Sunday, February 28, 2010

Fatbulously Frugal: Lane Bryant Coupon Code

Friends and Family time of year with Lane Bryant is one of my favorite places! I have a huge list this year with all the goodies that I want and I will share them with you. The sale with coupon code 025008890 is on this weekend in stores and online. Stock up on lingerie, swimwear, dresses, suits, jeans, tunics... Anything you want! My passions are dresses and tunics! Let’s see how lucky I get! Go get your goodies and let me know what you get!

LB Favs!

OOTD: Purple Haze

If you read my blog you know I did a bit of shopping recently for inspiration and a way to create new looks for the blogs. So today is my comeback. It's nothing fancy... but it was a comfy outfit to wear hanging out with hubby. I hope this comeback is up to my previous DIVA standards... opinions? Next time I will take the pictures before I sit in the sweater and stretch it out... *smiles*

Also, on the closeup on the shoes, you get a first glance at my new tattoo. It's a lilly, as it is my favorite flower. Probably another reason I'm loving my outfit. Getting tons of attention today...

Outfit Breakdown:

Tank: unknown
Sweater: Newport News
Leggings: Newport News
Shoes: Burlington Coat Factory (also new)
New Tattoo: Tribal Tattoo in Crofton, MD (artist: Mike)
Eyeshadow: Purple Haze (MAC) and Dark Gray (NYX)


Don't forget to check out my blog "Diva in Deep Thought" (click here)

Sweet Spring Corals

What's the difference between coral and orange you say? Coral has a touch of pink or red hue. Let's not worry about that...let's just enjoy this vibrant color in our spring wardrobes. There's nothing like a splash of color to wake up the fashion senses.

I've had my eye on #3 for about two weeks now. I think I'm going to go and grab it before it's gone. And don't get me started on #5!! Love love love coral.

My golden rule: Don't let bright colors frighten you! Even if it's a pair of shoes or a rockin' handbag, wear it proud!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fatbulously Frugal: Lord and Taylor - A Basement Affair

So, there’s this little store called Lord and Taylor...

Maybe you have heard of it? I used to shop there all the time. They had an awesome Plus Size department and some insane deals. Then I stopped. I am not really sure why, but I did. So, one day a friend of mine was looking for a cocktail dress and I remember getting some insane gowns and dresses there over the years for dirt cheap. In the dress/plus size department was something my eyes had never seen before. My heart skipped a beat and my friend and I launched into a full sprint. It was a huge clearance section. Everything in the store that was on last call was down there. I rummaged and grabbed. Each item has a colored dot on it and you check the dot for the coordinating discount. I got a Tadashi cocktail gown for $40. I kid you not. It fit like a glove. I had snagged some boot cut dark wash Calvin Klein jeans for $10. Calvin Klein also awarded me a sweater for the rummage for $4. Yes.. you are not reading it incorrectly. It was insane. The only stipulation, FINAL SALE. That was so not a problem when there were big inviting dressing rooms ready for me to pull on and off in. My advice, if you feel like rummaging, and bargain hunting.. go to your nearest Lord and Taylor and hit the basement. You may find your dream dress for pennies!

- Frugal Fanny!

OOTD: Stiletto Siren - A Little Bit Rock N' Roll

So once upon a Wednesday there was a beautiful punk rock princess. She was fierce, fabulous and definitely knew how to make it work with the curvy body she was given. On one particularly magical day she fell in love and new that her life would forever be different and HAWT! Who was the lucky love of her life you may ask? Well it was her brand new black bomber jacket for Yours Clothing. The End!

So yes my black bomber finally arrived last week and it really was love at first sight. It is an absolute perfect fit, it is also quality made, and could pass for real leather even though it is 100% polyester, yep and that means MACHINE WASHABLE!!!!!!! This jacket is a great weight making it feel lush but still flexible and I’m absolutely smitten with it. Seriously I have been wearing it everyday it is so fab!

Today I decided to give my look a little bit of a rock n’ roll quality and paired the new love bomber (i really should name it any suggestions?) with one of my most comfortable dresses from Torrid. I picked the dress up during an online one 50% off all clearance and I think it was a steal at like $20. I love the 2 piece look this dress has even though it is one piece and who could turn down a grey and black plaid? This dress came with a corset belt but today I wanted a little bit more comfort and a bit of a looser look.

I am wearing black leggings from Target and my gray incredibly comfortable ankle boots from Payless. I love these shoes and also own them in black. They are great for work, school and are awesome for rainy days like we are having today. I also accessorized just a smidge with my peace sign necklace that I picked up at Torrid as well.


Monday, February 22, 2010

Curves & Chaos: Spring Trends - Geometric, Tribal and Ikat print

Repeat after me..."Prints are my friend."

Don't be afraid of this daring spring trend. Geometric, tribal, and ikat are definitely the eye-attracting prints to wear this spring. If you're not into the much loved floral print, then this may be for you.

Any of the tops can be worn with a simple solid color legging or even a skinny jean. I have my eye on #2 and #11. I love the idea of a chic long layered necklace as an accessory. Or even a solid color skinny belt can add definition.

My golden rule: Try not to wear more than one style of print, no combining here! The print is already your bold statement piece.

Curves & Chaos: Spring Trends - Safari

Welcome to the Curves and Chaos jungle!

This safari spring trend is for the fashionista woman warrior.

Colors like camel, khaki, and Army green can be incorporated into any wardrobe. A simple white tee, tank, or blouse is key for bottoms. Tops go great with jeans.

