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Tis the season of parties! Deciding what to wear during the holiday is no easy task. Whatever your traditions, it’s always nice to look and feel your best for the occasion. We’ve got some great new styles for the holidays and new years eve!

Mademoiselle Lace Dress, Sapphire Blue (Women’s Plus Size) – Flatter your curves in our Mademoiselle Lace Dress. From cocktail parties to formal or evening events, this special occasion lace dress will have all eyes on you.

Bianca Ruched Dress, Plum (Women’s Plus Size) – It is always nice to pick a stand-out outfit to mark the occasion. You’re sure to receive compliments as the Bianca Ruched Dress hugs your every curve. With a subtly sexy peek-a-boo neckline and draped cold shoulder sleeves.

Whimsy Wrap Dress, Pinot Noir (Women’s Plus Size) – For those holiday themed parties try the Whimsy Wrap dress in pinot noir. It’s flirty, flattering, and functional!

Kiss Me At Midnight Skirt, Moonbeam (Women’s Plus Size) – Our metallic Kiss Me At Midnight Skirt will make a fashion statement, wherever you go. This eye-catching midi-length skirt can be worn day or night. Pair it with some booties and a tank for daytime and some heels and a blouse for date night.

Lumiere Lace Dress, Silver Lining (Women’s Plus Size) – Illuminate your wardrobe in our Lumiere Lace Dress. Scalloped metallic lace flatters your curves, while a solid ruched waistband draws the eye inward. You’ll be sure to turn heads at your next special occasion in this stunning sheath style.

Happy Holidays!

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Sounds Of Soul, From The Land Down Under

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This band of brothers from the Land Down Under has been around since the 1950’s. But their commercial success and longevity was sparked, when they relocated to Miami, FL; at the suggestion of fellow musician and rock legend, Eric Clapton. After experiencing a major musical rut around 1973 and touring tired nightclub scenes. Music producer, Arif Mardin was advised by Ahmet Ertegtin, (head of the US label Atlantic Records) to arranged for the brothers to record their next album with Mardin. And the results, an unforgettable signature sound and complete Disco era domination. The Bee Gees haunting soulful sound, coupled with powerful lyrics gave them the popularity and following they’ve long for. Eventually, this move proved to be highly advantageous to the group, thus spawning hit after hit making the Bee Gees a household name.

A frustrating time surfaced, when the Bee Gee’s noticed they were unable to reach grander heights of record sells. Forced to tour America and overseas nightclubs, just to generate some kind of interest to no avail. In 1973, things got worse for the band and soft rock nor popular music were helping matters any. It was definitely time for a major shake up or they needed to ship out. Through the consistency of encouraging the Bee Gees to lean towards Soul music, ballads were the lead off. Eventually, they would try their hand at disco dance oriented music; and Eureka a US No. 1 hit “Jive Talkin” followed by “Nights on Broadway”.

Falling in love with their new sound, along with a bigger fan based. The album Main Course shot up the charts, and introduce the world to the eldest Brothers Gibb, Barry, and his sexy falsetto became the band’s trademark. The Main Course would be the band’s first charting album, with two top ten singles since 1968’s Idea Album. The follow up album Children of the World was completely immersed with Barry Gibb’s sultry melodious falsetto. Thus songs like “Love So Right”, “You Should Be Dancing”, and “Boogie Child” were all top ten hits with the album peaking at No. 8 in the U.S. The Bee Gees became certified gold and released a greatest hits album spanning from 1967-1972.

After the successful release of a live album, the brothers Gibb heard opportunity knocking. And agreed to work on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack Album, for the film of the same title starring John Travolta. Although, initially not part of soundtrack creation, until post production of the film. They were urged to write songs for the film, which they completed in one week at Château d’Hérouville studio in France. The soundtrack was a masterpiece and three ten singles were, yet spawned again “How Deep Is Your Love”, “Stayin Alive” and “Night Fever” all charted high in the US and UK. It’s believed that, the Bee Gees started disco, but it should be noted the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack may have prolonged it. 

During 1977, the Bee Gees sound was undeniable and inescapable starting in Christmas season of 1977 for 8 months, six songs composed by the Bee Gees hit the No. 1 position. And reigned supreme on the US charts for 25 of 32 consecutive weeks. They would also enjoy launching a successful career, for the youngest brother, Andy Gibb given him two top ten hits “I Just Wanna Be Your Everything” and “Shadow Dancing”. And the popular single for Yvonne Elliman single, “If I Can’t Have You”.

The extreme success of the Saturday Night Fever movie, broke multiple industry records becoming the highest selling soundtrack of that time. As of 2010, it’s ranked No. 4 of all time.

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Late last week, I covered a story regarding, Vintage Fashion and mentioned Fashion Plates sporting Jumpsuits by RoseGal. But did not showcase the Jumpsuits, whatsoever. I truly realize this is a Fashion Blogger’s faux pas, I take full responsibility and shall never happen again. Jumpsuits debuted back in 1919 invented by Florence Thayat and according to Fashionganga.com (published in August of 2011) “that model is now part of the collection of Palazzo Pitti; it was launched as a subversive and liberating garment during the Futuristic period. Its T shape was cut from one piece of cotton or African canvas. Thayat considered it a universal item of clothing, a creative, do-it-yourself and anti–bourgeois solution: seven buttons, a belt, a straight cut, a few seams.”  And we have seen the Jumpsuit reinvent itself over and over again, becoming one of the most desired and versatile fashion statements to date. So, without further adieu, here are the sexy vintage RoseGal Jumpsuits; which are on sale now!

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Introducing Chloe & Isabel


I was surfing the net one day and came across this company called Chloe and Isabel. I thought to myself not another multi-level marketing brand, where only those at the top make the most money, so I kept reading about the company’s beginnings. And surprisingly, was impressed. This company is different and it actually promotes the idea of building your resume and bank account. I found this portion to be highly attractive let alone the jewelry. And I kept reading and feel in love with the concept, see Chloe and Isabel represents two best friends who are the complete opposite but have one thing in common…their love of fashion and jewelry. I more or less made this concept more personal…I was thinking about my beloved mother, Margo, who died in my arms on October 27, 2004 and the close mother/daughter relationship we had. I remember hanging out with my mother when I was a little girl growing up in Omaha, Nebraska. She was completing her double Bachelor, one in Social Sciences and the other in Journalism and Communication concentrating on Print Media and needed to take some photos for class assignment.

She packed us a picnic lunch and we headed to Fontenelle Park….bear in mind this was around the late 70’s, so if anyone is familiar with this park in Omaha, Nebraska it’s not as pretty as it once was, but the memory of those days remains the same; She take out her camera and take some beautiful shots of the lake with beautiful swans passing by or when I ran into a group of butterflies as they fluttered away toward the sun. She was beautiful Photographer and excellent Journalist…I learned a lot from her and missed those outings or went I got older going to breakfast, lunch or dinner with her and catching a movie, shopping or just sitting outside chatting.

So, this brings me back to Chloe and Isabel, sharing this opportunity to showcase a company and brand I believe in and love to wear, is my ideal of introducing to Chloe and Isabel. If you’re going to a special event soon, Prom, or just need to spruce up your fashion jewelry wardrobe…this company is for you. I’m a Merchandiser for Chloe and Isabel and our jewelry is hand-crafted and designed in-house in New York. All jewelry is hypoallergenic, lead and nickel free. Our prices are so great because we are not sold in stores, so you avoid the retail mark-ups. Our jewelry comes with a money back guarantee and a lifetime replacement policy.

I’m so excited to be able to share this exciting experience with all of you. Please come visit my online boutique @https://www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/ELXJewels.