Amber Riley is probably one of the most stylish curvy celebrities in the industry. She never misses a fashion beat. For the past month Amber has taken a break from her Tadashi Shoji dresses and has been rocking some super cute looks from Donna Morgan.
SC has been a fan of Donna Morgan dresses since my first black and white jersey dress I scored at Macy’s downtown Brooklyn a few years ago.
Donna Morgan offers chic and classic cocktail dresses in modern styles. The line goes up to a size 16 in straight sizes and I must say that her size 16’s are cut pretty generous. Her dresses run from about $100-$200 which is a pretty good price point since they’re made of good quality.
If you love the Donna Morgan dresses that Amber Riley is wearing then head over to Nordstroms to checkout more looks.
Also this post comes just in the nick of time because if you live in NYC Donna Morgan is having a sample sale over 65% off. The sample sale is from Dec. 9th-10th. Checkout the Donna Morgan facebook page HERE for more details.
Don’t waste time. You know you need a dress for those holiday party’s.
What do you think of Donna Morgan dresses?
Here are three of my faves
“Look Fabulous, Be Frugal” is the slogan behind the new Last Call Neiman Marcus Studio store. So many high end brands are looking to reach out to those customers who want high fashion on a real budget. Yesterday, SC was invited to checkout one of only 3 Last Call studio stores and we were psyched. The Last Call Neiman Marcus Studio store we went to was located in Paramus, NJ at the Bergen center mall.
Now, I have never been to the Bergen Center mall so my eyes widened with glee as my car drove past the Saks and Nordstrom outlet stores. Once inside the NM store my eyes were greeted by a beautiful sequin dress from Alice & Olivia and a row of Marc Jacob handbags. For a second, I almost forgot that I was there to find out more about the store. So, just what is Last Call Studio by Neiman Marcus? It’s a new way for you to shop designer brands for less. Unlike discounted stores like TJ Maxx, Nordstrom outlets and even Neiman Marcus outlets, Last Call Studio will be bringing it’s customers exclusive fashions directly bought from designers and fashion brands. Which means what you will get current designer styles for less. The merchandise is specifically handpicked for the Last Call Studio stores.
The prices weren’t bad either. You were getting $200-$600 dresses discounted anywhere from 40%-60% off the retail value, plus additional in store discounts. The prices weren’t necessarily TJ Maxx prices, but, they were still pretty significant. Last Call carries designers such as Tracy Reese, BCBG Max Azria, Nancy Gonzalez, Stuart Weitzman, Michael Kors, True Religion, Andrew Marc, Alice& Olivia, Marc Jacobs, and the list goes on and on. The Bergen Center Last Call Studio store is also the only one that offers a children’s section. Need something for the man in your life, they had a pretty healthy selection of men’s pieces too.
My only disappointment was that there was not a plus size section (email going out to the company about this today). I just knew there was going to be. As I circled the store, I saw there was nothing plus in sight. However, there were pieces in the store that went up to a size 16 ( mainly Michael Kors pieces) but, there was a heap of size 14’s and a handful of XL’s. So, what’s a curvy girl to do? That’s right, Make It Work! I scoured the store looking at the various shapes and silhouettes and found a few hits. I purchased 2 designer dresses which totaled $95. Not Bad!
You can also shop Last Call Studios on line at Last Call
Below are a few pieces that I tried on (Don’t know why I’m cheesing so hard), can you guess which one of these I bought?
Hey curvy girls all over the world,
If you love Aldo’s shoes, then you’ll love their new sister brand “Call It Spring Shoes.” Call It Spring Shoes is the more affordable version of Aldo shoes. Last week SC was invited by Shine Media PR and Call It Spring to checkout the new store on 34th street inside the Manhattan Mall.
By the time I arrived to the mall it was flooded with fashion bloggers, journalists, and editor’s checking out what the new line had to offer. I should probably add that the place was packed because all who attended received a $150 giftcard to use right then and there in the store to purchase shoes. I know! It was mayhem.
We all know that Aldo’s can be a bit over priced and for me most times their shoes hurt my feet, so, I was intrigued at the thought of them doing a cheaper line and possibly hoping that they wouldn’t be as painful as some of Aldo’s shoes are. As I perused down the aisle checking out the shoes I noticed that there were a lot of runway trends like military style ankle boots, classic multi colored pumps, as well as an assortment of evening shoes.
Call It Spring shoes kind of reminded me of Baker’s shoes. You know, the shoe spot you go to when you’re looking for cute cheap shoes that are similar to designer styles. After checking out their selection, I did find a few pair that didn’t hurt and looked really good on my feet. The shoes were sized up to a 41 which in US sizes could mean a 10 or an 11. I’m a true 9.5, but always by a size bigger for comfort so the 40 fit me just fine.
Overall the event was tons of fun and the shoes were super cute.
Check them out for yourselves and let SC know what you think. All shoes here are available for purchase on their website at My Spring Shoes
I just love when a designer thinks outside the box in terms of theme and designs. Jibri’s Fall collection does just that. Titled “The Third Floor” this collection is nothing less than perfection. We all know what it’s like on the lower floors in department stores like Saks, Henri Bendel, and Neiman Marcus, it’s all glamour, sophistication, and pure luxury. Jibri’s designer Jasmine Elder is giving us curvy girls that third floor feeling with her bold designs in rich color, texture, and fabulous structure. What I love about Jibri’s designs is that they always focus on showcasing curves instead of hiding them. Her looks are chic, sophisticated, and always has a few trendy pieces incorporated. All SC has to say is well done.
Check out Jibri’s Fall 2010 collection