As women, we can agree that shopping (itself) can be a challenge.
We are constantly trying to find clothes that fit right, accentuate your curves, and give you a little boost of confidence. However, sometimes we are just out of luck and we can’t find ANYTHING to wear.
So, this is where online shopping (e-commerce shopping) can really help us because it enables us to shop from anywhere (literally). If you like a top or shorts that you see online which is sold in France, you can pay that extra $20.00 international shipping charge and have it shipped to you right in front of your door.
However, I was reading a fashion article published by Yahoo News about Fashion Brands Accused of Charging More for Plus-Size Clothing. To summarize this article, the author Marie-Claire Dorking wrote about how a lifestyle and fashion blogger named BeckyBedBug was browsing through a prominent online retail store, ASOS.com and spotted a price difference of a product. The regular size dress cost around $32 and plus size cost around $46. That is more than $12 dollars difference (Is ASOS.com asking plus-size people to skip lunch one day and purchase a dress?)
As an employee at an E-Commerce Business such as KnowStyle, I spoke to my colleagues about this matter. We all agree that it is shameful for companies to charge more for plus size clothing because everyone has different body shapes. So, is it necessary for clothing companies to charge differently for the discrepancy between the two sets of figures?
We don’t think so.
“The average American woman weighs 166.2 pounds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” published by The Washington Post.
We understand that companies have to use more fabric in order to produce bigger clothes for plus size women, but that means we should be charging extra for every size: Small, Medium, and Large. I believe in equality and as a woman who shops online frequently, I don’t think it is ethical to surcharge people for the product in a bigger size.
With that being said, KnowStyle is working towards releasing plus size clothing products and we are also conscious about selling clothes that would fit all body types (for the same price). In the meantime, we found some items for you below that are very versatile!
This bell dress is super cute, comfortable to wear and you can buy it for $15.99 at KnowStyle. It is one of those dresses that are very comfortable, versatile and stretchy which is suited for all body types!
Off the shoulder outfits are very trendy right now, and we decided to combine it with a bodycon dress! This dress comes in black and red. I think this fits all body types because it is stretchy and really hugs your body. You can wear some Spanx under the dress, so your body looks nice and smooth.
What do you think of this classy dress? It is also a bodycon shape dress, but it hugs your body and it is very stretchy. I love the knit material and the stripes because it actually makes you look slimmer and taller. You can buy it at KnowStyle for $39.99. What I really love about this dress is that you can wear it to work with a jacket or you can wear it out to a happy hour event!
If you are one of those short girls, this is the perfect dress for you. It is very loose, so we found a waist belt to show off some curves. This off the shoulder dress is very soft and comfortable. I think this is going to be a hit this fall, especially if you wear it with some high-heel boots! Yes or no?
I love love love vests because it always completes a simple outfit. You can wear a simple dress or just a tank top and jeans/shorts and Tada! A vest can change the whole persona. Not to mention, it is a article of clothing that can be worn by anyone (well, as long as YOU like the style). Like the vest? Buy it here!
Here is another interesting article about different body types.
I hope this article was informational and fun to read. Remember that you should always love your body no matter what, because you are BEAUTIFUL just the way you are.
Who is ready for the weekend? (I am!)
Who is ready for fall? (We are!)
Because the weekends are all about being casual and comfortable, we pulled the latest fashion trends that you can rock this weekend. Whether you are having brunch with your girlfriends, grabbing drinks at a local pub or going to some fancy event, it is all about comfort, causal and confidence. Of course, we get our fashion inspirations from one of the leading beauty and fashion magazine, ELLE Magazine where we found these amazing styles and photos Just. For. You.
Who loves Ciara as much as we do? She is a total 90's babe that rocked our jams! She's still sexy, fierce and fabulous. Of course she made it in Elle Magazine's fashion website because of her amazing outfit this year to Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Sports. Did you see her dress at ESPY Awards 2016? (I almost died because it was so gorgeous). So, if you like her casual look, we have the perfect outfits to mix and match for you!
