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Coming Soon To A My Plus Size Life Blog Post Near You

I wanted to keep everyone updated on some things coming up. I have a lot of different things in the works. I will be introducing several new things here on the blog. We will be trying them out, at least for a while.

In my recent post about the benefits of Amazon Prime I mentioned I would be reviewing some of the features and products you can get as a Prime member. I have the first one of those almost ready for you. And as always if there is something in particular you want to hear about let me know so I can move that to the front of the line.

Also in the works are a couple of guest posts that I hope you will enjoy. Not only do I have a couple of people who are going to write some posts here, I will also be doing a guest post on someone else’s blog, so I will keep you updated on when that happens.

I will be continuing to do the outfit posts, Amazon Hidden Gems, and makeup reviews as usual. But this year I wanted to add some brand focused posts in both fashion and makeup, and possibly skin care. I would do a more focused look at the overall brand and their sizing (if fashion related) and quality as well as share any pictures of items I own from them. I would like to help you guys discover brands that work for you. On the flip side of that, I will also occasionally be doing a flop post. This is where I would share products that either just didn’t work for me or maybe even downright disasters.

I also have planned some topics based around the discussions being had over on my Facebook page. I have been trying to be more interactive on all of my social media. And I really love hearing from all of you who participate. During discussions we have had I thought there were certain topics that really needed a blog post. Some of these are taking longer to do because of the research that has to go into them. If you aren’t already following me on Facebook, I really encourage you to do so. I would love for you to come be a part of the discussion that will help shape the future of this blog.

I will also be on a personal mission this year to fins hair care product that goes beyond not causing an allergic reaction. I hope to find something that actually helps both my hair and scalp. I will be reviewing all the products I try.

I also want to make an effort to share more health and social justice related topics. I would really like for my blog to be the type of place that we can talk about everything and I hope I earn your trust while doing it.

Please share in the comments what topic you would like me to cover on the blog or if there is a product you would like to see reviewed.

 

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Hidden Gems Of Amazon – Stripes And Floral Print 3/4 Sleeve Tee

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I have another hidden gem of Amazon to share with you today. Today I am sharing a tee with you, which I don’t think I have done before in this series. We will be looking at the Stripes And Floral Print 3/4 Sleeve Tee. In addition to this link to the seller I have purchased from I will also be linking to a couple of other sellers that carry the same tee, as this particular seller has sold out of quite a few options. Plus some of the other sellers have different color options available as well.

For sizing reference, I typically wear a size 20W or 2X at most plus size stores like Lane Bryant and Torrid. My measurements are Bust: 49″ Waist: 43″ Hips: 54″ And I wear a 40DDD bra.

Floral and stripe print plus size tee

The seller I bought from is Suoozy. This tee comes in sizes Small to XX-Large, and the seller I bought from offers five color options. But, like I said earlier, this particular seller is sold out of some sizes and colors. The sizing the seller has posted is:

BUST                      WAIST               LENGTH

S   Relax                       Relax                 Front
36.2′( 92cm)             33′( 84cm)          26.8′(68cm)
Stretched                Stretched
38.6′(98cm)             35.4′(90cm)

M   Relax                       Relax                    Front
38.2′( 97cm)             35′( 89cm)         27.5′(70cm)
Stretched                Stretched
40.5′(103cm)             37.4′(95cm)

L  Relax                       Relax                    Front
40.2′( 102cm)           39′( 94cm)         28.3′(72cm)
Stretched                Stretched
42.5′(108cm)            39.4′(100cm)

XL   Relax                       Relax                 Front
44′( 112cm)          41′( 104cm)           29.1′(74cm)
Stretched                Stretched
46.5′(118cm)         43.4′(110cm)

XXL  Relax                       Relax                Front
48′( 122cm)          44.9′( 114cm)        29.9′(76cm)
Stretched                Stretched
50.4′(128cm)         47.2′(120cm)

Side view of plus size tee bought on Amazon

The color I am wearing is just referred to as black. I have it in a size XX-Large. The listing says, “NOTE: The size is a little smaller than standard us size. Please choose one size larger if you want slightly loose fit.” The largest size they have is the XX-Large, and so I could not have sized up if I wanted to. But based on the measurements I thought it should still work on me. For most tops, unless it is specifically meant to have a very loose look, I prefer something that is a little more fitted.

