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The Best Plus Size Sales This 2017 Labor Day Weekend

Labor day sales

Labor day sales

 

Who doesn’t love a sale? I know I do. As we head into Labor Day weekend there seems to be a lot of great sales shaping up at all of the plus size retailers.

This post isn’t going to be anything fancy, just a list of the sales I know of. I may even come back and update the list as I find out more. If you know of any sales I have missed, make sure to leave those in the comments so everyone can check them out. And don’t forget to use your Ebates accounts for extra savings.

Now for what you all came for, the sales:

ASOS – 20% OFF with code LABORYAY

 

Ashley Stewart – 40% off all New Arrival items

 

ELOQUII – All tops $20, All pants and skirts $30, all dresses $40

 

Torrid – Get and extra 50% off of clearance prices. Online & In Stores

Get an extra 70% off of clearance shoes. In Stores Only

 

Adrianna Papell – Get 20% Off Sitewide, sale & clearance items excluded.

 

City Chic – Take 50% off sitewide when you use code ‘NEWDIGS50’ – Ends 8/4/17

 

Swimsuits For AllGet Up to 70% OFF Sitewide + Free Shipping No Minimum OR Free 3 Day Shipping on orders $75+ at Swimsuitsforall.com!(Exclusions apply)

 

Society Plus – 50% – 70% off clearance items

 

Lane Bryant – 40% Off Apparel and Accessories!

All Bras BOGO 50% Off!

Up to 75% Off Clearance!

Up to 60% Off Swimwear

 

Simply Be – Up to 70% off + an extra 20% off sitewide

 

Fashion To Figure – Up to 80% off end of season styles

30% off new arrivals

50% off wear now fall styles

 

Cherry Velvet – End of Season Sale, prices start at $49.00

 

Monif C. Plus Sizes – Warehouse Sale Up to 70% off everything

 

Boohoo – 60% off everything, ends at midnight 9/2/17 – Extended

 

Pinup Girl Clothing – 25% off sitewide

 

IGIGI – 35% off your entire order with coupon code LABORDAY17

 

Avenue – BOGO 75% off on new arrivals

Take an extra 25% off clearance

 

Charlotte Russe – Up to 60% off

 

Kiyonna – Semi Annual Sale with $30 Separates and $60 Dresses

20% OFF all regular priced styles using code LABORDAY20
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Must Have Beauty Tools And Accessories

top ten beauty tools and accessories

top ten beauty tools and accessories

As many of you know, over the last few months I have been more focused on beauty and health related issues both here on the blog and on my social media. Since my health has been taxed lately I have had to conserve my energy, and the fashion posts in general just take far more time and energy to work on. Since I have been trying so many things, I have some great products to share with you. So I thought it was time to do a top ten post for you. These are things I have tried and fell in love with.

1. Professional Make up Storage Case With straps for Travel


This makeup case is perfect for anyone who is either a professional makeup artist or someone who finds themselves traveling with large amounts of makeup on any type of regular basis. The main area of the case is customizable to fit your needs. It has slotted moveable dividers. This was perfect for taking with me to the Steampunk Symposium. It made it so much easier to keep up with all my makeup. And its a great deal at only $34.89, half the price of anything similar I could find in local stores.

 

2. Acrylic Eyeshadow Organizer

I have been doing so much organizing with my makeup. When it comes to eyeshadow singles, especially the ones from ColourPop, they can be a pain to figure out what to do with them. These Eyeshadow Organizers have been a lifesaver for that. And they do fit most ColourPop Eyeshadows Perfectly. Each organizer holds 16 shadows.

 

3. The Vintage Cosmetic Company Smokey Eye Brush Set

This smokey eye brush set from The Vintage Cosmetic Company has quickly become some of my favorite brushes to use for eye makeup. They are intended for smokey eye looks, but they can be used a lot of ways including cut creases. Not only are these brushes a favorite, but a lot of products from this company are a favorite as you will see.

 

4. Beauty Blending Sponge Infused With Vitamin E from The Vintage Cosmetic Company

vitamin E infused blending sponge

This has become my favorite blending sponges. I have tried lots of different brands of from the top brand Beauty Blender all the way down to some of the cheapest sponges I could find at the Dollar Store. This blending sponge from The Vintage Cosmetic Company is really the best of both worlds when it comes to quality versus price. The quality is very similar to the coveted Beauty Blender, but with the price coming in between $4.00 to $8.00 depending on where you buy them from it is a relief on the wallet. I highly recommend checking out all the products from The Vintage Cosmetic Company. I have tried a lot of their products, and love them. The two shared are just my favorites. But if you love the vintage look and style you will definitely love this company.

 

5. 15 Hole Square Makeup Brush Drying Rack

I personally got tires of wasting paper towels just for laying out makeup brushes to dry on after cleaning them. This drying rack will save so much money and trees over time. You have to put it together yourself, but it is super easy to do.

 

6. Eyebrow Scissors from Litfly

Eyebrow Scissors from Litfly

I have only recently started even attempting to do anything with my eye brows. This is mainly because I have always had thick brows that I liked the shape of. But now that I am getting older, my brows have started to thin as well as getting some grays in the mix. In my journey of trying various brow grooming products, I have discover most of them that are designed for trimming your brows are kind of difficult to use and they require a steady hand. However, this particular pair of scissors from Litfly makes things so much easier. The comb guard on one side almost guarantees that you can’t cut your brow hairs down too far and that they will all look even. And because the comb and scissors are built into one, its one less tool to deal with.

