Archive for August 10, 2012

OOTD August 10, 2012

Photo on 8-10-12 at 10.32 AM #2 by retants
On the one hand, I LOVE this dress.  It’s soft, comfortable and cool.  It’s a great “friday” dress.
On the other, looking at this picture.  I don’t think it’s as flattering as I thought it was.  This is a case where the picture in the ad looks almost nothing like what the dress looks like on a real plus size body.  Here’s the picture from the site:
As you can see, it looks more full, less knit and clingy around the middle.  Not as bad as some images when translated to a real plus-sized person, but definitely not as good as I might have hoped.  The dress is still available in a M (I’m wearing a 1X due to the odd sizing that OneStopPlus, Woman Within, Jessica London, and Roaman’s all use).

End-of-summer Sales

I love end-of-summer sales.  In Arizona, they are a no-brainer.  It’s supposed to be 115 today, and was 95 when I left the house this morning.  I can buy clothing cheaply now and wear it for another 4 months.  Sales like this are always worth a look.

The one that caught my attention this morning is Avenue.  All CLEARANCE clothing is on sale for an additional 30% off today.  Here are some of the items I’m picking up:

This will look terrific with white jeans.  The cold-shoulder style is very trendy right now, so it isn’t something I want to spend a LOT on.  But frankly, it is cooler and is a nice way to show a little shoulder while still being able to wear a normal bra.

I have to admit that this blue is one of my favorite things this summer.  I have very little of it, but it’s a great, happy color that I am actively buying right now.

What’s great about this pullover is that it provides coverage for work without a lot of warmth.  I can easily see myself wearing this with a black tank and a maxi skirt.

There are several other items I love but which are not available in my size.  If you can wear these, I would snap them up!

I love colorblock, but this is only available now in 30/32

Another great, sharp top but only available in 26/28 and 30/32

Perfect for a fall wedding, but only available in a 16