Pear Shapely Discount for Ann Taylor

December 10, 2009 at 11:02 am (Discount Shopping, Dresses For Pear Shaped Women, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry, Pear Shaped Fashion Finds) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

When it comes to shopping and friendships, I do not discriminate. Any person or store stands a chance as ultimately, the source will open my world in ways I have never previously imagined. Ann Taylor is now worthy of my loyalty as how can I resist a 30% discount off an entire purchase. You can benefit from this too by entering the code “WINTER” until December 13. Then you can stock up on some great items not only for yourself, but for sharing the joy this season.

This offerings include tons of contemporary styled ruffled sweaters and tops that perfectly capitalize on the season’s must have design point. My choice is this supple-soft cashmere sweater with small, jeweled button details ($170):

The colors available range from pastels such as “shoreline” and to the neutral end of the spectrum featuring winter white, heather gray and black. This item would make an excellent layering piece that can be worn throughout the entire season and a bold bracelet such as the Heavy Metal from Hurricane by Jane L.L.C. would be the icing on the cake. The entire combination would draw the eye upward to visually accentuate our slim, Pear Shapely torsos.

Perhaps you finally got an invite to the must-have holiday event of the season and need the perfect little black dress to wear. Then this gorgeous silk taffeta ($215) will do wonders:

This online exclusive is the perfect “LBD” for pear shaped women for a plethora of reasons:

  • Black: Say no more!
  • V-Neck: Perfect for showing off decolletage and drawing the eye up
  • Skirt: Fuller to accommodate our swaying hips

If you are chilly, just throw on the previously mentioned cashmere sweater or a wrap you may have floating around and pair it with some exquisite jewelry from Hurricane by Jane.  The pieces featuring iridescent moonstones will look just divine. Whether you want to keep it simple and just adorn a great pair of earrings like the Moony Dusters ($45):

Or want to also drape your neck with the coordinating Ring of Fire necklace ($57), I’ve got you covered.

Combined, the entire look is simple, elegant and timeless, but all the pieces are strong enough to stand on their own well into 2010. Don’t forget, Hurricane by Jane is offering free standard shipping for the holiday season, so get your order in now to take advantage of the beautiful handcrafted jewelry and the savings.

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Lucky Brand Discount for Pear Shapely

December 4, 2009 at 9:51 am (Discount Shopping) (, , , , , , , , , , )

This offer is too good to keep to myself! Currently Lucky Brand is offering a 30% discount off of all purchases made during December 3- December 13. This sale is by invitation only to members of their email community. If you are interested in receiving a custom discount code  you need to subscribe to their email database. Once in the system, according to the denim masters you will enjoy certain “benefits” such as:

  • Save time – store shipping and billing information to checkout in as few as 2 steps
  • Save money – receive email-only offers like Free Shipping and exclusive discounts
  • Stay informed – manage your online profile, review order history and more

Ultimately the goal of the season is to shop for others, but while you are at it, taking advantage and buying a great pair of jeans for your pear shaped figure may be in order. Whether you  drape your pear shaped curves in the sleek styling of the Sweet-n-Lows or want to go for a more relaxed fit courtesy of the Classic Riders, your best bet is going to a store and trying on a pair to find your favorites. Don’t wait and happy shopping!

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Bebe Shopping Discount for Pear Shapely

December 1, 2009 at 12:09 pm (Discount Shopping, Pear Shaped Fashion Finds) (, , , , , , , )

Many times dressing for your office holiday party requires an ensemble that will go from work to evening effortlessly. Luckily for many, denim is a perfectly acceptable fabric for their office jobs and thousands of stunning  outfits can be developed around a great fitting pair of jeans. Operating by the assumption that you have already heeded my advice on purchasing some jeans for your pear shaped courtesy of Lucky Brand Jeans, a discount from Bebe will help affordably complete the look.

Until December 11, use code “SURPRISE” to get $10 off of $10.01 or more. You can also take advantage of a 15% discount off of a purchase of $100 until December 24 with the code “15OFF100.”  The thing about Bebe is their main focus is “sexy fashion” thus making some of their skimpier items not office appropriate as ‘too much skin is an office sin.’ But some items that would work include the Jewel Bib Tunic Top for $69:

The embellished detail will bring the viewers eye upward, while the bubble hem can be adjusted to sit anywhere that is flattering. Since this if for an office party I would layer a tank top underneath (to cover some of the extra skin that shows via the criss cross back) and make sure your bra strap is not sticking out.

