Jun 25

We have had a few inquiries recently about proper wedding attire.

Just to review:
#1: What does the invitation say? Any clues?
#2: How formal is it? What time of day? Morning, Evening? Kiyonna’s Black Scalloped Lace Dress is a Perfect Choice for Evening? For Daytime, there are many patterns and prints out there. From Linda Lundstrom’s Pretty Leaves Dress to Connected Apparel’s Blue Multi Banded Short Sleeve Dress. If you like sleeveless, daytime is a time for sleeveless. Nightime for strapless.

Overall, keep the look light and festive. Be careful with white and do try to make sure you find out what the attendants are wearing. One wedding I attended, I blended right in with the bridal party!

Jewelry should be minimal as should makeup, hairstyle, and accessories. Need a bag? Check out our Uddini Mini’s. So cute. Love is in the air..Reminds me of my August wedding, almost 23 years ago. Remind me to tell you about the time I lost my slip while walking down the aisle. Hey–it was the 80′s and we had a ton of dress on the bottom… Only me! A reminder, try things on and wear them a bit before the day. You will be able to tell if shoes are too tight a strap is not right or a neckline is too low.

Happy Wedding! Jodell P.S. We are in the process of building our new site!! We have outgrown the old site! YAY!

Jun 18

Hi again!

A few things!! #1 our Fall Model Search campaign is on the site. Interested in submitting your photo to us? Go to http://stores.blackcatplus.com/Service.bok for details! Coming soon. The Black Cat Plus Model Search 35 Alive for woman ages 35+! My newest favorite show is She’s Got The Look with Kim Alexis on the TV Land Channel on Wednesdays at 10pm!

The women are so amazing!

Now, all we need is She’s Got the Look PLUS! I am addicted! I have my favorite who I want to win!

Think about it! Wouldn’t it be the BEST to have a model search for plus size women who are 35 and older!! So, it got us talking here…AND—stay tuned for details for our 35 ALIVE Model Search Contest! It is time! Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes!

Got me to thinking even more…how about a Sex and the City type of show with women who are plus size! HA! We are working on that as well!!

Jun 8

I love that quote. It is one of my favorite quotes of all time and is from Candace Bushnell’s Lipstick Jungle.
How do we budget for a tight economy–yet still maintain our signature style while staying competitive in the workplace?
Easy! Plus size women can benefit from the contemporary safari styles!
A survey from Cotton Incporporated’s Lifestyle Monitor in the May 29th issue of Women’s Wear Daily found that most women describe their work clothes as “business-like with freedom.” Freedom to incorporate a bit of her own signature style!
Incporporate safari-inspired pieces and accessories into your daytime wardrobe! Put a jacket over a piece for daytime dressing and take the jacket off for hot summer night on the town.
A perfect example is our Black Cat Plus Animal Print Dress shown above.
It is easy this season to find animal print in clothing pieces and accessories.
Like the look but afraid that it will be too TOO?? Invest in a good safari style jacket and accessorize with animal print like our Uddini Giraffe print handbag! Either way, you will be prepared for whatever happens out there in the “Jungle!”
More later. Jodell