Plus size tee on Amazon

So I went ahead and took the chance on the XX-Large size. I was pleasantly surprised. I thought the fit was rally good for me. It was quite comfortable, and it still has some extra room to stretch.

My one and only complaint with this shirt was the neckline felt a little high for me. It was okay as long as I had it in place, but if it shifted at all it rubbed my neck. This is probably not going to be a big issue for most people, but my neck area is just very sensitive due to my fibromyalgia.

3/4 sleeve stretch tee for plus size on Amazon

I have found two other sellers that have this t-shirt. You can get it from Romacci, and you can get it from Dearlovers.

For anyone that is interested, I have paired with this tee a pair of Torrid Premium Ultimate Stretch Jeggings in the Dark Wash with Fading and a pair of Skechers Relaxed Fit: Savvy – Nobodys Fool.

Tell me in the comments below what you would like me to try next here on the blog. It can be another item on Amazon, a brand you are anxious to try, or a product you want reviewed.

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Hidden Gems Of Amazon – Afibi Women Full Length Blending Chiffon Maxi Beach Skirt

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Hidden Gems of Amazon
I actually purchased this skirt much earlier in the year intending to share it with you all when most people would buy warm weather clothing. But as many of you know life and health has hit me hard this year. I considered just not posting since it is so late in the year, but I thought “ya know there are people who live in warmer areas and vacation to warm climates can happen at anytime”. So we proceed with this Amazon hidden gem.

For reference I typically wear a size 20W or 2X at most plus size stores like Torrid or Lane Bryant. I am in a 40 DDD bra. My measurements are Bust: 49″ Waist: 43″ Hips: 54″ And I am 5′ 8″

Chiffon Maxi Skirt bought on Amazon

This is the Afibi Women Full Length Blending Chiffon Maxi Beach Skirt. It is available in 27 different designs and sizes Small to 3X. I am wearing here design N7 in size 3X.

I ordered the size 3X because they did not have a size chart available, and no one wearing plus sizes had reviewed the skirt at the time I ordered. I thought it was better to play it safe and order the 3X. I felt this fit okay since it had an elastic waist, but I definitely had a few inches of stretch unused. I could have easily went with the 2X. I think you really should be safe ordering whatever your typical size is.

Afibi Women Full Length Blending Chiffon Maxi Beach Skirt

The waist is elastic with a decorative tie. This particular design has peacock feathers at the end of the tie. As the name of the item says, the skirt is made out of chiffon. The chiffon layer is quite thin and delicate. There is a built-in slip, but the slip only comes to about the top of the knees.

Plus size maxi skirt

I decided to pare this with a different top to show you as well. I think that because of the pattern and colors in the skirt you have a lot of options for what you can pair it with.

Typically now is when I would be sharing what I paired with the skirt. But honestly everything I have with it in both looks was either bought at an outlet and no longer available, or it was in my closet for years already. So unfortunately I have no way to direct you to any of those other items.

, Chiffon maxi skirt available in plus sizes on Amazon

This is really one of those skirts that is great to have on hand for summer for those really hot days when you just can’t even. You know the ones I am talking about right? But it would work equally well to take and wear over a bathing suit on the beach for when you need something to wear when you want to walk right off the beach to restaurant.

Tell me in the comments below what color you would pair this skirt with.

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Hidden Gems Of Amazon – V28 Over Sized Maxi Casual Beach Dress

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Hidden Gems of Amazon

Guess whose back, back again? …. Okay so I’m not the Slim Shady, not even close. But I do think that you should tell a friend. All joking aside, it really has been a hot minute since I have done a fashion post.  April was the last time to be exact. And if you have been hanging in there with me while I have been recovering from health issues, I really appreciate it. And if you have been reading any of my insanely long health related posts recently, then I really appreciate you that much more.

But let’s get to what you are really here for, and that would be fashion and fit information on that fashion. If you are following me on Instagram or Twitter there is a chance you already saw some of the preview pictures of this dress and necklace. So far the feedback has been you guys really like the look of this dress. So here is the details.

