May 09

Fun, Fitness and Fashion, Bring on the Fitness Season

May and the spring season is the start of many people wanting to have fun, start some fitness routines and of course new fashions to help make it that much better.  It’s no surprise then,  that everyone seems to be in a better mood.

May is that month where there is a lot happening and everyone seems to be moving in some direction or other.  We can feel that the air is getting warmer and it just begs us to get outdoors and do something.  So what are the latest fashion trends for curvy women who are looking to get and stay fit?  And what are some of the latest fitness trends to help curvy women feel strong and well balanced?

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Well,  let’s just say that there are some really great opportunities out there to work your body so that you remain healthy.  Curvy women were sometimes forgotten in the fashion industry, especially when it comes to work-out wear.  Not so any longer!

 Hurray!

With the advent of Yoga as a really good way to exercise, there is also a growth in the fitness wear made for all that stretching and moving. Hula Hooping is another trend that is growing by leaps and bounds.  It will take you back to a time when you could move for hours without end. Of course, there is also water activities that are great for everyone, curvy ladies included.

 

Before you start your new exercise routines, you need some new duds to work out in.

Following some of the latest fashion trends for women, I offer you a great selection from some of the best athletic wear manufacturers, all available through Amazon.

Let’s go!

Colorful and stretchy capris will make you feel like you have a second skin on. Comfortable and really nice to wear, these capris will look good and help you feel comfortable in any exercise program you choose. Walking, yoga or even swimming can all be done wearing these lovely 3/4 Capri style pant.

Pair these Capri pants with a really snazzy athletic top that adds just a little pizzazz where you want it.  Comfortable and stylish this top is great for all your activities and with its little cutouts, it is modern and trendy too.

This one is a favorite of mine.  I love the colors that it comes in and you can’t beat the price.  Why not add one or two to your workout gear.  It is affordable, looks really nice and will make you feel beautiful inside and out.  The latest fashion trend of adding mesh to your look is part of the beauty of these tops.  It is an accent that just makes this a trendy beautiful and comfortable addition to your modern-day workout gear.

Breathability and airiness are important aspects when you are undertaking some new exercise routines. A splash of color doesn’t hurt either. I love tops that make me feel energized and these are no exception. Lightweight and comfortable for almost any activity, these tops will help encourage you to show your colors to the world.  This is one of the latest fashion trends for women who are looking to have fun, get fit and be fashionable too.

My New Great Exercises

My own new routines will include hula-hooping and swim walking.  Why you might ask?  Well, let’s just say that as a child I hula hooped for hours outdoors and enjoyed it a lot! Now that I am a certain age, running does not quite fit my lifestyle, but hula hooping does.  Does this make you want to try?  My friends at RubyHooping.com can get you started if you want to join me.  Ruby Hooping will help you get started on the right foot so to speak.

Swim walking is another part of my new fitness routine.  You see I am a curvy lady.  Curvy ladies don’t like to bounce around a lot.  But swimming and swim walking will be perfect for me.  My legs are not the strongest anymore, and walking in a pool will take the burden off of my knees while still giving me a great workout.  I may be curvy, but I am not out of shape, just my shape is different than yours. If you want to know more about swim walking you can check out this link. Mayo Clinic Swim Walking

I need to show you one more beautiful trendsetting top before I tell you more!  You need to check this one out!  It comes in solid colors as well as tie dye in several different colors too.  I love this latest fashion trend for its style as well as it’s colors and prints.  Knock me on my bottom, I need some of these for my workouts too!

Yoga is also becoming a part of my life.  Curvy gals need to stretch as much as our slimmer counterparts!  Yoga is the answer again because the movements are slow stretches that engage all your muscle groups without jarring you from one galaxy to the next. To see how to start a yoga exercise routine if you are curvy and have never done this before, this video link is a great start. Beginners Yoga for Curvy Women

You can bet that I will be looking fashionable and ready for fun and fitness in my new routines to keeping fit and healthy. I will be sporting the latest fashion trend for women who are eager to join the ranks of the fit and fabulous.

FYI!

Most work-out clothes are machine washable, but, I prefer to hand wash mine.  Most of these outfits are made with some amount of spandex in them.  This stretchy fabric will last so much longer if you take the time to give them a good hand wash.  Then hang to dry after your fitness routine is done.

Come on back and tell me how you are doing with your new routines. Spring is rolling into summer.  I’d love to hear from you!   

Apr 23

The Best Out of the World Full Figure Swimsuits

Everyone who has a full figure thinks that Swimming and Full Figures do not go together!

