winter

Mar 2

How many more weeks of Winter?  Stay warm and cozy and read these Fashion Flash posts from all of our FF Bloggers!

What to avoid the road to Frumpytown?  Read these thoughts from fashion and style blogger, Pamela Lutrell

Can a vegetarian diet  lead to more  wrinkles?  Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog tackles the question.

Look Fabulous at any age with this make-up range specially formulated for mature skins.

DivaDebbi is a Personal Shopper professionally, so she loves to rehash the best and worst of the Red Carpet during awards season.

See her loves and loathes and if your agree, here.

The Sport Illustrated annual swimsuit issue is out….a sign that Spring can’t be too far off!  What supermodel graced that cover three times?  And guess what she’s doing now in her second life!

I’ve responded to sneaker stimuli, bought myself some new ones and shared my formula for sneaker shopping and how to pick yours at Moving Free With Mirabai.

Barbara Hannah Grufferman, author of “The Best of Everything After 50,” thinks full brows are the best way to look modern, fresh and ready for Spring . . . and here’s how to get them!

 

 

Society Wellness explains how supplements are measured, and what measurements to look for when purchasing different kinds of supplements.

Your type of beauty shows up in your facial features, body language, thoughts, feelings, behavior tendencies, and personality. Prime Beauty has partnered with makeover expert, Carol Tuttle to help you find your unique style! Prime Beauty is giving away a Dressing Your Truth online course worth $297! Find out which of the 4 beauty types you are, what colors look best on you and how to dress for your figure and personal style!

And, over at Black Cat Plus, take a look at our sale page! We are clearing out for new things!

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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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Nov 6

The air is getting colder as the winter season approaches. Time to whip out the winter outfits you have stored at the back of your closet. It is now the time to wrap yourself on those warm sweaters, coats, leggings, and boots to ward off the cold from the chilly wind. But do you know how to be on trend anytime this season? Don’t worry because we have prepared some tips for you on how to create early winter fashion styles for plus size women.

Rocking the Knits

Knits are definitely a winter staple so load up on these to mix and match with your skirts, pants, or dresses. You can also wear knits on knits like a knitted sweater with a knitted skirt. Just make sure to wear fancy shoes to increase your style meter. The long-sleeve, knitted top over a black skinny jeans and brown suede/leather boots is a good start.  Check out this Chloe Tunic from Comfy USA

Glam up with Tights and Leggings

Tights and leggings are perfect for plus size dresses for women including skirts and shorts but they are not flattering to wear as pants. You can wear tights and leggings with boots, stilettos, flats, or wedges.

Winter Layering

The cold season calls for layering clothes to keep the body warm. Use simple basics like a long sleeve top with skinny jeans or leather pants and style them up with statement pieces like vest, jacket such as this Art of Cloth Adi Jacket, and accessories.

Accessorize Plains and Prints

Invest in fabulous accessories like jewelery, bags, shoes, boots, hats, and scarves. Scarves in winter colors are great in accessorizing outfits whether pants, skirt, shorts, and dress ensembles.

Experiment with Fall/Winter Colors

The figure-flattering tones of mauve, cobalt, gray, black, and white are the trend for plus size women. So, let your inner fashionista come out this season and play with these color combinations to stay pretty all the time.

Being smart and well-dressed for the early winter show how much you love your full figure as you are confident to show off your voluptuous assets. The hefty price tag or the designer brand is not important, what matters most is how great you look in the well-chosen ensemble.
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Check out this week’s Fashion Flash from Fab Over Forty!

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Dec 7

Along with the colder temperatures, for many people winter usually means dry, flaky, itchy skin. Those frigid temperatures mean we crank up the furnace which blows dry, heated air. Long, hot showers to thaw out cold extremities only serve to further dry out the skin, which is already subject to winter’s naturally low humidity levels.

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Here are five great tips to counteract winter’s attack on skin hydration and keep your skin well-moisturized throughout the harshest season:

 

1.  Moisturizers: Choose creams over lotions

When moisturizing your skin, choose a cream instead of a lotion. Lotions are water-based and easily absorbed, while a thicker cream tends to create a seal that locks in moisture. The cream then provides an additional level of protection to the top layer of the skin. Select a moisturizing cream that is fragrance-free and be sure to apply it immediately after your shower before your skin has a chance to lose moisture.

 

2.  Avoid using perfumes

Fragrances can be an irritant to the skin. The alcohol in your favorite perfume will also dry out your skin and disrupt the skin’s own regulation process which helps it to maintain a healthy moisture level. If you do wish to use perfume, use it sparingly.

 

3. Change your shower habit for winter

This tip may be difficult for the shower lovers out there. Lowering the water temperature and shortening the length of time you spend in the shower will be a tremendous benefit to your skin over the course of the winter months. Baths and showers should be limited to no more than once a day for optimal skin hydration. In addition, using a moisturizing body bar will be gentler on your skin than a harsh soap.

 

4. Drink more water

One of the biggest factors in maintaining properly hydrated skin is hydration within the body – not only on the surface. One of the most effective actions you can take in the winter is consuming more water than you believe you need on a daily basis. The additional water will be absorbed by your cells as a replacement for the water lost to old man winter’s drying elements. There are some great online tools to help you determine how much water you should consume given your body type and health history.

 

5. Stay away from alcohol

During the holidays there is always a lot of toasting going on. But did you know consuming alcohol can negatively affect the appearance of your skin? If you really want to achieve maximum skin health during the winter, refrain from (or at least limit) alcohol consumption during the holidays.

 

6. Get your omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the essential keys to skin health. These fatty acids have a multi-faceted protective effect on the skin. They help to ward off the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) ray exposure, make hair shinier, and help to keep the skin well-hydrated. You can take in omega-3 fatty acids through supplements found in the natural foods section of the grocery store or pharmacy or at the health food store, or you can also get sufficient quantities by eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as fish (salmon, sardines, or halibut), walnuts, flax seeds, and tofu.

Winter skin doesn’t need to be that uncomfortable, dry skin that you may have become accustomed to. Take time to follow these six easy steps and you will keep your protective covering supple and glowing even through the season’s coldest days.

 

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

 

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Nov 29

All the rage this season are warm and cozy, soft sweaters which are the best sought for in the chilly winter months, which is  just ’round the corner.  Plus size women may find difficulty in choosing the right clothing to fit their shape with either too baggy of a sweater or too tight. So, in order to help plus size women, the fashion world has introduced a vast array of choices for the  winter season.

Choosing the Right plus Size Clothes

Browsing various websites, shop your favorite stores  and fill your wardrobe with the latest winter wear.  Whenever you are searching for clothes for winter, always choose clothes with long sleeves, big or full-size, but not too oversized, soft sweaters.  A perfect example is this Neon Buddha Russia Tunic Cardigan.

The color block style is on trend and perfect for mixing and matching with the other pieces in your wardrobe. You can effortlessly match any sweaters or blouses with jeans or slacks. This outfit not only protects you from a chilly winter, but also gives you a stylish and up-to-date look.

Hence, long sleeves and even longer length tunics have been favorite styles for plus size women as it helps to keep you warm and with the flattering longer length, elongates the silhouette. Use tunics such as this Neon Buddha Burlington Striped T-Neck Sweater in a woven cotton so the garment will be appropriate for any kind of weather or condition and not itch or make you overly hot.

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

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