I AM A PLUS-SIZE WOMAN!
That's right -- you heard me! And I am just fed up with ugly "fat clothes". Just because I've gained (and kept) extra weight doesn't mean I don't want to look stylish and fashionable. I DO!
It's sometimes very difficult for women my size (smaller and larger) to find clothing that looks chic, upscale, and modern.
Wild orange florals are NOT for me. I look like a pumpkin. Black may be slimming but it's also rather maudlin at times. I love colours that whisper rather than shout. Comfort, too, is very important. I like clothes in which I can function: work, play, club, and travel.
Surfing the net for plus-size shops, I discovered, to my happy surprise, the amazing cushie b. I fell in love immediately. Beautiful clothes, thoughtfully designed. Clothes that will fit me and all of my plus-size sisters of the heart.
This is the divine Teal Blue/Navy Draped Kimono. Lovely, is it not?
It's also available in Silver Grey/Black and Deep Red/Wine in sizes 1X - 3X.
I was delighted when the folks at cushie b offered my the opportunity to review an item of clothing for them. I must've spent 2 hours trying to decide... I finally narrowed it down and asked them to choose for me!
When the package arrived... I actually cried.
I received the stunning Periwinkle Blue Cozy Draped Blanket Cardigan. Oh, how I wish that it was winter coming on and not summer! I want to wear this all the time.
The photos do NOT do this cardigan justice. It was a rather warm day, too. Darn it.
The back is long and covers my backside (thankfully). It will be such a blessing come the cold weather.
The Cozy draped blanket cardigan has a cable back yoke and ribbed sleeves. Made of 100% extra fine merino wool. It retails for $155.00 USD.
Please keep in mind that you are looking at a woman who is barely 5' 3" (Happy Husband claims I am only 5' 2"). This will definitely fit differently on a taller woman. I am wearing a 3X and truthfully wish I'd ordered a 2X. I've lost more weight than I thought!
As summer approaches, cushie b has some gorgeous Tops, Shoulder Tops, and Knitwear. All beautiful and all perfect for the plus-size woman!
DRUM ROLL PLEASE!
The generous folks at cushie b have kindly offered one of my readers the chance to win a lovely, stylish Tee from their shop! How amazing is that?
One lucky winner will be blessed with a High Low Hem Short Sleeve T-shirt in the size and colour of their shirt!
Available sizes 1X (14-16), 2X (18-20) , 3X (22-24). Colours: Black and Mediterranean Blue. Retails for $49.00
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Open to USA, 18+, No PO Boxes, please. All entries are verified. Giveaway ends on May 3, 2015.
I received an item of clothing for the purpose of this review. I received no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed herein are my own and based on my own use of and experience with the item.