Dec 20
Holiday Fashion Flash
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Happy Holidays to All as Black Cat Plus hosts this week’s holiday edition of Fashion Flash!


Inka of goes Christmas shopping in Barcelona/Spain. In a converted bull ring, no less.


Society Wellness shares the advice a holistic veterinarian gives to a pet owner, that applies to humans too!

Check out these warm, holiday metallic eye look for hooded eyes from Notes from my Dressing Table.

Barbara Hannah Grufferman, author of THE BEST OF EVERYTHING AFTER 50 and AARP YouTube Host, was on the Today show chatting about how to beat the holiday blues. Check out her best tips.


Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog looks at the benefits of  a popular herb in moisturizers and cleansers.


Beth from Style at a Certain Age talks about how to Punch up your holiday party duds with pink.

Take Charge Of Your Health Now! Maximize chances of health into old age. Mirabai Holland Certified Health Coach & Exercise Physiologist from offers a  simple formula.

It’s almost New Year’s Resolution time! Jackie Silver from says, “Add stop aging to your list” and she shows you how.


The holidays can be exhausting, Prime Beauty has 5 Essential Tip For Your Bedtime Routine!

Chic at any Age discusses The elegant beauty of Pearl Earrings.  Timeless!



Don’t forget the cat this holiday season!

From Black Cat Plus Blog: The SansBug Pop Up tent is a great item for every cat owner! It can be used for a mom with newborn kittens or to keep a sick cat contained or just for fun so your cat can play hide-and-seek.  The pop up tents come in three sizes for one person, for two people or with a width of six feet!  The smallest size can fit into an overhead compartment.  I must admit I was a bit nervous to put the tents together, but it is easier if you watch the video. Prices range from $49 t0 $99 and are available at

Also, a gift for kitty to enjoy is Meow Box.  Your cat will have such fun with the contents of Meow Box! Choose from three subscription options for one month, three months or six months and you will be able to have some great items for your cat to try! Pricing options range from $22.95-$32.95.  This is a fun package to get in the mail.  Box comes personalized to your cat’s likes and has a cute note for kitty inside.





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.

Tess Holliday/Facebook

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!


Nov 30

Have a cocktail party to go to?  How about an office party?

Well are you in luck this holiday season!

Take advantage of the multitude of colors and silhouettes!

Many are flattering to the plus size silhouette such as this Ming Wang sheath dresses in an ever-popular black and white pattern.

Lace, lace and more lady-like lace is still going strong this season! A reminder of the past with its ultra feminine style, you cannot go wrong with lace!

We love the lace dresses this season as they are curve-conscious and accentuate the waist and hips such as this Kiyonna Scalloped Boudoir Lace Dress in Black.

The ever-popular wrap and faux wraps are flattering to all body types, how about a bit of Me-Wow in this retro style, Portia Pin Up Leopard Print Dress?  With its graceful lines, rounded shoulders which accents in all the right places, this dress is a winner! 


Plenty of options this holiday season as fabric and silhouette rules plus size fashion!

Check out the Fashion Flash from Prime Beauty!

Dec 13

Isn’t this time of year just a glam-o-rama?  Who doesn’t love the holidays? Breakfasts with friends, lunches with co-workers and the infamous office party and how can we forget those holiday parties with your pals?

What to wear this season? The options are ever so glamorous from outright sparkle and shine to subtle hints of embellishment you will have the look that is right for you– from modest to bold as well as appropriate for the occasion.

In the mood for glitz that goes with anything?  Try one of the Teez Her Sequin Tank Tops in white or black or  for when you are in the mood for just a hint of embellishment and color underneath a slinky jacket or cape.

Want just a tad more glitz? How about this Cover Charge Sequin Cape With just sequins on the lapels, it’s perfect for both that holiday party and New Year’s Eve Celebrations!

You can never go wrong with Simply Silk.  Our best occasion line, Simply Silk has jackets and dresses with  great color such as this purple floral swing jacket or tasteful beading on the bodice such as this beaded burgundy and green kimono jacket.


Need nail polish? I have to show you!  Right now I am wearing one of OPI’s Muppet Collection Polishes, “Gettin Miss Piggy with It.” My students liked it!  I think it’s a bit much for everyday, but there’s no doubt, in just a few days, I will be ready to party and all set for the holidays!

Need some exercise tips to stay in shape this season? Check out Shawna K”s post!


More as it happens,


Dec 13

Whew! It has been a whirlwind around here! We have got the latest and greatest fashion finds for Holiday 2010!

This holiday season pay attention to “Real World” dressing which reflects the busy woman’s lifestyle and priories.  You will see that the focus is on easy casual and sophisticated chic!

Easy casual, is defined by practical, year-round, fashionable clothing which easily transcends from day to evening.  Think beyond basic black and look  for solids in chocolate, wine, charcoal and navy which absorbs light and slenderizes. Take a look at our Art of Cloth Seabreeze Jacket in crimson and charcoal-a perfect topper to wear to a holiday party.

Easy casual and sophisticated chic are personified by the sheath dress with flattering princess seams such as our Neon Buddha slip dress. Add a splash of color with a red wrap and you are set to party!

Always in style–separates! We are having great success with easy casual and sophisticated jackets! Try this Cover Charge Rose Slinky Cape for a jacket with a hint of glam and embellished with tiny rhinestones. If you need a bit more of a glam  look, consider a  jacket from our Simply Silk line. This purple burnout pattern kimono jacket extends past the hips.

Want something a bit more dressy? Sophisticated chic is defined by clothes that are dressy, but not overdressy!  Seek clothes that skim and show off your curves. Pieces made from jersey-like fabrics, have V-necklines and low knots accentuate in all the right places.  We love the color and fit of our Kiyonna Gabrielle Tie Dress.

This holiday season have fun with family and friends.  Be sure to take advantage of the easy casual and sophisticated chic trends as you count your blessing and celebrate  the season and into 2011!

Dec 21

‘Tis the season for holiday festivities.  And, yes there is still time to get your outfit thanks to overnight shipping!  Chances are this week you will find yourself at one, if not two or more, holiday parties.

You’re in luck because this season offers fun and flirty looks that are affordable, versatile and feminine.  Remember, one essential piece is all you need to transform your outfit in to a fun, festive look.

Look #1: Mix and match rich jewel tone shades in amethyst, sapphire or emerald to glam up your winter ensemble or make it the focal point of your wardrobe in an easy-to-wear dress such as Kiyonna’s Vivienne Cinch Dress in Perfectly Purple.

Look #2: Holiday 2009 is the year of the sweater.  Pair a lovely cardigan or pullover with your favorite pair of pants for a more comfy, casual look.  Check out Pure & Co’s Kimono Sleeve Pullover in dry chili. Don’t want to get hot? Make sure your sweater is cotton or plan on layering.

Look #3: A dressy jacket adds polish to any outfit. We love the Simply Silk jackets that are affordable and easy on your budget.  All of the Simply Silk jackets are hand-washable silk and come in so many beautiful prints you won’t know which one to choose.

Look #4: Red.  Need we say more? Nothing says holidays more than Red.  Go with one accessory item such as shoes or a handbag or how about this comfy-looking, versatile Neon Buddha Red Cotton Blazer? The button detailing makes this item a great piece.

Look#5: Accessories always give you a boost without breaking the bank! Let a gorgeous scarf complete your look.  How about a plush, luxe scarf from Pierre Q to complete your outfit. Now, go have fun and party on!