These knee ripped jeans have been really popular cause it is skinny jeans and sorta high-waisted! But my favorite part about the jeans is that it is stretchy, but it doesn't stretch out after wearing it long periods of times (no butt crack for me!)
To match your jeans, we need a white top. Of course, we have some #slayin tops for you at KnowStyle. My favorite top is the following Killin' it All Day Everyday top because 1) it is super affordable... like $15.99 (seriously). 2) it goes with everything 3) You should be killin' it everyday, girl!
Finally, you need some bomber jackets and nikes to complete your Ciara-lookin' outfit! I think light bombers are super comfortable and they are relatively cheap at KnowStyle right now. Not to mention, we have them in white, black, mint and pink. Of course, these babes are on sale right now for $29.99 which is super cheap because originally, it was $39.99!
Nikes are sexy if they are worn with the right outfit! Have you checked out Nordstrom's new Nike high top release? Well, here is a link if you like the image below. I love these wedge sneakers because it still gives you a little boost and makes your booty look gooooood :-)
Up next, we have Selena Gomez in her matching comfy slayyyyyy :) of course, she is such a talented singer, gorgeous and we also LOVE her style. As you know, hoodies are coming back in style for Fall 2016 (according to Elle Magazing).
First off, let's talk about Selena's sunglasses. As you know, the Cat-Eye sunglasses have been super popular!! Especially, my favorite Quay (love, love, love). You can purchase similar sunglasses right here at Zappos!
Of course we have plenty of matching hoodies and pants sets at KnowStyle. One of my favorite is the one that @iluvsarahii wore in her instagram picture (see below). This gray one has been super popular, so we had to reorder them again! It is great if you are planning on traveling out of town and you want to look comfy and cute.
If you like pattern hoodie sets, we also have a camo one too for less than $50.00.
Of course, some of you like those heels that Selena was wearing while she was walking through the airport! We have the perfect white Steve Madden heels for you. They are on sale and you get free shipping by using promo code: SMFREE50 (Chi-ching!)
Do you like Gigi Hadid? I know she's literally one of the top trend setters (close to the Kardashians). I had to show this Tan set that she is wearing, which literally blew up everywhere! We still have a couple of them left at the store and not to mention... It is $19.99 for the top and $19.99 for the bottom (Use promocode: BOS)
Not to mention, you can get Gigi Hadid's circular rayban glasses here!
If you like Gigi Hadid's shoes, I think Toms are the perfect casual wear for us. Did you know that they donate a percentage of their sales to charity? Always givin' back.
I hope this gives you some inspirational /casual outfit ideas for this weekend and here is a promocode for 15% off : CHECKOUT15
Would you believe me if I told you that granny panties and bloomers are back in style this year?
We believe it.
Vogue magazine published that these vintage-inspired, high-waisted bloomers are back in style. The magazine stated that familiar clothing brands such as Burberry, Fendi, Dior and Dolce & Gabbana even released new items that follow this trend. Not to mention, it is a fashion trend highly worn by famous celebrities: Beyonce (of course), Kim Kardashian and even Taylor Swift.
If you like the bloomer styles, we have the perfect bloomer-inspired outfits for you at affordable prices. Tap the image for outfit details :-)
Like what you see above? Use promocode: Jooliana20 to get 20% off your first order with us! Thanks for reading and happy shopping!
The Work Outfit
The Wedding Outfit
The Weekend Outfit
Well, I hope this helps you stay fashion forward at work, weddings and weekends! Like what you see? Click like and share this blog post to your friends! Thanks again for reading this post!
Want to dress like your favorite celebrities? We found the perfect celebrity inspired fashion for less because we want you to look #flawless like them without breaking your bank account.
If you are one of those sexy provocative vixens who love the grungy style with leather. Bella Hadid wore this tight leather dress with her favorite black CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN heels (killin’ those strides babe).