Lace is another detail perfect for gussying-up yourself for your office shindig. For $69 the Charming Details Blouse would add cheery flair:

This top would look adorable and would be flattering on pear shaped figures when paired with dark denim or an a line skirt and a bold cinch-waist belt. Plus, the cut of the top is demure enough to be worn to work again and again. However, please leave the head scarf behind as unless you are 3 years old, you will be one dangerously, short fashion step away from looking like the great Bettie Davis in “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane”:

Of course you should compliment any holiday look with some great jewelry from Hurricane by Jane! But I will be addressing that in my next posting.

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Pear Shapely Fashion Catastrophe: More Asscapades

November 25, 2009 at 10:26 am (Just Because, Pear Shapely Nevers) (, , , , , , , , , )

Writing this blog has become a near daily experience for me and I have a ritualistic approach to generate my topics. With green tea in hand, I peruse my favorite websites in order to find inspiration for my postings. Time and time again PeopleofWalmart.com has become my safety net because of the absurdity they collect and today we have another Asscapades extravaganza:

What was this poor creature thinking when she left her house, ‘I paid $55 for the full Brazilian so I want to get my money’s worth?’ Seriously, I would gladly pay her back twofold to put her business under lock and key.

My dear pear shaped ladies, today’s fashion tip  you need to always remember is that barring topless beaches in Europe, public nudity is not a viable option. Generally, if you are gorgeous and have a rocking body you will just come off as cheap. If your thighs have more ripples then the ocean then frankly, all the land-lubbers will get a little sea sick. Please be kind, and cover that behind!

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Nine West Discount for Pear Shapely

November 19, 2009 at 9:38 am (Discount Shopping, Pear Shaped Fashion Finds) (, , , , , , , )

Today I want to proclaim my love for boots! Although I have my favorite brand (Frye forever) I often find myself dipping into other options, just for the heck of it. Unfortunately, my love affair with the footwear is often one sided. Being a pear shaped figure, I often have trouble finding tall boots with a shaft circumference that fits and properly closes over my meaty calves. That portion of my body measures a healthy 15.5″ and until recently, I felt a bit like an evil stepsister forcing my foot into the glass boot made for a slim princess.

The task of boot shopping has always been a bit of looking for a needle in a haystack and today I just got pricked in the best way possible! Thanks to Nine West and their current discount code of $20 off of a $75 purchase (plus free online shipping) I would like to introduce you to the 16″ circumference of the Dsouzar Boot ($189):

Not only will the 4″ high heels (with a 1/2″ of platform) make the average girl of 5’4″ model tall, but the boot will easily pull over my full calve.

Boots are one of the most versatile types of foot wear out there. Seriously, you can combine them with your favorite dress, skirt, skinny jeans or leggings or even cropped pants and get a seamless and flawless line. This line is the key to elongating the visual appearance of your pear shaped body and thus giving the extra “umph” needed for balancing out or fabulous figures.

 

 

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Smoke and Mirrors the Key to Dressing a Pear Shaped Figure

November 18, 2009 at 10:18 am (Just Because, Pear Shaped Fashion Finds) (, , , , , , )

Over the past couple of months, my friends have been quite curious with my obsession with all things pear shaped. All of my posse have been quite complimentary regarding the Pear Shapely blog, but honestly have no idea why I am dedicating my time to providing fashion tips for pear shaped bodies as they do not believe I have one. At this point I would like to channel my inner Doug Henning and respond with “The hard must become habit. The habit must become easy. The easy must become beautiful.”

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve gotten together with friends and strangers who literally made me stand up and point out what makes me a pear shaped gal as they have yet to discover the curves with their naked eyes. In their minds, pear shaped women are all extremely bottom heavy and there is no disguising the fact:

Granted, this lovely lass is sticking out her grand assets to make a point. In my mind, the point is if you do not watch what you eat, are not active and do not know how to drape your figure, all pear shaped figures have the potential of going off the deep-end.

Not so long ago myy hearty buttocks and I were known for a series of “Asscapades” that included using my butt to block air hockey pucks and mooning my friends. I was carrying an extra twenty pounds all in my pedunk-a-dunk and I wore a size 10-12 on the bottom while my top needed a size 6-8. Those two different sizes where the top measurements is narrower then the hip circumference equals a pear shaped figure.

Fast forward to now, where a change in my habits have resulted in a weight loss of over 20 lbs. My bottom now is a size 6 and my top usually fits into a size 4. No matter how much weight I gain or loss, I am a tried and true pear shaped figure.