Plus size maxi found on Amaon

This is from a seller going by V28 on Amazon. This is their Oversized Maxi Casual Beach Dress. If you go to their page you will notice they have it listed with three other styles of maxi dresses. This particular one is marked as the Flower 5 pattern.

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The straps are adjustable in length. They are very thin though, so wearing a regular bra with straps is not going to be possible unless you don’t care if they are super noticeable. Now it is listed as beach wear, so I personally plan on throwing it over a strapless swimsuit I have. For the purposes of these pictures I paired it with a strapless bra that fits very similar to how the bathing suit top I have fits me.

Side view of the V28 maxi dress

Let’s talk about the sizing and fit. I ordered the size indicated by the size chart that would fit me best in their brand, that being a 20/22. Typically in most plus size brand I order size 2X or 20W, so their sizing was pretty on par. I do think the sizing was accurate. The fit was good with the exception of the chest sort of. It does fit me in the chest, but just barely. Not because it’s too tight, but just not enough material to cover everything. I would definitely have to say if you are in DDD cup like me, or larger, this might not be the right dress for you. But if you remember I did say they have two other designs, and those have much more fabric in on the top. But then again, maybe you are comfortable with showing a lot of side boob.

Their size range is pretty good. Sizes start at 4/6 and go up to a 32/34, and the best part is the price is the same no matter what size you are ordering. It’s a nice thrifty $12.99 for these dresses. And it has free prime shipping. It seems like a lot of sizes are sold out in this particular dress, but if you check each of the patterns I think they have everyone’s size left in something.

Just so you can check if they will have a size that works for you, here is their size chart:

US4/ 6 (Asia tag M) waist: 42.5″ bust: 34.6″ hip: 42.5″ dress length: 59″
US 8/10(Asia tag L) waist: 44″ bust:37.4″ hip:46.4″ dress length:59″
US 12/14(Asia tag XL) waist: 45.6″ bust:40.1″ hip:50.3″ dress length:59″
US 16/18 (Asia tag XXL) waist:47.2″ bust:44″ hip:54.3″ dress length: 59″
US 20/22(Asia tag 3XL) waist:27.5″ bust:48.8″ hip:58.2″ dress length: 59″
US 24/26(Asia tag 4XL) waist:31.4″ bust: 52.7″ hip:62.2″ dress length: 59″
US28/30(Asia tag 5XL) waist:35.4″ bust:56.6″ hip:66.1″ dress length: 59″
US32/34(Asia tag 6XL) waist:39.3″ bust:60.6″ hip:70″ dress length: 59″

You might notice the waist measurement seems really small. I am pretty sure this is an under-bust measurement and not a waist measurement. In the 20/22 I  ordered it says the waist is 27.5″, but my waist is 42.5″. Yet you can see that the dress fits me and it’s not tight at the waist.

V28 maxi dress, hidden gem of amazon and accessories

I found it really easy to accessorize with this dress. I threw on a pair of my favorite mirrored cat eye sun glasses. I also put on one of my newest necklaces, and what is my latest obsession. Every unicorn needs this necklace in their life. Its the iridescent leaf pendant necklace from a seller called BOTIQUELOVIN. The necklace is available in four other metallic shades and it sells for $9.99 and free prime shipping. All of the color options are pretty, but I really just can’t put in words how beautiful I think this iridescent shade is.

Here is a closer look at the necklace itself.

Irridescent leaf pendant necklace

The picture really doesn’t do it justice. I tried to show the color shift. It goes from purple to red, to green to gold.

I did get all of the pieces shown here at discounted prices for review purposes. However I was never asked to write this blog post, this was purely my own thoughts and ideas.

 

Tell me in the comments below what wardrobe or jewelry piece you are currently obsessed with. If you have a suggestion for what you would like me to try on future Hidden Gems of Amazon posts don’t forget to leave those in the comments as well.
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Week 1 of #AllDressApril 2017

All Dress April 2017 #AllDressApril

All Dress April 2017 #AllDressApril

Week 1 went down without too much of a hitch. I really only had one day where I didn’t feel like putting on a dress due to my health, so I shared a throw back Thursday picture instead.

