"Every woman really only needs 20 core items in her closet," advises Nazarudin. "A black pair of pants, a blue blazer, a cashmere V-neck sweater in a jewel tone, and so on." Outside of these 20, you can experiment with more inexpensive items — if you don't like them, it's not nearly as bad as if you dropped $300 on a trendy piece you only wore once. If you need tips on how to maximize your basics, check out Good Housekeeping Style Director Lori Bergamotto's weeklong experiment in wearing the same thing every day.


I was early for a nearby appointment so decided to stop in Consignment Originals. It had been years since going in, and I was surprised to find they have expanded the store to the space next door, and now sell furniture and lots of other home décor items. Since they expanded, it’s not as cramped and crowded as their “competitor” consignment shop in town. As soon as I walked in, I noticed a bamboo bar cart in the window, marked $32 (perfect condition). There was also a sign that had all furniture & home items an extra 20% off! The item was not going to fit in my car, so they put it on hold for me (simple process). I absolutely love the cart – it’s perfect, and I’m definitely glad I snatched it while I could. A week later I was browsing a new home store in Farmington, and saw the SAME exact one for $275!!?!?!?! I definitely lucked out. Check Consignment Originals for some great finds!”

"Every woman really only needs 20 core items in her closet," advises Nazarudin. "A black pair of pants, a blue blazer, a cashmere V-neck sweater in a jewel tone, and so on." Outside of these 20, you can experiment with more inexpensive items — if you don't like them, it's not nearly as bad as if you dropped $300 on a trendy piece you only wore once. If you need tips on how to maximize your basics, check out Good Housekeeping Style Director Lori Bergamotto's weeklong experiment in wearing the same thing every day.
We’ve got hotter-than-hot plus size women’s trendy clothing, including plus size dresses, plus size tops and blouses for women, plus size graphic tees, plus size FN jeans, swimsuits for plus size women, and more. Get ready for a total wardrobe overhaul and your most insta-worthy OOTD yet. Because our selection of women’s plus size clothing online features over 1,000 items in on-trend cuts, colors and fabrics that will take you effortlessly from work to weekend.
No more fat ankles!! Most of my jeans are boot cut or straight leg (guess I’m just not a skinny jean kind of girl). This poses a problem when it comes to wearing boots — not only does it make it hard to zip them up, but I’m sometimes left with bunched up fabric that is uncomfortable and unflattering! If you have a similar problem, here is a nice little trick to tucking those non-skinny jeans into your boots.
Avenue delivers women’s plus size clothing that keeps up with the latest fashion trends. That’s why we’re the leading destination for style-minded curvy women sizes 14-32. Our pieces are designed for a comfortable, flattering fit. And our size chart is there to help you choose what’s just right for you! We work hard to give you quality plus size clothing that complements your busy lifestyle at prices that won’t make you feel guilty. You’ll find knit plus size tops of all silhouettes, in modern prints and solid brights that add excitement to your wardrobe. Dress them up for work or pair them with our plus sized jeans for the weekend. Our innovative denim will enhance your curves so you can experience the confidence that comes with a perfect fit. Prepping for a night out? There’s something for every occasion in our collection of plus size dresses. They’re ready to be paired with our exclusive Cloudwalkers® wide width shoes for women—comfortable enough for those events that keep you on your feet. Of course the foundation of your look is our plus size bras and plus size shapewear. Our bra collection isn’t just solution-based, it’s pretty too. At Avenue, we know that feeling beautiful from head to toe is what makes your confidence shine every time.
Jumpsuits are garments where high fashion meets ultimate comfort. Tailored jumpsuits are a perfect office look while dressy jumpsuits can be as glamorous as the fabled little black cocktail dress. At VENUS you’ll find jumpsuits in an assortment of styles, from strapless culottes and smocked pieces to wide-legged lounging outfits designed for a lazy day at the pool. VENUS also carries a wide range of one-piece rompers in a variety of paisley, leopard and floral prints.
When it comes to fashion tips, it sometimes seems that everyone and their mother (literally!) has tried-and-true style advice they absolutely swear by. Some are useful, while others … well, not so much. With that in mind, we’ve culled 101 style tips from the best: designers, lifestyle experts and, of course, our staff. Trust us: With these gems, you’ll be well on your way to living your most stylish life.
If you are looking for a top-notch consignment store in CT, go no further than the two outstanding places I have come to love – Consignment Originals in Rocky Hill and their newest shop Consignment Originals on Route 44 in Avon! Service, selection, and prices are fabulous. I have saved hundreds of dollars on clothes and gifts for my family, friends, and me at these two amazing shops.
You know how sometimes you just know things, but don’t realize that you do until someone mentions it out loud. That’s just the case with fashion too, and that’s why we always need tips from experts, fashionistas, and designers to validate what we know. But, often while reading about stuff, we realize how we miss tiny details and how other people have a different perspective to offer! Like they say, the devil is in the details. If you were wishing that it’d be nice to have a list that states it all out for you, we’ve got you covered. So, today, let’s take a look at 50 Fashion Tips that will come in handy for every girl – whether you are a college chica or a lady boss. Ready? Let’s do this.
Curvy is beautiful and our plus, plus petite and extended size styles are here to show off that beauty.  You can feel confident in knowing that our designers have you in mind when designing new styles. Looking to style that new top you just bought?  Our plus skirts, pants and jeans are ready when you are.  Heading out with the ladies or looking to build your workwear wardrobe?  One of our plus jumpsuits or dresses may be just what you need. 

