28 March 2011

JPC (Just Plain Cute): missphit

I went to the missphit website thinking I would order one piece...well two pieces....er um three pieces....four pieces and that's it...they are an early birthday present to myself...yeah that's it, an early birthday present. Which pieces should I get? Decisions, decisions.....

Scoop-Neck Twofer
$39 missphit

Striped Butterfly Top $36 missphit

Pintuck Babydoll $36 missphit

Ruffled Smocked Blouse $36 missphit

Pintuck Ditsy Blouse $35 missphit

Sailor Shrug $36 missphit

Floral Ruffled Blouse $36 missphit

24 March 2011

Dame Elizabeth Taylor And That White Slip

There are a smibillion (yes a smibillion) images of Elizabeth Taylor, and she looks fabulous in all of them; was it possible for her to take a bad picture? Of the many thousands of images of Dame Elizabeth, my favorite is and will always be those of her in that iconic white slip as Maggie the Cat in the movie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. After watching the movie for the first time, I made a promise to myself that I would own a slip like that of Maggie’s.

On its face, the movie doesn’t make much sense; the writers' omitted the fact that Brick was pining for his former college football teammate which is why he doesn’t bat an eye as Maggie slinks around in that slip that hugs her every curve and looks as though it was sewn right on to her body (darting and constructing it as though it were a dress helped achieve that effect). The lady had body....and diamonds....and husbands....but I digress.

She was balls to the wall. She had a beautiful face and lived a glamourous life for sure - she was also a savvy businesswoman - but most importantly she had courage. She unapologetically lived life on her own terms and was unafraid to stand up when no one else would; she gave the fight for AIDS funding a powerful voice, and worked tirelessly to to spread awareness of the disease even when President Reagan chose ignore it’s impact on the gay community. She was a Dame (and a dame) and she will be missed....what a woman.

16 March 2011

80% Off Outerwear at Torrid!!!

Starting tomorrow outerwear is 80% off.....that's right 80% off at the 6-hour sale at Torrid. The sale starts at 9AM PST and ends at 3PM PST.

Black Wool Military Jacket
Black Wool Military Jacket
Regularly: $98 Sale: $19.60 Torrid

12 March 2011

Daylight Savings Sale: 30% Off at Avenue Tomorrow Only

Tomorrow morning Avenue stores will be open one hour early; in celebration of Daylight Savings, they will take 30% off your entire purchase. Use coupon code: AV111085 online at checkout. See below for in-store coupon.

Avenue Plus Size Striped Henley Tee
Regularly: 19.90 Sale: $13.93 Avenue

Click here for in-store coupon

25% Off Selected Dresses at ASOS

For a limited time, selected dresses are 25% off at ASOS.

Chiffon Top Spaghetti-Strap Dress
Regularly: $62.76 Sale: $46.62 ASOS

06 March 2011

On the Carpet: 2011 NAACP Image Awards

Julia Pace Mitchell, Niecy Nash and Amber Riley channel their inner glamour puss at the 42nd Annual NAACP Awards.

04 March 2011

Model Marquita Pring: She Wants To Do-Away With The Term "Plus-Size"

Model Marquita Pring (who looked soooo hot in V magazine's plus-size issue) discusses why the term "plus-size" needs the boot in an interview with New York Magazine. To that we say: hallaloo!!!

Read the full article here: NY Magazine

03 March 2011

01 March 2011

Jane Russell 1921 - 2011

Jane Russell was discovered by Howard Hughes, who impressed by her assets, cast her in the "The Outlaw"; a movie made memorable by a publicity still of Miss Russell, some hay and a big gun. She starred in more than 25 movies, notably "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" with Marilyn Monroe. The lady was stacked and that's a fact.