"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.


When looking to add a pop of color to large clothing pieces, make sure to have one statement item that pops or you’ll overdo it. Looking to wear a red dress, black blazer and black pumps? We love it.  Having a large statement piece such as a dress as well as additional accessories will lose the pop factor, we suggest keeping the large statement pieces as your only “pop”.
Every true fashionista knows that the real clothing magic takes place when you bring in the accessories. Strategically placed, a belt can help you change the contour of a dress or slouchy top; cinch it around the waist to achieve a perfect hourglass look or well above your waist to accentuate your bust and lengthen your legs. Try a brightly colored belt that contrasts with the hue of your other clothing, and then pick up that shade in a matching handbag or hat. VENUS also carries a line of unique fashion jewelry, including earrings, chokers and bracelets, which will help you finish off your look.
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 true fashionista knows that the real clothing magic takes place when you bring in the accessories. Strategically placed, a belt can help you change the contour of a dress or slouchy top; cinch it around the waist to achieve a perfect hourglass look or well above your waist to accentuate your bust and lengthen your legs. Try a brightly colored belt that contrasts with the hue of your other clothing, and then pick up that shade in a matching handbag or hat. VENUS also carries a line of unique fashion jewelry, including earrings, chokers and bracelets, which will help you finish off your look.
Plus Size Women's Swimwear: Whether you're on the hunt for a one-piece, bikini or coverup, our newest swimwear collection has everything you need. Our sexy swimwear is designed to flatter your figure and accentuate your curves, taking you to the nearest beach or relaxing poolside. From tropical floral prints, to cheetah and snakeskin animal prints, to polka dots, there's a wide range of colors and prints to choose from. Pair swim tops and bottoms with trendy beach accessories for the ultimate summer outfit.
A sale should never be a cue to buy something. I mean, not never, but it should not always be (which is the case for most of us). If you have been waiting for a particular product to go on sale, sure, pick it up, but if it’s a random dress you want just because it is on discount, ask yourself if you’d buy it if it wasn’t on sale. You have your answer.

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A sloppily cuffed jean. An ill-fitting blazer. A dress that shows just a little too much to be referred to as "tastefully sheer." These are the things that fashion editors and stylists can spot from a million miles away. To those in the biz, the proper proportions of a crop top may be obvious, but for those seeing the trends in a magazine or online, it can be a little trickier to know exactly how to wear everything.

Looking for a way to top off the perfect pair of jeans? Go bold with an artfully low-cut V-neck tee-shirt or an off-the-shoulder sweater. Tailored blouses can go from nice to naughty just by undoing a couple of buttons. VENUS has camo tops, nautical blouses and lumber jacket shirts that work nicely when you’re going for that tomboy look, plus strappy faux leather and eye-catching sequined creations when you want to put your girliest self forward.
If you’ve got it, the place to flaunt it is the beach or the pool. VENUS helps you do just that. Many of the one-piece bathing suits and swim dresses at VENUS incorporate exclusive Hold U technology, resulting in a design that fully flatters your figure. VENUS also has an assortment of two-piece bottoms and tops, too, that you can pair to create a vacation look that’s uniquely your own.
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.
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. 

Tired of wearing the same old drabby black outfits and boring sweaters? Are you looking in search of the perfect outfit and were left with what seemed to be the aftermath of the Tasmanian Devil visiting our closet rather than the Devil Wears Prada? Most of us wear the same paired items all year long and just need to spruce them up or brighten them up a bit. A little secret most Fashion Novas keep in their back pocket is the importance of adding a pop of color.


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.
A very stupid and narcissistic action. Meghan and Harry didn't request to be named Duke and Duchess of Sussex. They belong by birth and marriage to the Royal family and Sussex belongs to the Royal Kingdom of Britain. What they might want to do is to vote themselves out of Britain. Otherwise they should keep quite and accept that, if it is not that extremely beautiful couple, some other members of the Royal household will be named for Sussex without their being consulted first and there is nothing they can do about it. Their opinion is not invited. So short up.
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.
Meet your new destination for trendy plus size fashion! Offering sizes 18-24, VENUS has stylish plus-size looks for every day and every occasion. With dresses, jumpsuits, and jeans that cling to the contours of your body and tops and rompers that mix and match to create crisp office looks as well as sassy nighttime silhouettes, fashion-forward VENUS clothing invites you to celebrate yourself in style.
Looking for a way to top off the perfect pair of jeans? Go bold with an artfully low-cut V-neck tee-shirt or an off-the-shoulder sweater. Tailored blouses can go from nice to naughty just by undoing a couple of buttons. VENUS has camo tops, nautical blouses and lumber jacket shirts that work nicely when you’re going for that tomboy look, plus strappy faux leather and eye-catching sequined creations when you want to put your girliest self forward.
VENUS carries an amazing array of trendy plus size clothing, including plus size tops, dresses, swimwear, lingerie and other fashionable items that can be hard to find. More than that, though, VENUS is about empowering you to make bold choices by staying au courant with the fashions you love. Check out the trends page to keep up to date with all the hottest new looks. Fall back in love with your personal style by shopping online at VENUS.
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