Thursday, November 26, 2015

2015 Black Friday RoundUp

Plus Size Deals

ASOS: 30% off of everything, Use code:  BLESSED
Ashley Stewart: 40% off site wide (no code needed) |

Eloquii: 50% off with code: BASH |

Lane Bryant: 40  - 50% off site wide (no code needed) |
Fashion to Figure: 40% off + 25% off of Squeem Shapewear - Code: 40FOR40 |
Dressbarn: Take 20% OFF your entire regular priced purchase,  use code: GIFTING |
Modcloth: Select items up to 40% off |
Neimans Last Call: 40%-80% off site wide (yes they have plus LOL), no code needed:

Saks Off Fifth - Up to 70% off |

Charlotte Russe: All items $20 or less, 50% off of sweater & jeans |

SimplyBe - A variety of sales including select dresses under $40, shoes under $50, and much more (no code needed)
Forever21: Up to 70% off of select items |
Ideel: Up to 80% on select items. |

JCPenny - Various door buster deals + an additional 20% or 33% of on a purchase of $100 or more with code: GR8DEAL |

Luxe Deals
Net-A-PorterUp to 50% off select items (no code needed)

Beauty Deals

Birchbox: Spend $35 on gift subscriptions and/or full-size products and get 25% off with code BIGDEAL or 30% off for Ace members with code ACESONLY. Friday 11/27 only.
Bliss: 30% off all products with code Dazzle30. | Receive a free deluxe scrubbing and hydrating gift set valued at $176 with purchases over $150 and get a free holiday beauty gift bag with any purchase of $75 or more with code brilliant15. All from Friday 11/27 to Monday 11/30.
Dermstore: 20% off site-wide. Use code: THANKS20 |
Need help finding something. I'll be helping people find things during Black Friday.  You can tweet me here, Instagram me here, and I'll be posting this on Facebook me here.  

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Tips on Flying Comfortably While Plus Sized

So, I wrote a post in the past on flying while plus size (you can find it here) a while back.  I figured it would be a good time to do an update, because some information has changed. I used to be against flying Delta...I mean flat out would pay more money than to fly with them.  The seats were incredibly small, uncomfortable, and my knees where always in someone's back. Now, with the new planes they are my best option.  I always get an aisle seat, the handle on the outside goes up, so once the flight is in the air I can give myself a  more room.  These days I'm flying 90% of my flights on Delta.  My second and third choices are Virgin and American Airlines.  Now American's old planes didn't give you much room, but the new planes are a little more roomy.  The only thing about American is their new plane upgrades are taking forever.  With Delta, I'm almost guaranteed to be on one of the new planes, but on American the chance that the plane is new is about a 50/50 chance.

I will also say it seems that the climate against plus size passengers has changed a bit. I find that flight attendants are a lot nicer when I'm asking for a extension belt and to change seats. I even had one flight attendant come up to me without me asking and offer me a seat exchange where no one was in the middle seat.  I was shocked. LOL. It was on a Delta flight.  

Now if you are flying a connecting flight and you are on what I like to call the air bus then I usually upgrade to the business class seat.  These are usually the flights that are short and less than an hour.  Mine is usually from San Jose to L.A.  Those seats are incredibly small and I'm sure to be sitting in someone's lap.  I purchase that ticket outright because the distance is so short, it's usually only $150 - $200 more.  Yes, the flight is only an hour, but the relief of not have that seat handle imprinted on my thigh is worth it to me.  

People always ask me, "Have you ever had to buy two plane seats or if you've ever been denied a flight?" My answer is no.  In the last 2 years especially, I've probably been on 40 flights, no joke, and on a myriad of different airlines.  I've been fine.  I can say truthfully that in the past I've had anxiety with flying, because I am a person who believes in personal space.  I don't want you violate my personal space and I don't want to violate yours, but with me flying Delta frequently, getting my aisle seat, I've been at ease.  

