Saturday, January 29, 2011

girl crush | kosar

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

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Kosar Saad
Knows Sarcasm (Fluent), Kurdish (Sorani, English, Spanglish)
Born on August 8

Her Favorite Quote "A witty saying proves nothing." Voltaire

What I love about Kosar:
*Serious Style & Confidence
*Kardashian gorgeous eyebrows (so jealous)
*Insane Makeup ( I need her tips)
*super friendly
*she's artistic and has fabulous inspiration boards - keeps me inspired.

xoxo
jessica



















Thursday, January 27, 2011

[flashback] this top has been 'round the block

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

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My. Favorite. Top. Ever.
This red top is my soul. If I were a top, I would be this one....LOL. I bought it in 2006 for my 26th bday bash, ordered online from one of my fav online stores - www.fashiontofigure.com - it was only $25 or so...and I've definitely got my money worth! :)
Yah, it's been around the block.




Another Birthday Celebration - for Jenny Miller



Torrid Fashion Show


And, I wore it for my spot on PSTV ( I hosted a few segments on the show).



Do you have a top that is YOU? Show me your FAVORITE TOP ever on my facebook fanpage at www.facebook.com/fatshionchic.

xoxo
jessica kane

Monday, January 24, 2011

sassy sequins

Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

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Work has been busy busy! And, I wouldn't have it any other way, unfortunately that means probably 200 facebook emails I need to reply to and comments to thank for, so if you are one of people waiting for a reply from yours truly, please know I'm working on it!

So, what kind of work do I do that keeps me so busy? Well, I get to organize and host awesome fun events like Sassy Sunday at Aloft. As the Marketing Manager, it's my job to create the event, get people involved, make everyone super happy and get a LOT of people in the door.

Thankfully, some of the most beautiful faces that come in the door are my closest friends and supporters, way back from my Skorch days! I really have the best friends ever, and seriously stylin' too! They definitely put me to shame, since that day I was organizing two huge events for work and this was the last event of the day, my hair was a MESS and my "over thing" wasn't working, I wasn't happy, but it could have been worse, right? *laughing*

xoxo
Jessica Kane
www.facebook.com/fatshionchic 


Group pose! From left: Brittany "The Stiletto Snob", Mandy of "Mandyland", Colleen the "badass makeup artist", Trish the also very badass makeup and hair artist and best twitter timeline ever, and me the hostess with the mostess. LOL

me. not my best look for hair and makuep - but meh - could have been worse - busy day!! had two huge events for work and this was the last one...and totally forgot my powder! :(

spotting some beautiful people! Kena is DIVINE, love her! I've known her since the launch of Skorch in 2006.


and Dominique, Kena's BFF, this girl is freaking FLY! and has my favorite blazer from Torrid! You'll be seeing it soon....


My outfit deets:
Top - Sequin Tank from Lane Bryant
Pants - Old Navy Black Jeggings from Women's Online - Size 24 (nice and TIGHT~!)
Shoes - Boots from Avenue
Belt - Torrid - it came on a dress, so can't buy it seperately.
Cardigan - Mossimo at Target

Friday, January 21, 2011

that's soooooo fall 2010

Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

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I know this look is SOOOOO Fall 2010 *laughing* but wanted to share anyways. This was at a Portland Uncorked wine event at one of the hotels I'm the Marketing Manager for, Aloft Portland. Pictured with me are two Portland mover shakers. (left) Tyler Bel - Event Director for Portland Uncorked, Megan Blankenship, me.

I have wracked my brain where I got this top, but for the life of me I can't remember! Which is such a bummer, it's the most perfect cut for my body and really want one in every color!! If you know where I got this top, let me know! LOL

Have a great weekend gals! I'm headed to downtown Portland for some shopping and lunch, excited. Let me know what you're up to! Go to www.facebook.com/fatshionchic.

xoxo
jessica kane




Wednesday, January 19, 2011

lunch date

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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Nice days in Portland are rare in January, so when the rain went away, I needed a lunch date downtown. My favorite part of Portland is the Pioneer Square area, it's where the new H&M is, the fancy stores like Coach and Prada, and the fancy shops with items I'll surely never buy - but love to look at.

