Affordable Curvy Girl Outfits

September 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

I’m a big believer in options when it comes to fashion, especially clothes for curvy women.  It’s less about trendy and expensive and more about being able to find pieces that work with more than one outfit (and the ability to go from day to night on busy days).  Every woman deserves great fashion no matter her shape or size, and the Bonmarche affordable selection is for the every day curvy gal that wants to look good without breaking the bank.  With a huge selection of contemporary apparel and accessories ranging from sizes 12-24 it’s super easy to find pieces that will take you to work and then right out on the town.

Ranges include casual separates, Evening dresses for curvy womenouterwear, swimwear, lingerie nightwear and accessories, all designed with the real feminine figure in mind. In 2007, it launched a collection designed in collaboration with David Emanuel, the designer famous for the co-design of Lady Diana Spencer’s wedding dress in 1981.

This collection has a slightly higher price point than the main Bonmarché range but still represents very good value for money.

 

A Little Boho Goes A long Way

March 30, 2011 by  
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While the boho look is nothing new, it has experienced a resurgence in popularity recently with the help of some of today’s hottest celebrities (Nicole Richie, Drew Barrymore and Sienna Miller just to name a few).  Best of all, there’s no need to be a size 2 to get the boho vibe…something I know from personal experience!   Check out some of my tips on how to incoroporate a little boho into your Spring wardrobe with pieces from one of my favorite plus size fashion stores, Simply Be.

 

While the boho trend can be a tricky style to nail because it straddles the messy and overly sloppy look, the key is moderation.  There’s no need to wear it from head to toe (and for that matter there’s no need to wear any trend from head to toe). Below are a few tips:

A favorite way to add a little boho to your everyday look is a big, slouchy hobo bag There are a variety of hobo bags to choose from without breaking the bank.

Slouch Bag – $45

Scarves provide a simple and bold way to give an outfit that unstructured yet classy vibe.  There are a ton of lightweight scarves that are perfect for the warmer weather.

Scarf - $24

A maxi dress is an excellent and comfy option to get the boho look – particularly when paired with a blazer or leather jacket. The dress provides the boho part, and the jacket pulls it all together.

Maxi Dress – $73

Jewelry is the easiest and most fool proof way to add a little boho to your style.  Whether it’s long beaded chains, bangles or a pair of chandelier earrings you can’t go wrong.  Pair them with a white shirt to the office or with a tee during the day.

Bangles – $24

When it comes to shoes, the possibilities are endless.  A pair of slouchy boots, wedge heels, or braided sandals immediately come to mind.

Peep Toe Bootie – $57

So, whether your style is classic, modern, preppy or just straight up trendy, why not add a little boho to your look?

 

Found and Loved: Links

March 19, 2011 by  
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Check out what these fabulous fashion bloggers wrote about this week!

Introducing Who What Wear, Where the Book! (Who What Wear)

Top Trends For Fall 2011 (tFS)

Spring Forward (Cupcakes & Cashmere)

Gucci Inspired Outfit (Flor de Maria Fashion)

Why You Need A Trench Coat In 2011 (I’m Too Fancy)

Man-Repelling So Hard I was Almost Embarrassed (Love Maegan)

Neutral Florals and Oxfords: A Great Look for Spring (Shoegasm)

Tea Time (Style Epiphany)

H&M Knot Violence Collection Has The Right Kind Of Weaponry (Sicka Than Average)

Try Rae’s First (The Boutique of The Week)

Denim St Style Round-Up (Eat Sleep Denim)

Wearing Now: Pretty Flats for Spring (The Coveted)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Found and Loved: Links

November 6, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

Check out what these fabulous fashion bloggers wrote about this week!

Stella McCartney for Target (Chic Alert)

Scary Seventies (Cupcakes and Cashmere)

Give Me Some of That (Flor de Maria Fashion)

Style Inspired by Mad Men (Lollie Shopping)

Turn Old Wood Shelves Into A Chic Mini Bar (Love Maegan)

Talking Beauty and Shoes With Nigel Barker (Shoe Smitten)

Nautical Edge (Style Epiphany)

Cut Me Some Slacks (The Coveted)

Plus Size Label Sejour Exclusively for Nordstrom Launched (The Curvy Fashionista)

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