Cosabella x Erin Fetherston



Just in time for wedding season, Cosabella has partnered with award winning designer, Erin Fetherston. Fetherston is the first to collaborate with the luxurious Italian lingerie within their bridal realm.

The collection will include a full line of bridal underpinnings inspired by the romantic and ethereal aesthetic of award winner; this feminine grouping is designed in sheer point d'esprit tulle, embellished with delicate eyelet trim. Prices range from $20 to $240 and will roll out in March just in time for wedding season.

In addition to the options above; customers who purchase any Erin Fetherston bridal garment will have the opportunity to win an Erin Bridal Soft Bra & Lowrider Thong (a $109 value).

Erin Bridal Babydoll, $138.50


Erin Bridal Hotpant, $42.50


Erin Bridal Soft Bra, $72


Fetherston Robe, $149


Erin Bridal Lowrider Thong, $37


Erin Bridal Push Up Bra, $94


Fetherston Minikini, $59.50


Fetherston Babydoll, $159.50


Fetherston Soft Bra, $73.50


Fetherston Thong, $52

Anna Kendrick in Timberland​

Anna Kendrick was looking chic in the Timberland Boot Company Lucille Chukka Boot in black paired with a silk blouse, jeans and a structured bag while out shopping in West Hollywood, CA on Thursday, February 20, 2014. Recent celeb fans of this boot include Amber Heard and Nikki Reed!









Photos Courtesy of National Photo Group and Timberland

Tips on Choosing a Plus-Size Dress

eShakti is leading customizable online retailer that makes each garment available in sizes 0 to 36W. Fashion experts at eShakti know that curvy women have their own concerns and problem areas they like to address and so they offered Four Tips on selecting flattering plus-size apparel.

Curve-Hugging Fit

Contrary to what you might have heard, pillow-case is not the most flattering silhouette for a full-figured woman. Tight tailoring cinches in problem areas, creates structure and gives you the most flattering look. Be sure to look for tight-fitting bodices and they can take inches off your waist!


Curved Button Front Tweed Dress, $99.95


Scallop Trimmed Sheath Dress, $74.95


Houndstooth Tweed Sheath Dress, $99.95

Color Blocking

Color blocking in strategic areas can visually take inches and pounds off and instantly make you appear thinner. Look for items with color blocking in the sides, waist and hip area for ultimate effect. Horizontal paneling will elongate your shape.


Geometric Colorblock Poplin Dress, $64.95


Colorblock Bonded lace Dress, $58.95


Colorblock A-line Poplin Dress, $69.95

Sleeves

One universal problem area plus-size women pay attention to are the arms. A ¾ sleeve is ultra flattering, masking the problem area and shaping the arm. Be sure to look for sleeves that are stretchy, flowing or adjustable – you don’t want the sleeve to be uncomfortable, tight and restricting!


Grecian Goddess Knit Dress, $64.95


Split Neck Geo Print Crepe Dress, $119.95


Zip Detail Faux Leather Trim Crepe Dress, $89.95

Patterns

You might have heard that plus-size women should abstain from patterns. Forget that myth right away! Loud prints can bring emphasis to the area you wear them, so pay attention to where you're wearing your prints and use them to your advantage! Stripes especially have a visually slimming effect.


Floral Print Chiffon Pleat Waist Dress, $119.95


Show Your Stripes A-line Dress, $79.95


Tipped Trim Chiffon Print Dress, $59.95

Fashion Designer Althea Harper Shares Winter & Holiday Style Tips

This year, Althea has put together a few tips to look great for the winter and holiday season – from defying fashion trends to incorporating 50’s vintage style and revamping what you already own.


Picture Source: Getty Images


Althea is a fashion designer and entrepreneur who manages her own fashion line, ALTHEA HARPER. With a cutting edge style that combines both tailoring and draping to make silhouettes appear strong and beautiful, Althea Harper is one of the breakthrough fashion designers in today’s industry. Althea’s designs have won the attention of many people, including passionate Project Runway fans and the entertainment industry’s most respected personalities. The Kardashians are all regularly featured in ALTHEA HARPER as well as Angela Simmons. Heidi Klum, Eva Longoria, and Kerry Washington have also expressed a strong interest in her designs.

Winter & Holiday Style Tips from Althea Harper


· Forget ancient fashion rules. It’s okay to wear white in the winter. In fact, this season head-to- toe white is on trend. However, if you are planning to take on this daring style advice, make sure that your white clothing is clean with no spots and wrinkle-free. I like to use the Pro Iron Steam Station from Rowenta, because it has the steam capabilities for a delicate white silk gown and precision ironing for pleated trousers. If you don’t feel 100% comfortable in all white, opt for a champagne color.

· Mixing textures is a winter alternative to the summer/fall mixing of patterns. A beautiful and classic mix is leather and lace, but you can get a little more creative and mix feathers and knits! Or jacquard and tweed!

· The 50’s have made its way back into fashion and the most flattering silhouette is the nipped in waist with the large circle skirt. A way to make this look work for a holiday party without purchasing a new dress is to pair a full skirt with a bold colored silk top. Add some gold chunky bracelets to keep the look modern and fun.

· Peplum is still popular this season. You can find it on skirts, tops, dresses and even high-waist pants. It gives a dramatic flare to a regular LBD (little black dress). You can give a holiday look a little extra flare by finding a brocade peplum dress. The fabric not only gives the dress a very luxurious look but the medium weight fabric allows for a voluminous, beautiful peplum. Upkeep of this fabric is surprisingly easy with a Rowenta Steamforce iron. It allows you to iron out any wrinkles and then flounce out the peplum with a strong burst of steam.

· In a rush and want to look fashionable for holiday party? A good ‘go-to’ item is an oversized blouse or tunic paired with comfortable black leggings and a pair of black pumps. In fact, sophisticated sportswear, such as great leggings and turtlenecks, can stand-alone or be worn as layering pieces.

· Don’t limit yourself to grays and blacks during the winter months. Bold colors are a trend this season, which can add a pop of color. If you are not ready to give up your winter neutrals, opt for brightly colored accessories.

Coconuts Britain Riding Boots Review and #DSWShoeHookup Giveaway

Disclosure: DSW provided me a pair of boots to review. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of DSW.



Boots. Stilettos. Wedges. Sandals. If a pair of shoes have a "wow factor" about them and the shoes fit, I'll wear them! The Coconuts Britain Riding Boots (Available in Black, Cognac, or Brown) fits that bill perfectly. These boots are perfect in every way - true to size, sophisticated, versatile, comfortable, and undeniably chic. I love the ankle straps and buckle accents, which adds to its sophistication.

The versatility enables these boots to sync harmoniously with a myriad of outfits, whether it's a dress, skirt, leggings, or skinny jeans! They're fashion-worthy as they're functional to get you through the cold, blistering weather! The Coconuts Britain Riding Boots are normally valued at $259, but you can buy your own pair at DSW for just $149.95. Also, be sure to sign up for their Rewards Program - it doesn't cost anything. You will receive Free Shipping and special offers, accumulate rewards for each purchase, and much more with their Rewards Program!



Dress: Anatomie Budah Mesh Dress, $225 / Handbag: Antoinette Lee Designs “Anna” Tote, $528 / Belt, Thrifted / Boots: Coconuts Britain Riding Boots, $149.95







Dress: Muse Peter Pan Collar Flounce Dress, $156 / Boots: Coconuts Britain Riding Boots, $149.95

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