Thursday, September 27, 2012

Treats for Curvy Tricks...uh, we mean Chicks

Cat Walk Kitty, $59.99

Every Halloween, us plus size ladies have to sift through the usual suspects of bagged sexy costumes and hope that they will look flattering. Here are the FoxyRoxy picks for the best looking costumes for ladies who want to look sexy but not over exposed. Some of the new costumes are unique enough for you to be the best dressed at the party too! I bought both Gypsy Maiden and Bat Girl and they look amazing on! Even the thigh-high boot covers fit perfectly! Most fit up to a size 20/22.

Golden Warrior,, $59.99

Gypsy Maiden, $59.99

BatGirl, $59.99
Buccaneer Beauty, $44.99

Burlesque Beauty, $119.00

Can Can Girl, $59.99

Hooded Robe Costume, $39.99

Mystical Sorceress, $174.99

Fly Me to The Moon, $34.99

Pocahottie,, $49.99 

Viking Princess, $149.99

Challenge 1: Day to Night skirts for Fall

Hanging out with a friend of mine she was expressing her need for more skirts that can be dressed up or down but without sequins. We are ON it! Here are some skirts that look great day or night!

But first for helpful answers for your fashion quandaries:

How do a wear a skirt in the fall and keep warm?
Tights! You need to consider proportion however so you don't cut your legs off in an unflattering manner. For instance, unless you are very tall or plan on wearing boots, do not wear footless leggings. Showing just an ankle of skin cuts the line of sight and make you look shorter.
Another rule of thumb: the shorter the skirt the taller the boots you can wear. The longer the skirt the shorter the boot shaft or wear regular shoes. Knee-high boots and a below the knee skirt just looks too dowdy and old for a fox like you!

I have a dressy skirt (think lace, velvet or embellished). How can it be dressed down for weekend brunch or a casual day?
1. A cropped jean jacket that hits just above your waist is always the easiest way to dress down any outfit

2. Roll up your sleeves and add a thin infinity scarf and you are set for casual cool! The scarf can be patterned but should be in the same color family as your skirt or your boots/tights. Think of it like bookending your torso with similar hues so it makes one cohesive look. See Nicole Richie's black scarf/tights combo or Pixie Geldof's Burgundy scarf and skirt combo.
Nicole Richie

Pixie Geldof

Wanna play it safe?  Go monochromatic and use the scarf as a pop of color like Rachel Bilson....

3. Add a hobo bag and cool shades for that laid-back VIP style

4. What to wear on your legs and feet? Do solid tights if the skirt is patterned, but if not, you can be daring with textured tights in a solid color. Slouchy boots, ankle boots, casual low wedges and ballet flats always do the trick.

I have a casual skirt (think jean or corduroy). How can it can be dressed up for a day at the office or a cocktail party? 
1. Jean skirts are rarely appropriate for the office, but if it is a dark wash pencil skirt, you can pair it with a tailored blazer, chunky jewelry and pointy-toe pumps or dress boots.

2. Sparkles!! Add glittering layers of necklaces, a big cocktail ring or a dressy cardigan to get instant glamour for a night out. It's a great mix of laid back and sexy glam for a date!

3. Dressy textiles! Have a plain black jersey or corduroy skirt or some dark denim? Add a silky jewel-tone top, rich cashmeres, or lace tights to bring your day skirt right into party time.

4. Dressy boots with embellishments like fringe, lace, metallics, or thin heels look great with any skirt, but you can also opt for your favorite party shoes and a clutch bag.

And now for our favorite versatile (non sequined) skirts....
On trend and you can wear anywhere!! A Lane Bryant, Leather pencil skirt, $54

Target, Ponte Knit Miniskirt in 3 colors, $24

Levi's, "Perfectly Shaping" skirt in
Indigo wash, $24.99

Lane Bryant, Metallic Denim, $49.95

Icon Apparel, Red "All Night" textured skirt (also in black and khaki), $24

Torrid, Black Lace Shirred mini, $31, XCVI Peasant Skirt, $75

Kiss Therapy, black wash denim, $35
The MOST versatile! Old Navy, Corduroy pencil ( in 5 colors), $29.95

Target, Sweater Skirt (also in black/white), $24.99

As always, if you have other plus size quests and questions, please email us at

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Plus Size on the Slopes

Being a plus-size ski bunny is harder than I thought! Despite it still being summer, I am looking into what to wear for Thanksgiving ski trip, because now is when you get the best discounts on notoriously pricey ski wear. Seeing that I am much better at the apres-ski part than I am the actual sport, I set out to find reasonably priced ski clothing that will keep me warm, dry and NOT looking like a man.

This was a very tall order, it turns out, since a lot of ski pants that claim to be 2x-3x have 40 inch hips and I'm not sure about you but I have been a 1x/2x most of my life and I am lucky if my WAIST is 40 inches. You must look at the size chart since a lot of the sizing runs very small.. 
HOT TIP: measure your calf circumference along with your other measurements to ensure a great fit! 
Check out what we found to make you toasty and foxy... on and off the slopes!! 
As always, if you have a plus size fashion quest or question for you need help with feel free to email us at

Warm, sexy Apres-Ski looks:

Marisota, Knitted Hooded Poncho, £35

Baby Phat, Faux Fur cardi, $45

Old Navy, Rockstar Jegging, $28

Gap, Cable Sweater, $47

Zappos, Lumiani Laila (wide calf), $169

Tundra, Nevada Boots, $69

Victoria's Secret, Angel Boucle Sweater, $40
Keen, "Golden" boots, $140

BEST ACCESSORY!! Juicy Couture has
many knit or fuzzy earmuff...
 that are HEADPHONES!

And now for the best of the cute AND practical: 
Let's start with the ski jacket. After looking at many, I have fallen in love with the Columbia Bugaboo in plus size. It fits my arms and bust comfortably, is very warm and durable, without making me feel like the "Michelin Man" in layers of puffy down. FINALLY! Also it comes in funky prints and fun colors to channel your youthful "inner snowboarder" or give you a break from the standard unisex color block.
This is the one I bought. Columbia Bugaboo in
Elderberry Print. 

Columbia "Bugaboo" in Grape Vertical Print, $200

Coogi, Parka with faux fur, $83, Suede bomber (more colors), $89
Looks great with fringed MukLuks or your favorite Uggs! 

Junonia, Quilted Poly/Fleece Wind Pant, $74
These provide apple coverage and movement but run 1 size small.
With sizes up to 5x, you ladies are sure to find your fit! More styles too!

For the plus size VIP, who has it all!
A Beaver and Chinchilla slim coat

Aspen Fashions Furs, $3,999

ThermaSkin base Layer in fun colors from Land's End for only $35      

The Down Parka with a slim look!
Land's End, Down Parka (2 lengths and many colors), $199