Articles, Classic Attire, Plus Size Styling

Fab or Fub? An Accessory Keeper?

Okay folks! First I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas. Santa came to our house and brought many wonderful gifts. So let me tell you about one particular present. I received this scarf (a mix fabric of cotton and acrylic) from a relative. The holiday gift came with the store receipt inside the packaging, so I have the option to return it (how thoughtful is that?!). What do you women think? As a plus size woman (I usually purchase big size 3x) my neckline is one of my best features. I am proud of my neck! I tend to like to buy clothes with plunging necklines or a wider scoop neckline.

Don’t get me wrong, because I love the fabric colors – earth tones have always been my colors. I have a couple issues, first I am not sure about the braids and secondly this scarf will hide my neck. Plus I do not have a matching top or jacket to coordinate with my Christmas gift. However I do have a raw sienna color sweater that will pull the outfit together. In addition, I have a pair of dark brown wool pants (last year’s Christmas gift from a different relative, phew!) will look great. So I can put together a fashionable clothing look!

My relative must have been unsure about her selection of clothing for me since the receipt was included. Therefore, I am not worried about returning it. My sister (who is a bit younger and is always very classic and basic in her clothing) votes to have me return it and exchange it for a shirt or blouse that reminds me of the person who gave me the gift and looks amazing on me. I thought that was a pretty good option.

Ok readers! Help me out here. Is this a keeper or a return? Hurray because I only have 7 days to decide, otherwise it could end up being donated to my favorite non-profit organization (which is our Women’s Shelter).!

Plus Size Scarf for Women


Stephen, Your Designer

“There is an amazing feeling of artistic accomplishment when all the parts come together into one harmonious aesthetic. It's a connection with who you are and the elements you choose to express yourself visually. This is what making clothing is all about for me. It's like when a songwriter hears his first written notes from a voice or a baker who has practiced a recipe and nails it or a figure skater who exceeds her own expectations. I express my sense of art in clothing. I see things in color, shape and texture. I react to the touch of silk on my skin and my eyes are aware of how color combinations make me feel. My goal is to bring all of these intuitive notions to garments that are sized for larger women. If I can accomplish this then I have reached my goal.” – Stephen

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