I’m here to tell you that you are so wrong.  Full Figure women love swimming and will love having a Swimsuit that is comfortable, looks really nice and is at the same time is stylish.

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Activity for everyone is important and Full Figure women need activity too.  Sometimes the reason that women become fuller figured is that there are certain activities that are difficult to do.  Or maybe they have other issues with their health that does not allow them to do other activities.

Swimsuits are colorful, have support for the bustline and coverage too. What more could you ask for? Each of these suits is absolutely beautiful.

Right now we are just getting into the late spring and early summer. Depending on where you live, you might already be in a pool somewhere getting wet and enjoying the water activities.  Or maybe you are heading south for some pre-summer sun.  Be ready for some water activities and jump right in.

What if you have other problems?

Now I’m going to bring up a problem that I have with swimming and my Full Figured self.  Not too many people will admit this, but I am a realist and I want to be able to go swimming without worrying about my “little problems”.

When I get out of the water, I find that I don’t like that my thighs tend to rub together.  This is probably me, being a little too sensitive to the fact that I have a little more weight on my legs than I would like to have.  But guess what?

I’m here to give you an easy rescue plan!

There are many women today that prefer to dress more modestly when they go swimming.  They either opt for a Swim Dress or they will go swimming in athletic wear that was originally intended for yoga or some other form of exercise classes.

Yoga wear can easily double as swimwear.  It is so much more comfortable to get out of the pool and not have your legs rubbing together.  It also looks really nice with some of the tops being very colorful and bright.

If it is your intention to lose weight by swimming, then this is a perfect way to do it,  When you start to see results, you can slip back to the bathing suit or swim dress idea.  Or continue to wear yoga style activewear.

Most of the time, there is no hard and fast rule about what is appropriate swimwear.  So whatever you are comfortable in,  will work quite nicely.

The most important thing is that you are getting out and doing some kind of activity.  It will make you feel better just to move those muscles.

Swimming or walking in a pool is my preferred fitness routine.  It is easy to do and works well on the arms and legs.  The joints are not overworked with pounding on the pavement, yet still get a great workout.

My other idea of a great workout is indeed Yoga.  Stretching and holding a position for a counted period is a great workout as well.  Not strenuous on the joints and if you can’t do the poses today, keep trying.  All of a sudden, your flexibility is much better.   Thank yoga for that.  Many women are too shy to join a yoga class.  They are uncomfortable with their Full Figures.  I tell you, that is a stumbling block you put in your own way.

If you don’t want to join a group of like minded women (of all sizes), then you have the option of doing yoga routines at home as well.  Pop in a DVD that will walk you through the poses and when you are comfortable, do join a group. The group not only is a social time, but they will also encourage you to try a little harder. We sometimes can use that extra encouragement.

The Bottom Line is, it does not matter what size you are, so long as you are healthy and can get around.  If you have issues with mobility due to arthritis or other illnesses, then find something that will work for you.

I like the Full Figure Swimsuits that I have chosen to share with you here, but I also like and use the yoga capris for swimming as well.

My mantra is to move my body.  I don’t want to work it till I fall over, but I do want to make it work better.

Apr 23

Extra Special Mother’s Day Gifts That She Will Love

Mother’s Day is coming and I have some extra special gifts that she will just fall in love with.

Who doesn’t like to surprise their mom with a special gift, especially on Mother’s Day?

I know it would take me forever to find that one gift that I knew would put a smile on her face and have her smiling all day long.  Flowers and chocolates are great but how about giving her something that she will use and get enjoyment out of the gift every time she uses it.  special gift for mother's day, make mom special,happy mother's day gifts

Unique Mother’s Day Gifts

Who hasn’t wanted to get Mom that unique Mother’s Day gift that she will be talking about for a long, long time?  I can remember shopping for days looking for that one special gift that I just knew was out there, but wasn’t really sure what “it”  was.

Today, I have no problem finding those special gifts and I will share my finds with you.  I bet that any one of these gifts will be ones that she will enjoy and use for many months or years to come.

So let’s get right down to those special things!

First, comes some special sleepwear.  She will never believe how wonderful it is to sleep in silk!  If Dad needs some ideas for Mom this would be the perfect place for him.  If you all want Mom to sleep well get together and make her ideal sleep the gift you give for Mother’s Day.
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Ellesilk has beautiful sleepwear.  She will never believe how lovely having some beautiful sleepwear would be. It’s a small indulgence for a mom who does so much for her family.

