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SIMPLY BE…STYLISH

What: Simply Be is offering LOOK readers an exclusive 20% online shopping discount.

Where: Online at simplybe.co.uk. When: The offer is valid between 18 May 2010 and 24 May 2010.

Info: Celebrate your curves and stock up on summer must-haves with the new collections at Simply Be. Just add your favourite pieces to your baskets, add the shopping discount code JLHR1 at the checkout and enjoy the 20% discount – happy shopping! SD

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YOUNG, FAT AND FABULOUS

I’m an avid blog reader and thought why not share my love for them with you, the readers. Young, Fat and Fabulous is a fantastic blog from Gabi, who says “I’m a fun loving girl who happens to have a flair for fashion. I’m just trying to change the world one fat girl at a time.” How utterly fabulous does Gabi look her in simple acid wash jeans from Evans, a black blazer and a mans gold watch. Gabi is officially my new style crush!

Gabi features not only news from the world of fashion, editorials (such as the issue of French Glamour below, where she was mentioned) and videos but she posts fabulous photographs of herself in well put together, always stylish ensembles. Take a look at her blog and let me know if there are any blogs you love and want me to mention.

The girls featured above in the French Glamour are Stephaine, Sakina and Kylanita, three French bloggers that have amples of style and fashion knowledge. Check out their blogs by clicking above. Each one has its own gorgeous imagery and inspiring text.

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MUSINGS OF A FATSHIONISTA!

When I was reading the blog on clothing website, Evans,  recently I came across the guest blogger Christina from the fabulous blog Musings of a Fatshionista. Her writing is funny yet informative and she regularly uploads photographs of herself looking fabulous, taking trends and turning them on their head perfected for the girl with more curves than the models walking the runway. She has excellent advice on styling for the fuller figure, like how she took her American Apparell circle scarf and turned it into a maxi skirt with buckled shoes and a rucksack. She looks fabulous and is definatley one of my new style inspirations….lets see how long it takes for the fashion world to catch on. Not long, hopefully!

Find Musings of a Fatshionista by clicking here

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GET THE SPRING LOOK FROM EVANS

Spring is officially here so why not start a new season with some new trend inspired pieces from Evans. Credits are below, I’ve made it super easy for you…click on the description and it takes you straight to the website where you can purchase the item.

BROWN STUDDED SANDALS £23, INDIGO CROPPED JEGGINS £16 , WHITE COTTON GYPSY TOP £10, ETHIC WHEEL DROP EARRINGS £8, LILAC POINTELLE TRIM CARDIGAN £35, CREAM FLORAL PURSE £10, CHIFFON FLOWER CORSAGE £8

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BRIDAL WEAR

For those up and coming brides I thought I would add some gorgeously sumptious bridal gowns from plussizebridal. Glamour doesnt have to be an issue just because we not a size 8-10! Which is your favourite?

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PLUS SIZE DRESSING FOR THE WORK PLACE

Is there a time when dressing trendy is not in the best interest of a plus size fashionista? If you would have asked me that question a few weeks ago I would have said there is always a place for trendy fashion. Considering for decades the clothing available to plus size women was drab and boring the break out of designers and merchants focusing on the plus size fashion world has been a breath of fresh air.

My recent trip to Washington, DC showed me that in certain environments trendy fashion, even for plus sizes, is not the order of the day.  You guys already know about my wife and how she loves blue, green, fuchsia, yellow, you name the color she wears it.  On our trip to the nation’s capital we were introduced to many back offices of high importance such as the Pentagon, Supreme Court, CIA, Senate, and the House of Representatives were these colors are considered out of bounds.

There were plenty of lovely large women in all of these places in positions from secretaries to clerks running the entire office.  There was one thing common among all of these ladies, plenty of muted colors.  The major color theme was grey followed by black, brown, and navy blue.  Pants suits were also scattered about as well as knee length pencil skirts and black tights.  Of five days in DC, the only color I saw outside of this spectrum was one red jacket worn by the Senior clerk of the Senate majority leader

Does this mean that color should not be allowed on larger ladies in the workplace?  Absolutely not.  What it illustrates is that even with all of the steps plus size fashion has taken to buck the trend and live on the edge when it comes to some work settings tradition still rules meaning that when it comes to building your workplace wardrobe there are a few things you should keep in stock.    To give you a head start Jones New York has 50% off sale on plus size apparel in classic styles and colors and 30% off on all dresses.

Items every wardrobe should include:

  1. Suit jacket (grey, black, brown, and navy)
  2. Skirt in the same colors
  3. Houndstooth – you can break things up without being totally boring
  4. Black tights (in this case no fish or fencenet stockings)

Even with the conservative look there is always room to show off your individual spirit with shoes and accessories.  I saw the gambit in this regard meaning that just because you are wearing traditional colors does not mean that you have to look like your about to attend a funeral. Keep the amount of accessories to a minimum but play up on color, theme, and style to show the true you in a sea of traditional palettes.

Really, you could say that dressing classically is something every woman should do regardless of size, but as the office becomes more casual classic looks actually standout making a statement that regardless of the setting you will not just be one of the unwashed masses.  Do you have any classic fashion tips for the office?  If so feel free to comment and share!

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NEW ASOS CURVE ITEMS

I wanted to update you with the latest looks from ASOS’s new section, Curve, catering for sizes 20-26, bringing you the hottest styles and newest trends. I’m loving the cream lace shrug, which is bang on trend combining the nude hue and the lace design for only £30. The black dress (£38) will work wonders for the fuller figuer with it’s babydoll style, either teamed with tights or flat gladiator sandals and a denim jacket for summer. And lastly, this halterneck maxi dress with gold embellished neck line would be great for a summers evening drinking wine with the girls.

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