 

7. Reusable Silicone Mask Cover

I have actually reviewed this mask cover for you guys before, and if you would like you can check that review out here. I highly recommend these for anyone who does sheet masking a lot.

8. Silicone Face Mask Brush

silicone brush from litfly

Maybe you are more into doing face masks. If you do masks a lot, this may be the tool you want in your life. As great as doing a face mask can make your skin feel, there is always such a mess and constantly having to clean up after application and then again after taking it off. Using one of these silicone brushes for applications not only cuts down on the mess but makes the application itself easier.

 

9. EasyPAG Round Floral Pencil Holders

So yes, these are technically pencil holders, not a beauty accessory. But they do make for a perfect makeup brush holder. They come in several color options, they are nicely weighted so they don’t tip over easy, and they are about half the price of anything marked to be for beauty products. This is one of those times thinking outside the box pays off.

10. Tony Moly – 5-Layer Cotton Sheet (400pcs)

Tony Moly five layer facial cottons

If you are all about that skin care life, you have to try some of the five layer cotton sheets from a Korean brand. The ones I have so far that I like the best are these from Tony Moly and one from another brand called Huxley. Huxley is a little harder to find though, and pricier. If you have only been exposed to the facial cotton wipes in American drug stores you probably are a little confuses as to why anyone would recommend these as a must have. Its one of those things that honestly till you try it you probably won’t believe it. And just about any Korean bran facial cotton is a step up from the ones you get in America, but if you were comparing the American one to these five layer cottons, its like going to a fast food restaurant versus a five-star fine dining restaurant. No comparison really. The quality is better. No lint at all on these five layer cottons. And each cotton can be pulled apart and used as two separate cottons. So it’s really like getting 80 in this box. No way can you do that with any American facial cotton I have ever tried. Once you have tried these, you will never want to go back.

 

So tell me in the comments, did I list your favorite beauty tool or accessory? What did I miss? Share with us all your must have items.
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Amazon Prime Day Picks

If you hadn’t heard it’s Prime Day on Amazon today. Prime Day is when you can get some great deals on products and services sold on and by Amazon for no other reason than being a Prime Member. If you are not already a Prime Member, you can sign up here and try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial. Prime Membership comes with lots of benefits like free two day shipping and Prime Movies and TV shows.

So I wanted to share some of my top picks for Prime Day, that must not be missed.

1  Kindle – Up to 40% Off Kindle Unlimited – readers enjoy unlimited reading from over one million titles on any device.

Shop Amazon Devices – Prime Day Echo Dot only $34.99 – Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device with a small built-in speaker—it can also connect to your speakers or headphones over Bluetooth or through a 3.5 mm audio cable to deliver stereo sound to the speakers you choose. Dot connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly.

Echo Dot can hear you from across the room, even while music is playing. When you want to use Echo Dot, just say the wake word “Alexa” and Dot responds instantly. If you have more than one Echo or Echo Dot, Alexa responds intelligently from the Echo you’re closest to with ESP (Echo Spatial Perception).

A Bathing Suit From Coastal Blue – There is a large selection of sizes and styles of bathing  suits for every woman. Check out my favorite plus size style here. It is a shirred V-neck one piece that normally sells for $79.00, but get it today only for $47.70. It is available is sizes 1X(16/18W) – 3X(24/26W).

daisi Magnifying Lighted Makeup Mirror with Cosmetic Organizer Base – If you are like me and don’t have your own vanity area, these LED lighted mirrors are a great thing to have so you can move to any place in your house to do your makeup. This one from daisi is normally $45.00, but today on Prime day get it for just $15.96.

Greenies Dental Treats for Cats and Dogs – Greenies are consistently the only brand that all of my cats will eat and love. And I like that they are great for their teeth as well. Prices and discount vary based on the product.

Hot Chocolate Design Chocolaticas High Heels He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not Women’s Mary Jane Pump – Hot Chocolate shoes always have the cutest prints and designs, but they aren’t always easy on the wallet. I can tell you this pair $94.99, but I can’t tell you what the sale price will be as the sale hasn’t begun on these yet. Make sure you check these after 6:50 p.m.

Angel caller 925 Sterling Silver Two-tone Cubic Zircon Double Cat Pendant Necklace – You know my love for all things cat, so here is my jewelry pick all my fellow crazy cat ladies. Normally this sells for $19.95. The sale doesn’t start till 4:45 on this one, so check back to see the sale price.

Kikkerland Corkscrew, Wooden Unicorn – Of course you know I wasn’t about to end my list without adding something unicorn. I thought this unicorn corkscrew was cute and unique. It sells for $14.37, but today only you get 20% off at the checkout.

Make sure to tell us in the comments below if there are any items on Prime today that you think we shouldn’t miss.

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Hot Must Have Accessories For Summer 2017

Merry's Fashion Mirrored Cat Eye Sunglasses

Accessories are those finishing touches that take an outfit from just looking good to making you look really put together. You can even make the plainest of outfits look outstanding with the right accessories. That is why I wanted to share with you my top picks for summer accessories. Some of these I own and some of them are on my personal wishlist.