If Pajamas aren’t your style, you can always get her a lovely set of silk pillowcases.  Silk pillowcases are so soft against your skin, that she will just love the feel of the silk against her face.  Hypoallergenic and cool in the warm weather, it’s just a great combination.

The second choice  would be something that will make her smile and smell really nice too.

Mom’s love things that are pretty, smell really nice and show how much you love her.  Candles are a great gift idea.  and these candles by Karen Michelle are extra special indeed.  Great scents like mint chocolate, vanilla, coconut and some more exotic scents, I’m sure you will find one or two she will love for sure. Karen Michelle  Destiny Candles come in several different scents and sizes.
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Do you have a Mom who loves to make things?

If so, then choice Number Three is something that she will love without question.  Grow and Make have so many different sets of Make it Yourself kits that I’m sure there is one or two that your Mom will just fall in love with.
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Mom can try making anything from bath salts to essential oils and homemade soaps.  All kinds of preserves, jams, wine even.  She will enjoy having everything she needs to make something that she will really enjoy.   She’ll learn a new craft and have a sense of accomplishment too.

Choice Number 4 is to shop at VIPme.

You can find everything for your mom, from jewelry to handbags and lots of really pretty blouses or tops.
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Moms always love to have something new in the accessory department and there are so many really pretty things at VIP me!  There are 45 pages of jewelry that Mom would love for sure.  All of them are very affordable and beautiful.  Earrings, necklaces and some sets with earrings, necklaces, and bracelets are available.  Pick her favorite color and I’m sure you will come up with a special gift just for her.

Mom's are very special people and they deserve something really nice for Mother's Day.  I think she will love just about anything from these suggestions.  You know your mom better than anyone else.  You know what she likes to do or her favorite colors.  With these suggestions, I would guarantee that you will find that one special gift that will let your mom know just how much she means to you.

 

 

Apr 05

Spring has Arrived and So Has All Things Beautiful For You

Spring has Officially Arrived!  Along with spring, there are all kinds of beautiful things for your wardrobe that will make you Beautiful.

Who isn’t happy to see the daylight hours become longer and brighter?  I can honestly say that I am so happy to see the end of March and April coming in like a beautiful new beginning.

Besides the beautiful flowers that are making their presence known, there seems to be a need to show our joy at the change in season with what we put on our bodies too.

Beautiful Dresses

Spring time just calls us to wear something fresh, and dressy.  These Plus Size ladies dresses might just fill your needs.  I love to show a little leg after a winter of long trousers and dark drab clothing.  When the sun is shining, lovely colored dresses are a must have.

 

Avenue Plus Size Black Floral Crochet Sheath Avenue Plus Size Black Floral Crochet Sheath

Plus size knit sheath dress. Scooped neckline. Short sleeves. Black, crochet floral overlay. Fully lined. Hidden back zip closure. Polyester. Machine wash. Imported. Approx. 42 inches long in the back. Dresses may not be returned if the original tags are removed









Beautiful white and lacey.  This dress is a winner for sure and will look wonderful at your family gathering for Easter or Mother’s Day.  Both are coming up real soon.  Make your fashion statement now with this lovely dress, and if you want to add some color, it’s as easy as changing the belt to a colored one.  Match it with your shoes and handbag and you will be a Beautiful Sight for sure.

Avenue Plus Size White Chevron Crochet Maxi Dress Avenue Plus Size White Chevron Crochet Maxi Dress

Plus size crochet dress. Hits above the ankle. V-neckline. Cap sleeves. Matching fabric sash at waist. Crochet overlay with chevron pattern all over. Lined. Polyester. Machine wash. Made in USA. Approx. 52 inches long. Dresses may not be returned if the original tags are removed









Who doesn’t like the Asymmetrical look?  I know I love it.  Many of my plus sized women friends also love the uneven hemline.  It adds just a little touch of the unexpected.  A nice little touch for sure.

Avenue Plus Size Asymmetrical Panel Dress Avenue Plus Size Asymmetrical Panel Dress

Plus size knit dress. Asymmetrical hemline is longer at one side. Pairs with style 392360460. V-neckline. Sleeveless. Fabric panel at the front adds dimension. Rayon/spandex. Machine wash. Imported. Approx. 44 inches long at the longest point. Dresses may not be returned if the original tags are removed









Color Blocking is another Plus Sized feature that I really enjoy.  Everyone’s eyes are drawn to you instead of the dress per se.  I prefer being the center of attention and these color block dresses do just that.

