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Your Weekly Humpletter: Admittedly Less Weekly Edition | Manolo for the Big Girl

Your Weekly Humpletter: Admittedly Less Weekly Edition

Kiyonna is one of my favorite plus size boutiques but their coupon codes run few and far between. Use GOODBUY20 until midnight tonight to save 20% off and get free shipping too.

Here they thoughtfully provide you with Flaunt, aka your First Date Dress and your Third Date Dress (your third dates may vary) with the Satin Siren, all in one convenient location and made in the U.S.A. Thanks Kiyonna!

Saks Fifth Avenue is having a Designer Sale with items up to 40% off. I will not know a moment’s peace until I track down this Kay Unger silk dupioni party dress in my size, and not that I’ve been married once, but how cute would this be for an informal second or third wedding? I’m also digging this intarsia striped linen-blend drawstring “sweater” from Lafayette 148. I just know it’d be one of those things I’d hem and haw about spending money on, and then wear it twice a week for the next million summers.

Bluefly has an additional 20% discount all clearance items, making some products up to 80% off. I would be lying if I told you “it looks like you’re giving someone the finger…elegantly” is not on the list of reasons I love this gold-plated starfish ring from Kenneth Jay Lane and as long as we’re going Mrs Roper, we should go the FULL Mrs Roper and give a little love to this beetle ring.

No one does great summer jewelry like KJL, and it’s hard to find proper Kenneth Jay Lane at prices as good as these. Get you some.



Sealed With a Kiss Designs
is also knocking off 20% if you use code MEMORIAL2011. I love this Sweet Pea Dress I’m buying this one for myself, because there are few things I love more than white cotton eyelet for summer, but how perfect would this be for a graduation dress? Also it’s, lined and bra-strap friendly. What more could a girl want in a sundress?

The Audrey Dress is one of those classic day-to-night pieces that you’ll grab again and again, so why not grab it on sale? Sizes and colors are limited, but I think the SWAK girls will still go above and beyond to help a sister out when the items are out of stock.


Ashley Stewart
has some very pretty baubles available for a song in their clearance section including the turquoise-colored stone necklace that is shockingly similar to one I paid $300 for on sale at Nieman’s in 2008 and this fun stacked-look stretch bracelet, which is a smart option for those of us who yearn to wear bracelets but shy away because it makes our arms look short. The clear stones give sparkle and polish without the visual weight and associated enstumpening.

Enstumpening is totally a word, don’t pretend it’s not.

6 Responses to “Your Weekly Humpletter: Admittedly Less Weekly Edition”

  1. Toby Wollin May 31, 2011 at 7:07 pm #

    I played the video on that Kay Unger dress four times – now I’m off to Vogue sewing patterns to see if I can find one or two patterns I can do a ‘frankenpattern’ with to make the dress

  2. g-dog May 31, 2011 at 8:30 pm #

    One POV – that starfish ring is giving someone the finger (OK – technically “the arm” – but you get the drift).

  3. SarahDances June 1, 2011 at 9:47 am #

    I want that Flaunt dress so bad! Why do straight size designers not make dresses like this? I may be a size 4, but I still want sleeves, a generally flattering silhouette, and sufficient cleavage coverage! Is that really too much to ask?

  4. Leah June 2, 2011 at 12:43 am #

    If you “like” Kiyonna on Facebook, they mention sales & specials there a little more often.

  5. Thea June 3, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

    dang, now I have to worry about enstumpened wrists as well as the rest?

  6. Miss Plumcake June 6, 2011 at 6:09 pm #

    @Thea: Well, it’s a good idea to pay attention to how everything your put on your body affects the visual line, but it’s particularly important for those of us with tiny little T Rex arms (okay, maybe not so bad as all that, but still)