Start The Year Off Right

Just in time for those New Year's resolutions about taking great care of ourselves, Torrid is having a fab 50% Off Clearance Event. It lasts until January 3rd, so hop over before all the good stuff is GONE. (You know that doesn't take very long.) In addition, there's also 25% Off Tops, 50% off sweaters, dresses, pants and skirts, along with lots of other good deals.

Merry Christmas, Curvy Girls!

Holiday Jewels from Igigi

If you're really looking to "knock-'em out" this holiday season, a gorgeous dress is the way to go. We are thoroughly impressed by Igigi's jewel-toned offerings for the holidays. Take a look and let us know what you think.

Cosenza Dress in Amethyst

Sienna Dress

Ophelia Dress

Josephine Dress

Check out the entire collection at Igigi's.

So, Spats. Yay or Nay?

OK. They're not quite stockings, not exactly socks, not really leg warmers - but the fashion industry believes in the functionality of the new spats. The idea is that they allow you to continue wearing your favorite warm weather shoes into the winter because they keep your ankles cozy or even add warmth to your boots. Now by my estimation, we've had about a year to snuggle up to the throwback trend that turns your little brother's marching band spats into those cuddly creations. So, how is that going? Are you ready to dip your toe into this season's oceans of knit, crochet, or brocade spats?

Ribbed Knit Spats by KnitLush

Cashmere Spats by Inhabit

Leather and Herringbone Spats by Ashes & Empires

Three Button Spats by MonjioCreations

I call these "ultra spats" but the designer calls them Bootilegs

Victorian Steampunk Spats by PoppysWickedGarden

Top left picture by the brilliant AntiCraft

Crystal Renn in The Guardian

Crystal Renn is arguably the most well-known plus-size model right now. Of course, we all know by now what the fashion industry considers "plus". And Renn has been very open in talking about suffering from anorexia early in her career to maintain a super skinny figure. But here is Renn now looking fit, healthy and gorgeous in a spread for The Guardian:

Throughout the entire piece there is no mention of her size. In our opinion, it has to be a step forward when a mainstream publication gives several pages to an article featuring pictures of a lovely model without having to apologize (or worse, pat themselves on the back) for her measurements. But fashion politics aside (or maybe not!), what do you think of the pictures?!

Seasonal Delights for Bathing Beauties

Is everyone ready for the mad dash of the holidays??? Yeah, me neither. It's OK, though, because this year we're all going to build-in some "me time" between tasks, right? With that in mind, let's take a look at some products aimed at bathing you in holiday cheer.

Black Velvet Apricot Collection from The Body Shop (Right now, it's "buy one, get one free" on holiday favorites!)

Colour Me Christmas by LUSH Cosmetics

Cocoa and Marshmallows from Philosophy

Carol's Daughter

Sephora Brand Apple Pomegranate Bubble Bath

And in case you need a little pick-me-up after a hectic day, ThinkGeek Shower Shock

Cozy Knits from Anna Scholz

UK designers are doing fab things with cozy fabrics this season. Check out some awesome pieces from Anna Scholz

Cotton Cashmere Cardi

Pacman 50s Coat

Striped Top

Heart Sleeve Jumper

Jersey Flared Trousers

Clearance Sale: B & Lu

Interested in picking up some seasonal items on the cheap? If so, get thee to B & Lu and have a look around. The site is offering up to 75% off some of its "wear now" styles. We've already found some unbeatable deals:

Mikayla Top - $15

Mermaid Skirt in Merlot - $16

Junie Top - $19

Cady Dress - $24

Shoes of the Week: Lace-Up Booties

Booties are all the rage right right. But, as many of you know, a lot of them just don't make sense to me weatherwise. For example, if it's cold enough to wear booties, why would I want my toes out? I've really had to talk myself into enjoying fashion-for-the-sake-of-fashion where some of these shoes are concerned. But here are some booties, I don't have to talk myself into even though they expose a little skin: The To-And-Fro lace up booties by Anthropologie. Leather uppers, zigzag laces, and a back zip. Lurve. Take a look and tell me what you think!

More details on the Anthropologie website.

New Moon Fan? Torrid Has You Covered.

It's entirely possible this post will hurt our chances for being considered a most serious fashion blog. We're OK with that. The fact is, there are LOTS of Twilight/New Moon fans out there of all ages - whether undercover or not. *winkie, winkie* And how could we resist telling you that curvy girls who are fans of the vampire/werewolf series can now display their fandom, thanks to several choice items being carried by You can even dress like "Bella".

New Moon - Poster Art Tee

Wolf Pack Bag Clip

Quileute Tribe Cuff

Bella's Green Taffeta Dress

Bella's Forest Green Corduroy Jacket

New Moon - Triple Chain Charm Necklace

See more of the Twilight/New Moon collection at

The Hello Kitty Red Bull Necklace: Yea or Nay?

Some days we're deep, other days we're just "OMG, look at this!" Today's post falls in the second category. It's easy to be proud of designers who make art from recycled items, like aluminum soda cans. Some of these pieces are wearable and some aren't. So what do you think of this Hello Kitty Red Bull necklace by Funky Junq?

Need Wide Calf Boots?

How many times have you tried on a really gorgeous pair of boots only to find that you can't zip them all the way up? So crushing. But we're happy to see that lots of companies are rolling out some practical - and stylish - boots with extended calf sizes. Right now, Silhouettes has some astonishingly trend-worthy wide-calf boots on sale. No, really. We were a little shocked. These are NOT your mom's boots.

See more styles at
Have you found some really great boots for the Fall and Winter? Where did you get them? Tell us all about it!

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