VK Accessories Thread Ball Dangle Earrings

Thread ball dangle earrings

These thread ball dangle earring from VK Accessories are available in six different colors including the black pair I am wearing. I love them, and I am considering ordering one of the other colors. Hello turquoise! This look is one of the hottest trends in earrings for this season.

Light Blue Ombre Tiered Thread Statement Layered Earrings

Another hot look for the summer are these ombre tiered thread earrings. They are available in seven color options, but I think this light blue color is especially eye catching. I know this is on my wishlist.

Layered Tassel Drop Statement Pendant Necklace

Don’t forget to pick up necklace to match those tiered earrings. The necklace is available in two color options. This particular color combo would work with two of the earring color options.

Mirrored Cat Eye Sunglasses

Merry's Fashion Mirrored Cat Eye Sunglasses

Mirrored sunglasses were definitely hot last year. This year take it the extra step and make it cat eye sunglasses like these from MyBruneiStore. They are available in nine color options, though some colors have a more mirrored effect than others. I have on the C04 BLUE.

Galaxy S5 Case 3D Cartoon Unicorn Soft Silicone Rubber Back Cover Skin for Samsung Galaxy S5

Soft Silicone Unicorn Phone Case

Some people might say a stylish phone case is the only phone accessory you need. And since unicorns are all the rage right now, they might be right with this phone case. My old phone case was wearing out, so I just got this one, and I think its super cute. The link above is to the one that fits my phone, a Samsung Galaxy S5. They are also available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, LG G Stylo/LG LS770/G4 Stylus/G4 Note, iPhone 5 / 5S Case, iPhone 6 Plus / 6s Plus, and iPhone 7. Depending on which phone you have there is also several color options available.

GUESS Flowers Necklace

Another top trend of the spring and summer is denim and white paired together. But what kind of accessories do you pair with that? Try this flower statement necklace from Guess. I don’t have this exact necklace, but I have something very similar that you will most likely see in a fashion post sometime soon.

Denim Dot Soft Headwrap

While we are talking denim and white accessories, why not try out this really cute headband. I love the vintage feel with the bow and the adorable heart print. This will definitely be on my list to buy soon.

 

Tell me in the comments below what’s on your must have list for this summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shop My Society Plus Black Friday Wishlist

Society Plus Black Friday Sale comes early

For the month of November, Society Plus is running special sales all month long. And starting tomorrow (Novemeber 11 for anyone reading this late) they are bringing something a little extra special.

First they reached out to various bloggers and asked us to create our wish list of items from the Society Plus website. And starting tomorrow you will be able to shop my wish list at 40% off. That is right, Black Friday starts early with Society Plus! The sale will be from Nov. 11 to November 28.

Now this part is important, you must go ahead and visit the Society Plus VIP Text Registration page now. There should will ask you to join their S+ Text Program. You must sign up for this. You will be texted a coupon code so that you can shop the sale. UPDATE: It seems that coupon is sent via email rather than text as I was told it would be. But you still have to sign up to receive it. Also many of the items on the list below are sold out at the moment or sizes are dwindling due to the huge response to this sale, but I have been told they are restocking. I will be posting on social media to update everyone when they are back in stock. Make sure you follow me on social media if you want to be updated.

Society Plus Black Friday Sale comes early

So let’s get started and you can see what my picks are. I will make sure to list the regular price below, not the discounted price.


 

1.

Society Plus Farrah Cold Shoulder Tunic in Wine

Farrah Cold Shoulder Tunic – Wine $34.99

2.

Isobel Houndstooth Dress

Isobel Houndstooth Dress $39.99

3.

Oversized Poncho from Society Plus

Olivia Oversized Poncho $69.99

4.

Cher Plaid Mini Skirt - Navy/Red

Cher Plaid Mini Skirt – Navy/Red $59.99

5.

Cher Plaid Mini Skirt - Grey/Charcoal

Cher Plaid Mini Skirt – Grey/Charcoal $59.99

6.

Anastasia Lace Jacket

Anastasia Lace Jacket $39.99

7.

Lakynn Faux Suede Scoop Crop - Burgundy

Lakynn Faux Suede Scoop Crop – Burgundy $44.99

8.

 Soiree Midi Skirt - Navy/Pink Floral

Soiree Midi Skirt – Navy/Pink Floral $69.99

9.

That 70s Dress - Burgundy

That 70s Dress – Burgundy $54.99

10.

The Showstopper Sequin Maxi Skirt - Silver

The Showstopper Sequin Maxi Skirt – Silver $129.99

11.

Sheer Luck Long Sleeve Top - Navy

Sheer Luck Long Sleeve Top – Navy $35.99

12.

Warm Hartley Sweater - Charcoal

Warm Hartley Sweater – Charcoal $39.99

And while its not on my wish list, because I already have one, if you don’t already have a Society Plus Five Layer Tutu now is the time to snag one. They are by far the best tutu I have ever tried from any brand. They are most like an actual tutu.

So tell me in the comments below which piece you are going to snag? What are you in love with?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Pick For The Fall 2016 Sephora VIB Sale

Sephora VIB Sale

In case you are for some reason not familiar with Sephora’s VIB Sale, it happens twice a year. Once in the Spring and once in the Fall. It is the only time you can get a discount on any item of your choice, and it’s a hefty 20% discount at that.

