By Marie Claire published
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.
Your BIG GIRL IN A SKINNY WORLD
The 17 Best Drugstore Bronzers for All Skin Tones
Vacation in a bottle (or pan).
By Julia Marzovilla
Who is Angel Rice from Netflix's 'Cheer'?
Everything we know about the young phenom who went viral for her impressive tumbling.
By Quinci LeGardye
Read These Empowering Self-Help Books for a Dose of Inspiration
Consider them a form of self-care.
By Rachel Epstein
The 23 Best Plus Size Clothing Brands Out There
Fat fashion is alive and well.
By Alexis Gaskin
93 Gifts for Anyone and Everyone on Your List
A whole lot of gifts that will please everyone on your list.
By Maria Ricapito
Why Ashley Graham Wasn't Happy with Rihanna's Fenty x Puma Show
"How dope would it have been to see some curves on the runway?"
By Laura Capon
Why Google Rejected This 'Plus-Size' Ad Targeting Gmail Users
An email from the company defines "plus-size" and "curvy" as "negative physical attributes."
By Maria Carter
Rebel Wilson's New Plus-Size Fashion Line Is Here—And It's Badass
Well, it's the kind of "badass" you could get away with at work.
By Megan Friedman
This Victoria's Secret Model Has Been Told, to Her Face, That She's Fat
And, among other modeling industry hard truths, she has some thoughts on Gigi Hadid.
By Alex Rees
Science Proves It: Average-Size Models Can Actually Be Better for Business
Turns out models who look like customers may boost sales.
By Megan Friedman
Are Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin Back On?
Who knows at this point?
By The Editors