Day 1

Little Black Dress from City Chic for day 1 of #AllDressApril

This is the Fit & Flare Poser Dress in Black from City Chic. It’s funny, but when I wore this last week they still had this dress in stock. However they are now sold out. They do still have a few sizes left in the Ruby color. Or if you are looking for a similar dress you might also like the Dark Romance Fit & Flare Dress or the Fine Lace Fit & Flare Dress.

Day 2

Maxi Dress bought for Hidden Gems of Amazon

You may recognize this dress from a previous Hidden Gems of Amazon post. It is the Roiii Plus Size Boho Floral Print Sleeveless Maxi Dress. If you want more information on fit you can find my previous post here.

Day 3

Cold shoulder maxi from Torrid for Day 3 of #AllDressApril

This is the Jersey Cold Shoulder Surplice Maxi Dress from Torrid. This is almost sold out, only available in a couple of sizes. Get it while you can.

Day 4

Day 4 of All Dress April

The top I am wearing here is from City Chic, though it is no longer available. Though they do occasionally bring items back, so if it’s something you are interested in I recommend letting them know.

The skirt is from Dressbarn from a couple of years ago. It is no longer available.

Day 5

SWAK Designs maxi dress for day 5 All Dress April

This animal print maxi dress is from SWAK Designs (a.k.a. Sealed With A Kiss Designs). I have had it for probably five years now. It is well worn. If you follow my on Instagram you know I jokingly refer to this as my lazy dress. I usually only wear it when I don’t feel like putting any effort into getting ready and I still get compliments on it. I wish I could say they still had this style available, but they do not.

Day 6

I shared this #tbt for Day 6 of #AllDressApril

So day six is the only day in week one I didn’t actually put a dress on. I wasn’t feeling well and just could not bring myself to do it. However day six happened to fall on a Thursday, so I shared a picture of one of my favorite dresses for #tbt (throw back Thursday). This is the Hot Summers Days Printed Chiffon Maxi Dress from City Chic. But if this isn’t quite the color scheme for you, they have a new one called the Pretty Day Maxi Dress that you might like better.

Day 7

Maxi dress from Simply Be for #AllDressApril

This is another favorite of mine. I love the funky 70’s feel with the neck tie, the front split, and the brown and orange paisley print. I got this a couple of years ago from Simply Be. This is no longer available, but check their website often. They always have unique funky pieces for reasonable prices in their house brand.

 

Tell me in the comments if you are participating in All Dress April. And don’t forget to tell us where we can follow your dress adventure.

 
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Welcome To #AllDressApril And So Much More

All Dress April 2017 #AllDressApril

All Dress April 2017 #AllDressApril

Today is the first day of April and it marks the first day of #AllDressApril. If you don’t know what I am talking about you probably haven’t been following me very long because in addition to participating last year, I have mentioned this no less than three times since the first of January. (I can’t help myself I am excited, I love dresses)

Essentially All Dress April or #AllDressApril is of course in April. The challenge is to wear a dress or skirt every day of April and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #AllDressApril. Of course everyone understands when you can’t, life happens. If you don’t do Instagram, no worries. You can alternatively post your photos to the Facebook Event Page.

 

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Lots of bloggers and just women who have a love for fashion will be participating. It’s a great way to connect with others who love dresses and fashion as much as you do. And its a great way to find inspiration for your wardrobe. Everyone is welcome to participate, all body types, shapes and sizes. This should be a true body positive experience.

I have some things I am really excited to share with you. All this month I will be doing my best to show you completely different things than what I showed last year. I can’t promise there won’t be a few pieces duplicated though. I will be doing recaps for each week along with links to anything that is still purchasable.

I have a few special featured looks from places like Society Plus, Simply Be, and City Chic. And there will be Hidden Gems Of Amazon thrown in there somewhere too. But most exciting of all, and what I have been dying to announce for quite some time, later this month I will be hosting a giveaway with City Chic. It’s a really great one too, so make sure you keep watch for it. I will give you all the details then.

If you would like to take a look at the recaps from last year you can check out Week One, Week Two, and Weeks Three and Four.

Tell me in the comments if you will be participating in All Dress April. And make sure to tell me where I can follow you if you are participating.
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Hidden Gems Of Amazon – ESPRLIA Women’s Clothing

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Hidden Gems of Amazon

Time for another Hidden Gems Of Amazon. This time I am focusing on a brand instead of one single item. Lets take a look at ESPRLIA. If you caught my Valentine’s Day Look Book a couple of weeks ago, then you saw this dress.