If you are VIB Rouge then your time to buy just ended. It was from November 4th to the 7th. Next up are the VIBs, and then followed by the Beauty Insiders. Don’t worry though, you will get notifications when its your turn to shop the sale.

So I wanted to share some recommendations with you. I thought about trying to rush and get these up before my fellow VIB Rouge’s started shopping, but I realized that once you reach VIB Rouge level your pretty solid on knowing what works for you and keeping up with new great products on the market.

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My pick are a decent mix of both makeup and skincare, as well as splurge pieces and great gifts. You won’t find anything over $75 on my list, and there should be something in everyone’s budget on the list. At the end there will also be a few pieces that I will share a picture and the name of the item, but they are sold out online. I wanted to share anyway because many times they are still available in stores.

Skincare

SUBLIME Optical Illuminating Moisturizer from Algenist

Algenist SUBLIME Optical Illuminating Moisturizer $70.00

This is not only a great moisturizer, but it also has SPF included and it has a subtle blurring effect. It’s great for those days when you want something more than bare skin, but you don’t really want to put on makeup.

Josie Maran Surreal Skin Argan Finishing BalmJosie Maran Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm $36.00

This is another multi-use moisturizer. It can also be used as a primer for your makeup and can be applied on top of your makeup when you need moisture through out the day.

Algenist The Classic KitAlgenist The Classic Kit $75.00

Even without the 20% discount this set is a great deal to be had. As you probably know Algenist is a pricier brand. If you read my review of the Sephora Play Box, then you know that one of my favorite things I have gotten in the box is the eye balm from Algenist. The full size Eye Balm runs $68 by itself, so for just a few dollars more you get two more products with it. This is defitely something splurge worthy, especially if you have started to develop those fine lines around your eyes.

Clinique Dewy YouClinique Dewy You $18.00

I listed this kit in the skin care area, but technically 1/3 of it is makeup. If you have read any of my past skin care routine posts, then you know that both the Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief Moisturizer and The Overnight Mask have been long time favorites.

GLAMGLOW Sexy Kissable Lips SetGLAMGLOW Sexy Kissable Lips Set $34.00

I don’t know about anyone else, but I struggle all year round with my lips being dry and peeling. And when the weather starts to turn dry and cold things just get worse. This set from Glam Glow is the perfect thing for the girl, or guy for that matter, that wants to keep their lips sexy and kissable soft.

Makeup

Urban Decay Moondust PaletteUrban Decay Moondust Palette $49.00

This is the only eyeshadow palette I have bought this year. I have considered a couple of others, but for one reason or another never bought them. But this one is perfect for anyone who loves color, glitter, and is tired of a thousand palettes that all seem to look the same. I have no regrets with this palette, and the looks I have been able to create have been endless.

Buxom Buxom Freezes Over 15 Piece Mini Lip CollectionBuxom Buxom Freezes Over 15 Piece Mini Lip Collection $59.00

I must admit I am a little lipstick obsessed and I want all the colors if I love a formula, but I only have one mouth to put it on. That is why I love these mini sets. So much easier to use these up and try a variety of colors. Or if you wanted you could also break them up and use them as stocking stuffers. And just a bit of a warning, if you don’t like peppermint you won’t like these. All of Buxom’s lip products have a somewhat strong peppermint scent and the sensation that goes with it.

Lancôme Juicy Shaker Lip DuoLancôme Juicy Shaker Lip Duo $21.00

If you have been dying to try one of the Juicy Shakers for yourself, this is the perfect way to do it. One of the Juicy Shakers usually runs $21 by themselves, but in this set you also get one of Lancôme’s lip liners for the same price. And the soothing oils in a Juicy Shaker is exactly what your lips need during the oncoming winter.

BECCA Glow on The Go Shimmering Skin Perfector Moonstone SetBECCA Glow on The Go Shimmering Skin Perfector Moonstone Set $20.00

These mini sets of the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfectors have been released in the previous years, but this is the first year to my knowledge that they have had this set in Moonstone. While everyone has been raving about Opal for a while, I personally find Moonstone to be more flattering.

Fragrance

Comptoir Sud Pacifique Travel SprayComptoir Sud Pacifique Coco Figue Travel Spray $22.00

I had recently tried many of the perfumes from this particular brand. I would not hesitate to say you can not go wrong with any of them. I have enjoyed all of them. None of them have bothered me or my fragrance sensitivity. And they are all unique. This one has been my favorite out of the ones I have tried so far. They describe it strictly as a tropical scent, and I suppose it is, but it kind of reminds me of tropical mixed with Christmas. And you are probably thinking that sounds horrible, but it actually works and smells wonderful in an unexpected way.

Sold Out Online Sephora Favorites

Sephora’s website is currently saying the following sets are all sold out. But check your local stores to see if they have them. Also check back to see if maybe they restock these online.

Sephora Favorites - Glow For It

Sephora Favorites – Glow For It

Sephora Favorites - Give Me Some LipSephora Favorites – Give Me Some Lip

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Sephora Favorites – Sun Safety Kit

 

Tell me in the comments below what your top pick for the VIB sale is. Or did you already shop with the VIB Rouge group? I would love to hear what you got.