Don't forget your accessories either. Canvas bags and wood adorned jewelry add an edge to any outfit. I can't forget the basketweave-inspired shoe. It's definitely on my shopping list...along with #5.

My golden rule: Be confident in whatever you wear. Remember, it's an urban jungle out there!

  1. Faith 21 Shoulder Tie Safari Romper
  2. Urban Outfitters Leather Cuff Watch
  3. Alloy Stella Fedora
  4. Alloy Saddle Up Bag
  5. Next Khaki Four Pocket Jacket
  6. Old Navy Women's Wooded Bead Bracelet
  7. Alloy Spoons Jeans Pleated Stretch Poplin Short
  8. Next Embellished Cami
  9. Alloy Stretch Poplin Trouser
  10. Alloy Elise Boot
  11. Old Navy Boot Cut Perfect Khakis
  12. Alloy Neria Cuff
  13. Old Navy Low Rise Linen Blend Shorts
  14. Torrid Front Woven Stretch Belt
  15. Old Navy Camo Cargo Mini
  16. Forever 21 Markie Basketweave Wedge
  17. Top Shop Canvas Despatch Bag
  18. Alloy Adaliz Bangle Set

Fatbulously Frugal - Torrid Coupons

I was trolling through the other day and realized that I had a great coupon!

$20 off of $100 with SPRING20, $40 off of $150 with SPRING40 and $60 off of $225 with SPRING60.

The reason why this is amazing is because I am going away at the end of March with my hubby and I need to get some sexy warm weather clothing. I have some cute stuff already packed (I know, I am insane) but I want to update with some cute new tops.

I am getting ready to snag up some of the Rosette Tops. I am a girl (through and through) and the more flowers, the better. If you pair the flowers with a tunic, I am sold. I will throw these tops on with leggings, jeggings, or skinny jeans, a blazer, lots of long necklaces and I am good to go!

Do you ladies love tunics? How do you rock them?

- Frugal Fanny!

OOTD: Curves GALOREE - Spring Outfit

Hey!! I'm back with a Spring look :))

TOP: (L) H&M Top $13.00
SKIRT: (2x) Faith 21
SANDALS: Burlington Coat Factory $16.99

TIP: Wearing a loose skirt with some sort of print will be a great tip for
girls who have tummy problems!

Check out Fenise's Youtube and Blog here!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Full Figured Fashion Week Designer Submissions

Full Figured Fashion Week Designer Submissions

Are you a designer, catering to the plus size fashionista who has their collection ready for the world to feast their eyes upon?

2010 Full Figured Fashoin Week

2010 Full Figured Fashion Week

Just released, on the Full Figured Fashion Week website, are the designer submission forms! Kicking off the anticipation for our very own full figured fashion extravaganza in New York is Full Figured Fashion Week!

“With less than 4 months to go, the countdown begins in scouting the fashion nation in search of the best designers talent can afford. FFFWeek serves as a fashion platform for DSG events to show the world just how vital and influential the plus size apparel market is and why we love it. That said, we are committed to producing a runway fashion event that will inspire and achieve fearless fashion. If you are an independent designer, boutique or retailer of plus size fashions and would like to be considered for our showcases, please review the information…”

Here is your chance to get your innovative, creative, fierce, haute, and delicious designer fashions in front of the audience that craves for it!

For more information, please visit Full Figured Fashion Week’s website and follow them on Twitter!

Good Luck!

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Fatbulously Frugal - Lane Bryant Edition

So, today I had some of my spies out shopping and the day went like this. The outlets were a bust. Macy’s was a bust. Nordstrom, a bust.. See a trend?

Success was found at Lane Bryant where they are having their gold dot sale. Icon pieces were down to practically nothing and that made the spies very happy!

Here are some items that they picked up...

Some of these goodies were on sale for $12.99 like I said, and the lovely ladies at Menlo Park Lane Bryant gave our spies a coupon also so their entire purchase came out to $50! I don’t know about you, but I think that is a super score!

Did any of you get awesome sales this week?

- Frugal Fanny

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Attention SKORCH Blog readers!

In addition to our SKORCH 'Advice Bloggers' for Fashion and Beauty advice we are happy to announce that we have recently added Frances from Corpluent to dish out the Relationship Advice to all of you!

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If your questions are picked we will have your answers up every Friday! Hope you guys are as excited as I am!

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Fatbulously Frugal - Accessories Galore!

Hey Sales Fanatics!
Here are some awesome accessory sales I thought you would drool over!

One is Coach Factory Stores has a coupon for 20%.

It’s good until February 21 in the outlet stores only. I love to use this coupon especially when I don’t want to feel guilty about getting something fabulous!

Another great sale right now is on and it is on designer shoes! It’s an extra 25% off your selected designer shoe sale! I am excited for this because I can snag a delish pair of shoes for a snazzy price!

These Rafe Thong Sandals are perfect because they are gold and silver. Double dose of metallic for me since I love to wear sundresses once the weather is warm. They go with all of my maxi dresses and will be moving in with me shortly! Did I mention if you sign up for their emails, you get all the secret sales!

Another fabulous shoe website that someone turned me onto is If you sign up for their emails, you get super secret deals of the day (DOTD) with them. I have gotten insane prices on shoes. Today’s sale is Beverly Feldman. Shoes that were originally $175 are now $35

I think that is an awesome deal! They also have clothing sales! Aaahhh.. the Good Sale Life. Sign up for the secret emails, buy shoes and let me know how much you saved!!

- Frugal Fanny

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