Apr 25

Black and White is everywhere!  The fun continues this spring with black and white stripes in tops and bottoms such as this slimming black and white skirt from Multiples.  Yes, you can wear the stripes as they are in divergent patterns.  You will also see a lot of black and white abstract patterns and color blocking.

Want to mix it up?  Look for a black and white with a neutral shade such as this Giselle Topper from Comfy USA!  The best thing is that you can use the prints to layer and the solids pieces to balance the silhouette.

Also, for this Spring you will see a lot of sheer, transparent fabrics.  Don’t fret!  Use a boob tube or a thin cami tank to go underneath a sheer top such as this Quinn Button Up Shirt in Piano.  A great piece for sure! Oversized shirts are in!

Black and white is for sure a clean, flattering combination that looks so cool and is great on the plus size silhouette.  Be sure to mix and match til your heart’s content!

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Apr 17

A 2012 study released by The NPD Group, a leading market research company, shows that two-thirds of females ages 13 and over in America say they wear clothing that is “special sized.”  One-third of these females classify themselves as plus-size females.

So, where are the plus size prom dresses?

Black Cat Plus does not cater to that market at present.  However, we have a few styles and brands that may fit and be appropriate for the plus size teen such as this dress from Kiyonna.

If they cannot find something to wear, many teens are having to borrow a dress or have a dress made by a seamstress.  Our friends at Sydney’s Closet do a great job of catering to this market.  However, more brands need to design for this particular market which is under-served.  Let’s see who will take the challenge?

Check out this week’s Fashion Flash from Moving Free with Mirabai.

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Apr 6
L’eggs are Back!
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We were pleasantly surprised this past week when we received a gift basket with L’eggs Sheer Energy Pantyhose! What a trip down memory lane!  L’eggs was the first hosiery brand to have mass market distribution back in the 1970′s.  According to Women’s Wear Daily, it is ranked among the top 20 hosiery brands.

So, here’s what they did.  L’eggs Brand Inc. sent us  a kit stuffed full with all their must-have Spring essentials,  including two of the classic Sheer Energy L’eggs eggs, this season’s hottest nail polish, tinted lip-gloss, a pedicure kit and more!  What a nice surprise!

It is sure “eggxciting” to have L’eggs as we Spring Forward with the season’s styles.  With its sheer panty, lightweight hosiery fabric, these pantyhose are perfect to wear with the season’s monochromatic and pastel dresses and tuics–that range from sorbet shades of blush, violet, mint and blue.  (We always stored jewelry and other things in those eggs!)

There is a great story behind the packaging as well.  Apparently, the hosiery company has received requests to bring back the iconic eggs with the L’eggs pantyhose ever since they retired the packaging back in 1992!  And, yes!  We immediately put them on AND The L’eggs hose are still the same, tried and true hose we knew and loved back then.

 

Wait, that is not all! There is the Fabulous After 40 promotion!  Women over 21 will have the opportunity to win more than $40,000 in prizes!

The L’eggs Lucky Egg Sweepstakes grand prize winner and guest will receive a round trip to Las Vegas for a special egg hunt, a $2,000 shopping spree, a beauty make-over, and tickets to attend a Las Vegas show.  That’s not all– the grand prize winner will receive $25,000. The sweepstakes runs until April 28.  Go to www.leggsluckyegg.com and complete the sweepstakes form.

The eggs are available at Walgreen’s as well as some Rite-Aids and Wal-Mart stores.  They retail for $5.50. Go to the  L’eggs Facebook page for the chance to win weekly prizes.

Go now and enter!  And grab those L’eggs eggs before they are gone!

Check out this week’s Fashion Flash from Fab Over Forty!

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Apr 6

We are filling in this week and have the honor to host Fashion Flash!  Take note of these fabulous posts and tips from our favorite bloggers!

 

Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog has a confession.

DivaDebbi takes a look at extreme plastic surgery; celebrity style and how jarring it is when well know faces change before our eyes.

The black and white trend is going strong. Deborah Boland shares classy yet casual ways to wear this flattering trend.

Positive Living Advocate Barbara Hannah Grufferman thinks you can shop in your own kitchen for fabulous health and beauty products! Check out some of her best finds (and you won’t need your Amex!)!

Prime Beauty is ditching her black, gray and brown winter wardrobe for the brights shades of  summer. Bring On The Brights!

Getting fit can change your life! Women’s health and fitness expert Mirabai Holland shares her insight.

 

And, at Black Cat Plus, we were excited to participate in the Fabulous After 40 L’eggs Promotion! Check it out!

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