 

 

 

 

 

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7 Places To Find Wide Calf Boots

Wide calf faux fur trimmed boot from Lane Bryant

Finding shoes to fit wide feet can be a hard task to accomplish. And when you add in looking for boots that also need to fit a wide calf, call it mission impossible. And when you do find a pair they are usually so expensive you need a second mortgage on your home to afford them. Okay that is a slight exaggeration, but that is how it feels at times. Thankfully in the last few years more and more options have started to pop up, and some of them are even quite affordable.

In addition to knowing where to find wide calf boots, one thing that will make your shopping for them easier is knowing your calf measurement. Just like any other measurement for clothing your calf measurement is important because wide calf boots come in all sorts of measurements.

But lets get to what you really came for, the best places to find wide calf boots.

1. Torrid

Torrid offers a selection of both practical to the not so practical. From stylish to edgy. No matter which boots you find at Torrid they will always be what is on trend. Here are a couple of my favorite that are currently available.

Torrid Faux Suede Bow Back Wide Calf Boot

Faux Sued Bow Back Boots (Wide Calf & Wide Width)

Available in sizes 6 to 13. Half sizes available. $79.90

70312dbd1a81671989bff5904a7d34dbLace Up Peep Toe Block Heel Boots (Wide Width & Wide Calf)

Available in sizes 6 to 13. Half sizes available. Originally $79.90 now $47.94

 

2. Lovesick

At the moment I am writing this, they don’t actually have any tall boots that cover your calf. But let’s be honest, sometimes you need ankle boots that fit a wide ankle. And they have that. Here is a pair I really think is so cute.

Lovesick wide ankle bootsMulti Buckle Flat Booties (Wide Width)

Available in sizes 7 to 12. Was $58.90 Now on sale for $47.12

 

3. Simply Be

Just like clothing sizes, our calves come in different sizes too. So some people need more than the average wide calf boot has to offer. Simply Be is one of the few places that accommodates that. With shoe widths from D to EEEEE, they also offer calf sizes from standard to super curvy. Just grab your tape measure to see which one fits you best. Here are a couple of my favorites.

Heavenly Soles Wide Calf Boots sold on Simply Be

Heavenly Soles Leather Knee High Boots

Available in sizes 6 to 11 E or EEE. $149.99

Heavenly Soles Wide Calf Boots on Simply BeHeavenly Soles Knee High Military Boots

Available in size 6 to 11 E or EEE. $99.99

 

4. Ashley Stewart

Are you looking for some boots that are sexy or a little bit funky? Then Ashley Stewart probably has the boots for you. From Stilettos to thigh highs, they have them. Here are some of my favorites.

Thigh high wide calf boots from Ashley Stewart

Lattice Over The Knee Boot – Wide Calf Wide Width

Available in sizes 8 to 12. Comes in three colors. Was $79.50 Now $47.70

Fringe stilletto wide calf boots from Ashley Stewart

Fringe Knee High Boot – Wide Calf, Wide Width

Available in sizes 8 to 12. Comes in two colors. Was $89.50 Now $53.70

5. WideWidths.com

For one of the largest selections of styles and brands and calf sizes in the US, WideWidths.com is the authority. Here are some of my favorites.

Naturalizer boots on WideWidths.comNaturalizer Women’s Ballona Mid-Calf Wide Calf Boot (Brown) – Final Sale

Available in size 6 to 11 in Standard to Wide Calf. Was $169.99 Now $99.88

Faux Suede Wide Calf Boot From Widewidths.comWalking Cradles® Aryn Super Plus Wide Calf Boot (Sage)

Currently Available in size 6 to 9 standard to super wide calf. Was $299.99 Now 199.88

 

6. City Chic

City Chic doesn’t usually carry a large selection of shoes and boots, but the ones they do have are guaranteed to be the epitome of stylish and chic. Here is a favorite of mine.

City Chic Gia BootGia Long Buckle Boot

Available in size 37 to 42. Adjustable calf size. $89.00

 

7. Lane Bryant

If you want to actually be able to try on the boots, Lane Bryant is probably the best bet for most people. While some of the other companies might be near you, almost everyone has a Lane Bryant near by. Here re some of my favorites from them.

Wide calf faux fur trimmed boot from Lane BryantTall Faux Fur Winter Boot

Available in sizes 7W to 12W. Was $79.95 Now $55.96

Wide calf faux fur trimmed boot from Lane BryantMulti-Strap Riding Boot

Available in 7W to 12W. Was $89.95 Now $62.96


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Where To Shop Plus Size Halloween Costumes In 2016

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Its that time of year again where there is starting to be a chill in the air and everything has turned pumpkin. And yes it is already October, unbelievable am I right? If you are a Halloween fiend you probably already have your costume all planned out or purchase. But I know there are a lot of people who love it but just don’t plan ahead like that. Where my procrastinators at? Don’t worry, I am a chronic procrastinator when it comes to most things, so I have your back.

Today I wanted to share some places you can find plus size costumes and accessories, and some of my favorite option that they have. I will try and share any coupon codes available for the individual stores. I will link to both the websites main pages and the recommended product pages.

1. Spirit Halloween

Spirit Halloween offers a limited selection of both men and women’s plus size costumes. They do have quite a few coupon codes.