ESPRLIA Plus Size Lace Dress

This is the ESPRLIA Womens Plus Size Retro Glam Lace Dress. It is currently on sale for $25.99 with free PRIME shipping. It is available in three color combos. I am wearing the black lace with purple lining option here.

The fit is great and the material feels nice. The belt is loose (no belt loops) so you can adjust it and tie it how it suits you, or not wear it at all. As I mentioned on the Valentine’s day post, the size chart they have posted in their photos is accurate. It is available in sizes 1X to 5X. I have on a 3X, I would typically order a 2X or 20W at most plus size stores like Lane Bryant or Torrid. My measurements are Bust:49″ Waist:42″ Hips:54″.

Plus Size Lace Retro Glam Dress from ESPRLIA

This particular dress had been sent to me from the seller, for review purposes. However, I want to share with you a second dress I have from them that I bought myself.

ESPRLIA Women's Plus Size Lace stitching Wrap V Neck Evening & Cocktail Party Dress

This is the ESPRLIA Women’s Plus Size V Neck Evening and Cocktail Party Dress. It is currently selling for $9.99 with free Prime Shipping. Available in three color options. I have on the Wine Red color.

Back view of ESPRILIA Plus Size Dress

As you can see this is a much more bodycon type of dress. It is also available in sizes 1X to 5X. I ordered the same 3X size as I did with the other dress. I do feel like it fit well, however you must be very body confident to wear this dress.

I do not wear shapewear often. This is actually the first piece of clothing I blogged about that I am wearing shapewear with. The top portion of the dress is quite thick. The bottom portion is very thin. Even with the shapewear you can still see every imperfection of my body. Now my husband absolutely went crazy for this. He thought it looked great on me. I think it looks okay, but it is on the verge of being outside my comfort zone, and I feel like I am pretty body confident.

I also feel like this might be one of those cases where it might be better suited to a different body type than mine. I have a B body rather than the smooth O that a lot of plus size girls have. So I have lumps and rolls in addition to my curves from being an hourglass.

But this brand has lots of other dresses to choose from. I am sure that I will be purchasing other dresses from them in the future. If you would like to see what else they have to offer, you can check out the ESPRLIA Store Front on Amazon.

Tell me in the comments below if you have tried anything from this brand, and what did you think?

 

 

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Hidden Gems Of Amazon – Jooniyaa’s Long Sleeve O-Neck Slim Bodycon Midi Dress

Me holding Lady Catterly

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I have for you another hidden gem of Amazon. I have done several of these now. My last one featured a Unicorn Skater Dress from CowCow, but you can find them all using the search feature in the archives.

Today’s hidden gem is the Joniyaa’s Long Sleeve O-Neck Slim Bodycon Midi Dress.

Plus Size dress found on Amazon

This dress is available in six prints. It comes in sizes small through 5X. It sells for just $18.99 with free shipping.

I ordered mine on December 30, 16 and I received it on January 20, 17. So it took exactly three weeks to receive it. Though the estimated time was much longer.

Long Sleeve O-Neck Slim Bodycon Midi Dress available on Amazon

The fit is great and comfortable. I typically wear a 20W or a 2X at most traditional plus size stores like Lane Bryant or Torrid. In this dress I ordered their 4X, though I could possibly have fit a 3X. I like form fitting, I just prefer it to not be super tight. For reference my measurements are Bust: 49″ Waist: 42″ Hips: 54″. Their size chart is in centimeters, but here is a centimeter to inches converter to help you figure out your size.

Size chart for the Jooniyaa Long Sleeve O-Neck Slim Bodycon Midi Dress

Depending on how tight you like your clothing and your body shape, the 5X fit up to a 24W.

Me holding Lady Catterly

I really love the cute owl print on this dress too. It is so different from anything I have in my closet already. The sleeves, I am not really sure what to call them. They aren’t quite full length, but they aren’t 3/4 length either. They seem to land in between. The split above the knee is quite unique as well. Not that having a split is unique, but the way they chose to do it is. Instead of it being a straight split, it is rather rounded.

