Tuesday, January 10, 2012

DEB shops

I recently went to DEB shops for the first time and I fell in love! Here's a video of the items I picked up on my first trip along with my OOTD.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Shopping in my own closet

I recently moved so I was forced to go through all of my clothing... a task all in its own. With that being said, one of the best things about this move and the task of going through my items was finding that I had some hidden gems shoved in the back. I wondered why I never wore these items for a moment, and then I just put together my outfit I first found my white and black bow headband so my other choices revolved around that. I then found a sleeveless/backless/cowl neck sweater(in a 1x as to my previous blog about sizing) and paired it along with semi-new jeans and my outfit was created... a few other simple accessories and I was done. I did decide to put my hair up in a side pony tail to show off the pretty detail on the back of the sweater and the white bow.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Where do I shop?

The single most asked question to me is where do I find my clothes? I often hear from women who ask me that very question that they as plus size ladies cannot find fashionable clothing in their size. The answer for me is simple... EVERYWHERE! I shop everywhere! I love to travel and do it as often as I can and part of the fun of traveling for me is shopping. As someone well over a size 18 I know how difficult it can be to find cute items in my size or that fit me the way I would like them to. My secret is simple, everything I wear isn't necessarily my numbered size... rather just fits me how/where I'd like it to. Stretch is ultra important for me at 5'5 and over 350lbs. Depending on the size, shape of the garment and stretch factor I will try to fit any size usually starting with a 2x if I feel it may have enough stretch and material to fit me properly or the way I want it to. Some of the stores that I find usually have items that will fit me are Torrid, Lane Bryant, Catherines, Fashion Bug, Avenue, Rainbow, Dots, Simply Fashion(goes up to a size 36!), Cato, Ross, Bealls Outlet, Target and even Walmart and K-Mart have a decent selection of plus sizes on occassion... I tend not to order things online as I am afraid that it will not fit me correctly and just that has happened many times. But when I do order online, I have ordered from BigGalsLingerie.com, WomanWithin.com, JessicaLondon.com and a few others that allude my memory at the moment. So go out shopping and try things on, even if you think the item is technically in your size.. you may just be pleasantly surprised!