Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring Trend: Colored Denim

Purse: LeSportSac Medium Travel Tote in Berry Happy, Amazon.com
Pants: Signature Colored Denim Crop Jeans, Talbots
Shirt: Jolie Top, b & lu
Sunglasses: Lilly Pulitzer Sunglasses Cameron Pearl Pink, Amazon.com
Sandals: Sperry Ventura Sandals in Rose Gold, Amazon.com

How cool is the Spring colored denim trend? What a fun way to add a pop of color to your wardrobe! I am loving this shade of pink and the longer crops from Talbots, and the feminine white blouse. These Sperry sandals have the cutest, tiniest tassels on them. The graphic patterned bag and pink sunglasses are the perfect finishing touches for this unique outfit.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Are you an aspiring designer?

Are you an aspiring designer? Check out this opportunity for a $1000 scholarship!

The NAAFA is holding their annual Plus-Size Fashion Design Scholarship competition. They ask that students design and submit drawings of three plus-size (Women’s 16 – 32) fashions along with a short essay (750 words or less) explaining the thought behind their design and why it is unique, and be sure to include your approach and interest in designing for the plus-size fashion industry. The winning submission will receive a $1,000 scholarship, to be awarded at the NAAFA Conference being held in San Francisco on August 4, 2012. For details, see:


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rainy Day Style

Raincoat: Jessica London Plus Size Tie Belt Raincoat, Amazon.com
Scarf: Elegant Solid Color Fringe Scarf, Amazon.com 

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Make rainy days more fun with this feminine plus sized raincoat, unique umbrella and fabulous argyle boots!

Friday, February 10, 2012


According to the network TLC, just 18 per cent of clothes available to buy in America are a size 14 (U.S.) or over, although the average size of an American woman is 14.

No wonder it is so hard to find plus sized clothes! 

Retro Inspired

Dress: Donna Dress (Vintage), S.W.A.K.
Flower: Hair Flower, Amazon.com
Necklace: Freshwater Pearl Necklace, Amazon.com 
Shoes: Bass Greenwood Spectator Pumps, Amazon.com
Purse: Lux de Ville Red Kiss Lock Purse, Amazon.com

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I own this cute, retro inspired dress and love it! It's made by S.W.A.K., and is available from 1X to 5X online! It runs pretty true to size and is very flattering. It's somewhat low cut, so I'll probably wear a cami with it when I wear it to work. I love the polka dots and it will be fun to accessorize with a pop of color, like the red purse above. It also comes in dark gray. Note: My dress has a slight difference than the one pictured. It has a dark gray border at the bottom, and the reverse of the belt is dark gray/front is polka dot.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentine's Date

Headband: Layered Bow Headband, Gap
Earrings: Guess Heart and Bow Earrings, Macy's
Wristlet Purse: Marc by Marc Jacobs Dotty Snake Wristlet, Zappos.com
Larger Purse Option (not shown): Marc by Marc Jacobs Sia Dotty, Amazon.com

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Cute Plus Size Modern

Earrings: Olive N Figs Coral Ball Earrings, Amazon.com
Purse: Large Bowknot Ruffle Bag, Amazon.com
Ring: Red Irregular Stone Ring, Dorothy Perkins
Shoes: Spectrum Flat, Nine West

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Welcome to Cute Plus Sizes!
Whenever I walk into a big department store, I look for the larger sized women's clothing. It's usually tucked away in the back of the store, or upstairs. I find myself scanning everything, and looking for the ugliest stuff. That's where the "Plus Sizes" are... a collection of ugly patterns, matronly and shapeless styles, things I definitely don't want to wear... it's a section of the store that obviously isn't the store's priority. Why is it this way, I wonder? Especially since the average size in the U.S. is a 14. Even when a store miraculously has some stylish things available, the choices are very few. Thankfully, there are more choices than ever now that Internet shopping is a possibility, and some companies are realizing that attractive plus sized clothing is in demand. But they still can be hard to find. This site was created out of my frustration with the way things still are in most brick and mortar stores, and to help make shopping inspiring and fun for those of us 14+. Styles that flatter larger figures will be featured and 'curated' here on my style boards, along with fun accessories. I hope you enjoy my posts, and if you have comments about the items listed, or suggestions, please share! Happy shopping! :)