Avenue Plus Size Diagonal Colorblock Sheath Dress Avenue Plus Size Diagonal Colorblock Sheath Dress

Plus size knit sheath dress. Scoop neckline. Sleeveless. Wine, black and white diagonal color block waves all over. Polyester/rayon/spandex. Machine wash. Imported. Approx. 40 1/2 inches long. Dresses may not be returned if the original tags are removed









Here’s another color block that at first glance makes you think there is a little jacket happening with this dress.  It is an illusion, but a very nice and acceptable illusion.  I love red and red with black accents just makes my little heart flutter a bit.

Avenue Plus Size Piped Colorblock Sheath Avenue Plus Size Piped Colorblock Sheath

Plus size knit sheath dress. Scooped neckline. Elbow-length sleeves. Colorblock bodice with empire waist. Piped trim. Polyester/spandex. Machine wash. Made in USA of Imported fabric. Approx. 40 inches long. Dresses may not be returned if the original tags are removed









Now here’s a lovely dressy little number.  Jewels at the neckline make wearing this dress easy and effortless.  No need for a lot of embellishments, the neckline and tulip hemline are enough to draw your attention both up and down.  Easy to take in everything in between too!  Spring women’s dresses never looked so good.

Avenue Plus Size Embellished Tulip Hem Dress Avenue Plus Size Embellished Tulip Hem Dress

Plus size knit dress. Scooped neckline with rhinestone trim yoke. Three-quarter bell sleeves. Criss cross tulip hem at the front. Polyester/spandex exclusive of trim. Hand wash. Made in USA of Imported fabric. Approx. 40 inches long at the back. Dresses may not be returned if the original tags are removed









Spring fashion is full of flounces and ruffles, and you can have some too.  This dress has a lovely cowl neckline and the sleeves are just beautiful at the 3/4 length.  I love the cut of this dress with its flouncy skirt, it is feminine and beautiful at the same time.

Avenue Plus Size Belted Cowlneck Sweater Knit Dress Avenue Plus Size Belted Cowlneck Sweater Knit Dress

Plus size sweater knit dress. Cowl neckline. Three-quarter sleeves. Stretch belt at the waist with faux leather trim and geometric metal buckle. Acrlyic. Machine wash. Imported. Approx. 40 inches long. Dresses may not be returned if the original tags are removed









Avenue has some really nice dresses for springtime and any event that you might be attending.  Easter will be wonderful with any of these dresses making your spring debut outstanding.  If you don’t do anything special for Easter, you could always be prepared for Mother’s Day that is coming up right behind Easter.  Plus Size Women’s Dresses are a wonderful way to celebrate the return of Spring.

 

You might want to check out some other  Spring Arrivals right here:

Flaunt Your Style, Amazing Fashions

Women’s Spring Wardrobe Transitions…….

Mar 24

Flaunt Your Style, Just for You, Amazing Fashions!

Spring has sprung and now it’s time to flaunt your style! You have this covered with some beautiful clothes from Kiyonna.

Stylish Plus Size Dresses and Separates, Flaunt your style, Plus Sized Women's WearI love the styles available at Kiyonna.  They are fresh and up to date and strikingly beautiful.  Everything that is available is of the highest quality and made for your beautiful curvy body.  I love the cutouts for spring wear.  So soft and so sexy, made just for you!

You and I both know that it’s that time of year when the invites to weddings and other special functions are happening.  Why not be ready for that invitation you know is coming in the mail.  Having a nice dress ready to go is one way to make sure you say “yes” to that invite.

Get Ready for Easter, Weddings, and Mother’s Day, they are all happening sooner than you think!

I love dressing up and these styles are all so beautiful and graceful too.  Sexy and stunning at the same time.

When you know you look good, there is no way that you are staying at home.  It's time to get out there and flaunt your good looks for the whole world to see.

Beauty is so much more than your dress size.  With Kiyonna Styles you won't have any problem finding that special dress you know you need.

With these styles here, there is never any reason to say no to any invitation that could be coming your way.  You will be smashing and stunning all at the same time.

Lacy numbers will have you feeling so feminine and wonderful at any outing.  Going to a wedding or theater in this beauty will make you the head turner for sure.

Need a simple wedding dress, then look no further than the off white little number. Simple and stunning all at the same time.  Affordable too.  Make the most of this dress even afterward by adding a little color to it and wear it again and again.  It is beautiful.

Boho is back!

