Take Summer Fashions Into Fall: Tune Into Tuesdays

In today’s video we learn how to work our summer fashions into fall! It’s all about some styling secrets, and being a bit creative. Watch the video for the full run down on these essential tips, though if you’re in a rush, here are the main tips shared in this video:

  1. Rethink your florals
  2. Reuse accessories
  3. Reinvent neutrals
  4. Recycle brights

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Win at $100 Shopping Spree at SWAK Designs

SWAK Designs is currently running a super competition, which will soon close, so you ladies have got to hurry to participate. Entering is simple, and you will have a chance to win a $100 shopping spree at SWAK Designs.

Just submit a picture of yourself wearing your favorite SWAK Designs ensemble to their trend blog, and you could be the instant winner. Click here to get more details on how to strut your stuff.

This contest ends on Friday, 11th September, 2009… so hurry ladies. And, good luck!

Torrid, Introduces the 2009 House of Dreams Model Search Winners

Seven lucky winners will rock the runway at the 2009 Torrid House of Dreams Fashion Event to be held on September 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

Torrid, has selected the seven winners of the 2009 Torrid House of Dreams Model Search, the world’s largest plus-size modeling contest. The winners were selected from over 5,000 entries from all over the US. Finalists were chosen based on beauty, style, personality, and their potential to represent the Torrid brand’s unique blend of youthful fashion, confidence and glamour. Finalists’ popularity with Torrid fans, who were able to vote for their favorite models at www.torrid.com, was also a consideration in determining this year’s winners.

As guests of honor at the Torrid House of Dreams event, the winners will be modeling original designs created by students from FIDM/The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Torrid has partnered with FIDM for this year’s House of Dreams event which will be held on the FIDM campus, West Coast home of Project Runway. House of Dreams benefits The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Torrid’s long time partner in the fight against breast cancer. This event kicks off a month long Torrid campaign to support National Breast Cancer Awareness in October.

Winner info

  • Heather, North Pole, Alaska
  • Nikki, Northridge, California
  • Taylor, DeWitt, Michigan
  • Daron, Vancouver, Washington
  • Natalie, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
  • Emma, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • April, Beaver Creek, Oregon

Torrid 2009 House Of Dreams

Frugal Fridays: Labor Day Sales

USA Labor DayThis week’s Frugal Fridays post takes on a new twist. I will not be showcasing particular items, but I will be listing down all the Labor Day sales currently going on at the leading plus size clothing stores. There’s a lot of sales going on right now ladies, making it a great time to shop around and grab a bargain.

> Kiyonna: Get 20% OFF your purchase of $150 or more, and also get FREE shipping. Use coupon code NOTUS. This sale expires on 9th September, 2009, at midnight PST.

> Torrid: They have taken 50% OFF all clearance items, through Labor Day weekend! This sale run through Monday, 7th September, 2009. No coupon code required!

> Jessica London: 25% OFF everything, including Avenue items, all sale and clearance. Use coupon code JLE4966. Sale ends on 7th September, 2009.

> OneStopPlus: Enjoy 20% OFF your entire order when using coupon code OSPLABORDAY. Runs now through 8th September, 2009.

> Designer Shoes: They are stuffing their ‘Daily Special‘ department with dozens of styles and colors of great sandals now through Labor Day, 7th September, 2009.

> Roaman’s: Take 25% OFF your entire order. Use promo code RD25%OFF. Offer ends midnight, 7th September, 2009.

> JC Penney: Get FREE SHIPPING on orders of $49 or more, including online outlet items through 8th September, 2009.

> Swimsuits For All: Shop through their clearance sale for savings of up to 80%, with hundreds of styles to choose from. Plus get FREE shipping on all inventory, just by using coupon code SHIP5FREE.

> Catherines: Save $15 on your purchase of $25 or more at. Enter promo code 777000696 at checkout. Valid through 7th September, 2009.

> Lane Bryant: Save 10% on your entire online order of $100! Enter promotion code 000102728 at checkout. Valid through 24th December, 2009.

> Fashion Bug: Get FREE shipping with your purchase of $75 or more! Use coupon code 776290207, now through 30th September, 2009.

Update Your Wardrobe with Well Chosen Accessories – Part 2

Teal and Silver Foil Star ScarfIn the first part of this article, which was published last week, we looked at how you can select certain accessories and pair them up with existing items in your wardrobe to spruce up any outfit. Today we’re back with even more tips on this topic, which will help you stay stylish without spending too much.

The Versatile Scarf
A scarf can change the look of an outfit completely. Try wearing a scarf under a plain colored suit jacket instead of wearing a blouse. Fold the scarf around your neck and pin it carefully under the neckline of the suit jacket. You can achieve three different looks by sometimes wearing a bold patterned scarf, sometimes wearing a scarf with a tiny print, and sometimes wearing a soft pastel colored scarf.

A pretty scarf will dress up a plain straw hat. Choose a scarf that will complement the rest of your outfit. You can match the color of your scarf to your footwear, handbag, or clothing.

