New Sales at Fashion Bug

Fashion Bug OffersFashion Bug have just launched a number of new offers, all of which will not expire until April 29th, 2009. So you have ample time to save! Here are the details of these new offers:

  • Free Shipping With Purchase Of $75. Enter promotion code 776263709 at checkout.
  • 15% Off On Swimsuits and Coverups. Enter promotion code 776263808 at checkout.
  • Save 20% On Your Favorite Item. Enter promotion code 776263907 at checkout.

So take note of these coupon codes and bookmark this blog posts to make sure you take advantage of these super offers.

Frugal Fridays: Plus Size Boho Chic

Today, in our weekly installment about affordable plus size clothing, we are going to take a look at some options for those women interested in the boho chic style. To give you a quick reminder or past items we’ve taken a look at, last week we looked at some super affordable plus size capri and gaucho pants, whereas the week before that we looked at options to consider for the essential plus size jeans. But without further ado, let’s get into this week’s items of focus:

Plus Size Long Flowing Boho Skirt
Long Flowing Boho Skirt
Price: $18.99
Available in sizes: 1X (14/16) to 6X (34/36)
Effortlessly charming, this fluid long plus size skirt is neither too dressy nor too casual. It’s just right! Super comfy, you will definitely love the way it feels against your skin. Pair it with a basic tee for an easy breezy appeal. This skirt is available from SWAK Designs, which offers free shipping on all orders worldwide via standard USPS (no minimum order, and no coupon code required). Again, super!

Forest Green Medallion Print Empire Waist Top
Forest Green Medallion Print Empire Waist Top
Price: $20.97
Available in sizes: 0 (10/12) to 2 (18/20)
Beachy. Boho. Beautiful! This lightweight cotton top features an allover medallion print in green, purple, brown and ivory subtly accented with glitter. Perfect for both those long summer days, or nights.

We Have Your Size Sale

It’s good to be plus size and at JC Penney these days! They have just announced their ‘We Have Your Size Sale!‘, which means that from now until 7th March you can save 20% to 50% on the following items:

  • men’s big and tall
  • women’s plus sizes
  • tall sizes
  • junior plus
  • girls plus
  • husky sizes
  • wide width shoes.

So it really is good to be big these days! Visit JC Penney to check out what they have on offer and see if anything suits your fancy. Remember this sale runs through 7th March.

Essential Winter Basics for the Plus Size Budget Fashionista

The secret to paying less without looking like a discount is to stick to a few essentials. Shopping is a money issue, and like all money issues, you should look at every purchase as an investment. Most people go to the mall intent on making their budget stretch by paying a little bit of money for a bunch of things. This is how you overspend for nothing.

You have a closet full of clothes, but you find yourself at the mall the day before what’s-her-name’s wedding or the formal Christmas party, pawing frantically through racks of clothes. By buying for just one occasion, you end up with another inflexible piece of cheap clothing. It‘s a vicious cycle. ‘Nothing to wear’ is an excuse that keeps you from going places.

When you buy the bare minimum, you eliminate this problem. You will always have something to wear and you will always look good.

Pants & Skirts
Wool and tweed blend well with other colors and materials, so buy the following pieces in those colors. One of your pairs of black pants should come with a jacket. In other words, buy a black suit.

  • Pair of black dress pants for day-time.
  • Pair of black dress pants with a fuller leg for evening.
  • A-line or bias cut skirt that drapes.
  • Pencil skirt in black.
  • Neutral colored skirt.

Jeans come in every shape and size for different body-types. If you have generous hips, wear a straight legged jean. Avoid stressing and stylized fading on jeans, as this can highlight your trouble spots.

To get a perfect fit, there is nothing wrong with getting your jeans tailored, in fact, you will probably have to.  This is an expense that’s worth it because jeans travel well, pair with almost any top and are appropriate for almost any occasion besides church, the opera or a banquet. The hem of your jeans should brush the toe box of your shoe.

  • Hemmed pair of jeans to go with heels.
  • Hemmed pair of jeans to go with sneakers or flats.


  • Sweater in the same shade of black as your pants and skirt.
  • Sweater in a neutral shade.
  • A lilac, olive or salmon sweater. Something with a rich tone that pairs with tweed or camel..
  • White button down shirt.
  • T-shirts.


  • Tailored jacket that matches pants.
  • Bomber, motorcycle or windbreaker jacket in a refined fabric. Think leather, suede or corduroy.


  • Trench in neutral or black.
  • Knee-length for day and between seasons. Look for leather, suede or lightweight wool.
  • Winter coat of the highest quality you can afford. In colder climates, look for a calf-length coat.  In milder ones, the lightweight knee-length will suffice.


  • Absolute must have: a little black dress.


  • Classic leather style bag that works with everything.
  • Evening bag , envelope style or square-top handle.
  • Tote bag for running errands.
  • Pair of black pumps with 2 1/2 to 3 1/2-inch heel. Get kitten heels if you don’t like heights.
  • Comfy evening shoe in black satin.
  • Pair of tall black boots.
  • Bad weather boots.
  • Pair of cool retro sneakers.

Remember to look for deals at your favorite stores to ensure the best quality possible. Fit is important, so get the styles that are most flattering to your shape. Retail clothing is one size fits all so count on having a few alterations. Don’t be afraid to use a tailor.

Since you’ve bought fewer clothes, you can afford the best fit. Every piece you buy can be a designer piece. Same budget, better clothes. These are the essential basics that you really need-the rest is gravy.

Lane Bryant Sales End in 1 Week

15% off at Lane BryantOver the past month the promotions below have been running at Lane Bryant. These promotions expire on 17th February, so you have only 1 week left to take advantage of the sales below:

  • Get free shipping on order of $100 or more. Use code 006953058 at checkout.
  • Get 15% off your entire order. Enter code 000155922 at checkout.

