plus size review

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This pineapple look has been a summer staple and I encourage every fat femme to go out and get yourself one! It’s a Cowcow dress from Amazon and it runs from x-small to xxx-large. I am wearing the 3x large and I am usually a size 28/30. These dresses stretch a lot so even if you don’t think you would fit into it, get one and try anyways! It is made out of very light jersey so it’s been a blessing in the summer. 

Pineapple purse is from Torrid. (They’ve been making crossbody bags to fit fat bodies and I am so happy about it! The strap is 52 inches, I believe,)

Shoes are a size 12 from Lane Bryant!

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Box reveal on Dia & Co. plus size fashion curation!!! This is a good, one, check it out! <3 @diaandco #MyDiaStyle #psfashion

Can we all talk about Scarlet for a second? The curvy plus size goddess of the Lunar Chronicles? Who is sexy as fuck and can also take down a goddamn lunatic while everyone else is making speeches. Who is canonically called the “alpha female”. Who is the most badass French farmer to exist in science fiction. Who loves herself and is confident in her body. Did I mention she got a fucking genetic mutant ‘bred’ to overcome sexual urges to fall in love with her? BAMF if I’ve ever seen one.

Honestly in love with these YA novels. Set in countries other than the U.S. Well researched with FANTASTIC backstory/world making… (Something I felt genuinely cheated out of in The Hunger Games/Divergent Series) Also great representation of different ethnicities. The one thing that it is lacking would be representation of the LBGT+ community. But hey… The last book is still coming. A girl can hope!!!

Places I Shop:Plus Size Edition

Review: Torrid is a great place for when I want long lasting clothes, especially for jeans! Although you are paying a little more than most of the places on this list, Torrid always serve high quality products that never disappoint.

Style: The modern day working woman with a dash of Diva Casual.

Need to Know:

  • Sizes range from 12-28 /4X
  • Prices range for clothing from low teens to 130$.  
  • Their shoes are always fashionable. Their heels are built to definitely withstand my weight AND make my feet feel at ease.
  • TONS of different styles of Jeans to help you find the perfect fit for your bottom half!

Review: The top place to find fashion at an insanely cheap price! I’ve been shopping at this place since I was a young’in! 

Style: Saucy Street Fashion

Need to Know:

  • Sizes Range from 12-24 
  • You HAVE to check the Clearance Rack! They have multiple ones! I’ve found a dress for 3$ here!
  • If you like eyeglass wear, you can find Top-Notch Sunglasses and faux glasses with sunflowers
  • Loud ‘n Proud fashion prints that are guaranteed to make a statement in the quietest of environments
  • If you’re looking for Silver and Gold jewelry, they got you covered! They literally have a wall full of accessories!
  • At least half of the dresses already come with jewelry! 

Review: Over the past few years, I have seen an dramatic increase in fashionable products at Bealls Outlet! Bealls Outlet has literally become of of my Favorite places to shop!

Style: Witty Gal mixed with Creative Chic

Need to Know:

  • Sizes go up to 28/3X
  • One of my favorite places to shop!
  • Also goes under the name of Burkes Outlet
  • Cruise the ENTIRE STORE. Just because it says ‘Men’s Screen Tees’ doesn’t mean you can’t shop in that section. Not only are the tees humorous, they’re also cheaper than the female oriented shirts.
  • This place has a BIG collection of Some Super Shady Screen Tees
  • Beallls Outlet does NOT have Online Shopping

Review: A new edition to the ever-growing business that is plus size fashion. Introduced early in 2015, Charlotte Russe has been making a name of its own with their styles and clothes.

Style: Prep Debutante meets Edgy VIP Beauty Queen

Need to Know:

  • Sizes range up to 20/3X
  • 15$ Clothes rack
  • Updated fashion trends
  • Flashy accessories and Eyeglass Wear
  • There’s a Shirt in their stores right now that says “No’mastay in Bed”. I couldn’t stop laughing. I’m a sucker for a good pun

Review: Old Navy is the perfect place to shop when you want to dress relaxed and still look up-to-date while doing so!

Style: Casual Clothing for anything

Need to Know:

  • Sizes range up to 20/3X
  • Online stores carry up to 4X
  • If you find a size in the store that they don’t normally carry, it’s automatically 50% off, but it’s non-returnable. That is not a bad deal AT ALL.
  • Have quite a collection on Super Hero Tees in the Men’s Section 

Review: JCPenney carries an array of styles. 

Style: Modern Business Attire with a hint of Modesty

Need to Know:

  • Sizes Range from 24/3X
  • You can easily find Youthful Clothing within their racks
  • Nice Evening Gowns
  • Cute purses!