A large scarf can double as a sarong when you are at the beach. Tie your scarf at the waist and wear it at a long length to highlight your legs. Choose a floral patterned scarf to wear with a plain colored costume or bikini. A plain scarf will blend in well with a bold patterned costume or bikini top.

The Finishing Touches
Earrings, necklaces, pendants, and bangles will all complete an outfit. You can liven up neutral colored clothing with the addition of a brightly colored pendant, necklace, or bangle. Matching earrings will provide the final additions to your outfit. Women with curvy figures should avoid wearing small items of jewellery. A curvaceous figure will appear to advantage in large chunky items of jewellery. Petite woman can emphasize their delicate size by wearing tiny or fragile looking pieces of jewellery.

You will be pleasantly surprised at how easily you can alter the appearance of your clothing by the addition of new accessories. A few subtle changes can make a great deal of difference to any outfit. Shop carefully, so you can wear the same accessories with a variety of outfits. Save money this season by updating your wardrobe with beautiful accessories.

Emme on Magazine Cover Retouches: Tune Into Tuesdays

Singer Kelly Clarkson’s body was apparently retouched to look slimmer on the cover shoot of Self magazine. In this video clip, taken from MSNBC’s Today Show, the publication’s editor-in-chief Lucy Danziger and plus size model Emme discuss the decision.

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Make Way for the New Fashion Bug

If you have recently visited Fashion Bug’s online store, you might have noticed a change in design and look. Their logo and general brand has been given a fresh new look, which I must say I prefer than the older one.

Fashion Bug in fact are making some big changes to improve customer experience both online and in store. Besides a fresh new look, they have new lower prices, which is something I am sure will go down well with many customers. They have knocked down prices as much as $5, and even $10, compared to last year on the same or similar styles.

Fashion Bug are also updating their fashion collections, bringing in more of what we want for work, play, dressing up or just hanging out.

They’ve also updated their sizing. Now, you will find the look you want in sizes from 6 to 30! And best of all, Fashion Bug are introducing the ‘one price fits all’ concept to their store. So you will never have to pay more for larger sizes. Sounds lovely to me! What do you think? Check out the new and updated Fashion Bug today.

Silhouettes August Savings: 1 Day To Go

FREE Shipping on orders of $10 or more - AFF9PC27Ladies, the August offers Silhouettes has been running this month, will expire very soon. Here is a roundup of all the offers they have available, and how you can make use of them:

  • Get 20% off orders of $100 or more with code AFF9PC25. Expires on August 31st, 2009.
  • Take $20 off your order of $100 or more. Or take $30 off your order of $150 or more. Just use coupon code AFF9PC26. Expires on August 31st, 2009.
  • Get Free Shipping on orders of $100 or more with code AFF9PC27. Expires on August 31st, 2009.

Curvy Jeans at Just $29.99

Fashion Bug are slashing the prices of their plus size denim jeans! So head on over there today to shop through the newest denim trends: from skinny to boyfriend styles, all available in sizes 6 to 30, and at only $29.99.

Check out these different styles:

  • 5-pocket skinny jeans
  • Boyfriend jeans
  • Boot cut jeans
  • Scroll embroidery jeans

Update Your Wardrobe with Well Chosen Accessories – Part 1

Grey Snakeskin Malia Bias HeelIn the current economic climate, it is important to be able to dress well without breaking the budget. Now is the time to re-organise your wardrobe. Put away, or throw out, items you no longer wear and re-vamp those items that you love. You can create a new-look outfit by purchasing new accessories.

Choose Shoes that Enhance Your Outfit
Every outfit you own will look wonderful with color matching shoes. Unless you always wear neutral colored clothing, color matching your shoes is a very expensive option. A less expensive method of matching your shoes with what you are wearing is to buy shoes in the same color tone as your hair.

When you are considering purchasing new shoes, hold them up to the level of your hair and match the shoes to your hair coloring. Shoes will co-ordinate perfectly with any color outfit if they are the same color as your hair. A person with dark brown hair can wear dark brown or black shoes to co-ordinate with almost any color, even navy. A blonde-haired person will look great in caramel colored shoes regardless of the color of her outfit. A red headed woman will look stunning in a rusty colored shoe.

The most flattering shoes are pumps with a medium to high heel. Open-toed sandals look wonderful especially when enhanced with well-manicured toenails. Pumps and sandals are suitable to wear with a variety of skirt lengths, which makes them a very versatile choice when you need to adhere to a budget.

Buying the Best Handbag
It is important to choose the right size handbag to suit your own shape and size. Small handbags look lovely when carried by petite women. Tall or more rounded shaped women look best when they carry a large handbag.

When choosing the color of your handbag, you can either co-ordinate the color of the bag with your shoes or with your clothing. Metallic colored handbags are a perfect choice for dressing up an evening outfit, provided the metallic color matches your jewellery. Do not carry a gold colored bag and wear silver jewellery. Avoid two-toned colors or patterns unless the two colors are a perfect match with the colors in your outfit.

Keep on watching this space, as next week the second and final part of this article is coming up, where we share you with even more stylish tips!

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