Available in colors: Red, Blue, White, Black
Available in colors: Red, Black
Available in colors: Navy, Gray
Available in colors: Navy, Purple
Alessandra Ambrosio is one of those girls who can pull off anything when it comes to dresses and floral prints. Her beautiful, enlightening smile goes with (literally) everything. What do you think of this beachy, floral, maxi dress? You're in luck because we have similar dresses for you!
Available in colors: White, Black
Available in colors: White, Black
What a babe Johanna Ortiz is. Who is in love with off shoulder tops and dresses? We have so many off shoulder tops and dresses that range from different colors, fabrics and patterns! The outfit choices are limitless. Most of them range from $20 to $50 (for outfit sets)
Available in various colors
Finally, who hasn't seen Sex and The City? I wish they would bring this show back (I hope they do one day) with new seasons and episodes. We can't get enough of our favorite Carrie Bradshaw!
Available Colors in: White, Light Blue
Thank you for reading this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious long blog post! I hope you look fabulous like your favorite celebrities (ohhhhhh, yeah!)
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"One is never over-dresses or under dresses with a Little Black Dress." - Karl Lagerfeld
Everyone has a black dress they love to wear. However, style is continuing to change over the years and we are always trying to do our best to find and follow the latest fashion trend.
Pan-tone colors and styles change over the years, but there is something about the color black: It's timeless and beautiful.
With that being said, here are some black dresses under $60.00. Some dresses are revealing and provocative, while others are more cute and reserved.
If you like what you see, use a 20% off promocode for your next purchase: butterflyeffect
Tap the image for dress details
As you all know, this summer is all about off the shoulder tops. The reason why it is such a popular trend is because most of the off the shoulder tops are made with 100% cotton, which means that the material is breathable-- especially for those who want to stay cool in the summer heat. Plus, baby blue and pastel tones are the pantone colors of the year, so it looks super cute.
Dress it down with your favorite pair of white jeans or light jeans and you are summer ready!
Here is a 20% off promocode for you: butterflyeffect
I hope you are having a Fun Friday! To help you stay motivated, I want to give you a inspirational quote said by an empowering woman, Oprah Winfrey.
“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey
I know some of you reading this blog post are going through some great times and others are going through rough times, but I want to send you some positive vibes and always remember to never give up on your dreams and aspirations! (Read Oprah’s Bio Here)
With that being said, I wanted to show you some of the new clothes we got in today (yay!!) I hope you like em’ as much as we do. Also, we want to give you the best clothes at best prices, so we have a big July 4th sale going on this week.
All of the outfits below are under $50.00.
(Tap on image to view outfit details)
We can all agree that people are constantly finding ways to lose weight and to be healthy. Whether you are on a special diet or working out 6 days a week, we are always looking for the new health trend.
So I decided to research and find some ways to live a healthier lifestyle. Here are some facts I have gathered just for you.
1. Embrace SPF infused skin products.
Acccording to Huffington Post, here are five reasons why you should wear sun screen:
1. The ozone layer is depleting and your body needs shielding from harmful rays.
2. Skin cancer rates are on the rise and sunscreen has been proven to decrease the development of skin cancer.
3. It helps to prevent facial brown spots and skin discolorations.
4. It also helps to reduce the appearance of facial red veins and blotchiness.
5. It slows down the development of wrinkled, premature aging skin.
Vitamin D is good for you. The sun is good for you. However, too much exposure to sun can be harmful to your body. As Americans, we are attracted to that "Beyonce lookin' skin glow," but the reality is, too much exposure to the sun without protection can cause skin cancer (eeek, now that doesn't sound too good).
Instead, why don't you try the products below?
And it actually works! However, we all hate it when our palms turn orange after applying tanning lotion on your body. Here are some ways to remove sunless tanner from your hands.
2. It is never too late to start taking care of your skin.
The natural way of course. People these days are so wrapped up around plastic surgery and botox, and the majority of 20 something year olds are looking into getting botox as a "preventative."
