Hello readers,

As we finally say good bye to chilly days and into Spring and then Summer; the warmer temps are a perfect time to go vacationing! Disney world or Disney land is the perfect place to visit..while wearing this whimsical upcoming trend….Disney Bound! Disney bounding was created by Disney fans who didn’t like the fact that adults can’t wear costumes at any Disney resorts so they created looks inspired by their favorite Disney characters! You don’t even have to visit Disney to wear this style! So this week we are putting together Disney bound outfits inspired by villains! We are starting with men’s and doing Beauty And The Beast’s Gaston ( the village hero/bully obsessed with winning Belle’s hand) enjoy

Hello my fellow curvy readers,

Its that time again for temperatures to reach sweltering and to reach for any icy glass of anything..lol It’s Summer and with it the call of beach days, parties and festivals. What better way to ring in another Summer then with new swimwear? Every year we see straight size girls get all the new colors, cuts and added frills to their swimsuits, but what about the us? We need options too right? That’s why when I came across a sexy one piece swimsuit with unique cut outs I decided I had to share this cool new cut!

I love that these cut outs are done tastefully so that it doesn’t look tawdry or tacky and in very flattering places on the body. I was very happy to see it wasn’t only done in just black swimsuits but various colors and patterns as well. This one piece is perfect with a pair of cut off shorts thrown over or with a billowy kimono shawl; the looks are undress and all will give you just the right amount of sexy..I chose four of my faves and all are under $100 because swimwear shouldn’t be so expensive you can’t have fun and experiment with different styles like other article of clothing. Let us know what you think of this one piece! I know I’ll be getting one! Enjoy!

One piece swimsuits with cut outs

Hello readers!

Finally the weather is thawing out and we can finally enjoy the sun; but with warm weather comes the humidity and mugginess of Summer..So why not carry everything in a light weight and stylish bag that goes with any of your Summer wardrobe? I first saw transparent handbags when I looked at Korean bloggers’ posts as well as in Japanese magazines such as Mini magazine’s May 2018 issue and couldn’t help but noticed they were more chic and just as structured as regular handbags! I loved how they wore baseball caps, sundresses and either sneakers or sandals for a perfect, fun and stylish warm weather look. It was a little tougher finding these kind of bags in the us online  for reasonable prices but I found several styles all under $40! I hope you find one from our picks and let us know in the comments!

Clear bags are featured in the May 2018 issue of Mini

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After “preppy black Friday” left empty shelves at target and inflated prices on ebay; my sister and fellow blogger moaned the lost of the bag she could not get until she went to lily pulitzer website and found similar price points as the prices on ebay.

We decided that maybe the issue is that young shoppers have accepted certain myths created by big box low end stores as well as stylist “get it for less” fashion news. Here are the myths and the truth behind them.

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designer means expensive

With clothing lines like Coach, Fendi, Gucci, Prada and Louis Vuitton held at one end and Zara, H&M, forever21 held at the other, these stylist “get it for less” segments have created the belief that nothing exist in the middle. Unknownly, they have created a “sale” culture and also have made the mid-priced designer invisible.

Lily Pulitzer is a great example. The idea of launching a brand for target is to get people interested in the brand not for Ebay to compete with her own site. Sadly, in recent years, Target seems to be making all the money with no back splash for the designer.

Designers like Lily Pulitzer, Kate Spade, Tommy Hilfiger, Iron Fist, Vince Camuto, and many more do offer affordable alternatives to the big box trifecta. Also, designers are now folding their “budget” line into the main line to offer even more price points (kate Saturday for example).

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you can get quality at cheaper prices

Okay, the average clothes from a low end store has shelf life of 6 weeks. This means if seasonal clothes do not sell in their season, they have to leave the store immediately or fall apart on the rack. The standard for most clothes bought at 9.99 to 14.99 is about 3 months which increase waste as most end up in landfills. In fact, in the long run 3 tops at these price points would last 9 months, a designer top at 60 dollars will last 8 years plus retain value so you can sell it and get something else. In the end, you will spend 6 times the amount of one designer top to save money in the short run. Was it worth it?

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designers do not have sales, so no way I can afford anything

Sample sales are designer sales. Rackedny, clothingline and 260sample sale are just a free places to find out where they are located. Sign up for your favorite designer newsletter and they will let you know about online sales as well as sample sales. There are a range of sizes and they do decrease over time since most are not slated for more than a week.

Also, stores like lord and Taylor often have these brands on sale as well as a great collection of mid priced brands. Dillard’s can also be used as an online alternative.

Finally, TJMaxx, Marshalls and DSW also offer great bargains on designer items.

If we can stop these myths and educate shoppers, we can stop the sale cycle, and even help new designers starting out.

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Hello my lovelies! Since its now November there is no better time to start our holiday dressing guide! we will split it into several blog posts so we can bring you all the goodies all under $100 (more money is needed to look amazing this season!) I will also include a curvy option for any fashion we choose! We will be covering sequins, velvet, lace and all the sparkly glittery fashions of the season! This post covers sequin dresses and friday will cover sequin skirts.

Sequin Dress

This Dress by Jessica Simpson is so festive and chic! You will be wearing well into next year!

Jessica Simpson Sportswear Dima Beaded Tank Dress $98.00 www.dillards.com

This dress is stunning from Micheal Kors and its on sale!!

MICHAEL Michael Kors Short Sleeve Tortoise Sequin Dress Orig $175.00
Sale $87.50 www.bloomingdales.com

Curvy Sequin Dress

This dress from Mossimo is cute and easy to wear and it’s only $17!!! Crazy! It also comes in several colors!

Mossimo® Women’s Plus-Size Sequined Racerback Dress $17 www.target.com

This dress from Asos is for the woman who doesn’t want want too much sparkle but it is still so chic!

Asos Curve Peplum Dress With Sequins $97 $48 – asos.com

The hottest new thing this year are wearing clutches for day and night! No more bulky handbags when you don’t feel like carrying them. Just tote an oversized clutch ad all your essentials should fit. here are my picks for great clutches at hugely affordable prices! All under $20!

This clutch from Mossimo for Target is so Tribal (another haute trend for summer/fall) and colorful!

Mossimo Clutch $16.99 www.target.com

This black half moon clutch is so sleek and edgy! I love the ruched flap detail.It also comes in different colors!

Black half moon clutch $17 www.dorothyperkins.com

This snakeskin over-sized clutch is so awesome! I love the deep red color. Th e price can’t be beat either.

Bardot Oversize Two Tone Snakeskin Clutch $15.00 www.bardot.com.au

Owl Face Clutch by Charming Charlie is so whimsical and cute! Even though I wasn’t able to get a pic for you it’s still worth checking out at www.charmingcharlie.com and it’s only $14.95

This simple clutch by Nixon is a nice neutral color and good size to hold all your essentials! It’s on sale right now on karmaloop for 65%off!

The After Hours Clutch II by Nixon $13.95 www.karmaloop.com