Category Archives: Fashion

Fashionably Ever After: Plus Size Boutique, Lee Lee’s Valise

Once Upon a time there was a Plus Size Princess who rarely left the island of Manhattan… that PSP, is me. On the list of things that will get me off the island, quality plus size fashion is number one. I’ve been making trips to Re/Dress, a plus size vintage-consignment store in Brooklyn, for about a year now. I had no idea that 10 blocks away there was a charming plus size boutique called Lee Lee’s Valise. Once I discovered that Lee Lee’s Valise existed, I knew I had to go, so I devised a plan that would make the most of my trip to Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens neighborhood: 1.) Drop off some of my gently used clothes at re/dress…

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A Plus Size Fashion Emergency!

When I was a little girl, I came home one day and announced that our family needed to have an emergency plan for our home. I sat with my parents and mapped out escape routes, a meeting place and different contingency plans based on horrifying variables (fire, earthquake, intruders etc.) that we prayed would never happen. As an adult, I’ve adopted this same practice, but instead of life threatening disasters, I’ve applied it to fashion emergencies. Before you write me off as completely crazy, let me explain: In New York City, there’s an Ann Taylor or Gap or random clothing store on every corner. So if a (skinny) girl spills coffee down her white blouse an hour before an important…

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Win a $250 Shopping Spree at eShakti.com

Hello Lovelies, As you’ve probably noticed, eShakti is one of my favorite clothing stores right now. They’re doing a contest where you can win up to $250 in store credit by putting their brand into your own words! You have till March 31st to enter, so lets go! You can win: 1.) A Grand Prize: $250 gift card 2.) One of 25, yes TWENTY-FIVE $50 gift cards And there’s a guaranteed $10 gift card for every entrant! The details are here make sure you fill out the form, and let them know that you’re a TBGB reader… Happy Shopping! xoxo,CeCe P.S. Tell your (skinny) friends too, this line carries size 0-26 and can do custom fittings for size 28+

Curvy Conversations: Plus Size Fashion from LA to NYC!

Usually people email me their questions, but last week I got this inquiry via Twitter. Hi Jennifer, I’m California Girl too (♥) and although I can’t stand the cold, I do love the fashion it inspires. Luckily for us, West Coast style can be easily revamped for the streets of New York City. Lets start from the bottom up: Shoes: New York is a walking city, so you want to make sure you pack stylish kicks that you can walk a mile in. During the fall, I love to wear boots with a flat heel. Of course, a shoe with heels is the sexier choice, but keeping your balance so that you dont fall down in a pile of snow…

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A Plus Size Princess at New York Fashion Week

Often in our Curvy Conversations, I’ve talked about being confident and secure at any size. I’ve urged us not to let our “weight make us wait” to live life to the fullest. Thankfully that mentality has more or less been second nature for me, but sometimes I have my days. Sometimes it takes a little extra energy for me to walk into a room of people and not wonder what they’re thinking. Although I can usually quiet that insecure voice in my head… it can be rough. So, when my fashion writer girlfriend asked me to be her “+1” for New York Fashion Week in Bryant Park, I was flattered and excited, but I was also having “one of those…

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Fashion Emergency: What Should I Wear to The Superbowl?

Hey Cece, I just started reading your blog recently. I noticed you give advice to us PSP’s and I wanted to ask your advice on this… I am headed to the Super Bowl in less than 2 weeks and I’m the only girl in my family bigger than a size 6…I’m a 16! I want to wear something fun to the Super Bowl (and after parties) without going over the top. Any great outfit ideas for when you know you’re going to be pictures with skinnies?! Thanks girl. Love,B Hey B, First of all, congrats on your Superbowl trip… how fun! I love clothes and fashion but I don’t talk about it too much on TBGB. (I try to leave…

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Plus Size Coupon Code from eShakti!

When I was in high school my friends mom was a seamstress. She would make dresses for me and the fit would be perfect. I miss having those custom pieces and I haven’t found anyone who will make custom clothes on my budget… until now. eShakti is a clothing company with a different approach to fashion, they design clothes which are then tailored and/or customized to the exact specifications of each buyer making it possible to change a sleeve, neckline etc. This is really helpful for those of us who have special proportions or curves (i.e. being one size on top and another on the bottom or having a really large bust.) With eShakti, you can get affordable clothes that…

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Faith 21 Contest & Promo Code!

Ever since I’ve been on Twitter (twitter.com/thebiggirlblog) I’ve noticed something… I have some of the cutest readers! I see the profile photos of some of my followers like @minordetail, @vercar and so many others who give PSP’s and Curvy Girls a good name and it makes me happy to know that there are so many of us out there who aren’t afraid to express ourselves through fashion. It looks like Faith21 (The plus size line from Forever 21) is taking notice of that too, because they’re doing a search for The Most Stylish Gal! To enter, just submit a photo of yourself in your most stylish ensemble that includes a Faith 21 item and you could be on your way…

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A Big Girl Rant: Denim vs. Chub Rub

Yesterday I attended the funeral of my favorite pair of jeans. I made my way down the steps to the trash cans behind my apartment building with my jeans lifeless in my arms. As I lifted the metal lid and placed the jeans on top of some trash bags I wondered if my neighbors would think I was nuts if I said a few words. My Svobodas were a very special pair of jeans. They came from a family of denim designed specifically for PSP’s (Plus Size Princesses) and this pair did everything that jeans should. Not only did they elongate my legs but they enhanced my, um… assets. My Svobodas and I have been through a lot together; casual…

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Win a Pair of Jeans (on Twitter)!

Hello Lovelies, You know I love clothes and I love my readers, so why not combine my two loves and give my readers some clothes! Lee jeans has an awesome plus size denim line (size 16-26) I have a pair and I “heart” them…. We’re giving away the first five pairs of jeans via Twitter, so “follow” TBGB there for more details! www.twitter.com/thebiggirlblog xoxo