Shopping, style and clothing have always garnered my enthusiasm and my multi-tiered career in the fashion industry has allowed me to pick up professional tricks for dressing myself. In turn, I want to be considered a resource for pear shaped ladies and will continue to share my insights and unique perspective with my Pear Shapely Brethren! Hopefully you are enjoying the experience as much as I am.

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How to Wear a Tunic: Advice for Pear Shaped Figures

November 12, 2009 at 11:19 am (Hurricane by Jane Jewelry, Pear Shaped Fitness Tips) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I’ve always envied women who can slip on a tunic, wear it as a mini dress and show off their great gams. Alas, I am not one of those ladies as my legs are the last feature I am willing to display in a public setting.

But that does not stop my love for the garb and my passion for finding options that will flatter my figure. By  the definition on Dictionary.com a tunic is a “a woman’s upper garment, either loose or close-fitting and extending over the skirt to the hips or below.” Ultimately the cut of the garment plays against our natural shape as it may get stuck on our hips and not show our delicate waistlines unless it is accessorized and styled properly.

Luckily there are ways to tweak the top that will allow us to still don a tunic stylishly. The ingredients for this style recipe include a tunic, leggings and a great, bold belt. Are you having trouble picturing this look? Let me make it simple. For the tunic you can choose any color, pattern or embellishment you want as long as the main details appear on your upper torso, not on your hips. This top from Black Hearts Brigade ($54 Bluefly.com) will do the trick:

Black Hearts Brigade Tunic $54: Bluefly.com

The shape is boxy, but the cut is full enough to cover our shapely rears and accommodate all our curves while channelling a “rocker” vibe.

Step number two for the ensemble is pair it with leggings. Newport-News has tons of options available from boot leg to skinny and as long as you don black and choose a full length style, either cut will have a slimming effect. The ones that are featured have the added benefit of the retailer’s “Shape FX” line as the leggings have been built for support, control and slimming your rump.

Shape fx® Push-up legging, $19-$21: Newport-News.com

A great belt will provide the final detail, but the key is getting a large enough sized accessory so it can  be worn at your hips, not at your waist. Although they are primarily known for their jeans, Lucky Brand has awesome accessories and this Ashe Belt ($69) would complete the outfit:

Ashe Belt,  $69: Lucky Brand Jeans

If you choose to wear this belt at the waist, the only thing you would succeed in doing is drawing attention to your pear shaped figure. Don’t believe me? Michelle Obama recently made a mistake we can all learn by:

Michelle Obama Can’t Always Be Perfect

By moving the belt down a couple of inches, you can blouse the top, thus adding some bulk onto the narrowest part of our bodies. Plus the slimming effect of the black leggings will allow us to best mimic the style of the skinny girls, but customized for a pear shaped figure. Whether you pair this outfit with sandals in the summer or boots in the winter, you now have the inside scoop on how to wear a tunic.

Of course no look would be complete without an plug for Hurricane by Jane Jewelry and would recommended the Duotastic Necklace because the piece will add a splash of gold that would compliment the olive tone of the shirt while tying in the silver buckle of the belt:

Duotastic Necklace, $77: Hurricane by Jane Jewelry

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Daytime Sequins on a Budget

November 11, 2009 at 10:24 am (Discount Shopping, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry, Pear Shaped Fashion Finds) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Nothing ushers in the holiday season like the light reflection of sequins. If you are like a magpie and drawn to all things shiny, then the trend of currently wearing sequins during the day must fill your heart with glee. Instyle.com already declared this move as a “New Style Rule” back in 2008, and since then every editor and retailer has embraced the trend.

If you are ready to make the move yourself, what better way to do it then by shopping with a discount code from New York and Company. Coupon code “3886” will save you 30% off of your online order (limited time) and when you spend $65 you will get free shipping.

By pairing this sequined top ($36.95) with a great pair of dark denim or trousers and topped with a fitted blazer, you can easily and respectably shimmer during business hours:

Sequined T Shirt, $36.95: New York and Company

“But wait, there’s more!”  If that shirt is not your style, another great option for getting your bling on is this embellished tunic ($29.95):

Embellished Necklace Statement Tunic, $29.95

Although I love this top, I do not think that the stylist needs to channel their inner Coco Chanel and should have heeded her advice“Take one thing off before you leave the house”. The necklace and most of the bracelets must go!  There are too many accessories and that distracts from the embellished neckline. Keeping only the black cuff (featured ) and adding a great pair of earrings will complete the look. My suggestion, the Crystal Ship in sterling silver ($41):

Crystal Ship Earrings in Sterling Silver, $41: Hurricane by Jane L.L.C.