This day, we sat by the fire at Macaroni Grill, broke wine and bread, and then the guy sitting next to us gave us free lunch vouchers to some fancy restaurant down the street? Funny how you meet you new people...LOL.

I'm sure you've seen this outfit before, but it's my favorite workday outfit since it's so comfy AND to dress code...you know that strict dress code I talked about.

xoxo
jessica
www.facebook.com/fatshionchic








Blazer: ELLE boyfriend blazer at Kohl's size 3x
Sequin Tank: Lane Bryant size 22/24
Necklace: Lane Bryant
Pants: Lane Bryant Houston Trousers size Red8
Shoes: flats from Payless
Handbag: Liz Claiborne from Ross $20

Friday, January 14, 2011

should big chested girls wear scarves? I say YES!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

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I am definitely obsessed with scarves. I started out by getting every basic color, of course Target is my go-to with the great prices and quality. Then, I ventured out of my monochromatic box and started to get prints and stripes. And, then, Christmas happened and my MOST amazing work secret santa I have EVER had gifted me my new favorite obsession in a beautiful Nordstrom box, the black foil scarf.

Although, this scarf obsession is a catch 22 when you have a large chest like I do, the scarf doesn't lay flat, like my smaller chested beauties, so you constantly grapple with do I look way bigger? Does it look okay? Should I not wrap around my neck, and just let hang down? But everyone else wears it wrapped around the neck....Maybe the chest looking bigger isn't so bad? LOL...geez. I've been so round and round that finally I have decided, I don't give a shit. *oops! sorry!* But, it's so true. I'm so OVER over-anaylizing how something makes me look one way or another. So, my precious scarves and I will be together forrreevverrrrrr.

Do you share the same struggle??

xoox
jessica
www.facebook.com/fatshionchic



Tuesday, January 11, 2011

wig'n out

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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I love this flashback - 2008 I think! My friends and I were headed to a girlfriend's birthday party, a WIGn out party. LOL. Thankfully my friend Britney (in the hat) is a wig collector! I snagged the blue cleopatra inspired one and honestly, loved it!

So we were headed to the party, and stopped by a boutique opening where only my most favorite photographer was snappin' shots, ms. adrian adel and my model friend sara was modeling for the boutique (far right):). So, we of course took some quick shots!

From left: Jenny Miller (model and Skorch cover girl), Brit Evans (baker extraordinarre), Me and Sara (model and Skorch cover girl).

So what was I wearing you ask? Curvy Girl Clothing! If you haven't heard of them, they are an online and retail store. Their one store location is here in Portland, OR, where they carry much more than the online store, but the online store is still a great resource for a great going out outfit and more. See my favorites from Curvy Girl Clothing below....

xoox
jessica kane




Everything $30 to $40 bucks!



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Monday, January 10, 2011

[news alert] watch skorch's very own marcy on VH1

Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

FEATURED Plus Size Fashion News: Watch SKORCH’s Very Own Marcy on VH1!

Hey girls, not only is Marcy the editor-at-large for SKORCH (the e-mag that I own and publish at http://www.skorchmag.com/), but she is also a loving and fashionable spoiled brat in your favorite guilty pleasure show - VH1 You're Cut Off.