Available Coupon Codes

  • Exclusive Savings at Spirit Halloween! Take 25% Off 1 item with code DONTLEAVE25. Terms apply. Limited time offer. Shop Halloween costumes, décor & more! Expires 11-02-16
  • Take 25% Off Already Reduced Sale Items at Spirit Halloween! Code CLEAR25. Limited time offer. Shop adult & kids Halloween costumes, Halloween décor & more! Expires 11-02-16
  •  Free Shipping orders $30+ at Spirit Halloween! Code SHIPIT4U. Limited time offer. Shop Halloween costumes, decorations & more! Expires 11-01-16
  •  Take $10 Off orders $65+, $20 Off $100+, $30 Off $150+ or $50 Off $200+ at Spirit Halloween! Code HIGHTIER. Terms apply. limited time offer. Shop costumes, décor & more! Expires 11-02-16
  •  Take $5 Off orders $30+, $10 Off $50+ or $25 Off $100+ at Spirit Halloween! Code TIER2016A. Exclusions apply. Limited time offer. Shop costumes, décor & more! Expires 11-01-16

 

Adult Orange Prisoner Plus Size Costume – …

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Price: $34.99

 

Adult Supergirl Plus Size Costume – Supergirl

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Price: $54.99

 

2. Ashley Stewart

They have limited supplies of various women’s plus size costumes. Many seem to sell out as soon as they get them. They have a couple of coupon codes.

  •  Curvy Cash is happening till 10-03-16
  •  Get 25% off your full price purchase with code NEW25, expires 10-03-16
  •  Receive $5 off your $15 purchase when you signup for Ashley Stewart text messages!
  •  35% Off on Full Price Purchase with code ASOCT35 expires 10-03-16

Sexy Maid Plus Size CostumeSexy Maid Plus Size Costume

Flaunt your curves in this sexy plus size maid costume featuring a faux leather peplum dress.

$69.50

 

3. Amazon’s Halloween Shop

Amazon’s Halloween shop has a pretty decent selection of plus size costumes that come from a lot of different stores and brands. The link above should take you directly to the plus size listings. There are no coupon codes that I am aware of, but here are some f my favorite costumes available.

Leg Avenue Disney Plus-Size 2Pc. Classic Snow White Costume Dress and Bow Head Piece


California Costumes Women’s Plus Size Olympic Goddess Costume


Elope Womens Storybook Waldo Where’S Wenda Kit Theme Party Halloween Costume


NonEcho Women’s Halloween Novelty Costume Miss Edward Scissorhands Adult

 

Each of these places also have way more options from so many more stores. Of course when it comes to costumes sizing can be difficult. Sizes don’t always accommodate everyone either. If you find this is the case for you or you find it hard to bite the bullet on paying for something you will only wear once, you might consider going a different direction. No, I am not going to suggest you sew your costume. Something I have done many times is invest in items, real clothing items that is, that I love but you can work into a costume.

Just to give you a quick idea, I really put very little thought in this, just to show you how easy it can be. Say you wanted to be a ballerina. Try these:

Society Plus 5 Layer Tutu

A Five Layer Tutu from Society Plus like this one in blush is perfect. The Champagne or the White color would work equally as well.

Pair it with this WearAll Women’s Plus Size Plain Stretch Bodysuit in white.

Just add a tiara and a pair of ballet slippers and your all done. Want to make it a more intricate, or soft colors aren’t your thing. Turn it into either the black or white swan from swan lake with just a few different accessories. Your imagination is the limit and you don’t have to be tied to the “costume” section just because you can’t sew.

Let me know in comments below what you plan to be this Halloween or if you want to suggest additional places for ladies to shop. I will try and update this over the next couple of weeks as I find new places to buy costumes.

 

 

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Inside The Dressing Room – Forever 21 Fall 2016

Inside The Dressing Room With My Plus Size Life

Inside thedressing room with My Plus Size Life

 

I decided to head back into Forever 21 to see what was being put out for the fall season. Unfortunately my local store didn’t seem to have a lot on the shelves, at least not in my size. But I did manage to find a couple of things to try on for you all to see. Some good, some not so good.

Just as a reference, like always, I am a consistent size 20W or 2X at most plus size stores like Torrid or Lane Bryant. And I wear a 40DDD bra. Because Forever 21 is Junior Plus, everything I tried on is in a size 3X. So let’s get to it and you can see what I tried on.

Torrid dress and Forever 21 Plus size sweaterFirst I started off with the dress I came in with, which was not from Forever 21, but was from Torrid. It is their Floral Lace Sundress. But I found this Plus Size Open-Front Cardigan in Cocoa to try on with it. It sells for $22.90 and is available in sizes 0X to 3X.

I actually really liked this sweater. It’s a lot thicker than you would expect to get for the price. It was very comfortable. I ended up buying it, and expect to see it soon in either a look book or a general outfit of the day post.
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Forever 21 Plus top and faux leather leggings

I then tried on this pair of Plus Size Faux Leather Leggings. They sell for $17.90 and are available in sizes 0X to 3X. I tried it on with the Plus Size Asymmetrical Top in teal. Its sells for $15.90 and comes in sizes 0X to 3X.

This would not be something I would normally try for myself. I don’t typically think the asymmetrical thing looks good on me, however I think this actually was cut in a way that it could flatter any body type. The leggings looked decent with it. I didn’t find them especially comfortable though. They seemed to be made for someone taller, and the slits were at a spot that after a while would really annoy me. While I did, in general like this look, I did not buy it.

