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Hope Thanksgiving went well, and Black Friday shopping didn't leave you exhausted. Christmas is quickly approaching so, this week, rather than suggest one item, I've compiled a budget conscious Christmas gift guide for the curvy fashionista. And because we curvy girls range in shape and weight, these items are one size fits all. First on the list is an AK Anne Klein Watch. Complete with a brown leather strap, its large round face makes even the biggest wrist look dainty. If you are looking to buy a gift with a personal touch, pick up Anthropologie's Translucent Initial Necklace.

Another one of my favorite gifts for this holiday season is Target's Mirrored Jewelry Box, a perfect storage unit and show piece all in one. If you are shopping for a girl who likes to experiment with color, try Essie's 6pc Fall Collection. It has the perfect balance of bright colors that were ubiquitous on this fall's runways, as well as the more obvious dark fall colors. Consider giving the gift of style from the experts. My personal faves include Rachel Zoe's Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty & Everything Glamour, Nina Garcia's latest book The Style Strategy and Scott Schuman's The Sartorialist. No matter which gift idea you choose, these picks are sure to please. Good luck with the Christmas shopping. Let me know how it goes.

- Ashley

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