Feb 19

Here are three key pieces to keep you feeling warm and cozy this Winter!   Think dresses with tights, your favorite pair of leggings and a cozy tunics and vests you are all set!   Cool blues is the key color tone this Winter!    Mix and match and you will be right in style.

A dressed up favorite in royal blue to brighten up your day, with this Ming Wang Royal Blue and Black Dress.  Put on your black tights and heels and accessorize with gold or silver jewelry and you are all set for day and evening.

Don’t forget the leggings.  As seen on Kathie Lee and Hoda on the Today Show, these Lysee Leggings serve as shape wear and leggings and can be paired with any of your favorite tunics.

The Delaney Cowl Tunic from Parsley and Sage is so popular we have ordered it several times!  This tunic is great to wear for work or play.  Don’t forget your tights or leggings and you are all set!

Layer, layer and layer.  This Madison Cowl Vest from Comfy USA is the perfect piece for layering and for a comfortable look.

 
Check out this week’s Fashion Flash from No nonsense Beauty blog.

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Feb 14

We know that the Groundhog saw six more weeks of winter and it is a fact that this Winter is tough, but you can brighten up your day with these great plus size finds!

Here are a few pieces that are selling out this season.

 

Parsley and Sage is a great line for tunics and for Winter.  Check out this Lisi Top.

Do we ever have jackets!  The perfect topper can go with anything.   There is nothing better than an open jacket.

Take a look at this Linda Jacket from Parsley and Sage.  One of the faves this season is Art of Cloth Coco Jacket in Cabernet.

Check this week’s Fashion Flash from Aging Backwards.

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Feb 12

We love this JORD Fieldcrest watch in black! When this this watch came in, everyone in the store was curious and had to try it on as well.  The Fieldcrest watch goes with absolutely everything and is very rich and elegant in appearance.   It makes a statement that says modern, sleek with precision craftsmanship and design.   The price is perfect at $120 retail.

 

Give as a gift or buy one for yourself.  A purrfect treat!

 

 

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Feb 8

This year, Robyn Lawley is named as the first plus size Sports Illustrated model.  A firm believer in health and fitness, and self-confessed “foodie” Lawley is a size 12.  While some argue whether plus size is a size 12, it is still great to see that Sports Illustrated is following the same patterns as other major publications in featuring women who have different body types.

Photo: Robyn Lawley

Lawley is pictured wearing a bikini from her own line.  As she says, “I don’t know if I consider myself as a plus-size model or not,” Lawley, who is represented by Wilhelmina Models, says. “I just consider myself a model because I’m trying to help women in general accept their bodies. ”Congratulations Robyn who is nine months pregnant and due just about any day!

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Jan 30

Here are the Black Cat Plus picks for Valentines Day!   Make your selections now!

The key trend this season is romantic lace. Take a look at Kiyonna’s Boudoir Lace Dress in Black.  It is our most popular dress. Our second most popular dress is the Lace Bodice Dress.   You can play it up with tasteful accessories and have a great night out on the town!

Check out this week’s Fashion Flash from No nonsense Beauty Blog.

 

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Jan 29

Plus Size Model Tess Holliday (Munster) signed a deal with MiLK Modeling Agency.  The 5′ 5″ size 22, plus size model is a lot shorter and larger than many traditional plus size models.  Most plus-size models are typically taller and between sizes 8 and 16.

“I think we’re the only agency with a model of her size. She is by far the largest model I have in the [Curves] division,” Anna Shillinglaw, the owner and director of MiLK, told the New York Daily News.

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Holliday, who has been featured in Vogue ITalia, but was discovered on her Instagram account.  She shows another side of plus size and how refreshing is that?  Congratulations, Tess!

 

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Jan 18

We love this season’s choices for the plus size resort collection by Tadashi Shoji and other designers.  This year’s theme is by-the-sea! Perfect for this time of year as we long to get back to a more pleasing climate, especially if you live near where we are located in Upstate New York!

 

Shades of blue with blue and white and sea shell patterns set the stage for Resort 2015.

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Jan 11
Fashion Flash Winter Edition
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Happy 2015!  Here’s the latest and greatest from our Fashion Flash bloggers!

Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog has a great solution to winter dry skin and hair.

 

Chic at any Age talks about how the addition of a new bag or some chic underwear is a great way to spice up your January wardrobe.

Cindy over at Prime Beauty discusses the newest trends in hair washing. See which one is right your hair!

Fashion blogger, Pamela Lutrell gives us three questions to ask before we copy what a mannequin is wearing!

 

Another good reason to quit smoking in 2015: Jackie Silver from AgingBackwards.com discovers that smoking is worse for women than men.

Barbara Hannah Grufferman, author of the best-selling essential roadmap to positive aging —  The Best of Everything After 50 — knows the secret to getting unstuck so you can build your best life, no matter what your age. Get those garbage bags ready . . .

Top Ten Fitness Tips for 2015 Mirabai Holland, Women’s Health & Fitness Expert gives advice how to make those New Year Fitness Resolutions come true!

B12 shots are popular this time of year when there is an increase of people going on weight loss or detox programs to support their New Years resolutions. Often times B12 shots are suggested as part of a plan, but are they worth it? Society Wellness gives us the information we really need to know.

And, over at Black Cat Plus, we are making room for Spring 2015.  Check out the latest!

 

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Jan 3

As the new year begins, adopt a few fashion resolutions of your own.

Make sure you know your body type and find which styles, fabrics and embellishments work best for your type.

Don’t hide! Show off your curves! Make it your New Year’s Resolution to find pieces that will flatter your curves.   For a thicker waist,  try an asymmetrical tunic or a drop-waisted dress which accentuates your best features such as this Art of Cloth Camille Three Quarter Sleeve Dress.

 

For key pieces such as this Diane Kennedy Treasure Dress find a professional Tailor who you trust to make sure your outfit fits well in the bust, arms, length, and waist and to make sure it looks as great on the hanger as off!   

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Dec 19

I read an interesting post this week from Cece Olisa.  She talks about whether black women get some kind of “plus size pass.”  She talks about how harmful that is to women of color and unfair to generalize.

She says, “These plus-size pass rumors are dangerous. All women, including women of color, have body image issues. All women, including women of color, have to work to become confident in the skin they’re in.”


How true.  But now, what do we do about it?  How do we stop the passing on of untrue stereotypes? One step at at time.

We should all be talking about how important it is for each one of us to have our own definition of what positive body image means.

Check out this week’s Fashion Flash from Over50Feeling40.

 

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