Now is where it goes down hill…

Forever 21 Plus Body Suit and Leggings

I decided I wanted to try on some leggings and a body suit. Just so you know what I actually tried on it is the Plus Size Front Tie Bodysuit and the Plus Size Ribbed Panel Leggings. I have to say if I had a different bra on the bodysuit itself would have been okay. But the leggings, I have nothing good to say about them. I am pretty realistic about what my body looks like. I have even posted pictures of me in bathing suits here on the blog before. These leggings created lumps, bumps, rolls, and other weird spots in all sorts of places that are just not there. And quite honestly, they look better in the picture than they did in person. I can’t imagine these looking good on anyone.

But I did try on another pair of what I would consider to be leggings, but they are listed as pants with the same bodysuit.

Forever 21 Plus bodysuit and pants

This was the Plus Size Zipper Trim Pants. They sell for $17.90, available in 0X to 3X.

While I still didn’t care for what they were doing to my body, I did think it was a huge improvement over the leggings. While they were not for me, I can definitely see them being a good fit for some people and maybe even a nice affordable starter pair of pants for an office job. Just needs to be paired with the right items.

Let me know what you have gotten for fall from Forever 21. And don’t forget to tag me on social media with your pics in the dressing room. Just use the hash tag #ITDRwithMyPlusSizeLife .

If you have any special request where you would like me to do my next Inside The Dressing Room post from either leave a comment here or on any of my social media. Or send me a message via the contact page.

On an added note. I get stopped a lot and asked about my new phone case. So I figured I would just go ahead and tell people now, yes it is a cat. It comes in multiple colors. Mine is the 2015 Newes California cat Fruit sister Katy Perry kitty purry Metal Brand Diamond glitter case For iphone4 4s/5 5s/6/6 plus (plus 5.5 Pink).

Also available is the one for the Apple iPhone 6 (4.7 Inch) and the one for the Samsung Galaxy S7

Here is what it looks like up closer.

Each one will look slightly different depending on what phone its made for.

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10 Plus Size Brands You Might Be Surprised To Find On Amazon

plus size on Amazon

plus size on Amazon

If you ever search the plus size clothing section at Amazon you know it can be a real crap shoot sometimes. A large percentage of the brands are companies no one has ever heard of before or they are in China and using Asian sizing. Can we give a moment of serious side eye to those Asian size charts please? And speaking of size charts, a lot of brands don’t even bother to give us one even though they are no where close to the general size chart posted by Amazon themselves.

It’s seriously enough to give a girl shopping anxiety. But sometimes Amazon seems like the easiest way to shop rather than navigating twenty different websites trying to find that perfect dress or sweater. But long gone are the days of Amazon only being those unheard of brands in plus size clothing. I wanted to share with you ten plus size brands you might be surprised to find on Amazon.

I wanted to make this as helpful and easy as possible. So if you click on the brand name it should take you to the complete listings available from that brand, and I have made all the pictures clickable to take you to those product pages. I tried to pick out a couple of key pieces from each of the companies that I really like, some of which I already own.

1. Torrid

Available in sizes 00 to 6, just like they are in the store and their website. If you are not familiar with Torrid I would be really surprised. They have been around for over twenty years now and have been growing by leaps and bounds in recent years. I doubt you will get many of the sale prices on Amazon, but since most of their sales rely on you buying multiple items, if you are only going for one item buying on Amazon may be a good choice for you. It also seems like a good portion of the items have free Prime Shipping.

Sarcastic Never Scoop Tee $28.90

Cropped Denim Anorak Jacket $58.50

2. Hell Bunny

Their plus sizes are available in sizes 2XL to 4XL just as they are anywhere else that carries them. A word of warning though, these are not typically sized. A 4XL is meant to fit a size 18. I personally can only wear Hell Bunny if it’s a stretchy fabric and a style with open hips. But this is a great option for those ladies in sizes 14 to 18. If you are unfamiliar with Hell Bunny, they encompasses a wide variety of styles from 40s, 50s, retro and rockabilly to gothic, rock and punk styles. The reason to shop this brand on Amazon comes down to they have items that seem to be no longer available anywhere else, as well as some items are selling cheaper on Amazon.

Hell Bunny Plus Size Zombie Pin Up Dress

Hell Bunny Plus Size Black Gothic Zombie Pin Up 50’s Ice Scream Dress $59.99

Hell Bunny plus size Lady Moria Tea Dress

Hell Bunny Plus Size 40’s Vintage Style Office Lady Moira Tea Dress $79.00

3. Igigi

Available in sizes 14 to 28. Igigi fits true to size and was one of the first designer level brands made exclusively for plus size women. They have been mostly known for their dresses, but also carry a range of work wear separates. They have lost some traction in the fashion world since the founder and original designer of the brand, Yuliya Raquel, left a few years ago. However some of the original designs are still there and its well worth looking at. Why shop Amazon for this brand? Well it seems to be the only place you can buy it at the moment, at least as I write this. The Igigi website is down and says they are undergoing a major make-over getting ready for a relaunch. Hmmm…. And trust me, the prices listed below are not the average Igigi prices, get them while you can. Plus free shipping for Prime members.

