Plus Size Fashion Round Up – April 28 2011


howdy lady bugs. ;) this week i got to show one of my videos in front of a live audience. i got to see how people react to me, and i had no idea that i come across on video exactly how i am in real life! i got so much insight from watching other people react to my show.

so, i’m sorry i’m late AGAIN this week, but maybe the video series will start just being published on thursdays!

i have some other really fun news about my videos, and i’ll share that really soon when i can! i’m so excited about it. whee!

if you’re looking for some outfit inspiration – THIS is the video for you. i mean it’s pretty much all OOTD’s! here’s what’s in the round up this week:


1. carousel horsey skirt made from 2 skirts – cupcakes clothes

2. super fly maxi dress from city chic – curves and chaos

3. flared jeans and a white shirt and feather earring – curvy chic

4. striped skirt look – god’s favorite shoes

5. jungle skirt – god’s favorite shoes

6. workin that flower trend twice – beyond sizes

7. where to BUY the stuff that was on pix 11 – madison plus

8. jessica biffi’s new plus size line – the fat apple

9. what does barbie look like as a real person? – mia amber

xoxo nettaP


IGIGI: Review


i definitely felt like the belle of the ball in this dress by IGIGI called – belle of the ball! the quality of IGIGI’s garments are definitely on point (read: high quality fabric and the folks sewing it care about the finished product). and even though i don’t get to get this dressed up very often, when i do, i want to feel like the most gorgeous chick in the room. even if you think that this dress or any of IGIGI’s dresses are not your style – you should still think about having one in your closet, because you will definitely get compliments once you go out the door. trust.

now, let’s talk a little bit about fit. i am on the high end of a 16 and low end of an 18. why? because i don’t have a lot going on in the bust area, but i’ve got a booty and a round tummy and hips. so, that means that dresses that are cut like this are often a challenge for me. in addition to those attributes, i’ve also got large shoulders. we’re talkin i coulda played football if i wasn’t so girly.

so, if you’re sized like i am, i would recommend purchasing the larger size (18/20) and having it taken in a bit in the bust area if you either got large shoulders or don’t like anything to feel tight around that area when you put it on. you might have trouble moving freely without feeling like you’re going to rip the delicate lace! i’m one of those girls that DANCES when she goes out (yes the italics and bold and all caps are necessary), even when wearing my finery, and i wouldn’t want to rip such a gorgeous dress! look how it makes me feel …

if you usually wear an 18/20 and you have more than a b or almost a c cup, then these dresses are true to size. they skim away from areas that you might not want to be clingy, and they’re lined beautifully. really a comfortable fabric agains the skin, and the lace is sumptuous.

so how am i accessorized? well, my shoes were a purchase long ago and far away – they’re by a company called luchini. i just love the patent leather, the red and the bow. the shade totally matches my red lips! my necklace was a gift from my mother. she’s got the best taste in jewelry, and sometimes i “gift” things to myself from her jewelry stash when i’m in NC. i swear i asked first!! my bracelet is from forever 21. i love the aqua mixed with the gold color – totally read more

Plus Size Round Up: April 19 2011


here’s the round up for the week. see you next week, too, yeah?

1. amber riley on the cover of marie claire – stylish plum

2. hayley hasselhoff for style369 – madison plus

3. bright pants! – madison plus

4. bangles – curves and chaos

5. amazing headband – cupcakes clothes (ok was my “appropriate for easter” comment sacrilegious? i feel like it might’ve been now. sorry. :| )

6. american rag fall preview 2011 – madison plus

7. nina taylor is the face of full figured fashion week in 2011 – my lipstick on her collar

8. OOTD with the maxi dress in SHEER fabric – curvy girl chic

9. OOTD – beyond sizes

10. PIX 11 segment with madison plus – xoxonettaP

11. crop top video – xoxonettaP

xoxo nettaP!


Video: How To Style A Crop Top


ok so maaaybe you’ve seen that i’ve been testing all kinds of things out in the fashion department recently so that you don’t have to. i’ve appeared on the internet and IRL in a bathing suit and now in a crop top … well, i also did a little video on how to style a crop top for youtube. take a gander! and then, my beauties, tell me how you would style a crop top.

xoxo nettaP


Madison Plus on PIX11


hey everyone! so i’ve been doing some behind the scenes work with the lovely aimee cheshire of madison plus. we styled a segment together that appeared on PIX11 this morning! early morning call times – i’m talking waking up at 5AM this morning, some hustling, last minute changes and final touches all brought together a very pulled together selection for spring.


here’s a quick shot of all the looks, and below is the video!

want all the details on where to get the looks? swing by pix11 for the details! if you’re in the market for looks like these, you can get them at the xoxonettaP shop, and you can get them on madisonplus!

my top picks for spring essentials?

cropped leather jacket dark wash bell denim – svoboda’s got the best! print dresses – stefanie bezaire designed the amazing one in this piece jumpsuits – there are lots of different styles. find the one that works for your shape ladies! and don’t be afraid to switch out the sash that comes with jumpsuits for a real belt. midi and maxi skirts and dresses – we couldn’t fit that look in here, but rest assured the skirt is definitely in this season!

what are you excited to be wearing?

xoxo nettaP


PS – shouts out to the models! all of them have like a billion talents and are classy, smart ladies in addition to being beautiful.

marina bulatkina lindsey brown joanne borgella lauren koenig