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My Absence

Posted on: July 28, 2009

Hey Fabulista Fam!  I know its been a while since I’ve last posted.  A combination of my computer crashing (yes) and life getting in the way has kept me away from blogging on the regular, but things should be back to normal soon.  

I hope you all will forgive me for slackin’ on my mackin’ for so long. 

Much Love,



Inspirational Notions for Women

by Jacqualyn S. Fuller

Do not roll your eyes or frown on her for the success she has today, simply ask her what does it mean to get down on your knees and pray.

Christina of  The Musings of a Fatshionista bestowed me with my first blog award!  Thanks, it means a lot to get an award from someone who definitely knows her stuff :-).


The Rules Are:

1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen.

Here are blogs I’d like to give an award (in no particular order)

1. Weesha of Weesha’s World

2. Prissi of Fashion Loves Curves

3. Chastity of The Curvy Girls Guide to Style

4. Gabi of Young Fat and Fabulous

5. Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista

6. Curvy Girl of The CurvyGurl Chronicles

7. Raquel Wilson of The Culturalist

8. The DynamicDiva of Dynamic Diva

9. The Ladies of Big Fat Deal

10. The Ladies of Brickhouse of Style

11. Erin Bush of Passion for Pretty

12. The Team of Too Fat for Fashion

13. Alegra Mainz of Dollface is CandySweet

14. Yolanda of Fat Fashion Glam

15. Team @ A Celebration of Curves

These are some of the best blogs out there, get to know them.

Qristyl Frazier is a designer based in Brooklyn New York who specializes in clothes for curvy women.  When I first found out about Qristyl Frazier from the blog The Curvy Fashionista, the spelling of the name alone was reason enough to find out just what was being offered.  Needless to say, the clothing did not disappoint…

Sexy Jumper

qristyl frazier sexy jumper solids and printsAvailable in Solids and Prints…Finally a Jumpsuit that’s not all black!

Heavy Denim Short Sleeve Wrap Dress With Top Stitching

qristyl frazier heavy denim short sleeve wrap dress with top stitching

Limited Edition Simone Signature Top

qristyl frazier designs limited editon simone signaturetopThe more I look at this shirt, the more I love it.

Strapless Short Jumper

qristyl frazier strapless short jumper black

Ultra Long Dress

qristyl frazier ultra long dressAlso Available in solid colors.  Fabulous, I would love to see this on the runway.

Leather Denim Short Skirt

qristyl frazier leather denim short skirtI love deconstructed pieces like this, always good for a day when you wake up feeling good.

Qristyl Frazier is definitely uping the diva quotient with her line of goodies.  There’s more to see on her website.

Check out the Meet Qristyl section to see her extensive resume in the fashion industry.  Among others she has worked for Sean by Sean Combs and Victoria’s Secret.

Her pieces range from sizes 12-24, although in some cases her sizes vary by design.  Ex: the strapless short jumper is available sizes 12-18.  And when ordering be sure to look and see what pieces are offered in different colors, you maybe able to get that color you want, which is a definite plus for this summer.

Via: Qristyl Frazier Designs

Unfortunately New Look doesn’t currently ship to the U.S.   However, we can still fawn over their clothing…

Frill Hem Skirt Grey

new look frill hem skirt greyI adore this skirt, but I’ll be 27 next month…I am too old to consider this an option?

Sleeve Tab Top Black

new look tab sleeve top black

Mini Flower Blouse Green Print

new look mini flower blouse green patternI like the shape and style of this blouse.

Georgette Blouse Grape/Pansy

new look georgette blouse grape-pansy

They also offer cute wide width shoes

Knotted Stiletto Red

new look knotted stilletto red

Wicker Style Wedge Blue

new look wicker style wedge blueAlso offered in red, white, plaid and black…I love them all!

Strappy Wedge Tan

new look strappy wedge tanSort of a hybrid of a gladiator sandal and an espadrille, I think I like it.

Bold Paisley Dress Red Pattern

new look bold paisley dress red patternI know this is out of order, but I just love the paisley dresses that have been popping up…you don’t understand, lol.

If you get a chance to go overseas and shop in one of their stores, New Look offers clothing up to a U.S. size 24, which means size 26 in the U.K..  Shoes are are sold up to a U.S. size 12, which is a 9 in U.K. shoes sizes.