Igigi Fredrica Lace Dress in Wine

IGIGI Women’s Plus Size Frederica Lace Dress in Wine $68.49

Igigi Plus Size Jacket in Camel

IGIGI Women’s Plus Size Notch Collar Jacket in Camel $88.99

 

4. City Chic

Available in sizes XS to XX Large. Those are plus sizes though and are equivalent to sizes 14 to 24. If you have been following me for any time at all you know that City Chic ranks high as one of my favorite plus size brands both for style and customer service. They are an Australian brand that has only recently started opening stores in the US. The only real advantage I see in buying them on Amazon is convenience. Maybe you are already shopping Amazon and you don’t want to take the time to switch sites.

City Chi plus size fit and flare dress

High Quality Plus Size Mono Sheer Panel Fit & Flare Dress $84.15

City Chic Off Shoulder Plus Size Dress

High Quality Plus Size Shadow Stripe Dress $89.00

5. BB Dakota

Their plus size selection is available in sizes 1X to 3X. Sizes run slightly smaller than typical plus size, but not enough to consider them junior plus. While this company does have their own website you can not buy directly from them on their website. You can find them places like ModCloth. So why shop this brand on Amazon? Well if one of those coveted items on ModCloth passed you by, you may just find it here and at a better price. Plus free prime shipping on all their items, no minimum purchase.

BB Dakota Plus Size Midi Dress

BB Dakota Women’s Plus-Size Dorit Rose Revival Printed Crepon Midi Dress $33.13 – $39.84

BB Dakota Plus Size striped ponte midi dress

BB Dakota Women’s Plus Size Jamal Striped Ponte Midi Dress $72.59 – $98.00

6. Avenue

Available in sizes 14/16 to 30/32. This brand runs true to size to slightly large depending on the item. From what I can tell you can get just about all the same things both on Amazon and the company’s website. Amazon does seem to be reflecting Avenue’s sale prices. And while they are not eligible for free prime shipping all items are marked free shipping for eligible orders. So this again may be one to chalk up to convenience.

Avenue Plus Size Chiffon Skirt

Avenue Women’s Scalloped Chiffon Skirt $28.88

Avenue Ruched Plus Size Sweater

Avenue Women’s Windowpane Ruched Pullover $24.00

7. Kiyonna

Available in sizes 0X to 5X. This brand runs true to size in most items, but some run a bit small. Kiyonna, like Igigi, is one of the first designer level clothing brands made exclusively for plus size women. Prices seem reflective of what is available on the Kiyonna website. So why buy on Amazon? No minimum purchase to get free prime shipping. On Kiyonna’s website you must spend $150.00 to get free shipping.

Kiyonna lus Size Daydream Top

Kiyonna Women’s Plus Size Destination Daydream Top $64.00

Kiyonna Charlize Maxi Dress

Kiyonna Women’s Plus Size Charlize Maxi Dress $78.00

 

8. Modamix

Available in sizes 0X to 3X or 14 to 24 depending on how the item is labeled. This brands seems to run true to size from my experience. Modamix relatively young company sold at places like Macy’s, Nordstrom, and  Lord & Taylor as well as couple of subscription service companies. They specialize in both classic pieces with youthful prints and unique stylish pieces. So why buy this brand on Amazon? In addition to free Prime shipping, the price point seems a little better through Amazon. Also Amazon seems to be the only truly accessible to everyone way to get this brand. Every other way requires either membership to a subscription service or living in or near a large enough city to have one of those stores.

Modamix Plus Size Scuba Bodycon Dress

Modamix Women’s Plus Size Printed Scuba Bodycon Dress $18.17 – $27.72

ModaMix Plus Size Long Sleeve Dress

Modamix Women’s Plus Size Mixed Media Long Sleeve Dress $129.00

 

9. SWAK or Sealed With A Kiss Designs

Available in sizes 1X to 6X. Most items fit true to size, though their size chart can be a bit confusing at times. Sometimes when they say bust measurement they mean under bust. So if a measurement seems really small or really large to you, that may be why. Most if not all of SWAK’s items are super stretchy and comfortable. While they do try to keep things trendy, there is definitely a  more casual feel to a lot of their items. Why purchase on Amazon? Once again there is that added incentive of free prime shipping and just a matter of convenience.

SWAK Plus Size Juliet Dress

SWAK Designs Womens Plus Size Juliet Dress $49.99

SWAK plus size maxi dress

SWAK Designs Women’s Plus Size Bonnie Maxi Dress $69.90

10. Yours Clothing

Available in sizes 14 to 34 on Amazon, 16 to 36 on the companies website. They are a UK retailer, so I am sure the size change is to allow for the difference in sizing. Yours Clothing carries not only their own line but many other brands as well, including some of the brands we have already talked about. They have a wide selection from basics to fashion forward pieces. Why buy them on Amazon? It looks like you get quicker delivery time through Amazon as well as having the added buyer protection Amazon gives. Unfortunately when you deal with international shipping you never know what can go wrong.

Plus Size long sleeve swing dress from Yours Clothing

Plus Size Womens Burgundy Lace Up Swing Dress With Long Flared Sleeves $23.00

Plus Size sheer duster from Yours Clothing

Plus Size Womens Sheer Chiffon Duster Maxi Shirt Dress With Front Splits $68.00

So what other brands should we know about being on Amazon? Do you prefer to shop on Amazon over a companies website? If so why?

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