Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Here's an excerpt from the article:
"My study found that women increased their purchase intentions by more than 200 percent when the models in the mock ads were their size. In the subgroup over size 6, women increased their purchase intentions by a dramatic 300 percent when they saw curvier models. Conversely, when women saw models who didn’t reflect their size, they decreased their purchase intentions by 60 percent, and women over size 6 dropped their purchase intentions by 76 percent. "
The article can be found here
I thought it was very interesting because I've been saying all along if I'm shopping for plus size clothing and the retailer uses straight sized models (size 0 or 2) I am not very likely to purchase anything. I don't have any issues with non-plus fashion models however someone who is a size 2 does not provide to me a size 18 a good example of how this garment is going to look on me. I would rather see clothes on a human body rather than a hanger or mannequin and in that same vein if I'm shopping for myself I'd much rather see clothing on a plus size body.
What do you think about the findings of this study? Does seeing a plus size model give you a better idea of how something will look on you? Do you prefer plus size models when shopping for plus size clothing?
Monday, May 14, 2012
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I will also add a personal message on the bottle itself if you'd like to give one as a gift etc.
The bottle pictured above is the 25 oz.
The currently available flavor combinations are below.
If there is a different combo you would like just ask, chances are I'll be able to make for you.
Rosemary & Garlic
Lemon & Garlic
Lemon & chili
Basil & Garlic
Basil and Lemon
Chili & garlic
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
I know it might not be a big deal to some people but for me this will be the first two piece swimsuit I've worn in my entire life. I'll post pics as soon as I get a two piece.
How about you? Anyone else planning on venturing into the world of plus size bikinis or have you already been wearing them and helped kick off the trend?
Monday, April 16, 2012
This post is from Healthyisthenewskinny.com but I think it's awesome and wanted to share.
"In February we asked you to make a difference and let your voice be heard by signing our petition letting Billabong know that you think HNS Ambassador and sponsored surfer Bo Stanley should get respect based on her surfing and not on her bikini size. Well, you spoke up and Billabong has started to listen!! Bo now has a photo gallery on Billabong’s website!!!"
For the full post go to http://healthyisthenewskinny.com/blog/2012/04/billabong-makes-a-positive-change/#.T4xVo_DHims.facebook
Friday, March 23, 2012
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Monday, February 20, 2012
note: if you do use fresh or frozen asparagus or broccoli cut it into small pieces first and add to the boiling water while the pasta is cooking since it needs a little more time to cook than spinach. Add 3 minutes before the pasta finishes cooking for fresh veggies and 6 minutes before for frozen.
Here's what you'll need, give or take a few ingredients. Remember this recipe is customizable so make it to your liking.
2 boxes of Mac n cheese (I use Trader Joe's organic shells and white cheddar)
Left over shrimp cut into small pieces
2 cups of fresh spinach
3 pats of butter
2 tspns dried basil use 2 tablespoons of fresh basil if you're feeling really gourmet)
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 tablespoon sea salt
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (optional)
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
cook the pasta according to the box directions and strain.
Add the pasta back to the pot along with the butter, garlic powder, sea salt, pepper, chili flakes, basil, and the fresh spinach. Cook over a low heat for about five minutes or until the shrimp is warm all the way through.
add the mozzarella and stir in for maximum cheesy goodness.
Remove from heat, drizzle with the lemon juice and enjoy!
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Happy shopping ;)