Flouncy numbers are all the rage again too.  So why not get the peasant look with a midi dress that says "boho" all over.

Red and Navy make a statement too.  Wrap dresses are a must-have in any woman's wardrobe, but either of these ones, in particular, is stunning.

I have to be careful because I am very drawn to red.  If you looked in my wardrobe you would find many pieces in red, burgundy, light red, dark red.  Let's just say it happens to be my favorite color.  With the ruffles running along this hemline, I can see this one becoming your favorites too!

Kiyonna isn't just for dresses though.  They have a host of offerings for anyone who is size 10 to 32 and everything in between.  This will take you to their evening wear, but please, do search around the site, because there are so many lovely things to see.

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Spring is a great time to Flaunt your style and Kiyonna helps make that easy for you and me.

Mar 15

Womens Spring Wardrobe: Transitions for Stylish Spring Clothes

Stylish Spring Clothes and updating your Women’s Spring Wardrobe doesn’t have to be difficult.

Many times women are at a loss when it comes to transitioning their wardrobe from Winter to Spring.  Everyone loves the change in the seasons and we love to show that change in how we dress.  But, and here’s the big BUT, you don’t have to change everything in your wardrobe!  The Basics of your Spring wardrobe will remain much the same as your winter wear.  Here’s the Big Difference!  Colors,  patterns, and florals will bring your winter wardrobe into the spring without breaking the bank.

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A few well-inserted pieces will get you through from winter to spring like a fashion professional.

So What do I need?

Spring is that season that seems to take forever to arrive.  Once it has arrived it can quickly take a U-turn and make it look like winter again.  So you’re never really sure what Mother Nature will have in store for you from one day to the next.

That to me is the biggest problem with Spring Wardrobe changes.  It’s too early to pull all the warm stuff out of your closet! And yet, it’s the time when we really want to be lightening up our looks.

So What is a fashionable gal supposed to do?

First of all, don’t panic!  Updating your spring wardrobe is as easy as adding a few pieces that follow the fashion trends for this year.

Your lovely basic black, gray and navy colored pants or trousers are still able to be worn.  Just add a spring blouse, sweater or blazer and you have a whole new look.  Below are some wonderful spring updates that will easily transform your basic spring wardrobe.  All the fashion magazines are showing colorful prints, solids with a flair for color and feminine fabrics.  Cold shoulder or cut out shoulders are still the rage, along with baring one shoulder too.   Asymmetric hemlines are still popular too.  The runways were full of ruffles and ornamentation for blouses.  With one or two of these, your spring wardrobe renewal is on the way.  Check out some of the beautiful blouses below.

 

Plus Size Sweet Crochet Spliced Blouse Plus Size Sweet Crochet Spliced Blouse

Plus Size Sweet Crochet Spliced Blouse







This blouse is available in a variety of colors, so you can choose the one you like the best. It’s a Great Value for your wardrobe update.

Plus Size Ornate Printed Blouse Plus Size Ornate Printed Blouse

Plus Size Ornate Printed Blouse








Prints are all the rage, so for your consideration, I have included this blouse with a lovely overall design to make that update to your wardrobe easier and fun too.

L&L Flowing Chiffon Off The Shoulder Top L&L Flowing Chiffon Off The Shoulder Top

Off the shoulder cut, translucent material, trendy print, this plus size Love & Legend top has got it all. Wear it with a pair of jeans for a grungy look or a pencil skirt for a night out. 28-inch length.











Feminine and flowing are two of the spring looks you want to include in your wardrobe update. This one provides that and more, the off the shoulder or “cold shoulder” look is still very strong for spring. Don’t miss out on this truly soft and very feminine look.

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Printed Chiffon Asymmetric Plus Size Blouse







Asymmetric hemlines never looked better and they are not going away anytime soon. I personally love the look of the uneven hemlines. Very flattering for all figure types you need at least one of these in your spring update.

Michel Studio Three Quarter Sleeve Embroidered Blouse Michel Studio Three Quarter Sleeve Embroidered Blouse

A light and feminine look. This plus size embroidered blouse from the Michel Studio collection has a scoop neckline, a square shape, et embroidery on the hems and at the necklines. It also features flared three quarter sleeves. 28 each length.










 

Lovely embroidery on a square necked blouse is a nice change. I love 3/4 sleeves because they offer coverage and are not as bulky as a full long sleeve. This is one very versatile blouse.  Ruffles at the sleeve are also a big fashion statement for 2017.  You will feel so fashion forward in this lovely blouse.

