New Year, New Design

It’s been a while since I last posted on the Plus Size Clothing Scoop. I apologize for leaving everyone hanging like this, especially during the Holiday Season. But I have been busy working on the redesign and restructuring of both and the Plus Size Clothing Scoop. The first phase of which you are seeing here today.

Before I get into the details however, I sincerely hope you all had a wonderful holiday season, and I wish you all the very best for 2010! Let’s hope this year brings about peace, health, love and happiness for all.

So, back to the redesign point. If you have been following the Scoop and for a while you might have noticed that although the ‘main’ site (which is the plus size clothing directory) and the blog reside under the same domain (i.e., and are part of the same ‘umbrella’, they have looked very different! Quite honestly there has not been a very good flow between them, and this is what I have been working to fix over the past few weeks.

I am redesigning both the directory section of, and the blog section so there is much more consistency. So people landing on and then clicking on to the blog will not feel like they have jumped into a different site. Instead they will feel like they have jumped into a separate section whithin the same site, which is the way it really is. In fact one major change is the blog logo, which you can see above, and which now follows the design used by the main logo itself.

So today I am launching the new design on the blog, and over the coming days I will be launching the new design for, which will be very similar to this design.

I hope everyone finds the new style easy to navigate. Please bear with my while I iron out some last minute hitches, and please leave your feedback in the comments below! Should you run into anything that doesn’t work, a broken link, or anything of the sort, please let me know. Your comments are much appreciated and encouraged.

So tell me, what are you first impressions of the new design?

Torrid Holiday Shipping Calendar

120x60 - Tripp - Torrid.comIf shopping at Torrid, to ensure delivery by Christmas Day, 25th December, 2009 order by the deadlines below:

  • If using Standard shipping order by Thursday, 17th December, 2009.
  • If using Express shipping order by Sunday, 20th December, 2009.
  • If using Super Express shipping order by Monday, 21st December, 2009.

Avenue Holiday Shipping Calendar

40% off at 12/17-12/21! Avenue are currently running a super limited time offer. Get 40% off your order just by using coupon code AV91174. This is valid now until Monday, 21st December, 2009.

Plus, take note of Avenue’s holiday shipping calendar to ensure you receive shipments by Christmas Eve, Thursday, 24th December, 2009:

  • For Express shipping order by 2pm on Sunday, 20th December, 2009.
  • For Super Fast shipping order by 2pm on Tuesday, 22nd December, 2009.

Free Express Shipping at Torrid

You’ve just been upgraded! Starting tomorrow, December 17th Torrid is offering a FREE upgrade to Express Shipping on orders over $50. Hurry, though as the offer expires Sunday, 20th December, 2009.

Plus, make a donation to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption when ordering at Torrid and get a 10% discount on your purchase of $50 or more. Use coupon code FAMILIES10. Expires on Thursday, 24th December, 2009.

SWAK Designs Fall Sale

SWAK Designs have just launched a super Fall sale, letting you grab you stylish clothing just in time for the holidays, at really low prices.

Here’s what’s on offer:

  • Get 30% OFF when shopping through the Sale Rack. Use coupon code sfbs30.
  • Get 50% OFF when shopping through the clearance section. Use coupon code cfbs50.

This sale expires soon, and I am sure items will be snatched quickly, so hurry and visit SWAK Designs today. To give you an idea of the items you can buy from their Sale Rack, check out my selection of favorites below.

Holiday Dresses for Every Body Shape: Tune Into Tuesdays

If you want to look your best this holiday season, but you’re on a tight budget, then make sure to watch this video for some tips on what type of dress to wear. In this clip All You magazine’s Amy Goodman showcases 5 different dresses, for 5 different body types, all under $100.

Budget Friendly Holiday Fashion Tips: Tune Into Tuesdays

This video from, showcases the latest fashion trends for the holiday season. Plus Claude Laframboise, from LouLou Magazine, gives women some essential tips on how to create the perfect look for the holiday season, without breaking the budget… because everyone is on a tight this season. He suggests adding a dash of color to your outfits, getting some cool accessories at affordable prices, and just changing your handbag! The it color this season is anything in the family of purple… love it! What to go from the office to a party? Watch the video to find out how you can do this in style.

Over 170 New Plus Size Coats at OSP

Plus Size Coats OneStopPlus 2009OneStopPlus have just added over 170 plus size coats, in sizes 12W to 36W to their collection. Polish off your winter wardrobe with a fabulous new coat. Stay fashionable and warm, without spending a fortune. This faux fur coat for instance, from Jessica London is only $99.99.

Shop more coats in sizes 12W to 36W at OneStopPlus today.

BBW Art on Etsy

LadtAtLargeI’ve recently spoken about various plus size clothing options being available at Etsy, and today we’re taking another look at what this super site offers, though this time we’re not talking fashion, we’re talking art. Hat tip to Francesca at Manolo for the Big Girl! for leading us to a great little gem on Esty: LadyAtLarge, a talented artist who “glorifies the full female form” through her artwork. Her work is absolutely beautiful and I definitely recommen you look through it.

I am still in the process of decorating our apartment, and once of these pieces will made a wonderful addition to our decor. Now off to choose this once to purchase. Hmm… decisions, decisions!

Holiday Fashion Tips: Tune Into Tuesdays

In this video. Stephen Hadley, designer and owner of, talks about fit, fabrics and fashions as they pertain to plus size garments for special occasions. Lots of tips and tricks that will help you look fabulous this holiday season, whatever occasion you need to attend.

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