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Catherines: One of the World’s Finest Shopping destinations for Plus Sized Women

Catherines is a specialty American retail chain which offers fashion clothing and accessories for plus sized women. With a history dating back more than 55 years, the brand has several retail outlets spread out across the US and also caters to global consumers via an online web store. Purchasing off the online store offers many benefits to consumers, especially if Catherines online discounts are made use of.


This specialty retailer caters to a niche market, offering high quality clothing and accessories in extended sizes. Merchandise to be offered is based on the latest fashion trends, while also featuring sizes and forms which are difficult to find elsewhere. The brand is extremely popular with plus sized women, with a wide range of beautiful clothing products and accessories being featured. Serving products with a proprietary fit, women all over the world have grown to recognize and acknowledge the retailer to be a premium brand.

The retail brand offers a full line of clothing for large sized women, including dresses, bottoms, tops, swimwear, intimate wear and active wear among others. Apart from clothing, the retailer also offers various accessories, such as jewelry, shoes, glasses, ponchos and scarves. Consumers can also find special designer collections, bestselling products and a range of black label clothing featured in stores. The retail chain features merchandise from a large number of top brand manufacturers – a definite sign that products will feature the best of quality.

While the brand specifically caters to large sized women, recently it has also introduced a special section of merchandise, catering to petite women. All products can be sourced from retail outlets, as well as from the online store. Consumers can also find a range of promotional offers, including clearance sales, cash redemption deals, free shipping and special rebates on the online store and also through Catherines promo codes.

Over the years, the retail brand has maintained the highest level in terms of quality of products and also in customer service. By serving a unique niche, the brand has also strengthened its customer base through various programs and perks, including gift cards. However, the retail brand proves to be much more than a simple shopping destination. The brand is actively involved with the plus sized women’s community, engaging, inspiring and informing women about the best trends in fashion. It is certainly no wonder that the brand has such a loyal base of followers worldwide. Canadian women can access merchandise in retail outlets and off the online store, they can also choose to make use of Catherines Canada coupons to earn some attractive cash back or rebates across their purchases. Plus sized women will not find any better shopping destination than this retail brand.

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The Foolproof Guide to Buying Jewelry for the Holidays

The holiday season is going to be here before you know it, and savvy holiday shoppers are already thinking about big gifts before December rolls around. There are plenty of things to get the person you love, but jewelry is the classic romantic holiday gift that both men and women can appreciate. Buying anything to suit somebody else’s style can be difficult, and jewelry is no exception. While finding and buying jewelry online is easy enough, you’ll want to avoid getting anything run-of-the-mill – you don’t want to waste money on something that your loved one won’t even like! If you are really looking to surprise someone this holiday season, here are some tips that will help you get them a gift that they will love.


Observe their style

If you really want to get a feel for what your loved one will like, take a look at the jewelry that they already wear. For instance, if they tend to like simple pieces, don’t get them anything too flashy. If they tend to wear a lot of silver, stick with silver pieces or branch out and get them white gold. If you try to mimic the recipient’s style when shopping, you should be able to find something that’s distinctive, but similar enough to their existing collection that it will go well with their wardrobe.

Avoid rings (unless you’re already married)

Rings are in style right now, but they’re also a significant symbol of commitment in our culture. Even if you explicitly say that you aren’t getting your significant other a promise ring or an engagement ring, other people (and possibly even the person you’re giving it to) may not be convinced. There are plenty of other nice options like necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and other pieces that don’t carry such heavy romantic symbolism. Of course, none of this applies if you are just getting a nice ring for your mother.

Think about a symbolic gift

Rings may be out of the question for some couples, but that doesn’t mean that your jewelry gift has to lack symbolism. Gemstones come in a variety of colors and cuts, and some have some significant characteristics that can make the gift more meaningful. Consider getting your loved one jewelry that highlights their birthstone or do a little research on the historical significance of certain gems and minerals. You could give them jewelry made with jade, as it used to be associated with royalty, or choose a lapis lazuli necklace, as this stone was believed to keep your body healthy and your soul at peace.

Ask for help

Are you truly stuck on what to get someone? Since you can’t ask them directly about what they want, do the next best thing: ask their friends or other loved ones for advice. Nobody is going to know this person’s style better than their friends and family. Take these people shopping or send them a few links to gifts you’re thinking about purchasing. Their input can be invaluable, and they could even get a little information from your recipient about what they really want for the holidays.

These are some of the best ways to get someone the perfect jewelry gift. Can you think of any other holiday jewelry buying hacks?

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Win a full body playsuit from Elektrix Love

Hello again, time for yet another contest at and this one’s for women’s fashion! We’re giving away playsuits from Elektrix Love! Nice!

As we pointed out in our review of Dreamer Playsuits, Elektrix Love’s fabrics are quick dry and great for land or water and are made from recycled P.E.T. in  Southern California. These are playful, sexy, and high quality garments that young ladies will adore.

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Contest is open to US and Canadian residents, 18+ years. One entry per person please. End date is November 26, 2015 at 11:59pm. Entries may be added to the Elektrix Love newsletter subscription list upon entry.

Good luck, everyone!

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Spotlight on Charles Clinkard AW15 Collection

CC_variation The era of the comfortable sole is not only back, but also conquering all sartorial grounds.

It all started with the trend for trainers. When a style is as cool as it is comfortable, we say run with it for as long as you can – and that’s exactly what we did. Sadly, a sporty sneaker isn’t always going to cut it. Sometimes a shoe more appropriate of a formal affair – such as meeting the in-laws or nailing that presentation to the board – is sought.  And this is why we’re borrowing from the boys.

Style-savvy ladies have been successfully swiping menswear styles for decades, but don’t be fooled into thinking it’s a one-way system.

