Wednesday, April 18, 2012

What about US?!

I was sitting here thinking about shopping.. of course right? But seriously, most plus size females I know HATE the mall and don't dare step foot in a mall if they are shopping for themselves. Honestly, I don't blame you.  Most people don't understand how upsetting, embarrassing, frustrating (I'm sure you can think of a few more words) it is when you walk in to a store and a sales associate tells you they don't carry your size. To me I hear "NO YOU CAN'T SHOP HERE"!  I mean really? My money is green just like the girl who wears a size 5, is my money not good enough? It really sets fire to my soul. So now my question is WHAT ABOUT US? Whats an alternative?

Well we get the pleasure to be different. Mix pieces we like, to come up with something that is original and speaks to our own personal style. I came up with a list of a few places I have shopped at in the past and cant wait to shop at in the future, places that carry plus size and extended sizes. Take a browse!

Stores                                                Online
Torrid                                                                             Fashion To Figure
Lane Bryant                                                                   Asos
Ashley Stewart                                                              Aeropastale (up to 18)
Old Navy                                                                       Old Navy (extended plus)
H+M                                                                             Gap (up to 20)
Forever 21                                                                    American Eagle (up to 18)
Target                                                                           We Love Colors
TJ Maxx                                                                        Eddy&Bri
Burlington Coat factory                                                  Dr.Jays
Rainbow                                                                        Macy's
Charlotte Russe                                                            17 Sundays
Macy's                                                                          Evans

*Note* When shopping online make sure to check the sizing chart, what may be a 2x on one site may actually be a 16/18.

Monday, April 9, 2012

A Day with Marilyn....

I really wanted to do a dressy post this weekend but after re-braiding my hair I was extremely beat.  I did manage to get up and go to a small gathering, then out for some drinks.  I decided to wear my Marilyn Monroe tank and try to make it something I could wear during the day and at night.  Well this is what I came up with I hope you enjoy!! Oh and btw, I was only able to get one or 2 shots of my night outfit since my photographer and I were ummm a little intoxicated! lol


Denim Shirt- Here
Marilyn Monroe Shirt- Forever 21
Blue Jeggings/Cross body Bag- Rainbow
Shoes- Levi's


Scarf/Accessories-Burlington Coat factory
Cardigan- Old Navy
Shoes/Leggings- Rainbow

Big Girl Tip- Platforms and Chunky Heels are way more comfortable and a lot more sturdier than Stilettos!!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

I heart Dr. Rey!

First let me just say... Dr. Rey is now and will forever be my HOMEBOY! lol seriously! I was on the hunt this weekend for a really good shape wear piece.  I found one on Torrid that looked pretty bad a$$ but was priced at $88! I had to do some searching before I was ready to pump out that much money (and it not be on gas!).  A friend of mine told me about Dr. Rey's line of shape wear that is sold in Sears.  I went and purchased this High Waist Step in Shape wear.  It was priced at $47.00 in the store but when the cashier scanned it, it turned out to be $28.50!!! I almost passed out lol.  Its amazing! From the picture I was a little sceptical it wouldn't fit right since there were no straps to hold it up and not roll over my tummy.  Once I tried it on it fit perfect! The waist comes all the way up to my bra and does not slide down, its extremely comfortable. The only concern I do have is the shorts are kind of long, which is great when wearing jeans but summer is coming and I need my legs out! lol So my next purchase will be the Dr.Rey's Sculpted Bottom Women's Brief which is on sale for $31.15! Oh by the way, I bought this in a size 3x and I may have been able to get away with a 2x but I wanted to make sure after its washed and dried I won't need my 2 roommates to get me back in it!

Sorry for the crappy pics :(

This is the High Waist Step In

This is the Sculpted Bottom Women's Brief that I need!