Shopper of orange for 5 plus years! I’ve noticed a huge shift in morale the last few times I’ve stopped in over the last 3 weeks or so. My review isn’t about my great buys, you know the quality of your merchandise is A+. I wanted to say how happy I am with the staff. They have always been Okay in orange hit or miss staff mostly, but the new faces I’m seeing they have restored all my faith in this location. They go out of the way to help you. Friendly, always smiling and they Interact with people much better than what I’ve seen in the past. Today was a homerun for me. I was having a bad day I stopped in to have some much needed retail therapy. The young lady behind the cash register said hello and told me about the sale with a smile even asked how my day was. (She made my crappy day feel a lot better). I recognized Victoria, who also asked if I needed any help and made small talk with a smile she is always a doll. I wanted to bring to everyone’s attention the young girl with red hair. She told me her name and I can’t remember it. I know it was very unique I made a joke about it being a alias, she responded with a witty comeback about being a retail spy. It really did lift my mood up. I don’t know if she is manager or a shift lead but she is a born leader. That girl is like the energizer bunny she moves around from one end of the store to the next like she has on roller skates. Her attention to us and the staff was amazing She was giving boost of confidence to everyone. They all just just have that I’m here to help you way about them. I’m most impressed that they didn’t make me feel rushed at the end of the night they gave a few shoppers time to make up our minds and me time to add to my purchase. I just wanted to give that team some recognition. They are great. The store looks amazing, love all the new space. It’s like the store had a face lift.
Shopper of orange for 5 plus years! I’ve noticed a huge shift in morale the last few times I’ve stopped in over the last 3 weeks or so. My review isn’t about my great buys, you know the quality of your merchandise is A+. I wanted to say how happy I am with the staff. They have always been Okay in orange hit or miss staff mostly, but the new faces I’m seeing they have restored all my faith in this location. They go out of the way to help you. Friendly, always smiling and they Interact with people much better than what I’ve seen in the past. Today was a homerun for me. I was having a bad day I stopped in to have some much needed retail therapy. The young lady behind the cash register said hello and told me about the sale with a smile even asked how my day was. (She made my crappy day feel a lot better). I recognized Victoria, who also asked if I needed any help and made small talk with a smile she is always a doll. I wanted to bring to everyone’s attention the young girl with red hair. She told me her name and I can’t remember it. I know it was very unique I made a joke about it being a alias, she responded with a witty comeback about being a retail spy. It really did lift my mood up. I don’t know if she is manager or a shift lead but she is a born leader. That girl is like the energizer bunny she moves around from one end of the store to the next like she has on roller skates. Her attention to us and the staff was amazing She was giving boost of confidence to everyone. They all just just have that I’m here to help you way about them. I’m most impressed that they didn’t make me feel rushed at the end of the night they gave a few shoppers time to make up our minds and me time to add to my purchase. I just wanted to give that team some recognition. They are great. The store looks amazing, love all the new space. It’s like the store had a face lift.
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