Lands’ End Ahoy!


did you know that it’s national swimsuit confidence week? well, it is. and it’s time to get confident in your suits ladies because bathing suit season is definitely here in some parts of the world, and it’s happily on its way to NYC soon. coming to a beach near you soon, as well, is me! in a bathing suit from lands’ end.

i know i know … lands’ end. most people think oh my god my mom shops there or my grandma shops there, but ladies. they have got some swimsuit options in plus sizes that are WORKING. and you know i love putting pictures of myself in my bathing suit all over the internet. here’s one that i tried from lands’ end:

now, here’s my review. if you are a lady with a heavier bust line – these suits have definitely got the support that you need, but you should order a size up.

now, if you have a round tummy, you should also probably order a size larger than you might normally buy, that’s because if you have the same issue that i do when it comes to coverage in the bottom half of your suit, or if you have a long torso (which i also have) then the suit will not be long enough. you’ll either have to hike it up and hope the front skirt covers you or you’ll have to let the boobie area hang down low (leaving you looking like you have saggy boob. no bueno.)

so, in conclusion, order a size up, and look mega FREAKIN cute this summer.

(this is my innocent and demure look. see how that works for me?)

oh, and i almost forgot the most important part!!

you can participate, too! each day over the next week (that’s may 23-27), you can take part in a series of national swimsuit confidence week events on twitter. this whole shebang is to celebrate women and to encourage them to EMBRACE their beauty. ladies, you are beautiful in your swimmery!!

every day, lands’ end is giving away 10 lands’ end swimsuits, 10 lands’ end beach towels, and they’re going to announce swimsuit promotions.

LAST, but definitely not least, there’s a giveaway on facebook that could have you in a swimsuit at a luau in hawaii!

dates: every day – may 23 – 27 2011 time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CENTRAL time hashtag: #landsend follow:@landsendpr


xoxo nettaP


Let’s Go Surfing / Swimming Now!


i got a request from a lovely young lady desperately looking for bathing suits that wouldn’t make her feel like her grandma. not that grandma can’t be stylish, too, or anything ;)

of course, some of my fave bathing suits available out there now are in my shop in the section dedicated to swimsuits, but i thought i’d whip out some other faves that i’ve seen out there for you. let’s take a gander, shall we?

YES – i am totally all over the retro look for swimsuits. i have a swimsuit from lane bryant in this same color from last year … it is SO attractive. and HOW stinkin cute is this suit?!

i’m loving this halter swim top from avenue. if you’ve got a smaller bust, like i do, this sweetheart neckline with pink details is perfect for you because it accentuates and brings the eye up. double win! oh, and it’s cute. would go with any kind of black bottoms if you’re a mix and matcher like i am.


whatup mega cute giraffe / animal print bandeau top swimsuit?! this one’s by beach belle.

how CROOT is this top? *salute* this is from avenue, it’s nautical inspired, and it’s got tummy control if you’re looking for that kind of thing. grandma would NOT rock that little ring at the bust.

i’m also liking this pink coverup. first of all, it’s in the coral family – hot color for the season! and it’s got cute little bead details on the shoulders. great coverup and will look cute if you hit the bar before going home to change.

if you’re interested in a 2-piece, and you’re top heavy, there are some special spots on the internet that will likely have something that will fit you well. try or try monif c. plus sizes.

this is monif’s capri. she’s got great-fitting one pieces, as well. may also be a good choice for you, depending on what body type you have as a plus-size woman. i certainly cannot wear the bottoms on, but some taller plus-size women will have the shape that is required.

so – where’s your favorite swimsuit from this season?

xoxo nettaP


Plus Size Round Up – May 7 2011


*phew* i’m sliding into home base with this one! here’s the round up for the week:

so, what’s in it? well … here are the details -

1. the royal wedding plus size style – the fat apple

2. 2011 wedding guide – madison plus

3. color block it out OOTD – love brown sugar

4. crop top + maxi skirt OOTD – love brown sugar

5. pattern mixing OOTD – god’s favorite shoes

6. bikinis in vegas!! – young fat and fabulous

7. ballerina top OOTD – frocks and frou frou

8. rachel pally with the most amazing maxi dresses EVAR – curves and chaos

9. missphit and other new items on the rader – dramatis personae

10. juicy! – le blog de big beauty

11. kiyonna: old hollywood swimwear – my lipstick on her collar

12. PRINTS for spring – frocks and frou frou

13. how to be sexy in white – stylish curves & curves and chaos

enjoy love bugs – see you next week!

xoxo nettaP


The Curvy Revolution Fashion Show: Always For Me

loved some of the swimsuits from always for me!

congratulations to the always for me team!

read my review of the curvy revolution here.

xoxo nettaP


Plus Size Round Up – Feb 1 2011

hello ladies! i have been absolutely SLAMMED with work. which i am very happy to report. things were getting kinda boring coming out of the holidays! looks like everyone else has been hard at work, too. tons of good stuff out there – here are my highlights!

1. thanks to everyone who came to the plus-size clothing swap in NYC this weekend. had a BLAST! famous faces were there, and fabulous outfits DEFINITELY swapped.

2. gwen devoe’s pilot TV show needs a name! – the curvy fashionista

3. the curvy revolution itinerary – madison plus

4. style x sxsw – the fat apple

5. prom 2011 – madison plus

6. valentine’s day outfits and goodies – madison plus

7. amber riley @ SAG awards – the fat apple

8. mo’nique announcing oscar nominations – the fat apple

9. OOTD: rodarte for target – fatshionable

10. OOTD: transitional outfit – God’s favorite shoes

11. khloe kardashion on the cover of YRB – mia amber

12. the bathing suits are coming – five favorite things


hope you got all that!

see you next week!

xoxo nettaP