Paired with it I have on my wide calf boots from the Journee’s Collection on Zulily. I also have on a pair Silver Hoop Earrings from Icing.

The fabric is of medium thickness. It is definitely not what I would choose for cold weather wear. By itself, it is probably right for mid spring/fall.

BOJooniyaa Bodycon Dress paired with a Society Plus Cardigan

However you could easily extend the wear of this dress by pairing it with a simple cardigan like this You, Me, & A Cup of Tea Cardi in Dark Red from Society Plus. I think the red really pops against this dress.

 

Tell me in the comments how you would accessorize this dress. And don’t forget, I am open to any suggestions of brands or specific items you want me to check out on Amazon for this series.

 

I did receive this item at a discounted price for review purposes. However all opinions expressed are my own whether they positive or negative.

 

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Hidden Gems Of Amazon – CowCow Seamless Sleeveless Skater Dress

Plus size skater dress from CowCow with a unicorn print

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It is time for another Hidden Gems Of Amazon. If you missed the previous posts in this series this is where I buy low cost plus size items on Amazon from unknown brands. I try on the clothes for you guys and give you a full report on the sizing and quality.

This time I am trying on a sleeveless skater dress from CowCow. CowCow is not as unknown as the previous brands I have done, but I feel like it’s still unknown enough that it was safe to include it. I mean I still hear at least once a month someone tell me they never heard of Torrid, so I know there are tons of people who haven’t heard of CowCow.

I actually had been thinking about giving this brand a try for a little over a year now. I first heard about it in a plus size vintage inspired BST group on Facebook. Many of the women in that group, like me, really like cute and kitschy prints. I hesitated for a long time debating over their sizing. This is a brand that comes out of China I believe, so you know how sizing can be. But I had many conversations with people and it just added to my confusion. You see I was told everything from they run true to their sizing chart to you should size down two because of how stretchy the material is.

For reference here is their size chart:

CowCow Size Chart

What I ended up hearing the most was size down one compared to their size chart. I am usually a 2X or 18/20 at most plus size stores. My measurements are bust: 49″, waist: 42″, and hips: 54″. Since the size chart would put me closest in a 3X I decided to go with a 2XL. Also for those of you who do not fit in these sizes, they have recently added sizes 4X and 5X. However I could not find the size chart for those. But I think you can pretty easily estimate measurements based on the sizes above.

CowCow Golden Unicorn Skater Dress

This is the CowCow Golden Unicorn Sleeveless Skater Dress. However this is not the dress I ultimately am showing you picture of me in. See when I listened to other people about sizing, it didn’t fit. I should have just went by the size chart.

I did not take a picture of me in it, but it was very tight. I was able to put it on. But there was like a ring of fabric that formed around my waist, especially right above my butt. It was kind of like the roll effect you get when you wear spanx, except this was in the opposite direction . So I ended up selling it. I do think that sizing may be a bit depend on two things 1. your body shape 2. your personal preference on how form fitting your clothing can be.

I wanted to reorder this same dress in the next size up, but at the time I was placing my order they were out of this pattern (they have since restocked if anyone is interested and it runs anywhere from $17.99 to $19.99 depending on the size you pick). So I went with my next choice.

CowCow Black Unicorn Skater Dress

This is the CowCow Black Unicorn Sleeveless Skater Dress. It sells for anywhere between $18.99 and $20.99 depending on the size you order. This time I ordered a 3X and the results were much better for me.

Trying on the black unicorn skater dress from CowCow

I paired it with a simple charm necklace I bought from a vintage store and a pair of light pink satin heels from Mootsies Tootsies. They no longer make those shoes and I honestly could not find anything even close to this style.

Side view of the plus size CowCow skater dress

The fit is much better in this size 3X. I do still have a bit of the wrinkling of the fabric just above my butt. However I think its pretty minimum, and if I sized up I more it would be too loose for my tastes.

Back of the unicorn print skater dress from CowCow.

For those of you who haven’t heard about this brand, the material they use is unusual. And my understanding is they use the same material on everything they make. I have heard it described as swimsuit material. I don’t personally think that is accurate. It is definitely similar to that kind of material. To me it feels closer to some active wear I have owned. But if you decide to order something, just be prepared that it’s not your average item.

