Thursday, September 27, 2012

Everyday Bombshell - LucieLu, Meet Talbots

topics: plus size fashion, LucieLu, Talbots, Tyler Stained Glass Creations

As I said - it's all LucieLu and Talbots up in here lately.  So the two are long overdue for an introduction...LucieLu dress, meet Talbots boyfriend blazer.

The Outfit:
Floral bib-front dress- LucieLu
Black boyfriend blazer- Talbots
Purple slingback heels (obscured by my sweet photography skills) - Jessica London
Jeweled belt- Gap Outlet
Cute Little Birdie Ring - c/o Tyler Stained Glass Creations
Silver hoop earrings- Lia Sophia

Monday, September 24, 2012

Everyday Bombshell- Black, Cream & Talbots All Over

topics: plus size fashion, blue shoes, fall trends

Tell me if I'm alone on this or if you can closet is cyclical, in that I really get into shopping at one or two particular stores, and much of my wardrobe is suddenly comprised of pieces from those few shops.  Right now, I'm all about LucieLu and Talbots.  As evidenced by this head-to-toe Talbots look.  They have a great selection of plus size pieces!  So much so that I don't even mind being called "Woman" (as opposed to Petites or simply Apparel... anyway).

Don't worry...I remembered to take the sale stickers off the shoes before wearing!

The Outfit:
Lace front cream tee shirt- Talbots Outlet
Tiger print skirt- Talbots
Jeweled belt- Gap Outlet
Three strand metal/jeweled necklace- Patina Stores
Blue 40's inspired square toed slingbacks - Me Too

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Everyday Bombshell - Coral Crush

topics: plus size fashion, Talbots

I gotta tell you...there's nothing like a floaty, coral skirt to make another typical workday feel absolutely on-point.  

The Outfit:
Black cardigan - Talbots
Blue/white striped tee- Old Navy
Floaty fabulous skirt- Talbots
Gold medallion necklace - Forever 21
Basic kitten heel - Payless Shoe Source

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

LucieLu on Twin Cities Live

I did another segment for local daytime talk show, Twin Cities Live.  It's been a few weeks since I was last on-air, and I'm thrilled to have been able to work it into my schedule with the new job.  I wore a really cool dress, which LucieLu was kind enough to send me for the occasion.  It's the Sophia Dress in Gray.

The swaths of color-blocking cut into this dress feel
like a fresh take on an old (by now) trend. 

It was 100 degrees (literally!) here in St. Paul today, so I went with fall makeup (plum lip and amber jewels) and summer styling (sandals and sleeveless).  The best of both worlds!

And if you recall, a few weeks ago I wore another new piece  sent to me from LucieLu.  At the time, it was not available, but now it is. 

I own the Charlotte dress, and its doppelganger in navy blue is called the Flora dress in Blue Lace.  So cute and comfortable and...just the best. Paired with sandals, or tights and sky high heels, or a denim jacket and flats - you should own one of these, too. (Then we can be twinsies!)

And in case you're interested, here's the TV segment on beauty tools. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

(Not So) Everyday Bombshell

Last week was such a whirlwind!  I didn't take any outfit of the day photos, but do have a few fun shots to share with you.  It was kind of a banner week in the Bombshell household, starting with publishing my eBook. 

Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Thursday was Fashion's Night Out.   I modeled in a fashion show at Corset Styling and Fashion Boutique.  I wore the Ambrosia dress in royal blue by Igigi - which, let me tell you.  If you're looking for a sexy "night out" dress, this one is fantastic. 

The hair stylist did a cool tucked roll for me. 

On Friday, I picked up a copy of the October issue of Ladies' Home Journal and discovered that I was featured in it.  Very exciting!

On Saturday, I modeled in a photo shoot for an online retailer based out of the Twin Cities.  I'll share more about the experience in the coming weeks.  But for now, here are a couple behind-the-scenes shots. 

I've never been part of a real, honest-to-goodness catalog - style photo shoot before!

And then I finished off the week by watching the MN Vikings win their first game of the season.  All in all, it was a terrific (though exhausting!) seven days.  

Monday, September 10, 2012

A Bombshell Book Release

I'm thrilled to share with you guys some exciting news...

Cover art designed by Adrian Clift

I released my first eBook,  The Best of Bombshell Beauty Blog, last week.  It's available on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble for their respective eReaders. 

The eBook came about after someone told me I was crazy not to make the most popular Bombshell Beauty blog posts - those about how to dress your best as a plus size woman - more easily accessible to my readers.  Slogging through 1300+ blog posts isn't exactly easy; but flipping through them on your Nook or Kindle is.  Although I'd never really thought about publishing an eBook, it sure sounded like a good idea (especially when presented to me as, "You're crazy if you don't!").  I pulled together the most informational posts, added a few new things like an index of my favorite places to shop,  and voila'! 

I also wanted to publish this eBook as something of a tribute to those of you who have followed me so loyally all these years - and those of you who have recently discovered Bombshell Beauty.  I really appreciate your support, and your comments and...well, everything. 

So if it's something you're interested in, check out The Best of Bombshell Beauty here for your Kindle or here for your Nook

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Corset Boutique's Fashion's Night Out- Sept 6th

With fashion events held all around the world in celebration of all that's fun and fabulous about fashion, it can be easy to feel left out of the fun here in the Twin Cities.  Well, at least that's how it's been in years past.  But this year...come out to Corset Boutique and Personal Styling's Fashion's Night Out party. 

Featuring a fashion show, food from the Gastrotruck and all kinds of stylish fun, it'll be a terrific opportunity for you to come check out Corset's new location on France Avenue in Edina.  Corset carries a wide selection of plus size clothes...I'll be modeling a gorgeous dress by Igigi in the fashion show!  It'll be a lot of fun and I would love to see you there.  The festivities start at 7:00.