Plus Size Fashion - on sale!

I played fashion stylist for my mom and bought her some new threads. I was really impressed with the plus size offerings out there, and am jealous those stores don't carry my size. I wanted to share some wardrobe essential pieces you need. All these pieces are on sale right now!

Flare Sleeve Peplum Top comes in 4 colors
Bell sleeves are all the rage right now and with a peplum style bottom it will be flattering to your waist line. 

Layered Tulle Midi Skirt also comes in black, everyone needs of these, think Sarah Jessica Parker from STC

The sleeveless vest/duster is the fashion accessory for the year. Everyone is wearing it as it makes you look slimmer. This site has it in a handful of colors.

Size down on this one.

These pants look amazing on all sizes! Pull on style with no pockets.

Black Friday Deals!

For those of you, who like me, like to do all their post Thanksgiving shopping online, here are the best deals to hit today and Monday.

One of my long time favorite clothing stores The Limited is 70% off the whole site! I've never seen a sale this low! Use code HOLIDAY at checkout. I took this opportunity to pick up some of the stylish but pricey Eva Longoria pieces.

The LOFT is 50% off, I posted my picks in this post.

Nordstrom has put lots of clothes on sale. Check out my favorite tunic which I have in 3 colors and is very flattering for a slimmer tummy.

Sephora is having $10, $15, and $20 deals! Including sets from Tarte, Devacurl, Ole Henriksen, Urban Decay, Origins, Murad, First Aid Beauty. Plus new deluxe samples with your orders. Check out my Sephora Wishlist and Best Eyeshadow Palettes posts.

If you want to pick up some of the products I talked about in my skin care post, check out these beauty sales. A lot of these brands rarely have sales so be sure to take advantage!

Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow singles are 60% off check out my favorite colors here. Her famed contour kit will be 40% off, read my review here. Her lipglosses are 30% off. I just bought the Kristen color.

Butter London nail polish is 30% off. Check out my favorite color here. Oprah put this brand on her favorites list this year.

Drunk Elephant is 20% off with the code STUFFED, This is my new favorite skin care line as it's amazing products that are made with clean, non-toxic ingredients. The name Drunk Elephant comes from a myth that says that elephants love to eat the fruit that has fallen from the Marula trees. Marula oil, full of fatty acids and antioxidants. is found throughout their line. Right now I'm using their C-Firma Day Serum, T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum, and Marula Oil. With their prices, you don't want to miss this sale. They now have smaller sized sample kits you can try as well.

MAC  has their Black Plum Friday Kit. You get  Vamplify, Pro Longwear Lip Pencil, and Rebel Eyes Gel Liner for $35 ($64 value). Look out for the Mariah Carey collection coming out later in December.

NARS is giving out a 3-piece gift with $50+ purchase with code DARETOLOOK. Or take 20% off your whole order with code TAKE 20. I want to pick up some of the Audacious lipsticks which are so creamy and you only need one coat! At $32 a lipstick you don't want to miss out on this!

Ole Henriksen is giving you a free $100 surprise gift bag with code 100GIFTBAG. Get a free Truth Sugar Glow Polishing Mask with a $50+ purchase using the code KNOT. I've talked extensively about this line as it's one of my favorites.

Urban Decay is having their annual Black Friday sale for 20% off use code BLACKER. I've spent ridiculous amounts of time at Sephora trying on all their lipstick colors.

Mrsmeyers is offering 10% off and free shipping. It's the only soap and cleaners I use because they use green ingredients. Be sure to pick up the line scent for next month.

Kate Spade and Zara are 30% off.

Sweater Weather

Sorry for the lack of posts but my computer died a couple weeks ago and I'm waiting to hit the Black Friday sales to get a new one. I was in the market for some new sweaters and stopped by my old favorite the LOFT and saw they had lots of great options!  They're embracing the bell sleeve trend, leather pants, and bold prints on dresses. Today everything is 40% off!

Do you want to transform your skin? - Updated!

I’ve always been a skincare aficionado, I got it from my mom who used to get monthly facials. When I was a teen she introduced me to facials and brought me to the dermatologist often to keep my skin clear. Now I get facials every other month or so. I love reading up on new products and reviews. The gold standard in skin care for beautiful skin is to use sunscreen daily, a vitamin C serum and retinol. I updated all the links in 2024.

5 Best Eyeshadow Palettes

Today is the last day to save 20% at Sephora so I wanted to share the best palettes to get there. As you can see I already own every color eyeshadow from MAC and some from Urban Decay. I also bought Anastasia Beverly Hills singles before she made palettes so I put them in MAC containers. Instructions on how to do that at the bottom of this post. Check out this article on how Sephora is making shopping easy easier.

Sephora Wishlist

This weekend everything at Sephora is 20% off! This only happens once a year! First make sure you check the sale section because it's also 20% off the sale prices. And just hope your favorite brand doesn't have a better Cyber Monday sale. I put in my order today and my strategy was to get higher priced items I wouldn't normally spulrge on.

Holiday Party Dresses

It's that time of year when department store windows get a festive upgrade! Next month your calendar is going to be full with holiday parties so you better pick out your dresses now! With facebook and Instagram our biggest challenge is not double-dipping on dresses during the same month, am I right? So I've selected 5 fabulous dresses that will make you shine bright at your parties and are budget friendly with them all under $200. These will be perfect for your work holiday party where you want to look classy and chic,  no sequins (save that for NYE).  These dresses are the perfect length for drinking with your co-workers. This winter I've noticed a fashion trend of opulent jacquard fabrics. The shine and texture in  rich hues just scream holiday cheer and will make you look absolutely stunning! You can’t go wrong with jacquard, here's to getting on your glitz and glam!

