The Round Up – May 27 2011


howdy ladies! here’s the round up for earlier in the week!

1. curve boost of the week from an NC model – beyond sizes

2. true sheroes – beyond sizes

3. the queen collection from queen latifah – madison plus and stylish curves

4. queen grace collection at full figured fashion week – curves and chaos

5. evans aw11 preview blogger brunch – pocket rocket fashion

6. behind the scenes video from evans swimwear shoot – curves and chaos

7. ashley stewart re-branding – madison plus and 5 favorite things

8. fashion to figure early summer lookbook for 2011 – stylish curves

9. coral and asos curve – curves and chaos

10. chiffon – curves and chaos

11. wide buckle belt – madison plus

12. wish list – pocket rocket fashion

13. shoes!! – XL as life

14. geometric jewelry – madison plus

15. OOTD heart sweater and amazing skirt – frocks and frou frou

16. one scarf two ways – love brown sugar

17. color blocking – stylish curves

18. flower dress OOTD – weesha’s world

*phew* that was a lot. see y’all next week!

xoxo nettaP


OOTD: Maxi Dress

woo do i love maxi dresses. i’ve been wearing them for a few seasons, mostly in the spring and summer. they first started to pop up at target a few years ago in a sleeveless version that is smokin hot on pretty much anyone who wears them. i’m super excited to see them in style because that means there will be lots of versions of the maxi dress to choose from in-store.

including this version that i scored at fashion to figure. i like this version because it’s got this elegant knot in the center – i love a vneck. i DO wish that it didn’t go so low or that i had more you know what to fill the top out. no matter, though, the dress is comfy, functional, and super easy to accessorize. here’s how i wore it recently.

oo – and, yes, those are more doc martens. these are some brown buckle ones that i was inspired to get after seeing a friend of mine, soraya darabi, in a pair at social media week with a dress.

i love this necklace, it’s from lane bryant, and the bracelet cuff is from aldo.


xoxo nettaP

Translate the Runways


here are the latest looks from the runways that i love the look of, and here’s a peak at how you can translate them for plus size.

designers seem to be taking inspiration from the 70′s with lots of maxi-length pieces. this is good news for the taller curvier girls, but shorter curvier girls should remember that maxi lengths can swallow up their frames. imitate this look, from rag and bone, by choosing a striped top, like this one from forever21+, and a long black skirt, like this one from fashion to figure.

this look from elie tahari will work well on everyone. you just have to remember to keep your proportions balanced by belting the vest. try this faux fur vest from michael kors (on sale now!), just be sure to throw some kind of skinny belt on top. even just a long piece of leather will work, which you can snag at fabric stores. wide leg pants are going to be in style, which is great for us curvy ladies. wide legs look really, really good on most of us. especially when tailored properly. try these wide leg pants from not your daughter’s jeans or these super wide trousers from newport news.

carolina herrera sent this long and lean silouhette down the runway, and while we may not be long and lean, most of us can pull off a maxi dress if it’s cut right. and, when it comes to maxi lengths, asos curve is going to offer you some of the most stylish pieces. this dress from asos curve is perfect to pull this look off. and you can bet that you’ll be wearing this for at least another year.

so the key to dressing in the upcoming seasons will be to remember the long silouhette is in. that means wide leg pants, lots of black on the legs, and lots of maxi-length items. fur will continue to be around, teal and orange are going to be the hot colors along with lots of beige and other neutrals. keep it all well-proportioned with belts and big bangles, and you should be all set.

xoxo nettaP


Plus Size Fashion Tips and Round Up – Nov 9 2010


here’s 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 latest 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. naturalizer boot giveaway

2. material thangs styling group and F3 – fan them on facebook!

3. sejour now available at nordstrom (featured on several blogs, including curves and chaos)

4. brickhouse – fashion to figure casting call

5. wool coats at curves and chaos

6. evans’ a/w collection at curves and chaos

7. videos from evans on their holiday collections from curves and chaos

8. sequins sequins sequins at curves and chaos

9. lane bryant fashion haul

10. jeffrey campbell glittery platforms at XL as life

11. new line from australia, damn you alexis (featured on several blogs, including XL as life)

12. stefanie bezaire’s new line at the curvy fashionista

13. jibri sample sale! at the curvy fashionista

14. michael kors sale on ideeli on november 11

15. jessica london bomber jacket giveaway at the curvy fashionista

16. the museum of fat love at fat girls like nice clothes, too

17. KILLER asos shoes from le blog de big beauty

18. levi’s ads from madison plus

19. louis vuitton trash bags

xoxo nettaP