Stay tuned for more Spring Wardrobe Updates!

The next installation of spring wardrobe updates will include some really pretty sweaters and blazers to get you through those spring days that are a little cooler than you’d expect.  If you’d like to be the first to know about those items, you can sign up for the newsletter and you will be the first to know all about my favorites and hopefully will see that one piece that just needs to be added to your wardrobe to make it complete.

 

 

 

 

Mar 07

Oh Joy, Spring is Here! It’s Time to Dress Yourself Happy!

Everyone is Happy, Spring is finally right around the corner and it’s high time to dress in a spirit of joy!

Everyone is feeling so much lighter now that Winter Coats are being put away!  Hopefully, where ever you live, the weather has been showing signs of warming up!  Today where I live it’s definitely getting warmer.  The rain has removed the last traces of the snows that marked the 2016/2017 winter season.  I can’t say that I’m sad that winter is finally over.  I prefer the other three seasons to the one that just past.

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Spring dresses are just so wonderful to get into after a long hard winter. Spring florals in women’s dresses are light, bright and have that amazing ability to lift your spirits.

I love  Sidewalk sales!  Perfect timing for that seasonal changeover. Time to take out all the heavy dark clothing and replace them with some new light and bright dresses that will make everyone feel spring is in the air.

Stylish Plus Size Dresses and Separates

 

Spring styling is always just a click away when you take advantage of the semi-annual sale at Kiyonna!

 

Need a new dress that reflects the change in the seasons? Now is the time to grab that new outfit. Take full advantage of this sale as it’s only on for a short time.

 

This semi-annual sidewalk sale is only on till March 13th, 2017.   Bet you can find that lovely dress for St. Patrick’s day!  Or rather, do you have a special date for Easter this year?  Easter will be Sunday,  April 16th this year.  Surely it’s a great time to think about what you might want to wear for this special occasion.

 

Check out just a few of the dresses I have showcased for you!

There are so many more available, you need to go and look for yourself!  Click on the links and they will take you to a Spring Sidewalk Sale that you can’t afford to miss.

 

 

 

 

 

For the next week,  these dresses and much more,  are all value priced at $60.00 USD. Don't miss your opportunity to buy a dress at a fraction of the original cost.

I have just showcased a few for you. There are more available. Just use the link here to explore what spring has for you!

Kiyonna is a great place for all your plus size needs!  Olivia loves Kiyonna, and so will you!

 

You can also check out other "Spring Related" posts right hereon this blog !

 

Mar 03

10 Ways to Boost Your Classic Spring Wardrobe

Winter is giving way to Spring and if you are anything like me, your wardrobe needs a bit of a boost!

Everyone is tired of the Winter months and having to layer clothes in order to fight the elements. Guess What? Spring is almost here and everyone is sighing in relief! The problem is with Spring, there are still days that are really cold and you need those players to get you through until all of the days are well above that freezing marker..

Don’t fret it is already the beginning of March and the days are starting to show signs of revival. Now it’s time for our wardrobes to do the same. Get all the heavy woolens dry cleaned and ready to rotate out of the closet!.

It’s high time to check out what you still have that is workable for spring and to add those pieces that will bring your wardrobe into the spring season without any problems.

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Where do I like to shop for those items to add new life to my basic Spring Wardrobe?

Avenue has all those items that you want to add to your basic spring wardrobe. Just adding a few new pieces will make you spring wardrobe pop with life again after a long hard winter.


 

How about I show you some of my favorites to brighten up my “darker” winter outfits? These additions will take those winter drabs into spring easily and beautifully too!

Avenue Kelly Elastic Criss Cross Shootie

The Kelly elastic shootie from our Cloudwalkers Collection features an easy slip-on design, cushioned insole for additional comfort. From our Cloudwalkers Collection. Wide width shootie. Faux leather. Ankle-height with stretch criss cross goring panels at the front. Slip-on style. Cushioned insole; non-slip outsole. Man made materials. Imported. Approx. 3 1/4 inch stacked heel.


Avenue Kelly Elastic Criss Cross Shootie






Avenue Plus Size Striped Flyaway Cardigan

Plus size cardigan. Open, flyaway front with solid, ribbed trim. Long sleeves. Striped all over. Nylon/wool/acrylic. Hand wash. Imported. Approx. 27 1/2 inches long.





Avenue Plus Size Striped Flyaway Cardigan



 

Avenue Plus Size Ikat Kimono

Plus size woven kimono. Sheer. Cascading, open front. Three-quarter bell style sleeves. Black and white ikat print allover. Polyester. Machine wash. Made in USA. Approx. 33 inches long at the longest point.