Stunning Plus Size Halter Dress

PLUS SIZE PLEATED ELEGANT COCKTAIL HALTER DRESSToday we are taking a look at a stunning plus size halter dress, which is also available at a great price at SWAK Designs.

The Charlotte halter dress is comfortable, elegant, and sexy both on the dance floor and off! Stretchy polyester and spandex hug your curves in all the right places. This hot little number is definitely en fuego!

This dress is available in eggplant, brown, and black, to suit all tastes and needs. It’s available in sizes 1X (14/16) to 6X (34/36) at only $42.99. Get yours today!

Remember that at SWAK Designs you save all shipping costs! They offer free shipping in all orders worldwide via standard USPS (no minimum order). It really cannot get better than this.

Frugal Fridays: Plus Size Capri & Gaucho Pants

In this week’s installment of Frugal Fridays, we’re continuing to look at pants available at greatly reduced prices. Whereas last week we looked at two selections of plus size jeans, today we’re having a look at capri pants and gaucho palazzo pants.

Plus Size Capri Pants
Plus Size Capri Pants
Price: $13.99
Available in sizes: 16W to 26W
Style and function meet there match with this curvy essential from SWAK Designs! Who says you can’t work and play too? These stylish Capri pants are the embodiment of just that. Very versatile piece which can be matched up with a tailored shirt for a perfect work ensemble, or a funky top for a casual day out.

Plus Size Gaucho Palazzo Yoga Pants
Plus Size Gaucho Palazzo Yoga Pants
Price: $15.99
Available in sizes: 1X (14/16) to 6X (34/36)
These sexy gaucho pants combine all the comfort of sweats with the style and elegance. They stretchy fabric allows for optimal movement and comfort. A great piece, again both for casual and special occasions.

Both of the items featured in this week’s Frugal Fridays corner are available from one of our favorite curvy stores SWAK Designs. Which means that, if you purchase one of these items (or any item from SWAK Designs), you benefit from free shipping on your order! SWAK Designs offers free shipping on all orders worldwide via standard USPS (no minimum order). Fantastic!

The Epitome of Plus Size Lingerie Elegance and Luxury

The Duchess - Plus size corset

This week Hips and Curves are presenting their newest creation: The Duchess, an authentic steel boned corset. This gorgeous piece of plus size lingerie, which is European made, truly epitomizes of elegance and luxury!

Whether you are in love, or out of love. Whether you are heartbroken, or the heartbreaker. This is the season to love, love, love and love again! Whether you have your designs on the guy next door, your life time love or a perfect stranger, let this stunning Duchess plus size corset from Hips and Curves bet the #1 tool in your lingerie arsenal this Valentine’s Day!

So go on, have a closer look at the Duchess corset.

Valentine's Day Gifts for Him

Ah yes…Valentine’s Day. That time of year when we attempt to show that special person in our lives just how much we adore them. It sounds simple enough but buying the perfect gift for a man can leave even the most romantic and resourceful woman baffled. For those needing a little help in this department here are some suggestions on a Valentine’s Day gift for him that’s sure to please even the most hard to buy for guy.

Is your man a romantic at heart? If so, try turning the tables and taking him for a special night out. Make the dinner reservations, pick him up (if you live separately) and pick up the tab while you’re at it. He’s sure to appreciate you taking the initiative. Another tip—don’t forget the flowers.  A survey by Bruskin/Goldring Research found that 61% of men of all ages would secretly love to receive flowers on Valentine’s Day, yet only 40% report ever being the recipient of a bouquet in the past. So to score extra points with your guy make your first stop of the evening at a florist shop.

For the sports minded man tickets to see his favorite team is a sure way to score some points in the romance department. Even if game day isn’t on February 14th just presenting him with the tickets on Valentine’s Day will not only thrill him but give him something to look forward to. If your man is more of a music aficionado concert tickets to see his favorite singer or band are sure to please. Just remember that if the event isn’t on Valentine’s Day you may want to make the giving of the tickets a special event in itself to mark the occasion. Try cooking him his favorite meal and hiding the tickets in his napkin or make a scavenger hunt type game out of it where he has to search your home for clues to where his present is hidden. Make the game really worth while by hiding the tickets in bed—a great place to end up anyway.

For those men that love to be pampered a “his and hers” day at the spa adds just the right touch of romance to the special day. If possible, try and book your treatments so that you can both enjoy them together in the same room. For best results try a manicure/pedicure combo followed by an hour long full body massage. He’ll be putty in your hands afterwards. To make a good thing even better, book your spa day in a hotel and reserve a room for the evening. Afterwards saunter up to your suite, order room service and make use of that hot tub for two.

Lastly, we have the practical man. We won’t call him “unromantic” but let’s just say he’s not the flowers and day spa type. No need to fret, there’s a perfect Valentine’s Day gift out there for him too. For that armchair quarterback the Beer Machine is a gadget that brews, ferments, carbonates and dispenses 2.6 gallons of home made brews in one foolproof machine. If “do it yourself” isn’t his mug of ale then try signing him up for a Beer of the Month Club. This can be done easily online and he’ll have great tasting, high quality beer delivered right to his door. This is a great way for him to try new brands from microbreweries around the country.

So no matter if your man loves romance and candlelight or brews in the backyard, with a little forethought and effort you can snag the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for him.

Catherine's Extends New Year Offers

10% off at Catherine'sCatherine’s currently running New Year Offers offers have been extended! They are now running through February 27, giving you even more time to save. Here are the details:

  • 10% off (no minimum) – Use code 776902207
  • $15 off on $100 or more – Use code 776902306
  • Free Shipping on $100 or more – Use code 776902405
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