Weekend Only Sales at Catherines

During the weekend only Catherines are running two super sales. Here is all you need to know:

  • Buy any 3 tops, and save $10 on one pair of pants or jeans.
  • Buy 2 bras, and get 1 absolutely free.

Both offers are valid online until 11:59 P.M. PT on August 16th, 2009, and in stores until closing on August 16th, 2009. Valid on in-stock merchandise only. Not valid at Catherines Outlets.

Pasazz on Plus Model Radio

I’ve always been a fan of Chenese Lewis, her work and her positive attitude. She’s a gorgeous and talented model, actress, and size acceptance activist, and has been recently running a plus focused online radio show called Plus Model Radio.

Plus Model Radio

So you can image how thrilled I was this week when I was contacted by Chenese to be on the show. Of course I gladly accepted, so I am very excited to let you all know that I will be on the next Plus Model Radio show this Monday 17th August, at 6:00pm PST / 9:00pm EST / 3:00am CET.

So ladies, make sure you tune in to the show on Monday and listen in. All shows are recorded and made available on the radio website, so you can listen to any episode of the show even after it has aired online.

Frugal Fridays: Summer Essentials

Finally the Frugal Fridays corner is back. It has been a few weeks since the last installment, where we looked at discounted plus size swim dresses. I truly apologize for the interruption with the series, but it has been a very busy last few weeks lately. Now everything is pretty much returned to normal, and I am back in action blogging away as usual. So without further ado, let’s jump straight into this week’s Frugal Fridays corner… today we’re looking at some Summer essentials, which might come in handy in these last weeks of the Summer months.

Plus Size Bermuda Shorts
Was: $34.99
Now: $19.99
Available in sizes: (1X to 4X)
These figure flattering plus size shorts are perfect both for summer and for the fall. This piece provides an ultra comfy fit, featuring a straight leg, wide waist band, two buttons and zipper fly. Currently available in both white and black.

Urban Girl – Plus Size Dark Blue Denim
Was: $59.00
Now: $39.99
Available in sizes: (14 to 22)
Very trendy pair of plus size jeans, made for today’s busy urban girl, who wants to be stylish and yet comfortable. These dark blue wash jeans come with a bit of a stretch, for optimum comfort. The double tiered waistband and belt loops help to add that bit of pasazz to these gorgeous jeans. This items also features black slit pockets with loops closure.

Cynthia Print Dress
Was: $35.99
Now: $21.00
Available in sizes: (1X to 6X)
This vibrant plus size dress is perfect for both summer and winter. It will definitely flatter your curves, thanks to the empire waist line and the feminine flounced hem. The inner cami comes attached, so you do not need to worry about coverage, and it’s included!

Jaylenne Stripe Top
Was: $36.99
Now: $22.00
Available in sizes: (1X to 6X)
If you love bright, cold colors, this top is definitely for you. This kimono style striped top features a flattering deep V-neck line. This top is very versatile, so you can either dress it down or dress it up for a special night out. What’s for sure, is it’s super comfortable. The inner cami which is featured in the picture, is not included however. But everyone has a handy black cami so that should not be a problem for you.

Marissa Ruffle Top
Was: $29.99
Now: $14.99
Available in sizes: (2X to 6X)
Definitely the top of choice if you’re feeling in a romantic mood, or if you have a special date coming up soom. This gorgeous top features gentle ruffles and curve hugging rouching, which helps create a very feminine look. Currently available in both teal and black.

New Line of Plus Size Club Wear and Evening Wear from BigGalsLingerie

The BigGalsLingerie.com debut of their new line of plus size club wear and evening wear for Fall 2009 features trendy, sexy styles in fabulous fabrics for the plus size woman.

Big Gals LingerieIn keeping with their commitment and ongoing pursuit to provide their plus size customers with the latest and sexiest plus size lingerie and clothing styles, BigGalsLingerie.com is pleased to announce their new line of plus size club and evening wear.

Their new line of club wear and evening wear mixes the latest in fashion styles with fabulous fabrics perfect for any formal or semi formal event. New for 2009 is their wide range of brand new sparkle slinky, hologram, and cheetah print fabrics. An evening gown or club dress in one of their new fabrics is sure to transform you into the sensation of the evening. They believe everyone should be able to get something daring and fun no matter what size they wear. That’s why their custom clothing line ranges in size from 1X to 12X. Each piece of clothing offered is a high quality, professionally designed and manufactured work of art that will last and last. BigGalsLingerie.com will ship all over the world and they guarantee to have your outfit delivered to you in time for your event. Each piece from their custom made line is manufactured in the USA in their state of the art design studio in Laguna Beach, CA.

Owner Janelle Jackson says “Our plus size customers have an opportunity not always available with other stores. Big Gals Lingerie we can take any of our fabrics from our vast selection of velvets, holograms, slinky, laces, and lycra and match it with almost any style that we offer in our store. Combine that with a range of 1X-12X sizing and you will have a truly unique gown or mini dress for your important event. We can even customize the outfit further. We can add length, make it shorter, or add shoulder straps for example. Let us know what you need and we can help you get the perfect outfit that you’ve always dreamed about.”

BigGalsLingerie.com has been serving the plus size community for over 6 years. They specialize in plus size lingerie, costumes, corsets, club wear and evening wear.

For more information and to see our new line of plus size club wear and evening wear please visit our website.