The store is not onlyfor plus sizes , their main collections are geared toward straight size women, but the clothing for plus size women is still pretty decent.

Via: New Look

Tina Rainbow Sequins Party Dress

monif c. tina rainbow sequins party dressOMG…Just O-M-G!


Sunner Colorblock Maxi Dress Blue Multi

monif c. sunner colorblock maxi dress blueAlso available in Orange Multi


Elaine Ruffle Sleeve Frock Red

monif c. elaine ruffle sleeve frock redYou wouldn’t be able to tell me anything is dress!…lol


Liza Beaded Maxi Gown Cobalt Blue

monic c. liza cobalt blue beaded silk maxi gownCobalt Blue + Silk = FABULOUS


Farrah Silk Swirl Dress With Crystal Detail Pink

farrah silk swirl dress with crystal detail pink


Diva Silk Chiffon Dress with Crystal Brooch Fuschia

monif c. diva fuschia silk chiffon dress with crystal brooch


Marilyn Long Convertible Dress Fuschia

monif c. marilyn long convertible dress fuschiaThe Marilyn Convertible Dress in Maxi Length…Yes Please!


I love every single one of these dresses!  I am not aware of who the model is in these pictures, but I will be on the lookout.  ‘Cause the woman is selling these clothes!


And sorry for not linking the dresses directly to the site.  I ran into techincal difficulties.


 Update: The Model is Charlotte Coyle.  She is from Derry, Northern Ireland and she’s also done work with Torrid. 

Via: Monif C.

In honor of the wedding season, I have decided to post wedding gown options and a few bridesmaids options for the plus size woman. 

I could have done a post with dresses for all those involved, i.e. mother of the bride, guests, flower girl…But with so much information available I couldn’t possibly do this subject the injustice of only posting one picture for each situation.

Therefore, I have decided to sprinkle in a few bridal posts along with regular posts for the next week or so. So that we can see the vast range of choices for all facets of clothing for nuptials.

As you can see I have gotten caught up with all things wedding. Today I’m introducing two designers,  Alfred Angelo and Kirstie Kelly.

Alfred Angelo’s dresses are available online at the company’s site and at Plus Size Bridal Online.   The gowns he makes are beautiful, plentiful and hard to choose from. Available in sizes from 2-28, here are a few of the dresses the company offers.

Iridescent Satin with Re-Embroidered Lace,Crystal and Pearl Beading  and Sequins; Trumpet Skirt, Chapel Train; Optional Spaghetti Straps French Pink

ps bridal alfred angeloAlso Available in White and Ivory

Net over Satin, Embroidered Lace, Crystal Beading & Sequins, Pearls; Hi-Low Hemline White

ps bridal 3Also available in Ivory, Ivory/Gold and White Gold.  This one is my absolute favorite, if I were to get married this wedding season, this would be the dress for me.

Satin, Beading, Embroidery Lace-Up Corset Back Sweep Train Dress; White or Ivory Bodice band Riviera Sky

ps bridal 1ps bridal 2

Trim and Embroidery Available in 55 Colors, the gown is also available without embroidery.

The second designer, Kirstie Kelly, has a line of couture wedding gowns available (but not in plus sizes) at kirstie kelly.com.  She also has a ready to wear line (also not available in plus sizes).   But it’s fierce, and trust me, you’ll want to look anyway.  Kelly has partnered with Disney to create the Kirstie Kelly for Disney Fairy Tale Wedding Collection available at disneybridal.com


The gown collections on the site are named after the Disney pricesses: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Jasmine, Ariel, Belle and Giselle.  The gowns are available in sizes 2-24 with some bridesmaids gowns available to a 32. 


 If you are between sizes 26-32, and you are a bride, don’t follow the rules.  If you like what you see from the bridesmaids gowns, get one in the color you want and get married in it. Some of them look like wedding gowns, and anyway, It’s your day! Here are wedding gowns (one from each princess collection) and bridesmaids gowns.

Cinderella V-Neck Duchess Satin White

kirstie kelly for disney cinderella v-neck duchess satin white or ivoryAlso available in Ivory

Sleeping Beauty Cap Sleeve Modified A-Line with Back Fullness Satin Ivorykirstie kelly for disney sleeping beauty cap sleeve modified a-line with back fullness satin  white or ivorykirstie kelly for disney sleeping beauty back

Also available in Ivory

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