Plus Size Junction Journal

June 20, 2008

Fashion Trends: The Trapeze

Filed under: style — Deb. @ 8:12 pm
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Trapeze is the shape for summer.
This shape is comfortable and easy to wear. It is great for all body types, skimming over buldges and drawing attention to your beautiful face and lovely shoulders. When the weather heats up you want a relaxed free fit and that is what you will get with the Trapeze.
Back in the dark ages when I was young, we called this shape the Tent…Trapeze sounds so much nicer. You can have the Trapeze shape in a dress or in a tunic top. So easy to wear. Try wearing a floaty Trapeze dress over leggings to draw attention to shapely legs. Plus size abstract print trapeze tank


June 10, 2008

Fashion Tips For the Plus Size Pear Shaped Teen

A plus size teen can look very fashionable and great. It just takes a little planning and knowing what your body type is. If you dress for your body type, you can be a fashion winner.

If you are a plus size pear, you’ve got a curvy bottom with round hips and full thighs. You’ve probably also got some positives that you want to accentuate like a slim neck, graceful shoulders and a waistline.

Shop for clothes that will draw attention to your upper body. Buy tops in prints and bright colors. Look for tops with unusual necklines like a boat neck, scooped neckline or a squared off neckline. Tops that have designs gracing the shoulders or neckline will also draw attention to your upper body and face, helping to balance your top with your bottom.

Look for tops that are just a bit fitted so you can show off your waistline. But don’t buy anything that is too tight. On the other hand, don’t buy anything too loose, as you want to show off your waistline.

Show off your waistline with a belt or scarf. Show off your face with a stylish haircut.

If you want to add a jacket or blazer to your look, buy one that stops just at or slightly above your waistline. You don’t want anything to stop where your hips are the widest.

Look for a-line cut skirts that fit at the waistline and smoothly cover your hips and thighs. An a-line skirt will show off your waistline while covering your bottom.

Buy jeans with plain back pockets. You don’t want fancy designs on the back pockets that will draw attention to your hips.

Knowing your body type, and with some shopping planning, you can buy clothes that will accentuate your positives and help you make your own fashion statement. You can fine more fashion hints for the plus size teen at

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June 5, 2008

Fashion Trends – Summer Sandals

Filed under: accessories — Deb. @ 9:57 pm
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This summer we are seeing a lot of sandals. Not just your ordinary summer shoe but sandals with glitz and bling.  One of our favorite stores is Old Navy and they have it all, from jelly flip flops to golden metallic women’s gladiator sandals.

June 3, 2008

You Need a Pedicure

Filed under: skin care — Deb. @ 1:36 am
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Warm weather is here and you need a pedicure. Take a good look at your feet. Run one up and down your leg, does it feel like a message with sandpaper?

Now you have a choice.

  • Go to a saloon…I like this one because it makes me feel special.
  • Do it yourself…Not as hard as you might think.

If you are going to do it yourself, you’ll need tools.

  • Toenail clippers.
  • A file.
  • Something to soak your feet in.
  • A towel.
  • A pumice stone, or my favorite an egg foot file.
  • Foot cream.
  • Polish in your favorite shade.

First clip those nails. Straight across is best. Use the file to gently smooth the corners. Don’t get too close to the corners of your big toes. We don’t want any in-grown toe nails.

Next smooth off any callouses and dead skin from your feet and heels. This is where you want to use the pumice stone or egg foot file. Do this before you soak your feet.

A messaging foot bath is a plus if you have one. I have used an oblong plastic bin that was about six inches high and that worked well also. Put a soothing lather in the water. Dim the lights. Putting cool cucumber slices or damp teabags that have been chilling in your fridge, on your eyelids is a nice touch also. Then sit back and do nothing but relax for about 10 minutes. This is your time, enjoy it.

When time is up, dry your feet with a soft towel and smooth on the foot cream or lotion and polish those toes.

Your feet will thank you. Smile when you put on those new sandals and that ankle bracelet. You look great.

Remember Love Yourself and Dream…Deb.

For those of you who are interested, here is the egg foot file. This is great because it smooths your feet and the shavings are collected so that you won’t make a mess.

PED Egg Foot File

AS SEEN ON TV! The ultimate foot file for smooth, beautiful feet. Includes 2 emery finishing pads.

Price: $9.99

PED Egg Foot File

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