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Prada Ready-to-Wear Collection, Spring 2012

I won’t be wearing this Prada skirt that I love.

As much as I read and enjoy many fashion blogs, I have trouble identifying with most things during Fashion Week. As most of the designers showing collections do not cater to plus-size women, it’s mostly a giant tease for those of us that fall into that category. (I would love to hear more about this from the plus-size fashion bloggers attending Fashion Week, because part of me just doesn’t understand the appeal.) Sure, I can be “inspired” by a look from the runway, but what if I want that exact skirt? Well, I’m SOL because the sizes are limited.

That being said, a collection that is a perfect example of this is the Prada ready-to-wear collection presented in Milan last week.  I think there are a lot of people in the fashion industry who look down on fat people, who think just like Tom Ford does, but perhaps they aren’t inviting trouble by being vocal about it. Is Miuccia Prada the same way – and also, is she against making money? Because I have a feeling that some of these pieces, sized up, would make a killing.

Here are my other picks from the Prada show that I will not be wearing anytime soon. (All photos via Style.com.)

Love this skirt. I guess I can have that bag, since the bag doesn’t care what size I wear.

Skirt + jacket.

Not so much with that bandeau top, but that skirt is gorgeous.

This skirt might be even better. Gorgeous.

Is that pleated, flowy leather? Want.

I wouldn’t wear it over a bathing suit, but I would wear this coat to death.

Not gonna lie, I’m sad now that I won’t be obtaining any of these pieces without starving myself for 6 months.  I have heard that designers have to do so much more work to make pieces in sizes that are bigger than the norm, but a pleated skirt like those heavily featured at Prada cannot be that challenging to size up. However, I’m not a designer, I don’t sew at all, so I don’t know about sizing clothing.

I’d love to hear from plus-size girls/bloggers with their thoughts on this!

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What I’m Wearing (I hope): Las Vegas Vow Renewal

by Jamie Sanford on September 27, 2011

Since I finally ordered my dress for my upcoming vow renewal, I’m ready to share the intended outfit.

There will be Spanx too but we don’t need to get into that.

This dress was one I found a while back, and now it is on sale for $49.95 from Starlets & Harlots. It isn’t going to arrive for something like 3 weeks, and if it doesn’t fit, I’ll either be going to a backup dress or going into full panic mode.

I have to wear the crinoline underneath the dress to keep it poofy. This is on sale for $48.96 from Starlets & Harlots.

These are Spanx tights but they are polka-dotted! SPANX® Swiss dot sheers are available at Lane Bryant for $28.

Readers have seen these before! I couldn’t resist them for Las Vegas, the colors remind me of playing cards, and polka dots are like spots on the dice.  These Poetic License Apple Pie shoes are available for $78.40 from Zappos.  (I got lucky and got mine for $25 from ideeli!)

Now, how will I do my hair?  My hair is as long as it has been in ages, it is well past my shoulders.  Here are some thoughts I’m having about possible hairstyles.

I feel like this might take the dress too far towards Audrey Hepburn.

This is not as curly but has a definite retro vibe.

I could definitely rock some Amy Winehouse retro beehive realness.  Toned down a bit though.

As messy as this hair looks, I would still need professional help to achieve it.  This would take it to a more modern look, messy-on-purpose and all of that.

Then we come to the Nina Dobrev portion of the blog post.  I have saved multiple photos of her hair styled in some form of curls.  My hair isn’t this long, and the color is most like what she has going on in the middle there.  I feel like the middle style would be a good choice because the curls are quite defined, and I imagine that it will probably last the longest.  The one on the left is really loose and sexy but I worry that my hair goes wonky too quickly after I’ve paid to have it done.

Any thoughts? Leave a note in the comments!

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Sunday Link Party!

by Jamie Sanford on November 30, 2010

Photo of the week – Thanksgiving dinner! My husband did a great job of cooking for 2.

Pie, Gravy, Stuffing, Wine, Turkey, Sweet Poratoes, Biscuits, Cranberry Sauce.
This week, a remastered edition of Nine Inch Nails’ Pretty Hate Machine was released.  In addition to the excellent sound upgrade, more video has been released from around the time of release.

The Secret Sex Life of Truffles Revealed! (The Telegraph)

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie? I might have to try this, and I don’t bake that much at all. (She Wears Many Hats)

How To Clean Your House in 20 Minutes a Day for 30 Days (Apartment Therapy)

Another photo, my husband took this shot of one of my favorite tree ornaments after we put up our Christmas tree:

Ornament IV
I’m devastated that Facebook purchased Drop.io and so I’m happy that Lifehacker has a great article on what to use to store your files now.

That’s all for now, I’m already late with this so I’ll keep it short.

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Oprah’s Big Deal issue of her magazine hit the stands for August 2010 and she is wearing the Coliseum earrings from Lia Sophia.


You can’t get a good look at the Lia Sophia earrings, which Oprah liked so much that she purchased them.


From the Lia Sophia website:

Rockstar flamboyance in over-sized hoops. A contemporary cutout honeycomb design of matte gold makes an eye-popping statement guaranteed to take your charisma off the charts. Snap bar closure.

The earrings that Oprah is wearing on the cover of the magazine are $44 from Lia Sophia, but will be retired at the end of July. Based on the limited time frame plus the Oprah connection, I think they might sell out.

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