What I’m Wearin’……Olsen

29 September 2011

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What I’m Wearin’…

Well, I haven’t been out anywhere lately, except for church, so I don’t have any OOTD pics.  However, while browsing some of my favorite blogs, I found this pic of the “Oh-So-Fabulous” Olsen twins, whose style I’m totally crushing since they’ve grown up!

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I totally fell in love with their “handhelds” in this photo!  So, I **BOOM** right-clicked and saved this photo in my favorites!  These bags are from their new handbag collection which has been newly added to their label called “The Row.”  The nine-piece collection debuted at Barney’s in mid August and retails from about $2,000 to $39,000!  You can read more about that here.   Of course, I couldn’t afford these cool blue bags they’re rockin’ (retailed at $4,700) but guess what I found while checking out my local Ashley Stewart?!

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These awesome square bags were on sale for $19.99 with an extra 50% off!  I loved it so much I bought it in pink too!  Yep, both for $10 bucks!

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The chain strap is killer!  So 80s glam, right?!?

P.S.  Don’t forget to check out my giveaway on Facebook!

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Many smoochie boochies to you all and I love you guys! Don’t forget to “like” me on Facebook, catch me on Twitter and Lookville!!! And now on BlogLovin’ and in your inbox!

 

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What I’m Hearin’……J.Hud and the New Spice

27 September 2011

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So, everyone is talking about Jennifer Hudson’s weight loss this year and I must admit she does look amazing.  I never thought she could have any more presence, attitude and energy in her performing than she already did but I was wrong.  Her new video has not gotten a lot of rave reviews but I love it simply for the fact that you can see more movements from her, more energy, more spice and sauce in her attitude and just more of her period!
Please enjoy Jennifer Hudson with “No One Gonna Love You”
 
P.S.  Don’t forget to check out my Facebook page to enter my giveaway event going on all month long!
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What I’m Wearin’……Crisp Whites and Casual Blues

25 September 2011

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What I’m Wearin’…

I promise we didn’t arrange this!  My mom and I ended up wearing the same sort of comfy outfit on a recent road trip!  Check out our crisp whites and casual blues!

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This white top is so simple in front back the back has this awesome, big and floppy bow!  So cute!

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And of course, Dior (our pup) came along for the ride too!

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In This Look:

Cream top from TJMaxx for $15,

Denim Straight leg medium wash jeans from Cato's for $17,

African bracelet thrifted for $5,

Brown peek-a-booties from Ross for $13.

 

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What I’m Lovin’……Giveaways and Anniversaries!

23 September 2011

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What I’m Lovin’…

I’ve had a pretty great week as far as my blog is concerned.  (Work has been crappy but I’ll vent about that later!)  Some great things have happened!

1.  I’ve finally reached over 100 followers!  YAY!!  It’s been a rocky road and it was rough at times but my blog is finally growing at a steady pace!

2.  I’ve reached over 200 likes on my Facebook Fanpage!  I’m super excited about the feedback I get! 

3.  Today is my “blogiversary”!!!  Yep, Economical Elegance for the Dumpy Duchess is turning One! 

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I hope that you guys will celebrate with me!  I’m doing a giveaway ALL MONTH LONG!  Yes, you heard me!  I’m giving away prizes all month long as a way to say thank you to all of my supporters!

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Here are the rules!

To be eligible for a prize you must:

First: Attend this event on Facebook

Second: "Like" The Dumpy Duchess on Facebook.

Third: Be a follower of The Dumpy Duchess using Google Friend Connect by following the link and using either your google, twitter or yahoo account.

Simple right?!

Good luck, friends!

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What I’m Hearin’……Marvin and My Country!

20 September 2011

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What I’m Hearin’…

After setting up my post to go out on September 11th last week, I realized that I had not mentioned the ten year anniversary of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks. I truly apologize for that. I know that everyone has a “where I was when 9/11 happened…” story and even though mine is very boring, I’ll still share it. I was in college, lying in bed snoozing until my late morning class when my roommate and best friends burst into my room and told me what happened. I remember watching tv allllllll day long, and weeping while watching footage after footage, coverage after coverage into the wee hours of the morning. I was raised in the south and have never really traveled further than Washington D.C. and that was for a band trip back in high school. New York seemed like another country to this southern gal. The New York that I saw on TV always seemed like such a “cold” place to live in where neighbors barely new each other and those on the street didn’t speak to each other when passing by. I was amazed by the comradery and overwhelming sense of community that those who came to the rescue showed. I salute those heroes, the victims, and their families by leaving you with what I’m hearin’ this week,

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and in my opinion, the best rendition of this song ever….

