Nordstrom’s Plus Size Marketing FAIL

What’s wrong with this picture????
I mean, come ON Nordstrom….not only does this not make me want to BUY this dress, it kind of makes me thow up in my mouth a little bit… I mean, look at her ARMS!

Marketing FAIL.

Now, to be fair…many of the plus size models on their site are gorgeous women with curves, but everynow and then, one of these horrific pictures will come up. I’m sure the shoot was for “straight-sized” clothing and they just used it for the plus version too…but bleck. It totally turns me off. It’d be interesting to see how many of these plus size dresses they sell compared to the ones that are modeled by actual plus size women….

What do you think?

Purple and Red: An unexpected pairing with a punch

This is one of my favorite dresses! The bright royal purple is absolutely perfect! It originally came with a skinny black patent leather belt, but I wanted to spice it up a bit and try out the color-blocking trend which was all the rage in the fashion world this summer. I would never have paired purple and red together last year…but I love the way it looks! A red wrap belt and red heels…with turquoise jewelry and a lemon yellow purse (not shown) completed my look. What do you think?? Have you tried color-blocking this season?

Funky picture time! I was playing around with the color and exposure of this pic…

MTV tries on a Plus Size star

Have you heard the buzz about the new show on MTV featuring an aspiring plus-size model? It’s called Chelsea Settles and it premieres on October 11. Watch the trailer:

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I’m extremely interested in how this will go…for the network and for the plus size industry in general. What do you think about the show? Will you watch it?

I tend to think it’s a good thing, but I’m withholding judgement until I see how its treated in the show and how Chelsea is received in the media.

Let’s all send positive thoughts out into the universe!

August Purchases-so far!

I could NOT stop buying shoes and accessories this month. I way overspent my budget and will really have to reign it in for the rest of the month! Here are some of my fun purchases…

Cobalt blue platform heels from Free Press (Nordstrom Rack)

Tan/beige leather boots-Fergie (Nordstrom Rack)

$2 bracelets!!! I love the little store I found them in, Ravesgoods. Such cute things!

Rhinestone silver hoops from an Antique Mart in my neighborhood. I wear these like every day!

Love love love these pearls! It’s a long mult-strand…from the 50s. See the clasp? I can’t wait to put together the perfect outfit!

Silver circle cuff…again, it has already become a staple of my wardrobe! Love.

 What have you bought this month??? These are just the accessories, lol. I’ve bought a ton of clothes too!! I need to reign it in!!

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Curvy Country Girl in the City

I’m rocking the Curvy Country Girl theme here in Chicago! My dress is a little “Little House on the Prairie” but I love it! I actually got it at a clothing swap last spring. Paired with pigtails and cowboy boots, I’m totally working it. lol. Whatcha think y’all??? (Did I mention that I am actually from Alabama???!)

Amber from Style Plus Curves

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