As always, I do like a good deal, so I figured I'd send you to my I  need a cheap flight place.  This site searches all the other sites for the lowest rates, find it here.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

#ScreamQueens: Fat Chanel #7

scream queens style
It's been so long since there has been a show with good fashion on.  The last fallen show was Gossip Girl, but now we have Scream Queens. I'm obsessed with the over the top furs, preppy pastels, and overall girly feel of the girls.  My favorite, of course, is Chanel's style.  Now it's in my heart to become Chanel #7.  I have it all played out in my head.  As Fat Chanel #7,  my first duty is to get everyone to eat real food. I know it's a little cliche' that the fat girl would get everyone to eat, but Fat Chanel #7 doesn't do cotton balls.  In addition,  as Fat Chanel #7 would rival Chanel in her fashion choice and royally pissing her off because a fat girl isn't supposed to be able to compete with her fashion-wise.  Yes, I have thought about this and yes, it sounds a ridiculous, but the show is ridiculous, so it fits. LOL.  I'm proposing my new hashtag for my role, #garnerstyleforfatchanel7. Use it, love it, and embrace it. So serious. HA! 
scream queens style

scream queens style

Top: Steinmart, Skirt: Eloquii, Shoes - Shoes of Prey, Coat: ASOS, Nails - Etsy

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Feelin' Fancy In My Fluff

How I love a good and inexpensive find.  In plus size, that doesn't happen too often, but when it does it is flipping sweet! This skirt, from Charlotte Russe, although not photographed good on the website is ah-mazing in person. It's full, feminine, and fancy.  So here's the lowdown on fit.  I think this skirt is pretty true to size. Now, the 3X is a bit longer than the 2X.  If you are looking for a longer length then size up, but you will need to take in the waist if you aren't a 3X waist.  I'm a 2x waist and had to take in the skirt, but the length is perfect.

Other Style Notes: I've had this top in my closet from ASOS for a year and never wore it, so I'm sorry it's not available.  I've had these shoes from ASOS for a about 4 months as well and although these aren't available, I put in a few other options.  I wear a size 12 in ASOS shoes.  For me, I have to size up from my normal 11 to accommodate the width of my feet.  My lippy is Flat Out Fabulous from MAC.  

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Getting Great Deals

So one of my favorite places to shop are the Simon Premium Outlets.  The location I visit the most are the outlets in Vegas.  It's a special trip that I make to Vegas just to rack up on deals.  This year, I got the bulk of my Christmas shopping completed at Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, because there is a Kate Spade New York. Hey, I got to get myself something. HA!  I have enough nieces and nephews to form a basketball team and Christmas is all about the kids.  Now I'm the Aunt who likes to buy everything that the kids need for their next semester of school.  I headed over to the Tommy Hilfiger Outlet for my nephew who is in 6th grade and wears adult size pants and has the biggest feet I've every seen on a 12 year old.  Tommy Hilfiger is a brand that fits him great, so every year we get all his jeans, sweaters, and shirts from there.  I walked in and as expected there was a sale going on for up to 50% off.  Then I headed over to the Children's Place Outlet to shop for the remaining kids.   There was an amazing sale there as well where I bought around 25 outfits for under $300 (I had 4 kids to shop for).  I went ham.

Now you know with all this work I did shopping I had to get myself something.  That adorable die clutch and bow necklace came from the Kate Spade Outlet.  I spent just under $100 for both items.  Let me tell you, if you love Kate Spade, but don't love the price tag you should definitely hit up the outlets.  When I went everything was 50% off.  There is always a great sale and a lot to choose from.

I did want to include a few tips if you plan on going to Las Vegas North Premium Outlets in Las Vegas to do some heavy duty holiday shopping:

  1. Google Internet In-Store Coupons - The outlets have awesome deals, but they get even more awesomer (yeah I just made that word up) with a coupon.  On top of the amazing deals I got at Children's Place, I was able to get an additional 25% off of my entire purchase. has an app you can download or you can google on your phone. You will also want to sign up for the VIP Shopper Club, where you will receive exclusive offers and a free VIP Coupon Book upon sign up. Become a member here.
  2. Bring an empty suitcase to the outlets - I know this sounds crazy, but for a lot of us visiting the Premium outlets is a special trip. The outlets are huge and those bags can get heavy.  A rolling suitcase could make carrying around those packages a lot easier.
  3. Bring your walking shoes - The outlets are huge. It's hard to even see everything they have to offer in one day.  

This post was sponsored by Simon Premium Outlets through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Simon Premium Outlets, all opinions are my own.

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