Manolo for the Big Girl Fashion, Lifestyle, and Humor for the Plus Sized Woman.

October 28, 2008


Filed under: Fashion,Sales,Uncategorized — Francesca @ 12:43 pm

Today and tomorrow, the Igigi jeweled gown in burgundy (pictured at the left) is $80 (32%) off.

And, Igigi Workwear is on sale until October 30, with items marked down 30-50%! The Mod Dress we all love is marked down by $35!

And, Igigi has a few new items of which Francesca is particularly fond, such as this silk dupioni cropped jacket with high collar . Thank you Igigi!

PS Does not this model look a little bit like a Big Girl (and healthier, happier) version of Britney Spears? The blondness, the kewpie-doll smile, the perfect teeth, the black eyeliner . . . this is perhaps what Britney would look like if she were a little bit Stronger, a little less Toxic, and a lot less reliant on her slender figure to earn the big bucks. Of this model, Francesca says: Gimme More!

(Sorry, she couldn’t resist.)

From Francesca’s Inbox

Filed under: Fashion,Sales — Francesca @ 9:11 am

It is a new week, with new sales and new insider info!

Kiyonna has introduced a nice new winter collection called, not inappropriately, La Provocateur. It consists of work-ready separates in greens and winter neutrals. Also, they have added an ingenious feature to their website: photos of actual customers wearing their clothes. Francesa loves! See, pictured here is the Shannon — who could be one’s sister or next-door neighbor — wearing the scalloped lace dress. Does she not look superfantastic?

SWAK is having a clearance sale on their summer clothes. Some of the offerings are so cute, especially (but not limited to) our younger readers. Is not this floral dress adorable and sexy at the same time? And it is only $21.50!

Save $5 on any $15 purchase at Alight by entering code alightsave5 at checkout from now through October 30.

As long as we are on the subject of sales, here are another two worth checking out:

Land’s End Overstock Sale includes over 300 items for plus-size women!

And, remember that Old Navy still offers plus sized clothing (online only). The sale page for plus-size items, including clearance items, is here. Francesca’s pick is this lovely shift dress, still available in sizes 1x (grey), 2x (grey) and 3x (black, pictured below).

Happy shopping!


PS – One more thing – Chico’s has received a new line of leather and suede coats, jackets, and vests. Some of them are quite stylish, especially the leather jackets. Prices range from $98 – $298. They also have many pretty sales items here.

October 27, 2008

What to wear on Halloween

Filed under: This Week In Fat Blogging,What Should I Wear? — Francesca @ 5:41 pm

There is an excellent comment thread at Shapely Prose about great plus-size Halloween costumes, past and present. Go over there to get ideas for this weekend! Happy costuming!

Maternity clothes for the Big Girl

Filed under: Uncategorized,What Should I Wear? — Francesca @ 12:54 pm

Good morning, dear internet friends, and happy new week.

Francesca has written in the past about the trials and tribulations of finding superfantastic plus-size maternity clothes. She is well aware that the search can be long and not nearly as fruitful as the woman doing the searching!

So, for those of you who are expecting the little bundle of joy, Francesca would like to give you a heads-up that Sydney’s Closet has a small but beautiful line of satin mix-and-match holiday maternity clothes. There are two formal skirts and five tops to choose from, each available in a wide variety of colors.

The catch is that delivery takes 8 weeks — if one pays for expedited shipping — so one must order now if one wishes to receive the outfit before the Christmas and New Year’s parties.

The Monday Hotness: By Popular Demand

Filed under: The Monday Hotness — Miss Plumcake @ 9:32 am

Wow. So I had NO IDEA The Monday Hotness would go over as well as it did so now I’ve decided to make it a regular feature, and who better to inaugurate the first regular edition than the man who, at time of writing, featured in over 20% of your Lists.

I give you the one, the only, the incredibly damp, Colin Firth:

Luckiest. Pond. EVER.and as the OTHER Mr DarcyA sense of humor about the pond scene. I like it.

you’re welcome.

October 26, 2008

Twistie’s Sunday Caption Madness: The Renaissance Edition

Filed under: Uncategorized — Twistie @ 12:20 pm

You all know how this works. I post a pic, you send your best captions in via comments, and next week I declare a winner. Between the proximity to Halloween, my personal fondness for Renaissance Faires (hey, that’s where I met Mr. Twistie!), and…well…really I just liked this pic and wanted to see what it would inspire…so here it is:

Shakespearian Speech


October 25, 2008

Customizable Pretties From India

Filed under: Fashion,This Week In Fat Blogging — Twistie @ 1:27 pm

The other day I was checking out Fatshionista, and Lesley was discussing her experiences with two overseas sources of plus sized pretty clothes. I was struck with what she had to say about eShakti and immediately headed over to their site to check out the goodies.

It’s not just a plus size place, but the standard sizes go up to a 3X, and there is an option for custom sizing. That option does cost extra, but the fee is fairly nominal ($10.00), and at least it’s there! What’s more, you can (for another nominal fee) customize your garments. Love the look, but not the length? Want sleeves? Do you prefer a different neckline? Each piece has a list on its page of possible options. That means you can get that dress a little longer or a little shorter, you can get the sleeves lengthened or shortened, you can choose between a scoop neckline and bateau or mandarin and vee.

But what do the clothes look like? Well, here are a couple examples that appealed strongly to me.

eShakti Ruffled Wrap Blouse This gorgeous cocoa brown ruffled wrap blouse is made of silk crepe and is a pretty darn good deal at $72.95.


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