2017 Plus Size Black Friday *Updated 11/24/17

2017 Plus Size Black Friday *Updated 11/24/17

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links that when clicked on may result in a small commission to this site but all opinions are my own.

Redstreak Girl wearing Torrid Floral Tulle Mini Skirt

2017 Upcoming Black Friday Weekend Sales

The Holiday shopping season is already upon us and this year I am aiming to be a bit more organized and conscious of my holiday spending. So, I figured since I am already keeping track of sales for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday – I might as well share it with you! AND I am also keeping track of Native American businesses and artists!

This list will be a running list. So, I will be updating it with new links to ads and sales for companies (as they become available) that I’m interested in and hopefully there are some brands that interest you as well. Bookmark this page so you can easily find it later. You can also subscribe to new comments to this post and I’ll leave a comment with the date this post was updated.

Now, on to the good stuff! I organized this post based on the type of Sale Day (e.g. Black Friday). If there is a company that you would like me to consider tracking here on this list let me know in the comments below!

 

Black Friday, Nov. 24

Amazon
Plus Size Fashion – A Season’s Worth of Style
Countdown to Black Friday: Deals of the Day

Ashley Stewart
Black Friday Sale: 40% Off Everything
Plus, Get A Free Iman Lipstick When You Buy $60+

ELOQUII
Extra 40% off Sale with code: OMG
Extra 40% off Entire Purchase with code: FRIENDS
Black Friday Countdown – Check back Friday Nov. 24th

Hips & Curves
Bodysuits starting at $14.95. Two Days Only *ends 11/25

Kiyonna Clothing
Mystery Sparkle Special-Final Sale, On Sale $19 (60% off)
Black Friday – $25 Mystery Item
Black Friday Dress Sale – Many Styles Only $39.99

Black Friday Sale – Separates as Low as $19.99 at Kiyonna.com

Lane Bryant
40% Off Entire Site Using the Code: BLACKFRIDAY Valid 11/23-11/27!
BOGO Free On All Clearance! Valid 11/22-11/26!
$20 Bell Sweaters And Chiffon Trim Neck Sweaters! Valid 11/24 ONLY!
DOORBUSTERS:
11/9 ONLY – Tops B1G1Free
11/12 ONLY – $10 Long-Sleeve Tee valid, online only, limit 1 per customer
11/24 ONLY – All Bras $29.50, Valid in stores & online while supplies last
icon11/24 ONLY – $20 Sweaters, Valid in stores & online while supplies last

Modcloth
Check back for their Cyber Monday deal!

Society+
Black Friday sale starts Friday 11/10 at 12:01am and ends Tuesday 11/28.
Entire Store 40%-50% Off With Coupon Code: BLACKFRIDAYNOW
75% Off All Faux Suede Dresses & Tops
$14.99 Leggings & Pull On Pants

Target
Black Friday Ad
Spend $50 on Black Friday, get 20% off a future purchase. Valid 11/24
REDcard holders get early access to select Black Friday deals on Target.com on 11/22

Torrid
40% Off Regular Items, 50% off Clearance Fashion for Sizes 10-30 at Torrid
Shop the Holiday Collection – Happy Merry Bright

11/13 ONLY – $25 The Perfect Blouse, online only
11/14 ONLY – $10 Foxy Cami, online only

11/15 ONLY – $35 Bras, online only


**SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY & CYBER MONDAY DEALS TO BE ADDED!**

Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25

Support your local small businesses & shop local! Here are some of my favorite local shops that I support.

Utopia Salon & Spa
4328 N Wells Fargo Ave #1, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
(480) 849-6660
Sean, owner & my hair stylist, is offering deals ALL DAY on hair color, hair cuts, and reiki sessions!

 

Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28

I wanted to share with you the groups and organizations whose efforts I am thankful for. Click the link to learn more about the organization’s efforts and to donate.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – An agency that is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. Annually, my cousin Wendy participates in the Bismarck/Mandan Out of the Darkness Walk and raises money in memory of her mother and brother (my aunt and cousin). Any donation to support her efforts is appreciated.