Well, you should definitely read " 14 Things I Wish I Knew Before Getting Botox."
But the reality is, you don't want to over-do botox to the point that you can't move your face and it just looks awkward because you look like you have a RBF (Resting B*tch Face).
However, there are alternative and organic methods where you can start taking care of your face like Glowgenix!
So, what is this? I found this facial product that has been featured in People, CNN and Cosmopolitan.
Glowgenix uses an all natural formulation for a complete 2-step beauty system designed to inject all the powerful yet natural ingredients your skin needs to look great without the needle.
The admirable qualities about this product is that it is affordable as well as it has a lot of valuable nutrients for our skin. There are natural ingredients that stimulate collagen production, loaded with antioxidants that protects and promotes anti-aging. Finally, it contains red algae, rosemary and balm mint extract which is also healthy for the skin because it keeps it moisturized and oil-free.
3. Low-Calorie, Low-Carb Alcoholic Drinks.
We all have to admit that (for those who are over 21 years old) some of us love to drink by the pool or the beach with some friends. However, most of us are concerned about the carb levels and calories that come with alcoholic beverages. So, I have found some healthy alcoholic brands with the lowest calories and carbs, so you can maintain that six-pack abs this summer.
Tito's Hand Made Vodka ( 1 shot = 97 Calories)
"Vodka is a distilled alcoholic drink made from grains, potatoes, soybeans, grapes, rice or sugar beets. Since it’s distilled, technically there shouldn’t be any gluten left in it but there’s always the chance for cross-contamination and whatnot. Because of this, it’s always a good idea to go for a non-grain based vodka such as potato vodka instead of wheat vodka if you’re trying to stick with a strict paleo diet," according to Cross Fit Chica.
Which means that Tito's is way to go because it is actually healthier for you than drinking a bottle of Smirnoff.
Rumhaven (1 Shot = 76.5 Calories)
If you are a big fan of coconuts and Malibu Rum, you have to try this new product. The reason why I believe this is better than Malibu Rum is because it is made with real coconut water and cane sugar. Every ingredient is all natural and not made with flavor extracts. You can't beat that, right?
Michelob Ultra Beer ( 1 beer = 95 Calories)
If you want to stay away from hard liquor, the most bikini friendly beer is Michelob Ultra. It has 2.6 to 5.5 grams of Carbs which is significantly less carbs than other beer brands. On top of that, it will get you drunk if you have enough light beers!
4. Start lovin' them Stair Masters
If you’re looking to burn calories, lose weight and strengthen and tone major muscle groups, stair climbing provides astounding results. In fact, climbing stairs is widely regarded as one of the most efficient and effective cardio and strength building workouts you can do. If you’re willing to put in the work, it provides the results, according to the website StairMasters.
I couldn't agree more. I started doing stairmaster workouts 3-5 times a week and it really works. I've never lost so much weight just doing 20 minutes of stair-masters a day (of course, you have to stretch as well). Try it for yourself!
5. The 80/20 rule.
Drop that high calorie, high carb snack. Drop that slice of pizza or bread.
Yeah, that's what everyone says but the majority of us love CARBS (at least I do). But you don't have to make yourself miserable by not eating the foods you love. Its just being disciplined.
On the weekdays, eat chicken and veggies, then on the weekends, you can have a couple of slices of pizzas and wings. Just make sure the high calorie and carb foods are only consumed on the weekends (along with your alcoholic beverages) and refrain from eating unhealthy on the weekdays. Once you train and build healthy habits, it won't be so hard to say no to that slice of a pizza on a Tuesday evening.
Well, I hope all of the information above is beneficial to you! I know it is nearly impossible to follow all of the right steps, but you can try to incorporate one by one along the way.
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Personally, I think it is totally worth purchasing all of the products that I have mentioned in the video because of the fact that IT REALLY WORKS. We all know that pictures are worth a million words.