When summer arrives, it’s time to go for a lighter look in jewelry especially when wearing sheer tops and dresses. A heavy necklace can look awkward when worn with light breezy summer clothing and the metal can heat up right along with the weather, making it uncomfortable against your skin. Here’s how to choose summer jewelry that’ll look and feel good when the temperatures rise.

Choose Jewelry Crafted from Natural Materials
Summer is the perfect time to take a break from metal and experiment with natural materials. Wood is always a popular summer jewelry material. Pile on a few wooden bangles to show off a lightly tanned arm or wear a simple wooden pendant on leather cord for an earthy, natural look. A popular new jewelry material for warm weather is bamboo. Beads made of bamboo are hollow and very light to the touch making them a perfect choice for warmer temperatures. The beauty of bamboo jewelry is that each piece is a work of art with its own unique ring structure and design. Plus, bamboo is considered to be a symbol of strength and of good luck. It’s also an eco-friendly jewelry material you can feel good about wearing. Don’t worry if the wood and bamboo pieces you wear are a little rough around the edges, it only adds to their charm.

Be Charming
Charms are a hot jewelry trend and an easy look for almost anyone to wear. Carefully selected charms and small pendants are a way to show the world who you are and what’s important to you. Charms are available in a variety of materials and themes ranging from symbols to engraved words and figurative images. Although you can overload a bracelet with charms or wear multiple charms on a necklace, keep it simple when wearing light, sheer clothing. Try wearing a small metal charm on a thin metal chain with swim or beach wear. For evening, layer them on for a more dramatic look. They’re a great way to express yourself.

Keep on reading the scoop, and watch out for part 2 of this article, coming up next week!

1 Month Left to Save at Kiyonna

Kiyonna have been running a grand sale over the past months, and this will expire in a little over a month. For anyone unaware of this offer, here are the details:

Get $25 off your order of $175 or more. Simply use coupon code COLOR at checkout, for savings to be applied.

This offer expires on 1st August, 2009.

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