Its Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoThis week Jodell of Black Cat Plus is hosting Fashion Flash.  I love her site that  is a blend of plus size activism and gorgeous  fashions. She also is relaunching her  popular e- commerce  site which proves that style is not a size.  My aunt  was a beautiful blonde  who was  not able to find  what she needed for  her social obligations.  She would often stay home because  she did not want to “embarass” her husband.  She was a lovely intelligent woman and  I only wish  Black Cat Plus had been  around  for advice and support.

Jodell   also  is the  proud parent of a beautiful show cat  who has been  winning  ribbons  at every event she enters.

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Its Fashion FLash Monday!

Fashion Flash LogoThis week Jodell of Black Cat Plus  is hosting Fashion Flash.   She is a leading  voice against  fat shaming, an online entrepreneur , and the proud parent of a beautiful award winning show cat.  And in her “spare” time she founded Black Cat Plus,  an amazing  plus size  fashion blog and e-store.

Fashion FLash Book ReviwqFashion Flash Book Review: Thrive by Arianna Huffington

There is no shortage  of books that promise to tell you how to have a  more successful happier life, but  when  the author is Arianna Huffington,   Thrive  got my attention.  But rather  than another  “you  can do  it” booster  book, Thrive is a guide to … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion Flash logoJodell of Black Cat Plus  is hosting Fashion Flash– and this week she shared that the “black cat” is  her gorgeous prize winning  black  Persian show cat.   Well done.

Fashion Flash is  growing  with five  new members and new topics  and this week I am so delighted to introduce you to Society Wellness, an amazing health, diet and fitness site.  It was founded by Florida based  Melanie Kasper  who is a professional dancer, certified personal trainer and yoga instructor.  For  in-depth information on her site  she has assembled an impressive group of contributors with degrees  that range from nutrition to oriental medicine.   Melanie is also a vegan and her recipes are  packed with both great taste and turbo powered nutrition.  Since I found her recipe for vegan basil tomato cream sauce   three … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion Flash logoThis week Jodell of Black Cat Plus is hosting Fashion Flash!   This amazing site  covers   plus size fashions,  celebrities and social issues with strong, fresh postive voice.  Our other Fashion Flashers  are inspired this week sharing their best posts  on fashion, health, fitness and beauty.  Our selections this week include  eye -opening photos of extreme plastic surgery from Diva Debbi,  classy  yet  casual black and white styles from Fabulous After Forty, color drenched summer styles from Prime Beauty and homemade  health and beauty  products from The best of Everything After 50.   And I share a confession in No-Nonsense Beauty Blog — I am an exercise drop-out.  There I said it.

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Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion Flash logoThis week Jodell of Black Cat Plus is hosting  Fashion Flash.  I love  this site with its blend of social  issues and beautiful, affordable plus size fashion.  In addition to  profiles of plus size icons  she calls out   media and celebrities  who  offer  a negative view of  weight.  This week  she is hosting a   a terriffic   fall line-up of posts from our bloggers incuding:

* Fab Over Forty  offers  the best way to shape  your brows

* Menopause Makeover looks at  the links between  red wine  and lowered risk of breast  cancer

* Best of Everything explores the third pillar of fitness

* Moving Free with Mirabai gives  you the essential moves for flexability

* Aging Backwards gets into the  season  with  Halloween make-up tips

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Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion Flash logoToday, Jodell of Black Cat Plus is hosting Fashion Flash. As summer winds  down   her  theme of the week is end of summer health, beauty and fitness tips.   I’m sorry to see summer ending, but I am determined  to  cross off more  of my summer to do list including Shakespeare in the Park, a picnic on Overlook Mountain and wearing that white dress  that looked so good in the dressing room but has  not yet   had a chance to go outside.  Jodell also wants you to get the most  out of the last days of  August and I loved her recent post on top five summer health tips.   One of her tips  is to wear loose clothing in hot weather  and  even includes  fashion examples.  Nice.

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Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion Flash logoThis week Jodell of Black Cat Plus is hosting Fashion Flash.  She  has an amazing eye for fashion and each week decodes current style trends  for  beautiful plus size proportions.  I especially love   her advice on skirt and dress lengths as well as siloutettes that are both sexy and comfortable.   While  many fashionistas  push Spank  as THE solution for style,  the hot summer weather turns spank from shapewear into just plain cruelty, Black Cat Plus   finds clothing that feel as good as they  look.

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I’m Hosting Fashion Flash!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and  many of our great Fashion Flash posts  deal with this  critical health issue for women:

* What can you do to lower your breast cancer risk for breast cancer? Menopause Makeover has ten tips that could change your life!  With early detection the 5-year survival rate is 98%.

* Here’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month collaboration to smile about.  Jackie Silver from Aging Backwards.com has uncovered a great buy on a product everyone needs  to give back- a win/win.

* How do I get back in shape after cancer treatment?  Mirabai of Moving Free with Mirabai answers the question.

* What is the hottest color this fall in fashion for women over 40?  The Glam Gals at Fabulous After 40 have the scoop.

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