Rouge Blouse

This is my first blog post in collaboration with Ahead of the Curve. I am honored to be a part of the group. We are a collective of plus-size bloggers of varying shapes, sizes and styles. Once a month we choose a new fashion theme and show you different interpretations of it on our blogs. This month we are sharing our take on “Red Hot”!

I found this Red Hot top by designer Laurence Kazar at a local thrift store conveniently located 5 minutes from my place. I stalked it for about two weeks in an effort to buy it for the lowest price possible. My strategy literally paid off because the original price of $20 was marked down to $7. Now that’s a deal! It was still great condition, with very few beads and sequins missing.


Skirt: I found this black pencil skirt on a clearance rack at Rainbow about two years ago for $5. This was one of my smartest purchases ever. The color hasn’t faded at all since I bought it. It’s super comfy and stretchy, and matches with several garments in my closet.

I rarely shop at Kmart, but I was pleasantly surprised when I spotted these lace tights there. I bought a 1X and they fit perfectly. However, I wish they had a control top for added support. You can buy them online HERE for $7.99.

Accessories: The vintage velour earrings were a thrift find, costing only $1. I also bought the beret from Kmart, which was a seasonal item during the holidays.

Special THANK YOU to Chris of HVS Media for the lovely pictures!

Laurence Kazar:
This designer was known for creating glamorous garments with intricate beading details. His looks strived in the 70’s and 80’s disco era. Here are a few Laurence Kazar plus size designs:

Laurence Kazar 1

Plus Size Laurence Kazar Silk Black and Gold Sequins Vintage Blouse

100% Pearl White w/ Pink, Blue Sequins & Gold Beaded Top 2X

We are a collective of plus size bloggers coming together to post on the same subject. This month we are sharing our take on “Red Hot” so check them out by clicking on each link:

ahead of the curve

Ditto.Ditto.Ditto.Always Red Hot

Radiant Chaos

My “Red Hot” Moment

Nuclear Red Hot Hair

Feeling the Love in Igigi Polka Dots

Red Color Love

Red Hot Remake: Too-Tight Dress To Peplum Top

Fearless Fashion: Channeling My Inner Lady In Red

Rouge Blouse

Red Hot Luxe: My Top Sexy, Fabulous, Gorgeous Valentine’s Day Picks for the Plus Size Princess

You can find more information about Ahead of the Curve or our past topics here,