Avenue Plus Size Ikat Kimono









Avenue Plus Size Jacquard Hooded Duster Cardigan

Plus size knit cardigan. Long, duster length. Hooded. Open front. Long sleeves. Jacquard print allover. Viscose/acrylic. Machine wash. Imported. Approx. 39 inches long.


Avenue Plus Size Jacquard Hooded Duster Cardigan

Avenue Plus Size Delux Stretch Straight Leg Jean (Dark Wash)

The new Delux Stretch now comes in a more sophisticated and sexy dark wash. The softer fabric with added stretch maintains the ultimate level of comfort and the straight leg design looks great with any heels. Classic straight leg jean. Fitted through the hip and thigh; straight from knee to ankle. Sits at natural waistline. Front scoop and coin pockets. Back patch pockets. Button and zip closure. Dark wash. Cotton/polyester/spandex. Machine wash. Imported. Approx. inseams: 32 inch (av.); 29 inch (pet); 35 inch (tall).

Avenue Plus Size Delux Stretch Straight Leg Jean (Dark Wash)









Avenue Plus Size Hooded Faux Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Combine edgy moto style with the comforts of a hoodie for a look that’s both trendy and functional. Plus size faux leather jacket. Hooded. Faux leather shell, sweatshirt hood and placket lining. Mandarin collar with double snap closure. Double zipper front closure with textured pull. Zipper pocket at the bust and hips. Lined. Shell: Polyester. Lining: Rayon. Machine wash. Imported. Approx. 24 inches long.


Avenue Plus Size Hooded Faux Leather Motorcycle Jacket






I love jackets and sweaters that will do double duty! Not only do they give you a sense of warmth for those cooler spring days that are still ahead, but they add that burst of color that everyone wants so badly!

A new pair of Dark Jeans for a tailored yet casual look is always welcome in the new Spring Wardrobe ideas. Who has too many pairs of comfortable and neat looking jeans? Not I, that’s for sure. Add that little bootie at the top and you have a smashing new feel for your Women’s Spring Wardrobe additions.

Is there more?

You bet there is! Updating your spring wardrobe is easy when the choices are so varied. I didn’t want to make all your decisions for you, so I left you some wiggle room. At the start I promised you 10 ways to update your spring wardrobe, I’ve given you six of my favorites. Now it’s your turn to click on the link below and find the last 4 pieces that will finish off your classic spring wardrobe revival. I know you will find something to tickle your fancy.

 

 

There is even a whole new array of personal lingerie if your inner fashions need some help. Pretty bras, panties and other fine lingerie in all styles and colors. You really should take a good look see.

Happy Spring Wardrobe Updates, I will be back with more for you as it gets warmer.

Feb 07

Fun, Fantastic, Fitness Fashion Clothing for Every Need

Fitness Wear is one of those “must have” items in everybody’s wardrobe. And if it’s Fashionable even better!

 

I love Fabletics by Kate Hudson.  Not only are they really pretty and stylish, they are made to fit many different sizes.  You can get fitness fashions right up to 3X!

Whatever your chosen method to keep fit, Fabletics is the fitness clothing club to belong to.  Become a VIP member and you will be let in on all the latest styles, colors and sales. You also get your fist outfit for a really great deal and future outfits on a preferred member price.


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What can you expect from Fabletics?

Just look at the banner above and you can see that there are leggings in all styles and some really fancy patterns and colors.  You have your regular leggings in plain colors too if that’s what you are after, but for me, I love the wild patterns and prints.  I also like the fancy way they mix solids and meshes to make your workout clothes look absolutely gorgeous.

 

These ones below are just a small sample of what’s so neat and funky about Fabletics!  I love the Magenta with Black pairing.  There are many others to choose from as well.  This is just one example.  The length of the pant is the other part I love.  These ones just sit under the knee, but you can have full-length pants or 7/8 length too.  Just wait till you see what you can put on the top….  Fantastic and fun, fashionable and really comfortable clothing for your favorite way to move!