Janelle Jackson

How to Find High Quality, Cheap Handbags

Black and White Roccoco Print Bead Handle HoboIf you’re a woman, it’s likely that you need a handbag. While men can get by with carrying a wallet, a wallet doesn’t even begin to hold the multitude of items most women lug around in their trusty pocketbook on a daily basis. From hairbrushes to cell phones, most women would feel lost without a handbag hanging from their shoulder.

Although a handbag may be essential equipment if you’re a female, there’s no requirement that it be expensive. In fact, the trend these days is towards undisguised thriftiness. People are proud to divulge how little they spent on an item and more avenues for getting items at a reduced cost are opening up. If you don’t want to spend a fortune on your next purse, discover some of these easy ways get cheap handbags for under $20.00. Keep in mind that a cheap price doesn’t have to mean low quality.

Go Vintage
One way to spend less on a purse while expressing your individuality is to buy a vintage handbag. Although some vintage handbags are extremely expensive due to their collectibility, others are surprisingly affordable. If you buy a purse at a vintage clothing store or antique store, you could end up paying quite a bit. The better option is to watch the paper for local estate sales. These sales are conducted when someone in the household passes away and their belongings must be sold off, including their purses. You can often pick up stunning vintage bags in great shape for almost nothing. Go early for the best selection and be sure to ask about purses that aren’t on display. Clothing and accessories are frequently given low priority at these events and you may end up with a real treasure that no one bothered to put out.

Make Your Own
If you want to carry an inexpensive handbag with some character, why not make your own? Handbags can be crafted from unusual containers such as cookie tins or wooden boxes. How about a cigar box purse? You can find instructions for creating and personalizing these eclectic types of purses online. For casual wear, you can transform an old pair of jeans into a hip and trendy bag. You can even find instructions online for making a purse out of a bra! Could there be a better way to recycle?

Be Thrifty
Thrift store shopping is always an adventure. If you may envision piles of vinyl purses filled with stains and debris, you may be surprised. Higher end designer handbags in good condition can sometimes be found at these stores for almost nothing. Look for high quality, classic leather purses that only need a good cleaning to make a statement. Pick up a container of leather polish on the way home and use it to bring out the beauty of your new treasure. If you don’t find what you’re looking for the first time, check back frequently and you’ll eventually be rewarded. Another option is to buy a purse from a local consignment store.

Of course, you can always find cheap handbags under $20.00 at online sites such as Ebay, but it can be difficult to determine quality without actually touching the item. If you choose this avenue, do your research before opening up your wallet.

Hot Summer Trends from IGIGI: Tune Into Tuesdays

In today’s video Yuliya Racquel, fashion deigner and founder of IGIGI, talks us through IGIGI’s brand new limited collection. Furthermore, she shares with us this summer’s hottest trends: bold and rich colors, chiffon fabrics, prints, boho chic maxi dresses, and finally feminine details. Watch the video to find out more!

Last Day: Mid Season Sale at SWAK

SWAK sale

Today is your last chance to make some pretty nice savings at SWAK Designs. Don’t miss your last chance to shop through their mid-season sale, where you can save 20% off all regular prices items, just by using coupon code Summer20.

Remember ladies, this sale expires today and is only available at SWAK Designs, so check it out today. I’m about to head there for some indulgent shopping myself.

Free Separates at Swimsuits For All

Swimsuits For All are running some irresistible offers right now ladies. You can get free separates when shopping there: just buy two swim tops and get one bottom absolutely free. Just use coupon code SWIM2.

Plus, all styles are also priced 50% less than comparable retails outlets, so you are definitely set to save when buying stylish new plus size swimwear.

1 Week Left: Free Shipping at Fashion Bug

Save at Fashion BugThe free shipping promotion currently running at Fashion Bug will soon expire ladies, so remember to use it this week when shopping at Fashion Bug!

Free Shipping with every $75 purchase: Enter promotion code 776276701 at checkout. Expires August 14, 2009.

How to Rock a Black Plus Size Pencil Skirt – Part 2

Black Pencil SkirtLast week we started talking about plus size pencil skirts, and what to do in order to wear them in the most figure flattering way possible. Today we continue discussing this classic, and I think, staple item… sharing with you another 3 tips.

3. Turn it Into a Suit
A long, black pencil skirt looks chic paired with a shorter, fitted jacket that’s nipped in at the waistline. Think of the jackets worn by sophisticated women in the 1940’s. Check out a vintage clothing store that sells 1940’s apparel and choose a jacket that buttons at the waistline and flairs slightly at the hips. Slip on black hose and black pumps to complete the look. Tres chic.

4. Choose Simple Shoes
A black pencil skirt looks best with simple shoes. Keep your gladiators in the closet and bring out a pair of simple high-heeled pumps instead. Avoid sandals with straps that can cut the line of your legs. Pencil skirts worn with complicated shoes can make your legs look shorter and destroy the clean, sophisticated line you’re trying to achieve. In general, heels look better than flat shoes with pencil skirts, although you may be able to pull off the look with a pair of ballet flats.

5. Go Light on the Jewelry
Resist the urge to pile on the jewelry when you wear a pencil skirt. Keep the look sleek and simple with one or two bold sculptural pieces such as a flared cuff bracelet in silver or a strand of oversized pearls. Resist the urge to layer necklaces or wear overly ornate pieces. Keep the focus on your neck, wrist, or ears, but not all three. Simple is better when wearing a pencil skirt.

You’ll love the versatility that a pencil skirt offers and when you have one in black.

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