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Friday, June 1, 2012

Mahshalls...and a giveaway!

So it's been like 3 weeks since my last post and I'm sorry.  Alot of dramz has happened the past few weeks.  My mother-in-law passed away unexpectedly last month and I was charged with the arrangements.  I've also been super stressed out trying to prepare my son for kindergarten in the Fall. The latter basically entailed meeting with a bevy of psychologists, social workers, and therapists to establish a "transition plan" for him.  I've also been beating myself up alot recently because I have not been adhering to my fitness regimen as I should.  I had a cookout this past Memorial weekend and I swear I gorged on everything in sight.  All that aside, I'm very excited for a couple of reasons: 1) My blog is a year old! Well not officially but it's still the anniversary month.  To commemorate this wondrous occasion (tee hee), I will be offering a giveaway EVERY WEEK this month starting with today! The days will vary week to week so make sure you stay tuned! and 2) I am going to Full Figured Fashion Week! This is my first time going so I am super duper stoked (do people still use that word any more?).  I'm going with my friend Rosa who is one of my bestest shopping/eating buddies (everyone needs at least one). Are any of you planning on going? I am trying to decide what essentials I need to pack (I'm an overpacker) and trying to figure out what dress I'm going to wear for the culminating awards/fashion show. Any ideas?

Ok, so the title of this post is called "Mahshalls" because that's how Bostonians pronounce Marshalls.  Well, everyone except me. I was born and raised here and am happy to report that I do not have the dreaded Boston accent (others may beg to differ though).  I like to think of Marshalls as the hipper sister of TJMaxx despite the fact that they are both owned by TJX Companies and carry much of the same stuff. Today, during my "retail therapy" session, I came across two fantabulous tops I wanted to share with you.  These tops are both from Cube which is their juniors section. I point this out because I know some of you would probably bypass that section altogether because the largest size they stock is a large. Well gather 'round the campfire kids and let me tell you something: both the tops I'm wearing are a large and fit great! I know not everyone is my size and a junior's large won't fit on every type of body but I think it's worth trying something you like despite what the tag may says--especially if that item is an open style (like the woven wrap below) or is super stretchy (like my striped peplum top).  I know every blogger in the fatosphere has talked about making main range sizes work and I am here to further drill that point home. Don't box yourself in! My personal rule is, if it stretches, I'm trying it on!

Top: Mahshalls
Pant: F21 jegging
Shoe: Aldos
Belt: AE
Necklace: F21
Earrings: Pieces via ASOS

Top: Mahshalls
Pant: F21 jegging
Belt: The Limited (main range)

And now....dun, dun, dun....for the giveaway! I will be giving away a pair of F21 jeggings (the same ones as above (but not the same ones I am wearing!) to a lucky reader! To enter you must complete the following:

1) "Like" Izzygetsbizzy on Facebook
2) Follow me via Google Connect or Bloglovin'
3) Comment below with you email addy AND the size AND color jegging you would like. I have BLACK jeggings in a 14 and 20, BLUE jeggings in a 14, 16, 18, and 20. For reference, I am wearing the black jeggings in a size 16.

The winner will be selected using a random number generator. The deadline to enter is Thursday, June 7th at 8pm EST so hurry!


  1. lol at the Mahshalls! I love 2nd outfit the most. I would like to enter the giveaway.

    FB: Shade' Morrison
    GFC: Shade'
    I would like the blue jeggings in a size 20.

  2. I know you're going to have a blast at FFF Week!! Take plenty of pics!! I love the colors in the 1st outfit!

    Please enter me in the giveaway!

    FB: Spoon Full of Sugar
    GFC Ticka
    Blue leggings in a size 18

  3. I love that second top!

    I like you on FB as Jocelyn Pearce, and follow you via Google. My email is pearcejm@gmail.com and if I win, I'd like the blue in a size 16.

  4. Love your blog!

    I like you on FB as Zara Willis, and I follow you via BlogLovin'. And if my number is picked I would love tge black jeggings in a size 20. My e-mail is zarawillis@yahoo.com. Thanks!

  5. You look fab! Im going to FFFWeek too! So I hope to see you there!

  6. I would love to be entered. this would be a great way to celebrate my first 50lbs lost in 4 months.

    FB: Tamara Smith
    Google Connect: TammyCakes
    E-mail: tps2885@gmail.com
    Blue jeggings in 16

  7. FB: megan JUlia
    email: megan.flannigan@maine.edu
    blue jeggins 16

    love love love your blog

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  9. FB: M. Arzu-McInosh
    GFC: Garichild
    I would like the black jeggings in a size 20 but can rock the blue too...lol

    Love the second top!!

  10. FB- Melissa Harris
    I follow via Bloglovin'
    Black jeggings size 20

  11. FB - Amanda Jane
    I followed you on bloglovin'
    aboyd11@Hotmail.com :)
    Blue jeggings in size 18.

    Love this blog!

  12. This is so cute. I'm looking for something, just anything stripped for the coming summer and this is right up my ally! Loving this.


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