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What I’m Lovin’……South Africa’s Curves and BigSexy once more!

18 September 2011

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I know I talked about this last week but I couldn’t resist!

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So, I finally got to catch BigSexy on TLC and I absolutely love it so far.  I knew I would though!  Everyone has been talking about it and I’ve felt so out of the loop!  But no more!  It was refreshing to see five women having conversations that my best friend and I have on a daily or at least almost daily basis.  I really hope that the producers of this do not make the show like every other reality show by having them bickering and backstabbing each other.  Please oh please, gods of TLC!?!  Please show others that pleasantness does go with plumpness.  Most of the time, at least!  hehehe!

…Somethin’  Else I’m Lovin’…

Guess what?  South Africa is getting on board with plus size in print!  Check it out!

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“The first free issue of Curvy South Africa, a newly launched glossy magazine aimed at women sized 14 and up, is out now.  The magazine refuses to use models smaller than a size 14, to fulfill its mission of showing readers that they can be beautiful by embracing who they are.  It is a glamour magazine and will include articles on favorite topics such as fashion, cooking and lifestyle, without filling pages with dieting gimmicks known not work but rather focusing on fitness and healthy eating for the curvy woman.”

Read more about the magazine and it’s marketing team by clicking here!

Yay for South Africa!

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What I’m Wearin’……Steals and Meals!

16 September 2011

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A few weeks ago I caught a MAJOR, and I mean MAJOR sale at Kmart!  Their plus line that so many bloggers have been raving about this year.  Kmart’s LYS:  Love Your Size, Love Your Style went on Spring and Summer clearance and everything was $6!!!  Overall I got 1 pair of shorts, 2 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of jeggings/leggings, 1 dress, 3 jackets, and 12 tops.  Do you think I kinda overdid it?  lol

Anyway, this billowy, floral handkerchief top was one of my buys!  I’m gonna show you guys the rest in a post really soon!  I thought this free flowing look would be perfect for a day at the pier with my family!

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Here’s a pic of me staring with big green envious eyes, into my cousin’s DSLR camera.  Don’t worry.  Mine is coming soon!

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In This Look:

Grey drape cardigan from Belks for $12,

Floral Handkerchief top from Kmart for $6,

Black denim Jeggings from The Avenue for $20,

Black, White & Gold leopard print sequins ballet flats from Belks for $7.

 

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What I’m Hearin’……4ever and earlaces

11 September 2011

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I think this song and video are so super cute!  Check out her earrings or “earlaces”!  So neat!  Please enjoy Anthony David’s "4Evermore" feat. Algebra & Phonte.

 

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What I’m Lovin’……BigSexy and FroYo

09 September 2011

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Help me out guys!!!

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Have you guys been watching BigSexy?  I’ve been anticipating the series premiere for quite a while now but with my crazy work schedule, I haven’t been able to watch it!  I’m gonna try to catch up on it on OnDemand or something this weekend.  So, help me out guys!  Are you all feelin’ it?  I’ve heard some positive and negative feedback.  I’m still gonna file it in my “What I’m Lovin” because I’m sure it will appeal to me!  We’ll just have to wait and see!

Something else I’m Lovin’

So, everyone who knows me know that I’ve been going crazy over frozen yogurt!  I’m constantly seen swinging the bag from Berry Bliss, Menchie’s or Le Berry.  I think it’s the combination of the deliciousness of the yogurt and the ambiance of the stores.  They’re so bright and fun looking!  Plus, they’re popping up on every corner!  Here’s me and my bestie at our local Froyo joint! (Berry Bliss)

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(I just had to get a pic of fellow curvy girl rockin’ this gorgeous bubble hem dress)

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