Style+Shopping Tips

The plus size style and shopping tips to help you navigate on line shopping, what to know BEFORE you go shopping and much more

5 Things I Learned About Shopping H&M Plus Sizes

shopping h&m plus sizes

To my surprise, I've recently started doing a lot of shopping over at H&M's online plus size section. Why the surprise? Let's just say I'm "that shopper" who tries on everything before making a purchase! Here on the blog, we have talked much about H&M's plus size collection, the offerings, … [Read more...]

13 Plus Size Retailers to Shop at On a Dime

13 Plus Size Retailers to Shop at On a Dime | The Curvy Fashionista

As we have been talking about the growth of plus size fashion, the new plus size segments in plus size fashion and the rise of contemporary fashion, interestingly enough, we also have more fast fashion and sample sale options to play in as well! I know a few of you (more than a few) have balked at … [Read more...]

7 Petite Plus Fashion Rules to Break NOW

7 Petite Plus Size Rules to Break on The Curvy Fashionista

As a petite and curvy woman who has been interested in fashion all of my life, I’ve spent more than my fair share of time poring over fashion magazines.  If you’ve ever read a fashion magazine or even watched “What Not to Wear,” then you know that “rules” abound for creating the most flattering … [Read more...]

The Rise of Contemporary Plus Size Fashion

The Rise of Contemporary Plus Size Fashion

Contemporary plus size fashion- a segment within the plus size fashion industry that is quickly on the rise and I am here for it. And I am not alone here in the excitement. But, as I share the designers who are giving this to us, I noticed a bit of pushback with pricing and a few other details that  … [Read more...]

Ask the Reader: What is Your Favorite Fashion Tip?

Ask the Reader: What is Your Favorite Fashion Tip?

As we head into the spring season (yes, I know… snow) we are readying our closets for the newness, imagining our curves in the latest trends, purging our closets of the items we NEVER ever, ever, wear. In addition to this, if you are anything like me, you tell yourself you will be daring, step … [Read more...]

5 Plus Size Thrifting Tips, Part I

5 Plus Size Thrifting Tips on The Curvy Fashionista

Hey there! I’m happy to be back today because I get to talk about something near and dear to me – thrfting! Yes, I am a self-proclaimed thrifting aficionado and whenever I can share thrifitng tips with fellow thrifters or newbie thrifters, I'm a happy girl! I'm really excited to share my tips and … [Read more...]

New Video: Five Essential Pieces for Your Closet

New Video: Five Essential Pieces for Your Closet

As we get ready for a new season, I wanted to chat with you about my latest video and something that is key to building your closet- so that you always have something to wear. You know what I mean! But in order to have a kick ass closet, it is important to build your wardrobe on a few great … [Read more...]

New Video: Cost Per Wear and a Few Fave Plus Size Jeans

New Video: Cost Per Wear and a Few Fave Plus Size Jeans

Happy Day! It is a new week and I have a new Video! Woot!!! Today, I wanted to talk about Cost Per Wear and have a little fun with this. You see, as we ready ourselves and our closets for a new season, before we delved more into this, I wanted to shat a bit about what I use to help my justify a … [Read more...]

Our Own Plus Size Stigmas- Have They Changed?

Our Own Plus Size Stigmas- Have They Changed?

A few years back, I wrote this post about us being trapped in our own plus size stigmas… about almost four years ago! Plus Size Stigmas? Yes, you know, those self-imposed mind thoughts that we have allowed ourselves to get caught up in or use as reasons to confuse, oppress, or hinder ourselves … [Read more...]