College Horizons – An organization that supports the higher education of Native American students by providing college and graduate admissions workshops to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students.

National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) – An organization that works to eliminate child abuse and neglect by strengthening American Indian families, tribes, and the laws that protect them.

Phoenix Indian Center – An organization that offers culturally based services and resources to Native American individuals and families living in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Táala Hooghan Infoshop – A youth media arts center that is “an Indigenous-established, community based and volunteer-run collective dedicated to creatively confronting and overcoming social and environmental injustices in the occupied territories of Flagstaff and the surrounding areas.”

 

Native American Businesses & Artists

I wanted to highlight & feature select (some of my favorite!) Native American businesses & artists who have an online shop and/or who may have a sale happening during the Black Friday weekend sales.

Beyond Buckskin Boutique – Online boutique of merchandise (e.g. clothing, jewelry, accessories, decor) designed and/or made by Native American artists.
Store // On Sale // Under $50

Indigenous Action Media – 100% of the proceeds support Indigenous Action Media organizing and Táala Hooghan Infoshop.
Shop //

Krystal Parkhurst – Metalsmith selling Navajo jewelry. 
Etsy Shop //

NotAbove – Nanibaa Beck Jewelry. Unique. Fresh. Diné.
Shop //

OXDX Clothing – Native American owned & operated streetwear clothing company.
Store //

Turquoise Hogan – Alana of The Fancy Navajo & her husband Kyle’s online store for Native American silver jewelry.
Etsy Shop //

 

Don’t forget to BOOKMARK this page and check it often as I will update the page as I add additional businesses and their deals! Also, some business already have sales happening!

-Nicky

 

Seven7 Denim Shirt Styled 3 Ways (Blogger Collab)

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What happens when four fashion bloggers share a hotel room in New York City to attend theCURVYcon during NYFW?! A fashion blogger collab, of course! I’m super excited to introduce you to my blogger roommates, Sharita, Emily, and Jo Elle  – all four of us came to meet up in NYC for theCURVYcon. Three of us collaborated on styling Seven7’s Denim Shirt. If you like this collab and want to see more from us, please show us some love by visiting each other’s blogs, commenting, and sharing our posts with your friends!

theCURVYcon took place this past September 2017, DURING NYFW, and I ended up traveling solo and sharing a room with these three fashion bloggers. I was a tad nervous about traveling solo and “not knowing anyone” but this ended up being one of the best experiences I’ve ever had while traveling solo. My experience with these lovely ladies at theCURVYcon would be a whole other post but I will sum it up by saying that I love these ladies and am looking forward to hanging out with them again for theCURVYcon 2018!

thecurvycon 2017 VIP brunch

 

Surprisingly all four of us were Platinum VIP Ticket Holders, which meant that we would all have access to the same VIP events and VIP Swag Bag! Part of the VIP Swag Bag included picking out a shirt and jeans from Seven7. While size options were limited by the time I picked up my VIP Swag Bag all four of us picked out a Seven7 denim top and three of us decided to style it and share with our readers.

 

Styling The Seven7 Denim Shirt

The Seven7 shirt I selected was a Tie-Front Denim Shirt in size 22/24. Normally, I wear a size 24 in tops but because this is a button-up shirt I would need a size 26+ for the buttons to lay flat when fully buttoned up (so there is no button gap at the bust). Right now, in a size 24 I could button all the buttons but there would be a button gap around my bust.


Seven7 Denim Shirt theCURVYcon RedstreakGirl

 

Here in Phoenix Arizona, the temperatures are still in the low-mid 90’s (F) and the air conditioners may be blasting freezing air inside buildings so layers work here just as they may in other places that are experiencing traditional fall weather.

For this outfit, I layered the Seven7 denim top over a black tank top, rolled the sleeves up, and tied the shirt at the waist. I wore the denim top with a navy blue polka dot skirt (that has pockets!). To add a little color to all the blue, I wore a chunky earring of a design of a Navajo Wedding Basket.

