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July 27, 2007

Hurry, hurry

Filed under: Fashion,Lingerie,Sales — Francesca @ 7:17 am

If you happen to live near one of Avenue’s 500 U.S. locations, please be advised that they are in the midst of their semi-annual sale, with 70 percent off some items in the store, until August 1.

Avenue sells affordable clothing in sizes 14-32. Not all of the prints or styles are to Francesca’s taste, but every so often you find a gem, like this purrrrrfectly sexy black faux wrap dress.

(Miss Plumcake informs us this soft knit number hangs happily in her auxiliary closet reserved solely for LBD’s)

For an evening when you may wear this dress perhaps some extra-pretty lingerie will be called for. Avenue has that as well (15 percent off from their website, not just in the stores), and since this is a family website Francesca has chosen one of the more covering options to show as an example:

No, it is not made of real satin or silk, but then, it is not made for wearing very long.

Happy shopping!

xoxo, Francesca


  1. I visited Avenue once (3 hour drive away from where I live) – they did not seem to have petites, and also seemed to be styled more for the succulent pear than the delicious apple.

    Any clues you can give regarding different styles for different body types, as well as different brands that may style for one form vs. another would be great (though you always have to try clothes and shoes on – sigh)

    Comment by g-dog — July 27, 2007 @ 10:33 pm

  2. I’ve been eyeing this dress forever, and wow was I upset when it went on sale and everyone else managed to get it in my size before I did. But I looked this morning on a whim, and I just managed to get a 14/16 in black off the website! Other sizes are still available. FYI, they have a coupon going on now for 20% off: Type 71228 into the coupon field when checking out!

    Comment by Betty — July 31, 2007 @ 9:20 am

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