10 Advent Calendars

It's been said that November is the busiest shopping month of the year. I can't wait for after Thanksgiving beauty sales! Now is the time to pick up your Advent Calendar so you can have it all ready to start with on Dec 1st. Trader Joe's chocolate advent calendar is one of my favorites and retails for only $1! I already picked up mine (and a few for friends) as they do sell out early. 

5 Best Plum Lipsticks for Fall

Purple is my favorite color but I never in a million years thought to wear it as a lipstick shade. Last year on the show Shark Tank a woman was trying to sell bold unique colored lipsticks and one of the judges said to her "if those colors lipstick actually sold, it would already be on shelves in stores, the big companies would have dedicated shelf space to it already." Lately, I've seen quite a few celebrities wearing purple lipstick on the red carpet and they pull it off! It looks super sexy, edgy and chic.

Halloween Obsessed

Halloween is my favorite holiday and I love dressing up for it! It's so much fun to see what everyone else's creativity brings them. This year I went as Harley Quinn. If you saw the movie Suicide Squad that was Margot Robbie's character. Harley Quinn is a comic book villian and the Joker's girlfriend. She's appears in Batman comic books, video games and animated movies. She's getting her own spin-off movie that Margot Robbie has signed off to play her again.   Pictured on the left is JWoww and on the right is my mom's favorite dancer on Dancing with the Stars - Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Him and his pregnant girlfriend Petra dressed up as the Joker and Harley Quinn on Good Morning America. Tamra Judge and Lindsey Lohan also were Harley Quinns.

It turned out to be a popular costume at the party I went to but I think my costume was the best! lol I bought a wig but thought it looked too fake so I cut off some of the hairs in put it into my ponytails for color highlights. I didn't have red eyeshadow so I went to CVS and bought blush in the closest color I could find. This was the first year I could wear flats with my costume so I was super comfortable! My choker necklace says PUDDIN. I drew a little heart on my left cheek. A lot of people recognized my costume immediately, I like wearing costumes that are easy to guess.  The bouncer at the club checked my bat to make sure it wasn't real.

The Playboy mansion didn't have their famed halloween party for the first time this year. So instead their offices got decked out in of course completely inappropriate decorations. lol  It included a Playmate graveyard and a table with fake blow on it. The theme was the netflix show Stranger Things. Check out their cubicles below:

Amy Schumer and her boyfriend also dressed up as characters Dustin and Eleven from Stranger Things. I'm reading Amy's book right now and it's hilarious!

CVS was selling Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton masks and I saw one person at my party wearing it.

Katy Perry went to Kate Hudson's annual Halloween bash dressed up as Hillary Clinton. 

Trump was a popular costume amongst celebs as well. Check out this video of Charlotte Hornet fans dancing with masks on. And another fun clip of Hillary dancing on the Ellen show.

Trumpkins were popular this year too.

Ryan Lochte dressed up as the Mad Hatter and Nina Dobrev dressed up as Ryan Lochte.
KhloeK at the Cleveland Cavaliers Halloween party (her NBA boyfriend has a baby on the way with another woman). She was dressed as Storm, Halle Berry's character and got a lot of heat on social media, some people thought a white girl couldn't play the part. I think her costume looks fantastic! I really need to see that movie because quite a few people have called me Storm walking down the street I guess because I have light hair. One of these years, maybe this will be my costume inspiration.

Molly Sims had an awesome prego costume as a fortune teller. I loved her book and her blog gives lots of great maternity style suggestions.

In the category of sexy men, please feast your eyes on the costumes of Casper Smart and Marc Consuelos.

Scott Eastwood is wearing a cowboy ensemble inspired by his father's movie The Good, The Bad and The
 Ugly. He's the spitting image of his father Clint Eastwood in the poncho and cowboy hat. Scott was also in the movie Suicide Squad.  This reminded me of my Cinco de Mayo costume.

Hillary Duff and her new boyfriend got some serious heat on social media for their costumes and they both apologized.

Russell Simmons went as himself circa 1985

Martha Stewart

One of my favorite shows is Modern Family and here they are from their Halloween episode last week.


 Ne-Yo - must get these spider web tights, anyone know where I can find them?

I loved this Jem & the Holograms costumes! That was my favorite cartoon as a kid, too bad the recent remake movie was a flop. I dressed up as Jem for a Halloween in Vegas a few years ago.

I watch Dancing with the Stars every week! Check out Sharna Burgess' Top Gun costume with her race car driver partner James Hinchcliffe. She injured her knee and last night he had to dance with another partner and their costumes were Harley Quinn and the Joker!

Australian singer Sia was a popular costume this year at the party I went to and on the Ellen show. Ellen dressed as Sia and had Heidi Klum do an interpretive dance. lol Make sure you download her new songs "Cheap Thrills feat Sean Paul" and "The Greatest feat. Kendrick Lamar". Kelly Clarkson and GMA host Amy Robach dressed as Sia as well.

Today show hosts as Baby Spice, Pretty Woman and Urkel

Beyonce copied my idea from last year- Salt N Pepa. 
The Talk's Sheryl Underwood went as Little Richard
Scrolling through facebook check out what my male friends dressed up as. Remember the meme Ellen created of Jamaican runner Usain Bolt? If not click here.

 I'm so impressed he went on etsy and got these realistic looking medals!

Do The Right Thing movie

Issac Hayes

Four guys as the Golden Girls - my mother and I both love this show!

Carrie Bradshaw

To see my previous years Halloween costumes and celeb roundup posts click here.