Labor Day Sales: Lord & Taylor


I went out to the stores during the week at the mall in New Jersey to see what was out there that would be on sale this weekend. If you’re hitting the Labor Day sales this weekend, then I’ve got the details on what stores to hit, what stores to skip, and which pieces to grab before they’re gone. I stopped in at Lord & Taylor first.

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Plus Size Shopping at Bloomingdale’s


bloomingdale’s is hands down one of my most favorite places to shop. almost everything i’ve ever purchased at bloomingdale’s has lasted for years, which is why it’s important to understand the quality you’re getting when you pay a higher price.

another thing to know about bloomingdale’s is that they have phenomenal sales. i even have a sales lady named fanny who pre-sales things for me (as in, they tell me they’re having a sale in a few days, give me the sales price, and then i come back and pick up the items after they go on sale). that’s good service! and that being said, they have REALLY good sales.

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The Sequin Jacket


i’ve already talked a little bit about sequins. ok, i’ve talked a lot about sequins in the last two months, but i wanted to revisit the topic yet again to talk about how to put together outfits that are appropriate for tons of different occasions and include a sequin jacket or blazer.

the sequin jacket or blazer is the piece to buy for this season if you’re not going to buy anything else because it’s all you need to dress up your little black dress for a holiday party. it’s all you need to dress up jeans and a t-shirt for a night out with the girls. and it will keep you from catching a chill at the movie theatre on a date, at the bar with your sister, or hanging out at your parents’ house with the entire family on christmas afternoon.

this look is perfect for getting into the holiday spirit right after work. change your work blazer to this sequin blazer, and voila – you’re ready for that holiday party. and, if you took my advice about being sure your top coat is large enough to handle a piece underneath, you can just throw your overcoat on top of this before you go out the door. PS – don’t forget the black tights!

sequin blazer

sequin blazer by nettap featuring irregular choice boots

Glitter tank by DKNY JEANS | Lane Bryant $49 – DKNY Jeans tops »

Black Sequin Blazer 89 GBP – Black blazer »

Jacquard pencil skirt | Lane Bryant $50 – Jacquard skirt »

Off to See the Wizard Boot $175 – Irregular choice boots »

Womens Couture Pink/Red Feather Pin by White House Black Market $32 – Couture jewelry »

John Lewis Women Frill Driving Gloves, Black/cream 65 GBP – Cream glove »

now, about that jeans and a tshirt look? i’m taking it rock n roll with the blinged out, spiky bracelet and the gold details read more

Plus Size Fashion Tips and Round Up – Nov 2 2010


introducing the latest edition of the plus size fashion round up. i’ve been through the fashion and fatshion blogs and pulled together this short video that includes the hottest of what was talked about in the community over the past week. you can find links to everything that i talked about below! enjoy.

1. re/dress style evening with alissa from stylish curves

2. tie dye dresses featured on extra large as life

3. cute outfit from weesha’s world

4. steampunk gauze skirt / pants from five favorite things

5. new plus size line from f3 featured on stylish curves

6. sequin calvin klein blazer featured on stylish curves

7. calvin klein fall 2010 collection – stylish curves guest blogs on the curvy fashionista

8. coverage of “the state of the curvy community” panel which took place at full figured fashion weekend l.a.

9. manolo for the big girl’s letter to maura kelly and marie claire

10. the november issue of plus model magazine is out!

xoxo nettaP