Archive for August 28, 2012

Saks end-of-season Sale, up to 60% off

Saks is having an end-of-season sale with prices up to 60% off.  Many items are perfectly suitable for wearing now.  Combine this with free shipping code AUGSFA and these great items start to look cost effective!  I have my eyes on:

Melissa Masse Printed Dress, $206.50

Tahari Printed Tunic, $68.60

Eileen Fisher Long Linen Cardigan, $159.60

Michael Kors Cap Sleeve Dress, $91.00

Fall Romance

Fall clothing is starting to appear, and of course I’m starting to shop.  One site that I check intermittantly is ShopRuche.com, a site with a similar aesthetic to Anthropologie, but which carries a plus line!  This morning I placed an order for a couple of items and drooled over a couple of others!

Dear Darling Curvy Plus Top
While this will definitely need a cami, this top combines the Peter Pan color trend with a terrific color.  I’ll almost certainly wear this with black trousers and perhaps a cardigan.

 

 

 

 

Starfield Print Curvy Plus Top

The colors of this top appealed to me; I love that type of rust shade, and this top struck me as very nice.  I probably won’t wear the belt because of my shape, although when it arrives I will play with it a little to see how it might work.

 

 

 

 

Island Getaway Curvy Plus Dress In BlackWere I in the market for a new little black dress, I would have jumped at this dress.  It is right on trend with the high-low skirt, but since it’s made out of jersey it would be comfortable and easy to care for!

 

 

 

 

They also had a number of other cute tops, skirts, dresses, and a few adorable retro bathing suits.  Well worth a look when you have a moment!  Once my items arrive, I’ll take pictures and post so you can see how they fit!

OOTD August 28, 2012

Today I wore one of my favorite summer dresses.  This Navy Seersucker Knit dress from Lands End has been a go-to all summer due to looking pulled together while feeling soft and light.  (Of course, it’s no longer available on their site.

The cardigan is one I’ve worn on here before from OneStopPlus.  The necklace is from a local artisan.  (Jewelry is a great way to support local artists AND find unique pieces!  It’s often less expensive than you would expect, as well.)

What is particularly great about the dress is the way the bodice is cut to emphasize curves.  (When I originally saw the dress in plus, they also had it in straight sizes.  The detailing on the bodice didn’t look right on the smaller body of the straight sized model.)

Notice the different directions of the stripes, with the almost bra-like cut and empire band under the bust.  These details accentuate the positives!

My only problem is that I was in between sizes when I bought it and wish I had chosen to go down a size rather than up.  This 3X is fitting kind of loosely right now, and would look a bit better if it were more fitted up top.  I might get it tailored before next summer.
Pikolinos - Moraira 845-8906F (Ron Leather) - Footwear

To add some kick, I wore this outfit with the red version of these shoes.  A girl can never have too many pairs of red shoes!  The brown would also work.