Here's what Marcy says: "Ya gotta love reality TV, I thought I was going to be “America’s Next It Girl” and then… I was TOLD. So watch as I get cut off from family, finances and the comforts of my life. I will be the resident “Plus Sized Princess” living, cleaning, working, and cooking in a house with SEVEN other spoiled brats! Now, as anyone who lives in America knows, we are ALL a bit spoiled. So think what you WILL, but tune in!!! “You’re Cut Off” premieres, tonight, Monday, January 10th on VH1. xoxo, Marcy
I've actually never watched, but the previews look crazy. I know Marcy will make us proud.

xoox
jessica
www.facebook.com/fatshionchic

Friday, January 7, 2011

fatshion chic review | shop translated INES jetsetter silky top

Friday, January 07, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

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There's NOTHING better about blogging than getting to try on amazing clothes that normally you're not able to. There are fantastic plus size options all over the internet, but so many big girls are too scared to buy online due to sizing/fitting, and I AM one of those girls. I mean how many times at an actual store do we haul in with 20 items, only to purchase 2??!! However, there are a few online stores I've shopped at a few times so I know their sizing, and in turn that lowers the return rate. Plus, you MUST know your measurements!

My favorite online stores are: Oldnavy.com (Womens), SizeAppeal.com, Torrid.com, ShopTranslated.com, Avenue.com (and Jessica London), LaneBryant.com.

Recently, I wore the most beautiful silky top I've ever worn. If you know me at all, you know I'm pretty monochromatic and VERY rarely sport prints, but this top was a show-stopper, and I think every single person I walked by at work complimented me....either because of the top, or the fact I wore something not solid?? LOL Either way, I was impressed by the quality of the top, stitching, etc, and the best part? No static cling?!!! Since the top is mostly Poly, I figured I was in for a kling-on war! :) But, no static. And, this top is a wrap top, so it's one big piece you wrap around you, and tie. Again, like most top, the silky bow would normally always un-knot, but this stayed tightly knotted all day, even after sitting and standing all day at work. A+ to shop translated for figuring that one out!

Here's how I looked in the INES collection Jet Setter top from www.shoptranslated.com.

xoxo
jessica
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Best place for great pictures? Your work bathroom of course!





With a great friend from work, Stu. We were at the Manager Holiday party...too much eggnog ehh?? :)

top: The Jetsetter INES from Shop Translated Size 3X- click here to buy.
pants: The "Most Fabulous Pant" from Avenue - size 26 - click here to buy.
shoes: payless flats - american eagle
bracelet: vintage target :).
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Monday, January 3, 2011

picture how to | my signature hair style

Monday, January 03, 2011

Monday, January 3, 2011

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Love it or hate it, your hair is your #1 accessory (well besides confidence)...
If you have hair that is hard to manage, thick and curly, etc etc...i feel ya girl! I do as well.
I have thick curly, frizzy, not cute unless I torture it hair, and I get asked a lot, how do I do my hair, so I setup the camera and remote and walah, we have a picture hair montage! :)

Now, before you reach for the lotions, potions, serums and sprays, know that I have tried them ALL. And, my gospel of hair therapy is very simple: shampoo, light conditioner, light hairspray after styled and that's it. The more junk you put in your hair, the more flat it will be....at least for me. And, don't be afraid to beat your hair to death for 410 degrees of heat! :)

xoxo
jessica
www.facebook.com/fatshionchic


Before

After


How I did it....
1. Wash hair, light towel dry, and then some air dry.
2. Blow dry completely dry.
3. Blow dry bangs forward - especially to control cowlicks.
4. Straigten hair from bottom to top - use a hair clip to hold up hair.
5. For thick curly hair, you'll need a flat iron that goes to at least 410 degrees.
6. Straigten bangs...fluff hair.
7. Trim bangs if needed.
8. Tease back crown of hair, then sides
9. Using brush, lightly brush over tease to smooth out.
10. Pull up hair to pin, secure with bobby pins. 2 per side.
11. Spray a finishing spray over entire hair. Smooth using hands over head to lightly smooth fly-a-ways.

What you'll need:
Flat Iron - I use a SEDU $120
Finishing Spray - I use Paul Mitchell Extra-Body Finishing Spray
Round Brush
Fine Tooth Comb
Hair cutting scissors
Bobby Pins
Hair Clip.
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