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January 14, 2011

Your Weekly-ish Humpletter

Hello my little heffalumps and woozles, it’s time for the return of the Weekly –by which I mean “When I can be bothered”– Humpletter (not strictly speaking ON Humpday, but it is humpy in spirit) highlighting steals and deals from the fatosphere and beyond.  There are some doozies to be had this week, so let’s get on with the show. And as always, I feel I ought to remind you that I do not Run The Internet (yet) so prices might have changed, stock been depleted, blah blah blah.

SWAK Designs are having their Pink Hanger Sale now through January 17th. Lots of trendy pieces to be had, many under $10. My picks? This shawl collar cardi and black bib necklace

The Avenue is having its Final Winter Sale with hundreds of items more than 50% off. My picks: ruched hem chino crops and a gunmetal sequined pencil skirt, both perfect paired with a slouchy cardigan and an aggressive, architectural heel.

Over at we’ve got a huge handbag sale, up to 80% off.  I’m digging the orange eel clutch from Be & D and the purple polished leather hobo from BCBGMaxazria, that are 76% and 70% off, respectively.

more sales after the jump!

One Stop Plus is bringing the discounts to their coats and jackets, including some crazy values for coats that’ll take you all the way through spring. I’m particularly liking this flare-sleeved magenta swing coat and their unusual but plus-size friendly single-breasted take on the classic trench. Trench coats are hard to wear for a big girl, so I appreciate being able to translate a classic into something flattering for my shape.

and finally for our eternal optimists and those of you who live in upsidedownland, Always For Me has some smokin’ bathing suits on winter sale.  I am in LOVE with the Goddess suit in chocolate brown because it’s covered but still has a bit of the naughty “I’m walking around in my lingerie” to it , and also dig this high-necked white and indigo Bond Girl suit with a keyhole back.

Happy weekend everybody!


  1. I will die. DIE. If I cannot find the sequined skirt and the James Bond bathing suit in my size. Great picks, Plummy!!!

    Comment by Leah — January 14, 2011 @ 10:47 am

  2. @Leah: Thanks! I know I haven’t been as great with keeping up with the sales as a lot of you would like. I’ll try to do better!

    Comment by Miss Plumcake — January 14, 2011 @ 12:22 pm

  3. Hey Plummy, can you check the link for the trench coat? It links to ‘not that coat’ I know it’s possible they have sold out – in which case I will have to die

    Comment by Thea — January 14, 2011 @ 12:23 pm

  4. @Thea: Sure thing. I’ll get Manolo to fix it ASAP. The coat hasn’t sold out so if you wanted to click on the One Stop Plus link in the post and then search for “single breasted trench” you should get it!

    Comment by Miss Plumcake — January 14, 2011 @ 12:49 pm

  5. @Thea: Trench coat link is all fixed! Happy shopping!

    Comment by Miss Plumcake — January 14, 2011 @ 2:19 pm

  6. Bless you and Manolo for fixing the link. now the only question is do I go with black or khaki? I think the answer is probably “yes, yes I do!”


    Comment by Thea — January 14, 2011 @ 5:00 pm

  7. I have that sequined skirt! I bought the matching dress, too, but it went back because it was NOT working for me. Sheath dresses, even with sequins, are apparently too plain for me.

    Comment by ChloeMireille — January 14, 2011 @ 9:47 pm

  8. WHAT HAVE YOU WROUGHT? I am on a major crossbody bag kick right now. I just checked out the crossbody bags at 6PM and ended up with four in my cart. Pared it down to two before I checked out, both of which were 30% off, so at least I have some self-control. But STILL.

    Comment by Cat — January 15, 2011 @ 1:28 am

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