 

“Fabletics Womens Navassa Crop Magenta/Black/Black Tribal Mesh Size M”

“A high-performance crop with stylish paneling and all your fave benefits, like chafe resistance, sweat regulation, UPF+ technology, and an improved stay-put waistband. UPF 50+, Contrast Wrap Around Panel, All-way Stretch, Chafe-resistant, Waistband Stays In Place Without Digging, Moisture-wicking, Compression Fabric, Fit. Fitted. Hits Below The Knee, Inseam. 14 1/2″”, Rise. Mid, Fabric Content. 88% Polyester/12% Elastane . Fabletics Womens Navassa Crop Womens Magenta/Black/Black Tribal Mesh Size M”






Nothing Boring Here!

Who says that taking that step to activity needs to be boring?  No woman I know of would want to be in plain, uninspired fashion fitness wear!  If you want to be plain at the bottom, no problem.  Then spice it up with a topper that just makes your eyes pop.  When you feel gorgeous working out, you will stay at it longer and even find reasons to go to the gym.  There is no reason at all that you shouldn’t look great with fashion fitness clothes that really look and feel wonderful.

Fabletics offers all kinds of fun clothing and not just Fashion Fitness Wear, but also some really nice outfits for dance and movement type classes.  Or if you just like to go out to dance, there are several beautiful styles that will have you feeling wonderful all night long.

What makes Fabletics clothing so special?

Everything that Fabletics makes is made to be worn comfortably.  Comfort in fit is number one and then number two is versatility.  No one does fashion fitness wear better.

There are Tshirts, Toppers, Leggings in all lengths, shorts, and skirts that will have you looking fantastic from the moment you start your day till the time you finish up.  Fabletics even has dresses that can be worn to work or out to play.  The choice is completely up to you!  All I know is that you will love their sense of fun right along with their sense of fashion for fitness clothes that will do double and triple time.

Yoga Class 2012 (Eli Christmanhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/gammaman/7170043719/)

Join the Fabletics VIP club.

Being a member of the VIP CLUB not only entitles you to buy your first two pairs of leggings for a ridiculously low price, but it also lets you in on all the sales and inside the Club specials.  You get your choice of some really fantastic sets for your fitness needs and you can even skip up to 5 months without a problem.  If fitness is a priority in your life, then you know as well as I do that you need more than one outfit for your exercise days.  You deserve the nicest and the most fashionable fitness wear available.  I dare say you need Fabletics.  Come and join the Club!

If you are not happy, you can cancel your membership at any time.  See the details on the website.

 

Jan 31

Fantastic New Loungers that Help Save Elephants Too!

Matching Loungers are a wonderful gift for the man or woman in your life.

There are days when you just want to come home from work, take off all your work clothes and get into something really comfortable.  We all live with stress these days!  so when you come home and the first thing you need to do is RELAX!  Matching loungers for him and her are a great addition to your after work wear.

Loungers are so hot right now.  I know why too!  They are so comfortable to wear and they look so attractive.  These loungers have the added bonus of helping to save Elephants too!
Save Elephants. Feel Damn Good.

Loungers and Harem pants are wonderful additions to your wardrobe.  Depending on your “work” you can even get away with wearing these to work.  Be comfortable while you work.  It’s a little thing but will make you feel so good.
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Annabelle Harem Pants

We love 2 things – elephants and comfort. So we decided to make these amazingly light, … [More]

Price: $24.00
Sale: $24.00
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Black Diamond Boho Pants

Women’s wide-leg black elephant printed palazzo pants! Extremely lightweight, great for ke… [More]

Price: $28.00
Sale: $28.00
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Challa Blue Boho Pants

Who doesn’t love the little things in life? Introducing our exclusive new pattern features… [More]

Price: $14.00
Sale: $14.00
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Olare Navy Unisex Loungers

Lazy Sunday Best EVERY DAY. Now you can Relax and Match with Bae! Drawstring waist 2 sid… [More]

Price: $24.00
Sale: $24.00

What Else can you get from Elephant Pants?

As you can see, these loungers and Harem Pants are so comfortable and easy to wear. They come in lots of different colors and can be worn by both men and women.  Get a pair for each of you, matching sets.  You won’t regret being comfortable at home or on the weekends.
These Pants from the Elephant Pant company are great for gifts and so affordable too.  They make great gifts for any occasion.  Valentine’s Day is coming up and these would be a nice change from the flowers or candy.  Matching loungers says “I love you” in a way that both of you will enjoy.

Not just Elephant Pants

The company may be called Elephant Pants, but they also have shorts, tunics, sundresses and outfits for the younger crowd.  You won’t be disappointed in whatever choice you make from Elephant Pants because anything purchased through these links will help to save elephants in the wild.

This is a WIN-WIN for anyone who is concerned about the fate of these gentle giants we call Elephants.

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