Looking back through the years, there’s a definite trend for blurring the lines of men’s and women’s style. The 1990s saw Calvin Klein steering jeans, T-shirts and even unisex perfume through the gender divide. In the ‘80s, Jean Paul Gaultier débuted the skirt for men – although this admittedly didn’t catch on – and in the ’70s it wasn’t just the women who sported a high heel as platform shoes levelled out the playing field, accentuated with flared jeans and further feminised by a feathered ‘do.

This is when fashion is at its best, when it makes you do a double take. That’s why the new Charles Clinkard collection adopts the androgynous footwear silhouette – and even teaches the guys a thing or two about dapper dressing.


Gabriela Womens Slip On Tassle Loafer

Have some fun with your wardrobe and add a hint of lavish dandyism to your look with tasselled loafers. They look great with dark, fitted skinny jeans, with the polished patent finish providing a nice break in texture with their shine. You can even roll the cuffs and show a little leg if you like.


Lottie Womens Moccasins

Prefer blue denim? There’s a pair for those too. The trick – and stick with us – is to team classic brown moccasins with white socks. It may sound slightly odd, but somehow it works. Plus, this way you can be sure your feet will stay snug.


Paulina Womens Lace Up Shoes

The lace-up shoe and pantsuit combo may have originally been designed with gents in mind, but thanks to style icons such as Marlene Dietrich and Coco Chanel, they’re now style staples in women’s wardrobes too. Subtle shades are a sound investment because they go with everything – wear a polished pair with tailored trousers to show off your neutral know how.


Sofia Womens Monk-Strap Shoes

A sharp knee length skirt feminises the monk strap shoe, which is taking over territory formerly claimed by brogues. It’s not the first time women have fallen for monk straps; they were a sleeker alternative to the heavy brothel creepers of the 1950s.


Maria Ladies Monk Shoes

If black is a bit too boyish, then a softer blue hue might be more you. Teamed with camel cropped trousers and Breton stripes, the pretty punched detailing really pops.

Both followers of fashion and practitioners of practicality are adopting this versatile fashion; it’s flattering at any age. The gentleman’s staple is a surprisingly sexy choice for grounding a feminine look, and there are other benefits, too.

There’s something rather comforting about wearing androgynous clothing, especially in this cold transitional period before the trends of the season have really established themselves. Besides, sometimes we’re just too busy to wear heels, so a pair which obviates the need is a winner in our book.  A polished pair of androgynous flats is as arch-friendly as it is fierce, and you’ll never be caught sitting anything out.

Never mind borrowing from the boys – we’re not giving it back.

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Women’s Bucket Bags For Fall 2015

There are certain qualities that have to be present for a good handbag to be a great handbag. The first quality is style. Women want a bag that looks good and this handbag is constructed of a synthetic pebbled leather that gives it the texture hat is so hot in fashion today. Also, faux leather has come a long way since it was first developed and with the newest version is almost impossible to tell the difference between faux and real leather, making it a more animal-friendly choice.

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Another quality of a great handbag is the function. This particular Metaphor bag that can be found at, is a cross-body bag that makes it easier to go about your daily activities hands-free. It also has a footed, flat base that will keep your bag from tipping over and a nice drawstring/magnetic cinching system that will keep all of your important items secured. These are very important factors because I think that just about every woman has experienced the handbag “roll-over”, where all your personal items have been strewn all over the floor. The drawstring adds a fashionable interest to the body of the handbag by creating more texture with the ripples of faux leather that it creates.

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The last quality that makes a great handbag is roominess and organization. With the Metaphor’s bucket shape, it gives you ample room to store all the important items that you need to have with you every day and enough pockets/sections within the interior to keep you organized. In the handbag world, the Metaphor Woman’s Drawn To Your Bucket Bag, as well as Canyon River Blues Women’s Spruce version, are fashionable, versatile choices for a great medium-sized bag. Additionally, at Sears these bags come in a variety of colors, with the color-blocked selections of blue/black, orange/black, and egret/black combinations being available!

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Earrings Rule the Red Carpet at 67th Emmy Awards

When it comes to the award ceremonies each year, the red carpet is where you will see what is trending in both fashion and jewelry.  At this year’s 67th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 20th, it was definitely the “statement earring” that ruled the red carpet.  There was so much emphasis placed on the earring that a lot of celebrity necklines remained bare, in order to let the earrings steal the show.

9-23 blog emmys 2015 julia louis-dreyfus-min One example is Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who was stunning in a one-shoulder black gown.  Not only was Julia a winner in the category of “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series”, but she also brought on the sparkle with her 28.78 carat white and colored diamond earrings by Chopard. They were like wearing an entire solar system of shining stars on your ears.

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A similarly stunning look was worn by Sophia Vegara from Modern Family.  To accessorize her curve loving, strapless metallic dress, she chose a large spiral pair of champagne diamond earrings, set in platinum, by a popular celebrity jeweler Lorraine Schwartz.  The spiral shape brought much interest up to her jaw-line and golden color of the diamonds was the perfect accompaniment to her shimmering golden gown.

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Aside from the splash of all diamonds, there were also some great gemstone and vintage looking earrings on this year’s Emmy Awards red carpet.  Julie Bowen, also a starring actress from the hit comedy show Modern family, had a pair of deep green, organically shaped drop earrings that dangled from a sparkly diamond hoop.  These and Julie’s matching ring really infused some color to her fantastic mermaid style gown.

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There were also several vintage- looking statement earrings that were worn at the 2015 Emmy red carpet.  Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal had on this gorgeous pair of diamond and gold lacy medallion drop earrings that were not overpowering, but still made a statement.

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