Plus size skater dress from CowCow with a unicorn print

They have lots of patterns, from the more sedate to these fun kitschy prints. There is something for everyone’s taste.

They have more than just dresses as well. They also sell leggings, shirts, and socks. Not all categories are always available on Amazon though. There is a much bigger selection available as well as more customization available through the CowCow Website. There are definite plus and minuses to either way you order. The biggest being prices are cheaper ordering through Amazon, but there is less selection than on CowCow’s actual website.

Another cool thing about their website is if you happen to be an artist that always wanted to put one of your prints on clothing, you can do that and make money through CowCow. Take the time to check it out. And let us know in the comments below if you do have a print on CowCow that we should check out.

I want to hear from everyone. Let me know in the comments below if you have tried CowCow and what your favorite thing from them is.

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Hidden Gems Of Amazon – Knit & Chiffon Combo Open Front Cardigan

side view of the Sunsent Open Front Cardigan

Since my previous post, on The Hidden Gems Of Amazon, went over so well I will be doing more. Today I bring you the next item I have found on Amazon, and we will take a closer look at whether it is a hidden gem.

Hidden Gems of Amazon

The item we will be looking at is listed as the Sunsent Women’s Knitting Chiffon Joint Long Sleeved Front Open Cardigan Multicoloured.

The picture above is what is posted on Amazon. There are additional pictures, but this is the main picture and I don’t think any of the other pictures show it to look any different.

It costs $8.99 and $0.50 shipping. I placed my order on September 1, 2016 and I was given an expected delivery date of October 17, 2016. It arrived on the 15th of October. So it did come within the expected shipping times, but even coming from China that is the longest I have ever had to wait for a package. So if you do order one of these keep in mind that you may have to wait a month and a half to get it.

Here is the size chart as well as a couple of warnings they have posted on the page.

Size Chart:
S–bust:126cm/49.6″–length:91cm/35.8″–sleeve:56cm/22.0″
M–bust:130cm/51.2″–length:92cm/36.2″–sleeve:57cm/22.4″
L–bust:134cm/52.7″–length:93cm/36.6″– sleeve:58cm/22.8″
XL–bust:138cm/54.3″–length:94cm/37.0″–sleeve:59cm/23.2″
XXL– bust:142cm/55.9″–length:95cm/37.4″–sleeve:60cm/23.6″
XXXL– bust:146cm/57.5″–length:96cm/37.8″–sleeve:61cm/24.1″
Note:
Because of factors such as display pixel, so there may be a little color difference.
Because of the different measurement methods, there may be 1-3cm of the allowable range error.

As always I will remind you, my measurements are Bust: 49″ Waist: 42″ Hips:54″ and I generally wear a 20W or 2X at most plus size stores like Lane Bryant or Torrid.

I really liked the look of it being really loose, so I thought I would go for the XXXL, but even though the size is listed in the size chart they don’t seem to offer it in this item. So I ordered a size XXL instead.

Front view of the Sunsent Open Front Cardigan

As far as the quality goes, it is better than I expected. There were no weird seeming issues or any kind of holes. Nothing that would make me want to send it back.

Back view of the Sunsent Open Front Cardigan

The fit is a bit of a different matter for me. It doesn’t make me want to send it back, but it might for some. I don’t know how they arrived at their bust measurement, but they were way off. If I pull the open front together the two sides will touch, but barely. It is at least five to six inches off the mark from the 55.9″ listed in the size chart. The arms are a great fit though, and could easily accommodate a little larger arms than mine.

Side view of the Sunsent Open Front Cardigan

The weight of the fabric is about right for me with the weather we have been having this fall. It would not work for anything much cooler, at least for me. I think its perfect for the sixty to seventy degree range, but I tend to be very temperature sensitive and need heavy layers once it gets colder than that.

Front view of the Sunsent Open Front Cardigan

I tried to stay pretty simple with what I paired with this since the focus of this post is on the cardigan. But in case anyone was wondering about the other things I have on, I will list them here.

Hello Kitty Patches Full Length Leggings

Torrid’s V-Neck Tee in Heather Gray

Skechers Women’s Career First Impression Ballet Flat in Black & White

Let me know in the comments below if you have tried this or anything else from this brand. And don’t forget to give me your suggestions on what to try next.

 

 

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