Review: Leading Plus size with affordable fashion. I don’t know what to really say. It’s forever 21. The brand recognition speaks for itself. 

Style: Trendy Mainstream Must-haves

Need to Know:

  • Sizes go up to 20/3X
  • Prices range from the teens to early 40$
  • Cute Bathing Suits
  • Colorful collection on beanies (You can find them in the Men’s section
     -___-)

Review: Carries some of the most beautiful Evening Wear Outfits! You’ll look Sleek and Polished whenever you wear one of their dresses!

Style: Elegant dresses and Business Classy

Need to Know:

  • Sizes go up to 24/3X
  • Scan the prices. I know that whenever I see an outfit that I really like, I check the tag. The prices are so much cheaper than they are on the tag! I got a dress for 39$, when it was originally 130$!
  • I love the American Rags Plus Size collection because it is the exact same outfits in the Juniors selection
  • The 60% off Clearance racks hold the most sacred of clothing

Review: One of the top places to go and buy crop tops at a crazy cheap price!

Style: Clubbing or walking down the street, either is appropriate

Need to Know:

  • Goes Up to XL
  • Based in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Closed all its stores except for the one at Orange Park Mall 
  • Wide selection of Crop tops
  • Just because it only goes up to XL doesn’t mean you can’t fit into it. If it stretches, it fits XDD
  • 2$ Jewelry!!!

It all depends on what you’re shopping for. You can find amazing deals at every one of these places! The best way to find them is to go into the store itself and cruise all of the racks!

Don’t forget that the best accessory to your clothing is your smile! When you are happy and feeling confident, you’ll radiate in anything you’re wearing! XDD

-This review was done by a plus size girl ballin’ on a budget

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Where does the time go?

This is a detailed look at my 2015. It’s almost everything I documented this year and its almost in chronological order.

What a big year, it seems like it contained two years all in one.

Eloquii Re-Launch Purchase Review

Yesterday I received my very first Eloquii purchase since their 2014 relaunch. I’ve been an Eloquii fan since their first opening a few years ago as part of The Limited and I still own pieces from that time. I bought three items from Eloquii. The boyfriend cardigan in black, the lace overlay pencil skirt and the everyday belt in black.

I was glad to find a belt that was long enough to fit around my waist so I was glad about that. The belt is faux leather which I knew before I purchased on their website but it would be nice if they considered some genuine leather belts for future collections (I’m somewhat of a leather snob). I will see how long this holds up because it’s a really thin belt but I want something that can last me a good while since I’ll likely be wearing it a good bit.

I really like the black cardigan a lot. The fabric is 70% rayon 30% nylon so I don’t think the color will wash out easily which is a plus (no pun intended lol). It definitely feels like the kind of fabric you would expect to find in stores with similar price points. My only caution would be that it looks like it has the potential to snag so be careful what types of accessories you’re wearing. It’s hand wash or dry clean only which could be a deal breaker for some but I’m perfectly okay with that especially if it will last a while. The other thing I liked was the length which provides extra coverage. This turned out to be my favorite piece from the whole purchase.

The orange overlay skirt was supposed to be my fave. Actually that was the one piece I was eyeing the whole time which lead me to make my purchase. It didn’t make my favorite list when it came out the box for several reasons. The skirt is not very structured. The skirt is basically a stretchy lining with a single layer of lace. It looks great on the model on eloquii.com but if you have an hourglass shape like mine and large hips it may not work well for you. It did nothing for me except make my hips look bigger and the lack of structure didn’t help either. I have a pencil skirt from Eloquii of old and it’s made of a cotton fabric with some stretch but it looks nice and structured when I put it on. I can actually wear that to work but not this one. Stretch isn’t bad. I like a little stretch in clothes for comfort but a skirt that’s entirely stretch for plus size with hips and jiggles is a no-no in my book. I was hoping that this overlay skirt would have had similar fabric to my original pencil skirt but that wasn’t the case. The picture in the top right shows the fabric in more detail. The whole skirt feels like a petticoat, not something you should be wearing on it’s own. The fabric felt a little cheap and the nylon on the bottom of the lace made it look even cheaper. The other issue I had also was that because there was no structure to the skirt the lace would ride up and leave the lining exposed. Not a good look. If Eloquii re-did this skirt with better quality fabric such as a cotton with a little bit of stretch for comfort with the lace actually sewn on and a stretch lining below I would re-consider because I do like lace and the color is pretty. Unfortunately I will have to send this one back. I hope Eloquii doesn’t start using this kind of fabric on everything now. I like stretch for comfort but I still want pieces that will make me look and feel great not highlight my flaws so I’m all for quality fabrics.

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