image The Ultimate Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) Plus Size Sales Round Up 2015

Plus size clothing:

Addition Elle – BOGO FREE sitewide!

Ashley Stewart – 50% off everything and free shipping on all orders

ASOS – 30% off everything with code BLESSED

Boohoo – up to 70% off

Carmakoma – 30-50% off, including new arrivals

Charlotte Russe -40% off sitewide (including clearance!)

Eloquii – 50% off everything with code BASH

Elvi – up to 30% off, including new arrivals

Evans – up tp 50% off everything

Fashion to Figure – 40% off everything and free shipping (no min!) with code CYBER

Forever 21 – Up to 70% off selected items

Hey Gorgeous – 25% off everything with exclusive code CURVILYHOLIDAY25

H&M – up to 60% off; extra 20% off with code 3231 for purchases over $60

Jibri – 50% off everything in stock with code BLACK15

Lane Bryant – 40-50% off sitewide

Missguided – 30% off everything with code CYBER30

Monif C – 50% off everything (on orders over $200) with code CYBER50; 40% off smaller orders with code CYBER40

Mynt 1792 – 30% off everything (even my amazing fringe jacket!)

Nakimuli – 20% off orders of $100 or more with code thankuboo

Pop Up Plus – Everything on sale 

Rebdolls – Major markdowns sitewide

Ready to Stare – Free shiping on everything with code CYBERMONDAY

Rue 107 – 30% off everything

Simply Be – Up to 50% off

Society+ – 40% off everything through Monday

Smartglamour – BOGO 50% off Friday, BOGO Free on items less than $45 Monday

SWAK – 50% off sitewide with code CYBERMONDAY

Zelie for She – 35% off sitewide with code BLACKOUT


Department Stores and Accessories:

Bauble Bar –25% off with code GOGIFT25 for 1 Bauble, 35% off with code GOGIFT35 for 2+ Baubles

Bloomingdale’s – 15, 20, 0r 25% off with code TURKEY

Chromat – Up to 75% off selected items!

Macy’s – 20% off and free shipping with code THANKS

Matt Bernson – 50% off shoes with code BF50 [Code CHECKOUT50 for Cyber Monday]

Nordstrom – 25% select items, including new arrivals

Neiman Marcus: $50 off a purchase of $200 or more

Shopbop – save up to 25% off with code GOBIG15

United Nude – 30-40% off for Cyber Monday


image OOTD: Caped Blazer

I’ve been longing for a caped blazer for ages, and I finally found the one for me from Fashion to Figure.  On a cool fall Saturday, I paired it with a bold print bodysuit (another big trend for the season) and my favorite black pants from Harper & Liv for a modern spin on the suit. More…

image Splurge Deal Alert: Extra 60% Off Barney’s Warehouse Clearance!

The pre-Black Friday sales are underway, and that means it is the perfect time to get that splurgey accessory you’ve been eyeing, at a price that won’t hit your wallet so hard.  Barney’s discount site, Warehouse, has an amazing extra percent off sale to kick things off.  Right now, you can get an additional 60% off the already deep price cuts in the Clearance section. More…

image OOTD: Fringe Dream

The moment I saw this perfect fringe jacket teased on Mynt 1792’s Instagram months ago, I knew I had to have it.  Fringe is one of 2015’s biggest trends, and what better application than a classic moto jacket in the hottest color of the season?  I love the drama of the long fringe, and the fact that they did not skimp on it: It goes from sleeve to sleeve, and covers the front and back.  Definitely twirl-worthy! More…

image Musings: Fashion is More than Flattering

Indie designer babe Alysse  of Ready to Stare dropped her first holiday collection today, specifically calling out how she was excited that the collection confronted ideas about what plus size fashion can and cannot be. The picture on the left was shared on Plus Model Magazine’s Instagram and there was SO much vitriol by people who didn’t like it, because it was “unflattering” and hence “setting plus size fashion back” (seriously). Then the pic on the right was shared later and literally every comment was positive.

I have to ask: WHY? Why do so many plus women feel like we have to cinch our waists at all costs? Why can’t we experiment with fun cuts, oversized pieces, and exaggerated silhouettes in the name of fashion just like straight size women? Moreover, why do some of us feel the need to police plus women who do? If someone makes or wears something you don’t like, why can’t you simply say “that’s not my style” (or maybe not even comment)? When straight size designers send some wild ish down the runways, no one bemoans the end of fashion. I’m happy there is more and more variety in plus fashion, with designers making pieces that appeal to different aesthetics. Not every designer is for everyone, AND THAT IS OKAY. Style is about self expression, not looking as thin as possible.

image OOTD: Laced Up

So many of this year’s trends are tied to the overarching retro aesthetic that has ruled the runways, and the proliferation of lace up details is just another example.  With an effect that is a strange marriage of hippie and sexy, lace up dresses and tops have a distinctly throwback feel.  I’ve been keeping an eye out for the right piece, and this marled grey skater dress from Boohoo’s plus line got me to take the plunge (literally and figuratively, in this case).


image The Ultimate 2015 Plus Size Holiday Party Guide: Sequins

It is officially holiday party season, and that means it is time to find the perfect festive look.  I’m going to be rounding up the best options of the quintessential holiday go-tos, starting with the perennial party favorite: Sequins!  Nothing says “Tis the season!” like glittering pailletes.  Not everything that glitters is gold, though, so I’ve only included the best plus size options of 2015.  No matter your budget or style, there’s a sparkly option here that will ensure you’ll light up any room. More…

image Quick Look: SoCal Mini

At the end of #epictripns15, my husband and I decided to add one more city to the itinerary to meet my adorable new nephew (my brother had just moved to San Diego the day before we were set to fly back!). At this point in the trip, we were exhausted from all the driving, so we ended up heading to Coronado and just sitting in the surf and relaxing all afternoon.  It was SO needed, and when we we left the beach and took a shower, we felt like new people.  Because I overpack, I could pick just the dress to reflect my mood: This vibrant (and SOFT) tbagslosangeles mini – quite appropriate for our SoCal adventure.  The fact that it was a Gwynnie Bee dress made it even better – when I was done, I could just pop it in the free return bag and pop it in any blue mailbox.   More…