Dec 27

Cast Your Vote Now at Daily Venus Diva for the plus size woman of the year!

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Fashion Flash Day from Cindy at Prime Beauty! Check it out!

Dec 27

We are excited to bring to you this new line Parsley and Sage. Great tunics that are lightweight and comfortable along with jackets made up in patchwork detail patterns in rayon or cotton, this brand is a welcome addition to Black Cat Plus!

You’ll be excited to try the new styles and colors!  Machine washable easy to wear and easy care at a great price, we hope you will love Parsley and Sage as much as we do!

Dec 21

Christina Duran went out for a “girls night out” a few weeks ago at Chilly D’s Sports Lounge at Stockton Casino.

At the end of the evening when it came time for the girls to get the bill, they saw that the waiter had written, “fat girls” on the receipt.

When the women confronted the manager, who they said had a smirk on his face, they were met with a bit of sarcasm and offered a 25% discount. When that amount did not satisfy the women the manager offered a 50% discount.

The women refused to pay the bill and left. The owner of the establishment apologized on the company’s Facebook page.

This is a message for the girls that had a very bad experience at our bar a few nights ago and for anyone that was negatively affected by this. What happened to those girls at our bar was unacceptable and is in no way a reflection of how we run our business. We are just as appalled at what happened to these ladies and this employee has been immediately terminated. We are a family run business and strive to make our customers feel welcomed and appreciated. My family is embarrassed and we are holding a full staff meeting to re-train all of our remaining employees so that this never happens again. In no manner do we want to be associated with this type of behavior and it is devastating that one persons behavior has reflected on our family’s establishment. My hope is, that we can rectify the situation by taking immediate action with this employee and by extending our most sincere apologies to these ladies and anyone that has been affected by this situation. I completely understand why they were hurt by what was written on their receipt and that type of treatment isn’t tolerated. Also there will be no tolerance in the future, guaranteed. Everyone is welcome in our establishment, my family built this business so that the community of Stockton would have a safe and fun place to hang out and come together. My hope is to heal our newly tarnished reputation so that everyone feels safe and welcome again. And if these ladies would like to meet with my family and I, so that we can personally apologize, we would really like to do that, because we do not want anyone to have an experience like this.

I am always amazed at how acceptable is still is to denigrate people who are overweight. I do believe this apology is sincere and that steps have been taken internally so that it does not happen again.  This employee was fired.

So…what else can this establishment do to make up for this error?  What else can we do as a culture?

Check out this week’s Fashion Flash at the No Nonsense Beauty Blog.  This site has great advice for anti-aging beauty solutions.

More as it happens, happy holidays! Jodell

Dec 10

We are excited to learn that Black Cat Plus Blog has been named at number 35, as one of the top 50 self-acceptance blogs from About Curves Plus Size Lingerie.   They said, “We comb through blogs on a daily basis in search of those who share in our core values: self-acceptance and size-acceptance. After reading these blogs, we award the most influential members of the community with a “Top 50 Self-Acceptance Bloggers” badge to show that their content personally inspired us.”

Congratulations to all of the other winners! And kudos to KC and Robin, the mother-daughter dynamic duo at About Curves for recognizing that self-acceptance is the key to self esteem for all generations.

While you are there, check out their lingerie!

At Black Cat Plus, we believe, “It’s Not About What Size You Wear, It’s How You Wear Your Size.”

Remember, your attitude determines your altitude in your personal life, your career, everything.

Check out this week’s Fashion Flash with the gals at Fabulous After 40!

Dec 6

By Vera Mosley, An author with an eye for fashion.


For a while now the fashion world has been offering “his and hers” accessories and this season is no exception. From shared ear and neck pieces to girlfriends wearing their boyfriend’s watches there is sure to be something a couple can share.

In fact, one designer, Stephen Webster, has designed a lady’s collection based on men’s jewelry. He has taken men’s accessories and resized them to fit women and the style has already been spotted on red carpets adorned by the stars.

An Australian designer, Jordan Askill, has designed gorgeous galloping horse rings and delicate panther necklaces that are attracting interest from both genders.

There is also an array of unisex jewels to choose from. Leather friendship bracelets that sport peace signs (often encrusted in diamonds), glass bead and white pearl creations for a more laid back kind of style, and 22 carat gold charms for men and women are increasingly growing in popularity.

The trend seems to be leaning towards a far less showy attitude but rather a more relaxed kind of style. So the debate seems to be whether to display the jewelry in the men’s or women’s department in a store, and whether or not unisex watches, necklaces and wrist straps will sell.

These days, many men seem to feel that the more delicate lady’s accessories are easier and more attractive to wear. And so that gentlemen do not feel any less masculine when purchasing a ring to match their girlfriend’s, they seemingly wear it on their pinkie finger.

It has not gone unnoticed that more and more women of all sizes are choosing to wear men’s time pieces. In fact, it is known that Victoria Beckham chooses to wear male sized Rolex watches and owns more than one of them. Some designers believe this trend is due to women appreciating the mechanisms and technical characteristics of the pieces. Besides that, big wrist pieces help make women feel thinner!

When it comes to wedding bands, both genders are happier to wear the same designs, again opting for a more simplistic creation to suite both of them.

Another popular unisex, any size trend is collections that incorporate rubber and stainless steel. The ranges of these vary from classic to urban chic and come in rings, pendants, cuff links and bracelets.

It seems that like fashion, accessory boundaries are becoming more difficult to define. But where did this trend of “he can wear hers and she can wear his” stem from? Some say it dates back to the ancient Greeks and hasn’t let up since. And it seems that department stores may have to rethink their layout to incorporate the best of both worlds as opposed to having different sections for men and women.

From rings and bracelets to neck pieces and especially watches, jewelry is rapidly becoming a one size fits all trend.

Check out this week’s Fashion Flash from Aging Backwards.