Seven7 Denim Shirt theCURVYcon RedstreakGirl

Outfit details

Tie-Front Denim Shirt from Seven7, Gift in theCURVYcon VIP Swag Bag

The Kate Midington in Navy Polka-Dot from Society+ (red, blue, dark teal, berry)

Black V-Neck Tank from Torrid, Sold Out (similar)

Navajo Basket Graphic Earrings with Shell from Littlesky Customs

Boots from Lane Bryant, Sold Out (similar, similar)

Mint Tote Bag, ModCloth Gift in theCURVYcon VIP Swag Bag

 

Seven7 Denim Shirt theCURVYcon RedstreakGirl

Seven7 Denim Shirt theCURVYcon RedstreakGirl

 

Meet The Bloggers, My Roomies!

Meet my awesome roomies and visit their blogs to see how they styled their Seven7 denim shirt!

Emily is a fashion blogger from Montreal Canada and is the Creator and Executive Producer of the Montreal + Fashion Week! Below is a teaser of Emily’s style, click HERE to to read more about Emily and her outfit!
Instagram / Facebook / Twitter / Snapchat: meme-roye / Website

Seven7 Denim Shirt theCURVYcon Emily

 

Sharita is a fashion blogger, event creator, and mover & shaker from Anchorage, Alaska. Below is a teaser of Sharita’s style, click HERE to read more about Sharita and her outfit!
Instagram / Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Website

Seven7 Denim Shirt theCURVYcon Sharita

 

Joëlle is a model, fashion blogger, and activist/motivational speaker for body diversity in fashion from Quebec Canada. Joëlle has been busy motivating others since theCURVYcon and we look forward to her joining a future collaboration!
Instagram / Facebook / Snapchat: jovailla / Website

 

We hope in the coming year to bring more styling collaborations. Is this something you would like to see more of? Let me know in the comments what you think of this collaboration, and your thoughts about my or the other blogger’s outfits!

-Nicky

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Society+ Outfits Roundup

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Society+ is one of the plus-size boutiques I shop at when I’m looking to add a statement clothing piece to my collection whether it be a tutu, top, skirt, or outerwear. I have been eyeing the The Kate Midington Skirt for a while now and thanks to a current sale (they always have sales!) I’m excited to add this to my growing Society+ collection. Since sometimes blog posts and Instagram photos (since not all my outfits make it on the blog) can get lost in time I figured I’d do a roundup of my past Society+ outfits! Enjoy!

 

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5 Summer Dresses To Chill In

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Torrid Summer Dress to Chill In

The hot dry summer, especially here in Phoenix AZ, calls for lightweight and airy summer dresses to chill in. A couple years ago I wrote about Torrid’s Floral Challis Maxi Sundress (similar) and what to wear under a white summer dress. That dress (pictured above) is still in relatively great condition and I still wear it to this day. Although I purchased that dress two years ago it still is one of my go-to dresses for the spring and summer. While Torrid no longer sells that specific dress I’ve rounded up 5 similar summer dresses that I could see myself chilling in, especially in 106° temps! I’m looking to add one of Torrid’s summer dresses to my closet and could use your feedback! Which is your favorite?

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Missing The Target: Target & BaubleBar’s #StealingNativeCulture Partnership

About a month ago, I wrote a Dear Torrid Letter about Torrid ripping off Navajo culture by selling a knock-off of the iconic Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace. Within two days Torrid apologized, agreed to stop selling the necklaces, and donated the profits to the Indian Arts and Crafts Association. Almost immediately after publishing the issue on my blog I was notified by friends and strangers of knock-off Navajo Squash Blossom Necklaces being sold at Walmart and other retail stores. Most recently, Target is profiting off stolen Native culture.

#StealingNativeCulture

A fellow Instagrammer, Marissa Gonzales, notified me about Target selling Squash Blossom Necklaces branded by BaubleBar for Target’s “SugarFix” jewelry partnership.

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