Out of all the jewelry I have made for myself, these are the earrings that get the most use as they are big enough to make a statement, neutral because of the teardrop crystals and light enough to wear every day. Combined with any sequined top these earrings will complete the look quite elegantly.

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Pear Shapely Discount Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Ruffles Away!

November 9, 2009 at 10:38 am (Discount Shopping, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry, Pear Shaped Fashion Finds) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines as starting November 12 for a four day period the “Gap” mothership is having their annual Give and Get discount promotion featuring 30% off your entire order (either in store or on line). Not only will you save some cash on any items purchased at the Gap, Gap Outlet, Banana Republic, Banana Republic Factory Stores and Old Navy, but the company will contribute 5% of your expenditures to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

With cooler temperatures upon us and the holiday season rearing its ugly (yet festive) head, this discount could not come at a better time. Whether you want to stock up on striped tops for your pear shaped figure , sailor pantsgreat affordable cardigans or find some new treasures perfect for adorning your goddess like curves, the bargains will be hard to resist.

Some new faves of mine include the must have styling detail of the season, ruffles. Many ladies may be intimidated from participating in this hot trend, but regardless of your age, size or shape as long as it is done correctly, you can rock the house. On the higher end of spending scale, Banana Republic has this adorable ruffled cardigan ($79.50):

Ruffled Cardigan $79.50: Banana Republic

Constructed of 100% merino wool, the sweater comes in a variety of neutrals such as Taupe, Carob Chip, Sugar Plum, Charcoal and Black. Not only will you be kept toasty warm, but you will also keep the attention on your upper torso.

Another ruffled option  include this cotton cashmere blend ruffle henley sweater from the Gap ($44.50):

Ruffle-Front Henley Sweater, $44.50: Gap

This sweater comes in full array of Roy G. Biv, the fabric is super soft, features subtle ruffles and would make an excellent layering piece.

Perhaps the other options are  “too rich for your blood” and your wallet, well thank goodness for Old Navy and this animal friendly ruffled Faux-leather hobo bag ($29.50):

Ruffled Faux Leather Hobo Bag, $29.50: Old Navy

The best thing about a great handbag and jewelry from Hurricane by Jane Jewelry is that one size fits all! Since the ruffles are the main focal point, I think some great earrings like the Moony Swingtown ($59) would compliment any of these pieces:

Moony Swingtown Earrings, $59: Hurricane by Jane Jewelry

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Esprit Online Discounts for Pear Shapely

November 4, 2009 at 9:57 am (Discount Shopping, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry, Pear Shaped Fashion Finds) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

When I was a kid and going “back to school” was right around the corner, we would load up the family wagon and make the trip to Paramus Park Mall in New Jersey  as tax free shopping was the bait.  Over time, that rite of passage evolved to trips to outlet stores where we could scoop up savings.

When the trend first emerged, outlet stores were truly a unique and worth-while shopping experience. Now-a-days, many outlet stores are just facades for where manufactures can produce a lower price point line and sell lesser quality goods just in order to generate another revenue stream.

According to  Consumer Reports “only one-third of survey respondents said outlet prices were substantially below sale prices at regular stores.” Author Ellen Rupel Shell’s further backs up that fact in her book, Cheap: the High Cost of Discount Culture, where she reveals that many retailers such as Coach, the Gap,and  Donna Karan produce lower-quality merchandise specifically for their outlets.

That does not mean all is lost for those dedicated to discount shopping as there are plenty of affordable and adorable options to be found around the web. Right now Esprit.com there is a major “outlet” clearance sale going on where some online exclusives and earlier season overstock is on sale for up to 70% off. To qualify for free shipping you need to spend $30.

From great bolero cropped tops to flowing tunics like this gorgeous printed chiffon tunic ($14.99) there are plenty of great bargains for pear shaped bodies:

Printed Chiffon Tunic, $14.99, Esprit

Use this retro inspired topper to dress up a pair of dark, sleek skinny jeans and you will draw the eye’s attention up and highlight your middle with the synch waist detail.

Of course, no look would be complete without some dazzling jewelry from Hurricane by Jane . My recommendation is the ever popular and best selling Triple Strand in Sterling Silver ($42):

Triple Strand Necklace, $42, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry

Pear Shapely is dedicated to the art of shopping for your figure and providing you with the best information out there. I’ll do the leg work to ensure that you can find fabulously, affordable finds for your figure. To compliment your look, my jewelry is all priced at under $100 and made in small batches so you can mix and match with your mainstream pieces and fully maintain your individual style.

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